Miss Popularity Exceeds Half a Million Likes

Sixteen-year-old Hawkes Bay student Jamie Curry has amassed over 500,000 likes on her Facebook page, Jamie’s World, which she began in July last year. Seven million people a week see videos, photos and status updates from Jamie’s World on their Facebook newsfeed. Curry also has a YouTube account with 60,000 subscribers and a newly-launched Twitter account with 13,000 followers. “I was not expecting this. I was expecting like a hundred likes, or not even that,” Curry said. All her videos receive tens of thousands of likes within hours. She is most popular among teenage girls, particularly in Australia, Italy and New Zealand. Curry lives in rural Taradale.


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Barbara Wheeler, The First New Zealander to Become a Longwood Gardens Fellow

Barbara Wheeler, The First New Zealander to Become a Longwood Gardens Fellow

Dunedin horticulturist Barbara Wheeler is the first New Zealander to receive a fellowship from Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, one of the premier horticultural gardens in the United States. The…