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The Dust Palace opens new studio after PledgeMe campaign

The Dust Palace continue to champion Aotearoa’s circus culture with their new studio in Penrose, Auckland opened Saturday, thanks to the roaring success of their crowdfunding campaign.

Parsons stable divided on top Guineas seed

Balcairn trainers John and Karen Parsons have a three-pronged attack in Saturday’s Listed Liquorland Gore Guineas (1335m), but key members of the stable cannot agree as to which of the trio is their leading hope.

Mystery surrounds potential world record trout catch

Fish and Game is trying to confirm reports of a giant trout - a potential world record - recently caught in the Mackenzie Country hydro canals.

Eyewitnesses report seeing an angler land a 24.9kg (55 pound) brown trout in the Pukaki-Ohau A canal.

Manfeild’s Aussie celebration in good heart

SENTIMENTALITY is proving a powerful fuel for an annual celebration of Australian cars.

Over half NZ shoppers bought food because of superfood status in last 12 months - survey

According to a nationwide survey run by Nairn’s Oatcakes, more than half of Kiwi consumers have bought something in the past 12 months because it was a supposed superfood.

Te Akau Shark nearing return

One of New Zealand’s most talked about gallopers Te Akau Shark is building towards autumn assignments and holds a nomination for the A$5 million All Star Mile (1600m) at Flemington on March 16, but is more likely to target the Gr.1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick on April 4.

Golden Bean a boost for Vivace Espresso Roasters

The roasting team at Canterbury’s Vivace Espresso has just received three Bronze Medals to add to their packaging for blends judged at the world’s largest coffee roasting competition, the Golden Bean Awards in Australia.

Heavy favourite clears maidens

The Stephen Marsh-trained Shesonfire was backed into $1.70 favouritism for the Mills Reef Winery 1100 at Arawa Park on Wednesday and she did not disappoint punters, winning by 1-1/2 lengths over Lismore Diamond.

Cup challenge for Consenus

Group One-winning mare Consensus added a second Group Three win to her record at Trentham on Saturday when victorious in the Trentham Stakes (2100m) and the seven-year-old mare will be aiming to increase that tally to three next month.

Attention Kapiti creatives

The Kāpiti Coast District Council is keen to hear from budding artists with inspiring ideas for community arts activities.