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

A summer ‘gift’ for your boatie

19 Dec 2014 News
Helping your friends and family stay safe on the water this holiday season is the gift that lasts a lifetime, Associate Transport... more

Consultation starts on ACC rates for free doctors’ visits

19 Dec 2014 News
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and ACC Minister Nikki Kaye say consultation starts today on ACC support towards free kids’... more

Business

NZ business confidence eases in December, still buoyant

19 Dec 2014 Business News
By Paul McBeth Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand business confidence slipped in December, while staying largely upbeat, as... more

Xero's former chief revenue officer moves to Trade Me

19 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Stuart McLean moves to Trade Me as Xero ditches chief revenue role By Suze Metherell Dec. 19 ... more

Living

New access system for Te Urewera

19 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
‘Hunters from throughout NZ and especially the North Island, will welcome the start of the new access system for Te... more

Fanzones for Auckland’s non-stop summer

19 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
Auckland will turn on a range of free activities this non-stop summer, with the Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines Festival and Fanzone,... more

Property

Affordable housing development agreement signed

18 Dec 2014 Property
The Government has signed a development agreement for the construction of 237 homes as part of its affordable housing project on an... more

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

Migration

Immigration rises to a fresh annual record

19 Dec 2014 Migration
Immigration rises to a fresh record, fuelled by returning kiwis, Indian students By Suze Metherell Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New... more

UK pension service Britannia 'pauses' TV ads on FMA warning

19 Dec 2014 Migration
By Suze Metherell Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - Britannia Financial Services, a UK pension transfer agency whose advertisements feature... more

Travel

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... 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... more

Sport

Top local athletes to compete at Colgate Games in Wellington

19 Dec 2014 Sport
The Colgate Games, New Zealand’s biggest annual children’s track and field athletics event, will be held in... more

Badminton Names Bulk of Junior Team for Oceania Champs

19 Dec 2014 Sport
For a number of New Zealand’s brightest young Badminton prospects Christmas and the New Year holiday period just got a little... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Pakistan schoolchildren killings

18 Dec 2014 Column
by Gordon Campbell The slaughter of the children in Pakistan is incomprehensibly awful. On the side, it has thrown a spotlight onto... more

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

Kiwi Success

DreamCatchers launched in UK

18 Dec 2014 People
In association with Kea, The New Zealand High Commission and The New Zealand Society, Dream Catchers was launched at New Zealand House... more

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

Recruitment

Job ads trending down, says ANZ survey

19 Dec 2014 Recruitment
By Fiona Rotherham Total job advertising has taken an end-of-year dip, falling 0.1 per cent in November after seasonal adjustments,... more

Scheme to fill hard-to-staff health jobs working

18 Dec 2014 Recruitment
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a scheme to fill hard-to-staff health roles is making a real difference to the career choices... more