Viewing all entries for 'December 2010'
In a New Zealand banking first, Kiwis in need of Aussie cash will be able to withdraw what they need from one of BNZ’s ATMs located at 80 Queen Street in Auckland. It’s the first time a New Zealand bank ATM will stock Australian cash and is aimed to make things easier for anyone making the trip across the ditch. BNZ plan to extend this time-saving initiative and stock ATMs in all the main centres with Aussie dollars in the future.Read the full post
Hilton Worldwide has announced the signing of management agreements for two new-build Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties in Queenstown’s Kawarau Falls development. They include a 178-room 5-star hotel to be named Hilton Queenstown and a 4-star hotel, featuring 98 one-bedroom apartment-style rooms, to be known as the “Kawarau Hotel, managed by Hilton”. Construction on both hotels is well underway with completion expected next year.Read the full post
Movie director Sir Peter Jackson’s $68 million Gulfstream G550, which is managed by ExecuJet Aviation Australasia, looks likely to return from Melbourne, where it is currently housed, to be based in Wellington.Read the full post
A motorbike and executive jet chase along Wellington Airport’s runway and spectacular explosions filmed from helicopters are likely to create excitement when a big-budget Bollywood movie is shot in the capital next month.Read the full post
Wi-Fi Internet access is now available onboard Interislander ferries. In a first for Cook Strait, Interislander passengers will be able to check emails, share photos and surf the internet using the new Wi-Fi Onboard service.Read the full post
The final stage of Te Parapara - New Zealand’s first and only traditional Maori garden in a public setting was unveiled at Hamilton Gardens last Friday, offering a rare insight into the region’s pre-European history.Read the full post
Nga Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle Trail project has signed its contract for The Old Ghost Road Trail. The 80km trail is a grade 3 mountain biking trail suitable for intermediate and advanced riders.Read the full post