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  • Amazing Race host helping lure US cycle tourists to NZ
    Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan is the face of a new campaign to attract United States cycle tourists to New Zealand.Keoghan, a keen cyclist, has been hired by Tourism New Zealand to front digital and print campaigns in the US.A...
    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Demand drives up hotel prices
    High demand is driving up hotel prices in New Zealand but for Kiwis travelling overseas, Asia is offering the best bargains and Australian hotels are more affordable.The latest Hotels.com price survey shows a 5 per cent rise in...
    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • High demand drives up NZ hotel prices
    High demand is driving up hotel prices in New Zealand but for Kiwis travelling overseas, Asia is offering the best bargains and Australian hotels are now more affordable.The latest Hotels.com
    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:00:00 +1200

  • Don't take keys from bad drivers, warns John Key as he attacks Kiwi driving skills
    Prime Minister John Key has urged the public not to confiscate the keys of motorists they see driving badly.His warning follows a spate of vigilante incidents involving tourist drivers in recent weeks.In the latest, an incensed...
    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:43:33 +1200

  • Keoghan new face of NZ cycling for US market
    Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan is the face of a new campaign to attract United States cycle tourists to New Zealand.Keoghan, a keen cyclist has been hired by Tourism New Zealand to front digital and print campaigns in the US.A...
    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:09:26 +1200

  • Tourist fined for 178km/h rip teaches British police driving skills
    An English tourist fined in Queenstown today for driving at 178kmh teaches driving skills to English police officers.Peter Lee, 46, of Kent, appeared for sentencing before Judge Michael Crosbie at Queenstown District Court.He...
    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:05:28 +1200

  • Tourist driver crash: 'Unprecedented demand' results in *555 calls unconnected
    Unconnected calls to *555 on Saturday night were because of ''unprecedented demand'', police say.A Dunedin man who saw a car repeatedly cross the centre line between Middlemarch and Hyde on Saturday night, pulled over to contact...
    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:27:26 +1200

  • Keys taken off tourist who caused back up to take photos
    An incensed Dunedin man took car keys from a tourist who had stopped to take photos on Otago Peninsula, causing eight vehicles to back up on the narrow road. Editorial: When Kiwis take the law into their own hands, something is seriously wrong
    New Zealanders are not vigilantes by nature. When they start taking the law into their own hands, something is seriously wrong. A spate of accidents involving tourist drivers this summer has led to several incidents in which South...
    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Oz holiday boom as kiwi dollar surges
    Travel across the Tasman is forecast to increase this year as the Australian dollar continues its recent trend towards parity with the New Zealand dollar, according to an industry specialist.Figures from the past two years show...
    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:27:58 +1200

  • Annual migration hits record high
    New Zealand's annual net migration rose to another record in January as fewer locals departed for Australia, while Indian student numbers continued to bolster the influx of new arrivals.The country's net inflow of new migrants rose...
    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:24:26 +1200

  • Qantas back in black with $367m profit turnaround
    Deep restructuring is largely behind Qantas returning to profit just six months after reporting one of its worst ever annual losses.The airline yesterday reported a A$367 million underlying profit before tax for the six months to...
    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:39:41 +1200

  • Chris Roberts: Make roads safer without tests for foreign drivers
    It has been a tragic summer on New Zealand roads.The Christmas-New Year road toll was the worst for 17 years, prompting soul-searching among the authorities.For the past few months we have seen a stream of headlines about crashes...
    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:34:31 +1200

  • Air New Zealand promises cheaper deals
    Air New Zealand is promising more discounted fares as it adds hundreds of thousands of extra seats to its network where travel agents say price competition is already fierce.The airline says it will add 12 per cent capacity across...
    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Air NZ soars on stronger outlook
    A surging Air New Zealand stands to benefit from lower fuel prices next year by up to $249 million but must now fend off growing competition from other airlines also enjoying lower oil prices.The airline yesterday announced a 20...
    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Carrier rides wave with TV crime drama
    Hawaiian Airlines has had a relationship with TV programme Hawaii Five-0 for the past five years.Its aircraft are seen in opening credits of the remake of the classic crime drama series and chief executive Mark Dunkerley has made...
    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:30:00 +1200

  • Hawaiian hedges bets on fuel for long term gain
    Falling fuel prices are causing a headwind for Hawaiian Airlines as lower oil costs impact on carriers differently.Not only is the Honolulu-based airline hedged and not yet taking full advantage of low prices, it has been hit by...
    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:00:00 +1200

