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A community effort

05 December 2011

Creating the World’s Friendliest Welcome involved many aspects of the local South Auckland community.

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A pat on the back

05 December 2011

The Rugby World Cup was a success not only for the country and for the All Blacks, but also for all those who worked hard at Auckland Airport to ensure everything went smoothly.

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Joining forces for tourism

05 December 2011

Tourism New Zealand and Jetstar are joining forces to encourage more visitors from Australia, Singapore, Japan and across the Asia region

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Dreamliner lands at Auckland

05 December 2011

Auckland Airport got their first taste of the future of aviation when the Boeing 787-8 – branded the Dreamliner – touched down in November.

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Chairs address from Joan Withers

05 December 2011

Auckland Airport has defied the numerous challenges that have buffeted travel and tourism during the past 12 months to deliver an excellent result for the 2011 financial year.

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By the numbers

05 December 2011

It’s easy to forget how many people and services are involved in keeping Auckland Airport running smoothly

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More seats from Auckland to Seoul

05 December 2011

First there was the announcement that Korean Air was increasing the number of flights between Auckland and Seoul to 10 times per week for the peak season. Now the airline has announced it will be using the larger Boeing 747-400, adding 30 per cent more seats during the peak tourism season.

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Welcome to the Givenchy world

05 December 2011

DFS Duty Free have enjoyed a number of successes with Outpost activations at Auckland Airport and now passengers going through duty free get a special introduction to the Givenchy world through a new kiosk..

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A photoshoot with a difference

05 December 2011

David Barratt thought he’d taken the competition brief a little too far when he said he wanted to get a photoshoot of his car in front of a DHL aeroplane at Auckland Airport.

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Direct flights to Guangzhou

05 December 2011

China Southern Airlines is doing their bit to strengthen trade and tourism ties between New Zealand and China with daily direct flights between Auckland and Guangzhou.

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Walk down memory lane

28 October 2011

The Rugby World Cup has brought all sorts of stories out of the woodwork, including one we found about former All Black Waka Nathan.

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Shuttle for West Auckland

28 October 2011

The offer of staff shuttles from the North Shore and Pukekohe has garnered good support so far, but there are a few spots left – especially from the North Shore

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Welcoming Jamaica Blue

28 October 2011

Now you can wrap your hands around a cup of superior-tasting coffee at Auckland Airport’s newest café Jamaica Blue.

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Twice daily flights from Auckland to Hong Kong

28 October 2011

New Zealanders heading away from home over the summer period will have even more options now that Cathay Pacific has announced a significant increase in its flights from Auckland to Hong Kong for the summer peak season.

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2degrees closer to the airport

28 October 2011

New Zealand’s newest mobile phone company has opened a new branch underneath the new Formule 1 hotel at 2 Leonard Issit Drive, providing those who work and visit the area an easy way to sign up for their increasing range of products and plans.

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Staff shuttles

28 September 2011

Auckland Airport is looking at trialling shuttle services, initially for staff living on the North Shore and Pukekohe, for a three-month period.

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Dog on the run

28 September 2011

It may have only lasted nine minutes, but Eddie the dog’s adventure caused quite a stir.

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Welcome with a capital W

28 September 2011

The 20 teams competing in the Rugby World Cup received a welcome with a difference as they flew into Auckland Airport – giant, personalised welcome messages in their own language, as well as Maori.

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Free mobile guide to Singapore

28 September 2011

Getting the most out of a visit to Singapore is easier than ever now that the Singapore Tourism Board has released a free iPhone and Android application called YourSingapore Guide.

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Ready for the Rugby World Cup

28 September 2011

Rather than smiling and hoping for the best, Auckland Airport has been actively working to ensure all passengers and airport visitors have a positively memorable experience during the Rugby World Cup.

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Gold Medal Award winners announced

28 September 2011

The decision was a hard one. In just its second year, Auckland Airport’s Gold Medals attracted 80 applications, each of them worthy of recognition in their own right.

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Making things easier

28 September 2011

Modifications are taking place that will help make visiting Auckland Airport a more positive experience for those with disabilities.

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Welcoming China Airlines

28 September 2011

Its hub may be Taipei, but China Airlines is also a great option for those wanting easy, direct access to Brisbane and the Gold and Sunshine Coasts

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New stores in retail area

06 September 2011

The landside retail area in the international terminal not welcomes two new faces, it also boasts a revamped Vodafone store.

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High flying confidence boost

06 September 2011

Since opening in July, Rocket Ropes aerial challenge course has proved popular with families, school groups and businesses, all looking for a fun way to build teamwork and to gain confidence.

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Travel careers take off

06 September 2011

The Auckland Airport community has a new member: Travel Careers and Training Limited officially opened their Auckland campus on August 19.

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Daily flights to Guangzhou

06 September 2011

Anyone heading to China this summer just got an early Christmas present from China Southern Airlines – more opportunities to fly direct to Guangzhou.

