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ReZist has the September Wildcard Chart on Lockdown

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 5:34 pm | theaudience

It was the battle of Palmerston North at the top of’s Wildcard Funding Chart for September, with two young local groups vying for the top spot. Despite an incredibly close contest, it was the genre bending reggae-inspired ReZist ... More >>

Join Us for a Digital Invasion!

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 5:06 pm | Auckland Live

Explore Auckland CBD by tracking digital experiences during Art Week Late Night. There will be works on screens, mobile devices, walls and floors at the Aotea Centre and the AUT Sir Paul Reeves building. More >>

Food, colours top calf names for 2014

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 4:32 pm | LIC

Food, colours top calf names for 2014 Jack and Olivia may be the most popular baby names in New Zealand - but when it comes to newborn calves, it seems food and colours are flavours of the month. Bluey, Violet, and Peanut are three of the calves entered ... More >>

Awards recognise New Zealand’s women architects

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 4:13 pm | South Pacific Architecture Ltd

Three architects have been acknowledged in the inaugural Architecture+Women:NZ Awards, a programme set up to celebrate the oft-overlooked contribution of women to the New Zealand building industry. More >>

Contenders emerge from youth pool play

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 3:13 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

Central Vipers and Wellington Orcas hold the hopes of a nation, as they challenge an Auckland domination at the "Got A Trade?" NZRL National Youth Tournament in Rotorua. More >>

Nicki Minaj to Host the 20th Anniversary MTV EMA

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 2:21 pm | MTV NZ

MTV New Zealand has today unveiled hip hop superstar Nicki Minaj as the host of the “ 2014 MTV EMA”. Just two weeks before she releases her highly anticipated third studio album, The PinkPrint . Minaj will be hosting the world’s annual music ... More >>

Wild Card Adds Spice to Super 8 Line Up

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 2:19 pm | Sky Arena

BACKING up the enormous success of June’s SUPER 8 heavyweight wildcards, SUPER 8, SUPER FIGHT NIGHT will feature two wild cards for the SUPER 8 Cruiserweight Last Man Standing tournament, on the under card of the Shane Cameron vs Kali Meehan heavyweight ... More >>

Descendants of war refugees celebrate 75th anniversary

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 2:07 pm | NZ Chinese Association Auckland Inc.

TO GROW ROOTS WHERE THEY LAND "Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Chinese War Refugees in NZ" 1 October 2014 Media release More >>

New public panel to advise Auckland Council on public art

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 1:59 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland’s industry leaders in arts, culture and design are being given the opportunity by Auckland Council to help shape art in public spaces to help the council achieve its goal of becoming the world’s most liveable city. More >>

Keep Learning

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 1:43 pm | Vincents Gallery

Press Release: Exhibition at Vincents Gallery 'Keep Learning' An exhibition celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week Vincents Gallery Level 4, 84 Willis St Opening Tuesday 7th October 4:00pm Until 22nd October ph. 4991030 More >>

New Zealand Children Imagine a Future without Kiwi

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 1:29 pm | Kiwis for Kiwi

Kiwis for kiwi launches month-long appeal to raise funds to reverse the impending extinction of our national bird and treasured namesake. More >>

Judd returns to chase epay Silver Fern Rally Title

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 1:28 pm | epay Silver Fern Rally

Cantabrian Jeff Judd has made a late decision to try and regain the Historic Challenge title of the epay Silver Fern Rally that he last won in 2010. More >>

Historic 1972 BRM Formula One car to race in New Zealand

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 1:24 pm | NZFMR

An historic Formula One racing car with a strong connection to a New Zealander is heading to these shores and coming to a race circuit near you soon! More >>

Tremains Art Deco Weekend’s International Ambassador

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 1:23 pm | Art Deco Trust

The founder of the world’s most recognised tea brand has been announced as the international ambassador of the Tremains Art Deco Weekend. More >>

Festival Tickets Now On Sale!

