Travel

Minister’s visit to strengthen tourism links with China

8 Sep 2013 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Hon Chris Tremain Associate Minister of Tourism 8 September 2013 Media Statement     Minister’s visit to strengthen tourism links with China Associate Tourism ... more

Specialist tourism team to entice world's big spenders

6 Sep 2013 Travel & Tourism
Tourism New Zealand is gearing up to sell the luxury end of the market as operators in the sector say high-spending tourists are not being picked up in statistics. Those in the luxury bracket spend an average of... more

Air NZ boosts charter flights to Japan

6 Sep 2013 Travel & Tourism
Air New Zealand is putting on more charter flights to Japan over summer that will more than double the number of Japanese visitors to New Zealand compared to last year's programme. It will run 29 charter... more

Australian regulator won’t stop Air NZ lifting Virgin stake

5 Sep 2013 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   Australian regulator won’t stop Air NZ lifting Virgin stake Sept. 5 (BusinessDesk) - The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission won’t stop national carrier Air... more

Holiday idea's - Custom cruising

4 Sep 2013 Travel & Tourism
In the fastest-growing sector of the tourism industry it's no longer one size fits all: there's a cruise out there for everyone, whatever your personality and preferences. Armchair explorer Matthew Flinders did... more

Air NZ shakes up regional services

4 Sep 2013 NZ Tourism
Air New Zealand has announced a major shake-up of its regional services, including an end to all Wairarapa services, fewer flights from Wanganui and a boost to its Rotorua services. The airline said the changes,... more

Utilico sells Tourism Holdings stake for $5.7 mln

3 Sep 2013 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   Utilico sells Tourism Holdings stake for $5.7 mln Sept. 3 (BusinessDesk) - Utilico Investments, a UK investor managed by Infratil director Duncan Saville’s ICM, has sold its... more

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

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News

Teachers support $359m initiative

22 Aug 2014 News
Education Minister Hekia Parata has today welcomed an agreement with the union representing around 18,000 secondary school teachers... more

New military pilot training aircraft arrive in NZ

22 Aug 2014 News
Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman says the arrival of the first two new Air Force T-6C pilot training aircraft is an important... more

Business

UPDATE: Tower's minimum solvency reduced as claims progress

22 Aug 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
Tower's minimum solvency reduced as Canterbury claims progress Aug. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Tower's minimum solvency margin has been ... more

Airways sees 27% gain in 2015 profit, misses 2014 target

20 Aug 2014 Business News
By Tina Morrison Aug. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Airways Corp. of New Zealand expects to boost profit 27 percent this year, after missing... more

Living

INXS Kicks in the TV Ratings, Tops the NZ Album Charts

22 Aug 2014 Entertainment
Mediaworks MEDIA RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday 22 August, 2014 INXS Kicks in the TV Ratings, Tops the NZ Album ... more

The Rock’s Bryce Casey to Bowl 55-Hours Non-Stop

22 Aug 2014 Lifestyle
The Rock’s Bryce Casey to Bowl 55-Hours Non-Stop for Cure Kids Red Nose Day Appeal It’s been 10 years since The... more

Property

House sales down as winter cools market - REINZ

14 Aug 2014 Property
New Zealand house sales fell in July as winter cooled the appetite of house hunters while a drop in properties selling for $400,000... more

NZ property values rise at slowest annual pace in 13 months

7 Aug 2014 Property By Paul McBeth
Aug. 7 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand property values rose at the slowest annual pace in 13 months in July as rising interest rates,... more

Migration

Who's living next door to you?

20 Aug 2014 Migration
Statistics NZ puts out detailed data on different ethnic groups, down to the 108 people from the Isle of Man. Did you know there are... more

NZ population growth speeds up

14 Aug 2014 Migration
New Zealand's climb to 4.5 million people has been faster in the past year than it has in any other year in the past decade,... more

Travel

Auckland 10th most liveable city - again

19 Aug 2014 Travel & Tourism
Auckland has again been ranked the tenth most liveable city in the world. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released its... more

Air NZ Dreamliner to be put on show

15 Aug 2014 Travel & Tourism
An Air New Zealand Dreamliner is to be put on show at a famous air show next week. The Boeing 787-9 aircraft will be exhibited to... more

Sport

Draw has put All Blacks on edge - McCaw

22 Aug 2014 Rugby
Richie McCaw has compared the build-up to tomorrow's Bledisloe Cup test to the one which came following the All Blacks' thrashing at... more

Haier Pulse Secures Silver Fern Jodi Brown

22 Aug 2014 Netball
The Haier Pulse has added Silver Fern Jodi Brown to the roster for the 2015 ANZ Championship, following her return from an extended ... more

Columns

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Doing Justice to the Election

19 Aug 2014 Opinion
Opinion - Martin Doyle   Martin Doyle Cartoon: Doing Justice to the Election Given the dirty politics that have been exposed in... more

Gordon Campbell on no more Mr Nice Guy

19 Aug 2014 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on no more Mr Nice Guy by Gordon Campbell When future historians seek to identify... more

Kiwi Success

The duo behind NZ's hottest new label

20 Aug 2014 People
We're expecting big things from Harman Grubisa, the new label from Auckland-based friends Madeleine Harman (right) and Jessica... more

Victoria announces new strategic appointments

11 Aug 2014 Appointments
Victoria University of Wellington has announced the appointment of New Zealand’s first Provost, Professor Neil... more

Recruitment

High dollar, hands-off Govt sends workers to dole queue

22 Aug 2014 Recruitment
The loss of up to 100 jobs at Croxley stationery in Auckland is devastating news for their families and the local Avondale... more

On track to surplus, more jobs, higher incomes

19 Aug 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand is on track to Budget surplus this year, backed by good growth, more jobs and higher incomes under the ... more