Kiwi v elephant – who survives?

Frozen with fear, Jane Wynyard came face to face with an African elephant, the largest land mammal on earth.

South Africa eases visa process for Aucklanders

New Zealand passport holders new need three-month visas to visit South Africa.

Those outside Auckland and Wellington still face a "costly" undertaking.

Sahara Desert covered in snow video

Snow has not fallen in Ain Sefra since February 18, 1979.

Sand dunes become ski slopes after freak weather leaves desert blanketed by one metre of snow.

Snow falls in Sahara Desert

A satellite image of the snow in North Africa on December 19, 2016.

"Everyone was stunned," amateur photographer captures rare and beautiful sight.

Farewell from Ghana

Former Nelson Mail journalist Stacey Knott and her partner John in Accra.

Former Nelson Mail journalist Stacey Knott reflects on an adventurous year in her final column from Ghana..

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