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Auckland Artist Wins Fieldays No 8 Wire Competition

Auckland Artist Wins Fieldays No 8 Wire Competition

Auckland artist Donna Sarten was announced as the winner of the Fieldays No. 8 Wire National Art Awards 2011 during an awards function at ArtsPost Art Galleries and Shop last night.

All-New Hyundai Elantra Earns IIHS “Top Safety Pick” In The US

All-New Hyundai Elantra Earns IIHS “Top Safety Pick” In The US

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the US has awarded the all-new Hyundai Elantra a “TOP SAFETY PICK”, achieving the highest rating of “Good” in all crash test categories including front, side, rollover and rear crash protection. 

Rugby Meets International Fashion At Style Pasifika

Rugby Meets International Fashion At Style Pasifika

This year’s Westfield Style Pasifika: Best of Pasifika is celebrating the World Cup with a Rugby Inspired International Designer Collection.

The collection will showcase garments by leading fashion designers from each of the 19 nations participating in the Rugby World Cup.

Glacier Explorers Closes After Another Record Breaking Season

Glacier Explorers Closes After Another Record Breaking Season

Three historic and unprecedented glacial calvings, massive floating icebergs and many ‘blue ice’ sightings were all part of the most magnificent season in the 35 year history of the Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake, according to Aoraki Mount Cook Village Limited General Manager Tourism De

Mt Hutt Delays Opening Day

Mt Hutt Delays Opening Day

Mild temperatures in June, following on from a record warm May, have resulted in Canterbury’s Mt Hutt ski area delaying the start of its 2011 season.

Snapdragons - The Perfect Companion

Snapdragons - The Perfect Companion

When I think of dragons, words like fiery, fierce and ferocious come to mind - definitely not friendly or companionable. So it can be hard to see the similarities between the fairytale monster and the similarly named flower – the snapdragon.

Onions - The Essential Ingredient In Any Garden

Onions - The Essential Ingredient In Any Garden

Onions are a staple ingredient in my kitchen. My bean spectacular – as I like to call it, butotherwise known as Chilli Con Carne – lacks flavour and fullness without them. Can you tell I’ve been watching the cooking channel lately?

Charity Marathon Draws 4,000 Entrants

Charity Marathon Draws 4,000 Entrants

Nearly 4,000 people turned out to take on the challenge of the relocated SBS Marathon course at Lincoln on the outskirts of Christchurch on Sunday and the support for the USAR Search Dog Association was terrific with $10,000 becoming a reachable target as funds continue to come in.

Council Challenges Schools To Make World's Shortest Disaster Movie

Council Challenges Schools To Make World's Shortest Disaster Movie

The search is on for “The Shortest Ever Disaster Movie”, a competition Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is running to challenge school students to get creative and make a short film with a clear, creative message on how to be safe in a disaster.

Contemporary Art Exhibition At Te Papa

Contemporary Art Exhibition At Te Papa

Three School of Fine Arts lecturers feature in a significant new exhibition of contemporary art opening at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa on Thursday 9 June.