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NZL Sailing Team at ISAF Worlds: Update

Saturday, 20 September 2014, 12:05 pm | Yachting New Nealand

NZL Sailing Team at ISAF Worlds: All on for the Aleh Powrie Medal Race; Burling And Tuke Keep Lead Despite Drama More >>

Kiwi Mixed Pairing Upset at Fernbaby International

Saturday, 20 September 2014, 11:58 am | Badminton NZ

Day two of the Fernbaby Auckland International Badminton tournament was another mixed day for the New Zealanders with the biggest surprise the second round loss for Oliver Leydon-Davis and Susannah Leydon-Davis to a lower ranked Australian pairing in the ... More >>

Heritage Auckland World Vegetarian Day Dinner 4 October

Saturday, 20 September 2014, 11:50 am | Heritage Hotels

Due to popular demand, Heritage Auckland is proud to present its annual World Vegetarian Day celebration dinner on Saturday 4 October in Hectors restaurant. More >>

No place like Splore: fresh take on music, art, performance

Friday, 19 September 2014, 5:01 pm | Splore Festival

Splore is welcoming Trinity Roots to the 2015 festival staged at Tapapkanga Park on 20-22 February 2015. After last playing the festival in 2004 at the Waharau site Trinity Roots will make a welcome return. Recognised as the iconic “Home, Land ... More >>

Electric Wire Hustle NZ Tour Dates

Friday, 19 September 2014, 4:51 pm | Rhythmethod

The New Zealand R&B, soul and electronica duo ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE are set to perform two dates this October in support of their sophomore album Love Can Prevail – released worldwide Monday September 8th 2014. More >>

First Ticket Allocation Sold Out for Westfest 2015

Friday, 19 September 2014, 4:44 pm | WestFest

In less than 36 hours since it’s announcement, Westfest ’15 has sold out of its initial ticket allotment! Second release of tickets will be available from 8am on Monday 22nd September. More >>

Golf sets youngsters on the right path

Friday, 19 September 2014, 4:26 pm | Jonathan Ratcliffe

Twenty-one year old PGA Golf Apprentice, Jonathan Ratcliffe believes schools should encourage more students to take up golf. More >>

Wellington Zoo Welcomes Second Stanford MBA Intern

Friday, 19 September 2014, 4:22 pm | Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo recently hosted Amanda Johnson, an MBA student at Stanford University in California, through the Global Management Immersion Experience (GMIX) – an internship programme that encourages MBA students to gain hands-on international management ... More >>

NZL now leads the 49er and women’s 470

Friday, 19 September 2014, 4:19 pm | Yachting New Zealand

NZL Sailing Team at ISAF Worlds: NZL now leads the 49er and women’s 470 More >>

Pop-up Mini Golf Course Heading to Silo Park

Friday, 19 September 2014, 4:18 pm | scribbleAKL

Mini-golf is on its way to Silo Park in Wynyard Quarter! Take a mini golf adventure through a landscape made of borrowed and up-cycled objects, from the very little to the very experienced this is an exciting new playground for everyone this September. More >>

Jamie Anderson And Emil Ulsletten Win Slopestyle Finals

Friday, 19 September 2014, 4:16 pm | Burton High Fives

WANAKA, New Zealand (September 19th, 2014) The 3rd annual Burton High Fives presented by MINI continued yesterday with slopestyle finals at Wanaka’s Cardrona Alpine Resort . Olympian and two-time Burton High Fives winner Jamie Anderson (USA) and ... More >>

The Pitmen Painters

Friday, 19 September 2014, 4:02 pm | Circa Theatre

From Tony award-winning writer Lee Hall, best known for Billy Elliot , comes this amazing true story. Since its premiere in 2007, The Pitmen Painters has been hugely successful, receiving rave reviews and sell-out performances in the North East and ... More >>

Louis Baker releases his limited edition 7" record

Friday, 19 September 2014, 3:29 pm | Aston Road

Silver Scroll Finalist Louis Baker releases his limited edition 7" record 'Just Want To Thank You' today. More >>

Southland Sharks Co-Captain to Tutor SIT Sports Programme

Friday, 19 September 2014, 3:22 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

The Southern Institute of Technology is proud to announce the appointment of Southland Sharks Co-Captain James Paringatai as tutor of the newly developed National Certificate in Recreation and Sport (Core Skills) Level 2. More >>

