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    Qantas and Virgin Australia's close call avoids mid-air collision over Brisbane

    Qantas and Virgin Australia's close call avoids mid-air collision over Brisbane


    A Qantas plane has been involved in a close call with a Virgin Australia aircraft near Brisbane Airport.The incident, which occurred on October 11, is being investigated by both the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB)...

    A Qantas plane has been involved in a close call with a Virgin Australia aircraft near Brisbane Airport.The incident, which occurred on October 11, is being investigated by both the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) and...
    Ethical Traveller: Push the boundaries for charity

    Ethical Traveller: Push the boundaries for charity


    Are fundraising trips abroad simply cheap holidays — or do they provide tangible benefits? Trisha Andres reports. For some, the experience is life-enhancing; for others, it has simply allowed them to raise funds and travel;...

    Are fundraising trips abroad simply cheap holidays — or do they provide tangible benefits? Trisha Andres reports. For some, the experience is life-enhancing; for others, it has simply allowed them to raise funds and travel; and,...
    Staying at the Sonesta, Philadelphia

    Staying at the Sonesta, Philadelphia


    Location: In the centre of the city on Market Street, a great location just minutes away from Rittenhouse Square with its great restaurants (highly recommend Parc and The Love) and shopping (bonus, there's no sales tax in...

    Location: In the centre of the city on Market Street, a great location just minutes away from Rittenhouse Square with its great restaurants (highly recommend Parc and The Love) and shopping (bonus, there's no sales tax in Philly...
    Royal travel advice: What Meghan Markle should expect from royal tours, Zika, and flying while pregnant

    Royal travel advice: What Meghan Markle should expect from royal tours, Zika, and flying while pregnant


    As Megan and Harry announce their first child on their trip to Australasia, it seems New Zealand might just be the perfect destination for jet-setting mothers to be. As the Sussexes arrive for their whirlwind tour of the...

    As Megan and Harry announce their first child on their trip to Australasia, it seems New Zealand might just be the perfect destination for jet-setting mothers to be. As the Sussexes arrive for their whirlwind tour of the Antipodes,...
    No live Barb, many Demogorgons at Universal haunted house

    No live Barb, many Demogorgons at Universal haunted house


    There may be no "Justice for Barb" at Universal Orlando's haunted house based on the Netflix hit, Stranger Things , but the beloved, ill-fated character does appear in grand, gory style.The Stranger Things house is one of...

    There may be no "Justice for Barb" at Universal Orlando's haunted house based on the Netflix hit, Stranger Things , but the beloved, ill-fated character does appear in grand, gory style.The Stranger Things house is one of 10...
    New Caledonia: The French connection

    New Caledonia: The French connection


    The Pacific nation's colonial legacy is still much in evidence, writes Hamish Fletcher. "When I see him I tell him: you are lucky to still be here," my tour guide Ludo says of Jean-Baptiste Orly.The words are wasted on Orly,...

    The Pacific nation's colonial legacy is still much in evidence, writes Hamish Fletcher. "When I see him I tell him: you are lucky to still be here," my tour guide Ludo says of Jean-Baptiste Orly.The words are wasted on Orly, the...
    Pop goes the Prosecco: Italian winery loses 30,000 litres of sparkling wine

    Pop goes the Prosecco: Italian winery loses 30,000 litres of sparkling wine


    Sparking wine lovers worldwide were devastated after footage emerged showing 30,000 litres of Prosecco going to waste when a fermentation tank exploded in Italy.The tank burst and spilled over in Conegliano, Veneto, in the...

    Sparking wine lovers worldwide were devastated after footage emerged showing 30,000 litres of Prosecco going to waste when a fermentation tank exploded in Italy.The tank burst and spilled over in Conegliano, Veneto, in the province...
    National Anzac Centre: Reflecting on lives lost

    National Anzac Centre: Reflecting on lives lost


    Tristram Clayton has an emotional family encounter at a significant Anzac memorial in Albany. It was just a name.But as it slowly scrolled into view, my jaw dropped and the hairs on the back of my neck crawled with...

    Tristram Clayton has an emotional family encounter at a significant Anzac memorial in Albany. It was just a name.But as it slowly scrolled into view, my jaw dropped and the hairs on the back of my neck crawled with electricity.I...
    Grounded: Ryanair pilots and crew left to sleep on Malaga airport office floor

    Grounded: Ryanair pilots and crew left to sleep on Malaga airport office floor


    A picture has emerged showing cabin crew from the Irish budget airline Ryanair lying on an airport office floor after becoming stranded by bad weather.The image was staged by six crew members in protest at their treatment at...

    A picture has emerged showing cabin crew from the Irish budget airline Ryanair lying on an airport office floor after becoming stranded by bad weather.The image was staged by six crew members in protest at their treatment at Malaga...
    Staying at Hotel Ibrahim Pasha, Sultanahmet, Istanbul

    Staying at Hotel Ibrahim Pasha, Sultanahmet, Istanbul


    Courtney Whitaker checks into Hotel Ibrahim Pasha, Sultanahmet, Istanbul. Location: Right in the heart of Sultanahmet, old Istanbul. The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar are steps from the hotel's...

