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  • Special kiwi service for stranded tourist
    A tearful Japanese tourist who missed her bus outside a rural New Zealand cave attraction is overwhelmed by the kindness of local people who came to her aid.They even paid for a taxi to the nearest train station 14km away and a...
    Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • SkyCity convention centre design 'looks like a beached ship'
    The revamped design of the contentious SkyCity convention centre has divided critics, with one urban design expert saying it looks like "a ship beached up on Nelson St".The latest design plans were released today by Economic Development...
    Tue, 26 May 2015 19:14:31 +1200

  • SkyCity Convention Centre design unveiled: smaller but it will still cost at least $430m
    It will be smaller, more expensive and have a reduced capacity - but those behind the International Convention Centre say it will return much the same economic benefits and provide even more jobs.They also confirmed no new economic...
    Tue, 26 May 2015 08:46:16 +1200

  • Leipzig chance for NZ: Bridges
    Transport Minister Simon Bridges takes over as head of the International Transport Forum as the organisation tackles ways to boost global trade and tourism at its annual gathering in Leipzig, Germany.The presidency of the OECD-backed...
    Mon, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Border tax at odds with Bridges' liberalised travel message
    The announcement of plans to impose an "Anti-Travel Tax" came at an unfortunate time for Transport Minister Simon Bridges.Just as he was packing his bags to head for Leipzig to lead an international forum aimed at making trade and...
    Mon, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Equitise raises $300k for annuities company
    Crowdfunding platform Equitise is celebrating the success of its second capital raising campaign after Retirement Income Group hit its minimum target of $250,000 this morning.The offer, which launched on May 13 and closes later...
    Fri, 22 May 2015 11:23:55 +1200

  • Budget 2015: Tourism industry blindsided by new travel levy
    Airlines and tourist businesses are disappointed at a border levy that will push up the cost of a return flight out of New Zealand by around $22.Travellers arriving in New Zealand will face a $16 per head levy from January next...
    Thu, 21 May 2015 16:38:39 +1200

  • Budget 2015: Surprise new travel levy
    The cost of international travel will likely go up after today's Budget contained a surprise border clearance levy.New Zealanders heading and returning from overseas - as well as foreign visitors - are likely to be stung with the...
    Thu, 21 May 2015 14:14:06 +1200

  • Chinese tourists to NZ rise to an annual record
    Chinese tourists visiting New Zealand rose to an annual record in April, helping push total visitor arrivals to a new high.Visitor numbers from China rose 26 per cent to a record 302,128 in the year through April, Statistics New...
    Thu, 21 May 2015 13:00:00 +1200

  • NZ migration rises to new annual record in April
    New Zealand migration rose to a new annual record in April, as more students arrived from India and China and fewer locals left for Australia.The country had a net gain of 56,800 migrants in the year through April, ahead of the...
    Thu, 21 May 2015 11:41:09 +1200

    
Destination New Zealand
  • North Shore: Kick off your tour
    With the Fifa U-20 World Cup based at North Harbour's QBE Stadium for the next three weeks, now is a great opportunity to explore the Shore.It is said that there are two types of Aucklanders: those who live on the Shore, and those...
    Sat, 30 May 2015 09:00:00 +1200

  • Auckland: Tales of the city come alive
    Next time you're standing atop the trig platform at Mt Eden (Maungawhau), spare a thought for Tom.He was a 3-year-old elephant that arrived in Auckland via India and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) with Prince Alfred, the son of Queen Victoria,...
    Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Kia Ora: Woodville
    Where is it? In the Tararua District in the lower North Island, two hours from Wellington and 25km east of Palmerston North, lies the charming town of Woodville. Origin of name: Built as the third of the Scandinavian Rd
    Fri, 29 May 2015 09:30:00 +1200

  • Skiing: What's new on Ruapehu?
    Looking for adventure this winter? Mt Ruapehu is hard to pass up for winter sports.While Whakapapa and Turoa skif
    Fri, 29 May 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Fiordland: Tramping with all the trimmings
    True-blue trampers are not accustomed to being plied with fine cuisine and wine at the end of a day of hiking in the great outdoors.After an invigorating cold wash and a change of socks, we usually hover over a tiny gas burner in...
    Tue, 26 May 2015 12:00:00 +1200

  • Auckland: Fancy free Sundays
    Money tight? Looking for something to do without spending money today? Auckland is just the place for you.To do all the free things in our city you'd need a lifetime of weekends. So open your door, get out and try something new...
    Sun, 24 May 2015 09:00:00 +1200

  • Auckland: Birds and the bees
    I really need to get myself an anorak. Perhaps even a scruffy notebook and a pair of binoculars, as I think I am turning into a twitcher.I'll blame Tristan Cullen of Habitat Tours .
    Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 +1200

    
Business travel
  • Air NZ opens 'ground breaking' Sydney lounge
    Air New Zealand has opened a new lounge it describes as ground breaking at Sydney Airport but hasn't had to impose a dress code.The revamped space is part of a $40 million upgrade of the airline's lounges at the busiest ports that...
    Fri, 22 May 2015 14:27:56 +1200

  • Budget 2015: Tourism industry blindsided by new travel levy
    Airlines and tourist businesses are disappointed at a border levy that will push up the cost of a return flight out of New Zealand by around $22.Travellers arriving in New Zealand will face a $16 per head levy from January next...
    Thu, 21 May 2015 16:38:39 +1200

  • Budget 2015: Surprise new travel levy
    The cost of international travel will likely go up after today's Budget contained a surprise border clearance levy.New Zealanders heading and returning from overseas - as well as foreign visitors - are likely to be stung with the...
    Thu, 21 May 2015 14:14:06 +1200

  • Airport's app takes trouble out of travel
    Auckland Airport has teamed up with TripIt to introduce an app that will help visitors move through the airport.TripIt is a cloud-based travel organising tool with about 11 million users worldwide and in association with the airport's...
    Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Tourism call for training boost
    With tourism aiming to topple dairy as the nation's biggest export earner, a tourist industry group wants more thought given to where funding is spent rather than wanting more direct cash from the Budget.In one pre-Budget announcement...
    Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Air NZ unveils cheap Texas tickets
    Air New Zealand has just released its first fares on its new Auckland - Houston service, with introductory prices of $699 one-way.The airline is due to start flying to Houston from December 15 this year , with five return services...
    Wed, 20 May 2015 04:00:23 +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