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A Tall Order – First of Two Giraffes On The Move to Orana

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 3:52 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

Orana Wildlife Park is transferring two lofty lasses, young female giraffes, from Auckland Zoo as part of the zoo-based breeding programme for these majestic animals. Currently, one animal, Shira (2), is on board the 25,000 tonne SHANSI, embarking ... More >>

Echo Festival Cancelled

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 3:46 pm | Echo Festival

Slow ticket sales have now led to the cancellation of two-day music event Echo Festival. More >>

Taupo Racetrack rebrands to Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 2:29 pm | Taupo Motorsport

Taupo brings home New Zealand’s most internationally recognised brand with the re-naming of its race track facility; More >>

Auckland Arts Festival 2016 presents Changes

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 2:06 pm | Auckland Arts Festival

Auckland Arts Festival 2016 presents Changes, the world premiere of two significant new dance works by visionary choreographers Neil Ieremia (Black Grace, New Zealand) and Kuik Swee Boon (T.H.E Company, Singapore). More >>

Commemoration planning begins!

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 12:50 pm | R.Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust

In four years’ time the Bay of Island will celebrate and commemorate the arrival 246 years ago of two exceptional navigators, Tupaia from Tahiti and James Cook from England on the HM Bark Endeavour and planning is well underway! More >>

Get your jingle on

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 12:41 pm | QTheatre

Diva Agency is proud to present a stellar line-up of New Zealand’s finest entertainers at Q Theatre’s Get Your Jingle On season, guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit. The series kicks off with legendary poet Sam Hunt on December 9 and includes ... More >>

Wellington Blaze squad announced

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 12:26 pm | Cricket Wellington

The Wellington Blaze squad to play in their first Twenty20 match against the Northern Spirit at Karori Park on November 27 is: More >>

NTC Live Comes to Auckland

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 12:24 pm | RAW

Joining women together around the world, and introducing them to new fitness experiences and communities, the NTC Tour is set to kick off in 2016. This year will see three cities take part simultaneously across Australia and New Zealand including an epic ... More >>

Stunning location will set show apart internationally

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 12:02 pm | Cameron Brewer

Auckland Councillor for Orakei, Cameron Brewer, says it is great news that beautiful Bastion Point has been chosen for theinaugural New Zealand Flower & Garden Show - scheduled for 23 – 27 November 2016. More >>

Great Kiwi Kids recognised at 2015 Excellence Awards

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 11:45 am | Foundation For Youth Development

Twenty-seven extraordinary young people received prestigious awards at the 2015 Foundation for Youth Development (FYD) Excellence Awards at Government House in Auckland last night. More >>

Nigel Latta puts the craziness of life into perspective

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 11:42 am | Kenzie's Gift

Just in time for the ‘silly season’ Nigel Latta will be putting the craziness of the season into perspective in a one off show, “The Problem with life” on Wednesday 2nd December from 7.30pm at Westlake Boys High School, Forresst Hill, Auckland. More >>

2015 New Zealand Ukulele Festival Announcement

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 10:53 am | NZ Ukulele Festival

The 2015 NZ Ukulele Festival will be hosted on Sunday, November 29th at The Trusts Arena , the official home of the New Zealand Ukulele Festival. More >>

Emirates to be official airline sponsor at ASB Classic

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 10:42 am | Emirates Airlines

26 November 2015 – As part of its ongoing commitment to bring Kiwi fans closer to the action, Emirates is set to become the official airline sponsor at the ASB Classic men’s tennis tournament. Emirates and the ATP have elevated their partnership, ... More >>

Second International Food Design Conference Confirmed

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 10:30 am | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic’s Food Design Institute has announced it will host the second International Food Design Conference and Studio in late June 2016. Conference Convener Professor Richard Mitchell said the three-day event would celebrate ‘The Human ... More >>

Oily Rag - Spring veges

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 10:27 am | Oily Rag

Oily Rag gardens everywhere are bursting with vegetables; broccoli, cauliflower, and silver beet in particular. So we went looking for what readers have to say about cooking these vegetables of abundance. More >>

