There a number of ways to save money and get the lowest cost rental car depending on your individual needs and circumstances. Continue reading

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Who would want to complete a half marathon?

How about a half marathon where you are entertained by musicians along the way; where you get the option to enjoy gourmet food tastings, gelatos, and chocolate; where you receive an award winning bottle of Marlborough wine at the finish line; and where there are there are no tedious formal prize ceremonies at the end – just a big party!

All of this set amongst a stunning landscape which includes some of Marlborough’s most famous Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir vineyards and the backdrop of the Richmond Ranges. Continue reading

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Rental Cars New Zealand has relocated from Cuba Street in Wellington City to our new home in Freight Drive next to Wellington Airport.

Being less than 1 kilometre from the Wellington Airport terminal building allows us to provide a more efficient and convenient rental car service to our customers.

Rental Cars New Zealand opened in Wellington in November 2013 having taken over an existing Wellington based rental car business. This is our 4th location and compliments our other branch locations which are located at; Auckland Airport; Picton; and Christchurch.

Rental Cars New Zealand offers a wide range of rental vehicles from small hatch backs through to 12 seat minibuses at some of the best prices you will find anywhere in New Zealand.


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In February and March 2015, New Zealand along with Australia will host the ICC Cricket World Cup.

According to the official event website, it is expected that more than 1 million fans will attend matches throughout New Zealand & Australia with more than a billion people expected to view broadcast matches. There is no doubt about it, this will be one of the most followed sporting events in the world. Continue reading

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One of the most appealing things about visiting Central Otago is the slower pace of life, the peace, tranquillity, open spaces and lack of population. Driving through rows of vineyards and orchards, and alongside beautiful lakes and spectacular mountain ranges, there is a feeling that life in this part of New Zealand has always been this relaxed.

However in the 1860s and 70s life was quite different due to one thing…! During this period the region went through a huge increase in population and the landscape was changed forever as thousands of people from as far away as America and China dug and washed away millions of cubic metres of hillsides and riverbanks in their search for gold. Continue reading

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This February 15th – 16th, Eden Park in Auckland will host the greatest sporting event since The Rugby World Cup Final in 2011; The NRL Nines Tournament.

This inaugural Tournament will be New Zealand’s sporting event of the summer a ‘must see’ for any sports fan in New Zealand or Australia. Continue reading

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Recently there has been a lot written in the media about the high accident rate of tourists driving in New Zealand.

There have been calls for better education and testing of overseas drivers from some, while the Chinese Consulate has expressed concern for the safety of their people on New Zealand roads, wanting more to be done to protect their people while driving in New Zealand. Continue reading

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At last count New Zealand had 27 airports serviced by the main commercial airline operators. Air New Zealand and its subsidiary airlines; Air Nelson; Eagle Airways; and Mt Cook Airline service all of these locations, while the other main provider Jetstar, a low cost subsidiary of QANTAS only provide services within New Zealand to and from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, and Queenstown.

The following summary details some key facts and information about getting from the airport to town when arriving at one of New Zealand’s major airports. Continue reading

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Rental Cars New Zealand, a family owned New Zealand company specialising in providing rental cars at some of the most affordable rates opened in Wellington this week. We now have vehicle rental offices servicing 5 rental locations; Auckland Airport, Wellington, Picton, Blenheim Airport, and Christchurch. Continue reading

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Recently Lonely Planet selected Auckland as one of the top 10 cities in the world to visit. Could this be right? A world authority on travel choosing a New Zealand destination without rugged snow-capped mountains, adrenalin sports, or hobbits? As a born and bred South Islander who has spent as much time in the Southern Alps as in Auckland, and travelling the world, I am able offer a balanced and unbiased view on Auckland’s latest achievement. Continue reading

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