Tasman woman sets skydiving record

A Tasman resident has set the record for the highest skydive in New Zealand. Wendy Smith achieved the New Zealand record of 25,000 feet jump, before landing at Motueka Airport, as part of the inaugural Lift Off Abel Tasman Festival yesterday. Wendy...... Read More

Free Rotorua buses during Royal visit

Rotorua residents will be able to catch free buses and maybe a glimpse of Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle as part of the Royal visit to the city on October 31. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will spend the day in Rotorua visiting various sights...... Read More

Lucky long weekend for Lotto player

A Lotto player will be popping the champagne this long weekend after winning $1 million with Lotto First Division in tonight's live Lotto draw. The winning ticket was sold at Countdown Newtown in Wellington. Powerball was not struck this evening...... Read More

Architecture festival hits Christchurch

The headlining event for this year's Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA) happens on Saturday night in the centre of Christchurch. Starting in 2012, FESTA involves architecture students from throughout Australasia creating a reimagined...... Read More

A journey of visions

Elizabeth Grainger’s natural flair for visionary art came to her in a lucid dream. At six-years-old, while hiding out in native bush in her home town of Katikati, she had a spiritual awakening. In a space of forest protection, she suddenly found...... Read More

Hands-on wānanga for coastal health

About 40 Western Bay of Plenty schoolchildren have joined Waikato University scientists, Manaaki Te Awanui, NIWA, DoC and iwi experts for hands-on lessons in marine biosecurity. The students gathered at Tauranga Bridge Marina to check pest crab traps...... Read More

Firefighters form motorcade to bid farewell

Firefighters from throughout the Western Bay of Plenty have bid farewell to one of their own, forming a motorcade of fire engines as part of a funeral procession for an ex-firefighter. The occasion caught the attention of Tauranga residents on Friday...... Read More

Eden Park rules mean big concerts turned away

Auckland has missed out on concerts by Bon Jovi, Phil Collins, Eminem and Billy Joel this year because the rules governing Eden Park are too strict, the park's management says. The backers of a multipurpose stadium proposed for Auckland's waterfront...... Read More

Slash announces New Zealand shows

The latest artist to announce New Zealand shows is making rock fans’ dreams come true. Slash is returning to New Zealand in January with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators in tow. The Grammy award-winning, American rock guitarist and Rock...... Read More

Three lucky Lotto players win $333,333

Three lucky Lotto players from will be celebrating a midweek windfall after each winning $333,333 with Lotto First Division in tonight's live Lotto draw. The winning tickets were sold at Paper Plus New Plymouth in New Plymouth, Feilding Video Centre...... Read More