Central Otago farmer Philip Parcell is refusing to sell his home to make way for a new international terminal in Tarras, on New Zealand's South Island.
American Airlines plans to launch Dallas/Fort Worth-Auckland and Los Angeles-Christchurch nonstop flights in October 2020.
Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon says the airline is devastated after one of its engineers was killed in the Christchurch shootings.
Air New Zealand has cancelled all turboprop services departing from Christchurch airport scheduled for Friday evening in response to the multiple shootings in the city.
A Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 came within five metres of leaving the runway after landing at Christchurch Airport because pilots did not configure the aircraft properly for a wet arrival, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) says.