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Kiwi shearer Smith 20 ahead of record pace

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 2:28 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

New Zealand shearer Rowland Smith has gone to the lunch break in his World record bid in England 20 sheep ahead of the morning pace set by record holder Leon Samuels in his big day five months ago. More >>

Under 45 seconds a sheep all day – Rowland Smith keeps going

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 2:26 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Hawke’s Bay shearer Rowland Smith will go into the last run of his World record attempt in England needing just over 60 sheep an hour to break the existing mark set just five months ago in Southland. More >>

Eamonn Marra’s - I, Will Jones

Monday, 24 July 2017, 4:51 pm | Leaving Party

A true-ish story about friendship, Animorphs, and becoming the person you want to be. More >>

Improbable futures forum I

Monday, 24 July 2017, 4:31 pm | Joint Press Release

Post-institutional practices: new collaborations Please join us as Walter Langelaar, Netherlands-born, Wellington-based artist and sub-cultural activist chairs the first of three forums organised in association with the Adam Art Gallery’s The Tomorrow ... More >>

Poi E: The Story of our Song wins Bert Roth Award

Monday, 24 July 2017, 3:08 pm | Bert Roth Award

Poi E: The Story of our Song , the documentary about one of New Zealand's favourite songs and the people and communities that created it, won the Bert Roth Award in Wellington on Thursday 20 July. More >>

Winners Announced for Dulux Design Tour

Monday, 24 July 2017, 2:53 pm | Pead PR

Dulux has announced the chosen five recipients of its design tour scholarship, Dulux DIAlogue on Tour , delivered in collaboration with the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) and the Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ). More >>

Go Wild on Your Mobile with Staglands Wildlife Reserve

Monday, 24 July 2017, 2:27 pm | Excio

Press release: For immediate release From: Excio Date: 24th July Go Wild on Your Mobile with Staglands Wildlife Reserve Staglands Wildlife Reserve has joined forces with Excio to bring exciting animal content to mobile home screens. Staglands Wildlife ... More >>

CMC Markets celebrates 11 years with Scholarship programme

Monday, 24 July 2017, 1:33 pm | CMC Markets

For 11 years, CMC Markets, a leading online trading platform, has donated $300,000 to deserving and gifted Kiwi kids as part of the Variety Gold Heart Scholarship programme. This year, they are continuing their ongoing support for the programme by sponsoring ... More >>

Finalists Announced for ServiceIQ Champion Apprentice Chef

Monday, 24 July 2017, 12:14 pm | ServiceIQ

From Auckland to Queenstown, eight great young chefs will feel the heat of the competition kitchen when they battle it out to win the coveted title of ServiceIQ Champion Apprentice Chef of the Year at the NZ Hospitality Championships in Auckland on Sunday 30 July. More >>

The Block NZ Hits Year-to-Date High, Polly & Grant Launch

Monday, 24 July 2017, 12:12 pm | Mediaworks

The Block NZ Hits Year-to-Date High, Polly & Grant Launch in Wellington on Weekdays More >>

Research reveals insights into lives of early settlers

Monday, 24 July 2017, 11:43 am | University of Otago

Monday 24 July 2017 Otago cemetery research reveals insights into lives of early settlers In the first research of its kind in New Zealand, University of Otago researchers are gaining fresh insights into the quality of life and identity of Otago’s early ... More >>

Local storytellers receive a boost to put more on screen

Monday, 24 July 2017, 10:55 am | NZ On Air

Drama and comedy with strong local flavours have received $15.5 million in support from NZ On Air in the first application round of the new NZ Media Fund. More >>

Courtney Duncan Back on Top of World Motorcross Standings

Monday, 24 July 2017, 10:50 am | Bikesport NZ

Otago's Courtney Duncan is back where she belongs ... on top of the women's motocross world (WMX) championship standings after another sensational display of riding skill, courage and common sense, this time at Loket, in the Czech Republic. More >>

Sex Pistol Glen Matlock Announces Solo New Zealand shows

Monday, 24 July 2017, 10:31 am | John Baker

Friday 24th November - Auckland at The Tuning Fork Tickets from ticketmaster More >>

Cabaret kicks off fundraising to save heritage pipe organ

Monday, 24 July 2017, 10:07 am | St Andrew's on The Terrace

Fundraising to restore the heritage pipe organ at St Andrew’s on The Terrace is kicking off this month with a concert on Friday 28 July, featuring well-known Wellington cabaret singer Jane Keller. More >>

Warbirds Over Wanaka 2017 Flying Scholarships

Monday, 24 July 2017, 10:03 am | Warbirds Over Wanaka

Wanaka, 24th July 2017- Applications are opening soon for the Warbirds Over Wanaka Community Trust’s Flying Scholarships for 2017. More >>

