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World Vision & The Edge launch ‘Famine TV’

Monday, 4 May 2015, 4:41 pm | 40 Hour Famine

In the lead up to the 40 Hour Famine, World Vision and The Edge launch Famine TV, an online platform where Kiwis can share what they’re doing to fight hunger by uploading videos of themselves and their friends taking part in the 40 Hour Famine. More >>

New Zealand Poet Laureate Award – call for public nomination

Monday, 4 May 2015, 4:11 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The National Library of New Zealand is inviting nominations for the next New Zealand Poet Laureate. More >>

Emirates Team New Zealand confirms changes to Board

Monday, 4 May 2015, 3:39 pm | Emirates Airlines

Emirates Team New Zealand confirms changes to Board Emirates Team New Zealand said today that Dr Keith Turner has resigned from the Emirates Team New Zealand Board. CEO Grant Dalton, who is currently overseas, said that the role of Chair of Emirates ... More >>

Auckland Live and Colab/AUT University present Tourmente

Monday, 4 May 2015, 3:29 pm | Auckland Live

Wednesday 27 May – Friday 21 August 2015 Digital Art Live Screen, Level 2, Aotea Centre Tourmente (2015) is an interactive video installation created by Jean Dubois, an international recognised digital artist from Montréal, Canada. He has created ... More >>

‘Brasch’ Celebration To Open Writers and Readers Festival

Monday, 4 May 2015, 3:22 pm | Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival

The Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival opens tomorrow at the Athenaeum Library with the presentation of a new cache of publications including the first ever selected edition of Charles Brasch poems and fittingly the latest Landfall release. Charles ... More >>

Celebrate NZ Music Month at local libraries

Monday, 4 May 2015, 3:11 pm | Auckland Council

Rock on at Auckland Council’s libraries during May for NZ Music Month and listen to live music, get down with the kids for musical storytimes and rhymetimes, or learn a musical instrument for free. More >>

PhD in Art History inspires student into teaching

Monday, 4 May 2015, 3:02 pm | Auckland University

Simon McNamara enjoyed his PhD in art history at the University of Auckland so much he’s now studying to be a teacher so he can pass his knowledge on to others. Simon initially did an MA in English and then a Post Graduate Diploma in Art History. He ... More >>

The health of te reo in Māori homes and communities

Monday, 4 May 2015, 2:38 pm | NZCER

Te Ahu o te Reo project to measure the health of te reo in Māori homes and communities More >>

Tickets to the SKYCITY Masquerade En Blanc Ball Sell Out

Monday, 4 May 2015, 1:56 pm | Queenstown Winter Festival

(4 May, Queenstown) – Tickets to the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival went on sale at 12pm today, with the SKYCITY Masquerade en Blanc Ball selling out within just one hour. Tickets were selling for $159 and included a three course meal, ... More >>

New action and adventure TV channel launches in New Zealand

Monday, 4 May 2015, 1:48 pm | Schuck PR

4 May 2015 - Flame Tree Media, (formerly Juice TV) a leader in operating niche television channels, announced today the launch of New Zealand’s first ever 24-hour action and adventure entertainment channel GARAGE, exclusively available on SKY channel ... More >>

Jo Harten set to reach 50 game milestone

Monday, 4 May 2015, 1:30 pm | Netball Waikato

Kia Magic goal shoot Jo Harten will play her 50th ANZ Championship game when she takes the court in Sunday’s key clash against the Southern Steel at the Claudelands Arena in Hamilton. More >>

Women’s Self Defence Network congratulates Rotorua woman

Monday, 4 May 2015, 12:43 pm | Women's Self Defence Network

The Women’s Self Defence Network Wāhine Toa congratulates the woman in Rotorua who successfully fought off an attacker on Saturday night. “We are impressed by this woman’s courage” said Network spokeswoman Alison Broad. “She obviously ... More >>

A Recipe for Success as Muffin Break And Plunket Team up

Monday, 4 May 2015, 12:27 pm | Pead PR

Two of New Zealand’s most popular family institutions, Muffin Break and Plunket, have teamed up to support Kiwi families. The national sponsorship agreement announced today sees Muffin Break providing much needed funds to support Plunket’s community ... More >>

