The Melbourne Cup can be seen as an excuse for people to dress to the nines and get so drunk that they often miss seeing the races.
The physical and psychological pain these horses suffer is immense, with the movement against horse racing growing as animal welfare advocates call for change. What do you think? Should horse racing be banned? Vote in the poll below.
31.5% Definitely - it’s inhumane31.5% Complete
14.4% No - it’s a bit of harmless fun14.4% Complete
3.2% I don’t have an opinion3.2% Complete
50.9% Only for those found guilty of abuse50.9% Complete
Every Countdown store in New Zealand is giving away a $500 Countdown Gift Card to a local hero.
Six-month leases are becoming more common in Nelson as landlords realise they can gain more income from marketing their properties to tourists over summer.
Renters are finding themselves evicted at the busiest time of year, when everyone is looking for accommodation.
Has this happened to you or anyone you know? We'd love to hear your comments. You might be contacted for a story we'd like to do on six month rentals.