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Oz Fest 12
Bay of Islands, New Zealand
May 22 - May 24, 2015

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Logistical and Attendee Information:
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Thursday, May 21, 2015:
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Saturday, May 23, 2015:
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OzFest #12" – "Bay Of Islands" New Zealand - Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-25, 2015

Old Oct 9, 2014, 3:32 am
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OzFest #12" – "Bay Of Islands" New Zealand - Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-25, 2015

OzFest #12" – "Bay Of Islands" New Zealand - Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-25, 2015


There have been 11 successful OzFests so far - in Sydney, (twice) Brisbane, Melbourne, Hobart Tasmania, Cairns Queensland, Adelaide South Australia, Darwin Northern Territory, Canberra in the ACT, Perth Western Australia, and lastly, Alice Springs and Ayers Rock/Uluru – “The Red Centre” in 2014.

There are near no other large annual FT Doos outside the USA that have chalked up 12 years running AFAIK.

Polling of FT'ers who attended “The Red Centre”, and via many private emails seems to have decided that the choice for 2015 will be -

"Bay Of Islands" - New Zealand

The location of which, for the benefit of our overseas members is shown below – north of Auckland and the location of accommodation will be the city of Paihia



Ozfest #12 – Bay Of Islands, New Zealand!



See Australia – and now NZ - via OZFESTS!



Some overseas Flyertalkers may not realise it, but 2015 marks the Centenary of Gallipoli, and the long and hard fought WWI Campaign at Anzac Cove in 1915, where large numbers of Australian and New Zealand servicemen gave their lives. So having it in NZ was a logical choice.

ANZAC stood for "Australia and New Zealand Army Corps" which comprised the First Australian Imperial Force, and the First New Zealand Expeditionary Force who fought alongside each other, as a single entity.

To many, Gallipoli marked the occasion when both young new Nations truly 'became of age', and became real countries in their own right. Both saw a high % of their male population volunteer to fight in a foreign war, 10,000 miles away, with an equally high casualty rate.

Australia and New Zealand had tiny populations - a total of 5.6 million people. In both countries approximately 40% of eligible males enlisted for WW1, for a total of 670,000 enlistments. The death toll they incurred was near what the huge USA lost, in all of WWI.

This bitter campaign against the Turks formed strong and permanent bonds between the 2 “young” Commonwealth countries, and both have an annual “Anzac Day” Public Holiday, where solemn Dawn Memorial Services take place across both countries. Indeed it is somewhat akin to the USA “Memorial Day” that this event takes places over.

Democracy rules supreme with all OzFest’s, and after very many group emails with Itsalongwaydown and serfty and Mwenenzi - and most important, the NZ ground organisers Glenys - chchkiwi, and Will wijomas and Christy crankychick, I have started this thread today to officially kick off OzFest #12.

As always we will get a very good roll-out, made up as always, as history assures us, of a fair % of folks who stated early on they will "absolutely 100% not be coming to that location because .............."

The very strong feeling prevailing among those we spoke to in The Red Centre was that Anzac Centenary 2015 was a perfect year to spread our wings a little, and aim for a NEW ZEALAND location. @:-)

Hobart had 40 members signed up - pretty amazing seeing only one attending was a local, Cairns saw 59 turning up – just beating out by 1 the then previous record attendance of any OzFest - number #2 in Sydney - 58 attendees.

Adelaide was a little too big, with 75 attendees, but not all of whom were active FT'ers, causing some issues. The slightly less accessible Darwin kept numbers down to previous sorts of levels - 44. Canberra had 51 "Platinums" sign up. Perth had a surprisingly large number of Platinums - 59 - an equal record number of attendees - pretty amazing given the cost and distance of attending for most.

The "OzFest" threads each attract between 35,000 and 57,000 page views - pretty outstanding records for any FT Doos anywhere. Each thread runs to near or over 1000 posts.

OzFest Perth 2013 had near 50,000 page views, and 825 posts, so interest stayed high. The Red Centre had even more posts – about 900 of them.

"The Red Centre" attracted a few less ‘Platinums’, as airline access was VERY limited, and costs very high, but the 37 FT'ers that took this reality on board - lots of them Americans - enjoyed the weekend, and were true OzFesters, to get there and back.

The NZ organisers have already spent a good deal of time behind the scenes, and have set some plans, timetables, and costs in place, that they will I am sure share with us later on down this thread, so all can make flight plans.

