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1. LORDE NZ Tour Confirmed in Four Major Cities!

20 August 2014 9:20am | Frontier Touring Company

LORDE - New Zealand's #1 award winning artist is finally coming home! In what will be her first ever New Zealand headline tour, Frontier Touring and Brent Eccles Entertainment are stoked to bring you four epic shows across the country! The all ages concerts ..... More >>

2. Stan Walker Sings Te Reo for Maori Language Week

18 July 2014 11:19am | Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre

New Zealand's favourite singer, Stan Walker, is to release his next song 'Aotearoa' in Te Reo Māori to celebrate Māori Language Week (July 21-27). And some of the proceeds of the song will go towards the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre... More >>

3. Toi Maori Art Market returns to Wellington City

19 August 2014 10:06am | Toi Maori

The country's largest art show, Toi Maori Art Market returns to Wellington City this November. Showcasing contemporary Maori visual art, this spectacular event will feature galleries run by the artists as well as an extensive public programme of ..... More >>

4. New fishing licences for 'non-residents'

19 August 2014 1:28pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game New Zealand is launching new licences for overseas anglers who visit the country to fish for longer than a day or so. .. More >>

5. Successful Commonwealth Games for New Zealand

04 August 2014 9:00am | Sport New Zealand

High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) Chief Executive Alex Baumann has congratulated the athletes and coaches who won 45 medals for New Zealand at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, with an impressive 14 golds. "The only time New Zealand has won more gold ..... More >>

6. LORDE Confirmed as a Presenter for MTV Video Music Awards

20 August 2014 10:26am | Eckfactor


7. Victoria student scores feature film role

20 August 2014 9:49am | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington theatre student George Fenn has scored something many students only dream about-in November, he will walk straight from his classes into a leading role in a feature film... More >>

8. Once Were Warriors - Where Are They Now?

13 August 2014 12:15pm | Maori TV

ONCE WERE WARRIORS turns 20 this year. To mark the anniversary, the story behind New Zealand's most famous film is being told in a one hour documentary to screen on Māori Television next Monday, August 18 at 9.30pm... More >>

9. Official launch of the men's MATES charity

19 August 2014 3:32pm | Media PA

The Gallagher Group World Headquarters in Hamilton was the setting for the official launch of the MATES Charity last week. .. More >>

10. Hunters and Collectors announce headline show in Auckland!

14 August 2014 12:45pm | Mushroom Group

Whether you were too young to have ever have witnessed them live or remember the band's urgent sound, Australia's extraordinary Hunters & Collectors legacy has never faded. Formed in 1981 in Melbourne and led by front man/guitarist Mark ..... More >>

11. SKY Brings Armageddon Expo to the Small Screen in a Big Way

18 August 2014 3:45pm | Paul Blomfield

New Zealand's biggest pulp-culture event, Armageddon Expo has expanded its universe with a one-year partnership with SKY Television that will see the visiting stars' most loved shows running on the SKY's new channel THE ZONE from early November... More >>

12. Winner Rotorua X Start-up Pitch Night

18 August 2014 3:59pm | Rotorua X

Tarawera Ultramarathon's Paul Charteris won Rotorua X's inaugural start-up pitch night on Friday night. .. More >>

13. OKLAHOMA! Starring Stefano Olivieri from Dancing with the St

03 April 2014 4:50pm | Skip Ink

Rodgers and Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA! will tour New Zealand in August and September with an all star cast. .. More >>

14. Student Shortlisted for National Art Awards

19 August 2014 4:26pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

EIT ideaschool visual arts and design student Tara Cooney has been shortlisted in the Wallace Arts Trust Awards - New Zealand's most prestigious awards for contemporary art. Tara has been a selected as a finalist for her series of three wooden sculptures, ..... More >>

15. The Dire Straits Experience -- 3 NZ Dates Announced

07 July 2014 12:28pm | Skip Ink

One of the most dramatic songbooks in history will explode into life in the hands of some of the greatest rock musicians alive when THE DIRE STRAITS EXPERIENCE comes together for an exclusive NZ tour. .. More >>

16. Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular Materialises in Auckland

05 August 2014 12:19pm | BBC Worldwide

Smash hit Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular returns to New Zealand with a brand new show in 2015, performing for the first time in Auckland. It follows Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular 's performance earlier this year in Wellington, as part of the New ..... More >>

