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  • Queenstown jetboat stoush back to court
    A long-running legal battle between rival Queenstown jet-boat companies has gone another round in court.In a three-day High Court hearing in Queenstown that ended on Wednesday, the company behind KJet appealed an Environment Court...
    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:01:07 +1200

  • Tourism Holdings boosts profit
    Tourism Holdings, the campervan rental company, has boosted annual profit 81 per cent, slightly ahead of guidance, after strengthening its balance sheet and improving margins.Profit rose to $20.1 million in the year ended June 30,...
    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Editorial: Tourism milestone says industry on right track
    Most tourists travel long distances to get to this country. For their effort and expenditure, they expect something special. By and large, this is being provided, according to statistics released yesterday by Statistics New Zealand....
    Sat, 22 Aug 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Visitor numbers to NZ break 3 million mark
    New Zealand has cracked the three-million-visitors-a-year milestone.The record-breaking 3,002,982 visitors for the year to July was 7 per cent higher than for previous 12-month period, Statistics New Zealand said."The expanding...
    Fri, 21 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +1200

Destination New Zealand
  • Kia ora: Te Anau
    Origin of name: Te = the, ana = cave; au = swirling, in reference to an underground torrent that ran through a cave. Population: 1,911. Town slogan: Gateway to Fiordland , and Walking Capital o
    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:30:00 +1200

  • Hawkes Bay: 50 shades of grape
    Mission Estate Winery, perched high in the Taradale Hills of Hawkes Bay, is as much a history book as it is a vineyard. Approaching the extensive property, the first thing to steal your attention is an avenue of plane trees, the solid...
    Sun, 23 Aug 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Birkenhead: Going native on the shore
    The clue we are going native in Birkenhead is in the road names - down Kauri Rd, just before it turns into Hebe Place we arrive at Fernglen. Just as you might expect there are kauri, hebes and ferns growing rampantly, but there is...
    Sat, 22 Aug 2015 09:00:00 +1200

  • Bay of Islands: Best way to spend a Kiwi summer
    A long time ago, in the era Before Children, my husband and I took a relaxing road trip holiday around the Far North, fantasising about where we could have a bach. We stumbled upon what we felt was the ultimate destination at Te Ngaere,...
    Sat, 22 Aug 2015 07:00:00 +1200

  • Kia ora: Palmerston North
    Origin of name: Maori knew the place as Papaioea which means "how beautiful it is". It was later named Palmerston after the third Viscount Palmerston and, in 1871, the Post Office added "North" to distinguish Palmerston from the...
    Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:30:00 +1200

Business travel
  • Travel talks: Gai Tyrrell - Hawaiian Airlines regional director for Australia and NZ
    Melbourne-born Gai Tyrrell always wanted to get into the travel industry after leaving school. She is Hawaiian Airlines' regional director for Australia and New Zealand and has more than 20 years of airline and travel industry experience....
    Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Flight check: Auckland to Sydney on Qantas
    The plane: A hardworking Boeing 737-800, one of the more fuel-efficient short-haul aircraft in the trade. Class: Business. I'm seated in 1A. Flight time: We push back right on the whistle and shave abou
    Thu, 20 Aug 2015 09:30:00 +1200

  • Yuan fall no cause for panic
    An expert in the Chinese travel market says the devaluation of the yuan will have a mixed impact on the China visitor market but is advising New Zealand operators not to panic.China is New Zealand's second-largest visitor market...
    Wed, 19 Aug 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