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Tourism & leisure industries
  • China Business: Shared vision takes flight
    Chinese "premium" visitors travelling in spanking new 787s, entering New Zealand through an "Aeropolis", staying in the best 5-star hotels and enjoying a superlative experience - all part of the future face of NZ tourism.It's also...
    Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:04:02 +1200

  • Dunedin $100m waterfront hotel plans scrapped
    Plans for a $100 million waterfront hotel in Dunedin have been scrapped and the developers' partnership with the Dunedin City Council has descended into acrimony.Hotel developer Jing Song yesterday confirmed she had torn up a memorandum...
    Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:16:35 +1200

  • Tough times on tourism trail
    Salam Abdullah repeats a single English phrase while leading tourists across the sandy, sun-blasted slopes above Cairo's Giza pyramids."You happy, I'm happy," says the 40-year-old camel driver as he guides his clients up to a photographic...
    Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:30:00 +1200

  • Peter Calder: Gracious guides 100% Pure gold
    Masako Shinagawa has walked the Milford Track 188 times. I think. My eyes glazed over when she got to the "one hundred and eighty ..."Doesn't much matter, anyway: it will be more than 190 by the time you read this, 200 if you read...
    Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:15:00 +1200

Destination New Zealand
  • Let's go to the chapel, bro
    Loma Uhila yawns as he lists the miracles given to him and his wife Emma — seven of them in all, who often wake him at 4.30am. "I have no idea how we ended up having three sets of twins. It's just one of those random acts that...
    Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:15:00 +1200

  • Six things to do this weekend
    Rain or shine, we're still happy to have four days of holiday. Easter is like that. Indoors or outdoors, there's plenty to do. Jazz hands Jazz aficionados choose between the traditions of the Tauranga Jazz Festival and Waiheke's...
    Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:15:00 +1200

  • Bucketloads of action for kids these holidays
    The great - or weird - timing of Easter and Anzac Day this year means many parents are taking a full 10 days' holiday to coincide with the autumn school holidays. Which means, we suspect, many parents are searching for options to...
    Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:15:00 +1200

  • Taumarunui: Off the main trunk line
    Ever since we discovered people could pilot golf carts along disused rail lines between Stratford and Taumarunui, my son and I had been eager to give it a whirl.Forgotten World Adventures, the brainchild of Ian Balme, recently won...
    Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:15:00 +1200

  • Kia ora: Tirau
    Where is it? In South Waikato, 50km southeast of Hamilton and 20 minutes south of Cambridge. Origin of name: Tirau is Maori for the place of many cabbage trees. Further back: On October 1, 1881, the Pos
    Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:30:00 +1200

  • Stewart Island: Birds rule island bastion
    Don't tell the Department of Conservation but it's possible to have too much of a good thing, and I got a bit tired of Stewart Island's large population of kaka.These native parrots, officially still "vulnerable", whoop it up over...
    Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +1200

Business travel
  • Mega cruise ship lined up for NZ
    Royal Caribbean will deploy a second mega cruise ship to this region from next year to meet surging demand for cruising.The 138,000-tonne Explorer of the Seas is slightly bigger than its sister ship Voyager of the Seas, currently...
    Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +1200

  • Snoozecube set to spread into China
    New Zealand airport micro hotel business Snoozecube is on the verge of expanding into China after its successful launch in Dubai.Former Rotorua-based tour guide Larry Swann launched the business in 2011 and the 2.4m by 1.75m cubicle...
    Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +1200

  • Kiwi surfer catches big break with Tahitian airline
    Reigning world junior surfing champion Ella Williams has been named Air Tahiti Nui's first Kiwi ambassador in a deal the airline hopes will help it appeal to its important baby boomer market.The 19-year-old from Whangamata won the...
    Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +1200

  • Andy Jack: Planning travel can save cash
    Urgent business meetings can require last-minute bookings to be made, usually reducing your choice of airline and flight time options - unless you're willing to pay a hefty price.Often these are unavoidable and should be allowed...
    Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:30:00 +1200

  • NZ's top travel insurers
    A survey of 29 travel insurance providers has found joint winners in the transtasman and international categories.Analysts at research firm Canstar found Southern Cross and Travel Insurance Direct offered "outstanding value" in...
    Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:15:00 +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