Big Guns Head to Hampton Downs

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 10:04 am | Premier Motorsports

BIG GUNS HEAD TO HAMPTON DOWNS The new-look motor racing season in New Zealand got off to a great start with the first Premier Motorsport event at Taupo Motorsport Park in October, before the big classes then moved on to the ITM 500 V8 Supercar ... More >>

Mondiale Aces unchanged for game against Canterbury Kings

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 9:45 am | Auckland Cricket

After three home wins on the trot the Mondiale Aces have named an unchanged side to take on the Canterbury Kings at Hagley Oval. More >>

Family Feud Applcations Now Open

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 9:43 am | Mediaworks

Family Feud Applcations Now Open Is your family ready to get its feud on? Iconic gameshow Family Feud is heading to New Zealand screens – and we’re looking for fun, lively families to take part! More >>

Plan ahead for pet’s sake

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 9:35 am | SPCA

The SPCA are calling on owners to plan ahead for their pet’s old age, or unexpected injuries or illness. More >>

One off concert at Mangawhai Tavern this summer

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 9:12 am | Mushroom Group

Hot off the heels of this year's Church Tour: The Lost Highway, Tami Neilson, Delaney Davidson and Barry Saunders with his band The Warratahs will reunite for a one-off concert at Mangawhai Tavern this summer! More >>

Murdoch holds 2nd after day two 2015 Finn Gold Cup

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 5:31 pm | Yachting New Zealand

Racing for the 2015 Finn Gold Cup continued off Takapuna as the large 75 boat fleet took to the water for day two of the six day regatta. More >>

Wendt's latest novel a decade in the making

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 4:55 pm | Huia Publishers

The new novel Breaking Connections is the latest release from leading Pacific writer Albert Wendt. More >>

Mentor programme for 2016 seeks applications

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 4:45 pm | NZ Society of Authors

For Writers! Apply now to be mentored by an established writer, poet, playwright or comic / graphic novelist. More >>

UNESCO honours New Zealand heritage items

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 3:56 pm | UNESCO

The UNESCO Memory of the World New Zealand Trust has announced the inscription of He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni ( the Declaration of Independence ofthe United Tribes of New Zealand ) and the Pickerill Papers on Plastic Surgery ... More >>

Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show opens this weekend

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 3:50 pm | Auckland Art Gallery

Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show opens this Saturday 28 November at the Gallery and includes more than 100 paintings by artists from across the country. Entry to the exhibition is free. More >>

Museum honours outstanding individuals

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 3:24 pm | Auckland Museum

Auckland War Memorial Museum last night honoured the careers of four outstanding individuals in its annual Museum Medals ceremony held at the Museum on Tuesday 24th November. More >>

Top Hawke's Bay Cyclist Moving For Dream Job

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 3:18 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Nearing the end of degree studies at EIT, Hannah van Kampen has already scored a job that underpins her road cycling ambitions. More >>

ASB Classic Glowing in Girl Power

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 2:49 pm | ASB Classic

ASB Classic organisers today announced the strongest field in the tournaments history with tour glamour girl Ana Ivanovic added to the already confirmed headline acts of Venus Williams (7) and Caroline Wozniacki (17). The former World Number One and ... More >>

Visiting academic to discuss corruption in Britain

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 1:44 pm | University of Auckland

Corruption is often something people consider happens only in developing countries, but that’s not the case according to a new book. Professor David Whyte of the University of Liverpool has recently edited How Corrupt is Britain? Professor Whyte is in Auckland ... More >>

When the going gets tough, we go to our family

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 12:13 pm | Statistics New Zealand

If you are going through a significant event in your life, you are most likely to seek help from family members, according to new research from Statistics New Zealand. More >>

Tropfest New Zealand Announces New Partnership

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 12:02 pm | Tropfest NZ

Tropfest New Zealand Announces New Partnership Tropfest New Zealand has today announced an exciting new partnership with Wellington’s Avalon Film & Television Studios for the 2016 festival. More >>

UC Motorsport students take Formula race car to Melbourne

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 12:00 pm | University of Canterbury

