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New adventures in Middle-earth

19 June 2013

The jaw dropping teaser trailer for the second movie in The Hobbit Trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has been released.

Auckland to welcome Global Ocean Race

19 June 2013

Auckland, New Zealand’s ‘City of Sails’, has been confirmed as the halfway stopover port for the gruelling, round-the-world Global Ocean Race in 2014.

Wintering over in Middle-earth – snow sports

19 June 2013

First snows are already dusting the mountain tops of Middle-earth where the countdown to New Zealand’s 2013 winter season is on.

Middle-earth is tops for visitors to New Zealand

19 June 2013

The famed ‘filmscapes’ of Middle-earth that feature in Sir Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey have played a leading role in boosting tourism to New Zealand, according to new figures.

Maori waka to tell NZ story in San Francisco

19 June 2013

Remarkable sailing craft are the hallmark of the 34th America’s Cup but it won’t just be the futuristic wing-sail AC72s turning heads in San Francisco - a traditional Maori waka (canoe) from New Zealand also has a lead role in the event.

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Sailing in the lap of luxury

19 June 2013

The luxury of a sailing holiday in New Zealand isn’t just about cruising idyllic waters or indulging in world-class wine and food - but a uniquely Kiwi, ‘money-can’t-buy’ experience.

Auckland: The America's Cup legacy

19 June 2013

Viaduct Harbour Auckland is one of New Zealand’s most vibrant tourism and entertainment precincts - a hub for more than 30 bars and restaurants, hotels and water-based tourism activities attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.

Winter 2013 guide to NZ's South Island ski resorts

19 June 2013

Quick guide to what's on offer at New Zealand's South Island ski resorts for the winter 2013 snow season.

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Fruitful Endeavours: Kiwifruit Exports Reach Record Levels

In June 2016, kiwifruit exports rose $105 million (47 percent) from June 2015 to reach $331 million, Statistics New Zealand said today. Overall, goods exports rose $109 million (2.6 percent) in June 2016 (to $4.3 billion). More>>

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Economic Update: RBNZ Says Rate Cut Seems Likely

The Reserve Bank will likely cut interest rates further as a persistently strong kiwi dollar makes it difficult for the bank to meet its inflation target, it said. The local currency fell. More>>

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House Price Action Plan: RBNZ Signals National Lending Restrictions

The central bank wants to cap bank lending to property investors with a deposit of less than 40 percent at 5 percent and restore the 10 percent limit for owner-occupiers wanting to take out a mortgage with a deposit of less than 20 percent, according to a consultation paper released today. More>>

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Sparks Fly: Gordon Campbell On China Steel Dumping Allegations

No doubt, officials on the China desk at MFAT have prided themselves on fashioning a niche position for New Zealand right in between the US and China – and leveraging off both of them! Well, as the Aussies would say, of MFAT: tell ‘em they’re dreaming. More>>

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Loan Sharks: Finance Companies Found Guilty Of Breaching Fair Trading Act

Finance companies Budget Loans and Evolution Finance, run by former 1980s corporate high-flyer Allan Hawkins, have been found guilty of 106 charges of breaching the Fair Trading Act for misleading 21 borrowers while enforcing loan contracts. More>>

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Post Panama Papers: Govt To Adopt Shewan's Foreign Trust Recommendations

The government will adopt all of the recommendations from former PwC chairman John Shewan to increase disclosure and introduce a register for foreign trusts with new legislation to be introduced next month. More>>

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