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Tomodachi Day celebrates 20-year friendship with sister city

Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace will welcome Minoh City Mayor Tetsuro Kurata, along with 21 representatives from Minoh City at a celebration on Saturday (January 31) at the Little Theatre and Riddiford Gardens to mark a 20-year sister-city friendship.

Field trip highlights Taranaki wetlands effort

A Taranaki couple’s award-winning efforts to preserve and enhance native biodiversity on their hillcountry bush block will be highlighted at a public field day on Sunday (1 February) to mark World Wetlands Day.

Best of all worlds in Pukeiti excursion

Exotic plants originating from afar and a taste of New Zealand’s pre-history will both be on offer at an event at Pukeiti on Sunday (1 February).

Registrations open for Bike the Trail 2015

The successful Bike the Trail event is on again this year with registrations now open online. The event is a family friendly cycling event starting in Upper Hutt and follows the Hutt River Trail downstream to Petone.

Stepping up for the LGBTIQ Youth Leaders Conference

Leading LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer) youth advocates from New Zealand and the Pacific will come together at the NXT15 Youth Leaders Conference in February to empower the rights of rainbow youth.

Sport Wellington Buggy Walk heads to Paekakariki

Hundreds of buggies are set to take on the Kapiti Coast for Sport Wellington’s next monthly Buggy Walk. The walk will take place on Thursday, 5th February at Queen Elizabeth Park in Paekakariki.

Wotif's top ten lakeside and coastal destinations

With Waitangi Day falling on a Friday and ‘Mondayisation’ in effect for Anzac Day, the ability to enjoy eight long weekends this year is very appealing.

NZ's top restaurants and chefs revealed

The top restaurants and chefs in the nation were revealed at a long lunch held at the prestigious Kelliher Estate on Puketutu Island today, after months of assessment by culinary trained experts.

Giapo scoops Kiwi ice cream accolade

As summer scorches on, ice cream lovers have spoken out on Trip Advisor: Auckland’s Giapo Haute Ice Cream serves the nation’s best frozen ‘creations’.

Readers invited to nominate Great Kiwi Classic

The hunt for the Great Kiwi Classic returns in 2015 and New Zealand readers nationwide are invited to join our celebration of iconic Kiwi books by nominating their favourites.

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