State Travel Insurance Review

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Individual person 32 days, worldwide will cost $214.20 The policies provided by State Travel Insurance are available to New Zealand residents only. Policies are only valid upon acceptance of payment by the Insurer and the policy must be purchased while the insured person is in New Zealand, prior to the commencement of the journey. For all claims the standard excess is $100. The excess is the amount you have to pay and the rest if paid...

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Southern Cross Travel Insurance Review

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Southern Cross Travel Insurance is well known in New Zealand. It has also recently won an award for the workplace for being the overall top employer winner and small workplace category winner in the annual Unlimited/JRA Best Places to Work in New Zealand survey. To apply for Southern Cross Travel Insurance you must be aged 80 or under and have a valid New Zealand Work Permit or travelling to New Zealand as a visitor. Good Points Buy...

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Tower Travel Insurance Review

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As of 2008, TOWER Insurance now provide travel insurance. There new website allows you to get an online quote, purchase online insurance and receive the policy number to your mobile phone and your detailed policy document and insurance certificate policy via e-mail.  TOWER is the only New Zealand owned insurance company to offer this text message and email service. If you purchase travel insurance for a single person travelling for 32...

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Auckland Lantern Festival

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February 26, 2010 5:30 pmtoFebruary 28, 2010 10:30 pmVenue: Albert Park, Auckland City Date: 26 – 28 February 2010 Time: 5:30pm to 10.30pm daily The Auckland Chinese Lantern Festival is one not to be missed. A free event and one of Auckland’s most popular summer events, brings Chinese New Year celebrations to a glowing finale. Be enthralled by hundreds of spectacular outdoor lanterns, including brand new designs from...

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1Cover Travel Insurance Review

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1Cover Travel Insurance is an Australian based company that offers fully comprehensive policies for all age groups, the options are Single, Multi-trip, Backpacker, Medical Only and Ski/Snowboard. Research shows that out of six of the top New Zealand Travel Insurance companies, 1Cover is one of the cheapest at $175.5 for a single person travelling for 32 days, worldwide. On the downside however, it has an excess of $100 compared to AA...

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AA Travel Insurance Review

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Research shows that out of six of the top New Zealand Travel Insurance companies, AA was one of two companies that have the lowest Excess. On the downside however, it was the most expensive at $247.00 for a single person travelling for 32 days, worldwide. AA state that emergency assistance is available 24 hours a day so it would appear that filing a claim would be practically easy. You can make a claim by requesting a claim form or...

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Doubtful Sound

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Doubtful Sound is the second largest of the 14 fjords in Fiordland National Park and is three times longer and ten times larger than Milford Sound. Doubtful Sound is recognized for its wilderness nature and wildlife. It is recommended you take a cruise across Lake Manapouri (New Zealand’s prettiest lakes) to West Arm of the Lake then coach over the Wilmot Pass Road, stopping along the way at the Wilmot Pass lookout point to experience...

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Hamilton Airport

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Airport Name Hamilton International Airport Address Hamilton International Airport Airport Road RD 2 Hamilton 3282 New Zealand View Larger Map Location The airport is located 14 km south of the city centre. Airport Code HIA Country Code 64 Telephone +64 7 848 9027 E-mail wral@hamiltonairport.co.nz Website http://www.hamiltonairport.co.nz/ About Hamilton Airport Hamilton airport is the fourth largest airport in New Zealand and offers...

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Milford Sound – one of the most beautiful places on earth

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Milford sound is Awesome, the mountains tower to 6,000 feet and the water looks still and deep. The main spot is Mitre Peak at 6,024 feet. You can take a boat trip down the sound to the Tasman Sea surrounded by the towering peaks of the majestic Fiordland National Park. This has to be one of the highlights of this fantastic experience and a great way to discover the many sights on offer. Milford Sound is the Jewel of the Fiordland of...

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Top Gear Live

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Date: Thursday 12th February – Sunday 15th February Time: 5pm Venue:ASB Showgrounds, Auckland Central Tickets: From:$20.00 To:$150.00, tickets can be booked at Ticketek View Larger Map   For the first time, TopGear Live is coming to New Zealand, Auckland from 12th February to 15th February at the ASB Showgrounds. Tickets are on sale now. You will get the opportunity to meet with Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond who will present Top...

