Archive for January, 2019


More than 250 passengers stranded on board freezing plane

January 21st, 2019 by

More than 250 passengers on board a flight stranded at a remote airfield for more than 15 hours in freezing temperatures have vented outrage over the ordeal. Passengers on board a United Airlines flight from New York to Hong Kong,…

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New Zealand among the world’s most ‘chilled out’ countries

January 21st, 2019 by

If you’re looking for a place to unwind, you needn’t stray far from this part of the globe, according to a new study.New Zealand has been voted the fourth most “chilled out” country in the world. Indonesia took the top spot for…

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The best places to eat and drink in Bondi

January 21st, 2019 by

BREAKFAST: No trip to Bondi is complete without a visit to the institution that is Harry’s. While chowing down on delicious organic produce you’ll be rubbing shoulders with Sydney’s coolest characters, like the oh-so-fabulous Instagram…

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Viking rules the waves as the world’s best and worst cruise lines are revealed

January 21st, 2019 by

The annual research by consumer advice magazine Which? surveyed over 2500 passengers who sailed with 20 cruise companies.The results were drawn up after scoring each cruise line on 11 individual categories.These included customer…

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Three for the kids: Learning to surf

January 20th, 2019 by

Give the kids an active adventure of their own, with skills they can use when the holidays are over. 1 Byron Bay, NSW This sleepy dairy town turned hippie surf haven is a great place to learn how to master the waves. With a variety…

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Reuben DotDotDot: What travel has taught me

January 20th, 2019 by

Holidays can teach us many things — about a destination, about other people, and about ourselves. REUBEN DOTDOTDOT The only way I can begin to contemplate what travel has taught me is by trying to imagine my life without the adventures…

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Clarke Gayford: The lure of accessories

January 20th, 2019 by

It’s no longer just how big your tranducer is, but how clever, writes Clarke Gayford. Exactly a year ago I wrote an article on recreational marine technology, which when reviewed now makes me sound like an absolute Luddite.Not…

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Holiday on a budget: Los Angeles

January 20th, 2019 by

How to save money in the City of Angels. LA has long been a favourite destination for Kiwis, and for good reason. A direct flight, it’s a close entry point to the States and has broad appeal for everyone from fashionistas, to sports…

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Sydney: Fine art days at two new exhibitions

January 19th, 2019 by

Art lovers are well served by two Sydney exhibitions, writes Dionne Christian. Cezanne, Monet, Gauguin, Kandinsky, Matisse, Picasso, Shchukin and Morozov. Two of these names are not like the others but without Russian art collectors…

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Albania Riviera: Mediterranean coast at cut-cost prices

January 19th, 2019 by

As the crow flies – and Google Maps authoritatively confirmed – the coast was just a matter of miles away. An easy drive and we’d be lolling in the Mediterranean. Instead the car lurched along dirt roads, stopping for the odd goat…

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