17. 'Ultimate' southern cheese roll announced

06 July 2010 2:46pm | Strategy First

The winner of the New Zealand International Science Festival 'ultimate' southern cheese roll competition was announced today, Tuesday 6 July at 12.30 midday at Wall Street, in Dunedin.  Joy Jones from South Dunedin was crowned the maker of the finest ..... More >>

18. South Sea Vagabonds to be reprinted on its 75th anniversary

21 February 2014 2:15pm | HarperCollins

When unemployed Aucklander Johnny Wray wrote and published South Sea Vagabonds in 1939 he probably had no idea of the effect his story would have on generations of New Zealand back-yard sailors... More >>

19. Ben Bayly & Gareth Stewart to host My Kitchen Rules NZ

17 March 2014 11:14am | TVNZ

Award-winning chefs Ben Bayly (The Grove, Baduzzi) and Gareth Stewart (Soul Bar and Bistro) will host My Kitchen Rules NZ, coming to TV ONE later this year. Ben Bayly is currently Head Chef at both The Grove and Baduzzi in Auckland, and is renowned ..... More >>

20. Jockey names All Blacks and Sevens for Fashion Week

20 August 2014 12:57pm | Jockey

Jockey names All Blacks and All Blacks Sevens set to appear at New Zealand Fashion Week .. More >>

21. Lynn McKenzie's Celebratory Dinner

20 August 2014 2:26pm | Zonta

Zontians, guests, family and friends from all around New Zealand gathered to celebrate 25 years of service by Lynn McKenzie ONZM, devoted to Zonta not just in New Zealand but around the world. .. More >>

22. NZ film maker pays tribute to Robin Williams

12 August 2014 12:56pm | University of Canterbury

A New Zealand Academy Award winner and film maker Vincent Ward has paid tribute to actor Robin Williams who died earlier today... More >>

23. New moon for Newtown: Pizza bar and music venue set to open

18 August 2014 10:42am | MOON1

In the last week of August, as the new moon waxes, there will be a second new 'Moon' beginning to rise in one of Wellington's most vibrant suburbs, Newtown. The aptly chosen opening weekend for Newtown's newest pizza shop and music venue will host ..... More >>

24. Vodafone funds passionate leaders in the youth sector

18 August 2014 4:04pm | Vodafone

August 18, 2014 Vodafone funds passionate leaders in the youth sector The Vodafone New Zealand Foundation is looking for passionate leaders who want to make a real difference to the lives of young Kiwis - and will pay six people to do just that. ..... More >>

25. Wellington teen'sThe Book of Hat runner-up prestigious award

19 August 2014 9:58am | Makaro Press

Teen author's The Book of Hat makes top three in the $10,000 Ashton Wylie Prize with 96-year-old Sir Lloyd Geering and literary superstar Joy Cowley .. More >>

26. Crossfit Games Athletes to Take the Stage in Wellington

07 August 2014 9:35am | Wellington Cup

"We are delighted to bring this event to Wellington again," says Wellington Cup Co-Director Alice Sciascia, who has just announced that world renowned CrossFit athlete and USA weightlifting representative, 20 year old Lauren Fisher from San Diego will ..... More >>

27. New World's Little Shop returns

18 August 2014 12:02pm | Foodstuffs Limited

New World's Little Shop is back. Last year's hugely popular collectable craze which swept the country and inspired kids, parents and grandparents to trade and swap their way to a full set, returns to New World on Monday 18 August and this time ..... More >>

28. Māori Television to Screen the Untold Story of Pauly Fuemana

19 August 2014 5:22pm | Maori TV

Māori/Niuean singer-songwriter Paul Fuemana shot to fame in 1995 with the song that became New Zealand's biggest selling record. His story will be told in HOW BIZARRE , screening Monday, August 25 at 9.30pm on Māori Television... More >>

29. The Rolling Stones: New Auckland Date, Hunters & Collectors

15 April 2014 4:38pm | Frontier Touring Company

It's the news New Zealand has been waiting for. The Rolling Stones today confirmed the rescheduled dates and venues for both the Australian and New Zealand legs of their highly anticipated '14 On Fire' tour. Now, Frontier Touring is also delighted ..... More >>

