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Cheap as Chips turns tenants into chefs

A culinary revolution has been under way for some of the residents of Wellington City Council's rental complexes. In the past year they have been encouraged to turn their hand to easy, cheap, healthy - but mostly inspired - cooking.

On ya bike with Westpac and iWay

On ya bike with Westpac and iWay Hastings District Council has taken another innovative step forward with its iWay project which aims to make walking and cycling easy, safe and fun.

October a lucky month for diners

October is about to bring a windfall to one lucky restaurant diner, who will win a year's supply of beef and lamb delivered to their door - wherever they live in the world.

Unique link in Tasman's Great Taste Trail officially opens

Unique link in Tasman's Great Taste Trail officially opens

New Zealand's Cycle Trail Ambassador Sarah Ulmer and Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne will take to their bikes on Sunday 2 October 2011 to officially open the new 6.8km section of Tasman's Great Taste Trail that runs through Rabbit Island.

Outside Sports announces mountain bike demo centre

Outside Sports has announced the opening of a new mountain bike demo centre on Brecon Street at the bottom of the Skyline Gondola. The first of its kind in New Zealand, the new centre is inspired by the recently opened Skyline Mountain Bike Park in the centre of Queenstown.

Queenstown ski areas review closing dates

Queenstown's Coronet Peak ski area will extend its opening dates for skiers and boarders to enjoy an extra week of skiing and riding, thanks to fantastic spring snow conditions.

Go Gardening aims to grow new gardeners

Go Gardening aims to grow new gardeners

New Zealanders don't mind getting their hands dirty and gardening already ranks second on a list of participation in sport and recreation activities (source SPARC Active NZ Survey). The Nursery and Garden Industry Association (NGIA) plans to move gardening to the number one position.

McDonald's tinkers with Kiwiburger

McDonald's tinkers with Kiwiburger

Just because Kiwis love to tinker with things, McDonald's has taken the best bits of the Kiwiburger and created the new Kiwi Angus.

Beca announces engineering scholarships

Nine students from the University of Auckland have received major recognition, winning Beca's engineering scholarships, worth a combined value of $27,000.

Gay games win top community award

The organisers behind the Outgames, which was the second-biggest international sporting event in Wellington this year, are the Supreme Winner of the 2011 Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards.