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Jetstar brawler 'sorry' video

The arrested men being escorted from the flight in Bali.

"I'm sorry to everyone on the flight," says one of six men accused of a mid-air brawl.

Freedom camper ban

The Council spent $20,000 on emptying a septic tank, port-a-loo hire and servicing, cleaning and maintenance at Windspot ...

Rules to outlaw vehicles without toilets may be made permanent around Christchurch.

Why Americans don't have passports

Montana really is a stunner of a state.

They have Montana. Why do they need to go anywhere else?

Fog stranded travellers angry

Fog blankets Auckland Airport earlier this month.

Families forced to camp overnight at Auckland Airport, and some say they weren't given enough help.

Making Chch 'edgy' video

Could Christchurch's biennual Festa light festival be used to promote the city as "edgy"?

Christchurch needs to become an "edgy 21st century city" to attract its share of the tourism boom.

Island resort for sale, for just $71

The island of Kosrae in Micronesia.

Ready to pack it all in and run away to the sun? This could be your lucky day.

Win! Readers' pics of the week gallery

"I was walking towards the edge of a cliff in the Simien Mountains (Ethiopia) to snap a photo of the valley below, when ...

This week's travel photos take us from Ethiopia to Japan.

Fog closes Christchurch airport

Fog has grounded flights to and from Christchurch.

Multiple flights in and out of the city have been cancelled due to fog.

Pipped by Aussie big sister

Wellington has been rated second behind Canberra in a survey of quality of life.

Wellington's sister city Canberra has the best quality of life in the world - apparently.

Finding a forgotten world

Whangamomona may be experiencing a growth in tourism, but the main street can still double as a stock track if needed.

Once a forgotten world, Whangamomona is on the rise as an off-beat tourist destination.

Skiing vs snowboarding

WANAKA, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 28:  Zhifeng Sun of China competes in the FIS Snowboard World Cup Halfpipe Qualification ...

There has for the past few years been much talk about the "death of snowboarding".

Brawl could cost Kiwi dearly

New Zealander Lynmin Waharai, among the men detained at Bali airport after a fight on a Jetstar plane to Phuket.

A New Zealand man's part in an on-board fight that left "blood everywhere" could cost him tens of thousands of dollars.

Airbnb racism backlash

Airbnb is being sued for racism in the US.

Allegations of racism against Airbnb have led several black entrepreneurs in the US to create two new holiday rental websites

Booked, then bumped

Emirates says it doesn't intentionally overbook flights, despite bumping passengers off its Dubai-Auckland service on ...

If you think booking and paying for an airline ticket guarantees you a seat, read the fine print.

Is it safe in Ghana?

Stacey Knott's kitchen with a barred window - the norm for homes and offices in the Ghanaian capital of Accra.

Aside from how I handle the heat, one of the most common questions I get about my life is "how safe is it?"

Kiwi takes operation to heart

Jeremy Scott takes a break after cycling through a sandstorm in the Dasht-e-Lut Desert in Iran.  The hottest land ...

He survived an attack by a hired-assasin in Iran, was robbed in Cambodia and escaped the drug mafia in the Philippines. 

Actual snakes on a plane?

snakes on plane

In a case of life imitating art, a passenger was nabbed trying to smuggle 10 baby pythons onto a flight to Saudi Arabia.

Push start for stuck plane

That time when the plane got a push start in Rome.

Watching as your plane gets a push start is possibly not an ideal holiday experience.

Free flights for leasing property

Bayleys Real Estate is offering tenants 1 Airpoints Dollar for every square metre of space leased - up to a maximum of ...

Bayleys will soon offer Air New Zealand rewards when businesses sign up to leases.

Is that house sinking?

Baldwin Street, Dunedin.

It's the world's steepest street. It's in Dunedin. And's it's getting more and more popular with tourists.

'I will be watching you'

The passenger said being singled out was ''attack on my values''.

Flight attendant singled Muslim man out on a flight before he was ultimately removed from it.

Ban on Wicked in Aus video

Three Wicked Campers vehicles have been banned in New Zealand.

Wicked Campers' controversial slogans are forced off the road in Queensland.

Take-out sushi at sea

Takeaway sushi at sea is soon to be a thing.

The list of things you have to leave behind while cruising just got a little bit shorter.

Norway in a nutshell

A view of the old village of Flam from the train.

From fjords to mountaintops, how I fell under a Norwegian spell.

10 things you can't photograph

During the day it is fine to take a photo of the Eiffel Tower, at night though and you could run into trouble.

You may want to document everything in your life, but some things are off limits.

Why I watch rom-coms on planes video

Dakota Johnson and Rebel Wilson in How To Be Single.

OPINION: I have a confession - I love watching cheesy, lame movies on planes.

Rio-bound? No Portuguese? Problem

People gather and take photos at the 'Cidade Olimpica' sign.

Speaking only English won't get you far in the Olympic city.

No winter blues for tourists

Efforts to get tourists to visit year round are paying off with more than ever coming in winter.

Winter weather isn't deterring tourists, who continued to arrive in record numbers in June.

Virgin Australia: 'The Business' video

Virgin Australia's new business class cabin on board its Boeing 777.

Take a look at the new international business, premium and economy classes.

Crocs on a plane? Yeah, nah

They knew how to travel in style in the past.

Four reasons why you should dress up on a plane and includes the magic word - upgrade.

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