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FRIDAY MUSIC FIX: LORDE

lorde

Currently fixed on “Royals” by 16 year-old New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde (Ella Yelich-O’Connor).

Sounds Like: Sophisticated pop music from a teenager with a promising future. The next “Queen of Pop” perhaps?

Enjoy while: Lying on your bed with your best friend when you should be doing your homework.

Interesting fact: Lorde was born in Auckland, New Zealand where she is currently a Year 12 student attending Takapuna Grammar School. Royals debuted at Number 1 on the New Zealand Top 40 on 15th March 2013.

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COUNTRY OF DISTINCTION: NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand Gay Marriage

New Zealand has become the 13th country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage and the first in the Asia-Pacific region. On Wednesday night, the New Zealand parliament, backed by Prime Minister John Key voted on a bill to amend the 1955 Marriage Act.

New Zealand joins the following countries who recognise same-sex marriage:

Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, South Africa, Argentina, Spain, Portugal, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Uruguay.

More information click here.

Do you think that New Zealand’s bill amendment will encourage other countries in the region to follow suit?

Note: The original Marriage Act that was amended on Wednesday was the 1955 Marriage Act, not the 1995 Marriage Act as originally reported.

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