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Press Conference 27/02/17: Kiwi workers failing drug tests

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:33:20 +1300 | Liana Pantaleo

Prime Minster Bill English began today’s press conference with an announcement to extend support for earthquake effected Kaikoura, Hurunui and Marlborough. The State Highway coastal route is progressing and expected to be open by the end of ...More >>

Kaikoura tourism promotion package on its way

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:41:34 +1300 | New Zealand Government

An $870,000 support package will promote tourism in Kaikoura and other upper South Island districts impacted by last November’s earthquakes. More >>

$1.7m boost for Rotorua Crankworx event

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:46:15 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The Government will invest up to $1.7 million over five years into the mountain biking Crankworx Festival and Enduro World Series in Rotorua, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges has announced.More >>

Show us your Rotorua and win!

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:23:15 +1300 | Rotorua Lakes Council

A $200 voucher and a class trip are up for grabs for locals who enter the Vision 2030 - The Rotorua Way Photo Competition . More >>

Lyttelton gets a safety-driven, ‘smart’ pedestrian crossing

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:42:19 +1300 | New Zealand Transport Agency

A ‘smart’ pedestrian crossing that uses radar technology to sense people and adjust crossing time is set to be installed in Lyttelton.More >>

Wellington continues to reap the benefits of tourism growth

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:40:11 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

National List MP Paul Foster-Bell was delighted to see Wellington continue to reap the benefits of tourism growth More >>

New campervan park in time for World Masters Games

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:43:13 +1300 | Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

A new short term campervan park at Ellerslie Racecourse has been given the green light, opening up some additional accommodation options in time for World Masters Games 2017 and the DHL New Zealand Lions series.More >>

Public Transport Breakthrough for the Wakatipu

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:24:43 +1300 | Queenstown Lakes District Council

A much needed radical shift in public transport for the Wakatipu Basin’s residence and visitors became a step closer today. More >>

Fresh water vital to tourism industry growth

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:24:28 +1300 | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The tourism industry is pleased that the Government has recognised fresh water’s value to the visitor economy, and is hopeful that this can be realised via its new water quality targets.More >>

Get on board with cruise cover

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:17:14 +1300 | Compare Travel Insurance

Preparing to soak up the sun and scenery on board a Kiwi cruise? You may want to consider cruise cover before you set sail. More >>

Qantas reports slide in first-half earnings

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:10:47 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Australia's biggest airline Qantas Airways reported a slide in first-half profit but its Jetstar Group, which includes New Zealand domestic and regional as well as Australia outbound flights among others, did better. More >>

GODZone to Start Downtown Queenstown

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:57:52 +1300 | GODZone Adventure

Chapter 6 of GODZone will start in downtown Queenstown this weekend. More >>

Tourists continue to add value to NZ economy

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:05:45 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Tourism spending over the summer high season continued to grow in most regions, providing jobs for regional New Zealand, Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says. More >>

Busy summer for MPI biosecurity staff

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:46:42 +1300 | Ministry For Primary Industries

Faced with record numbers of international visitors this summer, Ministry for Primary Industries biosecurity staff have intercepted risk goods ranging from the bizarre to the potentially devastating for New Zealand’s economy and environment.More >>

Christchurch’s pockets of awesome captured in new resource

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:53:59 +1300 | Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism

Christchurch’s pockets of awesome - the city’s trending places to meet, eat, drink, and experience - are now featured in a new online resource at Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism (CCT) launched the Pockets of Awesome campaign ...More >>

Second largest interim result and maintains strong dividend

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:40:28 +1300 | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has today announced earnings before taxation for the first six months of the 2017 financial year of $349 million, compared to $457 million in the prior year - the second highest result for an interim period in the airline’s history.More >>

Crash involving bus and car near Akaroa – UPDATE #2

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:46:49 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police remain at the scene of a crash between a car and a bus carrying tourists in Canterbury. More >>

Auckland Airport welcomes Sichuan Airlines

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:01:47 +1300 | Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport welcomes the announcement that Sichuan Airlines will start flying between Auckland and Chengdu in China from June this year. The service will operate three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday using an A330-200 aircraft with ...More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Putting the I into KL

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:04:00 +1300 | Martin Doyle

The execution of Kim Jong Nam in the concourse of Kuala Lumpur Airport is effectively a significant act of terrorism. It will make airport users all over the world a little nervous about who's standing behind them.More >>

More Kiwi kids set to fly thanks to Airpoints™ for Schools

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:12:57 +1300 | Air NZ

Kiwi kids from 10 schools from the Far North to Invercargill are set to enjoy some unique travel and learning experiences with their schools selected for Air New Zealand’s 2017 Airpoints™ for Schools programme. The programme allows Air New Zealand Airpoints ...More >>


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