30. Whitcoulls Top 100: Kiwis prefer young adult & classics

21 July 2014 1:56pm | Whitcoulls

To compile their Top 100 List for 2014, Whitcoulls again asked New Zealanders to vote for their favourite books and authors. And while classic novels continue to appeal to Kiwi readers, 2014 marks a significant new trend - the increasing popularity ..... More >>

31. The Grand Illusionist To Thrill TV Audiences

16 July 2013 11:36am | TVNZ

The Grand Illusionist To Thrill TV Audiences Amazing TV Special Announced for TV2 - July 22nd Cosentino , Australia's number one illusionist, is continuing to take the world by storm, having achieved a #1 rating TV show (1.975 million viewers ..... More >>

32. TVNZ Announces New Season Line Up

13 November 2013 7:04pm | TVNZ

Television New Zealand has unveiled its exciting primetime plans for New Zealand's most watched channels in 2014. .. More >>

33. World Skinny Dip Record at Rhythm & Vines (CONTAINS NUDITY)

02 January 2014 4:42pm | The Scoop Team

On the last day of 2013 a world record has been reached in Gisborne, New Zealand for the biggest amount of people in the in the water at one time with no clothes on. The music video was performed by local musician F n' C... More >>

34. Mythbusters: BEHIND THE MYTHS TOUR coming to Auckland!

10 July 2014 12:37pm | Elephant Publicity


35. Keisha Castle-Hughes to Speak at Teen Parent Conference

19 August 2014 10:04am | Thrive Teen Parent Support Trust

Thrive Teen Parent Support Trust (Thrive) a non-profit organisation which supports young people to thrive and be confident as parents is hosting its inaugural Teen Parent Support Conference on 24-25 September in Auckland... More >>

36. Hall of Fame Inductee and 2014 Good Neighbour Award Winner

19 August 2014 11:28am | Restaurant Association of NZ

2014 Hall of Fame Inductee and Good Neighbour Award Recipient Honoured by the Restaurant Association .. More >>

37. New Zealand Authors Recognised with Top Literary Prizes

20 August 2014 1:29pm | Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust

Two New Zealand authors have been awarded top prizes at the distinguished Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Unpublished Manuscript and Book Awards and received $10,000. .. More >>

38. The Pa Boys Official Soundtrack Debuts #1

07 February 2014 2:29pm | Frequency Media

Following the Waitangi Day release of NZ film The Pa Boys , the official soundtrack 'Music From The Pa Boys' has made it's debut at #1 on the iTunes Soundtrack chart, and #8 in the iTunes Top 40 Album chart... More >>

39. Air NZ to mark 75th anniversary with Te Papa exhibition

23 July 2014 9:57am | Air New Zealand Public Affairs

Air New Zealand will commemorate its 75th anniversary with an exhibition at the country's national museum Te Papa in Wellington. The airline will celebrate 75 years of operations during 2015, and is working with Te Papa to launch a six month retrospective exhibition ..... More >>

40. Bidding open for famous Kiwis' Daffodil Day art

18 August 2014 3:00pm | ANZ New Zealand

Now's your chance to have a piece of art created by a famous New Zealander hanging on your wall - all in the name of a very good cause. .. More >>

41. Launching young film-makers to international audiences

19 August 2014 9:20am | The Outlook for Someday

The Outlook for Someday film challenge is calling for entries in 2014 with a prize package for 20 Winning Films that includes exposure to prestigious international festivals... More >>

42. Adventurer wins prestigious University of Waikato award

20 August 2014 3:57pm | University of Waikato

Adventurer, management consultant and motivational speaker Jamie Fitzgerald will receive a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Waikato next month. .. More >>

43. Te Taonga o Taku Ngäkau

28 April 2008 10:07am | Unknown

'Te Taonga o Taku Ngäkau' is a one hour documentary that explores tamariki Mäori as taonga within our whänau, hapü and iwi. Presented by Tere Harrison, 'Te Taonga o Taku Ngäkau is a Mäori view of Mäori childrearing. Interviewing Mäori experts ..... More >>

44. Top 20 Māori boys' and girls' names released

03 July 2013 11:19am | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs has released a list of the top 20 Māori baby names for 2012 in association with Māori Language Week 2013, Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. .. More >>

