Archive for March, 2019


He Tangata: Mike Simm of Northland Experiences

March 21st, 2019 by

As told to Elisabeth Easther. I’m originally from Wellington, but I’ve been living in the Bay of Islands for the past 30 years. We bought Fullers when they went into receivership in 1989 and moved here from Auckland in 1990. In…

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Chiang Mai for $200 a day

March 21st, 2019 by

Experience a traditional Thai breakfast of par boiled poached eggs or duck egg custard in to which you can dip pla tong ko (Chinese style deep fried dough sticks). Head to Cafe Kai Luak on Kong Sai Road. Put aside $10 for your meal,…

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Woman arrives at airport with ticket for flight that ‘doesn’t exist’

March 21st, 2019 by

Flight staff were baffled.But that goes nowhere near describing how the passenger felt, as the only person to turn up at the airport with a ticket for a flight that “didn’t exist.”Erin Levi was travelling from New Jersey to Paris…

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Passengers shamed for ‘gross’ behaviour on plane – but not everyone agrees

March 21st, 2019 by

A person has been slammed by thousands on social media after their “disgusting” act on a plane was shared on a passenger shaming page.On a flight, a group of people thought it was a brilliant idea to hang their togs over headrests…

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Flying from Kāpiti to Auckland aboard Air Chathams

March 20th, 2019 by

David Haxton flies aboard Air Chathams going from Kāpiti to Auckland. The plane: A Saab 340. Price: Various deals but my outward and return fare total was $342.72 including credit card fee and GST. Flight time: Timetable…

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Book on Sunday and fly on a Friday, cheap flights advice

March 20th, 2019 by

What a difference a day makes? Up to 45 per cent off your air fare, if this latest travel study is to be believed There are a lot of factors that can make the difference between a bargain holiday and a very expensive one.A full-service…

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Bali tourist swept up in the moment, hit by massive Devil’s Tears wave

March 20th, 2019 by

Dramatic footage shows the moment a tourist is knocked over by a terrifying wave while posing for a photo on an island off Bali.The video, which has gone viral on Chinese social media, shows the woman posing for a photo with her…

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Tim Warrington: Moving experiences in India

March 20th, 2019 by

Everyone in the tour group was of one mind: to find the nearest toilet, writes Tim Warrington. So much is so sacred in India: cows, temples, Brahmin, Mother Teresa, Ganesh and the Ganges.There’s Varanasi and Vishnu — cricket’s…

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Greece: Masked men run riot of colour in spring carnival in Naoussa and Sochos

March 19th, 2019 by

springtime in northern Greece is ushered with loud and colorful festivals, many hailing from centuries-old traditions, later tied to the religious calendar.In villages across the region, there are drums, ear-piercing pipe music,…

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Disney tourist tasks the internet with finding lost boyfriend at Florida theme park

March 19th, 2019 by

Like a life-sized game of “Where’s Wally?” intrigue ensued after a hapless visitor asked the internet to help track down her boyfriend It’s one thing to lose one’s partner at Disney World but it takes a special kind of bravery to…

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