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Chris Leadbeater makes the most of a short visit to the harbour city.

Kia ora: Kauri Coast Gateway

Maungaturoto, Paparoa, Pahi, Tinopai, Matakohe, Ruawai and Tokatoka are a hop, skip and a jump from each other, and Elisabeth…

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Shandelle Battersby: Cubans discover a little Kiwi spirit
Shandelle Battersby: Cubans discover a little Kiwi spirit

The news that Cubans have seized the opportunity to travel more has Shandelle Battersby thinking about how much New Zealanders…

Shandelle Battersby: Don't take the weather with you
Shandelle Battersby: Don't take the weather with you

Choosing the perfect time for your mid-winter break is tricky but crucial, writes Shandelle Battersby.

Jaquie Brown: How many years 'til parentmoon?
Jaquie Brown: How many years 'til parentmoon?

A holiday with a young child is not a restful relax-a-thon by any stretch of the imagination, warns Jaquie Brown.

Winston Aldworth: Snoop Dagg, harbinger of doom
Winston Aldworth: Snoop Dagg, harbinger of doom

All Black Israel Dagg's rapping appearance in the latest Air New Zealand safety video is a potentially dark omen, writes…

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Travelling with kids? Just do it

Travelling with kids? Just do it

The "getting there" part of travelling with kids can be tricky, but it's worth the effort, writes Mel Homer.

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Pam Neville: Reviving Greek ruins

Pam Neville: Reviving Greek ruins

They're rich in ancient history, but poor in modern money. Pam Neville writes that the home of democracy needs our help.

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A white Christmas is overrated

A white Christmas is overrated

Bing Crosby had it all wrong - the classic white Christmas is totally overrated, writes Winston Aldworth.

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Shandelle Battersby: Your bag won't leave without you

Shandelle Battersby: Your bag won't leave without you

Airport baggage carousels bring out the worst in travellers, says Shandelle Battersby.

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Winston Aldworth: Holiday fun with the Minister of Hawaii

Winston Aldworth: Holiday fun with the Minister of Hawaii

It strikes me as odd that our Minister of Tourism's most renowned holiday breaks are offshore, writes Winston Aldworth.

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The protocol around tipping

The protocol around tipping

Do you tip when travelling abroad? And if so, who do you pay, how much and how often? Catherine Masters tries to get to the bottom of it.

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Winston Aldworth: The traveller trumps the cow

Winston Aldworth: The traveller trumps the cow

As the happy days for dairy draw to an end, we need to get behind the tourism industry, writes Winston Aldworth.

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Review: Huawei P8 smartphone

Review: Huawei P8 smartphone

It's championed as having the best smartphone camera technology on the market - Dana Johannsen puts Huawei's new P8 through its paces on a trip to London.

Patricia Greig: Rage against machines

Patricia Greig: Rage against machines

All Patricia Greig wants is a human being to help her and her luggage get safely and sanely to their destination.

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Winston Aldworth: Haters gonna hate, player's gonna layer

Winston Aldworth: Haters gonna hate, player's gonna layer

The "extra-layering" swifty has long been a cunning loophole for the low-cost passenger to exploit, writes Winston Aldworth.

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