Travel

Holiday parks making most of sunshine

22 Jan 2015 NZ Tourism
Holiday parks are reaping the benefits of the great holiday weather, starting the new year with record-equalling confidence levels. According to the Holiday Parks Business Confidence Monitor for December ... more

Wotif’s top ten lakeside and coastal destinations

20 Jan 2015 Travel & Tourism
Wotif.co.nz Wot’s your favourite spot for a long weekend?Wotif’s top ten lakeside and coastal destinations Auckland – 20 January 2015 With Waitangi Day falling on a Friday and ... more

NZ ECO RESORT MAKES WORLD'S TOP 10

19 Jan 2015 NZ Tourism
New Zealand wellness retreat Aro Ha has been ranked number eight in the top 100 hotels and resorts in the world by readers of Conde Nast Traveller. It's the only Australasian resort to make the top... more

NZ guest nights rise for fifth consecutive month in November

16 Jan 2015 Travel & Tourism
By Suze Metherell Jan. 16 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest nights rose for a fifth month in November, with the inaugural Queenstown International Marathon boosting visitors to the Otago region. Seasonally ... more

NZ hot spot for summer tourism

5 Jan 2015 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand is enjoying its best summer for overseas tourist arrivals but operators are worried that demand from our most important market, Australia, could be dented by the fall in the value of the Aussie... more

Flight Centre profits up 28pc as kiwis take flight

5 Jan 2015 Travel & Tourism
Flight Centre (NZ), the local arm of the Australian travel agent, lifted annual profit 28 per cent in 2014 as more New Zealanders travelled overseas. Annual profit rose to $7.66 million in the year ended June 30,... more

Emirates rounds off 2014 as world’s largest wide-body airlin

30 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
Emirates will round off 2014 as the airline with the world’s largest wide-body passenger fleet of 218 aircraft, in addition to 14 freighters. Following two consecutive years of record deliveries and... more

Qantas lifts revenue from busier trans-Tasman routes

29 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism By Paul McBeth
Dec. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Qantas Airways, Australia biggest airline, lifted revenue on trans-Tasman routes by 18 percent last year amid increased traffic flows. The airline's subsidiary Jetconnect, which manages... more

Cath sends her visitors packing – in the best possible way

23 Dec 2014 NZ Tourism
Cath Ferguson of Kerikeri will be sending her visitors packing this summer – though in the nicest possible way. A keen historian and researcher who has an almost encyclopaedic knowledge of local history,... more

Air New Zealand takes out win on World's Top Ten Airlines

18 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
AirlineRatings.com has announced along with its Airline Excellence Awards its Top Ten airlines for 2015. Heading the list is Air New Zealand followed by Etihad Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Qantas... more

Tourism Holdings lifts annual profit forecast to $17 million

18 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
By Suze Metherell Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Tourism Holdings, the biggest campervan rental company in Australia and New Zealand, has lifted its forecast for first-half and annual earnings for a second time on ... more

NZ welcomes US, Cuba announcement

18 Dec 2014 NZ Tourism
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed this morning’s announcement that the United States and Cuba intend to re-establish diplomatic relations after 53 years. “New Zealand supports this... more

SmartGate welcomes Canadian travellers

10 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government SmartGate welcomes Canadian travellers Customs Minister Nicky Wagner announced today that SmartGate is now open to Canadian ePassport holders. “This automated passenger processing... more

Drug bust sends a strong message

9 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today congratulated the Customs Service for their role in the interception of a shipment of liquid methamphetamine. Approximately 3.5 kilograms of liquid methamphetamine with a... more

NZ named best tourist destination

9 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key says the Government’s investment in tourism is paying off with New Zealand voted the top country in the 2014 Telegraph Travel Awards, for the third year in a... more

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News

Presbyterian Church to lead Waitangi Day dawn ceremony

29 Jan 2015 News
  Presbyterian Church to lead Waitangi Day dawn ceremony for first time For the first time in the history of the Presbyterian... more

Upwards NCEA trend continues

29 Jan 2015 News
New Zealand Government Upwards NCEA trend continues Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed the release of provisional results ... more

Business

NZ dollar drops after RBNZ abandons bias to raise rates

29 Jan 2015 Business News By Jonathan Underhill
Jan. 29 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar dropped, touching a four-year low, after the Reserve Bank abandoned its bias for ... more

NZ venison, lamb ventures win $41 mln of funding under PGP

29 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ venison, lamb ventures targeting wealthy consumers win $41 mln of funding By Fiona Rotherham Jan. 29... more

Living

Signing - Next amazing Exhibition at Academy Galleries

28 Jan 2015 Lifestyle
Academy Galleries Signing The New Zealand Academy of Fine Art’ latest exhibition is commemorating 175 years since the signing... more

‘Sunday’ Selected for Byron Bay International Film Festival

28 Jan 2015 Lifestyle
Sunday The Film Kiwi Romance ‘Sunday’ Selected for Byron Bay International Film Festival 2015 New Zealand film... more

Property

Americans the biggest buyers of NZ land since 2010: Linz

29 Jan 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   Americans the biggest buyers of New Zealand land since 2010, Linz data shows By Fiona Rotherham Jan. 29... more

Housing affordability drops 14%, driven by Auckland prices

29 Jan 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   Housing affordability drops 14%, driven by Auckland house price rises By Fiona Rotherham Jan. 29 ... more

Migration

Free new Kiwi workshops return for fresh season

23 Jan 2015 Migration
Newcomer settlement support agency Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) is kick-starting the New Year with the return of its ... more

Overstayer numbers at record low

22 Dec 2014 Migration
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes new figures showing New Zealand overstayer numbers are at the lowest since 2000. A... more

Travel

Fifteen New Zealand spots to visit in 2015

23 Jan 2015 NZ Tourism
Need some inspiration for the year ahead? Here are some brilliant things to do around the country. 1. Crankworx The world's... more

Holiday parks making most of sunshine

22 Jan 2015 NZ Tourism
Holiday parks are reaping the benefits of the great holiday weather, starting the new year with record-equalling confidence... more

Sport

Mannering caps landmark year at NZRL Awards

29 Jan 2015 Rugby League
NZRL Mannering caps landmark year at NZRL Awards NZ skipper Simon Mannering has captured NZ rugby league’s top honour for... more

Mojo Pulse 2015 Pre-season Games Announced

29 Jan 2015 Netball
Netball Central Zone Mojo Pulse 2015 Pre-season Games Announced 29 January 2015 With only 30 days till the start of the 2015 ANZ... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Eleanor Catton rumpus

29 Jan 2015 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Eleanor Catton rumpus by Gordon Campbell If anyone was in doubt about the... more

Gordon Campbell on the Sabin case, and pressures on Greece and coyotes

28 Jan 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Brain fades are one thing, but the brain freeze that seems to have beset the Prime Minister over the Mike Sabin affair is... more

Kiwi Success

Xero names US-based Douglas Jeffries as CFO

29 Jan 2015 Appointments By Tina Morrison
Xero names US-based Douglas Jeffries as CFO as it targets North American market By Tina Morrison Jan. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Xero, the... more

New Zealand scientist receives top award in China

16 Jan 2015 People
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the news that Kiwi scientist Dr Phil Rolston has been awarded the Chinese ... more

Recruitment

Tainui's Mike Pohio resigns

23 Jan 2015 Recruitment
By Fiona Rotherham Jan. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Mike Pohio, chief executive of Tainui Group Holdings, has resigned after eight years at... more

Manufacturing activity rises to decade high in December

22 Jan 2015 Recruitment
By Suze Metherell Jan. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Activity in New Zealand's manufacturing sector rose last month to its highest level in a... more