Travel

Air NZ sees annual earnings rising by as much as 60%

24 Jun 2015 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   Air NZ sees annual earnings rising by as much as 60% By Paul McBeth June 24 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand, the national carrier, expects annual earnings to rise by as much as 60... more

Analysts divided on Jetstar impact on Air NZ's earnings

19 Jun 2015 Travel & Tourism
  Analysts divided on impact on Air NZ's earnings of Jetstar's regional routes challenge June 19 (BusinessDesk) - Analysts are divided on the likely financial impact to Air New Zealand of Jetstar’s... more

Jetstar to launch regional flights from December

18 Jun 2015 Travel & Tourism By Fiona Rotherham
June 18 (BusinessDesk) - Jetstar, Qantas Airways’ budget offshoot, has announced an expansion of domestic regional routes in New Zealand to end Air New Zealand’s stranglehold on the regional ... more

Air NZ codeshare with Air India beats Delhi bottleneck

9 Jun 2015 NZ Tourism By Pattrick Smellie
  Air NZ codeshare with Air India beats Delhi landing restrictions Air New Zealand will increase its ability to land passengers from New Zealand in the Indian capital, New Delhi, following the announcement... more

UPDATE: Bob Jones ejected from Air NZ flight

27 May 2015 Travel & Tourism By Pattrick Smellie
  UPDATE: Bob Jones ejected from Air NZ flight as passengers applaud (Corrects flight number to 421, adds passenger applause) May 27 (BusinessDesk) - Property magnate Bob Jones was ejected from an Air New... more

Border clearance levy to be introduced

21 May 2015 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Hon Nathan GuyMinister for Primary IndustriesHon Nicky WagnerMinister of Customs 21 May 2015 Border clearance levy to be introduced A new border clearance levy will help the Government to... more

Two new tourism projects to receive funding

20 May 2015 NZ Tourism
  Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key has today announced the Government is investing in two new tourism projects in Rotorua and Blenheim. Through the Tourism Growth Partnership fund, the ... more

Chinese tourists to NZ turning off package tours

19 May 2015 NZ Tourism By Anna Lu
May 19 (BusinessDesk) - China’s tourism market, which is officially expected to be worth over $2.6 billion to New Zealand by 2021, is growing into an increasingly diversified business with package tours ... more

Chinese tourists to spend more, stay longer than Aussies: MBIE

18 May 2015 NZ Tourism
  Chinese tourists to spend more, stay longer than Aussies: MBIE By Anna Lu for BusinessDeskMay 18 (BusinessDesk) - China is expected to overtake Australia as the biggest tourism market for New Zealand in... more

Air NZ's Houston link paves way for United Airlines tie-up

17 Apr 2015 Travel & Tourism By Fiona Rotherham
  Air NZ's Houston service paves the way for partnership with United Airlines, analysts say April 17 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand’s new direct service to Houston, Texas, could pave the way for a... more

Wellington Airport revised fees 'just within' OK range

17 Apr 2015 Travel & Tourism By Tina Morrison
  Wellington Airport's revised fees are 'just within' acceptable range of returns, regulator says April 17 (BusinessDesk) - Wellington International Airport's revised landing fees are "just within" the... more

Contiki “RoadTrip”

16 Apr 2015 Travel & Tourism
Contiki continues to thrive on YouTube with fourth annual RoadTrip - this year with New Zealand’s own Jamie Curry The youth travel leader reaps the rewards of its flexible attitude when working with... more

Foss welcomes agreement for rental vehicle code

17 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is welcoming a move by the rental vehicle industry to establish a Code of Best Practice to educate visiting drivers and improve safety for all road users. About 25 rental... more

Productive discussions on Queenstown’s tourism workforce

6 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Sustainable workforce solutions were at the centre of discussions between Government Ministers and tourism industry representatives in Queenstown today. Streamlined immigration rules were announced last month as... more

Oz holiday boom as kiwi dollar surges

2 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Travel across the Tasman is forecast to increase this year as the Australian dollar continues its recent trend towards parity with the New Zealand dollar, according to an industry specialist. Figures from the past... more

