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Old 10th Jun 2020, 05:47
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Originally Posted by NZScion View Post
Correct. There is already a skeleton schedule of flights from MEL, SYD and BNE to AKL operated by NZ.
surely the schedule can be cranked up very quickly ? Many people have flights booked already & even if they had to go via AKL or CHC or WLG to get to ZQN, it's not the end of the world.

Noted that VA had around 8 flights a week BNE/ZQN nonstop last winter.
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Old 10th Jun 2020, 05:57
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Despite what you Aussies may think there will be NO trans Tasman or Pacific flying involving New Zealand until the New Zealand Government says so.
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Old 10th Jun 2020, 06:32
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Originally Posted by Chris2303 View Post
Despite what you Aussies may think there will be NO trans Tasman or Pacific flying involving New Zealand until the New Zealand Government says so.
so we have to wait til 6pm news tonight or "tomorrow" ? NZ deputy PM seems to think it was "yesterday"

Think it's already been decided & they are just working out how to announce it, so they don't look even more stupid (pollies that is)
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Old 10th Jun 2020, 07:45
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There is no valid political reason for the QLD border to be opened to NZ before it could be to domestic travel. Which the Premier has said multiple times in the last week, even if no cases, rainbows and butterflies, won't be before July 1.
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Old 10th Jun 2020, 07:52
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Originally Posted by TT738 View Post
so we have to wait til 6pm news tonight or "tomorrow" ? NZ deputy PM seems to think it was "yesterday"

Think it's already been decided & they are just working out how to announce it, so they don't look even more stupid (pollies that is)
The deputy PM is playing politics because there is a reasonable chance he will be chucked out on 19 Sep.

The whole cabinet decides, taking into account the "expert advice" and also the increasing mood of the people not to reopen.

Oops - sorry mods - I'm feeding the troll
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Old 10th Jun 2020, 10:27
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Originally Posted by BNEA320 (aka TT738) View Post
word on the street is, after weekend protest debacle with virtually no social distancing among 20,000 people, that social distancing will be gone & Qld border will be open in less than 2 weeks, unless massive jump in cases of corona.
Much like how you claimed that REX got "Fast Tracked" approval for Jets to be added to their AOC and that they would be starting next year, isn't that right BNEA320?
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Old 10th Jun 2020, 12:44
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According to press reports, borders are set to open between WA, SA and NT and possibly QLD in the first stage of openings with the rest to follow afterwards - to be announced within days.
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Old 10th Jun 2020, 13:16
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July 1 is my bet for Domestic borders to fall, followed shortly by the bubble. The protests funnily enough have swung the politics. Now the same premiers who looked so tough have been proven to be weak. The protests could also be what ‘stuffs’ it as well.
No doubt Qantas want to have it happen ASAP so they can take advantage of the VA situation. All is fair in love and war.
Rex are probably happy with the status quo
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Old 11th Jun 2020, 02:32
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One of the protesters confirmed positive in Melbourne. The protests have undone all the hard work we've put in. Expect second wave in Australia and for interstate borders to remain closed
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Old 11th Jun 2020, 06:09
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Originally Posted by f1yhigh View Post
One of the protesters confirmed positive in Melbourne. The protests have undone all the hard work we've put in. Expect second wave in Australia and for interstate borders to remain closed
Unbelievable! One wonders how many lives and livelihoods of all races could be in the balance as a result.
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Old 11th Jun 2020, 06:17
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Originally Posted by f1yhigh View Post
One of the protesters confirmed positive in Melbourne. The protests have undone all the hard work we've put in. Expect second wave in Australia and for interstate borders to remain closed

Hopefully it could go the other way if there is no or very little spread from this case. Could be the catalyst for opening the borders!

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Old 11th Jun 2020, 07:27
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The organizers are now talking about planning mass rallies for refugees.
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Old 11th Jun 2020, 08:17
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Even if there were several hundred cases from the protests I still think it should not affect border openings, this thing is here for the long term, we just need to deal with it, there has never been a successful Corona type virus vaccine produced....ever! It mutates too fast just like the normal flu.
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Old 12th Jun 2020, 06:42
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Whilst there is ANY community transmission NZ will not be open for business. The small blip in Melbourne will set their chances back Queensland has got a far better chance (which is shit for me as my family are in Melbourne)
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Old 12th Jun 2020, 06:44
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Originally Posted by TT738 View Post
NSW, Victoria to miss out in New Zealandís travel bubble plan

https://www.news.com.au/travel/desti...6dbf851d45d32d

It seems NZ might be open to Qlders before southerners.

Guess it's up to scomo. Don't think anna chukka in qld has any say on international borders, or am I wrong ?
Nothing to do with SCOMO, NZ will decide who is allowed in by themselves
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Old 12th Jun 2020, 06:49
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Originally Posted by Anti Skid On View Post
Nothing to do with SCOMO, NZ will decide who is allowed in by themselves
And Scomo will decide if Kiwis are allowed in here. Our border is also closed. I don't think the bubble would be only for the benefit of NZ. So it has everything to do with Scomo.
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Old 12th Jun 2020, 08:09
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SA has today announced its borders will be open for unrestricted travel on July 20. Don't know about other states. Also stated there might be a relaxation before that with other states with no or little new cases such as WA ,Tas and NT. Problem with Tassie is most people need to travel through Vic or more importantly Melbourne to get here.
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Old 12th Jun 2020, 09:29
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Anything mentioned about other Pacific Nations being part of the so called bubble?
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Old 12th Jun 2020, 10:54
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Originally Posted by Duck Pilot View Post
Anything mentioned about other Pacific Nations being part of the so called bubble?
https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/7new...-c-1090893.amp
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Old 12th Jun 2020, 11:08
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Many thanks angryrat, thatís good news.
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