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Christchurch residents’ desire for a greener central city – clearly expressed through the Share an Idea programme and translated into a very green Draft Central City Plan – inspired Landcare Research to design an Ellerslie International Flower Show exhibit that showcases some of the possibilities. Exhibit designer Colin Meurk, a Landcare Research ecologist (above), says that in redeveloping the central city Christchurch has a unique opportunity. “We can transition to a new, more confident, multi-layered city that is an attractive, relevant and viable place for people. One of those story layers is our unique natural history.Read the full post
A private family trust is investing several million dollars in a 30-year project to restore the native ecology of Abel Tasman National Park. Project Janszoon aims to enhance native forest and birdlife over almost 80 per cent of the park by 2042, the 100th anniversary of the park and the 400th anniversary of Dutch explorer Abel Janszoon Tasman finding New Zealand.Read the full post
Each of the national parks in the Nelson region has a distinct look and feel. Kahurangi is wild and huge, with a heart of solid rock. Nelson Lakes is elegant, calm and alive with birdsong. Abel Tasman is small, sea-washed and incredibly beautiful.Read the full post
SAT Feb 25th, 8pm: THE JOHNNYS. The Johnnys may be based in little old Nelson NZ but it turns out they are the world's first all female Johnny Cash Tribute Band! However The Johnnys are not a regular tribute band but rather ‘play tribute’ to 'The Man in Black' and there's no doubt that if Johnny Cash were still alive he would love 'The Johnnys' and not because they are girls! The Johnnys deliver Cash like no one has ever heard it before but without even a whisper of a baritone on stage. What you will hear is however is sensitive yet character-filled renditions of all of the Cash classics, coloured with goosebump breaking vocal harmonies, infectious undertones of the Pacific and a rhythm section Johnny Cash himself would have been happy to play with! Add to that Fray’s (aka Johnny) interesting historical Cash commentary between songs and The Johnnys are a world class show, not to be missed! Door Sales $10
Best Pub in Nelson - Lonely Planet Guide 2011
Visitors of all ages will be encouraged to explore their playful side at next month’s Ellerslie International Flower Show. The joint Christchurch City Council and City Care’s exhibition garden, Urban Active, is a 30m x 20m playground with a difference – it offers play options for both children and adults. Designed by the City Council and built by City Care Ltd, the garden has four rooms, creating separate spaces for children and adults to “keep playing all their life and keep fit”.Read the full post
On Thursday 12APR12, an exclusive evening is being hosted at Fiordland Lodge in partnership with Marlborough’s Cloudy Bay. This will be a gourmet five-course dinner with each course expertly paired from the impressive Cloudy Bay portfolio. Priced at $740 for two people, including accommodation in a lodge room, pre-dinner canapés, Cloudy Bay dinner, and A la Carte breakfast the following morning. Bookings essential so email email@example.com or for further information call (03) 2497832.Read the full post
The Mud House Wine Group marketing manager Cathy Wansink says SAS-Scandinavian Airlines will be serving the celebrated 2010 Mud House Sauvignon Blanc to its business
class guests from June this year. The same wine has also been selected for Singapore Airlines business class flights, she says. Wansink says the company is thrilled to have also found favour with Australia’s national carrier, with Qantas choosing the 2009 Mud House Swan Pinot Noir for its business class. The company’s wines are also a huge hit with Air New Zealand, which chose to serve its popular 2008 Waipara Hills Waipara Chardonnay on international business premier class flights recently. “The 2010 Mud House Central Otago Pinot Noir has been selected by Air New Zealand for international economy class flights and will be available in the near future, while the 2009 varietal can be enjoyed in Koru Lounges throughout the country already,” says Wansink.