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  • Auckland Airport confirms earnings guidance
    Auckland International Airport, the country's main gateway, has confirmed it's likely to deliver an underlying net profit of between $160 million and $170 million this financial year, in line with the guidance it gave in August.Chairman...
    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:13:47 +1200

  • What we love about Auckland: Tourist life
    French tourists Caroline Claudon and Alexis Rebours chose Auckland to begin their working holiday but a clean break from big cities was what they hoped for.A good place to shop for a van, which would serve a month's camping tour...
    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 +1200

  • Reality show gives 400m Chinese a taste of Kiwi
    Tourism New Zealand says it has scored a $170 million coup after more than 400 million viewers across China tuned in for the reality show "Dad, where are we going?" featuring almost four hours of celebrities travelling around this...
    Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:32:30 +1200

  • Lonely Planet gives NZ big tick for our rainbow welcome
    New Zealand features in five of Lonely Planet's Top Travel Lists for 2015.The country is touted as one of the most "progressive, inclusive and accepting" destinations for gay and lesbian travellers, coming second in the "most gay-friendly...
    Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:56:37 +1200

    
Destination New Zealand
  • Ten things to do this weekend
    Game boys and girls Armageddon is back. With massive gaming displays from all the big names, comics, sci-fi, anime and toys. There'll also be movie screenings, eating contests, amuseme
    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 +1200

  • Kiwis opting for luxury on holiday
    Men want their holiday places big and comfy but women hunt out value for money.They're among findings of a national survey by holiday home rental and management company Bachcare. It also found our preference for the classic quintessential...
    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 +1200

  • Room check: Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown
    Getting there: There was a black BMW waiting for me at the airport. Andy, the driver, gave a brief history and geography commentary during the 10-minute drive through Queenstown. The scenic journey follows Lake Wakatipu, then turns...
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:00:00 +1200

  • Kia ora: Whangamomona
    Where is it? On SH43, the Forgotten World Highway, Manawatu-Whanganui - 65km northeast of Stratford, 439km south of Auckland or 374km north of Wellington. Origin of name: Maori for "bountiful valley" or "stop here, there
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:30:00 +1200

  • Hawkes Bay: Fun in the Bay, any time
    Sunny Napier and the surrounding region is famous for its outdoor activities, summer concerts and gannet tours but there's also plenty to keep visitors entertained on days when you'd rather be indoors. Art Deco Napier rose from...
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 +1200

  • Nelson/Tasman: Taste the top o' the south
    They had me at the name.When a cycle trail is called the Great Taste Trail, then clearly, this is the one for me.I'd been in Nelson a year or two ago when the first sections of the trail, part of the Nga Haerenga National Cycle...
    Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:30:00 +1200

  • Four of the best Coromandel outings
    Next time you're in the region, be sure to explore these spots ... 1. Paeroa Once you've taken your photo by the big L & P bottle, head to the other end of town for a fabulous feed at the Waikato: Weekend in Waihi
    Mention to Aucklanders you've just enjoyed a fantastic weekend in Waihi and most people look askance. Most Jafas have driven through the mining town, but few have stayed overnight. They may have stopped for coffee or walked to the...
    Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:00:00 +1200

  • Auckland: Spring into cycling
    It takes the most hardened cycling enthusiast to go biking in the wind and rain of an Auckland winter. But longer, finer days tempt many of us back into the saddle.Auckland Transport is tapping into this urge with a major programme...
    Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:00:00 +1200

  • Auckland: Sleeping with the fishes
    Sometimes I'm offered adventure opportunities that sound amazing in theory. So, when I was asked if I fancied a sleepover at Kelly Tarlton's Sealife Aquarium I said, "heck yes, sign me up".However, when the evening arrived, heading...
    Sun, 19 Oct 2014 05:00:00 +1200

    
Business travel
  • Super-jumbos heading to Auckland
    Singapore Airlines will start A380 services to Auckland in what is Australia's loss and New Zealand's gain.The first of the airline's super-jumbos will touch down next Tuesday at the start of a five-month summer service that will...
    Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 +1200

  • Gulfstream unveils new business jets
    Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation on Tuesday unveiled two new business jets and announced orders were lining up from Flexjet and Qatar Airways.The two all-new aircraft -- dubbed Gulfstream G500 and G600 -- optimize speed, have spacious...
    Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:26:52 +1200

  • Qantas in overdrive for turnaround
    As Qantas prepares to put more flights into New Zealand over summer, international sales boss Stephen Thompson is clear about what needs to be done at the airline as it battles through a painful period of financial recovery - it must...
    Wed, 15 Oct 2014 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