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One great big hoppy family

Garage Project co-owner and head brewer Pete Gillespie.

As Beervana approaches, here's a taste of what's in store in NZ's craft beer capital.

Aus or NZ: Best for skiing?

Perisher has plenty of great terrain, especially if you are a beginner or intermediate.

This month I skied in Australia for the first time. So, how does it compare to New Zealand?

The bar where breathing gets you buzzed

This new pop-up bar has a walk-in cloud of cocktail composed of fine spirits and mixer, made using powerful humidifiers to super-saturate the air.

Cocktail fans in London will want to take a deep breath when they enter this pop-up bar.

World's 30 best travel secrets


Our writers reluctantly reveal the special places they'd rather you didn't know about.

Thredbo for non-skiers

In the spa at the Thredbo Alpine Hotel.

If you have no interest in skiing or snowboarding, there's still plenty to do at the Snowy Mountains resort.

Plane's cooling fan failure

A Cathay Pacific's Boeing 777-300ER sits on the tarmac.

An equipment cooling fan failed on a Cathay Pacific flight that was forced to make an emergency landing.

Allegiant executives were flying plane low on fuel video

An Allegiant Air MD-83 passenger jet takes off from the Monterey airport in Monterey, California.

Two executives with pilot licenses were flying the Allegiant Air jet that nearly ran out of fuel.

Man sues airline over fat passenger

A man is suing Etihad, claiming he sustained injuries after having to contort his body while seated next to an obese passenger.

He claims he got a back injury after being forced to sit next to an obese man who coughed a lot.

Ramsay St lists on Airbnb

The set of Neighbours has been listed on Airbnb, giving fans the chance to win a sleepover — and dinner with Dr Karl Kennedy.

It's a dream come true for a Neighbours fan. A chance to sleepover on the Ramsay Street set.

Plane hits kangaroo on runway

An early morning domestic flight in Australia had to be cancelled when the plane hit a kangaroo (not pictured).

A flight in Australia was cancelled after the plane hit a kangaroo on the runway during a pre-dawn takeoff today.

Top travel photos of the week gallery

ST IVES, ENGLAND - JULY 29:  Holidaymakers enjoy the fine sunny weather at Porthmeor Beach in St Ives on July 29, 2015 in Cornwall, England. After a unsettled start to the school summer holidays, forecasters are predicting a return to more settled weather for what is the busiest period for UK holiday venues and tourist attractions.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Here is our round up of the top travel photos from around the world.

Jetstar to fly Wellington-Dunedin

Jetstar will fly between Wellington and Dunedin from October.

Jetstar will launch its sixth domestic jet route and add more trans-Tasman seats this summer.

The town that inspired a genius

Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin quarreled and caroused, when not painting, during a famously tumultuous nine-week collaboration that an upcoming exhibition contends galvanized both men's artistic careers. For Van Gogh, the tortured painter of sunflowers and starry nights, Gauguin's imminent departure from their redoubt in southern France two days before Christmas, 1888, was a betrayal of his ideal of an artists' collective he believed would revolutionize the art world. In a protest heavy with symbolism, Van Gogh sliced off part of his left ear. The exhibition starts on September 22 at the Art Institute of Chicago and in February it will travel to Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum. Self-portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin, 1888, by Vincent van Gogh is pictured in this undated handout photo. REUTERS/Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Bequest from the Collection of Maurice Wertheim TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE ARTS-VANGOGH   NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE

Follow, if you dare, in the footsteps of a redheaded madman, notoriously dirty and more than a little deranged.

Adorable baby elephant plays with birds video

It's not great at chasing away the birds but this baby elephant is definitely having fun.

This baby elephant playing with birds is all you need to make your day better.

More firms drop opt-out pricing

Nakedbus will no longer include optional extras by default on its website, the Commerce Commission says.

Jetstar increasingly isolated in requiring consumers to untick a box to avoid paying for extras.

Remember to pack some respect

For some, letting yourself go is half the fun of travelling.

Travellers misbehave. They always have and they probably always will.

Brand new Dreamliner damaged by hail

A brand new Dreamliner was damaged in a hailstorm.

An American Airlines flight from Beijing to Texas had to turn back when it flew into a hail storm.

British Airways flight diverted after bomb threat

A London-bound flight had to make an emergency landing in Canada after a bomb threat.

"[They] told us if something happened, we would have breathable air and the effect of an explosion would not be so hard."

The airline upgrade we can only dream of

A Delta Private Jets Challenger 604.

Delta Air Lines is about to offer the ultimate in upgrades for a select few of its top customers.

NZ couple touched by kindness

A memory card with 1500 holiday snaps of this couple was found in Wells, England on 21 July. With the help of Stuff readers, the couple has since been identified as Kate and Blu Lang, of Porirua.

Couple on mystery camera memory card grateful to be found.

Cathay Pacific flight in emergency landing

A Cathay Pacific plane flying from Hong Kong to Los Angeles was forced to make an emergency landing at a remote airport in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

A Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles diverted to a US military airport in Alaska's Aleutian Islands due to smoke in the aircraft.

Arahura's final Strait crossing video

He was on its maiden voyage in 1983 and Ron Baulch, of Upper Hutt, made sure he was a passenger on the final return crossing of the interislander ferry Arahura on Wednesday.

The retired Arahura ferry made its final Cook Strait passenger crossing on Wednesday.

Awesome attractions in weird locations

A monolithic rock-cut churches in Lalibela, Ethiopia

Nine great places to visit that are found in very odd locations around the world.

That time I drove in Canada

The Icefields Parkway in Alberta. Like New Zealand, if you focus on the scenery rather than the road then you're probably going to crash. In short, it sucks to be the driver.

I was nervous, alone in a different country and driving on the "wrong" side of the road.

7 hot spots for alternative diets

When you're gluten-free or vegan, some cities are more accommodating than others.

Hankering to travel but worried about your vegan or gluten-free needs? These cities will accommodate you ...

Breaking Bad cafe opens in Istanbul

Walter and Jesse? Is that you?

Breaking Bad fans, we hope you're sitting down for this because it's the best news you will receive this year.

Jetstar checks into Hawke's Bay

180615 News. Illustration: Jetstar/supplied. 
A mock-up image of a 50-seat Bombardier Q300 turbo-prop aircraft in Jetstar livery.

Jetstar executives head to Hawke's Bay to assess whether the airline might serve the region.

Fiji in five days

Sunset at the Mamanuca Islands.

The exuberant welcome of "Bula", brings a smile to even the most jaded traveller.

Airline fined for boarding unauthorised passenger

Cathay Pacific was convicted and fined a total of $6500 for failing to comply with the airline's obligations under the Immigration Act 2009.

Cathay Pacific has been fined for allowing a passenger to fly into NZ without proper approval.

Plane low on fuel declares emergency video

An Allegiant Air MD-83 passenger jet takes off.

"Yeah, listen, we're bingo fuel here in about probably three to four minutes and I got to come in and land."

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