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Where would we be today without WiFi?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:28:29 +1200 | Aurecon

Where would we be today without WiFi? No more hotspots. No cool internet cafés. Our ‘mobile’ devices would be far less mobile. Or what would life be like without the microwave? TV dinners would never be the same. What many of us don’t know, ...More >>

Great Dixter’s Fergus Garrett Set to Wow the Crowds

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:03:52 +1200 | Garden Marlborough

“Innovation, originality, verve, ebullience, abundance, joy, subversiveness, an infectious enthusiasm and a wild energy…” Just some of the words applied to Fergus Garrett and his work as head gardener at Great Dixter, the world-famous Sussex garden ...More >>

Plus-sized knitting hobby turns into big business

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:01:38 +1200 | Waikato Innovation Park

When it comes to her business, Plump & Co, everything is on a plus-size scale: giant wooden knitting needles and chunky yarn look as if they have had the Alice in Wonderland treatment, supersized to unexpected proportions.More >>

The omnipresent pressure to conform - Graham Peebles

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:48:09 +1200 | Redress Information

It was the school holidays and there were lots of teenagers in my local park. I sometimes spot them meandering home, but I rarely see them en masse as it were. Blind to the bluebells, peacocks and glories of nature all around us, they were glued to their ...More >>

EPA bans toxic fungicides to keep Kiwi gardeners safe

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:51:31 +1200 | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a Red Alert notice following its decision to revoke four approvals for fungicide products used by Kiwi gardeners. More >>

Ping Pong tables departing. (In part!)

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:12:42 +1200 | Gap Filler

After five months of use in the the central city, Gap Filler’s concrete ping pong tables will be moving on. Two of the tables, which have been located at the end of Cashel Mall since December, will be departing, while one will remain until mid-Winter.More >>

Winter F.A.W.C! Programme out with 64 events!

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:06:41 +1200 | Winter F.A.W.C

The F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic Winter Series programme launched today Thursday 27 April with over 20,000 programmes delivered to readers of Hawke’s Bay Today. Additional programmes will be distributed in Wellington and in Auckland via the Weekend ...More >>

Friendship Favoured Over Foe for Kiwis

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:34:02 +1200 | Colmar Brunton

New Zealanders are looking forward to forging friendships over competition as World Masters Games 2017 kicks off this week, according to survey results released today by Colmar Brunton.More >>

World Fair Trade Day at Trade Aid Wellington - 13th May 2017

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:24:09 +1200 | Trade Aid

New Zealanders have helped 511,520 talented people around the world improve their lives through fair trade over the last year, and Trade Aid is having a nationwide celebration to say Thank you.More >>

Three Announces the Bachelor NZ: Women Tell All

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:05:59 +1200 | Mediaworks NZ Ltd

MediaWorks are pleased to announce the return of Three’s The Bachelor New Zealand: Women Tell All , thanks to Colgate Optic White, with tickets to the live event on May 21 on sale from today at 3pm.More >>

New Political Party for New Zealand

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:39:46 +1200 | GOdsownNZ

Another new political party has sprung up, this time, from the West Coast of the South Island! GOdsownNZ identifies as a Christian political party however they want to reach all New Zealand voters that have felt let down by their previous parties ...More >>

Packards at WOW

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:39:05 +1200 | Warbirds Over Wanaka

Wanaka: Possibly the best line up ever outside the United States of classic Packard motor vehicles will be on display at next year’s Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow.More >>

New Executive Chef to showcase local produce in Christchurch

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:03:21 +1200 | Crowne Plaza

The new Crowne Plaza Christchurch is promising to showcase the best fresh local produce the city and region have to offer in its brand-new café, bar and restaurant. More >>

Today marks the day of the official beginning of a $13 milli

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:23:12 +1200 | Hyundai Marine Sports Centre

Sod turning kicks off the construction of a new marine sports centre at Okahu Bay More >>

Reflections on Auckland Planning - Joel Cayford

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:13:04 +1200 | Joel Cayford

Last Saturday took Celia Wade-Brown (Wellington's previous mayor) to catch the 7:30 am ferry to Auckland. But it didn't arrive. Not till 8:00am. Even caught Fullers staff by surprise - not forgetting the World Masters athletes. We went over later. ...More >>

How often do you wash your sheets?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:56:39 +1200 | Canstar Blue

Auckland, 26 April 2017. Latest Canstar Blue survey reveals one in two people don’t wash their bedding every week. More >>

Jazz Awards to recognise talent at Wellington Jazz Festival

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:50:04 +1200 | Recorded Music NZ

The Wellington Jazz Festival will be home to the New Zealand Jazz Awards in 2017, where the winners of the Recorded Music NZ Best Jazz Album and the APRA Best Jazz Composition will be announced on 11 June.More >>

Celebrities for NZ's Largest Ever Trail Run in Waitomo

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:04:43 +1200 | Waitomo Trail Run

From Newshub’s Mike McRoberts and Samantha Hayes – to Bachelorettes, & Famous Sportspeople, Here’s Who to Look out For More >>

Last push to raise funds for tunnel property purchase

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:55:57 +1200 | Dunedin Tunnel Trails Trust

The Dunedin Tunnels Trail Trust is calling on the community to help it raise the last funds needed to purchase the property providing access to the disused Chain Hills rail tunnel that connects Abbotsford to Wingatui. The deadline for confirming ...More >>

World Masters Games 2017 commemorates Anzac Day

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:54:37 +1200 | World Masters Games

An Anzac Day service at Queens Wharf and a star-studded New Zealand versus Australia exhibition basketball match will be the focus of World Masters Games 2017’s Anzac Day commemorations.More >>

 

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