Taking on the Maitland Ridge challenge

Sarnim Dean makes his way up to the start of the Maitland Ridge track near St Arnaud.

Avid mountaibiker Sarnim Dean checked out one of the newest back country tracks to be built on the top of the south, Maitland Ridge, near St Arnaud.

Jetstar's regional flights take off

Jetstar will operate five Q300 aircraft on New Zealand regional routes from December 2015.

Jetstar's first regional service starts on Tuesday, marking the start of a new era for the low cost carrier.

Travel tip: Get the best seat

Know what kind of seat you want - do you need more legroom, or a window seat? Is reclining a must?

Know what kind of seat you want - do you need more legroom, or a window seat? Is reclining a must?

78-year-old on a wild world car adventure

Heidi Hetzer at the start of her "Heidi Around the World" auto tour driving a 1930 Hudson "Great Eight"on July 27, 2014 in Berlin.

NZ well remembered by 78-year-old grandmother as her worldwide adventure driving an 85-year-old car reaches Miami.

Grandma hikes 3500km

Emma Rowena Gatewood was the first woman to hike to Appalachian Trail solo. The grandmother to 14 successfully walked the trail three times.

The grandmother of 24 hiked the trail solo, armed with a blanket, raincoat and plastic shower curtain.

MacGyver-like mid-flight rescue

A doctor saved a man during a flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco on Thanksgiving Day.

Passengers band together to save a man who lost consciousness at 35,000 feet.

The greatest unboxing video ever video

KLM unwraps its latest acquisition

In a new take on the phenomenon of unboxing, KLM has "unboxed" its Dreamliner.

Boeing 757 touches down in Antarctica

The Boeing 757 touched down on a blue ice runway at Union Glacier in Antarctica.

Conventional passenger planes could become more common for travel to Antarctica.

Work travel like booking holiday

Industry sources said only about half of Google Australia's travel was booked through its travel management company. The rest was done by the employees themselves.

Book your holidays online? Why not take control of your corporate travel plans as well?

Air NZ innovation takes off

Air New Zealand recently tempted Amazon executive Scott Bishop to move to Auckland from the US to become its head of innovation.

When Air NZ wants to please its customers, it doesn't look at rivals like Qantas or partners like Virgin Australia.

Fiji team shines in flight drama

Members of Fiji's sevens team help out on a flight after a passenger became ill.

Sevens players helped serve food and collect rubbish for "stressed" staff after a passenger on their flight became ill.

Top travel pictures gallery

A reveller in fancy dress reacts in front of the camera as he enjoys the atmosphere during the British Fancy Dress Day.

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

How to stay healthy when travelling

Dr Libby Weaver.

A holiday is not just about seeing the sights - you need to stay fit to enjoy your time there, says Dr Libby.

Travel chaos at Heathrow Airport video

Protesters have caused travel chaos at London't Heathrow airport.

Demonstrators blocked an entrance tunnel to London's Heathrow Airport in apparent protest.

Museum rallies to save last flying boat

Motat's senior aviation volunteer Norm McKelvey has overseen the restoration of more than 20 aircraft.

The world’s last remaining Solent Mark IV Flying Boat has fallen into disrepair, but the museum that owns it can't afford to fix it.

Promo video for Link Pathway video

Marlborough Sounds artist Rick Edmonds, with dog Jess, on the first bridle track section of the Link Pathway near Ngakuta Bay in the Queen Charlotte Sound.

A promotional video has been released for the Link Pathway, which is being constructed from Picton to Havelock.

Boozy passengers face life ban

Enjoying a pre-flight cocktail could soon be a thing of the past.

Airlines looking to get tough on unruly passengers could impose a blanket life ban for drunks.

Kiwi Regional Airlines' next stop

Kiwi Regional Airlines plans on having a second SAAB 340A by October 2016.

New Kiwi Regional Airlines' route to Tauranga or Napier imminent.

Map shows safest place to travel

A map shows the only safe place in the world to travel for American's is America.

The US State department has published a map advising its citizens of the safest places to travel.

Top celeb travel pics gallery

Kylie Jenner enjoying a taste of Down Under.

Celebrities always seem to be on holiday. Check out some of their top travel pictures of the week.

Hilton hotels hit by malware

Hilton said customers who used their cards during a 17-week period in either 2014 or 2015 were advised to check their bank statements.

Hotel chain operator says it has identified malware in some payment systems that targeted payment card information.

Air NZ to monitor minors

Air New Zealand's Airbands will be scanned at four stages of a child's journey.

Air New Zealand is claiming a world first with the introduction of child monitoring bracelets.

Tahuna camp set for revamp

The 22 hectare Tahuna Beach Holiday Park in Nelson is the largest campground in the southern hemisphere.

Nelson's Tahuna Beach Holiday Park will get new buildings and boardwalks to lift it to "resort status".

More Sharm el-Sheikh flights cancelled

British Airways and EasyJet have canceled flights to Sharm el-Sheikh.

British Airways and EasyJet have canceled flights to Sharm el-Sheikh until at least January, as Britain advises its citizens to avoid travel there.

Kiwi Regional Air axes Queenstown flights

Kiwi Regional Air purchased one SAAB 340A for about $2 million.

One month after launching Kiwi Air is already abandoning a route.

US issues worldwide travel alert

US citizens have been urged to be vigilant in a worldwide travel alert

The US says terrorist groups are planning further attacks on planes, markets, theatres and sporting events.

Kid's air crash recovery idea

The youngster sent this very clever drawing to the CEO of Delta Airlines.

Delta Airlines have made one boy very happy after he sent the American carrier a letter, and received a reply.

'Girl power' takes to the skies video

The Spice Girls have got nothing on this new form  of 'girl power'.

Ethiopian Airlines have made history with a flight crewed entirely by women.

Air NZ ad thanks Qantas video

A public rivalry between Air New Zealand and Qantas continues.

Air New Zealand signs up Qantas CEO as Airpoints member.

Airline offers flyer points for fitness

Qantas will offer more points to flyers who are fit.

Qantas will give its customers frequent flyer points just for taking a walk around the block.

Ad Feedback
special offers