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Over 150 fans to ring Cow Bell App at Chiefs v Highlanders

Friday, 29 May 2015, 8:57 pm | MEA Mobile

Fans at this Saturday’s Chiefs v Highlanders game can expect to see the future of the mooloo cow bell, as one Waikato icon moves into the digital age. More >>

Mormon and Catholic Young Adults Help Auckland City Mission

Friday, 29 May 2015, 8:54 pm | Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Young members from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Catholic Diocese of Auckland worked together this week to prepare sweet treats to deliver to the Auckland City Mission. More >>

Carin Wester beats a record in crowdfunding

Friday, 29 May 2015, 8:43 pm | FundedByMe

Carin Wester – a Swedish fashion brand running its crowdfunding campaign on FundedByMe – has raised the first 110 000 euro in the first 7 hours. After 2 days investors committed 200 000 euro on its shares. This is almost half of the crowdfunding goal ... More >>

Mai NZ Hip Hop and RnB Awards winners announced

Friday, 29 May 2015, 8:37 pm | Mai FM

New Zealand Hip Hop and RnB artists have been honoured tonight in Mai’s on air ceremony. The coveted Hottest Hip Hop Act was awarded to David Dallas and Stan Walker took home the RnB equivalent. More >>

The Case for a CGT in a Progressive Economy

Friday, 29 May 2015, 8:06 pm | New Zealand Fabian Society

Deborah Russell - Do the Job Properly: the Case for a CGT in a Progressive Economy More >>

Local artist takes guided walks on Wellington’s fallow land

Friday, 29 May 2015, 3:25 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington-based artist Angela Kilford is leading free guided walks to explore the history of the city streets surrounding Toi Pōneke Gallery and the Cuba Quarter. Participants and visitors to the gallery are asked to bring in tokens of pohutukawa ... More >>

Exhibit uncovers the contraceptive collection of Sparrow

Friday, 29 May 2015, 3:00 pm | Te Papa

Exhibit uncovers the contraceptive collection of Dame Margaret Sparrow Te Papa has opened a new exhibit to showcase the recently acquired collection of Dame Margaret Sparrow – one of New Zealand’s pioneering specialists and advocates on contraception ... More >>

Marathon’s Elders Demanding Respect

Friday, 29 May 2015, 1:44 pm | Christchurch Airport Marathon

Among contenders for this weekend’s 35th Christchurch Airport Marathon are more than a few runners who are older than the event itself! Veterans of the national distance running scene are tipped to topple the sport’s up and comers in the annual ... More >>

Large North Island area closing to duck hunting

Friday, 29 May 2015, 1:08 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Make the most of this weekend – that’s the message sent out by Fish & Game officers with the mallard and grey duck season set to close this Queen’s Birthday Monday ( June 1) in the Auckland /Waikato and Eastern Regions. More >>

Jazz it up a little this June

Friday, 29 May 2015, 12:51 pm | Positively Wellington

JUNE'S LIVE LINE-UP Jazz it up a little this June, it's time to get down and boogie! BROOKE FRASER More >>

Deserving gran wins a brand new Suzuki Swift

Friday, 29 May 2015, 12:46 pm | Automobile Association

Nelson woman Nina Carpenter didn’t realise when she drove her ageing 1994 Mitsubishi Lancer into an AA Auto Centre, she would soon be leaving with a brand new Suzuki Swift. More >>

Online mapping system helps Waikato hunters hit the mark

Friday, 29 May 2015, 12:01 pm | Walking Access Commission

Online mapping system helps Waikato hunters hit the mark Planning a hunting trip in the Waikato just got easier following the introduction of new hunter access information on the free, nationwide Walking Access Mapping System. The Waikato hunting access ... More >>

Shoot Your Television Winter Tour '15

Friday, 29 May 2015, 11:59 am | Real Deal Productions

Wellington blues musician Darren Watson and Dunedin alt¬folk/country troubadour Matt Langley are teaming up to encourage people to 'shoot their televisions', get their thumbs off their smart phones, and check out some of New Zealand's finest original ... More >>

Semi Permanent 2015 Unveils Spark Lab Programme

Friday, 29 May 2015, 11:18 am | The Maple

In just over four weeks’ time, Auckland City will be transformed into a creative think-tank when the sharpest minds in creative industries come together for the annual Semi Permanent festival. The weekend of 3-4 July will see ideas come alive with creative ... More >>