Some overseas folks have indicated they would like to spend a few days before or after the Bay Of Islands (North Part Of North Island) in the SOUTH ISLAND, and maybe a side schedule can be worked out, so flights can be co-ordinated for those interested as a sub-OzFest?

MargoZ and I will certainly be among the first confirmed starters to attend, barring any calamities, and as with all the other Oz Fests, I'll be pleased to assist where I can, and if required.

I have attended all OzFests, and will certainly not miss Number TWELVE.

I've been to the Bay Of Islands a couple of times, and had New Year’s Eve there once, so it will be an interesting location. There are no USA style chain motels as far as I know – just a ton of mainly smaller apartment type places mainly along the harbour, so maybe an attractive group rate deal can be secured for our group at one, as late May will not be high season there?

Regrettably I do not have as much free time as I once did, and can't add very much to the mix, but the NZ based folks have it well in hand already.

Mwenenzi is in fact in NZ as this is typed, but with limited access to computer at this time of evening. He has as always, helped out readily behind the scenes, and given some great tips to our NZ member organisers, and we are in great hands I feel sure.

They have agreed, along with serfty to "place-marker" several early posts to add and expand on later, as is our usual policy, and that makes keeping abreast of things a cinch for all!

They will hopefully be tracking attendees, and hotels, and flights, and activity sign ups etc in these early posts. These are incredibly time consuming to keep updated, and all attendees owe them a huge vote of thanks.

If anyone is good with detail, and is happy to volunteer to co-ordinate the payment website with the NZ members, please by all means put up your hand! Not my scene, as small detail is not my forte, but getting that side of things under control early on, will ensure a smooth event.

Serfty looks to be the “king of airline movements” for attendees to and from, and his most useful link to that aspect for Cairns, Adelaide, Darwin, Canberra and Perth and Alice Springs helped lots of members buddy up for Cabs etc, and book seats together, and cut costs etc, and he has offered to do that again in 2015.

And hopefully we can once again call on the falconea’s to be name tag/table tag supremos, and we are well on our way! :d

Having ONE central hotel location that most folks use, is a VERY large plus I always feel. And it gives the organisers some leverage to extract a great group booking deal, instead of 50 FT’ers being like Brown’s cows, and all doing their own thing.

The May "Memorial Day" weekend seems very popular with USA based Flyer-talkers, and that is the weekend that was most favoured by far. We have bowed to that request, and again chosen that weekend - as we have for all other 12 x OzFests. Around half the attendees are US based at each OzFest.

That public holiday in the USA is Monday May 25, 2015. Remember if you LEAVE NZ on afternoon of Monday May 25, you ARRIVE back in the USA also on Monday May 25.

Tons of time no matter where you live in the USA, to get back home, unpack, have an early night and get organised for a day at the office next day etc.

The weather for the past 11 "OzFests" has been in general, superb and sunny. Despite June 1 - a few days later, being our official Winter start date. Even in Tasmania our most southern city, we were truly blessed with unusually nice weather.

We all thought Canberra would be a weather challenge for sure, but the Saturday and Sunday gave quite perfect weather. NZ will I hope, offer us equally amenable weather.

I get the feeling this as usual, may also turn out to be a very long thread.


Gentlemen ... please start your Engines .....................

Glen




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A few links to Bay of Island information. Some are commercial web sites: not tourist information

From www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay_of_Islands
The Bay of Islands is an area on the east coast of the Far North District of the North Island of New Zealand. It is one of the most popular fishing, sailing and tourist destinations in the country, and has been renowned internationally for its big-game fishing since American author Zane Grey publicised it in the 1930s. It is 60 km north-west of the city of Whangarei. Cape Reinga, at the northern tip of the country, is about 210 km by road further to the north-west.
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http://www.bayofislandsinfo.co.nz/
http://www.exploring.co.nz/North_Isl...ay_of_Islands/
http://www.bayofislands.net/

Some hotels
http://www.admiralsviewlodge.co.nz
http://www.jasons.co.nz/paihia/accom...riceFromLowest
http://www.scenichotels.co.nz/hotels...islands-paihia
https://bookings.scenichotels.co.nz/...ate=2015-05-24

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Useful Information

Miscellaneous Stuff

Food, snacks, beer and wine:
If you are staying in Auckland prior to taking the bus to the Bay of Islands on Friday, it may be a good idea to stock up on some snacks, food, beer or wine for the bus ride north as well as to have some light things to munch on in Paihia. Saturday morning will be an early start, so a little something before the bus picks us up as well as snacks for the all day tour would be a good idea. Lunch is the only food that is included on the tour.
Supermarket Locations in the Auckland CBD:
(a) Countdown Metro, 19-25 Victoria Street West - this is very close to Elliott Stables, so perhaps picking up a few staples after dinner may be a good idea.
(b) New World Metro - 125 Queen Street (Queen Street and Swanson St)
NOTE - Countdown has a lot better selection than the New World Metro.

