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Spies, Betrayal, And Some Really Good Food In 'Dinner At The Center Of The Earth'.

Nathan Englander's latest tells the fraught history of Israel and Palestine with quotidian details that make the story feel not historically accurate, but historically intimate.

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Upper Hutt shines spotlight on prisoners’ art.

Upper Hutt shines spotlight on prisoners’ art An exhibition in Upper Hutt’s Expressions Whirinaki arts centre, opening on 29 September and on throughout October, is a chance for the public to purchase artwork by prisoners and support their journey ...

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Artist talk and shared lunch with Callum Devlin.

Artist talk and shared lunch with Callum Devlin Saturday 23 September from 12:30pm To celebrate the conclusion of the UNTITLED EXAMINATION PROJECT , we’re pushing the desks together and hosting an artist talk with Callum Devlin at 12:30pm. Following ...

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National Premiership Round One.

If it weren't for a missed conversion from in front of the goalpost, the Canterbury Bulls could have staged the comeback of a lifetime in the first game of the 2017 NZRL National Premiership...

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Ruby the Courier Dog Wins Nz Top Office Dog Trophy.

Ruby the courier dog has delivered as the winner of New Zealand’s Top Office Dog competition.

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Opening: Dave Marshall, Terrestrials.

Dave Marshal l Terrestrial s 28 September – 21 October Opening Wednesday 27 September, 5.30p m A show about earth, flames, pottery and your locatio n Terrestrials takes locality as a starting point for activity, looking at the formation of culture through ...

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Resistance Summer was awesome.

A refresher: Resistance Summer has been our summer-long training program, with 1,000 MoveOn members in all 50 states learning how to organize and mobilize their communities to stand up and take action for progressive values.

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Electric Finish to Laser World Championships.

The weather had the final say at the Laser world championships in Croatia overnight with racing cancelled due to thunder and lightning.

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The Block Auction Finale Delivers a 15.6 Rating.

The Block Auction Finale Delivers a 15.6 Rating And 44.5% Share Three Wins the Week in 25-54, Newshub Hits Another Year-to-Date High Three’s rollercoaster 2017 Block live auction delivered a 15.6 rating and 44.5% share in the commercially important ...

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Feature Length Documentary on The Chills Confirmed for 2019.

Film chronicles band leader Martin Phillipps’ unyielding pursuit of music in the face of tenuous fame, depression and addiction Kickstarter campaign under way offering exclusive Phillipps artwork, limited edition music and memorabilia at www.thechillsfilm.com

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Pahiatua Railcar Society Supreme Winner at Community Awards.

Pahiatua Railcar Society have taken top honours at Tararua District’s biggest annual celebration of volunteers, the Trustpower Community Awards.

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Royal New Zealand Ballet’s 2018 line-up revealed

Royal New Zealand Ballet’s 2018 line-up revealed: Elegance, grace and strength Choreographic mastery, cinematic vision and New Zealand’s pioneering spirit define the national ballet company’s 65th anniversary year announced today. 2018 promises ...

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Conversations Between 2 20th-Century Icons Inspires A New Play

Andy Warhol and Truman Capote meant to turn their taped conversations into a play, but both died before they could finish. Now, "WARHOLCAPOTE," a two-man play based on the tapes, hits the stage.

- NPR - US

Chainsmokers Announce LDRU & Chores as Auckland Support Acts

LDRU and Chores have been announced as the support acts for the Chainsmokers only New Zealand gig at Spark Arena in Auckland, on Tuesday October 24th. Hailing from Sydney ’s sunny Northern Beaches, LDRU has not stopped since releasing his first ...

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At The Emmys, It Was A Big Night For Juggernauts

The Handmaid's Tale, Big Little Lies, Saturday Night Live, Veep and Atlanta all won multiple awards in major categories, on a night that rarely strayed far from current events.

- NPR - US

Mixed & Very Messy Metaphors - Darren Aronofsky's 'mother!'

