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Huge Snow Dump At Mt Hutt

Huge Snow Dump At Mt Hutt

After severe weather delivered 230mm of near-freezing rain falling in the base area in just 48 hours, temperatures at Mt Hutt plummeted last night (Wednesday) and rain turned to snow with 20cms of the white stuff falling on the existing 15cm base.

Childcare Needs Carers Too

Childcare Needs Carers Too

It takes a village to bring up children as the saying goes and sometimes the best mix of teachers is a mix of qualified and not qualified", says Fiona Hughes, Chief Operations Officer for Kidicorp, NZ’s largest private provider of early childhood education.

Mineral Make-Up Continued Growth On A Knife-Edge?

Mineral Make-Up Continued Growth On A Knife-Edge?

Over 30% of consumers are concerned about the credibility of natural and organic claims made by cosmetic brands despite the high demand for natural makeup, finds Datamonitor.

Chardonnay At Its Best... in Gisborne

Chardonnay At Its Best... in Gisborne

It's a star-studded 10th anniversary International Chardonnay Challenge that got under way in Gisborne this morning.

NZ Science Festival Tickets Now On Sale

NZ Science Festival Tickets Now On Sale

Tickets are on sale now for the seventh New Zealand International Science Festival and can be purchased online at www.scifest.org.nz or by phoning 0800 SCIFEST.

New Zealand Still Home To World's Most Liveable Cities - Survey

New Zealand Still Home To World's Most Liveable Cities - Survey

New Zealand and Australian cities continue to boast world-class quality of living standards and despite the extreme financial conditions experienced over the past 12 months they remain attractive destinations for overseas expatriates, Mercer's 2010 Quality of Living Survey has found.

Generation Ys Whinge To Win A Flights Upgrades - Study

Generation Ys Whinge To Win A Flights Upgrades - Study

Research from Expedia.co.nz, operated by Expedia, Inc, the world's largest online travel company, has found that Generation Y Kiwis are most likely to complain in order to land themselves a free upgrade on a flight or in a hotel.

Irish Whiskey Bucking The Trend

Irish Whiskey Bucking The Trend

Melbourne -The luck of the Irish has held true for Irish whiskey as it has bucked the trend in the whiskey market to emerge from the recession relatively unscathed finds Datamonitor.

Kiwis Packing Their Passports And Skis

Kiwis Packing Their Passports And Skis

The travel bug has returned, with 40 percent of Kiwis planning an overseas trip in the next six months and 510,000 New Zealanders planning a skiing trip.

Food, Wine And Chauffeur-Driven Skiing With Wanaka Lakehouse

Food, Wine And Chauffeur-Driven Skiing With Wanaka Lakehouse

During the ski season, Wanaka Lakehouse is offering all exclusive bookings of the luxurious eco lodge a degustation dinner accompanied by local Central Otago wines chosen by winemaker host, Michael Hasler.