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The Marlborough way

Marlborough Mountain Bike Club members Justin Kenwood, left, and Sarnim Dean.

Marlborough has always been fairly low on the mountain biking radar but there are some great tracks.

The long way round to Waiuku

Steven Prescott left the quiet surrounds of Waiuku to go to London on his two-year OE. Twelve years on and he is due back.

Haven in the west

Northern soul video


Spectacular meeting of giants gallery video

Two new P&O cruise ships named Pacific Eden (R) and Pacific Aria (L) join existing cruise ship Pacific Jewel (background) during a naming ceremony for the two new ships on Sydney harbour, November 25, 2015. The three ships were joined by Pacific Pearl and Pacific Dawn (not pictured) in an event said by cruise line company to have set a new record of the largest number of ships by one cruise liner in Sydney harbour at the same time.

P&O Cruises made history in Sydney, staging an unprecedented five-ship spectacular.

A vintage outing in Melbourne

Take a nostalgic journey to unveil some of Melbourne's retro secrets.

The spectacular sunset in Ubirr.

Twenty reasons to visit Kakadu

The green season is a great time to visit the Kakadu National Park and explore the floodplains.

pacific islands

A beautiful, rugged island paradise

A cyclone ravaged dwelling at Lenakel on Tanna Island, Vanuatu.

With a live volcano, wild horses and a machete for every man, Tanna Island is a paradise with grit.

Family fun in Fiji

Snorkel with sharks. Swim with manta rays. Experience a real island village in action.

Vanuatu welcomes tourists back after cyclone

Ambassador has a whale of a time video

uk and ireland

Super cute zoo arrival video

There are just 2,000 pygmy hippos left in the wild.

A zoo in the UK has been blessed with the birth of an endangered pygmy hippo.

Embrace the GOT fantasy

For diehard "GOT" fans, the real life setting for Winterfell offers a fully immersive experience.

May the 'host be with you'

Skip the Heathrow hassle


Why you should still visit Paris

Despite the recent terrorist attacks, Paris is still one of the most beautiful cities to visit in the world.

The recent terrorist attacks in Paris have shocked the world, but there are still reasons to visit this beautiful city.

Cats to lure back tourists video

Belgium's tourist boards have latched onto a social media craze of cats that gave Brussels light relief during a tense five-day security lockdown.

3 minute guide to Istanbul

Stunning photos of Paris in 1923 gallery


Air NZ shakes up Honolulu service

Air New Zealand will fly the Dreamliner to Honolulu from May 2016.

Kiwis heading away on a Hawaiian holiday will soon be jetting off on Air New Zealand's Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Traces of Hawaii's past

Sometimes when I'm in Honolulu, I'm convinced I've misplaced Hawaii.

Hawaiian heart on Molokai

Why Hollywood loves Hawaii


Tales from a month in America

Sunset over New York City Manhattan skyline.

OPINION: American food is a problem. It's not that it's uniformly awful – far from it. There's just far too much of it.

Gone With the Wind in the Deep South

Alison Stewart explores the Deep South of America and gets caught up in the romance and history.

Police await travellers

Big skies and big dreams in North Dakota gallery

canada & alaska

Fine dining on the rails

The Rocky Mountaineer winds its way through the spectacular Canadian Rockies.

"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

There's a reason why so many Kiwis and Aussies head to Whistler for a ski season - and simply never leave.

Rumbling through the Rockies gallery video

More of Canada for less

south america

Best markets in Buenos Aires

Outdoor markets in Buenos Aires sell everything from organic vegetables to handicrafts.

Argentina’s capital has a well-kept secret, its strictly governed artisan markets.

Six ways to see Iguazu Falls

You can experience the mighty Iguazu Falls from viewing platforms, by speedboat and from above.

'Fire rainbow cloud' caught on camera

Brazil, more than bikini babes


World's most infamous border video

Guards watch the North and South Korean border.

The famous, mysterious border between the two Koreas is a strange mix of fun parks and desolation

Stomach churning workout video

Hundreds of yoga enthusiasts took to China’s new glass-bottom bridge to promote healthy living.

Stuck in Bali? Time to party

Saturday night fever in Istanbul


Meet BigBird, the friendly pelican

BigBird washed ashore at Greystoke Mahale two years ago and has been there ever since.

This pelican enjoys sea kayaking, long walks on the beach, and having dinner with his mates at camp.

Akwaaba: Welcome to Ghana

Nelson journalist Stacey Knott is in Ghana, where her new life begins by getting locked in a toilet.

Seeking a digital detox video

The hottest place on the planet video

middle east

See the home of Star Wars

R2-D2 and C-3PO.

It all began on the plains of Tunisia - which really isn't so far, far away.

20 reasons to visit Dubai with kids

Dubai is full of great activities for children. Here's a quick guide to 20 of the best.

The museum that hates America

The Sultan and me

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