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New Zealand loves Shortland Street

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:51:56 +1200 | TVNZ

New Zealand loves Shortland Street Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders showed their love for TVNZ’s Shortland Street last night, with a bumper audience of 630,000 watching the special feature-length episode of the nation’s favourite drama.More >>

Roger Moore in Bondage - Binoy Kampmark

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:04:12 +1200 | Binoy Kampmark

What are we to make of Bond, that slightly leering brute who does all for Queen and country, always at the ready with quip, car and gadget? Certainly, when one of its own, the acting fraternity of which a certain number of Bonds can be counted, passes ...More >>

The Hakluyt Society Voyages and Travels

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:36:35 +1200 | University of Otago

‘I am on the road to Tombuctoo’? Who has not wanted to pen these words, as explorer Alexander Gordon Laing (1794-1826) did in November 1825. More >>

Roxy5 Short Film Competition 2017 – Winners announced!

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:14:22 +1200 | Capital E

At a spectacular Red Carpet event on Wednesday night, 12 finalists, selected from the original 26 entries, were screened at Roxy Cinema, Miramar, where the award winners of the Roxy5 Short Film Competition 2017 were announced by Oscar winner, Jamie Selkirk.More >>

Beatles Radio Special - Queen's Birthday Weekend

Fri, 26 May 2017 10:54:37 +1200 | AB Soundbites

1 Hour Radio Special to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Album More >>

Larger than Life an Adventure of Epic Proportions

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:53:29 +1200 | Te Rehia Theatre Company

Following their initial successful development season at Te Pou, Auckland’s Māori home for theatre, Larger Than Life continues its development embarking on its rst national tour heading to three centres. Larger Than Life is a rollicking show that ...More >>

Tease on Tour, Ashburton & Timaru

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:47:22 +1200 | Ruby Ruin

Ruby Ruin is proud to bring you "Tease on Tour"; a spectacular night of burlesque, dazzling dance & comedy. Showcasing the talents of our fabulous guest performers as well as local dancers, the show encompasses a wide variety of burlesque ...More >>

UC Arts’ opening week draws crowds to Arts Centre

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:23:48 +1200 | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury’s new presence at the Arts Centre in Christchurch’s cultural heart has proven popular with hundreds of visitors in its first week. More >>

Kennards Hire shuts-up-shop across NZ for Family Day

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:57:20 +1200 | Kennards

Sunday, 21 May was a big day for Kennards Hire. Each and every one of Kennards Hire’s 170-odd branches shut-up-shop for the day, with staff invited to bring their families along to the annual Kennards Hire Family Day celebration. More >>

Crowdfunding Campaign to Reactivate Radio Active

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:40:07 +1200 | Radio Active

40-year old Wellington alternative radio station Radio Active 88.6FM has been given a new lease of life with the formation of a charitable trust to rescue the iconic station from imminent closure. A loud and proud supporter of local music and creative ...More >>

NHNZ Acquired by Blue Ant Media

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:53:34 +1200 | NHNZ

David Haslingden, CEO of RACAT Group, the parent company of NHNZ, announced today that RACAT’s media holdings have been acquired by international media company Blue Ant Media . Included in the purchase are production houses NHNZ (formerly Natural ...More >>

Auckland War Memorial Museum wins two national awards

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:28:38 +1200 | Auckland War Memorial Museum

Last night Auckland Museum was recognised with two awards at the annual 2017 ServiceIQ New Zealand Museum Awards, held at a gala function after the MA17 Museums Aotearoa conference, He Waka Eke Noa – Museums of Inclusion.More >>

Gordon Campbell on (not) taking responsibility

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:59:16 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on (not) taking responsibility, terrorism porn, and Dylan’s 76th birthday First published on WerewolfMore >>

Te Manawa wins Arts Access Museum Award 2017

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:40:21 +1200 | Arts Access Aotearoa

Palmerston North’s Te Manawa, Museum of Art, Science and History has won the inaugural Arts Access Museum Award 2017 for its commitment to putting access and inclusion front and centre stage. The award was presented last night at MA17, Museum Aotearoa’s ...More >>

Unitec Theatre - The 2017 Shakespeare Season

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:12:13 +1200 | Unitec

This year, the graduating third year students at Unitec’s Performing & Screen Arts/Creative Industries will perform: ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL Directed by Paul GittinsMore >>

Fun, Family-Friendly Winter Arts Adventures Await

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:07:49 +1200 | Auckland Live

The ever popular free family arts programme Auckland Live Pick & Mix is back! No more rainy day blues, tamariki will have so much fun with a jam-packed season of free performances and workshops by top New Zealand talent every weekend this winter.More >>

Manchester: Incident at Manchester Arena

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:29:07 +1200 | Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

There has been an incident at the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Local authorities have confirmed that there have been a number of fatalities and injuries. More >>

Ciao Italia – Christchurch’s first Italian Festival

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:03:18 +1200 | Ciao Italia

Ciao Italia , the first ever Italian festival held in Christchurch, will take place on Wednesday, 14 Junefrom 6.00-9.30pm at The Colombo, 363 Colombo Street, Sydenham. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Navy’s dealings with Fat Leonard

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:38:45 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the Navy’s dealings with Fat Leonard, and Twin Peaks First published on Werewolf More >>

NZ's first chartered bilingual Māori/English Toastmasters

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:52:04 +1200 | Auckland University of Technology

Tōhī Toastmasters at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is celebrating its newfound status as New Zealand’s first chartered bilingual Te Reo Māori/English Toastmasters club.More >>