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11 Amazing Activities Only Available In New Zealand [Infographic]

11 Amazing Activities Only Available In New Zealand [Infographic] | Melbourne | Scoop.it
Here Haka Tours has put together 11 unique activities travelers can experience only in New Zealand, from adrenalin highs to peaceful black water rafting and amazing star gazing opportunities - New Zealand has them all.

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Air New Zealand Scoops International Awards

Air New Zealand Scoops International Awards | Melbourne | Scoop.it
Air New Zealand has received another two global travel accolades this month. Readers of the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler magazine have named Air New Zealand one of the top five international...

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New York Public Library Puts 20,000 Hi-Res Maps Online

New York Public Library Puts 20,000 Hi-Res Maps Online | Melbourne | Scoop.it

"When I was a kid, my father brought home from I know not where an enormous collection of National Geographic magazines spanning the years 1917 to 1985. I found, tucked in almost every issue, one of the magazine’s gorgeous maps—of the Moon, St. Petersburg, the Himalayas, Eastern Europe’s ever-shifting boundaries. I became a cartography enthusiast and geographical sponge, poring over them for years just for the sheer enjoyment of it, a pleasure that remains with me today.  Whether you’re like me and simply love the imaginative exercise of tracing a map’s lines and contours and absorbing information, or you love to do that and you get paid for it, you’ll find innumerable ways to spend your time on the new Open Access Maps project at the New York Public Library."


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Cafe Poets at Melbourne City Library | Library as Incubator Project

Cafe Poets at Melbourne City Library | Library as Incubator Project | Melbourne | Scoop.it

One-off performances and workshops by poets, musicians, and other entertainers are hugely popular in libraries and serve as valuable additions to a library’s program roster. But long-term partnerships or residencies mean that an artist works closely with a library to facilitate a suite of programs, integrating inspiring performances with hands-on learning opportunities. Artists-in-residence may be visual artists, writers, or performers.

An excellent example of a poet-in-residence program is found in the Cafe Poet project in Australia. Established by Australian Poetry in 2009, the Cafe Poet program “aims to promote poetry while strengthening community relationships.” So far about fifty poets have been placed in cafes, bookshops, and, in the City of Melbourne’s case, the City Library.

The exchange is beneficial for everyone: poets are given space to write (and complimentary tea/coffee), as well as the chance to engage with their community; the host gets to be part of the poetry community, plan events in conjunction with the poet, and (hopefully) increase foot traffic.

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Jonathan Reich's curator insight, November 25, 2015 7:10 PM

Who says Poetry is dead!

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National Library's iPad app makes sweet music - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

National Library's iPad app makes sweet music - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Melbourne | Scoop.it
Thousands of pages of historic sheet music from the National Library of Australia in Canberra are available for the first time on mobile devices.

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What makes Melbourne great?

Melbourne has been named the world's most livable city. So what makes it so great? Bernard Salt discusses.
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IMAX Melbourne

IMAX Melbourne | Melbourne | Scoop.it
Located at the Melbourne Museum. Schedule, tickets, group rates, advance bookings, and amenities.
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Virtual Middle Earth Maps - This Chrome Experiment Brings the Middle Earth Map to Life (TrendHunter.com)

Virtual Middle Earth Maps - This Chrome Experiment Brings the Middle Earth Map to Life (TrendHunter.com) | Melbourne | Scoop.it
(TrendHunter.com) For fans of The Lord of the Rings, actually travelling to New Zealand to spot some of the locations that were used during filming is a dream, but this Middle Earth map helps LOTR fans to become...

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New York Library / TEN Arquitectos

New York Library / TEN Arquitectos | Melbourne | Scoop.it

In a neighborhood of high-end retail and luxury residences, this new branch library will fulfill a much needed role as a public space and touchstone for the local community and visiting tourists across from the Museum of Modern Art. 

Despite the library’s site being predominantly below grade and set at the base of a new 40-story hotel, this design proposal transforms the dark, subterranean space into an inviting, open and light-filled civic landscape in the heart of Manhattan...


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Becky Poisson's curator insight, May 20, 2013 12:10 PM

Don't know if it is practical to retrofit but it is a clever use of space and creates accessibility at a somewhat non-technical level.

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Rare Books Summer Schools at State Library Victoria | Melbourne ...

Rare Books Summer Schools at State Library Victoria | Melbourne ... | Melbourne | Scoop.it

Immerse yourself in the world of rare books during an intensive five-day course at the 7th Australian and New Zealand Rare Books Summer School. Four courses will be ...


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Penguin Books and Fed Square tap the next big thing in experiential marketing: booths

Penguin Books and Fed Square tap the next big thing in experiential marketing: booths | Melbourne | Scoop.it
Custom-built recording booths have aided two Australian experiential marketing campaigns by inviting visitors to share their stories.   Penguin Books Australia’s ‘Dial-a-Story’ An old-school phone booth in Melbourne’s Docklands new Library at the Dock invites visitors to pick up the phone and hear a story from their favourite author, then share one of their own to be recorded. ‘Dial-a-Story’ is a collaboration between Penguin and creative technology agency Sandpit. Participants pick up the phone and listen to a never-before-heard personal story from the life of one of five authors – TV personality John Safran, celebrity gardener Jamie Durie, children’s book…

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Sydney vs Melbourne

See what people think of Melbourne and Sydney. like and dislikes funny and interesting. Halim talks to people on the street, see their reactions. Leave us a ...
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