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We did it! $2m raised

New Zealand has opened its wallets and donated over $2 million to the #buythisbeachNZ campaign.

Keep donating, #buythisbeachNZ campaign co-organiser says.

Govt 'won't fund beach campaign'

Government minister Paula Bennett says there are no plans to kick in money to a beach crowdfunding campaign.

"It's not our intentions at this stage to put money in," Paula Bennett says.

Morgan: I don't want it all

Gareth Morgan says he'll only use a small portion of the Abel Tasman beach for sale.

Philanthropist publishes map showing how little of Abel Tasman beach he would use.

'Small victory' for Sikh man

'If I didn't say anything, if I didn't do anything, if I didn't step out of my comfort zone...   this could happen again to someone," says Waris Ahluwalia.

Indian-American actor and designer gets an apology after being barred from a flight for not removing his turban.

Emirates sets Auckland pricing

Emirates has three Airbus A380 double-decker services to Auckland from Australia and a daily Boeing 777-300ER Christchurch service. From March 2 it will begin a direct Auckland to Dubai service.

Emirates releases sharp pricing for new Auckland to Dubai service.

The mile-high skyscraper

A rendering of "Next Tokyo", with Mt Fuji in the background.

It will rise from the water, pierce the sky, and be surrounded by disaster-stopping islands.

Titanic II set for maiden voyage video

An undated artist's rendering of the proposed cruise ship Titanic II.

Date given for when replica of the Titanic will take to the seas.

School beach day brings in $2500 for cause

Cashmere High's student council counting the money the school raised for Awaroa Inlet.

A Christchurch school is helping Kiwis buy back Awaroa Inlet.

A model ambassador

Megan Gale said her role as an ambassador for Tourism New Zealand would help her reconnect with her Maori heritage.

Tourism NZ's new and famous ambassador is hoping to encourage Aussies to get on their bikes.

Cow poo causes airport stink

MPI staff said the passenger did the right thing by declaring the cow pat.

"Commercially packaged dung" intercepted at Auckland Airport, but traveller praised for declaring item.

Come on Kiwis, we can do this

Philanthropist Gareth Morgan says he'll help buy the beach but he wants to use it for his "own private benefit" before giving it to New Zealand. Buy the beach campaigners say regular Kiwis can raise the money without his help.

Stuff readers, thank you for opening your wallets. Together we can do this!

Morgan: Closer to $3m for beach

Philanthropist Gareth Morgan says he'll help buy the beach but he wants to use it for his "own private benefit" before giving it to New Zealand. Buy the beach campaigners say regular Kiwis can raise the money without his help.

Gareth Morgan says there's "not a hope" of buying a New Zealand beach for $2m but he'll make up the difference.

Is Gareth Morgan having a laugh?

Gareth Morgan is like New Zealand's eccentric uncle. He's got an opinion on everything, he's slightly annoying, but a good bloke at heart.

OPINION: Crowdfunding the private beach retreat of a multi-millionaire might not be quite as crazy as it sounds.

Private beach sparks buyer interest

The beach for sale in Awaroa Inlet is surrounded by Abel Tasman National Park.

It could be anyone's game for a private Abel Tasman beach with plenty of interest from buyers.

UN seeks cuts to aircraft emissions

UN wants to introduce  standards for carbon dioxide emissions for aircraft worldwide.

UN aims to reduce aircraft emissions by the equivalent of 140 million cars' worth.

Who owns NZ's shoreline? video

The beach for sale in Awaroa Inlet is surrounded by Abel Tasman National Park.

The Abel Tasman beach for sale may soon be given to the Crown - what are they missing?

A Waitangi weekend dream: Let's finish this stuff nation

Duane Major and Adam Gard'ner started the campaign.

The Kiwis behind the campaign to buy a stretch of Awaroa Inlet in Abel Tasman National Park are urging New Zealanders to dream big.

Former beach owner supports campaign

There has been a spike in donations from ordinary Kiwis.

Abel Tasman National Park wasn't always known as a place of accessible beauty.

Trick could beat curse of jet lag

Scientists have discovered a biological "hack" they say could cure jet lag before you travel.

It's now possible to prevent that sluggish feeling before you hit the road, scientists find.

Captain radios in cricket score

Air New Zealand loves a bit of sporting competition with our mates across the ditch.

At 30,000 feet, a passenger wanted the score. The news wasn't good, but it sure got better.

'Go New Zealand! We can do this!' stuff nation

The beach for sale is surrounded by Abel Tasman National Park. There's still time to pledge your support to help secure it for public use.

Kiwis behind campaign to buy Abel Tasman beach are grateful for support but say the job's not over yet.

Cabin crew win dress code battle

Skirts no more: British Airways staff pose with actor Orlando Bloom in 2015.

Who wears the trousers at British Airways? Finally, women can as "antiquated" skirts-only rule is scrapped.

Air NZ's $25m tech spend

A technology upgrade to Air New Zealand's ATR fleet will provide a more consistent service for customers, especially over winter.

Air New Zealand is spending large on advanced flight technology for its ATR fleet.

Beach campaign breaks $1m

The beach for sale in Awaroa Inlet is surrounded by Abel Tasman National Park.

There is less than one week left to own a slice of paradise along New Zealand's shoreline.

Q&A: How you can buy a beach video

A piece of beautiful New Zealand shoreline is up for sale and you could grab a slice.

You could own a slice of one of New Zealand's pristine beaches. Here's what you need to know.

Banned from Egypt - over a selfie

Rules against climbing Egypt's monuments have been put in place to protect them from human destruction.

A teenage tourist who illegally scaled an ancient pyramid to take selfies can never return.

Let's buy a beach video

Kevin and Heather Brown relax on a beach in Awaroa Inlet.

Join us in saving this slice of paradise for the public.

Nervous tourists hire chauffeurs video

Christchurch-based chauffeur Robin Adams acts as both taxi driver and guide for overseas visitors. "I mother them all the way around."

Tourists too scared to take to the wheel, or wanting a more relaxing holiday, are paying to be chauffeur-driven around NZ.

'If you give your little bit it'll add up' video

A beach on the Awaroa Inlet in Abel Tasman is on the market but with your help it could be bought by all of New Zealand, for all of New Zealand.

Win or lose, Duane Major is asking Kiwis to dig deep as time runs out to buy an idyllic Kiwi beach.

Big final push to buy beach

Tourists on a beach in the Awaroa Inlet

One more week and more than a $1m to go. Can we buy an Abel Tasman beach for New Zealand?

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