The regions are being chipped away at... so here's an idea for a serious shot in the arm
It seems our state-owned enterprises are letting us down somewhat these days. Last week it was Solid Energy dashing the hopes of the Pike River families, today it's Air New Zealand cutting flights to more regions. If we want more zombie towns, this is a pretty good way of going about it. Just cut 'em off.
Air New Zealand is shutting down these routes: