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Ship inspection: Azamara Journey leaves Auckland on maiden world cruise:

February 22nd, 2018

The Journey is by no means the largest ship in the Azamara fleet.At only 690 passengers it's a third the size of the Celebrity Solstice, Royal Caribbean's next ship to visit Auckland. However, you'll be especially hard-pressed to...

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Taipei's Maori roots: Back to a cultural homeland, Taiwan:

February 22nd, 2018

As Air New Zealand launches a new service between Auckland and Taipei, Susan Strongman is charmed by Taiwan and its people and discovers many cultural and historical links to New Zealand Taiwan, that small island east of China where...

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Finding the new Mexico in Puerto Vallarta:

February 22nd, 2018

A coastal resort has developed entertainment for tourists and employment for its people, finds Max Wooldridge. Puerto Vallarta was once a remote little fishing village. The only way in was by boat, or on the back of a donkey over...

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Our top picks for your next weekend getaway:

February 21st, 2018

Whangarei's finest As Whangarei's Endless Summer Festival heads into its last month, there are three great free events this Sunday to take advantage of. First up, from 9am, is the Kiwi North Museum's Crank Up Day, hosted by the...

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Flying from Auckland to Melbourne with Air New Zealand:

February 21st, 2018

Peter de Graaf flies aboard Air New Zealand NZ123 Auckland to Melbourne. The plane: A Boeing 777-300. Class: Economy/The Works. Flight time: The scheduled 8.30am take-off was delayed by 30 minutes due to the late arrival...

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Can you ask for an extra plane meal after you've finished your first one?:

February 21st, 2018

The idea of hoarding plane food might seem stingy at best – and downright ludicrous at worst. After all, in-flight cuisine has something of a bad reputation. Why would you want to eat more of it than is strictly necessary?But airline...

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Sri Lanka: Tag and grab raid:

February 21st, 2018

Alex Robertson chances upon a spontaneous game of kabaddi on a sun-kissed stretch of sand. Hikkaduwa Beach, about an hour north of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, is one of those sun-kissed stretches of sand lapped by...

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Heading for cover? The fun still continues:

February 21st, 2018

The fun doesn't have to stop when the bad weather starts, writes Jane Jurgens. It's been hot, it's been humid and it feels like it hasn't stopped raining for weeks. Where did those lazy, hazy days of December and January go? Don't...

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Growing call for child-free flying options sparks fierce debate:

February 20th, 2018

No one wants to sit next to a crying baby on a plane — even the parents hate it — but unfortunately it is not something you can control.There is no box to tick when you book your tickets to ensure you will be seated far away from...

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Staying at the Mercure Dunedin Leisure Lodge:

February 20th, 2018

Sarah Daniell checks into the Mercure Dunedin Leisure Lodge. Location: A super-pleasant half-hour shuttle ride from the airport gets you to the grand entrance of the Mercure Dunedin Leisure Lodge on the corner of Cumberland and...

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Four of the world's best rooftop bars:

February 20th, 2018

1 Baba Nest, Sri Panwa, Thailand Located on Phuket's southern peninsula, Sri Panwa has a rooftop bar with a difference — it floats in the middle of a gorgeous infinity pool. Enjoy a delicious high-end cocktail while taking in...

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Woman feels bad after video of screaming passenger she recorded went viral:

February 20th, 2018

The original video has more than 1.8 million views on Facebook alone, each one of them a hard lesson for Marissa Rundell.She filmed a woman who allegedly yelled at Rundell and her baby as they boarded a February 6 Delta flight from...

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Woman booted off Emirates flight after crew overheard her complaining about period pains:

February 20th, 2018

A teaching assistant and her boyfriend were ordered off a £400 (NZ$762) Emirates flight to Dubai after an air hostess overheard her complain she had stomach pains caused by a painful period.Beth Evans, 24, and Josh Moran, 26, were...

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My Holidays: Warren Green:

February 20th, 2018

Warren Green is director of photography on Islands in the Gulf , which premieres on Saturday, February 24 at 7pm on TVNZ 1 and will be available to stream at TVNZ OnDemand. What was your greatest holiday? When I was young I lived...

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South Africa: DIY vs VIP on safari:

February 20th, 2018

Can you go it alone on safari and live to tell the tale, or should you play it safe while you search for the Big Five, asks Pamela Wade. An hour can pass as you sit watching three lionesses inch towards a resting giraffe.Kiwis...

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Flying from Charlotte, North Carolina to Los Angeles with American Airlines:

February 20th, 2018

Andrew Parsons flies aboard AA1976, from Charlotte, North Carolina to LA. The plane: Airbus A321. Good, clean and modern. Class: Standard. Check in: We didn't, as we were through-checked from Key West via Charlotte to LA....

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Tahiti: Please stand up:

February 20th, 2018

Champion Kiwi stand-up paddleboarder Annabel Anderson shares her secrets for the best spots to catch a wave in the waters around Tahiti. Puna'auia On the outskirts of Papeete, Puna'auia is paddling paradise beside the city and...

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Ask Away: Keeping it legal in Cali:

February 20th, 2018

Eli Orzessek finds the answers to your travel questions. In October I'm taking a trip to the US and my first stop will be in Los Angeles. Since cannabis has been legalised in California, I thought I would try some out while I'm...

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Cyclone Gita: Wellington flights cancelled, trains cancelled, SH1 road closes north and south of Kaikoura:

February 19th, 2018

Air New Zealand has cancelled afternoon flights around the country as Cyclone Gita approaches and weather conditions deteriorate.The airline has cancelled all services in and out of Wellington from 2.45pm today until midnight. The...

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Kate Roff: Tipping points:

February 19th, 2018

Kate Roff encounters some tricky times navigating the 'tipping' system in North America. When an alarmed restaurant manager started chasing me down a gritty Detroit street, my mind flitted through the scenarios that could possibly...

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