Travel

NZ one of world's least corrupt countries

4 Dec 2013 Travel & Tourism
Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia are seen as the world's most corrupt countries while Denmark and New Zealand are nearly squeaky-clean, graft watchdog Transparency International has said in a ... more

NZ home to world's best boutique villa resort

4 Dec 2013 Travel & Tourism
An exclusive retreat in Northland has taken out one of the top honours at the World Travel Awards in Qatar. Eagles Nest – which plays host to Hollywood celebs and business moguls – now boasts the... more

Daily Telegraph newspaper in the UK named New Zealand the best country in the world

3 Dec 2013 NZ Tourism
University of Canterbury New Zealand needs to target responsible tourists that spend more December 3, 2013 New Zealand needs to target tourists that spend more and have the shortest stay, a University of ... more

Kiwis more likely to travel overseas than see NZ - survey

30 Nov 2013 Travel & Tourism
New Zealanders are far more likely to have visited Australia or the US than their own national parks, according to a new survey. "Don't leave town until you've seen the country" was the catch cry of the last big... more

Jasons Travel Media asks bank to appoint receiver

29 Nov 2013 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   Jasons Travel Media asks bank to appoint receiver By Paul McBeth Nov. 29 (BusinessDesk) - NZAX-listed Jasons Travel Media, the travel and accommodation guide publisher once led by... more

Airport expects no credit rating impact from capital return

28 Nov 2013 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   Auckland Airport expects no credit rating impact from raising debt to return capital Nov. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Auckland International Airport, the second largest company on the... more

NZ tourism sector well placed for significant growth

26 Nov 2013 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Hon Steven JoyceMinister for Economic Development 26 November 2013 NZ tourism sector well placed for significant growth The rising wealth of neighbouring Pacific Rim countries presents a... more

Air New Zealand brings Middle-earth closer

25 Nov 2013 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand’s film star landscapes are set for increased international attention as the second instalment of The Hobbit Trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug readies for release, and Air New Zealand -... more

Online passports reach 125,000 in first year

20 Nov 2013 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Hon Chris Tremain Minister of Internal Affairs 20 November 2013 Media Statement Online passports reach 125,000 in first year Internal Affairs Minister Chris Tremain says more than... more

Air NZ sale a desperate and arrogant act

14 Nov 2013 Travel & Tourism
14 November 2013 National’s rush to sell Air New Zealand shares before the asset sales referendum is desperation and demonstrates arrogance of the highest order, says Labour’s SOEs spokesperson... more

Friends and family from overseas spend far more than realise

14 Nov 2013 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk Nov. 14 (BusinessDesk) – Newly reworked tourist spending data shows that friends and family visiting from other countries spend far more than previous surveys have identified,... more

Adventure Tourism Relocation Scholarships

7 Nov 2013 Travel & Tourism
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology 7 November 2013 NMIT Media Release – for immediate release Adventure Tourism Relocation Scholarships Getting paid to move to Nelson to study adventure tourism... more

Govt boost to take WOW international

5 Nov 2013 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Hon Steven Joyce Minister for Economic Development The World of Wearable Art (WOW) event will receive $900,000 from the Government’s $10 million Major Events Fund to help raise its... more

British Airways Future Pilot Programme open to NZ applicants

4 Nov 2013 Travel & Tourism
Crew Training Centre MEDIA RELEASEFor Immediate Release4 November 2013 The British Airways Future Pilot Programme open to NZ applicants New Zealanders who hold the right to live and work in the UK have until 26... more

Auck airport outlines Guangzhou hub plan, targets Indians

1 Nov 2013 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   Auckland airport outlines Guangzhou hub plan, targets Indian tourists By Pattrick Smellie Nov. 1 (BusinessDesk) – Auckland International Airport sees India as one of the most... 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