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My ultimate escape, by radio host Jason 'JT' Tikao

A location so spectacular, the broadcaster decided to get married there.

5/12/2020
Canterbury

World-class trails put Hanmer Springs on 'national mountain biking map'

The alpine village of Hanmer Springs is about to add world-class mountain bike trails to its visitor appeal.

4/12/2020
Travel news

Civil Aviation Authority 'carefully reviewing' return of 737 Max

The troubled plane has made its first passenger flight since it was grounded in 2019, but it could be some time before it returns to NZ skies.

4/12/2020
Travel news

The small tourist attraction facing a $165k bill to expand

The owner of a famed Akaroa tourist spot wants to expand its garden and build a cafe. But the consent costs alone have spiralled.

4/12/2020
Travel news

Air NZ boosts capacity as Auckland Airport predicts busiest day

The airline will use bigger planes on flights this December to cater for higher demand than expected.

4/12/2020
Travel news

A vaccine will be a game-changer for international travel, but it's not everything

OPINION: It will be wonderful to be able to travel internationally again, but wherever we go, it will be some time before travel looks like it did before the pandemic.

4/12/2020
Business

Expensive 'butt-covering' for adventure tourism?

A safety review after Whakaari/White Island deaths aims to improve standards, but not all operators are convinced.

4/12/2020
Travel news

Tourism venture aims to walk tall with Forest Footsteps offering

A unique Murupara tourism venture was almost felled by Covid, but their Whirinaki Forest Footsteps venture holds hope for a new future

4/12/2020
Travel news

Could a travel bubble between New York and London be on the horizon?

Trial programmes for pre-flight coronavirus tests have emerged for flights on United and American Airlines routes shared with British Airways.

4/12/2020
Travel news

Freedom camping sites culled

Waitapu Bridge and Taupata in Golden Bay will not be open to freedom campers this summer while Decks Reserve in Motueka will be off limits to some.

4/12/2020
Travel news

Cook Island travel bubble delay 'extremely frustrating'

Some Cook Islands business operators are feeling deflated after months of promised updates and ongoing delays to a travel bubble with New Zealand.

3/12/2020
North America

The men who say they removed the monolith

Two US adventure sportsmen who advocate a "Leave No Trace" philosophy towards nature, step forward to say they were part of the team who removed the Utah monolith.

3/12/2020