What to do in Honolulu

There's plenty to see and do in Honolulu.

Honolulu delivers exactly what you expect of it – a sparkling crescent of colour, kitsch and curling surf.

Uber plan flying taxi tests

Concept image of a Joby S2, one of the emerging flying vehicles highlighted by Uber in a new White Paper.

6:51 AM  Uber Technologies hopes to one day operate a network of flying cars.

Drone shows feeding frenzy video

Drone footage shows the grey nurse sharks feeding on mullet in Fingal Bay.

Dramatic footage captures a shark hunt close to the shores of a popular Australian beach.

Qatar Airways could ditch NZ

The inaugural Qatar Airways flight from Doha gets the water cannon treatment in February but the route's days could be ...

Qatar Airways could cancel flights to Auckland if NZ follows US in banning laptops on Middle East flights.

Wide street, long history

The broad, arrow-straight, tree-lined avenue was first planned at the order of France's Louis XIV.

Paris' Champs-Elysees might be the most beautiful avenue in the world, but it's seen its share of horror.

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How to enjoy Africa's wildlife

So much of Africa's nature can be can seen from a good vehicle with a great guide.

On foot, by vehicle or up in the air? Here's the 10 best ways to soak up Africa's wildlife.

'Life-changing' N.Korea trip

Running into a cheering stadium of North Koreans was a surreal experience for Matt Kulesza.

North Korea remains one of the most fascinating travel destinations, provided people follow the local laws.

Security boost for Middle East?

Simon Bridges said a decision to add new checks would be made by the aviation authority.

Transport Minister says additional security checks on flights from Muslim-majority countries are being considered.

Whisky with a virtual twist video

Customers who order a 'Origin' cocktail are sent on a tour of Scotland from their bar stool.

Drinkers who order a 'Origin' cocktail are sent on a tour of the Scottish hills right from their bar stool.

NZ famous: Steampunk HQ

The Steampunk HQ in Oamaru.

Welcome to Oamaru, where steampunk is smoking hot.

Surprise holidays are the best

Surprising your loved one, friends or family with a trip away is one of the best types of presents.

Planning a getaway is a relationship test, so ace it by using the element of surprise.

Race numbers swell

Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon director Chris Shaw among the vines, in Marlborough.

The earthquake and closure of SH1 couldn't trip up Marlborough's biggest running race, which has seen a surge in numbers.

Man punches shark, saves wife

Frankie Gonsalves was attacked by a shark.

Frankie Gonsalves' husband punched the shark after it bit her calf and foot as she swam.

Ruling threatens jet services

Queenstown Airport has refused to comment on the impact a Court of Appeal decision could have on its safety ...

Transport Minister warned court ruling could end jet services to key airports.

Food, glorious food

Paula Theodore, Mario Dussurget (Cloudy Bay) Georgie Leach (Wine Marlborough) and Chris Shaw.

Is Marlborough set to become the foodie destination of choice for international tourists?

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Greek Islands on a budget

The popular Greek isle of Mykonos.

The most economical ways of visiting the Greek isles.

Readers' best travel photos

Do you have a holiday snap that you'd like to share with the world? Send it to us and be in to win a Fujifilm camera!

New York brunching

A year overseas in Papua New Guinea stuff nation

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Race numbers swell

Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon director Chris Shaw among the vines, in Marlborough.

The earthquake and closure of SH1 couldn't trip up Marlborough's biggest running race, which has seen a surge in numbers.

Southern Lights 'tail off'

The Southern Lights display is winding down, but could be visible again next month.

Paula Theodore, Mario Dussurget (Cloudy Bay) Georgie Leach (Wine Marlborough) and Chris Shaw.

Food, glorious food

Is Marlborough set to become the foodie destination of choice for international tourists?

Australia

Drone captures shark feeding frenzy video

Drone footage shows the grey nurse sharks feeding on mullet in Fingal Bay.

Dramatic footage captures a shark hunt close to the shores of a popular Australian beach.

