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The Southern Lights Could Be Brightening Our Skies This Week

When you hear the word 'aurora', there are two possible things that pop into your mind. A lot of people will be reminded of fantastical images of the Northern Lights that colour the skies of Scandinavia — they're actually making their way over the UK right now. Then again, many...

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Surreal Photos of People Squishing Themselves Into Improbable City Spaces

For all the logicality of urban planners and architects, we often end up with some pretty weird conglomerations of concrete and steel around town. Once in a while, we all end up staring at a nonsensical urban nook while waiting at the traffic lights and thinking, 'why?'.Austrian choreographer Willi Dorner...

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Bartender Bar Tour with Jason 'Montreal' Rosen from Revelry

This post is sponsored by our partner, Jameson.Jason Rosen, or otherwise known as Montreal, has been serving up award-winning concoctions on and off for around 12 years. Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, Jason has called Auckland home since 92'. But it was on an OE experience in Europe, where he...

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Cocktail of the Weekend: The Bow Street Stretch

This post is sponsored by our partner, Jameson.Anton Baylon's cocktail, The Bow Street Stretch, pairs Jameson Irish Whiskey with fresh lemon, ginger, lavender syrup and sparkling wine. The addition of lavender and rosemary garnish adds a unique point of difference and freshness to the drink and will leave your friends hankering...

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Your Guide to Queenstown Part Two: Where to Eat

In part one of our guide to Queenstown we took you on a tour of the surrounding slopes, highlighting each mountain's pros and general atoms. Now we move downtown to Queenstown itself, looking at the best places fill your stomach while in one of the best cities in New Zealand.See...

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The Six Best Burritos in Auckland

Ah, the humble burrito. Often referred to as meat in a pillowcase, often referred to the best meal one can get in this godforsaken city. But beware, for one must take care. There are great burritos and there are not-so-great burritos. The following is a guide to the great ones....

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You Can Now Buy Your Very Own Underwater Home

Intrepid travellers have been getting down to fishy business in a submerged hotel room off Tanzania’s East Coast since November. But now, you can turn the occasional subaquatic sally into a permanent thing. That’s right, 144 years after Jules Verne wrote 20,000 Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, underwater homes are officially...

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Your Guide to Queenstown Part One: Where to Ski

For a small Central Otago town of less than 20,000 residents, Queenstown has some mighty credentials. Besides being surrounded by some of the most remarkable-looking mountains in the world (one range literally called "The Remarkables"), Queenstown has hosted royals, celebrities, billionaires and backpackers alike; and the surrounding area has become the...

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Ten Life Lessons We Can Learn From Suits

Forget Dora the Explorer and Blues Clues. The most educational program on television is the New York based lawyer drama, Suits. Created by Aaron Korsch, Suits is one of those rare phenomena that starts off slow with a niche fan base, and then suddenly has the whole world addicted. The...

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Laneway Festival Announces Dates and Venues for 2015

Celebrating ten years since Danny Rogers and Jerome Borazio decided to fill a Melbourne alleyway with tunes in 2005, Laneway Festival have announced their dates and venues for 2015's Australasian run.Returning to the five established Australian Laneway go-to cities as well as the Singapore and New Zealand legs, Laneway will...

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Giveaway: Small and Large Sharing Plates at Revelry + Free Uber Trips

This post is sponsored by our partner, Jameson.Need a good night out? We're giving away a delicious small and a large sharing plate to match the Cocktail of the Weekend at Revelry (to the value of $80). And to help you get there, as well as back home safely, mobile...

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This Artist Makes Amazing Illustrations Out of Clouds

Clouds are already pretty magical. They float around the sky above us, giving us shade (the good kind) and provide perfect material to gaze at while lying in the grass. Spotting shapes in clouds is a familiar childhood pastime for most of us — you see a monster, then your...

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