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Missing the holey table

December 10, 2007/4.38

In Lucire issue 24, one of my criticisms about the Quadrant Hotel in Auckland was directed at the table. This table is full of holes as an arty feature. Not a good idea: keys, cards and Strepsils kept falling through the holes.    Quadrant sales and marketing director Penny Evans wrote me today to note that […]

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Arizona road trip

December 3, 2007/8.32

There are a lot of connections between myself, Stanley Moss, Pierre d’Huy, Lucire and the Medinge Group. Rather than explain things too much, I’d like to share some photos that won’t be in a future Lucire from Stanley, who serves as travel editor: after all, this blog is about the behind-the-scenes happenings at this magazine […]

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It’s not ‘Volante’, but I still read it

November 28, 2007/3.49

I spotted the Australian Travel & Leisure when in Sydney and I’ve noticed now the word Australia has become the words Australia & New Zealand very quietly. And being an American Express card member here (wank factor time: Platinum) I am going to be getting these babies free for the next year.    The funny thing […]

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Kiwi airlines compared

November 25, 2007/3.01

Another blog post was turned into a Lucire article today: my review of New Zealand airlines. Click here to read about my views on Air New Zealand versus Qantas versus the newcomer, Pacific Blue. Other news is scattered on sectional pages: new books from Lonely Planet; the Fiat 500 winning European Car of the Year; […]

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A long weekend in te Waka a Maui

November 24, 2007/11.32

It was a pleasure bumping in to former Lucire cover girl Amber Peebles (above, posing cheekily while eating salad), newly engaged to TV personality and entrepreneur Brooke Howard-Smith, at Style Christchurch last week.    Also present was Lizzie Gray, Miss New Zealand 2006, and both girls were more than ably looked after by producer extraordinaire Andhy Blake. […]

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From 101 to a freak show

November 23, 2007/10.21

[Cross-posted] These are some photos from Taiwan, some taken for a friend to whom I promised I would send oddball pics. Let’s begin:    Jiji is the end of the line if you’re heading south from Taipei, and this is the local freak show. There is a Gremlin (not AMC, but Spielberg) and a caged […]

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I’ve been travelling

/3.29

And I love being free. The last month has been pretty hectic, with trips around Australia and New Zealand, plus a very eye-opening humdinger of a trip to Taiwan.    I’ll give my reasons in depth in a future Lucire, but I think Taiwan is the next big vacation spot. You’d normally think of an island […]

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Niue levels the playing field through Seekom

September 3, 2007/2.08

[Cross-posted] My friends Nicky and Simon at Seekom have a great new announcement. I have known about this for some time, but the embargo came off today. Imagine: a New Zealand company developing real-time booking software for the tourism industry of an entire country, in this case, Niue.    The UNDP, which provided some of […]

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