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Gavin Thurston at Auckland Museum

Join Gavin Thurston, the award-winning cameraman of David Attenborough’s series, Blue Planet II and Planet Earth II, as he shares his extraordinary and adventurous true stories of tracking and filming our planet's most captivating creatures.

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New Zealand Festival of the Arts

We're so excited about the New Zealand Festival of the Arts, coming to Wellington in 21 February – 15 March 2020. With more than 100 arts experiences, it's sure to be something special. Check out the full programme here, and see some of authors attending:

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Be in to WIN a trip to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in Melbourne

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one of the most celebrated stage productions of the past decade. Opening in London's West End in 2016, on Broadway in 2018 and in Melbourne in 2019 - and with more productions worldwide still to come (including San Francisco later this year) - the play has smashed records, collected countless rave reviews and awards, and captivated audiences night after night. Now readers are invited behind the scenes to experience the show's journey to the stage - from the earliest phases of development with producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, to the crafting of the eighth Harry Potter story with J.K. Rowling, director John Tiffany and playwright Jack Thorne, and to the gathering of an extraordinary team of artists and actors together to bring this new part of Harry's story to life.

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Welcome to the World of Donovan Bixley

Have fun with these Donovan Bixley activity sheets!

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Books for every Mum!

Not that we ever need a reason to spoil our mums, but Mother's Day is coming up (12th May) so we have put together what we'll be buying our mums this Mother's Day. Check them out below and take the uncertainty out of the day.

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A Dream of Italy

Here is your chance to buy your own home in southern Italy for less than the price of a cup of coffee. The picturesque mountain town of Montenello is selling off some of its historic buildings for just ONE EURO each. To be considered as a future resident of Montenello contact the town's mayor, Salvio Valentini.

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Sit back and relax with the hottest summer reads

If you're anything like us, the only thing better than sitting back and enjoying the summer weather, is sitting back with a good book and a cold beverage enjoying the summer weather.

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Call Me Evie

Meet Evie, a young woman held captive by a man named Jim in the isolated New Zealand beach town of Maketu. Jim says he's hiding Evie to protect her, that she did something terrible back home in Melbourne.

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Photos of You

Tammy Robinson is a contemporary women's fiction author from the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Her latest novel, Photos of You, will also be published in the U.S.A, the U.K, and Australia and will be translated into other languages. Find out more about Photos of You below and scroll down to spend 5 minutes with Tammy.

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