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  • Annual migration hits record high
    New Zealand's annual net migration rose to another record in January as fewer locals departed for Australia, while Indian student numbers continued to bolster the influx of new arrivals.The country's net inflow of new migrants rose...
    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:24:26 +1200

  • Qantas back in black with $367m profit turnaround
    Qantas has turned around heavy losses to report a A$367 million underlying profit before tax for the six months to December 31.In the prior corresponding period the airline - which operates the Qantas and Jetstar brands -...
    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:39:41 +1200

  • Chris Roberts: Make roads safer without tests for foreign drivers
    It has been a tragic summer on New Zealand roads.The Christmas-New Year road toll was the worst for 17 years, prompting soul-searching among the authorities.For the past few months we have seen a stream of headlines about crashes...
    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:34:31 +1200

  • Air New Zealand promises cheaper deals
    Air New Zealand is promising more discounted fares as it adds hundreds of thousands of extra seats to its network where travel agents say price competition is already fierce.The airline says it will add 12 per cent capacity across...
    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Air NZ soars on stronger outlook
    A surging Air New Zealand stands to benefit from lower fuel prices next year by up to $249 million but must now fend off growing competition from other airlines also enjoying lower oil prices.The airline yesterday announced a 20...
    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Carrier rides wave with TV crime drama
    Hawaiian Airlines has had a relationship with TV programme Hawaii Five-0 for the past five years.Its aircraft are seen in opening credits of the remake of the classic crime drama series and chief executive Mark Dunkerley has made...
    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:30:00 +1200

  • Hawaiian hedges bets on fuel for long term gain
    Falling fuel prices are causing a headwind for Hawaiian Airlines as lower oil costs impact on carriers differently.Not only is the Honolulu-based airline hedged and not yet taking full advantage of low prices, it has been hit by...
    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:00:00 +1200

  • Air NZ says cheaper fares could be coming (+Video)
    Air New Zealand says a surge in capacity this year will help lead to lower airfares.The airline is boosting the number of seats by just under 12 per cent for the remainder of this financial year around the Pacific Rim and on domestic...
    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:03:15 +1200

  • Hawaiian Airlines ponders NZ flight expansion
    Hawaiian Airlines hopes to step up the number of flights to New Zealand.The Honolulu-based airline has been flying to Auckland for just on two years and president and chief executive Mark Dunkerley said it would weigh up increasing...
    Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:30:37 +1200

  • It's a 'major scandal': Local politicians criticise Auckland Council's overseas postings
    Auckland's local politicians have rounded on overseas postings created by the Auckland Council's economic development arm, one even labelling it a 'major scandal'.On Saturday, the Herald revealed that Auckland Tourism, Events and...
    Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Hobbiton's cruise control
    Matamata's Hobbiton movie set last night hosted a group of international cruise customers accompanied by some Hobbit cast and crew.Crystal Cruises chose Hobbiton to host its 25th anniversary celebrations for 500-plus clientele,...
    Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +1200

    
Destination New Zealand
  • Room check: Quality Hotel Oceans, Tutukaka
    Getting there: A long drive from Hamilton, the road trip up north to Tutukaka stretched out to six hours (instead of four and a half) because of Auckland Anniversary Weekend traffic, several toilet stops for a young child, and lunch...
    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:00:00 +1200

  • Kia ora: Waipukurau
    Where is it: In Central Hawkes Bay, 50km southwest of Hastings on the banks of the Tukituki River. Origin of name: Wai is for water and pukurau is a type of fungus that grows around Lake Hatuma on the outskirts of town.
    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:30:00 +1200

  • Nelson: Brewing dynasty is hops mad
    The Founders Heritage Park and Hop Museum has been described as the end of Nelson's craft brew trail, but it's also the beginning.Founders Brewery owner and head brewer John Duncan greets me inside the huge former grain-cutting...
    Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +1200

  • Waitakere: Good as Goldie
    On the way to Goldie Bush we pass farmland, honesty boxes selling eggs, lambs bouncing around well-maintained gardens and neat rows of plants, as well as a trekking business called The Karma Llamas.Minutes away, surf is crashing...
    Sun, 22 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +1200

  • Auckland: We're all in a spin
    New Zealand has just recovered from its last major epidemic of sports fever, and now it's sweeping the country again. This summer, New Zealand has gone cricket crazy, as we co-host the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.Next Saturday it's...
    Sat, 21 Feb 2015 12:00:00 +1200

  • Hamilton: 'Tron appetit
    Hamilton's slogan in the 90s was "Hamilton -- Where It's Happening", and although much mockery was made at the time, it has proved to be just a bit ahead of its time. Because these days, there is an awful lot happening in Hamilton....
    Sat, 21 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +1200

  • Waitawa: Newest park a welcome addition
    Auckland's regional parks are one of the best parts of living in this city.The latest park to open -- and the last one for a while, as there have been no regional park purchases since Super City amalgamation -- is Waitawa, opened...
    Sat, 21 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Kia ora: Raglan
    Where is it? On the west coast of the Waikato region, 48km west of Hamilton, 150km from Auckland. Origin of name: Originally known as Whaingaroa, Maori for Long Pursuit, the name Raglan was taken on in 1858 in honour of
    Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:30:00 +1200

    
Business travel
  • Boeing lines up buyers for old, overweight Dreamliners
    Boeing has lined up buyers for 10 of the early, overweight 787 Dreamliners whose years in storage made them emblems of the jet's factory woes and a drag on profit, say people with knowledge of the plans.The planes, dubbed "terrible...
    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:41:37 +1200

  • Safety of staff when travelling overseas comes within new rules
    Businesses are being warned of tougher rules covering staff safety when they're travelling on business. The looming changes to workplace rules in the Health and Safety Reform Bill were spurred by the Pike River Mine disaster and Flight...
    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:45:00 +1200

  • Carrier rides wave with TV crime drama
    Hawaiian Airlines has had a relationship with TV programme Hawaii Five-0 for the past five years.Its aircraft are seen in opening credits of the remake of the classic crime drama series and chief executive Mark Dunkerley has made...
    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:30:00 +1200

  • Hawaiian hedges bets on fuel for long term gain
    Falling fuel prices are causing a headwind for Hawaiian Airlines as lower oil costs impact on carriers differently.Not only is the Honolulu-based airline hedged and not yet taking full advantage of low prices, it has been hit by...
    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:00:00 +1200

  • NZ a standout destination in luxury network
    The head of one of the world's top luxury travel networks says New Zealand is leading the way in appealing to high-end travellers who are flocking to this country.Virtuoso, with more than 9000 travel advisers around the globe and...
    Wed, 18 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Virgin tipped to reap more fuel savings in second half
    Virgin Australia is tipped to benefit more from fuel savings in the year's second half after reporting a sharp upturn in its latest trading update.The airline will offer more on its results from the year's first six months tomorrow...
    Wed, 18 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Flying palace plan vanishes into thin air
    Airbus' plan to sell an A380 superjumbo fitted out as a "flying palace" has evaporated after the deal was discreetly cancelled.The Toulouse, France-based manufacturer disclosed last week that the contract, placed in 2007, was dropped...
    Wed, 18 Feb 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