Ed McKnight Launches NZ Young Professionals Podcast

Monday, 24 July 2017, 9:46 am | Young Professionals

Monday, 24th July 2017 - Young professionals are often talked about in the press, but seldom join the conversation. Young professional, Ed McKnight hopes to change that. More >>

Kevin Saunderson Plays Auckland’s Neck of The Woods

Monday, 24 July 2017, 9:43 am | Friendly Potential

Electronic music pioneer KEVIN SAUNDERSON returns to New Zealand for one show only for the first time since 2006 on September 29th at Auckland’s Neck of the Woods as part of rooftop series Anno Domini ’s launch for the up and coming summer. More >>

Wales Go 2-0 up in Shearing Four-Test Series in Wales

Monday, 24 July 2017, 9:23 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

New Zealand will have to wait at least another year for a shearing series win over Wales in Wales after losing the first two tests of a four-test series on their CP Wool UK tour. More >>

NZ Record on Day 2 of The Surf Lifesaving World Games

Monday, 24 July 2017, 9:21 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

A new New Zealand record from captain Steven Kent put the New Zealand lifesaving team in a strong position for the second day of racing at the 2017 World Games in Poland overnight. More >>

Southland Driver Jordan Michaels to Test in Australia

Monday, 24 July 2017, 9:19 am | Southland Sports Car Club

Southland racing driver Jordan Michels will cross the Tasman next week to take up an opportunity to test drive a Mygale Formula Ford race car in Australia. More >>

A Southerner Returns

Monday, 24 July 2017, 9:18 am | Eastern Southland Car Club

Neil Dodds cut his teeth rallying down south. Originally from Dunedin he started competing when he was fifteen and contested rallies throughout Otago and Southland for the next few years. Now domiciled in Gisborne he has ventured south for the Rally ... More >>

Race And Series Win for SMEG Racing at Pukekohe Park

Monday, 24 July 2017, 9:14 am | Icon Sport

Simon Evans and Gene Rollinson emerged from a stop-start race peppered with safety car periods and race stoppages to take the final round of the ENEOS North Island Endurance series at Pukekohe on Sunday, and with it the North Island title for 2017. More >>

Green light for World shearing record

Monday, 24 July 2017, 8:50 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The weighting is over and it’s all systems go for Hawke’s Bay shearer Rowland Smith who will tackle the World solo eight-hour strongwool ewe shearing record in England tonight (NZST). More >>

On Top of the World! – International Success for NZ Musician

Sunday, 23 July 2017, 12:50 pm | Thomas Gaynor

26-year-old Thomas Gaynor from Wellington has just won both first prize and audience prize in one of the most prestigious international organ competitions in the world. More >>

New Zealand shearers lose first test to Wales

Saturday, 22 July 2017, 4:41 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

New Zealand shearers lose first test to Wales New Zealand has been beaten in the first of four shearing tests in Wales despite a gallant effort by test match rookie and late substitute Jack Fagan. More >>

Tu Tangata Poly Festival

Saturday, 22 July 2017, 3:10 pm | Tu Tangata Festival

Tu Tangata Poly Festival MEDIA RELEASE 22 July 2017 Festival of strong Pasifika performances – tradition, leadership and excellence The Tu Tangata Wellington Secondary Schools’ Poly festival 2007 will take place this Tuesday, 25 July at the Michael ... More >>

Multiple personal bests make solid World Games start

Saturday, 22 July 2017, 3:05 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

MEDIA RELEASE New Zealand’s lifesaving team made a splash on Day 1 of the World Games in Poland, with multiple personal bests contributing to finishing in a confident fourth place. Team captain Steven Kent led the team of 10 taking the only medal; ... More >>

Opera Exposed: a working session

Saturday, 22 July 2017, 3:03 pm | Opera Centre

A new opera programme created by Dame Malvina Major has offered rare training in the spoken word for young New Zealand singers this fortnight in Parnell. The fruits of their labour will be showcased in a free public session with Stuart Maunder, General ... More >>

Polly & Grant to Launch on More FM Breakfast

Saturday, 22 July 2017, 2:34 pm | Mediaworks

Polly & Grant to Launch on More FM Breakfast Every Weekday in Wellington & Kapiti Much-loved radio duo, Polly & Grant, will make a welcome return to Wellingtonians’ weekday mornings when they debut on More FM breakfast in the capital city and Kapiti ... More >>

