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Skyline boosts profits on strong tourist growth

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:04:02 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 30 (BusinessDesk) - Diversified tourism company Skyline Enterprises is to pay shareholders a 50 cent dividend per share for the 2016 financial year along with a one-off bonus of 5 cents per share to celebrate its 50 years in business.More >>

Updated Pastoral Care Code to protect international students

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:34:53 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment 30 June 2016 Media Statement Updated Pastoral Care Code to help protect international students More >>

Countdown is on to official Mt Ruapehu ski season opening

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:36:54 +1200 | Ruapehu Alpine Lifts

The opening of the Whakapapa and Turoa Ski Areas have been delayed due to lack of snow fall, however weather permitting, beginner trails at both ski areas will be open in time for the school holidays.More >>

Many Kiwis Buying Travel Insurance Too Late

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:35:11 +1200 | Warehouse Money

With winter here and school holidays approaching, many of us are rushing to book overseas holidays – but Warehouse Money is cautioning Kiwis not to leave buying their travel insurance to the last minute. More >>

Research: DEET and Repel protect against Zika carrier

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 17:32:55 +1200 | Repel

New Zealanders heading to the tropics for a mid-winter getaway can be assured of 100% protection against the carrier of the Zika virus, according to the results of independent research carried out into Repel Ultra, Repel Tropical-Strength and Repel ...More >>

Work to begin soon on Convention Centre site

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:35:39 +1200 | Otakaro Limited

With early design and master planning stages successfully completed, Ōtākaro Limited is looking forward to taking the lead in an exciting new phase for Christchurch’s Convention Centre Precinct project.More >>

Christchurch Airport Welcomes ‘Essential’ Convention Centre

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:52:10 +1200 | Christchurch Airport

Christchurch Airport, the South Island’s largest tourism business, has warmly welcomed announcement of the timeline and development of the city’s new Convention Centre. Chief Executive Malcolm Johns says a convention centre is an essential piece ...More >>

Massey offers US students smart tourism experience

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:16:21 +1200 | Massey University

Nine American university students are making the most of their summer break with a unique tour of New Zealand that combines tourism with business field trips and a work experience placement.More >>

Avoid mozzie-borne illnesses when travelling overseas

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:43:09 +1200 | Ministry of Health

In some countries an annoying itch is the least of your worries if you’re bitten by a mosquito. More >>

Coastal campground set to benefit from Auckland’s growth

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:45:43 +1200 | Bayleys

A traditional coastal camping ground on the outskirts of Auckland’s ever-stretching city boundary has been placed on the market for sale – with potential to turn the business into a multi-faceted accommodation venue targeting various pricing levels ...More >>

LGNZ Media Briefing: Houses, Campers and Cops

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:07:02 +1200 | Robert Kelly

At their quarterly media briefing today Local Government New Zealand addressed areas where local authorities are feeling pressure and outlined their approach for the upcoming local body elections in September-October.More >>

Now It’s Possible To Sleep In A Maserati!

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:20:50 +1200 | Maserati SpA

Legendary sports car maker Maserati has provided thrills on the race track for more than 100 years, it has built road cars with unrivalled passion and, most recently with the soon to arrive in Australia and New Zealand Maserati Levante, headed off ...More >>

Lucy Marshall earns Adventurist Certification from Un-Cruise

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:52:50 +1200 | Un-Cruise Adventures

Hamilton, NZ, June 2016 – Lucy Marshall, a Waikato--based independent travel broker in association with The Travel Brokers, has completed a specialized training program and is now certified as an Adventurist with Un--Cruise Adventures. The ...More >>

New tourism chief named

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:07:24 +1200 | Hamilton and Waikato Tourism

The regional tourism organisation has appointed Jason Dawson to lead tourism marketing and product development for the region. Dawson replaces outgoing chief executive Kiri Goulter who resigned in March after seven years at the helm.More >>

World Launch Of The Winedub

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:09:27 +1200 | The Winery

After almost two years planning and meticulous restoration, wine lovers can now enjoy a tasting from the world’s only VW wine tasting experience. More >>

New insurer Travel Insurance NZ covers terrorism

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:47:13 +1200 | Travel Insurance

Up until now not a single insurer in the New Zealand market covered acts of terrorism for travellers headed abroad. More >>

Ngāi Tahu Tourism opens new Franz Josef visitor hub

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:38:54 +1200 | Ngai Tahu Tourism

A major new visitor hub housing the Department of Conservation, Franz Josef Glacier Guides (owned by Ngai Tahu Tourism and part-owned by Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio) , Glacier Hot Pools, i-SITE Franz Josef and a café has opened in the village of Franz Josef.More >>

NZ sheepmeat, tourism may be hardest hit by Brexit

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:35:38 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 27 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's sheepmeat exports and tourists from the UK may be the hardest hit from the Brexit with the most immediate impact likely to be on British tourists suddenly finding the spending power of the pound against the ...More >>

American Airlines takes off from Auckland to Los Angeles

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 22:15:24 +1200 | American Airlines

AUCKLAND, 25 June 2016: American Airlines’ inaugural Auckland-Los Angeles service started today, opening up more choice for New Zealanders travelling to the United States. More >>

World Heritage Committee to meet in Istanbul, Turkey,

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 20:49:20 +1200 | UNESCO

Paris, 24 June—The World Heritage Committee will examine proposals to inscribe 29 sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during its 40th session (10 to 20 July), which will be chaired by Ambassador Lale Ülker, General Director for Overseas Promotion ...More >>


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