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Waikaia's new Switzer's Museum

Million-dollar museum opens doors in remote Southland town with population of 100

Waikaia opened up its new Switzer's Museum this afternoon.

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Ta Moko artist Anikaaro Harawira-Havili’s stunning work didn’t meet with Facebook’s approval.

Māori tattoo artist temporarily banned by Facebook over images of tāmoko on buttocks

Anikaaro Harawira-Havili was stopped from posting on Facebook for 24 hours, after showing off the stunning work she did on Tane Huata.

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Te Papa Museum will be hosting the famous figures for Kiwis to see.

China's ancient terracotta warriors touch down in Wellington for exhibition

For the next five months, their home will be at Wellington's Te Papa national museum.

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra tie the knot in India

Nick's groomsmen included Priyanka's brother Siddharth and his own three brothers, Joe, Kevin, and Frankie.

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Hunter MacDonald, in an interview filmed by a PR person, says he climbed the Len Lye sculpture because he was "bored".

Man pleads guilty to damaging Wellington's $300,000 Len Lye sculpture

His lawyer has asked for him to be considered for restorative justice.

Reggae music added to UN's prized intangible cultural heritage list

Unique music represents "vehicle of social commentary" and "continues to provide voice for all."

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Matty McLean wasn’t also the biggest fan of the hip-hop inspired inflight video – “I hate it”.

'This is just embarrassing' - Breakfast's Hayley Holt agrees with Shane Jones' scathing criticism of new Air NZ safety video

The NZ First MP took aim at the safety campaign calling it, "a juvenile mish mash that trivialises safety."

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Wellingtonians were also treated to food stalls and performances for the weekend event.

Thousands flock to see Santa in Wellington

Wellingtonians were also treated to food stalls and performances for the weekend event.

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A total of 58 works, with an estimated value of around 15 million euros, were removed from the Strokar Inside culture centre.

Banksy artwork seized mid-exhibition in Belgium following ownership clash in court

A total of 58 works, with an estimated value of around 15 million euros, were removed from the Strokar Inside culture centre.

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - MARCH 23: A - Day 1 on March 23, 2018 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)

Red Hot Chili Peppers announce second Auckland show

Tickets to the newly announced show will be available to My Live Nation members from midday today.

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin 'confirm' their marriage on Instagram

Baldwin changed her Instagram username to "Hailey Bieber."

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Award winning White Face Crew are preforming their Double Derelict show at Te Ora theatre this Friday and Saturday.

Shortland Street star tackles social issues with comedy, mime and laughter

The White Face Crew is on a mission to raise awareness of homelessness.

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Seven Pharaonic Age tombs were discovered near Cairo.

Mummified cats and scarabs found in newly discovered Egypt tombs

Seven Pharaonic Age tombs were discovered near Cairo.

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The rain hasn't dampened the moon.

Taylor Swift thanks Auckland fans on Instagram for 'weathering the storm'

"Auckland, you were amazing tonight. Thanks for weathering the storm with us," Swift posted.

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John Walsh's 1980 Tolaga Bay mural is finally being celebrated after a contentious beginning.

Tolaga Bay mural that divided Māoridom officially launched 38 years later

John Walsh's giant A Portrait of Uawa, Tolaga Bay painting has finally seen the light of day.

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Childs said Tom Cruise is a great guy, but he was not quite right to depict Reacher on the screen.

Jack Reacher author Lee Child says Tom Cruise is out for new planned TV series

Child has just released his twenty-third novel in the series - Past Tense - and will visit New Zealand in a couple of weeks to promote the book.

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Summer comes early for Wellington bucket fountain

The Cuba Street fountain was given a makeover to help celebrate New Zealand Flowers Week.

Ariana Grande's ex addresses breakup after release of her new single 'Thank u, next'

"The truth is, it's nobody's business and sometimes things just don't work out and that's okay."

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The artwork aims to highlight the difficulty women and children face trying to leave an abusive relationship.

540 wooden pallets create a confronting maze on Auckland's North Shore

The provocative sculpture address' the difficulties faced by those in abusive relationships.

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Organiser Annie Tatton is displaying entries from Shoe Extravaganza in an exhibition for the first time.

Weird and wonderful shoes on display as part of artistic competition

Organiser Annie Tatton is displaying entries from Shoe Extravaganza in an exhibition for the first time.

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The royal couple visited Courtenay Creative this evening.

Watch: 'Got the face for it!' - Prince Harry shares a joke as royal couple meet weird and wonderful creatures in Wellington

Courtenay Creative runs programmes to help provide young people with the tools needed to excel in the film industry.

Johnny Depp reportedly axed from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise

It appears the captain has made his final voyage on the Black Pearl.

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It was announced today the city will have a completed stadium in four years.

Christchurch's multi-use arena is one step closer with the Government setting aside $220 million for the project

Christchurch's mayor has welcomed the announcement, saying it gives the city confidence to push ahead with the project.

Pacific Islands design for Wellington war memorial unveiled

The memorial for Pukeahu National War Memorial Park takes the form of a conch shell.

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The new advert comes on the back of last year’s viral hit.

Watch: A behind-the-scenes look at NZ Police's latest recruitment video

The new advert comes on the back of last year's viral hit.

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Wendy Smith jumped from 25,000 feet above Motueka as part of the region's Lift Off Festival.

New Zealand skydiver claims record for highest skydive in the country

Wendy Smith jumped from 25,000 feet above Motueka, as part of the region's Lift Off festival.

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