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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.

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.