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Eastland Group begins runway resealing at Gisborne Airport

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:28:09 +1300 | Eastland Group

Work to reseal a large section of the runway at Gisborne Airport will start on Sunday, 29 March 2015. More >>

Major works on Northwestern Motorway this Easter

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:24:55 +1300 | New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency is advising drivers that there will be significant roadworks on the Northwestern Motorway (SH16) at both the St Lukes and Te Atatu interchanges this Easter weekend, from Thursday 2 April to Tuesday 7 April.More >>

New tourism partners aiming for sustainability

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:19:58 +1300 | Lincoln University

A new tourism partnership will help contribute to the sustainability of the industry in New Zealand, say Lincoln University tourism expert Professor David Simmons and Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) Chief Executive Chris Roberts.More >>

PM to attend the Cricket World Cup Final

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:04:19 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key will attend the final of the Cricket World Cup in Melbourne this weekend. More >>

International Democratic Education Conference for Nelson

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:57:31 +1300 | International Democratic Education Conference

Over 400 participants from as far away as Canada, the UK and Finland are expected to attend the International Democratic Education Conference (IDEC) being held at Nelson’s Founders Park next month (April 9 – 12).More >>

West Coasters spend up large on travel

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:14:24 +1300 | Automobile Association

Aucklanders travel throughout New Zealand the most, but their cousins in the West Coast are the biggest spenders according to recent AA Traveller research . Residents on the West Coast spend almost $3000 every year on domestic travel, double that of ...More >>

Virgin Australia Provides Ten Extra Flights for CWC Final

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:28:20 +1300 | Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia is pleased to offer ten extra trans-Tasman flights to meet the increased demand between New Zealand and Melbourne for the Cricket World Cup final. The extra flights depart from Auckland and Christchurch and are on sale now for Black Caps ...More >>

New research shows tourism industry in hearty state

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:14:24 +1300 | Tourism Industry Association

New Zealand’s tourism industry is in a strong position to take advantage of growth opportunities, according to the State of the Tourism Industry 2014, released today by the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) and Lincoln University.More >>

A Black Caps Fan Guide to Melbourne

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:22:12 +1300 | Tourism Victoria

The Black Caps made history this week qualifying for the 2015 Cricket World Cup Final. As the nation waits with baited breath for the final showdown this Sunday, Kiwis are getting ready to descend upon Melbourne Cricket Ground to cheer the Black Caps ...More >>

Holiday Parks for Successful Events & Conferences

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:31:28 +1300 | Holiday Accommodation Parks Assn of NZ

Taking a break from business as usual to meet with fellow colleagues is a great way to share knowledge, inspire ideas and develop working relationships. The success of conferences and other such events, however, relies heavily on the setting. Bundled ...More >>

International passenger numbers grow at Christchurch Airport

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:22:26 +1300 | Christchurch Airport

New statistics show a 15 per cent increase in international passenger numbers at Christchurch Airport over the past month. International passenger numbers into Christchurch grew at twice last month’s national growth of 7.6 per cent, including growth across ...More >>

Air NZ announces extra Sunday charter service to Melbourne

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:15:13 +1300 | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand will operate a Boeing 777-200 charter service between Auckland and Melbourne this weekend offering more than 300 additional seats in each direction for fans keen to get to Sunday’s cricket final. The first chartered service will ...More >>

Dynamic Memory-Makers Dominate Top Global Business Awards

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:06:07 +1300 | Magic Memories

[ AUCKLAND, NZ: 11.00pm, 25 March ] Dynamic and fast paced Kiwi company-turned global success story Magic Memories has taken out the Supreme Award , and three other award categories – Best Business Operating Internationally ($10-$50M); Excellence in ...More >>

Day three - no trace of missing Dutch tourist

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:38:28 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Search and rescue teams, including specialist search dogs from Canterbury have again failed to find any trace of missing Dutch tourist Ken Boogers. More >>

Queenstown voted top destination in NZ and the South Pacific

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:31:11 +1300 | Destination Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand (25 March 2015) - Queenstown has been named the number one destination in both New Zealand and the South Pacific in TripAdvisor’s 2015 Travellers’ Choice Awards.More >>

Delegation to strengthen links with Cambodia, Viet Nam, IPU

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:47:35 +1300 | Office of the Speaker

A New Zealand delegation will join with 600 MPs from 113 countries to discuss global issues and promote democratic ideals and practices, when the 132nd Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly takes place in Hanoi, Viet Nam from 27 March - 1 April 2015. ...More >>

New year-round Auckland to Shanghai service announced

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:51:37 +1300 | Auckland Airport

China Eastern Airlines has announced a new four-weekly year-round service on the Auckland to Shanghai route, commencing September 2015. More >>

Visitors to Hawaii double in two years

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:33:44 +1300 | Hawaiian Airlines

Added capacity from Hawaii’s largest carrier makes its islands and mainland USA even more accessible to New Zealanders More >>

Injunction: Kennedy, Bell v Boyle, St Bede's College

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:33:07 +1300 | New Zealand High Court


February 2015 Monthly traffic update

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:07:43 +1300 | Auckland Airport

5.4% International passenger numbers (excluding transit passengers) at Auckland Airport were up 5.4% in February 2015. The 36,000 increase in international passengers was driven by a strong Chinese New Year travel period. More >>


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