If you need a visitor Sim card, click here to see the list of places that you can pick up a 2Degrees Sim card for free.
You can then go online to activate a top up.

Weather
The sun is really strong in NZ, especially if you are not used to it. Be sure to bring sunscreen and sunnies.

The weather also changes on a dime. Layers are the way to go and a lightweight windbreaker type of jacket is also a good idea.

Cape Reinga Tour:
Items to bring:
Hat, sunscreen, change of clothes for sand boarding and camera.
The tour will stop for morning tea (at your own expense). Feel free to bring your own morning tea/snacks. Lunch is the only meal that is included on the tour.

Dolphin Cruise to Hole in the Rock:
Items to bring:
Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and camera.
Hot and cold refreshments are available for purchase on board.

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Post Attendees - updated to post #111

Attendees - Count Down Clock

Final Attendee List


Platinum - Confirmed and attended
  1. chchkiwi CHC
  2. crankychick AKL
  3. wijomas AKL
  4. Itsalongwaydown SXE
  5. Sue Oz SXE
  6. serfty MEL
  7. To Market To Market MEL
  8. monitor NYC
  9. Franny NYC
  10. CDKing BOS
  11. spaceman IAD
  12. BOB W ANC
  13. restlessinRNO RNO
  14. JessicaTam MEL
  15. Efrem BOS
  16. Fredd SEA
  17. Mrs Fredd SEA
  18. ac777
  19. kpc SYD
  20. kpc+1 SYD
  21. JohnSydney2000 SYD
  22. QF WP BNE
  23. Mrs QF WP BNE
  24. fifa SYD
  25. Mr fifa SYD
  26. falconea MEL
  27. Mr falconea MEL
  28. BDNYC
  29. upup&away
  30. wrlv MEL
  31. wrlv+1 MEL
  32. wandering_fred PER
  33. wandering_fred+1 PER
  34. gvdIAD IAD
  35. JohnK SYD/BNE/BKK
  36. jswong WLG
  37. pfbloom BOS/BTV
  38. UpperDeck744
  39. Perk WLG


Bronze - can't make it
  1. lowjhg
  2. MikeMpls MSP
  3. WifeMpls MSP
  4. anat0l QLS
  5. Middle_Seat AUS
  6. Pooch SYD
  7. FriendlySkies MCI
  8. tom911 SFO
  9. tuapekastar MEL
  10. ozstamps SYD
  11. MargoOz SYD
  12. Bundy Bear PER
  13. Top of climb AKL
  14. Top of climb+1 AKL
  15. penegal MEL
  16. Storyteller BNE
  17. Amelorn AKL
  18. kirkwoodj IAH
  19. redtigeriii PDX
  20. SQ241 CBR
  21. miffSC CAE/AGS
  22. Kiwi Flyer WLG
  23. lili SAN
  24. tkey75
  25. perthite MEL
  26. DENchick



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OzFest Registration Form - Now Live

Hi everyone,

The registration and payment form is live. ^

Click here to register for activities.

The link to make payment is on the last page of the form, but can also be accessed here.

Post #8 has been updated with the most up to date information.

Any questions, please let us know.

