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The Spire Queenstown named top boutique hotel

The Spire Queenstown named top boutique hotel

In less than 12 months of ownership, the passion and commitment of young Queenstown entrepreneurial sisters Amelia and Lucy Gain has launched The Spire boutique hotel into prominence as the leading boutique hotel in Australasia, following the presentation of three prestigious awards at the 2011 W

Redwoods forest enthusiasts love 'The Manky'

A new fabric forest map called 'The Manky,' a combination of the words 'map' and 'hanky', has become a popular navigational tool for Whakarewarewa Forest and Redwoods enthusiasts.

Internet can help save Niue language

Award-winning internet operator Emani Fakaotimanava-Lui says the internet can play an important part in keeping the Niue language alive.

Chivas Brothers named Distiller of the Year

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, was awarded the much-coveted Distiller of the Year title at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) official awards ceremony held in London this week.

School holiday fun off the smell of an oily rag

By Frank and Muriel Newman

The noise levels appear to have become amplified in the suburbs, which is a tell-tale sign that school holidays have arrived. That leaves the perennial dilemma of thinking about activities for the kids to do.

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.