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  • NZ dollar down, hotel room charges up
    The falling New Zealand dollar will boost tourism and could enable hotel operators to increase prices.Tourism Export Council chief executive Lesley Immink said the declining currency might not bring a greater number of visitors...
    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:00:00 +1200

Destination New Zealand
  • Daytripper: Stand-up paddleboarding at Matakana
    It is no wonder stand-up paddle boarding has taken off as a way to enjoy the ocean: it's fun, it's great for you (check out your abs after you've been at it a while) and it's relatively simple to get the hang of. If you have spent...
    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 12:00:00 +1200

  • Waiheke Island: Wind down on Waiheke
    Spaniel Man is feeling expansive. It could be the beer in his hand, it could be the glorious summer evening on Little Oneroa Beach, it could be the happy smiles of the wedding party posing for photos on the sand. Turns out it's...
    Sun, 01 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +1200

  • Rotorua: A chance to spin your wheels
    You can sense the excitement building in Rotorua as March's five-day Crankworx festival approaches. But that buzz doesn't belong just to the cycling community and fans. As well as the talent on the track at the international event...
    Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +1200

  • Room check: Kinloch Lodge, Glenorchy
    Location? Kinloch is a tiny settlement at the top of beautiful Lake Wakatipu which houses nothing else except the lodge, a jetty, a few houses and a rough area for camping. And this is precisely why you come here. Check-in expe...
    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:00:00 +1200

  • Kia ora: Waihi
    Where is it? In the Bay of Plenty, about a two-hour drive southeast of Auckland. Origin of name: Maori for "water gushing out" or "bubbling water". Population: 4700. Town slogan: Waih
    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:30:00 +1200

  • TranzAlpine track: A tale of two countries
    Crossing the South Island on the TranzAlpine feels like a journey from one New Zealand to another.In the dry east, every acre, every plant and every drop of water seems to have been bullied into servitude - farming, crops, industry,...
    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:00:00 +1200

  • Hastings: Sampling the bounty of the Bay
    There is a god of travel writing. I don't know his or her name but I must have paid my dues because this divine being usually sends down sunbeams to warm me when I'm out in the world.And so it is in the reliably clement Hawkes Bay...
    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:00:00 +1200

  • Celebrate a maritime city
    Auckland's history began with its harbour, first as a home and fishing ground for the earliest Maori settlers, then as a trading port. Today, it is still very much a maritime city, as the waters of the Waitemata are busy around the...
    Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +1200

Business travel
  • Airbus to raise price of planes by 3.27 per cent
    The price of Airbus planes is going up 3.27 per cent this year.The Toulouse-based company said the price increase has been calculated according to Airbus' "standard escalation formula" and enabled it to continue to enhance its p...
    Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Emirates spends millions on rollout of free wi-fi for fleet
    Emirates is spending millions of dollars to retrofit its fleet to provide free wi-fi for passengers.The Dubai-based airline is spending more than US$20 million a year to install and operate inflight connectivity systems, now available...
    Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Drop in airfares likely - except in Asia-Pacific
    Analysis of several travel markets by travel booking site Expedia finds that airfares should drop this year.The breakdown of data from a number of sources concludes that prices in Europe and the United States should drop as more...
    Wed, 21 Jan 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