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Air NZ engineers vote to strike for three days next week, as negotiations continue

E tū says while it remains in mediation with the company, workers voted for a three day strike from 21 December.

"Hong Kong, China - August 18, 2012: Air New Zealand Boeing 777-200ER leaving Hong Kong International Airport. Air New Zealand is a member of the Star Alliance."

Urgent talks begin between Air NZ and unions to try to avert engineers' strike

Aviation unions have said members will strike on December 21.

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The former PM said it would be a “real tragedy” to disrupt Christmas for those flying as a December 21 strike looms.

Air New Zealand workers' strike days before Christmas would be a 'real tragedy' for passengers - Sir John Key

Sir John, a board member said thousands of flights would be cancelled if the strike goes ahead.

Melbourne, Australia - November 19, 2012: Qantas Airways Airbus A380 registered VH-OQF takes off as QF93 to Los Angeles (LAX) from Melbourne International Airport at Tullamarine, Victoria.

Qantas slammed for after asking staff to volunteer over Christmas period

A Qantas spokesperson said it was not about cutting costs but to "spread a bit of Christmas cheer".

Daily Air New Zealand flights from Christchurch to Singapore to take off in 2019

The flights will be in addition to those by alliance partner Singapore Airlines.

As Air New Zealand workers' strike looms, union says staff are 'under-appreciated and under attack'

More than 40,000 customers could have their flights cancelled four days out from Christmas.

ANZ Boeing 747 400 at Auckland Airport New Zealand. (Photo by: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images)

Thousands of flight cancellations possible with hundreds of Air NZ employees set to strike four days out from Christmas

Close to 42,000 people are booked to travel domestically and internationally on 21 December.

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Sitting on the west coast of the North Island, Kawhia’s magnificent harbour remains a drawcard.

Stay with us: Take a look at the harbour town of Kawhia, where fresh seafood is king

Sitting on the west coast of the North Island, Kawhia’s magnificent harbour remains a drawcard.

Call for immediate probe of Trivago travel website

NZ consumers are being misled about hotel prices just as Australians were, TAANZ boss says.

Airline staffer accused of mocking girl called Abcde, posting name to social media

Traci Redford was left fuming after her five-year-old daughter's name was ridiculed yesterday.

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Tauhara No 2 Trust has largely taken over Tamaki Māori Village, which both parties say could help grow the Māori economy.

Māori half-billion-dollar mega trust buys popular Rotorua tourist attraction for whopping $15 million

Tauhara No 2 Trust has largely taken over Tamaki Māori Village, which both parties say could help grow the Māori economy.

Aerial shots of Qantas aircraft at Sydney International Airport.

Thousands of travellers left stranded at Sydney Airport as strong winds cancel flights

Jetstar, Virgin, Qantas and TigerAir have all been effected.

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Seven Sharp's Lucas de Jong visits the Southland town as part of the Stay With US series.

Stay with Us: Small Southland town of Riverton given six hours to wow NZ

Seven Sharp’s Lucas de Jong visits the seafood rich town.

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Typos can be really embarrassing – they can also cost an international traveller a fortune.

Fair Go: Woman's dream holiday ruined by an e-ticket typo

A missing space cost Clare Connolly over a grand when she was forced to buy a new ticket.

"Hong Kong, China - August 18, 2012: Air New Zealand Boeing 777-200ER leaving Hong Kong International Airport. Air New Zealand is a member of the Star Alliance."

Air New Zealand loses best airline crown after five-year reign at the top

It wasn't all bad however, the national carrier came second at the Airline Excellence Awards.

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"We were stuck, the four of us were stuck. And it was scary," Dunedin student Devon Kilkelly told Fair Go.

Fair Go: Travel agent stuff-up sends Kiwi travellers to the wrong African country

They were stuck in a country they had no intention of visiting, with no way to get usable cash.

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Breakfast talks to one of the authors of the book, Jeff, about how the book was created.

Sh*t Towns of New Zealand book has been described as 'outright offensive'

"It's about the best places not to visit... ...everyone's got a favourite town they love to hate."

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The removal of the cards is expected to save travellers a combined 100,000 hours.

Travellers no longer need to fill out departure cards when leaving NZ

Move saves more than 100,000 hours and 6.5 million cards from being completed.

The Government has announced the country’s airports will phase out the forms.

International departure cards to be scrapped at Kiwi airports from next week

Around 6.5 million departure cards are completed every year.

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The advert uses Te Reo Māori to promote Aotearoa.

Tourism NZ's latest ad focuses on how Kiwis treat their guests

What brings in 3.8 million tourists every year isn't just the sights and sounds, but our 'manaakitanga' - our hospitality.

The Impossible Burger sliders will be offered as part of the Business Premier menu on flights from San Francisco to Auckland

Air NZ offering controversial plant-based Impossible Burger on second flight, in smaller portions

The sliders will be served on flights from San Francisco to Auckland.

Kiwis could soon be fast-tracked at UK airports, British Treasury chief reveals

It could soon get easier for Kiwi travellers to enter the UK.

Melbourne, Australia - April 26, 2016: View of Virgin aircraft approaching to landing at Melbourne Airport during daytime. Virgin Atlantic is a British airline with its headquarters in the United Kingdom.

Virgin Australia launches new services between NZ and Australia with 40,000 extra seats

Including two new routes from Melbourne to Queenstown, and Sydney to Wellington, launching from today.

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