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Junior chef acknowledged for cuisine and charity

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 5:28 pm | Attitude Trust

Nicholas Brockelbank is mixing up inspiration in his Cambridge kitchen, despite being only 12-years-old. Following a recipe for success, this junior foodie is creating delicious food and publishing cookbooks, while giving back to his community. More >>

Tickets Snapped up for Jono & Ben’s Ice Bucket Challenge

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 4:33 pm | Mediaworks

A capacity crowd will witness Jono & Ben’s Vanilla Ice Bucket Challenge, at the Powerstation in Auckland this Friday. A limited amount of free tickets to the event were snapped up in less than three minutes last week via The Rock’s website. More >>

Wellington’s favourite faces cleaned up!

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 3:48 pm | Movember

Some of the best known upper lips in Wellington have taken up the Movember challenge to boldly grow a Mo in the name of men’s health awareness for 30 days this November. More >>

CPIT at the heart of FESTA

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 3:04 pm | CPIT

A heartbeat sensor triggering a light display is at the centre of CPIT’s installation for the Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA) this year. More >>

GASP! Give Artists' Space!

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:27 pm | Academy Galleries

Opening Night Friday 24 October Kicking off at 6pm with guest performance by Audrey Baldwin With this project the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts has aimed to provide emerging artists with the opportunity to develop their skills and practice as well ... More >>

Exciting Entries for World Cup Opener

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:24 pm | Equestrian Sports New Zealand

One of the most important series in the New Zealand showjumping calendar gets under way at Hawke’s Bay on Show on Friday. More >>

NZV8 Touring Cars Back With a Vengeance

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:20 pm | NZV8 Touring Cars

The NZV8 Touring Cars promise a season to remember with an exciting line up of drivers and race meetings throughout the country including a return to Christchurch's Ruapuna circuit and the first appearance of the series at Hampton Downs just south of Auckland. More >>

Oily Rag: Spring clean attention

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:13 pm | Oily Rag

It's spring and soon to be summer so if you haven’t already done the annual spring clean, there is no time to lose. More >>

22 stops on nationwide trophy tour

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:12 pm | ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

The ICC Cricket World Cup trophy is about to begin a nationwide tour of New Zealand, with a stop for every one of the 22 years since the tournament was last here in 1992. More >>

Christchurch up for gold at walking and cycling awards

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:09 pm | 2WALKandCYCLE

Gold medal Olympian cyclist Sarah Ulmer and Mayor of Wellington Celia Wade Brown will be recognising New Zealand’s champions for walking and cycling next week, when the winners of the national walking and cycling awards are announced on 29 October ... More >>

Armenian star cellist débuts with NZSO on South Island tour

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:00 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

Acclaimed Armenian cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan and returning Australian conductor Ben Northey join forces for the NZSO’s tour In the Hall of the Mountain King this November. More >>

Longest-running NZ book awards go from strength to strength

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 1:44 pm | Library and Information Association of New Zealand

New Zealand’s current best children’s book authors and illustrators will be revealed in June 2015, as LIANZA (The Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa) turns a fresh page in the illustrious history of its Children’s Book Awards. More >>

NZSO takes “rock star” US violinist on tour

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 1:09 pm | NZSO

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra tours the North Island with a vivacious Italian programme this November in Tuscan Summer . Our concert opener - Rossini ’s Overture to The Barber of Seville, is the epitome of Italian music. It’s sunny and giggly ... More >>

Dance Season features World Film Premiere

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 1:03 pm | Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Listing details: Dance Season at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision OneOne: World Premiere 5 November- 8 November Giselle - The Movie: 12-15 November Season runs: 5 - 15 November 2014 Where: Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki St, Wellington Ticket price: ... More >>

Community Netball Manager appoited to Welsh Netball

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 12:55 pm | Netball New Zealand

Trish Wilcox has been appointed as the Welsh Netball Head of Elite Performance. Trish joins WN from the Netball Northern Zone where she works as the Community Netball Manager. More >>

Hit + Run Returns to Curate Red Bull Sound Select on Tour

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 12:42 pm | Red Bull

Hit + Run Returns to Curate Red Bull Sound Select on Tour: Auckland And Palmerston North More >>

NZ fans get chance to see Real Madrid in Dubai

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 12:37 pm | Emirates Group

Emirates and Real Madrid will once again connect fans to their passions with the just launched #HelloClasico photo challenge. More >>

Auckland up for walking and cycling gold

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 12:29 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Gold medal Olympian cyclist Sarah Ulmer and Mayor of Wellington Celia Wade Brown will be recognising New Zealand’s champions for walking and cycling next week, when the winners of the national walking and cycling awards are announced on 29 October ... More >>

Jimmy Barnes Sells Out Dunedin!

