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Tourism & leisure industries
  • Receivers ground HeliPro after tough winter
    HeliPro employs 70 people to run its 35 helicopters in NZ, Australia and Fiji.Rick Lucas Helicopters, which owns the red helicopter tourism company HeliPro, has been tipped into receivership by its director after a tough winter...
    Thu, 09 Oct 2014 07:46:32 +1200

  • Ngai Tahu profits soar
    Ngai Tahu Holdings, the commercial arm of the dominant South Island iwi, boosted annual profit 20 per cent, with earnings swelled by $33.3 million of earthquake insurance proceeds and a $14.8 million gain on asset sales, which included...
    Wed, 08 Oct 2014 10:12:11 +1200

  • Dollar drop boosts tourism + video
    Tourism Holdings chief executive Grant Webster says the falling New Zealand dollar will boost the visitor sector but is unlikely to encourage a big surge in numbers this high season.Webster said the lower kiwi would allow those...
    Wed, 08 Oct 2014 09:42:28 +1200

  • Road safety campaigner says more needs to be done
    A coroner's suggestions on how to stop tourists causing fatal crashes have not gone far enough, a road safety campaigner says.Coroner Richard McElrea's findings on a fatal crash caused by a German tourist were released yesterday,...
    Sat, 04 Oct 2014 11:46:57 +1200

    
Destination New Zealand
  • Four of the best Coromandel outings
    Next time you're in the region, be sure to explore these spots ... 1. Paeroa Once you've taken your photo by the big L & P bottle, head to the other end of town for a fabulous feed at the
    Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +1200

  • Waikato: Weekend in Waihi
    Mention to Aucklanders you've just enjoyed a fantastic weekend in Waihi and most people look askance. Most Jafas have driven through the mining town, but few have stayed overnight. They may have stopped for coffee or walked to the...
    Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:00:00 +1200

  • Auckland: Sleeping with the fishes
    Sometimes I'm offered adventure opportunities that sound amazing in theory. So, when I was asked if I fancied a sleepover at Kelly Tarlton's Sealife Aquarium I said, "heck yes, sign me up".However, when the evening arrived, heading...
    Sun, 19 Oct 2014 05:00:00 +1200

  • Kia ora: Muriwai
    Where is it? On Auckland's west coast, 42km northwest of Auckland and 17km from Kumeu. Origin of name: Muriwai can be translated as "water's end" or "backwater". It used to be known as Motutara, "island of seabirds".<
    Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:30:00 +1200

  • Five great Kiwi food and wine events
    As summer begins to show its sunny face, it's time to charge your glass and head for the nearest wine festival. Or the most remote. Or the one with the best food. Or best music. Here are five that should be on your (ice) bucket list....
    Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:00:00 +1200

  • Tongariro National Park: Easy hike among giants
    She sits serenely on the volcanic slopes of Mt Ruapehu. In her 80s now, the grand old dame seems almost incongruous in this uniquely New Zealand setting. Reputedly modelled on Canada's Chateau Lake Louise, the
    Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:00:00 +1200

  • Sunday drive: Omaha Beach
    Just an hour's drive north of Auckland, 16km from Warkworth, Omaha Beach is home to one of the most beautiful white sand beaches you could ever hope to see. The beach is popular with boaties, windsurfers and stand-up paddle boarders....
    Sun, 12 Oct 2014 16:00:00 +1200

    
Business travel
  • Gulfstream unveils new business jets
    Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation on Tuesday unveiled two new business jets and announced orders were lining up from Flexjet and Qatar Airways.The two all-new aircraft -- dubbed Gulfstream G500 and G600 -- optimize speed, have spacious...
    Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:26:52 +1200

  • Qantas in overdrive for turnaround
    As Qantas prepares to put more flights into New Zealand over summer, international sales boss Stephen Thompson is clear about what needs to be done at the airline as it battles through a painful period of financial recovery - it must...
    Wed, 15 Oct 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