Travel

Chinese travel regulations trim tourist numbers, encourage broader experiences

31 Jan 2014 Travel & Tourism By Suze Metherell
Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Chinese travel regulations have prompted a drop-off in the number of tourists coming to New Zealand, though the local industry is expected to reap the financial rewards from... more

Air NZ signals codeshare alliance with Singapore Airlines

16 Jan 2014 Travel & Tourism
Jan. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Air New Zealand, the country’s national carrier, is targeting a return to Singapore with a planned codesharing alliance with Singapore Airlines. The Auckland-based airline... more

Popular Marlborough Sounds campground upgraded

10 Jan 2014 Travel & Tourism
Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed a $2.2 million upgrade to the DOC campsite at Momorangi Bay in Queen Charlotte Sound. “This investment illustrates the Government’s commitment to ... more

Book Review: Brief guide to walking the Otago Central Rail Trail

7 Jan 2014 NZ Tourism
A Great book to read from Heather Kinsey...   So, Who Needs Wheels? A brief guide to walking the Otago Central Rail TrailBy Heather Kinsey Book Review by Liam Butler $12 ... more

Jetstar loses ground on Trans-Tasman routes, sends cash home to parent.

6 Jan 2014 Travel & Tourism By Paul McBeth
Jan. 6 (BusinessDesk) - Jetstar, the discount unit of Australian airline Qantas Airways, lost ground on trans-Tasman routes last year, though still managed to send some $156.2 million back to its parent. The... more

Five DOC sites receive renowned ‘Green Flags’

6 Jan 2014 Travel & Tourism
NZ Government Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the awarding of the international Green Flag to five DOC sites around New Zealand from the Lake Matheson Walk in South Westland. “These... more

$800,000 funding for Old Ghost Road cycle trai

28 Dec 2013 NZ Tourism
Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith today announced funding of $800,000 for the Old Ghost Road cycle trail. “The trail offers a journey back in time to the gold rush days of the 1860s and the... more

Barrel of laughs for Shotover Canyon Swing and Hobbit actor

23 Dec 2013 Travel & Tourism
Queenstown’s Shotover Canyon Swing made history yesterday (Sunday December 22) enabling an actor from the world-famous Hobbit trilogy to recreate his favourite scene from the latest movie- The Desolation... more

New Zealand’s blockbuster 2013

23 Dec 2013 Travel & Tourism
International award... more

New appointments to the New Zealand Tourism Board

17 Dec 2013 Travel & Tourism
New Zeland Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key today announced the appointment of Jacqui Spice, Norm Thompson, and Chris Parkin as members of the New Zealand Tourism Board. Jacqui Spice is the founder ... more

100% Pure out in force at AIME

13 Dec 2013 Travel & Tourism
Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) is joining forces with Tourism New Zealand in a bid to secure more business events for the country. The two organisations will be working together on the 100% Pure New... more

The Book of New Zealand has fairy tale ending

13 Dec 2013 Travel & Tourism
International media coverage of New Zealand's association with The Hobbit Trilogy is growing following last week's activities by Tourism New Zealand, in Los Angeles. The stars of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug... more

Government Industry Agreements to strengthen biosecurity

12 Dec 2013 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Hon Nathan GuyMinister for Primary Industries 12 December 2013 Government Industry Agreements to strengthen biosecurity Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed Cabinet’s... more

Air nz expects 1H pre-tax earnings of $166.8 mln

10 Dec 2013 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   Air New Zealand expects 1H pre-tax earnings of $166.8 mln, on target to exceed FY earnings By Tina Morrison Dec. 10 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand, the national carrier, expects... more

London on the cheap

9 Dec 2013 Travel & Tourism
Alex Robertson sniffs out some bargains in what can be an expensive city to visit. With over 15 million visitors in 2012, London is the top tourist destination in Europe. It's easy to see why, with its mixture of... more

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News

WW100 First World War Centenary Programme announced

28 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Christopher Finlayson 28 JULY, 2014 WW100 First World War Centenary Programme announced New Zealand’s... more

Youth Crime Action Plan on track as youth crime falls

28 Jul 2014 News
Efforts to tackle youth offending are building momentum as communities and government agencies embrace the Youth Crime Action Plan... more

Business

Auckland Airport cuts fine deal in US$250M bond issue

25 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Auckland Airport cuts fine deal in US$250M bond issue By Paul McBeth Jul. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland... more

NZ dollar slides to 6-week low on intervention talk

24 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ dollar slides to 6-week low as RBNZ's Wheeler invokes intervention criteria By Paul McBeth July 24 ... more

Living

Cliff Curtis’ Startling Confession in Mana Magazine

28 Jul 2014 Lifestyle
The new-look Mana magazine includes a story on Hollywood star and Rotorua local, Cliff Curtis. The famously versatile actor talks... more

NZ Film 'The Dead Lands' to Have Toronto World Premiere

23 Jul 2014 Entertainment
New Zealand Film Commission New Zealand Film 'The Dead Lands' to Have Toronto World Premiere Maori action epic The Dead Lands will... more

Property

NZ house sales fall in June, led by cheaper properties

14 Jul 2014 Property By Suze Metherell
July 14 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand house sales fell in June from a year earlier, led by properties of $400,000 or less, indicating... more

Average Auckland house prices reach record level

10 Jul 2014 Property
The average asking price for a home in Auckland has reached the record level of 732 thousand, 240 dollars. The figure is provided by... more

Migration

UK Tier 1 visa extension deadline looming

11 Jul 2014 Migration
If you’re in the UK on a Tier 1 (General) visa, you’ll need to apply for an extension as soon as possible. The deadline... more

NZ more appealing to ex-pats - survey

10 Jul 2014 Migration
Auckland and Wellington have become more appealing to ex-pats in the past 12 months, a new survey has found. Both cities both dropped... more

Travel

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... 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... more

Sport

2014 Glasgow Day 4: A deluge of medals

28 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
New Zealand really got among the medals at the Commonwealth Games toda... more

2014 Commonwealth Games: Medal-laden weekend but NZ pipped on population medal table

28 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
Statistics New Zealand New Zealand's athletes scooped 18 medals across the weekend competition in Glasgow, but one solitary silver... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Gaza and burning the Israeli flag

24 Jul 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
One of the selling points in New Zealand’s campaign for a temporary seat on the Security Council is that we have a pluckily... more

7 highly effective habits to stay healthy at work

23 Jul 2014 Column By Tricia Alach
The holistic helper's guide to wellbeing and work: part eight Like all good reports, my Wellbeing and Work series comes with an... more

Kiwi Success

Hon.Judith Collins announces appointments to Public Trust Board

23 Jul 2014 Appointments
New Zealand Government Appointments to Public Trust Board   Justice Minister Judith Collins today announced the appointment of ... more

NZ Government Minister Foss announces commerce reappointments

23 Jul 2014 Appointments
Commerce Minister Craig Foss today announced four reappointments to various independent Crown entities and statutory... more

Recruitment

750 additional Trades Academy places for 2015

14 Jul 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand Government   Hon Steven Joyce Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Hon Hekia Parata Minister of... more

Take a dip into global talent pool

9 Jul 2014 Recruitment
International candidates can bring added value, says recruitment specialist New Zealand's thriving economy has created a "unique... more