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RNZ: Checkpoint
Auckland Airport sorry after passengers wait overnight in cold

RNZ: Checkpoint

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 4:11


Auckland Airport says it's "very sorry" for leaving more than 100 passengers waiting in a cold corridor on Sunday. But the airport and aviation security say they were left in the dark about Air New Zealand's delayed service. The late arrival of a flight from Samoa meant passengers connecting to an Australian flight missed the window to clear customs and had to wait overnight. The passengers, including elderly and young children, spent three hours sitting on the floor despite their efforts to contact the airport's helpline. RNZ reporter Rayssa Almeida has more.

Speaking Sidemount
E078 Bruce Clulow - Caves of the South Pacific

Speaking Sidemount

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 49:52


This episode is brought to you by our brilliant sponsor XDEEP and by the patrons of Speaking Sidemount, huge thanks to both for their support. Speaking Sidemount has featured many of the top cave diving regions of the world… I'm thinking Mexico, Florida, UK, the Bahamas, and Sardinia. But it's been awesome to also dig deeper into regions not well known for caves… places like Sweden, Indonesia, Australia, and Canada. Now along these lines… I've known for a while that many of the Pacific Islands have cave systems and also of course I get asked a lot about the caves of New Zealand. So when I saw a post from Bruce Clulow, a  well-known and very active cave explorer here in New Zealand talking about his exploration in the Cook Islands, I thought this would be a great opportunity to learn more and share with you all about the caves in what is loosely my back yard. Bruce is a commercial airline pilot flying for my favourite airline… Air New Zealand. As you'll learn, this is just a  cover for a hugely passionate and capable cave explorer… who is part of the Group known as the Kaarst Monkeys… yep we'll get into that too… In this episode, Bruce talks about how he got into diving and cave exploration. He shares some really valuable insights into Human factors for diving leaning on his experience and application of this discipline from his aviation career. We talk about his cave exploration in the Cooks before he shares a fantastic story of bumping into Robert Thomas my guest in Episode # while on a tourist excursion to Wookey Hole in the UK. I ask Bruce to share about the Caves of New Zealand and what it takes to dive the caves here. We talk about cave rescue and recovery before he shares on his upcoming exploration projects. All this and much more in this episode of… Speaking Sidemount.

The Mike Hosking Breakfast
Scott Tasker: Auckland Airport expecting more than 600,000 passengers these school holidays

The Mike Hosking Breakfast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 4:43


More than 600,000 passengers are expected to go through Auckland Airport these schools holidays; it's busiest in three years. Two airline powerhouses, United Airlines and American Airlines, are also making their grand return, along with Air New Zealand's Chicago non-stop connection. More than 40,000 people are expected in-and-out of the airport daily, a 70 percent recovery from 2019. Auckland Airport Customer Manager, Scott Tasker told Mike Hosking staffing has been challenging as the industry rebuilds, but a recent job fair was successful. He says thousands of positions still remain on offer. LISTEN ABOVESee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Best of Business
Scott Tasker: Auckland Airport expecting more than 600,000 passengers these school holidays

Best of Business

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 4:43


More than 600,000 passengers are expected to go through Auckland Airport these schools holidays; it's busiest in three years. Two airline powerhouses, United Airlines and American Airlines, are also making their grand return, along with Air New Zealand's Chicago non-stop connection. More than 40,000 people are expected in-and-out of the airport daily, a 70 percent recovery from 2019. Auckland Airport Customer Manager, Scott Tasker told Mike Hosking staffing has been challenging as the industry rebuilds, but a recent job fair was successful. He says thousands of positions still remain on offer. LISTEN ABOVESee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

RNZ: First Up Podcast
First Up - The Podcast, Thursday 29 September

RNZ: First Up Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 48:29


On today's First Up pod - the British Labour party are in conference in Liverpool, our correspondence Henry Riley is there to talk about the conference and the UK's crashing pound; did Air New Zealand under-estimate how logistically complicated the direct route to New York would be and what about the length of the shift for crew on the flight - the union and airline responds and Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson talks to about the future of our economy. First Up - Voice of the Nathan!

RNZ: Nine To Noon
Air NZ's bumpy new route to NYC

RNZ: Nine To Noon

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 23:33


It's less than two weeks since Air New Zealand started flying direct between Auckland and New York, but it's had to offload bags, passengers and make plans for a possible pitstop in Fiji. 

RNZ: Morning Report
Bumpy journey for first few Air New Zealand New York flights

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 4:31


Air New Zealand is blaming extreme weather for disruption to its new non-stop flight from New York to Auckland on Sunday. Fifteen customers, on the Prime Minister's flight back from New York, had to volunteer to take alternative flights, to lighten the load in the face of unusually strong headwinds on the way. It was not the new route's first hiccup, - 65 passengers on the inaugural flight arrived in Auckland last Monday without their bags, while passengers on a flight that departed New York on Friday nearly had to stop over in Fiji so the plane could refuel. Air New Zealand chief operational integrity and safety officer David Morgan spoke to Corin Dann.

The Mike Hosking Breakfast
David Morgan: Air NZ Chief Flight Operations officer on issues with direct flight to New York

The Mike Hosking Breakfast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 4:57


Air New Zealand's marathon direct flight to New York is struggling to take off. On Sunday, returning passengers were asked to volunteer to miss their overweight flight. While days earlier travellers narrowly avoided a stop in Fiji to refuel due to weather issues. Air NZ Chief Flight Operations and Safety officer David Morgan joined Mike Hosking. LISTEN ABOVESee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Best of Business
David Morgan: Air NZ Chief Flight Operations officer on issues with direct flight to New York

Best of Business

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 4:57


Air New Zealand's marathon direct flight to New York is struggling to take off. On Sunday, returning passengers were asked to volunteer to miss their overweight flight. While days earlier travellers narrowly avoided a stop in Fiji to refuel due to weather issues. Air NZ Chief Flight Operations and Safety officer David Morgan joined Mike Hosking. LISTEN ABOVESee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive
Irene King: Aviation commentator on Air New Zealand to New York flight problems

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 3:04


Aviation experts have issued warnings about the latest crop of Air New Zealand baggage issues. 65 bags had to be unloaded from a direct flight from NZ to New York so the plane could avoid a cyclone. The affected passengers were not informed of this. Experts are concerned that this may happen again. Irene King, aviation commentator, is one of them and she's here to talk about it. LISTEN ABOVESee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Re-Wrap
THE RE-WRAP: Why Such a Foul Mood?

