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23 January 2015

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We found this gem of a story on Facebook this week - it made us smile so we thought we'd share it with you!

NASA scientists’ marae visit inspires budding students

Rotoiti was buzzing this week as a group of NASA scientists were welcomed to Te Takinga Marae. The geothermal region of Rotorua is an ideal test environment for the space explorers, and furthermore, it's got kids daring to dream. Watch the video here.


Kiwi travellers' top ten summer break destinations

If you're looking to follow the crowd for the upcoming long weekends, it appears Queenstown is the place to go.

In order to maximise a minibreak, a change of scene is just the ticket.

In time for Waitangi Day on February 6, travel website Wotif has released the top 10 coastal and lakeside destinations in New Zealand, according to year on year accommodation bookings over the summer period. 

"The classic Kiwi holiday is about being close to the water, whether it's a beach, bay or lakeside. As long as you have your togs, jandals, and Dimp – you're set." Read more here.


Maori exporters up for prize

Maori food & beverage company Kono, fishing company Sealord and milk processor Miraka have made the finals of the New Zealand International Business Awards.

Sealord, which is jointly owned by Maori and Japanese interests, is up against the likes of fruit sorting equipment manufacturer Compac, Synlait Milk and Yealands Wine in the over $50 million division.

It's also in with Kono and Miraka in the He kai kei aku ringa for Maori Excellence in Export category. Read more here.