Archive for June, 2016


Cabin crew reveal their scariest moments

June 30th, 2016 by

Working with the general public is often a chore, but managing them while cooped up in a tiny cabin mid-air takes the patience of a saint. Add to the equation the unpredictable nature of the weather and the mechanics of the plane…

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Ski field opening delayed due to lack of snow

June 30th, 2016 by

The opening of the Whakapapa and Turoa ski areas have been delayed due to lack of snow fall, however weather permitting, beginner trails at both ski areas will be open in time for the school holidays. Ruapehu Alpine Lifts CEO Dave…

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‘Crushed’ smartphone sparks fire on Qantas flight to LA

June 30th, 2016 by

An investigation is underway into how a smartphone battery sparked a fire on a Qantas flight to Los Angeles.The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating the incident on June 21, on a Qantas 747 flying from Sydney to LA.Six-and-a-half…

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Five wonderful Wales sites

June 29th, 2016 by

The Welsh rugby team has gone home with its memories of New Zealand and its pride a little dented. But here at Travel we have a soft spot for Wales and would encourage any UK-bound traveller to put the principality on their itinerary….

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Meet the couple raffling off their tropical oasis

June 29th, 2016 by

An Australian couple who spent their life savings building a resort on an idyllic Pacific island is giving their tropical oasis away – through a raffle.Doug and Sally Beitz moved their young family from the Gold Coast to the Micronesian…

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Flight Check: LA to Auckland on American Airlines

June 29th, 2016 by

The plane: A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. The coolest new toy in the skies, at least until we start seeing those Airbus A350s. I was on Saturday morning’s first flight in, marking a return for American Airlines to New Zealand skies after…

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Alaska: Mesmerised by majesty

June 28th, 2016 by

It’s like a giant chunk of chalk tumbled out of the sky, shattering on to a sparkling, turquoise glass floor.As we glide through the John Hopkins Inlet, rugged mountain ranges dusted with snow, multi-coloured rock faces and bear-filled…

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My Holiday: Kris Fa’afoi

June 28th, 2016 by

What was your greatest holiday? Greece – beautiful islands and the ruins were just enchanting. The home of the clever clogs! Locally, Northland – we camped and golfed, and it was cheap and beautiful. And the worst? Dubai – not…

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Hot deals: Cruising in style

June 28th, 2016 by

Ensure you’re aboard new cruise ship Viking Sun for its inaugural five-continent cruise – a 140-night journey priced from an eye-watering $88,759 each, twin-share, that includes business class flights from New Zealand to get you on…

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Vanuatu: Water, water, everywhere

June 27th, 2016 by

It was the wettest holiday I can remember. It was as wet as a shag, a wet week, a wet bus ticket nearly all the time and it couldn’t have come at a better, wetter time. But my winter break in Vanuatu wasn’t rained-out. Far from it:…

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