Children, rather than combatants, are bearing the brunt of the ongoing conflict. One in five people being killed are children, and the number of children dying in this operation has risen by more than 40 per cent since the ground operation into Gaza began on 17 July.
The quirky Give It Up for Hospice campaign which is running throughout the country and is designed to raise awareness of their Hospice shops has been deemed a huge success.
By Jamie Whyte, ACT New Zealand
The 2014 Spiegelau International Wine Competition, held last week in Marlborough, has awarded 85 gold medals, 199 silver and 536 bronze medals resulting in over 60% of all wines judged receiving an accolade.
Food, wine and stories are the focus of a new book that shines the light on celebrated Central Otago wine producer Amisfield and its award-winning Amisfield Bistro.
With a record number of wines entered in the New World Wine Awards this year, the independent panel of 13 wine experts will spend three days in early August, compared to two in previous years, judging every wine using the same internationally recognised system as other leading wine competitions.<
Snow is expected above about 400 metres over eastern parts of the South Island and the lower and central North Island this morning.
Snow accumulations may reach warning amounts about Taihape and inland Wanganui and the hills of Wellington and in the south of Wairarapa.
A community-focused course at Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP) is helping local students gain confidence in their future.
The Green Party welcomed the Environmental Protection Authority's draft decision announced today not to allow the $90 million Basin Reserve flyover in Wellington to proceed.
It might only make up 1.1 per cent of New Zealand’s population, but Papakura has raced ahead to become the first district to receive superfast 4G mobile technology with 700MHz spectrum.
Two simple words that’s all; well nearly all it took for Rory McIlroy to stay focused and finally win his first Open Championship.
Brent Eccles Entertainment is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated tour by one of New Zealand’s favourite performers and songwriters, the highly successful and much lauded: Neil Finn.
The University of Canterbury (UC) has designed a phone app and a website for Christchurch’s quake-hit historic High Street precinct which was severely damaged in the February 22 earthquake.
ACT is pleased to announce Dr Jamie Whyte as its candidate in Pakuranga.
New Zealand Rugby is mourning the death of former All Blacks Captain Kevin Skinner, who passed away early this morning in Auckland, aged 86.
"It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Kevin Skinner," said New Zealand Rugby Chairman Brent Impey.
How does a close brush with death lead to a better life? It is known that nudging extinction can bring about dramatic life changes, and a Massey psychology student is researching the near-death experience phenomenon.
Wynyard Group, a market leader in advanced crime analytics software and services, announces the opening of its Asia Pacific Operation Centre in Sydney.
Snow is expected to 300 metres over eastern parts of the South Island, including the lower and central North Island tonight and Tuesday morning.
Fifty young people (aged 15-18 years) who attended the UNICEF NZ Youth Congress in Christchurch at the weekend, have called on political parties to address six priority issues including youth unemployment, poverty and mental health.