Archive for August, 2017


Jake Bailey: Burden of the too-frequent flyer

August 31st, 2017 by

Riding a plane to a foreign land sounds fun but do it 100 times a year and the novelty quickly wears off I travel a lot for work.The funny thing about that statement is that even as I write it, I get a sense of how arrogant it…

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Flying from Auckland to Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific

August 31st, 2017 by

Stephanie Holmes flies CX198 Auckland to Hong Kong. Plane: Airbus A350. Class: Business. Price: From $5990.63, return. Luggage: A very generous 40kg of checked baggage, and 10kg of cabin baggage. Check-in: I checked…

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Staying at Distinction Palmerston North Hotel and Conference Centre

August 31st, 2017 by

Shandelle Battersby checks into Distinction Palmerston North Hotel and Conference Centre. Getting there: This 4-star Distinction hotel, one of the best in Palmerston North, is about a 15-minute drive from the airport and in…

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Five of Europe’s best ‘second cities’

August 31st, 2017 by

These lesser-known centres can be just as rewarding to visit as their more famous counterparts Valencia, Spain Spain’s third-largest city is not to be overlooked — its winning combination of city, sun and beach is sure…

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Bar review: Monteith’s Brewery, Greymouth

August 30th, 2017 by

The West Coast has seen booms and busts but the beer has been flowing for 150 years, writes Ewan McDonald. They say you should arrive in Venice for the first time by boat. You should arrive in Greymouth for the first time by train:…

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Five of the best art galleries in Europe

August 30th, 2017 by

Check out these arty destinations on your next European holiday The Louvre, Paris, France Europe is home to some of the most famous art galleries in the world, but the Louvre has to be at the top of the list. You just can’t…

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Fiji: Escape winter for a balmy getaway

August 30th, 2017 by

Gia Garrick escapes winter for four balmy Fiji nights, and finds the quirks of the islands are just as charming as the view. Fiji is one of those destinations you see on a postcard, or while watching the World Surf League. You think…

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Tim Roxborogh’s travel bugs: Walking In Memphis

August 30th, 2017 by

A weekly ode to the joys of moaning about your holiday, by Tim Roxborogh. Sometimes you’re certain you’re in trouble, even if you can’t quite figure out why. In this case, however, the signs weren’t altogether subtle. Just minutes…

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Belgium: Tintin lives forever

August 29th, 2017 by

The spirit of the famous boy reporter thrives in Belgium, writes Max Wooldridge My Tintin trail begins as soon as I arrive at Brussels Midi station. On the concourse, a large black-and-white scene from an early book, Tintin in…

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The best time to book your European holiday

August 29th, 2017 by

Some of next year’s best long-haul bargains are available now. Leila George has advice to bear in mind when booking If, after what has been an interminable winter, you’ve been kicking around the idea of a jaunt to Europe this time…

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