Only 62% of Accommodation, 60% of Activity Providers are Currently Open for Business in Kaikoura. And, the Beginning of the end for the Kaikoura Star?

Further evidence today of the continued impact of the Kaikoura earthquake on the small fishing village. It’s peak tourist season but according to Whale Watch Kaikoura’s Facebook page Kaikōura Business Update: 48 – Accommodation Providers (62%) are currently open for business. 82 – Retail, Hospitality and General Service Providers (82%) are currently open for business.…

Rip Off New Zealand – Pharmacy Prices a Bitter Pill

.Shame on the pharmacists of New Zealand who over charge sick tourists during holiday periods. New Zealand’s pharmacy prices are already among the highest in the OECD with a wholesale mark up of 10% over the manufacturer’s price plus the pharmacy’s mark up (in the USA the wholesale mark up is around 2-4 %). But…