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Aviation

Air New Zealand adds a touch of Kiwi to inflight menu, appoints new chief sustainability officer

The airline is switching up its inflight menu to highlight the finest local produce and show meals are anything but plane at 40,000ft (geddit?).

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Wholesalers

Intrepid launches revamped foodie trips + massive sale on Aussie trips

Thrifty travellers will delight in the extra dollars saved here, with many rumoured to even be inspired to spring for half a tank of petrol.

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Aviation

Operation nest egg: Air New Zealand helps relocate rare kiwi chicks

The airline is doing gods work by flying these three little cuties to their new home where they were treated to an all-you-can-eat worm buffet.

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Destinations

Tourism New Zealand calls for kiwi emoji, cleverly creates a “workaround”

New Zealand’s official tourism body said it felt a bit left out on World Emoji Day this year, so it took matters into its own hands.

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Destinations

Trans-Tasman travel pause to lift for some states next week

If all goes to plan, Aussies from some states will be allowed to cross the ditch soon, while the rest will remain in the naughty corner.

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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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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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Wholesalers

G Adventures brings ‘G-Normous’ agent incentive to Australia for the first time

Need a little booking motivation? How about a couple of grand worth of travel credits to use when international travel is back up and running?

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Destinations

HELL YEAH! Ardern says Aussies will be travelling quarantine-free to New Zealand early next year

FINALLY! Get ready for your phone to ring off the hook from your excited clients keen to get the heck out of Australia next year.

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Destinations

Queensland to reopen its borders to New Zealanders

A two-way trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ is so close now we can taste it! Although, that could just be the fush and chups and pavlova we had as a morning snack.

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Travel Agents

Kiwi agents and travellers to be reimbursed under new government scheme

Jacinda Ardern and her team are looking after New Zealand’s agents and travellers with a brill new scheme. Over to you, ScoMo.

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Aviation

Move over Dave the goose, Air NZ has a new bird-bassador

We were quite shocked to learn that Dave the goose had been replaced. Admittedly we’d just stuck a knife in the toaster, though.

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