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11 hrs ago | Stuff.co.nz

Going viral with Imgur

IMAGE MASTER: Imgur chief executive Alan Schaaf will speak at TEDxWellington this weekend.

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13 hrs ago | Dominion Post

Fancy a saltwater ale, or a flat white?

FRUITY DROP: Monique Eriksen, of 8 Wired Brewery in Blenheim, pours a wild feijoa sour beer, aged in pinot noir barrels.

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

Thu Aug 21, 2014

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RODRIGUEZ Announces October New Zealand Tour

Legendary singer-songwriter Rodriguez will tour New Zealand this November prior to his Australian tour; playing shows in both Auckland and Wellington .

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Related Topix: Folk-Rock, Rodriguez, New Zealand, World News

IcNetwork

Ice Bucket Challenge: 'I made sure that everyone knew I was...

Amy Horn, 23, from Pontardawe, Swansea, took up the challenge to raise cash for charity after losing her dad to cancer Standing on a mountainside against the stunning backdrop of Wellington, New Zealand, bikini-clad Amy Horn stands in a large bin of water, in front of a large Welsh flag, rubbing her hands and clapping nervously as her two friends ... (more)

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

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Kilbirnie Mosque Open Day

Haven't met a Muslim? Want to know more about Islam? Never visited a mosque? Here is your chance to address all three! As part of Islam Awareness Week, the Kilbirnie Mosque is throwing open its doors and its cupboards to Wellingtonians - not only can you talk to Muslims, learn about Islam, and see what is beneath the minaret but you can also: a Try ... (more)

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Related Topix: Religion, Islam, New Zealand, World News

Dominion Post

Searching for a Wellington objector

LEST WE FORGET: Hannah August is researching Wellingtonians involved in the First World War for the council's October WWI centennial commemoration.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, Wellington, UT, South Africa, Australia, Somerset County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Shropshire County, England, History in the News

Thetelegraphand Argus

Crafts club says farewell to member with special quilt gift

GILSTEAD Craft Club with a specially-made quilt as a going away present for one of its members moving to New Zealand.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

New Zealand's Fletcher posts modest annual net profit

New Zealand's largest listed company Fletcher Building posted a four per cent rise in annual net profit Wednesday as a strong performance in its home market offset weakness in Australia.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Wall Street Journal

New Zealand Budget on Target for Surplus

WELLINGTON, New Zealand-The New Zealand government will still reach its much touted budget surplus this financial year, but future surpluses are likely to be lower as the outlook for economic activity is weaker than forecast in the May budget.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

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BATS Theatre to become a hive of political performance

What do Winston Peters, a savage and wild barbarian, Karl Marx, and a group of dusky maidens have in common? They're all part of #RaucousCaucus2014, a two week festival of political performance taking over BATS Theatre from the 26th of August.

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Dominion Post

Turning a page for arson-hit school

GOOD READS: Sarah Stoevelaar at the DCM's annual book fair in Wellington, which offers a helping hand for the homeless and a devastated Kapiti Coast school.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

Obesity is 'a symptom of poverty'

They are low-income workers or beneficiaries, they like sport on television but can't afford the gym, they love the ease of takeaway food and can't afford to buy healthily.

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Related Topix: Oceania, New Zealand, World News,

Fri Aug 15, 2014

FOX16

Kanye West wants Paul Mccartney collaboration

Marty Melville The "Stronger" rapper is putting the finishing touches to his latest solo album and is already looking for his next collaborative project.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Black Entertainment, Kanye West, Hip-Hop, New Zealand, World News

Stuff.co.nz

Jackson to create war exhibition

TRENCH TOUR: Sir Peter Jackson explains his vision for a World War I Commemorative Exhibition to Prime Minister John Key at the Dominion Museum Building in Wellington.

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Nothing To Do With Arbroath

Wind wand sculpture split apart after being struck by lightning

A sculpture in Wellington, New Zealand has been blown up by lightning. The "needle", a zephyrometer installed at Evans Bay in 2003, was struck by lightning at about 2.30pm on Thursday.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

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Porirua Thanks Neighbours for Gigatown Support

Help is coming from Wellington City to Levin to keep Porirua in the top five of the Gigatown competition that will win us a place in the finals.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News

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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,

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Dominion Post

Two weeks of foodie heaven

This year's programme features Dutch baked goods, tripe, cheese scones, burgers, blind tastings and a pop-up gelato shop.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, Somerset County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Shropshire County, England, Life, Food, Food Festival, Dining

Tue Aug 12, 2014

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Covers Come Off DCM Bookfair This Weekend

"We have some 90,000 books, CDs, DVDs, records and puzzles that will be on sale at this week's Bookfair," says Stephanie McIntyre, DCM's Director.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

Capturing a city

ROAD MAP: Phil Dickson captures the Hutt Road cycleway in paint.It is one of many paintings of Wellington and the region in his new book Phil Dickson's Wellington.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News, New Zealand Travel, Travel, Wellington, New Zealand Travel, Pacific Travel

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