Archive for January, 2016


Flight Check: Auckland to Dunedin on Jetstar

January 27th, 2016 by

The plane: An Airbus A320. Price: $258 return, reserved over a week beforehand. My seat: The great news: It Is an aisle seat – Jetstar for

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Thai airline serves food and beverages to dolls

January 26th, 2016 by

A Thai airline has offered to serve food and drinks to dolls – as long as they’ve purchased a ticket.The bizarre moves follows a craze in Thailand for ultra-realistic dolls, known as Luk Thep or “Child Angels” – with some owners…

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Cleveland: A city of comparisons

January 24th, 2016 by

Like most American cities shaking off their rustbelt past, Cleveland is full of contradictions – like driving by industrial smokestacks and corroding steel gantries to get to the strikingly modern Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Luckily,…

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Room Check: City Life Hotel, Auckland

January 21st, 2016 by

Location: This 4.5 star hotel is as central as you can get in Auckland, with an entrance off Queen St, near the Wyndham St intersection, and the main entry down Durham St, with valet parking available. Check-in experience:

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Flight Check: Auckland to Houston on Air NZ

January 20th, 2016 by

Plane: A Boeing 777-200ER.

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The reason why we wish to really go to Hawkes Bay

January 18th, 2016 by

Summer is when the beachfront settlement of Napier and its particular cousin down the street, Hastings, come to life. Below are some of the very best events occurring in Hawkes Bay during the the next couple of months. 1. Frighten yourself dumb

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Got the central seat? There is a program for that

January 14th, 2016 by

A new app could bring a glimmer of hope for anyone who’s ever been stuck in the dreaded middle seat on a plane.Seataroo, launched this week, offers a digital marketplace where passengers can buy, sell and trade for more desirable…

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Auckland: Researching holy isles

January 8th, 2016 by

Walking the tracks and climbing to the summit of Rangitoto can feel like a race against the clock sometimes, understanding you need to pace yourself to catch the return Fullers ferry, and picking which walks you can cram into a day visit. Occasionally…

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Seeing Auckland island by island

January 7th, 2016 by

Josh Storey, 23, At Auckland Viaduct Are you a local or visiting? Local. By myself. I simply got back from Motutapu Island, remained there

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