RIP: Sir Peter Snell dies at age 80

Famed New Zealand Olympic distance runner Sir Peter Snell has died, age 80. Sports historian and friend Ron Palenski confirmed to the New Zealand Herald Sir Peter had...

Bad-ass Santa sweaters pulled off shelves by Walmart

Sourced from Stuff.co.nz Walmart removed several pieces of holiday merchandise from its Canadian website after customers took offense to a line of risque Christmas clothing. The retail giant also issued...

Whakaari/White Island eruption: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Sourced from NZHerald.co.nz RETURN TO WHITE ISLAND: A total of six bodies have now been recovered from White Island They were transported by helicopter to the nearby Navy ship...

Third annual Industry Forum highlights underlying confidence in Ruapehu tourism

Sourced from the Ruapehu District Council Over 50 operators and other stakeholders involved in Ruapehu tourism attended the third annual Visit Ruapehu Industry Forum at the Chateau Tongariro...

Greta Thunberg named Time’s Person of the Year

Teenage Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was named Time's youngest "person of the year". Thunberg, 16, has become the face of the youth climate movement, drawing large crowds with her...

Heard of ‘Minimum Chips’?

Sourced from NZHerald.co.nz Desperately searching for as many coins as possible on a Friday night to get as much deep-fried goodness as possible from your local fish n' chip...

Annual ‘Bad Taste Food’ awards handed out for 2019

Sourced from Consumer NZ Some of our best-known businesses are in the firing line from consumer watchdog Consumer NZ in the annual Bad Taste Food awards. The awards name 10...

Ice bucket challenge creator dies at age 34

Pete Frates, the former college baseball star whose battle with ALS inspired the Ice Bucket Challenge, has passed away at the age of 34. The ice bucket challenge...

Waikato Regional Council choose not to prosecute over Taupō wastewater spill

Sourced from the Taupō District Council Taupō District Council has welcomed the Waikato Regional Council’s decision not to prosecute over the wastewater spill into Lake Taupō in July. A...

Rescue operation underway after White Island volcano eruption

Sourced from Rotorua Daily Post. A rescue operation is under way after an eruption on Whakaari/White Island. There are fears for people who were on the island at the...