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Meet some V8 starpower

Fabian Coulthard

Motor racing fans are invited to hear V8 supercars drivers Fabian Coulthard, Chaz Mostert, Will Davidson and Michael Caruso talk about life behind the wheel.

Woo while you weed

Weed dating lets people flirt in the dirt

Ecofest

Chloe Waretini has organised weed dating as part of this year's EcoWest festival, allowing singles to 'make love and war on weeds'.

Cafe has right ingredients

MIT Bake

Baking and patisserie students at MIT now have a real-life cafe to test their recipes in.

'Grumpies' find peace and flexibility

Male yoga

A new yoga class aims to de-stress middle-aged grumpy guys turning them into mellow men.

Win tickets to the Easter Show

Ferris Wheel

COMPETITION IS CLOSED Your chance to win one of 12 double ride packages for this year's Easter Show.

What's on Easter weekend

easter show

So it looks like it's going to be a wet Easter.

A modern twist to 30s America

Ben Atkins

Ben Atkins' first book looks back to a time of gangsters and bootleggers in depression-era America.

Solar energy returns need to match up

I've always hankered after a solar array on the roof.

Register for Auckland's popular run

It's not too late to register for Auckland's biggest fun run, the 42nd Ports of Auckland Round the Bays.

Win a lunch for four at Ebisu

Nude Bento

CLOSED: Ebisu is launching into summer with a new addition to the number of healthy dishes that Ebisu has on the menu.

Festival offers plenty for families

Sand painting

Outdoor movies, afternoon kids' activities and a live sand painting performance are just some of the things on offer at this year's Lantern Festival.

Children invited to audition for ANNIE

ANNIE

Due to overwhelming demand, producers have extended the registration period for children wanting to audition for a role in ANNIE.

Mixing it up

mix moon

REVIEW: Mix Moon in New Lynn is a relatively new spot offering dishes from Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and India.

Big welcome for NRL Nines stars

Rugby league supporters and fans will get the chance to welcome all 16 NRL club teams to Auckland for the first time on February 14 at Aotea Square, Auckland from midday.

Sweet tooth heaven

Milse

Specialist dessert restaurant Milse creates incredible dishes with some interesting twists.

Innovation key to Auckland's success

Brett O'Riley

Guest blogger Brett O'Riley from ATEED looks at how innovation networks can help determine Auckland's economic direction.

Tang Dynasty to wow crowds

Tang Dynasty

Chinese rock band Tang Dynasty will be a headline act at this year's Auckland Lantern Festival from February 13 to 16.

Review: Ostro, Britomart

Keen to try something new, Catherine Healy headed out to Ostro, the latest addition to Britomart's dining scene.

Lantern Festival returns

Auckland Lantern Festival

Next year's Lantern Festival is shaping up to be the biggest and brightest yet.

Ron Burgundy stays classy

Ron Burgundy

It's been nine nears since the Channel Four News Team assembled on screens and it seems they have aged like a good bottle of scotch.

Jamie McDell at Xmas in the Park

Concert-goers at Saturday's Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park at the Auckland Domain will get to see award winning singer songwriter Jamie McDell perform Saving.

Jersey an early Christmas present

Kiwis jumper

Christmas has come early for league fan Shae Roberts .

Well fed at Fed Deli

poutine

Al Brown's Federal Delicatessen brings a slice of New York to Auckland.

A merry trip to Sherwood

Robin hood

REVIEW: If you're after some family friendly fun complete with men in tights, check out Robin Hood at TAPAC theatre.

Safety pushed over Xmas period

Christmas is just around the corner and with that in mind Auckland Transport has launched its "Make It Home Safely" campaign.

A journey through time

Mini Golf

The term 'hidden gem' is thrown around a lot but when it comes to The Lost World Mini Golf it couldn't be more true.

Grazing on a sunny afternoon

Blunderbuss

REVIEW: Takapuna's McKenzies Project has gained another fine addition in the form of Blunderbuss.

Road Trip Wildcard

The Great Kiwi Road Trip is now on!

Young cake-baker on the rise

Jordan Rondel

A baker-turned-cookbook writer is one of the creative women sharing their secrets to success in a new book.

DJ turns it on for partygoers

Tim Phin

Tim Phin is the man behind Our:House, a music festival that draws thousands of partygoers.

Good One's a hidden gem

Good One

REVIEW: Hidden on a leafy suburban street sits Good One in all its relaxed, cool workshop glory.

75 years of Harvards' roar

HARVARD

The distinctive roar of one of the world's most popular Warbirds aircraft will be heard over Ardmore this Sunday.

Portraits come home

Mamas

Portrait painter Delicia Sampero honours 10 women with the Mirror Mama Project.

Cafe responds to community needs

Rowan Johanson and Paul and Anashuya Fletcher

The Roskill Coffee Project is a way to help young adults who might otherwise "fall through the cracks".

Auckland offers tasty treats

taste of auckland

Food festival brings Auckland's top eateries together for taste sensation.

Zoo cleanup a success

Volunteers mucked in at Auckland Zoo ahead of Orangutan Caring Week.

Rock, paper, scissors

REVIEW: Herne Bay's Janken offers a Japanese menu with interesting twists.

Grants up for grabs in ANZ cricket scheme

Budding cricketers are being called to come forward and pitch for a grant as part of the ANZ Cricket Grant Scheme.

Last chance to see memorabilia

Sporting fans have one last chance this year to view a massive collection of memorabilia collected by Sir Peter Leitch and now on display at the East Stand of Mt Smart Stadium.

Taste of Auckland festival is back

This year's Taste of Auckland food festival kicks off next week and is jam packed with tasty offerings.

Trash art carries history

Art in the Dark

Alexander Bartlett is bringing two works to interactive light festival Art in the Dark.

Luncheon to benefit youth suicide initiatives

Proceeds from a fundraising luncheon featuring Prime Minister John Key as guest speaker will go towards three youth suicide initiatives in west Auckland.

Festival aims for zero waste

Waitak Fest

Waitakere Festival is expecting 10,000 people this year so it's hard to believe it was originally supposed to be a picnic.

Kalopsia deals with climate change

Kalopsia

As the climate change debate continues around the globe a play is aiming to make a difference in our backyard.

Festival returns with diverse acts

Disability

The InterAct Disability Arts Festival is back and band The Mutes from Mars are thrilled to be a part of it.

Scullery lives up to hype

scullery

REVIEW: There is much to admire about Scullery on Auckland's K Road.

Colourful celebration

Diwali Festival draws in the crowds

Diwali

Thousands of Aucklanders made this year's Diwali Festival one of the most successful the inner city has ever seen.

Gleeful lineup for Christmas in the Park

Rebecca McFadzien

The Auckland University Glee Club will perform at Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park this year.

WIN: A fun day out on the harbour

red boat

We're asking readers to nominate children for a special trip around the Waitemata harbour

Saintly songwriter up for Silver Scroll

tattletale saints

Songwriting's most prestigious award could be handed to a North Shore artist for the second year running.