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PACK YOUR BAGS: Win a long weekend in Auckland for you and three of your mates!

You and three mates could be jetting off to Auckland, New Zealand, for a long weekend away thanks to Newcastle Airport.

To mark the end of Virgin Australia’s current, November to February, summer seasonal service from Newcastle to Auckland, Newcastle Live is giving away an awesome prize.

THE PRIZE

  • Return airfares flying Virgin Australia, including checked baggage, meals & inflight entertainment
  • Three nights’ accommodation at Rydges Auckland.
  • Return transfers from Auckland Airport to Rydges Auckland.

HOW TO ENTER

Head to our Facebook Page and check out the competition post. Then you’ll need to do two things…

  • Tag the three mates you would take to Auckland if you win.
  • And tell us in 25 words or less why you want to visit Auckland.

Get creative! The best answer, as judged by us, wins the prize. You can check out the competition terms and conditions below.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

How to enter
In the Facebook comments section (1) Tag the three mates you would take to Auckland if you win, and (2) tell us in 25 words or less why you want to visit Auckland. (Need some inspiration? Click here)

Competition dates
Entries open Friday 7 February 2020 and close Sunday 9 February 2020.

Prize details
Prize package for four people includes (winner plus 3 mates) 

  • Return flights from Newcastle to Auckland flying Virgin Australia. 
  • Three nights’ accommodation at Rydges Auckland.
  • Return transfers from Auckland Airport to Rydges Auckland.

Travel dates
Depart Newcastle Airport on Thursday 13 February 2020 and depart Auckland on Sunday 16 February 2020.

Winner announcement
The winner will be announced on Monday 10 February 2020 and will be published on the Newcastle Live Facebook page.

Important Information

  • Flights must be booked by 5 pm Wednesday 12 February 2020.
  • The Prize does not include any fees, services, additional allowances, or extras outside of those provided by the ticket. 
  • The prize is non-transferable, non-redeemable for cash, and cannot be resold.
  • It is the Winner’s responsibility to ensure they can legally travel to New Zealand and apply for a visa if required.
  • It is the Winner’s responsibility to make their own travel arrangements to and from Newcastle Airport. 

General Terms and Conditions

  1. This is a joint promotion between Newcastle Airport and Newcastle Live.
  2. By entering this competition, you accept these terms and conditions and agree to follow the instructions on how to enter (if there is any inconsistency between the information on how to enter and these terms and conditions, these terms and conditions prevail). 
  3. Entry is open to all residents of Australia. Employees of Newcastle Airport and Newcastle Live, and their immediate families are ineligible to enter or win. 
  4. To enter, visit the Newcastle Live Facebook page and comment on the competition post by (1) tagging the three mates you would take to Auckland if you win, and (2) stating in 25 words or less why you want to visit Auckland.
  5. This is a competition of skill and the most creative entry will be selected.
  6. All entries become the property of Newcastle Airport and Newcastle Live. 
  7. Newcastle Airport and Newcastle Live are not responsible for any lost, late, delayed, incorrect or misdirected entries. 
  8. Entries close Sunday 9 February 2020 at 11:59 pm. 
  9. There is one main prize to be won. 
  10. All entrants must be aged 18 or over. 
  11. The prize will be drawn by Newcastle Live on Monday 10 February 2020. 
  12. The prize winner will be contacted via Facebook using the competition post and Facebook direct messages. 
  13. If the prize winner cannot be contacted within 24-hours, the winner will forfeit the prize and Newcastle Live reserve the right to make a re-draw. 
  14. The prize consists of the following: 
    > Prize package for four people includes (winner plus three friends). 
    > Return flights from Newcastle to Auckland flying Virgin Australia. 
    > Three nights’ accommodation at Rydges Auckland.  
    > Return transfers from Auckland Airport to Rydges Auckland. 
  15. The prize does not include travel insurance. This will need to be organised by the winner and his/her travel companions. 
  16. Newcastle Airport’s and Newcastle Live’s decision in relation to any aspect of the competition is final and no correspondence will be entered. 
  17. The winner acknowledges that, to the extent permitted by law, Newcastle Airport and Newcastle Live accept no responsibility or liability (including in negligence) to any person for any harm, damage, illness, injury, cost, loss, damage, expense or claim which may occur as a result of the winner winning or using the prize. The winner accepts and uses the prize at his or her own risk and agrees to indemnify Newcastle Airport and Newcastle Live against all costs, losses, damages, expenses and liabilities (including for loss of reputation and goodwill) and any claim arising from their own actions in any way in connection with the prize. 
  18. Newcastle Airport and Newcastle Live reserve the right (in their absolute discretion) to extend, postpone, or cancel the competition and to update these terms and conditions on without notice. 
  19. Newcastle Airport and Newcastle Live reserve the right to request the prize winners to provide proof of identity at the nominated prize collection address. Identification considered suitable for verification is at the discretion of Newcastle Airport and Newcastle Live. To accept the prize the winner must agree to relevant third-party terms and conditions relating to the prize. 
  20. Prizes are not transferable, exchangeable or redeemable for cash. 
  21. Other conditions may apply and will be advised at the time of booking.
  22. Additional costs including and not limited to travel insurance, food, alcoholic beverages, spending money, transfers, departure taxes (if any), connecting flights and other incidentals are the responsibility of the winner. 
  23. Please contact admin@newcastlelive.com.au with any queries.

