Customer Favourite Award 2021

June 9, 2021 Auckland Christchurch North Island South Island Thrifty News

Here at Thrifty we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service, with the aim that you will receive the best possible rental experience when you hire from us. A huge congratulations to our teams at our Auckland, Christchurch and Nelson branches, who have been awarded Customer Favourite Awards for 2021. The award is a […] full post

Reimagining the Kiwi Road Trip – Go Electric Eco Tour

May 23, 2021 Hit the Road New Zealand North Island South Island Thrifty News Thrifty Vehicle Tips

Ever wanted to try an electric vehicle, but worried about the range and where to charge? The Good Travel Go Electric Tour eGuide, developed in partnership with Eco Villa, is a comprehensive guide book that covers all the information you need to plan an incredible road trip in the central South Island of Aotearoa | New Zealand. The […] full post

Thrifty Highlander auction aims to keep NZ’s lifeguards moving

August 14, 2014 Thrifty News

The auction of a brand new vehicle valued at over $80,000 will begin tomorrow in a bid to keep New Zealand’s surf lifeguards moving. As one of Surf Life Saving New Zealand’s valued partners, Thrifty Car Rental will list a brand new Toyota Highlander Limited ZR which has a recommended retail price of $80,990 on […] full post

Thrifty rated best in customer service

February 4, 2014 Thrifty News

In a survey of over 2,500 New Zealand consumers, Thrifty Car Rental has achieved the highest five star rating in two key categories as part of the 2014 Canstar Blue award for car hire. Voted best overall in customer service, and achieving another five star rating for its online and phone booking process, Thrifty was […] full post

Thrifty is proud to sponsor the 2013 Kepler Mountain Run

October 25, 2013 Thrifty News

Thrifty is proud to be sponsoring the world-famous Kepler Challenge Mountain Run again this year, a grueling 60km event considered the ‘jewel in New Zealand’s mountain running calendar’. With our support fully behind this unique occasion it seemed only appropriate that we should have a representative competing, and Carly Wilson, the Communications Manager for Thrifty […] full post

Special ‘thank you’ for Deon’s Oustanding Customer Service 20 February 2013

February 20, 2013 Thrifty News

Deon Hoeksema Branch Manager at Thrifty’s Palmerston North location has been presented with a special gift from an NRMA Motoring Club Member to say thank you for his exceptional customer service. When Deon managed to correct a problem with an NRMA member by offering them a relocation special to get back to Auckland Airport in […] full post

Thrifty Car Rental shows its support for Christchurch

February 7, 2012 Thrifty News

Left to right: Michelle Little, Duty Manager; Bianca Pierce, Customer Services Representative; Emma Gardiner General Manager New Zealand. Thrifty Car Rental is signaling its commitment to Christchurch this week with the launch of its newly renovated Airport location. The business, which has its national Head Office in Christchurch, has invested in an innovative retail store […] full post

Thrifty Car Rental shows support for Earthquake Appeal

August 2, 2011 Thrifty News

Helping Cantabrians Thrifty Car Rental has presented the results of its fundraising efforts to The Salvation Army Canterbury Earthquake Appeal. Donations totalling more than $42,000 were collected by Thrifty Australasia and the NRMA Group – Thrifty’s parent company. Emma Gardiner, General Manager for Thrifty New Zealand handed over a cheque to Major Robert Ross, Territorial […] full post

Thrifty Car Rental creates new connections at international trade event

April 5, 2011 Thrifty News

Thrifty Car Rental had the opportunity to meet dozens of potential buyers at this year’s Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE). Thrifty was represented for four days at the industry event, which took place in the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour. One lucky buyer, Jen Snow, Product Manager for Freedom Destinations in the UK, also […] full post

Thrifty Car Rental becomes fully owned subsidiary of NRMA Motoring & Services

December 17, 2008 Thrifty News

NRMA acquisition to lead to further investment in systems, processes and streamlining of fleet Today the NRMA Motoring & Services Group acquired the remaining 25% of Thrifty that it did not already own. The car rental company in both Australia and New Zealand is now a 100% owned subsidiary of the NRMA. NRMA has other […] full post