“Tourist Beaters Up Un-Maori”

“Stop embarrassing us” The Labour party has been swift to issue a press release condemning yesterday’s early morning attack on a party of French tourists camping in a lay-by near Mangamuka, Northland (for background see our earlier post today) Michael Laws, mayor of Wanganui also issued a rebuke, calling Maori communities in the far north…

Price Gouging And The Rugby World Cup

The stories have been around for a while now but they’re starting to pick up a bit: Various accusations of price gouging, dark warnings and strenuous denials from the hospitality industry. “New Zealand risked tarnishing its reputation as a fair nation through greedy accommodation operators cashing in on Rugby World Cup hosting rights, Jasons Travel…