As Victorian Premier Dan Andrews begins to ease lockdown restrictions in and around Melbourne, and New South Wales reports no new cases in the last 24 hours, talk is once again brewing of a possible “travel bubble” between Australia and New Zealand. The latest plan would also allow for quarantine-free travel for those flying from New Zealand into Sydney. While nothing
Air New Zealand is offering more than 140,000 domestic
one-way fares for under $60.
The fares are available
for travel in the second half of November through to the
first half of February 2021.
Air New Zealand Chief
Customer and Sales Officer Leanne Geraghty says the fares
are available to all of the domestic destinations the
airline flies to.
Northern Territory locals have welcomed the news that they could expect visitors from across the Tasman within a fortnight, although Territorians will have to wait a little longer to return the favour and visit New Zealand.
But for Neil and Donna Linklater, Friday’s announcement was extra special.
“My mum’s family are in Christchurch, and it’s been hard for my mum to not be able to see her family. She’s in
Oct 6 (Reuters) – Air New Zealand AIR.NZ said on Tuesday Chief Financial Officer Jeff McDowall would leave the airline around mid-2021, after two decades with the country’s flag carrier.
McDowall had held many senior commercial and finance roles within the company before taking over as the CFO in 2018. He also served as its acting chief executive before Greg Foran took the helm.
The airline’s chief commercial and customer
Travellers from New Zealand will be able to fly to Sydney and Darwin without quarantine from 16 October under the first stage of the trans-Tasman travel bubble.
Anyone arriving will have to declare they have not been in a hotspot – defined as place with three Covid-19 daily cases over three days – in the two weeks before their flight.
The agreement will
The prime ministers of Australia and New Zealand have agreed to “safe travel zone” plan that will be gradually rolled out, Australian Deputy PM Michael McCormack announced Friday.
Details: McCormack said the travel “bubble” will initially see Kiwis who aren’t in a COVID-19 hot spot permitted to fly to New South Wales and the Northern Territory from Oct. 16 without mandatory quarantine. But NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has made
Visitors wear face masks as they tour the Whitney Museum of American Art as it reopens on September 3. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI |
New Zealanders will soon be able to travel to New South Wales and the Northern Territory, thanks to a limited travel bubble, announced today.
From October 16, people from New Zealand will be able to travel to NSW or the NT without having to undergo a quarantine period, as long as they haven’t been in a designated COVID-19 hotspot in New Zealand in the previous 14 days.
But the deal
(Bloomberg) — Australia took the first step to reopening its international border on Friday, announcing that New Zealanders will be allowed to visit parts of the country without having to undergo quarantine.
Australia will put in place a travel corridor with New Zealand to allow quarantine-free tourism, with flights likely to begin within weeks — but there’s a catch.
Initially the quarantine-free travel will only be one-way, from New Zealand to Australia, and a limited number of destinations will be included in the deal,
This story was originally published on RNZ.co.nz and is republished with permission.
While travel has been clipped with the borders closed for the foreseeable future, there may be some hope on the horizon.
Ponant Yacht Cruises and Expeditions wants to operate “bubble expeditions” offering New Zealanders the chance to cruise the country and perhaps Australia in the future.
The boutique luxury cruise company, which is already operating in parts of
Australia has finalised a trans-Tasman bubble deal that will see Kiwis allowed to cross the ditch without having to quarantine on arrival.
But Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed those who travel to Australia in the coming weeks will still need to complete 14 days of managed isolation on their return, and pay the $3100 quarantine fee.
From October 16, New Zealanders who have not been in a designated Covid-19
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A trans-Tasman bubble would see Australia’s borders open for non-essential travel for the first time in six months — but it comes with a big catch.
Yesterday, a joint government and tourism industry task force revealed its timeline for restarting Australia’s battered tourism sector, with a travel bridge with New Zealand slated to be up and running within the next two months.
The task force comprised Tourism Australia, the Australian
The number of new cases in Australia had surged in recent months during the Southern Hemisphere’s winter, with the state of Victoria at the center of the outbreak. But officials there hope to be able to ease most restrictions over the coming weeks. This month, Australia began recording daily increases in the low double digits, down from more than 700 new daily infections at the peak of the outbreak.
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James Cameron provided his Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger with an update on the Avatar sequels during a recent chat for the 2020 Austrian World Summit. Speaking by video conference from New Zealand, Cameron said, “We’re 100% complete on Avatar 2 and sort of 95% complete on Avatar 3.” He added that the team is currently working on shooting the remainder of the live action. (Check out the video below.)
A powerful storm system brought an early-spring snowfall to parts of New Zealand to start the week, turning some beaches in the country into a winter wonderland.
Heavy snowfall blanketed roadways and grounded flights in parts of southern New Zealand as the large storm system underwent rapid strengthening on Sunday and Sunday night, local time.
The storm was considered the “worst of the season,” according to the New Zealand Met
An Air New Zealand pilot has been “reminded of the correct procedure” after inviting an “intoxicated” female passenger to travel in the cockpit of a Wellington to Nelson flight. The woman travelled in the “jump seat” of the Q300 plane.
Nelson businessman Bob Llewellyn complained to the airline and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the response was “simply not good enough”.
The passenger, employed by Llewellyn, concluded a business