Australia's turtle whisperer video

Kiwi Patrick Couper loves turtles - so much so that he's become one of the public faces of Aus conservation efforts.

The view of Mount Isa from the Hilary St lookout.

City of minerals

Queensland's Mount Isa sits on some of the richest mineral deposits in the world, but there is plenty to love above ground as well.

pacific islands

Fear and floating in Tahiti video

As soft and gooey as the ray feels, the tail is something else.

Sharks can be scary, but in the waters of Moorea you'll be begging them to come closer.

Six things to see in Vanuatu

Eyeball the fury of a volcano or snorkel in a ‘blue hole’.

Beck Eleven fed Tiger, the resort cat in Rarotonga, off a tropical leaf plate.

On holiday with the crazy cat lady

OPINION: Oh the things I have done for cats of Rarotonga, where my 3 weeks of island bliss are about to come to an end.

cruising

Bumper cruise season at end

The last cruise ship to visit NZ this season, Sirena, in Tasman Bay as it nears Port Nelson.

The local cruise sector predicts next season will see even more liners visit our shores.

Nelson's final ship of the summer

The biggest ever vessel to berth in Nelson has brought more than 1000 visitors to the city.

USS Midway was once the world's largest ship.

Museum on board aircraft carrier

From a famous warship to an art deco luxury liners, these museums offer fascinating historical insights.

south america

Not Havana: Cuba's hidden gem

Far from the beaches, resorts and cerulean waters is the real Cuba with warmth and culture.

Far from the beaches, resorts and cerulean waters is the real Cuba... full of warmth and culture.

Place on Earth more like moon

I lift my head and howl at the moon. Being in a 1000km ribbon of nothingness makes you do strange things.

Peru: Beyond Machu Picchu

A capital affair

middle east

Thrill of the ride in Dubai

World-class theme parks are springing up at roller-coaster speeds in the United Arab Emirates.

Inside Banksy's Bethlehem hotel video

The West Bank hotel has welcomed its first guests and though there's not much of a view, it's booked out until June.

6 things to do in Abu Dhabi

Sharjah: Life in the lesser known emirate

europe

Wide street, long history

The broad, arrow-straight, tree-lined avenue was first planned at the order of France's Louis XIV.

Paris' Champs-Elysees might be the most beautiful avenue in the world, but it's seen its share of horror.

Dishes you must try in Istanbul

Turkish food goes much further than breads, dips and the modest kebab.

Whisky with a virtual twist video

The Gallipoli dawn service

uk and ireland

Whisky with a virtual twist video

Customers who order a 'Origin' cocktail are sent on a tour of Scotland from their bar stool.

Drinkers who order a 'Origin' cocktail are sent on a tour of the Scottish hills right from their bar stool.

London Night Tube transformed city

The mad dash for the last tube will be a thing of the past as London becomes a true 24-hour city.

Rural region's claim to Star Wars fame video

Your home is your (tiny) castle

usa

What to do in Honolulu

There's plenty to see and do in Honolulu.

Honolulu delivers exactly what you expect of it – a sparkling crescent of colour, kitsch and curling surf.

Trump's new summer digs

This bucolic US town is about to become the president's summer weekend hangout. Is it ready for Trumpmania?

World's 10 best film locations

Sin City reinvents itself, sort of video

canada & alaska

Is this the new New York City?

Toronto: it's the 'new' New York.

Start spreading the news - this Canadian city is giving the Big Apple a run for its money.

Tourists flock to see towering iceberg video

It's known locally as "iceberg alley" but locals weren't expecting the bergs so soon... or so many tourists.

Canada trip? 6 things to know

Canada: More than moose

asia

The forgotten Kiwis

More than 100,000 labourers and POWs lost their lives during the construction of the Thailand-Burma railway during WWII. ...

There were 13 Kiwis taken as POWs where they were forced to work on the infamous Death Railway.

