Viewing all entries for 'April 2011'
At last, self-drive travellers to Marlborough can now follow a series of clear new road signs guiding them to and from ferry check-in and departure points, Picton’s town centre and the redeveloped waterfront and town wharf. A full redesign of the signage in and out of Picton was undertaken by a working group of community and business representatives resulting in 16 new signs to simplify and streamline directions to assist visitors to find their way around.Read the full post
The Great Room at The Langham, Auckland is marking its first birthday with an offer of complimentary wireless internet (WIFI) for all Great Room conferences and events, booked and confirmed by 31AUG11. Events can be held after this date. Call The Langham Events Team on 09-300 2901 or email: firstname.lastname@example.orgRead the full post
One of New Zealand’s most acclaimed chefs, Peter Thornley, will head up Hilton Queenstown’s signature restaurant Wakatipu Grill. He has skippered landmark restaurants across
New Zealand for more than a decade. His CV includes the Icon Restaurant at Te Papa in Wellington, Bracu on the Bombay Hills, Thornley’s in Christchurch, The French Farm near Akaroa and, since 2008, Kermadec.
Cardrona Alpine Resort has further cemented its position as one of the world’s best ski and snowboard training facilities thanks to the addition of a surface lift to access its Olympic and International halfpipes. A busy summer of developments at the ski area has included the relocation of a platter tow (a motorised system for pulling skiers and snowboarders uphill) to service the halfpipes. “It’s going to mean super fast laps and no more hiking for these guys, as well as reducing queues on McDougall and the Whitestar chairlifts,” says Cardrona sales and marketing manager Nadia Ellis.Read the full post
Ten of Queenstown’s leading luxury tourism providers are joining forces to market New Zealand’s leading resort to national and global visitors. The foundation members of Queenstown Prestige will work together to convey a clear profile of luxury in Queenstown, bringing their experience, passion and marketing efforts under one umbrella. Foundation members comprise Eichardt’s, Touch of Spice, Blanket Bay, Matakauri Lodge and Sofitel Queenstown, luxury leather goods retailer Louis Vuitton, Queenstown Opal Centre jewellers, Over The Top Helicopters, Mount Edward Winery and high-quality transport company BLACK.Read the full post
Improvements to Canterbury’s Mt Hutt during summer have included the addition of its first automated snowmaking line. This has involved adding 16 guns on the International
trail, which finishes at the bottom of the Towers Triple Chair. The work means the ski area can, for the first time, make snow on all its main trails in the build up to and throughout the season.
Air New Zealand has launched a specialist Aviation Institute which will provide a comprehensive range of training covering most airline industry roles within a single organisation. The Institute is a one stop shop not just for pilot training, but also for other airline roles such as engineers, flight attendants and front line check-in staff.Read the full post