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issue 23 Now Celebrating Diwali: Festival of Lights

As we celebrate everything that makes New Zealand special during this whole Rugby World Cup shebang, our multiculturalism is yet another thing we can be proud of. Diwali: Festival of Lights aims to bring together people of all backgrounds to celebrate this iconic Indian festival, which symbolises the victory of good over evil. There will be onstage entertainment, traditional music, a popular Bollywood competition and over 100 Indian food and craft stalls. Make the most of the awesome opportunity to get amongst another culture and be a part of their festivities, held this Saturday (8th) and Sunday (9th) at Aotea Square.

Now Watching Jane Eyre

In an era where the current “greatest” love story of the moment revolves around a morose vampire and a whiny girl, I’m welcoming the arrival of Jane Eyre into cinemas with open arms and a box of Kleenex. Sorry Stephanie Meyer, but Edward Cullen has nothing on the infamous Mr Rochester (Michael Fassbender). ranks among the likes of Mr. Darcy and Heathcliff. Without giving too much away, the story is based around a plain governess, Jane Eyre (Mia Wasikowska), who softens the heart of her stony employer and discovers he’s been hiding a dark secret. What could it be?! Don’t let the suspense kill you, head to the movies to find out.

Now Shopping at the NEW Bendon Outlet, Dressmart

Ladies, when one stumbles across a good sale, you have to share the love. The new Bendon Outlet has just opened up at Dressmart, Onehunga. Summer’s coming and it’s finally time to ditch the itchy thermals and woollen inners for some sexy new lingerie and nightwear; they’ve got some great opening specials going on at the moment. Get in quick while the good stuff’s still in stock.

Now Renting The Inbetweeners

No one can quite do awkward comedy like the British. So when I stumbled across The Inbetweeners on UKTV it didn’t take me long to realise I’d found something magic. The series follows the exploits of four friends, who are socially only marginally above what one of them calls “the freaks”, as the go through their late teen years on a constant quest to conquer the grown-up world of beer, breasts and sexuality. It’s brilliantly written and peeyour-pants hilarious. Your local video store should have the box sets. Get it out now, before I do. If you think you’re on the pulse with what’s happening in Auckland, email with your own Suggestions.

ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 19)

You will become fluent in a new language this weekend. Don’t get too excited though – you will be drunk and the language will be gibberish.

TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20)

Assignment overload is going to drive you insane this week. No, really. Like padded walls, stopeating-the-glue, locked up for life insane.

GEMINI (May 21-Jun 21)

You will learn to square dance this week. The stars don’t know when or where this will happen – just that it will happen. Yeehaw!

CANCER (Jun 22-Jul 22)

Summer’s coming and that spare tire is not going to look sexy in a bikini. Buy as many weight-loss related deals as possible; it’s totally an investment.

LEO (Jul 23-Aug 22)

You will party like it’s 1999 this weekend. To prepare, get into the spirit by revisiting teen flicks from that year: American Pie, Never Been Kissed and She’s All That.

VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 22)

You will step in a puddle on Wednesday. It’s not a very exciting horoscope but you’ve been pretty boring lately.

LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 23)

The media will be vying for control of your life this Thursday. They will win. Look forward to wasting away hours of valuable study time on

SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 21)

Your partner will take on the task of cooking dinner this week. They will be cooking chicken. You will get sick.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21)

You’ve been a bit of an egg lately. Try gaining some karmic brownie points by helping an old lady cross the road. The older, the better.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19)

Something really, really embarrassing is going to happen to you this week. Sorry, the stars can’t stop laughing for long enough to tell you what it will be.

AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18)

You will watch Napoleon Dynamite this week for the first time in years. You will be jealous of his sweet moves.

PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20)

Don’t go fishing. You have the upper body strength of a toddler.

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