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by crankychick
One more placeholder
From the Oz Fest 11 thread 22 are already signed up for Oz Fest 12, allowing for a few habitual offenders

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Post OzFest 2015 High Level Agenda

OzFest 2015 Itinerary
Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Friday, May 22, 2015 – Sunday, May 24, 2015


Thursday, May 21 2015:
  • 7:30 pm: Dinner in Auckland for early arrivers at Elliott Stables
    • Located in the Auckland CBD on Elliott Street (Behind the Crowne Plaza)
  • Hotel – on your own
Friday, May 22, 2015:
  • 1:00 pm: Travel to Bay of Islands via coach charter
    • 1:00 pm: pick-up at AKL Domestic Terminal, Coach Pick-Up Area (for those arriving on domestic flights)
    • 1:10 pm: pick-up at AKL at the International Terminal, Coach Arrivals Area
    • 1:45 pm'ish (traffic dependent) pick-up at the Hilton
  • 2:00 pm - 2:20 pm: New World Victoria Park stop for any last minute food and/or beverage items
  • 5:30 pm'ish: Bus drop off at motels:
    • Anchorage Motel
    • Admiral's View Lodge
    • Averill Court Motel
  • 7:30 pm Official DO Kick-Off Dinner in Paihia at Ruffino's Pizza and Pasta.
    • 7:15 pm bus pick-up at the Admiral's View Lodge (for those who would like a ride to/from dinner)
    • No set menu, order off regular menu and pay for meals separately (click here for the menu)
    • Fully licensed
    • BYO Wine, $5 corkage fee/table
Saturday, May 23, 2015:
  • Hotel Pick-Up Times:
    • 7:10 am: Averill Court Motel
    • 7:15 am: Anchorage Motel
    • 7:15 am: Edgewater Palms Motel
    • 7:15 am: Admiral's View Lodge
    • 7:20 am: Club Paihia Resort
  • Includes lunch - either Fish & Chips or Falafel Salad – please click here to make your menu selection no later than Wednesday, May 20, 2015.
    • Highlights:
      • From Paihia take a Cape Reinga tour to the very tip of New Zealand and see the spot where the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean collide. During the tour we will drive along the sand on spectacular Ninety Mile Beach, sand-surf down giant dunes and visit ancient native kauri trees in the Puketi Forest. Maori legend holds that Cape Reinga is the point from which departed spirits leave on their journey to their homeland - stand in this deeply spiritual place, gaze out to sea and immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere.
      • Ninety Mile Beach is another highlight of the tour – we will drive along the sand as waves crash beside the custom-built coach. Don’t be alarmed when the driver takes the bus up TePaki Stream towards the mountainous sand dunes, it's all part of the off-road experience. Clambering up and then sand-boarding down the enormous dunes (if you dare!) will give your legs a stretch after the first part of the tour and get your heart pumping with excitement.
      • WiFi available for those who need it
    • 7:30 pm: Group Dinner in Paihia at Alfresco's Restaurant & Bar
      • 7:15 pm bus pick-up at the Admiral's View Lodge (for those who would like a ride to/from dinner)
      • Fully licensed
      • All allergies and special needs have been communicated to Alfresco's

    • Menu:
    Sunday, May 24, 2015:
      • 7:00 am: Perhaps an early breakfast at El Cafe prior to the Dolphin Cruise?
      • 8:30 am: Meet at Admiral's View Lodge for luggage storage on the coach and ride to the wharf if taking the bus from Paihia to Auckland
      • 8:45 am Boarding Time, 9:00 am Departure
        • Half-day Bay of Islands cruise in search of dolphins and other marine life. Enjoy the views from the catamaran Dolphin Seeker as we journey around the Bay of Islands right to the end of the Cape Brett Peninsula, to the famous Hole in the Rock on Motukokako Island.
        • According to Maori legend, local warriors used to paddle through the Hole in the Rock in their canoes before departing for battle. Drops of water from the cave roof above were a good omen. If conditions permit, your skipper will expertly guide the ship through the narrow space... and if you get dripped on, consider yourself lucky!
        • Keep an eye out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life during the cruise, and have your camera ready as we get up close to the action.
        • The purpose-built catamaran is licensed by DOC (the Department of Conservation) for dolphin viewing and the crew have years of experience locating dolphins in these waters.
        • Stop off at picturesque Urupukapuka Island and relax on the beach, or walk to the top of the island to enjoy 360° views of this beautiful region before we make our way back to port. As part of the cruise we offer a free ferry ticket so you can explore Paihia or Russell at your leisure.
        • Dolphin Seeker has indoor and outdoor seating available, and the largest outdoor viewing decks in the Bay of Islands.
        • Hot and cold refreshments are available on board, (or feel free to bring your own lunch).
      • 2:00 pm: Travel back to Auckland via coach charter, pick-up from the Paihia Wharf
        • Drop off at the Hilton
        • Airport drop off

