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Judges to taste over 1,300 wines for New World Wine Awards

Year-on-year growth in entries has seen the New World Wine Awards become one of New Zealand’s leading wine shows, with a record 1,332 entries this year.

PERRIAM on national stage at NZ Fashion Week

Luxury merino fashion brand PERRIAM has been selected for a special showcase on wool in fashion at the prestigious New Zealand Fashion Week (NZFW) in August.

Oily Rag column: Easy Omelette, fleas and more

By Frank and Muriel Newman

Lil from Whangarei has some omelette making tips for Dee, who has a surplus of eggs thanks to some very happy backyard chickens.

Kiwi coffee lovers prefer an instant fix - survey

Hold onto your flat white! Despite being a country renowned for our coffee culture a new survey shows the preferred drink is instant.

A survey by Southern Cross of 1650 Kiwis showed that 46% prefer instant coffee, compared to 34% who line up for a barista-made masterpiece.

Hung over Kiwis still show up for work - survey

New Zealanders are more likely to show up for work hung over than take a day off to nurse their sore heads.

Views sought on growing food in the Red Zone

The Food Resilience Network is hosting a public consultation session on options for growing food in the Christchurch Residential Red Zone. The session will be held this Sunday, 2 August, 11am-3pm in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitors’ Centre.

NZChefs National Salon starts today

Some of New Zealand’s best and brightest chefs will be putting their culinary prowess and creativity to the test this week, when they compete for top awards at the NZChefs National Salon.

Kaimanawa adventure ride revamped for mountain bikers

Pic: Destination Great Lake Taupo. Pic: Destination Great Lake Taupo. Pic: Destination Great Lake Taupo.

The Te Iringa trail in the Kaimanawa Forest Park has had extensive improvements carried out, making the trail more accessible and opening it up to a wider range of mountain bikers.

Fresh snow continues to fall at Mt Ruapehu

Up to 25cm of fresh snow has fallen overnight at Mt Ruapehu taking the upper mountain base at Turoa to 165cm and Whakapapa to 135cm.

Mt Ruapehu is continuing to see new snow fall at both ski areas. More than 25cm fell at Turoa and 20cm at Whakapapa overnight.

Spinach: a backyard staple

By Tod Palenski, Awapuni Nurseries