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  •   Home > News > Living & Travel

    High hopes for an environmentally friendly alternative for flying

    High hopes for an environmentally friendly alternative for flying


    Wellington Airport
    Wellington Airport
    A fully electric plane made its maiden Cook Strait crossing this morning from Blenheim to to Wellington.

    The Electric Air flight coincides with the beginning of the Glasgow Cop 26 climate change conference.

    Founder and pilot Gary Freedman says this showcases the possibilities of electric aircraft.

    Freedman says the planes are a quiet, smooth, guilt-free experience.

    © 2022 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    Hollywood legend Gina Lollobrigida will run for Senate in Italy's election next month 19:12

    Rugby:
    NZR boss Mark Robinson is welcoming the elevation of Joe Schmidt's role within the All Blacks 18:59

    Entertainment:
    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's imminent move to Adelaide Cottage on the Windsor Estate means they won't have room for their "live-in nanny" 18:42

    Soccer:
    The new format for Australia's top knockout football competition is providing challenges - and rewards - for the Wellington Phoenix 18:39

    Entertainment:
    Donna D'Errico has followed in the footsteps of her 'Baywatch' co-star Carmen Electra by doing OnlyFans 18:12

    Rugby League:
    One year after taking up rugby league, 18-year old prop Monalisa Soliola is ready to take the NRLW by storm 18:09

    Business:
    The biggest jump in median weekly earnings since records began ... haven't closed the gender pay gap 18:09

    International:
    Republican congresswoman Liz Cheney concedes defeat to candidate backed by Donald Trump 17:49

    Entertainment:
    Cheryl Burke is celebrating four years of sobriety 17:42

    Rugby:
    New Zealand Rugby boss Mark Robinson is adamant they've made the right call in endorsing Ian Foster through to the World Cup 17:39


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