The Re-Wrap

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 10:09


THE BEST BITS IN A SILLIER PACKAGE (from Friday's Mike Hosking Breakfast) Smile Your Way to Happiness/Which MPs Are Turning Up?/Do We Need Teachers Or Not?/Air New Zealand Finally Gets Some Stuff Right/Mark the WeekSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Talking Travel with Phil Hoffmann Travel
20 September 2022 - Europe River Cruising with Tauck

Talking Travel with Phil Hoffmann Travel

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 23:12


Stacey Clark joins Jade Robran on FIVEaa with special guest David Clark from Tauck to talk European river cruising experiences with Tauck including the brand new ship sailing the Douro, plus Air New Zealand's non-stop flights connecting Auckland and New York and more!

DigiMarCon Podcast
Better UX, Happier Customer: How to Design for Engagement in Digital Marketing - Seann Lautner, Air New Zealand

DigiMarCon Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 61:21


You will learn:- Why UX has become an influential factor in digital marketing.- How digital users behave in digital channels.- Discover two important loops in digital marketing funnel to engage customers.- Creating simple customer journey map and MoT (Moment of Truth) to engage customers.Check out upcoming DigiMarCon Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conferences & Exhibitions Worldwide at https://digimarcon.com/events/

RNZ: Checkpoint
Air NZ's first NYC-AKL flight lands, sans some luggage

RNZ: Checkpoint

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 3:01


Air New Zealand's first direct flight from New York has touched down in Auckland, but not everyone on board has walked away with their luggage. The airline says because of adverse weather leaving the Big Apple, some bags stayed there too. Lucy Xia was at Auckland Airport for touch down. [embed] https://players.brightcove.net/6093072280001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6312529896112

RNZ: Checkpoint
Six60 rooftop gig welcomes Air NZ flight from AKL to NYC

RNZ: Checkpoint

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 3:11


Air New Zealand has finally opened its long-awaited Auckland to New York route, about three years after it was announced. The return journey hit some turbulence, with some passengers' bags left behind to meet the fuel requirements. But in the Big Apple, some big names have headlined a glitzy rooftop gig. Our deputy political editor Craig McCulloch was at the party. [embed] https://players.brightcove.net/6093072280001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6312527865112

Yachting Channel
S2 Ep674: Crew Travel with Lee Harris: September 19, 2022

Yachting Channel

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 7:46


News from Air New Zealand, Air Belgium and Emirates. Strike action again in Europe, and the US TSA Precheck Program. All links available on the Blue Marine Travel Website at www.bluemarinetravel.com. BMT operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Contact us on blue@bluemarinetravel.com or +44 (0) 1279 661 000 For Lee Harris and daily travel updates: https://lnkd.in/dMJ28rT @bluemarinetravel #travel #yachting #yachtcrew #repatriation #travelling #crew #maritime #superyachts #yachtcharter #yachts #yachting #yachtcrew #crewtravel #yachtinginternationalradio

RNZ: Morning Report
Inaugural New York to Auckland flight touches down

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 3:38


Air New Zealand's inaugural non-stop flight from New York to Auckland finished its journey on Monday morning. The uninterrupted trip follows Sunday's first non-stop flight in the other direction. Air New Zealand is calling this its new "flagship route". But how's the travel market responding? Flight Centre's general manager of product, Victoria Courtney, spoke to Morning Report.

Tova
Interest rate and inflation going higher? "We're already in an uncomfortable position there"

Tova

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 4:31


New Zealand's sharemarket has taken a tumble this week - one of many global markets to wobble after the US stock plunge. The Dow fell close to 1300 points on Tuesday, after American inflation data came in higher than expected. Stocks are creeping back up, but not before impacting our own leading stocks - with Air New Zealand, Fisher and Paykel Healthcare, and Infratil down by more than two percent. Infometrics principal economist Brad Olsen joins us now to discuss.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

RNZ: Morning Report
Consumer pushing for clarity on airline passengers rights

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 5:42


Consumer NZ is campaigning for airlines to be upfront about passenger rights. The company said Air New Zealand and Jetstar do not clearly communicate enough with customers about flight cancellation and delays. Chief Executive Jon Duffy spoke to Susie Ferguson.

The Front Page
Is NZ's stuttering travel industry ready to bounce back?

The Front Page

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 14:40


Covid restrictions have been removed, the borders have been opened, and Kiwis can take flights overseas with no worries about restrictions.   The news is timely for Air New Zealand, which this week launches its direct route to New York, giving New Zealanders the quickest option yet to get to the east coast of the United States.  But, after years of closed borders and limited flights, has the travel industry really bounced back? Are people ready for long-haul international flights again – or do airlines need to work on new incentives, and cheaper tickets, to get them back on board?  Today, Damien is joined by NZ Herald aviation reporter Grant Bradley to discuss how the travel industry is preparing to take flight once again. Follow The Front Page on iHeartRadio or wherever you get your podcasts. You can read more about this and other stories in the New Zealand Herald, online at nzherald.co.nz, or tune in to news bulletins across the NZME network. Host: Damien VenutoEditor/Producer: Shaun D WilsonExecutive Producer: Ethan SillsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

RNZ: Morning Report
AirNZ awaits first shipment of sustainable aviation fuel

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 6:36


Air New Zealand's first shipment of sustainable aviation fuel is arriving in the country on Sunday. CEO Greg Foran said the shipment was an important step in the airline's decarbonisation plan. He spoke to Kim Hill.

RNZ: Morning Report
Air Ruatoria briefing passengers in te reo Māori

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 5:37


You might get to hear Ngāti Porou's national anthem 'Paikea' sung live if you fly with Air Ruatoria.  The little airline briefs its passengers in Te Reo Māori and is challenging Air New Zealand to do the same during Mahuru Māori.  Air Ruatoria chief pilot and manuhiri officer Mahanga Maru spoke to Susie Ferguson. 