45. 2013 Smokefreerockquest - Wellington and Hutt Final Results

15 July 2013 1:23pm | Smokefreerockquest

First placed band was indi-punk-rock five piece Harbour Lane from Hutt Valley High School, while Legalo Tumama from Wellington East Girls' College won the solo/duo section. .. More >>

46. AA begins free driving lesson national rollout

14 October 2013 10:26am | Automobile Association

Professional driver training is more accessible to new learner drivers with the start of the national roll out of the NZ Automobile Association's free driving lesson programme today... More >>

47. Mission Estate Winery Concert Date Saturday 15 February

01 November 2013 12:25pm | Skip Ink

Sports and Entertainment Limited (SEL) Director of Operations Garry Craft says the date announcement is the first of a series of exciting announcements planned for the coming weeks... More >>

48. Masterchef NZ 2014 Top 15 Duos Revealed

03 February 2014 1:17pm | TV One

A rural GP, a tae kwon do champion, an air traffic controller and a former Miss New Zealand were amongst the 15 duos awarded a coveted MasterChef apron in tonight's episode of MasterChef New Zealand on TV ONE... More >>

49. NZ celebrates poetry with National Poetry Day on 22 August

11 August 2014 5:00pm | National Poetry Day

Poetry lovers are spoiled for choice with more than 60 events being held all around the country to celebrate National Poetry Day on Friday, 22 August. National Poetry Day is held in association with the New Zealand Post Book Awards... More >>

50. University of Waikato crews confirmed

18 August 2014 1:46pm | Gallagher Great Race

The Gallagher Great Race is now only a month away and New Zealand's best young rowing talent is set to compete in the iconic Hamilton race. Coaches for Waikato University are confident they have the best crews to defend their titles against ..... More >>

51. Nick Cave Sold Out New Zealand shows 2014

04 July 2014 12:39pm | Mystery Girl Presents

Kiwis really showed their love for Nick Cave this morning when all four of his New Zealand shows sold out within minutes. There will be no extra New Zealand performances this time round due to an intense tour schedule but if you're lucky enough to make ..... More >>

52. Tickets for Rene Naufahu's Debut Feature 'The Last Saint'

10 July 2014 10:37am | 818 Entertainment

Tickets to the gala premiere of Rene Naufahu's debut feature film 'The Last Saint' at Auckland's Civic Theatre on August 21st have been made available to the general public today as the much anticipated film gears up for its nationwide cinematic release ..... More >>

53. Direct from London's West End: PEPPA PIG LIVE!

24 July 2014 11:38am | SWPR

The stage version of the hugely popular pre-school television show Peppa Pig is on its way to New Zealand! .. More >>

54. Shihad to Rock Christchurch And Pay-Per-View TV

28 July 2014 10:49am | Sky Arena

Hot on the heels of their new album release on August 8, Kiwi rockers Shihad are set to make New Zealand music history with a broadcast event of epic proportions. .. More >>

55. Lightbox spotlights new online TV service

31 July 2014 7:25pm | Pead PR

New titles include; Masters of Sex, Orange is the New Black, Breaking Bad, House of Cards, Homeland,The Blacklist, Sons of Anarchy, Alpha House, Modern Family, Betas, Louie, Downton Abbey, plus many more.... Lightbox today announces it will deliver ..... More >>

56. New Zealand's Biggest Stars Team up for Charity Single

04 August 2014 9:22am | Sony Music

FOR EVERYONE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION , headed by rugby starts ALI WILLIAMS, DAN CARTER and RICHIE MCCAW are proud to partner with SONY MUSIC and a team of New Zealand artists including STAN WALKER , JACKIE THOMAS , MOORHOUSE , ANNIE CRUMMER , CLARA VAN WEL, ..... More >>

57. Waikato Rockshop Bandquest 2014

11 August 2014 3:00pm | Rockshop Bandquest

They're tuning up and practicing their songs in towns from North Shore to Stewart Island, as over 160 young school bands line up for this year's Rockshop Bandquest, the nationwide music contest for intermediate and primary students. .. More >>

58. Top twenty New Zealand Surnames

14 August 2014 2:53pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The latest year's crop of Kiwi babies have more names of non-European origin than ever before. Internal Affairs records show that while Smith, Wilson and Williams are the most popular family names, Singh and Wang at seventh and eighth have overtaken ..... More >>

