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New life for Agatha Christie's 'Death on the Nile' hotel

Sofitel Luxury Hotels has reopened its venerable Old Cataract hotel in Aswan Egypt following a three-year closure and extensive renovation program.

Queenstown number one for food and wine

Queenstown number one for food and wine

The growing reputation of Queenstown, New Zealand as 'foodie heaven' has been reinforced by a top award from the world's largest travel website.

City Gallery announces Summer programme

City Gallery announces Summer programme

Prospect is a well-known and highly anticipated fixture in New Zealand's contemporary art calendar. This summer, City Gallery Wellington will open its doors with the fourth in this series of exhibitions, Prospect: New Zealand Art Now (26 November 2011-12 February 2012).

Second Week of Youthtown Quake Breaks

The second part of Youthtown's Break from the Quake camps kicks off in just over a week with 250 Canterbury children being flown to camps throughout the North Island.

Passchendaele anniversary

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage advises that Wednesday 12 October marks the 94th anniversary of the bloodiest battle fought by New Zealand soldiers during the First World War.

Crossing Pinot Noir wins NZ best value award

The Crossings Marlborough Pinot Noir 2009 has been named the 'Best Value New Zealand Pinot Noir' at the 2011 World Value Wine Challenge.

In addition the Awatere Valley Pinot Noir secured a Gold Medal, an award for 'Best Buy' and selection in the 'Top Ten Wines $20 and under'.

NZ winemaker nominated for international award

NZ winemaker nominated for international award

New Zealand winemaker Nadine Worley has been announced as one of just two New Zealand finalists for the coveted Wine Society Young Winemaker of the Year Award.

Disabled swimmer to swim Cook Strait

Italian distance swimmer Salvatore Cimmino is about to take on the Cook Strait to promote disability awareness with the help of a couple of Kiwi sporting legends.

In Defence of Gingers!

In Defence of Gingers!

I recently read the article about the sperm bank that wouldn’t take ginger sperm, cause no one wants ginger babies. I can’t say it didn’t sting a little.

Prepare for busy weekend on transport and roads

Prepare for busy weekend on transport and roads

Aucklanders are being advised to prepare for a busy weekend on public transport and roads as Rugby World Cup 2011 moves into the quarter-finals.