Beyond Gallipoli: The rest of Turkey

To most Kiwis, and Aussies too, Turkey means one thing: Gallipoli. But what if you need some downtime?

Running into a cheering stadium of North Koreans was a surreal experience for Matt Kulesza.

'Life-changing' N.Korea trip

North Korea remains one of the most fascinating travel destinations, provided people follow the local laws.

luxury

Backstage pass to the world

OneNineFive business partners Carlene Staines and Greg Norris sometimes escape to their boat house in Mana for a break, ...

Bespoke travel company seeks to sell "experiential travel" as corporate incentives.

Queenstown's most lavish tour

Take to the air to experience Queenstown's luxury heli-wine tour.

The all-business-class airline

In-flight bar? Yes please

budget

The price of a school holiday trip

The price of a few days away with your children can be steep if you're looking to get away during school holidays.

Should parents risk raising eyebrows at the next PTA meeting in order to secure a cheap family trip away?

Why I’m backpacking at 72

Think you've missed your chance to travel? Meet Geraldine Forster, who hit the road at 65 and hasn't looked back since.

Cheapest European cities to travel

How to save money while travelling

beaches

Beauty and fear under the sea

Beck Eleven on holiday in Rarotonga. Yes, tough life...

OPINION: I'm pretending the sausage-like lumps of hell-creature lying on the sandy ocean floor are just inflated lumps of seaweed.

Dawn waves ease troubled souls

"One wave is all it takes to free the funk," mental-health awareness-raising event organiser SJ Cansdale says.

The private island of Quilalea, on a marine sanctuary, is a short helicopter or boat ride from mainland Mozambique.

Stunning country no one visits

The white sand beaches of Mozambique have more coconut palms than people on them.

food

'World's best' food lives up to hype

Pastel de Belem - Portugal's famous egg custard tart.

People travel for miles to queue up for this sweet, delicious treat. But is it really worth the wait?

Bangkok inexplicably bans street food

It's considered the finest street food destination in the world. No trip is complete without trying it. Not any more.

Bangkok food stalls won't be the same if they're put up in sterile, air-conditioned boxes, serving meek red, green or ...

No soul: Bangkok without street food

There are restaurants all over the world built to replicate experiences felt on Bangkok's streets.

adventure

Riding into a new era video

It's wild country where Horses at Pukatea Hill is run.

This is not a horse trek - "it's a journey, it's an adventure, it's an experience".

Why you need to trek the Himalayas gallery video

There is no feeling quite like standing at the foot of the world's tallest mountain range – above the clouds, above the stress of modern life.

Journey to Earth's hottest spots

Morocco unplugged

family

Family of five split up on flight

Even the Jetstar cabin crew admit it is absurd but paying extra to sit together doesn't guarantee you will.

Even the crew admitted it was absurd but paying extra to sit together doesn't guarantee you will.

Hotels go over top - for pets

From "yappy hour" menus, to "pamper with pooch" treatments, life can be really woof sometimes.

The price of a school holiday trip

Family travel with social conscience

Video

City of minerals

Queensland's Mount Isa sits on some of the richest mineral deposits in the world, but there is plenty to love above ground as well.

news

Uber plan flying taxi tests

Concept image of a Joby S2, one of the emerging flying vehicles highlighted by Uber in a new White Paper.

17 min ago  Uber Technologies hopes to one day operate a network of flying cars.

Perth to London non-stop fares

Qantas is expected to begin selling its highly anticipated direct flights from Perth to London this week. 

Security boost for Middle East flights?

Off-duty pilot helps overwhelmed mum video

troubles

Qatar Airways could ditch NZ

The inaugural Qatar Airways flight from Doha gets the water cannon treatment in February but the route's days could be ...

Qatar Airways could cancel flights to Auckland if NZ follows US in banning laptops on Middle East flights.

Tempers fried in the skies video

Too many passengers, too little seat and storage space behind aircraft dramas, US union says.

Watch: Ferry crashes into seawall video

Fight nearly erupts on plane video

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