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Top tourism award after nearly 80 years of serving delicious churros

María Alba, serving churros outside the family business in Calle La Bola. / vanessa melgar Juan Alba’s fried dough spirals are famous and not only with locals in Ronda; the establishment has also become a tourist attraction in the mountain town It would be impossible to be from Ronda, or even from one of the …

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Sappi : President Ramaphosa opens Sappi Saiccor Mill expansion and environmental upgrade project – increased foreign earnings for South Africa

Largest expansion and environmental upgrade project in over 80 years undertaken by Sappi in South Africa. Significant contribution to Sappi’s decarbonisation commitments. Additional ZAR1 billion per annum direct contribution to the KZN economy. Strengthens South Africa’s role as key global supplier of Lyocell, the fiber of the future for sustainable textiles. A mammoth expansion and …

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Kaitiaki concerned protection of Māui dolphin is compromised by fishing industry profits

Kaitiaki Davis Apiti has devoted the last 22 years of his life to protecting the Māui dolphin that is on the brink of extinction. Video / Whakata Maori Kaitiaki Davis Apiti has devoted the last 22 years of his life to protecting the Māui dolphin that is on the brink of extinction. The critically endangered …

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100,000 jobs in 30 years: WellingtonNZ’s ambitious plan for the capital’s future

Wellington City. Photo / Mark Mitchell A new regional economic development plan that aims to create 100,000 “decent jobs” for Wellingtonians includes an engineering summer camp, and an adventure park in Porirua. The plan, released by WellingtonNZ on Monday, details sectors which are likely to see growth over the next few years – namely visitor …

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Māori unemployment at historic low – First job in 10 years for one, first medical professional in whānau for another

Every day is different for Isaac Te Rito. Photo / Mead Norton For the first time in a decade, Isaac Te Rito is working full-time, and says he has his ”mana” back. The 57-year-old – who works in Te Puke for DMS as a kiwifruit and avocado orchard management post-harvest operator – reaches into his …

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Opinion – Paul Hickey: Brave locals performing for Hospice and extreme adventure

Paul Hickey was an MC at last year’s Harcourts Dancing for Hospice too. Photo / NZME It takes a brave person to do something outside their comfort zone. Even more so when that particular something then happens in front of a couple of a thousand people watching your every move. I’m well used to being …

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Tourism New Zealand’s teaser adverts first global campaign in two years

business Aug 16, 2022 09:00 PM4 minutes to read Tourism New Zealand has launched its first global campaign in two years. Video / Tourism NZ As part of the push for more high value tourists, Tourism New Zealand has launched its first global campaign in two years. Tourism Minister Stuart Nash reportedly said last week …

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Kiwi tourism operator on 50 years in business and thriving during the pandemic

travel Aug 15, 2022 09:49 PM4 minutes to read Ena Hutchison, right, director of Kiwi tourism business MoaTours, with her son Miles, the MD of Moa in Windy Canyon on Aotea Great Barrier Island. Photo / Supplied Elisabeth Easther meets Ena Hutchinson, director of Kiwi tourism business MoaTrek and MoaTours Ena Hutchinson has been in …

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In my kitchen with… Kinloch Manor head chef Norka Mella Munoz

Chef Norka Mella Munoz. Photo / Val Burns The borders are open, and Norka Mella Munoz, head chef at Kinloch Manor & Villas in Taupo can’t wait to welcome back international visitors. “I am looking forward to showcasing so many of the smaller local producers I have found over the past couple of years. Now …

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