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 1:18 pm | Adam Chamber Music Festival

Festival Tickets Now On Sale! It is with great excitement that we announce individual tickets for the 2015 Adam Chamber Music Festival are now on sale and extend a warm welcome to all music lovers to join us this summer in Nelson, New Zealand. More >>

Radio Programmers Speed Networking Session Wellington

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 1:17 pm | Music Managers Forum

The Music Managers Forum (MMF) will present a speed networking session in Wellington this month for music managers interested in gaining valuable insight into local radio, as well as the opportunity to sit face to face with a line-up of esteemed radio industry ... More >>

The Movember Foundation Puts Its Money Where Its ‘Mo’ is

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 12:05 pm | Movember

As millions of men around the world prepare to donate their upper lips to Movember — the Movember Foundation announces the largest global investment ever into improving the quality of life for men living with prostate cancer through the launch of their ... More >>

Game Play Goes Global

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 11:28 am | The Playground Collective

Award winning theatre company The PlayGround Collective is heading to New York to present their new show All Your Wants and Needs Fulfilled Forever at LaMaMa in downtown Manhattan as part of the New Zealand New Performance Festival New York . More >>

Acclaimed Borodin Quartet returns to New Zealand

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 11:25 am | SWPR

" They are sounding better than ever. Are they now the world's best? All I know is that I never heard quartet playing at quite that level before " – Ottawa Citizen More >>

Rugby Star Dominic Bird steps up as new ambassador

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 11:24 am | Foundation For Youth Development


Solo 2014: Five Wellington Artists

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 11:19 am | The Dowse Art Museum

Solo 2014: Five Wellington Artists Nine metres of hydrangeas in oil paint, a translucent pyramid, colourful collage, experimental jewellery and captivating performance work are some of the treats that The Dowse Art Museum has to offer as part of biennial ... More >>

Design student inspires with up-cycling exhibition

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 11:11 am | Otago Polytechnic

Tessa’s Bar An Otago Polytechnic student is creating beautiful, practical furniture and furnishings from unwanted objects that would otherwise be cast aside – and she wants to encourage others to do the same. Third-year Bachelor of Design (Communication) ... More >>

Waikato players first to try new ‘Ice Age’ golf experience

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 11:01 am | Spark Activate

Waikato rugby players, Anton Lienert-Brown, Damian McKenzie and Brayden Mitchell swapped the pitch for the green at the weekend, turning out to take the first putts on Hamilton’s new Ice Age themed mini golf course. The 18-hole course offers a ... More >>

Summerfield survives for strong showing

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 9:44 am | BB Media

Rangiora's Matt Summerfield has come away from the final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, the GoPro Daybreaker Rally, having produced a mature drive that resulted in fourth place. More >>

The Lion Foundation Netball Champs - Day Two

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 9:39 am | Lion Foundation

The Lion Foundation Netball Champs, 2014 takes place from Monday 29th September to Friday 3rd October at The Trusts Arena in Henderson, Auckland. More >>

Stingrays barely survive Colts scare

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 9:27 am | New Zealand Rugby League

Counties Manukau needed a try in the dying moments to keep alive their hopes of defending the 17s crown on Day Two of the "Got A Trade?" NZRL National Youth Tournament in Rotorua. More >>

Arboriculture Climbs to the Top

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 9:24 am | Arboricultural Association

Saturday 18 October will see the 2014 Husqvarna National Tree Climbing Championships take place in Rotorua. Arborists from across the country, and Rotorua locals alike, will have the opportunity to see a number of World Champion Tree Climbers in action. More >>

Third Thursday featuring Songwriter Circle

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 4:54 pm | Museum Of Wellington City and Sea

The Museum of Wellington City & Sea hosts its second Songwriter Circle , part of its popular Third Thursday Series. From 7pm on Thursday 15 October, the Museum turns the spotlight on folk music with New Zealand musicians Sam Prebble, Mark Sommerville ... More >>

NZ’s Whibley Wraps up USA Title Early

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 4:19 pm | Bikesport NZ

NZ’s Whibley Wraps up USA Title Early SEPTEMBER 30, 2014: Pahiatua’s Paul Whibley is champion again in the United States. The 35-year-old former Manawatu forestry worker, affectionately dubbed “The Axeman” on the international motorcycling ... More >>

The Edge TV Unveils International Programming

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 4:08 pm | The Edge TV

The Edge TV has secured its first international programming. Sonic Highways is an eight-part documentary following the Foo Fighters recording their latest album. More >>

Ferrer and Gulbis confirmed for Heineken Open

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 3:38 pm | NZ Festival of Tennis

