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Eleven Finalists Selected for the 2011 NZ Art Show's Signature Piece Art Award

Eleven Finalists Selected for the 2011 Art Show's Signature Piece Art Award

The New Zealand Art Show's selection panel has selected 11works by 11 artists as finalists for their $5,000 Signature Piece Art Award.

Youthtown Break from the Quake Begins

The first planes carrying 275 very excited Canterbury children arrive in Auckland today, kicking off a two-week series of Youthtown organised Break from the Quake camps.

Students set to slice and dice their way to victory today

Students set to slice and dice their way to victory today

New Zealand's top culinary students are set to cook up a storm in a bid to take out the prestigious top spot at the annual Nestl� Toque d'Or event.

Tangaroa's amazing voyage

Tangaroa's amazing voyage

NIWA's research vessel Tangaroa has just completed a very successful voyage of habitats of significance for marine organisms and biodiversity. "We were amazed by what we saw," says NIWA's Dr Mark Morrison, programme leader.

Hastings blossom parade to grow in Rugby World Cup year

Hastings blossom parade to grow in Rugby World Cup year

The Hastings Blossom parade is set to be a spring spectacle and again feature a large array of themed and decorated floats.

The parade is an iconic event on the Hastings entertainment calendar, after first being held as part of the week long blossom festival in the early 1950?s.

Murph and V8SuperTourers head to CRC Speedshow with special ticket offer

Murph and V8SuperTourers head to CRC Speedshow with special ticket offer

V8 racing star Greg Murphy and other drivers confirmed to race in the all-new V8SuperTourer series starting in February are heading to New Zealand's biggest motoring and motorsport expo, CRC Speedshow, in July with a very special ticket offer for fans.

Cuisine and Daniel Le Brun celebrate true kiwi culinary talent

Cuisine and Daniel Le Brun celebrate true kiwi culinary talent

Talented Kiwi chefs at the forefront of emerging dining trends are not only making waves within the industry for their unique flair in the kitchen but are set to share some of their secrets with passionate foodies and wine connoisseurs.

Queenstown recreation ground closes for RWC2011 turf preparation

In order to meet RWCNZ turf requirements the Queenstown Recreation Ground has been closed for RWC2011 turf preparation and training until September 20 2011.

QEII Fitness Centre to Re-Open at New Location

QEII Fitness Centre to Re-Open at New Location

QEII Recreation and Sport Centre's fitness centre is moving to the Parklands Community Centre until a new permanent home can be found for it in the city's eastern suburbs.

Flurry of excitement as snowfalls blanket Queenstown

Mother Nature has responded to a call for snow and blanketed New Zealand's Southern Lakes region over the past week, leaving its six ski fields in superb shape for the winter season.