Archive for March, 2018


He Tangata: Doug Hudson of Fullers Group

March 31st, 2018 by

Elisabeth Easther meets Doug Hudson, Fullers Group board member and former CEO. My dad started his first bus company in the King Country when he was 21, so I started out in Owhango. Then, in the 1960s he bought a bus and charter…

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Police shooting: Man dead, State Highway 1 north of Auckland expected to remain closed much of the day

March 31st, 2018 by

A man has been shot dead by police after coming at them with a weapon on State Highway 1 near Pohuehue north of Auckland early this morning.And both police and the New Zealand Transport Agency have warned motorists to expect delays…

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Easter celebrations around the world

March 31st, 2018 by

Seville, Spain Easter processions happen throughout Spain, but in Seville they take it to the next level. The Semana Santa (Holy Week) festival involves lavish floats decorated with candles and religious trinkets, parading through…

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Townsville: All creatures great and small

March 31st, 2018 by

Ewan McDonald ‘snorkels’ through the Reef’s coral and marine life without getting his feet wet. You can’t really say Mission Beach is off the beaten track because thousands of surfers, kayakers, divers and skydivers — and people…

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India: in pursuit of a childhood dream in the Himalayas, Delhi to Shimla

March 30th, 2018 by

Simon Heptinstall fulfills a childhood dream of seeing the sun rise in the Himalaya, with The Daily Mail During the long overnight flight to Delhi, I remembered how, at the age of 16, I was set my first-ever journalistic task…

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Stunning Thai bay from The Beach to close

March 30th, 2018 by

Authorities in Thailand have ordered the temporary closing of the beach made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie The Beach to halt environmental damage caused by too many tourists.Maya Bay, on Phi Phi Leh island in the Andaman…

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Tim Roxborogh’s travel bugs: Old postcards for sale at Auckland Airport

March 30th, 2018 by

A weekly ode to the joys of moaning about your holiday, by Tim Roxborogh. I was in a bookshop at Auckland’s domestic terminal the other day and noticed the postcard stand was full of images of the Auckland skyline from the mid-90s….

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Rummage for inspiration at the world’s best flea markets

March 30th, 2018 by

Holidays aren’t just a chance to relax, they also pose the perfect opportunity to find inspiration from cultures around the world – and bring a bit of it home, while you’re at it. Research from Booking.com has found that 33 per…

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Japan: Surviving Tokyo with a toddler

March 29th, 2018 by

First impressions don’t bode well but Frederique Gulcher wins when she and her family go deeper. Japan has always topped my to-do list. It promised courteous people, yummy bite-size cuisine, flowering cherry trees, ornate temples…

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Scaramouche! Bohemian Rhapsody leads the pack of best sing-along car songs for Easter road trip

March 29th, 2018 by

It’s the Easter long weekend and the nation is getting ready to take to the roads. New Zealand’s drivers will be cueing up the playlists that will get the from A to B. Fortunately a recent survey has compiled a list of the top 25…

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