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September 2016
  • Sep
    8
    Protected industrial action at Australian airports on 9 September 2016

    Department of Immigration and Border Protection employees, who are members of the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU), will take part in protected industrial action at various airports around Australia on 9 September 2016.

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  • Sep
    8
    Weather is causing flight delays / cancellations via Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown

    Flights are being affected by weather which is causing flight delays and cancellations, particularly in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.

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August 2016
  • Aug
    8
    Australian Border Force Protected Industrial Action from 11 August 2016

    Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) members of the Australian Border Force, have advised that they will take part in protected industrial action across Australian airports from 11 August 2016.

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March 2016
  • Mar
    21
    Planned strike action in Australia from Tuesday 22 March

    Immigration and border protection employees in Australia, including the Australia Border Force will take part in protected industrial action across Australian Airports from 22 March 2016.

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September 2015
  • Sep
    21
    Planned strike action in Australia - 21 to 30 September

    Immigration and border protection employees in Australia have planned 2 hour work stoppages twice a day from 21 September – 30 September at several Australian airports.

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July 2015
  • Jul
    31
    17:30
    Planned strike action in Australia - Monday 3 August

    Immigration and border protection employees in Australia have planned rolling 4 hour strikes on Monday 3 August at several Australian airports.

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April 2015
  • Apr
    13
    Weather Causing Flight Delays / Cancellations at Queenstown Airport

    Flights in and out of Queenstown are being affected by weather which is causing flight delays and cancellations.

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February 2015
  • Feb
    20
    Queensland airport closures and flight suspensions due to Tropical Cyclones

    A number of airports have been closed and flights suspended throughout Queensland due to Tropical Cyclones Marcia and Lam.

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November 2014
  • Nov
    14
    News Travels - November 2014

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October 2014
  • Oct
    8
    High Winds Causing Flight Delays in Wellington

    Flights in and out of Wellington are being affected by high winds this morning which is causing some flight delays.  

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  • Oct
    6
    Weather Causing Flight Disruptions in Wellington

    Flights in and out of Wellington are being affected by weather which is causing some flight delays and cancellations. 

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September 2014
  • Sep
    25
    Fog Causing Delays / Cancellations via Christchurch

    Flights in and out of Christchurch are being affected by fog this morning which is causing flight delays and cancellations.

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  • Sep
    22
    Weather Causing Flight Disruptions in Wellington and Christchurch

    Flights in and out of Wellington and Christchurch are being affected by weather which is causing some flight disruptions.

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  • Sep
    10
    Fog Causing Flight Delays in Christchurch

    Flights in and out of Christchurch are being affected by fog which is causing some flight delays.  

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  • Sep
    1
    Icelandic seismic warning

    Icelandic seismic warning downgraded. 

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August 2014
  • Aug
    29
    Seismic activity in Iceland and America

    There has been recent seismic activity in Iceland and in Northern California.  

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  • Aug
    19
    News Travels - August 2014

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  • Aug
    14
    Weather Causing Flight Delays in Wellington

    Flights in and out of Wellington are being affected by weather which is causing some flight delays.  

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  • Aug
    8
    Weather Causing Flights Delays / Cancellations In The South Island

    Flights in the South Island, particularly in and out of Dunedin, Invercargill and Queenstown, are being affected by weather which is causing flight delays and cancellations.  

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July 2014
  • Jul
    14
    Fog Causing Flight Delays at Auckland Airport

    Flights in and out of Auckland are being affected by fog this morning which is causing flight delays and cancellations.  

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  • Jul
    4
    Air New Zealand customers to enjoy flights using electronic devices

    From 16 July Air New Zealand customers will be able to use their handheld portable electronic devices for the entire duration of the flight in flight mode.

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May 2014
  • May
    30
    News Travels - May 2014

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  • May
    20
    Fog Causing Flight Delays at Auckland Airport

    Flights in and out of Auckland are being affected by fog this morning which is causing flight delays and cancellations.

