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Kindergarten sunflower project prepares to bloom

A staggering 13,024 kindergarten tots around New Zealand will become little green thumbs and showcase their gardening knowhow by competing with other kindergartens in their region to grow the tallest sunflower or widest sunflower head.

Prized Nelson organic wine brands on the market

The capital-intensive demands of the wine industry are a deterrent for many young winemakers and viticulturists wanting to stamp their own mark.

Wintec’s Prime Minister’s Scholarship recipient gears up for Colombia

It’s not every day that a trip to Colombia is on the cards, but for Wintec student Rosa Conway it is. Rosa is Wintec’s second recipient of the Prime Minister’s 2019 Scholarships (PMSA) for Latin America and, in November, will find herself in Medellin, Colombia.

Kemps gather at Kemp House for 200th anniversary celebration

Over 40 descendants of missionaries James and Charlotte Kemp gathered at the Kerikeri Mission Station in the weekend to commemorate their family ties to one of New Zealand’s earliest settlements.

Grabaseat $9 deals take off this morning

Air New Zealand’s Grabaseat is releasing 500 domestic flights at just $9 one-way and hundreds of razor-sharp fares to Asia, Australia and the Pacific Islands this morning.

Road closure on Harwood St, Hamilton this Friday and Saturday

Hamilton City Council advises road users and business owners a section of Harwood St in the central city will be closed on Friday 16 August to Saturday 17 August between the hours of 7am to 6pm.

Pre-war bottle of Louis XIII cognac, Grange magnums up for auction

A pre-WW2 cognac, a unique Penfolds Grange vertical of magnums never sold before in NZ, and rare rum that is no longer made, as well as whiskies and other spirits from the 50s, 60s and 70s, are all going under the hammer at The Wine Auction Room’s Heroes and Icons auction.

Gisborne District Council: Spraying responsibly this Spring

With spring approaching, Council reminds anyone working on production land to ensure agrichemical spraying is carried out responsibly.

Responsible tourism and Tiaki values earn hotel top tourism award

At a national gathering of the tourism industry last night that was addressed by the Minister of Tourism, Kelvin Davis, the theme of Tiaki - Care for New Zealand, the care and protection of New Zealand for future generations was front and centre.

Professor says continuously rechargeable batteries are on the way

Could we be close to having sustainable, continuously rechargeable batteries that power our lives? University of Canterbury (UC) Associate Professor Aaron Marshall thinks so and is developing redox flow batteries as a viable energy storage system that will never wear.