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Gardening: Passionate about passionfruit

Passionate about passionfruit

Passionfruit are a delicious summer fruit that can be enjoyed in salads, desserts, drinks, sauces and of course eaten fresh.

They are a sub-tropical plant, which basically means they need a lot of sun (at least six hours a day) and also like water.

‘Can I swim here’ website includes 25 Otago sites

A new ‘Can I swim here?’ online tool launched today means Otago residents and visitors can enjoy our rivers, lakes, and beaches with confidence this summer.

'Can I swim here?' website ready for summer swimmers

A new ‘Can I swim here?’ online tool launched today means Northland residents and visitors can enjoy our rivers, lakes, and beaches with confidence this summer.

10 ways to shop smart this silly season from Consumer NZ

1. Top price doesn’t guarantee top performance. Paying top dollar doesn’t always mean the product is better than a cheaper one. Our tests routinely find cheap products that perform just as well as, if not better, than ones that cost much more.

Marketview spending figures reveal when to hit the shops

If you’re looking to avoid the crowds in your present shopping efforts this week, don’t leave it until Friday.

Holiday swimming info just a click away for Taranaki

Holidaymakers can easily find out whether the water’s okay at the region’s popular freshwater and coastal swimming spots by checking the Taranaki Regional Council website, www.trc.govt.nz.

Burger King launches new beverage range

Leading quick service restaurant brand, Burger King, in partnership with Coca Cola, has made a bold move with the introduction of a new beverage range - half of which has no sugar or low calorie choices.

Heilala Vanilla introduces a natural vanilla range for everyday use

New Zealand’s beloved vanilla brand, Heilala Vanilla, has extended its range to deliver a quality, natural vanilla, at an everyday price.

Tips for beating the sandflies this summer

Depending on which part of New Zealand you choose to holiday, chances are you will be joined by hundreds or even thousands of sandflies.

Kaiser Brothers Brewing can deliver beer to thirsty NZers

With the country’s biggest brewer claiming logistics are responsible for Kiwis going thirsty in the heat, Kaiser Brothers says they have no trouble delivering ice cold beer to New Zealanders.

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