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Tourism & leisure industries
  • High tech splash for new breed of cruise ships
    Hot competition to make the biggest splash in the cruise industry has taken another step with the unveiling of details of what's being billed as the world's smartest ship that features a bionic bartender.The 167,800 tonne...
    Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:11:57 +1200

  • Auckland Airport profits soar 21pc
    Auckland International Airport, the country's main gateway, reported an 11 per cent gain in full-year underlying earnings, broadly in line with guidance it gave in the first half, as aeronautical charges led a gain in revenue...
    Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:00:17 +1200

Destination New Zealand
  • Kia ora: Pauanui
    Where is it? On the east coast of Coromandel Peninsula, 151km from Auckland, 136km northeast of Hamilton or a short ferry ride from Tairua. Origin of name: Wikipedia says it is Maori for "place with heavy rains", but loc
    Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +1200

  • Caving in to Waitomo's bright lights
    "This rock fell during an earthquake," announces Uncle Trev, our guide as he pointed to a block of limestone 4m long by 2m wide and half a metre deep, weighing at least 10 tonnes.I looked around the edges for signs of former life...
    Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +1200

  • Fiordland: Awed by water, ice and stone
    If I'd known the captain was going to run our 103m-long ship right under the beautiful Stirling Falls, I wouldn't have bothered having a wash that morning.For the occasion they allowed us on to the usually sacrosanct foredeck of...
    Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:00:00 +1200

  • Lucky Kiwis get more time off than most
    As we tough out our longest stretch without a public holiday, here's the good news — Kiwis are among the luckiest in the world for annual leave and beat America hands down.What's more, we're heading to the US in increasing...
    Sun, 24 Aug 2014 05:00:00 +1200

  • Heavy pedalling in Hawkes Bay
    I will never forget flying down Te Mata Peak as fast as we could on our trusty two wheels, feeling sheer exhilaration. And some relief having just accomplished the 6km ride to the top. I won't lie, it was a challenge as we climbed...
    Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:00:00 +1200

  • Kia ora: Te Kauwhata
    Where is it? In the Waikato, 51km north of Hamilton, 78km south of Auckland or, if you prefer, 57km west of Thames. And just 16 minutes from Huntly. Origin of name: There are a couple of possible meanings, but "wade out
    Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:00:00 +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