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A new Minecraft TV channel is coming your way.

The new channel will be held on YouTube and will start on July 31 2020.

The creators of Minecraft have said the show will be about the design, ideas and fun that goes into the making of Minecraft.

It’s called ‘How We Make Minecraft’ and the first episode airs next week!

So what can you expect from the Youtube show?

Well, every month something new about the making of Minecraft will be revealed.

The trailer for the show promises, facts, access to the brains behind Minecraft and ‘MOBBO’.

‘MOBBO’ seems to be a new character, and viewers have been left to guess what the purpose of ‘MOBBO’ is.

The Central Pulse have won their 10th straight game in the ANZ Premiership.

In their last game they overturned a two goal deficit at three quarter time to run away with a 46-36 win over the Northern Stars in Auckland.

The defending champions are 16 points clear of second-place Tactix and a commanding 19 points clear of third place, the Northern Mystics. The Stars remaining forth, a further four points back.

At this stage it looks unlikely that anyone will catch the Pulse with only 3 games of regular season remaining.

New Zealand Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern has celebrated her 40th birthday.

Ardern turned 40 on Sunday and many of her colleagues took the time to mark her special day.

On Saturday, while Ardern was visiting the Newtown Markets in Wellington, Labour MP Paul Eagle surprised her with a cake. He also encouraged the crowd at the markets to sing ‘happy birthday’.

The Labour Party shared messages from fans of the Prime Minister on its Instagram page.

Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern was born on 26 July 1980.

She is the 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party since 2017.

Born in Hamilton, Ardern grew up in Morrinsville and Murupara.

After graduating from the University of Waikato in 2001, Ardern began her career working as a researcher in the office of Prime Minister Helen Clark.

Taylor Swift has dropped a new album.

The album is called ‘Folklore’ and was recorded in isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.

Folklore is Swift’s eighth album.

She has worked with some new musicians on the album, from bands such as The National, or Bon Iver. Critics say the new album is more of an indie sound than you would normally find on a Taylor Swift album.

The album was announced on Instagram, via Swift’s account, only a few hours before it was released.

Folklore is a follow-up to Swift’s last album Lover, which she released in August 2019.

State Police in Pennsylvania, USA, are on the hunt for a goat that has repeatedly been seen wandering into traffic on a busy highway.

Police said multiple people have reported the white and brown goat running into traffic in recent days.

Photos snapped by witnesses have been shared on social media and to the police. The hope is that someone will recognise the goat and ensure it is kept safe.

Investigators said they are concerned the goat could cause injuries to itself or drivers by acting as a traffic hazard.

Major League Baseball is finally underway in America after games restarted last Friday.

Regarded as the U.S. national pastime, games are now being played but at this stage crowds are not allowed.

Normally teams play 162 games in a season but this year the 30 MLB clubs will instead play a 60 game season.

In an effort to speed up play and prevent overtaxing pitchers, extra-inning play will begin with a runner on second base.

Major League Baseball teams will fly across the country and play in their own stadiums.

Further changes include the banning of spitting or licking fingers – which includes saliva, sunflower seeds, peanut shells and tobacco, is prohibited at all times in club facilities and on the field.

MLB has also said pitchers may no longer lick their fingers while on the mound in a bid to get a better grip on the ball but may instead carry a wet rag in their back pocket.

New Zealand’s Director-General of Health, Dr Bloomfield, has had a busy weekend.

Firstly, he has had a rhino in Africa named after him.

The naming comes after Kiwi company, Part Time Rangers, announced it had donated $38,900 to Rhinos Without Borders to help support a newborn rhino in Botswana. The money will support the animal during its first three years of life in the wild.

The donation allowed the company to choose the young animal’s name. On Friday of last week the company revealed the rhino would be called Ashley Bloomfield.

Following this announcement Dr Bloomfield was a star player in the annual Parliament rugby game. Bloomfield was selected as the Number 7 in the Centurions XV invitational side that played against the Parliamentary XV.

Bloomfield,  who had been referred to as the “The Eliminator” for the game was the subject of cheers and photographs from starstruck locals. As you would expect from Dr Bloomfield he helped his side beat the New Zealand Parliamentary Rugby Team 19-10.