Travel

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

Flight Centre Predicts Airfares to Be Record Hit with Kiwis

30 Oct 2013 Travel & Tourism
Flight Centre Flight Centre, New Zealand’s largest travel retailer, is predicting travel to the United Kingdom (UK) and Europe in 2014 to be a record hit with Kiwi travellers, with some exceptional ... more

Boeing 787 Dreamliner boosts tourism

28 Oct 2013 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Hon Chris TremainAssociate Minister of Tourism 28 October 2013 Media Statement Boeing 787 Dreamliner boosts tourism Associate Tourism Minister Ch... more

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News

Govt to establish Food Safety Science & Research Centre

16 Apr 2014 News
  Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that expressions of interest... more

Australia readies for royal visit

15 Apr 2014 News
Prince William and Kate can expect big crowds and even bigger interest in their son, eight-month-old George, during a jam-packed... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain on global rally; Diligent rises

16 Apr 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
  MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain on global rally; Diligent, Pacific Edge lead gain April 16 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand stocks... more

NZ government scales back larger applications for Genesis Energy float

16 Apr 2014 Business News
April 16 (BusinessDesk) - The government will progressively scale down applications for large shareholdings in Genesis Energy ahead... more

Living

3 Mile Limit Movie Continues to Win Awards in the U.S

15 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
New Zealand movie ‘3 Mile Limit’ has won Best Feature Film at both the North Hollywood and Charleston International Film... more

NZ's Shapeshifter - still giants of drum and bass, with sell-out London show

14 Apr 2014 Entertainment By Charlotte Everett
New Zealand band Shapeshifter have demonstrated that they are truly giants of the drum and bass scene, with a stellar performance in... 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

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

New Zealand immigration hits ten year high

28 Mar 2014 Migration
New statistics have shown net migration to New Zealand to be at a 10 year high, with China becoming the largest source of new... more

Travel

Chinese company to build $200M hotel on Auckland waterfront

16 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism By Suze Metherell
  Company linked to one of China’s richest women to spend $200 mln on Auckland hotel April 16 (BusinessDesk) – Fu... more

SmartGate opens to arriving UK & US travellers

3 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism
Customs Minister Maurice Williamson today announced SmartGate is now open to United Kingdom and American travellers on arrival. The... more

Sport

HBHS First XV to Japan for international rugby tournament

16 Apr 2014 Rugby
The 2014 Hamilton Boys High School (HBHS) First XV rugby team will this week come face to face with 16 of the world’s best... more

Test candidates catch Kearney's eye

16 Apr 2014 Rugby League
With only three weeks until the Anzac Test in Sydney, NZ Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney is encouraged by the performances of players in... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the life & ACC work of Sir Owen Woodhouse

16 Apr 2014 Opinion
With the death of Sir Owen Woodhouse, the founding father of the Accident Compensation Scheme, New Zealand has lost one of the... more

Gordon Campbell on royalty and its tourism spin-offs

15 Apr 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Ultimately the Queen’s longevity has been one of her most significant accomplishments. A transition to Prince Charles while... more

Kiwi Success

Kiwi alpinist is finalist for prestigious award

26 Mar 2014 People
NZ Alpine Club Kiwi alpinist is finalist for prestigious mountaineering award New Zealand Alpine Club President John Cocks has today... more

Kiwi dog gear firm takes on the world

25 Mar 2014 People
Maniototo in Central Otago seems an unlikely place to set up an online business, but for dog lover Rose Voice, the isolation has... 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