Important information regarding Coronavirus

March 17, 2020 Uncategorized

Covid-19 – Alert Level 4 New Zealand is now in a period of lockdown until 25 April 2020. All Thrifty branches are now closed to the general public. Thrifty remains open for bookings from our essential services providers in order to support them in the delivery of Government defined essential services. I’m an essential service […]

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Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in the car rental industry

January 13, 2020 Blog North Island South Island

Tony Mortensen, General Manager of Thrifty Car Rentals NZ talks about the advances and implications of the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) for the car rental industry. The implementation of smart technology in a growing number vehicles is presenting an exciting opportunity in the car rental industry. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), are electronic systems […]

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The Bushfire Crisis – Thrifty Australia Operations

January 8, 2020 Australia Blog

Currently all Thrifty Australia locations are open and operational. Due to the volatile nature of the bushfire crisis and weather conditions around the country, we recommend checking the Thrifty Australian website www.thrifty.com.au if you are concerned or would like to check on your booking in Australia. Some of Thrifty Australia locations have been impacted by fires […]

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Everything you need to know about AdBlue and Thrifty rentals

November 25, 2019 Blog North Island South Island

We’re always looking for ways to make your time on our roads as enjoyable as possible. Whether it’s our range of vehicles or our accessibility across New Zealand, you’re never far from hitting the open road with us. One thing that we’ve spotted recently, however, is a few questions about AdBlue. So, to help, we […]

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Kiwis exploring their own backyard

August 11, 2019 Blog North Island South Island

Kiwis exploring their own backyard Egypt, Patagonia, Croatia … having travelled to almost 70 countries, including some of the world’s most exotic destinations, what do a couple of New Zealand’s best-known travel bloggers get up to when it comes to exploring their own backyard? As it turns out, quite a lot! Sarah Chant and her […]

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Driving Happy & Eco-friendly

April 4, 2019 Blog North Island South Island

Having introduced a collection of Hyundai Ioniqs to their fleet in Christchurch and Auckland, Thrifty Car Rental is offering us an environmentally-friendly option when it comes to driving away from home. Chatting to the team at Thrifty Car Rental, I was both excited and daunted by the thought of opting for an electric vehicle – […]

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Top things to do for under $30

April 26, 2018 Blog North Island South Island

With the chillier months upon us it can be easy to get bogged down by the dreariness, batten down the hatches and hide away from it all. But taking a holiday in autumn or winter can actually be a lot of fun with a bunch of activities firing up as the weather cools down. So […]

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Top 10 Instagram Spots in NZ

March 30, 2018 Blog

If you’re road tripping around New Zealand you’ll see plenty of great places to stop for a holiday snap. In fact, you could easily fill your entire Instagram feed with photographs of beautiful scenery or tourist activities. But if you really want to impress your followers, sometimes quality outweighs quantity and that means carefully curating […]

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Best shopping spots in New Zealand

March 7, 2018 Blog

Whether you’re after a souvenir from your travels, a gift for family back home, or just like to shop ‘til you drop, you’ll find New Zealand has a lot to offer. Here are some of our favourite hot spots in New Zealand’s biggest shopping cities. Auckland Queen Street Enjoy the finer things? You’ll love Queen […]

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Top tips for installing your car seat

February 28, 2018 Blog

The next lot of school holidays are just around the corner, which means kiwis across the country will be packing their bags and gearing up for family road trips. For anyone with young kids, it also means buckling up for the long road ahead is more important than ever, a notion which, when it comes […]

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