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Airport has record profit

Passenger growth and night flights behind record profit for Queenstown Airport.

Passenger growth and night flights behind record profit for Queenstown Airport.

Dirty dancing hotel: dismal tourist trap

Mountain Lake Lodge desperately clutches at memories while the bone-dry lake is post-apocalyptic.

Most depressingly, the famous lake where Johnny lifts Baby is bone-dry and post-apocalyptic.

Urine-soaked seat for 11-hour flight

When the passenger complained, the flight attendant handed him wipes to clean it.

When the passenger complained, the flight attendant handed him wipes to clean it.

Couple's epic tour of New Zealand video

White water rafting in Queenstown.

In terms of travel goals, theirs was pretty epic: To do NZ's best 365 activities in a year.

Mid-flight hot water spill on boy

Matthew Gibson suffered burns to his leg after a flight attendant spilled boiling water on him.

A child suffered burns to his leg after a flight attendant spilled boiling water on him.

Passenger tries to open exit mid-flight video

Once the flight landed, police officers escorted the man off the plane.

The pilot had just started the descent when a man at the emergency exit tried to open the door.

Bridges beamed in

The concept design of the Irongate bridge on State Highway 1.

Design plans show new-look coastal highway, complete with bridges and seawalls.

Wish list in the post

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark walked the Pouakai Crossing during a visit to Taranaki

Taranaki mayors have sent a guide to the incoming government for extra regional spending.

Italy's 10 most beautiful beaches video

Cala Granara is in La Maddalena, an archipelago of around 60 islands.

One looks like a staircase. Another was created by a landslide. But they're all equally spectacular.

Private Dreamliner oozes luxury

On board the private Boeing Dreamliner, the BBJ 787 VVIP.

At a cost of $100,000 per hour to fly, the 787 VVIP is decked out in features for those with cash to burn.

Residents claim bypass a 'done deal'

An Opus survey team marked up the proposed State Highway 1 road realignment last week.

The sight of workers surveying the area of the proposed State Highway 1 deviation has Kaikoura residents up in arms.

Finding the lost and disorientated

Taranaki LandSAR volunteer trainees, Andrew Brooker, left, and Fleur Lonsdale study a topo map of Pukeiti Gardens

Getting hauled out of bed late at night to find a lost tramper doesn't worry search and rescue volunteer trainees.

NZ to take rule of Norfolk Island?

The island in the South Pacific is known for its stunning vistas.

Some Norfolk Islanders have had enough of Australian rule and want NZ to take an interest in them.

Tourism Holdings records $30m profit

Just over half of the Tourism Holdings' annual profit came from its New Zealand motorhome rentals and sales.

Booming motorhome rentals at home and abroad have contributed to Tourism Holdings Ltd's record $30m annual profit.

Croatia's beach bar especially for dogs video

Canines and owners experience the joys of summertime together.

Happy canines and owners can lie in the sun or dive in the Adriatic water.

Pilotless planes and cheaper flights

Could a remote control fly the Antonov AN-225 one day?

With a huge demand for pilots, the future of flying might be in remote-control aircraft.

'Slim, pretty cabin crew paid more'

Russian carrier Aeroflot has been accused of discriminating against certain flight attendants for their age and weight.

The first warning sign for Magurina was when the new uniforms didn't come in her size.

Passenger jet gets up close to eclipse video

The sun is obscured by the moon during a solar eclipse as seen from an Alaska Airlines commercial jet at 40,000 feet ...

A special eclipse-chasing charter flight gave lucky passengers a unique view of the event.

Movie pilgrims mean big bucks

Lord of the Rings fans produce a Rohan flag at Mt Potts Station, which stood in for the Rohan capital Edoras in the film.

This location tour expert says there's money in making fans' dreams come true - and he learned how to do it here.

Aircraft emergency exits explained

You hear "cabin crew arm doors and cross check". But what does that mean?

You hear "cabin crew arm doors and cross check". But what does that mean?

Message in bottle travels 800km

The message that was written by Bethany Wright and her boyfriend Zac Marriner.

A carefree message from tourists in Greece travelled troubled waters to land on a Gaza beach.

Chance to explore '10 new Balis'

Pulau Padar Island in between Komodo and Rinca Islands near Labuan Bajo in Indonesia.

A $205 million port could bring the "rich guy" to Indonesia's lesser-known places.

Rimutaka oil spill cleared

NZTA is responding to reports of an oil spill on State Highway 2 over the Rimutaka hill. (File photo)

Large diesel spill on Wairarapa side of SH2 was causing a traffic hazard.

World's least-visited countries

If you've never heard of Tuvalu, it's probably because it's in danger of being wiped off the map by rising sea levels.

While millions flock to NZ, these countries only get a handful of tourists a year.

Stars in your eyes

Scaffolders prepare for roof repairs on the New Plymouth Observatory, and lifting of the dome.

Gazing at the stars will continue at century old observatory in spite of repairs

Most fun you can have in Europe

On a summer's day in Switzerland, there's nowhere you'd rather be.

It's a simple pleasure, but on a summer's day in Switzerland, there's nowhere you'd rather be.

Nuclear threat boosts tourism video

Guam, under nuclear threat, is learning that there's no such thing as bad press.

Guam, under nuclear threat, is learning that there's no such thing as bad press.

Visitors still lured by NZ charm

New Zealand continues to lure record numbers of both migrants and tourists.

New Zealand's still attracting people for holidays and to live in record numbers

How well-travelled are Kiwis?

Kiwis are considered more well-travelled than the British and Canadians.

We're a country of globetrotters, according to new research... but not before the Irish and Aussies.

Mysterious military jet tracks flight

The jet was so close to the passenger plane, stunned travellers could read the writing on its tail fin.

The aircraft was so close, stunned passengers could read the writing on its tail fin.

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