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Kiwi comedian Alice Snedden's travel hits and misses
  • Fri, 02 Feb 2018 17:24

HIT: My favourite part of travel is always the flying. I know it's absurd to most rational people, but to me, the thought of getting to sit down and ...

Cabin code and quarantine: why the world's biggest cruise ship is a law to itself
  • Fri, 02 Feb 2018 15:26

At a time when travelers are feeling more precious than ever about "authentic experiences," the cruise industry is doubling down on the exact opposite...

Staying at the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
  • Fri, 02 Feb 2018 13:29

Debra McLennan checks into the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour. Getting there: We wanted a long weekend away and Sydney called. Departing Queenstown ...

Eels beaten again for Radradra's signature
  • Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:25

Former Parramatta fan favourite Semi Radradra has shown no signs of returning to the NRL after signing a fresh deal with another French rugby team. R...

Men save the life of 12yo trapped in water in Rakaia Gorge
  • Fri, 02 Feb 2018 09:47

Two men saved an Ashburton boy from drowning when he got swept down the Rakaia Gorge.The Ashburton boy and three other friends, aged 12-13, were jumpi...

Police hunt gunman after person shot in Dannevirke
  • Fri, 02 Feb 2018 07:29

A man was shot in the arm in Dannevirke this morning. Police found the injured man shortly after they were called to a Hunter St property about 11am.H...

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern kicks off her Waitangi visit
  • Fri, 02 Feb 2018 05:26

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has kicked off her five day visit to Waitangi with her first face to face meeting with iwi leaders.There are about 150 i...

Staying at the Sherwood Hotel, Queenstown
  • Fri, 02 Feb 2018 03:27

Kristin Edge checks into the Sherwood Hotel, Queenstown. Getting there: Take the bus and just let the friendly driver know where you want to get off...

Keeping it cool in the USA
  • Fri, 02 Feb 2018 01:25

The US turns on some of its best experiences in the winter months, writes Beth J Harpaz. Despite frigid temperatures plaguing some parts of the US, th...

Scotland: My heart's in the Highlands
  • Thu, 01 Feb 2018 21:31

Anna Leask treats her taste buds to some Scotch whisky but is still unable to spot the elusive Nessie. "Wherever I wander, wherever I rove, The hills ...

115 people expected to be trapped in cars overnight as gale force winds topple trees
  • Thu, 01 Feb 2018 19:27

About 115 motorists will remain stranded in their vehicles near Fox Glacier overnight.They include around 20 young people aboard a Kiwi Experience bus...

Purple sky in Auckland a welcome sight amidst rain
  • Thu, 01 Feb 2018 17:25

Auckland's skies have turned purple for the second time in less than three weeks.The unusual sight was a welcome relief amidst the rain which has poun...

Dragons' Doust to quit after NRL season
  • Thu, 01 Feb 2018 15:31

St George Illawarra chief executive Peter Doust has decided to retire after 18 seasons in charge of the NRL club. Rugby League

The hidden meaning of your passport
  • Thu, 01 Feb 2018 13:25

New Zealanders with a passport will be familiar with its look.With the cover featuring the country's coat of arms, the English and Te Reo Maori transl...

Fire crews battle Port Hills blaze as winds gust
  • Thu, 01 Feb 2018 09:29

Fire crews are battling a fire in Rapaki, south of Christchurch in the Port Hills. Five appliances are at the scene near Governor's Bay, and a helicop...

Space to spare at Whanganui's YMCA complex
  • Thu, 01 Feb 2018 07:37

There's space to spare at Whanganui's YMCA Central, and operations manager Scott Tunnicliffe is looking for people to use it.The YMCA bought the forme...

Flying from Manila to El Nido, Palawan with Airswift
  • Thu, 01 Feb 2018 05:29

Ellie Hutchinson flies Airswift from Manila to El Nido, Palawan. The Plane: Airswift is one of the fastest growing airlines, adding one new aircraf...

Staying at the QT Queenstown
  • Thu, 01 Feb 2018 03:30

Stephanie Holmes checks into the QT Queenstown. Location: Along Lake Esplanade, only a 10-minute walk to the centre of town. Getting there: It's go...

He Tangata: Graeme Ransom of Country Village Heaven Greytown Tours
  • Thu, 01 Feb 2018 01:25

Elisabeth Easther talks to Graeme Ransom of Country Village Heaven Greytown Tours My dad worked on the railways so I lived in Taihape till I was five ...

Lolohea sees big year for Pacific stars
  • Wed, 31 Jan 2018 23:31

The success of the Pacific Nations in the Rugby League World Cup will rub off on players in the NRL in 2018, according to the Wests Tigers' Tuimoala L...

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