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A great year

06 September 2011

Auckland International Airport Limited’s annual results are out and they show it’s been an excellent 12 months for the company.

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The complete visitors arrival experience

06 September 2011

The 10,000 people arriving at Auckland Airport every day and the 6000 people who greet them will notice something different and distinctly Kiwi about the arrivals areas from this month.

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Help welcome the world here to play

30 August 2011

Auckland Mayor Len Brown is encouraging Aucklanders to share a moment of history as our city becomes the first in New Zealand to welcome the world here to play for Rugby World Cup 2011 (RWC 2011).

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visitor centre moves

03 August 2011

The i-SITE visitor centre at Auckland International Airport has opened its doors in a great new location in the arrivals hall.

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Design retail award

03 August 2011

Auckland Airport’s revamped international departures area has continued its recent winning streak, this time picking up an award for design.

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On a Natural High

03 August 2011

Adventurous travellers can now get their fix at Auckland Airport with the opening of Natural High Adrenaline Dealers Auckland depot.

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Ash cloud disruptions

03 August 2011

When a volcanic eruption half a world away disrupted hundreds of flights in New Zealand and Australia, Auckland Airport found itself providing support to airlines and to stranded passengers

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Fly with Thai

05 July 2011

Thai Airways flies to Bangkok five times a week and Thailand is the perfect place to head for a winter escape.

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Chocolate heaven

05 July 2011

Sweet-toothed travellers now have a new place to stock up in the international terminal retail area.

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Customs in the fast lane

05 July 2011

Australian and New Zealand ePassport holders may soon find travelling between New Zealand and Australia even more like travelling domestically.

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Exclusive shopping deals

05 July 2011

Whether you need new sports gear, sunglasses for your winter escape, a gift for someone special or simply lunch for the day, the Airport’s new retail deals booklet has vouchers to suit your every need.

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Science in action

05 July 2011

Bird strikes are set to take a plunge at Auckland Airport after the introduction of a special grass called Jackal.

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Looking to the East

05 July 2011

New Zealand needs to do more to woo wealthy Chinese visitors, according to Pierre Gervois, a speaker at the recent Tourism Industry Rendevous conference (TRENZ) in Queenstown.

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Training amid the rubble

05 July 2011

The area is the size of about three rugby fields and about 5m high, and it has lots of large concrete slabs that help volunteers practice in a simulated “pancake collapse”.

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Recycling in public

05 July 2011

Auckland Airport played host to the launch of the Love NZ National Recycling campaign on June 2, welcoming Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith to do the honours.

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Property thumbs up

05 July 2011

The extensive renovation of Auckland Airport’s retail area has not gone unnoticed. In fact the Airport has won an Excellence Award in the Retail Property category at the annual Property Council Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards 2011.

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Get involved in safety

05 July 2011

Anyone who sees inappropriate or illegal behaviour in Auckland Airport can now report it via the new toll-free number Integrity Plus.

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Bring on the games

04 July 2011

Auckland Airport is proud to be supporting the 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games 2011 in and around Queenstown.

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Volcanic ash clouds update

22 June 2011

Please note that there have been disruptions to scheduled flights in the Pacific region, including New Zealand, as a result of a volcanic eruption in Chile

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Airport’s Lawyer of the Year

02 June 2011

Auckland Airport’s very own hardworking lawyer Charles Spillane has been named the Corporate Lawyers’ Association of New Zealand (CLANZ) In-House Lawyer of the Year.

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Amazing race

02 June 2011

About 80 fairies, pirates, emos, builders and cheerleaders spent a day racing around the airport for charity last month.

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When a crisis strikes

02 June 2011

As part of a crisis simulation exercise last month, a team of Auckland Airport stakeholders swung into action to identify the best way to deal with the aftermath of a fireball that ripped through the international terminal.

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Optimising energy with technology

02 June 2011

Auckland Airport could be in for some mighty cost and overall energy savings if a new system that reduces energy consumption is introduced across the entire business.

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Customs celebrates big P bust

02 June 2011

Auckland Airport customs officers nabbed a group of Malaysian ‘tourists’ trying to enter the country with crystal methamphetamine worth about $8 million last month.

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The latest tourism TRENZ

02 June 2011

The Tourism Rendevous New Zealand (TRENZ) conference took place in Queenstown at the end of May – and Auckland Airport was there to make the most of the many opportunities.

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Chinese VIPs visit New Zealand

28 April 2011

Dozens of VIP guests from China enjoyed a whirlwind visit to New Zealand last month to celebrate China Southern Airlines’ new service between Auckland and Guangzhou.

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Easy peasy car cleaning

28 April 2011

Cleaning the car can be a bit of a chore at the best of times – so why not hand it over to the experts while you’re away travelling?

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Cairns invaded by Radio Hosts

28 April 2011

The Edge radio station hosts Fletch and Vaughan and two lucky prize winners, Hannah and Anna, took off on Tuesday 26 April flying Jetstar to Cairns for their Pick our Path tour of Queensland.

