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RWC helps broaden South African-NZ relationship

The Rugby World Cup is proving an excellent vehicle for broadening the New Zealand and South African relationship says the Deputy Minister of Sport and Recreation for the Republic, Mr Gert Oosthuizen.

NZ wins trans-Tasman wine challenge

NZ wins trans-Tasman wine challenge

New Zealand Winegrowers injected some old fashioned rivalry in 'The Great Trans-Tasman Red Wine Challenge' on Friday before Australia's biggest pool game against Ireland in Auckland.

Get in quick for free marine pests workshops

People keen to learn more about some of the worst pests threatening Northland's special marine environment are being urged to register now for one of a series of free workshops around the region.

Age Concern announces photo prize finalists

Age Concern New Zealand is delighted to announce the shortlisted entries in its Patron's Award online photography competition.

We asked both the public and the media to post positive images of older people on our Facebook page and were thrilled to receive more than sixty entries.

Trophies galore for Marlborough's wines

Trophies galore for Marlborough's wines

The first Marlborough Wine Show celebrated the region's wines and announced trophy winners at a special dinner held at Marlborough Vintners Hotel on Saturday night.

Aquatic Centre blessing

Stones from K?piti Island, the Waitohu River, ?taki River, Waikanae River, Wharemauku and Paek?k?riki wrapped in kawakawa leaves will be place at the four corners of the Aquatic Centre building platform next Wednesday morning.

Expedition to Antarctica to name winner

Expedition to Antarctica to name winner

Rob Swan, polar explorer, environmental leader, and the first man to have walked to both the North and the South Poles, will select a winner this week in the Pure Advantage Expedition to Antarctica competition.

$1.5 million in grants made from earthquake arts fund

$1.5 million in grants made from earthquake arts fund

Creative New Zealand has approved more than $1.5 million in grants from its Earthquake Emergency Response Fund.

Orchestra remembers conflict with music

Orchestra remembers conflict with music

One of the most atrocious acts of World War Two, and a dark day in New Zealand history, will both be commemorated in a major concert in Wellington this month.

'Food heroes' celebrated at Farmers' Markets

Out Standing in their Fields has kicked off to celebrate New Zealand's food heroes at 18 Farmers' Markets around the country, showing off the nation's best and brightest farmers, artisan producers and chefs who have put our nation on the map.