Inspired by racing legend John Britten, UC Motorsport students hope they have the world-beating formula as they head to Melbourne to race a car they built from scratch. More >>

New Zealanders with Disabilities showcase their talents

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 11:58 am | StarJam

On Saturday the 28th of November, over 100 young New Zealanders with disabilities will be showcasing their musical and performance skills, as part of the Auckland StarJam End of Year Concert. StarJam is a not-for-profit that has been working with ... More >>

Killswitch Engage Join Disturbed for NZ Concert

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 11:56 am | Mushroom Group

Frontier Touring is proud to present the return of Disturbed to New Zealand in 2016! David Draiman, Dan Donegan, Mike Wengren and John Moyer are Disturbed, Chicago's number one hard rock pioneers! Disturbed return to New Zealand next January to play ... More >>

Young Generation of Triathletes Vie for Iconic Title

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 11:47 am | Triathlon New Zealand

One of New Zealand’s most iconic and popular triathlon events takes place at Mount Maunganui this Sunday 29th November with the hosting of the Sovereign Tinman, the second race in the seven-event Sovereign Tri Series. More >>

New exhibition portrays art of mid-20th century tourism

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 11:30 am | Hastings District Council

Beautifully drawn posters “selling the dream” to the potential tourists of the early 1900s have become artworks in their own right. More >>

Willis Meehan takes his first step on a LONG road

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 10:41 am | Benjamin Watt

Willis Meehan will be facing his biggest challenge in April 2016, at Auckland's Trusts Arena against Julius Long for the International Boxing Organisation Asia Pacific Heavyweight Title. More >>

Expat Kiwis keen to return to NZ

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 10:25 am | Colmar Brunton

Home is looking sweeter for Kiwi expats, with a growing number planning to return to New Zealand according to a ‘global census’ by Kea and Colmar Brunton. More >>

Murdoch opens 2015 Finn Gold Cup with a win

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 10:11 am | Yachting New Zealand

Murdoch opens 2015 Finn Gold Cup with a win and a share of the lead More >>

Bach Musica Presents Christmas Oratorio (Parts 4 - 6)

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 10:03 am | Bach Musica

Bach Musica NZ is inviting you to their final 2015 concert presenting parts 4-6 of J. S. Bach’s exuberant Christmas Oratorio. On St. Nicholas Day, 6 December at 5pm, New Zealand’s highly acclaimed ensemble will commence the Christmas season together ... More >>

Top stars primed for Urge 3 Peaks Enduro

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 10:01 am | Adventure Media Group

The Urge 3 Peaks Enduro endurance downhill mountain biking race has attracted some of New Zealand's top rising stars for this weekend's racing in Dunedin, New Zealand. (November 28 and 29, 2015). More >>

Dark Starr Lingerie & Fashion Show - 4th Dec 2015

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 9:35 am | Venus Starr

Venus Starr is a woman of many talents - from internationally renowned tattoo model and burlesque performer to Headmistress and teacher at Venus Starrs School of Burlesque, from mother, to established producer this one woman powerhouse is set to bring yet ... More >>

NZ Skeptics announce Bent Spoon award

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 5:29 pm | NZ Skeptics Society

The Pharmacy Council has been awarded the 2015 Bent Spoon Award from the NZ Skeptics for proposing a change to their Code of Ethics that would allow the sale of healthcare products that have not been shown to work. More >>

Smales Farm launches Outdoor Movie Season for this Summer

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 5:02 pm | Smales Farm

A green, urban space established with people in mind, Smales Farm on Auckland’s North Shore is the ideal spot to enjoy the benefits of good weather and long evenings as we step into summer. Get ready to enjoy a fantastic, free outdoor experience with ... More >>

Netball New Zealand announces 2016 Domestic Events Calendar

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 2:39 pm | Netball New Zealand

Netball New Zealand (NNZ) is pleased to confirm the details of the 2016 National Domestic Events Calendar, including the National Netball League. Announced by NNZ Chief Executive Hilary Poole, Netballers across the country will travel to North ... More >>