      Activities and Tour Prices (all prices are NZD plus 3% credit card transaction fee)
      • Bus: Auckland – Paihia – Auckland
        • Return: $112 per person
        • 1-Way - $56 per person
      • Double Dip Combo Tour, Cape Reinga/90 Mile Beach, Saturday and Sunday - $185 per person
      • Cape Reinga Tour, Saturday Only - $145 per person
      • Dolphin Cruise to Hole in the Rock, Sunday Only - $102 per person
      • Saturday dinner at Alfresco’s - $52 per person (excluding drinks)

      Should you decide not to participate in either of the activities, below are other options:
      • Visit and explore Russell via ferry
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      Paihia Distance Information



      Google Earth view of Paihia with the various dinner and motel locations pinned. You can also access the map by clicking here.

      All are easy walks, however, the bus will be waiting at the Admiral's View Lodge for both the Friday dinner at 7:15 pm and Saturday dinner at 7:15 pm should you decide you don’t want to walk. The Admiral's View Lodge is the furthest away from Ruffino’s.

      Walking Distances in Paihia:

      General:
      • Admiral's View Lodge to Anchorage Motel/Edgewater Palms – 400 m/5 min walk
      • Averill Court Motel is on the way to the Anchorage Motel/Edgewater Palms from the Admiral's View Lodge

      Four Square, 10 Williams Road, Paihia 0200 (Grocery type store, a large 7/11 type store that sells food, sundries, beer and wine)
      • Anchorage Motel/Edgewater Palms – 750 m/9 minute walk
      • Admiral's View Lodge – 1 km/12 minute walk
      • Averill Court Motel – 950 m/11 minute walk

      Ruffino’s Pizza and Pasta, 39 Williams Road, Paihia 0200
      • Admiral's View Lodge – 1.1 km/14 min walk – Bus will pick up at 7:15 pm from Admiral's View
      • Anchorage Motel/Edgewater Palms (next door to each other) – 800 m/11 min walk
      • Averill Court Motel – 1 km / 12 minute walk

      Alfresco’s Restaurant and Bar, 6 Marsden Rd, Paihia 0200
      • Admirals View Lodge to Alfresco’s – 400 m/5 min walk - Bus will pick up at 7:15 pm from Admiral's View
      • Averill Court Motel – 190 m/2 min walk
      • Anchorage Motel/Edgewater Palms – right next door
      • Club Paihia Resort – 1 km /12 minute walk (though I believe everyone staying there has a car).

      Paihia Wharf - Dolphin Cruise
      • Admiral’s View Lodge to Paihia Wharf for the Dolphin Cruise – 850 m/10 min walk – Bus will pick up at 8:30 am from Admiral’s View
      • Averill Court Motel – 800 m/9 min walk
      • Anchorage Motel/Edgewater Palms – 600 m/7 min walk
      • Club Paihia Resort – 400 m /5 minute walk (though I believe everyone staying there has a car

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      History Of Oz Fests click here for the map.SYD-BNE-MEL-HBA-CNS-ADL-DRW-CBR-PER-ASP-AYQ-KKE-OOL

      Oz Fest 01: 2004 22 attended in Sydney [how it all started The very first]
      Oz Fest 02: 2005
      58 attended in Sydney
      Oz Fest 03: 2006
      28 attended in Brisbane
      Oz Fest 04: 2007
      47 attended in Melbourne
      Oz Fest 05: 2008
      38 attended in Hobart
      Oz Fest 06: 2009
      59 attended in Cairns
      Oz Fest 07: 2010
      71 attended in Adelaide
      Oz Fest 08: 2011
      44 attended in Darwin
      Oz Fest 09: 2012
      51 attended in Canberra
      Oz Fest 10: 2013
      59 attended in Perth
      Oz Fest 11: 2014
      37 attended in Alice Springs-Ayers Rock
      Oz Fest 12: 2015
      41 attended in Bay of Islands, New Zealand


      209 individual FTer's have attended Oz Fest 1 to Oz Fest 11 inclusive at an average of 2.41 per person
      Up to and including Oz Fest 11

      11 :-::-::-::-::-::-::-::-::-::-::-: FTer for attending all 11 previous Oz Fests
      ozstamps

      10 :-: FTer's for attending 10 previous Oz Fests
      QF WP
      restlessinRNO
      Serfty


