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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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Destinations

Australia’s one-way travel bubble with New Zealand gets back underway

Once again, the light has changed from red to green for quarantine-free, one-way, trans-Tasman travel.

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Aviation

Himalaya Airlines appoints GSA for Australia and New Zealand

A Nepal-China joint venture has spread its wings and flapped its way Down Under with the appointment of an experienced GSA.

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“I’d love to see a Pacific bubble”: ScoMo reveals countries that could restart international travel for Aussies

Australia’s PM has hinted that a travel bubble with neighbouring nations might not be too far away.

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Australia once again suspends one-way travel bubble with New Zealand

It’s hard to imagine the trans-Tasman bubble becoming two-way anytime soon, given the stop-start nature of ‘green zone’ flights from across the ditch.

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Aviation

Air New Zealand to extend international fare flexibility, as it preps for government-backed capital raise

Ardern and her team are backing NZ’s flag carrier all the way through COVID-19.

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Aviation

Woman busted smuggling nearly $10,000 worth of succulents and cacti into New Zealand

Reckon you’ve got a bit of a green thumb? Well, have you ever been busted with thousands of dollars worth of succulents and cacti strapped to your body?

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Tourism New Zealand releases cheeky ad poking fun at generic travel selfies

We’ve all seen them; the ‘hot dog legs’, the ‘hot tub back shot’, and the ‘follow me’ angle often accompanied by a fedora. Watch all these social media trends get picked to pieces in this hilarious campaign.

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Cruise

Ponant forced to cancel NZ cruise season over visa dispute

More than 650 Kiwis will be left high and dry this cruise season after Ponant was forced to cancel its ‘expedition bubbles’.

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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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Tourism New Zealand shows off new marketing hub for Aussie agents

Are your current NZ marketing assets looking a little dated and in need of a refresh? Let the makeover begin with this.

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Aviation

Qantas adds Norfolk Island flights in response to Air New Zealand suspension

The flying kangaroo has swooped in to save the day, after Aussie tourists became stranded on the island.

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