Travel

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

Germany jumps to NZ’s fifth largest tourism market

23 Apr 2014 NZ Tourism
With 9,424 extra arrivals for the 12 months to the end of March, Germany has overtaken Japan to become New Zealand’s fifth largest visitor market. Total arrivals from Germany were up 14.5 per cent for the... more

Warbirds over Wanaka

22 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism
Wanaka: The success of the inaugural #GigatownWanaka Jet racing at the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow will likely see the event return to the next airshow in March 2016, organisers have said.The high-speed racing... more

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 Wah International Group, chaired by Chan Laiwa who is one of China’s... 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 automated border clearing technology uses information in ePassports and facial... more

Tourism fund opens for second round

1 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism
Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key today announced the opening of the second funding round of the Tourism Growth Partnership. This $28 million Government incentive is available over four years and is... more

Save on summer tours

31 Mar 2014 Travel & Tourism
Get in quick to save NZ$300 per couple on over 30 unique small group tours with Back-Roads Touring when booked and paid in full by 15 April. The discount applies to all summer 2014 tours across the UK and... more

‘100% Middle-earth’ drives visitor arrival growth

28 Mar 2014 NZ Tourism
The tourism sector's period of strong growth is continuing with total international arrivals for the first two months of 2014 up by 9.5 per cent on the same period last year. For the year ended February 2014... more

International Visitors to Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow

28 Mar 2014 Travel & Tourism
Wanaka, 28 March 2014 - A large contingent of overseas participants is expected to add a strong international flavour to the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow this Easter. Guest performers, exhibitors and media will ... more

Impact of Tourism Marketing Quantified

28 Mar 2014 Travel & Tourism
Middle-earth marketing the key reason for growth Research completed by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research has shown that tourism marketing efforts have had a significant and quantifiable impact on... more

Travel deals of the week

25 Mar 2014 Travel & Tourism
We bring you some of the best travel deals going - both in New Zealand and abroad. Bookmark this new page for 2014 and check back each week for all the latest specials. Spring into Paris It's springtime in Paris... more

Wellington Airport welcomes charter flight direct from Japan

17 Mar 2014 Travel & Tourism
This morning Wellington Airport hosted a direct flight from Tokyo for a Japanese delegation who are visiting the Capital. The ANA charter flight is a Boeing 777-300ER which is a wide-body long haul... more

Passenger security charges to reduce

4 Mar 2014 NZ Tourism
Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced a staged 20 per cent decrease in the airline passenger security charges for domestic passengers over the next two years. “Passenger security charges are paid... more

Visitor spend reaches $6.7 billion

20 Feb 2014 Travel & Tourism
    Spend by international visitors in New Zealand has increased by 5 per cent for the year ending December 2013 to reach $6.7 billion, according to the latest more

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News

Terror in Canada: There were gunmen on roof says Kiwi

24 Oct 2014 News
Ottawa resident says shock turning to anger and hard questions being asked about how gunman got so far. A New Zealander in Ottawa was... more

NZ Government Urged to Do More to Fight Ebola

24 Oct 2014 News
New Zealand Government Save the Children Urges the NZ Government to Do More to Fight Ebola As Ebola continues to tear through West... more

Business

Sky TV to launch $20/month subscription ondemand service

24 Oct 2014 Business News
By Fiona Rotherham Oct. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Sky Network Television, the country's dominant pay-TV operator, will launch a new $20 a... more

Jade chases growth of 30-50% for Master Terminal

24 Oct 2014 Business News
By Paul McBeth Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Jade Software, which took its intelligence software developer Wynyard Group public last... more

Living

My Kitchen Rules contestants: Hear us raw

24 Oct 2014 Food & Wine
Fresh from two consecutive MKR People's Choice Challenge wins, Neena and Belinda favour wholesome and earthy flavours and aim to... more

Kiwi comics destroy world record for chart-topping podcast

24 Oct 2014 Lifestyle
  New Zealand comedians Guy Montgomery (Billy T winner, 7 Days) and Tim Batt (Radio Hauraki, 7 Days) have broken the world record... more

Property

Double-digit rate increases loom

24 Oct 2014 Property
Aucklanders living in the ‘hottest suburbs’ could be the big losers, while businesses will come out winners Rate rises... more

Reform of RMA critical to reforming housing affordability

15 Oct 2014 Property
The Resource Management Act needs to explicitly recognise the importance of New Zealanders’ access to more affordable housing... more

Migration

New Zealand Named The Best Place For Raising Children

24 Oct 2014 Migration
New Zealand has been named the best place to raise a child in the Raising Children Abroad annual league table. According to the HSBC... more

Desperate employers keeping overstayers

24 Oct 2014 Migration
Desperate employers seeking to fill job shortages are keeping migrant workers who previously held a work visa in New Zealand... more

Travel

Air New Zealand's GENIUS Hobbit themed safety video

24 Oct 2014 Travel & Tourism
Giving flyers an Unexpected Journey! Elijah Wood and Sir Peter Jackson star in 'epic' Hobbit themed Air New Zealand safety video Air... more

Travel 'interns wanted' to tour 2000km of NZ

24 Oct 2014 Travel & Tourism
Forget a summer internship of fetching coffee and photocopying - a travel company is offering a $30,000, 10-day, 2000km tour of New... more

Sport

Black Sticks Women in position to win the series

25 Oct 2014 Sport
The Black Sticks Women have won 1-0 against the USA, setting up a series decider in the final test tomorrow at the Trust House... more

Kiwi to play against All Blacks in November Test Series

24 Oct 2014 Rugby
Scotland coach Vern Cotter clears out old guard and makes Grant Gilchrist captain for November Test series No place for Barclay,... more

Columns

At last! Hope for St James Theatre

24 Oct 2014 Opinion By Brian Rudman
After all the delays and stonewalling, the St James finally looks to have a future, even if it’s not clear what it will be Let's... more

Gordon Campbell: tokenism of NZ‘s role against Islamic State

23 Oct 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on the tokenism of New Zealand‘s role against Islamic State Was John Key born lucky or what? Political... more

Kiwi Success

Jim Hickey hangs up his umbrella

24 Oct 2014 People
Veteran weathercaster Jim Hickey has announced his retirement today, saying is was a tough decision. "I feel like I'm subbing off at... more

Corban honoured by Institute of Directors

17 Oct 2014 Appointments
Institute Of Directors Local businessman Brian Corban was made a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Directors yesterday, in a... more

Recruitment

UK ambulance service poaches Kiwi paramedics

24 Oct 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand paramedics are being poached by Britain's busiest ambulance service. Interviews were held in Auckland on Friday and... more

NZ job market expected to strengthen - survey

24 Oct 2014 Recruitment
The job market is expected to strengthen and potential employees are increasingly looking at staying in New Zealand for work instead... more