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World's first plus-size resort

The Resort, on the Caribbean island of Eleuthera, is custom-built for large sizes, with chairs that are a metre wide, ...

New Caribbean hotel catering specifically for guests who weigh 114-190kg is a "sanctuary", owner says.

The curious reasons why we buy luxury

Sofia Ambler's North Shore based helicopter business Heletranz is booming thanks to the New Zealand luxury tourism industry.

What a person thinks about themselves could explain their luxury-buying habits.

It's always sunny in St Petersburg

The blue and gold domes of the Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood are an iconic sight in St Petersburg.

Josh Martin gets to know Russia's imperial capital during the summer solstice.

Samoa's natural attraction video

The Togitogiga falls in Upolu, Samoa are a perfect place for a quick swim or a long afternoon lunch.

The sandy beaches aren't the only place to spend your island time, venture inland and you'll find Samoa's best attractions away from the coastline.

Flight test: Auckland to San Francisco

If you can afford the extra $1000 or so, premium economy is worth it on the Auckland to San Francisco route.

If you can afford the extra $1000 or so, premium economy is worth it when it comes to long-haul flights.

Escaping to another world

The wreckage of a US Navy DC3 sits at the end of a 15-minute fat bike ride, or one-hour walk.

Just three hours flight from Europe, Iceland is well worth the extra jump.

World famous in NZ: The Roxy video

Where film and food combine: Coco at The Roxy head chef Nic Spicer with some of the fare he created for a special Hobbit ...

Live the movies in a world class, state of the art cinema, and dine in one of Wellington's hidden gems.

Country roads of Southern Scandinavia

The famous coloured buildings of Nyhavn in Copenhagen - the capital of Denmark and a bustling city.

Fjords, vikings, cruises and breath-taking scenery - southern Scandinavia is unforgettable.

Spring has sprung in Central Otago

Admiring the colourful blooms around Ranfurly.

Frolicking lambs, colourful blooms, warmer temperatures and beautiful scenery - it's time to visit Central Otago.

Where the flip are the penguins? video

White-flippered penguins at Harris Bay, Banks Peninsula.

Row over local baches is holding up white-flippered penguin colony near Christchurch - 20 years after it was first proposed.

Europe: 5 fantastic train journeys

Travelling by train can be much more rewarding than flying. Enjoy the views en-route, and arrive at your destination ...

Even in this era of ridiculously low airfares, there's something about a train journey.

Auckland's Motutapu to reopen

Motutapu Island is home to Kiwi and many other native birds.

Pest-free island in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf will open again in time for Labour Weekend.

Labour Weekend's laborious traffic

Labour Weekend traffic heading out of the capital is already starting to build on State Highway 1 Plimmerton to Paraparaumu.

Traffic congestion builds, as motorists head away for the long weekend.

Tourism industry labour concerns

Queenstown is in line for a big financial windfall if Winston Peters gets traction for his idea of passing GST to the ...

The tourism industry is fairly relaxed about the change of Government, but remains nervous about any cuts in temporary migrant labour and will continue to push for more infrastructure funding.

Get paid to move to Italy

New Candela resident Francesco Delvecchio said the town benefits from being "at the crossroads of three gorgeous Italian ...

The mayor of a small town in Puglia is offering up to $3370 to new residents.

Pyongyang as you've never seen it video

Some incredible structures on the river.

A 360-degree video of Kim Jong Un's showcase North Korean capital.

The long and winding dead end

The Acheron Rd, through Molesworth Station, is open again, but only from the Marlborough end.

It's a long, dusty through-road that doesn't go through anymore. The Molesworth road reopens ... kind of.

Bach of the Year finalists

A log fire and hot tub are on offer at Lahar Alpine Retreat in Ohakune.

A "love shack" in Rotorua with Scandi influences and a country barn are among this year's contenders.

New York is a real-life movie set stuff nation

The best way to see New York via the subway.

Paige Newnham-Shaw takes in the sights and sounds of the bustling US city.

Pilot takes ultimate scenic route

The Matterhorn mountain in Switzerland.

What do you do when you can't land due to congestion? Why, go on a scenic tour of course.

Kiwis get a glimpse inside world's best spa video

Cool off between massages in your pool.

I have so much Zen running through the system, I could have given the Dalai Lama a run for his money.

Airbus A330neo takes to the air video

The wide-bodied, long-distance jet took off from the planemaker's Toulouse headquarters in France.

The rival to Boeing's 787 Dreamliner stages delayed maiden flight.

Drones seek out invaders

Drones have been deployed to capture trespassers at the Defence Force's weapons range in South Head.

Intruders are causing repeated disruptions to military operations in Auckland.

'Hotel of Doom' may finally open video

The Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang.

Satellite images show work may have restarted on North Korea's 105-story Ryugyong Hotel.

Not champagne? Get my lawyer video

Champagne is a sparkling wine produced from grapes grown in the Champagne region of France.

Passenger sues airline after he was promised champagne but got sparkling wine instead.

Tiny train chuffed to be here video

Picton Society of Model Engineers members, from left, Brian Henstock, Kerry Johnson and Graham Low get the train ready ...

What a difference 50 years makes? Ten cents of a difference in fact.

A night at the Packhorse Hut

Packhorse Hut is the reward at the end of a two-hour uphill walk. It looks out over Mt Bradley, Lyttelton Harbour and ...

Packhorse Hut - at the end of a short sharp walk up Canterbury's Kaituna Valley - comes highly recommended.

Navy sailors catch Fiji cruise ship for training

New Zealand Navy navigation trainees on the job aboard a P&O cruise ship.

The Navy says its all work and no play when its sailors hitch a ride on cruise liners to do navigation training.

Cycling in Chch, ugh

Stuff reporter Monique Steele cycles in Kyoto in Japan during their piping hot summer back in July.

OPINION: Is Christchurch ready to become a cycle city? Or rather, is Christchurch ready to join the rest of the world?

London to Berlin for $24?

EasyJet has indicated that it might make huge losses this year.

In Europe, simply getting to the airport is often more expensive than the flight itself.

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