59. The 1975 live in New Zealand for one headlining show

15 August 2014 9:48am | Secret Sounds

AUCKLAND Tuesday 20th January, 2015 Logan Campbell Centre, All Ages Tickets on sale 9am, Friday, August 22nd 2014 from: / and all Ticketek outlets... More >>

60. Publishing Now. A residential workshop on publishing

20 August 2014 10:57am | Michael King Writers'Centre

Publishing is in a state of flux. This three-day live-in workshop will help writers learn to navigate the maze that is the publishing business today. It will cover: .. More >>

61. Northern Bass: Round Two. And It's a Knockout!

20 August 2014 11:02am | Northern Bass

Fuzen Entertainment is proud to announce the second phase of artists that will take to the Northern Bass stages in Mangawhai this summer, and with a strong and diverse selection of performers already on the line-up, this New Years Eve event will change ..... More >>

62. My Name Is Rachel Corrie NZ Premiere

20 May 2009 12:08pm | Court Theatre

The Forge at The Court Theatre is proud to present the controversial and compelling production My Name is Rachel Corrie to New Zealand audiences for the first time. .. More >>

63. Howie Morrison's Last Episode In Hunting Aotearoa

27 September 2011 11:19am | Maori Television Service

The season finale of popular game hunting series HUNTING AOTEAROA - the last with Howie Morrison as presenter - screens on Maori Television on Thursday, 13 October at 9.30pm... More >>

64. Tugboat the William C Daldy celebrates new waterfront home

03 August 2012 10:13am | Waterfront Auckland

A refurbished 76 year old tug boat is coming out of retirement to celebrate a move to her new Auckland waterfront home this weekend. For over the past seven decades the steam tug William C Daldy (pic attached below) has been a familiar sight on the ..... More >>

65. Lisa Carrington wins Olympic Gold

13 August 2012 12:03pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Surf Life Saving New Zealand are extremely proud of Olympic medal winner Lisa Carrington and congratulates Canoe Racing New Zealand on this significant achievement. .. More >>

66. Kiwi Women Called On To Donate Their Hair for Charity

03 September 2012 9:54am | Joint Press Release

Leading haircare brand Pantene has today announced the launch of Beautiful Lengths, a campaign in partnership with the charity Look Good Feel Better, to encourage Kiwi women to grow; cut and donate their hair to be turned into real-hair wigs for women ..... More >>

67. Have a chat with Santa on the Telecom Santa line

26 November 2012 2:39pm | Telecom New Zealand

For the 19th year in a row, Telecom is making it easy for kids in New Zealand to talk to Santa, all the way in the North Pole, with the Telecom Santa line. Anyone can call Santa for free, on 0800 222 222, from now until Christmas to let him know ..... More >>

68. Vanessa Baxter Leaves Masterchef New Zealand

20 May 2013 1:23pm | TV One

Vanessa Baxter became the thirteenth contestant from the Top 16 to leave MasterChef New Zealand on Sunday 19 May 2013 (7.30 pm - 8.30 pm) on TV ONE. .. More >>

69. TV2 confirms fast-tracked launch date for The Walking Dead

05 September 2013 11:31am | TVNZ

Zombie fans rejoice! TVNZ is thrilled to announce season four of The Walking Dead will launch October 15 on TV2 - just 32 hours after its highly anticipated US premiere. .. More >>

70. Rising Voices Youth Poetry Slam 2013

10 September 2013 4:46pm | The Edge

In 2011 a new concept hit the Auckland Town Hall stage. Rising Voices Youth Poetry Slam opened its doors and introduced a new audience to the world of spoken word poetry. .. More >>

71. Popular Children's Shows to Air On Māori TV In Te Reo

14 November 2013 12:19pm | Maori Television

Kiwi kids will be able to tune in to Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants on Māori Television next year with the broadcaster acquiring rights to re-version the popular animated programmes into te reo Māori... More >>

72. The Secret Life of Kim Dotcom by David Fisher

19 November 2013 3:42pm | Paul Little Books

From a lonely boy's bedroom in Germany to the penthouses of Hong Kong, from Wellington's Beehive to Washington's corridors of power, from the sedate suburb of Coatesville to the motor racing tracks of Europe, this is the untold story of the charismatic ..... More >>

