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Text scam warning

Fri, 6 Mar 2015 13:59:43 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police are warning people against responding to a text message being sent out today from “Scott Skelby from Standard Chartered Bank, London” to contact him at a hotmail address for a “vital transaction”.More >>

Hear and see the song "Big Norm" live again

Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:17:57 +1300 | Upper Hutt City of Song concert

The song " Big Norm " about Labour Prime Minister Norman Kirk was a big hit for the Wellington Duo Ebony in early 1974 reaching no 4 in the NZ charts . More >>

Fraser Thomas ensures world’s longest ice cream measured up

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 16:34:46 +1300 | Fraser Thomas

The Manurewa Local Board called on the surveying expertise of Fraser Thomas to measure and verify that the world’s largest ice cream sundae was long enough to beat the Guinness World Record.More >>

One Man Breaking Bad – The Unauthorised Parody

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 14:13:26 +1300 | NZ International Comedy Festival


Heart Foundation responds to vandalism

Mon, 2 Mar 2015 17:13:58 +1300 | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation was deeply disappointed to learn today that an individual or group has vandalised one of its billboards in Hamilton. More >>

Plunkett Turning the Page?

Mon, 2 Mar 2015 12:04:36 +1300 | We Are Eleanor

Over 500 signatories have signed the declaration on our “We Are Eleanor” Facebook page at , supporting author Eleanor Catton’s criticisms of neoliberal politics and our politicians’ dismissive views of the ...More >>

Accolades for Film About Man Who Falls In Love With A Stick

Sun, 1 Mar 2015 18:06:35 +1300 | The Scoop Team

A short animated film written and directed by New Zealand born Matthew Darragh has been selected for the Courts des îles, International Festival of Short Fiction Films.More >>

It’s edible art in a cone

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:24:13 +1300 | Giapo

Invited guests at K Road’s Artspace Gallery were treated to much more than art at a private exhibition in Auckland last night (25 February) – edible miniature road cones bursting with bespoke ice cream as part of a work. More >>

Frank, the Mind-Reading Hotdog Cancelled From Dunedin Fringe

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:15:21 +1300 | Dunedin Fringe Festival

Comedian Matt Penny, AKA ‘ Frank, the Mind-Reading Hotdog’ has unfortunately had to cancel his show at the Dunedin Fringe Festival due to personal circumstances. More >>

Invade Mexico for Guacamole Reserves Instead

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:01:34 +1300 | WagePeaceNZ

#WagePeaceNZ, founded yesterday, along with all 7 of its Twitter followers, demands that New Zealand invade Mexico for its Guacamole reserves in lieu of sending 143 troops to Iraq. More >>

NZGB to assign, alter and discontinue geographic names

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:22:12 +1300 | Land Information NZ

The New Zealand Geographic Board (NZGB) Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa today announced the assigning, alteration or discontinuation of 32 geographic names around the country. More >>

Synlait Farms rebrands as Purata

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:11:01 +1300 | Purata

With Latin and Maori origins meaning ‘clear, bright - like a beautiful morning,” Purata’s name reflects the company’s new vision post ownership change, says Purata CEO Juliet Maclean.More >>

The World’s LOUDEST Apple

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:01:25 +1300 | Yummy

SweeTango® apples are the hottest apple in the world right now and it’s all about texture! SweeTango® have cells that are twicethe size of normal apples which gives them their legendary crunch and makes them amazing to eat. It’s also the ...More >>

Roast of Justin Bieber

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:21:31 +1300 | Comedy Central NZ

Roast of Justin Bieber to Premiere on Comedy Central on Thursday, 2nd April @ 8.30pm More >>

Public Gagged at KCDC Meetings

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:06:11 +1300 | Jackie Elliott

Kapiti Cr Jackie Elliott says she is appalled that yesterdays Council meeting was set the last time the public can speak directly to council on important issues as has been tradition in Kapiti. More >>

The Naked Magicians to Expose Auckland to New Type of Magic

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:49:45 +1300 | 818 Entertainment

Following SOLD OUT shows across Australia the worlds boldest and cheekiest magic show "The Naked Magicians" is making its way to Auckland for an exclusive season at the NZ International Comedy Festival. More >>

End of the Alphabet release schedule

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:42:39 +1300 | End of the Alphabet Records

End of the Alphabet releases "In the Dust of this World" on tape and announces 7" lathe cut series More >>

NZ Whisky Collection highest score in coveted Whisky Bible

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:06:53 +1300 | New Zealand Whisky Company

The New Zealand Whisky Collection’s 1988 has trumped a world-class field, with no southern hemisphere whisky ever scoring higher than the 96.5 points awarded in London’s revered Whisky Bible for 2015. "Superstar whiskies that give us all a ...More >>

Wellington Tui (No) Catch to be reviewed

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:54:34 +1300 | Jason Bragg

Is seems Wellington man Jason Bragg may have taken the Tui Catch a Million catch at Westpac Stadium after all and we could be going upstairs to review the earlier decision.More >>

American Defense Contractors are now Health Care Providers

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:38:52 +1300 | John Stanton

“Defense Contractor” is no longer a valid term for US weapons makers. More >>


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