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New heights for Kiwi bungy firm

The glass bridge in China where AJ Hackett International will build the world's tallest bungy jump at 260m.

AJ Hackett plans to create world's highest bungy jump from China's glass-bottom bridge at 260m.

The death of shoulder season soon?

May, June, September and October are still the quietest times for Queenstown but tourist numbers have been growing.

No more shoulder season? Queenstown is becoming busy all year around.

Attack of the drones

"The problem with drones is that people buy them, think they're easy to fly, take them out to the park and mess around, ...

A drone named Daryl can teach you about personal boundaries. Australia's festival of spying shows you how.

Freedom camping pressure nationwide

German freedom campers at Koromiko reserve. Gesa Stoever, left, Leon Obendorf, centre, and Emily Smirr, right

The New Zealand Motor Caravan Association already owned, or leased 32 sites around the country but were keen to acquire more land, especially in Marlborough.

Never pay for hotels again

Nora Dunn, also known as The Professional Hobo.

One woman hasn't paid for a hotel room in ten years of travel. Here's how...

First class flyer nabbed for up-skirt video

British Airways issued a passenger who allegedly took an up-skirt video of a flight attendant with a life ban.

High flyer's low class behaviour on the way to Cape Town lands him with life-time ban from airline.

Flightless duck soars in popularity

Emotional support duck Daniel has made the world's media quackers after accompanying Fitzgerald on two airplane flights.

The internet loves him, but for owner Carla, having a support duck is her "new normal".

Stuck, inside a Ruapehu crevasse video

Manfred Raikes down a crevasse on Mt Ruapehu.

As Manfred Raikes, 15, skidded off the ledge and into an 8m crevasse, he closed his eyes and waited to die.

End of Airbnb in New York?

A new law means short term renters could face $10,000 fines if the owner is not present.

A new law means short-term renters could face $10,000 fines if the owner is not present.

Airline's embarrassing online mistake

Plane shame: British Airways accidentally shared rival airline's cheap deal on flights.

Plane shame: British Airways accidentally shares rival airline's cheap deal on flights to its 2.5 million followers.

Chimpanzee smokes a pack a day video

Azalea, whose Korean name is "Dallae", a 19-year-old female chimpanzee, lights a cigarette.

There is outrage over North Korea's newest zoo attraction: a chimp trained to smoke cigarettes.

Biggest passenger plane comes to Chch video

Emirates' A380 service will begin on October 31 at Christchurch Airport.

Aviation enthusiasts will get to view the world's largest passenger aircraft as it begins daily service to Christchurch.

Visiting UK got a whole lot cheaper

From a pint to a jaunt around the Tower of London, Brexit has done tourists a favour.

From a pint to a jaunt around the Tower of London, Brexit has done tourists a favour.

Why regional airfares suck

Smaller planes are more expensive to operate than jet aircraft.

It's cheaper than ever to fly to London - so why is it still so hard to get anywhere from Invercargill?

Brave passenger reclaims armrest

The outraged passenger was clearly not happy when his arm got bumped off.

Hilarious or rude? A disgruntled flier made his move when a fellow passenger hogged the armest

Is this the cure for jet lag?

Jet lag can knock you around for days unless you take sensible precautions.

A new study in mice suggests an unlikely answer for jet lag: reduced oxygen levels.

A walk around our most active volcano

GNS Volcanologists measure chemical composition and temperature at the outtake of Fumarole Zero on White Island

There is something about being on our only offshore island volcano, and this country's most active volcano at that.

1000 enjoy Coast delicacy gallery

Whitebait fritters are the most popular way to enjoy the fruits of a day out on the riverbank.

More than 1000 chow down on West Coast's most "treasured delicacy" at second annual Westport Whitebait Festival.

America's weird, wacky city

The Hawthorne Bridge and downtown Portland, Oregon.

These ten attractions make Portland as fascinating as it is quirky.

'Legless lizards' on a plane

The three reptiles, who broke free from the cargo hold, were actually Lialis Burtonis lizards.

Passengers were shocked to see what they thought were snakes slithering through the cabin.

Hong Kong's cute food trend

Adorable eats at Hello Kitty Chinese Cuisine Shop.

The latest food trend to come out of Hong Kong is so adorable, it's been named just that: "adorable eats".

Spare planes bring Muslims to Mecca

Airbus and Malaysia Airlines met to discuss the potential plan.

Malaysia Airlines will use six surplus superjumbos to transport pilgrims to Islam's holy city.

48 hours in Niue

Limu Pools is a stunning spot where Niue's kings once bathed.

There's plenty to savour on a brief sojourn to the Rock of the Pacific – but hold the bat, thanks.

Travel quiz: Test your knowledge

Tourists flock to swim in the Blue Lagoon near Grindavik.

In which volcanically-active country can you soak in the Blue Lagoon?

Travel pics: Snap and win! gallery

Off Cancun's coast 50 miles at sea with no land in any direction we found ourselves sitting with our legs outside the ...

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!

Younger travellers seeking luxury

Rhiannon Baldock chose a Contiki package which was more expensive but gave her the comforts she wanted.

Millennials aren't necessarily after the cheap trip through Europe of 30 years ago.

This is how busy our skies are video

Wake Turbulence: LAX

From Auckland to LA, a photographer has captured hundreds of flights in just a few images.

A walk on the wild side stuff nation

Sarla in the morning sunshine at Silver Pass.

Aeroplanes tracked across the sky while down below I followed my trail happily through canyons and meadows.

World's smallest museum?

An application has been submitted for the Warley Museum to be included in the Guinness Book of World Records.

An English village has submitted a converted phone box to the Guinness World Records.

Expedia's obscene email to customer

Cara Viramontes logged in to look at her travel itinerary and found this message.

A woman was left outraged after the popular travel website cancelled her holiday and sent a rude email.

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