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Finalists Announced for the 2014 New Zealand Music Awards

The votes are in and the finalists for country's annual music awards have been revealed. The nominees were announced at an invite-only finalists ceremony in Auckland last week, alongside recipients of the Technical Awards.Joel Little suitably accepted his pair of gongs with video acceptance speeches set against landmarks in both...

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Cocktail of the Weekend: Summer Vibes

This post is sponsored by our partner, Jameson.It's not everyday a bartender gives out the recipe of his favourite drink. Luckily for us, Glenn of Cassette Nine couldn't help but share the love of this glorious concoction, Summer Vibes.Ingredients30mls Jameson Irish Whiskey 15mls Frangelico 60mls Apple Juice Wild Honey Ginger Beer...

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Giveaway: Win a $50 Dining Voucher at Cassette Nine + Free Uber Trips

This post is sponsored by our partner, JamesonNeed a good night out? We're giving away a $50 food and beverage voucher to spend as you wish at Cassette Nine. And to help you get there, as well as back home safely, mobile app and car sharing service Uber has thrown in free...

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Bartender Bar Tour With Glenn Michael Riley from Cassette Nine

This post is sponsored by our partner, Jameson.Although Tauranga's Glenn Michael Riley has only been behind the bar seven months, his skill at fashioning the perfect drink is bar none. As well as working at Vulcan Lane's go-to bar Cassette Nine, he's schooled up on the next big thing, where to go to...

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Should We Be Excited About the New iPads and iMacs?

Today, one month after the unmitigated frenzy that was the iPhone 6, Apple have unveiled their latest tech offerings to the world. Without quite as much fanfare, they've gifted us with the new iMac, iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. Unlike the latest iPhone, there isn't a huge list of...

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Lightbox Giveaway: Win All You Can Eat with Jess' Underground Kitchen

Spark's new streaming on demand platform, Lightbox, is New Zealand's answer to America's Netflix. The site is all about watching what you want, when you want, without the hefty fee imposed by the likes of MySky. With a pretty impressive spectrum of shows, chances are you'll find what you're after....

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Win a Dinner for Two to Uptown

Up here in the big smoke we’re all pretty accustomed to eating in the sky. The Sky Tower’s Orbit and Sugar Club have made sure of that. But a form of dining we are not so familiar with, is chowing down whilst suspended mid-air, on one of six scissor lifts...

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The Ten Best Late Night Eats In Auckland

There's something about the end of a night out that oversimplifies the mind and turns one's wants into needs. What is a lavish way to spend a quiet sober evening, is somehow considered an absolute mandatory after a few glasses of firewater. I'm talking of course, about the late night...

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Fashion News /// Karen Walker, Coach, G Shock + Converse $100 Giveaway

The past week has been a bit of a wake up call for our wardrobes. We finally had enough scarves, beanies and woolly jackets to ensure a different winter outfit every day of the week, and then boom, 25 degrees. Suddenly the weather is warm and our wardrobes are not...

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Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola Are Teaming Up For a Christmas Musical

Your Christmas lunch could soon be soundtracked by Bill Murray. Well, that's the best case scenario. Bill Murray has recently told Variety that he will be teaming up with Sofia Coppola for a festive TV special involving him singing a variety of Christmas carols. Obviously once that's out in the...

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Glastonbury Bans the Sale of Native American Headdresses

In case there was still anyone out there who thought donning a Native American style headdress was a totally appropriate, acceptable, fun-loving thing to do, one of the world's biggest music festivals has just laid down the law. Glastonbury has officially banned the sale of these offensive accessories from their...

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This Invisible Air Umbrella Will Absolutely Not Turn Inside Out

If Harry Potter and Singing in the Rain were mashed up, this gadget would be the key prop. It might look like a magic wand, but it acts like an umbrella. By sucking in air at one end and pushing it out at the other, the motorised head creates a...

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