Paramount probably suspected mother! would provoke a strong response, but the studio surely never imagined this elevated psychological horror-thriller would receive an F CinemaScore from US moviegoers. Only a dozen or so movies have been slapped with ...

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'School For Good And Evil' Is A Kids' Fantasy Series For The Fake News Era

"Good and evil — they mix in the world," says author Soman Chainani. "Both sides claim to be good, both sides claim to be telling the truth." His latest in the series is called Quests for Glory.

- NPR - US

Bay Dreams announces massive line-up for pre-party

Including an exclusive NZ set by Danny Brown, UK’s Queen of wonky funk NAO, and The Black Seeds

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Te Reo edition of Pūkaki launched

Te Reo edition of Pūkaki launched at Rotorua Lakes Council Paul Tapsell and Scotty Morrison combine to launch te Reo Māori edition of award-winning illustrated history

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Gisborne iwi Rongowhakaata’s exhibition at Te Papa

The major new exhibition Ko Rongowhakaata: The Story of Light and Shadow , which showcases the dramatic stories, histories, treasured taonga and the exceptional artistry of the Gisborne iwi, will open at Te Papa on Friday 29 September.

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Sharp Continues on Winning Top Half Series Run at Rotorua

Young gun Louis Sharp made the trip north from Christchurch worthwhile with another near perfect performance in the Cadet ROK class at the second round of the 2017 Hampton Downs-backed Top Half Series at Rotorua over the weekend.

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'Landslide' Probes A Mother-Daughter Bond In Spare, Careful Prose

In her new essay collection, Minna Zalman Proctor digs deep into her relationship with her late mother. Her descriptions of her mother are beautiful, though the fragmented writing can feel evasive.

- NPR - US

Move Over Millennials, Here Comes 'iGen' ... Or Maybe Not

A new book worries that growing up with smartphones and the Internet has been harmful to a generation of kids. Critic Annalisa Quinn says intergenerational carping is a long, and unhelpful tradition.

- NPR - US

Elizabeth Moss Has A 'Handmaid's Tale' Warning: 'This Could Happen Here'

Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale won eight Emmys on Sunday, including Best Actress for Elisabeth Moss. NPR's Audie Cornish talked to Moss and co-star Samira Wiley when the show premiered this year.

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Ironman NZ Open Applications for a Tony Jackson Scholarship

Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain IRONMAN New Zealand has reopened applications for the Tony Jackson Scholarship, with organisers making the call to award a second scholarship for the 2018 race, held in Taupo on March 3rd.

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STA Travel Supporting New Experiences at SCOUTS NZ

STA Travel, the largest student and young person Travel Company in the world, has become the latest Award Scheme Champion for SCOUTS New Zealand. STA Travel’s particular support is for the Scouts Section New Experiences badge – a perfect match for a ...

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Switch Phones Off for a Better Break These School Holidays

These days we rely on our smart phones to keep us connected to the world, but research from Southern Cross Travel Insurance suggests the devices may be doing just the opposite.

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The 2017 NZ Election Drinking Game

Magic Mustard is proud to present the unofficial drinking game of the 2017 New Zealand General Election.

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Tropfest 2018 to Focus on Diversity & Representation

The world’s largest short film festival, Tropfest Australia , is calling for entries, encouraging submissions from filmmakers that showcase Australia’s vibrancy and diversity.

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Subtle, subversive, satirical swing: Andrew London Trio tour

Subtle, subversive, satirical swing – Andrew London Trio tour – October 2017 Audiences loved Andrew London’s lyrics and laid-back singing along with ever so smoothie Nils Olsen’s sax and clarinet solos when they toured previously with Hot ...

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Gisborne iwi Rongowhakaata’s exhibition to open at Te Papa

Heitiki, 2017. By Matthew Thornton. Photography by Michael O’Neill. Te Papa. Courtesy of New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute.

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Emmy Awards 2017: The Complete List Of Winners

It was a big night for The Handmaid's Tale, across the writing, directing and acting categories.

