New data provides insight into tourism

30 Aug 2013 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Hon Chris TremainAssociate Minister of Tourism Key information on where and how visitors are spending their money is now available to the tourism industry as part of a new data collection... more

thl Strategic Decisions Delivering Results

29 Aug 2013 NZ Tourism
Tourism Holdings Limited • Operating Profit Before Financing Costs and Tax (EBIT) of $14.6 million in line with guidance • New Zealand merger with KEA Campers & United Campervans fully ... more

Weak Aussie demand weighs on Tourism Holdings earnings

29 Aug 2013 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   Tourism Holdings says annual earnings fell 11 percent to $14.6 million on weak demand in Australia By Tina Morrison Aug 29 (BusinessDesk) – Tourism Holdings, which merged its... more

Tourism Holdings appoints Rob Campbell as new chairman

28 Aug 2013 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   Tourism Holdings appoints Rob Campbell as new chairman Aug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Tourism Holdings has appointed Rob Campbell as its new chairman effective from tomorrow, just four... more

Advertising watchdog defends 100% Pure catchphrase

27 Aug 2013 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand's advertising watchdog is backing Tourism New Zealand's 100% Pure catch-phrase - refusing to uphold a complaint against the slogan which alleged it was "misleading' and... more

July arrivals deliver strong low-season for tourism industry

21 Aug 2013 Travel & Tourism
Tourism New Zealand 21 July, 2013 July arrivals deliver strong low-season for tourism industry Growth in international visitor arrivals during July has delivered a strong start to the winter season for the... more

Auckland Airport sees growth luring Asian travellers

21 Aug 2013 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   Auckland Airport sees growth luring Asian travellers, tapping landbank By Paul McBeth Aug. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland International Airport aims to grow earnings by up to 11... more

Tourism opportunities with FIFA U-20 World Cup

15 Aug 2013 Travel & Tourism
Tourism New Zealand For immediate release Thursday 15 August, 2013 Tourism opportunities from North to South with FIFA U-20 World Cup Tourism New Zealand is once again preparing to use a major international... more

NZ updates Tonga travel advisory

10 Aug 2013 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Hon Murray McCullyMinister of Foreign Affairs 10 August 2013     NZ updates Tonga travel advisory Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and... more

UK & Canada to Protest Mugabe’s UN Tourism Summit

9 Aug 2013 Travel & Tourism
UN Watch NGO Applauds UK & Canada for Protesting Mugabe’s UN Tourism Summit Geneva, August 8 2013 – The non-governmental advocacy group UN Watch welcomed reports that Britain and Canada will not ... more

Computer outage grounds flights worldwide

6 Aug 2013 Travel & Tourism
A computer system used by more than 400 airlines has suffered an outage and could cause travel chaos around the world, according to reports. Reservation system Sabre went down this afternoon. The company confirmed... more

Three NZ cities named 'world’s friendliest'

2 Aug 2013 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand towns and cities have taken out three spots on a list of the world’s friendliest places to visit. Conde Nast Traveller magazine revealed the world’s 20 “most affable” cities ... more

Emirates Celebrating First 10 Years In New Zealand - Special Offers

2 Aug 2013 Travel & Tourism
Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, is about to celebrate the 10th anniversary of services to New Zealand with special fares and rewards. “We have had a fantastic decade of growth... more

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Better government digital services on way as plan approved

31 Jul 2014 News
All government agencies now have a shared plan to deliver more and better digital public services. Eight agencies have been working... more

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


NZ exporters should think premium in targeting China

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ exporters should market more premium products to boost China sales, Boyd says By Tina Morrison July ... more

PledgeMe, Snowball Effect gain equity crowd-funding licences

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   FMA approves equity crowdfunding licence to PledgeMe and Snowball Effect By Suze Metherell July 31 ... more


Kiwi Beer and Cider to Star at Edinburgh Festival

31 Jul 2014 Food & Wine
Iconic Kiwi beer and cider brands, Monteith’s and Old Mout, will take centre stage at the 2014 Edinburgh International... more

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 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


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


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



31 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
With four days of competition remaining, New Zealand has already equalled its medal haul from four years ago in Delhi, after another... more

2014 Commonwealth Games: ADAMS FIRST TO 600 - OF COURSE!

31 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
In the end it came down to a race between two of the more physically imposing members of the New Zealand team – shot putter... more


Work, wellbeing and dharma

31 Jul 2014 Column By Tricia Alach
The Holistic Helper's Guide to Wellbeing and Work: Part 9 Ironically enough, the idea for this article came just as I was putting the... more

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

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


3K to Christchurch working for Jobseekers

31 Jul 2014 Recruitment
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says 157 people across the country have so far taken up the Government’s 3K to ... more

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