NZ Racing Board Welcomes Report on Offshore Betting

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 1:59 pm | NZ Racing Board

New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB) Chair Glenda Hughes has today welcomed the findings of an off-shore betting working group announced by the Minister for Racing, Nathan Guy. More >>

Cancel Your Sky Subscription Competition Winner Announced

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 1:57 pm |

Over the last three weeks, , New Zealand's leading television commentary website, has been offering those who have said they'd be "ditching Sky after the Rugby World Cup" the opportunity to put their words into action and submit ... More >>

Celebrating a Decade of Charitable Giving at MOTAT

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 1:43 pm | MOTAT

Sparkling lights festoon the historic buildings, carollers are warming up and the Lolly man is planning festive treats to whip up – Christmas Lights, MOTAT Nights is almost here again! For the tenth year in a row, the Museum will be raising funds ... More >>

Brian Wilson Performing Pet Sounds - One NZ Show Only!

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 1:00 pm | Blackout Music Management

Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds is a rare, unforgettable live music experience spanning two parts: ACT 1: Pet Sounds and ACT 2: His Greatest Hits and will feature his incredible band including original Beach Boys member Al Jardine and long-term ... More >>

Podiums for Adam Barwood & Jamie Prebble

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 12:58 pm | Snow Sports New Zealand

Lake Wanaka, New Zealand (24 November 2015) – The first ski races of the northern hemisphere season are underway and NZ athletes are already making their presence felt against strong international fields. Ski cross racer Jamie Prebble (Christchurch) ... More >>

Mighty Ape Wellington Firebirds squad announced

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 12:35 pm | Cricket Wellington

Mighty Ape Wellington Firebirds squad announced for their Sixth Game of the Georgie Pie Super Smash More >>

New Zealand Alpine Club (NZAC) elects three new Life Members

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 12:27 pm | NZ Alpine Club

Tuesday, 24 November, New Zealand Alpine Club (NZAC) elects three new Life Members New Zealand Alpine Club General Manager, Sam Newton, has announced the election of three Life Members of the New Zealand Alpine Club. Don French (Wellington), Ron McLeod ... More >>

Victoria University’s #wildcats Win NZ Ultimate Champs

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 12:18 pm | New Zealand Ultimate

#wildcats team victorious over local Christchurch team Credo after a weekend of Ultimate played in tough, windy conditions. More >>

Celebrate the Magic of the Season

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 12:12 pm | Mountebank Entertainments

- At that time of year when we talk about the magic of the holiday season, why not celebrate with some real magic at The Monthly Mystery ? New Zealand’s only all-magic-and-mystery show returns to the Fringe Bar in Wellington on 10 December 2015, at 7 pm. More >>

Te Reo Singalong books judged the best te reo resources

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 12:10 pm | Sharon Holt

A self-published non-Māori author has scooped both awards for best resource in te reo Māori at the CLNZ Educational Publishing Awards. More >>

DOC and Toyota announce five-year partnership

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 12:06 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation and Toyota New Zealand have agreed to work together to support a new conservation programme for Kiwi kids. More >>

Silo 2016: Anarchy, Vulnerability and Survival

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 11:27 am | Silo Theatre

Silo Theatre’s Artistic Director Sophie Roberts is thrilled to announce their 2016 season, a powerful and diverse collection of work that ‘ celebrates the anarchic, the wild and the beautiful fight in us all to survive in a troubling world.’ As ... More >>

Explosive detector dogs pose for a good cause

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 11:02 am | New Zealand Aviation Security Service

New Zealand’s Aviation Security Service (‘Avsec’) this week launched a 2016 calendar featuring its highly trained explosive detector dogs (EDD) working to protect the nation’s airports and skies. More >>

Tickets on sale as Holden NZPGA Championship set for return

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 10:43 am | NZPGA

Auckland – 24 November 2015: Some of New Zealand and Australia’s biggest golfing talents will again descend upon Auckland next year to compete for glory in the Holden NZPGA Championship 2016. More >>

Baigent pace Nott enough to win

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 10:29 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Nelson shearer and former Top of the South Senior champion Travers Baigent made a bold bid for his first Open title when coming second at the Nelson A and P Show on Saturday(November 21). More >>


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