World number five, and four-time Heineken Open Champion, David Ferrer has today been confirmed for the 2015 Heineken Open, along with crowd-pleaser, Ernests Gulbis. More >>

The Charlotte Ryan Breakfast Show on Kiwi FM

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 3:20 pm | Kiwi FM

Starting next Monday, Charlotte Ryan will host the Kiwi FM Breakfast Show (Weekdays), moving from her regular afternoon spot on the Kiwi FM Drive Show, Afternoon Delight . More >>

Mad About Movies film festival

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 2:56 pm | Changing Minds

‘Mad About Movies’ is a FREE film festival held from the 7-11 October 2014 at the Academy Cinema in Auckland City, to celebrate Mental Health Awareness week. More >>

Two Out of Three for Reeves

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 2:20 pm | Bikesport NZ

SEPTEMBER 29, 2014: Two out of three isn’t bad ... that is certainly the view of Palmerston North’s Adam Reeves. More >>

New Artistic Director for the Newmarket Stage Company

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 2:17 pm | Newmarket Stage Company

The team involved with Newmarket Stage Company’s upcoming production of Shirley Valentine, have mixed emotions going into the final weeks of rehearsals as it means they will also be saying farewell to the Company’s Founder and Artistic Director ... More >>

Melbourne Cup Tour Comes To Wanganui

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 2:13 pm | Melbourne Cup

Today the community of Wanganui united to welcome the iconic 18-carat gold, $196,000 ($175,000 AUD) 2014 Emirates Melbourne Cup trophy to town. As part of the 2014 Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour, Wanganui was selected by the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) to be ... More >>

The Lion Foundation Netball Champs - Day One Results

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 2:10 pm | Netball NZ

The Lion Foundation Netball Champs, 2014 takes place from Monday 29th September to Friday 3rd October at the Trusts Stadium in Henderson, Auckland. More >>

Video: NZ Junior Freeski & Snowboard Nationals Day One

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 2:07 pm | Snow Sports New Zealand

The Cardrona NZ Junior Freeski and Snowboard National Championships got underway in Wanaka on Monday 29 September 2014 with over 200 competitors aged five to 18 years enjoying fantastic spring conditions for the first day of their four-day event schedule. ... More >>

Hang Out With the Julie Lamb Band

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 1:59 pm | Julie Lamb

Celebrate the launch of Julie Lamb’s much anticipated third album, When We Hang Out , with a free live performance on Sunday 19 October at Wellington’s San Fran on Cuba Street. More >>

Delinquent- A Fundraising Feature Film

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 1:55 pm | Shadowlight Studios

“When Peter, an ordinary quiet school boy arrives at his new school, he swiftly falls in with a group of friends. This is until Paige, the outgoing and self-professed leader of the group displays her blatant dislike for the more shy and timid character ... More >>

Experience the best of Mardi Gras at SKYCITY this October

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 1:55 pm | SKYCITY

SKYCITY Auckland will come alive with the sights and sounds of Mardi Gras from 1 October to 2 November, inspired by the very best elements from the legendary street carnivals of Rio, Sydney and New Orleans. More >>

Young Claims Another APRC Title in Japan

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 1:50 pm | Mike Young Motorsport

New Zealand rally driver, Michael Young, managed to wrap up the 2014 two-wheel-drive Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) title plus take the lead in the production cup title at the penultimate APRC round held in Japan over the weekend. More >>

Louis Baker covers Prince's 'Purple Rain'

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 1:42 pm | Aston Road

Louis Baker covers the legendary king of funk Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ as the sixth release of the Aston Rd Sessions . More >>

Popular Kiwi writer’s latest poetry book released

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 1:40 pm | Canterbury University Press

Popular Kiwi writer Apirana Taylor will launch his sixth volume of poetry with Canterbury University Press in October. More >>

New Zealand jade carver wins gold in China

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 12:57 pm | Tai Poutini Polytechnic

Tai Poutini Polytechnic Tutor Ric Moor has won a prestigious gold award at the international Suzhou Exhibition in China. More >>

Māori Television Documentary Catches up with Whānau

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 12:33 pm | Maori TV

In the year 2000, four children were welcomed into four families who shared their dreams, fears and hopes for their babies in WHĀNAU, a special documentary project that set out to get a glimpse of what it means to be Māori in the new millennium. More >>

