Travel

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

NZ hot spot for summer tourism

5 Jan 2015 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand is enjoying its best summer for overseas tourist arrivals but operators are worried that demand from our most important market, Australia, could be dented by the fall in the value of the Aussie... more

Flight Centre profits up 28pc as kiwis take flight

5 Jan 2015 Travel & Tourism
Flight Centre (NZ), the local arm of the Australian travel agent, lifted annual profit 28 per cent in 2014 as more New Zealanders travelled overseas. Annual profit rose to $7.66 million in the year ended June 30,... more

Emirates rounds off 2014 as world’s largest wide-body airlin

30 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
Emirates will round off 2014 as the airline with the world’s largest wide-body passenger fleet of 218 aircraft, in addition to 14 freighters. Following two consecutive years of record deliveries and... more

Qantas lifts revenue from busier trans-Tasman routes

29 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism By Paul McBeth
Dec. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Qantas Airways, Australia biggest airline, lifted revenue on trans-Tasman routes by 18 percent last year amid increased traffic flows. The airline's subsidiary Jetconnect, which manages... more

Cath sends her visitors packing – in the best possible way

23 Dec 2014 NZ Tourism
Cath Ferguson of Kerikeri will be sending her visitors packing this summer – though in the nicest possible way. A keen historian and researcher who has an almost encyclopaedic knowledge of local history,... more

Air New Zealand takes out win on World's Top Ten Airlines

18 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
AirlineRatings.com has announced along with its Airline Excellence Awards its Top Ten airlines for 2015. Heading the list is Air New Zealand followed by Etihad Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Qantas... more

Tourism Holdings lifts annual profit forecast to $17 million

18 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
By Suze Metherell Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Tourism Holdings, the biggest campervan rental company in Australia and New Zealand, has lifted its forecast for first-half and annual earnings for a second time on ... more

NZ welcomes US, Cuba announcement

18 Dec 2014 NZ Tourism
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed this morning’s announcement that the United States and Cuba intend to re-establish diplomatic relations after 53 years. “New Zealand supports this... more

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

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 the top country in the 2014 Telegraph Travel Awards, for the third year in 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

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News

Regeneration the focus of Christchurch governance

2 Jul 2015 Canterbury Earthquake
The regeneration of Christchurch will be the city’s focus for the next five years as local leadership progressively takes... more

Government Welcomes Successful WTO Trade Policy Review

2 Jul 2015 News
Government Welcomes Successful WTO Trade Policy Review Trade Minister Tim Groser today welcomed the conclusions of the 5th World... more

Business

TPP too big to fail, says visiting US trade deal specialist

2 Jul 2015 Business News By Fiona Rotherham
  TPP too big to fail, says visiting US trade deal specialist Petri July 2 (BusinessDesk) - Too much political capital has been... more

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

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

Wimbledon 2015: NZ Tennis players progress

2 Jul 2015 Sport
Kiwi Artem Sitak braves soaring temperatures and a lengthy battle to make it into the second round of doubles at Wimbledon.Kiwi Davis... more

Silver Ferns Netball World Cup team named

2 Jul 2015 Netball
Netball New Zealand (NNZ) National Selectors have picked a 12-strong Silver Ferns team featuring a mix of youth and experience to... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Tiwai Point, and saying “No” in Greece

2 Jul 2015 Opinion
Its hard to see how Rio Tinto’s one month delay in announcing its intentions about the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter is a good... more

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

Kiwi Success

New Environment Protection Authority (EPA) board appointments

2 Jul 2015 Appointments
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Nick Smith Minister for the Environment New EPA board appointments Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith ... more

New Chair and Commissioners for Maori Language Commission

2 Jul 2015 Appointments
New Chair and Commissioners appointed to the Maori Language Commission The Maori Development Minister is pleased to announce that... 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