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International travel quiet in May

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

May 2019 saw 219,300 visitor arrivals and 235,200 New Zealand resident arrivals, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Pacific Tourism Officials upskill knowledge of Chinese

Press Release – South Pacific Tourism Organisation

Suva, July 12 2019 – A delegation of staff from Pacific National Tourism Offices, tourism private sector and the South Pacific Tourism Organization were in Guangzhou China, from 24th June to 4th July to attend the 1st Tourism Human Resource Development … Read more »

2019 Pacific Games beneficial for Samoa Tourism

Press Release – South Pacific Tourism Organisation

Suva, July 12 2019- The opening of the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa on the weekend was a showcase of the rich Samoan culture and heritage and heralds the start of two weeks of intensive competition by the best sports people in the region said SPTO … Read more »

NZ Army Hosts Conference for International Militaries

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

More than 50 senior non-commissioned officers from militaries in the Asia-Pacific Region gathered this week in Auckland for a conference hosted by the New Zealand Army. Read more »

First New Zealand find of Himalayan wineberry bramble

Press Release – UNITEC

Auckland, 11 July, 2019 The Himalayan wineberry bramble (Rubus ellipticus) widely regarded as one of the top 100 worlds worst weeds has been discovered growing on a roadside near Gills Scenic Reserve in Albany; the first report of the … Read more »

A quarter of Pacific islanders live without ‘basic needs’

Press Release – UN News

While progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been made over the past four years, some vulnerable island States are losing momentum in the race to 2030, according to discussions at the United Nations annual High-level Political … Read more »

Restaurant Brands eyes $45 mln underlying profit

Article – BusinessDesk

July 10 (BusinessDesk) – Fast-food operator Restaurant Brands New Zealand is expecting profit growth of at least 6 percent this year as the firm benefits from new store openings. Read more »

Fresh Perspectives, Big Ideas: new ‘Future Pasifika’ series

Press Release – World Bank

University of the South Pacific and World Bank Group partner for new Pacific dialogue series Read more »

Central Otago bespoke builders named regional finalist

Press Release – Westpac New Zealand

10 July 2019 Central Otago bespoke builders named regional finalist in $50,000 Growth Grants Hunter & Craig Building and Design Ltd., which provides end-to-end services on bespoke residential builds, has been named as one of six regional winners of the … Read more »

Hawke’s Bay cider company named regional finalist

Press Release – Westpac New Zealand

Award-winning cider producers Zeffer have been named as one of six regional winners of the Westpac Business Growth Grants, and will compete for a chance to win $50,000. Read more »