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  • Tourists find safety tips on steering wheels
    Tourists renting cars across the country will now find simple road safety tips on the steering wheels.After a positive response from a trial run in Queenstown earlier this year, removable tags on steering wheels will feature safety...
    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:33:12 +1200

  • Auckland convention centre cost jumps by a fifth
    SkyCity Entertainment Group, the casino and hotel operator, is in talks with the government on how to fund the increased cost of as much as $130 million to build an international convention centre in downtown Auckland, with further...
    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:50:51 +1200

  • Bulldozers lurk for Earls Court
    It has housed the world's largest water chute, welcomed the Empire of India exhibition and hosted David Bowie and the most disastrous concert of his career.Now the bulldozers are to move in on Earls Court - a magnet for Kiwis on...
    Sun, 14 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +1200

    
Destination New Zealand
  • Martinborough: Sweet summer wine
    Early summer, that sublime season when the sun rises higher over the standing stones of Stonehenge-Aotearoa, lambs frolic on the golden Wairarapa Downs and people come from far and wide in search of ambrosial wines of finesse and...
    Sun, 21 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +1200

  • Tiritiri Matangi: You light up my life
    On January 1, 1865, the lighthouse on the island of Tiritiri Matangi was lit for the very first time. Manufactured in Pimlico, London and brought over to New Zealand in pieces, it was constructed on the island in 1864. The brick red...
    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:00:00 +1200

  • Hauraki Gulf: On island time
    The islands of the Hauraki Gulf are one of Auckland's most special treasures. We all know the iconic cone of Rangitoto - visible from just about everywhere - there are more than 50 other islands in the Hauraki Gulf. The marine park...
    Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:00:00 +1200

  • Room check: Breakers Boutique Accommodation, Runanga
    Location? Beside a beach along the dramatic Punakaiki coastline, a 14km drive north of Greymouth on SH6. Check-in experience? No starched receptionists behind gleaming counters here. When we pulled in, owners Jan and Ste
    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:00:00 +1200

  • Kia ora: Whakatane
    Where is it? In the Eastern Bay of Plenty, a little over an hour's drive from Rotorua or Tauranga and 293km from Auckland. Origin of name? In the 12th century, the Mataatua Waka arrived and, while the men went ashore to
    Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:30:00 +1200

    
Business travel
  • Virgin Atlantic sets up NZ base with eye on Rugby World Cup
    Virgin Atlantic has established a foothold in New Zealand with the appointment of a sales manager and a push to take more Kiwis to England, including Rugby World Cup fans.The Sir Richard Branson-founded airline is now the only British...
    Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +1200

  • Airlines increase courses to combat fear of flying
    If professional golfer Florian Fritsch could have caught a bus from his native Germany to Nairobi in east Africa, he might have made the 2010 Kenya Open. Instead, he stayed put, grounded by his fear of flying.The 29-year-old's phobia...
    Sun, 14 Dec 2014 05:10:00 +1200

  • Air fares seen dipping thanks to oil slump
    Flying could get cheaper next year as airlines say they will finally start passing on some of the savings made on plummeting oil prices.Carriers are forecasting record profits for 2015 thanks to cheaper fuel and rising demand. As...
    Thu, 11 Dec 2014 08:38:53 +1200

  • Boeing to trial tobacco biofuel
    Boeing's latest biofuel plan is smokingBoeing and South African Airways are working on making aviation biofuel out of nicotine-free tobacco.The two companies announced that South African farmers will soon harvest their first crop...
    Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:20:12 +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