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  • Chain strung across Hole in Rock
    A chain stretched across an entrance to the Hole in the Rock scenic marine attraction in the Bay of Islands has been removed after being deemed a navigational hazard.The Fullers launch tour company reported the presence of the chain...
    Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:52:55 +1200

  • New cruise ship coming to Auckland
    Bus operator InterCity Group is launching overnight and day cruises from Auckland aboard a 44m vessel from September.The catamaran Ipipiri is New Zealand's largest permanently-based cruise ship and the Auckland-based cruise business...
    Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:00:49 +1200

  • China Airlines ups Auckland summer flights
    China Airlines is adding more flights and using a bigger plane for flights between Auckland and Taiwan via Brisbane during summer.The Taiwan-based airline will add an extra 15,000 seats to its existing three times a week services...
    Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:38:08 +1200

Destination New Zealand
  • The best of New Zealand - readers' picks
    Whitianga and Cathedral Cove "It's awesome! Weather's always good, heaps to do, clear water beaches, Cathedral Cove, Cooks Beach, great fishing, neat people and a couple of decent pubs! The Kiwi Experience bus also pulls up on a...
    Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +1200

  • Wellington: Magic of museums
    In Wellington, on a bad day, you can't beat being indoors. Thankfully, there is much to distract visitors from the weather. And although the big hitters like Te Papa
    Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 +1200

  • Eric Watson: Redefine holidays and holy days
    On an Air New Zealand flight recently, a trivia question caught my eye. "Name the New Zealand public holidays on which shops must close for at least part of the day?"Answer: Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Anzac Day and Christmas.I...
    Sun, 27 Jul 2014 05:00:00 +1200

  • Wellington: Capital's food festival a culinary treat
    No doubt Aucklanders flinch when New Zealand's political capital calls itself our culinary capital. But having lived in both cities for long stretches, I can say we are seriously spoiled for choice, range and quality down in Welly,...
    Sun, 27 Jul 2014 05:00:00 +1200

  • Auckland: Horsing around in Muriwai
    To me, Muriwai has always meant hot black sand-dunes, a playground near the beach with a very steep hill for the kids to slide down, waving to my husband far out in the surf and watching fishermen braving the elements on the rocks...
    Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +1200

  • Auckland and Waikato: Five of the best hot pools
    1. Parakai Springs or Palm Springs Thermal Pool 155 Parkhurst Road, Parakai Only 40 minutes from the city are the geothermal wonders of Parakai, with two pools to choose fr
    Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 +1200

  • Room check: Wharekauhau Country Estate, Wairarapa
    Check-in experience? Met in a relaxed, cordial manner by manager Richard Rooney, asked if we wanted afternoon tea, luggage swept off to the room, then invited to explore the estate. Room? An entire cottage actually. I st
    Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:00:00 +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