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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.

NZ celebrates rural women day

October 15 is the International Day of Rural Women and Rural Women New Zealand members are celebrating with a diverse line up of events around the country.

Is There a Man Shortage on the New Zealand Dating Scene?

Is There a Man Shortage on the New Zealand Dating Scene?

Having just returned from meeting matchmakers in New York, I was particularly interested to see if there were significant differences there from the New Zealand dating scene.  Apart from the obvious ones - population, economics, culture - the issues were surprisingly similar, including somet

Liz Mitchell pays homage to magical lushness of NZ

Liz Mitchell pays homage to magical lushness of NZ

Celebrating New Zealand's rich native forest and bird life, fashion designer Liz Mitchell has created a spirit creature, a guardian of the land - a garment inspired by the flower of the Underworld - 'Pua o te Reinga' the woodrose, a unique endangered indigenous plant.

Tool Blacks win medals in London

The best of young New Zealand trades men and women have bagged a host of medals at the 41st WorldSkills International competition in London.

Peregrine winery wins UK award

A multi-award-winning Central Otago wine has taken its accolades to impressive new heights by winning a prestigious Northern Hemisphere trophy.