Fiji, Honduras and Uzbekistan teams arrive in Christchurch

Friday, 29 May 2015, 11:08 am | Christchurch City Council

Fiji, Honduras and Uzbekistan teams arrive in Christchurch ahead of the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015 Christchurch City Council welcomed the Fiji, Honduras and Uzbekistan teams to Christchurch today ahead of the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015. Officials and ... More >>

Get Ready To Ride At The Skyline Gravity Park

Friday, 29 May 2015, 10:52 am | Shine pr

Get Ready To Ride At The Skyline Gravity Park Pump Track Opening This Weekend It’s the Pump Track where international biking super stars Anneke Beerten, Sarah Walker and our very own Keegan Wright got the crowd chanting on their feet at Crankworx ... More >>

Gun Salutes Mark Royal Milestones

Friday, 29 May 2015, 10:51 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Gun Salutes Mark Royal Milestones The New Zealand Defence Force will mark the official observance of the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with a 21-gun salute at midday next Monday 1 June, and a further 21-gun salute will be fired at midday ... More >>

Bribery and Corruption Undermine Sport

Friday, 29 May 2015, 10:50 am | Transparency International NZ

The arrest of some of the most powerful figures in global football on bribery and corruption charges is a wakeup call for New Zealand as well, according to Transparency International's New Zealand Chair Suzanne Snively. More >>

Festival Showcases Auckland’s Burgeoning Beer Scene

Friday, 29 May 2015, 10:49 am | Society Of Beer Advocates

The City of Ales craft beer festival returns to Auckland in June for the 4th year in a row. Held at The Maritime Room in Viaduct Harbour the festival is the most successful small beer festival in Auckland. After 3 sold-out years, this year’s event will ... More >>

Young Wellington Musicians Tune Up for National Contest

Friday, 29 May 2015, 10:32 am | Chamber Music New Zealand

Almost 90 young Wellington musicians are tuning up to compete in the annual New Zealand Community Trust Chamber Music Contest. The Wellington District Contest of the New Zealand Community Trust Chamber Music Contest takes place on Sunday 7 June and is ... More >>

New era beckons for Coast to Coast

Friday, 29 May 2015, 10:28 am | Speight's Coast to Coast

The 2016 Coast to Coast will be supported by a new naming rights sponsor as Speight’s passes the baton along after a 32 year union. More >>

‘The Prisoner Rises: Songs of Resolve and Resistance’

Friday, 29 May 2015, 9:41 am | Wellington Young Professionals Choir

Supertonic, the Wellington Young Professionals Choir, is proud to announce its first concert series for 2015. "The Prisoner Rises: Songs of Resolve and Resistance" will be presented in two not to be missed performances this June. The concert series ... More >>

Snowmaking starts early at The Remarkables

Friday, 29 May 2015, 9:38 am | Southern PR

Snowmaking starts early at The Remarkables Snowmaking at The Remarkables ski area in Queenstown has started ahead of schedule as the country gears up for what’s set to be a great start to winter, with The Remarkables on target to open onJune ... More >>

Icy Temps Don't Deter Champion Kayaker

Friday, 29 May 2015, 9:21 am | Gerry's Wraps

They make ’em tough down South, and kayaking in the dark in sub-zero temperatures doesn’t phase Danielle Currie, who is in training for this year’s Canoe Sprint World Champs. More >>

Finalists Announced for National Contemporary Art Award

Friday, 29 May 2015, 9:18 am | Hamilton City Council

Finalists Announced for National Contemporary Art Award National Contemporary art award judge Aaron Kreisler has selected 52 entries as finalists for this year’s National Contemporary Art Award hosted by Waikato Museum. Faced with a record number ... More >>

Vettori Made Honorary Hamilton Ambassador

Friday, 29 May 2015, 9:16 am | Hamilton City Council

Vettori Made Honorary Hamilton Ambassador Hamilton City Council will confer an Honorary Ambassadorship on former international cricketer Daniel Vettori. Council unanimously approved the honour today, but the ceremony will not be held until August, when Vettori ... More >>

Aussie Coming To Clean Up Christchurch

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 4:35 pm | Christchurch Airport Marathon

While New Zealand’s top runners vie for the national title in this weekend’s Christchurch Airport Half Marathon, a collection of Aussies will be doing their best to upset trans-Tasman relations. More >>

Eight drivers selected for 2015 Elite MotorSport Academy

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 4:11 pm | MotorSport NZ

Eight of New Zealand’s most promising motorsport talents have been given the chance to further hone their skills at the 2015 Elite MotorSport Academy in Dunedin. More >>

Scouts are ‘Better Prepared’ for the Future

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 3:44 pm | Scouts New Zealand

