Archive for April, 2019


Kiwi cruise company claims to have discovered new bird species ‘Heritage Lava Petrel’

April 21st, 2019 by

A Christchurch based-expeditionary cruise company has gone out on a wing and declared the discovery of a hitherto unknown species of seabird.Heritage Expeditions believes the bird seen on a cruise south of the Solomon Islands is…

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Dubrovnik for $200

April 21st, 2019 by

No visit to the coastal city of Dubrovnik is complete without walking the historic 16th century Dubrovnik Walls, $50. The walk is a two-hourloop thatfeatures stunning views of the city’s lovingly restored medieval architecture throughout;…

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Clarke Gayford: Blue heaven

April 21st, 2019 by

The Cooks have it sorted, writes Clarke Gayford. There are 15 major islands in the Cook Islands covering a massive part of what really can only be described as the blue continent. It’s more than 2.2 million sq km, in which sits…

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Cinque Terre: Colour me happy

April 21st, 2019 by

Simone Ziaziaris explores Cinque Terre’s five villages over five days. It is the picturesque destination where colourful houses and buildings hug floating hills — the town’s reflection bouncing off the ocean’s waves. Even on a cloudy…

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My Holidays: Martin Devlin from RadioSport

April 20th, 2019 by

Martin Devlin hosts The Devlin Radio Show on RadioSport, 12pm-3pm weekends. What was your greatest holiday? My job is watching sport and talking about sport. So when I go on holiday I go to where my favourite teams play so I can…

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Easter in Elstherheide: German town’s egg decorating extravaganza

April 20th, 2019 by

A small Slavic minority in eastern Germany is keeping alive a long, intricate tradition of hand-painted Easter eggs that’s been passed down by Sorbian families for generations. At an Easter egg market in Elsterheide near the Saxon…

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Tim Roxborogh’s travel bugs: Favourite flashbacks

April 20th, 2019 by

A weekly ode to the joys of moaning about your holiday. Remember those flashback episodes of your favourite TV shows where instead of a normal 30 minutes or hour of plotlines and laugh tracks you’d get a highlights reel? Some people…

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What have I forgotten to pack? ‘Traveller’s Brain’ is a real thing

April 20th, 2019 by

You’ll probably forget something on your next trip. It might be as inconsequential as a pair of socks, or as important as lifesaving medication. But you will. At least that’s what the surveys – and you – say.More than 8 in 10 travellers…

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Flying from Melbourne to Auckland aboard Virgin Australia

April 19th, 2019 by

Rosie Herdman flies aboard Virgin Australia flight VA169 from Melbourne to Auckland. The plane: 737-800. Class: Economy X. Price: An additional $59 on top of your flight fare. Flight time: Around four hours. My seat:…

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Staying at Rydges, South Bank, Brisbane, Australia

April 19th, 2019 by

Belinda Henley stays at Rydges, South Bank, Brisbane, Australia. Getting there: The hotel is less than a half-hour drive to Brisbane Airport and also it’s close to bus, train and river ferry services for getting around the central…

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