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  • A trip to the airport promises to be easier and possibly cheaper with Air New Zealand’s launch of an online airport taxi booking service aimed at saving customers time and money. Air New Zealand Taxis is offering fixed price transport to and from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown airports with the guarantee of the lowest available rate from the participating transport provider.
    Article - 2011-02-17 10:50
  • The Government’s “Transport Stimulus” would have created many more jobs if they hadn’t cut funding for everything else to build new motorways said the Green Party today. “Research consistently shows that investment in public transport, walking, cycling and even road maintenance creates many more jobs than spending on new motorways,” said Green Party Transport spokesperson Gareth Hughes.
    Article - 2011-02-18 08:00
  • Recovering Japanese visitor numbers are prompting Air New Zealand to operate Boeing 747-400 aircraft on the Tokyo route following five years absence. Visitor numbers declined steadily from a high of 165,000 in 2004 down to about 78,000 in 2009 before growing 12% to 87,700 in 2010 with the help of additional Air New Zealand charter flights and increased marketing. Air New Zealand will increase capacity by 25% this coming summer on scheduled services between Tokyo’s Narita Airport and New Zealand through the use of the 379 seat Boeing 747-400.
    Article - 2011-02-21 11:00
  • One of the eastern Bay of Plenty’s most recognisable hotels – built more than a century ago is on the market for sale. The Royal Hotel in Opotiki was built in 1878 and underwent significant renovations in 1908. The two-storeyed hotel has a land area of 1467 square metres, with the hotel building occupying 767 square metres. The hotel is now recognised as a category two building by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.
    Article - 2011-03-07 12:00
  • Recent news suggests that only part of the oil price increases have been passed on to New Zealand motorists and the tense situation in Libya and other parts of the Middle East mean that the barrel price of oil could continue to increase dramatically. It is clear that we have now well and truly crossed the psychological barrier of $2 per litre of 91 Octane petrol in NZ and Luigi Cappel, Sales & Marketing Manager of GeoSmart said he would be surprised if we drop below it again even if Saudi increases their oil production as announced.
    Article - 2011-03-08 11:30
  • Christchurch International Airport (CIAL) Chief Executive Jim Boult has said he understands the reasoning behind Air New Zealand’s decision to cancel or reschedule some of its trans-Tasman and domestic flights in the wake of the Christchurch earthquake. Twenty seven trans-Tasman flights have been cancelled between Christchurch and Sydney, Christchurch and Melbourne, and Christchurch and Coolangatta for several weeks from April to July 2011.
    Article - 2011-03-16 14:01
  • The Commerce Commission has reached settlements with three international airlines charged in a major cartel proceeding, ahead of the first hearing in the case scheduled for May this year. Qantas Airways Limited, British Airways plc and Cargolux International Airlines S.A. have agreed settlements with the Commission, which involve admitting liability and paying significant penalties. The Commission cannot release further information about these settlements until they have been reviewed by the Court.
    Article - 2011-03-18 11:00
  • Air New Zealand considers media releases today by Qantas and by the Commerce Commission to be misleading and defamatory. In announcing penalties agreed between the Commission and Qantas, British Airways and Cargolux, the Commission’s “Background” fails to note that none of the investigations referred to by the Commission has resulted in a finding of illegal conduct by Air New Zealand. These investigations have all involved substantially the same information that the Commission has.
    Article - 2011-03-19 07:00
  • The importance of flying safety is getting emphasis with Air New Zealand’s new inflight safety video. US fitness legend Richard Simmons will be putting Air New Zealand customers through their paces, as he takes them step-by-step through the airline’s pre-flight safety briefing.   The inflight video features Air New Zealand cabin crew and Les Mills fitness instructors working out in colourful lycra, fluorescent leg warmers and sweat bands.
    Article - 2011-03-29 08:37
  • Independent Liquor announces marketing manager appointment Leading brewer and distiller, Independent Liquor has boosted its marketing team with the appointment of Ben Shaw as The Boundary Road Brewery Marketing Manager.
    Article - 2011-03-29 08:45