Memorial concert for luthier and cellist Ian Lyons

Friday, 21 July 2017, 8:25 pm | St Andrew's on The Terrace

Première of new work by Kenneth Young at memorial concert for luthier and cellist Ian Lyons More >>

NZSA Lilian Ida Smith Award 2017

Friday, 21 July 2017, 3:31 pm | NS Society Of Authors

Award of $3,000 available to writers over the age of 35yrs The Lilian Ida Smith Award is offered by the NZ Society of Authors PEN Inc (NZSA) thanks to a bequest from Lilian Ida Smith, a music teacher of Whanganui who had a keen interest in the arts. More >>

Sensing Music

Friday, 21 July 2017, 3:10 pm | Orchestras Central

Orchestras Central is thrilled to present ‘Sensing Music’ – a weekend of orchestral music that celebrates the breadth of talent in our community, and will give audiences the chance to enjoy performances in new, exciting and sometimes challenging ways. More >>

MNZ plans ahead for 2018 World Champs Bid

Friday, 21 July 2017, 3:00 pm | Bikesport NZ

MNZ PLANS AHEAD FOR 2018 WORLD CHAMPS BID JULY 20, 2017: Motorcycling New Zealand is looking to the future and has put a Kiwi former world champion in charge of helping to create fresh ones. The governing body for motorcycling in New Zealand, MNZ has ... More >>

LPL3 NBA 2K17 Console Finals on Sunday

Friday, 21 July 2017, 1:46 pm |

LPL3 NBA 2K17 Console Finals on Sunday Only four competitors remain as the search to find New Zealand’s best NBA 2K player has reached the Console Finals. The LPL3 NBA2K17 in association with Logitech G tournament continues on Sundayafternoon and ... More >>

Micronism - digital & LP available now

Friday, 21 July 2017, 1:43 pm | LOOP Recordings Aotearoa

ALL LINKS TO STREAM/PURCHASE "The greatest electronic album ever made in this country," - Grant Smithies "Reissued this week after being unavailable for nearly 20 years, inside a quiet mind remains a cultural taonga, a musical time ... More >>

Artistic Director Recognised as Leader in Her Field

Friday, 21 July 2017, 1:40 pm | Elephant Publicity

Carrie Rae Cunningham: Finalist for Westpac’s Women of Influence Award Tempo Dance Festival Westpac’s Women of Influence Award is an exceptional honour and something for which Carrie Rae Cunningham has deservedly been selected as a finalist. Since ... More >>

Local factual screen content is in more places than ever

Friday, 21 July 2017, 1:35 pm | NZ On Air

It’s a fact: local factual screen content is in more places than ever before Audiences who love documentaries and other factual content can now enjoy compelling New Zealand stories in more places than ever before. More >>

Last Chance to View the Most Thought Provoking Images

Friday, 21 July 2017, 1:14 pm | Rotary Club

Last Chance to View the Most Thought Provoking Images Rotary Club of Auckland presents World Press Photo Exhibition Open now until 30 July 2017, Auckland Time is running out for Aucklanders to experience the eye-opening World Press Photo Exhibition. Hosted ... More >>

Stellar Cast Announced for 'Sister Act, The Musical'

Friday, 21 July 2017, 11:14 am | Sandra Roberts

Producers of SISTER ACT, THE MUSICAL - inspired by the Whoopi Goldberg smash-hit movie - today announce some of New Zealand's most experienced musical theatre performers have been cast in the production bound for the ASB Waterfront Theatre this November ... More >>

NZ Shearer Rowland Smith Attempts a World Record in Wales

Friday, 21 July 2017, 10:48 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

New Zealand shearer and former World champion Rowland Smith is preparing for one of the busiest times of his life with a World record attempt and two test matches against Wales in just six days. More >>

Sitting Ducks - Christopher Nolan's Dizzying 'Dunkirk'

Friday, 21 July 2017, 9:28 am | Howard Davis

The British have an extraordinary penchant for celebrating catastrophic military defeats. It is not only the Battle of Hastings, the Charge of the Light Brigade, and Gallipoli that have become immortalized in prose, poetry, and movies. There have ... More >>

Wellington Black A Retain Netball NZ U17 Champs Title

Friday, 21 July 2017, 9:03 am | Netball NZ

Thursday 20 July, 2017 - Wellington Black A have kept two hands firmly on the Anna Rowberry Cup for a second year, beating perennial rivals Auckland 1 in the final of the 2017 Netball NZ U17 Champs played at the Pukekohe Netball Centre. More >>

Creative Communities Grant applications open

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 4:25 pm | Creative New Zealand

Applications are now open for the annual Creative Communities Grant that provides funding for arts, music and cultural projects. More >>

Mediaworks Bringing Tin Star to New Zealand

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 2:25 pm | Mediaworks

Mediaworks Bringing Tin Star to New Zealand MediaWorks is pleased to announce that it has secured the rights to broadcast the highly anticipated new drama series, Tin Star. Created by the producers of Broadchurch and Humans, Tin Star will see Christina ... More >>

No Flappy Paddles Here!

