The latest from Managing Editor Pattrick Smellie

Pattrick was judged New Zealand's best overall columnist and business columnist of the year at the Voyager 2021 Media Awards. He has more than 35 years’ experience reporting and working in New Zealand politics and the commercial sector. A former Press Gallery chairman, he is an award-winning journalist and has worked for titles including The Dominion, The Press, Sunday Star-Times and National Business Review. He was the first NZ correspondent for The Australian and co-founded BusinessDesk in 2008.

Air NZ’s tricky call
Pattrick Smellie | Thu, 11 Aug 2022

By reducing total seats on sale, Air New Zealand should be better able to manage the inevitable stress associated with flight cancellations caused by the challenges of the post-covid travel bounceback.