Christchurch Man Sells Last Name

Friday, 19 September 2014, 2:53 pm | Pulzar Broadcasting

Trademe is no stranger to unconventional sales, but this one might just be a first. Arguably the greatest radio announcer of all time, 105.7 Pulzar FM's Snap, host of the Drive Home with Snap, is selling off the rights to his last name. More >>

Wellingtonians invited to watch some fast-paced Floorball

Friday, 19 September 2014, 2:43 pm | Wellington Floorball Club

Wellingtonians invited to watch some fast-paced Floorball action as the 7th annual tournament approaches More >>

Wellington Conductor Returns for Home Concert

Friday, 19 September 2014, 2:20 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Wellington man, Lieutenant Commander (LTCDR) Owen Clarke, will lead the Royal New Zealand Navy Band in a one off concert at Old St Paul’s at 7.00pm, Saturday 27 September. More >>

Yvonne Todd's Beauticans, Socialites, Vegans and Christians

Friday, 19 September 2014, 1:56 pm | City Gallery Wellington

This summer, City Gallery will host the largest exhibition to date by award-winning photographer Yvonne Todd. It’s the first time the entire gallery has been devoted to just one artist. Creamy Psychology, curated by Robert Leonard, includes around ... More >>

“Campaign Nonviolence” Symposium at ASCC on Tuesday

Friday, 19 September 2014, 1:41 pm | ASCC

September 21st -27th has been designated as the kick off week for the national movement of "Campaign Nonviolence.” Initiated by the California-based Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service, Campaign Nonviolence is described as a long-term movement to bring the concept ... More >>

Graphic novelist and comic artist exchange

Friday, 19 September 2014, 12:14 pm | New Zealand Book Council

Six graphic novelists will participate in the first residential exchange between Taiwan and New Zealand courtesy of a joint initiative between the Publishers Association of New Zealand, the Taipei Book Fair Foundation and the New Zealand Book Council. More >>

Busy times ahead for age-group aces - NZRL

Friday, 19 September 2014, 10:41 am | New Zealand Rugby League

Several of New Zealand's top teenage rugby league stars will do double international duty over the next two weeks, after being named in the NZ 18s side. More >>

Chali 2na (Jurassic 5) Plays Auckland & Wellington

Friday, 19 September 2014, 10:30 am | Rhythm Group


2015 Marlborough Wine & Food Festival

Friday, 19 September 2014, 10:26 am | Wine Malborough

Save the date for the 14th of February 2015! Set amongst the vines in Marlborough’s oldest vineyard, Brancott Vineyard, the Marlborough Wine & Food Festival will celebrate its 31st birthday in 2015. More >>

Bloc Party's Kele announces new album Trick

Friday, 19 September 2014, 10:17 am | The Label

Bloc Party's Kele announces new album Trick a nd shares new video for first single Doubt More >>

Nationwide winners announced in this year’s Hospitality NZ

Friday, 19 September 2014, 10:00 am | Mediacom

The best performing bars, restaurants, cafes and hotels in New Zealand’s hospitality industry have been announced as winners at this year’s Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence. More >>

Wellington venue judged a winner in hospitality awards

Friday, 19 September 2014, 9:52 am | MEDIACOM

The Rydges Hotel in Wellington has been named as a double winner at this year’s Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence – taking out the Best Accommodation Hotel category and Excellence in Marketing category. More >>

Silver Ferns Squad & Constellation Cup Team Announced

Friday, 19 September 2014, 9:49 am | Netball New Zealand

Netball New Zealand National Selectors have chosen 19 players in the Silver Ferns Squad for the 2014/2015 international Netball season. More >>

Drama as Young Kiwi Dislocates Knee

Friday, 19 September 2014, 9:36 am | Badminton NZ

For immediate release from Badminton New Zealand, for further information visit More >>

Film Adaptation of Faith-Based Novel “Scripted In Heaven”

Friday, 19 September 2014, 9:33 am | Bella Luce Productions

Feature Film Adaptation of Faith-Based Novel “Scripted In Heaven” is Planned For Release in 2016 More >>

