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    Now Open: Kayu Studio Launches Furniture Showroom and Airbnb Decked Out in Its Designs

    At Kayu Casa, you can spend a weekend relaxing on one of the brand's comfy sofas before taking it home with you.

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    Anew Is Selling 1500 Artist-Designed Drink Bottles to Mark the Start of Pride Month

    This is not just a drink bottle — it is a piece of art, too.

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    Peach Fuzz Is Pantone's "Compassionate and Nurturing" Colour of the Year for 2024

    "Peach Fuzz brings belonging, inspires recalibration, and an opportunity for nurturing, conjuring up an air of calm."

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    KFC and NZ Jewellery Designer Nick Von K Have Joined Forces on a Range of Luxe Chicken-Inspired Necklaces

    Hot chicken and even hotter jewellery have come together to celebrate the return of a KFC fan favourite.

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    New Zealand Fashion Week 2023: Kahuria Celebrated Kiwi Culture, Kiwi Bodies and Kiwi Threads

    With the opening on a marae and gift bags filled with essays asking attendees to imagine decolonisation, New Zealand Fashion Week 2023 was one for the fashion history books.

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    Maori-Owned Businesses to Try For a Traditional Wellness Experience in Tamaki Makaurau

    Honour your mind, body and soul. A uniquely Māori self-care session is the perfect activity to have on your agenda during the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.

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    Kmart's Latest Homewares Range Is Big on Coastal and Desert Oasis Vibes (Including for Pets)

    The department store's latest affordable collection heroes contrasting textures, seashell and palm silhouettes, and even includes a cactus-shaped cat scratcher.

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    IKEA Will Finally Open Its First-Ever New Zealand Store in Auckland in Late 2025

    In great news for fans of flat-pack furniture, construction has just begun on the Swedish retailer's debut site in Aotearoa.

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    The Best Places to Buy Plants in Wellington for 2024

    There's a whole world of plants out there — here's where to find them.

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    Hommey Has Launched Its First-Ever Pet Bed, Pillow and Blanket Collection — and It's Barking Adorable

    Treat your furry friends to soft memory-foam mattresses, bone-shaped pillows and cosy faux-fur blankets.

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    Kmart Has Just Unveiled All the Colourful and Cosy New Homewares You'll Want to Nab Before They Go Viral

    The department store's latest drop goes heavy on colourful hues, natural materials and vintage vibes.

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    This New Zealand Clothing Line Has Just Released a Range Dedicated to Pizza Hut's Hawaiian Pizza

    Strongly believe that pineapple belongs on pizza? Express your stance through your 'fit.

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    Lego's New Gorgeous Floral Kits Will Let You Fill Your Home with Wildflowers That'll Never Wilt

    These colourful floral arrangements don't have a scent, but the build-your-own Lego flowers will never die.

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    Viva Magenta Is Pantone's "Powerful and Empowering" Colour of the Year for 2023

    "Viva Magenta is brave and fearless, and a pulsating colour whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative."

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    Lego's Stunning New 'Great Wave' Set Will Let You Recreate Hokusai's Masterpiece at Home

    Hang an iconic Japanese artwork on your wall — made out of plastic bricks.

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    Standard Issue Has Just Opened a Chic New Wellington Store in the Old Bank Arcade

    The famously eco-friendly and sustainable New Zealand brand has set up shop in the capital's iconic heritage building .

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    These Matakana Sisters Have Launched a Luxe Personalised Gifting Service Championing Local Brands

    From lush experiences to handmade bespoke New Zealand products, The Duo is giving your present list a fresh twist this festive season.

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    Late Night with the Devil

    Thursday, April 11 - Wednesday, May 1, 2024

    Various cinemas in Wellington, Wellington

    Led by a hypnotic David Dastmalchian as a talk-show host, this found-footage standout set in the 70s is an Aussie horror delight.

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    Ahsin Ahsin: Turbo Croc 2.0

    Saturday, February 3 - Sunday, May 19, 2024

    City Gallery Wellington, Wellington

    Prepare to step into an alternative world at this mind-bending exhibition.

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    Monkey Man

    Thursday, April 4 - Wednesday, April 24, 2024

    Various cinemas in Wellington, Wellington

    Both in front of the camera and behind it, Dev Patel is a force to be reckoned with in his frenetic and thrilling feature filmmaking debut.

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    Civil War

    Thursday, April 11 - Wednesday, May 1, 2024

    Various cinemas in Wellington, Wellington

    Author-turned-filmmaker Alex Garland adds another unforgettable movie to his directorial resume, diving into a divided America with Kirsten Dunst playing a war photojournalist.

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    Flora and Fizz at QT Wellington

    Saturday, February 10 - Sunday, May 5, 2024

    QT Wellington, Wellington

    Indulge in Perrier-Jouët's best drops at QT Wellington's Gallery Lounge.

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    Love Lies Bleeding

    Thursday, April 4 - Wednesday, April 24, 2024

    Various cinemas in Wellington, Wellington

    Kristen Stewart plunges into a wild 80s-set tale of love, lust, blood and violence in the latest standout from 'Saint Maud' filmmaker Rose Glass.

