People & Places

On the road: Secrets of Sri Lanka’s South Coast – Stella Beach House 0
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On the road: Secrets of Sri Lanka’s South Coast – Stella Beach House

      ANNABEL WILSON spent a week on the southern shores of Ceylon, and shares insights on its charms. Her first review is of Stella Beach House – one of Dynamic Lives‘ portfolio of luxury villas in Ibiza, Formentera, Mykonos and Sri Lanka. Perfectly situated for exploring Sri Lanka’s south coast, Stella Beach House is a luxury hideaway between […]

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ON the road: Six of the best… Dunedin beaches 0
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ON the road: Six of the best… Dunedin beaches

Spanning 480 kilometres of coastline, the City of Dunedin boasts a bevy of wild and romantic beaches. Whether it’s sunsets, surf, wildlife, swimming or a stroll you’re after, any visit to the Edinburgh of the South should include a sea-side session. Here are six of the best recommended by ONmag. St Clair is the most popular surf spot, worth a look […]

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Seven reasONs to visit Rotokura/Cable Bay, Nelson 0
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Seven reasONs to visit Rotokura/Cable Bay, Nelson

Drive fifteen minutes east over the rolling hills out of Nelson and you’ll find the turn-off to Cable Bay, a charming cove well worth a day trip or a longer stay. ANNABEL WILSON shares seven reasons to explore the bay and its history. Wild walks – The Cable Bay walk starts at beach level and winds up through cabbage-tree studded […]

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ONboard: How to have it all on Hamilton Island 1
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ONboard: How to have it all on Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island is making a swift recovery and is welcoming guests back to enjoy its idyllic sunsets, sailing and sandy coves, post Cyclone Debbie. ANNABEL WILSON spent three days with the locals and discovered the best of the island’s secrets… Post music festival recuperation will never be the same. When I called my dear friend Renee From Byron Bay to […]

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ONboard: Six Travel Hacks for your Fiji Family Holiday 0
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ONboard: Six Travel Hacks for your Fiji Family Holiday

As Australia and New Zealand are hit with a wintery blast, many travellers point the compass for sunnier climes in neighbouring Pacific Islands. May – October is the dry season in family-friendly Fiji, and the ideal time to visit. ONMAG shares six travel hacks to help you make the most of a Fijian vacation with children. If you stay on […]

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Five reasONs to shred early season Mt Hutt 0
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Five reasONs to shred early season Mt Hutt

Crowning the Canterbury plains on a bluebird day, the Southern Alps beckon in the distance. It’s early season – the ideal time to make the quest to Mt Hutt. ANNABEL WILSON shares five reasons why you should point the compass to Mt Hutt too, and soon. Sightskiing – From the drive through cabbage-tree studded farmland, up the wide winding access […]

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Five reasONs to fall in love with Valdivia, Chile 3
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Five reasONs to fall in love with Valdivia, Chile

Named the City of Rivers after the waterways that run through or around it, Valdivia is the vibrant capital of Chile’s newest region, Los Rios XIV. ANNABEL WILSON discovers its wilderness, beaches, wildlife, graffiti and bars. To visit Valdivia, the pearl of Southern Chile, is to be surrounded by water and wildlife. The Calle Calle river that bisects the historic […]

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ONstage: Five reasONS to see ‘Look At Me’. 0
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ONstage: Five reasONS to see ‘Look At Me’.

ANNABEL WILSON caught Juliette Burton’s show ‘Look At Me’ at Bats theatre as part of the NZ International Comedy Festival and shares five reasONs why you should too. 1. Because of her honesty. Multi-award winning performer Juliette Burton has been “fat, thin and everything in between”. A journalist at heart, Burton lays bare her history with anorexia, over-eating and bulimia […]

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ON satire with James Nokise – writer of NZ’s premier political comedy 2
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ON satire with James Nokise – writer of NZ’s premier political comedy

This week, the latest installment of New Zealand’s premier political satire Public Service Announcements (PSA) takes flight at Bats theatre. It’s an infamous work that is known to sell out due to its outrageous dialogue, plot-twists and hilarious caricatures.  ANNABEL WILSON catches up with the show’s writer, James Nokise to get the lowdown on this long-standing lambasting of the nation’s […]

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Thank f*** it’s Friday with Juliette BurtON 0
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Thank f*** it’s Friday with Juliette BurtON

Multi-award winning actress, comedian, writer, performer and ex-BBC journalist Juliette Burton is in New Zealand for the first time with her seriously funny stand-up show, ‘Look At Me’. In this inspiring solo piece, she tackles complex issues around body image, the beauty myth and prejudice, using her unique style of comedy to raise mental health awareness. Juliette is also a spokesperson for the Be Real […]

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