Archive for September, 2020


Covid 19 coronavirus: Transtasman bubble could be operational by November

September 30th, 2020 by

A plan by the federal government and tourism groups to restart Australia’s battered travel sector aims to have state border restrictions lifted by December 1 and a transtasman travel bubble up and running by November.A tourism taskforce…

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Turkey coast becomes graveyard of disused cruise ships

September 30th, 2020 by

When cruise ships make their last journey, it is often to this grim place.A “ship graveyard” on the east coast of Turkey is where unwanted ships, including massive luxury cruise liners, are sent to be broken down for scrap metal.And…

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Covid-19 coronavirus: Disney to lay off 28,000 at its parks in California, Florida

September 30th, 2020 by

Squeezed by limits on attendance at its theme parks and other restrictions due to the pandemic, the Walt Disney Co. said today that it planned to lay off 28,000 workers in its parks division in California and Florida.Two-thirds…

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Luxury hotel brand launches dog-friendly suites with canine rates

September 30th, 2020 by

The hangdog expression of a pet being checked into a kennel is almost enough to guilt you out of taking a holiday. Almost. However, Kiwi dog owners can now take a luxury hotel break, guilt free, with fido in tow. A New Zealand…

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GO NZ: Westside actor David de Lautour’s life in Travel

September 28th, 2020 by

Westside star David de Lautour’s favourite memories of travels around Aotearoa What are your favourite memories from childhood family holidays in NZ? Definitely Taupō. My family has always had strong ties there. Mum used…

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The best adventure activities in New Zealand

September 28th, 2020 by

Thrill seekers will get their hearts thumping with these home-grown adventure activities, writes Juliette Sivertsen If 2020 could be described through one sound, it would probably be a lengthy, blood-curdling scream. With that…

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GO NZ: Michelle Langstone visits Eden Gardens, Auckland’s hidden gem

September 28th, 2020 by

Word starts to get around in early September: Spring is coming. A friend sends me some intelligence about a street in my neighbourhood that has trees heavy with blossoms, where tūī in great numbers make a production in the…

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GO NZ: Visiting Te Urewera rainforest is a once in a lifetime travel experience

September 28th, 2020 by

Learning the ways of Te Urewera is an enlightening and humbling experience, writes Jacqui Gibson Te Ika-a-Māui – the North Island – is home to one of the most isolated rainforests on Earth, and one recognised by law as its…

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GO NZ: New Zealand’s most epic winery experiences

September 27th, 2020 by

New Zealand is known around the world for its stunning vineyards and the wines that come from them. Visiting some of our best can be more than a simple tasting experience though, as these epic wine experiences prove. Spend a weekend…

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GO NZ: The 65 travel goals every Kiwi should have ticked off their list

September 27th, 2020 by

You might have stood at Cape Reinga watching the point where the Pacific Ocean meets the Tasman Sea, but have you visited the southernmost point of the North Island? Have you seen the sunrise on an East Coast maunga, and the sunset…

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