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Waikato potter wins $3,000 Waiclay National Ceramics Award - Hamilton Council

South Waikato potter Fiona Tunnicliffe has won the $3,000 Waikato National Ceramics Premier Award for 2019 with a mid-fired clay work called ‘Blue Horse’.

Orang-utans’ two year stay in Christchurch ends mid-January - Orana Wildlife

Orana Wildlife Park has had the privilege and delight of holding Auckland Zoo’s three Bornean orang-utans, Charlie, Melur and Wanita, for the past two years whilst a new home was created for them in Auckland.

Christmas cheer at Pompallier Mission

Christmas cheer will be coming to Russell once again this year at the annual Carols @ Pompallier concert at Pompallier Mission, the Heritage New Zealand property in Russell, Bay of Islands.

Tips to have yourself a zero waste Christmas - Zero Waste

As the Christmas season gets fully into swing, the Zero Waste Network is encouraging New Zealanders to enjoy a zero waste holiday season. The things we choose to do and buy this Christmas have significant impacts on our climate, ecosystems, water, air and communities.

NZ on Air - Newer storytellers lead the dramatic line-up for 2020

Three engrossing new series from talented newer storytellers are set to capture Aotearoa’s attention in 2020, after winning funding in NZ On Air’s final round of 2019.

Selwyn District Council hits 100% dog registration for 11th year in row

For the eleventh year in a row Selwyn District Council has achieved 100% re-registration of the district’s dogs.

Mosque shootings dominate Quote of the Year shortlist

From heart-breaking responses to the Christchurch mosque shootings to the casual use of an internet meme in Parliament, 2019 has been a year of defining quotes produced by New Zealanders from politics, sport and criminal justice.

Latest geothermal hot spot launches in the Central North Island

The concept for New Zealand’s first geo-brewery is being developed just north of Taupo. While the plans for the full-scale brewery, restaurant and bar are still a work in progress, The Rogue Bore is celebrating the launch of its beer with a pop-up bar - just in time for summer.

Movin'March registrations open, encouraging students to get active in 2020

Earlybird Registrations for Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Movin’March are open and schools are being encouraged to sign up to the month-long initiative to encourage students to walk, cycle and scoot to school.

Win a year’s supply of sex toys with Adultoymegastore

New Zealand’s favourite online sex shop is doing its biggest giveaway ever - five chances to win a year’s supply of adult toys. To be in to win this amazing prize and heaps more, head over to the Adulttoymegastore website and look for Santa’s naughty elves Rudi and Effy.