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 Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) conference demonstrated how the economic ... 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 (PATA) marketing Grand Award for the 100% Middle-Earth, 100% Pure New Zealand... more

NZ guest nights at three-year high

10 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism By Suze Metherell
July 10 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest nights climbed to a three-year high in May as short term stays climbed across all commercial accommodation types. Seasonally adjusted guest nights, which strips out ... more

The lowdown on passport validity

9 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
Your passport expiry date could ruin that holiday, says Megan Singleton. Last year, our friends were booked to take a family holiday to Vanuatu and stayed at ours in Auckland the night before their flight. The ... more

Flying into the future - Air NZ's Dreamliner story

4 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism By Grant Bradley
It’s been a long time coming, but Air New Zealand’s first 787 Dreamliner touches down next week. Grant Bradley reports on the airline’s high hopes for its revolutionary new plane. If it hadn't... more

Five tips for surviving long-haul flights

4 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
So you've bought a cheap-as-chips flight to the US or Europe. In other words, you're down the back in cattle class and already dreading it. Here are some essential items I never leave home without when folding... more

Visa waiver for Macao approved

24 Jun 2014 Travel & Tourism
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced that nationals of Macao Special Administrative Region of China (Macao) will no longer need a visitor visa to travel to New Zealand for a short... more

NZ to invest $1 million into Samoa’s tourism sector

3 Jun 2014 Travel & Tourism
Prime Minister John Key has today announced New Zealand will invest $1 million to help boost Samoa’s tourism sector. “Tourism is critical to Samoa’s economy, contributing nearly a quarter of... more

New Zealand ski season nears as fresh snow falls

30 May 2014 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand looks set to enjoy yet another bumper ski season with fields already receiving their first fresh snow of the winter. With just two weeks until the opening of the first two New Zealand ski fields,... more

$20 million extension to Air New Zealand and Tourism New Zealand partnership

21 May 2014 Travel & Tourism
Air New Zealand and Tourism New Zealand have today announced a $20 million extension to their marketing partnership. The airline signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Tourism New Zealand last year to undertake... more

International visitor expenditure up nine per cent in March 2014 year

20 May 2014 Travel & Tourism
Total visitor spend in New Zealand was up by nine per cent in the year ended March 2014 compared to the March 2013 year, according to the latest quarterly International Visitor Survey released by the Ministry of... more

Auckland Airport forecasts $19B worth of tourism by 2025

16 May 2014 Travel & Tourism By Suze Metherell
May 16 (BusinessDesk) – Auckland International Airport, the nation's busiest gateway, is targeting 6 percent growth in visitor arrivals by 2025, worth up to $19 billion to New Zealand's tourism industry... more

Budget 2014: Duty-free tobacco limits to fall

8 May 2014 Travel & Tourism
Duty-free tobacco allowances will be cut as a further step towards reducing the harm caused by smoking, Associate Minister of Health Tariana Turia says. This means that from 1 November this year, the duty-free ... more

Rugby World Cup 2015 Travel Packages selling fast

6 May 2014 Travel Press Release
With only 500 days to go until Rugby World Cup 2015, All Blacks fans are snapping up Official Travel packages for the Tournament. To date over 4,500 tickets have been sold to Kiwi fans as part of Official All... more

New bridges opened to improve access to Heaphy Track

1 May 2014 Travel & Tourism
Three new road bridges on the Collingwood Bainham Main Road costing $630,000 were opened this morning by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith to provide all-weather access to the Heaphy Track. “These new... more

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News

Kiwis speak from Sydney hostage scene

15 Dec 2014 News
New Zealanders caught up in the area where a hostage drama is unfolding in central Sydney have spoken about their experiences. more

Outstanding nursing student carries on family tradition

15 Dec 2014 News
CPIT Outstanding nursing student carries on family tradition When she had to choose between nursing and medicine, Hannah Farrow... more

Business

Port of Napier FY profit rises 14% to record on more cargo

15 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Port of Napier FY profit rises 14% to record as more cargo crosses wharves By Jonathan Underhill Dec.... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares drop in global sell-off; Xero falls

15 Dec 2014 Business News
By Suze Metherell Dec. 15 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell in a global sell-off, paced by Xero, Westpac Banking Corp and... more

Living

"Erebus: Into the Unknown" - documentary about aviation disaster to hit UK cinemas

15 Dec 2014 Press Release
“There’s nothing worse than the fear of the unknown. And the known wasn’t particularly good... more

Jay-Jay, Mike And Dom’s Christmas Carols for Charity

15 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
After a four year hiatus, The Edge’s Jay-Jay, Mike and Dom have again released three original Christmas songs to raise money... more

Property

NZ weekly rents rise 5.3% in November, upward trend slowing

15 Dec 2014 Property
By Paul McBeth Dec. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Median national housing rents rose at an annual pace of 5.3 percent in November, slowing... more

Trade Me to buy rental property website Viewing Tracker

9 Dec 2014 Property
By Paul McBeth Dec. 9 (BusinessDesk) - Trade Me, the online auction site, has agreed to buy rental property website Viewing Tracker... more

Migration

Minister to attend the OECD Forum on migration

28 Nov 2014 Migration
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse will travel to Paris tomorrow to represent the New Zealand Government at the Organisation for... more

High Commissioner to Fiji reinstated

28 Nov 2014 Migration
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced the reinstatement of New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Fiji. “New ... more

Travel

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 ... 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... more

Sport

Tough new anti-doping laws to come into force

15 Dec 2014 Sport
Tough new anti-doping rules come into force on January 1, 2015 which will see athletes who use performance enhancing drugs face... more

Burkes Cycles Spring Series Winners

15 Dec 2014 Sport
Wellington Velodrome Perry, Johnson, Jackson And Tate Named Burkes Cycles Spring Series Winners Burkes Cycles Speed League Spring... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on income inequality, and Christmas songs

12 Dec 2014 Column
Article - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on income inequality, and yo ho ho Christmas songs by Gordon Campbell As 2014... more

Gordon Campbell: hurdles to an extradition treaty with China

9 Dec 2014 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the hurdles to any extradition treaty with China So China’s President Xi... more

Kiwi Success

Inspiring Stories :Young Kiwis Making a Difference

8 Dec 2014 People
Wellington, December 8th – At only 15 years old, Auckland student Hunter Williams is the youngest winner of the Inspiring... more

Giesen Wines in limelight with The Hobbit

5 Dec 2014 People
Giesen Wines   5 December- New Zealand’s Giesen Wines were tasted by the stars at the World Premier in London of The... more

Recruitment

NZ dollar heads for 0.9% fall as US jobs report looms

5 Dec 2014 Recruitment
By Paul McBeth Dec. 5 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 0.9 percent weekly decline against the greenback as... more

Lincoln IT day installs interest in pupils

28 Nov 2014 Recruitment
The robots might not match the Terminator but it was hoped the students controlling them might one day use the catchphrase... more