Archive for July, 2017


Flight from Nadi to Auckland with Air New Zealand

July 31st, 2017 by

Louise Taylor flies aboard Air New Zealand’s flight NZ53 from Nadi to Auckland. The plane: A Boeing B777-300 – a long-haul worker doing short-haul shrift. Class: You know the 1 per cent who rule the world? Well, I was sitting…

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How you can stay in Abu Dhabi’s most luxurious hotel

July 31st, 2017 by

Here’s a short quiz. Four questions.Where can you stay in a seven-star hotel? Abu Dhabi.Should you visit? Absolutely. Why? Because accommodation doesn’t get any better than this. Plus, unlike the world’s other seven-star hotels,…

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Security fears at Australian airports lead to delays

July 31st, 2017 by

An aviation security expert has issued a chilling warning to Australian passengers who are already reeling from news a terror cell was allegedly planning to blow up a plane in Sydney.Roger Henning, CEO of Homeland Security Asia…

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North Korea’s ‘Hotel of Doom’ has undergone a renovation – but is it still empty?

July 31st, 2017 by

North Korea has quietly unveiled renovations around its capital’s biggest landmark – a futuristic, pyramid-shaped 105-story hotel that remains the world’s tallest unoccupied building 30 years after construction began.Walls set up…

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An adventurous holiday in the Bay of Islands

July 30th, 2017 by

A relaxing weekend is not for everyone, writes Tina Moore A few weeks ago, my boyfriend and I crawled over the Harbour Bridge on our way out of Auckland in Friday afternoon peak-hour traffic and driving rain, bound for the promise…

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Wanaka: Child’s play, this skiing

July 30th, 2017 by

Kids are fearless and quick to learn, writes Winston Aldworth It’s staggering how quickly your children get good at skiing.With two lessons under her belt, 7-year-old Zoe is skiing alongside me on an intermediate slope at Cardrona…

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Holiday like Princess Diana

July 30th, 2017 by

With the 20th anniversary of her death fast approaching, Eli Orzessek tracks down Princess Diana’s favourite holiday spots, where you can go to remember her life Lech, Austria Princess Diana was an enthusiastic annual visitor…

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Captured by the campervan tribe

July 30th, 2017 by

The fight was long, it was a life for other people, but the plus points of a campervan won, writes Trevor McKewen They were a tribe – and one that I’d never wanted to join.I’d seen them before, of course.They gather regularly…

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The ultimate 2017 cruise destinations revealed: Budapest, Akaroa and Game of Thrones location Dubrovnik come out top in annual awards

July 29th, 2017 by

Akaroa has been named the top-rated cruise destination in Australia and New Zealand in findings based on passenger reviews. It won the accolade in the second Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards – which celebrates…

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Destination: One night at The Langham

July 29th, 2017 by

Five-star luxury and sustainability can be a winning mix, writes Sarah Daniell. I really want to see the bees. But the bees are on the rooftop and there are no barriers and it’s just not safe. I’m stung. No one is allowed to see…

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