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Flying from Auckland to Rēkohu with Air Chathams

Elisabeth Easther flies aboard Air Chathams flight 3C591 from Auckland to Rēkohu, Chatham Island.The Plane: A Convair 580, the fastest multi-engine turbo-prop aircraft operating in Aotearoa.Duration: Two hours, 15 minutes,Crew: Captain Kevin, First Officer Charlotte and Purser RaeClass: Egalitarian, just…

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Staying at Tropica Island Resort, Fiji

Tracey Bond checks into Tropica Island Resort, Fiji.Location: Malolo Island, Fiji.Check-in: We were met off the speedboat by singing staff members, and a welcome drink. Check-in was in the room and took five minutes.In the neighbourhood: This adults-only resort features…

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Mantra Epping prepares to debut in May

Mantra Epping, a new-build $80 million hotel development in Melbourne’s booming north, is on track to open in May.Designed by architects Peddle Thorp and Bruce Henderson Interiors, the two-wing 214-room hotel will feature a selection of light-filled, contemporary hotel rooms,…

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Queenstown: Fun and games down South

Stephanie Holmes is better with two wheels than two paddles.Recognising your own weaknesses is a key part of becoming the best person you can be. It’s not easy — we don’t always want to admit our own failings — but…

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Live Like a Local in … Richmond, Melbourne

They call this Melbourne suburb “the island” because, if you live there, you never leave. Richmond local Kate Oliver shares a few of her favourite spots.BRUNCHIn the beautiful old State Bank building in the heart of Swan St, you’ll find…

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Korean Air signs interline deal with Flybe

Korean Air has announced an interline agreement with Flybe, which will enable agents to book Korean Air flights from regional airports in their global distribution system.Travel agents will be able to ticket their clients travelling from the UK Regions, bound…

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Travel deals of the week

Deal of the week: See the Outback in luxuryTravel through the typically hot and dry Australian Outback to the tropical Darwin at Top End in the air-conditioned comfort of a luxury coach. Couples who book a 2019 departure by April…

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