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  • May
    7
    Fog Causing Flight Delays / Cancellations at Auckland Airport

    Flights in and out of Auckland are being affected by fog this morning which is causing flight delays and cancellations.

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  • May
    5
    Flight Delays Due to Weather in Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown

    Flights in and out of Christchurch, Wellington and Queenstown are being affected by strong winds which is causing some flight delays.

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April 2014
  • Apr
    17
    Ex-Cyclone Ita Causing Flight Delays Around New Zealand

    Flights around New Zealand are being impacted by ex-Cyclone Ita, cities experiencing flight delays include Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

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  • Apr
    16
    Flight Delays Due to Weather in Wellington, Christchurch and Blenheim

    Flights in and out of Christchurch, Wellington and Blenheim are being affected by strong winds which is causing some flight delays.

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  • Apr
    11
    Fog Causing Flight Disruptions in Wellington

    Flights in and out of Wellington are being affected by fog which is causing flight delays and cancellations. 

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March 2014
  • Mar
    31
    News Travels - March 2014

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  • Mar
    14
    Tropical Cyclone Lusi

    In anticipation of the passage of Tropical Cyclone Lusi, due to impact on New Zealand this weekend, Tandem Travel have increased resource into their After Hours team to work through these potential disruptions.

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  • Mar
    5
    Flight Delays Wellington and Christchurch, Auckland International Airport Delays Due to Temporary Closure

    Flights in and out of Christchurch and Wellington are being affected by strong winds which is causing some flight delays.

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February 2014
  • Feb
    21
    09:30
    Fog Causing Delays in Christchurch, Flights Resume in Wellington

    Flights in and out of Christchurch have been affected by fog which is causing some flight delays and cancellations. 

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  • Feb
    20
    13:30
    Update #2: Flight Disruptions Due to Fog in Wellington

    Flights in and out of Wellington are slowly starting to recommence however please be aware that Airlines are still experiencing delays this afternoon as conditions are marginal.

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  • Feb
    20
    08:30
    Flight Disruptions Due to Fog in Wellington

    Flights in and out of Wellington are being affected by fog which is causing flight delays and cancellations. 

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January 2014
  • Jan
    28
    News Travels - January 2014

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December 2013
  • Dec
    16
    Technical Issues At Melbourne Airport Have Caused Flight Delays

    Technical issues at Melbourne Airport this morning have caused flight delays that could affect air traffic across Australia.

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  • Dec
    6
    Major Storm Causing Flight Disruptions In UK & Northern Europe / Winter Storms Also Affecting Travel In The US

    A major storm has hit the United Kingdom and northern Europe causing flight delays and cancellations. 

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November 2013
  • Nov
    27
    Change in Transit Requirements at LAX Airport

    Customers transiting at Los Angeles when travelling on NZ1 and NZ2 between Auckland and London will now be required to go through a full customs arrival process and departure security screening before re-boarding the aircraft for the second leg of their journey.

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  • Nov
    26
    Severe Weather Threatens To Cause Travel Disruption In The United States

    Due to severe weather in the United States there is the potential for flight disruptions over the next few days.

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  • Nov
    8
    Flight Disruption in Wellington due to Fog

    Flights in and out of Wellington are being affected by fog which is causing flight delays and cancellations.

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  • Nov
    6
    News Travels - November 2013

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  • Nov
    5
    Christchurch Hotel Status

    Please find below an update on the status of the hotels in Christchurch after the Christchurch earthquakes:

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October 2013
  • Oct
    31
    Strong Winds Causing Flight Disruptions In Wellington

    Flights in and out of Wellington are being affected by strong winds which are causing some flight delays / cancellations.

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  • Oct
    29
    Weather Affecting Flights In And Out Of The United Kingdom

    Travellers have been affected by delays and cancellations in and out of London Heathrow and Gatwick airports due to extreme weather.

