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New boss for Wellington City Council arts, culture and community unit

Wellington City Council has today announced the appointment of Gisella Carr - current Chief Executive of World of WearableArt - to head a new business unit for Arts, Culture and Community Services.

International Volunteer Day 5th Dec

Every year over a million Kiwis devote their time, a national average of 13 minutes per day, the highest of OECD countries, to a cause or community they care about. They contribute around $3.5 billion to the national GDP annually!

New exhibition opening at Hastings City Art Gallery

Hawke’s Bay-based artist Leanne Morrison says she’s really excited to showcase her new exhibition Off the Edge to a local audience at Hastings City Art Gallery this coming Friday.

Five tips for a safe summer with Uber

Every year the summer months are some of our busiest. With millions of trips taken with Uber each summer, we wanted to share our top tips for making sure every trip is safe, fun and respectful.

Tip 1: Make sure you find the right ride

Kiwi women most likely to belt out a tune while driving - research

Whether on a road trip or on the way to a meeting, new research for Budget New Zealand has found more than half of Kiwi women (56%) sing along to music while they’re driving.

People find state of flow in NZ's great outdoors - study

New Zealand is widely regarded as one big adventure playground, and a new study by the University of Otago has shed new light on the importance of engaging with the adventure recreation opportunities.

Spark teams up with Scholastic to create an exciting Santaline adventure

Fasten your sleigh-belts because Spark has teamed up with Scholastic this Christmas, to take Kiwi kids on an interactive adventure with Jelly the Elf.

Everyone knows a vegan now

The word is out, Veganism is definitely a thing now. A few years ago many people still didn't know much about it, these days everyone knows someone who is a vegan. Whether you like it or loathe it, you can no longer ignore it and not only that, more than likely you may have to cater for one!

Audit says no major safety concerns at reserves - council

Extra signage on mountain bike tracks and further separation of biking and walking tracks in Tainui and Hikanui Reserves are two recommendations made in an independent safety audit conducted by Peak Safety last month.

New Zealand Festival of the Arts Writers 2020 Programme Launched

A Booker International Prize winner, a US Poet Laureate, a human-emotion scientist and author and a spoken-word artist-cum-poet are some of the voices in the 2020 New Zealand Festival of the Arts Writers programme.