Archive for October, 2018


Destination – Paparoa: Yes, heaven is just 90 minutes north of Auckland

October 20th, 2018 by

In Paparoa, the sun is shining, the chocolate croissants are crispy and everyone has time to chat. Chris Schulz discovers Auckland’s best kept secret is just 90 minutes away. Saturday, 10.30am: Today is truly a miracle. Not only…

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Five items for looking good on long-haul

October 20th, 2018 by

As Singapore Airlines launches the longest flight in the world, Laird Kay (of Very Plane Clothes ) shares tips for staying fashionable on your flight. “What do I wear on the flight?” is a fraught question that every traveller wrestles…

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Sagrada Familia fined $60m over historic dispute on permits

October 20th, 2018 by

Barcelona’s basilica and world-famous landmark has agreed to pay city authorities 36 million euros ($60 million) after going without a building permit for over a century.The spectacular Sagrada Familia basilica was designed by the…

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We’re all going on a Summer holiday

October 20th, 2018 by

Get prepared now so this break is your best yet, writes Stephanie Holmes. There’s nothing better than a long weekend to get us in the mood for summer. But with the year flying by, and the thought that Christmas and the summer holidays…

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Ask Away: Picking up pesos in Uruguay

October 19th, 2018 by

Eli Orzessek finds the answers to your travel questions. I am planning to attend the football under- 17 women’s world cup in Montevideo in November. It appears Uruguayan pesos cannot be purchased in New Zealand. I have tried everywhere….

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Driving Auckland-Wellington on a single tank of gas: Here’s how to do it

October 19th, 2018 by

Do you really need everything you’ve packed for your Labour weekend road trip? Do you have to fill up with food and bulk-buy the beers before setting off for the bach?Ditching excess weight is one way to get more from your fuel,…

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Five of the world’s best late-night bites

October 19th, 2018 by

Feeling peckish after sightseeing and nightclubbing is no problem in the world’s hot-spots, writes Thomas Bywater. FRIEDRICHSHAIN: BERLIN TURKISH DONER KEBAB There isn’t a city cross junction anywhere that can’t find space for…

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Tim Warrington: Crime without punishment

October 19th, 2018 by

In the land of Dostoevsky, Tim Warrington takes comfort from Bridget Jones after a brush with Russian muggers and apathetic police. The police officer sitting opposite me in the blindingly fluorescent interview room had spent an…

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Last-minute Hawaiian holiday turns into picket line for Kiwi traveller

October 18th, 2018 by

A relaxing birthday trip to Hawaii has become a picket line for one Kiwi traveller – whose hotel has provided her with noise cancelling headphones to block out the sounds of angry workers on strike. Services have been affected at…

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Paihia: Old-world charm and maritime bliss

October 18th, 2018 by

There’s old-world charm and maritime bliss in the Bay of Islands, our sunny cradle of culture where Māori and Pākehā first came together, writes Paul Rush. I love to feel the crunch of silica sand between my toes,…

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