More Christmas Headlines

Pining for Christmas

Blenheim pine tree grower David James sells trees for Christmas.

"You just can't get away with not having an authentic smell of pine needles on Christmas morning."

Mum-to-be spreading Xmas cheer

Shaye Kent is collecting presents for a family who can't afford presents this year.

Shaye Kent is giving another family the Christmas they deserve by collecting gifts for those who would go without.

Top chefs share entertaining tips

Cracking good fun: Crab boil from the American south is Will Balleau's hit dish.

Want to throw a banging party this silly season? Here's expert advice on what to serve, and how to get festivities in full flow.

Why pets are not presents

Hundreds of unwanted pets given as Christmas gifts are surrendered to animal shelters across the country every year.

Animal welfare organisation, the SPCA, is pleading with New Zealanders to remember the reality of gifting an animal this Christmas.

Blenheim Christmas Parade to be a cracker

Safe Air engineer Alastair Haigh, IS process co-ordinator Hetty Kirby and planning co-ordinator Kate Barton work on their float for the Blenheim Christmas Parade.

Marlburians are hard at work building their unique floats for this year's Christmas parade in Blenheim.

Builder gets North Pole contract

Jim Cameron is half-way  through his special assignment from Santa Claus.

When Santa Claus needs a new sleigh he doesn't call on his elves to put one together, he calls Turangi's Jim Cameron. 

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