World's most romantic places

You can enjoy the world's most romantic destinations on any budget.

From the passionate tango of Argentina to the love shrines of Japan, these are the world's most romantic spots.

Fewer Kiwis doing Great Walks

Tramper Mark Wilson, left, of Auckland, and his namesake, Hump Ridge Track manager Mark Wilson, of Tuatapere.

16 min ago  Kiwis are becoming a minority in their own backyard, only making up a quarter of walkers on iconic tramps.

Awaroa: More than a beach video

Looking out over Awaroa airstrip to the Awaroa spit.

We delve into the rich history of Awaroa Inlet, as a crowdfunding campaign to buy the beach nears deadline.

Summer stunner at 'the G'

Fireworks go off at the MCG as Australia clash with India in their January T20 international.

One of the jewels in their city's crown, Melburnians lovingly call it “the G”.

Love, peace and yoga

The Wanderlust festival was a spiritual and physically uplifting experience for many of the 3000 attendees in Taupo.

Taking time out from a busy, urban life can be transformative.

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The honeymoon that never ended

Sam and Eva Bakker at the Buddha statue lookout in Pai, northern Thailand.

Eva and Sam Bakker set off on a three-week honeymoon. Fourteen months and 20 countries later, they're still travelling the world.

Being an older first-time traveller

Heading off on an overseas adventure? Send us your travel questions.

5 things to do in February

Love, peace and yoga

nz

Fewer Kiwis doing Great Walks

Tramper Mark Wilson, left, of Auckland, and his namesake, Hump Ridge Track manager Mark Wilson, of Tuatapere.

19 min ago  Kiwis are becoming a minority in their own backyard, only making up a quarter of walkers on iconic tramps.

5 things to do in February

Here are five festivals coming up before the end of February you won't want to miss.

Festival-goers dance it up in the sun during an afternoon set from Tahuna Breaks.

Wine festival turns it on

10:00 AM  Perfect weather, wine and food delighted thousands at the 32nd annual Marlborough Wine and Food Festival.

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Abel Beach owner happy to sell

A crowdfunding campaign to buy the beach and land area at the centre of this photograph, in the Awaroa Inlet, has reached its $2m goal.

Fundraiser has passed $2m mark - and beach's owner is pleased to see the public get behind campaign.

'I know we can do this' video

Final push as campaign to buy Abel Tasman beach reaches $2 million.

Key hints at beach contribution video

We did it! $2m raised

travel troubles

Tourists stopped, keys taken

The tourists were "pushed" off the road by another motorist at roadworks near Klondyke Corner, a Tasman Police District Command Centre spokeswoman said.

Tourists stranded after being "pushed" off road by motorist who took their keys, police say.

Climate change affects flights

Expect to pay more for your flights and spend longer in the air as a result of global warming, scientists say.

Couple hit with $4000 change fee

'We're all going to die'

south america

An amazing Amazon adventure

The Napo River runs through the Amazon Rainforest, delivering its watery lifeblood to the villagers living along its banks.

No one will be able to hear you scream in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Photos: Rio Carnival gallery

The glitz and glamour, as well as jaw dropping costumes, from Rio's Carnival parades.

The Kiwis of Rio de Janeiro's Carnaval video

The country taking Airbnb by storm

middle east

Kiwis key in Dubai's zipline video

Been there? Done that? You've probably not seen anything quite like Dubai's XLine before.

A steep, 90m drop is only inches away as the building drops straight down to the concrete below.

A toast to Shiraz

Facelifts, nose jobs, chadors teamed with Japanese sun visors, rare artefacts and friendly people – Iran is a fascinating paradox.

See the home of Star Wars

20 reasons to visit Dubai with kids

pacific islands

Life on a private island

Ever wondered what it would be like to have an island to yourself?

Castaway bliss

There's no TV or wi-fi. Just the soothing melody of Fijian waters gently lapping.

