New Zealand’s Winston Peters has said his country has run into Australia's "roadblock of federalism" and shouldn't be held back by "slowest mover" states.
Canberra Airport has called for expressions of interest for the first trans-Tasman flight to Wellington, which it said could operate as soon as 1 July – subject to government approval. The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry unveiled the full details of its proposal on Thursday, which allows would-be travellers to register their interest. The
Quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand could “commence as early as September”, according to a travel industry group comprising of experts from both countries. The Trans-Tasman Safe Border Group is made up of representatives from 11 government agencies, six airports, two airlines, as well as a host of aviation, biosecurity and medical experts. “We
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has warned there is a “lot of work to be done” before a trans-Tasman bubble can begin, but played up the concept.
The prospect of Trans-Tasman flights restarting moved a step closer after it was confirmed New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will dial into Australia’s National Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.