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Travel Digest - - CALIFORNIA -

Get­ting there: Air New Zealand has di­rect flights to both Los An­ge­les and San Fran­cisco. Hawai­ian Air­lines also has flights from Auck­land, trav­el­ling through Hawaii. Cur­rency: US cents. Best time to visit: From April to Oc­to­ber [the warmer months]. Coastal and South­ern parts of Cal­i­for­nia have a Mediter­ranean cli­mate, with dry sum­mers and some­what rainy win­ters.

Fes­ti­vals:

$1.00 NZD changes to $ 0.70

24 July – 9 Au­gust, is one of the big­gest coun­try fairs of the year, at­tract­ing top per­form­ers amid car­ni­val rides, games, choice food and wine.

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