Travel

Air NZ Dreamliner to be put on show

15 Aug 2014 Travel & Tourism
An Air New Zealand Dreamliner is to be put on show at a famous air show next week. The Boeing 787-9 aircraft will be exhibited to hundreds of thousands of aviation enthusiasts at the prestigious biennial... more

Auckland named friendliest city in the world

15 Aug 2014 Travel & Tourism
The acronym Just Another Friendly Aucklander is ringing true. Our biggest city has been named the friendliest in the world by luxury travel magazine Conde Nast Traveller. The annual readership survey named... more

NZ guest nights slip from three-year high in June

12 Aug 2014 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ guest nights slip from three-year high in June, as domestic stays drop By Suze Metherell Aug. 21 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand guest nights fell 4.4 percent in June from a... more

Air NZ - Singapore Airlines alliance authorised

7 Aug 2014 Travel & Tourism
Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee has authorised a strategic alliance between Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines, which will see Air New Zealand fly into Singapore for the first time since 2006. Mr Brownlee... more

Another two innovative tourism projects get funding

7 Aug 2014 Travel & Tourism
Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key today announced the Government’s Tourism Growth Partnership (TGP) is investing in two further organisations in order to grow the tourism sector in New... more

Superyacht video an international hit

6 Aug 2014 NZ Tourism
Tourism New Zealand's new superyacht video, promoting the unique New Zealand sailing experience, has taken the superyachting world by storm - receiving over 35,000 views in just one day. Shared on social media by... more

NZ leaves lasting impression on English Premier League teams

29 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
27 Jul 2014 West Ham United may have endured a torrid time on the pitch during their time in New Zealand for the Football United Tour, but the country itself has left a lasting impression on the team. From... more

Cycleways bring economic benefit to communities

24 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
An increasing number of cycleways are attracting tourists to regions and scenic parts of New Zealand and a special session at the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) conference demonstrated how the economic ... more

100% Middle-Earth campaign wins prestigious travel award

17 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
Associate Tourism Minister Todd McClay has congratulated Tourism New Zealand on winning the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s (PATA) marketing Grand Award for the 100% Middle-Earth, 100% Pure New Zealand... more

NZ guest nights at three-year high

10 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism By Suze Metherell
July 10 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest nights climbed to a three-year high in May as short term stays climbed across all commercial accommodation types. Seasonally adjusted guest nights, which strips out ... more

The lowdown on passport validity

9 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
Your passport expiry date could ruin that holiday, says Megan Singleton. Last year, our friends were booked to take a family holiday to Vanuatu and stayed at ours in Auckland the night before their flight. The ... more

Flying into the future - Air NZ's Dreamliner story

4 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism By Grant Bradley
It’s been a long time coming, but Air New Zealand’s first 787 Dreamliner touches down next week. Grant Bradley reports on the airline’s high hopes for its revolutionary new plane. If it hadn't... more

Five tips for surviving long-haul flights

4 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
So you've bought a cheap-as-chips flight to the US or Europe. In other words, you're down the back in cattle class and already dreading it. Here are some essential items I never leave home without when folding... more

Visa waiver for Macao approved

24 Jun 2014 Travel & Tourism
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced that nationals of Macao Special Administrative Region of China (Macao) will no longer need a visitor visa to travel to New Zealand for a short... more

NZ to invest $1 million into Samoa’s tourism sector

3 Jun 2014 Travel & Tourism
Prime Minister John Key has today announced New Zealand will invest $1 million to help boost Samoa’s tourism sector. “Tourism is critical to Samoa’s economy, contributing nearly a quarter of... more

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News

NZ urges all parties to make Gaza ceasefire work

27 Aug 2014 News
Foreign Minister Murray McCully says New Zealand welcomes news that an indefinite ceasefire has been agreed by Israel and the ... more

The Dirty Politics Fallout

27 Aug 2014 Politics
3News-Reid Research poll shows that the Conservative Party is on the verge of making it into the next Parliament, even without an ... more

Business

Christchurch property investor wins policy appeal in Supreme Court

27 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Christchurch property investor Ridgecrest wins IAG policy appeal in Supreme Court By Jonathan ... more

Time to rethink India's IT reputation, delegation says

26 Aug 2014 Business News By Pattrick Smellie
Article - BusinessDesk   Time to rethink India's IT reputation, says visiting delegation Aug. 26 (BusinessDesk) - India's... more

Living

Entries open The Hobbit Fan Fellowship Contest

26 Aug 2014 Lifestyle
Air New Zealand Air New Zealand invites Hobbit fans to enter The Hobbit Fan Fellowship Contest for a chance to win a ... more

MTV VMAs 2014: Lorde wins Best Rock Video over actual rock bands

25 Aug 2014 Environment
Singer Lorde shows off her Moonman trophy for Best Rock Video for ‘Royals.’ Lorde, have mercy. The New Zealand pop star... more

Property

House sales down as winter cools market - REINZ

14 Aug 2014 Property
New Zealand house sales fell in July as winter cooled the appetite of house hunters while a drop in properties selling for $400,000... more

NZ property values rise at slowest annual pace in 13 months

7 Aug 2014 Property By Paul McBeth
Aug. 7 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand property values rose at the slowest annual pace in 13 months in July as rising interest rates,... more

Migration

Who's living next door to you?

20 Aug 2014 Migration
Statistics NZ puts out detailed data on different ethnic groups, down to the 108 people from the Isle of Man. Did you know there are... more

NZ population growth speeds up

14 Aug 2014 Migration
New Zealand's climb to 4.5 million people has been faster in the past year than it has in any other year in the past decade,... more

Travel

Auckland 10th most liveable city - again

19 Aug 2014 Travel & Tourism
Auckland has again been ranked the tenth most liveable city in the world. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released its... more

Air NZ Dreamliner to be put on show

15 Aug 2014 Travel & Tourism
An Air New Zealand Dreamliner is to be put on show at a famous air show next week. The Boeing 787-9 aircraft will be exhibited to... more

Sport

Rugby World Cup 2015 Official Team Bases Announced

27 Aug 2014 Rugby
41 team bases selected for use at Rugby World Cup 2015 20 competing teams will be based across England and Wales Team bases selected... more

Emirates Team New Zealand update - 18 points from the last race not enough

26 Aug 2014 Sailing
  Today’s pictures are here, the video here   August 25 2014 There was good and not-so-go... more

Columns

NZ’s UN Security Council bid hangs by a nuclear thread

27 Aug 2014 Opinion By Bob Rigg
On 16 June the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna circulated a request backed by 18 members of the Arab League... more

Gordon Campbell on the US somersaults over Syria and Iran

26 Aug 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on the US foreign policy somersaults over Syria and Iran Amidst the day-to-day reports about the military... more

Kiwi Success

The duo behind NZ's hottest new label

20 Aug 2014 People
We're expecting big things from Harman Grubisa, the new label from Auckland-based friends Madeleine Harman (right) and Jessica... more

Victoria announces new strategic appointments

11 Aug 2014 Appointments
Victoria University of Wellington has announced the appointment of New Zealand’s first Provost, Professor Neil... more

Recruitment

High dollar, hands-off Govt sends workers to dole queue

22 Aug 2014 Recruitment
The loss of up to 100 jobs at Croxley stationery in Auckland is devastating news for their families and the local Avondale... more

On track to surplus, more jobs, higher incomes

19 Aug 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand is on track to Budget surplus this year, backed by good growth, more jobs and higher incomes under the ... more