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DW Homes strikes gold in Auckland

Monday, 24 August 2009, 3:31 pm | XTRA

“We’re ready for the Supercity – we’ve already been judged among the best in Auckland!” That’s how a delighted Damian Walworth of Waiuku-based DW Homes received the news on Friday night that his company had collected its first gold award ... More >>

Nz Beauty Industry Awards 2009

Wednesday, 19 August 2009, 4:45 pm | XTRA

The 2009 NZ Beauty Industry Awards, hosted by celebrity MC’s Shane and Nerida Cortese, were held Saturday 15 August at a glamorous black tie event at the Rendezvous Hotel in Auckland to honour the very best in the professional beauty and spa industry. More >>

Community Learning Good for the Nation’s Health

Monday, 3 August 2009, 11:36 am | XTRA

``The volume of feedback from communities throughout the country in response to cuts to funding for community learning in schools, reflects a deeply held Kiwi belief that learning should be accessible to everyone,’’ says Adult and Community Education ... More >>

Pearl Jam Announces Australian And NZ Tour

Monday, 3 August 2009, 9:51 am | XTRA

Under total media embargo to Sunday, 2 August, 2009: — Pearl Jam announced today that they will play a series of outdoor shows in November in Australia and New Zealand, in support of their new album, Backspacer. Pearl Jam will be returning to Australia ... More >>

Businesses Urged To Embrace Cold And Help Youth

Monday, 20 July 2009, 10:55 am | XTRA

As organisations around the country feel the icy blast of the global recession, business leaders are being urged to literally embrace the cold by jumping into the chilly waters of Mission Bay. Organisers of the inaugural ‘Winter JOLT’ are encouraging ... More >>

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks With The Verlaines

Thursday, 16 July 2009, 11:42 am | XTRA

From the day nigh two decades ago when the first scratchy sounds of Pavement floated in the ether above Stockton California, the music of Stephen Malkmus has been the gift that keeps on keepin' on. With their fractured songs, unexpected blasts of feedback, ... More >>

All Ages Dj Set

Wednesday, 15 July 2009, 12:54 pm | XTRA

All Proceeds To Chris Knox. Monday, July 20th. BACCO ROOM/Toto restaurant, 53 Nelson St, Auckland. Doors at 8.30pm. MGMT recently SOLD OUT three dates at the Powerstation in Auckland where they are set to perform next week. More >>

Leitch Thrives On Academy Experience

Wednesday, 15 July 2009, 10:26 am | XTRA

"A great experience." That is how young Invercargill racing driver Damon Leitch describes his time at the Motorsport Elite Academy in Dunedin last week. The Academy puts participants through a demanding programme which is run for the Motorsport NZ Scholarship Trust ... More >>

New Chair For Dairy Awards

Tuesday, 14 July 2009, 9:59 am | XTRA

The new chair of the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards, Matthew Richards, is a role model for the saying give a job to a busy person and it will get done. Mr Richards has taken on the role with some strong ideas on how the awards may need to evolve ... More >>

Family Cactus Announce Nz Tour

Thursday, 9 July 2009, 2:24 pm | XTRA

Wellington based 7 piece band FAMILY CACTUS are releasing their much anticipated album 'Come Howling' this Monday 13th July. In celebration of their debut release, they have announced a NZ Tour. More >>

Australia Harmed by GM Canola Crop

Tuesday, 26 August 2008, 10:27 am | XTRA

The decision by two states to grow and harvest GM canola harms Australia's reputation as a food producer, and goes against the wishes of leaders in the food industry like Goodman Fielder. More >>

Smart Imaging System Could Drive Robots

Friday, 15 August 2008, 10:26 am | XTRA

A high precision imaging system that could eventually allow robots and other electronic devices to measure distance and generate 3D images has proved a winner for its developer in this year’s MacDiarmid Young Scientists of the Year Awards. More >>

Shrimp And Sea Urchins Make Noisy Guides

Friday, 15 August 2008, 10:25 am | XTRA

Research that shows fish and crabs swim towards the source of underwater sound, potentially offering a technique for re-stocking depleted reefs, has won scientist Dr Craig Radford a prize in the MacDiarmid Young Scientists of the Year Awards. More >>

“Eco-tourists” Love Penguins To Death

Friday, 15 August 2008, 10:24 am | XTRA

Research that shows unregulated tourism is threatening the survival of a yellow-eyed penguin colony on the Otago Peninsula has won a PhD student from the University of Otago a major prize in the MacDiarmid Young Scientists of the Year Awards. More >>

Eco-Friendly Solution For Costly Wood Infection

Friday, 15 August 2008, 10:24 am | XTRA

A Rotorua scientist has developed an environmentally friendly treatment for an infection that causes significant revenue losses for the forestry industry, winning recognition in the MacDiarmid Young Scientists of the Year Awards. More >>

Good News For Xtra Customers

Thursday, 18 May 2006, 5:06 pm | XTRA

All Xtra systems were restored yesterday and since then Xtra has been working with customers telling them how to shut down and restart their computers and modems and get back online. More >>

Xtra Launches Online Photo Service

Monday, 10 October 2005, 9:58 am | XTRA

New Zealand’s best known internet brand Xtra has launched ‘Xtra Photos’, a new online digital photo printing service making it easier for New Zealanders to get their digital photos into their album. More >>

25 households rev up for virtual Grand Prix

Thursday, 25 August 2005, 11:36 am | XTRA

25 households from across New Zealand don race gear this weekend for a final online showdown using Xbox Live. More >>

Blokes Adopt a DIY Approach To It Support

Friday, 13 May 2005, 11:31 am | XTRA

Kiwi blokes like to be self-reliant when it comes to IT support, according to recent research undertaken looking at how New Zealanders use technology. More >>

NZ Army campaign wins online advertising award

Thursday, 12 May 2005, 1:34 pm | XTRA

A team from Saatchi & Saatchi were last night (subs 11 May) named the winners of the XtraMSN X award for their online campaign for the NZ Army. More >>