Travel

Boy oh boy, have I got a deal for you!

24 Jul 2013 Travel & Tourism
Last week's editorial on inflight advertisements on the screens that show Air New Zealand's clever quiz for domestic flights brought some interesting responses. "We paid a lot of money for premium economy... more

Enhanced cooperation protects New Zealanders

24 Jul 2013 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government   Measures to protect New Zealanders while also making trade and travel easier were agreed at a Ministerial meeting that concluded in United States today, Justice Minister Judith... more

Auckland's first new electric train on its way

19 Jul 2013 Travel & Tourism
The first of Auckland's new electric trains is on its way to New Zealand from the Spanish factor where it was built. The train is set to arrive in early September where it will be taken to the new $100 million... more

First six months deliver strong growth for tourism

19 Jul 2013 Travel & Tourism
Tourism New Zealand   The first half of 2013 has delivered strong international visitor arrivals and set a solid base for the winter season, says Tourism New Zealand.   Figures released today report... more

Government House Visitor Centre marks milestone

19 Jul 2013 Travel & Tourism
Government House The Government House Visitor Centre marked a significant milestone with it recording its 1000th visitor today (19 July 2013). Since the appointment of the Visitor Centre co-ordinator in February... more

Spend tourism money on innovation instead: Treasury report

18 Jul 2013 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   Spend tourism money on innovation instead, Treasury told govt July 18 (BusinessDesk) – The government’s $40 million a year tourism spending boost was a waste by comparison... more

Sunbathing at tropical Palm Cove north of Cairns a no-brainer

16 Jul 2013 Travel & Tourism By Kip Brook
Heading to Cairns to dodge a chunk of one of the coldest New Zealand winters is a no-brainer.   From minus three degrees to 27-31Cdegrees and still and sunny in the tropics was heaven, almost like a dream; but... more

Steady trading enjoyed by Central Park hoteliers

16 Jul 2013 Travel & Tourism
Tourism Industry Association Numerous events and a long hot summer meant Central Park hotels enjoyed increased occupancy and steady room rates compared to the same time last year. New figures presented at the... more

Passengers evacuated from Auckland Airport

15 Jul 2013 Travel & Tourism
Passengers were evacuated from an Auckland Airport terminal last night after smoke from a small fire activated a sprinkler system. An airport spokeswoman said the departures lounge was evacuated shortly before... more

Toys part of the fun at Highwic these holidays

15 Jul 2013 Travel & Tourism
Historic Places Trust MEDIA RELEASE Toys part of the fun at Highwic these holidays Bored school children will be able to enjoy doing something a little different at Highwic these school holidays. Master toymaker... more

Simplified departure card introduced

15 Jul 2013 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government   Simplified departure card introduced Statistics Minister Maurice Williamson says a new departure card is in circulation from today.   The simplified form features seven fewer... more

Record increase in Great Walk use

14 Jul 2013 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Hon Nick Smith Minister of Conservation The number of people doing New Zealand’s nine Great Walks has increased by a record 7500 in the past year, Conservation Minister Dr Nick ... more

Wellington Airport 2013 returns within regulator guidelines

11 Jul 2013 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   Wellington Airport keeps 2013 returns within regulator’s guidelines, engages with carriers over fees By Paul McBeth July 11 (BusinessDesk) - Wellington International Airport,... more

Few companies are rushing to invest in Europe

11 Jul 2013 Travel & Tourism
Federation of European Employers Few companies are rushing to invest in Europe, in spite of early signs of an economic upturn. In a month when the EU welcomed another member state and the way was opened for ... more

Wild West opening up to tourism opportunities

11 Jul 2013 Travel & Tourism
"Thank you Mr Farmer for letting us sleep in your hay." Facilities planned to cater for more visitors will keep special heritage values in mind Ken Turner shows the pencilled message that two German trampers wrote... more

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News

ACT Speech: Three Strikes For Burglary, Three Years Jail

21 Apr 2014 Politics
DR JAMIE WHYTE, ACT LEADER Last year there were more than 52,000 reported burglaries. According to the Treasury, for every 10... more

Tariana Turia: Labour doesn’t deserve our vote

20 Apr 2014 Politics
Maori Party Co-leader Tariana Turia told TVNZ’s Q+A programme that Labour doesn’t deserve the Maori vote. ‘I... 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

Kia Magic claim hard-fought win over Mystics

21 Apr 2014 Netball
Official Result: Kia Magic (56) defeated Northern Mystics (50) Kia Magic were forced to repel a spirited Northern Mystics challenge... more

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

Columns

Mind-set, meaning and moderation in optimal health

20 Apr 2014 Column By Tricia Alach
The holistic helper's guide to Wellness: Part Two   To misquote Aristotle ‘We are what we repeatedly do, wellness then is... more

Prime Minister John Key Notes - Rebuild gaining momentum

20 Apr 2014 Column
  Every time I visit Canterbury I am struck by the changes I see and inspired by the resolve of the region's people. Today was... 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