SCOUTS New Zealand launched their new 10 year strategy named ‘Better Prepared’ on Saturday 23 May in Wellington, with the leadership team brought together from all over New Zealand. The strategy will see the Movement preparing to achieve their ... More >>

Busy Weekend for Country's Karters

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 3:41 pm | KartSport

Busy Weekend for Country's Karters The Queen's Birthday long weekend is set to be a busy one for the country's karters with major regional events in Hamilton, Wellington and Nelson and Blenheim. The biggest in terms of numbers and logistics is the annual, ... More >>

Consultation open on place name proposals

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 3:37 pm | New Zealand Geographic Board

The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) has today opened public consultation on 12 proposals to assign or alter names of geographic and undersea features around the country. More >>

The Ugly One

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 3:32 pm | Circa Theatre

Lette thinks he is normal, but when he discovers that he is in fact unbelievably ugly, he turns to a plastic surgeon for help. Suddenly he becomes the most beautiful man in the world. Fame and riches follow; women want to sleep with him and men want ... More >>

Position Vacant: Vodafone Warriors Deputy Ceo

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 3:31 pm | Vodafone

Leading a club like the Vodafone Warriors is a big job, so Vodafone’s Fantastic Fridays is looking for someone to take the reins as Deputy CEO for a few days, and give Jim Doyle a hand. More >>

Oily Rag - Reader tips and thinking of the next harvest

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 2:44 pm | Oily Rag

Many thanks for all your new tips. It is good to know the Oily Rag community is active and thriving! More >>

One game bird season closes, others still open

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 2:08 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game message – one game bird season closes, others still open While the end of the hunting season for mallard and grey ducks is looming in the Eastern Fish & Game Region (Queen's Birthday Monday, June 1, 2015) - there are weeks ... More >>

Grant Apologises for Unacceptable Behaviour

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 2:06 pm | Mojo Pulse

Grant Apologises for Unacceptable Behaviour Following a disciplinary hearing staged yesterday afternoon by the Trans Tasman Netball League (TTNL), operators of the ANZ Championship, Mojo Pulse Captain Katrina Grant has been found in breach of the ANZ ... More >>

24th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2015

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 1:58 pm | Wallace Arts Trust

The Wallace Arts Trust are calling for entries to the 24th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2015 , with prizes amounting to over $195,000 in value, including international art residencies, monetary prizes and stipends. More >>

Te Puna Toi 2015: Footprints/Tapuwae

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 1:52 pm | Free Theatre Christchurch

The unique bicultural opera Footprints/Tapuwae, which juxtaposes motifs from Wagner’s Ring Cycle with waiata and haka, opens for a two-week season in The Gym from June 2nd. Footprints/Tapuwae is part of an event called Te Puna Toi, which fosters contemporary ... More >>

ANZ Championship Disciplinary Hearing - Katrina Grant

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 1:01 pm | ANZ Championship Netball

Trans Tasman Netball League (TTNL), operators of the ANZ Championship, wishes to advise that Mojo Pulse defender Katrina Grant has been warned about her future conduct, and issued with a 2 match ban which is suspended and only brought to account if she ... More >>

Fitzgerald’s Kia Magic Coaching Contract Extended

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 12:44 pm | Netball Waikato

Netball Waikato Bay of Plenty has today announced that the contract of Kia Magic Coach, Julie Fitzgerald has been extended for the 2016 ANZ Championship season. The 2014 ANZ Championship Coach of the Year said the decision to coach the Kia Magic ... More >>

Fairy Tales And Flying Machines in Original Kiwi Play

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 12:44 pm | Red Scare Collective

Three siblings – a postgrad student obsessed with fairy tales, a spurious phone psychic, a teenage boy who loves flying machines – find themselves faced with the past they’ve long tried to outrun in this original New Zealand play. More >>

The Spirit of Manawatu’s Club Q Lives on After Its Closure

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 12:41 pm | Centrepoint Theatre

MaLGRA and THE DARK ROOM proudly present DELIGHTFUL DIVAS , an evening of drag for one night only, performed by local drag queens formally of Club Q in Palmerston North. More >>

Pains of Youth and Woyzeck double bill

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 12:34 pm | Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School

Two of the most groundbreaking plays from the German theatre scene are coming to Wellington. A startling script from writer Ferdinand Bruckner in 1929 titled Pains of Youth , and Woyzeck that was born in the hands of dramatist Georg Büchner in ... More >>

First ever concerto for taonga puoro in Christchurch

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 12:09 pm | Christchurch Symphony