- NPR - US

Best Ōra King Dish Awards Finalists Announced

Four New Zealand chefs at the forefront of New Zealand cuisine will travel to Japan this October to participate in the grand finale of the 2017 Ōra King Awards. Joining leading culinary professionals from around the world, they will embark upon a unique ...

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News from the West Wind | September

A featherweight parcel arrives from the north. In it is the entire Bloem en Blad exhibition: green string, hatched eggs, seeds of the dandelion flower. This is a show about lightness in spring. Working with materials from Rotterdam, her new hometown, ...

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Comedy Central Launches Exclusive New Series

Comedycentral.co.nz is proud to announce the launch of a new locally commissioned, six-part mini-series, No Experience Necessary, exclusive to Comedy Central. The series joins the stellar lineup of locally commissioned content released by Comedy Central ...

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Who will be the 2017 Māori Language Champions?

E rua wiki noa iho kei te toe, ka kati te ara tuku ingoa ki te tino hui whakatāiri reo Māori o te tau, ki Ngā Tohu Reo Māori 2017.

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trong female lineup announced for 2017 Graffiato

Wellington-based artist Kelly Spencer is among the lineup at this year’s Graffiato: Taupō Street Art Festival

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Rob McLeod | Exhibition opening

An exhibition of paintings - opening with the artist: Wednesday 20 September, 5.30 - 7.00pm.

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Kiwis Aiming for Strong Finish at Laser World Championships

Tom Saunders is aiming for a strong finish on the final day of the Laser world championships in Croatia tonight and hopes he can sneak onto the podium.

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Denver Dates Announced for First Global Glamping Summit

The first ever Global Glamping Summit will take place in Denver, Colorado, on the 24th and 25th of April, 2018.

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Four Year Strong Play Auckland's Kings Arms January 2018

Four Year Strong With special guests Knocked Loose - The Rise or Die Trying Tour - January 2018

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Stars Everywhere at Starship Thanks to Little Garden

Today the team at New World has really kicked things up a notch, aiming to triple the amount raised through Little Garden last year, with this year’s Little Starflower for Starship. The Starflower is available today for a limited ...

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Andy And Nate Win the Block NZ 2017 And $131,000

Andy and Nate are the winners of The Block NZ 2017 , taking home a total of $131,000 after the highly anticipated auction held in central Auckland tonight, and televised LIVE on Three and ThreeNow.

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Sea Shepherd Offers $5000 Reward for NZ Sea Lion Killer

On Sunday the 17th September the Department of Conservation found a dead endangered male New Zealand Sea Lion . It had been shot on Tautuku Beach in the Catlins and was otherwise in healthy condition.

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Excitement Mounts for The Nations Trophy

The Nations Trophy is set to be the defining event of the Swan One Design Mediterranean racing season. Scheduled for 10 – 14 October, the competition is less than one month away. A formidable fleet of ClubSwan 50s, Swan 45s and ClubSwan 42s is ready ...

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'Crown Heights' Seeks To Do Justice To A Saga Of Wrongful Conviction

Colin Warner served 20 years for a murder he didn't commit. A childhood friend fought tirelessly to get him exonerated. The story was featured on This American Life and is now the focus of a new film.

- NPR - US

Dolores Huerta: The Civil Rights Icon Who Showed Farmworkers 'Sí Se Puede'

A key architect of the nationwide grape boycott that galvanized the farmworkers' rights movement, her legacy has long been overshadowed. A new film aims to change that. Huerta speaks with NPR.

- NPR - US

Huge interest caps massive AIMS Games

The 2017 Anchor AIMS Games have proved a record-breaker, both on the fields and courts and in cyberspace.

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Reuben Stone new single shines Brighter Than The Sun

Kicking 2017 off with a bang, multi-instrumentalist and reggae king Reuben Stone spent the Australian summer touring with iconic english supergroup UB40. He quickly followed-up with back-to-back national runs with Tash Sultana and Pierce Brothers. ...

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Council Confirms Support for Annual Auckland Arts Festival

Today, the Auckland Council’s Finance and Performance Committee voted unanimously for the Auckland Arts Festival to remain an annual event.

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