A Puerto Rican couple who "adopted" a Kaikōura grandma during lockdown have sparked a movement to help more of the town's elderly residents.
Efrain Vega de Varona and Ingrid Marie Rivera, who normally reside in Los Angeles, had the "immense pleasure" of getting stuck in Kaikōura as the global coronavirus pandemic hit, and decided to volunteer in the community.
Each week during the lockdown, they called 91-year-old Nat for her shopping list and delivered the items to her door.
Read the full story here.
NZ Gardener and Ryman Healthcare are on the hunt for the 2020 Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year! We're looking for green thumbs doing heroic work for their community.
Do you know someone sharing the veggies they've grown with their neighbours? Perhaps locals restoring a park in the area to bring back birds, or a group of neighbours doing a great job in their community garden. Nominate them today!
Click here and tell us why they deserve to be this year's Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year.
Think you know how old your dog is? Think again.
Multiplying by seven isn't accurate, a new study says. Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and other leading health institutions across the country have now debunked that common belief.
According to their findings, a one-year-old dog is similar to a 31-year-old human.
To read about the how to calculate our dog's age, click here
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.