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 12:17 pm | Mushroom Group

2014 ARIA nominated Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes has sold out his concert at Dunedin Town Hall on November 29, the fourth date on his 30:30 Hindsight tour of New Zealand which kicks off next month. Tickets for his three other shows in Hamilton, ... More >>

SKYCITY contributes $50,000 to save Santa

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 12:12 pm | SKYCITY

SKYCITY has announced it will commit $50,000 to help keep the iconic Whitcoull’s Santa on Auckland’s Queen Street. SKYCITY CEO Nigel Morrison says the Santa is iconic to Auckland and SKYCITY is proud to be a good neighbour, pitching in to ensure ... More >>

Devilskin Announce 'Surrender' Summer Tour

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 11:44 am | Trigger Marketing

New Zealand’s most explosive rock band, the incomparable Devilskin hit the road again for the country’s hottest summer tour – proudly supported by The Rock. It’s the party to be at this summer, catch their stunning live show at the following ... More >>

Pandora AMP Opens up Large Scale Artist Analytics

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 11:03 am | Pandora

New “Artist Marketing Platform” puts the power of data in the hands of working musicians Auckland, New Zealand. October 23, 2014 – Pandora the leading internet radio service, today launched Pandora Artist Marketing Platform (AMP), a free online ... More >>

Kapa Haka delegation to feature at Olympic awards

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 10:57 am | Kapa Haka Aotearoa

Te Matatini Kapa Haka, Aotearoa, New Zealand will represent New Zealand at the inaugural Association of National Olympic Committees Gala awards to be held November 7. More >>

StarJam Appoints Dr Libby Weaver as Patron

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 10:43 am | StarJam

Charity StarJam who provide performance opportunities for young people with disabilities, has appointed internationally acclaimed Nutritional Biochemist, author and speaker Dr Libby Weaver as Patron. More >>

Ladies, Your Mo-ment Awaits

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 10:05 am | The Movember Foundation

With the month of manly moustaches almost upon us, it’s time for Kiwi girls to get behind their men and give them one month’s freedom to grow a Mo this Movember. More >>

New Zealand School of Dance Graduation Season 2014

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 4:28 pm | The New Zealand School of Dance

This November the New Zealand School of Dance presents a Graduation Season reflecting the School’s dedication to excellence and innovation. The Graduation Season is a rare opportunity to experience performance by the next generation of dance professionals, ... More >>

Wellington Regional Youth Triathlon Academy a Huge Hit

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 3:50 pm | Triathlon New Zealand

Wellington was the latest host of a Tri NZ Regional Youth Academy this past weekend, with 17 budding triathletes from 15 to 17 years old hosted by coaches including former World Champion Jenny Rose, former Olympian Shane Reed, Tammy Reed and Cam Durno as ... More >>

Funny guy Jeremy Corbett supports Buddy Day’s message

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 3:46 pm | Buddy Day

Kiwi comedian Jeremy Corbett says since having children, he finds it increasingly hard to read about child abuse cases. “I can’t bear the thought of innocent children suffering,” he says. More >>

Take the sniff test at Highwic’s Sweet Pea Festival

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 3:39 pm | Heritage New Zealand

Visitors to this year’s Sweet Pea Festival at Highwic – the Newmarket property cared for by Heritage New Zealand – will be invited to take a sniff test. Internationally renowned horticulturist and leading Sweet Pea breeder, Dr Keith Hammett, will be ... More >>

Liam Butler interviews David Downs

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 3:22 pm | ElderNet

David Downs strong interest in innovative companies, and his pride in New Zealand, lead him to work at government agency New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, where he helps local businesses grow internationally More >>

