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Rise in affordable gold medal wines

Rise in affordable gold medal wines

Nearly 30% more wines were awarded a gold medal at this year's New World Wine Awards, proving that a top quality wine doesn't need to be expensive and reflecting winemakers' recognition of the value of these awards.

Queenstown Bike Park opens for first full season

Queenstown Bike Park opens for first full season

Around 50 keen mountain bikers including guest of honour former junior world downhill mountain bike champion Scarlett Hagen, a group of teenagers from Youth Town Oamaru and several members of the Queenstown mountain bike club celebrated the opening of the first ever full season for Queenstown Bik

200,000 domestic seats, 48 hours, 30% off

200,000 domestic seats, 48 hours, 30% off

Grabaseat is offering 30 percent off every seat on the Air New Zealand domestic network over the next three weeks in a one-off 48 hour deal that kicked in at midnight last night.

Takitimu hosts Te Maori reunion

Five members of the original Takitimu contingent which hosted the Te Maori Exhibition in the USA in the mid-1980s came together this morning for a reunion and to mark 26 years since the famous exhibition hit the world stage.

Waikato milliner preparing hats for Melbourne Cup fashion

Elegant Waikato milliner Monika Neuhauser is getting ready for a busy spring season making one-off hats for those special race-day events such as the glamorous Melbourne Cup.

Hastings i-Site gives visitors a taste of Hawke's Bay

Hastings i-Site is not only pointing visitors in the right direction but is also encouraging them to get a taste of the region, first hand.

RWC community days for Garden Place

Cultural performances, hip hop dancing, buskers and street theatre performers will be part of the entertainment and activities for Hamilton's Rugby World Cup 2011 Community Days.

Students put on style for annual comoetition

Thirty UCOL Hairdressing students presented styles from the fifties to the Victorian era and from Egypt to Japan in their annual pre-apprentice competition this week.

Tip Top expands yoghurt ice cream range

Tip Top adds three new delicious flavours to their award winning Yoghurt Ice Cream range

Following the runaway success of their Creamy Yoghurt Ice Cream range, Tip Top have added three new flavours to the 97 percent fat-free line-up; Blueberry, Apricot and Luscious Lemon.

Call to showcase sign language at RWC

Minister for Disability Issues Tariana Turia says New Zealand is leading the way in promoting sign language and commended the fact that sign singers performed the national anthem at the opening of the Rugby World Cup opening.