Tourism Holdings beats 1H guidance on reduced fleet

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) – Tourism Holdings, the largest campervan rental business in Australia and New Zealand, more than doubled first-half profit, beating expectations, after cutting costs and fattening margins. Read more »

Air NZ posts higher normalised earnings

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) – Air New Zealand has posted a 6 per cent fall in net profit for the half year but had record normalised earnings before tax of $216 million, up 20 percent, driven by lower fuel prices and increased numbers of travellers. Read more »

Common Sense on Foreign Drivers Won’t Affect Tourism

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Common sense on foreign drivers will not hit tourism numbers, says New Zealand First. Read more »

More capital set to see Zoomy rocket

Press Release – Zoomy

Founders of smartphone taxi app Zoomy have enjoyed significant growth with their New Zealand-owned business since it launched just 16 months ago. Now theyre seeking capital from new investors to ensure Zoomy can respond to growing demand here and … Read more »

“Massive potential” excites operators

Press Release – Airways New Zealand

Aircraft operators and regulators attending this weeks Approach15 expert forum were intrigued and impressed by the normalisation of Performance Based Navigation (PBN) in New Zealand, according to Airways. Read more »

Missing Person – Bay of Plenty

Press Release – New Zealand Police

MEDIA RELEASE – Bay of Plenty 23 February 2015 Missing 71yr old Eastern BOP Whakatane Police have concerns for the whereabouts of 71 year old Lewis Cure, missing in the Eastern Bay of Plenty area. Mr Cure was last known to be in Te Puke in the morning … Read more »

Missing person – Auckland

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Missing 71 year old male tourist. During the afternoon (23/02/15) a 71 year old male (Lewis Cure) arrived at the Auckland International Airport from Brisbane. Read more »

Auckland to officially welcome BLACKCAPS

Press Release – ATEED

Cricket fans in Auckland will get a chance to meet the BLACKCAPS this week during a public welcome event at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Fanzone in Takutai Square, Britomart. The team will be officially welcomed to Auckland by Mayor Len Brown at … Read more »

Tramper winched

Press Release – TrustPower TECT Rescue Helicopter

This afternoon [Feb 22] the Tauranga based Trustpower TECT Rescue helicopter was called across to Mt Pirongia where a 43 year old Auckland woman had fallen 4 metres while tramping near the summit. She received serious leg fractures as a result, The … Read more »

Government inaction driving tourist road toll

Press Release – Dog And Lemon Guide

A prominent road safety campaigner has accused the government of sitting on its hands while innocent people die needlessly. Read more »

Northland’s Twin Coast Discovery to undergo a facelift

Press Release – Northland Inc

Northlands Twin Coast Discovery Touring Route is to undergo a substantial facelift over the next three years, says Northland Inc CEO David Wilson. Two weeks ago with MBIE and MPI, we released the Northland Regional Growth Study (NRGS) outlining … Read more »

SH20A to Airport project will improve links and journey time

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency

20 February 2015 | NZ Transport Agency – Auckland SH20A to Airport project will improve links and journey times The SH20A to Airport transport project is a key link to helping build greater resilience and reliability for journeys on Aucklands … Read more »

UPDATE: Auckland Airport lifts full-year guidance

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Auckland International Airport, the country’s biggest gateway, raised its annual profit guidance after passenger numbers and revenue from retail and property lifted first-half earnings by 1.3 percent. Read more »

International visitor spend up 13 per cent for December 2014

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Total estimated visitor spend in New Zealand continues to grow and reached $7.4 billion for the year ending December 2014, up 13 per cent on the previous year, according to the latest quarterly International Visitor Survey released today by the Ministry … Read more »

Official opening ceremony of the Global Football Festival

Press Release – New Zealand Police

The Global Football Festival is an annual event that has been held in Canterbury for many years, bringing together diverse communities for a weekend of family fun. This year this exciting festival takes place in the lead up to the U20 FIFA World … Read more »

Auckland Airport lifts annual profit guidance

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Auckland International Airport, the country’s major gateway, raised its expectations for annual profit after first-half earnings rose 1.3 percent on increased passenger numbers and higher revenue from its retail and property divisions. Read more »

Missing helicopter found crashed near Queenstown

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

The wreckage of a helicopter reported overdue in the Queenstown area has been found in Lochy River basin. Read more »

Help for Queenstown’s labour shortage

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Temporary changes to immigration rules will further help Queenstown employers recruit much needed staff, Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett and Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse announced today. A new streamlined visa process means that from … Read more »

Auckland Airport announces partnership with TripIt

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport has announced a partnership with TripIt from Concur, the worlds highest-rated travel-organising app. Read more »

Busy day for Greenlea helicopter

Press Release – Greenlea Rescue Helicopter

The Taupo Based Greenlea Rescue helicopter was dispatched to a rural area near Otorohanga yesterday to a woman who had injured herself riding a motorcycle. The woman in her thirties was taken to Waikato Hospital. Read more »

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