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15 percent of Kiwis are now mostly or always meat-free - report

The NZ Vegetarian Society is welcoming news that more Kiwis are ditching meat in favour of plant-based diets. According to Colmar Brunton's ‘Better Futures: 2020’ report, 15% of New Zealanders aged 18 and over are now always or mostly meat free.

Love Whanganui? It’s time to nominate your community heroes

The Whanganui Community Awards are back and nominations are now open to the public. You can ensure your outstanding community heroes are in the running for an award, by nominating them for recognition in 2020.

Third anniversary of change to self containment rules for RV's

Can you use that toilet with bed made up?

Many freedom campers in smaller vehicles would have had this question put to them in the past several years.

NZ's Richest Literary Award donor reveals her identity

The anonymous benefactor responsible for funding the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards’ $50,000 annual fiction prize is ready to be known.

Ponytail Palm in bloom - must be a blue moon!

Ponytail Palm in bloom - must be a blue moon!

Maybe it’s because of Auckland’s dry spell; maybe it’s got something to do with the Moon - who knows?

New youth philanthropy programme for Christchurch calls for applications

Youth Philanthropy Programme, Generation Give, is expanding into Christchurch in March after a successful pilot programme in Queenstown during 2019.

Change of hours at outdoor pools in Hastings

With seasonal staff at our outdoor aquatic facilities returning to school and university, the opening hours are changing for safety reasons.

Time to register for Movin’March

Movin’March is fast approaching but there is still time for schools to sign up for the month-long free initiative that encourages students to walk, cycle and scoot to school.

Families share positives of moving into a care community

After Christmas and New Year celebrations, a lot of families are faced with difficult conversations and decisions after they realisethat an olderloved one is finding it harder to remain living at home.

Late blooming sunflowers delight kindy kids

Three lucky kindergartens were declared winners in the Daltons Late Bloomers Competition today, part of the much-loved Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens Project.