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UK hits NZ with health charge

Kiwis wanting to spend more than six months in the UK on their OE will soon have to pay up.

Kiwis wanting to spend more than six months in the UK on their OE will soon have to pay up.

Exploring the Great Wall

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

An endless Indian summer

Off the beaten track stuff nation

nz

Getting my hobbit on

Stopping to admire the scenery at the Pelorus River.

It's hard to focus your mind on anything other than the serene beauty of nature when kayaking down the Pelorus River.

NZ's best kept secret no longer

As more people discover a stunning Waikato spring, it is in danger of being overwhelmed.

The Brand Picton Working Group, from left, group leader Juliet Gibbons, Picton Smart and Connected chairwoman Barbara Speedy and group member Patricia Berwick, is consulting with the public to find out the key characteristics of Picton's identity.

What makes Picton, Picton?

"It can't be enforced from the outside, it needs to come from within the community."

news

Private beach sparks buyer interest

The beach for sale in Awaroa Inlet is surrounded by Abel Tasman National Park.

It could be anyone's game for a private Abel Tasman beach with plenty of interest from buyers.

UN seeks cuts to aircraft emissions

UN aims to reduce aircraft emissions by the equivalent of 140 million cars' worth.

A Waitangi weekend dream: Let's finish this stuff nation

Former beach owner supports campaign

travel troubles

Air NZ flight diverted to Nelson video

The Air New Zealand ATR72-600 sits on the Nelson Airport tarmac following an emergency landing on Tuesday.

Cockpit problem sees flight to Hamilton with 58 people aboard land at Nelson Airport.

Can you fly if your name is wrong? video

Danielle Tanner Bingham thought she had a bargain when she booked tickets on Tripsta.

'Truly terrifying' cruise ordeal video

Tourist's big mistake

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

Top 6 Tassie whisky distilleries

Bespoke Gin Workshops are held at William McHenry & Sons Distillery at Port Arthur.

Find out why Tasmania is getting a name for itself as the whisky capital of Australia.

The real 'Straya video

This is where pioneer history and dinosaur fossils have withstood the tests of drought and distance.

To mark Australia Day, it's worth celebrating the things we do better than anywhere else, writes Ben Groundwater.

Aussie: Better than anywhere else?

According to an Australian travel writer, there are some experiences his country does better than anywhere else.

europe

A holiday in the dark

The Northern Lights in Norway.

Tourism despite hardly any sunlight? How a chain of Norwegian islands is taking on winter.

Inside France's 'Cape Celebrity'

Celebs and royalty stay there - but Cap Ferrat isn't only for the super rich.

Why Poland is Europe's next big thing

UK hits NZ with health charge

uk and ireland

Why you should go solo in London

In Hyde Park, bicyclists ride a path adjacent to horse trails.

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

Fancy rubbing shoulders with London's movers and shakers? Here's how.

Wandering into a wizarding world

20 reasons to visit Dublin

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

The best way to see Cappadocia video

What's the best way to see Cappadocia? From up above.

It might be called the land of the beautiful horses but this Turkish town is home to one of the world's best experiences.

Cute with a conscience gallery

Baby hyenas, monkeys with luscious-locks and smiling baby hippos make up a magical adventure at Wildlife Reserves Singapore.

Brian Wilke looks at photos of his 2006 trip to Russia and Siberia.

Mystery map among nine years of gifts gallery

Nelson man Brian Wilke is responsible for a mysterious map of Nelson found in Siberia.

cruising

Love on the high seas gallery

Greece offers one of the world's most romantic escapes.

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, there could be no better time to plan a romantic cruise.

Cruisy summer

A boutique cruise ship arrived in Picton for the first time on Wednesday.

Amazing awaits on the Amazon gallery

Do cruise ships carry a 'black box'?

snow

Kiwi caught in US snow storm

Snow covers the deck of Joanne Clapp's home after a massive snow storm in the east coast of the United States.

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

Canterbury's Porters ski field has fired back in a price war with NZ Ski Group's Mt Hutt.

Boeing 757 touches down in Antarctica

Mt Hutt named best ski resort

themes

Morgan: Closer to $3m for beach

Philanthropist Gareth Morgan says he'll help buy the beach but he wants to use it for his "own private benefit" before giving it to New Zealand.

7:40 PM  Gareth Morgan says there's "not a hope" of buying a New Zealand beach for $2m but he'll make up the difference.

Former beach owner supports campaign

Abel Tasman National Park wasn't always known as a place of accessible beauty.

Gareth Morgan is like New Zealand's eccentric uncle. He's got an opinion on everything, he's slightly annoying, but a good bloke at heart.

Is Gareth Morgan having a laugh?

OPINION: Crowdfunding the private beach retreat of a multi-millionaire might not be quite as crazy as it sounds.

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Morgan: Closer to $3m for beach

Gareth Morgan says there's "not a hope" of buying a New Zealand beach for $2m but he'll make up the difference.

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