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Nations favourite WOW design announced

More than 3000 people from around the country have voted Erna and Karl van der Wat's design Reflection as their favourite 2011 Brancott Estate World of WearableArt Awards Show garment.

Teachers passing on enthusiasm for cycling

Teachers passing on enthusiasm for cycling

High school students improve their cycling skills Hastings Girls High School teacher Jemma Diedrichs has long held an interest in cycling and is now passing that enthusiasm on to students.

Visitors embracing RWC 2011 in Auckland

Visitors embracing RWC 2011 in Auckland

While the results on the field went the way of the Irish last weekend, early visitor survey results from Saturday indicate all Rugby fans, regardless of which team comes out on top, are overwhelmingly positive about Auckland's Rugby World Cup 2011 (RWC 2011) programme.

Footbridge opens in Western Springs

A new footbridge across Meola Creek in Western Springs will make the area safer for pedestrians - particularly students walking to and from Western Springs College.

The 17-metre footbridge, behind the Auckland Zoo, will be officially opened on Monday 26 September.

Free shuttles for Hamilton RWC game

Free shuttle buses will again be operating for Hamilton's final Rugby World Cup game at Waikato Stadium in just over a week.

Additional services will also operate on a number of Hamilton's routes to help supporters get to the Wales v Fiji game on Sunday, 2 October.

Chicken still NZ's favourite meat - survey

Poultry Industry spokesman Michael Brooks says it's no surprise that chicken remains top of the list of New Zealand's favourite dinners.

A recent Colmar Brunton survey of 1017 Kiwis found three of the top four choices at the New Zealand dinner table featured chicken.

Carter Observatory launches family day

Carter Observatory launches family day

3...2...1... Blast off for a day of family fun at Carter Observatory this Sunday from 10am until 5:30pm. Not only will there be heaps of awesome activities - but if you wear your favourite rugby shirt, you'll get in for half price. So, come along, support your team, and see the stars.

Wellington prepares for RWC double-header

Wellington prepares for RWC double-header

It's going to be a big weekend in Wellington as the city gets set to play host to the first of three rugby double-headers. And there's plenty happening at the Rugby Village FANZONE and Civic Village.

Forum backs sports field funding

An additional $10.3m of funding each year for the next 10 years is needed to upgrade sports field playing capacities across the region.

The Auckland Council Parks, Recreation and Heritage Forum, has made a recommendation to council to invest more into sports field in Auckland.

NZ topples France in culinary battle

In what could be an omen for tomorrow night's Rugby World Cup clash; New Zealand has beaten France in a different kind of sporting battle.