Kidney Donor Walks New Zealand For Cause

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 4:21 pm | Northland DHB

A Whangarei woman, who donated a kidney to her husband, is setting off today to walk the length of New Zealand to encourage others to donate their organs. More >>

A Re-occurring Dream of Dark Colours

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 3:32 pm | Shaun Garea

A Dream of Dark Colours is a live performance project featuring ‘Honoured Artist of the Ukraine’ Anatoly Zelinsky with 25 minutes plus of original composition for viola alongside a digital projection of a stylized abstract video narrative described ... More >>

Kog Studio And Waiata Māori Music Awards

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 3:23 pm | Kog Studio

Kog Studio want to say a huge congratulations, ngā mihinunui to the winners and nominees! We were fortunate enough to be involved on no less than 11 of winners and nominees, Mixing and Mastering their Albums and E.P’s. Winners: Best Traditonal ... More >>

Oily Rag: A tree in every backyard

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 3:17 pm | Oily Rag

A couple of weeks ago TV One's Seven Sharp did a news story about free fruit. With "free" in the subject line, those frugally inclined are likely to remember it. It was about a very nice "mad fruit lady" from Auckland who drives ... More >>

The Datsuns Announce New Zealand Tour This DECEMBER

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 2:54 pm | The Label

The Datsuns Announce New Zealand Tour This DECEMBER in Support of Their New Record "DEEP SLEEP" More >>

Loren and Mark in Aotearoa - national tour 15 Oct – 8 Nov

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 2:51 pm | Arts On Tour

Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb share a special musical chemistry seldom found among musicians. Their varied repertoire of original and arranged music has won them countless fans around the world and many awards, including Best Instrumental for ... More >>

The Sound of Music - Opens To Rave Reviews in Wellington

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 2:31 pm | Skip Ink

THE SOUND OF MUSIC features an unforgettable score that includes some of the most famous songs ever performed on the musical stage including “My Favorite Things”, “Edelweiss”, “Do-Re-Mi”, “Sixteen Going on Seventeen”, “The Lonely ... More >>

Resn and SBTRKT release Interactive Artwork

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 2:27 pm | Resn

Kiwi digital production house Resn have teamed up with musical act SBTRKT to present “Look Away” , an online audio-visual experience. The interactive artwork celebrates the release of the single of the same name from the forthcoming SBTRKT album “Wonder ... More >>

Japanese Film Festival 2014 - Auckland Program Announced

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 2:23 pm | The Japan Foundation

The 18th Japanese Film Festival (JFF) 2014 , the largest Japanese film festival outside of Japan, will arrive for the first time with its main program to Auckland’s Rialto Cinemas Newmarket from 6 – 12 November as a part of its international tour. The ... More >>

Contemporary Award Finalists Announced

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 2:14 pm | SOUNZ

SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music and APRA AMCOS have announced the finalists for the 2014 SOUNZ Contemporary Award, celebrating excellence in contemporary composition. The following works by New Zealand composers were selected: More >>

Rotax Challenge Series Goes Down to the Wire this Weekend

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 1:59 pm | Fast Company

2014 Rotax Max Challenge New Zealand supported by Schwarzkopf Professional Rnd 6 (Final) Strata Networks Raceway Auckland Sat-Sun September 20-21 2014 More >>

Stingrays smell blood in water

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

Opportunities like this don't come along very often, but Counties Manukau coach Rod Ratu is trying to remain calm ahead of what could be a season-defining grand-final rematch against Pirtek NZRL National Premiership champions Akarana on Saturday. More >>

The Black Keys Turn Blue NZ Tour with Band of Skulls

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 1:23 pm | Muchmoremusic

The Black Keys return to New Zealand off the back of their successful 8th full-length album Turn Blue . As part of the Turn Blue World Tour , the band will perform in Christchurch and Auckland in April 2015. More >>

The Seekers: New Shows Added

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 1:18 pm | Skip Ink

Due to overwhelming demand, a second Auckland concert is announced for the supergroup THE SEEKERS on their ‘Golden Jubilee Tour’ – celebrating 50 years since they first sang together. More >>

Westfest 2015

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 1:16 pm | WestFest

ODR Productions & The Rock proudly presents ‘Westfest ’15, an annual music festival that every rock fan will be sure not to miss! If the success of the inaugural West- Fest is anything to go by, 2015’s event is going to be bigger and better, ... More >>

THEA 301 presents The Two Noble Kinsmen

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 12:59 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington’s THEA 301 tackle Jacobean tragicomedy in the Wellington premiere of Shakespeare and Fletcher’s rarely performed The Two Noble Kinsmen . More >>

Rugby World Cup 2015 Countdown Begins

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 12:34 pm | Rugby World Cup 2015

Thursday 18 September marks one year to go until Rugby’s biggest event, Rugby World Cup 2015, and Kiwis are certainly planning to be there in big numbers. More >>

Only 10 days to go before the Breadcraft Wild Challenge!

