To suggest that New Zealand journalists who join the EPMU for the workplace protections and rights that come with belonging to a union are somehow tainted is a gross slur on their professionalism.

The public has a huge interest in the future of Air New Zealand, not only as shareholders but also because safe and reliable travel is vitally important to our society and economy.

So you have a workforce that is supporting an agenda for change.

I will be contacting him on Monday to open discussions on those challenges.

Rob Fyfe knows the challenges facing Air New Zealand, and there are many.

We just had to keep pushing the ball. We improved our defensive rebounding, and that helped us get out on the break.