73. Operatunity launches their 2014 Daytime Concert Series!

20 December 2013 2:27pm | Operatunity

The Daytime Concert Series presented by Operatunity is proud to announce its 2014 season of variety concerts. We present 8 brand new shows running throughout 2014, each with their own unique theme and flavour, including The Life & Music of Glen ..... More >>

74. TVNZ Announces New Breakfast Host: Alison Pugh

14 February 2014 10:46am | TVNZ

TVNZ has today announced that Alison Pugh will be the new co-host of TV ONE's Breakfast , alongside current host Rawdon Christie. .. More >>

75. The Great New Zealand Food Show

27 March 2014 1:18pm | The Great New Zealand Food Show

Hamilton Foodies need not wait any longer! We are pleased to announce that Hamilton's first premier food show will be making its debut on the 6th and 7th September at the versatile and popular Mystery Creek Events Centre... More >>

76. Growing desire to learn about Asian cultures and languages

31 March 2014 3:42pm | Asia New Zealand Foundation

The Asia New Zealand Foundation's annual Perceptions of Asia survey has found that New Zealanders consider Chinese the most valuable foreign language to learn. .. More >>

77. The 20th Nelson Arts Festival!

03 April 2014 4:57pm | Nelson City Council

It's hard to believe but we are already well underway planning and programming this year's festival. It's amazing how quickly it comes around, one minute we're writing reports on the 2013 festival, the next we're writing proposals for the ..... More >>

78. MKTO Announce New Zealand Concert at Pepsi Party House

16 April 2014 1:45pm | Pepsi

International pop stars MKTO have announced a free one-off New Zealand concert, at the first party at the Pepsi Party House on the 4th of May in Auckland. .. More >>

79. MTV Crowns Newest VJ NZ Local Kristian "Krit" Schmidt

06 May 2014 10:03am | MTV

On Friday night, MTV Australiaand New Zealand crowned their newest VJ, Kristian "Krit" Schmidt in front of the masses at a VIP party in Auckland. Krit beat out hundreds of hopefuls to take the title of MTV VJ, after competing in two days of challenges ..... More >>

80. Free Access to More than 35 Million New Zealand Records

16 May 2014 12:23pm |

Auckland, New Zealand, 16th May, 2014 - is to make all 35 million Kiwi records free to search for the first time, over a four-day period this week from Friday 16 May to Monday 19 May inclusive. .. More >>

81. Jethro Tull: Extra Dates for Christchurch & Auckland

24 June 2014 2:06pm | Skip Ink

EXTRA DATES ANNOUNCED FOR CHRISTCHURCH & AUCKLAND NEW 17 Dec - CHRISTCHURCH - Isaac Theatre Royal at8pm SOLD OUT 18 Dec - CHRISTCHURCH - Isaac Theatre Royal at8pm SOLD OUT 19 Dec - WELLINGTON - St James Theatre at 8pm SOLD OUT 20 Dec - AUCKLAND ..... More >>

82. Miss Samoa New Zealand 2014 is going DIGITAL!

07 July 2014 10:57am | Miss Samoa New Zealand

In November 2013, the Miss Samoa New Zealand pageant was scheduled under the new governance of the Pacific Events and Entertainment Trust. The Pacific Events & Entertainment Trust Board has passed a resolution for the winner of the 2014 Miss Samoa New Zealand ..... More >>

83. NZ Film 'The Dead Lands' to Have Toronto World Premiere

23 July 2014 10:27am | New Zealand Film Commission

Māori action epic The Dead Lands will have its world premiere with a Special Presentation at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The prestigious festival annually launches several key international and North American films and is one of ..... More >>

84. Darren Watson Courts Controversy with New Song

31 July 2014 11:00am | Darren Watson

On Monday 4th August Wellington songwriter and guitarist Darren Watson will release his most politicised work to date. 'Planet Key' is a new song with lyrics that come straight from Watson's strong views about New Zealand's current Prime Minister... More >>

85. Deadly D and Justice Jones: Rising Star

06 August 2014 2:36pm | Magabala Books

A secret alien, a trip to Dreamworld and a Rising Star make the latest Deadly D instalment a must-read for kids .. More >>

86. 2014 APRA Silver Scroll Award - Top 20 Announced

07 August 2014 11:06am | APRA - AMCOS

APRA AMCOS are extremely proud to announce the Top 20 songs in line for the 2014 APRA Silver Scroll Award. The Top 20 songs were selected by a judging panel of APRA writer members, and now it's over to the 10,000 strong New Zealand APRA membership ..... More >>

