Kapiti Observer : October 27th 2011
4 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011 Prices based on payment by direct deposit / POLi or voucher for bookings through jetstar.com. For all other bookings, a Booking and Service Fee of $4 per passenger, per fare applies. Flights depart Wellington airport. Fares are one-way and non-refundable. Limited changes are permitted, charges apply. Availability is limited (not available on all flights or days). *Best availability: Queenstown: flights commence 22 December 2011, best availability from 10 January 2012. ^Carry-on baggage limits, including size restrictions, will be strictly applied. Passengers with more than the applicable carry-on baggage allowance will need to check in baggage, and charges will apply. See jetstar.com for more details. Jetstar Air ways Pty Ltd ABN 33 069 720 243. JNZ1030/WC10 Join us! facebook.com/jetstarnz To book visit jetstar.com Christchurch from$59 ...and Wellington direct to Auckland from$69 Queenstown from$79* Fares are one way, carry--on baggage only^. You can choose from 15kg to 40kg checked baggage for an additional $8--$35 per passenger, per fare. Fares may not be available for travel during school and public holidays, or for bookings close to the date of departure. *Best availability dates apply. See below for details. Fly Jetstar from Wellington direct to Hundreds celebrate airport opening By SADIE BECKMAN CONTINUED Page 5 ' This is huge for Kapiti. Congratulations to Sir Noel and his team for his tenacity and willingness to bring us this great opportunity ' Kapiti Mayor Jenny Rowan Historic: Sir Noel arrives on an Air New Zealand Bombardier Q300. Looking on: The crowd tries to get a glimpse of the action. New generation: Sir Noel's granddaughter Charlotte Robinson, one of a line- up of young guest speakers. Iwi welcome: Kaumatua Don Te Maipi leads the official party across the tarmac. The spotlight was on Kapiti Air- port on Monday, as hundreds turned out for official launch celebrations. Flights from Auckland and Wel- lington on Air New Zealand sub- sidiary Air Nelson planes touched down in front of a crowd of more than 500 people, delivering the official party to the event. These included airport owner Sir Noel Robinson, MP Nathan Guy and Kapiti Mayor Jenny Rowan, along with their family members and friends, including a number of children. The official party received a tra- ditional Maori welcome as they made their way to the hangar for speeches. Unusually however, none of the main figures spoke, with speaking duties going instead to children related to each dignitary. In a unique symbolic gesture requested by Sir Noel and refer- ring to the airport's visions for the future, his grandchildren, the youngest just six, spoke on his behalf, joined by the mayor's 13- year-old grandson and Mr Guy's son also aged six. Charlotte Robinson, 14, offered particular thanks on behalf of her grandfather to Ms Rowan, Mr Guy and Air Nelson chief executive Grant Kerr, who were all dedicated to the airport redevelop- ment and plans for adjoining busi- ness park. Charlotte, who travelled from Sydney for the event, said she was proud of her grandfather and looked forward to her speech, although the crowd was larger than she expected. I was a bit nervous about how many people were here,'' she said. Members of the public and guests were shown through the Air New Zealand Bombardier Q300 50-seater planes, followed by a tree-planting in front of the terminal, ahead of an informal meet and greet for invited guests. Ms Rowan said she had enjoyed the 70-minute flight from Auck- land, complete with onboard celebratory champagne. This is huge for Kapiti,'' she said. Congratulations to Sir Noel and his team for his tenacity and willingness to bring us this great opportunity.'' Sir Noel gave particular thanks to Mr Guy, a strong and vocal backer of the redevelopment since its inception. We wouldn't be here today without [his] background sup- port,'' he said.
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