    Courtney Whitaker checks into Hotel Ibrahim Pasha, Sultanahmet, Istanbul. Location: Right in the heart of Sultanahmet, old Istanbul. The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar are steps from the hotel's front...
    Flying Singapore to New York on SQ22 the inaugural world's longest flight

    Flying Singapore to New York on SQ22 the inaugural world's longest flight


    The plane: An Airbus A350-900XWB but this plane has even more initials — it's a ULR standing for ultra-long range. Singapore Airlines has the first of this new model for its world-beating Singapore - Newark/New York service....

    The plane: An Airbus A350-900XWB but this plane has even more initials — it's a ULR standing for ultra-long range. Singapore Airlines has the first of this new model for its world-beating Singapore - Newark/New York service. This...
    Royal tour of Australasia: travel accessory Meghan Markle never leaves without

    Royal tour of Australasia: travel accessory Meghan Markle never leaves without


    Prince Harry and Meghan Windsor may have arrived in Sydney shrouded in secrecy — we didn't even know what plane to expect them on — but we can be pretty sure of what Meghan had packed in her luggage.The Duke and Duchess of...

    Prince Harry and Meghan Windsor may have arrived in Sydney shrouded in secrecy — we didn't even know what plane to expect them on — but we can be pretty sure of what Meghan had packed in her luggage.The Duke and Duchess of Sussex...
    New York: Channel your inner Hepburn for breakfast at Tiffany

    New York: Channel your inner Hepburn for breakfast at Tiffany


    In the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's, Audrey Hepburn's character, Holly Golightly, muses that a visit to the jewellers Fifth Avenue flagship store "calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it." She...

    In the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's, Audrey Hepburn's character, Holly Golightly, muses that a visit to the jewellers Fifth Avenue flagship store "calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it." She continues,...
    Four wheels, a wedding and a funeral: World's wackiest drive-thrus

    Four wheels, a wedding and a funeral: World's wackiest drive-thrus


    It's amazing what you can do from the comfort of your own car - as these incredible pictures show. They reveal a whole world of quirky stop-offs, from funeral homes to nativity scenes and banks.Scroll down and you'll be...

    It's amazing what you can do from the comfort of your own car - as these incredible pictures show. They reveal a whole world of quirky stop-offs, from funeral homes to nativity scenes and banks.Scroll down and you'll be driven...
    Everyday legal medications in New Zealand that could land you in jail abroad

    Everyday legal medications in New Zealand that could land you in jail abroad


    I was already more than halfway to Tokyo when I realised I was carrying a stash of hardcore narcotics in my carry-on bag.My stomach flipped as I made the unpleasant discovery while rifling through my bag during a brief...

    I was already more than halfway to Tokyo when I realised I was carrying a stash of hardcore narcotics in my carry-on bag.My stomach flipped as I made the unpleasant discovery while rifling through my bag during a brief stopover.As...
    Sydney: Pedalling around the Harbour City

    Sydney: Pedalling around the Harbour City


    Andrew Louis takes the Harbour City's bike-sharing scheme for a test ride. The last time I drove around Sydney, it was a nightmare. I missed a turn. No worries, I thought, I'll take the next one. But, nope, it was a one-way...

    Andrew Louis takes the Harbour City's bike-sharing scheme for a test ride. The last time I drove around Sydney, it was a nightmare. I missed a turn. No worries, I thought, I'll take the next one. But, nope, it was a one-way street....
    $1500 bill for rookie error when hiring car

    $1500 bill for rookie error when hiring car


    When tourist Scott Sewell picked up his rental car, he noticed a tiny issue he didn't think was a big deal.The car had a crooked steering wheel, but he reckoned wouldn't affect the car's performance — and it didn't.But after...

    When tourist Scott Sewell picked up his rental car, he noticed a tiny issue he didn't think was a big deal.The car had a crooked steering wheel, but he reckoned wouldn't affect the car's performance — and it didn't.But after he...
    'Worst air traffic accident in history' narrowly avoided in Air Canada flyover

    'Worst air traffic accident in history' narrowly avoided in Air Canada flyover


    A near miss involving an Air Canada plane which almost landed on a crowded taxiway instead of a runway at San Francisco airport last year could have been the "worst aviation accident in history," according to an official...

    A near miss involving an Air Canada plane which almost landed on a crowded taxiway instead of a runway at San Francisco airport last year could have been the "worst aviation accident in history," according to an official report.The...
    Flying from Melbourne to Hobart with Qantas

    Flying from Melbourne to Hobart with Qantas


    Sandra Conchie flies from Melbourne to Hobart with Qantas. The plane: A Boeing 737-800. Class: Economy. Price: You can fly from Auckland to Hobart, via Melbourne, return in Economy Class, for $866. Flight time: ...

    Sandra Conchie flies from Melbourne to Hobart with Qantas. The plane: A Boeing 737-800. Class: Economy. Price: You can fly from Auckland to Hobart, via Melbourne, return in Economy Class, for $866. Flight time: One...
    Last-minute Labour Weekend getaways

    Last-minute Labour Weekend getaways


    If you don't already have plans for the first public holiday weekend of summer, head out on a road trip or hop on a short flight for one of these events across the country. NORTHLAND Labour Weekend Charity Fishing...

    If you don't already have plans for the first public holiday weekend of summer, head out on a road trip or hop on a short flight for one of these events across the country. NORTHLAND Labour Weekend Charity Fishing Competition...