Travel

Germany jumps to NZ’s fifth largest tourism market

23 Apr 2014 NZ Tourism
With 9,424 extra arrivals for the 12 months to the end of March, Germany has overtaken Japan to become New Zealand’s fifth largest visitor market. Total arrivals from Germany were up 14.5 per cent for the... more

Chinese company to build $200M hotel on Auckland waterfront

16 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism By Suze Metherell
  Company linked to one of China’s richest women to spend $200 mln on Auckland hotel April 16 (BusinessDesk) – Fu Wah International Group, chaired by Chan Laiwa who is one of China’s... more

SmartGate opens to arriving UK & US travellers

3 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism
Customs Minister Maurice Williamson today announced SmartGate is now open to United Kingdom and American travellers on arrival. The automated border clearing technology uses information in ePassports and facial... more

Tourism fund opens for second round

1 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism
Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key today announced the opening of the second funding round of the Tourism Growth Partnership. This $28 million Government incentive is available over four years and is... more

Save on summer tours

31 Mar 2014 Travel & Tourism
Get in quick to save NZ$300 per couple on over 30 unique small group tours with Back-Roads Touring when booked and paid in full by 15 April. The discount applies to all summer 2014 tours across the UK and... more

‘100% Middle-earth’ drives visitor arrival growth

28 Mar 2014 NZ Tourism
The tourism sector's period of strong growth is continuing with total international arrivals for the first two months of 2014 up by 9.5 per cent on the same period last year. For the year ended February 2014... more

International Visitors to Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow

28 Mar 2014 Travel & Tourism
Wanaka, 28 March 2014 - A large contingent of overseas participants is expected to add a strong international flavour to the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow this Easter. Guest performers, exhibitors and media will ... more

Impact of Tourism Marketing Quantified

28 Mar 2014 Travel & Tourism
Middle-earth marketing the key reason for growth Research completed by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research has shown that tourism marketing efforts have had a significant and quantifiable impact on... more

Travel deals of the week

25 Mar 2014 Travel & Tourism
We bring you some of the best travel deals going - both in New Zealand and abroad. Bookmark this new page for 2014 and check back each week for all the latest specials. Spring into Paris It's springtime in Paris... more

Wellington Airport welcomes charter flight direct from Japan

17 Mar 2014 Travel & Tourism
This morning Wellington Airport hosted a direct flight from Tokyo for a Japanese delegation who are visiting the Capital. The ANA charter flight is a Boeing 777-300ER which is a wide-body long haul... more

Passenger security charges to reduce

4 Mar 2014 NZ Tourism
Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced a staged 20 per cent decrease in the airline passenger security charges for domestic passengers over the next two years. “Passenger security charges are paid... more

Visitor spend reaches $6.7 billion

20 Feb 2014 Travel & Tourism
    Spend by international visitors in New Zealand has increased by 5 per cent for the year ending December 2013 to reach $6.7 billion, according to the latest more

Chinese travel regulations trim tourist numbers, encourage broader experiences

31 Jan 2014 Travel & Tourism By Suze Metherell
Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Chinese travel regulations have prompted a drop-off in the number of tourists coming to New Zealand, though the local industry is expected to reap the financial rewards from... more

Air NZ signals codeshare alliance with Singapore Airlines

16 Jan 2014 Travel & Tourism
Jan. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Air New Zealand, the country’s national carrier, is targeting a return to Singapore with a planned codesharing alliance with Singapore Airlines. The Auckland-based airline... more

Popular Marlborough Sounds campground upgraded

10 Jan 2014 Travel & Tourism
Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed a $2.2 million upgrade to the DOC campsite at Momorangi Bay in Queen Charlotte Sound. “This investment illustrates the Government’s commitment to ... more

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News

East Coast Iwi concerned over future of country’s oldest wharenui

23 Apr 2014 News
An East Coast iwi says they are concerned the Crown has not made good on its promise to return their wharenui – the oldest... more

EU/NZ renewable energy mission to the Pacific

22 Apr 2014 News
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and the European Commissioner for Development Mr Andris Piebalgs depart tomorrow on a... more

Business

Equity crowd funding carries risks, high failure rate

23 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Equity crowd funding, latest step in much-hyped social capital, carries risks, high failure rate By... more

NZ dollar edges up as RBNZ rate review eyed

22 Apr 2014 Business News By Paul McBeth
  NZ dollar edges up as local trading resumes, RBNZ rate review eyed April 22 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar edged up... more

Living

NZ film wins mention at Sunset film festival

22 Apr 2014 Entertainment
Film and Stage Producer/Director Craig Hutchison, is pleased to be representing New Zealand at the Sunset Film Festival in Los ... more

The Taite Music Prize: IMNZ announces this years winner

17 Apr 2014 Entertainment
The winner of the fourth annual Taite Music Prize 2013 is Lorde for her album ‘Pure Heroine’ released on Universal Music... more

Property

NZ house values rise at slowest annual pace in 6 months in March, QV says

7 Apr 2014 Property
April 7 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand property values increased at the slowest annual pace in six months in March as lower... more

Auckland landlords lead in capital gains

28 Mar 2014 Property
Three-bedroom houses in Glen Innes giving an annual capital gain of 18.9%, followed by New Windsor. Auckland landlords are making... more

Migration

NZ migration rises to 11-year high in March as fewer kiwis leave for Australia

23 Apr 2014 Migration By Suze Metherell
April 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand migration rose to an 11-year high in March, the second-highest gain on record, as fewer... more

New working holiday agreement between New Zealand and Croatia launched

28 Mar 2014 Migration
Citizens of Croatia aged between 18 and 30 will soon be eligible to apply for a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa, giving them the... more

Travel

Germany jumps to NZ’s fifth largest tourism market

23 Apr 2014 NZ Tourism
With 9,424 extra arrivals for the 12 months to the end of March, Germany has overtaken Japan to become New Zealand’s fifth... more

Warbirds over Wanaka

22 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism
Wanaka: The success of the inaugural #GigatownWanaka Jet racing at the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow will likely see the event return... more

Sport

NZ Canoe Sprint Team Heads to Milan for World Cup

22 Apr 2014 Sport
The New Zealand Open team departs today to commence their World Cup campaign in Europe. Their first assault will be on the ICF Canoe... more

Top Results for Kiwi youth sailors in Britain

22 Apr 2014 Sport
New Zealand has won a mass of medals at the RYA Youth National Championships Regatta which wrapped up on Friday 18th April in... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Shane Jones departure

23 Apr 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Shane Jones has left Parliament in the manner to which we have become accustomed, with self interest coming in first and second, and... more

Mind-set, meaning & moderation in optimal health

20 Apr 2014 Column By Tricia Alach
The holistic helper's guide to Wellness: Part Two   To misquote Aristotle ‘We are what we repeatedly do, wellness then is... more

Kiwi Success

New Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security appointed

23 Apr 2014 Appointments
Prime Minister John Key today announced the appointment of Cheryl Gwyn as Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security. The... more

BNZ names Anthony Healy as new CEO, replacing Thorburn

17 Apr 2014 Appointments
April 17 (BusinessDesk) – Bank of New Zealand, the local unit of Australia’s third-biggest mortgage lender, named the... more

Recruitment

Growth seen further lifting average wage by $7,500

15 Apr 2014 Recruitment
  The average annual wage is expected to increase by $7,500 to around $62,200 a year by 2018 if New Zealand achieves its ... more

NZ employment confidence lifts in 1st-qtr

31 Mar 2014 Recruitment
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ employment confidence lifts in 1st-qtr, current job opportunities seen less negative March 31 ... more