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Easy targets from the anti-Rhonda Grant release

Filed by Jack Yan/May 2, 2008/3.49

I ?nally came across the full text of the press release attacking Massey University over its story on its alum Rhonda Grant, Miss Universe New Zealand’s second runner-up.    You can read the statement from the Association of University Staff’s president, Assoc Prof Maureen Montgomery, via Scoop. I think she was pretty persistent, sending it […]

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Miss Universe New Zealand judge hits back at criticisms of contestant

Filed by Lucire staff/May 1, 2008/23.52

Pageant judge and Lucire publisher Jack Yan has defended Miss Universe New Zealand second runner-up Rhonda Grant after criticisms about a Massey University story from the Association of University Staff.    ‘It’s the usual story of pulling down someone because of her looks or her success,’ he says. ‘I believe she’s been singled out.   […]

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Miss Horowhenua, Samantha Powell, takes Miss Universe New Zealand

Filed by Lucire staff/April 20, 2008/16.15

Paraparaumu-born Samantha Powell, 20, representing Horowhenua, is the newly crowned Miss Universe New Zealand 2008 in a ceremony at the Novotel Ellerslie, near Auckland City.    Hannah Matthews of Auckland, Miss Masport, is runner-up, followed by Rhonda Grant, Miss TR Designs of Palmerston North.    Miss Powell says, ‘It’s a real privilege and I’ll do […]

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