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National Secondary School Culinary Challenge 2017.

Teams of two students from throughout New Zealand will sizzle and sauté their way into winning the National Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge at the grand finale, 29th August at MIT.

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The Chainsmokers Announce Australia & NZ Tour.

WEDNESDAY JULY 26, 2017 - Grammy Award-winning and multi platinum selling global sensation THE CHAINSMOKERS announce their Australian and New Zealand dates for the Memories... Do Not OpenWorld Tour . After a massive US tour and sell-out shows around ...

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WWE Live Christchurch - Line-Up Announced.

Intercontinental Championship Match Winner of the night’s Battle Royal vs The Miz w/ Maryse

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Comic Jessica Williams On 'The Daily Show' And Learning To 'Never Be Average'.

Williams joined The Daily Show when she was 22. She says, "I was younger and I was black and I was a woman, so ... I'm like, I have something to prove." She now stars in The Incredible Jessica James.

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Sports scholar sets world rowing first.

Lincoln University sports scholar Sam Bosworth has become the first male coxswain to win a Women's World Rowing event. This is in the wake of a recent rule change in international rowing which allowed him to be selected as cox for the New Zealand ...

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The Enduring Legacy Of Jane Austen's 'Truth Universally Acknowledged'.

Linguist Geoff Nunberg describes the opening sentence to Pride and Prejudice as a "masterpiece of indirection" that is frequently repurposed, but whose irony is never matched.

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NZ Squash Team Named As Favourites For World Doubles Champs.

New Zealand has been named as one of the favourites by the World Squash Federation for the 2017 WSF World Doubles Squash Championships in Manchester 1-5 August.

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The Others Way Returns to Auckland’s K Road in September.

For two years running, The Others Way has seen Auckland’s Karangahape Road transform into a paradise of local music, boasting the hottest, freshest, out-of-the-box indie, electronica, pop and more. What’s better - it's back for another year this spring. ...

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Farming in Top Four of Defining NZ Characteristics.

It’s often said Kiwis are sports-mad but a new survey shows our regard for agriculture and farming out-ranks rugby, netball and other sports as a hallmark of New Zealand.

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Chart-Toppers Fifth Harmony to Headline KFC Edgefest.

The Edge, New Zealand’s hottest entertainment brand, MediaWorks and TEG Live are thrilled to announce multi-award winning hitmakers Fifth Harmony as the headline act for this summer’s biggest music festival series, KFC Edgefest .

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Long-serving Grant back for Pulse in 2018.

Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse are delighted to have retained the services of influential defender and popular captain Katrina Grant for the 2018 ANZ Premiership netball competition.

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DHL supports 2017 International Surf Rescue Challenge

DHL is helping deliver the opportunity to see the Black Fins compete on a home beach as the naming rights sponsor of the DHL International Surf Rescue Challenge 2017. DHL has partnered with Surf Life Saving New Zealand to help showcase ...

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Coppins Not There Just to Make up the Numbers

JULY 25, 2017: He's officially been retired from fulltime motocross racing for a few seasons now, but don't try telling Josh Coppins that he should slow down any time soon.

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In Mexico, Comedian Breaks New Ground And Gender Barrier

Stand-up comedy is late coming to Mexico, but Sofia Nino de Rivera, with self-deprecating humor, sells out shows and has a one-woman hit on Netflix.

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World of Wearableart™ Announce 103 Finalists

World of WearableArt™ has confirmed that 103 finalist garments by 121 designers from 14 countries around the world will compete for the 2017 Awards. The finalist garments will be showcased in the WOW Awards Show in Wellington from 21 ...

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'Strange Practice:' The Doctor Is In

In Strange Practice, Vivian Shaw kicks off a new series about Dr. Greta Helsing, descendant of the famous Professor Abraham Van Helsing and general practitioner to the ghouls and ghasts of London.

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Nuclear free NZ – poster exhibition

The Nuclear Free New Zealand Peacemaker poster exhibition celebrates 30 years of a nuclear free New Zealand in collaboration with the Sustainable Architecture Student Project. The exhibition is being hosted by the Victoria University of Wellington ...

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Drysdale is Top Scoring Kiwi Karter in Queensland

Auckland-based karter Dylan Drysdale was the top-scoring Kiwi at the latest round of this year's Australian Kart Championship series at Emerald in Northern Queensland over the weekend, crossing the finish line in second place in the X30 class Final ...

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'The World Broke In Two': Four Writers, One Transformational Year

Using excerpts from letters and diaries, historian and critic Bill Goldstein follows writers Virginia Woolf, E. M. Forster, D. H. Lawrence and T. S. Eliot through the tumultuous literary year of 1922.

