Archive for March, 2017


Auckland couple who founded Indie Travel Podcast share best travel tips

March 28th, 2017 by

For the past eleven years, Craig and Linda Martin , from Auckland, have been travelling.After saving up, working multiple jobs and maintaining their strict student budget even though they had left university, the couple scraped…

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Flight check: Brisbane to Auckland aboard Emirates

March 28th, 2017 by

The plane: An A380. Emirates works three of the big birds daily out of Auckland Airport and into Australia, before they continue on to Dubai. A fourth goes direct to Dubai.Emirates has the biggest A380 fleet in the world, with…

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Sydney: Tamut tells of life and death

March 28th, 2017 by

When Sir Godfrey Hounsfield invented one of the first CT scanners – it’s the scary-looking machine that takes multiple x-rays from different angles all at once – I doubt he expected anyone like Tamut to use it.For starters, no amount…

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South Australia: In the valley of vines

March 27th, 2017 by

Standing on a rocky hill surrounded by Riesling vineyards in Barossa’s Eden Valley, a sense of history hangs in the air. This is the place where in 1962 Colin Gramp – great grandson of Barossa wine pioneer Johann Gramp – stole away…

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Staying at the Pullman Auckland

March 27th, 2017 by

Location: Central Auckland, just along from the High Court. I’ve spent many an hour in the hotel bar talking to lawyers awaiting a verdict. A few scoops have been secured here.Price: From $229 a night. Check-in experience: A…

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Winston Aldworth: The hassle battle

March 27th, 2017 by

Richard Reid failed in his grand goal of blowing up a plane – fellow passengers aboard American Airlines flight 63 from Paris to Miami, stopped the “Shoe Bomber” as he hamfistedly tried to detonate a homemade explosive in his sneaker…

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Ask Away: Stay at a nice chain

March 27th, 2017 by

We are driving for 13 days from Washington DC to Houston. We want to stay in NZ-style motels but I understand that motels in the US are not nice. Is there a chain of nice self-service hotels or something else that you can advise us…

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California: Legoland – kids’ happy place

March 26th, 2017 by

Lego is the largest toy company on the planet. More than 400 billion Lego bricks have been produced since 1949 and in the face of our children’s increasing digital addictions, Lego is flourishing. In fact, it’s more popular than ever…

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Travel insider: Brisbane – Dave Overton

March 26th, 2017 by

What’s your favourite thing about Brisbane? The weather – great one day, perfect the next. Or maybe the abundance of evolving bars and restaurants. Why is it a good place for Kiwis to visit? Why is it not? A quick trip north…

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Big wet hits Auckland just in time for final Adele show

March 26th, 2017 by

Concertgoers at tonight’s Adele show will be kicking themselves if they haven’t brought ponchos, as heavy rain has started to fall over Mt Smart Stadium.Heavy downpours and possible thunderstorms have moved into Auckland this evening…

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