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A beat for every drum in Whanganui

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:44:05 +1200 | Visit Whanganui

Whanganui’s music and entertainment scene beats to many different drums. Whether it’s jazz, opera, brass, or indie rock, chamber music or musicals, there’s a sound and venue for every taste. More >>

Emirates Melbourne Cup coming to Auckland

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:32:28 +1200 | Stars Sports Tours and Events

AUCKLAND, July 29, 2014: Stars Sports Tours & Events has joined with the Victoria Racing Club and SKYCITY Auckland to host the 2014 Emirates Melbourne Cup trophy during the Auckland leg of the 2014 Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour. Racing fans, business people, ...More >>

D’Arcy Writers’ Residencies on Waiheke Island

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:23:41 +1200 | Joint Media Statement

New Zealand writers are invited to apply for two three-month residencies to write essays of about 10,000 words on New Zealand life and culture. More >>

Werewolf Edition #49: Laila Harre, The Internet and Mana

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:26:02 +1200 | Werewolf

Hi and welcome to the 49th edition of Werewolf , which kicks off this month with an extended interview with Internet Party leader Laila Harre . As the new entrants in the centre-left bloc, Harre and her Internet Mana colleagues have been holding ...More >>

Breakfast with Auckland Zoo’s tigers

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:25:23 +1200 | Auckland Zoo

Breakfast with Auckland Zoo’s tigers Today on World Tiger Day (29 July), Auckland Zoo is calling on locals to book in and support a rare opportunity to enjoy breakfast at its tiger exhibit on Saturday 9 August. The 7.30am -10.00am Tiger Breakfast, part ...More >>

WW100 First World War Centenary Programme announced

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:21:40 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s programme for commemorations for the 2014-2019 centenary of the First World War, WW100, has been launched today by Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson.More >>

The ITM Fishing Show goes to full hours

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:38:04 +1200 | ITM Fishing Show

The ITM Fishing Show goes to full hours. 28/07/14 2:09 PM Press Release Issued 28th July 2014 More >>

A Short History of Jazz

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:35:33 +1200 | Museum Of Wellington City and Sea

The Museum of Wellington City & Sea turns the spotlight on the history of jazz this August, with a focus on the music of the ‘20s, ‘30s ‘40s & ‘50s. A Short History of Jazz takes place over four Sundays from 10 to 31 August at 2pm. It features ...More >>

Interview: Geoff Chapple, Founding CEO of the Te Araroa Trust

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:21:15 +1200 | ElderNet

This year Geoff has again updated his guidebook of Te Araroa Trail: The Long Pathway to include route changes. It is the official guide to New Zealand's greatest walk. Random House NZ $49.99 >>

Australian Eco Designer Woos Crowd in NZ

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:00:31 +1200 | New Zealand Eco Fashion Exposed

Western Australian designer Zuhal Kuvan-Mills of Green Embassy woo’d the crowd at New Zealand Eco Fashion Exposed (NZ’s Eco Fashion Week) held in Lower Hutt, New Zealand over the weekend.More >>

From Tribeca to Auckland – Ingrid Kopp to Lead DOC EDGE LAB

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:56:08 +1200 | Documentary Edge Festival

Interactive storytelling innovator Ingrid Kopp from Tribeca Film Institute will lead the 4th DOC EDGE LAB for 2014. Held on September 15 and 16 at Auckland University of Technology, the lab is a two-day incubator to educate and inspire digital transmedia ...More >>

New international arts residency has contemporary focus

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:47:51 +1200 | Massey University

South Australian artist Christian Thompson is the first recipient of one of the most ambitious international artist-in-residence programmes to be staged in New Zealand. More >>

SMOKEFREE PACIFICA BEATS 2014 – Wellington final

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:37:56 +1200 | Smokefreerockquest

The Sacred Heart College hall in Lower Hutt will be pumping this Saturday (2 August) as the Wellington entrants play off in the regional final of Smokefree Pacifica Beats 2014. Producer Elena Lome says the regional finals provide a really professional ...More >>

NZ to Attend 2nd Edinburgh International Culture Summit

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:25:07 +1200 | Edinburgh Cultural Summit

Chief Executive of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage Lewis Holden, will lead a delegation from the New Zealand government attending the Edinburgh International Culture Summit from 10 to 12 August 2014, held at the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh. ...More >>

SOL3 MIO Announce Two Wellington Shows

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:58:48 +1200 | Noise PR

SOL3 MIO Announce Two Wellington Shows SEPTEMBER 28th & 29th MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE Following a critically lauded and completely sold out tour of New Zealand earlier this year, Civic Events is proud to present the incomparable SOL3 MIO at ...More >>

Seeking further nominations for rts Pasifika Awards

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:08:41 +1200 | Creative New Zealand

Creative New Zealand is seeking further nominations in two categories for its 2014 Arts Pasifika Awards, which celebrate excellence and innovation in Pacific arts in New Zealand.More >>

MiStory: ‘The Novel for Election Year’

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:44:38 +1200 | Philip Temple

‘Politicians’ short-term obsessions with constantly changing economic data and their half-baked promises of a rock star future ignore what kind of future might really be in store for us,’ says award-winning author and commentator Philip Temple ...More >>

Iconic Wardrobe of NZ’s Longest Serving Female MP Exhibited

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:43:09 +1200 | MTG Hawke's Bay

The iconic wardrobe of New Zealand’s longest serving female MP and internationally recognised fashionista, Hon.Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan ONZ will be exhibited for the first time at MTG Hawke’s Bay. (Museum Theatre Gallery)More >>

Major events funding confirmed for Auckland Pride Parade

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:42:08 +1200 | Auckland Pride Festival

Wednesday 23 July Major events funding confirmed for Auckland Pride Parade for 2015/2016 The Auckland Pride Parade will feature in Auckland’s major events calendar for the next two years, thanks to support from Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic ...More >>

Rotorua final results

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:11:36 +1200 | Smokefree Pacifica Beats

The reggae rock sound of their nine piece band put Open Arms from Rotorua Boys High School in first place at this year’s regional Smokefree Pacifica Beats final at the Convention Centre on Saturday afternoon.More >>


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