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Summer swimming spot monitoring under way

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 16:59:46 +1300 | Otago Regional Council

As the summer season gets underway, the Otago Regional Council (ORC) is beginning its annual programme of weekly monitoring at the beaches, rivers, and lakes where Otago people most like to paddle, swim, and generally enjoy the water.More >>

Volunteers support heritage carpentry on ice

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 16:56:24 +1300 | Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctica New Zealand has worked in collaboration with the New Zealand Antarctic Society for nearly a decade, enabling many great names in the Antarctic community to have their first experience on the Ice. More >>

Porritt Park playground open with new donated equipment

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 16:49:51 +1300 | Thames Coromandel District Council

Porritt Park playground in Thames will be back in business this weekend after being closed so the replica Wakatere play boat could be removed to make way for the new skate and scooter park. More >>

Opportunities to share thoughts with Council this summer

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 16:39:46 +1300 | Kapiti Coast District Council

Over the next few months Kāpiti Coast District Council is keen to hear from residents on a range of projects, strategies and bylaws being developed or reviewed. More >>

Forest markers a step forward for safety

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 16:31:49 +1300 | Rotorua Lakes Council

Whakarewarewa Forest users who find themselves in trouble can now be located via the most efficient route thanks to a new emergency response system. More >>

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Queenstown Airport

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 16:08:20 +1300 | Queenstown Airport

From the team at Queenstown Airport, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Stay safe out there. More >>

Rare Hundertwasser conservation posters found after 40 years

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 16:00:29 +1300 | Hundertwasser Art Centre

When Jan and Arnold Heine put a roll of conservation posters into storage in 1974 they had no idea that 42 years later they would be collectors items. The posters were distributed as part of the conservation week campaign. They were designed by ...More >>

Snell to compete at World Masters Games 2017

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 14:50:20 +1300 | World Masters Games

• Five sports sold out with at least 10 other sports or disciplines rapidly approaching capacity More >>

Kiwis to Uphold Proud Record in Hong Kong International Race

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 14:18:12 +1300 | NZ Bloodstock

A strong contingent of Karaka graduates and New Zealand-breds will take on the world in Sunday’s Longines Hong Kong International Races at Sha Tin, and the Kiwis have a proud record in the four prestigious races.More >>

Kaibosh a-peels to for help to recover from earthquakes

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 14:17:28 +1300 | Kaibosh

This weekend, Kaibosh Food Rescue is launching their Earthquake A-Peel – a quirky fundraising campaign in collaboration with All Good Bananas that’s guaranteed to put smiles on people’s faces.More >>

Winter sun for South Islanders– Christchurch to Rarotonga

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 13:54:11 +1300 | Christchurch Airport

South Islanders wanting sun next winter can book direct flights from Christchurch to Rarotonga right now for next winter. More >>

Lucky couple wins free wedding package

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 13:49:27 +1300 | Omarino Wine Park

Lucky couple wins free wedding package to marry at Omarino Wine Park on 11th December 2016 More >>

Iconic Motatapu Promises Innovation in 13th Anniversary

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 13:20:09 +1300 | Queenstown Trails Trust

The Macpac Motatapu will once again host thousands of competitors across a variety of events when they descend on Wanaka and Queenstown on March 4, 2017 for the 13th running of this iconic event, with one of those entrants promised a prize package ...More >>

Cast of storytellers to delight with tales in many tongues

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 13:12:37 +1300 | Dunedin Public Libraries

Dunedin (Friday, 9 December) – The organisers of Dunedin’s inaugural International Storytelling Festival have been overwhelmed with support – so much so, they have started a waiting list for storytellers.More >>

Laneway Food Truck Line-up Revealed

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 12:59:35 +1300 | Laneway Festival

Following on from the confirmation of the inimitable Young Thug as our final act for St. Jerome's Laneway Festival 2017, we're excited to reveal our extended food offering for Auckland Anniversary Day.More >>

New Zealand celebrates 15 years of Middle-earth

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 12:45:44 +1300 | Tourism New Zealand

To celebrate 15 years as the real Middle-earth, Tourism New Zealand has launched a new way to explore the country like a Hobbit, Elf, Dwarf or Wizard. More >>

Newcomers Take Centre Stage in Eulogy Stakes

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 12:29:16 +1300 | New Zealand Bloodstock News

The New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series returns to the North Island on Saturday with leg three, the $70,000 Group 3 Lawnmaster Eulogy Stakes (1600m) at Awapuni, the chance for some newcomers to make their mark on the prestigious Series ...More >>

Family Tribute Films Win Someday Challenge

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 12:25:22 +1300 | The Outlook for Someday

Two strongly personal family tribute films have scooped 2016’s top honours in The Outlook for Someday film challenge. The Body Shop Standout Winner is a film by 15 year old Sarah Ridsdale celebrating her uncle’s role in creating a haven for New ...More >>

‘Twin Rivers’ trail reopens key section after major repair

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:54:01 +1300 | Queenstown Trails Trust

Queenstown’s ‘Twin Rivers’ trail reopens key section after major $360,000 repair; long-term maintenance partnership announced More >>

Villa Maria launches wine helpline

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:39:54 +1300 | Villa Maria Estate

Do you have a burning wine related question? New Zealand’s most awarded winery launches #VillaMariaHelpline service to help Kiwis with their wine queries when it comes to pairing or gifting during the festive season.More >>


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