Early Edition with Kate Hawkesby
Mark O'Donnell: Rockit CEO as Air NZ comes to rescue solving supply chain issues

Early Edition with Kate Hawkesby

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 3:09


Due to global supply chain issues, some shipping companies are leaving New Zealand off their schedule entirely. This is of course causing massive headaches for companies who rely on export. Rockit Global are a Hawke's Bay based apple company whose largest export market is China. They were concerned this year's apples wouldn't make it by sea and normal air freight was too pricey. So they've managed to convince Air New Zealand to stack some of their planes heading to China with the apples. CEO of Rockit Mark O'Donnell joined Kate Hawkesby on Early Edition. LISTEN ABOVESee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Best of Business
Mark O'Donnell: Rockit CEO as Air NZ comes to rescue solving supply chain issues

Best of Business

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 3:09


Due to global supply chain issues, some shipping companies are leaving New Zealand off their schedule entirely. This is of course causing massive headaches for companies who rely on export. Rockit Global are a Hawke's Bay based apple company whose largest export market is China. They were concerned this year's apples wouldn't make it by sea and normal air freight was too pricey. So they've managed to convince Air New Zealand to stack some of their planes heading to China with the apples. CEO of Rockit Mark O'Donnell joined Kate Hawkesby on Early Edition. LISTEN ABOVESee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

RNZ: Nine To Noon
Are airline offsetting schemes all they're cracked up to be?

RNZ: Nine To Noon

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 15:30


Most airlines now offer passengers the option to offset their share of the flight's carbon emissions with carbon credits. Air New Zealand's scheme is called "Fly Neutral". A one way trip between Auckland and Wellington creates 62 kilograms of CO2 for one passenger, and the airline says for $1.50, that can be offset by buying carbon credits from "global sustainable energy projects" and contributing to restoration of biodiversity here.

Board Matters
"Value creation" with Jonathan Mason CFInstD

Board Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 16:42


In this episode Steven talks with Jonathan Mason CFInstD who is the chair of Vector and sits on the boards of Air New Zealand and the University of Auckland Foundation. Jonathan talks about the importance of careful scrutiny of the financials of the organisation to keep it in a sound state and the key to protecting shareholder value. He also notes that directors must also identify, and understand the needs of, a wider group of stakeholders when making decisions. He says that there have been arguments, historically, to just look at shareholders but, today, directors must recognise that a sustainable business strategy includes a stakeholder strategy.Jonathan Mason is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors.Connect with Jonathan: linkedin.com/in/jonathan-mason-40665a16/ Find out more about the Advanced Directors Course:https://www.iod.org.nz/governance-courses/advanced-directors-course-2/Find out more about the Institute of Directors: https://www.iod.org.nz/ 

RNZ: Nine To Noon
Taking lessons from the military into the workplace

RNZ: Nine To Noon

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 21:35


Dr Sydney Savion used her experience of more than 20 years in the US military to form a successful career as a corporate executive. Dr Savion is a behavioral scientist who has forged a career helping organisations with staff training and development, and has worked with companies like Computer giant Dell and more recently was the Chief Learning Officer with Air New Zealand. It was there that she developed a numeracy and literacy programme for staff - Project Mana. But behind this was always the mantra of striving for excellence - something which was drilled into her during her time in the military. She explained to Kathryn how the transition from military to civilian life shaped her next steps.

RNZ: Nine To Noon
Business Commentator Pattrick Smellie

RNZ: Nine To Noon

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 20:08


Pattrick talks to Kathryn about why the announcement by Qantas that it is going to fly direct to New York from Auckland represents a serious competitive threat to Air NZ. Also why coal-fired electricity will be with us for a bit longer yet, with Genesis putting up for tender a so-called "swaption" contract that allows renewable generators to buy insurance cover to keep Huntly available. And one to watch - this week's Ports of Auckland result Pattrick is is the editor and co-founder of BusinessDesk and has reported on the New Zealand economy and business since 1983.

RNZ: Checkpoint
Competition as Qantas launches AKL-NYC direct flights

RNZ: Checkpoint

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 4:43


A big red kangaroo has bounced right into Air New Zealand's parade, with Qantas launching direct flights from Auckland to New York in direct competition with our national carrier. From mid-2023 Qantas will fly to the big apple three days a week. Air NZ goes live with its three a week direct route to NYC next month. Meanwhile Emirates has revealed its restarting direct flights from Auckland to Dubai in December. What does this aviation revival and rivalry mean for customers back pockets? Aviation commentator Irene King talks to Lisa Owen. 

The Mike Hosking Breakfast
Greg Foran: Air NZ CEO says they are hoping for a better year ahead

The Mike Hosking Breakfast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 4:57


Air New Zealand is hoping for a better year ahead. The airline made a net loss of $591 million in the year to June, up from a loss of $292 million in the previous financial year. But revenue has increased by nine percent, to $2.7 billion. Chief Executive Greg Foran told Mike Hosking they're off to a good start, with much depending on what happens with the cost of fuel. LISTEN ABOVESee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

RNZ: Dateline Pacific
Cook Islands tourism operators call for direct flights

RNZ: Dateline Pacific

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 6:37


A desperate plea to Air New Zealand to prop up direct flights to Rarotonga from Sydney and LA by Cook Islands Tourism operator.

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Foreign investors have missed an opportunity with Kiwibank

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 2:27


The Government's paid $2.1 billion to buy Kiwibank.  For all intents and purposes, this doesn't really change much. Kiwis own Kiwibank now but Kiwis owned Kiwibank before. We just own it in a different way. Now it's through the Government directly. Beforehand it was through ACC, the Super Fund and NZ Post which owned it.  But what this has doesn't is stopped the possibility of selling part of Kiwibank offshore. The Super Fund – one of the previous owners — wanted to bring in big cash from foreign investors. Grant Robertson wouldn't allow it, so the Super Fund sold its share to the Government. That's why Kiwibank's crowing today about being 100 percent Kiwi-owned. Because of the chance that it might not have been. At least not 100 percent.  Opportunity missed. I think Kiwibank could actually benefit from having some foreign investors buying into it.  Set aside your feelings about having a Kiwi-owned bank. The bank doesn't really work at the moment. It's just not that good, is it?  Have a look at Kiwibank's Facebook post about this announcement and see all the grumpiness from customers. Complaints about Kiwibank not having Apple Pay yet. Complaints about regular technical faults cutting customers off from their money. Complaints about the trouble getting customer service staff on the phone. It's been around 20 years and yet it's still a minnow. It's not big enough to compete with the big Aussie banks. Its balance sheet is 6 times smaller than ANZ's, 4 times smaller than BNZ and ASB's, and 3 times smaller than Westpac's. But it is big enough to give those big Aussie banks the pretence of competition.  The problem is the bank doesn't have enough cash right now to be competitive which is why it needs foreign investors: to bring in the cash. The Government's probably not going to give it enough money.   If that was a political option, it would've happened sometime in the last 20 years. We don't have to sell all of it. It could be similar to Air New Zealand and the power companies. The Government owns 51 percent or more and retains control and sells some of it to bring in the big dollars and grow it. Surely owning 51 percent of something that's actually good is better than owning 100 percent of something that's not really working, isn't it? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