  • Air NZ says cheaper fares could be coming (+Video)
    Air New Zealand says a surge in capacity this year will help lead to lower airfares.The airline is boosting the number of seats by just under 12 per cent for the remainder of this financial year around the Pacific Rim and on domestic...
    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:03:15 +1200

    
Destination New Zealand
  • Room check: Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels, Taupo
    A taxi from the airport costs? Mostly people don't fly into Taupo, it's more of a driving-to sort of place, 280km from Auckland and 380km from Wellington. But if you must know, a taxi shuttle from the airport is $15pp. Check-in...
    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 15:00:00 +1200

  • Kia ora: Motueka
    Origin of name: Originally called Motuweka, or Island of Weka (the native bird) while locals simply refer to their town as Mot. Population: About 12,000. Town slogan: Some call it the Riviera of the Sou
    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 09:30:00 +1200

  • Sub-Antarctic Islands: Call of the wild
    Early morning, Campbell Island My husband is up on deck about 5am, filming as we approach Perseverance Harbour on our first sub-Antarctic island. He startles the waiter setting up for early breakfast. But nothing fazes Edwin, and...
    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:00:00 +1200

  • Makarora: Crayfish for lunch by azure river
    Would I like to go on a jetboat picnic, as a guest of Ahipara Luxury Travel? There would be crayfish. I love crayfish. And being a guest. My husband, an economist, on the other hand, is a man allergic to niceness. To him, "luxury"...
    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:00:00 +1200

  • Oratia: Strange, wondrous things
    It happens every Saturday and, rain or shine, it's always a great start to the weekend.The quaint Oratia Farmers' Market is well worth the drive. We park on the road and and walk up the gravel driveway, only find to find plenty...
    Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:00:00 +1200

  • Room check: Quality Hotel Oceans, Tutukaka
    Getting there: A long drive from Hamilton, the road trip up north to Tutukaka stretched out to six hours (instead of four and a half) because of Auckland Anniversary Weekend traffic, several toilet stops for a young child, and lunch...
    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:00:00 +1200

  • Kia ora: Waipukurau
    Where is it: In Central Hawkes Bay, 50km southwest of Hastings on the banks of the Tukituki River. Origin of name: Wai is for water and pukurau is a type of fungus that grows around Lake Hatuma on the outskirts of town.
    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:30:00 +1200

    
Business travel
  • Amazing Race host helping lure US cycle tourists to NZ
    Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan is the face of a new campaign to attract United States cycle tourists to New Zealand.Keoghan, a keen cyclist, has been hired by Tourism New Zealand to front digital and print campaigns in the US.A...
    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • App helps travellers in a hurry find right hotel
    A new booking app for travellers who need a hotel in a hurry and want to be guided straight there is being introduced to New Zealand.Booking Now uses traveller behaviour data as well as GPS technology to point users to the most...
    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Demand drives up hotel prices
    High demand is driving up hotel prices in New Zealand but for Kiwis travelling overseas, Asia is offering the best bargains and Australian hotels are more affordable.The latest Hotels.com price survey shows a 5 per cent rise in...
    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Oz holiday boom as kiwi dollar surges
    Travel across the Tasman is forecast to increase this year as the Australian dollar continues its recent trend towards parity with the New Zealand dollar, according to an industry specialist.Figures from the past two years show...
    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 08:58:19 +1200

  • Boeing lines up buyers for old, overweight Dreamliners
    Boeing has lined up buyers for 10 of the early, overweight 787 Dreamliners whose years in storage made them emblems of the jet's factory woes and a drag on profit, say people with knowledge of the plans.The planes, dubbed "terrible...
    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:41:37 +1200

  • Safety of staff when travelling overseas comes within new rules
    Businesses are being warned of tougher rules covering staff safety when they're travelling on business. The looming changes to workplace rules in the Health and Safety Reform Bill were spurred by the Pike River Mine disaster and Flight...
    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:45:00 +1200

  • Carrier rides wave with TV crime drama
    Hawaiian Airlines has had a relationship with TV programme Hawaii Five-0 for the past five years.Its aircraft are seen in opening credits of the remake of the classic crime drama series and chief executive Mark Dunkerley has made...
    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:30:00 +1200

  • Hawaiian hedges bets on fuel for long term gain
    Falling fuel prices are causing a headwind for Hawaiian Airlines as lower oil costs impact on carriers differently.Not only is the Honolulu-based airline hedged and not yet taking full advantage of low prices, it has been hit by...
    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:00:00 +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