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Buying Kronic

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Kronic, a synthetic cannabis, was available in New Zealand until August 2011, although it was recommended only for those aged 18 or above. Fifteen-year-old Jazz Kerdar, shown here, had just purchased the product as part of a newspaper investigation, showing that the age recommendation was often ...

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Valerie Adams, 2012

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Valerie Adams was New Zealand's star athlete and the world's best woman shot putter in the 2000s. By 2012 she had won two Olympic gold medals, two Commonwealth golds and one Commonwealth silver, as well as numerous world-championship titles. Her 2012 gold at the London Olympics came in ...

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Same-sex marriage

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Natasha Vitali (left) and Melissa Ray married in Auckland on 19 August 2013, the first day same-sex marriage was possible in New Zealand. They are shown here during the ceremony, looking down the aisle as their marriage licence is brought into the church. Over the following three months more...

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Shared meal, 2011

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Neighbours gather at the Chong house at Flatbush in Auckland for a 'pot luck' dinner, where everyone has brought a plate of food to share. This gathering was initiated by the Chongs to foster cross-cultural understanding in their immediate neighbourhood. The pot luck meal is a variant on the ...

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SPARC Real Women's Duathlon

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

With her daughter Tyra-Jade and her nephew Jaryll, Crystal Coates completes the Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC) Real Women's Duathlon at Ambury farm park beside Manukau Harbour in May 2009. The duathlon attracted 1,000 women of all ages and fitness levels. SPARC, which replaced the ...

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Learning to dress for your shape

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

In 2008 British TV fashion hosts Trinny Woodall (left) and Susannah Constantine visited New Zealand to promote their views on dressing to enhance the figure. Here, Mandy Robinson of Cambridge is advised on how to dress to disguise 'figure faults' in an event at Glenfield Shopping Mall on ...

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Stephen Swart, cyclist and whistleblower

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Former professional cyclist Stephen Swart is shown here with his wife, Jan, in December 2012. Swart revealed that while riding for the Motorola team in 1995, he and other team mates had taken the banned performance enhancing substance EPO. In 2012 he gave evidence to the United States Anti-Doping...

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Gym activities: outdoor exercise

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Participants do sit-ups outdoors as part of a 'boot-camp' style class run by a company called Sixpax in 2007. Such classes often took the gym outdoors with a range of exercises designed to replicate military training.

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TRYathlon, Manurewa, 2012

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

A few of the thousands of young competitors in the Manurewa Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon run across the event's finish line in December 2012. The 13 such events held throughout the country over the summer attract children as young as seven.

Ministry for Culture and Heritage
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Pacific leaders, 2011

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

A gathering of Pacific Island leaders face the cameras at the 2011 meeting of the Pacific Forum in Auckland. They discussed sustainable economic development, fisheries, transport and energy, tourism, labour mobility and trade, with regional initiatives and trade agreements a high priority. ...

Ministry for Culture and Heritage
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Investiture: Valerie Vili and Hone Waititi

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

New Zealanders are honoured for a wide range of achievements. Shown here after their April 2009 investiture ceremony at Government House in Auckland are Olympic and world champion shot-putter Valerie Vili (later Valerie Adams) and Major Hone Waititi (retired, 28th (Māori) Battalion). Vili became...

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Turban ban

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Karnail Singh stands outside the Manurewa Cosmopolitan Club in South Auckland. In December 2009 Mr Singh was due to receive an award from the club for service to the community. However, the club banned him from entering under its 'no headgear' rule because he wore a turban, a traditional ...

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Running blind

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Blind runner Rob Matthews (right) is guided by Nicholas Buck along Auckland's Tamaki Drive during a training run before the Auckland triathlon in 2009. Matthews, who is English, was a Paralympic champion, having won 13 gold medals for Great Britain. In 2005 he moved to New Zealand to be with his...

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Russian adoptions

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

New Zealanders could adopt Russian children from 1992. Adoptions were facilitated by agencies accredited by the Russian Ministry of Education. This is Auckland woman Sarah Morton playing with her adopted Russian son Alexander (aged 20 months) in 2007.

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Rowing on Lake Karapiro

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Hamilton Boys’ High School rowers follow tradition and throw Matt Cameron, their cox, into Lake Karapiro after winning the Maadi Cup in 2007. This event is the national rowing championship competition for secondary schools, and is one of many national and international rowing competitions ...

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Café culture

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

This strip of street cafés is along Jervois Road, Auckland, in 2006. The street café became a symbol of the revival of city street life. In the early 1990s city councils bowed to pressure from café owners and allowed them to place tables and chairs on footpaths outside their premises. In winter ...

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John Kirkcaldie

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

John Kirkcaldie is shown here competing in the elite men’s downhill at the 2006 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships at Rotorua, just before he retired as a professional mountain-bike rider. In 2005 he had won the New Zealand National Championships downhill and four-cross events, and had ...

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Midget racing, 2010

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Craig Aitchison (front) passes on the inside at Auckland's Western Springs Speedway during a midget race in 2010. Midget cars have a high power-to-weight ratio, making for thrilling action. They have been raced in New Zealand since 1937, when the first international meeting was held, won by ...

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Fashion designer Karen Walker, 2011

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

In the 2000s Karen Walker was one of New Zealand’s leading fashion designers and perhaps the most successful in gaining markets for her clothing overseas. She is pictured in 2011 with some garments from her current collection.

Ministry for Culture and Heritage
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Archery in schools

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Chloe McClaren and Manasui Narula compete in a schools archery competition in Auckland in 2005. In 2013 the popularity of the sport was growing, and an archery-in-schools programme, including inter-school competitions, was being run. The students use modern recurve bows, named for the reverse ...

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