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Less can be as good as more

9 Aug, 2017 5:00am
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Shandelle Battersby

Viva writer

shandelle.battersby@nzherald.co.nz

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  • 3 Jul, 2017 5:00am
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Shandelle Battersby checks into a near-new luxury resort near Waikiki Beach.
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  • 25 Jun, 2017 1:00pm
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Pleasure abounds at this Vanua Levu eco-resort, writes Shandelle Battersby.
  • 23 Jun, 2017 6:00am
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Today it's uber-cool but Portland had a seedy past, discovers Shandelle Battersby.
  • 19 Jun, 2017 5:00am
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Shandelle Battersby checks into a Heritage Collection hotel on Taupo's lakefront.
  • 8 Jun, 2017 4:30pm
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Global cuisines are going nowhere fast in Portland, writes Shandelle Battersby.
  • 19 May, 2017 9:30am
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Shandelle Battersby checks into a newly-renovated property with views of Hilo Bay.
  • 12 May, 2017 11:00am
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Shandelle Battersby checks into a family-friendly spot with great pool and spa facilities.
  • 4 Apr, 2017 5:00am
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Shandelle Battersby samples the cycle way from the Bay of Islands to the Hokianga Harbour.
  • 25 Jan, 2017 1:00pm
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Shandelle Battersby flies NZ417 to the capital.
  • 8 Jan, 2017 1:00pm
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Having fun in the Big Apple on a budget? It's easy, writes Shandelle Battersby.
  • 2 Jan, 2017 12:00pm
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A hop over the ditch doesn't need to break the budget, writes Shandelle Battersby.
  • 17 Nov, 2016 9:30am
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Shandelle Battersby checks into a boutique hotel in the heart of the city.
  • 3 Nov, 2016 9:30am
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COMMENT: Shandelle Battersby remembers how a famous NZ racing driver sparked her love of flying.
  • 3 Nov, 2016 7:00am
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Shandelle Battersby goes beer hunting northeast of Los Angeles.
  • 14 Oct, 2016 5:30am
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Shandelle Battersby checks in to Ibis Styles, Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, and is very impressed.
  • 12 Oct, 2016 2:00pm
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Shandelle Battersby discovers the winemakers and their tipple alongside the Columbia and Snake Rivers.
  • 12 Oct, 2016 5:00am
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Shandelle Battersby checks into a hotel that celebrates the story of NZ's early settlers.
  • 6 Oct, 2016 3:00pm
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On a river cruise steeped in history, Shandelle Battersby learns about the liquor of times gone by.
  • 26 Sep, 2016 5:30am
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Shandelle Battersby flies from New Zealand to a tropical holiday in the Cook Island abroad flight NZ748.
  • 15 Sep, 2016 3:00pm
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Shandelle Battersby meets a mule - and some Trump fans - in Whiskey Row.
  • 15 Sep, 2016 9:30am
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Shandelle Battersby flies Air New Zealand NZ643 from Auckland to Queenstown.
  • 14 Sep, 2016 3:00pm
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Former resident Marilyn Monroe lived for two years in one of the poolside cabanas, which has been named and designed in her honour with 1950s-inspired decor.
  • 12 Sep, 2016 1:00pm
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Shandelle Battersby checks into an historic boutique hotel in the heart of Portland and never wants to leave.
  • 12 Sep, 2016 9:00am
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Morito Hackney Rd is the third restaurant from chef owners Sam and Sam Clark, who already run two very successful venues in Exmouth, Moro and Morito.
  • 1 Sep, 2016 12:00pm
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Whether you want to live it up, chow down, take the heat or just chill, Port Vila has what you want, writes Shandelle Battersby.
  • 22 Aug, 2016 4:00pm
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Shandelle Battersby flies to Vanuatu.