A spectacular Fiji sunset captured at Tropica Island Resort on Malolo Island.

Fiji for a first-timer gallery video

How do you enjoy Fiji when you can't swim, hate the sun and are scared of coconuts falling on your head?

australia

Summer stunner at 'the G'

Fireworks go off at the MCG as Australia clash with India in their January T20 international.

One of the jewels in their city's crown, Melburnians lovingly call it “the G”.

Photos: Amazing WA gallery

Take a bird's eye look at the incredible landscape of Western Australia.

Grayson Perry, Portrait Claire, 2014, photograph: Pal Hanson

Creating a meaningful experience

My Pretty Little Art Career offers up a comprehensive mid-career survey exhibition of Grayson Perry's work

europe

10 reasons to visit southern Italy

Alberobello​ may be the most-photographed village in Italy.

Don't be fooled by the tranquility - Puglia is one of Italy's most fascinating regions.

European cruising at risk

Last year's hot, dry European summer may have a roll-on effect for those eyeing up a European cruise.

Roman pyramid on show

Greece's most beautiful island

uk and ireland

Inside Jimi Hendrix's flat

Jimi Hendrix with Kathy Etchingham in 1969.

The guitar legend's London flat is restored to just the way he had it.

Why you should go solo in London

Who needs company when you've got pubs, parks and plenty of tours to keep you entertained?

How to get into London's exclusive clubs

Wandering into a wizarding world

usa

Who goes to North Dakota?

Josh Duhamel, a native of North Dakota, is serving as ambassador for the state.

Well not many, but Transformers actor Josh Duhamel is trying to change all that.

NASA men share love of space video

An Apollo 13 astronaut and a leader from the Mars mission talk about space travel.

Slumber party with penguins

Surviving a wilderness course

canada & alaska

Get it while it's cold

Kayaking through a floating iceberg.

The sun is out, the water is calm, and the adventure is on, with a nice, wild Alaska edge.

Fine dining on the rails

"It's like a symphony," says executive chef Jean Pierre Guerin from inside the Rocky Mountaineer's Goldleaf Service kitchen.

The town no-one wants to leave

Rumbling through the Rockies gallery video

asia

Stuffed animals that travel

Sock monkey

Too busy to enjoy a holiday? Never mind, you can send your stuffed animal instead.

Do the Maldives on a budget

Discover the best (and cheapest) way to explore the watery world of the Maldives.

Modelled on the Eiffel Tower, the red Tokyo Tower is a beloved icon of the city.

Top five tall places in Tokyo

These are the best places to go in Tokyo for a view of the city - or the worst, if you're scared of heights.

cruising

Get more out of your cruise

Even if dancing isn't your thing, you owe it to yourself to bust a move at the ships disco.

How you can make a luxury cruise even better.

Titanic II set for maiden voyage video

Date given for when replica of the Titanic will take to the seas.

European cruising at risk

Love on the high seas gallery

snow

No, it's not a Yeti

The "Yeti" was allegedly sighted in Formigal, a ski resort in northeastern Spain.

The existence of the Abominable Snowman has not yeti been proven.

Kiwi caught in US snow storm

As record US blizzard rages on, Kiwi looks on the bright side and enjoys a few days off work.

Ski fields battle for early birds

Boeing 757 touches down in Antarctica

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Most romantic places in the world

You can enjoy the world's most romantic destinations on any budget.

From the passionate tango of Argentina to the love shrines of Japan, these are the world's most romantic spots.

'No chance of buying the beach' video

''If there is another bidder, they are bound to be defeated,'' says Gareth Morgan, as beach campaign nears $2m.

New Zealand has opened its wallets and donated over $2 million to the #buythisbeachNZ campaign.

We did it! $2m raised

Keep donating, #buythisbeachNZ campaign co-organiser says.

Video

'I know we can do this'

Final push as campaign to buy Abel Tasman beach reaches $2 million.

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