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$50 000 cash prize pool announced for GODZone.

GODZone has launched a major draw card for the next installment of the worlds largest adventure race with a minimum cash prize pool of $50,000 announced for Chapter 7.

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A Dancer Is Unstrung By Grief In 'Isadora'.

The great American dancer Isadora Duncan led a tragic life, and her worst year — just after the deaths of her first two children in an accident, forms the core of Amelia Gray's powerful new novel.

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The Hits Moves Into Kaikoura.

Kaikoura listeners will wake up to familiar voices on their new frequency with Ali Pugh and Dave Fitzgerald at Breakfast, they’ll spend their days with Dave Nicholas, Stacey Morrison and Paul ‘Flynny’ Flynn in the afternoon and Estelle Clifford ...

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A place. Somewhere - International Cartoon Competition.

Never before have so many people across the world become refugees or have chosen to leave their home countries for some reason. UNHCR – the United Nations High Commission for Refugees – estimates that there are currently about 60 million refugees, ...

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ED SHEERAN smashes Australasian touring record.

Ed Sheeran has officially smashed the Australasian record for the largest number of stadium shows on one single tour, taking his current total of fourteen dates, to a phenomenal eighteen date stadium run across Australia and New Zealand.

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Stardome Wins New Zealand Museum Award.

Last night Stardome Observatory and Planetarium and Locales won the Exhibition Excellence – Science and Technology category at the ServiceIQ 2017 New Zealand Museum Awards in recognition for the new displays installed at Stardome in October 2016.

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Professional arts administration for the regions Orchestras.

Orchestras Central Trust was formed in 2015, to provide professional arts administration for the regions Orchestras – Opus Orchestra, Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra and United Youth Orchestra. Since then the ‘Rusty Player Orchestra’ has also been ...

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2018 Pioneer Mountain Bike Race Postponed.

IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings Company, announced today that the 2018 Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race scheduled to take place from February 11-17 has been postponed. Event organisers plan for the event to return with a new format in a yet to be confirmed ...

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A One-Night Stand Takes A Disturbing Turn In 'Berlin Syndrome'.

In Cate Shortland's new film, an Australian woman traveling abroad becomes the captive of a mysterious stranger. Critic Justin Chang says Berlin Syndrome is a gripping character study.

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Gilmour to channel winning feeling at Rally Canterbury.

Returning to the event that saw her achieve an historic victory last year, means Dunedin rally driver Emma Gilmour will be taking some special memories into the 2017 Lone Star Canterbury Rally on Sunday, June 4.

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Roxy5 Short Film Competition 2017 – Winners announced!.

At a spectacular Red Carpet event on Wednesday night, 12 finalists, selected from the original 26 entries, were screened at Roxy Cinema, Miramar, where the award winners of the Roxy5 Short Film Competition 2017 were announced by Oscar winner, Jamie Selkirk.

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What Does Your Booking Style Say About You?

In the same way there are different kinds of travellers, there are different kinds of flight searchers too. From organisational whizzes to the ultimate planning procrastinators, Kiwis have their own habits and tactics when it comes to planning their next trip.

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Abigail Marsh: Are We Wired To Be Altruistic?

When Abigail Marsh was 19, a complete stranger risked his life to save her from a car accident. Today, she studies what motivates us to help others — and why some of us are "extraordinary" altruists.

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Opening Night Ticket Offer

Until the end of May we are offering you a ticket for a ticket! Purchase an Opening Night ticket and we will match it with a show day ticket! Send your confirmation of purchase email to john@chchartshow.co.nz So you can come back and have a second ...

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'Top Gun 2' Means One More Ride Into The Danger Zone

It's been 31 years since Top Gun. Cruise told an Australian TV show that a sequel will start filming "probably in the next year."

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Larger than Life an Adventure of Epic Proportions

Following their initial successful development season at Te Pou, Auckland’s Māori home for theatre, Larger Than Life continues its development embarking on its rst national tour heading to three centres. Larger Than Life is a rollicking show that ...

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ABC Bets On Nostalgia With Remake Of 'Dirty Dancing'

The new ABC version of Dirty Dancing will air on television Wednesday night. NPR looks at the legacy of Dirty Dancing and why it's been a favorite — albeit corny — movie over generations.

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Tease on Tour, Ashburton & Timaru

Ruby Ruin is proud to bring you "Tease on Tour"; a spectacular night of burlesque, dazzling dance & comedy. Showcasing the talents of our fabulous guest performers as well as local dancers, the show encompasses a wide variety of burlesque ...

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Arresting images win photography award

A diptych of ‘arresting’ images, taken in Austria by an architecture student from the University of Auckland has won the 2017 Simon Devitt Award for Photography.

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The Hakluyt Society Voyages and Travels

‘I am on the road to Tombuctoo’? Who has not wanted to pen these words, as explorer Alexander Gordon Laing did in November 1825.

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Yo-Ho-Hum: Johnny Depp Returns For More 'Pirates'

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is almost definitely the best fourth sequel ever made to a movie based on a 50-year-old theme park ride.

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Central trio named in NZU21 team for World Youth Cup

Highlighting its strong presence at under-21 level, three players from Netball Central have been included in the New Zealand team to contest the Netball World Youth Cup Gaborone 2017 in July.

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Put on your skates and be your own hero

Dead End Derby are seeking new skaters to join them in one of the most successful leagues in New Zealand Women seeking a new, fun and challenging sport are being encouraged to try roller derby.

