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North Island ski fields open

Whakapapa and Turoa ski areas have their sites set on a strong season after a delayed start.

North Island ski-fields have been tipped to see an increase in visitor numbers after the opening of the new lift.

Travel agents under investigation

Callum Reade, 19, has had his overseas holiday disappear after Waitara Travel closed an an investigation into it was started.

Potential holiday-goers have had their hopes of travel dashed by a company which is now the subject of a police investigation.

New displays 'freaky good'

Omaka Heritage Aviation Centre marketing manager Rachael Brown, left, outside the new hangar with project manager Dave ...

New war exhibition takes visitors from English garden party to the Eastern Front.

Terrorism worry? Keep travelling

Stamping passport

The terrorist attack at Istanbul's airport may make many travellers jittery as they prepare for holidays.

OITNB star's gate offence

Danielle Brooks looks pretty first class to us.

"I hate when gate agents look at me like I've never flown first class," Danielle Brooks said.

Cycling helmet added to ad

In the ad, a woman is riding a bicycle over a brick-paved bridge in what must surely be the Netherlands, with the ...

At first glance, the Emirates ad on a suburban bus stop in Australia is both charming and unexceptional.

30 million possibilities

Taylor Swift is renovating her Tribeca apartment.

$30 million. Imagine what you could do with it. Or, read this and we'll tell you.

Flying solo at 15

Jade Esler paid for her training with her business, The Sugar Bite, which sells at two market stalls in Canberra.

She's too young to drive a car, but Jade Esler is Australia's youngest female pilot.

Why flights take longer now

Airlines can save millions of dollars a year simply by flying their planes a little slower, and yes, by keeping you in ...

Flights today take longer to complete than they did 40 or 50 years ago.

Tourists better than travellers

Far from taking endless selfies, there's much to be said for the unpretentious ways of a so-called tourist.

There's much to be said for the unpretentious ways of a so-called tourist.

Tips for hiring private tour guides

The great thing about a private tour is the flexibility it offers you, so make sure you take time to develop an ...

Hiring a private tour guide is often the best way to make the most out of your visit to a port of call.

Scenic route: Sunset on Mt Taranaki

"We started at the North Egmont Visitor Centre and soldiered on up and across the mountain until we got to Pouakai Hut."

Lisa Young walks the Pouakai Circuit on Mount Taranaki, as part of our Scenic Route video competition.

Protect your data when travelling

Some hackers are employing hard-to-notice tactics to steal your information from public places.

Some hackers are employing hard-to-notice tactics to steal your information from public places.

Cereal cafe for Times Square

Bowls of cereal at Kellogg's NYC cafe in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

Good news, cereal lovers! Kellogg's is opening its first cereal cafe in New York City - but bring your wallet.

Top travel pics of the week gallery

Tourists enjoy the beach in Sousse, Tunisia.

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

Ruapehu opening delayed

Cardrona on Friday morning.

Ruapehu have delayed opening their skifields, but colder weather should bring more snow.

A tropical resort for $51

Kosrae Nautilus Resort comes fully staffed, and has 16 private rooms, a restaurant, a pool, and a private beach.

Who hasn't dreamt of quitting their job to run an inn at a beach in the middle of nowhere?

Found on the Loch Ness shore

What looks like a toothed skull, skeletal remains and internal organs were found on the shore of Loch Ness in Scotland.

A dog walker comes across what looks like skeletal remains on the shore of Loch Ness.

Crushed phone sparks flight fire

The phone caught fire during a Qantas flight from Sydney to Los Angeles on June 21.

A smartphone erupting into flames aboard a longhaul flight above the Pacific has investigators trying to figure out how it ignited.

Dog derby on the slopes gallery

Queenstown  Winter Festival Dog Derby at the Remarkables ski field on Thursday.

Farmers and townies took their dogs to The Remarkables ski field for a dog derby challenge.

You're welcome, says council

Kerry Blackmore poses in front of the welcome sign she modelled for.

Mayor says new welcome signs, a year in the making, are "worth waiting for".

Trampers complete Kepler Track in winter

Trampers still visit the Luxmore Hut on the Kepler Track during the winter months.

A lack of snow on the hilltops has seen more trampers complete the Kepler track in the winter.

Tips on tipping

Experts don't always agree on how much to tip.

If tipping angst makes you break out in a cold sweat, blame not the USA, but the United Kingdom.

Prepare for much more

Wellington's iconic cable car links Lambton Quay and Kelburn.

OPINION: Wellington needs to prepare for the tourist boom to end all tourist booms.

How to survive Beijing's smog

A man dons a mask to combat heavy pollution in Beijing, China.

An unfortunate combination of coal-burning and an enveloping mountain range is choking Beijing.

Stuff you don’t need to pack

Don't try and fit too many gadgets into your luggage.

Cool travel gadgets may not be worth the money.

Double rainbow lights up Mexico City video

The double rainbow was captured on a hotel webcam.

Watch as an amazing double rainbow transforms a grey day in Mexico City.

Winter magic in Sydney

A skater tests out the ice rink in front of sydney's St Mary's Cathedral.

Sydney's Winter Festival is full of surprises, with a distinct European flavour.

Saudi Arabia may get theme parks

Six Flags rollercoasters could be heading to Saudi Arabia.

Six Flags Entertainment is in discussions with Saudi Arabia over creating amusement parks in the ultraconservative kingdom.

World’s best cruise lines revealed

Queen Mary 2 has just entered drydock for a comprehensive, multimillion dollar refurbishment.

The results are in and travellers around the world have voted for their favourite cruise lines.

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