Play it Again, John

Auckland University student John Chen was the overall winner at the 8th Sydney International Piano Competition, held June 30 – July 17. The 18-year-old competed against 36 rigorously selected players from around the world, eventually walking away with $43,000 in prize money and the chance for international stardom. The Sydney event has been staged every 4 years since 1977 and is regarded as one of the most prestigious of its kind.

 


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Photographer Nicola Dove Shoots Iconic Bond Pic

Photographer Nicola Dove Shoots Iconic Bond Pic

Film stills photographer Nicola Dove, who hails from Nelson, has spent 20 years taking photos on sets. She’s photographed the likes of Dame Judi Dench, Liam Neeson, Dame Maggie Smith and…