New Zealand manages pretty but invasive “pest plant” Russel lupin by Li Huizi It is time for the blossom of Russel lupins in New Zealand’s South Island, which is a well-known tourism attraction at this time of the year. However, the local environmental agencies have been working to control theContinue Reading

Jason Marsden: Making the Hub Hornby multicultural By Li Huizi A special Moon Festival carnival event focusing on Chinse culture was held at The Hub Hornby on 12 September. Visitors experienced a fun and meaningful event featuring Chinese folk music, traditional lion dances, children’s performances, riddles, eating mooncakes, and luckyContinue Reading

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has congratulated Silver Ferns coach Noeline Taurua on her success in turning the New Zealand netball side around. Silver Ferns coach Noeline Taurua. Photo: Photosport The All Blacks arrived back from Argentina in time to see the end of the netball final against Australia. Hansen says theyContinue Reading

Christchurch Town Hall has hosted a citizenship ceremony for the first time since the 2010-11 earthquakes. In all, 160 new citizens were officially welcomed at a special gathering in the Limes Room on Monday evening – nine years after the last Town Hall ceremony. The Bayson family, from Halswell, areContinue Reading