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Marathon Raises Funds For Earthquake Rescue Dogs

The invaluable skills of the search dogs used during the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake will be celebrated during this year's SBS Marathon. The Urban Search and Rescue Dogs Association has been confirmed as the official charity of choice for the June 5 event.

Judges Announced For Inaugural Design Competition

Judges Announced For Inaugural Design Competition

Two of the judges in this year's inaugural Formica Formations design competition have been announced and include a top local and international designer.

Looking For A Special Gift For Mum This Mother's Day?

Looking For A Special Gift For Mum This Mother's Day?

St John is selling a special rose which the gardening Mum's of New Zealand are sure to love.

The rose, titled Luminis (Latin for 'light'), is sure to be a fantastic addition to any Mum's garden.

Cutting Edge Garden Festival

LAWN mower racing, the novelty motorsport that cuts a 70kmh dash while retaining a practical edge, is going national at this weekend's Manawatu Garden Festival at Manfeild.

$50,000 Canterbury Fundraiser To Celebrate Dive Fish Snow Travel's Silver Anniversary

$2,000 for every year of business is the target for the Canterbury earthquake appeal as Dive Fish Snow Travel celebrates twenty-five years in business with $50,000 worth of dive, fish and snow holidays up for auction.

North Island Bird Develops Own Dialects

North Island Bird Develops Own Dialects

Native North Island saddlebacks have developed such distinctive new songs in the last 50 years that it is not clear if birds on one island recognise what their neighbours are singing about, a Massey University study shows.

Most Facebook Friends Not Seen Since School - Survey

The average New Zealand Facebook user has 124 Facebook friends (mean), according to a new poll by UMR Research. The poll also asked New Zealanders who their Facebook friends were:

- 70% are friends with someone they have not seen since school.

Heaphy Mountain Bike Track Will Draw Visitors - Minister

Mountain biking on the Heaphy Track will help attract new visitors to Nelson at the quietest time of the year, Nelson MP Nick Smith said today as the track season formally opens.

Kiwi Students Hold Their Own Census

Kiwi Students Hold Their Own Census

New Zealand pupils returning to school today will be taking part in an international children's census.

Miss Catherine Middleton Wears Earrings Designed And Made By Robinson Pelham Jewellers

Miss Catherine Middleton Wears Earrings Designed And Made By Robinson Pelham Jewellers

Robinson Pelham Jewellers are greatly honoured and delighted to announce that Miss Catherine Middleton is wearing a pair of hand made diamond earrings which they have designed especially for her marriage to His Royal Highness Prince Will