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Classic Fred Dagg costume on display at Te Papa

The iconic hat, shearer’s singlet, shorts and gumboots of Fred Dagg will be on display at Te Papa from July 26.

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Bay Dreams 2018 first announcement

Bay Dreams - presented by ZM - returns on January 2, 2018 with an impressive line-up, firming up its reputation as ‘the summer music festival you just can’t miss’. Now in its third year and following on from last year’s sold-out event, the organisers ...

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Billie Eilish Announces Debut Auckland Show in September

Debut EP dont smile at me out 11 August 15 year-old pop sensation BILLIE EILISH today announces she will land in New Zealand for her first live show on this side of the world this September. The preternaturally talented teenager will play an intimate ...

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Family Show For All Ages With Circus Hub Talent

See death-defying aerial performers, sensational stilt dancers, jugglers, tumblers and clowns when Orchestra Wellington combines with the Circus Hub for a spectacular family show.

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Kiwi shearer Smith 20 ahead of record pace

New Zealand shearer Rowland Smith has gone to the lunch break in his World record bid in England 20 sheep ahead of the morning pace set by record holder Leon Samuels in his big day five months ago.

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Trombone sextet tours to Invercargill

Trombone Evolution is a concert of music for trombone ensemble that challenges, triumphs and entertains. The concert is at 7:30pm on Saturday 29 July, in the Victoria Rooms at the Civic Theatre on Tay Street, Invercargill. Tickets available from ticketdirect.co.nz ...

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Under 45 seconds a sheep all day – Rowland Smith keeps going

Hawke’s Bay shearer Rowland Smith will go into the last run of his World record attempt in England needing just over 60 sheep an hour to break the existing mark set just five months ago in Southland.

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High Fashion Comes to Auckland’s Culture Capital: Otara

NEW YORK - LONDON - PARIS - OTARA. The Pacific Fusion Fashion Show is smashing the stereotype that Pacific fashion is only about brightly coloured, oversized flowing floral dresses.

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Summit aims to get Kiwis walking again

Pedestrian advocacy group Living Streets Aotorea is aiming to push walking up the national agenda with the inaugural NZ Walking Summit 2017. The event, which will take place this week in Wellington, aims to inspire Kiwis to get walking and help ...

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Feeling 'Young, Scrappy And Hungry'? Have A 'Hamilton'-Inspired Meal

It was only a matter of time before fans of the Broadway hit sought out culinary tributes to their most treasured folk hero. Here are historically minded ideas to eat like the Founding Father.

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Hawkes Bay Shearer Rowland Smith Smashes World Record

Hawkes Bay shearer Rowland Smith has emulated older brother Matthew by smashing a World shearing record in England.

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Te Reo Maori Metal Dominates Spotify Music Chart

New Zealand thrash metal band Alien Weaponry just entered its second week at the top of the Spotify NZ Viral 50 Music Chart with it’s song Rū Ana Te Whenua . Spotify is the world’s largest online music distributor and it’s 'Viral 50' chart ...

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Torpedo7 Peak to Peak Fast a Paced Event & Lots of Fun

The Torpedo7 Peak to Peak is a really fast paced event and a lot of fun.

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Social media and broadcasting standards

New Zealanders’ attitudes to their personal social media content and their expectations about how broadcasters can use it, are revealed in new research commissioned by the Broadcasting Standards Authority.

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Cachopa & Lister complete Aces contract list

Wednesday 26 July 2017 Takapuna and Waitakere Cricket Clubs can lay claim to the final two Auckland Aces contracts for the 2017/18 season with Craig Cachopa and Ben Lister added to complete the 15-man Aces squad. Cachopa returns to Auckland after ...

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Big Country Announce Australian and New Zealand Tour

Big Country Announce Australian and New Zealand Tour A Metropolis Touring Presentation BIG COUNTRY

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Cricket Wellington announce final Firebirds’ contract

Cricket Wellington are pleased to announce the 15th Wellington Firebirds’ contract for the 2017-18 season has been offered to Ollie Newton.

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Ballistix NZ targets three levels of gaming memory

AUCKLAND, 26 July 2017 – Better speed, style, and quality form the bedrock of every Ballistix® module. No matter what kind of gamer you are, you can now become the gamer you want to be with three levels of gaming memory from Ballistix.

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Auckland Museum hosts NZ's first official Wikimedian

Auckland Museum has hosted New Zealand’s first official Wikimedian-in-Residence . Susan Tolich of Victoria University has been working at the Museum for five weeks to enlist the Wikimedia community to utilise the Museum’s open collections and ...

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Effort to recreational boating fatalities continues

26 July 2017 While more and more Kiwis take to the water in recreational craft the number of recreational boating fatalities has not increased.

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