Love is in the Air for New Zealand’s Premiere Chamber Trio

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 2:25 pm | Elephant Publicity

Beloved by both classical and contemporary audiences across both New Zealand and around the world, the ever popular NZTrio is set to deliver a passionate and romantic end of series concert in Loft @ Q Theatre on the 2nd of November with a third signature ... More >>

Keep kiwi kids safe in cars this Labour weekend

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 2:09 pm | New Zealand Plunket Society

Plunket is urging New Zealand families to think about their kids’ safety while they’re on the roads this holiday weekend. More >>

Mondiale Aces name side for start of Plunket Shield

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 1:26 pm | Auckland Cricket

The Mondiale Auckland Aces have named their first side of the season for the start of the Plunket Shield against the Northern Knights tomorrow in Whangarei. More >>

‘Kiss me quick – we’re millionaires!’

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 1:25 pm | Lotto New Zealand

A young South Auckland family are looking forward to moving into the house of their dreams after becoming instant millionaires with Lotto First Division on Saturday. More >>

Toyota Racing New Zealand Launches New FT50 Race Car

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 1:21 pm | Toyota Racing New Zealand

FT50 takes significant steps forward in driving dynamics, safety and technology • Test drivers endorse new race car: a worthy successor for outgoing TRS car More >>

A History of Ngati Kahungunu

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 1:06 pm | Libro International

One of the pillars of Maori tribal history will be published tomorrow in a new hardback edition. More >>

Highwic spinning and weaving a diamond celebration

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 1:00 pm | Heritage New Zealand

A special exhibition of contemporary weaving will take place at Highwic, the historic property in Newmarket cared for by Heritage New Zealand, from November 1-16. More >>

Impressive double trophy win for Vidal Legacy

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 12:57 pm | Vidal Estate

One of Hawkes Bay’s oldest wineries has taken out two of the top accolades in the prestigious Decanter Asia Wine Awards. More >>

Cobra Puma Golf sponsor for the 2015 BMW New Zealand Open

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 12:01 pm | BMW New Zealand Open

Organisers of the BMW New Zealand Open are delighted to welcome Cobra Puma Golf on board as a supporting sponsor of New Zealand’s premier golf event. The BMW New Zealand Open, a tier one event on the PGA Tour of Australasia, will be held from ... More >>

Wellington masterpiece to host African inspired showcase

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 11:30 am | Africa on my Sleeve

Auckland, New Zealand - October 21, 2014 - Africa on My Sleeve is pleased to announce that they will be hosting their annual fashion showcase at The Opera House, Wellington on Saturday 29 November. More >>

Clooney Celebrate Spring with Cooking Classes by Des Harris

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 11:20 am | Clooney

Celebrate spring and all it has to offer in the sumptuous surroundings of the newly opened Dom Pérignon Private Dining Room at Clooney. Tony Stewart, owner of Clooney, alongside 3-hat Executive Chef Des Harris are excited to introduce exclusive cooking ... More >>

SUBWAY® celebrates World Sandwich Day

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 11:09 am | Subway

World Sandwich Day is set to take New Zealand by storm on Monday 3 November when the lunchbox staple is celebrated in all its glory. The history of the sandwich is believed to date back to the 18th century when the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, John ... More >>

Homebrewers Homing in on Hamilton

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 11:00 am | Society Of Beer Advocates

Hundreds of homebrewers from across the country are busy preparing and packaging their bottles in preparation for this year’s SOBA National Homebrew Competition. More >>

Are you at risk of running over your kids?

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 10:55 am | Safekids

Spring is an exciting time for Kiwi families. With the cold winter months a fading memory, parents are eager to get the kids out of the house to enjoy the warmer days. Spring however brings with it a number of injury risks—one of the most serious ... More >>

NZRL: Two debutants in Kiwis line-up

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 10:45 am | New Zealand Rugby League

Blockbusting forward Jason Taumalolo and teenage wing Dallin Watene-Zelezniak have been named for their NZ Kiwis debuts in the 2014 Four Nations opener against Australia at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium. More >>

NZ Fans Middle-earth bound forThe Hobbit Trilogy dream

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 10:39 am | Tourism New Zealand

