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Air New Zealand to mark 75th anniversary with Te Papa exhibition

written by WOFA | July 23, 2014
Air NZ will celebrate its 75th anniversary with an exhibition at the national museum Te Papa in Wellington.
Air NZ will celebrate its 75th anniversary with an exhibition at the national museum Te Papa in Wellington.

Air New Zealand will commemorate its 75th anniversary with an exhibition at the country’s national museum Te Papa in Wellington.

The airline will celebrate 75 years of operations during 2015, and is working with Te Papa to launch a six month retrospective exhibition that will open on December 20 2014.

“Our airline has been an integral part of the fabric of New Zealand and we have enjoyed the immense support of New Zealanders for almost 75 years,” airline CEO Christopher Luxon said in announcing the exhibition on July 22. “The exhibition, which will be free to attend, will give the public a real insight into the history of the airline, covering both the highs and the lows we’ve experienced in that time.”

Te Papa’s Acting Chief Executive and Kaihautū, Arapata Hakiwai,said the national museum is excited to be working with Air New Zealand to bring its history to life. “Air New Zealand’s 75th anniversary is a milestone, and it presents us with a great opportunity to share some of the wonderful personal stories that have shaped its rich history.”


  • Brendan


    Wonder if they will give the public insight on how they bled Ansett dry which led to Ansett’s demise.

  • Peter


    Brendan. you should get all your facts right before firing of about the demise of Ansett. Air New Zealand were not solely responsible for their demise.

  • Chris


    I think Ansett did a pretty good job of bleeding itself dry before ANZ arrived on the scene.

  • Viv


    Brendan. I suggest you dig up the copy of AA from a few years ago which provided a comprehensive analysis of the demise of Ansett. ANZ was just one of the players in a complex affair.

  • MATE


    Your right Chris I knew of Ansett staff who use to clock in a mate, the mate would do the same for his mate, and that mate and every mate was abusing the system. They destroyed there own airline mate.

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