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Hundreds of Kiwis Choose to Go Veg for 2020

People across Aotearoa have signed up for the NZ Vegetarian Society’s 21-Day Plant-Based Challenge. The popularity of the challenge has exceeded everyone’s expectations.

Baubles, bangles and beads: our fascination with adornment

From feathers and flowers to powder and paint, people from all time periods, societies and civilisations have decorated themselves. But what do these adornments tell us about being human?

Register now for the inaugural Walter Peak High Country Farm Run

Registrations are open for the first-ever Walter Peak High Country Farm run, to be held in Queenstown on the decade’s first leap day - Saturday 29 February 2020.

Fourth episode of the Dairy Women’s Network visual story telling project

New to dairy farming Jess Moore was horrified when she found out she had to work on Christmas day.

Exercise top sport in NZ, but too many Kiwis overweight - expert

Kiwis must become more physically active in 2020 because losing weight and getting fit are still one of the top new year’s resolutions people aim for, Exercise New Zealand Richard Beddie says.

Upper Hutt Summer Repair Café

A new community-driven initiative in Upper Hutt City starts this coming Saturday - the Upper Hutt Summer Repair Café. Repair from the seven Rs of Sustainability is the name of the fame with this initiative.

Screenrights 2020 Cultural Fund open for applications

Screenrights’ 2020 Cultural Fund is open for applications today, with the announcement of this year’s focus as New Voices.

New trail brings A2O closer to the goal of being completely off-road

Cyclists of all abilities are warmly invited to join Waitaki District Council and Tourism Waitaki in celebrating the opening of a special section of newly built off-road trail, joining the Aviemore and Kurow sections of the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle trail.

'Rogue and Royall names fail to Empress in 2019'

Hot on the heels of the most popular baby names for 2019, the Department of Internal Affairs has released the list of names that were declined by the Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

Topping the list are honorifics such as King, Lady, Princess and Empress.

New Zealand’s most popular baby names for 2019

There’s a new name at the top of New Zealand’s most popular baby names list.

Amelia has overtaken Charlotte as the most popular name given to girls; Oliver remains New Zealand’s most popular baby name for boys.