Travel

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

Chinese tourists boost spending by $500m

27 Oct 2013 Travel & Tourism
Big growth in the number of Chinese visitors to New Zealand helped boost overall tourist spending by half a billion dollars last year, latest figures show. Domestic and international tourists spent a combined $23.9... more

England: Land of glory left by ice

27 Oct 2013 Travel & Tourism
The English get very excited about the Lake District. They speak with pride about the region's natural beauty and are quick to suggest hidden gems to visit. But a Kiwi traveller to the UK may want to seek culture... more

Canterbury tourism gets funding boost

24 Oct 2013 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Hon Chris TremainAssociate Minister of Tourism 24 October 2013 Canterbury tourism gets funding boost Associate Tourism Minister Chris Tremain today announced a funding package to support... more

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News

15,000 fewer people dependent on benefits

17 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government 15,000 fewer people dependent on benefits Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says the latest benefit ... more

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

Business

Air NZ says claims withdrawn as other airlines settle in Oz

17 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Air New Zealand says claims withdrawn as other airlines settle over cargo cartel, seeks costs April 17 ... more

Genesis Energy soars on debut, other gen-taliers rise

17 Apr 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
  Genesis Energy soars on debut, leading fellow energy companies higher April 17 (BusinessDesk) – Shares in the partially... more

Living

The Taite Music Prize: IMNZ announces this years winner

17 Apr 2014 Entertainment
The winner of the fourth annual Taite Music Prize 2013 is Lorde for her album ‘Pure Heroine’ released on Universal Music... more

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

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

Dan Carter: All Blacks's goal is back-to-back World Cups

17 Apr 2014 Rugby By Oliver Brown
New Zealand No 10 is loving his sabbatical, including a trip to the Masters, however his only motive is to return fit and fresh for... more

Seeds March to Quarters at Skycity NZ Badminton Open

17 Apr 2014 Sport
TOP SEEDS CONTINUE MARCH TO QUARTER FINALS AT SKYCITY NZ BADMINTON OPEN Top seeds dominated in this morning’s 3rd round... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell: drone strikes & Judith Collins‘ last stand

17 Apr 2014 Opinion
Reportedly, US drone operators refer to their kills as "bug splat” - mainly because when the carnage is viewed on their... more

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

Kiwi Success

BNZ names Anthony Healy as new CEO, replacing Thorburn

17 Apr 2014 Appointments
April 17 (BusinessDesk) – Bank of New Zealand, the local unit of Australia’s third-biggest mortgage lender, named the... more

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

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