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Hospo Heroes Roadtrip - Farrah's

Farrah’s We Love you For Loving Local campervan has been on the road since the end of June visiting local North and South Island cafes, restaurants and takeaways, adding some excitement with free lunches and giveaways, all in the hope of getting people back to their local eateries.

Virtual Worldcon kicks off

CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention, kicked off today as the first ever virtual Worldcon.

Mt Ruapehu’s new car park booking system put to the test

Mt Ruapehu’s new car park booking system was put to the test for its inaugural weekend as thousands headed up the mountain.

NZ Vegetarian Society encourages kids to be kind to animals

Students have two weeks to enter the 2020 Think Kind Student Competition. The annual competition, which is run by the NZ Vegetarian Society, aims to inspire kindness to animals. It is open to all primary, intermediate, and secondary-aged students.

Homestead Bay welcomes new fun-run series

Queenstown’s Homestead Bay is set to be the stunning ‘home’ of a new, local fun-run series.

The Homestead Bay Run series will comprise four running/walking events for all ages and levels of capability from August to November, managed by well-established events company Active QT.

Top Art comes to Hastings City Art Gallery

The best of the best of secondary school students’ artwork from around New Zealand will be showcased at Hastings City Art Gallery in the first week of August.

University of Canterbury embraces music for gaming

Music for gaming has grown up and found its place in the world of music composition. Unlike music composed for film or theatre, music for gaming presents unique challenges, says University of Canterbury (UC) Music Lecturer Hamish Oliver.

NZ helping countries prepare for life after Covid-19 - ExerciseNZ

New Zealand is helping other countries’ exercise industry organisations and registration bodies to prepare to open fully up exercise facilities, post-covid lockdown or after nations start returning to business as normal, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says.

'New to New Zealand' entries set trend - New World Wine Awards

The New World Wine Awards, one of New Zealand’s largest and most anticipated annual wine competitions, is hitting the road this week to host a series of regional judging events for the first time in its 18-year history.

Significant sculpture gift to McLean's mansion

McLean’s Mansion Charitable Trust is delighted to have received a substantial gift of sculptures from the Estate of Llew Summers, one of Christchurch’s most visible sculptors, who died last year. The works will be on permanent display in the restored Mansion.