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Diamond Langi wins Miss Universe New Zealand 2019

August 17, 2019/12.24

Alan Raga Above, from top: Diamond Langi is crowned by 2018 titleholder Estelle Curd. Diamond Langi gives her first wave after being crowned Miss Universe New Zealand 2019. Runners-up Charissa Rehu, Jayda Ormsby-Northcott, Hannah McCabe and Lydia Smit flank the new titleholder. In the most tightly fought Miss Universe New Zealand competitions in years, 27-year-old […]

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Estelle Curd crowned Miss Universe New Zealand 2018

August 4, 2018/11.47

Alan Raga Estelle Curd, a CRM, HR and H&S manager from Auckland, has been crowned Miss Universe New Zealand 2018 in front of a live audience at Skycity Theatre, watched by a local network TV audience on Bravo TV New Zealand and around the world on a live stream.    The 27-year-old master’s degree holder […]

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Miss Universe New Zealand 2018 retreat: fireworks in Pattaya

June 14, 2018/10.55

Alan Raga The second leg of Miss Universe New Zealand’s 2018 retreat took place in Pattaya. Asia Holidays got the finalists there, along with current titleholder Harlem-Cruz Atarangi Ihaia (Miss Universe New Zealand 2017) and former runner-up Seresa Lapaz, hosting a yacht cruise with cocktails en route, before everyone checked in to the Hard Rock […]

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Last night in Bangkok for Miss Universe New Zealand’s 2018 finalists

June 8, 2018/13.46

Alan Raga Miss Universe New Zealand’s Thailand retreat continued with the Top 20’s final day in Bangkok.    The finalists had a more relaxed morning before heading to Hua Chang Heritage Hotel for a 1 p.m. lunch.    Then it was shopping time, with the top management of MBK hosting the finalists at the MBK […]

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Serenity on the Miss Universe New Zealand 2018 retreat in Thailand

June 6, 2018/23.40

Alan Raga Miss Universe New Zealand’s 2018 retreat in Thailand continued its first leg in Bangkok, with finalists heading out from their base at the Pathumwan Princess Hotel on day two to the nearby Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square, for a lunch and dessert. More photo shoots took place from the afternoon, before returning to […]

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Fierce and fit in Bangkok as Miss Universe New Zealand touches down on retreat

June 5, 2018/10.51

Alan Raga On June 4, the 20 finalists of Miss Universe New Zealand flew to Bangkok for this year’s retreat, staying at the Pathumwan Princess Hotel for the first leg of their trip. Joining them were the reigning Miss Universe New Zealand, Harlem-Cruz Atarangi Ihaia, and former runner-up Seresa Lapaz.    The staff at Thailand […]

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Video: remembering Buoy’s Derek Elvy

April 23, 2018/11.20

Angela Henderson, retouching by Andrew Edwards As a tribute to Buoy founder Derek Elvy, whose memorial took place at the Pines in Wellington today, Lucire has been granted permission to show these two videos of ‘the king of avant-garde’. Filmed by SIK Productions late in 2017, and presented with their and Buoy’s blessing, they feature […]

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