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    The First Omen

    Thursday, April 4 - Wednesday, April 24, 2024

    Various cinemas in Wellington, Wellington

    The 70s-started horror franchise gets one of its best films yet in this prequel, which boasts a wealth of unnerving imagery and a committed lead performance.

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    Husband and Wife Wool-Farming Team Honest Wolf Have Opened a Stunning Flagship Store in Hunterville

    Forget farm to table – Honest Wolf is all about farm to arm (or head, or bag) with its range of luxe woollen everyday accessories.

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    Stolen Girlfriends Club's Lush New Flagship Store Has Just Opened in Wellington

    With decked-out silver interior and luxe pink changing rooms, this is a shopping experience worth leaving the house for.

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    A New High-Rise Apartment Building With a Ground Floor Food Market Is Coming to Auckland

    Due for completion in 2027, the new 55-level residential tower will offer health and wellness facilities, a sprawling gourmet food market and of course, a prime inner-city Federal Street location.

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    KFC Has Launched a Range of Ugly Mid-Winter Jumpers So You Can Stay Cosy While Eating Your Chicken

    For those of us who consider a bucket of chicken the perfect mid-winter warmer.

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    The Guest Edit: Sheet Society Founder Hayley Worley Talks the Biggest Colour and Pattern Trends of 2022

    Owner of Sheet Society and design extraordinaire Hayley Worley chatted to Concrete Playground about all colour trends you need to be across this year.

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    Kmart Has Unveiled All the New Boho and Beachy Homewares You'll Want to Fill Your House With ASAP

    The department store's affordable August Living range goes heavy on pastel hues, natural materials and coloured glass.

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    The Guest Edit: The Curve's Victoria Harris Shares Her Go-To Resources for Getting Her Shit Together

    One of those 'I'll deal with it tomorrow' types? Get it sorted today with the help of these books, podcasts and yes — a life-affirming Instagram page.

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    NASA Has Dropped the Most Dazzling Images of the Universe You've Ever Laid Eyes On

    Peer well beyond our pale blue dot thanks to these stunning pictures captured by the James Webb Space Telescope.

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    Far Out: NASA Has Just Unveiled the Deepest and Sharpest View of the Cosmos That's Ever Been Seen

    The spectacular infrared picture, taken with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, shows a galaxy cluster as it appeared 4.6 billion years ago.

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    Thai Creatives Are Embracing Sustainability In Their Design Approach — Here's How

    From plant-based takeaway cups to skincare made from indigo roots, a range of useful and thoughtful products are being created by brands embracing sustainable practices.

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    Karangahape Road's Newest Ad Campaign Is Celebrating the Famous Street's Worst Reviews

    Developed by ad agency Motion Sickness, the campaign has made lemonade out of some really sour lemons — and we're here for it.

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    Mutual is the New Zealand-Made Skincare Brand Using AI to Create Absurdly Personalised Moisturiser

    No more 12-step routines or empty promises — this company is using AI and a casual 70,000 dermatological data points to tailor a cream for your skin.

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    The Guest Edit: Sustainable Skincare Innovator Emma Lewisham Lists Her Favourite Planet-Friendly Brands

    The founder of the New Zealand-based luxury skincare line has compiled a lineup of brands that share her company's planet-saving ethos.

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    R.M.Williams Has Launched a Limited-Edition Capsule Collection

    With the special release celebrating the 90th birthday of the iconic brand, now is the time to nab your slice of Aussie history.

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    These Australian Icons Are Turning 90 This Year — Here's How They've Made a Lasting Impact

    A boot brand, a broadcaster and a big ol' bridge — say three cheers to this lot for reaching the big 9-0 in 2022.

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    Lululemon Has Just Launched a New Range of Breathable Workout Hijabs

    Coming in three styles and sweat-wicking fabric, the workout hijabs are suited to athletes, gym-goers and those just seeking a more breathable option.

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    Six Contemporary Lifestyle Brands That Are Turning Trash Into Treasure

    These brands are repurposing agriculture and industry waste to create practical (and stylish) products.

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    Twenty Years On: Superette Co-Founder Rickie Dee On Success, COVID and the Trend She Doesn't Want Back

    As Aotearoa's retail juggernaut Superette marks its 20th year, co-founder Rickie Dee reflects on how the country's fashion landscape has changed — and how it's stayed the same.

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    A Massive Alexander McQueen Exhibition Is Heading to Australia This Summer

    Over a quarter-century in the making, this wide-ranging exhibition features around 110 pieces designed by the late, great fashion star, plus art that inspired his work.

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    Lego and MoMA's Gorgeous New 'Starry Night' Kit Lets You Make Your Own Van Gogh Masterpiece

    Build van Gogh's iconic painting out of plastic bricks, then hang it on your wall.

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    Lego's Latest Adorable Floral Kits Let You Build Succulents and Orchids That No One Can Kill

    Keen to fill your house with plants but don't have the greenest of thumbs? Build your own orchids and succulents out of Lego instead.

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    The Guest Edit: The Hej Hej Founders Give Their Favourite Colourful Winter Wardrobe Additions

    This fashionable duo has provided some easy ways to inject your wardrobe with a splash of colour during the colder months.

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