I caught my Jetstar flight to Auckland at Wellington Airport, where before boarding the aircraft they weighed my carry-on baggage. It was, to my astonishment, two kilos over, and I was told I had to leave some of it behind - for a mere two kilos! So I left selected items behind and received assurance that they would be kept safe for me.
That was on 27th May.
Today, 14th July, I am still bereft of my much-needed equipment despite numerous emails, attempts to call various phone numbers, and waiting all afternoon for an online chat that never opened.
Oh, and by the way, the flight back three days later was in a smelly aircraft with a suspiciously flat and partly shredded looking tyre (inside main left landing gear), and an Indian cabin staff member who did not understand what I was trying to tell him.
I am now pursing channels of legal action against the airline for theft of my property. Wish me good hunting!