By Sandy Myhre It started as a Facebook thread when someone asked if anyone knew any silly place names. In came a flood of ‘em from the stupid, the downright vulgar, the idiotic and the totally unpronounceable, to the somewhat amusing and at times hilarious place names from around the world. It could be wondered what grey-suited bureaucrat at an obscure council office gave permission … Continue reading FROM BALD KNOB TO WHISKEY DICK FLAT AND A PIDDLE IN BETWEEN
“We have turned about a quarter of the showroom into a waiting area to enhance the customer experience…” Continue reading TOYOTA’S NEW SELLING REGIME. BUT WHAT ABOUT THE DEALERS?
Visiting a car dealer has just got a whole lot easier, according to Toyota New Zealand. Continue reading TOYOTA SHAKE UP CAR BUYING
The Holden Equinox is made in Mexico and the US version is Chevrolet’s the top-selling SUV. Continue reading ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL
Under the new coalition government and from what’s termed the Provincial Growth Fund the region is about to benefit from millions of dollars of infrastructure investment. Continue reading Far North NZ has grand plans
Given the increasing number of tourists visiting New Zealand, how well do we welcome them? Sara Dinnen discovered two travellers whose experience in Northland could be called a salutary lesson for tourism operators. This is a tale of two tourists. One is a local and frequent bus traveller between Northland and Auckland. The other is an Englishman who has been touring the world for … Continue reading You’re welcome?
It was clear that Waitangi Day would be different in 2018. Continue reading NATIONAL DAY NEW ZEALAND STYLE