Don’t leave it less than four months before you book your flight to London.

Sure-fire trick to saving hundreds on flights

  Holiday-makers could save hundreds of dollars on domestic and international flights if they just knew the best time to book depending on the destination, new airfare data reveals. Too many Australian holiday-makers are booking flights too late and missing out on an average of 31 of savings for each international trip, joint research from […]

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Virgin Galactic flew an engagement ring to space

It’s a love story that transcends gravity. The successful test flight of Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity SpaceShipTwo to suborbital space on Thursday was followed up by a heart-warming, on-the-ground proposal. Flight test engineer Brandon Parrish asked his girlfriend Veronica McGowan, a structural engineer, to marry him. He used an engagement ring that had just flown […]

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Kiwi slams Aussies who trashed his Airbnb

AN AUCKLAND Airbnb host is disgusted after Australian guests who rented his property on Bledisloe game night trashed the house and broke his “no parties” rule. Ravi Punjwani said he prided himself on taking close care of all the properties he managed. But he was disgusted by the state of his Onehunga property after a […]

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Sharks have a new enemy: Magnets

Forget the old ‘shooting the scuba tank’ trick. The next time you need to ward off a shark, try wearing a giant magnet. Researchers at Australia’s University of Newcastle have found that attaching magnets to commercial fish traps can successfully ward off sharks and rays, meaning fewer sharks are caught as bycatch. The study, published […]

Alan Jones has been found guilty of defamation. Picture: John Grainger

Alan Jones found guilty of defamation

ALAN Jones and his team have been ordered to pay a record .7 million in compensation for defaming a Queensland family by claiming they were responsible for 12 deaths in the 2011 Lockyer Valley floods. Sydney radio broadcaster Jones, Harbour Radio and 4BC were sued by the prominent Wagner family, who claim they were blamed […]

Although dark tourism is booming, many area of Fukushima remain no-go zones. Picture: Netflix

Japanese government worried about this Dark Tourist moment

ITS willingness to boldly take audiences to some of the most offbeat, off-putting and downright disturbing places on the planet has made the Netflix series Dark Tourist a global sensation. The first season of the groundbreaking documentary series, which was released in July, follows host David Farrier’s excursions to grim locations, from a forbidden ghost […]

Demolition work on the current stadium has been put on hold. Picture: Joel Carrett/AAP

Sydney stadium demolition work put on hold

  Demolition work at Sydney’s Allianz Stadium has been put on hold after a judge issued a temporary injunction delaying the project until next month. Justice Nicola Pain applied a temporary injunction in the Land and Environment Court on Tuesday restricting hard demolition work on the stadium until March 8, while she considers a legal […]

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Instagram co-founders leaving Facebook to ‘explore creativity again’

The cofounders of Facebook’s photo-sharing app Instagram have resigned their positions and plan to leave the company in coming weeks. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom and Chief Technical Officer Mike Krieger notified Instagram and Facebook executives of their decision on Monday,the New York Times reported Monday evening. Systrom confirmed the resignations in a company blog post […]

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Bill Gates says Mark Zuckerberg ‘owes’ him for DC advice

Bill Gates says Mark Zuckerberg ‘owes’ him for some valuable advice the Microsoft co-founder gave the Facebook co-founder. Gates, who’s become a bit of a mentor and role model for Zuckerberg, both in business and philanthropy, advised his fellow Harvard dropout to be alert to the opinions of lawmakers, according to a profile of Zuckerberg […]

US rapper Pitbull is godfather for Norwegian Cruise Lines, Norwegian Escape.

Truth about cruise ship’s strangest job

At the recent christening of the new Celebrity Edge in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai released a custom-made 18-litre bottle of Badoit French mineral water across the ship’s Parabolic Ultra Bow. It marked a revolution at sea. “Malala is the perfect godmother for Celebrity Edge,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, […]