Top Travel Spots

Wellington Airport and the pensioners at Auckland Airport feature in this year’s ‘Monocle Travel Top 50’ list. Wellington International Airport sits at No 14 as the ‘Best New Air Terminal’. “Gehry-esque in ambition and stature”, ‘The Rock’, designed by Studio Pacific and Warren & Mahoney, has “triangle-panelled ceilings” which are “as impressive as its exterior.” At No 34, the pensioners are named ‘Most Gracious Guides’: “In an era when many airports have turned to frustrating interactive digital display boards to ‘help’ with questions, directions and connections, Auckland airport needs to be applauded for its teams of well groomed pensioners who are on standby throughout to guide, counsel and console. With their dignified attire (no T-shirts or dopey sweatshirts), they make a lasting impression.”


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Twelve of NZ’s Most Beautiful Places

Twelve of NZ’s Most Beautiful Places

American broadcaster CNN offers up an “insider’s guide to Aotearoa’s must-see destinations, including some off-the-beaten-track gems”. Starting at the top of the North Island, CNN’s Lucy Corry recommends Cape Reinga where: “You’ll…