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New Zealand unveils new Hobbit filming locations

Lake Pukaki, Mt Cook, South Island

Experience the reality of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

From Friday 13 December, 2013, New Zealand’s landscapes will again be in the spotlight with the worldwide release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
Tourism New Zealand has unveiled four new filming locations from the film for visitors looking to experience the reality of Middle Earth. In the North Island, the mountains of Turoa are in the spotlight as ‘Hidden Bay, whilst the South Island was used for three new filming locations – the Pelorus River in Marlborough as ‘Forest River’; Lake Pukaki in the surrounds of Mount Cook as ‘Lake Town’ and Paradise near Queenstown for ‘Beorns House’.


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UAE wins bid to host prestigious 34th International Congress of the International Society of Blood Transfusion

The United Arab Emirates will host the 34th International Congress of the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) in 2016, after winning a competitive bid process which also included Paris, Rome and Copenhagen.
More than 4,000 leading healthcare professionals are expected to travel to the UAE to attend the seven-day event, which will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. The bid was led by the Ministry of Health, with support from the UAE Embassy in Holland, Dubai Convention and Events Bureau and Dubai World Trade Centre, where the Congress will be held.


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You're hired! the Eventice competition 2014 seeks employer

Eventice participants at top of O2
The highly acclaimed Eventice competition is back for 2014 and organiser, ESP Recruitment is looking for an employer to offer the lucky winner a job.
Now in its fourth year, the Eventice is an Apprentice- style competition for final year event management undergraduates who are seeking to secure a role in industry.


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London lights up for New Year

Fireworks lightin gup Londons skies over London Eye
It’s time to celebrate the end of a record-breaking year for the capital. Whether you want to join the 250,000 revellers that watch the fireworks in central London, experience a piece of history at the Royal Opera House or go back in time at the Landmark London – New Year’s Eve has something to offer everyone.

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Queen Mary’s Octagon takes time out for Questions!

Queen Mary’s Octagon set for Question Time
The Grade II listed Octagon at Queen Mary has proved once again its versatility when it comes to hosting events with the return of the BBC’s Question Time for a fourth time on Thursday 5th December 2013.
Joining David Dimbleby as host were Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander MP, Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Rachel Reeves MP, Former Home Secretary David Davis MP, Professor of Classics Dr. Mary Beard and Broadcaster Nick Ferrari.


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