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Tourism & leisure industries
  • Cruise line business reaching 'tipping point' in NZ
    New Zealand needs to be competitive to continue attracting cruise ship seasons worth more than $365 million, according to the national voice in the sector.Cruise New Zealand manager Raewyn Tan said New Zealand port and fuels fees...
    Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:54:42 +1200

  • Auckland Airport urges Tasman travel easing
    Auckland Airport is calling on political parties to make transtasman travel easier.Tourist and business groups on both sides of the Tasman have launched a campaign to push for domestic-style travel between the two countries.Auckland...
    Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:32:07 +1200

  • Pressure on to ease Tasman travel
    Pressure is building to make travel easier between Australia and New Zealand, a move that could help fill a million empty seats each year on flights across the Tasman.Australia's Tourism & Transport Forum (TFF) wants a domestic...
    Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:00:00 +1200

  • Spending by tourists continues to surge
    Total visitor spending in New Zealand grew by 11 per cent to $7.1 billion in the past year, driven by strong growth from the United States, Germany and China.The figures for the year ending in June showed holiday visitors increased...
    Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:22:03 +1200

  • SkyCity full-year result gets tick
    Analysts appear to be satisfied with SkyCity Entertainment Group's performance, despite a drop in annual profit.Nigel Morrison, SkyCity chief executive and managing director, announced net after-tax profit fell from last year's...
    Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:08:25 +1200

Destination New Zealand
  • Kia ora: Te Kauwhata
    Where is it? In the Waikato, 51km north of Hamilton, 78km south of Auckland or, if you prefer, 57km west of Thames. And just 16 minutes from Huntly. Origin of name: There are a couple of possible meanings, but "wade out
    Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:00:00 +1200

  • Six reasons to love Auckland
    Auckland, and Aucklanders, tend to get a lot of grief. But I don't think it's a bad place to live. In fact, I absolutely love living in the City of Sails.Yes, the Otago: Soar over clouds in Wanaka
    The sun was just setting on an average Monday evening in Wanaka when I made my way to the airport. That morning's inversion cloud had almost burnt off and the lake was taking on a yellow glow, indicating the end of the day was near....
    Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:00:00 +1200

  • Waikato: Sleep like Genghis in Raglan
    Boring just doesn't get to rest its head in Raglan. The west coast town may be most famous for its left-hand surf break - reputed to be the longest in the world - but it's also making a name for itself when it comes to alternative...
    Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:30:00 +1200

  • Auckland: The show goes on
    There is something delicious about picking up your overnight bag at the office, walking three blocks up the road and depositing yourself in a hotel for the night. Especially when your room looks down on the city streets where all...
    Sat, 16 Aug 2014 05:00:00 +1200

  • Room check: Mighty Deuce 2Y campervan
    Getting there: A courtesy shuttle picks me up outside Christchurch Airport and drives me the two-minute journey to Mighty's pick-up centre on De Havilland Way. Don't try to walk it - especially on a cold morning. And at the moment,...
    Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:00:00 +1200

  • The Catlins: Where nature shapes people
    "What a waste of a nice beach," tutted the man next to me at the Florence Hill lookout over Tautuku Bay."Not a house anywhere. Not even a tent!" I suggested that some people might see that as an advantage, but he was clearly unconvinced.Some...
    Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +1200

  • Kia ora: New Plymouth
    Where is it? In the Taranaki region, 360km from Auckland or 354km from Wellington, with the broader region sitting on the remains of three volcanic cones. Origin of name: Named for Plymouth in England, where many of the
    Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:30:00 +1200

Business travel
  • Andy Jack: Beating the layover blues
    The dreaded airport layover is proving to be an interesting playground for business and leisure travellers in transit. Many international airports are undergoing major renovations and expansions to cater for passengers who have a...
    Fri, 04 Jul 2014 07:00:00 +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