    Virgin Australia Flight Voucher Terms and Conditions
  24. Flights redeemed under this Prize Certificate are valid for departure from Newcastle on Thursday, 13 February 2020 and departure from Auckland on Sunday, 16 February 2020 only. The Expiry Date cannot be extended.
  25. No substitutes will be offered for missed flights.
  26. Both the Prize Certificate and flights are non-redeemable for cash.
  27. Tickets redeemed under this Prize Certificate are valid on Virgin Australia operated non-stop Newcastle to Auckland flights only and not code share services.
  28. Tickets are non-transferable (i.e. no name changes allowed after ticketing).
  29. Ticket is for 4 passengers to travel on the booking.
  30. Tickets redeemed under this Prize Certificate are subject to availability as determined by Virgin Australia. Please note fares displayed on our website or GDS are not indicative of the Prize and Flight availability.
  31. All bookings need to be made by 5pm (AEST) Wednesday 12 February 2020.
  32. Bookings can be requested via email VIGS@virginaustralia.com.
  33. Any changes to bookings once ticketed will incur a $50 change fee per guest, per change and any change is subject to availability as determined by Virgin Australia. Virgin Australia’s terms and conditions of carriage apply to the Ticket. Virgin Australia’s terms and conditions of carriage are online available at
  34. http://www.virginaustralia.com/au/en/about-us/legal-policies/conditions-of-carriage/.
  35. Prize Certificates or Tickets may not be sold or offered for resale at a premium (including via on- line auction sites) or used for advertising, promotion or other commercial purposes (including competitions and trade promotions) or to enhance the demand for other goods or services, either by the original recipient or any subsequent bearer. If a Prize Certificate or Ticket is sold or used in breach of this condition, it will be cancelled at Virgin Australia’s sole discretion.
  36. Tickets cannot be upgraded and are not valid to earn Velocity points or status credits.
  37. Unaccompanied minors are not permitted. Children must be accompanied by an adult guardian 18 years or older.
  38. It is your responsibility to ensure that you and your travel companion (if any) have the requisite visas, vaccinations, valid documentation (including but not limited to valid passports and visas) which meet the requirements of immigration and other government authorities at every destination. Any fines, penalties, payments or expenditures incurred as a result of such documents not meeting the requirements of those authorities will be your sole responsibility. Virgin Australia does not accept liability if you are denied entry into your destination country.
  39. You are responsible for all other ancillary costs. Travel insurance is highly recommended to protect against the additional costs incurrent in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Written by Newcastle Live

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