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One of the world’s best known comic strip characters, Dennis the Menace, was inspired by a mechanic who lives in a small Hawke’s Bay town in rural New Zealand.
Unseasonable snowfalls, causing havoc in New Zealand’s central North Island, at least have a silver lining for winter sports enthusiasts who’re keen to make the most of spring skiing and snowboarding.
An aged Land Rover lumbering over a rugged farm track with a yapping sheepdog on the back is a familiar sight in New Zealand but the image is getting a new twist from a couple of intrepid ex-pats.
Passengers might be checking in single file on Air New Zealand’s Los Angeles to Auckland flight on October 13 but the return journey could be a different matter if the world’s first Matchmaking Flight works its magic.
Life revolves around the sea in Kaikoura on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island, and once a year the rich harvest of local seafood becomes central to a now internationally renowned festival.
Waiheke Island, in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf could have a new celebrity beach babe with former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson claiming she wants to buy a house there.
Kiwis are reputed to be great global travellers but the discovery of New Zealand’s national icon in the centre of the Milky Way Galaxy in outer space has to be off the planet in anyone’s book.
Americans have a better idea of where New Zealand is but have questions about the local lingo after New Zealand Prime Minister John Key’s guest appearance on David Letterman’s Late Show.
An Alaskan carpenter has become the first international designer to win New Zealand’s largest and most flamboyant art event – the Montana World of Wearableart (WOW).
One of New Zealand’s best known entertainers, Sir Howard Morrison, has died at his home in the North Island city of Rotorua.