81 days ago

Anzac Day 2020: Virtual services and a cut-out poppy amid coronavirus lockdown

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Instead of normal, we will have virtual services and online events, all from our own living rooms, balconies and driveways.

No matter our current circumstances or any inconvenience of being stuck in a bubble, we should remember - now more than ever - that it is an incomparable luxury compared to what our men and women suffered in wartime.

Click here to find a pdf of a poppy - by award-winning illustrator Sharon Murdoch - to print off and stick in a front window - To show that even in lockdown, in our small bubbles, we shall not forget. That we can still say thank you for the sacrifices, we can still pay tribute to the bravery of so many.

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16 hours ago

Things that surprise Kiwis returning to NZ

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
I'm working on a travel story for Stuff about the things that have surprised returning Kiwis about New Zealand. If you have recently returned from overseas or know someone who has, it would be great to hear about the things that have stood out for you, for better or for worse. Whether it's to do with the weather, the cost of things, the public transport, the food, the housing, the people or something else entirely, we'd be keen to hear about it. Please remember that your comment may be included in the article, unless you say you don't want it to be. Thank you.

21 hours ago

Hot air ballooning in Queenstown

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

One of the most scenic hot air balloon flights in the world - among the mountains in Queenstown - has slashed prices by a third to attract Kiwi travellers. Click the link below to read more.

1 day ago


Les from North New Brighton

Grey power says Lock up those that break the quarantine rules as they are playing with the health of the nation. I whole heartedly agree with them. Some of these idiots are treating this as a joke. The only way to make them see sense is to get tough with them. They are being housed at our expense and should be told GO OUT AND YOU GO TO PRISON.