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Fuel shortage at Auckland Airport

September 18, 2017, Claire Fraser 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 […] full post

Free relo’s now online!

September 15, 2017, Claire Fraser 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, […] full post

Have a Thrifty Holiday

September 10, 2017, Joel 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 […] full post

Easter Severe Weather

April 13, 2017, Joel 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 for road closures and warnings and for weather forecasts. If you need to […] full post

Life Saving Made Possible

March 3, 2017, erin.webley Uncategorized

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 […] full post

Thrifty Car Rental Reassures Tourists

November 17, 2016, Joel Blog

Thrifty Car Rental is reassuring customers that have had to leave rental cars in Kaikōura because of the earthquake, that they will not be charged costs for relocation or any additional unused days. Emma Gardiner, General Manager, Thrifty Car Rental says that the company has up to 30 vehicles located in and around Kaikōura and […] full post

The Best Coffee Shops in Christchurch

October 26, 2016, Joel Blog

Christchurch’s best Coffee Breaks So you’ve arrived in Christchurch got a rental car, dropped your bags off at the hotel and headed out to grab a coffee. If you love a smooth, creamy and well-crafted cup o’ joe, check our list of some of the top coffee shops in Christchurch. Their coffees are sure to […] full post

Fun On 2 Wheels

August 26, 2016, Joel Blog

Carly is a self-confessed adrenaline junky.  Last year she decided to visit New Zealand and take part in an arduous mountain run, the Kepler Challenge.  What better way to recover from a full-on day running than hire a Thrifty 4WD equipped with 2 Adventure Capital mountain bikes and hit some iconic Southern Lakes trails! Here’s […] full post

Thrifty committed to road safety by supporting Brake charity

May 13, 2016, Joel Blog

Thrifty Car Rental is backing New Zealand road safety by becoming a gold sponsor of Brake, the road safety charity that runs Road Safety Week (16-22 May). Brake works to prevent road deaths and injuries and supports people bereaved and injured in crashes across New Zealand. Emma Gardiner, General Manager, Thrifty Car Rental New Zealand, said […] full post

Like Thrifty and Love the Savings

May 10, 2016, Joel Blog

Over the next 8 weeks we’re giving 1 lucky Facebook fan each week the chance to win a weekend rental and get out and explore NZ! All you have to do is like Thrifty and you are in the draw! The weekly winner will be drawn at random each Friday.   There aren’t too many […] full post
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