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NZ travellers get direct Irish connection

NZ travellers get direct Irish connection

New Zealanders will be able to fly direct to Ireland from January next year following Emirates' announcement today that it will begin daily flights to Dublin, marking its first route to the Republic of Ireland.

Young NZ men take to grooming products

In a country besotted with its rugby and rural heroes, use of cosmetic grooming products has become widely accepted by young New Zealand males, according to a University of Otago Marketing Department study.

Bike riding pilot project gets funding

Bike riding pilot project gets funding

A Taranaki pilot project to teach pre-school children the skills they need to ride a bike independently has been given the green light after securing Active Communities funding from Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC).

Mobile-friendly holiday park website launched

Mobile-friendly holiday park website launched

The Holiday Accommodation Parks Association New Zealand (HAPNZ) has launched a mobile version of its website ready for the tens of thousands of international visitors and Kiwis travelling throughout New Zealand for Rugby World Cup 2011.

Free seeds for dough

Thousands of packets of free organic vegetable seed are being made available to gardens at schools, kindergartens and kohanga reo across the country by Paraparaumu's award winning Purebread.

Kiwi communities festooned with flags

New Zealanders everywhere are flying the flag for Rugby World Cup 2011 (RWC 2011), with every string of RWC 2011 bunting sold out just ahead of kick-off tomorrow.

Planning helps for trouble-free RWC party - police

Whether you are a rugby fan or not the World Cup is a great excuse for a party, but a bit of advanced planning is essential if you don't want trouble to send your guests off for an early shower.

Council improves road problem reporting

As part of the iWay walking and cycling project, Hastings District Council has developed a new tool which allows the community to report issues which arise on the roading and footpath network around the district.

Banana dress-ups win RWC tickets

Dressing up bananas to support the Rugby World Cup has won three youngsters tickets to take their dads to Friday's opening All Blacks versus Tonga game at Eden Park.

Appleton Estate hosts 5th national cocktail competition

Some of the country's top bar tenders are competing for the top prize at Appleton Estate Rum's fifth Cocktail Invitational over the next week.

The grand final winner will receive the coveted prize of participating in the Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum 2011 Bartender Tour to Jamaica.