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American Airlines Bonus Miles on LAX to New Zealand

American Airlines is giving away bonus miles when you book a flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to New Zealand (AKL), featuring their state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner.You will receive 15,000 bonus mile for first class  round trip tickets and 25...
by The Travlers Insider on Jun 29, 2016

PM rejects tax expert’s advice to speed up anti-money laundering laws

The Government won’t speed up anti-money laundering laws – because of the cost to lawyers and real estate agents.
by TaxWorldWeb on Jun 28, 2016

How Brexit Looks from New Zealand

Last week, out of the blue, I was asked to “appear” on Radio NZ. They needed a British expat to talk about Brexit, and I can only assume Google led them to this blog. Okay. I wasn’t exactly an expert, but I agreed. I figured it would be the mos...
by POMS AWAY! on Jun 28, 2016

Te Puea Marae, Tūhoe & the State of (Māori) Welfare

by Sparrowhawk/Kārearea on Jun 28, 2016

Australia v New Zealand 3 ODI Match Series 2016 Schedule: Aus vs NZ Results, Players Squads - NZ Tour of Aus

Australia v New Zealand 3 ODI Match Series 2016: Aus vs NZ Fixtures / Schedule, Results, Players SquadsNew Zealand tour of Australia in 2016 for 3 ODI Match. Aus vs NZ 3 ODI Schedule / Fixtures and Players Squads. This Series Will Start on December 0...
by Upcoming Wiki on Jun 28, 2016

Beach Loving Mission Bay and Devonport

Auckland is known as the City of Sails. Pictures of yachts and boats parked side by side are a common sight in this city. We spent some moment looking at them from the harbor and the wharf. They were lovely to watch from the parks overlooking Waitemo...
by First-time Travels on Jun 27, 2016

Buying time

Originally published in the Otago Daily Times by Tom McKinlay — If we don’t act soon, the world we leave our children will be in a sorry state indeed, leading Australian scientist Prof Corey Bradshaw tells Tom McKinlay. Prof Corey Bradsha...
by Conservation Bytes on Jun 26, 2016

Garden Hopping in Auckland

Auckland is a city that is full of open spaces and greens. Gardens and parks, which are often called domains, abound in this city. One example is the Mount Eden domain. Because of its culture and environment, as well as its stability, infrastructure,...
by First-time Travels on Jun 26, 2016

2016 Manila #FIBAOQT Scouting Report: The Tall Blacks of New Zealand

(Image from the AFP)The 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) that will be held here in Manila is just around the corner, which means it’s the perfect time to get a better of feel of each of the teams taking part and playing for one of thre...
by Hoop Nut on Jun 25, 2016

#FIBAOQT: New Zealand make final cuts as 12-man roster set for Manila OQT

(Image from FIBA)*This first appeared on Zealand coach Paul Henare had to make the difficult choice to cut Finn Delany and Ethan Rusbatch to form the final 12-man roster that will represent the country at the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying...
by Hoop Nut on Jun 24, 2016

New Zealander kidnapped in Nigeria, and the Australian who made miraculous escape

A New Zealand Government official is in Nigeria as efforts ramp up to secure the release of a Kiwi mining contractor who was kidnapped by militants in a fatal ambush two days ago.The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has revealed a ministry offic...

Kidnappers in south Nigeria abduct three Australians, New Zealander

A New Zealander and at least two Australians have been kidnapped in southern Nigeria by gunmen who killed their driver.The trio are said to be contractors for cement company Lafarge Africa, Reuters reported.The group were attacked on the outskirts of...

Kiwi ex-cop in Nigeria tells of kidnapping attempt

Sandy Beckett is a former road policing boss. Photo / Amos ChappleA former road policing boss who has worked in Nigeria believes the workers taken hostage will likely be released as long as the ransom is paid.Sandy Beckett, the former head of Aucklan...

First-time in Mt. Eden

When we listed down the places we wanted to see in Auckland, Mt. Eden was among those that constantly popped out in our chats and the research I made. My former Habitat colleague, Thelma, with whom I had constant communication prior to my actual trip...
by First-time Travels on Jun 22, 2016

Invasive animals are everywhere

Florida wildlife officers hold a 5m Burmese python caught by an officer in January. Photo / APSwimming through the seas, taking over forests, creeping into your garden - invasive species are everywhere, and they're becoming one of the world's major e...

Aucklanders face new motorway tax of up to $2500 a year

Aucklanders face new motorway tax of up to $2500 a year. The Government wants to tax Aucklanders thousands of dollars a year just to use the motorway network, says Labour’s Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford.
by TaxWorldWeb on Jun 21, 2016

IRD consistency not required in applying tax law

The Court of Appeal has found in favour of the Inland Revenue Department in the latest bout of a long-running tax battle with listed jewellery retailer Michael Hill International, rejecting a claim the tax department should be ‘consistent’...
by TaxWorldWeb on Jun 21, 2016

#FIBAOQT: Promising signs as Tall Blacks get ready for Manila

(Image from FIBA)*This first appeared on Zealand's Tall Blacks rolled to an impressive 80-65 win over Belarus in their opening game of the Atlas Tournament in China.Warming up for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) in Manil...
by Hoop Nut on Jun 21, 2016

Four Iraqi soldiers killed in suicide bombing at entrance of Taji military camp

A New Zealand Defence Force trainer instructs ISF soldiers in correct weapons firing positions in Taji, Iraq. Photo / NZDFFour Iraqi soldiers have been killed in a suicide bombing outside the camp New Zealand troops are based at.The attack occurred a...

Experience New Zealand Contest – Chance To Win Vouchers

Participate; send the correct answer of given simple 5 questions on father’s day and get a chance to win gift vouchers worth Rs 5000 from online contest. Participate | Give Answer | Win Vouchers Worth Rs 5000 SOTC Travel Services Pvt. Ltd...
by contestnews on Jun 20, 2016

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