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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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Jetstar celebrates its 18th birthday with massive sale

This 18th birthday celebration will likely feature fewer drunk teenagers throwing up goon, although that’s not to say there won’t be any.

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“I felt extremely unsafe” reports JetStar passenger as airlines struggle with mask exemption laws

A loophole in New Zealand’s inflight mask laws has left some customers uncomfortable as airlines struggle to enforce the law.

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Former pilot convicted for endangering tourists in NZ with “severely damaged” plane

We don’t know much about plane maintenance, but we reckon having a damaged propeller can’t be good.

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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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FLIGHTS CANCELLED: Huge snowfall in Queenstown causes disruptions

Looks like Queenstown is having an early spring snow day! But not everyone is taking the opportunity to curl up in front of the heater and build a blanket fort.

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Technology

Check out NZ’s new tech savvy smart hotel!

Here’s to hoping this doesn’t get hijacked during the robot revolution forcing guests to wait an extra hour for room service and flicking the lights off at inconvenient times.

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Hotels

Introducing New Zealand’s most sustainably-designed accommodation

by Ali Coulton

The only thing sustainable about our current accommodation is the accidental compost heap brewing under the kitchen sink.

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Tourists are ruining one of NZ’s prettiest attractions

We burst into tears when we heard this news about a New Zealand icon. Although, we had just stubbed our toe on the couch.

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Hotels

The best and worst hotel amenities

A survey into hotel guest gripes has arrived, yet no mention of the in-room irons or buffet toasters that never toast.

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Big Fat Airline Wrap

If you only read one thing today, make it this Airline Wrap. And maybe the directions on the back of your medication packet.

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The best places to carve it up in Queenstown

Travel Weekly highly recommends Queenstown for all your skiing adventures. Not that we can ski, mind, we broke our leg just walking down stairs.

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