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  • Oct
    25
    12:30
    Continued Disruptions To Flights Via Wellington

    Weather continues to cause disruptions and cancellations to flights via Wellington.

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  • Oct
    25
    Further Delays Due To Gale Force Winds At Wellington Airport

    Flights in and out of Wellington continue to be affected by gale force winds this morning causing flight delays and cancellations.

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  • Oct
    24
    Flight Delays In Wellington Due To Gale Force Winds

    Flights in and out of Wellington are being affected by gale-force winds this afternoon and have the potential to worsen later tonight.

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  • Oct
    9
    Stop Press: Flights Affected By Gale Force Winds In Wellington

    Domestic flights in and out of Wellington continue to be affected by gale-force winds.

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September 2013
  • Sep
    24
    Subtropical Storm Forecast For Upper North Island Could Disrupt Flights Today

    A warning is in force from Metservice for severe gales in Northland, Auckland, the Coromandel Peninsula and eastern Waikato.

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  • Sep
    23
    Flights affected by Typhoon Usagi in Southern China

    Cathay Pacific Airways have advised that that due to the impact of Severe Typhoon Usagi across Southern China, their operations at Hong Kong have ceased.

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  • Sep
    13
    Starting Monday 16 September - Wellington Airport Baggage System Upgrade Could Cause Delays

    From Monday 16 September, the Aviation Security Service (Avsec) is to undergo the second phase of a major upgrade of their Hold Baggage Screening (HBS) Systems at Wellington Airport.

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  • Sep
    4
    News Travels - September 2013

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August 2013
  • Aug
    26
    Wellington Airport Baggage System Upgrade - Could Lead to Delays

    From today (August 26), the Aviation Security Service (Avsec) is to undergo a major upgrade of their Hold Baggage Screening (HBS) Systems at Wellington Airport.

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  • Aug
    21
    Cathay Pacific suspending flights to Taipei due to Typhoon Trami

    Cathay Pacific advises that due to the anticipated impact of severe Typhoon Trami approaching Taipei, some flights to and from Taipei are cancelled.

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  • Aug
    18
    Wellington Earthquake Update - Tandem Travel Wellington Office Cleared for Entry

    The Wellington Tandem Travel Office has now been cleared for entry and staff will be back in the office on Monday morning, therefore it will be back to business as usual.

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  • Aug
    16
    Wellington Earthquake - Airport Now Open, Tandem Travel Wellington Office Closed.

    Following the earthquake in Wellington, Wellington Airport is now up and running however please anticipate delays. 

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  • Aug
    13
    Wellington Hotel Availability In August

    Wellington accommodation is just about at capacity for the weekend of 24th August due to the Bledisloe Cup: All Blacks vs Australia match.

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July 2013
  • Jul
    23
    Wellington Office Update #3

    The Wellington Tandem Travel Office has not been cleared for entry as yet and will therefore be closed for the remainder of the day to allow engineers to complete the necessary checks on the building as requested by Civil Defence.

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  • Jul
    22
    Wellington Office Closed for the Remainder of the Day and Update on Auckland Airport

    The Wellington Tandem Travel Office will be closed for the remainder of the day to allow engineers to complete the necessary checks on the building as requested by Civil Defence.

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  • Jul
    12
    News Travels - July 2013

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June 2013
  • Jun
    21
    STOP PRESS: Update 3 - Wellington Airport Is Now Open

    Wellington airport has been cleared for operation however there may still be further cancellations and delays due to wind strength.

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  • Jun
    21
    STOP PRESS: Update 2 - Wellington Airport Closed

    Wellington airport remains closed due to weather, all services to, from, and through Wellington are cancelled until approx midday.

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  • Jun
    19
    STOP PRESS: Potential Travel Disruptions Due To Weather

    Civil Defence and emergency services are urging New Zealanders to prepare for the worst as a severe storm is due to hit the lower part of the country today.

