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Whakaari/White Island tour guide Jake Milbank cleared from hospital on day trips

A Whakaari/White Island tour guide caught in the famous eruption last year after being discharged from hospital after three months. Jake Milbank of Whakatane suffered burns to 80% of his body when the volcano erupted on December 9, killing 21 people. The 19-year-old was on the island doing a tour for White Island Tours and […]

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Woman burned while touring White Island says company let her down

A woman burned during a Whakaari/White Island expedition in 2011 says a golden opportunity was missed to improve safety on trips to the volcano. Keira Togneri, who lives in Abderdeen, Scotland, recounted the moment her foot plunged into boiling mud while touring Whakaari. White Island Tours trip guides did not have first aid kits, there […]

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Whakaari/White Island: Travel agency broke safety rules before deadly eruption

Boats owned by White Island Tours failed to meet maritime standards during an audit ahead of a deadly eruption that killed 21 people. A regulator also slapped one of its ships with a health and safety improvement notice in 2017 in response to a hazard that injured a passenger. And in the years before the […]

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The Whakaari/White Island Tour Marine Safety Plan does not address blowouts

A marine safety plan for White Island Tours did not mention volcanic eruptions, documents obtained by Thing under the Official Information Act show. Do you know more? Email george.block@stuff.co.nz The revelation comes as another victim succumbed to his injuries in hospital following the deadly Whakaari/White Island eruption in December. ALLESSANDRO KAUFFMANN Tourist Allessandro Kauffmann was […]

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Review of Mario Party: Island Tour on 3DS

Platform: 3DSEditor: nintendoDeveloper: nd cubeAverage: Cartridge/DigitalPlayers: 1-4In line: StreetPassESRB: E Mario Party, as a series, is largely random to me. The last Wii entry, Mario Party 9, wasn’t my cup of tea. And the first 3DS entry, dubbed Island Tour, isn’t much of an improvement. I was happy to see the board game elements return […]

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Volcano lovers won’t want to miss this Hawaii Island tour

KapohoKine Adventures’ Elite Volcano Hike tour showcases the destruction and creation of the Big Island’s volcanoes. Among the many fascinating natural wonders of Hawaiʻi, volcanoes stand above the rest, literally. But they are not limited to spitting lava. If you want to know more about volcanoes in Hawaii KapohoKine Adventures‘ Elite Volcano Hike Tour. This […]

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Scott Morrison corrected after error during Kangaroo Island tour

Mr Morrison was visiting the bushfire-ravaged island where a leading plastic surgeon in South Australia, died while trying to return to a family property. Speaking to locals on Wednesday, Mr Morrison made a mistake. “Well luckily we had no loss of life,” he said. When he was quickly corrected, he replied, “Yeah two, that’s right. […]

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White Island tour guide Kelsey Waghorn regains consciousness for the first time

Brave White Island tour guide regains consciousness for the first time as her mum says ‘she’s not giving up’ after suffering 45% burns to her body Tour guide Kelsey Waghorn was on White Island when the volcano erupted Ms Waghorn has now regained consciousness and is in good spirits The disaster of December 9 left […]

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Whakaari/White Island tour operators ‘cannot waive safety obligations’

AUCKLAND RESCUE HELICOPTER TRUST/SUPPLIED Tourists can only visit White Island as part of an organized group. Any waivers signed by tour guides or tourists traveling to White Island would make no difference to the legal obligation of tour operators to provide a safe environment for their staff and customers. At least five people have been […]

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Island Tour Center Obtains NSSP Certification

July 30, 2019 The Island Tour Center has become the latest business certified under the Bermuda Tourism Authority’s National Service Standards Program [NSSP]. Bermuda booking agency, which oversees more than 64 tours, activities and charters from its Albuoy’s Point, Hamilton and Dockyard facilities, joins 22 other companies now qualified with National Service Standard certification [NSSC] […]

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Crash Test Dummies Announce Island Tour Dates

Crash Test Dummies’ next tour will make two stops on the Island in August, concerts celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Winnipeg band’s most famous album, God Shuffled His Feet. Crash Test Dummies’ next tour will make two stops on the Island in August, concerts celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Winnipeg band’s most famous […]

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St George’s Island Homes Tour

Our very own Chris Smith has been invited to speak tonight at the St. George’s Island Homes Tour Launch Party, taking place on Saturday. It kicked off with refreshments, door prizes and a special presentation from Chris on Hurricane Michael. This event took place at the Jay Abbott Firehouse, 324 East Pine Avenue, St. George […]

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Camano Island Tour is an opportunity to visit 32 artist studios

In the two decades since its launch, the Camano Island Studio Tour has grown into a five-day, two-weekend event. This year, 32 studios and galleries are participating, showing just about every type of art imaginable, including jewelry, woodworking, photography, sculpture, fabric art, pottery, glass, l watercolors, acrylics and pastels. “It just became this massive, once-a-year […]

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Remembering Visiting Phish Island 20 Years Later

By Scott Bernstein April 2, 2018 • 6:47 a.m. PDT When Phish wrapped up a three-set New Year’s Eve performance at New York’s Madison Square Garden on December 31, 1997, they were at the top of their game. The quartet had not only successfully incorporated more than a dozen new songs into their repertoire, but […]

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Granville Island tour buses face new fees and rules to protect vibe

Breadcrumb Links Local News Local company A new policy will ban tourist buses from parking on Granville Island and charge businesses up to $500 per bus to drop off and pick up passengers. Photo by Ben Nelms /PNG Content of the article A new policy that prohibits tourist bus parking on Granville Island and charges […]

