Tips for taking Instagram worthy photos on your next road trip

January 1, 2018, carcloudadminold Blog

We’re pretty lucky that almost everywhere you travel in New Zealand presents amazing photo opportunities. If you’re hiring a rental car for a road trip anytime soon, chances are you’ll be able to capture an Instagram worthy image or two along the way. If you really want to up your gram game, and be the […]

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Sit on a newspaper to treat travel sickness

December 28, 2017, carcloudadminold Blog

Asking the hard-hitting questions in preparation for summer holiday travel – Thrifty Car Rental NZ held ‘The Great Kiwi Road Trip Debate’ on its Facebook page to find out from its customers… What’s best, lollies or a petrol station pie? Do back roads get you there faster? Do you keep going to the next town […]

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Long Distance Driving

December 24, 2017, erin.webley Blog

Thrifty Tips – Long Distance Driving Taking a long distance drive across the country? Planning is the key when it comes to long distance driving.  Making sure you have the car stocked with everything you need as well as planning your route will ensure your journey is safe and enjoyable. You’ll need to pack a […]

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State Highway 1 to reopen

December 6, 2017, erin.webley Blog South Island

The reopening of State Highway 1 between Blenheim and Christchurch Good news if you are ready for a trip around the South Island, the coastal drive between Blenheim and Christchurch is set to re-open.  NZTA offers some great advice to help you plan your trip.  Before travelling between Picton and Christchurch, check which of the two main […]

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Using Rental Vehicles as Passenger Service Vehicles

November 15, 2017, carcloudadminold Blog

What is a Passenger Service Vehicle (PSV)? Vehicle used in a passenger service (ie a vehicle carrying passengers for hire or reward), no matter how many seats it has; OR Vehicle with more than 12 seats (regardless of whether or not it is used for hire or reward); OR heavy motor vehicle with more than […]

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Fuel shortage at Auckland Airport

September 18, 2017, carcloudadminold Blog

Currently there is a fuel shortage at Auckland airport which is expected to disrupt people’s travel plans for up to a fortnight. The fuel shortage is a result of an issue to an Auckland pipeline operated by Refining New Zealand that supplies jet fuel to the airport. 27 domestic & international flights were cancelled over the […]

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Free relo’s now online!

September 15, 2017, carcloudadminold Blog

We have some great news to share with you – free relo’s are now available for booking on our new website! Grab a Thrifty relo and you’ll have 48 hours to get from A to B for free. All you need to do is pay for the fuel & any optional damage cover & we’ll sort the rest. Free relo’s include Wellington to Auckland, […]

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Have a Thrifty Holiday

September 10, 2017, erin.webley Blog

With summer almost here – the call of a long awaited holiday is top of mind. But with Christmas spending taking its toll on many of our credit cards, a holiday away can sometimes seem out of reach. Thrifty Car Rental General Manager Emma Gardiner says insider tourism knowledge can be the difference between an […]

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Easter Severe Weather

April 13, 2017, erin.webley Blog

Cyclone Cook is expected to bring severe weather over the Easter break including heavy rain and severe gales to the North Island and parts of the South. Please review your travel plans and make sure you keep safe.  Check the NZTA site https://onthemove.govt.nz/ for road closures and warnings and http://www.metservice.com/national/home for weather forecasts. If you need to […]

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Life Saving Made Possible

March 3, 2017, erin.webley Blog

03 March 2017 When seconds count, 4WD traction on sand and gravel saves critical time for the team at Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ). Thrifty is a charity partner of SLSNZ and supplies ten 4WD vehicles that assist in essential activities such as search and rescue and transporting volunteer Surf Lifeguards to training at […]

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