The impact of COVID-19 has forced Ng?i Tahu Tourism to consider laying off 300 workers. Its 14 businesses had gone into "hibernation" and were being shut down. They include high profile attractions such as Shotover Jet in Queenstown, Franz Josef Glacier Guides, the Agrodome and Rainbow Springs in Rotorua, the Dark Sky Project in Tekapo, and the All Black's Experience due to open in Auckland in mid-year.
The Warehouse Group will offer contactless click-and-collect from The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming and Torpedo7 outlets through alert level three, and drive-through shopping at four outlets in Auckland. Shoppers who place a click-and-collect order online can select the store they would like to pick up from. The service is launching at over 230 stores nationwide from April 28.
Air New Zealand is grounding passenger flights on its Boeing 777 flights until April next year, as it plans for a slow gradual entry back into international travel. Chief revenue officer Cam Wallace told Executive Traveller that the use of the 777 fleets would depend on how quickly borders reopen. He also said orders for the latest model of the Boeing 787 Dreamliners have been pushed back slightly.