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NZ's Contiki love affair

Contiki tours are growing fastest in Asia.

The tour company, founded by a Kiwi in 1962, has facilitated countless OEs.

Throwing a fit at Farewell Spit

The novelty sized caravan the author and his daughter spent the night in.

We were somewhere at the bottom of Cape Farewell enjoying the majesty of a landscape unfurled before us when my daughter started having a fit in the backpack.

Qantas set for world's longest flight

The Perth to London route is expected to be cleared for take off next week.

The Perth to London route is expected to be cleared for take off next week.

Wild goose chase on airport tarmac

A man "under the influence" jumped a security fence and led police on a wild chase.

Like something out of the Keystone cops, they chased him here, and then they chased him there.

Meet world's oldest flight attendent

Bette Burke-Nash is the longest serving flight attendant.

Bette Nash, 80, has been flying for nearly 60 years and has no plans to hang up her uniform.

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..

Why tourists love this small village

A resident of the English village took this photo from her window.

Mystery solved: Why the world's weirdest attractions includes a sleepy English suburb.

Travel pics: Snap and win! gallery

We were on our road trip up north to Cape Reinga. Little did we sign up to witness this touching scene of what must be ...

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!

NZ's best glacial experience

Looking out over the upper neve.

There is nothing quite so breathtaking as seeing Fox Glacier for the first time. Unless you're seeing it from a helicopter.

How do I be a good hotel guest?

A great hotel experience can be in your hands.

You, as a guest, have some power in making your hotel stay great.

Quays to the city

How long before the big ships dock in Lyttelton again? The 3200 passenger Explorer of the Seas.

Six years on from the earthquakes and another decision yet to be taken is how to get the cruise ships back into the Lyttelton. What could be so difficult?

Flight upgrades: Bid online but beware

When it come to upgrade auctions, if you're offered a chance to go one up, just make sure they aren't getting one over you.

Even when you pay for a flight upgrade, there can be snags.

Three of the best backcountry huts

Huts like the West Coast's Mt Brown Hut are more than just a place to rest weary legs at the end of the day.

 New Zealand's backcountry huts provide a safe haven in some of our most spectacular landscapes. Here are three you must experience for yourself.

Emergency at airport resolved

The "full emergency" was declared about 6.15pm on Friday.

'Fumes of an electrical nature' were smelt at Whenuapai Airport, but emergency it was not.

Tourist swarms worry Kiwis

Kiwis see the economic benefits of tourism, but have concerns about overcrowding, road accidents and traffic congestion.

Almost one in five Kiwis feel we are attracting too many overseas visitors.

A mountainous amount of respect gallery

International Mountain Day began 13 years ago on December 11, 2003.

A day to appreciate mountains? Sounds like a big deal.

Cancer patient 'violated' by airport staff

Breast cancer patient Denise Albert claims TSA 'humiliated' and 'violated' her.

"You cannot touch me there": Breast cancer patient claims security "humiliated" and "violated" her.

NZ's most delightful summer events

Competitors take part in a harbour swim for Whanga Week in Whangamata.

Cherry spitting champs, carnivals, sandcastle competitions... this is what Kiwi summers are all about.

Rail fail: Emoji enrages commuters

The Australian rail network quickly deleted the tweet.

Australian rail network faces backlash over laughing emoji amid commuter chaos.

How to find the best seats in economy video

First class seats can be expensive, so use this guide to score the best economy class seats for free.

Ever spent 15 hours stuck in the middle seat in economy class? Then this guide's for you.

Coast highway closed for slip repairs

State Highway 6 is closed due to a slip 5km north of Punakaiki.

The West Coast highway between Westport and Greymouth is closed for massive slip repairs.

'I chose travel over a mortgage'

Kristin Addis is among the travel "influencers" making a living by seeing the world.

Kristin Addis is among the travel "influencers" making a living by seeing the world.

Airline grounded after complaint

Tauranga-based domestic flight operator Sunair Aviation offers charter service and scheduled services throughout the ...

Tauranga's Sunair has not flown for 10 days in a suspension labelled an "over-reaction".

Pub decorated with 90 Christmas trees

The Churchill Arms in Kensington, London boasts 90 Christmas trees and 21,000 fairy lights.

With 90 Christmas trees and 21,000 lights, this pub is the perfect place to get your merry on.

Eiffel Tower disappears in thick smog

A small-particle haze hangs above the Eiffel Tower.

When viewed from Paris' tallest skyscraper, the city's worst winter pollution in a decade is clearly visible.

Plane veers off runway in strong winds video

Investigators have rated the incident as "serious".

The serious incident occurred a day before two aircraft clipped wings at the airport.

Brazil proposes 'mugging tax'

The mayor-elect of Rio wants to shatter the city's negative image and boost tourism.

Tourists would pay the tax on arrival, and get their money back if they were mugged.

Happy Birthday, Middle-earth

A third of international tourists have some kind of Middle-earth experience while visiting New Zealand.

It's been 15 years since NZ was put on the map as Middle-earth, and it still lures tourists in droves.

One tile at a time

Havelock Enhancement Working Group members, from left, Glynnis Paton, Judy Shone, Pam Elvy, Kerry Ellis and Rachel ...

Mosaic project to brighten grey town nearly finished.

Tourism on the up in Nelson region

Holidaymakers at Kaiteriteri Beach in Tasman, one of the Nelson region's tourism hotspots.

International visitor numbers to the Nelson-Tasman region are up 20 per cent on last year.

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