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Auction raises $2,000 for Red Cross

Auction raises $2,000 for Red Cross

Anchor, one of New Zealand's oldest and most iconic brands is celebrating its 125th birthday this November, and instead of receiving presents, Anchor are set to write out a cheque for $2,000 to the New Zealand Red Cross 2011 Earthquake Appeal.

Rally benefits communities and charity

Communities along the route and the event's official charity, Cure Kids, will be the major beneficiaries when the annual Targa New Zealand tarmac motor rally leaves Auckland next Tuesday morning.

Salmon reigns supreme at NZ Food Awards

Salmon reigns supreme at NZ Food Awards

Mt Cook Alpine Salmon's Saikou Sushi-Grade Salmon was named the supreme award winner at the New Zealand Food Awards hosted by Massey University at the Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland tonight.

Esk Valley Estate recognised as best winery in Hawkes Bay

Esk Valley Estate recognised as best winery in Hawkes Bay

Esk Valley Estate was last night awarded the Supreme Award for Winery of the Show at the Hawkes Bay A&P Wine Awards, the country's largest regional wine competition.

Villa Maria wins three consecutive Champion awards

Villa Maria wins three consecutive Champion awards

The coveted Champion Wine of Show Award has now been bestowed on Villa Maria's Single Vineyard Keltern Chardonnay 2010 for three wine shows in a row; the most recent being at the Hawkes Bay A&P Wine Awards dinner last night.

Family fun for footy Fanzone

Clad yourself in black or blue, bring down your beanbag, and settle in for the biggest match of the year.

Hamilton's Rugby World Cup 2011 Fanzone will reopen on Sunday night for the Tournament's showpiece match, a rematch of the inaugural 1987 Final between the All Blacks and France.

Dogs work for Conservation

Conservation dogs showed their skills off at local Bay of Islands' schools recently with 'Cody' who is trained to track and catch rodents, 'Ruby' a hunting dog trained to avoid kiwi and 'Tohu' trained to track and locate kiwi.

Vintage red wine to star at PM Showcase

Te Mata Estate is releasing the final 12 bottles of the great Coleraine '87 to be showcased at the "Best of New Zealand " celebration, a private event hosted by the Prime Minister John Key for 180 guests, this Saturday evening before the final on Sunday.

Treasured weaving techniques launching at Kawhia

A major new publication from Te Papa Press is being launched at the National Weavers' hui in Kawhia this weekend.

Billy T James - his secret life and family feud revealed

Billy T James - his secret life and family feud revealed

A top-rating TV movie in August depicting the "love story" of Billy T James and his wife Lynn has so incensed the late entertainer's family and friends they've broken a 20-year silence to reveal the truth about his marriage.