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Head to the beach for the St. George’s Island tour from Home

Seven distinctive beautiful homes will be featured at the seventh annual St. George’s Island Homes Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, benefiting the St. George Lighthouse Association. The tour also includes the Cape St. George Lighthouse and Keeper’s House, and the St. George Plantation Pavilion. Tickets are $25 in advance […]

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Sunken White Island tour boat should have had fire alarms

A report of a White Island Tours boat fire that forced 60 people overboard says smoke detectors and a proper firefighting system could have helped. The report reiterates its calls for Maritime New Zealand to make fire alarms mandatory. The Pee Jay 5 was returning from White Island in January 2017 when the fire broke […]

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Amelia Island Tour 2017 – Photo Gallery

The 2017 Amelia Island Tour took place on Friday, March 10, beginning at the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island and ending in downtown Fernandina Beach. The annual scenic trip around the coastal roads of northeast Florida was open to vehicles participating in the 2017 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. This year, more than 30 historic automobiles took off […]

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Peter Lloyd now on Pure Love Island Tour | Entertainment

Reggae singer-songwriter Peter Lloyd’s appearance at the National Gallery recently marked the midpoint of his Pure Love tour of Jamaica. A world tour on the same theme is planned for next year. He and his management team – the Peter Lloyd team – put on a good show and future audiences will no doubt enjoy […]

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A tour of the island that pays homage to Winston Churchill

As the presidential election approaches, some Americans can afford to reminisce a little about great leaders of the past, both domestic and foreign. For Anglophiles who love history and travel, there’s a new trail that pays homage to the life and legacy of British statesman Sir Winston Churchill. Churchill is widely known as Prime Minister […]

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Hurricane Island Tour to Raise Funds for Land Trust September 7 – Knox County VillageSoup

The public is invited to join host Susan St. John for an informative tour of Hurricane Island on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Tour tickets include a private boat rental, lunch, and a tour historical. Hurricane Island has had many roles and tour participants will learn from history experts as well as staff from […]

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Take a rare tour of Ellis Island

Story Highlights Ellis Island opened in 1892 and closed in 1954 More than 12 million immigrants have passed through its doors The sick and disabled were sent to the hospital complex ellis island CNN — Ellis Island is a major tourist destination, attracting over 4 million visitors a year. Yet much of the island remains […]

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Mario Party: Island Tour and PS Vita top the Media Create charts

Media Create has released its sales charts for the week ending March 23, and amid a week full of new releases, Mario Party: Island Tour topped all sales with 132,668 units moved. The PlayStation Vita was also the hardware darling of the week with 35,374 units sold, up from 28,270 the previous week.

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Mario Party: Island Tour – review | Super Mario

What is the story The first Mario Party game is out in 1998 on the Nintendo 64, and the basic format has remained the same ever since. Multiple players, or single player, against game-controlled characters. Roll the dice and move around in a simple board game, with regular mini-games to provide more fun and items […]

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Game reviews: Mario Party: Island Tour; OlliOlli; Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z | The Independent

Mario Party: Island Tour *** 3DS (£34.99) Mario loves throwing a party, it’s his 10th, in fact. Island Tour has an impressive selection of mini-games, and while computer-controlled players let you win far too easily, just crank up their difficulty for a real challenge. There’s also Download Play so friends can join the party without […]

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Mario Party: Nintendo 3DS Test Island Tour

SEE THE GALLERY – 6 IMAGES It’s fair to say that one of the areas where Nintendo has excelled is local multiplayer gaming. One of the most popular franchises for couch gaming is the Mario Party series. First appearing on the Nintendo 64, the Mario Party series has become known as a game that combines […]

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Mario Party: Island Tour reviewed

nintendo Release date: January 17 (Europe), Out now (North America)Platforms available on: Nintendo 3DSDeveloper: nd cubeEditor: nintendoKind: Party As the thirteenth game in the series, Mario Party: Island Tour proves that Mario and his pals can party harder than the cast of geordie coast in a free bar. Maybe years of loud music and late […]

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Review: Mario Party Island Tour (Nintendo 3DS)

Visit Mario Party Island. Picture: Contribution Mario Party Island Tour (Nintendo 3DS) Register to our daily newsletter The newsletter mute the noise Even so, his observation is a sharp summary of the long collection of minigames. Visit Mario Party Island. Picture: Contribution Remarkably, a franchise built around fun and colorful bite-sized gameplay is getting closer […]

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Mario Party: Island Tour Review (3DS)

Mario huh? What a popular guy he must be. After all, people have attended his parties almost every year since 1998. Like any good party, they’re so hectic that you might struggle to remember many details (if any) about them, other than maybe the faces that were present – Mario is here of course, still […]

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Mario Party: Island Tour Review

At first glance, Mario Party: Island Tour looks set to rival its console contemporaries. Clever use of the 3DS’ wireless and touch capabilities helps add a new angle for playing mini-games with friends, and the unique rules of the seven new game boards offer a wider variety of ways to play. Unfortunately, a lackluster single-player […]

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Island Tour 2022/2023 – Find dates and tickets

Island are a British indie band from Oxford, consisting of vocalist and guitarist Rollo Doherty, bassist James Wolfe, guitarist Jack Raeder and Toby Richards on drums. The band released their debut EP, ‘Girl’, on Beatnik Creative in 2015. The band then released their second EP, ‘A Place You Like’, in February 2017 and their debut […]