‘First class comms’: Praise for departing Air NZ executive Cam Wallace

In May, in response to the impact of Covid-19, Foran reduced his executive team from nine to six, with chief marketing and customer officer Mike Tod, chief strategy networks and alliances officer Nick Judd and chief air operations and people safety officer John Whittaker being made redundant.

Air New Zealand to draw on government loan after first annual loss in 18 years

Stronger-than-expected domestic demand and increased cargo flying helped it beat a NZ$120 million loss the company had forecast in June. But the bottom-line figure blew out to a NZ$454 million loss, driven by aircraft impairments and restructuring charges.

7 Air India passengers tested positive for COVID-19 in New Zealand 3 days after arrival from Delhi

Seven passengers who travelled from Delhi to Auckland in New Zealand on August 23 on an Air India flight have tested positive for COVID-19 three days after their arrival, a senior government official said on August 28.Earlier this month, all Air India passenger flights were barred from landing in Hong Kong till August-end after 14 […]

Air New Zealand passengers redeem $16.8m credits, tool can’t bundle multiple credits together yet

“It’s great that we can get credits, you take your credit, you move through the system, you book new flights. Sure it would be better if we weren’t in Covid and didn’t have these things, but my view is they’re doing OK.”

Air New Zealand Airpoints members can now use points on local tourism experiences

“We wanted to offer Airpoints members new ways to reward themselves… and offer experiences that are complementary to Air New Zealand’s domestic destinations,” she said. “When Covid-19 hit, we also saw this as an opportunity to support domestic tourism operators who were feeling the impact of Covid-19.”

Air New Zealand announces more flights to Auckland, fewer seats available

Air New Zealand says it will restart flying all of its Auckland domestic routes on Monday once the region moves to alert level 2, however, due to physical distancing there will still be fewer seats available across the network.

YouTube overtakes TVNZ 1 for most views in NZ

More than half the population uses YouTube for either video or music streaming, while TVNZ 1, which has been the most popular channel, site or station since 2014, is used by 44 per cent of people on any given day.

The untold story of the daring NZ SAS mission to rescue UN personnel in West Timor

It was hastily planned, executed against the odds, literally into enemy territory (they had no real out if the Iroquois had broken down or the SAS were captured), with the ADF unable to do it, yet closer and better equipped; approved at the highest level in next to no time and with typically the NZ […]

24 Hours in Rotorua: NZ’s geothermal centre that offers something for everyone

Everyone loves Terrace Kitchen. With its pretty fit-out of white tiles, natural timbers, plenty of light and greenery, it’s the kind of place you end up staying way longer than planned. And the food is great – from pancakes and shakshuka for breakfast, to modern favourites like bao buns, fried chicken (as well as more […]

Discovery takes ‘bet on NZ’ by buying television channel Three

Anderson said the “two good things” about a challenging year had been the sale of Stuff to its chief executive Sinead Boucher for a dollar and the sale of MediaWorks TV arm to Discovery, both of which he described as “great outcomes”.