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News

New on-body cameras for Corrections officers

24 Jun 2015 News
New Zealand Government New on-body cameras for Corrections officers On-body cameras for frontline Corrections staff are being rolled... more

Lower tobacco duty free limit yields results

24 Jun 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nicky WagnerMinister of CustomsHon Peseta Sam Lotu-IigaAssociate Minister of Health Lower tobacco... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain, led by A2 as bidders named

24 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain, led by A2 as potential bidder unmasked; dividends appeal By Jonathan ... more

Wearable tech start-up launches US$200,000 crowdfund bid

24 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Wearable tech start-up launches US$200,000 crowdfunding campaign By Fiona Rotherham June 23... more

Living

Remarkables ski area to kick off 2015 season this Saturday

24 Jun 2015 Lifestyle
The Remarkables June 24 2015 The Remarkables ski area to kick off 2015 season this Saturday The Remarkables ski area in Queenstown... more

SMCO-SOUNZ Composer Workshop selected works announced

23 Jun 2015 Lifestyle
SOUNZ For immediate release SMCO-SOUNZ Composer Workshop selected works announced SOUNZ and Auckland based St Matthews Chamber... more

Property

Extending Canterbury accommodation support

24 Jun 2015 Property
New Zealand Government Hon Anne Tolley Minister for Social Development 24 June 2015 Extending Canterbury accommodation... more

Arvida to buy three Auckland facilities for $62M

24 Jun 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   Arvida to buy three Auckland facilities for $62M, raising new capital By Paul McBeth June 24 ... more

Migration

NZ migration rises to new annual record in May

22 Jun 2015 Migration By Suze Metherell
  NZ migration rises to new annual record in May, closing in on Treasury's upside scenario June 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand... more

More visas online through Immigration ONLINE

16 Jun 2015 Migration
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes the roll out of online Work and Visitor visas as fantastic news for Immigration New ... more

Travel

Air NZ sees annual earnings rising by as much as 60%

24 Jun 2015 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   Air NZ sees annual earnings rising by as much as 60% By Paul McBeth June 24 (BusinessDesk) - Air New... more

Analysts divided on Jetstar impact on Air NZ's earnings

19 Jun 2015 Travel & Tourism
  Analysts divided on impact on Air NZ's earnings of Jetstar's regional routes challenge June 19 (BusinessDesk) - Analysts are... more

Sport

Extra sizzle added to New Zealand’s Biggest Cycling Occasion

24 Jun 2015 Cycling
Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge Extra sizzle added to New Zealand’s Biggest Cycling Occasion With entries opening in just under a... more

Gilmour targeting another strong finish at Rally Gisborne

24 Jun 2015 Motor Sport
Emma Gilmour Gilmour targeting another strong finish at Rally Gisborne 23.6.15 Emma Gilmour intends to start the second half of the... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on telling the poor to ask for more

24 Jun 2015 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on telling the poor to ask for more The government’s more

Gordon Campbell on the Pope’s encyclical on climate change

19 Jun 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on the Pope’s encyclical on climate change   The spread of market mechanisms into every facet of... more

Kiwi Success

Appointment of Judges of the High Court

19 Jun 2015 Appointments
Christchurch Queen’s Counsel Nicholas Davidson and Auckland Barrister and Solicitor Rebecca Anne Edwards have been appointed... more

Appointments to the independent Charities Registration Board

16 Jun 2015 Appointments
  Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew has announced the appointment of a new member to the independent Charities... more

Recruitment

Carpentry apprentices go head to head

23 Jun 2015 Recruitment
Apprentice of the Year Competition Carpentry apprentices go head to head in national competition Entries for the Registered Master ... more

NZ employees rate work-life balance as top priority

26 May 2015 Press Releases By Anna Lu
  NZ employees rate work-life balance as top priority, while job seekers eye cash, survey shows May 26 (BusinessDesk) - New... more