Air New Zealand will add a fifth weekly service to Shanghai from July 4 but will suspend its twice-weekly direct Auckland to Beijing service from June 30.
New Zealand's national day at World Expo in Shanghai, China today is an opportunity to showcase all that New Zealand has to offer, Prime Minister John Key says.
Every country at the expo is allocated a national day where they hold special events.
Today is New Zealand's and Mr Key is in Shanghai to celebrate.
A waharoa or gateway -- carved in the shape of a waka maumahara (ceremonial canoe) -- will be officially gifted to the Baoshan District Mayor.
There will also be a flag raising ceremony, speeches and cultural performances.