Musical promotes mental health awareness

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 12:17 pm | Auckland Music Theatre

Following hot on the heels of Mental Health Awareness Week, Auckland Music Theatre is staging the Auckland premiere of Next To Normal . More >>

Suzuki Six-Hour an Iconic Race

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 11:56 am | Bikesport NZ

Suzuki Six-Hour an Iconic Race SEPTEMBER 30, 2014: Have you got the skills, the pace and the strength to race a dirt bike at full-throttle for half a day? Of course you’ll also need a huge dose of stamina to tackle the annual Suzuki Six-Hour Dirt Bike Challenge ... More >>

Amazing Experiences to Be Won with Samsung’s Home Smart Home

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 11:43 am | Samsung

Auckland – September 30, 2014 – Samsung Electronics New Zealand is on the hunt for deserving Kiwis to take part in exclusive occasions to be held at the Home Smart Home, a waterside concept home which will be on site at Wynyard Quarter from October ... More >>

Teenage wing bolts into Kiwis squad

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 11:12 am | New Zealand Rugby League

Rookie Penrith wing Dallin Watene-Zelezniak is among the latest additions to the NZ Kiwis train-on squad for the upcoming Four Nations tournament, More >>

$50,000 up for grabs

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 10:58 am | YHA NZ

Rotorua – YHA New Zealand is in the running for a £25,000 ($50,000NZD) grant from London-based Hostelling International’s Sustainability Fund (HISF) to fund a renewable energy project at its Rotorua hostel. More >>

Basketball Star to Step Out For Charity

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 10:41 am | Well Foundation

Well Foundation ambassador and top New Zealand basketball player, Tom Abercrombie will join renowned athlete, Allison Roe as a special guest walker in the inaugural Long Bay Spring Step Out next month. The Tall Blacks player will take part in the ... More >>

Perry Newburn running for Koru Care NZ

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 10:32 am | Koru Care New Zealand

Kiwi, Perry Newburn is running from New York City to Los Angeles in a bid to set a new Master’s record and, helping kiwi kids at the same time. While running Newburn is raising funds for the New Zealand kids charity Koru Care New Zealand; who will ... More >>

NZ Kiwis launch #18 supporters campaign

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 10:06 am | New Zealand Rugby League

It means, most likely, you won't get to dress for the game. You'll be watching powerless from the stands, as your brothers bleed for the cause. More >>

Footballing Giants Real Madrid and AC Milan Kick Off in Dec

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 9:46 am | Emirates Airlines

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and Emirates Airline have announced that the 2014 UEFA Champions League 2013/14 winner Real Madrid will face 18-time international titles winner AC Milan in the ‘Dubai Football Challenge’; ... More >>

Trackside Reborn with Fresh New Line-up

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 9:42 am | NZ Racing Board

It’s Trackside – but not as you know it – with brand new shows, a brilliant new studio and more racing than sports fans have ever seen before. More >>

Netball Central Zone Launches Innovative New Fun Days

Monday, 29 September 2014, 4:53 pm | Netball Central

Netball Central Zone will be holding the first of a new series of Netball Fun Days on 1st October at Arena Manawatu in Palmerston North. The Fun Day is designed to give young players a taste of Netball New Zealand’s new Junior Netball Programme ... More >>

WOW Win for Emily Valentine

Monday, 29 September 2014, 4:45 pm | Solander Gallery

Solander is thrilled that Emily Valentine was announced the winner of the WOW Factor Award at the World of WearableArt Awards Night on Friday. "Sulphur Crested Frockatoo" was chosen as the most innovative garment with the most WOW factor by Dame Suzie More >>

Potato Tubas Hold Much A-peel for Levity Beet

Monday, 29 September 2014, 4:33 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Monday, 29 September 2014) - An unlikely partnership between Veggie Boys, radio show Space Station Kiwi and Dunedin Public Libraries has led to an unusual musical outcome. More >>

Spring Has Sprung Show

Monday, 29 September 2014, 3:58 pm | Annie Studholme

Riding her starry stallion Euro Sport Centavos, the pair took out the Country TV Horse Grand Prix at the South Canterbury North Otago (SCNO) Area’s Spring Has Sprung Show at Waimate today. More >>


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