Archive for February, 2011

Dolci Di Love

Dolci Di Love

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Sarah-Kate Lynch writes for Women’s Weekly but don’t let that put you off. This month the columnist, traveller, and best-selling author delivers up a feel-good read with Dolci Di Love, the story of Lily Turner, a dejected wife looking to get even with her man-skank husband as he holes up in Italy with his secret [...]

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Off to work you go, Mum!

Off to work you go, Mum!

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A group created to evaluate New Zealand’s welfare system has made recommendations which could see a major revamp of the benefit system. The Welfare Working Group was created by the Government in April 2010 to review New Zealand’s welfare system and identify how to reduce long-term welfare dependency. The Group’s final report, which is released [...]

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Waka at Centre of Custody Battle

Waka at Centre of Custody Battle

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Reports of neglect by the Wellington City Council (WCC) have become central in the mystery of the missing waka Te Raukura from the new $12.5 million Wharewaka on the Wellington waterfront. The waka, which was meant to be on display in time for Waitangi Day, has been withheld by Waiwhetu Maori amid growing concerns for [...]

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The King’s Speech

The King’s Speech

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The King’s Speech focuses on Prince Albert (Colin Firth), whose role as a public speaker and potential king is undermined by his stutter. Albert’s wife Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) hires irreverent speech therapist and failed Australian actor Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) as a last-ditch effort to cure the mumbling monarch, before he is put on [...]

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The Art They Love

The Art They Love

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Morgan Ashworth Caspar David Friedrich: Landscape with the Rosenberg in the Bohemian Mountains, 1835 This small, unfinished painting was on display in Te Papa’s European Masters exhibition, but most people probably walked straight past it. Really, though, this bleak, empty landscape is fantastically grim and perfectly embodies the Romantic artist’s melancholic outlook on life. Friedrich [...]

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Are you in an abusive relationship?

Are you in an abusive relationship?

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A few years ago, I discovered my boyfriend of the time had cheated on me and pelted him with his belongings, telling him to take them all and leave. Blinded by anger, I hadn’t realised I was standing in front of the one exit to the room. “I’ll go,” he cried, desperation in his eyes, [...]

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Wellington Beer Basics

Wellington Beer Basics

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When it comes to beer, Wellington is different to most towns and cities. It’s not because there’s  a local brand that people drink with fierce loyalty, but the complete opposite. In Wellington there’s variety—and if you know where to look, you won’t need to dip into your living costs to pay for it. Here, beer [...]

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Don’t Eat The Bed

Don’t Eat The Bed

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I want them back, Hugh Grant. No, not my shoes, you can keep those. I’m talking about the hours I’ve spent watching the nauseating gag-fests that you have the gall to refer to as ‘films’. What exactly are you smirking at, Katherine Heigl? Sure, I found Knocked Up tolerable but only because I think Seth [...]

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Tamara Drewe

Tamara Drewe

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Tamara Drewe opens with an extended sequence following a shirtless farmhand, played by the rugged Luke Evans, as he pounds fence posts into rolling hills while the morning sun slips into the sky. It’s an unambiguous opening—this is one of those British comedies, the pastoral comedy that only serves to pander to retired English ex-pats [...]

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Cupcakes

Cupcakes

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Valentine’s Day is all about the love, and nothing says “I love you” like a plate of yummy cupcakes. This is my favourite cupcake recipe because they are super easy, and there’s not much that can go wrong. Cupcakes are simple, sweet and very much in vogue. They can easily be decorated to suit any [...]

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