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  • Statue of Liberty evacuated after 'suspicious package' threat
    The Statue of Liberty is being evacuated due to a "suspicious package", US media has reported.American news outlets said Liberty Island was also being evacuated because of security concerns. Statue of Libe
    Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:49:39 +1200

  • Migration hits new annual record in March
    New Zealand migration hit a new annual record in March, as more students arrived from India and China and fewer locals left for Australia.The country had a net gain of 56,275 migrants in the year through March, 75 per cent higher...
    Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:10:30 +1200

  • Recruitment drive for Air NZ cabin staff
    Air New Zealand is on the hunt for hundreds of extra flight attendants as its growth surges for the rest of the year.Managers are running mass recruiting sessions at the airline's Auckland headquarters on weekends to find up to...
    Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Air NZ flies Dreamliner to Fiji summer
    Air New Zealand says it will start flying a Dreamliner to Fiji from Auckland this summer.It will use the Boeing 787-9 on the Nadi route from November to March, adding 8000 more seats than last year.The Dreamliner will initially...
    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:57:21 +1200

  • Philippine Airlines looks to NZ skies
    Philippine Airlines is looking at flying to New Zealand as part of an international expansion, Philippines media report.The flag carrier's president Jaime Bautista said the airline is studying flying to Auckland as it is set to...
    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:47:29 +1200

  • 'Full steam ahead' as US cruise bookings outpace 2014
    If you're not convinced Americans are feeling more confident, try planning a cruise vacation.Bookings at the three largest US cruise operators are coming in faster so far this year than a year ago. This offers a tangible example...
    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 12:00:00 +1200

  • Babyboomers pick RV's over holiday homes
    Babyboomers are increasingly buying luxury RVs instead of investing in holiday homes, a motorhome company says.Open Road, a division of Jucy rentals, has seen significant sales of its luxury second-hand motorhomes to Kiwi retirees.Jucy...
    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:49:22 +1200

    
Destination New Zealand
  • Tongariro: Flying visit a mountain high
    Countless books have featured lyrical descriptions of snow-topped mountains, but no one has summed up the beauty of them quite as succinctly as our 2-year-old did on a recent trip to Ohakune.She and her big brother had never seen...
    Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Kia ora: Omarama
    Where is it? In the Waitaki District at the southern end of the Mackenzie Basin; 340km from Christchurch and 220km from Dunedin. Origin of name? Omarama is Maori for Place of Light - a reference to the amazingly clear sk
    Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:30:00 +1200

  • Tongariro: Plot an alpine escape
    If the Ruapehu Lounge at Chateau Tongariro was a book, you might describe it as having the compelling atmosphere of Ian Fleming's On Her Majesty's Secret Service coupled with opulent hints of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby...
    Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:00:00 +1200

  • Hanmer Springs: The old soak
    When I was a kid, Hanmer Springs was where old soaks went to dry out.At the South Island's premier retreat for those needing a break from the bottle, the waters of the thermal springs were thought to mend the damaged alcoholic's...
    Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:00:00 +1200

  • Kawhia: Warming up and chilling out
    It's a long trek to the top of the sand dunes, and our feet are covered in burning hot black sand by the time we make it to the bottom on the other side, but as we look along the huge expanse of rugged beach that is virtually empty,...
    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:00:00 +1200

    
Business travel
  • Recruitment drive for Air NZ cabin staff
    Air New Zealand is on the hunt for hundreds of extra flight attendants as its growth surges for the rest of the year.Managers are running mass recruiting sessions at the airline's Auckland headquarters on weekends to find up to...
    Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Fine wine will soon board America's first class
    US airlines have spent the past few years making improvements to their first- and business-class cabins, from reclining seats that become plush beds to restaurant-quality meals. Despite those changes, one important area of upscale...
    Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:00:00 +1200

  • 1000 World Cup packages still up for grabs as rugby event looms
    With less than six months to go to the kickoff of the Rugby World Cup the official agent for tours from New Zealand says it has a fifth of its allotted packages to sell.All Blacks Tours says it has sold about 4000 of 5000 packages...
    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:00:00 +1200

  • Air NZ set to service Tigerair
    Air New Zealand and a global aircraft parts supplier AJW Group have done a deal to service components of Tigerair Australia planes.Engineers in Auckland will do work on parts such as generators, wheels, brakes and auxiliary equipment...
    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 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