Gearing up for the 11 December release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), four of New Zealand’s most passionate and dedicated Hobbit fans are about to set off on an ... More >>

Encyclopedia of NZ launches creative and intellectual theme

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 10:33 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

New Zealand’s creativity and thinking will be on show when Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand – launches its latest theme, ‘Creative and Intellectual Life’, on Wednesday 22 October. More >>

Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra Sell Out

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 10:21 am | Noise PR

Making great Kiwi songs even more singalongable, the wildly popular Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra today announce their first Auckland show at Civic Theatre’s Wintergarden has SOLD OUT! More >>

Direct from London's West End & Broadway LET IT BE

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 10:15 am | Elephant Publicity

Following a triumphant first official tour of the UK & Ireland and a successful 3 seasons in London’s West End, LET IT BE, the international hit show celebrating the music of The Beatles, opens for the first time at Auckland’s Civic Theatre ... More >>

Backyard bird-feeders spend millions

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 10:09 am | University of Auckland

The first-ever study of New Zealanders’ bird-feeding habits has found more than 5 million loaves of bread per year are fed to birds with an estimated $12.3 million spent annually on bird food, according to researchers at the University of Auckland. More >>

Jackie Thomas lined up for Napier Christmas at the Park

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 9:53 am | Cox Partners Christmas at the Park

New Zealand’s first ever X–Factor series winner, Jackie Thomas, is the headline act at this year’s Cox Partners Christmas at the Park in Napier. Thomas, who won the series in July 2013, had a number one debuted single “It’s Worth It” immediately ... More >>

Architect Treks 3000kms For Education

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 9:44 am | Oxfam NZ

Kiwi architect Rebecca Cox is giving up her day job to trek the full length of New Zealand via the Te Araroa Trail, aiming to raise $60,000 to build a school in rural Vanuatu as part of Oxfam New Zealand’s Rural Training Centre Project. More >>

Combating bullying in New Zealand

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 9:41 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington’s Accent Learning is rolling out a new bullying prevention programme for schools—a first for the Southern Hemisphere. The programme originated in Finland and is called KiVa, which means ‘kiusaamista vastaan’ or ... More >>

The Real Groovy Revolution Continues!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 5:32 pm | Real Groovy

LP records spin at 33 1/3 rpm and on Saturday November 22nd Real Groovy turns 33 1/3rd years old. In a year where the vinyl revival is stronger than ever we’re celebrating our 33 1/3rd birthday with a very special day in-store by: More >>

Kauri Runners Growing Coromandel

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 5:04 pm | Adventure Racing Coromandel

When more than 300 runners from five countries line up for November’s Great Cranleigh Kauri Run, they’ll be meeting more than just personal goals. Their very presence on the 32km trail across the Coromandel Peninsula’s Central Divide will leave a ... More >>

NHNZ returns to local seas for Blue-Chip Ocean Series

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 4:32 pm | NHNZ

In a first for New Zealand television, the stories of our local marine creatures are profiled in an NHNZ produced six part blue-chip series, Our Big Blue Backyard, premiering next week on TV1. Our Big Blue Backyard presents an intimate portrayal ... More >>

Mother Courage and her children

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 4:22 pm | Unitec

Mother Courage is among German dramatist and poet Bertolt Brecht's most famous plays, and has been considered by some to be the greatest play of the 20th century and perhaps also the greatest anti-war play. His work attempts to show the dreadfulness of war ... More >>

New Kiwi book tackles early literacy

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 3:50 pm | Ako Books

Literacy in early childhood education is a hot topic, a nationwide focus that prompted two Auckland women to create a uniquely Kiwi book aimed at early childhood educators, parents and whānau. More >>

Writers in Wineries

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 3:07 pm | Hawke's Bay Readers and Writers Festival

Rachael King will take part in a unique event with young writers at the Taradale Library on Saturday 8 November at 1pm More >>

RENT Auditions announced by Papakura Theatre Company

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 3:05 pm | Papakura Theatre Company

Auditions for RENT , the iconic Rock Musical will be held on Saturday 13th December 2014 at the Off Broadway Theatre in Papakura, with callbacks to be held on Sunday 14th December. More >>


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