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The Auckland Food Show

Posted by: PeteW_LocalHero 01/08/2013 @ 17:45
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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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Auckland's Un-sung Food Heroes

Posted by: KevinB_LocalHero 06/11/2012 @ 15:05
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Here are my un-sung Auckland food heroes, the guys who make a big difference in my food life, you won’t find any fine dining restaurants or $250,000 door handles here, just hard working businesses offering great food, service and general hospitality.

Giapo Ice Cream and Research Kitchen

If you haven’t had ice cream from Giapo on Queen Street you simply haven’t had the best of Auckland. This place is incredible! Amazing ice cream from amazing chefs serving some of the best and most unique Ice cream. What makes them different to your average ice cream, well try ordering the crème brulee flavour and you are given a very creamy crème brulee flavour and to top it off shards of the burnt sugar that you would usually get on the top of your restaurant crème brulee. There are essences and sprays all over the counter and every …

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Cool Finds: SKYCITY Walk of Art

Posted by: Nik_LOCAL_HERO 02/11/2012 @ 13:52
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We really do live in a great city. Diverse, creative, aspirational - Auckland really is a cosmopolitan city that demands exploration.

At ViewAuckland.co.nz we like to think we've got a pretty good handle on what's on and worth doing so you guys can hopefully become inspired. But even we are surprised with some of the great 'distractions' that are literally under our noses.

A distraction worth undertaking came to light recently, and we think it's something well worth sharing.

As part of the Auckland Art Week, SKYCITY held an art tour around their respective venues …

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Inspirational Achievements - Felix Baumgartner and his Space Jump

Posted by: Nik_LOCAL_HERO 15/10/2012 @ 13:04
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Felix Baumgartner has just set the bar for extreme dare-devil hijinx. Felix jumped from 128,000 feet from his balloon, free-falling for nearly four and a half minutes before his parachute deployed.

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Felix Baumgartner freefall from the edge of space

Posted by: SoniaSutherland 15/10/2012 @ 10:34
Subject: General
So this morning we were a little late for work - we had to watch Felix Baumgartner. This morning (NZ time) he set the world record for skydiving an estimated 128,100 feet (39 km), reaching an estimated speed of 833.9 mph (1,342 kph) on October 14, 2012. 

Good way to avoid the traffic I suppose!
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