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Mysterious first flight from Australia arrives six minutes after bubble opens

The first quarantine-free plane from Australia has taken off for New Zealand — but Qantas doesn't want to talk about it.

18/4/2021
Taranaki

Age of the train returns to Taranaki for one day only

Tickets for the Taranaki Mountaineer service sold out, with just under 300 passengers climbing aboard.

18/4/2021
Business

Bubbling over: New Zealand's dilemma if Australia opens its borders to others

New Zealand will lose economically if it does not allow visitors from countries that Australia opens up to, experts say.

18/4/2021
Travel news

The long wait for trans-Tasman travel is ending

Parents, children, family and friends are about to be reunited, with two-way travel with Australia returning from 11.59pm.

18/4/2021
Travel news

Transit flights through Australia cancelled due to trans-Tasman bubble

The trans-Tasman bubble has led to an effective blocking of one of the major routes Kiwis were able to use to return home amid the pandemic.

16/4/2021
Local Government

More confusion over Wellington Airport seawall funding?

Wellington Airport tells city councillors it ideally wanted a $76 million 'grant' to rebuild its seawall, after councillors scrap 'loan' for the project.

16/4/2021
Travel news

Rush of bookings ahead of bubble

If you want to know where the bloody hell the Australians are, one luxury resort in the top of the south just might have the answer.

16/4/2021
Travel news

Gold Coast mayor seeks sister city relationship with Queenstown

Both cities have had their tourism industries decimated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

15/4/2021
Travel news

Mike Pero's Pasifika Air grounded before take-off

The airline had been slated to start offering flights between New Zealand and the Cook Islands in June.

15/4/2021
Travel news

Avoid the North Island: Aussie's advice for the trans-Tasman bubble

OPINION: A top Australian travel journalist says Aussie travellers should skip the North Island to avoid lockdowns. We say that's (un)fair dinkum.

15/4/2021
Travel news

Queenstown tourism company Go Orange selling off controversial Unimog fleet

The custom-built 20-seater four-wheel-drives could be worth $350,000 each.

15/4/2021
Travel news

Sydney set for new $864m six-star hotel

Sydney's hotel development blitz shows no sign of slowing with a new 47-storey hotel and apartment complex, complete with a rooftop infinity pool, set to be build in the CBD.

15/4/2021