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New7Wonders Cities: And the 28 Official Finalists Are…

The names of the 28 Official Finalists of the New7Wonders Cities campaign have been announced by Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders. The presentation of the shortlist marks the launch of the Finalist stage of the global election, which will now run across three elimination phases and end on 7 December 2014. Bernard Weber thanked the…

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Meet the New7Wonders Cities Panel of Experts

Tomorrow, at 7pm GMT, the shortlist of the 28 Official Finalists in the New7Wonders Cities campaign will be announced. On the eve of that announcement, we present the distinguished members of the Panel of Experts who are advising on the selection of the 28 cities from the longlist of 77 voted during the qualification phase…

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New7Wonders Cities Longlist of 77 Announced

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND: The longlist of the New7Wonders Cities campaign has been revealed by Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders. The naming of the 77 cities marks the completion of the Qualification Phase of the global election, which began on 7 March 2012 and during which voters around the world made their choices from more than 300…

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Countdown: New7Wonders Longlist of 77 Cities Coming Tomorrow

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND: The longlist of the New7Wonders Cities will be announced tomorrow, Monday, 7 October 2013, following the completion of the current Qualification Phase of the campaign. Since 7 March 2012, voters around the world have been making their choices from the more than 300 cities in the campaign’s second stage and the top 77…

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New7Wonders legacy project puts Table Mountain in the frame

To mark World Tourism Day today, Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille unveiled a large picture frame that offers a unique view of Table Mountain, one of the New7Wonders of Nature. The 2.8m tall by 4m wide frame by local artist Porky Hefer is a permanent interactive artwork and is part of the Table Mountain…

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First New7Wonders Global Network Summit held in Bali

The first New7Wonders Global Network Summit was held at the weekend in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Participants included delegates from New Wonders host countries, the “W20″: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Venezuela and Viet Nam. The New7Wonders Global Network was announced…

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Indonesia celebrates Official Inauguration of Komodo

DENPASAR, BALI, INDONESIA: Komodo National Park has been officially inaugurated as one of the New7Wonders of Nature. The colourful ceremony was attended by the President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, and First Lady Ani Yudhoyono; the former vice president of Indonesia, Jusuf Kalla, the Founder-President of New7Wonders, Bernard Weber, members of the Indonesian government, including…

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Presentation of Komodo plaque in Jakarta

During a banquet in Jakarta to celebrate the final New7Wonders of Nature Official Inauguration ceremony, the specially-designed plaque listing Komodo National Park in the “canon of 7″ was presented by Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders, to Jusuf Kalla, former Vice President of Indonesia and Chief Ambassador and Head of the Komodo Official Support Committee. In…

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Forres pupils sing “The Wonders we have chosen”

“We are committed to providing a balanced and dynamic education for every child, with the belief that children are unique and that individual minds learn differently,” says Kim van der Hoven, Head of Forres Preparatory School in Rondebosch, one of the southern suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa. Rondebosch shares its western border with the…

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Work begins in Buenos Aires on Iguazu Falls monument

Construction workers have begun breaking ground in the heart of Buenos Aires as part of a unique architectural project that will feature as its centre-piece the Official New7Wonders Plaque listing Iguazu Falls as one of the New7Wonders of Nature. The inauguration is scheduled for early next year. Founder-President of New7Wonders, Bernard Weber, said: “The Monumento…

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