expired Los Angeles Return from Christchurch $739, Wellington $749, Auckland $752. San Francisco from AKL $796, WLG $802 via Qantas/AA
Qantas/American is offering flights to Los Angeles from Christchurch for $739, Wellington $749 and $785 from Auckland in October & November & Jan/Feb. Also on sale are flights to San Francisco from Auckland for $796, Wellington $802 and Christchurch $840. These flights include bags, meals etc but they do connect via Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne. However, AA is flying direct from Auckland for $785 - Google Flights $811. There are some other sale destinations in the US but nothing as cheap as LA.
Find the flights via Google Flights then use Skyscanner or whatever site to book your flights.