Have not travelled for the past 10 years (did it all in my youth) the wife and I flew up to wellington for the week for just a get away.
Leaving CHCH airport i scanned in our barcode at one of the many kiosks received our boarding passes and stickers to put on our checked in bags. All of this was fantastic and so easy wish they had all this stuff around 10 years ago lol.
Walked over to the boarding area had a coffee and waited for our boarding to be announced, call came we got on our plane and flew to Wellington no fuss no muss.
Coming back was a whole other story , Booked into the kiosk just fine and put our checked in bags on the conveyor and I thought oh good all sorted and we went to wander over to our gate which was 15, we actually wandered into the back of a line of at least 200 - 250 people going through security where you have to put all your stuff in a tub etc etc.
Weather was crap and delays all over the place and so many gate changes I lost track of the bing bong sounds going off. So much confusion at the gates as gates had changed but screens had not been updated and people panicking all over the place.
We finally managed to get onto our plane which was through a gate that was marked for palmy even though we were going to CHCH and when I asked the poor lady where we were scanning out tickets why it was not updated she said sorry no idea you would probably know more than me, waited on the plane for over an hour first for 1/2 hour because they were waiting on other passengers and another 1/2 hour because of a long queue of take offs.
Sort of went way off topic in my rambling but why do you have no security to go through in CHCH but you have security you have to go through in Wellington.