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Māori Battalion’s legacy to be preserved

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 17:16:35 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The history of the legendary 28th Māori Battalion will be further preserved as part of a project to record the histories of the Battalion’s A, B and D companies, says Education Minister Hekia Parata.More >>

Police seek further information following Harter guilty plea

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 17:05:03 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police say there could be more victims of a child sex offender who taught in schools in Hawke's Bay and Wellington. More >>

Nick: an Accidental Hero

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 16:51:21 +1200 | Lot 23

Belly laughs a'plenty, moments of true beauty, Nick: An accidental Hero is the enormously affecting and heartbreakingly honest story of New Zealand sportsman, adrenalin junkie and all-round wildman Nick Chisolm. Nicks life ground to a halt when he was struck ...More >>

Bass Camp Sold Out, Mid Camp Selling Fast

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 16:07:00 +1200 | Rhythm and Vines

With Bass Camp now SOLD OUT and Mid Camp selling fast, camping plans should be well underway to secure a spot and embrace the ultimate festival experience. Although Bass camp has now sold out, there is still limited camping available within Mid Camp ...More >>

Let's Bring Fanfare Home to Christchurch

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 15:35:13 +1200 | Scape Public Art

We are excited to announce that SCAPE Public Art has launched its Bring Fanfare Home PledgeMe Campaign to raise the targeted $50,000 needed to install Fanfare in Christchurch. More >>

Author of Whakatane-based novel launches Local Books venture

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 14:34:49 +1200 | BMS Books

The author of a novel centred on a surfer facing challenges in Whakatane will be in the town on Saturday 7 September for the launch of a Local Books venture at the new Atlantis Books store on The Stand.More >>

Papaiti Records passes milestone of 100 bootlegs

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 14:17:51 +1200 | Papaiti Records

Papaiti Records is a NZ music label-collective that started in late 2009. All releases have been and continue to be available for free download, including a bootleg archive that recently topped 100 live show recordings. More >>

Full-flavoured works in bite-sized time slots

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 14:16:48 +1200 | SWPR

Short+Sweet Song 2014 swings into the city this month with nine bite-sized musicals performed each night. More >>

No-Boundaries Art Competition Will Unleash Creative Talent

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 14:16:14 +1200 | North City Shopping Centre

Powerful paintings and dazzling drawings are being sought from Wellington’s creative talent. With serious prizes and complete creative freedom on offer, the 2014 Unleash Art Competition is the perfect outlet for artists wanting to showcase their work ...More >>

Crowdfunding sought for Lee Tamahori to make second NZ film

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 14:08:39 +1200 | The Patriarch

New Zealanders have a chance to invest in Lee Tamahori's second New Zealand film. The last 5% of the funding for The Patriarch ($500,000) is being sought via the country's first equity crowdfunding platform, Snowball Effect, and investors will be rewarded ...More >>

Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 13:54:38 +1200 | Allen and Unwin

We are thrilled to celebrate Liam McIlvanney as the 2014 winner of the prestigious Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel for his exceptional thriller Where the Dead Men Go .More >>

An Evening With Nigel Latta

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 11:51:34 +1200 | Nigel Latta

Nigel Latta is hosting a one off talk, “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Success”, to benefit the children’s cancer charity he is ambassador for, Kenzie’s Gift ( http://www.kenziesgift.com/ ) at 7:30pm on Wednesday 10th September at Westlake ...More >>

Kiwi Movie Magic Formula

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:55:47 +1200 | Haystac

New ‘Movie Magic at Home’ research lifts the lid on Kiwi movie watching habits • 18 – 24 year olds most likely to binge watch back-to-back movies • Almost half of all Kiwi blokes not afraid to shed a tear or two • Family classics top ...More >>

Video Ezy Launches On-demand Rental Platform

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 09:51:18 +1200 | Video Ezy

Blends best of bricks and mortar and digital channels with one of the most recognised brands in NZ More >>

Ben Ottewell (of Gomez) announces one intimate show

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 09:37:07 +1200 | Mystery Girl Presents

Ben will be playing material from his new album Rattlebag, and will be supported by LA-based singer-songwriter Buddy, who has toured with him across the US and UK. More >>

Climate change politics on the big screen at MTG Hawke’s Bay

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 17:20:25 +1200 | MTG Hawke's Bay

New Zealand film director Alister Barry will be in Napier this Saturday to introduce the screening of his thought-provoking documentary HOT AIR . More >>

Majic Claims the August Wildcard Chart

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 17:17:54 +1200 | theaudience

Another big month in August for theaudience.co.nz’s Wildcard Funding Chart , but in the end it was a top reggae riddim from the sunny Kapiti Coast that claimed this month’s $10,000 Wildcard Making Tracks grant. Since launching her campaign early ...More >>

Postman brings great news in IHC Art Awards

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 16:39:27 +1200 | IHC

Hawkes Bay artist Phillip Sisam has won first prize in the IHC Art Awards 2014 with his painting Postman Pat after Van Gogh . More >>

‘Best trumpet player in the galaxy’ returns

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 15:33:50 +1200 | NZ Symphony Orchestra

Famous for his virtuosic skill and ‘fabulously velvet tone’, Håkan Hardenberger can make the trumpet sing like a human voice. The Swedish trumpeter has been declared ‘the best trumpet player in the galaxy’ by The Times and has performed with some ...More >>

Lorde Dunedin Show Sells Out in under an Hour!

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 15:28:59 +1200 | Mushroom Group

Frontier Touring and Brent Eccles Entertainment wish to advise that Grammy award-winning LORDE'S upcoming concert at the Town Hall in Dunedin has now completely sold out after going on sale at midday today! There will be no second show announced in Dunedin.More >>

 

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