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Aucklander crowned cocktail champion

Barney Toy from Auckland's Suite Bar is jetting off to Jamaica after being crowned the winner of Appleton Estate Rum's fifth National Cocktail Invitational last night at Wellington's Matterhorn bar.

Queenstown Bike Park to open on Saturday

The world-class Queenstown Bike Park opens to the public for its first full season this Saturday (17 September) - offering the only gondola-accessed downhill mountain biking in the southern hemisphere with over 30kms of purpose built tracks.

Celebrating suffrage - a New Zealand first

Celebrating suffrage - a New Zealand first

On 19 September 1893, New Zealand became the first country in the world where women won the right to vote in national elections. Celebrations to recognise this notable historical event will be held throughout the country, including Dunedin.

All Blacks see black during underground adventure tour

All Blacks see black during underground adventure tour

All Blacks Conrad Smith, Corey Flynn, Adam Thomson and Anthony Boric took time out to explore the dark depths of Ruakuri Cave during their time in Waitomo today.

NZ travellers enjoy cheaper hotel prices overseas

The price of hotel rooms fell significantly in a number of New Zealand's favourite overseas destinations in the first six months of 2011, according to the latest Hotel Price Index (HPI).

The Remarkables receives glorious new 'winter' snow

The Remarkables receives glorious new 'winter' snow

Spring skiing conditions returned to glorious winter snow in the resort town of Queenstown with The Remarkables ski area welcoming a good dump of the white stuff overnight (September 12).

BackingBlack builds HQ in Auckland

To help fans rally behind the All Blacks, BackingBlack is building a physical home in Auckland's Viaduct, as well as taking the BackingBlack experience on the road, visiting towns all over New Zealand.

New central Auckland cycling map

New central Auckland cycling map

Auckland Transport has issued a new Central Auckland cycle map to promote cycling in central Auckland.

The map includes new cycle infrastructure completed since 2008.

Melbourne to host forensics Congress

ANZPAA National Institute of Forensic Science is proud to announce that the 25th Congress of the International Society for Forensic Genetics (ISFG) will be held in Melbourne on 2-7 September 2013.

Celebrity Chefs bring 'lickability' to Taste

"Lickability" - it's the trendy term causing a stir in foodie havens nation-wide.

'Lickability' is something we've all experienced and it's this sort of longing for and then enjoying the first taste that both professional chefs and home-cooks strive to recreate.