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been | World Press Photo Exhibition 2018

The World Press Photo Exhibition is currently showing in Auckland’s CBD, and travelling curator Yi Wen Hsia has accompanied this very special collection of photography. The exhibit has a running theme encapsulating current political, social and socio-economic commentary, and is quite fearless in it’s mission. Simultaneously it feels like a very intimate collection, and all the works communicate together in unity and harmony, intensifying the effect.
A large portion of the work on display touches on some very real, confronting subject matter. Simultaneously, you’ll find yourself walking through the exhibit in awe, much of it captivating and beautiful in it’s simplicity.
I’d highly recommend taking up the opportunity to see this exhibition in person while it’s still here in Auckland – it’s a worthwhile event, which will likely leave the viewer a changed person.
Smith & Caughey’s Building
Level 6, 253-261 Queen Street
 30 June – 29 July 2018
 $15 Weekdays/ $20 Weekends; $10 students with valid ID
Mon – Wed     9.30am – 6.30pm
Thur – Fri        9.30am – 9.00pm
Sat                    10.00am – 6.00pm
Sun                   10.30am – 5.30pm
Rotary Club of Auckland are proudly bringing this fantastic exhibition to Auckland. All profits
going towards their supported charities. 

win | Rhythm & Vines Ticket

There’s nothing Swedish cider brand Kopparberg likes more than to be with a bunch of friends grooving to great tunes over summer.  We couldn’t think of a better collaboration than with Rhythm & Vines to experience a New Year’s Eve you won’t forget!

With New Years just a couple of weeks away, we don’t want you to miss out!  If you or a friend don’t have your ticket to R&V, we’ve got your back!

We’re giving away a 3-day pass to R&V, valued at $395 thanks to Kopparberg.  The ticket entitles you to General Admission access for 29, 30, 31 December 2014, including exclusive access to the VIP Vintage club.  This ticket does not include camping.

To enter, head over to our Facebook page and tag a friend who is being left behind – we might just help get them there!.

You must be 18 years or older to enter.  Winner drawn Wednesday 17 December.

 To view the 3 day time table as well as the festival site map, click here!

win | The Food Show Auckland

The Food Show takes over Auckland from the 31st of July – 3rd of August (yup, at the end of this month!) and we have a double pass to giveaway!

Watch your favourite celebrity chefs (including Ray McVinnie, Peter Gordon, Julie Le Clerc, Nadia Lim and others) cooking live in the Whirlpool Cooking Theatre, challenge a New Zealand celebrity as a contestant on the New Generation Game, enjoy lunch in the Pop-up Eatery or chill out in the Good Magazine Healthy Living Zone.

Chelsea Winter

Chelsea Winter

There’s something for everyone!

You still have time to buy your tickets and this year, you have three levels of well, awesomeness to choose from:

Preview Day

Get the first bit of The Food Show.  On Thursday 31 July you can enjoy the you show in a more relaxed setting by purchasing one of only 4000 preview day tickets.  The advantage?  The feeling of being a member of an exclusive foodie club, enabling you to shop, chat, stock up, and discover new things with plenty of elbowroom (trust us, it’s a good feeling).

Purchase adult tickets online using promo code FSA46 to receive a $3 discount.

General Admission

From Friday 1 to Sunday 3 August, your general admission ticket includes free entry to Whirlpool Cooking Theatre, access to hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of products, plus amazing show features including the Kenwood’s New Generation Game, Good Magazine Healthy Living Zone, The Craft Quarter, special show-only prices, competitions, and more.

Purchase adult tickets online using promo code FSA46 to receive a $3 discount.

VIP Premium Experience

This is a new ticket option and is only available to 200 visitors per day.  As a VIP Premium ticket holder you have access to the Diners Club VIP Lounge, which includes complimentary foods and beverages, private celebrity chef meet-and-greets, and so much more.

Julie Le Clerc

Julie Le Clerc


To go into the draw to win a double general admission pass to The Food Show Auckland.  Head on over to our Facebook page and tell us the name of any one of the NZ Chefs you can see over The Food Show weekend.   Winner announced 25 July, 2014.

*You must like the page to be in the draw.

Check out our reviews from previous years:

2012 | 2013

WIN | The Fault In Our Stars

Earlier this month, Meenal and I checked out the movie The Fault in Our Stars.  Based on the New York Times Best Seller by John Green, this movie stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort (who by the way play siblings in Divergent).  These two play a couple who first meet at a Cancer Support Group and later fall in love.  There wasn’t a dry eye left in the cinema hall by the time the end credits rolled and so instead of giving you a standard review, we thought we’d provide you with our favourite “Awwww” moments of the film.  There are quite a few so we’re giving you our Top 5 below.


Our Top 5:

The first time Hazel and Gus meet at the Cancer Support Group.  It’s quite possibly the cutest thing you’ll ever see.


The first time Hazel and Gus have their “Okay”….”Okay” conversation.  If you’re part of a couple, you’ll get it.  Okay.


Their romantic dinner date in Amsterdam.  The conversation and the Moet is flowing and everything is just so pretty.


The Anne Frank house kiss.  After climbing numerous flights of stairs, with oxygen tank in tow, Hazel is breathless in the attic and realises it’s the perfect opportunity to kiss Gus, much to everyones applause.


The scenes where they play M83’s Wait.

Now let’s have a collective “Awwwww”!

The Fault in Our Stars opens nationwide on Thursday June 5.  To win a double pass to see the film, head on over to our Facebook page and tell us when this film will be in cinemas. (Hint: we just told you.)

(*You must like our Facebook page to be in to win)