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    Singer Lady Gaga and her fiance Christian Carino have split up after being together for two years.

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    Kiwi musician Aldous Harding announced her third album, Designer, will be released on April 26.

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    Emily-Rose Reid swaps Kāpiti for a three-month adventure on the Peace Boat.

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    OPINION: Before I was prescribed medicinal cannabis my life was a painful hell.

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    Adesanya takes McGregor route video

    Israel Adesanya will meet Kelvin Gastelum on April 14.

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