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Celebrate 11 years of heritage tugboat sailings

Take a trip back in time aboard the historic steam tugboat the William C Daldy during the Auckland Heritage Festival.

Jasmax and Haumi partner for cultural design

Jasmax has entered into a partnership with leading Māori cultural development specialist, Karl Johnstone, founder and director of Haumi.

Cookie Time serves up tasty ‘The Addams Family’ collaboration

In a New Zealand film partnership first, Cookie Time is launching a bespoke cookie to celebrate the upcoming The Addams Family movie in New Zealand cinemas December 5. The Quirky Chocolate and Red Crunch Cookie features both a custom flavour and custom The Addams Family themed packaging.

Otago study on psychology of attraction to religious deities and super-heroes

A new psychological study published by University of Otago researchers has addressed centuries-old questions about how and why supernatural beings are worshipped.

YogaNZ relaunched by Exercise NZ

Yoga New Zealand (YogaNZ), the national yoga body for yoga in Aotearoa New Zealand, was relaunched yesterday.

First established by Yoga Australia three years ago, it is now operationally supported by ExerciseNZ.

DOC announces daylight savings changes to whitebait hours

 - Reminder for whitebaiters to enjoy a ‘sleep-in’ this Sunday

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is reminding fishers they can ‘sleep-in’ on Sunday, when the hours people can legally whitebait change with the start of daylight savings.

Temporary closure of Gisborne's Marina Carpark freedom camping area

Council has agreed on the temporary closure of the Marina Carpark as a freedom camping area for the 2019/2020 summer season.

This follows complaints that freedom camping in the area is having an adverse impact on public access, amenity, user safety and the environment.

Gisborne District Council summer camping permits now online

The summer camping season officially opens on Sunday with the start of daylight savings and permits can now be bought online.

The new online system is designed to simplify the process and provide visitors with the key information for responsible camping in Tairāwhiti.

Whangamata Information Service to continue under community-led umbrella

Whangamata’s tourism information service on Port Road is to be managed by the Whangamata Community Gardens Incorporated Society from October.

International Day of Older Persons - an opportunity to celebrate

October 1st is International Day of Older Persons, which provides us with the opportunity to highlight the value of older people in our communities and to promote dignity and respect.