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Interislander sailing to revised schedule

Fri, 6 Mar 2015 17:19:53 +1300 | The Interislander

Interislander’s passenger and commercial freight services are sailing this evening to a revised timetable and expect to be back to normal by midday Saturday. However rail freight is suspended and we expect to start operating within 24 hours.More >>

Confirmed Case of Measles - Auckland

Fri, 6 Mar 2015 17:18:49 +1300 | Auckland District Health Board

Passengers on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Auckland have been exposed to measles, advises Auckland Regional Public Health Service. More >>

Allow extra time travelling in the Bay of Plenty next week

Fri, 6 Mar 2015 17:13:25 +1300 | NZ Transport Agency

6 March 2015 | NZ Transport Agency - Waikato & Bay of Plenty Allow extra time when travelling in the Bay of Plenty next week The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists travelling in the Bay of Plenty over the next week to drive with care and allow extra ...More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: The RIGHT way to drive

Fri, 6 Mar 2015 17:02:10 +1300 | Martin Doyle

Unless all tourists know to drive on the LEFT, then our tourist industry is not doing something RIGHT. More >>

Interislander sailings disrupted due to weather

Fri, 6 Mar 2015 13:50:56 +1300 | The Interislander

Interislander is advising customers to expect delays to sailings today and over the weekend due to the severe weather that is currently moving across Cook Strait. More >>

Hamilton: Op Monsoon update 1

Fri, 6 Mar 2015 13:37:57 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Hamilton Police investigating the sudden unexplained death of an overseas visitor say keeping an open mind and not ruling out any possibilities of what has occurred is key to their case.More >>

Rangitāiki River document now published and released

Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:38:40 +1300 | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Hard copies of Te Ara Whanui o Rangitāiki – Pathways of the Rangitaiki: River Document will be available at the Rangitāiki River Festival today. More >>

Rotorua Offers Great Last Minute Options For Easter Break

Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:30:57 +1300 | Village Public Relations

ROTORUA, 6th March 2015: Forgotten to make any holiday plans this Easter? Thankfully the perfect getaway is easy to organise and only a short drive away! More >>

Productive discussions on Queenstown’s tourism workforce

Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:19:32 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Sustainable workforce solutions were at the centre of discussions between Government Ministers and tourism industry representatives in Queenstown today. Streamlined immigration rules were announced last month as a short term solution to help employers in Queenstown ...More >>

Government terrified of testing foreign drivers

Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:14:50 +1300 | Dog And Lemon Guide

About 20% foreign drivers would probably fail a basic driving competency test in this country, says the car review website More >>

Queenstown Alcohol Accord Formed

Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:08:55 +1300 | Queenstown Alcohol Accord

The Queenstown Alcohol Accord (QAA) was created on 19 December 2014, comprising of 31 Queenstown bars More >>

More Kiwi Families Setting Sail to Exotic Destinations

Fri, 6 Mar 2015 10:15:05 +1300 | House of Travel

Increasing numbers of Kiwi families are venturing to destinations as far afield as Alaska and the rivers of Europe, as cruise holidays become a more popular choice for people travelling with children.More >>

Rental Vehicle Industry Welcomes Road Safety Action

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 16:53:55 +1300 | Rental Vehicle Association

Rental vehicle operators today welcomed the Government’s announcement that it is fast-tracking new road safety measures in the South Island. More >>

A Greener Tomorrow initiative enters its second year

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 16:25:44 +1300 | Emirates Airlines

New Zealand organisations who have innovative ideas and solutions in the areas of conservation or environmental protection could be in line for support from Emirates airline under it’s A Greener Tomorrow initiative.More >>

Tourism welcomes acceleration of road safety improvements

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 13:54:26 +1300 | Tourism Industry Association

The government’s decision to fast-track road safety work to improve driver safety has been welcomed by the tourism industry, says Chris Roberts, Chief Executive, Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA).More >>

Health Warning for Lake Ngaroto Lifted

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 13:44:18 +1300 | Waikato District Health Board

The health warning issued in December last year for Lake Ngaroto has now been lifted, after two consecutive tests showed cyanobacterial levels to be once again below the warning level.More >>

Mass collection of Pacific data affects Kiwi holidaymakers

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 13:28:44 +1300 | InternetNZ

The allegation that New Zealand has conducted mass data harvesting on its Pacific Island neighbours raises concerns about New Zealanders’ communications being collected, says InternetNZ.More >>

Rural Contractors ask: What about us?

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:57:37 +1300 | Rural Contractors NZ

Rural Contractors New Zealand is questioning why the Government has made recent changes to immigration rules to help Queenstown employers recruit much needed staff, but continues to ignore similar requests from the rural contracting sector.More >>

New Zealand Screened Across World in New Global Campaign

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:51:58 +1300 | ASICS

New Zealand’s mountains, forests, urban streets and a remote glacial lake provide the backdrop for a global campaign for ASICS that will be broadcast across the world from this week.More >>

Foreign card spending reflects tourism growth

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:37:58 +1300 | Paymark EFTPOS

Foreign card spending reflects tourism growth Auckland, Thursday 5th March 2015: Visitors to New Zealand in February spent $251 million, $31 million more than in February 2014 according to the latest figures released by Paymark. Foreign card spending ...More >>


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