The Jucy Hotel in Christchurch was great for an extended transfer stay. After checking out, you can stay in the huge common room, relax in hammocks or on sofas and prepare something for food in the kitchen.
Reiner went to the hairdresser in between. I read my book. Then the shuttle bus took us to the airport. Checking in today 3.5 h before departure was no problem so we went to Sydney at 18:45. Kiss New Zealand! On emirates A380, flight EK 413, it was very comfortable. In Sydney we had to sit down quite a bit to get the connecting flight to Honolulu. We are on our way to Hawaii overnight.