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Air NZ offers apology

Wellington Saints chairman Justin Toebes, centre, with head coach Kevin Braswell, left, and team manager Phil Hartley ...

Airline said it was unaware of dying Wellington Saints chairman's height when he arrived for boarding.

'Inaccurate forecast' forced landing

A Virgin 737-800 similar to the one pictured had no choice but to land at Mildura because it was close to running out of ...

How a botched weather report led to a terrifying ordeal for a Virgin Australia flight.

Aussies follow Kiwis in Wicked ban

Blue Mountains mayor Mark Greenhill has taken a steer from New Zealand and banned Wicked campervans from caravan parks.

"Two major tourist places in Australia are saying it's not good enough to have these vans about."

Tigers seized from Thai tourist spot video

A sedated tiger is stretchered as officials start moving tigers from Thailand's controversial Tiger Temple.

After claims of animal cruelty, wildlife officials are relocating 137 big cats from Thailand's famous Tiger Temple.

Sounds Air to fill gap

A Sounds Air Cessna Caravan on the tarmac at Marlborough Airport, beside a Beechcraft 1900D that Air New Zealand ...

Air NZ drops Blenheim-Christchurch route, a day later Sounds Air is in talks to take over.

Yak meat seized at the border

A Tibetan woman and her child posing with their yak in front of the Karuola mountain, southwest of Lhasa. Meat from a ...

A note from her daughter wasn't enough to save a Mongolian visitor's stash of yak meat.

$630m surplus from visitor GST take

Franz Josef Glacier is an example of a small community struggling to pay for tourism infrastructure.

The government's contribution to tourism has been described as "pitiful" given the $929m it received last year from GST on international visitor spending.

Cycle the Otago Rail Trail stuff nation

The huge skies and the landscapes were made famous by Graeme Sydney paintings.

Once the territory of backpackers and lone riders, the casual Saturday cycle ride has become a social phenomenon.

International flights from Auckland taking off

An international survey has found that Auckland is better connected to the rest of the world than Melbourne and Brisbane.

Good news for keen travellers: Auckland is fast becoming more connected to the rest of the world.

How To Dad's top parenting tips video

Jordan Watson demonstrates how to hold a baby, and other handy parenting tricks, in his 'How To Dad' videos.

Auckland dad rises to fame with his "how to" parenting videos but says it's his baby, Alba, who's the real star.

First impressions of NZ stuff nation

Loren Holtzhausen and her family moved to New Zealand in April.

Earthquakes, horizontal rain, even flocks of children on scooters - so much is strange and new.

How to run a skifield video

Skiers dominate at Mt Hutt with snowboarders making up about 30 per cent of users.

Avalanche control, rescuing the scared, and serving 10.5 tonnes of chips is all part of the job.

Strikes a headache for Paris tourism

Tear gas fills the air during clashes with French gendarmes during a demonstration this month.

Stoppages risk disrupting transport for Euro 2016 fans while hoteliers try to recover from terrorist attacks.

New way to bag flight upgrade

Millions of premium-class seats  go empty, representing billions of dollars of unrealised revenue opportunity.

Website will help you snag a last-minute upgrade on your next flight.

Computer glitch causes chaos

More than 1000 passengers wait to check in.

More than 1000 waited in queue to check in for their flights following technical problems.

Passengers' fury at 'Calamity of the Seas'

At 361 metres long, Harmony of the Seas is the world's largest cruise ship.

The world's biggest cruise ship has been described as "dangerous" and "not fit to set sail".

The ultimate app for hipsters

The free iOS app, Where Is Williamsburg, is named after the hip Brooklyn neighbourhood.

A new app has been released to help hipsters find cool locations around the world.

'Tourists go home'

People walk past a graffiti in Palma de Mallorca.

Tourism helped Spain recover from recession, but it has a downside.

Arrested for skipping airport security video

A police officer stands in front of passengers lining-up at the entrance.

Planes were grounded and flights delayed after a man bypassed security in a rush to catch his flight.

Small airplane lands on highway

No one was hurt in the incident.

A small airplane was forced to make an emergency landing on a busy highway.

Air Chathams fills Air NZ gap

Air New Zealand is stopping some loss-making regional flights.

Air NZ is canning two regional routes, but Air Chathams is seamlessly stepping into the gap in Whanganui.

Airport close to Uber deal

Wellington Airport's looking at options to make fees more equal.

Banned from picking up passengers, ride-sharing company could soon pay a fee for Wellington Airport trips.

'They couldn't help me'

Wellington Saints chairman Justin Toebes (centre) with head coach Kevin Braswell (left) and team manager Phil Hartley ...

"Distressing" Air NZ incident means dying Wellington Saints chairman will miss seeing his team in NBL finals.

Sneaky fees increase holiday cost

Many resorts charge a daily fee just to use the swimming pool

More and more hotels and even motels are adding on resort fees, parking charges and cleaning costs.

Parents jet off on maternitymoon

Kirsty with baby Stevie in France.

Should new parents use the time off to go on holiday? Or does it just seem like too much effort?

20 questions with flight attendant

Passengers doing yoga and others watching porn are some of the strange things this flight attendant has witnessed at work.

Do they eat the airplane food? What happens if someone dies? We ask the questions you've always wanted to.

Shia LaBeouf hitches rides from fans

Shia LaBeouf is hitching rides from fans across America.

Budding artist and actor Shia LaBeouf is making his way across the US and inviting fans to meet up with him.

Glass platform not for the faint-hearted video

A woman takes a selfie in front the glass sightseeing platform on Shilin Gorge in Beijing, China.

China's latest glass-bottomed attraction has opened and daring tourists are taking a walk on the see-through surface.

Phuket's playground for rich kids

Kata Rocks in Phuket has become a hot destination for young Instagram starlets.

Welcome to Kata Rocks, the five-star luxury resort in Thailand where Instagram starlets are flocking to share their holiday snaps.

Plane crushes tow truck

The Airbus 320's nose rests on the roof of the truck.

Flight evacuated after airplane drove over truck that was guiding it out to the runway.

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