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April 2013
  • Apr
    16
    Bomb Explosions in Boston - US on Alert

    Bombings at the Boston Marathon have been classified as a terrorist attack.

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June 2013
  • Jun
    21
    STOP PRESS: Wellington Airport Closed

    WLG airport is closed due to strong winds this is being reassessed at 1200.

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  • Jun
    14
    Jetstar Cancelling Wellington to Queenstown Services

    Jetstar have advised they will be cancelling all Wellington to Queenstown services from September 1, 2013 as they focus on peak-time services between Auckland and Christchurch.

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  • Jun
    10
    All Blacks Game Dates - Availability

    Accommodation and flight availability may be affected over these dates.

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April 2013
  • Apr
    22
    Jetstar Flight Cancellations in May and June

    If you are concerned about an itinerary check your flight status online or contact your Tandem Travel Consultant.

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  • Apr
    22
    Air New Zealand Improves LAX Transit and Airport Experience

    Air New Zealand has announced a number of developments which are aimed toward creating a better ground experience for passengers at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), including a much improved transit process.

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  • Apr
    21
    Lufthansa Strike Causes Flight Cancellations

    German airline Lufthansa has cancelled the majority of its flights within Germany and Europe on Monday 22 April 2013 as a result of pay strikes.

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  • Apr
    11
    China: Avian Influenza

    The Chinese health authorities have notified the World Health Organisation (WHO) of human cases of avian influenza from the A(H7N9) influenza strain.

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  • Apr
    8
    Travel Advice for South Korea

    Safe Travel NZ has indicated there is some risk to security in the North-Western Islands of South Korea due to tensions with North Korea, and are advising travellers of caution.

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  • Apr
    5
    Changes to Australian Visitor and Working Visas

    The Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship is currently making changes to their visitor and working visa conditions.  

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  • Apr
    4
    UK border staff set to strike at all airports

    Travelers could face long delays on Monday 8 April as the UK's border unions go on strike at ports and airports.

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March 2013
  • Mar
    20
    US Transport Administration changes its prohibited items

    The US Transport Administration (TSA) is changing its prohibited items list to allow small pocket knives and some sporting goods items onboard from April 25.

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  • Mar
    11
    Passengers warned of US Customs’ delays

    US Customs and Border Protection is warning of potential delays in passenger processing at airports in the United States as a result of federal government expenditure cut-backs.

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  • Mar
    11
    New taxi and public drop-off/pick-up zones at Auckland Domestic Airport

    If you've been to Auckland Domestic Airport recently you will have noticed a few changes being made to the forecourt area which will affect passenger pick-up and drop-off points for taxis, shuttles and personal vehicles.

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  • Mar
    11
    Singapore Airlines and Virgin America partnership

    Singapore Airlines and Virgin America are expanding their codeshare agreement to include a frequent flyer programme partnership. This will allow members of both airlines’ loyalty programmes to earn and redeem miles for travel on both airlines.

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February 2013
  • Feb
    27
    Cyclone Rusty puts West Australia on ‘Red Alert’

    Tropical Cyclone Rusty in West Australia has today been upgraded to a category four, and a red alert has been issued for people in the Pilbara region.

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  • Feb
    22
    Hotel and Rental Car Availability in February and March

    Please be aware that there is very limited hotel availability across New Zealand during February and March.

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  • Feb
    18
    Christchurch Accommodation Update

    Christchurch City Council have published an accommodation Recovery Roadmap document which timelines the recovery plan for the city’s hotels and tourism resources over the next two years.

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  • Feb
    14
    Malaysian Airlines join Oneworld

    Malaysian Airlines has joined with the oneworld global airline alliance.

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January 2013
  • Jan
    31
    Changes to Auckland Airport - Domestic

    Auckland Airport has commenced an upgrade of its Domestic Terminal, starting with changes to the forecourt area, which will affect passenger pick up and drop off points for taxis, shuttles and personal vehicles.

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