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Unique new wine finished in aged whisky barrels

Jacob’s Creek is pushing the boundaries of modern winemaking with the launch of Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel in New Zealand - a new range of premium red wines finished in whisk(e)y barrels.

Cheers to Sauvignon Blanc

Today is #SauvBlanc Day, where wine lovers around the globe toast to Sauvignon Blanc - the crisp, refreshing, zingy drop that has taken the world by storm - and accounts for New Zealand exports worth over $1 billion annually.

Gardening: Winter colour? We've got it in spades

By Tod Palenski, Awapuni Nurseries.

Just because we’re heading into the colder months, doesn’t mean your garden needs to wallow in dull ever-greens and bare branches. In fact, it’s more than possible to add a splash of winter colour with vibrant flowering plants like viola.

Gardening: Stop slugs in their slime

By Tod Palenski, Awapuni Nurseries

Forget about slug bait let me introduce…beer bait!

Simply, cut the top off an empty fizzy drink bottle, leaving approximately 10cm of plastic from the lid. Make sure the lid is tightly screwed on.

Gardening: Silverbeet, the new spinach

By Tod Palenski, Awapuni Nurseries.

A hundred names, a century apart

Today’s top 100 birth names bear little relation to those born a hundred years ago according to details released by the Department of Internal Affairs.

Study reveals what really makes Kiwis awesome

The results of the 2015 Sovereign Wellbeing Index, a landmark study into how New Zealanders are faring on a personal and social level, has revealed new insights into what makes Kiwis ‘awesome’ (those in the community with extremely high levels of wellbeing) and you might be surprised who tops

Tickets to Eco Fashion Week on sale

Lower Hutt will again host the country’s only Eco Fashion Week, with more than 25 local and international designers set to showcase their designs in the city from 9-13 June.

Tickets are available now at

Muffin Break rebranding for mums

You could be forgiven for doing a double take as you pass your local Muffin Break store this May.

The national premium bakery-café chain is renaming its stores to ‘Mother’s Break’ in celebration of the contributions mums make to family life.

Hawke's Bay-trained beauty therapist makes it big in UK

EIT body and beauty therapy graduate Kate Kerr now runs her own advanced skin therapy clinic in London’s Harley Street where her clients include A-list celebrities.