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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.

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.