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Don Cameron steps up to top role at Walking Access Commission

Ruapehu District Mayor Don Cameron has been appointed as the new Chair of the Walking Access Commission Ara HÄ«koi Aotearoa.

Minister Damien O’Connor appointed Mr Cameron for a 3-year term. He takes over from longstanding Commission Chair John Forbes.

Responsible Camping Ambassadors welcome visitors to the Coromandel

Our five new Responsible Camping Ambassadors are out and about across our district, helping freedom camping visitors find the right places to stay, along with providing information on where to find public toilets and rubbish disposal facilities.

Forrester Gallery maintains closure as council prepares to fireproof building

The gallery will continue to be closed into early 2020, to allow for additional fire compliance work to be carried out on the 136 year old building. 

A virtual reality trip to Antarctica comes to Auckland museum

We have a very exciting Virtual Reality experience coming to the Museum!

Few are fortunate enough to travel to Antarctica, even fewer experience what it is like to live there, that’s about to change!

Christmas food bank drive compromised by weather

The organisers of the Upper Clutha district's Christmas food bank drive, due to take place on Thursday, are "extremely disappointed" to have to cancel the Wanaka segment of this year's street collection - a tradition which has run for 13 years.

Coping with too busy lives in the run up to Christmas - State

It’s the countdown to Christmas, the silly season, the month of madness. Whatever your preferred term, it almost always conjures up a panicked feeling as we all try to do more with less time.

NZ Vegetarian Society offers guidance on how to survive Christmas

The NZ Vegetarian Society has set out advice for vegetarians and vegans on how to survive Christmas.

Responsible Campers Association calls for ComCom investigation

Responsible Campers Association Inc, have asked the Commerce Commission to investigate the alleged misrepresentation around the issuing of self containment certificates.

SPCA says pets don't make good presents

As the countdown to Christmas begins, SPCA wants to remind New Zealanders that the cutest pets don’t make good presents.

Sex toy retailer reports NZers buying big ahead of Christmas

Adulttoymegastore is celebrating a huge surge in purchases from New Zealanders ahead of Christmas. In the lead-up to the Holiday period Kiwis have been buying up large at the adult toy retailer.