A historic Malaysian city has cleaned up its act.
Filmmaking for artist Grahame Sydney
Prominent Kiwi artist Grahame Sydney has embarked on a journey into filmmaking.
Here's a round up of some of the top travel photos from around the world. Which one is your favourite?
New bar staff at the Northern Tavern in the 1970s and 80s soon found out who the punters were among their customers.
Rowing champion Rob Hamill's story is both heartwarming and heartbreaking.
Jackie Collins won't stray far from books, beaches and a good bed when on holiday.
Yes, you are allowed to do all sorts of things. That's the joy and craziness of South-East Asia.
Photographer's ingenuity goes viral
A former Southland man's latest photography assignment has taken international media by storm.
Everybody asks: Do hotels pay attention to their reviews on TripAdvisor?
Feature: 'I believed I could help him change, I could help him have a better life than where he came from. I loved him.'
Free-range eggs, good company - backyard hens are making a comeback.
A 17-year dream is about to come true for Owaka resident Tracey Hancox.
The discovery of a breakthrough new method in teaching dyslexics is already producing miraculous results for a handful of Queenstown kids.
'It has made me the person I am today'
The World's Fastest Indian - the movie about the life of Invercargill motorcycle legend Burt Munro - thankfully got one thing wrong.
John Hanlon's songs were a soundtrack for a nature-loving 1970s New Zealand, damning dams and climbing higher trails.
I once went to a wedding at which two people showed up with dogs. One was the mother of the groom. Suffice to say, she didn't like the bride very much.
Wanaka slalom skier Adam Hall will head a three-man team that includes debutantes Carl Murphy (snowboard cross) and Corey Peters (sit ski) at next year's Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia.
Secret Service agent Clint Hill heard the shot that exploded JFK's skull that day in Dallas.
The time has come to let the world know Cromwell is more than ''big fruit.''
It was 25 years ago that one of the world's biggest tourism phenomenon was created on a Queenstown bridge.
The magic of the Southern Scenic Route can be found on the side roads.
Virginia Pawsey might live in North Canterbury, but her hill-country farm and garden story has resonance in any southern rural community.
Five terrifying facts from the World Diabetes Atlas.
It took two years, thousands of kilometres and a hurricane before a pair of South Otago runners could compete in a race that took them less than four hours.
Jeffrey Paparoa Holman's book began with a black-and-white photograph of an aircraft carrier, a white plume of water towering above its deck.
Neil Ratley takes part in the heritage walk celebrating 125 years of tourism on the Great Walk.
Wanaka Olympian Nicky Samuels has added another world title to her name after blitzing the competition at the Xterra World Championships in Hawaii last week.
Skilled Queenstown aerial filming helicopter pilot Alfie Speight is arguably the country's best.
After 24 years as the MP for Clutha-Southland Bill English decided it was time for a better balance between family life and political commitments and will finish as an electorate MP at next year's election.
Jim Davis thought he had dyslexia, but then discovered his trouble with words was a symptom of an incurable disease.
Glenorchy-based Al Fastier is not one to spend summer lazing by the lake with a beer.
Couple's service celebrated
Two years ago an unfamiliar truck pulled up to Polly and Graeme Townsend's rural Gore driveway carrying two mystery passengers.
A classic case of boy meets ... car
Invercargill man Mark Grant has always loved classic cars.
GPS is set to help reveal the fishing habits of the West Coast's little blue penguins.
I am not much of a cyclist.
Chris Chilton revisits the golden age of Mi-Sex.
Right from the get-go, Invercargill was a combustible town.
Popular heavyweight boxer David Tua opened his doors yesterday to give a rare insight into his world.
If you want to tour a new city and become part of its fabric for the day - take to two wheels.
A Mossburn pilot with an enviable safety record is retiring after more than 40 years in the air and trading his flying helmet for a fishing cap.
Retiring Queenstown Trails Trust chairman Terry Stevens remembers well the day he took over from previous chairman John Wilson who had held the chairmanship for six years.
As a teenager, Ross Kerr was so captivated by the beauty of Fiordland that he chose a career in conservation spanning almost five decades.
The Cancer Society estimates one in three New Zealanders will be diagnosed with cancer during their life and, as our population ages, its prevalence will rise.
Mike Piper has endured pain, conquered 60km mountain runs and won international marathon titles but now faces the toughest battle of his life as he tries to beat cancer.
Queenstown businesswoman Deborah Coburn has spent a life time making people feel good on the outside. Her latest venture sees her come full circle and focus on making them feel good on the inside too.
When someone brings an injured bird to the Evans' house in Otatara often one of the first things they do is put it in the frypan.
Mike Robinson likes to tell a yarn and if it involves having his listeners on - all the better.
An extraordinary meeting
It starts, as all monthly Invercargill City Council meetings do, with a prayer for guidance. It ends amid calls to show leadership.
A war veteran has described the carnage that surrounded him during World War Two and the friends he lost, but still remembers.
It's 35 years since a Cessna aircraft carrying four men from the Riversdale area crashed on a flight home from hunting and fishing at Big Bay.