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Latest Film Blog

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NZ Online Exclusive: Rise Of The Guardians Poster Release

Posted by: Nik_LOCAL_HERO  02/10/2012 @ 10:39
Subject: Film

RISE OF THE GUARDIANS is an epic adventure that tells the story of a group of heroes - each with extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.  Lead with the voice talents of Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla …

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Latest General Blog

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The Auckland Food Show

Posted by: PeteW_LocalHero  01/08/2013 @ 17:45
Subject: General
The Auckland Food Show

Tomorrow Friday 2nd August 2013, I will be heading to the Food Show at ASB Showgrounds Greenlane to have a good wander through, try some new tastes and maybe the odd vino tasting or 3, and hopefully take some pics for you all.
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Latest Restaurants Blog

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Cooking with tea and my real high tea experience - Chef Kevin Blakeman

Posted by: KevinB_LocalHero  03/10/2012 @ 13:30
Subject: Restaurants

I have had a real epiphany and it involves a revolution in my life were I now drink buckets of tea. I know it may sound strange but when I recently entered the Dilmah Real High tea competition with Auckland’s Waitakere estate and www.chefkevinblakeman.com I didn’t realise what was about to happen to me.

It was a three week turn-around from me treating tea as tea bag in, tea bag out, 2 sugars, milk and don’t even put anything other than English Breakfast tea near my cup to adjusting to “which flavour will I have” fruit, green, black and making sure I brew for the correct amount of time.

I have now tried every single Dilmah tea and there are some really special and unique teas. For example the Italian …

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