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13 hrs ago | The Drinks Business

Plumpton College appoints new winemaker

Midgley will join Plumpton in time for vintage on 8 September from Cornwall's Camel Valley where she has worked as assistant winemaker.

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Related Topix: Drink, Wine, New Zealand, World News

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Daily Mail

Great grandmother suffering from Dementia penned moving letter before taking her own life

'I will take my life today around noon. It is time. Dementia is taking its toll and I have nearly lost myself': Great-grandmother's moving letter before taking her own life An elderly woman suffering from dementia made the heartbreaking decision to take her own life before the crippling disease did.

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Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), New Zealand, World News, Canada

Boston.com

BRAINIAC Lessons from a portable earthquake machine

During a live broadcast in the midst of an earthquake in 2011, an announcer for MLB Television made an interesting quip: "Did you know that most of Manhattan is built on landfillnot on granite, and if there were, like, an 8.0 earthquake, then parts of Manhattan would just, just, disintegrate."

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, University of Texas at Austin, New Zealand, World News, T. Rex, Pop/Rock

WJZW-FM Washington

Bob Dylan Announces Dates for Fall North American Tour

Bob Dylan has confirmed he'll be bringing his "Never Ending Tour" back to North America for a fall leg.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

MetaFilter

Goodbye & Good Luck

"Each of us is born uniquely and dies uniquely. I think of dying as a final adventure with a predictably abrupt end.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News

The Otago Daily Times

Emerson's wins national awards

Emerson's Brewing Company, of Dunedin, won the European lager styles category with its Gladiator Bock, and the other European ale styles category with its JP 2014.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News, Beer, Drink, Oceania

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Mi2n

New Zealand Rock Band SALT To Release New Album

CHRISTCHURCH, NZ: Following up on their debut album titled "Radio Station," the band from Christchurch New Zealand known as SALT will be releasing their next album containing the popular internet radio song titled "Going to the Moon" which to date has received international attention already with over 3000 plays in Europe and the UK.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Planetizen

First 'Chief Resilience Officer' Begins Term in Oakland

Victoria Salinas was recently named Oakland, California's first Chief Resilience Officer , a position popping up in municipalities throughout the world.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

CNN

Do not be fooled by China's propaganda on Tibet and Tibetans

Dharamshala: - As Tibetans and peace loving people, we realize that there is a Chinese propaganda waged to capture the hearts and minds of Tibetans.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Bournemouth Echo

At risk: the 1,000 year old landmark that's failing to attract enough visitors to fund repairs

Deteriorating Milton Abbey requires more than A 300,000 to fix its roof, which was seriously damaged in the recent winter storms.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Dorset County, England, New Zealand, World News

Stuff.co.nz

The donors behind the closed gates

Laurence Day has copped a bit of criticism since it became public that he'd donated $675,000 to the Conservative Party - including people questioning his motives and others turning up on his doorstep asking for handouts - but he wouldn't have it any other way.

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Related Topix: Oceania, New Zealand, World News

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

The donors behind the closed gates

Laurence Day has copped a bit of criticism since it became public that he'd donated $675,000 to the Conservative Party - including people questioning his motives and others turning up on his doorstep asking for handouts - but he wouldn't have it any other way.

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Related Topix: Oceania, New Zealand, World News

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Psychology Today

Secularization, Religiosity, and Misery in America

Andrew Jacobs reports on a budding philanthropy for the Kilung Monastery in Sichuan Province in China that has Buddhist believers from foreign lands sending money - the amounts depend upon the animal in question -- to purchase meat-producing animals in order to have them saved from slaughter and freed.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Southland Times

What's next for our sinking city?

Associate Professor MARK QUIGLEY, from the University of Canterbury's department of geological sciences, and Dr MATTHEW HUGHES, from its department of civil and natural resources engineering, survey the changing landscape of post-quake Christchurch.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News, Natural Disasters, Flood, Recipes, Weather, Earthquake, Opinion

Forbes.com

Why Is Starchitect Shigeru Ban Building Refugee Shelters In Aspen?

When civil war struck Rwanda, countless families lost their homes. So the United Nations supplied metal bars and plastic tarp as materials for temporary shelter.

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Daily Mail

New Zealand bodybuilder Steve Orton caught smuggling $100k of ecstasy mimic

Late last year a body building champion and personal trainer from Christchurch, New Zealand, was caught smuggling illegal recreational drugs from overseas.

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Related Topix: Oceania, New Zealand, World News, Weight Training, Fitness, Drugs

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Scoop

Storylines Festival Free Family Day

This creates a great resource that enables everyone to keep up-to-date with the latest news on Scoop by their favourite people and organisations.

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Related Topix: New Zealand Travel, Travel, Oceania, New Zealand, World News, Pacific Travel, Journalism

Timaru Herald

Prized military medal for museum

A Military Cross awarded to a Maungati soldier has found its final resting place at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News, Fiji, Oceania

Sat Aug 09, 2014

Scoop

Speech: Cunliffe - Labour Election Launch

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY E rau rangatira ma E te whanau o te roopu reipa Piki mai, kake mai haere mai Te tangi a te pipiwharauroa Te Po Ka Awatea! Whiti ao - whiti ao - whiti whiti Ao Today is about you.

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Related Topix: Oceania, New Zealand, World News,

Thu Aug 07, 2014

KUAT-TV Tucson

Preparing for Disaster: Starting Now

The one-hour documentary includes interviews with the victims of the Christchurch, New Zealand earthquakes, Hurricane Sandy and the Herriman, Utah wildfires.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, Herriman, UT

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