64 days ago

Favourite summer holiday spots

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite summer holiday spots in NZ. Is there somewhere you keep returning to year after year and, if so, what are the main attractions? What makes it such a stand-out spot? Any tips you may be able to offer on the best things to see and do there - as well as the best places to grab a drink or bite to eat - would be much appreciated. Please put 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it to appear in a travel article. Thanks again.

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1 day ago

Lucky find of whale ambergris may spark beach treasure hunt

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

A golf ball-sized lump found by a Dunedin woman on Aramoana Beach earlier this year will be examined at Otago Museum this week to confirm if it is ambergris.

Ambergris is a wax-like substance secreted in sperm whale intestines. It protects the whale's stomach from its abrasive diet of beaked squid. It has been used for centuries in expensive perfumes, as it traps aroma on the skin for long periods.

Its relative rarity also means it can attract hefty prices – more than $10,000 a kilogram. Read more here.

1 day ago

Is your shed the best in New Zealand?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

There's still time to enter The Resene Shed of the Year 2021. The winner receives $3000 worth of gardening gear and the runner-up receives $1075 worth of prizes.

2 days ago

In the Business of Authenticity

Alister from Dream Big New Zealand

On one of our recent business team calls a longstanding associate & leader within our organisation who lives on the Gold Coast, Australia shared the following quote. It is wonderful to run a business that thrives the more we become our true, authentic selves. A natural by-product of being in the Personal Development industry. Those intrigued do visit us at www.DreamBigNewZealand.co.nz... to find out more.