The 'Swiss Army Knife of jackets'

This travel jacket is everything you'd ever need, all at once.

9:10 AM  This travel jacket is everything you'd ever need, all at once.

First-class vs Economy

The Business Class cabin aboard American Airlines flight 106 from JFK International to London Heathrow, as seen from seat 14J. It's one of the airline's new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with semi-private all-aisle access compartments in Business and First Class with fully lie-flat seating, duvets, large flat-panel monitors with first-run movies and other in-flight entertainment and luxury amenities.

8:27 AM  It's all out pampering for high-paying customers, while the seat squeeze rages on in economy.

Win: A USA trip for two

Sunrise in autumn at Shenandoah National Park.

To celebrate the release of A Walk in the Woods, we are giving away a trip for 2 to visit the Appalachian Mountains.

'I felt an unnatural thump'

Southwest planes in wing clip

7:51 AM  Two Boeing 737s collided at a US airport, tearing the wing tip off one of the planes.

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".

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Jetstar news a hit with travellers

The first of Jetstar's fleet of five 50-seat Bombardier Q300 aircraft arrives at Wellington.

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Cook Strait ferry leaves capital

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Southwest planes in wing clip

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Misfiring cork grounds jet

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nz

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Havelock to trial new i-SITE

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CQ Hotels Wellington general manager Olivier Lacoua says business has been thriving since it introduced New Zealand sign language in the CQ Restaurant.

Hotel focus on accessibility

A sign-language restaurant and nine rooms for people with disabilities are offered by a Wellington hotel.

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

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First-class vs Economy

The Business Class cabin aboard American Airlines flight 106 from JFK International to London Heathrow, as seen from seat 14J. It's one of the airline's new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with semi-private all-aisle access compartments in Business and First Class with fully lie-flat seating, duvets, large flat-panel monitors with first-run movies and other in-flight entertainment and luxury amenities.

8:27 AM  It's all out pampering for high-paying customers, while the seat squeeze rages on in economy.

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Singaporean favourite: Hainanese chicken with marinated rice.

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south america

50 shades of clay at erotic museum

Parque del Amor in Miraflores, Lima.

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The Inca Festival of the Sun

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Building Brazil's capital

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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.

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This is no ordinary cafe

A calm perch above Jerusalem

australia

Narrow escape in the rainforest

One of six rainforest pavillions at Narrows Escape in Queensland.

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Positioned to last

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europe

Misfiring cork grounds jet

A cork that misfired mid-air was bad news for EasyJet passengers on a flight between Britain and Turkey.

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

Ahoy, birthday on board

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'Massive orgy of tomatoes and people' gallery

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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

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Fly my pretties

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usa

Highway to heaven

The secluded Pfeiffer Beach beach has huge rock formations that lie just offshore. Photo: 123rf

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Watch: Cute bear rolls down hill video

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

A naturally occurring slip 'n slide video

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Built on a foundation of straw

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asia

A guide to Singapore's hawker stalls

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cruising

Ahoy, birthday on board

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Counting the cost of skifield accidents

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Video

$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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