Travel

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

Virgin Australia's NZ operations turn to profit

8 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism By Fiona Rotherham
By Fiona Rotherham Dec. 8 (BusinessDesk) - Virgin Australia’s earnings performance on the highly competitive trans-Tasman route has improved from loss-making to a profit as a result of accounting policy... more

300,000 passports renewed online in two years

5 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne says more than 300,000 people have now renewed their passports online in the two years since the launch of adult passport renewals in November 2012. “Online adult... more

More Customs officers in time for Christmas

28 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism
Customs Minister Nicky Wagner congratulates the twenty seven new Customs officers who are graduating in Auckland today, in time to boost border security at Auckland Airport for the busy summer... more

Doubling of flights between NZ and China

26 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Flights between New Zealand and China are set to double under amended air services arrangements, says Transport Minister Simon Bridges. “Airlines from both New Zealand and China will... more

NZ guest nights jump to a record in September on rise in international travelers

12 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism By Tina Morrison
Nov. 12 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest nights rose 1.1 percent to a record for a September month, driven by a rebound in international traveller numbers following a decline the previous month. Seasonally... more

Travel to NZ made easier for Indian business visitors

7 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism
Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett and Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse say Indian nationals travelling to New Zealand on business will now find it easier and faster to get a visa. Visitors ... more

The Hobbit Fan Fellowship arrives in Middle-earth

2 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism
    The Hobbit Fan Fellowship, with Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Christopher Luxon and Tourism New Zealand Chief Executive Kevin Bowler, in front > of Air... more

Air New Zealand's GENIUS Hobbit themed safety video

24 Oct 2014 Travel & Tourism
Giving flyers an Unexpected Journey! Elijah Wood and Sir Peter Jackson star in 'epic' Hobbit themed Air New Zealand safety video Air New Zealand has been a big supporter of The Hobbit over the past couple of years... more

Travel 'interns wanted' to tour 2000km of NZ

24 Oct 2014 Travel & Tourism
Forget a summer internship of fetching coffee and photocopying - a travel company is offering a $30,000, 10-day, 2000km tour of New Zealand, jam packed with extreme adventure activities. Bungy jumping, white water... more

Auckland Airport's duty free told to drop the hard sell

23 Oct 2014 Travel & Tourism
By Fiona Rotherham Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland International Airport, the country’s main gateway, said it had talked to its two duty free retailers following what it called “over-zealous... more

NZ guest nights flat in August as foreign stays taper off

10 Oct 2014 Travel & Tourism By Paul McBeth
  By Paul McBeth Oct. 10 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest nights were largely flat in August from a month earlier as a gain from domestic travellers was offset by a drop in foreign stays. Seasonally... more

Business tourism industry applauds Key's vision

6 Oct 2014 NZ Tourism
Conventions & Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) is welcoming news that Prime Minister John Key is to retain his Tourism portfolio for a third consecutive term, with Hon. Paula Bennett as his new Associate... more

Travel tidbits and deals of the week

30 Sep 2014 Travel & Tourism
Some of the best travel deals going - both in New Zealand and abroad. Bookmark this page and check back each week for all the latest specials. HOT DEALS Explore Turkey's Turquoise Coast by small roads and a... more

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News

Kiwis speak from Sydney hostage scene

15 Dec 2014 News
New Zealanders caught up in the area where a hostage drama is unfolding in central Sydney have spoken about their experiences. more

Outstanding nursing student carries on family tradition

15 Dec 2014 News
CPIT Outstanding nursing student carries on family tradition When she had to choose between nursing and medicine, Hannah Farrow... more

Business

Port of Napier FY profit rises 14% to record on more cargo

15 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Port of Napier FY profit rises 14% to record as more cargo crosses wharves By Jonathan Underhill Dec.... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares drop in global sell-off; Xero falls

15 Dec 2014 Business News
By Suze Metherell Dec. 15 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell in a global sell-off, paced by Xero, Westpac Banking Corp and... more

Living

"Erebus: Into the Unknown" - documentary about aviation disaster to hit UK cinemas

15 Dec 2014 Press Release
“There’s nothing worse than the fear of the unknown. And the known wasn’t particularly good... more

Jay-Jay, Mike And Dom’s Christmas Carols for Charity

15 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
After a four year hiatus, The Edge’s Jay-Jay, Mike and Dom have again released three original Christmas songs to raise money... more

Property

NZ weekly rents rise 5.3% in November, upward trend slowing

15 Dec 2014 Property
By Paul McBeth Dec. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Median national housing rents rose at an annual pace of 5.3 percent in November, slowing... more

Trade Me to buy rental property website Viewing Tracker

9 Dec 2014 Property
By Paul McBeth Dec. 9 (BusinessDesk) - Trade Me, the online auction site, has agreed to buy rental property website Viewing Tracker... more

Migration

Minister to attend the OECD Forum on migration

28 Nov 2014 Migration
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse will travel to Paris tomorrow to represent the New Zealand Government at the Organisation for... more

High Commissioner to Fiji reinstated

28 Nov 2014 Migration
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced the reinstatement of New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Fiji. “New ... more

Travel

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 ... 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... more

Sport

Tough new anti-doping laws to come into force

15 Dec 2014 Sport
Tough new anti-doping rules come into force on January 1, 2015 which will see athletes who use performance enhancing drugs face... more

Burkes Cycles Spring Series Winners

15 Dec 2014 Sport
Wellington Velodrome Perry, Johnson, Jackson And Tate Named Burkes Cycles Spring Series Winners Burkes Cycles Speed League Spring... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on income inequality, and Christmas songs

12 Dec 2014 Column
Article - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on income inequality, and yo ho ho Christmas songs by Gordon Campbell As 2014... more

Gordon Campbell: hurdles to an extradition treaty with China

9 Dec 2014 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the hurdles to any extradition treaty with China So China’s President Xi... more

Kiwi Success

Inspiring Stories :Young Kiwis Making a Difference

8 Dec 2014 People
Wellington, December 8th – At only 15 years old, Auckland student Hunter Williams is the youngest winner of the Inspiring... more

Giesen Wines in limelight with The Hobbit

5 Dec 2014 People
Giesen Wines   5 December- New Zealand’s Giesen Wines were tasted by the stars at the World Premier in London of The... more

Recruitment

NZ dollar heads for 0.9% fall as US jobs report looms

5 Dec 2014 Recruitment
By Paul McBeth Dec. 5 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 0.9 percent weekly decline against the greenback as... more

Lincoln IT day installs interest in pupils

28 Nov 2014 Recruitment
The robots might not match the Terminator but it was hoped the students controlling them might one day use the catchphrase... more