What I pack: Mikki-Tae Tapara

Mikki-Tae Tapara. Photo / Supplied
Mikki-Tae Tapara. Photo / Supplied

Do you travel light or heavy?
Light and empty for shopping.

Cattle or first class?
Cattle but when I have enough points I will upgrade.

I can't travel without...
Small fold-out frame of photos of people who protect me.

What type of suitcase do you carry?
Black soft-top on wheels with a sturdy handle.

What's always in your hand luggage?
The latest Mana, Spasifik or Tu Mai magazine, they make great gifts and reading.

Are you a planner or last-minute packer?
A planner for international travel, last minute for national.

Favourite or most exciting airport to land in?
Iguazu, Argentina; spectacular views of the Iguazu falls and the surrounding jungle.

Best packing tip?
Lightweight clothes for four seasons and a good time.

Most memorable trip?
12 days in Pago Pago, American Samoa managing 120 artists.

Mikki-tae Tapara is the Producer of Matariki Festival 2010 which has more than 50 events across the Auckland region from June 14 to July 14

* Visit matarikifestival.org.nz.

- NZ Herald

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