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'Top Chef' Is Delivering A Satisfying Season Right On Time.

If you need a lift and a bit of diversion, it's not too late to enjoy the last two episodes of an awfully satisfying season of Top Chef.

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The Bats Release Video For Single ‘No Trace’.

Five years after the release of their last critically acclaimed album, The Bats have returned with album number nine, The Deep Set . A band that continues to defy the odds, allmusic.com recently hailed the band as 'one of New Zealand's great ...

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'Get Out' Offers Sharp Satire Along With The Scares.

Get Out is an impressively accomplished directorial debut says NPR film critic Bob Mondello.

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Songs Of Sodomy & The Compost Of Aethyr.

Girls Pissing on Girls Pissing’s genre-bending sonic ambulations are, for ease of description, perhaps best loosely termed as folk/no-wave. Yet ultimately they aren’t so easy to define. The group’s sound is both disease and panacea for the ...

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Top NZ Photographer Amber Griffin awarded silver medal.

Top NZ Photographer Amber Griffin awarded silver medal at World Photographic Cup Amber Griffin, of Amber Griffin Photography Wellington, was awarded a silver medal in the commercial category of the World Cup of Photography in Yokohama, Japan last ...

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Mix of youth and experience to take on Stags.

The Auckland Aces have named four potential debutants in their Plunket Shield squad to take on Central Districts at Colin Maiden Park starting tomorrow.

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Whibley Settles Back Into The USA Scene.

FEBRUARY 24, 2017: Taikorea's Paul Whibley enjoyed an international career that was nothing short of sensational.

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Spread The Word: Butter Has An Epic Backstory.

From happy Neolithic-era accident to inspiration for student protests to tabletop staple, butter has had quite the ride over the past 10,000 years. A new book tells the story.

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'The Poky Little Puppy' And His Fellow Little Golden Books Are Turning 75.

Sold in supermarkets for just 25 cents, these inexpensive picture books — with cheerful illustrations and golden spines — were designed to democratize the children's book market.

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Coll Goes Down in 5 to Elshorbagy.

Paul Coll the World Number 16 has gone down in an epic 5 game encounter against the World Number 1 Mohammed Elshorbagy from Egypt.

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This Week In Race: Immigration Headaches, Oscar Glow And POTUS At The Blacksonian.

If the human rights aspect of doesn't interest you, the prospect of $8 avocados and double-digit fast food might.

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Jon Bennett: My Dad’s Deaths

Jon Bennett’s Dad always wanted his son to be an author… like Banjo Patterson. From the creator of the internationally acclaimed ‘ Pretending Things are a Cock’ comes the story of the strange relationship between a comedian and his extremely ...

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Biopic ‘Wayne’ Commences Production

The incredible larger than life story of former World Motorcycle Champion, Wayne Gardner will be given the big screen treatment as Matthew Metcalfe of General Film Corporation and Fraser Brown of FB Pictures announced today the feature documentary ...

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Zac Franich Looking for Love as the New Zealand Bachelor

Zac Franich Looking for Love as the New Zealand Bachelor in 2017 MediaWorks is delighted to announce that Zac Franich will be joining the family as their leading man in the highly anticipated third series of The Bachelor New Zealand, coming soon to Three. ...

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Epic GODZone Course Revealed One Day Before Start

10 stages, 1 prologue, 8 disciplines, 410km of iconic New Zealand wilderness and almost 300 competitors with just seven days to complete Chapter 6 of GODZone.

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Oscar Nominee Lin Manuel-Miranda Aims For EGOT

If Lin Manuel-Miranda wins an Academy Award in the Best Original Song category, he will become only the 13th person in history to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. We hear from past EGOT winners.

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'Get Out' Mixes Satire, Race And Horror, And The Result Is A Scream

A young white woman brings her black boyfriend home to meet her parents in director Jordan Peele's first feature film. Critic David Edelstein says Get Out is a comic thriller worth seeing.

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Auckland Pride Parade comes to Ponsonby Road tomorrow

Tomorrow New Zealand’s largest and loudest carnival of change and diversity, the Auckland Pride Parade 2017 will rock and roll along Ponsonby Road on Saturday 25 February from 7.30pm.

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SABU TOYOZUMI NZ Tour 2017

Audio Foundation and sound explorers are proud to present one of the greatest living improvising drummers – Sabu Toyozumi from Japan. Sabu has performed with a who’s who of jazz and avant-garde greats from Charles Mingus to Keiji Haino to Les Rallizes ...

