Archive for December, 2018


New year and new places to see

December 31st, 2018 by

Experts give advice on sorting the best from the rest, writes Stephanie Holmes. As we reach the end of another year and enjoy a restful (hopefully), sunny break away from work, overseas holidays are often far from our minds. But…

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What Travel has taught me

December 31st, 2018 by

There are many lessons — big and small — to be learned from travelling. Some notable Kiwis share theirs. The life of a touring musician can be pretty hectic. On my last tour of Europe, I flew for two solid days — three flights and…

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USA: Virginia exhibition pays homage to the women history overlooked in early America

December 31st, 2018 by

Anne Burras was only 14 when she arrived in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1608. She was maidservant to another woman who died shortly after their arrival. For a time, Anne was the only English woman in a colony of about 200 men. She married…

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Five of the world’s coolest igloos and ice hotels

December 30th, 2018 by

Summer’s not for everyone. The heat, the humidity, the flies. Sometimes cold weather can be cool – even on a holiday and especially when staying in an ice-cold igloo, or even an ice hotel. According to Booking.com over half of…

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Greytown: Wairarapa’s wee gem

December 30th, 2018 by

Linda Meads find out what makes the tiny town of Greytown so special. A relaxing wander around the pretty main street of the colonial village of Greytown quickly reveals why judges of the 2017 Beautiful Awards declared it the “Most…

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Instagram account shames child and parent caught vandalising seat

December 30th, 2018 by

A young child and their parent have been caught on film doing something truly “disrespectful and rude” on an airplane tray table. A plane passenger has gone viral and sparked worldwide anger after being filmed encouraging a child…

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Letters: Editorial writers lack wit

December 30th, 2018 by

PLEASE give me a wee sanity uplift by removing Kate Hawkesby and Mike Hosking from the editorial slot.I require wit, laugh-out-loud humour, or intellectual rigour with my muesli these days … or the common touch.All sadly lacking.We…

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Best of Travel 2018: Places to visit

December 29th, 2018 by

Best holiday spot with teens Bali The island works well for all ages. We always book accommodation with pools, and we mix our stay between different parts of the island. We ease into things on the coast at Sanur; cycle rides…

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Having a staycation? Twenty ideas to live your best Auckland life

December 29th, 2018 by

If you’ve left it too late to book a dream bach, don’t despair. There is so much to do during an Auckland staycation, writes Hayley McLarin. House rules For it to truly be a staycation, you must treat it like a holiday. Would…

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New Zealand’s best adventure spots, as voted by readers

December 29th, 2018 by

We had fantastic responses to our Torpedo7 competition for your best NZadventure spots. Here’saselection, including the winner of the $1500 prize pack And the winner is … Waikaremoana. If you are brave enough to enter this…

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