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Vegetarian Accolade for Heritage Auckland Chef

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:14:29 +1200 | Heritage Hotels

Jinu Abraham, executive chef of Heritage Auckland, has won the New Zealand Vegetarian Dish Challenge 2014, in the lunch category, with his dish of organic tofu and pea stuffed potato, smoked tomato and onions. This is a second win for Abraham, having ...More >>

Mussel Barge Snapper Safaris leads the way on MOSS

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:54:43 +1200 | Maritime New Zealand

Mussel Barge Snapper Safaris is the first operator in the Coromandel, and one of the first small operators in the country, to be certified under Maritime New Zealand’s new Maritime Operator Safety System (MOSS).More >>

“Significant” investment delivers growth for the NZ tourism

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:57:43 +1200 | The Remarkables

A “significant” and brave investment that is helping the tourism industry succeed was praised by Deputy Prime Minister Bill English today (Friday July 25) when he officially opened the new Curvey Basin chairlift at The Remarkables ski area in Queenstown.More >>

Emirates Opens Own Lounge At Glasgow

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:55:24 +1200 | Emirates Airlines

Emirates is celebrating the Commonwealth Games in style with the official opening of its lounge at Glasgow Airport by the airline’s president, Sir Tim Clark. More >>

Auckland Airport cuts fine deal in US$250M bond issue

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:03:42 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Jul. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland International Airport has sold US$250 million of bonds in the final tranche of a financing package to pay for its capital return to shareholders earlier this year at what it says is the lowest borrowing margin for ...More >>

BookIt first to accept China Union Pay online in NZ

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:48:00 +1200 | BookIt

New Zealand tourism operators can now be better prepared for the growing number of Chinese tourists as Trade Me’s booking engine, BookIt, on Thursday becomes the first local online booking engine to accept payment via China Union Pay cards.More >>

Cycleways bring economic benefit to communities

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:27:49 +1200 | New Zealand Government

An increasing number of cycleways are attracting tourists to regions and scenic parts of New Zealand and a special session at the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) conference demonstrated how the economic impact of these bike paths are measured. More >>

Two Hamilton motels in running for award

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:52:26 +1200 | Automobile Association

Two of the three motel finalists in the running for this year’s AA Traveller Supreme Host of the Year award are situated within a kilometre of each other in Hamilton. More >>

Hawke’s Bay’s “Big Easy” makes shortlist

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:28:33 +1200 | Hawke's Bay Tourism

Hawke’s Bay’s “Big Easy” makes shortlist in the 2014 NZ Event Industry Awards More >>

Makeover for Both Sides of the Fence education website

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:19:24 +1200 | Walking Access Commission

School children around New Zealand will enjoy a more colourful, dynamic and fun experience when using the popular Both Sides of the Fence education website. The site, online at, has been recently upgraded with new and improved ...More >>

MH17 Black Boxes: Statement by Minister of Transport

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:59:28 +1200 | Malaysia Airlines

"Following the agreement Prime Minister Najib Razak brokered with rebel leaders, Malaysia has taken custody of flight MH17's black boxes. As the Prime Minister said, they will be passed to the international investigation team for analysis. More >>

Holiday parks keeping confident

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:54:34 +1200 | Holiday Accommodation Parks Assn of NZ

The Holiday Parks Business Confidence Monitor for June/July 2014 shows confidence levels are at +66, indicating that 66% of respondents are currently more optimistic than pessimistic. The result is 36 points ahead of this time last year and no respondents ...More >>

Vacation nation: where Kiwis like to holiday

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:06:15 +1200 | Roy Morgan Research

Whether you’re an adrenalin junkie or beach bunny, nature enthusiast or amateur vulcanologist, New Zealand has a holiday destination to suit — which could explain why 62% of Kiwis aged 14+ took at least one domestic holiday in the year to April ...More >>

EU Foreign Affairs Council Meeting: Ukraine

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:29:46 +1200 | Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand

The Council was shocked and deeply saddened by the downing of the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in Donetsk and the tragic loss of so many innocent lives. Ministers observed a minute of silence to pay tribute to the victims.More >>

Ultimate selfies to hit South Island slopes

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:19:06 +1200 | Tourism New Zealand

Holiday makers will be able to share a unique video of themselves in some of the South Island’s most picturesque locations, thanks to Tourism New Zealand’s latest campaign to target Australian travellers.More >>

Wine, architecture and the tourism experience

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:17:57 +1200 | Victoria University of Wellington

Architecture is a key factor in the creation of food and wine tourism experiences say researchers at Victoria University of Wellington. Dr Julia Albrecht from the School of Management and Tobias Danielmeier from the School of Architecture are working ...More >>

Special Fare to Farewell Aranui 3 in 2015

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:09:21 +1200 | MG Media

Aranui is offering hundreds of dollars of savings on one of Aranui 3’s final voyages around the islands of Tahiti next year. More >>

International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:08:16 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

The latest edition of International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand (IVA) is now available on the Statistics New Zealand website. IVA is a monthly report produced by Statistics NZ and sponsored by Tourism New Zealand.More >>

Air NZ to mark 75th anniversary with Te Papa exhibition

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:57:20 +1200 | Air New Zealand Public Affairs

Air New Zealand will commemorate its 75th anniversary with an exhibition at the country’s national museum Te Papa in Wellington. The airline will celebrate 75 years of operations during 2015, and is working with Te Papa to launch a six month retrospective exhibition ...More >>

RSA condemns downing of flight MH17

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:03:50 +1200 | NZ Returned and Services Association

The Royal New Zealand RSA has today denounced the downing of flight MH17, in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, as an act of terror. More >>


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