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Spark Lab: Britomart's New Creative Space

In line will their full rebrand and inspirational motto, telecommunications company Spark have introduced a launching pad for those starting out in creative industries.The Spark Lab initiative and their brand new purpose-built space in Aucklandís Britomart precinct will offer up-close and personal access to experienced mentors, through talks, workshops, and...

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The St. James May Get Its Long Awaited Makeover

As the NZ Herald reports, Auckland's stunning St James Theatre could be in for a makeover, after being sold to a developer.The historic building, which opened in 1928, has been in dire need of an upgrade for seven years. Before officially closing after an electrical fire in 2007, concert-goers were...

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Charge Your Phone By Dancing With This Genius New Device

The future is here and all our problems are solved. Or, more accurately, one specific problem that bugs us a bit. Three engineering students from the US have created a device that harnesses energy from your everyday activities to charge your phone on the go. No more crouching next to...

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Watch Street Art Come to Life in This Entrancing GIF Project

Street art already has a magical quality about it. It pops up in laneways, on buildings, and on forgotten street corners every night; in a single sleep your city can be transformed. But now, one artist has taken things a step further. Spanish photographer and motion designer†A.L. Crego enriches these...

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Watch These Sassy Kids React to Food at One of New York's Best Restaurants

There's a real change in social codes when you go out for a fancy meal. You have to dress appropriately, your table talk gets kicked up a notch, and above all, you're expected to be respectful and open to new experiences. But this doesn't come naturally to all of us;...

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Bartender Bar Tour with Taylor Matthews from Little Easy

Little Easy has made quite a scene since opening earlier this year. And behind the popularity and success of Little Easy (let us not forget this place has been haunted for years prior to Little Easy), is the team behind the bar making the magic happen. We caught up with...

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Comedy Theatre Charges Audiences 'Per Laugh' Using Facial Recognition Tech

In an attempt to boost audiences, an independent theatre in Barcelona has introduced Pay As You Go to the comedy circuit. Rather than risking an advance ticket purchase and (for better or worse) taking the show as it comes, you're charged per laugh. That's right, the sorer your face muscles...

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Cocktail of the Weekend: Jameson Apple Crush

This post is sponsored by our partner,†Jameson.What better drink to assist with our warm wishes of summer than a Jameson Apple Crush? Jameson Whiskey paired with Apple Schnapps, provides you with this refreshingly crisp apple treat.Ingredients30ml Jameson 10ml Apple Schnapps 25ml cloudy apple juice 10ml lime juice pinch of cinnamonMethod1....

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The Ten Best Harbourside Bars in Sydney

This article is sponsored by our partners, Wotif.com.Sydney's harbourside bars are inviting nearly year round. But summer is the perfect time to enjoy a few beverages outdoors overlooking our city's prized natural gift. Here are our top picks of harbourside bars to get you in the mood for the warmer...

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Converse are Sending You on a Scavenger Hunt for Tickets to Free Gigs

Put on your thinking cap and start sleuthing through all of the internet. Converse are hosting a series of amazing A-list gigs in Melbourne, Sydney and New Zealand, and they're hiding tickets where you'll least expect them. So far we know that The Vines ó who are all about the...

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The Ten Best Summer Music Festivals in New Zealand

A handful of festivals dropped off this year - namely the Big Day Out, which said farewell for the second time and notably La De Da and Camp A Low Hum. Thankfully, a fair few have stuck around. And, whether you're into fire engulfing tree sculptures, getting married on-site, leather...

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The Ten Best Rooftop Bars in Sydney

This article is sponsored by our partners, Wotif.com.Sydney doesn't have a huge number of rooftop bars, but the ones we do have are something to be glad about. The days have been getting hotter, as have the nights, so a hard earned thirst is best quenched in the great outdoors,...

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