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  • Air China's Auckland-Beijing service valued at $200m
    Competition for air travel between New Zealand and China is set to intensify with plans by Air China to fly daily direct flights between Auckland and Beijing this year.The airline yesterday released details of a proposed deal with...
    Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Which NZ city has made it to Monopoly?
    New Zealand has made it on to the Monopoly map for the first time, beating 60 other major cities for a coveted coloured spot. Popular South Island ski town, Queenstown, earned a Light Blue position on the famous board of the new...
    Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:20:00 +1200

Destination New Zealand
  • Kia ora: Shannon
    Where is it? In the Horowhenua District on State Highway 57, 10 minutes from Foxton and Levin, 30 minutes south of Palmerston North. Origin of name: The town was founded on March 8, 1887 and named for George Vance Shanno
    Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:30:00 +1200

  • Daytripper: Mt Eden
    It was so hot recently we couldn't bear it a moment longer. The tide was wrong for a city swim and we didn't care for a long drive or a public pool so, to beat the heatwave, we had a brainwave: we'd go to Eden Garden. These award-winning...
    Sun, 22 Mar 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Franklin: Go (south) west
    What rural region, about 50km from central Auckland, boasts rolling hills, food producers, wineries and a busy weekend market, a fascinating history, parks and beaches, and the opportunity to have a romantic escape? If you're thinking...
    Sat, 21 Mar 2015 10:00:00 +1200

  • Hamilton: All about the Glow
    Our children, aged 5 and 8, know we're heading somewhere fun when a green bus pulls up to the stop with the word "balloons" as its destination. We hop on board, surrounded by excited people, overloaded with camping chairs, picnic...
    Sat, 21 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +1200

  • Room check: Rendezvous Hotel, Auckland CBD
    Getting there? The Rendezvous is right in the heart of the CBD and has all dining, entertainment and shopping needs on its doorstep. It takes about 30 minutes to get there from the airport by shuttle and if you are travelling by...
    Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:00:00 +1200

  • Whakatane: Sunshine capital full of surprises
    Legend has it a fish once leapt into the lap of a kayaker in Ohiwa Harbour. It was quite the surprise for the unsuspecting woman, our guide for the morning tells us.She got rather more than she bargained for, he agrees.Most visitors...
    Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:00:00 +1200

  • Kia ora: Eketahuna
    Where is it? On the banks of the Makakahi River in the Tararua District, 42km north of Masterton. Origin of name: Settled in 1872, the town was originally called Mellenskov, which is Scandinavian for "heart of the forest
    Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:30:00 +1200

Business travel
  • Cathay Pacific eyeing premium market
    Cathay Pacific plans to fly the latest widebody plane from Hong Kong to Auckland later next year.The airline has finalised the interior configuration for the Airbus A350XWB and an executive said the new planes were on course to...
    Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Small luxury cruise line scouting locations for 2016
    A team is in New Zealand scouting shore experiences for the latest boutique cruise ship operator to arrive in this region.For the first time, boutique cruise line Azamara Club Cruises will deploy ships to New Zealand from next year...
    Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • AirAsia eyes NZ return
    AirAsia is keen to fly from New Zealand to Australia to connect with services to Asia, which could mean more bargain fares for holidaymakers.The low-cost carrier's chief executive, Tony Fernandes, said he hoped to launch services...
    Fri, 13 Mar 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • $26b cost of HK expansion worries airlines
    Airlines have welcomed plans to build a third runway at Hong Kong Airport but are worried about how it will be paid for.The airport, under pressure from other Asian and Middle Eastern hubs, is still seen as a critical link in global...
    Wed, 11 Mar 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Emirates study shows airline pouring billions into European GDP
    An Emirates-commissioned study of the airline's contribution to Europe finds it has contributed 6.8 billion ($10 billion) of the EU's gross domestic product and spends 175 million on sponsorships across 15 countries.Rival airlines...
    Wed, 11 Mar 2015 05:00:00 +1200

NZI Business National Confrence Discussed
The prospect of a new government backed national convention centre is likely to be the key…
Tue, Jun 22 2010 07:30:00 +1200