87. The Lady Garden returns

08 August 2014 11:59am | The Lady Garden

The Lady Garden is a performance installation of live naked women that challenges HOW you look at bodies, primarily the bodies of women. .. More >>

88. Ellerslie Theatrical Society presents I HATE HAMLET

11 August 2014 12:43pm | Ellerslie Theatrical Society

Life is not going well for LA TV star Andrew Rally. His popular medical drama has been cancelled, his girlfriend is clinging to her virginity, and he's accidentally bought a medieval duplex in New York... More >>

89. Three New Zealand Films Selected for Toronto Film Festival

13 August 2014 9:22am | New Zealand Film Commission

13 August 2014 The Dark Horse and What We Do In The Shadows will screen in the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival - joining previously announced Māori action epic The Dead Lands. Written and directed by James Napier Robertson and produced ..... More >>

90. Whitebait season starts Friday

13 August 2014 3:52pm | Department of Conservation

People preparing for whitebaiting opening day this Friday, 15th August, should be aware of regulations which allow fishing but act as a conservation measure to protect whitebait... More >>

91. Beervana Smartphone App Launches

15 August 2014 1:18pm | Beervana

Beervana 2014's smartphone app is set to make this year's festival a more social and interactive experience than ever. Custom built by developers at Wellington online power retailer Powershop, the app allows festival goers to rate and review beers ..... More >>

92. Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival

15 August 2014 3:34pm | Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival

The Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival build up is in full swing as they announce the breweries, food providers and music that will feature at the event coming to the Forsyth Barr "The event is going to be the largest craft beer and food festival ..... More >>

93. Haier Pulse Secures Van Dyk and Newcomer Bourke

16 August 2014 11:00am | Haier Pulse

The Haier Pulse has signed up legendary shooter Irene van Dyk for 2015, along with former Northern Mystics defender Jessica Bourke. .. More >>

94. Close your ears to experience the music

19 August 2014 10:14am | CPIT

How does the Deaf community experience music? That's the question Phoebe Leyten is exploring for her final year of a Bachelor of MusicArts research project. The project has just received a $300 kickstart after winning CPIT's Research Month ..... More >>

95. Poets Onboard for Busing's Best Behaviours

19 August 2014 11:18am | NZ Bus

National Poetry Day is being celebrated this year with poets in residence onboard some of Auckland and Wellington's main bus routes this Friday. In Wellington, leading national poets have been invited by NZ Bus to perform on various Newtown, Karori, ..... More >>

96. Literally Highlighting Stories in Bellevue Park

19 August 2014 2:48pm | Celery Productions

From the producers of the highly anticipated Art in the Dark Light Festival, ( ) Celery Productions present a night time winter event in Bellevue Reserve, Dominion Road telling stories through light projection. .. More >>

97. Melbourne:Voted World's Most Liveable City, 4th Year running

19 August 2014 3:59pm | Haystac

MELBOURNE NAMED WORLD'S MOST LIVEABLE CITY FOR THE 4TH YEAR RUNNING 19 August, 2014 A three hour journey from New Zealand, Melbourne, Australia has again been recognised as the best city in the world to live, topping the Economist Intelligence Unit's ..... More >>

98. LORDE NZ Tour Confirmed in Four Major Cities!

20 August 2014 9:22am | Frontier Touring Company

LORDE - New Zealand's #1 award winning artist is finally coming home! In what will be her first ever New Zealand headline tour, Frontier Touring and Brent Eccles Entertainment are stoked to bring you four epic shows across the country! The all ages concerts ..... More >>

99. Isner confirmed, back to NZ to defend Heineken Open title

20 August 2014 10:31am | NZ Festival of Tennis

The NZ Festival of Tennis is excited to announce that 2014 Heineken Open champion, John Isner (USA), will be heading back to NZ shores this summer, to defend his title. .. More >>

100. IVY - Saviour of the Dinosaur An Original Play for Kiwi Kids

20 August 2014 11:51am | Elephant Publicity

Capital E National Theatre for Children presents IVY - SAVIOUR OF THE DINOSAUR An Original Play for Kiwi Kids aged 5 plus .. More >>


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