Archive for August, 2020


French woman arrested for naked photos on Indian sacred bridge

August 31st, 2020 by

A woman was taken into custody after filming herself naked on a sacred bridge in the northern Indian city of Rishikesh.The 27-year-old tourist from France had been staying in Rishikesh since India imposed a national lockdown, in…

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Camper killed by polar bear on Norwegian island of Svalbard

August 31st, 2020 by

A man was killed in his tent after a polar bear came scavenging near the town of Longyearbyen, report local officials. The man was identified as the camp’s manager, 38-year-old Johan Jacobus Kootte, from Holland. Shortly before…

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Airline sued for allegedly asking female passenger to move because of gender

August 31st, 2020 by

A woman who travelled on board an easyJet flight to London is allegedly suing the budget airline after cabin crew asked her to move seats twice because the ultra-Orthodox Jewish men in her row didn’t want to be seated next to a woman.Melanie…

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GO NZ: Road trip in the Catlins to see fossilised forests, caves and waterfalls

August 31st, 2020 by

There is something seductive about the frayed possibilities of land’s end. Gondwana’s remnants of buckled land are clothed with verdant pastures of sheep, interspersed with ancient forests, fairy-tale waterfalls and ragged cliffs…

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Tama Waipara on what to do in Gisborne

August 30th, 2020 by

Tama Waipara, CEO and artistic director of Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival, on the best things to do in Gisborne. We are a coastal community and I think that means our whole perspective is outward facing.Whenever I want to feel…

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NZ Travel: Where to eat, drink and stay in Invercargill

August 30th, 2020 by

Motoring madness, a thriving cafe scene and a couple of dimly lit drinking dens. This faraway city has a few surprises up its sleeve. Where to eat in Invercargill It’s Fat Bastard Pies that is the first recommendation on…

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ANA’s no-touch toilet and elbow locks for pandemic plane hygiene

August 29th, 2020 by

A Japanese airline has rethought its plane bathrooms for the coronavirus – with nifty designs turning it into a ‘hands free’ experience Visiting the water closets of the skies has never felt like the most hygienic of experiences….

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GO NZ: Fishing show host Matt Watson’s favourite travel memories

August 29th, 2020 by

What are your favourite memories from childhood family holidays in New Zealand? Being jammed in the back of Mum’s mini station wagon with my carsick sister and brother. Camping, sunburn, mosquito bites, long drop dunnies, sand…

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Grand Canyon yields stampede of dinosaurs, Scottish discovery a first

August 29th, 2020 by

It’s something like a modern-day chuckwalla, strolling in sand dunes on an island in what now is the Grand Canyon region.That’s how Steve Rowland, professor emeritus of geology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and his fellow…

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Christmas Island sees boost from Australian travel bubble

August 28th, 2020 by

Tourism is booming in a couple of idyllic holiday destinations that are benefiting from a travel bubble with the Australian mainland.Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands are seeing a surge in Australian visitors since…

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