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Kiwi Traveller

A bad moon rising gallery

Shayla Gibbons

When Shayla Gibbons left NZ her OE, she never thought she'd end up in a Thai clinic, fearing for her friend's lives.

Kiwis are Christmas Scrooges

Kiwis are a bunch of Scrooges with 50 per cent wanting to leave family members behind this Christmas.

Pasifika welcome

A different life stuff nation


Wisdom for young travellers in ebook

Amy Ridout, left, and Stacey Knott, authors of the ebook Working Nomads.

Pair of globetrotting Kiwis pen guide for young backpackers who want to explore the world but aren't sure where to start.

US issues worldwide travel alert

The US has today issued an extraordinary global travel alert to its citizens, citing the Sydney lone-wolf attack.

Departure cards could go digital

Etihad gets A380, complete with suite video

travel troubles

Air NZ crew quit over boozy night

BIG NIGHT: The four flight attendants had been out drinking in Wellington.

A boozy night has seen four Air New Zealand flight attendants resign from our national carrier.

Jetstar employee lets loose

A Jetstar employee labelled those complaining about delays on Saturday "a bunch of whingers" and "nuts freaking about delays".

Jetstar flights delayed after IT outage

Troubled waters for Interislander


Romahapa: The place time forgot

Dead centre: The original heart of Romahapa was on Cemetery Hill where the first church service in South Otago was held.

The good folk of Romahapa are wondering who has come into big money.

Wellington wins again

Wellington continues its reign as one of the world’s most desirable travel stops with a spot in Rough Guides Top 10 cities for 2015.

MIKE CREAN: Aware of the shortness of life after a decade chronicling South Island towns and their history.

Tour our South Island

Discover abandoned gold towns and the birthplace of the custard square in a remarkable interactive map bringing together Mike Crean's decade of chronicling South Island settlements.


Get your motor running

Accelerating down a sand dune at 50kmh is a wind-blown thrill.

By the second descent I couldn't wait and gunned it, and now there was no stopping me.

Face to face with Chopper

A terrifying encounter with a 5.5-metre crocodile might leave your heart racing.

SMALL BAR: A barman pours beer at a bar, in Shibuya, Tokyo.

World's best small bar scene

Melbourne is known for its great small bars. But it can't compete with this city.


Top travel photos of the week gallery

A dog named Ted runs along the beach in Blackpool, United Kingdom. High winds and large waves hit the North West Coast of the UK and Northern Ireland.

Here's a round up of some of the top travel photos from around the world this week.

Rotorua: Try not to scream

Rotorua. Geysers and hot pools right? Well yes, but there's also speed, adrenalin, engines, mud, sweat and a whole lot of screaming.

Jordan Axani and Elizabeth Gallagher.

Jilted Jordan finds Ms Right for free trip

A man has found his "Elizabeth Gallagher" to share an around-the-world adventure with - but there'll be no romance on this trip.


The road less travelled

Old Town in Krakow, southern Poland.

Think you've done Europe? Well, here are 10 great countries beyond the tried and tested.

Anne Frank's legacy

It's impossible not to be moved by the faded marks on the doorframe where Anne measured her height.

Christmas Markets: 6 treats gallery

Best Viennese coffeehouses gallery

uk and ireland

Cereal Killer Cafe opens gallery

Cereal Killer

These brothers hope they have ticked the right boxes and got the right flavours, as London's first cereal cafe opens

A gourmet haven

The historic town of Hastings has reinvented itself as a gourmet haven.

Britain plans Stonehenge tunnel

Paying homage to Sherlock gallery video


US eyes Cuba tourism

A CUBA GETAWAY: Tourists look at portraits of revolutionary leader Che Guevara at an artisans' fair in Havana.

Beautiful beaches, lively casinos and late-night dancing once made Cuba the perfect getaway for Americans.

A stay at Robert De Niro's place

It’s boutique, it’s stylish and every room is different. And co-owner Robert De Niro's influence is apparent.

A walk on Mexico's wild side

Tasting the authentic New York

canada & alaska

Escaping winter in Quebec

DOGGONE: Everyone dresses for the event.

If sleeping on a bed of ice seems peculiar, what about frolicking in snow wearing little more than a swimsuit?

The best fast food

It's got chips, cheese and gravy - and it's messy. What's not to like about poutine?

Just glide on by in Canada

Franklin ship found


Paradise as usual in Phuket

PARADISE AS USUAL: Tourists deserted Phuket after the 2004 tsunami, but have since returned in droves.

Tourists shunned Thailand for a year after the 2004 tsunami, but that didn't stop them returning in droves.

Add Shanghai to your to-do list video

Doing business in Shanghai takes courage and a good smartphone app.

GOLDEN TEMPLE: The giant statues at the Dambulla Caves.

World's most seductive island

Women sashay past, saris fluttering and hips swaying rhythmically to the thumping drums.


Crazy for chocolate at sea

Princess Cruises chocolate spa

Every so often rumours of a worldwide chocolate shortage send shivers of horror through chocoholics everywhere.

Bon voyage for Majesty of the Seas

Royal Caribbean is getting rid of its oldest ship, the Majesty of the Seas.

Cruising not for everyone gallery

Akaroa stews over cruise trade


First day of summer?

SUMMER SNOW: The Mt Hutt ski area received up to 20 cm of snow overnight.

Snow-capped mountains and chilly temps mark Canterbury’s first day of summer.

High in the Himalayas gallery

We finally crossed the Thorung La Pass after a gruelling trek through rugged terrain. Death had missed us by two days.

Low cost Aspen ski luxury

Escape to the mountain


Video: Flight rocked by turbulence

A video of a US-bound flight rocked by severe turbulence might be just what you need to see to ensure you keep that seatbelt fastened.