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NZ developed app making waves in international sailing

An app developed in New Zealand has caught the attention of the sailing world and is being looked at as a tool that can be used at sailing regattas in any country. A special app was designed for last December’s Youth Sailing World Championships ...

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Larissa MacFarquhar: How Far Would You Go To Help Others?

Larissa MacFarquhar writes about extreme altruists, people who make great sacrifices to help others. She says most of us aren't prepared or willing to do that — which is why we don't give more.

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This Week In Race: Jesuits Give Back, Serena's New Gig, Latino Grads Hat Up

All sorts of people coming and going this week — out of Chicago, out of college, but not to the U.S.

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Trees That Count pushes for Arbor Day planting record

Kiwis are being challenged to get behind Arbor Day on Monday 5 June, 2017 and be part of a record-setting attempt: to plant the largest number of native trees in New Zealand in one day.

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It's Polyamorous Polysaturation — Unconventional Relationships Abound On TV

Unconventional relationships are all over TV. Open marriages and three-ways have driven stories on scripted shows like House of Cards, Transparent and Orphan Black — and reality TV isn't far behind.

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Reading The Game: Witcher 3

Our occasional series on storytelling in video games returns with an epic, week-long journey into The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the latest installment of the adventures of monster-hunter Geralt of Rivia.

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'Our Film Is Funny Until It's Not': Brad Pitt On The Darkly Comic 'War Machine'

Pitt plays a semi-clueless four-star general charged with overseeing the war effort in Afghanistan. He says the film uses comedy to lure viewers in, then shows them some harsh realities.

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UC Arts’ opening week draws crowds to Arts Centre

The University of Canterbury’s new presence at the Arts Centre in Christchurch’s cultural heart has proven popular with hundreds of visitors in its first week.

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Christchurch To Decide The Biggest Long Drive Golfer In NZ

A trip to the world championships of long drive golf is a step closer as Clearwater Golf Resort hosts the Trident Homes South Island Long Drive Golf tournament this Saturday and the playoff against the North Island Champion.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Alien: Covenant' And 'Veep'

Alien fan Chris Klimek joins us to talk about the newest entry in the decades-old franchise, and we check in with the fast-talking, faster-swearing people of HBO's Veep.

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40 Years After 'Star Wars' Error, Newspaper Apologizes To Wookiee Community

In its 1977 review, The Dallas Morning News called Chewbacca a "Wookie." Now, on the film's 40th anniversary, the long national nightmare has ended. On that note: We, too, have something to confess.

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Peter Singer: How Can We Be More Effective Altruists?

Philosopher Peter Singer's work focuses on "effective altruism" — how to do the most good to make the world a better place. He argues effective giving involves balancing empathy with reason.

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Aziz Ansari On 'Master Of None' And How His Parents Feel About Acting

Now that the second season of his Netflix series is out, the comic is looking forward to some down time. "Forget season three of Master of None," he says. "I'm ... doing season 34 of Aziz Ansari."

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NZME Come Out on Top in Awards Run

Media Release for Immediate Release – Friday 26 May NZME Come Out on Top in Awards Run 26 May 2017 – NZME has every reason to be celebrating this week, taking out top honours in the Canon Media, International News Media Association and Pride ...

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Hot Tip On Old Heist Could Be Worth $10 Million, Gardner Museum Says

It's been 27 years since thieves made off with more than a dozen works of art from Boston's Gardner Museum. But the museum's trustees hold out hope — and have doubled the bounty on the masterpieces.

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Ramen Rock: These Japanese Punk Legends Sing About Food

For over 35 years, the all-female Shonen Knife has been serving up catchy punk titles like "Wasabi," "Hot Chocolate" and "Sushi Bar." But don't mistake them for bubblegum pop. These ladies are legit.

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Artists head underground for new exhibition

An underground vault in a winery cellar is not your typical art space, but it’s perfect for The Paper Rain Project’s latest collaboration.

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Searching For A Summer Escape? These 6 Books Will Carry You Away

Journeys, near and far, into the past and even into near space, are the subject of the novels, memoirs and narrative histories that make up book critic Maureen Corrigan's early summer reading list.

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New Zealand team named for NWYC2017

New Zealand has named a 12-strong team to defend their title at Netball World Youth Cup Gaborone 2017 ,July 8-16.

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Emirates Team New Zealand Are Ready to Race

Emirates Team New Zealand will begin their fight for redemption from San Francisco tomorrow when racing kicks off with the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers in Bermuda.

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Beatles Radio Special - Queen's Birthday Weekend

1 Hour Radio Special to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Album

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Documentary Winners Announced at Doc Edge Festival

The 12th annual Doc Edge International Film Festival Opening Gala Evening brought international guests from around the world to join New Zealanders to celebrate all things documentary! The Festival award-winners were announced last night , ...

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A Return To Visit Old Friends In 'Buena Vista Social Club: Adios'

Buena Vista Social Club: Adios catches up with the musicians who came to prominence with a 1997 album and a 1999 documentary. It's not an entirely satisfying sequel, but you can sure dance to it.

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Cheryl Steed: Can Altruism Be Learned?

At the prison where Cheryl Steed works, certain inmates are chosen to be caregivers for elderly inmates. The program has made her wonder — can altruism be learned?

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New Zealand loves Shortland Street

New Zealand loves Shortland Street Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders showed their love for TVNZ’s Shortland Street last night, with a bumper audience of 630,000 watching the special feature-length episode of the nation’s favourite drama.

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2017 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award to be celebrated at 2017 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards The Manukau Institute of Technology Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Rahui Vaka aka Brother Love at the upcoming Vodafone Pacific Music Awards on 1 ...

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