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Luxury lodge property in Hawke's Bay placed on the market

One of Hawke’s Bay’s most historic homes, Ormlie Lodge in Napier, a majestic two-storey homestead built in 1899 by wealthy farmer William Nelson as a wedding present to his daughter Gertrude, has been placed on the market for sale.

Heritage rail trip from Auckland to Wellington this November

A unique, new, five-day rail adventure from Auckland to Wellington this November will take time travellers across the North Island aboard a historic train more than 80 years old.

National Gardening Week: Flower Power

Colour your world - or even just your neighbourhood. The call is out to New Zealanders to bring back flowers and create a riot of colour in gardens this October for National Gardening Week.

Noel Leeming and Vodafone team up in pay-monthly partnership

An exclusive partnership between Noel Leeming and Vodafone means customers will now be able to access Vodafone Pay Monthly Mobile plans at Noel Leeming stores.

Record year for New Zealand's only hot chocolate challenge

Colab Cafe in High street has been crowned the winner of the 2019 ‘Sweet As’ Hutt Hot Chocolate Challenge for their edible hot chocolate cup The Colab Cookie Cup with 3782 sold during the three week challenge.

What's happening at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

We've had an immersive first few months here in Taranaki, making new connections, seeing uncanny parallels between where we are and where we’ve been, and beginning to feel at home.

The ‘Brothers’ of Kombucha have landed

Kombucha Bros is the latest product line to come out of popular Nelson owned Kombucha brewery and fermented food wholesaler, Renegade Ferments.

Disabled People welcome free buses in Hamilton

Waikato is setting an example for the rest of the country with its implementation of free buses for disabled people, the Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) says.

City celebratory rose needs a name - Rose Society

In 2020, the New Zealand Rose Society International Trials gardens within the Dugald Mackenzie Rose Gardens at Palmerston North’s Esplanade celebrate 50 years.

Renovation to 'open up' Hamilton Library

Following closely after the opening of the new Smart Space, the Central Library’s frontage will be further renovated to incorporate a community space and The Makerspace - the latter a digital-focussed learning initiative.