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Tag Archives: Travel

Kiwi Karma: Sleeping for Charity

Donating to charity is now as easy as having a good nights sleep in some of the best and affordable accommodation in New Zealand! For each night’s accommodation you book, Kiwi Karma passes on a donation to a charity of your choice. There’s no extra cost to you. All you pay for is a good night’s sleep at some of New Zealand’s best hotels and motels. So if you’ve managed to find yourself a great relocation deal in New Zealand and now need somewhere to sleep, why not check out Kiwi...Read More

Schweppes Sydney Cup Grand Finale of the BMW Sydney Carnival!

Get your best dress (and hat) on darlings and get to the Schweppes Sydney Cup this weekend for the grand finale of the BMW Sydney Carnival! Not sure how to get there? No worries, Transfercar.com.au has some great free rental cars and campervans heading that way so check us out if you need a cheap rental that may just include free petrol, insurance and of course free days 🙂 It looks to be a huge day with four Group 1 races featuring the Schweppes Sydney Cup over 3200 metres. Only ticket holders will have...Read More

Hi-tech car aid for older drivers

By Caroline Parkinson Health editor, BBC News website The DriveLAB mobile laboratory is tested by 82-year-old Bruce Robson A team at Newcastle University is developing new technology aimed at helping older drivers stay on the road. Many give up because their reaction times have slowed down – but this means they become more isolated and inactive. One of the Intelligent Transport team’s developments is a “Granny-Nav” which identifies the safest route, such as avoiding right ...Read More

Texting pilot forgets to lower landing gear

150 metres off the ground, you’re ready to land but oops, no landing gear! This is the scenario that recently took place when two of Jetstar‘s pilots forgot to lower the gear and had to abort a landing in Singapore. Apparently the captain (who had over 13,000 hours flying experience) became distracted by his bleeping phone somewhere between 2500 and 2000 feet and was trying to turn it off. Jetstar’s 220-seat Airbus A320 issues began when the co-pilot switched off the autopilot to make...Read More

Transfercar Steps In As Virgin Cuts Gold Coast to Townsville Flights

Virgin Australia has announced that it will be cutting direct flights between the Gold Coast and Townsville, with its main focus now being on high demand routes such as Melbourne and Sydney. The Gold Coast to Townsville service has been under review for some time and revenue loss meant the flights had to be pulled, according to GoldCoast.com.au. Virgin will now be looking at appointing two larger aircrafts that will have the capacity to carry a larger quantity of passengers from the Gold Coast to Sydney and...Read More

Southern Lakes Region: New Zealand’s little slice of heaven

The Southern Lakes is one of the most diverse and beautiful regions in New Zealand. From soaring, snow capped mountains to a ruggedly wild coastline, golden hill country to crystal clear alpine lakes; even the most seasoned travellers would be hard pressed to ignore its exquisite beauty, with its little towns and townships, nestled in the south-west corner of the South Island....Read More