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As predicted in Lucire six years ago: Ikea moves into fashion

August 20, 2020/13.08

It took six years for the prediction to come true: author and management consultant Stefan Engeseth forecast in 2014, as first published in Lucire, that Ikea would extend its brand into fashion next.    The story, which ran here first, was eventually picked up by the international media.    Last month, Ikea announced it was […]

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Manuka Doctor ApiRefine Illusionist Rapid Lift Mask: getting the Miss Universe New Zealand contestants photo-ready

August 24, 2015/2.39

This year’s Miss Universe New Zealand 2015 semifinalists received, in their goody bags, Manuka Doctor’s ApiRefine Illusionist Rapid Lift Mask, which the company equates to ‘an instant facelift in a jar’.    Already a well known New Zealand firm abroad, where it launched first, Manuka Doctor has won two awards for the mask, which features […]

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Keeping it natural: Stoneleigh launches Wild Valley range of wild-fermented wines

August 17, 2015/3.56

Stoneleigh launched its Wild Valley range at the end of last week, a line-up of wild-fermented New Zealand wines comprising a 2015 Marlborough sauvignon blanc and a 2014 Marlborough pinot noir.    The Stoneleigh Wild Valley wines get their complexity from nature, fermented by indigenous yeasts that are naturally present in the Rapaura, Marlborough vineyards. […]

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Fragrance Du Bois recognizes achievements at the Arab Woman Awards

January 8, 2015/12.21

Top Fragrance Du Bois presented a special fragrance set to Dr Shaikha Al Maskari in recognition of her outstanding contribution to society and receiving the Businesswoman of the Year award at the Arab Woman Awards 2014. Above HE Ameera Bin Karam and Emma Henry present the award for sport to Khadijah Mohammed. Paris-based Fragrance Du […]

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Auckland University Press explores New Zealand cultural identity through poetry


Two fantastic works exploring very different aspects of New Zealand culture and identity have come across our desks here at Lucire, from the Auckland University Press. Puna Wai Kōrero: an Anthology of Māori Poetry in English Earlier this year, the first anthology of Maori poetry in English was published featuring a wide collection of prominent […]

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