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 1:04 pm | CRC Speedshow

New Zealand kayak adventurer Scott Donaldson will be giving CRC Speedshow visitors the chance to experience a capsize when he uses CRC Speedshow to launch his next bold attempt to cross the Tasman Sea. Donaldson was just 80km from Taranaki after ... More >>

Long Haul to Northern Queensland for Kiwi Karters

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 12:45 pm | KartSport

2017 Australian Kart Championship presented by Jayco and Castrol Edge Rnd 4 Emerald Kart Club kart track Emerald Northern Queensland Fri-Sun July 21-23 2017 ROUND PREVIEW 20-07-17 Long Haul to Northern Queensland for Kiwi Karters This Weekend Six Kiwi ... More >>

Road Tech Marine Official Partner of Rugby League World Cup

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 12:27 pm | Road Tech Marine

Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) is delighted to announce Road Tech Marine as an Official Partner of the tournament in both Australia and New Zealand. More >>

British Memorial Design Revealed

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 11:24 am | British High Commission

After years of work with Weta Workshop, the British High Commission has revealed the final design of the United Kingdom’s presence in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. More >>

Be Creative and Move Your Body at CoCA in July

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 11:04 am | COCA Gallery

As CoCA’s Winter exhibition MAKING SPACE reaches it’s final month , the gallery’s event calendar is packed with ways to experience the show. More >>

Mediaworks’ 'Rural Exchange’ Premieres August on Radiolive

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 10:56 am | Mediaworks

MediaWorks is proud to announce the launch of Rural Exchange , a new cross-platform show on RadioLIVE that will provide modern, entertaining and informative content for the sector that is the backbone of New Zealand's economy. More >>

TEDxRuakura Brings Ideas Worth Spreading to Hamilton

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 10:41 am | TEDxRuakura

After a successful 2016 event, TEDxRuakura returns this year with an outstanding line-up of speakers bringing ideas worth spreading to Hamilton on Sunday 20 August. More >>

Risky Behaviour Around Water Slow to Change

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 10:36 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Water Safety New Zealand’s (WSNZ) Public Attitude and Behaviour Survey for 2017 has revealed while safety messages are getting through risky behaviour is slow to change. More >>

World Sailing Confirms Strong Presence at Yacht Racing Forum

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 10:20 am | Yacht Racing Forum

World Sailing’s President Kim Andersen will present a keynote address and lead a strong delegation from the sports governing body at the conferences from November 27-28. More >>

North to South at Auckland's Sidart Restaurant

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 10:17 am | Sidart

North to South at Sidart In celebration of fine-dining restaurant Sidart’s eighth birthday, two of New Zealand’s top chefs have joined forces for a one-night only dining event in Auckland. On September 14, multi-award winning chefs Sid Sahrawat ... More >>

Bird Dog Hot Dog

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 10:09 am | Joint Press Release

This perfectly described and melodically inspired plate is Dunedin’s entry in Savoir Faire , a literary cookbook spearheaded by Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature, with recipes and words from the Cities of Literature around the world. More >>

Netball NZ U17 Champs: Day 3 Results

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 9:20 am | Netball NZ

Wednesday 19 July, 2017 - The final four teams to fight it out for the Anna Rowberry Cup at the Netball NZ U17 Champs are all the usual suspects, bar one. More >>

Global Music Summit to Inspire & Scout NZ Musicians

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 8:48 am | The Label

Independent Music New Zealand (IMNZ) is excited to announce the highly anticipated return of the annual GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT , taking place at Roundhead Studios in Auckland on the 1st & 2nd September 2017 . Attending will be representatives ... More >>

Royal Blood Announce Australia & NZ Shows in April 2018

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 8:43 am | Mushroom Group

On the cusp of their sold out Sydney show and headline slot at Splendour In The Grass, Frontier Touring and I OH YOU are delighted to announce that Royal Blood will be returning to Australia and New Zealand next April and May to play their biggest venues ... More >>

The Voice of ‘the Peddlers’

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 5:10 pm | Robyn Promotions

45 million records sold (Roy Phillips, Close Up). Smile, Day In Day out, Who Can I Turn To...... Roy has performed with all the greats such as Frank Sinatra, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, The Everly Brothers, Lena Horne, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughan, ... More >>



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