      9 :-: FTer's for attending 9 previous Oz Fests
      MargoOz
      Itsalongwaydown
      Sue Oz
      kpc
      JohnSydney2000


      8 :-: FTer's for attending 8 previous Oz Fests
      Fredd
      Mrs Fredd
      To Market to Market
      gvdIAD
      JohnK
      spaceman
      Bundy Bear


      7 :-: FTer's for attending 7 previous Oz Fests
      Mrs QF WP
      Perthite
      upup&away


      6 :-: FTer's for attending 6 previous Oz Fests
      chchkiwi
      tom911
      falconea
      Mr falconea
      monitor
      Fran
      pooch
      BiziBB
      jswong

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      Attendee Logistical Details - Flights, Bus and Paihia Hotel(s)

      Hi everyone,

      Links to the most update to date flights listing, as well the most up to date list of who is taking the bus and where everyone is staying in Paihia and who is participating in which activities.

      OzFest 2015 Attendee Flight Information
      • Click on the link and either add or edit your information (if needed).

      OzFest 2015 Bus and Paihia Hotel Information
      • The is the most up to date list of who is staying where in Paihia and who will be taking the bus to and from Paihia based on registration.

      Activities Master
      • This is the most up to date list of who is participating in what based off the registration form

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      See who you maybe be flying with, arrange lounge guesting etc ...

      Keep your flights updated with this Google Docs Spreadsheet:

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      Airline information
      Airlines that fly Australia (CNS BNE OOL SYD MEL ADL) – New Zealand (AKL WLG CHC ZQN) are
      - Air New Zealand (codeshares with VA) [Star Alliance]
      - Virgin Australia (codeshares with Air NZ) (Delta partner)
      - Jetstar (a low cost low quality carrier with low-medium-high priced fares owned by QF)
      - Qantas (codeshares with EK) [OneWorld]
      - Emirates (codeshares with QF)
      - LAN (SYD AKL) [OneWorld]
      - China Airlines (BNE/SYD - AKL & SYD - CHC) [Skyteam]

      Airlines that fly in Australia domestically
      - Virgin Australia (Delta partner)
      - Jetstar (a low cost, low quality carrier owned by QF)
      - Qantas [OneWorld]
      - Tiger Airways (a low cost, low quality carrier with low fares part owned by Virgin Australia)
      - Regional Express Airways (REX) Regional airline

      Airlines that fly in New Zealand domestically
      - Air New Zealand (Star Alliance)
      - Jetstar (a low cost, low quality carrier owned by QF)

      Airlines that fly USA/Canada to Australia (most from LAX) are
      - United [Star Alliance] (LAX SFO – SYD MEL)
      - Qantas [OneWorld Alliance] (AS partner) (LAX JFK DFW HNL – SYD BNE MEL)
      - Jetstar (HNL – SYD BNE)
      - Delta [Skyteam Alliance] (VA & AS partner) (LAX – SYD)
      - Virgin Australia (DL partner) (LAX – SYD BNE)
      - Hawaiian, via Hawaii (AA & VA partner) (HNL – SYD)
      - Air NZ, via AKL [Star Alliance]
      - Fiji Airways, via Fiji (AA & AS partner)
      - Air Tahiti Nui (last segments on codeshares) (AA & DL partner)
      - Air Canada [Star Alliance]
      And others via Asia & Middle East


      Airlines that fly USA/Canada to New Zealand are
      - Qantas via SYD BNE & MEL [OneWorld Alliance] (AS partner)
      - Virgin Australia via BNE MEL & SYD (DL partner)
      - Hawaiian (AA & VA partner)
      - Air NZ [Star Alliance]
      - Fiji Airways, via Fiji (AA & AS partner)
      - Air Tahiti Nui via Tahiti (AKL) (AA & DL partner)
      And others via Asia & Middle East

      Airlines that fly into AKL. However airlines that only have codeshares are also listed http://www.aucklandairport.co.nz/Air...-contacts.aspx
      http://www.aucklandairport.co.nz/Fli...epartures.aspx
      Airlines
      - CI China Airlines
      - CX Cathay
      - CZ China Southern
      - EK Emirates
      - FJ Fiji Airlines
      - JQ Jetstar
      - KE Korean
      - LA LAN
      - MH Malaysian
      - NZ Air New Zealand
      - QF Qantas
      - SQ Singapore
      - VA Virgin Australia

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