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Whangarei's Responsible Camping Ambassador Programme ends

Nearly 3000 freedom camper information packs and 520 site visits later, Whangarei’s responsible freedom camping volunteer ambassadors have hung up their high-viz vests for the summer, satisfied they contributed to a much-improved peak freedom camping season for residents.

Vegan billboard on Cuba Street for five weeks

Animal rights activists from around New Zealand have chipped in to fund a new billboard, which was erected on Wellington's Cuba Street on Thursday morning (14/02/2019).

Supervised exercise produces better results - research

New research has found that people produce greater muscle strength and body tone when their exercise is supervised compared with unsupervised exercise.

Pasifika Treasures: A celebration of Craft and Art of the Pacific

With Oamaru fast becoming the most Polynesian town in New Zealand, with an estimated one in four residents hailing from those happy isles - Polynesian food and dancing a big part of the new vibrancy enjoyed by North Otago’s largest town - it seems only right that Culture Waitaki is coming toget

Hot air balloon festival drops in on Thames

For the first time ever, the spectacular Balloons over Waikato festival will be shared with the community of Thames next month.

The premier hot air balloon festival will be coming to the Thames Racecourse, 509 Parawai Rd, on Friday 22 March, 3:30pm - 8pm.

Napier Art Deco Festival 2019 attracts international attention

Napier Art Deco Festival 2019 is shaping up to be the biggest yet with more than 40,000 people participating in over 300 events at the five-day celebration.

Mary and John - the most popular names of all time

The top baby names of 2018 have been published on SmartStart, but where do Charlotte and Oliver rank on the list of most popular names "of all time"?

Get Outdoors Week an opportunity to fund local tracks

Get Outdoors Week (15-22 February 2019) is a fantastic opportunity for local communities to improve tracks trails and public access in their area. Walking Access Commission Chief Executive Ric Cullinane says the Commission wants to support these community projects with funding.

The great outdoors and safety go hand in hand - Get Outdoors Week

The inaugural Get Outdoors Week (GO Week) led by the Mountain Safety Council (MSC) and Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) is about encouraging families to get out and enjoy the great outdoors well prepared and informed.

Galentine’s Day trend takes flight in New Zealand

As we approach the most romantic weekend of the year, online travel agent Webjet.co.nz has identified a 68% surge in the potential number of ‘girl’s getaways’ over the Valentine’s Day weekend.