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Potatoes' healthy reputation fighting fit

Potatoes' healthy reputation fighting fit

Potatoes have shaken off their inaccurate reputation promoted by 'fad diets' in that the glycaemic index for a meal containing potato was not as high as anticipated, a new University of Otago study has revealed.

Monster car helps Christchurch kids

A monster car is being auctioned on Trade me with all proceeds going to children's charity KidsCan.

Professor Emeritus title for horticulture leader

Professor Emeritus title for horticulture leader

Dr Ian Warrington has been awarded the title Professor Emeritus by the Massey University Council's honorary awards committee.

Remarkables Market returns for summer

The hugely popular Remarkables Market re-opens for its second summer season next week.

Public asked to find driving heroes

Do you know of a truck or bus driver who has performed a heroic deed? Don't miss the deadline to recognise commercial drivers, who go the extra mile for someone else. Nominations for the 2011 Beaurepaires Highway

Hero award will be accepted until November 1, 2011.

Plans for luxury train on track

Plans for luxury train on track

A proposal to bring a deluxe sleeper train to New Zealand and set up an Orient Express-style high-end tourism operation is being applauded by Labour's Tourism spokesperson Kelvin Davis.

NZ wine enjoys major global success

NZ wine enjoys major global success

New Zealand wine has shone brightly on the world stage with an extraordinary result in the UK-based 2011 International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC).

New Zealand won a phenomenal 305 awards including 18 gold medals, 15 of which were 'Best in Class'.

Ziptrek Ecotours among NZ's Sustainable 60

At not quite two years old, Queenstown adventure tourism operation Ziptrek Ecotours is zipping into the record books as among New Zealand's leading sustainable companies.

Gewurztraminer takes out top wine title

Following a rigorous weekend of judging, Whitehaven Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2010 has been awarded the Supreme Champion Wine In Show Trophy at the 2011 International Aromatic Wine Competition.

CRC sponsors Speedshow with three-year contract

A new three-year sponsorship contract has been signed between the organisers of New Zealand's annual automotive and motorsport expo, Speedshow, and the management of well-known automotive products and hardware brand CRC.