We live in unusual times. It all gets a bit much some days. So we're bringing you a much-needed dose of positivity to remind you that there's inspiration, kindness and quirkiness out there too.
You can check out today's edition of The Antidote - which features a cute puppy, the UK's longest-married couple, and Stewart Island's "savage" New Year's Eve here. If you'd like the Antidote delivered direct to your inbox, sign up here.
Bohally Intermediate and Marlborough Technology Centre are to be rebuilt on College Park, so the boys' and girls' colleges can be more easily co-located on McLauchlan St, the Ministry of Education has confirmed. What do you make of the announcement?
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The hunt is officially on for New Zealand's best collection of houseplants
. Which means you could be 2022 Houseplant Hero. There’s some great prizes to be won! To enter, tell us in writing (no more than 500 words) what potted plants you have, the time you put into caring for them, and what you love about them. Send us up to five photos of your indoor plant displays. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Meanwhile, here's last year's winner Alyce Read, from Nelson.
The Make it Marlborough campaign has returned to encourage locals to support the region's hospitality sector with voucher prize draws. Which are your favourite local cafes, restaurants and bars?