The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra will mark a milestone in the cross-cultural fusion of music in a concert fitting for Matariki More >>

Commemorating WWI through place names

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 11:54 am | Land Information NZ

Sixteen recorded place names linked to WWI are set to become official as part of the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) contribution to the Government’s ‘New Zealand WW100’ programme. More >>

Auckland Museums collaborate on maritime hertiage

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 11:50 am | Auckland Museum

Museums Collaborate on the Future of Waterfront’s Maritime And Cultural Heritage Experience New Zealand Maritime Museum and Auckland War Memorial Museum have established a strategic partnership to develop future plans for a maritime and cultural precinct ... More >>

Kiwis Seek Art Experiences in Exotic New Locations for 2016

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 11:40 am | Impact PR

Kiwi art lovers will have the opportunity to visit unusual art-filled destinations with a series of special tours to exotic locations in 2016. More >>

Go ‘Back to the Future’ at CRC Speedshow

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 11:39 am | CRC Speedshow

A world-class ‘Back to the Future’ DeLorean replica will have its first major public showing at CRC Speedshow in Auckland this July. The car is owned by Aucklander Mat Bedogni, who spent the best part of two years and a heap of money converting ... More >>

Kiwis Prepare to ‘Sprint’ Around Hyde Park

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 11:11 am | Triathlon New Zealand

Kiwis Prepare to ‘Sprint’ Around Hyde Park London is the next stop on the ITU World Triathlon Series circuit and a host of New Zealanders will line up on the sprint course at Hyde Park, in the heart of the city that still brings to the surface fond ... More >>

Sam Johnson returning to Nepal to provide urgent aid work

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 11:10 am | Make Lemonade

New Zealand’s Student Volunteer Army founder Sam Johnson is launching a second humanitarian aid mission to help outlying villages in Nepal following last month’s earthquake that killed more than 8000 people. More >>

NZIFF Reveal Two Live Cinema Events

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 11:02 am | NZIFF

Charlie Chaplin's the Kid Lawrence Arabia to Perform World Premiere Score for Lonesome The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) today announces two Live Cinema Events this year for Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Charlie Chaplin’s 1921 ... More >>

CANOE AND Kayak Taupo offer award –winning guided tours

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 10:50 am | Media PA

CANOE AND Kayak Taupo offer award –winning guided tours on the pristine waters of Lake Taupo and the Waikato River. More >>

Queen's Birthday on Queens Wharf: Weekend Programme

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 10:48 am | The Maple

It’s almost time for the royal celebrations of Queen’s Birthday weekend! Head down to Queens Wharf Saturday 30, Sunday 31st May and Monday 1st June for a three-day free event filled with music, culture, food, industry and history celebrating England, ... More >>

NZ Top 40 Celebrates the Big 40

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 10:44 am | Pead PR

Not only is the month of May NZ Music Month, this year it also marks the ruby anniversary of The Official NZ Top 40 Music Charts. More >>

Youthline Wellington’s Annual Street Appeal

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 10:18 am | Youthline

Wellington, May Wednesday 27th May, 2015: Youthline Wellington’s Annual Street Appeal is on this Friday 29th May 2015. There will be collectors throughout the Wellington region from 7am until 6pm. More >>

Desexy Revolution hits the magic 100

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 10:00 am | Verve Training

Desexy Revolution celebrates its 1st birthday on June 4th. The initiative, which is part of the Humane Rescue, Rehabilitation & Rehoming Trust (HURRAH), has funded more than 100 spay and neuter surgeries for dogs in its first year. More >>

Arresting street photography wins Simon Devitt Prize

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 9:54 am | Auckland University

When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade, which is exactly what Elena Lochore-Ward did, following an accident while on holiday. More >>

Economy drives high road toll, but technology can lower it

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 9:40 am | Dog And Lemon guide

New Zealand’s sharp increase in annual road deaths is mostly the result of a booming economy, says the car review website More >>

Touring Screen and Healing Arts to Aotearoa

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 9:38 am | Jenny Fraser

Screen artist Jenny Fraser is an invited guest artist in Aotearoa New Zealand as a presenter for the Healing Screen Arts Lab in Auckland and at the Wairoa Maori Film Festival in Nuhaka. Her featured animated work is a manifestation of an Aboriginal ... More >>

Filthy Rich Cast Announced

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 9:30 am | TVNZ

Miriama Smith will lead an incredible cast in TV2’s fierce new multi-night drama, Filthy Rich, which began filming this week. More >>


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