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Host cities and stadiums announced for FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023

Australia and NZ are teaming up to host the next FIFA Women’s World Cup, so we’re assuming stadiums will serve a combination of meat pies and kiwi fruit to the masses.

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Aviation

Air New Zealand adds new non-stop service between Auckland and Hobart

The Kiwi carrier has added Tasmania to its repertoire, but there’s a catch.

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Destinations

NZ’s opposition leader pushes for two-way trans-Tasman travel, as Australia reopens its border to Kiwis

Judith Collins has called for NZ to lift its ban on Aussie travellers for the sake of the country’s tourism industry, a sentiment that was echoed by our very own ScoMo shortly after.

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Destinations

Aussie states and territories restrict NZ arrivals after Auckland declared a Commonwealth hotspot

by Huntley Mitchell

The trans-Tasman travel plans of Kiwis have once again been thrown into disarray thanks to a concerning COVID cluster in Auckland.

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Cruise

New Zealand turns away Ponant ship ahead of planned ‘bubble expeditions’

The cruise line’s long-awaited New Zealand cruise season is facing an uncertain future after the NZ government denied visas to a majority of the ship’s crew.

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Aviation

Here’s what Air New Zealand’s direct New York route means for Aussie travellers

Do you feel a little tension in the air today? Don’t worry, it’s just Qantas throwing some serious side-eye across the Tasman Sea after Air New Zealand’s latest announcement.

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Travel Agents

Agent disappears after being ordered to pay back clients (and allegedly owing franchisor 40K)

This story has got a bit of a Catch Me If You Can aura about it, minus Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.

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Aviation

Virgin to introduce international flights from Newcastle

In other news, we can now walk up the office stairs without getting a stitch! Ok, that was a lie, but at least we don’t beg our colleagues for piggybacks anymore.

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Hotels

TFE brings Auckland’s Britomart precinct its first premium hotel

Check out this chic new hotel offering coming to Auckland! And yes, there is a VERY pretty artist’s rendering of what the hotel will look like included.

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Hotels

Review: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

We had such a great time soaking up the luxury of this Sofitel we didn’t want to leave. We’re considering making a Kickstarter so we can take up permanent residency.

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Aviation

Virgin ups it’s Trans-Tasman services

Following its big break-up with Air New Zealand, the airline said it will be focusing on self-improvement and having some me-time. Just kidding, but they will be upping their services.

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Destinations

Which months are the cheapest to travel?

We really could’ve used this information last year when we booked a trip to Bali during peak holiday season. At least there were lots of kids’ pool toys to play with.

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