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Qantas passengers to be given virtual reality headsets to keep them entertained

Samsung Gear VR headsets will let passengers see films about new Qantas products as well as blockbuster films

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Mt Ngauruhoe featured as Mount Doom in Peter Jackson's film version of The Lord of the Rings and forms the centrepiece of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

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Perth: Western Australia's golden child

It was once little more than a mining hub, but this coastal metropolis is now abuzz with creative energy, says James Draven

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