通勤學英語
回顧星期天LBS - 紐西蘭相關時事趣聞 All about New Zealand

通勤學英語

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2022 6:56


Nice try but no potato for New Zealand couple's giant find A New Zealand couple who believed they had dug up the world's largest potato in the garden of their small farm near Hamilton have had their dreams turned to mash after Guinness World Records wrote to say that scientific testing had found it wasn't, in fact, a potato after all. 紐西蘭一對夫婦相信,他們在漢密頓附近自家小農場的菜園中,挖到世界上最大顆馬鈴薯,但金氏世界紀錄寫信告知他們,科學檢測發現這玩意兒完全不是馬鈴薯後,他們的幻想破滅了。 Colin Craig-Brown, who first hit the tuber of a gourd with a hoe last August when gardening with his wife Donna, said it sure looked and tasted like a potato. 去年8月,科林‧克雷格—布朗和太太多娜一起做園藝時,率先用鋤頭挖到葫蘆塊莖,並認為這看起來且嚐起來絕對就是馬鈴薯。 After months of submitting photos and paperwork, the couple got the bad news from Guinness in an email. 在提交照片和文件數月後,這對夫婦收到金氏世界紀錄用電子郵件寄送的壞消息。 "Dear Colin," the email begins, going on to say "sadly the specimen is not a potato and is in fact the tuber of a type of gourd. For this reason we do unfortunately have to disqualify the application." 信件以「親愛的科林」起頭後接下去說:「很遺憾,這個樣本不是馬鈴薯,實際上是某種葫蘆的塊莖。因此,很不幸的,我們必須撤銷這次的申請。」   Next Article   New Zealand announces measures to keep out omicron variant 紐西蘭宣布防範Omicron變種病毒株的措施 New Zealand will shorten the gap between second COVID-19 vaccine doses and boosters and push back the phased reopening of its borders in measures announced Tuesday to keep the omicron variant at bay. 紐西蘭週二宣布遏制Omicron變種病毒株的措施,將縮短接種新冠病毒疫苗第二劑以及加強劑的間隔時間,並延後逐步重新開放邊境的時間。 COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkin told reporters the government has agreed to a ``suite of precautionary measures'' in light of the threat posed by the omicron strain of the coronavirus. 新冠病毒疫情因應事務部長希普金向記者說,鑑於新冠病毒Omicron病毒株構成的威脅,政府已經同意「一套預防措施」。 The gap between a second vaccine dose and a booster will be shortened from six to four months, meaning 82 percent of vaccinated New Zealanders will be due for a booster by February. 第二劑和加強劑疫苗的施打間隔,將從6個月縮短為4個月,這表示82%已接種疫苗的紐西蘭人,將在2月前接種一劑加強針。Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1531064 ; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1495418   Next Article   New Zealand announces measures to keep out omicron variant New Zealand will shorten the gap between second COVID-19 vaccine doses and boosters and push back the phased reopening of its borders in measures announced Tuesday to keep the omicron variant at bay. 紐西蘭週二宣布遏制Omicron變種病毒株的措施,將縮短接種新冠病毒疫苗第二劑以及加強劑的間隔時間,並延後逐步重新開放邊境的時間。 COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkin told reporters the government has agreed to a "suite of precautionary measures'' in light of the threat posed by the omicron strain of the coronavirus. 新冠病毒疫情因應事務部長希普金向記者說,鑑於新冠病毒Omicron病毒株構成的威脅,政府已經同意「一套預防措施」。 The gap between a second vaccine dose and a booster will be shortened from six to four months, meaning 82 percent of vaccinated New Zealanders will be due for a booster by February. 第二劑和加強劑疫苗的施打間隔,將從6個月縮短為4個月,這表示82%已接種疫苗的紐西蘭人,將在2月前接種一劑加強針。   Next Article   Middle Earth beckons in Air New Zealand safety video 中土在紐航飛安影片中召喚影迷 Fight a hobbit for an aisle seat? Get life jacket instructions from a beautiful female elf? Only on a plane to Middle Earth - or in an Air New Zealand safety video. 跟哈比人爭奪走道旁座位?由美麗的女精靈解說救生衣使用方式?這種事只會發生在飛往中土的飛機上,或者在紐西蘭航空的飛安宣導影片裡。 The company's latest in a series of variations on the usual dull pre-flight safety instructions has lifted a page from J.R.R. Tolkien's classic "The Hobbit" in the run-up to the world premiere of the film later this month, a bid to attract visitors to the nation where much of the film was shot. 紐航曾數度讓這種通常枯燥乏味的起飛前安全說明影片面目一新,而最新的一段影片則取自作家托爾金名著「哈比人歷險記」中的段落,並且趕在本月底由這部小說所改編的電影全球首映前推出,企圖吸引遊客前往電影拍攝地點紐西蘭觀光。 "An Unexpected Briefing," a play on the movie's title of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," features crew members explaining flight safety to passengers embarking on a pilgrimage to Middle Earth, Tolkien's land of treasure, dragons and magic rings. 這段影片名為「意外的簡報」,不但片名仿效電影「哈比人:意外旅程」,片中的機組人員更向準備前往中土,也就是托爾金作品裡充滿寶藏、惡龍和魔戒之地朝聖的乘客解釋飛安說明。 Director Sir Peter Jackson, who received Academy Awards for the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, makes a cameo appearance in the four-minute video, playing a passenger among the Orcs, pointy-eared elves and furry-footed hobbits that otherwise pack the seats. 曾因「魔戒」三部曲獲奧斯卡獎的導演傑克森也在這段四分鐘的影片中客串一角,坐在擠滿了半獸人、尖耳朵精靈和毛毛腳哈比人的機艙裡。 Die-hard Tolkien fans have flocked to the town of Matamata in the country's North Island, which earlier this year began tours to the set of Hobbiton, the town from which the story's hero, Bilbo Baggins, starts his journey. 托爾金的死忠書迷早已湧向紐國北島的馬塔馬塔市,當地於今年初開始推出哈比城場景的旅遊行程,哈比城則是故事主角巴金斯展開探險旅程的出發地。 Wellington, where Jackson and his Weta Workshop and studios are based, also has been cranking up the publicity machine before it rolls out the red carpet later this month. 傑克森及其威塔工作室所在地威靈頓同樣也在本月底電影正式上片前,全力發起宣傳活動。Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1495418; https://monyear.pixnet.net/blog/post/66206828   Next Article   Mittens the cat could become New Zealander of the Year Mittens, a famous feline from Wellington, is in the running to be voted New Zealander of the Year, going up against Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director-General of Health Dr. Ashley Bloomfield. 來自威靈頓的知名母貓「米坦斯」,正在角逐紐西蘭年度人物票選,對上紐西蘭總理賈欣達.阿爾登與衛生部衛生事務首長艾希莉.布魯斐德博士。 The feline joins a host of nominees for the annual Kiwibank award, including figures from sectors such as politics, media, health, music and design. 這隻母貓獲得年度奇異鳥銀行獎的多項提名,該獎項包括政治界、媒體界、衛生界、音樂界與設計界的年度人物。 Other nominees for New Zealander of the Year include microbiologist Siouxsie Wiles and lawmaker Chloe Swarbrick. 其他紐西蘭年度人物的被提名人,還有微生物學家蘇西.威爾斯,與國會議員克羅伊.史瓦布里克。 The Wellington Museum has also dedicated a mini exhibition to Mittens and his adventures, named "Floofy and Famous." And in May the mayor of Wellington, Andy Foster, gave Mittens the key to the city, an honor previously granted to "The Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson. 威靈頓博物館也已經為米坦斯與牠的冒險辦了一場迷你展覽,名為「蓬鬆而知名」。5月時,威靈頓市市長安迪.佛斯特也給米坦斯這座城市的鑰匙,一項以前曾授予「魔戒」導演彼得.傑克森的榮譽。   Next Article   New Zealand votes to legalize euthanasia for terminally ill patients/紐西蘭表決通過絕症病患安樂死合法化 New Zealanders have voted in favor of legalizing euthanasia for people with a terminal illness - clearing the way for the controversial proposition to become law in 2021. 紐西蘭人已投票贊成絕症病患安樂死合法化——剷除讓此一具有爭議性的提案在2021年立法的障礙。 More than 65% of voters backed the proposed law, according to preliminary results of a referendum announced by the country's electoral commission Friday. 根據該國選舉委員會週五宣布的公投初步結果,超過65%的選民支持這項法律議案。 Lawmakers voted 69-51 to approve the End of Life Choice Act 2019 last year before sending the issue to a referendum. 該法案在(紐國)國會議員去年以69比51通過「2019終結生命選擇法」後,送交公投。 More than 2.4 million people took part in the poll, which was conducted alongside New Zealand's general election on October 17. 超過240萬人參加與10月17日紐西蘭大選一同舉行的投票。 Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1422581; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1396855

