Archive for May, 2018


Waitangi: Nation’s cradle

May 20th, 2018 by

History is alive and well but the present also thrives, writes Natasha Jojoa Burling. Heavy drinking, prostitution and general lawlessness among the sailors and whalers earnt Kororāreka the label, the “Hellhole of the Pacific”…

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Brisbane: Flat out in brizzy

May 20th, 2018 by

Gallery is a standout for a Brisbane whistlestop, writes David Skipwith. Brisbane has a definite laidback charm but old perceptions of it being a country town are well wide of the mark.There’s certainly more to Australia’s third-largest…

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Sydney: What to see at Vivid Sydney

May 20th, 2018 by

The Lucky Country’s brightest light festival returns next week for its 10th anniversary. Stephanie Holmes outlines what you should look for. Vivid light walk Stretching for 2km, this route will take you past all the major Vivid…

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San Francisco: Anything for a crust

May 20th, 2018 by

Bread-lover Matt Kemp starts married life with a quest for nirvana. Honeymoons: a chance to relax after the stress of a wedding by sitting on a beach with a cocktail and contemplating the start of a happy, married life.Or, in…

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Winston Aldworth: Scary moving

May 19th, 2018 by

Taking off from Lukla — the Himalayan airport with a runway slanting 11 degrees down the mountain and wreckage of crashed aircraft dotted along its sides — is unique.We’d been locked in by bad weather for two days. When a gap appeared…

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My Holidays: Mandy Hager writer of Ash Arising

May 19th, 2018 by

What was your greatest holiday? While in France as the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellow, I travelled to all the locations relevant to my research into the life of 12th Century French nun Heloise d’Argenteuil. It took us from…

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Controversial Crimean bridge open to Russian tourists and international criticism

May 19th, 2018 by

Bridges aren’t usually that controversial. That get you from A to B. End of.But a controversial new bridge in Europe is causing a diplomatic crisis.A new 19km and long-anticipated bridge linking Russia’s Taman Peninsula with Crimea…

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Flight warning to pilots over Hawaii, as volcano emits deadly ash plume

May 19th, 2018 by

Geologists have issued a “red” warning for pilots and air traffic controllers as an ash plume from Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano shoots more than 9km into the sky.The volcano, on Hawaii’s Big Island, exploded after two weeks…

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Northland: The top five things to do at Taipa

May 18th, 2018 by

When the Travel Editor told me I was being sent to Taipa, my reaction was “Where’s that?” his reply was blunt, “Dude, you live in Northland and you don’t know where Taipa is?” How embarrassing. To be fair, it’s been only a year…

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Passengers told not to take their own food on flights in the UK

May 18th, 2018 by

Airline passengers in the UK are being told not to take their own food on flights.New guidance from the Department for Transport (DfT) says any food items or powders should be “packed into hold baggage where possible”, the Daily…

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