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Sun, sand, surf - and a fascinating history of the Far North

People wanting to learn about the heritage of the furthest reaches of the Far North can hop on a bus and explore the ‘top, top half’ of New Zealand in an exciting day trip.

The ‘Ninety Mile Beach and Inland Excursion’ leaves Kaitaia at 9am on October 14 and returns 5-6pm.

Social wine bar mixologists 'shaking things up' at Crowne Plaza

Would you like that shaken or stirred? How about both?? Crowne Plaza Christchurch has lined up ‘the best cocktail alchemists of their age’ to quench the collective thirsts of the garden city.

Electric vehicles already cost effective - Flip the Fleet

Most New Zealanders would save more than five times the interest on any loan they would have to take out to meet the extra cost of buying an electric vehicle.

'Wild about creeping thyme' and easy-care coreposis

There are many, many different varieties of thyme out there in the herb world. But the one thyme that I’m particularly fond of is wild creeping thyme.

Oily Rag Column: School holiday fun

By Frank and Muriel Newman

School holidays are a great opportunity for frugal fun-time. Here are just some of the many no or low cost activities to keep the kids entertained.

Get your home winter ready while the sun shines - Canstar Blue

Just as the clocks spring forward, the last thing you want to think about are cold winter nights. But using the summer days to get your house ‘winter ready’ can mean your home is warmer and power bills lower when the cold months come around again.

Bangkok the leading travel destination for 2017

Asia Pacific is an increasingly popular region for travel, according to the Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index (GDCI) 2017.

Fresh new farmers market for Porirua

Get your taste buds ready because a fresh new market is coming to Porirua.

The Cobham Court Farmers Market will be launched on Saturday 14 October.

Who's making NZ's best sausage this summer?

Over the next two days, New Zealand’s favourite chefs, foodies and butchers, have been tasked with sampling and judging over 500 sausages in a bid to find the nation’s best.

We are talking trash in Whangarei

If you enjoy trash talk, you have an opportunity to indulge in lots of it with like-minded people at 116a Bank Street, Whangarei on Sunday 8 October.

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