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Cut down on red meat, buy an EV and reduce your emissions

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:54:26 +1300 | Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

New research has identified where households can make a real difference to their greenhouse gas emissions – and cutting down on red meat and purchasing an electric vehicle are top of the list.More >>

Expat Kiwis keen to return to NZ

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:25:08 +1300 | Colmar Brunton

Home is looking sweeter for Kiwi expats, with a growing number planning to return to New Zealand according to a ‘global census’ by Kea and Colmar Brunton. More >>

Strong public support for increasingly smoke-free Wellington

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:17:16 +1300 | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Councillors will hear the results of a survey on extending Wellington’s outdoor smoke-free areas at this week’s Community Sport and Recreation committee meeting.More >>

Public Park Offering Home-Grown Gourmet Delights

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:58:01 +1300 | Hamilton City Council

Visitors to Hamilton Gardens can now take home a taste of the city’s most popular visitor attraction. More >>

Students jostling for top cyclist spot

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:22:36 +1300 | Horizons Regional Council

Students from around the Region are prepping their bikes and donning their helmets in the hopes of being crowned the Central District’s Young Cyclist of the Year on Thursday 26 November.More >>

Keith Spry Pool

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 09:05:19 +1300 | Justin Lester

Keith Spry Pool has experienced a huge spike in swimmers since its upgrade was completed in March 2015. The new children’s pool and learn-to-swim pool have seen the number of children and young family attendees swell. More >>

Summer brings Gourmet Night Market back to the Mount

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 17:32:50 +1300 | Gourmet Night Market

The third Gourmet Night Market season kicks off Friday December 4th in Mt Maunganui from 5pm. The family-friendly summer event has been extremely popular with locals and visitors attracting around 5000 hungry patrons on Fridaynights.More >>

Kelly Tarlton’s calling all young filmmakers

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 17:20:14 +1300 | Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium

Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium has put the call out to budding young filmmakers across Auckland to produce their latest television advertisment. More >>

Hanukah in the Park - December 13

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 16:52:51 +1300 | Jewish Federation of New Zealand

It’s almost time for Auckland’s Hanukah in the Park! Join Auckland’s Jewish community on December 13 to celebrate the festival of Hanukah for the third year running, with an evening which will include live music from the talented Truppman ...More >>

Porritt Park Playground to close on Friday 27th November

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 15:19:04 +1300 | Thames Coromandel District Council

We'll be closing the playground at Thames' Porritt Park for a short time this Friday to install the Serious Air Swing and the rest of the Three Bay Senior Swing with basket.More >>

Safety blights NZ’s chances of being good to grow old in

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 14:18:35 +1300 | Joe Public Relations

New Zealand ranks 12 out of 96 countries in an annual ranking of the best and worst places for older people to live - but only 30th for safety and transport - according to the Global Age Watch Index, a report commissioned by Help Age International. More >>

Outward Bound Low Impact Course Scholarships

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:13:08 +1300 | Outward Bound

Are you aged over 27 and would like to do an eight day Outward Bound adventure course, but have a mild physical limitation such as a back injury or joint problems? Outward Bound has scholarships worth over $2,030 for their Aspire course on 2-9 March, 2016.More >>

Some of New Zealand’s Best To Tackle Taupo

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 12:28:48 +1300 | Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

This coming Saturday, some of New Zealand’s best cyclists, along with an estimated 7,000 other riders will be taking on the Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge in the Central North Island.More >>

Ruapehu Express – Epic Adventure Mountain Bike, Run or Walk

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:22:38 +1300 | The Ruapehu Express

Entries are open for the Ruapehu Express, a brand new epic adventure taking place in a stunning alpine landscape with plenty scope to test skills, fitness or have family fun. More >>

Set-netting reminder after penguin death

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:07:49 +1300 | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries is reminding people that set nets catch more than fish after finding a dead little blue penguin in an illegally set net in Northland today (20 November).More >>

NZWAC appoints Dr Margaret Horsburgh

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 14:43:58 +1300 | New Zealand Walking Access Commission

NZWAC appoints Dr Margaret Horsburgh as Auckland regional field advisor On any given Tuesday, you can find Dr Margaret Horsburgh tramping along one of the many tracks and trails that criss-cross the Auckland region. Sundays are set aside for a walking ...More >>

The New Zealand flag and ‘Empire Fervour’

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 17:33:51 +1300 | Massey University

Massey University flag historian Malcolm Mulholland says some of the older generation of New Zealanders might remember marching and saluting the flag at school, but may not be aware of the history behind the ceremony. More >>

Ocean Swim Series marks landmark anniversary

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 16:54:32 +1300 | Ocean Swim Series

Media Release 19 November 2015 Ocean Swim Series marks landmark anniversary The Bay of Islands Classic swim taking place on 28 November heralds the start of the popular 2015/16 New Zealand Ocean Swim Series and this year will mark a very special milestone ...More >>

We’re out of cake – but we do have a $1mn Lotto ticket!

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 14:20:25 +1300 | Lotto New Zealand

What would you do if you realised you had a $1 million winning Lotto ticket? The answer was simple for a couple from Dunedin – pop it in a cake tin and hide it in the cupboard for a couple of weeks.More >>

NZ’s sexiest, funniest and smartest first names

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 14:17:19 +1300 | Elite Singles

What’s in a name? New dating study reveals NZ’s sexiest, funniest and smartest first names More >>


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