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 12:24 pm | Breadcraft Wild Challenge

With only ten days to go, runners and cyclists keen to take part in the Breadcraft Wild Challenge at Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre are urged to register now or risk missing out on the event. More >>

NZ Performers Competition Opens for WOMAD 2015

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 10:26 am | Womad

WOMAD is on the lookout for talent to perform at the 2015 festival and the successful WOMAD Band Competition has been expanded to include not just musical performances but acts that could perform at other spaces and places on-site at the festival. This ... More >>

BNZ Literary Awards winners announced

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 10:11 am | BNZ Literary Awards

Winemaker Tobias Buck has taken out New Zealand’s top short fiction prize for his work Islands in the Stream, at the BNZ Literary Awards in Wellington last night. More >>

NZL Sailing Team at ISAF Worlds

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 10:10 am | Yachting New Nealand

18 SEP 2014 NZL Sailing Team at ISAF Worlds: Burling and Tuke out in front More >>

2014 Burton High Fives day one and two recap

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 10:04 am | Ellipsis Creative

2014 Burton High Fives Day One and Two Recap – Team Selection and Mini Off Road Driving Challenge More >>

Brand New SingStar™ Comes to PlayStation®4 on October 29th

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 3:45 pm | Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand

SingStar: Ultimate Party Tracklist Revealed! Auckland, 17th September 2014 : Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) today revealed the brand new and improved SingStar and further announced that the SingStar: Ultimate Party disc edition will be arriving ... More >>

Leading NZ Players Set for Early Taste of New Scoring System

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 3:43 pm | Badminton NZ

Three of New Zealand’s leading Badminton players will be amongst the first to get a taste of a new scoring system being trialed at this week’s Fernbaby Auckland International, and all are happy be play the part of ‘guinea pigs’ with the eyes ... More >>

ASB Classic 2015 Player Announcement

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 3:41 pm | NZ Festival of Tennis

Organisers of the NZ Festival of Tennis are thrilled to announce that American rising star, Sloane Stephens, is confirmed for the ASB Classic 2015. More >>

Toi Whakaari 2014 season of Go Solo commences

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 3:40 pm | Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School

Grab your chance to see the next generation of performers from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School in action as the fifteen final year Acting students strut their stuff. More >>

Netsky announces DJ Set at Hawea Hotel

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 3:40 pm | Rhythm Group

Rhythm Group entertainment is excited to announce that drum & bass heavyweight Netsky will be playing a one off DJ set at Wanaka’s Lake Hawea Hotel on December 28th. More >>

LoL With Your Favourite Jokers

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 3:23 pm | Elephant Publicity

“ We had the best time ever!...My face hurt in the morning from laughing so hard the night before.” sian555, Ticketmaster Fan Reviews More >>

Edgell Secures Ace Co-driver for BNT NZ SuperTourers

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 3:13 pm | BNT V8 SuperTourers

Last weekend Steve Owen drove for the factory Ford team in the first of Australia’s big V8 Supercars endurance races; in less than a fortnight’s time he’ll be at Taupo partnering Aucklander Tim Edgell in the season’s opening BNT NZ SuperTourers ... More >>

Caddy Steve Williams to Attend School Golf Day

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 2:39 pm | House of Travel

A fundraiser golf event usually reserved for parents and supporters of Chilton Saint James School will feature its first ever team of children this year - plus they will get to meet world renowned caddy Steve Williams to pick up some pro tips. More >>

Christchurch Communication Festival

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 2:38 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

A free community concert, aimed at raising awareness about the challenges faced by adults with communication disorders, is being held at Cashmere High School Performing Arts Centre next month (1-2pm, Friday, October 3). More >>


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