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Keeping Auckland Airport safe

28 April 2011

We have been working closely with a major airline recently to address the continuing problem of unruly passengers – or 'air rage' as it is now fashionably known.

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Plugging up leaky pipes

28 April 2011

Auckland Airport has been plugging up its leaky pipes as part of an effort to improve efficiency and reduce water waste across the business

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Get Match Ready

28 April 2011

Rugby fever can begin in earnest with less than five months to go until the Rugby World Cup hits New Zealand.

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Breaking the cold

28 April 2011

With winter just around the corner, now is the time to visit the new Icebreaker Touchlab store and stock up on warm clothing to protect against the cold

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Relay arrives at the airport

28 April 2011

Whether it’s the latest read, a postcard, newspaper or snack that you’re after, don’t miss Relay – an exciting new addition to Auckland Airport's growing range of retail facilities.

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Groundbreaking new office locations

28 April 2011

The first sod of what is set to become one of the premier office locations in New Zealand has been turned. After a ground breaking ceremony last month, Quad5 is now in the early stages of construction.

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Satisfy your Zarbo cravings

28 April 2011

Next time you head off on an overseas adventure, stop in at the new Zarbo Cafe and Bar for your last fix of great local food and beverages.

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Secure for takeoff

28 April 2011

Recently Auckland Airport and New Zealand owned and operated Matrix Security began working together to improve the safety of the landside buildings and common areas at the airport.

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Paintball is coming to the airport!

28 April 2011

If you’re into high adrenalin team sports, you’re planning a stag do or you need an idea for team building, you only have to wait until August for some fast-paced fun.

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Fly away this Easter

01 April 2011

If you’re planning to fly away for an eggs-tra long weekend over Easter, Auckland Airport has a fantastic parking deal that is sure to get your trip off to a hopping good start.

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An audience of millions

30 March 2011

Auckland Airport will have an audience of millions as part of a new travel series that will screen on the Discovery travel channel next year.

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The giving spirit

29 March 2011

The giving spirit that has so epitomised the response to the devastating Christchurch earthquake has also been present at Auckland Airport in recent weeks

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Leasing opportunities in Quad5

29 March 2011

Quad5, a sleek new four-story building in the heart of Auckland Airport’s business district on Leonard Issit Drive, is due for completion mid 2012.

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On the ropes

29 March 2011

If the idea of flying through the air on a trapeze sounds like you, then don’t miss the thrills that Butterfly Creek’s new high ropes course has to offer.

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Festival of Colour

29 March 2011

Wanaka is the place to be this month with the Southern Lakes Festival of Colour spicing things up as the weather cools down.

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Making a marque

29 March 2011

Book lovers can now sit back and relax in the new Bookmarque store while they wait for their international flight.

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Annie helps with vital training

29 March 2011

The Clinical Training and Education Centre (CTEC), based at Middlemore Hospital, has put another of the Auckland Airport’s 12 Days of Christmas donations to good use

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Our thoughts are with you Christchurch

01 March 2011

Christchurch has been hit for the second time with a major earthquake disaster, and like everyone else around the country, Auckland Airport has been doing everything it can to help ease the plight of those affected.

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Tax-free Apple products!

28 February 2011

If you’re in the market for a new toy, don’t go past the fantastic range of Apple products now available in the international departures retail area.

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New building for Mercedes

28 February 2011

The airport’s business district is revving up as luxury car manufacturer Mercedes makes itself at home in a purpose-built building.

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Auckland takes the cake

28 February 2011

The simple process of baking a cake turned out to be a worthwhile exercise for Auckland Airport when it took top prize in the anna.aero best cake award.

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Police Message

27 February 2011

The airport is no place for joking about what you might have in your bag. Yet it happens all too often and causes unnecessary problems.

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A top 10 airport in action

01 February 2011

We’re extremely proud that we’ve made it into the list of the world’s top 10 airports for two years running and we’re sure you are too.

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A step closer to Taiwan

24 January 2011

It’s official. China Airlines has restarted its services to New Zealand after a 10-year absence, making the trip to and from Taiwan much more convenient for travellers.

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Baseball star welcomed

20 January 2011

Curtis Granderson normally calls New York’s Yankee stadium home. But the special welcome he received at Auckland Airport helped make him feel right at home here, too.

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1ABOVE the rest

15 January 2011

1ABOVE, described as the “world’s first aerotonic beverage” is now available to travellers from the specilist store on level one, just after security at Auckland Airport.

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Silver green medal

12 January 2011

Auckland Airport is leading the way when it comes to sustainability. It is now the second airport in the world – after Kuala Lumpur – to achieve Earthcheck’s Silver certificate.

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12 days of Christmas cheer

04 January 2011

The families of the Pike River miners will benefit thanks to the generosity of travellers who donated to Auckland Airport’s annual cheer fund.

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