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Northland Development: Trust Applauds $4m Government Funding For Art Centre

Today's announcement of central government support, made by Minister of Economic Development Steven Joyce, provides a key step forward in funding for Whangarei’s Hundertwasser Art Centre & Wairau Maori Art Gallery. More>>

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Memorial: 85th Anniversary Of 1931 Napier Earthquake

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye will today attend the 85th anniversary afternoon tea for survivors of the 1931 Napier earthquake, to pay tribute to the heroism, kindness and generosity shown by many during this and more recent emergencies. More>>

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Visiting Celebrities: Cook Strait White Whale Confirmed As Migaloo
A white humpback whale spotted in Cook Strait last winter has been confirmed as Migaloo, a famous white whale usually seen off Australia. More>>

Exhibition Review: Documenting Dissent
The exhibition - 'On to the Streets: two years of street protests and marches in Wellington' - provides graphic evidence that the public voice of dissent is not only still struggling to be heard, but also alive and kicking back hard. More>>

Movies: Two NZ Films To Screen At Berlinale
Two New Zealand films have been included in the programme of the 2016 Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale). Lee Tamahori’s Mahana will have its world premiere at the festival, screening out of competition, and Tammy Davis’s Born To Dance will have its European premiere in the festival’s Generation 14plus section. More>>

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Scoop Review: The Revenant
Howard Davis: A revenant is someone who has returned from the dead. With a running time of 2 hrs and 36 minutes, audiences for Alejandro Inaritu's latest movie might well feel the same way. It's a chilling ordeal to undergo - but nothing compared to what the cast and crew apparently endured. More>>

1947-2016: David Bowie
Gordon Campbell: With hindsight, this last week must have been a race to get David Bowie’s final album Blackstar out – and reviewed – before his death overwhelmed how the album would be received. More>>

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Scoop Review Of Books: Written From Memory
Creeks and Kitchens [by Maurice Gee] is not only a memoir – it shows the development of a writer, from first creeks and kitchens, awareness of sex and death, through to family folkloric and beyond. More>>

Metservice: It Was Foggy In Wellington
Wellington city residents were finding it hard to see yesterday, as a bank of fog gradually rolled in off the sea on Sunday afternoon. “This fog was caused by a northeasterly flow bringing very warm, humid air down from the north." More>>

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Reality TV And Some Good Stuff: MediaWorks Announces New Acquisitions For 2016
Thanks to a successful relationship with BBC Worldwide, MediaWorks have secured a new landmark series The Hunt, narrated by David Attenborough... MediaWorks has also acquired highly anticipated drama series, The Night Manager starring Hugh Laurie. The series is a television adaptation of John le Carré’s best-selling novel of the same name. More>>

Kiwi Pride: David Farrier’s Documentary ‘Tickled’ To Get Sundance Premiere
Probing into the bizarre world of Competitive Endurance Tickling, Tickled follows journalist David Farrier as tries to understand this strange and secretive world. Facing fierce resistance on his quest for answers, David and his team take their questions to the USA in attempt to get to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction. More>>

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Howard Davis On 'Big Eyes': Tim Burton Finally Grows Up
It took eleven years from development to completion and now Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes' has finally reached Antipodean screens. It's a heart-warming tale of the artist Margaret Keane's personal odyssey from dependency to empowerment. More>>

(But Not TV3's Soap): NZ On Air Supports Local Prime Time Drama
The homegrown murder-mystery series The Brokenwood Mysteries will be back for a third season with the support of NZ On Air... A proposed new serial drama, to screen on TV3 in the 5.30pm time slot, was given serious consideration but was not supported. More>>

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NZ On Screen: Jon Gadsby - Gone, But Not Forgotten
Writer and comedian Jon Gadsby, QSM, likely spent more time being funny on NZ television screens than almost anyone — aside perhaps from his longtime partner in crime, David McPhail... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: This Earth
Since its initial publication in 2008, A continent on the Move has been reprinted twice, to become the most popular book on New Zealand geology currently available. More>>

Polaroids: Christchurch Hip Hop Crew Win Silver At World Championships
New Zealand's Polaroids dance crew from Zion Studios in Christchurch beat teams from over 16 countries to place second in the Adult Division of the 2015 Hip-Hop Unite World Championships. More>>

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Review: Ray Henwood - Wales And Aoteroa Meet On Stage
The son of a Welsh publican, Henwood was born in Swansea in 1937. He was in his twenties when he saw an ad in The Times Educational Supplement for a science and mathematics teacher at Mana College in Porirua and what was originally intended as a temporary adventure turned into a five-year teaching stint. More>>

Chris Brown: Australia/NZ Tour Cancelled
Chris Brown’s December 2015 tour in both New Zealand and Australia will not take place. Mr Brown and the promoters both remain positive that a tour will take place in the near future. More>>

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Werewolf: Do You Believe In Second Chances?
Of all the great pairings of song and image during this golden age of American television we are currently enjoying – and there have been many – few have worked as powerfully and seamlessly as a moment that closed episode nine of Rectify’s second season last year. More>>

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Wellington Zoo: Endangered Golden Lion Tamarin Arrives
A new arrival has touched down at Wellington Zoo – an endangered Golden Lion Tamarin, originally from New York’s Bronx Zoo, as part of efforts to help save the species from extinction. More>>

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University Of Canterbury: Henry VIII’s Divorce Lawyer’s Magna Carta On Display
The University of Canterbury is publicly displaying New Zealand’s oldest copy of the Magna Carta for the first time, just as a new connection it has with Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn has been discovered. More>>

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Arts Festival: An Evening With Richard Dawkins
In a special one-off, New Zealand event at the Michael Fowler Centre, Dawkins will reflect on his eminent career as a scientist, and expand on the themes of inspiration, influence and ideas in his recent memoir, Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science. More>>

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Scoop Review Of Books: Worldly And Unworldly
"Being Magdalene" by Fleur Beale The situations shown in this youth novel are shocking, scary, and very moving as we experience Magdalene’s struggle to be a perfect girl as defined by the cruel and unreasonable leader of “The Children of the Faith”, as she moves reluctantly into young womanhood. More>>

Whistle Stop: Netball NZ To Implement New INF Rules
Netball New Zealand (NNZ) will implement the new Official Rules of Netball, as set down by the International Netball Federation (INF), from January 1, 2016. Key changes include the elimination of whistle following a goal, amendments to injury time and changes to setting a penalty. More>>

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