Yachting Channel
S2 Ep650: Crew Travel with Lee Harris: August 15, 2022

Yachting Channel

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 12:05


This week, Amsterdam airport steps up, news from Air New Zealand, Easy Jet and BA, changes to the Hong Kong quarantine rules and more strikes at major Portugal airports. All links available on the Blue Marine Travel Website at www.bluemarinetravel.com. BMT operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Contact us on blue@bluemarinetravel.com or +44 (0) 1279 661 000 For Lee Harris and daily travel updates: https://lnkd.in/dMJ28rT @bluemarinetravel #travel #yachting #yachtcrew #repatriation #travelling #crew #maritime #superyachts #yachtcharter #yachts #yachting #yachtcrew #crewtravel #yachtinginternationalradio

RNZ: Morning Report
Air NZ passengers crossing their fingers flights will run

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 3:08


People booked with Air New Zealand over coming months are crossing their fingers they won't be among the thousands who will have their flights dropped as the airline deals with staff shortages. The company says 100,000 customers will be affected when it cuts flights from its schedule so it can have more staff on standby to cover for illness. Meanwhile those seeking refunds could face hours waiting to get through to its call centre. Amy Williams reports.

RNZ: Checkpoint
Up to 40 Air NZ staff made redundant waiting to be rehired

RNZ: Checkpoint

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 4:08


Up to 40 former Air New Zealand workers made redundant during Covid are yet to be hired back despite the airline cutting its flight schedule due to staffing issues. The national carrier's had its highest rates of crew sickness in more than a decade leading to fight cancellations. It is cutting back its domestic and international schedules to 90 percent of pre-Covid capacity for the next six months - including the busy summer holiday period, to ensure it has backup crew to step in. The changes mean disruptions for about 100,000 people. During Covid Air NZ shed about 4500 workers. Union E Tū says some of them are keen to fill the gaps. Its head of aviation Savage joins Lisa Owen.  

The Mike Hosking Breakfast
Greg Foran: Air NZ CEO as airline cuts schedule as it struggles for crew and planes

The Mike Hosking Breakfast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 5:59


Air New Zealand will cut its planned schedule and operate 1.5 per cent fewer seats than originally planned during the next six months. The airline says it is taking proactive measures to protect customers' travel plans as sickness continues to cause disruption. And in a move that will anger former crew hoping to get their jobs back, the airline is exploring expensive "wet leasing" aircraft with crew for the busy summer period. The airline said most customers who experience a flight change will be transferred to another flight on the same day for domestic travel, and for international travel, on the same day or a day either side of their original booking. Where customers cannot be accommodated within these timeframes, they may change their booking online, opt into credit or request a refund. Those customers with changes will start to see them from today and will be automatically transferred to another flight. Those with further onward connections may also be disrupted and "we will work through these directly with impacted customers". Air New Zealand chief executive Greg Foran said making these changes now gives customers advance notice and will help the airline provide a service that's more reliable during its rebuild. "Like many airlines around the world, we've been ramping up our operation at a time when Covid and the flu continues to impact the aviation industry. Looking at the disruptions our customers and staff have faced over the past five weeks, we've made some adjustments to reduce short-notice cancellations in the months ahead." Sickness has been three times normal levels and the airline is still in the process of bringing back its biggest planes, Boeing 777-300s. "While we did factor sickness into our ramp up plan, we've seen the highest rates of crew sickness in over a decade. We see these challenges continuing not just for crew, but for our whole operation, and so we're making proactive changes to address them." Air New Zealand has used charter operator Hi Fly previously to plug gaps. Photo / Supplied Foran said reducing the number of flights means the airline will be able to have crew on standby to cover illness, which has not been possible lately. The airline is "pulling out all the stops" to minimise disruption and provide surety for our customers over the next six months. "We have rehired or brought on more than 2000 pilots, airport staff, cabin crew, contact centre and engineers, and we're going as fast as we can with recruitment and training." The airline was also exploring options to lease a crewed widebody aircraft for the busy summer period. "We know customers want the Air New Zealand experience, and that's what we want to deliver too. But at the moment we're stretched to capacity and making sure our customers are able to travel is our top priority. The lease of an additional crewed aircraft may help us achieve that." In the summer of 2017-18 the airline wet leased aircraft from specialist Hi Fly from Portugal to plug gaps caused by the grounding of Boeing 787 Dreamliners which needed engine repairs. T Air New Zealand's domestic and international schedule will be operating at 90 per cent of pre-Covid capacity for the next six months. Advice to travellers: What should I do if my flight changes because of these schedule changes?• If your domestic flight has changed and you have not been given a flight on the same day, then you will be able to request a change online under Manage my Booking, opt into credit or request a refund. If your international flight has changed and you have not been given a flight on the same day or on a day either side of your original booking, then you will be able to request a change online under Manage my booking, opt into credit or request a refund. If you have booked through a travel agent, you will need to contact them if changes are needed, or to request a refund if eligible. When can you get a refund? For other controllable events like staff sickness, engineering or operational requirements, a refund may also be available when Air New Zealand is unable to provide an alternative flight within the timeframes stated above. For disruptions outside of the airline's control (e.g. weather), where the alternative flight offered is not suitable, customers can opt into credit or if they purchased a refundable ticket, they will be eligible for a refund or where a refund is required by applicable legislation. - Grant Bradley, NZ HeraldSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

