Life & Style

What to wear this raceday

For her win in Matamata, Belinda Green wore what was known as her "licorice" outfit - a striped black, pink, blue and ...

Pokeno fashionista Belinda Green expects to see bright colours, coral shades and ruffles on the field this year.

Remembering Te Aroha's flood

Jennifer Comer is organising the reprint of Merle Howarth's book Town in Trouble, about the 1985 fatal Te Aroha flood.

A book describing the events of a flash flood that swept through Te Aroha 34 years ago is set to be reprinted.

Creatives throughout Cambridge

Diane Parker opened her Spotted Dove ceramic art studio eight years ago, and welcomed the public during last year's tour.

The annual Cambridge Autumn Festival is fast approaching.

Man's battle against street racers

Peter Hopkins is sick of hearing illegal street racers doing burnouts in the streets surrounding Tamahere.

The sound of burnouts at midnight annoys the hell out of Tamahere resident Peter Hopkins.

Review your nutritional intake and energy intake

Personal trainer Alison Storey continues her weekly column, answering your questions on fitness and wellbeing.

Your recovery time could have an impact on your energy levels.

Late call for switchboard hut

Dylan and Emily Hilhorst restored an old telephone exchange hut into the perfect country getaway.

Fifties telephone exchange now making connections of a different kind in paddock near Taupō.

Elite athletes support Karāpiro

Rowers Olivia Loe and Brooke Donoghue training on Lake Karapiro during a media day in 2017.

Rowing NZ pushing for protection of the lake.

'The wee committee that could'

Melville Hall can now be accessed via a wheelchair friendly ramp.

Tired hear of a community jolted back to life with $300,000 refurbishment.

Weighing up exercise and diet

The health benefits of exercise, even without dieting or weight loss, are too valuable to ignore.

The health benefits of exercise, even without weight loss, are priceless.

Scare pins rider under horse

Georgina Lloyd wants drivers to slow down when passing horses.

Rider whose horse reared over at passing car issues plea to motorists.

Volunteer work provides lessons for life

Journalist Philippa Stevenson is volunteering  for the Volunteer Service Abroad, working in a small media company in Honiara.

Opinion: Six month assignment in Solomon Islands is a life-changing experience.

Stretton's sanctuary for sale

The land and buildings previously operating as a health and wellness retreat in the Waikato township of Te Aroha have ...

Fashion designer's 365sqm wellness retreat lodge is going on the auctioneer's block.

Guitar great Peter Posa dies video

Peter Posa a New Zealand guitarist, most famous for his instrumental The White Rabbit, has died aged 77.

Known as New Zealand's greatest guitarist, bestselling musician Peter Posa has died.

Knee pain and e-bikes

The knee is a complex joint with a number of different ligaments criss-crossing to enable a large range of motion.

A physio should be your first port of call if you're experiencing knee pain when exercising.

Takahē twins make Tight Five

A family of five takahē now live in Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari's south enclosure, with the twin chicks (right) ...

The pair join a sibling and their parents to make a feathery family unit at Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari.

Kiwi grandad's life-changing trek

Shortly before the snowstorm hit on the Thorong La pass.

Feeling fat and unfit didn't deter 62-year-old Kevin Bardsley from tackling one of the world's classic walks.

A cake-standing ovation for high tea

The key to Zealong's signature high tea is to start at the bottom, with the savoury dishes, and eat your way to the top.

There's a high old time to be had having high tea at the plantation.

Telling story of peat lakes

Nardene Berry from the New Zealand Landcare Trust has helped install traps at Lake Rotomanuka, a peat lake and wetlands ...

Predator control is at the top of the agenda.

Students take to the skies

Walsh Memorial Scout Flying School director John Hamilton was the Chief of Air Force from 2002 until 2006.

The Walsh Memorial Scout Flying School may be unique in the world.

Turn up the heat of training

Personal trainer Alison Storey continues her weekly column, answering your questions on fitness and wellbeing.

Measure your tolerance when it comes to training in the heat.

Taupō cafes ready for summer concert

The crowd was pumping at the 2018 Taupo Summer Concert, with 15,000 people sharing their love of music.

Over 90 of Taupō's food outlets are gearing up for one of their biggest weekends of the year – the Summer Concert.

10-hour journey for old church

It took 10 hours for the church to make the 15 kilometre trip from Hamilton to Te Kōwhai.

People wandered out in their pajamas to see the 113-year-old church arrive at its new home 15km away.

Honey's last Kiwi road trip video

Derrick Marshall is proof there's no better bond than the one between a man and his dog.

Derrick Marshall wants his closest companion to experience the final slice of NZ and play in the surf one last time.

Young voice headed to Hollywood video

Jazz Vidamo has been selected to go to the World Championships of Performing Arts in Hollywood.

Jazz Vidamo has found her passion in the music of Pavarotti and Puccini.

Potter's diaries shed light on his work

A new exhibition at Driving Creek Railways will provide insight into the life and work of potter Barry Brickell.

Diaries written by iconic potter Barry Brickell have sparked a new art exhibition.

Mum-of-two pleads for donors video

Tarsh Love finally gets some fresh air at Auckland Hospital with medical staff and her daughter Kasey.

Tarsh Love can barely get through a day....

Boogie down to fitness

Personal trainer Alison Storey continues her weekly column, answering your questions on fitness and wellbeing.

Scottish Dancing and Line Dancing are hugely beneficial to mental wellbeing.

No drinks at croquet club

The Cambridge Croquet Club has had to restructure its summer programme after being denied a special liquor license.

 Cambridge Croquet Club denied liquor licence for events.

Mixed training regime key to achieving fitness

Personal trainer Alison Storey continues her weekly column, answering your questions on fitness and wellbeing.

Which training method is the best way to improve my cardiovascular fitness?

Festival set to draw crowds

Tiki Taane will perform at the Bluewaters Music Festival.

Karāpiro event hopes to attract 2,000 visitors.

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