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  • New player in duty-free market
    A new duty-free operator at Auckland International Airport is promising a little less of the hard sell that annoyed travellers.Former operators copped flak for staff being too pushy. Airport company shareholders complained at the...
    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • San Francisco hotels are world's priciest
    San Francisco already is one of the priciest US cities for apartment renters and companies seeking office space. Now the area has a new distinction: it's the world's most expensive place for visitors to spend the night.The average...
    Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +1200

  • Selling the Dream: How we sold New Zealand
    Selling our country to the world has shifted from "cure" to "pure", a new exhibition of tourism posters has shown - but then some things haven't changed at all in a century of marketing.Around 50 lithograths, produced by some of...
    Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:45:36 +1200

  • Cut-price fares loom as new China airline ramps up flights
    China Eastern will start year-round Auckland to Shanghai services at the end of September with return fares starting at under $600.The airline will fly four times a week from September 26 in competition to Air New Zealand which...
    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:48:51 +1200

  • Kiwis in Greece phone home for cash
    Flight Centre says it has been contacted by Kiwis customers worried about access to cash while on holiday in Greece.The travel agency is telling travellers to carry a mix of cash and a prepaid travel money card to Greece."We've...
    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:00:48 +1200

  • What Greece's financial crisis means for tourists
    Tourists on holiday in Greece offered advice to others on Monday: Bring extra euros.Several reported having some anxious moments over the weekend thanks to empty ATMs and merchants refusing credit cards, but the inconveniences eased...
    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:45:25 +1200

    
Destination New Zealand
  • Matauri Bay: Hole in one
    "Swoosh" without a "ping" is probably the worst sound a seriously average golfer can hear. The ball is still sitting patiently on the tee, my shoulder feels nearly dislocated, and I'm making the quick 360-degree checks to make sure...
    Sun, 05 Jul 2015 09:00:00 +1200

  • Russell: Leaps of faith
    How could you ever tire of that view? Pohutukawa framing the waterfront, grass edging the pebbly beach where waves gently lap the shore, Russell's wooden jetty stretching out to the boat ramps, ferries coming and going.It won't...
    Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Kia ora: Martinborough
    Origin of name: Named for town founder, John Martin. Patriotic to the mother country, he laid the town out like a Union Jack, naming streets for foreign cities he'd visited. Population: 1300, give or take. Famou
    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:30:00 +1200

  • Abel Tasman: Made for you and me
    There's a lot of weight resting on a little old apostrophe. The Wilson family's tourism business in the Abel Tasman is called Wilsons Abel Tasman - no apostrophe. While the family has been involved in the area since the 1850s, director...
    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:00:00 +1200

    
Business travel
  • Kiwi submarine closes in on world speed record
    A Kiwi-built, human-powered submarine has made a splash in an international race, falling just a knot short of a new world record.The 3m-long fibreglass Taniwha, the creation of a team of researchers and students from Auckland University's...
    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:56:19 +1200

  • Boeing 747 sales get tougher as US ends funding
    Airlines in nations as far-flung as Azerbaijan and Nigeria are about to find it harder to pay for 747 jumbo jets, complicating Boeing's efforts to line up buyers for a plane that's already falling out of favour.After months of struggle...
    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:00:00 +1200

  • China Eastern gears up for daily NZ flights
    China Eastern Airlines has plans to build up to daily services on its Auckland-Shanghai service.The airline announced details of its four times a week service from the end of September and says it will trial services up to seven...
    Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Cut-price fares loom as new China airline ramps up flights
    China Eastern will start year-round Auckland to Shanghai services at the end of September with return fares starting at under $600.The airline will fly four times a week from September 26 in competition to Air New Zealand which...
    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:48:51 +1200

  • Kiwis in Greece phone home for cash
    Flight Centre says it has been contacted by Kiwis customers worried about access to cash while on holiday in Greece.The travel agency is telling travellers to carry a mix of cash and a prepaid travel money card to Greece."We've...
    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:00:48 +1200

  • What Greece's financial crisis means for tourists
    Tourists on holiday in Greece offered advice to others on Monday: Bring extra euros.Several reported having some anxious moments over the weekend thanks to empty ATMs and merchants refusing credit cards, but the inconveniences eased...
    Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:30:00 +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