RNZ: Morning Report
Air NZ cutting flights to manage staff shortages

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 6:09


Air New Zealand is cutting the number of flights to deal with its staff shortages. Chief executive Greg Foran says the airline has recorded its highest rates of crew sickness in more than a decade, resulting in a spate of short-notice flight cancellations. In response, domestic and international schedules will operate at 90 percent of pre-Covid capacity for the next six months - a period which includes the busy summer holiday period. Greg Foran says 100,000 out of 11 million customers will be affected by the reduced capacity over the next six months. He told Corin Dann why Air New Zealand has made these changes.

RNZ: Morning Report
Consumer NZ on rights for disrupted plane passengers

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 8:00


For the next six months some travellers will experience disruptions as Air New Zealand cuts the number of flights to deal with staff shortages. Domestic and international schedules will operate at 90 percent of pre-Covid capacity over this period. Chief executive Greg Foran says sickness has hit the airline hard. Consumer New Zealand chief executive Jon Duffy spoke to Corin Dann.

Saturday Morning with Jack Tame
Mike Yardley: Perth's great temptations

Saturday Morning with Jack Tame

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 7:18


Way out west, Perth is enjoying its moment in the sun. The city's mojo is positively seductive, with a fizzy sweep of fresh temptations and grand triumphs of urban regeneration, redefining the urban platter. First impressions count and one of the best ways to find your feet is to join one of Oh Hey WA's irrepressible walking tours. Under the command of the equally irrepressible Adie Chapman, who has been operating these tours for nine years, a walkabout with Adie and her vivacious troupe of guides is a sure-fire way to get a dynamic sense of the city's spunk and sparkle. www.ohheywa.com.au My enthralling 90 minute walking tour traversed a variety of themes, from riveting street art and storied architecture to exciting new public spaces and hidden laneways laden with libations. The enhanced presence of indigenous street art is most conspicuous and Adie led me to one of the most uplifting specimens, the spectacular rainbow serpent, slithering along the walls of a laneway. Other shining lights of urban laneway regeneration include the trail-blazing Wolf Lane (with its wondrously large murals), Brookfield Place behind St. George's Terrace, bursting with swish culinary offerings, and the hidden gem of Howard Lane. After ripping up the asphalt, the lane's original cobblestones were delightfully rediscovered. It's also where you can enjoy the ultimate example of a signage-free saloon, Helvetica Bar, housed in a small brick storehouse, brimming with character and whiskies. The locals love it because they offer a bottle-keep service, whereby you can resume your intake from the same bottle on return visits to the bar. Then there's old-school Perth that has been strikingly repurposed. Beneath the soaring archways of the majestic State Buildings, new life courses through the venerable cluster of heritage buildings in Cathedral Square. Reinvigorated as a compelling hub of retail and hospitality, the three interconnected properties sat empty for 20 years, before being reborn as COMO The Treasury and its alluring slate of hospo destinations like Petition, Long Chim and Wildflower. Best coffee in Perth? Paying homage to the building's previous life as a post office, you can't beat a brew to go from Telegram Coffee. Strolling down the retail artery of Hay Street Mall, Adie pointed out to me a clutch of heritage buildings, like the sublime wrought-iron blockbuster of the Savoy Hotel, awaiting regeneration. Then there's the kitschy novelty of the London Court shopping arcade. Built for gold miner and financier Claude de Bernales, London Court was designed as an extravagant salute to Tudor England, modelled on London's Liberty department store. makes for an atmospheric shopping arcade, connecting with Hay St Mall. At the Mall entrance, admire the clock face which is a replica of the “Great Clock” in Rouen, France. The clock chimes every quarter hour, unleashing four knights to circle the window. Meanwhile, at the St. Georges Terrace end of the arcade, the clock face is a replica of “Big Ben”, and St. George does battle with a dragon. Barflies rejoice. Over the past decade, liquor licensing changes have spawned a profusion of small bars, setting up trade and re-energising dishevelled alleys. Chic cocktail spots, cosy boltholes and speakeasy bars bubble away in their tucked away hidey-holes. Adie ushered me to Alfred's Pizzeria, a New York gangster-style pizza bar, tucked away in a Barrack St basement, this six year old establishment has a strong and playful escapist streak – and the pizza is divine. You can order it by the slice. The drinks list is tailored to pizza consumption, with an extensive craft beer, wine, gin, whisky and rum list. Stake out Globe Bar, which has re-energised the original landmark hotel, now featuring a vertical garden, heritage brick wall, timber floorboards and supreme mural work. It's a trendy spot for casual bites and drinks, with 25 beers on tap. In Queen Street, I loved The Flour Factory, fusing together a New York Deli with a Spanish Bodega cocktail bar across three levels of a former 100-year old flour mill. With over 150 types of gin on offer, if you're feeling indecisive, just spin the gin wheel to place your order. The Perth City Link project has reconnected the CBD with the bohemian hotbed of Northbridge for the first time in a century in recent years. Severed by the swath of railway lines leading to Perth Station, the inner-city neighbourhood has been readmitted into the city centre's clutch by sinking the railway tracks and undergrounding the bus station, reclaiming over four hectares of high quality public spaces, including the enticingly designed, art-filled meeting place of Yagan Square. Northbridge has long been a popular playground for night owls, home to many of Perth's best nightclubs and ethnic eateries. The hospo scene is constantly resetting the table, but some of the local stars in the line-up include Joe's Juice Joint. Off