The word's biggest seismic blasting ship - known as 'The Beast' - is exploring for oil in the seas between Kaikoura and Napier. Despite the climate crisis, the risk of catastrophic oil spills and the immediate harm done to marine life, Statoil and Chevron are exploring for new oil at the invitation of the NZ Govt. Right now, two Greenpeace boats are on their way out to intercept. Click here to see how it unfolds: http://greenpeace.nz/live-feed
Crispy, golden pastry topped with lusciously creamy Greek yoghurt & whipped cream, piled high with sweet juicy summer berries. I call it 'Tarted Up Berries', it's amazing and here's the recipe for you: http://chelseawinter.co.nz/tarted-up-berries/ (Tag someone who needs a reeeally easy Christmas dessert idea).
At the end of the holiday season, saying goodbye can be tough. So we gave Kiwis the chance to welcome home a loved one with a thoughtful little gesture to make sure they’ve got milk for that first cuppa back home. #welcomehomemilk #lovethegood
Make your friends, hubbies or whoever take more pics of you..you will regret if you don't as you get older..
My hubby took this pic the other day and to be honest when I first saw it all I could look at why my huge white legs and how big I look..all I wanted to do was cry and delete it
I got upset but decided to not delete it ( Iike I usually do and have done for years with so many pics) but leave it for a few days and re look at it
Now looking at it I have completely different view. I don't see the flaws I was quick to see the other day..I see the smile on my daughter and my face and how much fun we are having together. I am not as big as I thought I looked. It's like when I look back at pictures from my past and can't believe I thought I was huge when I wasn't even that big.
I wish I hadn't deleted so many photos over the years. I am not longer going to get rid of memories with my kids because I think I don't look the best.
A 50kg rottweiler has taken on the role of father and protector of three abandoned kittens that were left to die in Tauranga.
The trio were found dumped under the Sandhurst overpass last week and taken to Bayfair Vets, who put a call out for a foster family to look after them until they could be put up for adoption.
Chelles McIntosh responded to the call for help and found her dog Bear was fascinated with the tiny bundles of fur.
Bear has taken to sleeping outside the bedroom door and alerting her when the kittens started meowing.
"He comes and finds me when they are crying. It's just him being a typical Rottweiler that hasn't been raised to be aggressive ... and would be a wonderful mother except he doesn't have the right bits."
So stoked my new Red Bull kiwi style Bell helmet made it in time for the NZ round!! Looks awesome, can't wait to put it on tomorrow #kiwipride #vasc #AirTrix Revolution RacegearSPY New Zealand SVG Snapchat - SVG97 Instagram - SVG97
Kia Ora & Greetings this is Papa Carl i would like to send out Love & Blessings to each and everyone of you at home and abroad that have been touched by my music over the years. Words can not express the joy and happiness you have brought to me and my family and i am truly grateful and honored to have you all in my life. I believe through the blessings of the Almighty, i will rock the dancehall Sweet Reggae music with you all once again! "A New day is Dawning, Rise up to a brand new morning"
Great news as of Monday 2nd January 2017 we have commenced commercial whale watching trips again!
We have conducted a series of successful trials of our modified trailer unit, launching our vessel Tohorā in the Kaikōura Marina after the interim repair work that has taken place post-earthquake. This is much like how we loaded our passengers in the old days of whale watching.
Please note that available tour times will be based around the tide times on the day and may differ from the tour times originally advertised. For an update on the tour times available please contact our Customer Service team directly either by email on email@example.com or phone +64 3 319 6767 or free phone 0800 655 121 (within NZ) and they will be able to help you with your enquiry. We are operating at a reduced capacity so please contact them prior to arriving in Kaikōura to secure a space on one of our tours.
Our Customer Service team are ready to take your calls or answer your emails. They are available from 7am daily.
Our gift shop is also open 9am – 3pm. There are many fantastic marine & local based products available both in store and online BUY ONLINE TODAY
Flukes Café is also open from 9am – 3pm with fresh baking, great coffee, friendly service and stunning views on offer.
Huge progress has been made in regards to road access to Kaikōura with the Inland Road now fully open both ways. State Highway 1 South is also open between the hours of 6am – 8pm daily, please note there is speed restrictions in place for both road accesses. (All subject to weather conditions and seismic activity). Updates available from the NZTA website.
Kaikōura Business Update:
48 - Accommodation Providers (62%) are currently open for business.
82 - Retail, Hospitality and General Service Providers (82%) are currently open for business.
30 – Activity Providers (60%) are currently open for business.
Please also take a look at VISIT KAIKOURA for more information.
Again our team appreciate your continued support, we’re excited to go whale watching!
VIDEO: It's not just about the bikes... It's about what powers the bikes. These are the physical limits the Emirates Team New Zealand sailors have been pushing themselves to for a long time now. All for the single reason of bringing the America's Cup home to New Zealand. #NewZealandsCup "The guys are literally riding their guts out." Glenn Ashby https://goo.gl/ddDg7c
Warrant Officer Class One Clive Douglas has been appointed Sergeant Major of the New Zealand Army. He replaces Warrant Officer Class One Mark Mortiboy who has finished his three-year tenure in the role and is to take up another position within the New Zealand Defence Force. WO1 Douglas, who is of Te Arawa descent, was born in Rotorua. He grew up in Ngongotaha and Nelson, before enlisting in the New Zealand Army Regular Force in August 1985 as a Rifleman, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (RNZIR). He has served in Burnham, Singapore, Linton, Waiouru and Wellington, and has deployed to Somalia, Bosnia, Timor-Leste and the Sinai. He has also served as an instructor in various roles, including a posting to the Royal Military College Duntroon, Australia. In December 2008, WO1 Douglas was appointed Regimental Sergeant Major, 1st Battalion, RNZIR, 2nd Land Force Group in Linton Camp. He later attended the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. His most recent position was Land Command Sergeant Major at Headquarters, Joint Forces New Zealand. WO1 Douglas says he is looking forward to his new position, and plans to continue what he says is the great work done before him by those in the SMA role. “I’m committed to the progression of leadership with our Army, and also to the profession of arms. My priorities are our families, our veteran community, our civilian staff, our cadets and our uniformed personnel.”