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Closed Disney World Florida lays-off 720 workers due to pandemic

October 31st, 2020 by

With many of its live entertainment shows gone dark because of the coronavirus, Walt Disney World on Wednesday laid off 720 actors and singers, according Actors’ Equity Association, the labor union representing the performers.Only…

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QT Auckland Chef Sean Connolly’s life in travel

October 31st, 2020 by

Sean Connolly shares his memories from a life in travel What do you miss most about travel right now? The thrill of it. I miss the butterflies and excitement of jumping on a plane, awaiting new destinations. Where was the first…

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Hamilton and Whanganui tie for NZ’s most beautiful city award

October 31st, 2020 by

Hamilton and Whanganui have jointly won the crown of New Zealand’s Most Beautiful City in this year’s awards.The duo were tied for the first prize in the Keep New Zealand Beautiful Awards, with judges instead splitting the category…

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New Zealand’s most haunted hotels: poltergeists and ghostly guests

October 31st, 2020 by

All Hallow’s Eve is upon us and if you’re on the road this weekend you might just see some ghoulish goings on.However there are some places in Aotearoa where a spectral sighting is significantly more likely.With all the through…

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Machu Picchu reopens on Sunday after Peru shutdown

October 30th, 2020 by

Except workers repairing roads and signs, Peru’s majestic Incan citadel of Machu Picchu is eerily empty ahead of its reopening Sunday after seven months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.The long closure of Peru’s No. 1…

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US Elections: MFAT issues Safe Travel warning of political violence

October 30th, 2020 by

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has issued a warning to New Zealanders in the United States to avoid areas where “political rallies or protest may occur” in the run up to next week’s Presidential Election. The advisory…

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Spooky Google streetview sighting unearths ‘witch trial’ past

October 30th, 2020 by

Ghost hunters might be encouraged to stay at home at the moment, but that hasn’t stopped them trawling Google for ghouls. In a quiet corner of a Texas field, outside Martha Chapel Cemetery, the Google street view has unwittingly…

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Explore Cabot Lodge’s 800ha in Travel Deals of the Week

October 30th, 2020 by

All the trimmings on Lake Manapouri Amid the 800ha Cathedral Peaks Sheep Station on the edge of Fiordland National Park and overlooking Lake Manapouri, the luxurious Cabot Lodge is a two-hour scenic drive from Queenstown or Invercargill…

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Gory Halloween decorations summon cops to shocked Dallas suburb

October 29th, 2020 by

Neighbours have called the cops after a Dallas suburb was disturbed by some seriously gory Halloween decorations. A Texan suburb has been shaken by a local artist’s attempt to “paint the town red” for the October 31 celebrations….

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New Zealand tops UK’s favourite countries list

October 29th, 2020 by

There seems to be very little that unites Britain at the moment, but New Zealand might be it.New Zealand was found to be a favourite among 80 per cent of the population, according to UK polling and market statistics company YouGov….

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