the laneway and down the stairs, this rock ‘n roll den beckons as your classic dive bar – fried chicken, cheese burgers, pinball, a serious backbar, a cracking beer selection and a classic rock playlist. Also in the Chinatown precinct, Sneaky Tony's. A homage to infamous rum-runner Tony “the hat”, Sneaky Tony's is a prohibition bar with shelves bursting with liquid gold. With over 300 bottles of rum from all corners of the globe, pull up a stool and let them pour you a dram. Another show-stopping stop is Ezra Pound Bar on Northbridge's Williams Lane. This intimate haunt with exposed-brick walls & a 1920s aesthetic serves up splendid cocktails & craft beer. Born out of a desire to recreate the small bars of Melbourne, lurking down darkened laneways, there's a very heavy nod towards the speakeasies of the prohibition era thrown in to complement its secluded setting. Open since 2009, it is one of Perth's oldest small-bars and a perennial locals' favourite. Whistle up a Negroni at this cultural institution – it would have to be the best I've ever had. Tucked below the verdant oasis of King's Park, make a lunch date with Cooee Perth, a ritzy riverfront venue, housed in the old Swan Brewery. After savouring a delicious chicken terrine, I succumbed to the most marvellous Toffee Pudding. Some startlingly ambitious regeneration projects have defined the heart of Perth. None more so than the Elizabeth Quay waterfront development, reawakening and accentuating the city's focus on the iconic Swan River. Think Sydney's Darling Harbour and you'll get a feel for how transformative this project has been. Spanning nearly 10 hectares of blue-ribbon riverfront land, the multi-billion dollar project boasts a split level promenade wrapped around an inlet, lively new public spaces including the nautical playground, walking trails, retail and hospitality offerings and exciting new entertainment venues. Ritz-Carlton Perth takes pride of place, perched over the glittery new horseshoe-shaped Elizabeth Quay waterfront precinct. From the pink-hued exterior glass symbolising Western Australia's pink Argyle diamonds to the 10,000 blocks of Kimberley sandstone that define the walls of the radiant lobby, in addition to the rich polished timbered interiors, this splendid new high-end hotel is a triumph of craftsmanship. My spacious king room, with its sweeping floor to ceiling windows, afforded panoramic views across to the Swan River and the new city landmark, Swan Bells, a set of 18 bells suspended inside a specially built 82-metre-high copper and glass campanile. My enormously sized bathroom was loaded with luxurious accoutrements, from the half egg-shaped bathtub, to the Frette bathrobes and exclusive Asprey of London toiletries. Perth's credentials as a culinary capital are on full display at the on-site signature restaurant, Hearth. For the five-star experience, dive into the Taste of Hearth degustation menu with expert pairings of exemplary West Australian wines to complement the state's magnificent produce. From the gorgeous infinity pool and bar overlooking Elizabeth Quay to the sumptuous spa with Balinese overtones, Ritz-Carlton Perth is the complete five-star package, underpinned by polished, outgoing and welcoming staff service. www.ritzcarlton.com/perth I crossed the Swan River to Birdswood to meet up with Nick Abraham from Warrang-Bridil, who offers a fascinating indigenous walking tour that seeks to ‘close the gap' on knowledge and understanding of the Nyoongar people's vast heritage. Translated from Nyoongar language, Warrang-Bridil means “enlighten to acknowledge.” Soothingly, soulfully charismatic, Nick was eager to disarm my fellow guests that his tour “isn't about blame and shame.” Rather, over the course of the following hour we gleaned so many indelible insights about the Nyoongar, their relationship with the land and river, the immense challenges they have faced and the renaissance in indigenous culture and understanding, in these parts. As we strolled the shores of the gleaming Derbal Yerrigan (Swan River), Nick's easy patter spilled forth with so many illuminating anecdotes. I was struck by his insights on the revered rainbow serpent and how a shocked family member supposedly saw one, just days before their grandfather lost his life in the exact same spot of the river. Backdropped by the striking beauty of Optus Stadium, Nick imparted his commanding knowledge on how Nyoongar cultural influence has been deeply threaded into the stadium's design (which resembles a giant swan nest) and the equally eye-grabbing Matagarup Bridge. Open just four years and connecting the stadium to East Perth, the striking design of flowing steel arches represents a pair of black and white swans, the coming together of diverse cultures, while also resembling the deified rainbow serpent, steeped in Nyoongar culture. You can climb to the top of the bridge, taking in the sparkling vista 72 metres above the water, before zip-lining your way down! Nick's tour concluded with a spiritual smoking ceremony, whereby your negative energy is banished by the burning fire, allowing positive energy to take fly. The aromatic experience of those burning eucalyptus leaves is quite profound. Nick joked that he's frequently asked to smoke visiting sports teams, and after smoking Collingwood recently, they've been on a winning blitz in the AFL! There's no better way to enrich a trip to Perth, than to take a tour with Nick. https://www.warrang-bridil.com.au/ Air New Zealand has daily direct flights between Auckland and Perth. If you want to lie flat and get some rest in Economy, the Skycouch is the way to go, especially if you're travelling with the family. Sit, spread out, or lie down and snooze. Share the space with a partner or children, or keep it all for yourself. Bag a fare and seat to suit at www.airnewzealand.co.nz To maximise the magic of a getaway in WA, the official tourism website is packed with constantly updated guidance and inspiration. Have a golden time out west. www.westernaustralia.com Mike Yardley is our resident traveller on Jack Tame Saturday Mornings.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Mike Hosking Breakfast
Mark the Week: How to take an idea and butcher it in three easy payments

The Mike Hosking Breakfast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 2:35


