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  • Kiwi boutique lodges on 'world's best' list
    A boutique hotel on the edge of the Waipoua Forest and a remote, seafront luxury lodge in the Wairarapa have been recognised by a leading travel guide as among the best in the world. Fodor's Travel has ranked both the Waipoua Lodge...
    Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 +1200

  • It's 3D Hill thanks to Google
    Los Angeles, London, Paris, Rome, now Auckland. Internet search giant Google yesterday added New Zealand's biggest city to its growing list of international locations with 3D maps that allow users to experience "virtual travel" from...
    Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:01:14 +1200

  • Balance of payments deficit hits cyclical low point
    The annual deficit in New Zealand's dealings with the rest of the world fell, in line with consensus forecasts, to 2.5 percent of gross domestic product in the year to June 30, hitting what economists expect will prove to be a cyclical...
    Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:03:05 +1200

  • Making Megaships - how the biggest cruise ships are built
    Growing near Papenburg in inland Germany is out-of-season produce in glasshouses, maize, dairy cows and some of the biggest and most sophisticated cruise ships in the world.The latest and the biggest to be built in the centuries'...
    Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:06:35 +1200

  • We're not the cowboys, say tour operators
    Rob Fort's guided fishing business in Coromandel has helped put New Zealand on the map. But from November 1, he says, he will no longer take tourists out on the water because of the high cost of new safety audits.The regulations...
    Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:00:00 +1200

    
Destination New Zealand
  • Five top weekend half-day walks
    Confession time: I am addicted to walking. Not the usual everyday stroll up the road for coffee, but real walks out of the city where reconnection with remote, primeval New Zealand is on the cards.The trouble is that thing called...
    Sun, 21 Sep 2014 08:00:00 +1200

  • Kiwi boutique lodges on 'world's best' list
    A boutique hotel on the edge of the Waipoua Forest and a remote, seafront luxury lodge in the Wairarapa have been recognised by a leading travel guide as among the best in the world. Fodor's Travel has ranked both the Waipoua Lodge...
    Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:33:36 +1200

  • Kia ora: Otorohanga
    Where is it? In the King Country, 53km south of Hamilton or two hours' drive from Auckland Origin of name: Thought to mean "food eked out" based on the legend of a chief who, when travelling to Taupo, carried only a smal
    Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:30:00 +1200

  • Bay of Plenty: Eco hunting lodge is the tops
    Nestled in two and a half thousand acres of 800 year old native forest, Treetops Lodge & Estate is about as hidden away as it's possible to get. It's less than half an hour's drive
    Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:00:00 +1200

  • Otago: Best foot forward
    The bitterly cold wind blows powdery snow around my feet and floats across the ground like a snake. I am fully dressed in my protective ski gear, but when the wind hits the only exposed skin - my face - it stings. It could be an...
    Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 +1200

  • Central North Island: Road to family adventure
    The Travel Editor wants me to write 1000 words on that Rotorua/Ruapehu trip," I told my wife."I can write it in two," she said. "Never again."Of course it had its stresses, but this was the family road trip of a lifetime. Thankfully...
    Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:00:00 +1200

    
Business travel
  • Qatar Airways gets its first A380 superjumbo
    Qatar Airways has taken delivery of its first double decker Airbus A380 after a delay of several months.The 517-seat plane is the first of 10 the airline has on order.Doha-based Qatar had planned to start services in May but a...
    Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:25:47 +1200

  • Making Megaships - how the biggest cruise ships are built
    Growing near Papenburg in inland Germany is out-of-season produce in glasshouses, maize, dairy cows and some of the biggest and most sophisticated cruise ships in the world.The latest and the biggest to be built in the centuries'...
    Sat, 13 Sep 2014 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