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Lifejackets essential for safer summer boating

As the summer boating season is set to kick off at Labour Weekend, Waikato Regional Council is reminding boaties about the need to carry enough lifejackets for everyone on board.

Webb Ellis Cup moves in to Auckland Museum

Webb Ellis Cup moves in to Auckland Museum

Eighty-one years before the first Rugby World Cup match was played, the Webb Ellis Cup was crafted by Garrard Jewellers in London - and from this Saturday [October 15] until the end of the tournament it will be on display at Auckland Museum.

Temuka man wins trip to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

A Temuka man has won a trip for two to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as part of Shell Helix's biggest ever global promotion to celebrate its technical partnership with Ferrari.

Gotcha Treats launch Scolpt modelling chocolate

After six months of testing and tens of kilos of chocolate, local Hawke's Bay family business Gotcha Treats has finally perfected the recipe for Scolpt modelling chocolate - what they believe is the next big thing in cake decorating.

Time to celebrate spring with flowers

Time to celebrate spring with flowers

Come along to the Belmont Spring Festival on Saturday 29 October set amongst the beautiful rhododendrons and azaleas at Belmont Domain.

NZ winery trumps international awards

NZ winery trumps international awards

Award-winning Kiwi winery Mud House continues to trump the competition overseas, with the 2011 Mud House Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc winning prestigious accolades at the 2011 International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC).

Fine Feather work wins top ceramic award

Bridie Henderson, winner of this year's supreme Portage Ceramics Award, almost missed out on entering her work as she couldn't afford to bring it up to Auckland for judging.

Thirty Gold Medals awarded at NZ's Premier Regional Wine Show

Thirty Gold Medals awarded at NZ's Premier Regional Wine Show

The highlight of Hawke's Bay's wine event calendar, the glittering Hawke's Bay A&P Mercedes-Benz Wine Awards gala dinner is being held on Tuesday 18th October.

Wanaka chef brings international flavours to NZ

Top tips and inspiring cuisine presented by some of the world's best chefs will benefit visitors to Wanaka's luxury Tiritiri Lodge this summer.

Aerobatic displays over Auckland

The Red Checkers will provide a formation aerobatic display for the people of Auckland when they take to the skies in a display of manoeuvres set to wow audiences ahead of both RWC semi-final matches.