Halloween activities and events in the Central North Island

Taupo Halloween in Town Centre When: 30 October 2016 Ticket Information: Admission: Free Where/Location: Taupo Town Centre, main pedestrian areas, Taupo Restrictions: None Website: Visit Website Phone: 07 377 0104 Contact Person: julie@towncentretaupo.co.nz Dig...

Manuaute Street Beautification projects winning finalists

A struggle to pick six winners for the Manuaute St Beautification project left Ruapehu Youth Council no choice but to choose seven. Youth liaison officer Samantha Arthur-Curtis said...

ANNOUNCED: Caramel-Filled M&Ms coming soon!

For the first time in 75 years, M&M’s is introducing a caramel-filled version of its candy. M&M’s Caramel will hit shelves in May 2017 and is slated to...

New rules for Lake Taupo users

New rules for boaties are being considered by Taupo's Harbourmaster in a bid to make the water safer. A draft of the Lake Taupo Navigation Safety Bylaw has...

'Bye Bye Sky' online streaming service taking over Sky and Netflix – But is...

A streaming service provider marketed as "Bye Bye Sky" and a "Netflix killer" is selling fast in New Zealand, despite an internet piracy expert's warnings that it...

Waiouru's new loo wins top award

Waiouru's public toilet has won the 'Best Loo' category in the Keep NZ Beautiful Awards for 2016 held in Auckland over the weekend. Ruapehu Council Spokesperson Margaret Hawthorne...

Stock theft a reality across Whanganui district

It used to be the thing of the old Western movies where the rancher combating rustlers stealing his stock. But similar scenarios are a reality across the...

Labour Day weekend getaway ideas

New Zealanders have been celebrating Labour Day since 1890. Back then, when the eight-hour working day was a freshly won marvel, the day off was celebrated with festive...

Halloween clown outfits pulled from Kiwi hire shop shelves

Several costume hire stores across New Zealand have withdrawn clown outfits and masks from their shelves for Halloween after a recent rash of creepy clown incidents. A report...

Celebrating #dadgoals after photo of little girl with dad dressed as a mermaid goes...

A photo of a little girl and her mer-dad at Disneyland has the internet collectively saying "awww". The picture of the daddy-daughter duo was shared to Imgur, where...