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Catch a Free Taxi Ride This Week with Zoomy

Forget about standing in the rain looking like a miserable drowned rat while trying to hail a taxi. A new taxi-hailing iPhone and android app called Zoomy's launched in Auckland this week, which means that you can hail a taxi while still comfortable perched inside a bar finishing off the...

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The Ten Best Small Bars in Auckland

Sometimes you'll go to a place and everybody knows your name. Not because you're hugely popular but because the place is literally so small that there's no avoiding talking directly into your neighbours ear. But there's nothing better than getting cosy in a small space with some good friends and...

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Win Tickets to Semi-Permanent

Semi Permanent, the annual gathering of the world’s creative forces will celebrate 10 years this May 2-3, 2014, with an eclectic selection of guests and artists attending from every corner of the globe.The event is surrounded with exhibitions, workshops, parties and a festival style conference giving attendees the opportunity gain insight into...

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Watch This Cute Puppy Video to Raise Funds for Charity

Who doesn't enjoy watching cute animals on YouTube? Now you can do it for charity, or as it is coming to be known as, sharity.All you have to do to lend a hand to man's best friend is simply watch and share the below video to help it go viral....

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Marina Abramovic Is Going to Do "Nothing" for Her Next Artwork

In news that will enrage haters of performance art, legendary provocateur Marina Abramovic just announced her next artwork: "nothing". Yup. The woman who once cut a star into her stomach then lay naked on a block of ice and invited audience members to point a loaded gun at her head...

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Michael Jackson to release new album this May

It's always an odd concept when a musician returns from the grave to put out a new album, the releases often comprise demo recordings cut and paste over flavourless, cyborg-made backing tracks. Though, if this recently uncovered acapella version of 'Beat It', composed solely by the King of Pop is...

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Maligned Comic Sans Font Gets a Minimalist Neue Makeover

Telling your co-workers to wash their damn plates has never looked so suave. Comic Sans, the "I'm not like a regular mom, I'm a cool mom," of the font world, has been given a streamlined, minimalist makeover and is lurking dangerously close to legitimate suavity. Taking cues from the more...

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Five Memorable Lessons We Took from Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel

With Lacoste tennis dresses donned, twee baked goods in hand and Famous Friend bingo card at the ready, we checked into Wes Anderson’s newest and wildly anticipated new pop-up book of a cinematic endeavour, The Grand Budapest Hotel. Murder, art theft, pastry and Adrien Brody's moustache — Anderson serves up...

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USA Football Team Enlist HAIM, Diplo and Others to Promote New FIFA World Cup Kit

Many brands are now moving towards notable figures outside of their realms to promote their products. Last year Lotus enlisted Daft Punk as members of their F1 Team for the Monaco Grand Prix and now Nike have recruited Haim, Diplo, and Spike Lee among others to help promote the USA...

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Hammerhead Is the Safe GPS Navigator for Your Bike

When trying to navigate city streets on a bike, it's not exactly the safest move to pull out your phone to use the GPS. With new product Hammerhead Navigation though, riders no longer have to worry about losing focus to find directions on an unfamiliar route.The appropriately named device looks...

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Melbourne Street Artist Rone Unveils Nine-Storey Mural in CBD

Melbourne street artist Rone has completed his latest and most industrious work to date, a nine-storey portrait in Melbourne’s CBD. Sitting at 35 metres high and 23.5 metres wide, the gargantuan face of Byron Bay model Teresa Oman looms from the external wall of 80 Collins Street. Based on a...

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Win a Best Ugly Bagels 1st Birthday Prize Pack

Ugly ain’t fancy, but they are turning 1. Best Ugly Bagels, Al Brown’s Montreal-style bagel factory has been serving hand-rolled, wood-fired bagels, straight from their oven down in the City Works Depot for a whole year.To celebrate, head down to Best Ugly as they are giving away a free ‘Butter...

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