Travel

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

Air NZ sees fare discounts; yield pressure looms

25 Feb 2015 Travel & Tourism
By Fiona Rotherham Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - The only cloud on Air New Zealand’s horizon in coming months will be yield pressure as it faces more competition from foreign-owned airlines due to lower fuel... more

More flight discounts ahead as Air NZ fleet expands

25 Feb 2015 Travel & Tourism By Fiona Rotherham
Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Kiwi travellers can expect competitive discounting on flights as Air New Zealand adds 12 percent capacity on its network in the next six months. The airline today announced a record 20... more

Air NZ posts higher normalised earnings

25 Feb 2015 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   Air NZ posts higher normalised earnings By Fiona Rotherham Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand has posted a 6 per cent fall in net profit for the half year but had record... more

Virgin's up-market push reduces losses

19 Feb 2015 Travel & Tourism By Fiona Rotherham
  Virgin's push for higher-yielding airline passengers pays off with A$26.5 million drop in net loss Feb. 19 (BusinessDesk) - Virgin Australia Group, Australia’s second-largest airline, has narrowed ... more

Wherever you lay your bat, that’s your home

18 Feb 2015 Travel & Tourism
Look After Me Wherever you lay your bat, that’s your home.   With the Cricket World Cup underway, the seven host cities are expected to reach full capacity. Backpackers, hotels and motels are being... more

Emirates Aircraft Decals: Works of Art

17 Feb 2015 Travel & Tourism
It has been a busy past year for the team at Emirates’ Aircraft Appearance Centre, who successfully completed more than three aircraft decal installations in an average week, bringing the total number of... more

Great weather drives tourism boom

12 Feb 2015 Travel & Tourism
The Coromandel had a bumper summer in terms of visitors thanks to the great weather, say tourism operators, businesses and information centres. Overall, visitor numbers seem to be up over the peak holiday... more

Customs to help train cash dogs in China

10 Feb 2015 Travel & Tourism
Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says working with China Customs to establish their own cash detector dog training programme will benefit both countries. A delegation from the General Administration of China... more

Bennett to meet Australian Tourism ministers

4 Feb 2015 Travel & Tourism
  Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett will travel to Sydney on 5 February to attend the biannual Tourism Ministers’ Meeting. The Tourism Ministers’ Meeting brings together Australian... more

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 largest mountain bike festival is coming to Rotorua, kicking off the 2015 mountain... 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 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

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News

Britain's most hated woman fires up NZ

2 Mar 2015 News
There's no excuse for being overweight, you can judge kids by their names and it's okay to miss their birthday - that's the opinion of... more

MPs’ remuneration to be changed

2 Mar 2015 News
Prime Minister John Key today announced an overhaul of the Remuneration Authority Act, tying MP salaries to those of the wider ... more

Business

Govt resisting pressure to pump more cash into Solid Energy

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Govt resisting pressure to inject more cash into Solid Energy By Pattrick Smellie March 2... more

KiwiRail 1H earnings fall on lower coal, logs, dairy volumes

2 Mar 2015 Business News
By Paul McBeth March 2 (BusinessDesk) - KiwiRail, the unprofitable government-owned rail operator, reported a 6 percent drop in... more

Living

NZ wins the cricket - but England wins the battle of the bubbles

2 Mar 2015 Food & Wine
New Zealand may have thrashed England on the cricket pitch, but the two countries went head to head with a strong team of sparkling... more

The forgotten heroes of the Great War: Win a copy with NZNewsUK

2 Mar 2015 Entertainment
A landmark release for Anzac Day 2015 and the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign. Based on real people and events, the... more

Property

Kiwis becoming longer-term renters

2 Mar 2015 Property
Pressure on home-buyers increases the number of long-term renters. Soaring house prices and tighter lending rules mean... more

Average Auckland house price hits record $764,000

2 Mar 2015 Property
Average asking prices for houses have smashed through the half-million-dollar barrier for the first time. New figures from... more

Migration

PM plays down claim war criminals are living in NZ

2 Mar 2015 Migration
Prime Minister John Key says he is not aware of any suspected war criminals from the former Yugoslavia in New Zealand. The claim that... more

NZ migration rose to record in 2014

30 Jan 2015 Migration By Tina Morrison
  NZ migration surged to record in 2014, helped by robust economy Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand migration surged to a... more

Travel

Air New Zealand promises cheaper deals

2 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Air New Zealand is promising more discounted fares as it adds hundreds of thousands of extra seats to its network where travel agents... 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... more

Sport

McCarty Gets First Win, Tillotson Takes Two in the Bs

2 Mar 2015 Cycling
  Jason McCarty notched up his first win at the Burkes Cycles Speed League Summer Series Round 5, held at the Wellington... more

It’s Aussie, Aussie, Aussie for Kia Magic

2 Mar 2015 Netball
Following their opening round away win, the Kia Magic are looking forward to playing in front of a home crowd in Tauranga next... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the recent smackdown over Greece

2 Mar 2015 Opinion
There had been a fortnight of fevered buildup. Yet here we are in the aftermath of the February 28 showdown between the new Syriza... more

Gordon Campbell on the wage hike for MPs, and Paul Robeson

27 Feb 2015 Opinion
  Gordon Campbell on the wage hike for MPs, and Paul Robeson Hard to tell what is more infuriating. Is it the 5.3% increase on... more

Kiwi Success

New Consul-General to Sydney

20 Feb 2015 Appointments
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Billie Moore as New Zealand’s new Consul-General in Sydney. "Ms Moore will... more

New Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU

20 Feb 2015 Appointments
New Zealand Government New Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Bruce Shepherd as ... more

Recruitment

Luring talent to job expos a win-win

2 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Bringing employers face-to-face with future workforce creates positive labour market outcomes, writes Mark Gillard, director of the... more

Living wage estimate rises to $19.25/hour

2 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Campaigners for a "living wage" say it now costs $19.25 an hour for a mother, father and two children to "live with dignity" in New... more