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Tumu Whakarae | Chief Executive of Te Mātāwai

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:36:41 +1300 | Te Matawai

I whakapuakina e te Poari o Te Mātāwai i te rangi nei, ko Te Atarangi Whiu, nō Ngāpuhi, nō Ngāti Ranginui, nō Ngāti Maniapoto hoki, hei Tumu Whakarae tuatahi māna, kua kopoua nei hei whakatū i te whare o Te Mātāwai, hei ārahi hoki i āna ...More >>

Dunedin Fringe Festival Confirms Two Event Cancellations

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:36:13 +1300 | Dunedin Fringe Festival

The Dunedin Fringe Festival has today confirmed the cancellation of two events that were originally included in its 2017 programme- Riding in Cars with (Mostly Straight) Boys , and Maya & Torakiti , the street-performing ‘ninjya cats’. No performances ...More >>

Leading Kiwi Playwright Captures Modern Day Anzac Experience

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:34:39 +1300 | Elephant Publicity

Multi-award winning New Zealand playwright, Dave Armstrong, offers a contemporary take on one of the nation’s formative historical events in the premiere of Anzac Eve , playing 31 March – 5 April at Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre. This highly entertaining ...More >>

Wellington Zoo Sun Bear Sean rescued 20 years ago today

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:06:48 +1300 | Wellington Zoo

Sean, one of Wellington Zoo’s two Sun Bears, was rescued from outside a shop in Cambodia 20 years ago today, on 22 February 1997. An Australian businessman found Sean chained outside a shop in Phnom Penh and rescued him on the back of his motorbike. ...More >>

TVNZ Delivers Stable Npat Half Year Result

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:33:53 +1300 | TVNZ

TVNZ has delivered an after tax net profit of $12.9 million for the six months to 31 December 2016, up 1% on the same period last year. More >>

Massive effort preparing for Te Matatini stage

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:21:56 +1300 | Hastings District Council

On Saturday, at the end of an electrifying 25 minutes on the kapa haka stage at Te Matatini, the Hastings performers will have given their all. More >>

SMCO Composer Project selected works announced

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:16:29 +1300 | SOUNZ

SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music, St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra (SMCO) and Composers Association of New Zealand (CANZ) are delighted to announce the works selected for the SMCO Composer Project this year. The following works were chosen by a panel ...More >>

Call for nominations to Arts Access Awards 2017

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:12:18 +1300 | Arts Access Aotearoa

Do you want to see an outstanding disabled artist recognised? Or how about a leader providing access to the arts for people in New Zealand? Nominations to this year’s Arts Access Awards, presented annually by Arts Access Aotearoa, close on Monday 3 ...More >>

Preparations Underway to Feed the Masses for Te Matatini

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:27:23 +1300 | ATTN

Preparations are well underway to feed the thousands of Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival participants descending on Hastings. Te Matatini’s major sponsors, Bostock New Zealand and Mr Apple have donated a huge amount of produce to feed the masses. Bostock ...More >>

The BEATGIRLS Celebrate 21 Years

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:38:04 +1300 | Circa Theatre

One of NZ’s leading entertainment institutes, The BeatGirls will return to Circa Theatre in April with their latest show The BeatGirls 21st – All Grown Up, celebrating 21 years entertaining audiences the world over.More >>

Record Early Ticket Sales for Festival of Colour

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:31:54 +1300 | Festival Of Colour

Record early ticket sales have resulted in extra performances being added for three shows in the Southern Lakes Festival of Colour in April. More >>

‘That’s Amore’ at Activate Church

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:11:39 +1300 | Operatunity

The Tenor has always been considered the most romantic of voices, perfect for conjuring up the sultry passion and wonderful melodies of Italy. Our Three Tenors, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Derek Hill and Kalauni Pouvalu, have been performing together within ...More >>

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:12:22 +1300 | Isaac Theatre Royal

One of the most-read and famous children’s books of all time, ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ will make its New Zealand debut in 2017. The Isaac Theatre Royal is very pleased to have secured the critically acclaimed stage conversion, The Very ...More >>

Last chance to see Ngāti Toa Rangatira taonga

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:09:50 +1300 | Te Papa

Wellingtonians and visitors to the capital have just a few more weeks to explore the taonga of Ngāti Toa Rangatira through Te Papa’s Whiti Te Rā! The story of Ngāti Toa Rangatira Exhibition, which closes to the public on March 17.More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Mana-Maori Party deal

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:53:22 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

If the self-interest involved wasn’t so blatant, the electorate deal between the Maori Party and Hone Harawira would be kind of poignant. More >>

Shortland Street musical strikes chord with Deaf community

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:26:38 +1300 | Arts Access Aotearoa

The opportunity to see a New Zealand Sign Language interpreted performance of Shortland Street – the Musical , on during the Auckland Arts Festival 2017, has struck a chord with Deaf and hard of hearing people.More >>

The People said No! New Zealanders oppose the Vietnam War

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:45:46 +1300 | Pierre Peeters Gallery

John Miller  The People said No ! New Zealanders oppose the Vietnam War. 1967-72                28:02:2017 - 31:03:2017 This is a celebration not to be missed - Tuesday 28th February, 5.30pm. ALL WELCOME!More >>

Dotcom Case Judgment - Ortmann & Ors v USA

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:21:40 +1300 | New Zealand High Court

This summary is provided to assist in the understanding of the Court’s judgment. It does not comprise part of the reasons for that judgment. The full judgment with reasons is the only authoritative document. The full text of the judgment and reasons ...More >>

Dotcom Legal Team on High Court judgment

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:49:23 +1300 | Kim Dotcom

This case is no longer the "largest criminal copyright case", 1 at least as far as New Zealand is concerned. As we have said all along, there is no such offence under our Copyright Act. We were right. However, this afternoon the High Court judgment ...More >>

This Saturday - Nickodemus (NYC) @ Meow, Wellington

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:45:17 +1300 | Under the Radar

After rocking Tapapakanga Park's Splore Festival, legendary New York DJ/producer Nickodemus is heading down to Wellington to play at Meow on Saturday the 25 th of February. Local support from DJs Mali and Takas. Doors open 9pm. $10 presale tickets ...More >>


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