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Flying from Auckland to Fiji on Air New Zealand

Tracey Bond flies from Auckland to Fiji on Air New Zealand’s flight NZ52.The plane: A Boeing 777-300.The seat: 49C. By the time I got around to checking in online there were not many seats to choose from, and this flight was…

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Wellington: How crafty moves put Wellington on the map

The Southern Hemisphere’s best beer city is our capital, writes Michael Donaldson.There are a handful of truly great beer cities.Some have a reputation based on one big thing — Dublin equals Guinness and … that’s it.Sure, there are lots of…

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14 reasons to visit Sydney (and beyond) in 2019

If you think you’ve been there, done that, read on. There are plenty of reasons to catch up with our nearest neighbour this year, writes Jane Jurgens.1 Sydney Gay & Lesbian – Mardi Gras, February 15-March 30A 16-day programme offers…

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Whanganui River: Green New Zealand

Phil Williams and friends paddle the Whanganui River and find more than they expected.Kiwis spend long weekends in many ways . . . building a deck, at the bach or in the great outdoors.Our group of friends is busy ticking…

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Matt Heath: Stop slagging off our beloved Auckland

COMMENT:Auckland just gets better and better. The other day a friend of mine was over from the States. He hadn’t been back in Auckland for a while and was very impressed.“So much has changed in five years,” he gushed. “So…

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Golden Princess: Together again, nautically

Keely Allen finds her sea legs on a family adventure.From the moment we boarded the Golden Princess, we knew we were on the wrong ship.Of the 2500 passengers, my two sisters and I were among a handful under 35, but…

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