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August Reviews // App

Creature Garden The sixth app in Tinybop’s Digital Toys series, Creature Garden allows children to create thousands of wonderful, fantastical creatures and test them to see if they can walk, swim and fly. Players must care for their creatures by playing with, feeding and grooming them, and can choose to cross breed different creatures to create new species. The perfect entertainment for your mini zoologist! ...

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August Reviews // Books

What it’s like to be a dog Gregory Berns A leading scientist applies the tools of neuroscience to understand how animals think. By teaching dogs to go into an MRI scanner, Berns discovers what makes them individuals with varying capacities for self-control, different value systems and a complex understanding of human speech. And dogs are just the beginning. The new way of understanding animals will revoluti ...

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July Reviews // Movies

SHOW DOGS (PG) In cinemas July 5 Max, a macho, solitary Rottweiller police dog is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious Dog Show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening. Starring Stanley Tucci, Will Arnett and Natasha Lyonne.     MARVEL STUDIO’S ANT-MAN AND THE WASP (CTC) In cinemas July 5 From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter fe ...

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June Reviews // Books

The Decision Book: Fifty Models for Strategic Thinking Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschappeler Most of us face the same questions every day: What do I want? And how can I get it? How can I live more happily and work more efficiently? This updated edition of the international bestseller distils into a single volume the 50 best decision-making models used on MBA courses, and elsewhere, that will help you tackle ...

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June Reviews // Movies

Disney Pixar’s Incredibles 2 In cinemas June 14 Everyone’s favourite family of superheroes is back in Incredibles 2 – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of ‘normal’ life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the f ...

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May Reviews // Movies

  Life of the Party (M) When her husband suddenly dumps her, dedicated housewife Deanna (Melissa McCarthy) turns regret into re-set by going back to college - landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who’s not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna – now Dee-Rock – embraces freedom, fun and frat boys on her own terms, find ...

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May Reviews // App

Yoga Studio We’ve all been there – lost in the depths of Instagram’s explore page when you come across someone twisted up like a beautiful pretzel in some picturesque location, captioned with hashtags like #yogalife, #yogainspiration and #yogaeverydamnday. You promise yourself that you too will become a #yogiofinstagram and will be as tranquil and trim and look as terrific in leggings as these contortionist ...

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May Reviews // Books

SUPERHERO MUM Timothy Knapman All mums are brilliant, and the mum in this story is no exception. She doesn't wear a cape or fly to Earth from Outer Space, but she runs for the bus so fast it feels like flying, uses her super strength to carry her daughter's boots, coat, bag AND scooter, and can make bumps and bruises better with just a kiss. This mum really does have superpowers! For ages 2-5. Nosy Crow, $1 ...

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April Reviews // Apps

GC2018 App Commonwealth Games spectator and entertainment information? A journey and event planner? Results and schedule for all sporting events? There's an app for that – the GC2018 app! There is going to be a LOT going on come April 4, so make sure you've got a good point of reference for everything Comm Games. From the latest news to updates and venue information, it's all you'll need to enjoy (or surviv ...

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April Reviews // Books

Running: A Love Story Dom Harvey Dom Harvey is a hugely popular NZ radio DJ on a top-rating station. He's known for his funny gags and has been described as a shock jock. This is a book about how that overweight DJ got running, got skinny, kept running, survived a life-threatening tumour and fell in love with running marathons. Dom is just a regular guy who drank too much alcohol and ate too much bad food, ...

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