Monday, September 7, 2009
NZ Prime Minister John Key launches cruise ship in Bay of Islands
The 45-metre catamaran, built for Fullers at a cost of $12 million, has 30 luxury staterooms, a bar and dining-level, and a sundeck.
Malcolm Johns of Intercity Group, which owns the company, says the ship will make overnight cruises in the Bay of Islands and Hauraki Gulf.
He says bookings for the summer are solid and the ship is already generating employment.
Tangata whenua have gifted the vessel the name Ipipiri, which is an early Maori name for the Bay of Islands.
Copyright © 2009 Radio New Zealand
Posted by rodeime
Last 30 Days' Most Popular Posts
Sydney's Menzies Hotel was opened on 17th October 1963, by Premier R.J. Heffron and named after Sir Archibald Menzies, a pioneer in...
Gundula Holbrook from a 1921 painting Gundula Holbrook: I was born in Austria m the widow of the late Commander Norman Holbrook VC, the...
Motorcycle races at Woodside SA, October 1949. National Motor Museum Collection Racing and competition have been an important element of mo...
Source: kyogleweb.com.au - (offline) The Lions Road is an initiative of the Kyogle Lions Club. The Lions road forms a scenic link bet...
The station building, when opened, was rated as one of the select group of significant railway structures, surpassed only by regional stat...
If you’re looking for a quick weekend escape from Sydney and surrounds, a night or two in the beautiful beachside town of Gerringong will le...