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Megan Frith Winner Of First Novel Award

23 OCTOBER 2008 - Auckland writer Megan Frith is the winner of the inaugural Classics First Novel Award for her novel Trip and Die.

The Classics First Novel Award was launched in March of this year by Classics Bookshop of Whangarei in conjunction with Penguin New Zealand.

Major Screen Showcase Launched Today: www.nzonscreen.com

Major Screen Showcase Launched Today: www.nzonscreen.com

23 October 2008 - From today, all New Zealanders will have free access to a unique online collection of New Zealand television and film content.

NZ On Screen, conceived and funded by NZ On Air, is a continually evolving showcase of New Zealand television and film.

Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy -- November 24

Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy -- November 24

23 OCTOBER 2008 - Title track and first single 'Chinese Democracy' debuts today! Chinese Democracy has finally arrived.

Getting Ready For A "Big Uke Out"

Getting Ready For A "Big Uke Out"

20 OCTOBER 2008 - With ukulele fever sweeping through the country the organisers of this year's festival have had to relocate to a bigger venue to accommodate the exponential growth in players and fans of the humble ukulele or "jumping flea" as it translates in Hawaiian.

Film NZ Elects New Chair

Film NZ Elects New Chair

20 October 2008 - At its Annual General Meeting on Friday coinciding with the release of its 2008 Annual Report, the Board of Trustees elected Julian Grimmond as the new Chair of Film New Zealand.

Frocks And Frills At New Zealand Cup And Show Week

Frocks And Frills At New Zealand Cup And Show Week

17 October 2008 - Fabulous fashions and designer collections will be laced throughout Christchurch this New Zealand Cup and Show Week.

The city will be full to the brim with thousands of spectators lining the tracks in flirtatious heels and fabulous hats.

Get Your Big Day Out Travel Package Now With STA Travel

Get Your Big Day Out Travel Package Now With STA Travel

17 October 2008 - Official Big Day Out travel partner STA Travel is once again offering fabulously easy Big Day Out travel packages, giving music fans outside of Auckland a chance to rock their way to the gig of the year.

Stevie Wonder Did Not Announce Two Additional Shows In New Zealand

Stevie Wonder Did Not Announce Two Additional Shows In New Zealand

16 October 2008 - Stevie Wonder did not announce the two additional New Zealand shows nor did he cancel them. They were never on his tour schedule or on any published itineraries and October 30th was always the end of his Australian/New Zealand tour. Mr.

Dandy's Return To NZ For Southern Amp

Dandy's Return To NZ For Southern Amp

The Dandy Warhols are heading to Christchurch for the Southern Amp music festival next mont h. CHRIS ORMOND of NZPA spoke to the American band's frontman, Courtney Taylor-Taylor.

Te Papa's Sculpture Terrace Transformed With New Installations By Ronnie Van Hout And Seung Yul Oh

Te Papa's Sculpture Terrace Transformed With New Installations By Ronnie Van Hout And Seung Yul Oh

15 October 2008 - Two new contemporary art projects open on 18 October on the Level 6 Sculpture Terrace: A Loss, Again by Ronnie van Hout and Oddooki by Seung Yul Oh.