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  • China Business: Shared vision takes flight
    Chinese "premium" visitors travelling in spanking new 787s, entering New Zealand through an "Aeropolis", staying in the best 5-star hotels and enjoying a superlative experience - all part of the future face of NZ tourism.It's also...
    Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:04:02 +1200

  • Dunedin $100m waterfront hotel plans scrapped
    Plans for a $100 million waterfront hotel in Dunedin have been scrapped and the developers' partnership with the Dunedin City Council has descended into acrimony.Hotel developer Jing Song yesterday confirmed she had torn up a memorandum...
    Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:16:35 +1200

  • Tough times on tourism trail
    Salam Abdullah repeats a single English phrase while leading tourists across the sandy, sun-blasted slopes above Cairo's Giza pyramids."You happy, I'm happy," says the 40-year-old camel driver as he guides his clients up to a photographic...
    Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:30:00 +1200

  • Peter Calder: Gracious guides 100% Pure gold
    Masako Shinagawa has walked the Milford Track 188 times. I think. My eyes glazed over when she got to the "one hundred and eighty ..."Doesn't much matter, anyway: it will be more than 190 by the time you read this, 200 if you read...
    Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:15:00 +1200

Destination New Zealand
  • Kia ora: Edgecumbe
    Where is it? In the Bay of Plenty, 15km west of Whakatane, 8km south of the coast, forming the hub to several smaller towns. Origin of name: Some accounts credit Captain Cook as naming the mountain after Sergeant Edgecum
    Fri, 25 Apr 2014 09:30:00 +1200

  • Top five reasons to visit Christchurch
    I'm back in Christchurch for what has become an annual visit since the earthquakes. There are a lot of empty spaces and buildings in the CBD that still need to come down, but some very cool things are happening too. Here are five...
    Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:00:00 +1200

  • Waitomo: Magic lies deep in the earth
    Waitomo's story began in 1887 when Maori Chief Tane Tinorau and an Englishman named Fred Mace floated down a stream on a flax raft, through a cave mouth and into the history books.Passing into the darkness, they found a new universe...
    Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:30:00 +1200

  • Let's go to the chapel, bro
    Loma Uhila yawns as he lists the miracles given to him and his wife Emma — seven of them in all, who often wake him at 4.30am. "I have no idea how we ended up having three sets of twins. It's just one of those random acts that...
    Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:15:00 +1200

  • Six things to do this weekend
    Rain or shine, we're still happy to have four days of holiday. Easter is like that. Indoors or outdoors, there's plenty to do. Jazz hands Jazz aficionados choose between the traditions of the Tauranga Jazz Festival and Waiheke's...
    Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:15:00 +1200

  • Bucketloads of action for kids these holidays
    The great - or weird - timing of Easter and Anzac Day this year means many parents are taking a full 10 days' holiday to coincide with the autumn school holidays. Which means, we suspect, many parents are searching for options to...
    Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:15:00 +1200

  • Taumarunui: Off the main trunk line
    Ever since we discovered people could pilot golf carts along disused rail lines between Stratford and Taumarunui, my son and I had been eager to give it a whirl.Forgotten World Adventures, the brainchild of Ian Balme, recently won...
    Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:15:00 +1200

  • Kia ora: Tirau
    Where is it? In South Waikato, 50km southeast of Hamilton and 20 minutes south of Cambridge. Origin of name: Tirau is Maori for the place of many cabbage trees. Further back: On October 1, 1881, the Pos
    Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:30:00 +1200

Business travel
  • Andy Jack: How to choose an airfare
    When it comes to choosing an airfare or even a preferred airline, business travellers and travel managers should take into account everything from flight times and stopovers, to in-flight comfort, entertainment, air points and lounge...
    Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:27:44 +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