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Food of the earth

Specialist in plant foraging Mel Wright demonstrated where to find edible plant material and how to use it in meals.

Marlborough iwi reconnect with foraging techniques of yesteryear.

Pilots banned from taking photos

The order added that while pilots were banned from taking photographs on airborne planes since 1997, now it was ...

India's air safety regulator has taken the step after six pilots took selfies with family members inside the cockpit.

Don't call it the Czech Republic

Heading to Prague? It's time to call the Czech Republic by the name it wants to be known as.

Heading to Prague? It's time to call the Czech Republic by the name it wants to be known as.

Man buys plane ticket for doll

Sara Novic was seated next to the doll on not one, but two flights.

Imagine if "The Conjuring" was set on a plane. We'll be flying with one eye open.

Brangelina break-up sells flights

A woman holds a newspaper with Norwegian Airlines' Brangelina break-up advertisement.

Norwegian Airlines is cashing in on Brad Pitt's single status, offering cheap flights to Los Angeles.

Nelson air link revived

Originair managing director Robert Inglis in front of the Jetstream aircraft at Nelson Airport before the first flight ...

Direct flights between Palmerston North and Nelson resume after a five-month break.

Travel pics: Snap and win! gallery

The two photos were taken at a lodge I worked at in South Africa over June/July which conducted research into Lions, but ...

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!

Travel quiz: Test your knowledge

Where are you if you are drinking a South Pacific (SP) beer you paid for with kina at Jacksons International Airport?

Where would you find Europe's number one tourist attraction?

Top travel pics of the week

An Arab tourist looks down from Kitzsteinhorn mountain near Zell am See, Austria, August 30, 2016. Picture taken August ...

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

Early airport drinks sparking air rage

One airline has issued life-long bans to 22 people this year.

Everyone likes a quick tipple to kick off their holiday but is it normal to drink at 6am?

Shhhhhhh .....

Relaxed country atmosphere

Keep the lid on one of Marlborough’s best-kept secrets

UN calls for more airport security

Police secures a Frankfurt airport terminal after Terminal 1 departure hall was evacuated in Frankfurt, Germany,  August ...

The United Nation's most powerful body wants increased screening at airports to detect terrorist attacks.

Dreamliner for Air NZ Vietnam route

The Dreamliner will fly on Air New Zealand's Auckland to Ho Chi Minh City route.

Air NZ confirms it will operate a second season of non-stop services between Auckland and Vietnam.

Own a rare piece of Concorde

Concordes were commercialised by Air France and British Airways.

From toilet seats to cockpit parts; enthusiasts and collectors can buy a piece of aviation history.

Auckland Airport security under spotlight

Auckland Airport's domestic terminal was thrown into "chaos" by a security breach, with people forced to go back through ...

A security breach at Auckland Airport on Thursday was one of 200 similar incidents in the past two years.

'Everyone in NZ is fat' video

What do visitors to New Zealand really think?

New Zealand promotes itself as 100% Pure destination - but what do visitors really think of Godzone?

Hovercraft coming to Lake Pukaki

An artist's impression of one of the new hovercrafts in action on Lake Pukaki.

Lake Pukaki is set to become the home of New Zealand's only commercial hovercraft company.

Pilot's view from the cockpit

Simon Rockett captures the aurora borealis from the cockpit.

Pilots don't just fly planes - it turns out, they're pretty good photographers too.

Happy families in Bali

Making canine friends at Pur Petintenget.

 If Instagram is anything to go by, Bali is the hottest family destination right now.

NZ: 5 solo travel tips

Looking out over Arrowtown on one of my many solo day trips around New Zealand.

I've always been a solo traveller, though it didn't start by choice.

Malaysia's overlooked island paradise

A Rhesus macaque. Langkawi's forest are full of them.

Mischievous macaques lined along the glassy green waters of the rive ignore our boat as we ease further into the forest.

The best small town in NZ

Naseby, Central Otago: The sign says it all.

As the school holidays draw near, one writer looks back at her favourite childhood holiday spot.

Smoke fills cabin, engine shuts off

Jetstar flight JQ956 from Sydney to Cairns was diverted to Brisbane after a technical issue with one of the engines saw ...

A Jetstar flight was left with just one engine after an incident where the cabin filled with smoke.

Mexico warning for Kiwi travellers

A tomb at the ruins of the Mayan city of Palenque in the hills of the southern Mexican state of Chiapas.

Kidnappings and violent crime leads to new advice to Kiwis to avoid three states in Mexico.

Suing for 'obese spillover'

Emirates allegedly refused to let the man initially move seats or offer an apology. Now he's suing.

Passenger says nine-hour flight to Dubai was made deeply uncomfortable by obese man's "spillover".

The 'Ugly' Wall of China

Great Wall

Worst restoration job of all time? Botched efforts leave 8km section of Great Wall looking like a cycle path.

How to get duty-free bargains

Experts say some duty-free retailers are banking on impulse shoppers who've forgotten presents for family and friends.

Should you buy in NZ? Wait until you get to your destination? Skip duty-free entirely?

Security incident at airport

Flights have been delayed at Auckland Airport after a security incident.

Flights delayed and all passengers asked to go through security screening again at Auckland Airport.

On board first Capital Express flight video

Singapore Airlines' inaugural flight from Singapore and Canberra touching down in Wellington.

We flew on the inaugural Singapore to Wellington flight to see what all the fuss about.

Exhausted pilots threaten strike

Easyjet pilots have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action in a dispute over "pilot fatigue".

Budget airline pilots have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action in a dispute over "pilot fatigue".

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