Recent

  • picture Christchurch best eats streets treats
    Lifestyle

    There’s a vibrancy to inner-city Christchurch, stimulated by the innovation, redevelopment and resourcefulness of post-quake recovery. It’s filled with cutting-edge options for dining and drinking, as well as an impressive arts precinct with a refreshed offering to draw people back to the city.

  • Australian Open 2019
    Sport

    There have been times in recent years when you wondered whether Rafael Nadal’s repeated injuries would prevent him from ever winning a title again, but at 32 years of age the world No 2 has looked as fit and as strong as ever at this Australian Open.

  • New Zealand World Cup final 2019
    Sport

    England are into their first Rugby World Cup final in 12 years after a brilliant demolition of three-time world champions New Zealand. England had stormed into a 10-0 lead, Manu Tuilagi’s second-minute try and a long-range penalty from George Ford fitting reward for a blistering first half.

  • New Zealand easiest place do business
    Business

    New Zealand has again been ranked by as the easiest place in the world to do business. Kiwis have held the top spot in the World Bank’s annual rankings since 2015, holding Singapore to second-place for the fourth year running.

  • New Zealand young artist exhibition 2019
    Culture

    The Wanaka Arts Society Labour Weekend art exhibition is now open at the Lake Wanaka Centre, with more than 200 artworks in the exhibition and for the first time a gift shop featuring more than 60 local creations. Last year’s youth prize winner – Ruby Burke (17), of Wanaka, is looking forward to exhibiting three works at this year’s Wanaka Arts Society Labour Weekend art exhibition.

  • New Zealand China export
    Business

    Fears about the trade war and a slowdown in the Chinese economy have not dampened New Zealand’s exports to the economic powerhouse. The latest trade figures for the year to September show exports to China rose 23 per cent, up $227 million to $1.2 billion. New Zealand’s total exports rose $216 million (5.1 per cent) from September 2018 to $4.5 billion, according to the latest terms of trade data from Stats NZ.

  • New Zealand Sino-U.S. trade
    Business

    Australian shares advanced on Tuesday on signs that Washington and Beijing had made some headway in resolving a protracted trade row, while miners also benefited from a strong tailwind of higher commodity prices.

  • New Zealand best place expat
    Society

    Expats love the Kiwi experience, culture and how welcoming we are, but we have high costs and low salaries. Aotearoa ranked second overall in the HSBC global expat explorer study for 2018, coming in behind Singapore on the list of best destinations to live.

  • New Zealand anniversary James Cook's arrival
    Lifestyle

    A replica of Captain James Cook’s Endeavour has docked in Gisborne 250 years after the British navigator landed in New Zealand and named the cove he first sighted Poverty Bay. The replica is part of a flotilla, known as Tuia 250, that has been sailing around New Zealand on a taxpayer-funded voyage in memory of Cook’s arrival in New Zealand.

  • Auckland Diwali Festival 2019
    Culture

    Aucklands Queen Street and Aotea Square will be transformed into a colourful and mouth-watering spectacle when the 18th Auckland Diwali Festival takes place October 12 and 13.   Bright lights, energetic dance performances, incredible Indian delicacies culminating in an incredible fireworks display on Sunday evening that will excite and delight festival goers of all ages and ethnicities. 

Follow on Facebook