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Chiefly kiwi girl tops sanctuary pecking order

It's official ... Manukura, the first white kiwi chick hatched in captivity in New Zealand, is a girl.

Top Kiwi bands on road for RWC festival

The best of Kiwi music will sound throughout the country during the Rugby World Cup when 50 top bands play 22 different cities as part of a REAL New Zealand Music Showcase tour.

Rare NZ parrot to make RWC appearance

Sirocco, the rare New Zealand kakapo parrot whose frisky behaviour with a BBC television crew propelled him to global stardom, will make some cameo appearances during Rugby World Cup.

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Rugby World Cup 2011: host centres

Kiwi communities, big and small, in 24 towns throughout New Zealand are preparing to share in the excitement of Rugby World Cup 2011.

New Zealand singer: Elizabeth Marvelly

Kiwi singer songwriter Elizabeth Marvelly’s career has taken her around the world, but it’s her New Zealand home that has inspired her latest musical journey.

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