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Hamilton Zoo farewells much-loved chimpanzee Sally

The Hamilton Zoo team has said a heartbreaking final farewell to our much-loved chimpanzee Sally.

Zoo Director Dr Baird Fleming, said Sally, whose 50th birthday was celebrated in October last year, showed a rapid decline in health at the weekend.

STEMFest is back with a bang in 2021

Expect experiments and explosions as the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics festival STEMFest returns, promising an even bigger and better event for 2021.

Taikura 2021: Waiata from kaumatua across the motu

The unique insights and kapa haka know-how of kaumātua takes centre stage today.

The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and Māori Television proudly present Taikura 2021, celebrating much loved waiata from kaumātua, filmed in their rohe across the motu.

P-40 Kittyhawk guns confirmed for 2022 - Warbirds over Wanaka

Warbirds Over Wanaka organisers have confirmed one of the eagerly anticipated acts from the cancelled 2020 Airshow will feature at next Easter’s Airshow - a unique opportunity to see a P-40 Kittyhawk firing its six .50 calibre machine guns up close.

Kiwi-owned alcohol-free cocktail company rebrands this July

This month New Zealand-owned alcohol-free cocktail mixer brand, Good Cocktail Co, is dropping the ‘C’ and rebranding as the ‘Good Mocktail Co.’ in support of Dry July, the campaign that sees Kiwis give up alcohol for the month of July to raise funds for people affected by cancer.

Rockburn Stables opens at Gibbston Tavern in time for winter

Rockburn Wines opens its new tasting room, the Rockburn Stables, at the Gibbston Tavern this week - just in time for the start of the ski season and school holidays.

DOC launches new campsite pass

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is today launching a new campsite pass designed to support Kiwis to spend time in nature.

Report shows Kiwis took solace in books in 2020

In 2020 books were a powerful comfort in stressful and uncertain times. Whether it was home-schooling children due to school closures, escaping reality via fiction, or learning new skills.

Report shines a light on 'cruel farming' of Aussie crocodiles by French luxury brands

Thousands more Australian saltwater crocodiles could be cruelly farmed and killed for their ‘fashionable’ skins unless the (Australian) Federal Government acts, according to a new report by animal welfare charity, World Animal Protection.

1 million pieces of plastic 'saved' from landfill - Munch

As Plastic Free July kicks off, a leading sustainable products business Munch is celebrating a massive plastic-free milestone - 1 million pieces of plastic have been saved from landfill by New Zealanders buying their plastic-free reusable alternatives since the business was established in 2014.