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What sight to see in HK?

For amusement-park-loving teens, Hong Kong Disneyland is the place to go.

There's something for all the family to enjoy in Hong Kong, from markets to theme parks.

Expat tales: The great outdoors

Simon Dilks ditched the rat race for a life of adventure in Yangshuo, China.

Lost and found in Italy

The reality of London life stuff nation


Air China alliance approved

Air New Zealand will continue to operate its new Boeing 787-9 on the Auckland to Shanghai route.

New alliance for Air New Zealand will bring cheaper airfares, Transport Minister says.

Cheaper flights taking off

ANALYSIS: While the $9 airfares are clearly unsustainable, lower prices may be here to stay.

Guest tells lodge to 'train' bears better

Jetstar news a hit with travellers

travel troubles

'I felt an unnatural thump'

Southwest planes in wing clip

Two Boeing 737s collided at a US airport, tearing the wing tip off one of the planes.

Misfiring cork grounds jet

A flight from Britain to Turkey had to be grounded after a misfiring champagne cork brought down oxygen masks. 

A trail of perilous sinkholes

Pilots reveal close calls


Support for Destination Marlborough

Destination Marlborough general manager Tracy Johnston said they were targeting a $446.5 Marlborough visitor economy by 2025.

A Marlborough councillor has issued a rallying call for councillors to show their support for council tourism arm Destination Marlborough.

Marlborough's selling points

It's not a giant beaver or a bunch of grapes but Marlborough District Council will get tourists smiling.

Where the earth meets the sky: 
Mount Ngauruhoe under heavy cloud above Oturere Valley.

A world of its own

The mountains of the Central Plateau also host a network of walking trails through ever-changing landscapes

pacific islands

Reinvented and revitalised

Face paint adds colour to young girls in Port Vila, Vanuatu.

Shops are open, cafes are busy, and the market is again full of colourfully dressed "mamas".

Living history

Breathtaking beauty plus a fascinating past adds up to a memorable family holiday.

Even the shyest of the children became immersed in the fun.

Lending a helping hand

Vinaka Fiji is a charitable trust through which visitors to the Yasawa Islands can give back to the community during their tropical holiday.


Dream for some, nightmare for others

Airbnb is an online platform that lets people rent out their spare room to travellers

The face of Airbnb is changing, and not for the better.

First-class vs Economy

It's all out pampering for high-paying customers, while the seat squeeze rages on in economy.

Despite our rivalries, New Zealanders and Australians get along well.

World's friendliest countries for tourists

Wherever you're travelling, it's the people you meet who make your holiday special.

south america

50 shades of clay at erotic museum

Parque del Amor in Miraflores, Lima.

They say sex sells. But sometimes it just gets you into trouble, if the attendant following me is anything to go by.

The Inca Festival of the Sun

One of the busiest days in Cusco's tourist calendar is a jostling mass of humanity and a riot of colour and pageantry.

Building Brazil's capital

How to humiliate yourself overseas

middle east

Inside the museum that hates America

An Iranian cleric walks past a mural on the wall of the former US embassy in Tehran.

A tour through this ghostly place unearths the sins of what is now known as the "US den of espionage".

The Sultan and me

Under the ever-watchful gaze of Sultan Qaboos, Sharon Stephenson enjoys a slice of Arabian authenticity in Oman.

This is no ordinary cafe

A calm perch above Jerusalem


Narrow escape in the rainforest

One of six rainforest pavillions at Narrows Escape in Queensland.

You'll feel like you're staying in your very own tree house.

Positioned to last

Quality and sophistication give this inner-city Brisbane hotel an edge over its hipster peers.

The loggerhead turtle is the most endangered turtle that nests in Australia.

Gentle creatures on the far side

Magical encounters await the aquatic adventurer on Western Australia's Coral Coast.


Where dungeons and dragons await

King Rene's castle (Chateau du roi Rene).

In this French countryside, tales of dungeons and dragons linger beyond castle walls.

Misfiring cork grounds jet

A flight from Britain to Turkey had to be grounded after a misfiring champagne cork brought down oxygen masks. 

Ahoy, birthday on board

'Massive orgy of tomatoes and people' gallery

uk and ireland

Europe's biggest street party

Dancers are covered in bubbles at the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Britain, August 30, 2015.                     REUTERS/Kevin Coombs

London's colourful Notting Hill Carnival kicked off on the weekend with two days of Caribbean-flavoured fun.

Fly my pretties

Reginald is giving me the evil eye. The hulking 24-year-old hawk glares at me from his perch.

Inside the world's best hotel

Welcome to 'Dismaland'


Guest tells lodge to 'train' bears better

A grizzly bear roams through the Hayden Valley in Yellowstone National Park.

A recent guest at Yellowstone National Park lodge got less bang for his buck in the bear department.

Highway to heaven

Driving the rugged stretch of the Californian coast known as Big Sur is a road trip to remember.

The 20 things you must do in New York

Sleep in a van in New York

canada & alaska

Watch: Cute bear rolls down hill video

A playful grizzly bear has been filmed rolling down a hill in Denali National Park, much to the tourists' delight.

Playful grizzy bear repeatedly rolls down hill in Alaska's Denali National Park.

A naturally occurring slip 'n slide video

There are no lines for this naturally forming waterslide in Canada. Plus, it finishes in a jaw-dropping 10.6-metre drop.

Built on a foundation of straw

Vancouver: 5 places off the beaten track


A guide to Singapore's hawker stalls

Singaporean favourite: Hainanese chicken with marinated rice.

More than just cheap eating, humble hawker stalls are full of hidden gems.

In search of Borneo's smallest creatures

In search of the 'small five' in the remote reaches of Borneo, an island struggling to preserve its rich biodiversity.

Beautiful views can be found at Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur, which is one of the most scenic lakes in Mongolia.

Put Mongolia on your bucket list

Huge distances. Broad vistas. Big skies. Bright stars. That's what you'll find in Mongolia.


Where dungeons and dragons await

King Rene's castle (Chateau du roi Rene).

In this French countryside, tales of dungeons and dragons linger beyond castle walls.

Ahoy, birthday on board

In a fantasy worthy of Game of Thrones, it's time for a party on the high seas.

Cruising a Cuban paradise

Picton braced for record cruise season


Counting the cost of skifield accidents

Oliver Sullivan, 20, is recovering in the Burwood Spinal Unit after initially having no feeling in his legs from a skiing accident on Craigieburn.

More than $1.6m in ACC claims has been paid out to Canterbury skiers and snowboarders this year.

Short break in Queenstown

Experience the delights of a short break in Queenstown and Wanaka

Where to go for snow

A town of two halves


$9 airfares spark price war

Air NZ offers its own $9 fares after Jetstar opens a sale on its new regional routes.

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