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  • Jetstar to use Dreamliner on transtasman routes
    Jetstar will use a Boeing 787 Dreamliner on transtasman services from Auckland during summer and has added more domestic flights as it expands in this country.The Dreamliner has been scheduled to fly from Melbourne to Auckland and...
    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:30:00 +1200

  • Govt told travel tax could cost $100m
    A heavyweight travel industry coalition is calling for the Government to rethink its border tax which it says could wipe more than $100m a year from visitor spending.The group says it has uncovered documents that show there is no...
    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:56:26 +1200

  • Jetstar regional flights face headwinds - analyst
    Macquarie says Jetstar regional operations here will have a big fight on its hands to make money in new analysis which dissects notoriously high fares to provincial cities.Analysts estimate Air New Zealand's average regional fare...
    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:00:00 +1200

  • Tourism NZ heads to Facebook for new campaign
    Tourism New Zealand has launched a new campaign using a global partnership with Facebook. The Kombi Diaries , a series of five short films following a couple's trip around N
    Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:24:02 +1200

  • Eden Park pad now listed on Airbnb
    Rugby fans have the chance to win an overnight stay in a renovated corporate box at Eden Park on the eve of next month's Bledisloe Cup test.Accommodation booking service Airbnb has done up the box capable of sleeping four the night...
    Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +1200

    
Destination New Zealand
  • Photographer's stunning aerial shots of Auckland
    No sooner had the helicopter attained several hundred feet of elevation -- at the point where cars on SH1 seemed as small as Lego toys on the thin strip of tarmac cutting through the rolling fields of Dairy Flat -- than my palms began...
    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:00:00 +1200

  • Auckland: How to see the city from above
    You might think you know your city pretty well, but it's a whole different world when you see it from the air. And instead of just seeing the approach to Auckland Airport, try one of the many other options for getting up and above...
    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Kia ora: Taupo
    Origin of name: "Taupo nui a tia" is Maori for "the great cloak of Tia" - Tia being the one who discovered the lake. Population: 32,000. Town slogan: Great Lake Taupo - Nature's Ultimate Playground
    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:30:00 +1200

  • Nelson: Appetite for adventure
    It was like being in Willy Wonka's, as far as our children were concerned - a real-life working factory with tall pipes oozing gooey liquid and glass jars buzzing around on a conveyor belt. All an unexpected bonus on a family bicycle...
    Sun, 26 Jul 2015 15:00:00 +1200

  • Matakana: Well worth the drive
    When I was a kid, Matakana was just a bend in the road on the way to, well, nowhere in particular. Now it's a destination in itself, with its market and cinemas, as well as being a service centre for the upscale bach community at...
    Sun, 26 Jul 2015 09:35:57 +1200

    
Business travel
  • Jetstar to use Dreamliner on transtasman routes
    Jetstar will use a Boeing 787 Dreamliner on transtasman services from Auckland during summer and has added more domestic flights as it expands in this country.The Dreamliner has been scheduled to fly from Melbourne to Auckland and...
    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:30:00 +1200

  • Flight check: Dallas to Sydney
    The plane: A380-800. Class: Business. Price: Return tickets start at $8143. Read more:• Hawaii gets a boost to the Max
    Hawaiian tourism leaders say the fall in the Kiwi dollar against the US currency is making their job harder but the islands got a boost from Max Key's holiday video."It was great destinational promotion," said Darragh Walshe, country...
    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Travel talks: Gavin Smith - cruise line boss
    Royal Caribbean brings in some of the biggest ships in the world to New Zealand ports. The cruise line's boss for this region, Gavin Smith, has worked in the industry for almost his entire working life. Sydney born and bred he supports...
    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Delta to offer one of the coolest upgrades yet
    Delta Air Lines is cooking up what may be one of the most appealing flight upgrades yet: one that allows you to bag a commercial flight altogether and board a private jet.The new upgrade program, targeted at what Delta calls "high-value...
    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +1200

  • Jetstar regional flights face headwinds - analyst
    Macquarie says Jetstar regional operations here will have a big fight on its hands to make money in new analysis which dissects notoriously high fares to provincial cities.Analysts estimate Air New Zealand's average regional fare...
    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:00:00 +1200

  • What's it really like to work at Air NZ?
    First things first: Air New Zealand and union bosses aren't sitting around singing Kumbayah together.Decades of distrust had led to what chief executive Christopher Luxon called the "Punch and Judy Show" soon after he took over...
    Fri, 24 Jul 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