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On the edge of 'Door To Hell' video

This man camped on the edge of the 'Door To Hell'.

An adventurer spent the night next to a crater of fire which hasn't stopped burning for almost 50 years.

New Zealand's hidden wonders gallery

Electrum is a sculpture on Alan Gibb's Makarau farm.

From the strange to curious, these seven wonders will inspire awe and wanderlust.

Fly Aus to Vietnam for $170

Fly to Vietnam with Jetstar from May.

Jetstar will launch flights from Sydney and Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City.

Flying over the West Coast stuff nation

 From Punakaiki Pancake Rocks to  pizza at Fat Pipi, a Canadian traveller finds delight in the West Coast.

 From Punakaiki Pancake Rocks to pizza at Fat Pipi, a Canadian traveller finds delight in the West Coast.

Farmer freedom camping fracas

David Rose owns 85 hectares of dairy farm land in Takaka.

A freedom camp is "out of control" and a farmer wants to know why it's his problem.

Airplane etiquette: Most annoying habits

Certain passenger behaviours can, understandably, infuriate fellow travelers.

Persistent seat-kickers and inconsiderate parents are plane passengers' biggest pet peeves.

Attracting cruise ships to the south

The French cruise liner L'Austral berthed at Bluff Island harbour.

Could visiting cruise ships become a more regular sight in Bluff in years to come?

'My heart was in my throat' video

Kristy Carstairs said the second landing attempt at Wellington Airport on Thursday was nerve-wracking.

The first landing attempt was aborted, the successful second attempt earned an ovation.

Freedom campers clued in

Amy Soulfire is one of several Golden Bay residents taking community-led action to ensure the environment at Reilly St ...

Golden Bay residents concerned about the environment are focusing on a popular Takaka freedom camping spot.

Nude cruise proves popular

The pool deck, one of the clothing-optional areas on the 690-passenger Azamara Quest.

The adults-only, clothing-optional cruise will set sail again and is more racy than you can imagine.

The resort that will ruin you

Relax at the pool at One&Only Reethi Rah in Maldives.

This island utopia is so special it even has its own time zone.

Airline's new 'basic economy' class video

No carry-on bags will be allowed in overhead compartment under American Airlines stripped-down fare.

No carry-on bags will be allowed in overhead compartments under airline's stripped-down fare.

Planes collide at airport video

An aircraft wing was left with a missing chunk when two planes crashed into each other.

An aircraft wing was left with a missing chunk when two planes crashed into each other.

Deep south's wild waters

Wairaurahiri Jet in action.

Southlanders are privileged to have easy access to a profusion of wild waters, and not least among those is Lake Hauroko.

Cook Islands a South Pacific gem

Obviously, snorkelling and diving are popular activities among holiday-makers.

Why the Cook Islands stand out from those other Pacific destinations.

Behind-the scenes aviation series

The graphics on the new City in the Sky series from the BBC take visual art to new heights.

Look and learn - BBC's new City in the Sky series is, quite frankly, out of this world.

Marlborough: Day tripper

The Wither Hills are home to a range of different walks, each offering a slightly different view of the Marlborough landscape

Marlborough offers an abundance of easy walks just waiting to be explored - here's a few favourites.

NZ the 38th happiest country

New Zealand fared well in the categories of life expectancy, inequality and well-being.

The Happy Planet Index, which measures a nation's mood based on sustainable wellbeing levels, packs some surprises.

No doddle getting in NZ

Many entering New Zealand are surprised by the country's strict border security.

If you think Harry Potter is the main character in the Lord of the Rings, your entry will likely be refused

$1.1b opera house a sight to behold

Architects Herzog & de Meuron called the Elbphilharmonie concert hall a city in itself.

Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie hall, which evokes a ship floating on water, opens to majestic fanfare in Germany.

Exclusive resort an escape from reality

Orpheus Island is a tropical island dream.

The posh Orpheus Island Resort in Australia only lets in a maximum of 28 guests at a time.

Passenger jailed for drunk outburst

The captain had to leave the cockpit to intervene in the incident.

A drunk man who demanded a drink through a flight intercom has been jailed for his unruly behaviour.

Freedom campers fight back

Campervans at freedom camping hot spot One Mile carpark.

Council says its freedom camping enforcement officers have faced a tirade of threatening behaviour.

Disneyland to add Fastpass fee

Disneyland's announcement attracted mixed responses by fans.

Want to redeem a Fastpass to beat the queues? There's now a $14 fee for this feature on the app.

Emirates' sustainable blankets

18012017 SUPPLIED. Emirates has started using 100% recycled plastic bottles to make its new economy class blankets.

Each blanket uses 28 recycled plastic bottles.

Malaysia Airlines on the rebound

Malaysia Airlines

Three years on from twin disasters, new CEO says the airline's recovery is going better than expected.

From break-in to broken pelvis

A man is probably regretting his decision to break into the Colosseum after the incident left him with a broken pelvis.

A tourist who tried to climb into Rome's Colosseum won't be able to walk for months after the stunt went horribly wrong.

Ice-skating above underwater prison video

Daredevil ice-skates on old Soviet prison in frozen lake

Daredevil ice-skates over an old Soviet prison submerged in a frozen lake in breathtaking footage.

Sting out of the tail

The Reef Project at Lochmara has proved a big hit with visitors.

An underwater observatory has been showcasing the true nature of stingrays.

Chance to touch history

Edwin Fox Maritime Museum manager Karen McLeod enjoys helping keep the past alive.

Karen McLeod, manager at the Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, wants others to enjoy the unique attraction as much as she does.

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