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Southlanders urged to 'count the birds'

Southlanders are being urged to spend an hour relaxing in the garden in this week, observing the different types and numbers of birds that come to visit.

Waitomo Caves 'the perfect winter school holiday destination'

With July school holidays just around the corner, the Waitomo Caves are the perfect place for a special family trip whatever the weather may bring! The caves are educational, inspirational and unforgettable!

Oily Rag column: Mail bags

By Frank and Muriel Newman

Many thanks for mailing through your tips and suggestions - those living off the smell of an oily rag always have interesting ideas that are new and unusual!

New NZ Alpine Club title highlights popularity of ski-touring - NZAC

Changes to the way we recreate in the mountains has prompted the New Zealand Alpine Club (NZAC) to rewrite and fully update their popular title, Backcountry Ski-Touring in New Zealand.

Ecostore announces launch of new oral care range

New Zealand’s leading brand in sustainability, ecostore, today announces the launch of its new oral care range - toothpaste, mouthwash and toothbrush - completing its range of home, body and baby products.

Grab a Big Mac for free

It’s the year of the Big Mac and to celebrate, McDonald’s is giving away 25,000 Big Macs.

This is big! For today only, Maccas is giving Kiwis the chance to grab a Big Mac on the house!

'Taster' sessions mix pilates and platters at Waihi Beach

A forward-thinking physiotherapist has taken a fresh approach to encouraging healthy physical activity by offering a first of its kind ‘Pilates and Platters’ event at her Waihi Beach clinic.

New Kiwi Guardian sites launched for the Auckland region

Four sites at the Auckland Botanic Gardens, Omana Regional Park, Fort Takapuna and Pohuehue Falls have been added to the Toyota Kiwi Guardians national network in the Auckland region in time for the July school holidays.

Recreation comes out on top for New Zealanders

The New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) has welcomed the publication of the Active NZ Survey today by Sport New Zealand. The results of this nationwide survey show that recreation is a top priority for New Zealanders.

Two great events for Auckland coffee lovers at the end of July

Aucklanders can enjoy a weekend dedicated to the country’s finest coffee when the city hosts the New Zealand Cup Tasters Championship and the Meadow Fresh New Zealand Latte Art Championship in the last weekend of July.