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Otago: Southern seasons

No matter what the weather's doing, Pamela Wade finds entertainment in Southland and Central Otago.

Kia ora: Naseby

Miners and farmers have made way for curling, writes Elisabeth Easther.

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Knee Defender or knee jerks? The gadget that has sparked mid-flight fury
Knee Defender or knee jerks? The gadget that has sparked mid-flight fury

It's the gadget that has sparked mid-flight fury and resulted in two passengers being turfed off a plane. So is it good…

Yvonne van Dongen: Spew reasons to go off the beaten track
Yvonne van Dongen: Spew reasons to go off the beaten track

Projectile vomits aside, a weak constitution does have its upside, as Yvonne van Dongen explains.

Winston Aldworth: Paying for the privilege of arriving on time
Winston Aldworth: Paying for the privilege of arriving on time

A Dutch rail company has found a novel way to make money from travellers worried about missing flights.

Alex Robertson: Terminal torture
Alex Robertson: Terminal torture

All Alex Robertson wanted was a bar and a quiet beer between flights but he got his ears bent instead.

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Derek Cheng: Chasing the high

Derek Cheng: Chasing the high

When he's not interviewing politicians, Derek Cheng spends his time travelling the world cheaply and rock climbing.

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Winston Aldworth: Easy call when you're on the road

Winston Aldworth: Easy call when you're on the road

You'd be a mug not to use your smartphone while travelling, writes Winston Aldworth.

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Shandelle Battersby: Embrace the ridiculous

Shandelle Battersby: Embrace the ridiculous

When travelling it's best to throw yourself in amongst things and enjoy the ride, writes Shandelle Battersby.

10 causes of car arguments

10 causes of car arguments

There's nothing quite like a roadtrip to bring a little frisson to your relationship, writes Winston Aldworth.

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Let icecream buyers beware

Let icecream buyers beware

Ah, Rome. The romance. The architecture. The fabulous food and wine. The grubbing locals looking to scam you at every corner.

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Diana Balham: Thrills good, spills bad

Diana Balham: Thrills good, spills bad

In the adventure sports world, dangerous and unsafe have different meanings, writes Diana Balham.

Winston Aldworth: Forget the food, just pass me the wi-fi

Winston Aldworth: Forget the food, just pass me the wi-fi

Many people will say they long to escape from the tentacles of electronic gadgets when they're on holiday. In truth, we seem to be hooked on plugging in.

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Alan Perrott: Just one more before landing

Alan Perrott: Just one more before landing

Be wary of whom you end up next to on a plane. They may just ruin your relaxation rituals, discovers Alan Perrott.

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Winston Aldworth: Sitting comfortably?

Winston Aldworth: Sitting comfortably?

Airbus is booking a patent for an aircraft seating design that will send shivers up the exposed spine of passengers who crave a little comfort.

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Winston Aldworth: Brownlee's lax attitude to security is no good

Winston Aldworth: Brownlee's lax attitude to security is no good

It must be great to be Gerry Brownlee: assuming for yourself — and receiving — special treatment to get around pesky airport security queues.

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