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Cruising for a Bruising?

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Hamish Saxton, the new head of Hawke’s Bay Tourism (who brings with him 30 years’ experience of working with tourism in Wanaka and Dunedin) is impressed with the slick running of what he terms cruise “events” here in Hawke’s Bay,…

Bridget Freeman-Rock01 December 2019

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Waitangi to Puketapu

Lifestyle Travel

We start with coffee at the Box near the Clive BP, then head out along the river mouth, circling the salt-swept back of Hohepa farm and residential services (est. 1956), its award-winning cheesery, before crossing the Ngaruroro River as it…

Bridget Freeman-Rock01 June 2019

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Organics in the Bay

Lifestyle Travel

Organics Aotearoa New Zealand’s biennial market report to Parliament earlier this year showed a booming industry, growing twice as fast as conventional farming.  Organics still only constitute 2.2% of our collective grocery bill, but since the most frequently purchased organic…

Rosheen FitzGerald01 February 2019

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Rediscover Hawke's Bay

Lifestyle Travel

For many Hawke’s Bay locals, summer brings that anguished refrain, “Oh no, the rellies will be here for a whole week … again. What can we do with them this time?!”  Well over half of visitors to Hawke’s Bay are…

Tom Belford01 February 2019

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Top Ten Hot Spots for Kiwis in 2018

Travel

Croatia – sailing, scenery & history Zagreb and Dubrovnik are the beating heart of Croatia, but the islands are where you’ll find the country’s soul. With almost 6,000km of Dalmatian coastline, pure blue waters and golden sands, the islands of…

Jenny Nilsson01 June 2018

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Elsthorpe

Lifestyle Travel

Middle Road follows an old Māori coastal path south, wending through rolling farmland in the Tukituki Valley, from Lucknow Lodge on the edge of Havelock North to Patangata Tavern and the once-longest concrete bridge in the southern hemisphere. It’s a…

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Bali Bliss

Lifestyle Travel

A hop, skip and nine-hour jump took us to our blissful Bali holiday. This island is a foodie’s paradise with everything you could ever dream of eating or drinking served on or in bamboo, a banana leaf, coconut bowl, cocktail…

Prue Barton02 October 2017

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Travel:WHANAUNGATANGA

Travel Voices

Aplaneload of American adoptive parents met and cuddled these babies for the first time before whisking them off to the States to become Americans. No sooner had they left than another planeload arrived. A further wave of excited parents also…

Ngahiwi Tomoana05 June 2016

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GRABASEAT VERSUS TRUSTED EXPERT

Travel Online

So, is there still a place for the travel agent, sitting at a desk surrounded by shelves full of colourful brochures with photos of cruise ships and pyramids? I am always intrigued by businesses that are thriving despite the threats…

Matthew Miller06 April 2016

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MAKING A CRUISE CONVERT

Travel

Going on a cruise has always been swirling around in my imaginary bucket and after talking to friends who’d just returned from an amazing trip to Europe this bucket list experience began floating to the top. Their experiences on their…

Jim Moyler06 April 2016

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A LIFETIME OF TRAVELS

Travel

I did not do the standard OE on finishing my university studies. In fact my goal at that stage was to do a Pacific cruise before I settled with commitments. My first venture out of the country was to Sydney,…

John Newland06 February 2016

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A HOOK TO HANG YOUR HOLIDAY ON

Travel

The hook It all started in 2012 with Thomas Cromwell. My sister Suse, still based in my home town Sydney, had just read Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantell and insisted that I would love it. I have to admit the…

KA Halliday07 December 2015

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AFRICAN ADVENTURE

Travel

At the age of five, when we took our trip to see the Galapagos wildlife, my son knew already what the guide was explaining to the adults in the party. ‘Seeing it in the real’ at that young age, after…

Ereni Zachary06 October 2015

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LE MANS 2015

Travel

I am as excited as a school boy on his first date! If you are a follower of motorsport you will understand why. New Zealand motorsport has a chance to repeat history this year. What an opportunity! This year is…

Malcolm Eves07 August 2015

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Off With his head

Travel

It is a garbled mass of imagery: Classical Greece is juxtaposed with ancient Egypt, or is it the Aztecs, whose pyramids were used for bloody sacrifices. High atop a cenotaph lumpy Barlach-like figures are compressed under a bier in memory…

David Trubridge08 June 2015

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Taste Cinque Terre

Travel Voices

Hugging cliff-top roads, dodging precarious Fiat-driving Italians and honking horns, we venture into the port town of Portovenere. This is the beginning of the Cinque Terre, unofficially called the ‘sixth village’, and it is here that we will spend five…

Prue Barton12 October 2014

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