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The Captain's Daughter

Mussels served many ways

 I'm at the creatively named, nautically themed Captain's Daughter, a craft beer bar and bistro in Havelock town.

Where to find a bit of France in NZ

Akaroa was founded by the French, "stolen" from the Maoris in 1839 and has never been this busy before.

7 reasons Hamilton's better video

Mt Taranaki vs Tongariro video


20 reasons to visit Newcastle

View from Fort Scatchley.

Not the English one, but the Australian city north of Sydney that's on the up-and-up.

Recharge your soul in Freo

Artsy, inviting and authentic. Fremantle is well worth a visit.

Need a break from the kids? Head to Fiji where the kids' clubs are the best.

Best short breaks in 2017

These quick-fix breaks are designed to cure whichever daily drama is getting you down.

pacific islands

A long journey home

Linzi Wildermoth says she did not know what a Polynesian was when she was growing up.

Spiritual advice led Linzi Wildermoth to her ancestors in Rarotonga.

Pippa's private island honeymoon video

After a lavish wedding, the newlyweds are off to a private island in French Polynesia, once owned by a famous actor.

The real Fiji

Hotspot of the week: Pentecost Island

uk and ireland

Make it a novel British holiday

The Sherlock Holmes Pub in London was so named in 1957 when it became home to Sherlock Holmes exhibits from the Festival ...

Love books and planning a visit to the UK soon? Greats like Jane Austen, Enid Blyton and Arthur Ransome are among the literary figures who will be celebrated this year.

Getting to know London neighbourhoods

West End? East End? North Bank? South Bank? It's easy to get lost in London.

A to Z of Bristol

Whisky with a virtual twist video


Europe's new capital of cool

Hlavne Namestie, the main square of Bratislava.

Layered in history, full of quirky art and a vibrant social life, Bratislava is a cosy city drawing major attention writes Susan Buckland.

Discovering her Dutch heritage

Jessica Zonneveld, originally from Whakatane, lives in The Hague with her Dutch fiance, Marcel.

Hotspot of the week: Cannes

Self-guided Swiss hikes


Saints in exile

Even in treacherously rainy conditions, the mules are marvellously sure-footed.

On the back of a mule, we learn something of the dark history of Kalaupapa.

Shaking the business-class guilt

With all this space, it's hard not to feel bad for fellow flyers in economy. But the Champagne helps.

Best hotel views in Honolulu

Fear of flying taken to the extreme video


New York, New York - 75 times

Patricia Taylor and daughter Rebecca at New York Fashion Week in 2007.

Wellington couple have clocked up the air miles to help out their designer daughter.

A guide to JFK's Washington DC

We look at the haunts and hangouts of one of Washington's most beloved locals.

From Vegas to Disney

Behind the scenes of Twin Peaks

canada & alaska

'Bikepacking' from Alaska to Argentina

Cactus tree, Mexican altiplano, Zacatecas.

Mark and Hana are a bit like Kiwi Bear Gryllses - born adventurers and pretty crazy.

Not just for honeymooners video

When you get this close to one of the seven wonders, it's like being in the spin cycle of a washing machine.

Canada: The new big OE destination

Is this the new New York City?

south america

'Bikepacking' from Alaska to Argentina

Cactus tree, Mexican altiplano, Zacatecas.

Mark and Hana are a bit like Kiwi Bear Gryllses - born adventurers and pretty crazy.

This may be 'the meal of the decade'

Put down that lame ham sandwich, and get ready for a taste of the hottest restaurant on the planet.

Not Havana: Cuba's hidden gem

Place on Earth more like moon


Why you shouldn’t ride an elephant video

Wildlife S.O.S was established in 1995 to help save India's endangered wildlife, including elephants.

Many don't realise the gentle giant below them has probably been extensively tortured to make that moment possible.

How's this for a makeover?

The before and after pics tell the story - this Indonesian village has gone all out for colour and it's pretty wild.

The Japanese Camino de Santiago

Climbing China's sacred mountain video


Insider Tip: Cape Town

Cape Town for Flight Centre Insider Tip. FFX-travel

Cape Town is considered one of the most beautiful spots in the world.

3-min guide to Livingstone

See one of the natural wonders of the world - Victoria Falls.

Following her heart to South Africa

Egypt: Tourist sites are safe

middle east

A Middle East food tour

Falafel served piping hot in East Jerusalem.

From Tel Aviv to the West Bank - the food and the people who represent different sides of this complicated and fascinating place.

Dubai dreams of harvesting ice video

A firm in the sweltering Gulf wants to tow icebergs 9200 kilometres across the planet.

Dubai's $2.5b tourist project

Happy mummies day for Egypt video

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