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    oz currency and the 5 cent piece dinosaurs

    Just made a purchase in a New World supermarket in Auckland and a young lady brought this Aussie up to date. NZ got rid of their 5c pieces a while ago (I missed it), just a matter of time before Oz follows suit? (they've had 15% GST also for a while now; I'm sure the current govt would love to...
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    Canberra bias

    Just reading the Canberra Times - VA banner ad up the top: 'Melbourne to Canberra $169' & 'Melbourne to Cairns $165'. With this in mind just stare at an Australian map for a while. It's a long long long way up to FNQ. But as the saying goes up north, 'there's two ends to a pineapple'. I know...
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    Pullman International Cairns

    Question for anyone who has stayed recently - does it have a Club/Exec lounge? Looking through the relevant threads, the closest I could get was - under "Le Club Exec Lounges- where can you get in?", qwerty123456 on 16JUN14 said it was under construction. Their website reveals nothing, has...
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    Best sim option for coughet?

    Travelling next week, staying 5 nights near Patong. Unlocked phone. Advice needed - best place to buy a temp sim from? At airport? (don't wish to use current Telstra Australian sim over there) Suggestions appreciated.
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    Rydges post-Easter sale?

    Well they didn't do their usual (ish) January sale in 2015, so maybe one is on the horizon? Bit of a lull in the week or so after Easter, so maybe the time is right? But you never really know with AHL.
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    France Rail Pass discount

    Just in case anyone is flying over to France, this may well help a little. Purchase from www.raileurope.com.au. - enter promo code MAPFRP15 to receive $15 OFF France Rail Pass bookings of $200 AUD or more. Valid until 16.10.2015.
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    Marchants or Tarax?

    (directed to the Victorians out there of senior vintage) - Armstrong steps on the moon - which lemonade were you drinking at the time? Was it Marchants jingle " spark-a-lark-a-lark-a-lark-a-ling, just say Marchants, please!" or was it Tarax's "hi-bubble, hi-bubble, hi-bubble, hi-bubble lemonade...
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    Security bias (or the perception of such)

    Since I have been gathering statistics on this I get pulled over a very very high percentage of the time (currently just under 98%) at the Virgin airport security points in the major Oz capital cities. In this politically correct environment in which we live, all you can do is broadcast your...
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    Free MEL one day Airport Parking

    Page 14 of today's Melb Herald-Sun offers a coupon from aceairportparking.com.au. Code: HFRDY. "1 day free No minimum stay". Expires 4/1. Travel completed by 24/4. ( I assume they have crossed US and AUS date formats in there) Must be booked online. Might help someone.
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    My Virgin Gold experience

    Greetings fellow frequent flyers, I'm looking for answers, (This is my maiden post so please make an allowance for the War & Peace volume it has ended up) I flew Bris-Melb last Monday morning. Booths 1, 2 & 3 ofPriority Check-in were engaged; I was next, but only one in the queue. (*something...
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