Travel

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

NZ one of world's least corrupt countries

4 Dec 2013 Travel & Tourism
Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia are seen as the world's most corrupt countries while Denmark and New Zealand are nearly squeaky-clean, graft watchdog Transparency International has said in a ... more

NZ home to world's best boutique villa resort

4 Dec 2013 Travel & Tourism
An exclusive retreat in Northland has taken out one of the top honours at the World Travel Awards in Qatar. Eagles Nest – which plays host to Hollywood celebs and business moguls – now boasts the... more

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News

Labour announces unemployment policy

30 Jul 2014 Politics
Labour’s intention to increase the minimum wage to two-thirds of the average wage would hurt business, cost jobs and reduce ... more

MOU signed to improve agency cooperation

30 Jul 2014 News
Police Minister Anne Tolley and Commerce Minister Craig Foss today welcomed an updated memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the... more

Business

Border system reaches further milestone

28 Jul 2014 Business News
Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today welcomed the Joint Border Management System reaching another milestone. More than 50 per cent ... more

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

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

NZ leaves lasting impression on English Premier League teams

29 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
27 Jul 2014 West Ham United may have endured a torrid time on the pitch during their time in New Zealand for the Football United... more

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

Sport

2014 GLASGOW: GOLD FOR BOYLE AND PASCOE

30 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
Auckland swimmer Lauren Boyle bounced back from last night’s disappointment to win the women’s 400m freestyle gold medal... more

2014 GLASGOW: GREAT DAY FOR MOUNTAIN BIKERS

30 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
Anton Cooper and Sam Gaze brought cheers from their New Zealand supporters when they won gold and silver in the men’s mountain... 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

200 more training places for graduate nurses

30 Jul 2014 Recruitment
Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced the government will fund up to 200 additional training places for nurse graduates next... more

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