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  • Reality show gives 400m Chinese a taste of Kiwi
    Tourism New Zealand says it has scored a $170 million coup after more than 400 million viewers across China tuned in for the reality show "Dad, where are we going?" featuring almost four hours of celebrities travelling around this...
    Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:32:30 +1200

  • Lonely Planet gives NZ big tick for our rainbow welcome
    New Zealand features in five of Lonely Planet's Top Travel Lists for 2015.The country is touted as one of the most "progressive, inclusive and accepting" destinations for gay and lesbian travellers, coming second in the "most gay-friendly...
    Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:56:37 +1200

    
Destination New Zealand
  • Nelson/Tasman: Taste the top o' the south
    They had me at the name.When a cycle trail is called the Great Taste Trail, then clearly, this is the one for me.I'd been in Nelson a year or two ago when the first sections of the trail, part of the Nga Haerenga National Cycle...
    Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:30:00 +1200

  • Four of the best Coromandel outings
    Next time you're in the region, be sure to explore these spots ... 1. Paeroa Once you've taken your photo by the big L & P bottle, head to the other end of town for a fabulous feed at the Waikato: Weekend in Waihi
    Mention to Aucklanders you've just enjoyed a fantastic weekend in Waihi and most people look askance. Most Jafas have driven through the mining town, but few have stayed overnight. They may have stopped for coffee or walked to the...
    Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:00:00 +1200

  • Auckland: Spring into cycling
    It takes the most hardened cycling enthusiast to go biking in the wind and rain of an Auckland winter. But longer, finer days tempt many of us back into the saddle.Auckland Transport is tapping into this urge with a major programme...
    Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:00:00 +1200

  • Auckland: Sleeping with the fishes
    Sometimes I'm offered adventure opportunities that sound amazing in theory. So, when I was asked if I fancied a sleepover at Kelly Tarlton's Sealife Aquarium I said, "heck yes, sign me up".However, when the evening arrived, heading...
    Sun, 19 Oct 2014 05:00:00 +1200

  • Kia ora: Muriwai
    Where is it? On Auckland's west coast, 42km northwest of Auckland and 17km from Kumeu. Origin of name: Muriwai can be translated as "water's end" or "backwater". It used to be known as Motutara, "island of seabirds".<
    Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:30:00 +1200

  • Five great Kiwi food and wine events
    As summer begins to show its sunny face, it's time to charge your glass and head for the nearest wine festival. Or the most remote. Or the one with the best food. Or best music. Here are five that should be on your (ice) bucket list....
    Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:00:00 +1200

    
Business travel
  • Super-jumbos heading to Auckland
    Singapore Airlines will start A380 services to Auckland in what is Australia's loss and New Zealand's gain.The first of the airline's super-jumbos will touch down next Tuesday at the start of a five-month summer service that will...
    Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 +1200

  • Gulfstream unveils new business jets
    Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation on Tuesday unveiled two new business jets and announced orders were lining up from Flexjet and Qatar Airways.The two all-new aircraft -- dubbed Gulfstream G500 and G600 -- optimize speed, have spacious...
    Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:26:52 +1200

  • Qantas in overdrive for turnaround
    As Qantas prepares to put more flights into New Zealand over summer, international sales boss Stephen Thompson is clear about what needs to be done at the airline as it battles through a painful period of financial recovery - it must...
    Wed, 15 Oct 2014 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