Hi, we are flying on Cathay Pacific to Auckland and then need to take a flight to Christchurch. The Auckland tickets have been purchased through a travel agent but the AKl to CHC have yet to be bought. I will probably just buy Qantas tickets online as the price is way cheaper than my travel agent can offer. However the one big catch is the travel agent tells me I need at least 2.5hrs to collect bags and change flights. I would think though even if I have two separate tickets both airlines are "One World" partners. It seems like this happened when we flew to Australia last fall from Singapore and the agent told us the same deal and Singapore checked our bags all they way through to Qantas. Our CP flight gets in at 7:30 and the Qantas flight is at 9:00...sure would be nice to be able to do that option. The other option would be to drive to the South Island but we only have 14 nights! Thanks so much.