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Cruise

Cruising returns to New Zealand after nearly three years

NZ’s cruise industry collectively shouted “Yipee” when Pacific Explorer arrived in Waitemata Harbour. They then looked around in confusion as they realised that was a bit weird.

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Aviation

Qatar Airways launches trans-Tasman sale

Looking to get to NZ on a budget? Now’s the time to nab some cheap flights before the prices go back up again!

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News

New Zealand drops last of its travel restrictions

New Zealand fully reopening means die-hard Lord of the Rings fans around the world can finally regroup to recite their fav lines from the films to one another on location.

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Destinations

Hotels

Avani’s guide to the perfect winter escape in Auckland

For a winter escape combining the great outdoors with cosy fireside dining, cultural activities and family-friendly fun, Auckland is the perfect pick, and the team at the downtown Avani Auckland Metropolis Residences has the inside scoop on the hottest spots to hit this winter.

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Wholesalers

Wendy Wu launches 2022 On Sale promotion

The Asia travel specialist is offering savings of up to $500 per person on a massive selection of group tours to Japan, Southeast Asia, India, Sri Lanka, South Korea, and New Zealand.

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Destinations

New Zealand to axe pre-departure testing

That’s one less hoop to jump through for Aussies rushing to cross the Tasman before our Kiwi cousins open up to the rest of the world.

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Aviation

Virgin to launch new routes across Pacific Islands as Qantas applied for Samoa access

Its island escapes galore for Aussie airlines, with new and revived flights to Bali, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa and New Zealand on the horizon.

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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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Tourism

“We’re now open for business”: NZ’s Tourism Minister on welcoming back Aussies

Just like Australia had to begrudgingly welcome back Irish backpackers, New Zealand has had to let some Aussies in to boost its tourism industry.

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Destinations

Tom Hoster looks back on a summer trek through New Zealand’s South Island

Travel Weekly’s North America correspondent reminisces about his summer trek through New Zealand while the rest of the editorial team experiences the arctic breezes terrorising our unsuspecting Sydney office. 

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Tourism

Tourism New Zealand launch latest collaboration Aotearoa Country Special (Part Two)

Unlike The Matrix films, this is a video series that only gets better with each release!

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Cruise

Destinations

Industry welcomes New Zealand’s big cruise comeback

As you can imagine, the response to this announcement has almost been stronger than our commitment to three coffees before midday (that’s pretty damn strong!).

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