The decision came amid mounting pressure from pilots, passengers and politicians.

US prosecutors investigating development of grounded Boeing 737 Max airliners

The Justice Department probe will examine the way Boeing was regulated by the FAA.

Los Angeles, USA - March 29, 2018: Air New Zealand Boeing 777 taxiing at Los Angeles Int. Airport seen from a helicopter.

Air NZ drops fares to and from Christchurch following pressure from Minister

Flights have now dropped to an average $150 dollars one way, and the carrier is providing free trips for immediate family members of those killed as well as discounts for wider family.

The US President says the safety of the American people is of "paramount concern."

'Worst case scenario' sees Boeing's newest plane become its biggest headache

More than 40 countries have grounded the 737 Max 8 after a second fatal crash proved one too many.

Pilots on at least two US flights reported issues with new Boeing jet before fatal Ethiopa crash

The pilots said that soon after engaging the autopilot on Boeing 737 Max 8 planes, the nose tilted down sharply.

On March 10 the same make of plane crashed in Ethiopia, killing all on board.

Fiji Airways expected to fly Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft into NZ tomorrow despite Australian suspension

Australia’s flight safety authority’s suspending operations of the Boeing 737 Max 8.

Seven Sharp’s Mike Thorpe went on patrol.

Spend the night with a team policing freedom camping hot spots in Otago

Most of the freedom campers are welcome, however not all are well behaved.

On March 10 the same make of plane crashed in Ethiopia, killing all on board.

'I wouldn't be happy flying on one' - retired captain wary of Boeing Max 8s after crashes

Edward Hunkin shares passenger concerns after the Ethiopia and Lion Air disasters.

The Handiflight expedition began in Switzerland in November and is set to visit 40 countries.

Paraplegic pilots touch down in NZ on global mission to inspire those living with disabilities

While in New Zealand the airmen visit a rehab centre in Christchurch to share their message of hope.

China's aviation authority orders all Chinese airlines to ground Boeing 737 Max 8 planes after Ethiopia crash

The Boeing 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed shortly after taking off from the capital of Addis Ababa.

UN workers expected to be among dead following Ethiopian Airline crash

Over a dozen people among the dead were expected to attend major United Nations environmental meeting tomorrow in Nairobi.

Jetstar to cut Dunedin to Wellington route in May

The last flight between Wellington and Dunedin will be on May 29.

Air New Zealand suffer 35 per cent loss in earnings for last six-month period

The company announced earnings before tax of $211 million, down from $323 million.

Grouse Mountain Night Ski Runs overlooking Vancouver with sunset color

Air Canada announces new seasonal direct flight between Auckland and Vancouver

Service would inject around $38 million into the economy, Auckland Airport said.

The Regional Economic Development Minister, a frequent critic of Air NZ, says he's taking its domestic fares announcement as “gospel”.

Shane Jones warns he'll be 'full volume' if Air NZ's lower fares prove to be 'a gimmick'

The Regional Economic Development Minister has been a frequent critic of the national carrier.

Los Angeles, USA - March 29, 2018: Air New Zealand Boeing 777 taxiing at Los Angeles Int. Airport seen from a helicopter.

Air New Zealand to slash entry-level fares on over 40 domestic routes, 1 NEWS understands

The airline has been looking for ways to stimulate domestic demands since announcing a profit downgrade last month.

Wellington Airport.

Wellington's Airport Flyer no longer part of region's bus network

The decision will reflect poorly on Wellington and may lead to more congestion, Rongotai MP Paul Eagle said.

Smile, you're on camera - some airliners have cameras on seat-back screens

American and Singapore Airlines both said they have never activated the cameras and have no plans to use them.

In this March 3, 2018, photo, people check on travel packages offered by travel agencies during the Guangzhou International Travel Fair in Guangzhou in south China's Guangdong province. Travelers in China were blocked from buying plane tickets 17.5 million times last year as a penalty for failing to pay fines or other offenses. The Chinese government reported this week on penalties imposed under a controversial "social credit" system the ruling Communist Party says will improve public behavior. (Chinatopix via AP)

China bars millions from travel for 'social credit' offences

Would-be air travellers were blocked from buying tickets 17.5 million times last year for "social credit" offences including unpaid taxes and fines.

Gieson, at 26, also became the youngest person in the world to perform the feat.

Isaac Gieson becomes first Kiwi to row across the Atlantic solo; aims to raise $1m for mental health

The 26-year-old also became the youngest person in the world to achieve the feat.

Auckland Airport reduces prices to airlines by $33 million

The changes will take affect by way of discounts on landing and passenger charges from 1 July 2019.

Air NZ plane turns back on delivery flight after failing to get clearance to overfly Iran

Air NZ says the Airbus returned to Hamburg because Iranian clearance didn't come through in time.

Bridget Thackwray and Topher Richwhite are nearly a year into their 350,000 kilometre trip.

Kiwi couple's ultimate road trip gets new purpose 'uncovering environmental issues'

Bridget Thackwray and Topher Richwhite are circumnavigating the globe in their Jeep.

TVNZ1’s Fair Go explains.

'Puts you off travelling' - Kiwi in five-month wrangle after travel agent's Mongolia flight fail

Levin woman Stephanie Scott was left stranded and flightless just as her journey began.

After criticising Air NZ's unpopular hip-hop safety video, DJ Netsky offers to produce new song

It comes after the airline posted a tongue-in-cheek advertisement for a new Head of Safety Videos.


'At the moment it's a free for all' - Auckland freedom camping bylaw submissions end today

Local boards are concerned, but the council says without a bylaw in place, they have no power to enforce where and when people camp.

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