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'Get Out': A Terrifically Topical — And Terrifying — Satire

Comedian Jordan Peele's debut feature as writer/director is a blisteringly smart horror film buoyed by the "shimmering, righteous anger" of its take on race, says critic Chris Klimek.

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'Dear Friend' Is An Fraught And Unusual Memoir

Yiyun Li's first book of nonfiction is an unusual memoir — one that examines her depression and suicidal thoughts by drifting through her memories and thoughts on literature.

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This Week In Race: Immigration Headaches, Oscar Glow and POTUS At The Blacksonian

If the human rights aspect of doesn't interest you, the prospect of $8 avocados and double-digit fast food might.

- NPR - US

NZ Paragliding Open 2017 Set to Soar Over Rotorua

On Sunday 26 February eighty paraglider pilots from around New Zealand and the world will take to the skies over the Waikite Valley near Rotorua for the start of the NZ Paragliding Open, the country’s premier paragliding competition.

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Stroke and Stride Race Report

With everything and we mean everything riding on one race this season it is vitally important that all is in place for one of the most momentous Stroke & Stride events in history. Like nearly all outdoor sports it wouldn't be a swimrun race without ...

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3 Teenage Outsiders Navigate Friendship And Desire In 'As You Are'

An intimate portrait of high school friends caught up in the aftermath of a violent incident places us inside their heads with sensitivity and restraint.

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Hyundai amp up backing for Paddon

Hyundai New Zealand, a key partner in Hayden Paddon’s international rallying career, aims to create the largest motorsport supporters’ club in the world with the launch of ‘Paddon’s Pack’, an interactive online community for Paddon supporters.

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'A Horse Walks Into A Bar,' And A Bad Comedy Set Proves Revelatory

David Grossman's unsettling new novel takes place over the course of a two-hour comedy set, as what seems like just a bad performance evolves into something truly strange, painful and urgent.

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Comment about proposed Mt. Erebus National Memorial

Advocates for a national memorial for the 257 people who lost their lives in the 1979 Mt. Erebus air accident warmly commend the organisation and work for the recently unveiled Christchurch Earthquake National Memorial. They suggest it is an excellent ...

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'Take The Cannoli': 45 Years Spent Quoting 'The Godfather'

The Godfather was released 45 years ago this spring. NPR's Scott Simon takes the anniversary as an opportunity to revisit some of his favorite lines from the classic film.

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'Chappelle's Show' Co-Creator Moves Into The Limelight With '3 Mics'

After the abrupt ending of Chappelle's Show, Neal Brennan turned to stand-up. "I needed to be more self-determining, and the most self-determining thing you can do in comedy is stand-up," he says.

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Celebrity Comedian Stands up Against Sitting Back

Well-known Kiwi comedian Ben Hurley has gathered a posse of like-minded comedy vigilantes, determined to make a stand against injustices in the world. Over three nights, Friday 31 March, Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 April , Auckland’s ...

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Mike Mills Grapples With His Mother's 'Tricky Ghost' In '20th Century Women'

The director has been nominated for an Oscar for his screenplay about a woman figuring out how to raise her teenage son on her own. Originally broadcast Dec. 19, 2016.

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How The Long-Lash Look Went From The Red Carpet To Everyday Life

False eyelashes used to be mostly seen on people in movies and were hard to put on and take off. But these days, you can see that red carpet false-eyelash look on people almost anywhere.

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Amiable But Generic 'Rock Dog' Chases Its Own Tail

This Chinese-U.S. co-production, based on a graphic novel by Chinese rock star Zheng Jun, pads its way through a familiar story about a mastiff who wants to make it big in the music industry.

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Lotto NZ announces game improvements to Lotto and Powerball

Lotto NZ is pleased to announce a number of changes to its flagship lottery game that will improve game play for its customers.

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Oscar-Nominated Animated Film 'My Life As A Zucchini' Makes For A Satisfying Meal

Up for best animated feature, this French-Swiss stop-motion tale of a young boy's life in a group home offers a small, meticulously detailed story that leavens melancholy with humor.

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Spread The Word: Butter Has An Epic Backstory

From its origins as a happy accident 10,000 years ago, to its role as the centerpiece of a school "rebellion," the tabletop staple has had quite a life. A new book tells the story.

- NPR - US

GODZone Chapter 6 Underway In Queenstown

GODZone Chapter 6 got underway this morning with an explosive start off the main beach in Queenstown Bay.

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For Film's Creators, 'Moonlight' Provided Space To Explore A Painful Past

Playwright Tarell McCraney and filmmaker Barry Jenkins drew on their childhood experiences in making Moonlight, which has been nominated for eight Academy Awards. Originally broadcast Oct. 19, 2016.

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