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  • Air NZ to shut down Dreamliners every 3 months
    Air New Zealand will join other airlines and shut down Dreamliners completely every three months after tests exposed a problem that could cause the plane to lose all electrical power and a loss of control.The United States Federal...
    Mon, 04 May 2015 17:10:27 +1200

  • Air NZ's marks 75 years with mile-high fashion show
    The country's national carrier celebrated 75 years in the skies by showcasing its eclectic past and present uniforms in a sky-high fashion show yesterday.From Dior and Nina Ricci to New Zealand designers including Barbara Lee and...
    Fri, 01 May 2015 13:08:41 +1200

  • Chinese buy Northland holiday park
    Chinese interests have paid $3.8 million for an iconic Northland holiday park.The Overseas Investment Office gave consent for Carrington Holiday Park Jade, owned by Guo Jie Gui, to buy the 2.5ha Whatuwhiwhi Holiday Park from its...
    Fri, 01 May 2015 07:24:56 +1200

  • Tourism Holdings on a roll
    Tourism Holdings, the largest campervan rental business in Australia and New Zealand, has boosted full-year guidance for a third time and hired First NZ Capital to review its capital structure.The Auckland-based company said it...
    Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Fare giveway to mark Air NZ's birthday
    Air New Zealand is today marking the 75th anniversary by giving 75 customers the chance to win back their fares and a special service to Sydney.The airline's maiden flight by a Short S30 flying boat took off from Mechanics Bay in...
    Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +1200

  • LAN optimistic about new Dreamliner flights to NZ
    Chilean airline LAN is optimistic about growth prospects at home and in its biggest market downunder, Australia, despite sluggish economic conditions in both places.The airline has just started Dreamliner services on the Santiago-Sydney...
    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 08:16:03 +1200

Destination New Zealand
  • Dunedin: Southern charm (+WIN)
    Believe it or not, Dunedin is New Zealand's second most visited cruise ship destination. I don't envy those time-crunched passengers though, as Dunedin deserves more time. You'll find here one of the very few authentic traditional...
    Tue, 05 May 2015 12:00:00 +1200

  • New Zealand: Strait to sleep
    Driving on to a big blue ship on an ink-black night in Wellington is a novel way to start a road trip.At the oldest end of the city where barques once berthed, we park our car in the cavernous bowels of the Maketu: Home's good for sisters' souls
    Having lived in Maketu most of their lives, MasterChef winners Kasey and Karena Bird have taken a lot of inspiration from their home town for their gorgeous new cookbook For the love of . The food is paired with beautiful images...
    Sat, 02 May 2015 09:00:00 +1200

  • Room check: Ohtel, Wellington
    A taxi from the airport costs: About $48 or $22 for a shuttle - the drive is almost all along the waterfront, so it's one heck of a scenic way to arrive. Check-in experience: Serene, the staff are welcoming and relaxed,
    Fri, 01 May 2015 15:00:00 +1200

  • Kia ora: Dargaville
    Where is it? In Northland on the northern banks of the Wairoa River, 175km from Auckland. Origin of name: Dargaville was named for early settler Joseph Dargaville, a timber merchant, politician and banker while Maori kne
    Fri, 01 May 2015 09:30:00 +1200

  • Queenstown: You'll feel good
    In the age of the hipster, coolness in a hotel is almost as important as luxury. At LA's The Standard, a female model broods in a fishtank behind reception, while US chain Hotel Palomar provides guests with a goldfish on request if...
    Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:00:00 +1200

Business travel
  • Air NZ's big birds stretching their wings
    Air New Zealand's chief of sales and revenue Cam Wallace has a big challenge ahead - hundreds of thousands of extra seats to fill.The airline is spending hundreds of millions of dollars opening up long-haul routes to new destinations...
    Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Traffic through NZ airports to double: Airbus
    Airbus forecasts the volume of traffic through New Zealand's top three airports will almost double to 45 million passengers a year within the next 20 years and Auckland will become an "aviation mega-city."Strong economies, tourism...
    Fri, 01 May 2015 10:22:18 +1200

  • Emirates looking for NZ flight attendants
    Competition for new flight attendants is heating up with Emirates on a recruiting drive in New Zealand.The Dubai-based airline will recruit 5000 staff this year - lifting total numbers beyond 20,000 - and is running a recruitment...
    Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:47:42 +1200

  • Emirates wins fresh round of awards
    Emirates Airline has topped two customer surveys in the last week including the Roy Morgan Research award as the best international airline for customer satisfaction in New Zealand for the third year running.And a poll by Reader's...
    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Cheaper travel contributes to lower CPI
    Intense competition and more airline services have led to sharp falls in prices that are now being reflected in the latest consumer price index.March quarter figures show that international air fares were down 15 per cent and package...
    Wed, 29 Apr 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