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Uber Is Testing Its Own Food Delivery Service

Uber's really gunning on the whole transportable goods monopoly, huh. Transport's youngest taxi-threatening empire moved to explore the billion-dollar food delivery market, after the recent Messina delivery hootenanny (which didn't actually work for hundred of new Uber — Newber? — users). But that type of gimmicky PR stunt is going one...

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Win a Hauraki Blue Cruise for Two

Spring's around the corner and all those months spent watching films, hibernating by a fire and drinking mulled wine are coming to a close. So, to help you ease into the summer mindset, we've taken it upon ourselves to get you and a friend on a cruise ship.In our goodie...

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Burning Man Postponed Due to Heavy Desert Rain

Nevada's epic desert-based arts festival, Burning Man, is currently postponed due to nasty, nasty desert rain. The festival organisers, who have been keeping festivalgoers updated on Twitter, have officially shut down the main entrance after severe rain. With 70,000 'burners' expected to attend this year, holding up traffic much longer...

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Win Tickets to Red Bull Flying Bach

Hip-hop and classical fusion – it’s not often done, but when done correctly, can be one of the most show-stopping and emotive things in the world (consider duo Nuttin But Stringz as an example).Hence, when Red Bull announced they’d be bringing four times breakdancing world champions Flying Steps and opera...

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The Going Global Music Summit Returns to Auckland

The Going Global Music Summit is an opportunity for those looking to take their music overseas to interact with industry folk, experienced both locally and offshore. As well as schedule of live music events, the summit features a daytime program of panels, presentations, workshops and discussions with a list of...

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David Attenborough is Filming a 3D Doco on the Great Barrier Reef This Year

You may think you have a good handle on David Attenborough docos by now. He waltzes into an amazing natural landscape, dispels an extraordinary amount of knowledge on Everything in the Entire World, and promptly films something incredibly disgusting or depressingly ruthless. I think we're all still trying to forget...

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Listen to the Album Sonic Youth, Ariel Pink, Yoko Ono and Others Recorded for Plants

No, this isn't The Onion or an ad for Portlandia. It may be the most hipster headline we've written for some time, but the news is interesting all the same. In 2002, New York-based artist Peter Coffin began a project called Music For Plants. Exploring the idea that plants can...

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The Entire World is Freaking Out Over This Australian-Designed Butter Knife

Sometimes the biggest breakthroughs come from the smallest inventions. A little over two weeks ago three Sydney-based butter enthusiasts launched a Kickstarter campaign for a butter knife with one slight design modification. Since then, they've raised over $220,000 in funding, attracted a steady flow of global media attention, and made...

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You Can Stay Airbnb at IKEA (and They'll Let You Keep the Sheets)

All those jokes you made about jumping into IKEA display beds are about to come to fruition. IKEA is the latest registered accommodation on Airbnb, offering Sydneysiders the opportunity to stay the night instore at the furniture giant's Tempe store. For free. Airbnbing airplanes, igloos and backyards just got old hat.Setting...

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Snapchat Could Be Adding News and Ads to Your Drunken Selfie Feed

Snapchat is hardly the most discerning of mediums. If you had to break down the subject of all content sent on the service, the vast majority of snaps would surely consist of people's faces perched atop cartoon animal bodies, drunken selfies with indecipherable words slapped across the screen, and an...

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Humans of New York Has Gone Global

Young dudes on their way to find a steady job. Frustrated teachers between classes. Older sisters taking their younger brothers to football training. You've met so many story-filled faces on the streets of NYC through Brandon Stanton's insanely popular site Humans of New York. Now the neighbourhood's getting a little more...

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Win a Wardrobe from Cheap Mondays

We all like things Swedish. Nature. Furniture. Clothes; a pair Cheap Mondays. The Scandinavian fashion label Cheap Mondays, best known for their denims and basics, has branched out into the eyewear territory. Their twelve-piece range of frames focuses on the "raw edginess" as their best-selling distressed jeans and is now...

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