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Premiere party for The Hobbit

Peter Jackson and star Elijah Wood surprised the 700 fans and special guests tonight's TheOneRing.net World Premiere party for The Hobbit, held in the Amora Hotel Ballroom.

Orange skies over NZ
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Orange skies over NZ

The impact of smoke from the Australian bush fires created a hazy-orange tint over the North Island. Photos from NZ Herald photographers and images sent in to the newsdesk from readers.

Walk on the Wild Side
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Walk on the Wild Side

The Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 will be announced 15 October. Here are a few of the best so far

Birds of a feather
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Birds of a feather

The 10th annual Audubon photography awards celebrate the best in bird photography across the Americas.

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Scenes from a firefigher's notebook
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Scenes from a firefigher's notebook

For all the high-tech gear available to big-city fire departments, investigators still see value in old-school tools. These drawings were made by a French firefighter and professional sketch artist, Laurent Clerjeau, as the cathedral burned, and in the days afterward. They show how the flames spread, and record what firefighters did to try to contain them.

Spain's annual wine war
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Spain's annual wine war

The streets <a href='https://www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/news/article.cfm?c_id=7&objectid=12245359' target='_blank'>run red with with wine in Spain's Rijoca region.</a>

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Breanna Turner

Breanna is a key advocate and works with 1500 Bay families with children with developmental issues.