Research winery to explore benefits of regenerative practices

New Zealand Beef + Lamb executive officer Sam McIvor said the research product would provide the sheep, beef and wine sectors, as well as the wider food and fibres sectors, their first large-scale, evidence-based picture of the potential market upsides or downsides of regenerative agriculture.

A solo father’s guide to money as a single parent

Sole parents have to start saving, and he recommends taking a very careful approach to bills, being ruthless in cutting non-essentials, and selling things that are no longer needed to help stay out of debt, and even taking the hard decision to find new homes for their pets in order to reduce costs.

Tesla has Supercharged the SUV concept with the Model X

Tesla has wound back the Autosteer function quite a bit in its latest over-the-air updates. Following a fatality in the US and a number of high-profile crashes, drivers are now required to keep their hands on the wheel much more to keep it active. Disobey three times and you get locked out for the rest of […]

Sunday Drive: Audi e-tron

Steer clear of the geek stuff like displays showing what difference to range leaving the heater off can make and you’re left with just the challenge of how to get best result from the regenerative braking. Even there the car does its best to assist. Paddles behind the steering wheel allow you to increase the […]

How urban design can transform lonely cities into social societies

“Some would argue the suburbs have been a retrograde step. They are only a recent innovation – they came with cars. It is because of the limitation of people’s contact with others, and critically the divorcing of everyday shopping from where people live, so they don’t develop the friendships that one sees happen in Europe […]

Deadly Ponies was ready when Covid-19 hit

The name, by the way, began as a joke when at university Bowden passed off a pair of goat skin slippers he’d made as pony skin and everyone believed him. Today it’s a nod to the grunge aesthetic at the root of the brand, and both skins now feature in collections, though goat skin has […]

When Michael Campbell produced one of the great days in New Zealand sport with his US Open win

Campbell opened with a steady one-over 71 to be tied for 18th after a first round which saw fellow qualifiers, Americans Olin Browne and Rocco Mediate, share the lead after three-under 67s. There were some big names near the top of the leaderboard, though, with two-time champion Retief Goosen at two-under, Phil Mickelson at one-under, […]

Roseneath’s The Long Hall restored to its former glory

Shennan still remembers eating fish and chips at sunset with her late husband, Allan Thomas. On the ten-year anniversary of his death, a wooden bench with a plaque dedicated in his name sits above the hall. “He’s here with us today,” she says.

National Library in middle of first major cull of international books

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Why they want to bin the Resource Management Act and how that is a big deal

“The RMA doesn’t stop a huge amount of stuff happening. The main complaint is it introduces a lot of uncertainty and churn about how long it will take to get consent, the terms that will be imposed, and how much money it will cost to get there.”