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Hoofing it on Hump Ridge

The legs get a workout while the eyes are dazzled by the view on this lushly-forested Southland track, writes a weary but…

Kia ora: Franz Josef

Elisabeth Easther explores the striking natural beauty of this West Coast gem.

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Winston Aldworth: Swapping adventure for a spot of pampering
Winston Aldworth: Swapping adventure for a spot of pampering

We Kiwis have tended to think of ourselves as adventurous types, but a survey by Qantas suggests we've become a bit more…

Winston Aldworth: Toilet? You should've gone before we left
Winston Aldworth: Toilet? You should've gone before we left

Would you give up the right to spend a penny inflight in return for saving a few bucks on your airline ticket?

Matt Heath: If you are too laid-back I might fly into a rage
Matt Heath: If you are too laid-back I might fly into a rage

Passengers who recline without thinking are no friends of mine.

Ben Stanley: Sleepless in transit lounge
Ben Stanley: Sleepless in transit lounge

Ben Stanley's nine hours in Houston International Airport feel like torture.

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Winston Aldworth: A homecoming far from home

Winston Aldworth: A homecoming far from home

A nosey up the family tree is the one trip that everyone should make.

Jim Eagles: Departure from tradition

Jim Eagles: Departure from tradition

Some simple technology would surely ease our passage through airport transit.

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Winston Aldworth: Carry on, air steward

Winston Aldworth: Carry on, air steward

Jetstar is trialling a scheme that will see 'cabin baggage officers' busting passengers who try sneak on board planes with oversized or heavy carry-on luggage.

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Nic Hamilton: Death from above

Nic Hamilton: Death from above

An in-flight medical emergency, with no doctors on board, is a terrifying experience writes Nic Hamilton.

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Winston Aldworth: Key's regional winner over Air NZ prices

Winston Aldworth: Key's regional winner over Air NZ prices

Amid the scandals of the past couple of weeks, John Key played one move that ought to have - in a normal, non-Whale Oiled news cycle - won the campaigning Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism some good press.

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Knee Defender or knee jerks? The gadget that has sparked mid-flight fury

Knee Defender or knee jerks? The gadget that has sparked mid-flight fury

It's the gadget that has sparked mid-flight fury and resulted in two passengers being turfed off a plane. So is it good flight etiquette?

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Yvonne van Dongen: Spew reasons to go off the beaten track

Yvonne van Dongen: Spew reasons to go off the beaten track

Projectile vomits aside, a weak constitution does have its upside, as Yvonne van Dongen explains.

Winston Aldworth: Paying for the privilege of arriving on time

Winston Aldworth: Paying for the privilege of arriving on time

A Dutch rail company has found a novel way to make money from travellers worried about missing flights.

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Alex Robertson: Terminal torture

Alex Robertson: Terminal torture

All Alex Robertson wanted was a bar and a quiet beer between flights but he got his ears bent instead.

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Derek Cheng: Chasing the high

Derek Cheng: Chasing the high

When he's not interviewing politicians, Derek Cheng spends his time travelling the world cheaply and rock climbing.

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