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Top 11 things to do in Invercargill

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Queens Park The most excellent reserve in the city centre is the Queens Park measuring 0.8 sq km, a botanical reserve famous for its beautiful rose gardens and the huge Steans Memorial Winter Garden. Other attractions here include a small wildlife park that has deer’s and wallabies, an aviary which is a house where birds are kept, and a challenging 18-hole golf course. Southland Museum and Art Gallery Located near the entrance to...

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Electrical Plugs

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New Zealand uses another type of Electrical plugs compared to other parts of the world. New Zealand power outlets take electrical plugs with three flat pins, one of which is an earth pin. Some power plugs don’t have the earth pin but they still fit into the power outlets. Electricity in New Zealand is supplied at a minimal voltage of 230-240 volts and 50 hertz. The pins on New Zealand power plugs look something like this: The...

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Caroline Bay Carnival

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Dates: Friday 26th December 2008–Sunday 11th January 2009 This is a free event This year the Summer Carnival is expected to be as huge as past years with the selection of activities and entertainment as well as the incredible midnight New Years Eve fireworks display which is a must see and a fabulous night of family entertainment. The visitors are treated to fairground type rides, free daily concerts, together with a diversity of...

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Anthony Harper Lawyers New Year’s Eve Party

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Date: 31st December 2008 Time: 9pm – 12.30am Venue: Cathedral Square, Christchurch This is a free event Anthony Harper Lawyers New Years Eve Party begins with The Black Velvet Band at 9pm. The party will carry on into the New Year with the Bubble Men from 10.30pm. Also performing will be Eddie and Cullen winners of the Singapore Airlines Starfest from this years Kidsfest event. The New Year will be welcomed in by the traditional...

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Video: Manukau City

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On the North Island adjacent to Auckland is Manukau City, the heartland of manufacturing in New Zealand and the perfect place to locate your business. Manukau’s City is a great place to live, learn and do business. Manukau has a clean healthy environment, comfortable climate, affordable housing and reputation for safety and stability, New Zealand consistently rates among the best places to live. Manukau City is young and vibrant...

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Waitakere City

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West of Auckland is the scenic Waitakere City that offers world-class wineries, magnificent surf beaches, bushwalks in the rugged Waitakere Ranges Regional Parks with big Kauri trees and waterfall. There is also shopping around the main centre of Henderson or simply enjoy the village atmosphere and cafés of...

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Video: North Shore City

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Nestled on the Shores of the Waitamata harbour and the Auckland region of New Zealand is North Shore City. The lifestyle city just 10 minutes from downtown Auckland, via the Harbour Bridge or by ferry, North Shore City is a great place to live, work and play and offers a relaxed lifestyle, harbour views and sandy beaches. The natural advantages of a warm climate, beautiful beaches and spectacular scenery contribute to the popularity...

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Video: Auckland City and Hauraki Gulf

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The heart of Auckland’s Central Business District is based around Queen Street and the neighbouring streets. You’ll find stylish boutiques, cafes, art galleries and the noticeable Sky Tower – the tallest building in the Southern hemisphere. On Quay Street, you will see ferries departing for Devonport and the Hauraki Gulf...

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Video: Auckland at a Glance

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Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city and also the economic central; it’s referred to as the City of Sails and has many water activities to do such as sailing, fishing and Kayaking. Auckland is surrounded by amazing islands and sandy beaches. One of the major attractions is the Sky Tower which dominates the Auckland Skyline. From the top of the Sky Tower you can get amazing 360 degree views of the City. Auckland offers a happy...

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Auckland Flower Show

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Date: 20-23rd November 2008 Venue: Alexandra Park, Epsom, Auckland Auckland’s First Flower Show has something for everyone this year from casual gardeners to experts, with special activities for kids, a recycle bin competition, designer show gardens and two indoor air-conditioned halls featuring beautiful floral art displays. Highlights of The Auckland Flower Show 2008 include a huge floral display jointly produced by New...

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