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Beautiful sleep in more ways than one

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:24:18 +1300 | Sealy NZ

The bids are rolling in for Sealy’s one-off designer on TradeMe. But if you’re interested in a stylish and fashionable bed that delivers a great sleep you’d better be quick - the auctions close between 6:30 & 9:30pm on Tuesday (28 October).More >>

First NZ festival to win Greener Festival award

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:40:09 +1300 | Splore Festival

Splore received a Highly Commended award announced in Wales last Friday 18th October for the outstanding sustainability results from Splore festival in February 2014. More >>

Extraordinary Celebration of Arts for Everyone

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:40:35 +1300 | Auckland Arts Festival

Auckland will be transformed with an explosion of theatre, music, cabaret, dance and visual arts sweeping across the region during Auckland Arts Festival, 4 – 22 March 2015.More >>

WOMAD 2015 Line-Up announcement

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:37:42 +1300 | WOMAD NZ

It's confirmed! Fresh from her jaw-dropping headlining performance at WOMAD UK, Sinead O’Connor will be exclusively joining 28 top-class music acts from around the world at WOMAD NZ March 13-15, 2015 More >>

SKYCITY’s Federal Street Festival to celebrate streetscape

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:01:22 +1300 | SKYCITY

SKYCITY is poised to celebrate the new-look Federal Street with a free public festival kicking off at 4:30pm on Friday, November 7 featuring live entertainment, bars and complimentary tasters cooked by some of Auckland’s best restaurants.More >>

Christmas in the Hutt details announced

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:53:11 +1300 | Hutt City Council

With the festive season fast approaching, Hutt City Council is delighted to announce the date for the highly anticipated 2014 Les Mills Christmas in the Hutt. More >>

University Challenge Primed to Return

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:24:49 +1300 | Prime TV

Twenty-five years since last on New Zealand television, University Challenge, the general knowledge contest among New Zealand universities, is set for a return next month with a brand new series screening on Prime.More >>

UC academic hitting the right notes internationally

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:22:46 +1300 | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury (UC) composer and music teacher has hit the right notes by being elected to the Executive Committee of the International Society of Contemporary Music (ISCM).More >>

Kiwi comics destroy world record for chart-topping podcast

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:55:58 +1300 | Joint Press Release

New Zealand comedians Guy Montgomery (Billy T winner, 7 Days) and Tim Batt (Radio Hauraki, 7 Days) have broken the world record for repeat viewings of Adam Sandler’s 2013 film Grown Ups 2 for their chart topping podcast The Worst Idea of All Time.More >>

Exciting Sunday session at MTG Hawke’s Bay

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:55:16 +1300 | MTG Hawke's Bay

Film buffs have an opportunity to see the rarely screened 1974 feature film To Love a Maori on Sunday 2 November at MTG Century Theatre. More >>

Sky, NZ Rugby and SANZAR Ink Deal

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:41:08 +1300 | Sky Television

This morning SKY announced the signing of a conditional five year deal with NZ Rugby and SANZAR. A long form agreement will follow. SKY chief executive John Fellet commented; “We are really pleased to have signed this agreement and are working hard to finalise ...More >>

Party concerned about TVNZ intentions for Māori programming

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:28:57 +1300 | The Maori Party

The Māori Party has responded to today’s shock announcement that with the exception of Te Karere, TVNZ intends to outsource production of all its Māori and Pacific programmes from next year.More >>

Magic Memories creates new experiences for guests & partners

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:01:56 +1300 | Magic Memories

Queenstown-based photographic solutions company, Magic Memories, is celebrating the success of two new guest experiences developed in partnership with international entertainment giant, Merlin Entertainments.More >>

Knowledge at your fingertips

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:58:16 +1300 | Blind Foundation

As part of this year’s Blind Week appeal, a group of AUT students and the Blind Foundation are encouraging the public to engage with braille through a supersized braille message at central Auckland locations. More >>

Tickets Snapped up for Jono & Ben’s Ice Bucket Challenge

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:33:21 +1300 | Mediaworks

A capacity crowd will witness Jono & Ben’s Vanilla Ice Bucket Challenge, at the Powerstation in Auckland this Friday. A limited amount of free tickets to the event were snapped up in less than three minutes last week via The Rock’s website.More >>

Armenian star cellist débuts with NZSO on South Island tour

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:00:40 +1300 | NZ Symphony Orchestra

Acclaimed Armenian cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan and returning Australian conductor Ben Northey join forces for the NZSO’s tour In the Hall of the Mountain King this November.More >>

Longest-running NZ book awards go from strength to strength

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:44:41 +1300 | Library and Information Association of New Zealand

New Zealand’s current best children’s book authors and illustrators will be revealed in June 2015, as LIANZA (The Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa) turns a fresh page in the illustrious history of its Children’s Book Awards.More >>

ANZ gets behind Grand Designs New Zealand

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:31:48 +1300 | ANZ New Zealand

ANZ New Zealand and TV3 have formed a production partnership to create the New Zealand version of the hit British show Grand Designs , the bank announced tonight. More >>

NZSO takes “rock star” US violinist on tour

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:09:53 +1300 | NZSO

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra tours the North Island with a vivacious Italian programme this November in Tuscan Summer . Our concert opener - Rossini ’s Overture to The Barber of Seville, is the epitome of Italian music. It’s sunny and giggly ...More >>

Dance Season features World Film Premiere

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:03:58 +1300 | Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Listing details: Dance Season at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision OneOne: World Premiere 5 November- 8 November Giselle - The Movie: 12-15 November Season runs: 5 - 15 November 2014 Where: Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki St, Wellington Ticket price: ...More >>


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