At the end of each week, Mike Hosking takes you through the big-ticket items and lets you know what he makes of it all.   The Cost of Living Payment: 2/10 "How to take an idea and butcher it in three easy payments. Expats and dead people getting money while those who deserve it on welfare, don't. That's so very Labour."   Border Fully Re-Open: 6/10 "A mile too late. Now the issue of just how open it really is. How many are actually coming through to help solve our crisis?"   $10,000 Payment to Attract Nurses: 6/10 "Because it's actually a bit practical. It might actually help a problem."   Shortland Street Campaign to Attract Nurses: 2/10 "Almost the scandal of the week. The cost-of-living cock up beat it. But when a government instructs the state-owned media on what to put in their television shows, that is what they call a slippery slope."   David Clark: 6/10 "For at least listening and fixing his CCCFA mess."   But, David Clark: 3/10 "For not listening at the start and preventing the CCCFA being a cluster in the first place."   Singapore Airlines: 8/10 "Because they made a bumper profit. They also got put at the top of the list of all airlines for the fewest cancellations."   Air New Zealand: 3/10 "Because they were third worst on that list and they haven't made anywhere close to a profit. Do you think they might want to look at Singapore Airlines for tips?"   Commonwealth Games: 8/10 "Surprises, success, joy, and people representing this country who get hard work and want to achieve. What a relief and a thrill to watch."   The All Blacks: 6/10 "Despite all the hand wringing, they'll be fine."   LISTEN ABOVE FOR MIKE HOSKING'S FULL WEEK IN REVIEWSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

RNZ: Morning Report
Christopher Luxon immortalised as Backbencher puppet

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 2:15


National Leader Christopher Luxon has been immortalised in puppet form at the Backbencher pub in the capital. The pub across the road from parliament has a long running tradition of creating caricature-style puppets inspired by New Zealand politicians. Luxon's figure - inspired by his former career at Air New Zealand and a popular nursery rhyme - was unveiled last night. Political reporter Katie Scotcher was there.

RNZ: Checkpoint
Last of holiday backlog finally on flights - Air NZ

RNZ: Checkpoint

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 4:39


School's back and the backlog of stranded passengers at airports around the country is finally clearing with the last 100 or so people on flights home tonight. Air New Zealand was forced to put on extra flights and bigger planes to clear the logjam caused by a combination of bad weather and crew shortages. Lisa Owen asked the airline's chief customer and sales officer Leanne Geraghty how many flights they'd been forced to cancel during the school holidays.  

RNZ: Morning Report
Warning flow on effects from cancelled Air New Zealand flights will continue

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 6:29


Thousands of people were left stranded on Thursday after Air New Zealand cancelled 181 flights. Wild weather during the peak of school holiday travel means the disruption to flights will roll on for several days as Air New Zealand attempts to clear the backlog. Air New Zealand chief executive Greg Foran said the cancellations have also displaced aircraft and flight crew, and will impact the entire domestic network. Foran spoke to Susie Ferguson.

The Next Trip - An Aviation and Travel Podcast
Boarding Pass 138: Skynest

The Next Trip - An Aviation and Travel Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 65:53 Very Popular


Would you pay extra to use a flat bed on a long flight? Air New Zealand thinks you will with their Skynest which are 6 stacked bunks mid cabin. We discuss this and commiserata about both of our crazy work days negotiating East Coast thunderstorms and a pigeon (?).  Drew is hitting the private pilot training books and Doug has a previous KC10 pilot and coworker jumpseating on his flight. Also on this episode:The Jetblue and Fronter merger courtship of Spirit continues Heathrow turning away passengers?Airline pilots seeking, and getting, raisesAirlines fined for improper passenger travel documentsJoin the conversation!https://www.nexttripnetwork.com/

Badslant Podcast
Ep 198 - Season 2, Part Deux

Badslant Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 131:47


As per usual, JJ is 10 minutes late to the proceedings but the Iceman comes through with some celebrity burgers to help fill the void. The excitement is short lived, as the boys are once again subjected to room temp fast food, but it's not a total loss. The boys cleanse their palates with a hearty recap of the Independence Day weekend, complete details from Captain Ice's maiden voyage on the high seas (and subsequent run in with the water police). Before long, the guys take aim at the American airline industry, wondering aloud why US carriers have yet to take up some of the innovations from promising upstarts like Air New Zealand. Things get spicy as discussions shift to the melee that is NBA free agency. Eventually, the proceedings wind down with a glimpse into AJ's holiday viewing habits, which might've included an hour or six on Netflix. Grab anything other than a White Claw and listen as we collectively count the days until Labor Day. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/badslant/support

AvTalk - Aviation Podcast
AvTalk Episode 170: I'll take the top bunk

AvTalk - Aviation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 48:37 Very Popular


On this week's episode of AvTalk, it's a good week to be an A380, JetBlue and Frontier go another round over Spirit, and Air New Zealand officially announces the SkyNest is coming. The A380 is dead, long live the A380 Asiana Airlines and Korean Air put a few of their A380s back in service this … The post AvTalk Episode 170: I'll take the top bunk appeared first on Flightradar24 Blog.

Cyrus Says
CnB ft. Aneesh, Amit, & Abbas | Beer Made From Recycled Toilet Water & Unique Subcultures

Cyrus Says

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 68:23


On Cock & Bull today, we are joined by Aneesh Bhasin, Amit Doshi, & Abbas. Cyrus is back from Spain and we get to hear a brand new rant about his super late flight back to Mumbai. On the way he even found an Aneesh look-a-like, our guest for today's episode. The show starts with Cyrus revealing the news of Silverie getting COVID. Anish then talks about his new podcast on the IVM Network called ‘A Niche Thing' and the various subcultures he's going to cover in the show. Topics discussed by the panel today included - Air New Zealand to introduce bed-like ‘pods' in economy class, Beer made from recycled toilet water wins admirers in Singapore, & Amazon restricts LGBTQ products in the UAE. Tune in for this and much more! Check out Cyrus Says merch: ivm.today/3PLKo1m You can follow Aneesh Bhasin on Instagram at @aneeshbYou can follow Amit Doshi on Instagram at @doshiamitYou can follow Antariksh on Instagram @antariksht: https://instagram.com/antarikshtYou can follow Abbas Momin on Instagram @antariksht: https://www.instagram.com/abbasmomin88/Do send in AMA questions for Cyrus by tweeting them to @cyrussaysin or emailing them at whatcyrussays@gmail.com Don't forget to follow Cyrus Broacha on Instagram @cyrus_broacha (https://www.instagram.com/cyrus_broacha)In case you're late to the party and want to catch up on previous episodes of Cyrus Says you can do so at: www.ivmpodcasts.com/cyrussays You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcasts App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios

Hammer + Nigel Show Podcast
What Is Skynest?

Hammer + Nigel Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 2:47


Air New Zealand may soon be offering beds to economy class passengers. The carrier has unveiled its "Skynest" idea, which has six ful-sized sleeping pods for travelers on its upcoming Boeing 7-87 Dreamliners. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.