Atlantis Crowned the Queen in South Australia

Monday, 4 May 2015, 12:09 pm | NZ Bloodstock

Kiwi galloper Atlantis Dream (NZ) (Elusive City) beat a high-class field of fillies and mares in the A$175,000 Group 2 Hughes Chauffeured Limosines Queen of The South Stakes (1600m) at Morphettville on Saturday. More >>

Appointments to the Board of the Maori Television Service

Monday, 4 May 2015, 12:03 pm | Te Putahi Paoho

Ko te amorangi ki mua, ko te hapai o ki muri Tau ake ra te amokura, ko Tane te wananga, ko Tane te pukenga. More >>

The Warehouse finds New Zealand’s “Mother of the Year”

Monday, 4 May 2015, 11:52 am | The Warehouse Group

An extra special Mother’s Day for one deserving Kiwi mum The Warehouse’s annual search for New Zealand’s “Mother of the Year” saw a record 5,500 deserving mums nominated from across the country, with Kim Willis from Porirua announced the ... More >>

When Neighbours Connect, Sparks Fly

Monday, 4 May 2015, 11:49 am |

New Zealand’s first free and private neighbourhood website has welcomed another corporate partner on board today - leading digital services company, Spark. More >>

Celebration of Mountaineering Milestone by unsung Kiwi Hero

Monday, 4 May 2015, 11:47 am | NZ Alpine Club

New Zealand Alpine Club (NZAC) is hosting an event in Christchurch on Wednesday, to mark the 60th Anniversary of the first ascent of the world’s 3rd highest peak, Mt Kangchenjunga (8,586m). More >>

Nelsonians Dominate Crazyman’s Quarter Century

Monday, 4 May 2015, 10:40 am | Crazyman Event

Nelsonians took the spoils at Wellington’s premier multisport race as more than 300 participants from all ends of the country took on the 25th Hutt City Crazyman. More >>

20,000 major reasons to enter New Zealand Aria

Monday, 4 May 2015, 10:38 am | Dame Malvina Major Foundation

One of Australasia’s most prestigious singing competitions, the New Zealand Aria, has just become even more prestigious with the Dame Malvina Major Foundation increasing the first prize to $20,000, and all other prize packages increasing. More >>

Tess Allen to receive 2015 Kapiti Lions Sport Grant

Monday, 4 May 2015, 10:37 am | Scopevents Ltd

Each year the Lions Club of Kapiti gives a grant of $1,000 to a young athlete who is actively and successfully participating in sport, aged between 14-20 years, for the purpose of helping them develop their skills and attain their aspirations. More >>

Big-Hearted Bequest Is The Cat's Whiskers

Monday, 4 May 2015, 10:20 am | Markom

Twenty years ago Ms Molly Alberta Beebe Wyatt passed away and left instructions in her Will for Public Trust to administer her estate and hold the balance on trust until 2015. More >>

Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter Roundup

Monday, 4 May 2015, 10:13 am | Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter has had a very busy two weeks flying 9 missions and introducing into service a Bk117 helicopter. This involved training up crew members, StJohn Ambulance Para-Medics and and Police SAR Squad members in the use of the new ... More >>

SKYCITY NZ Badminton Open Finals Review

Monday, 4 May 2015, 10:03 am | SKYCITY Badminton NZ Open

Finals day at the SKYCITY New Zealand Badminton Open saw the curtain come down on the greatest week of badminton New Zealand has seen with the first ever gold status Grand Prix hosted here, and in keeping with that week, the finals delivered some ... More >>

Smokefreerockquest – East Coast heats results.

Monday, 4 May 2015, 10:00 am | Smokefreerockquest

They conquered their nerves and played their songs at the local Smokefreerockquest heats, held on Saturday at the War Memorial Theatre, where the top 12 bands and solo-duos in East Coast were selected to go through to the regional final. (time and place ... More >>

Smokefreerockquest – Hawkes Bay heats results

Monday, 4 May 2015, 9:58 am | Smokefreerockquest

Aspiring teen musicians conquered their nerves and played their songs at the local Smokefreerockquest heats, held on Sunday at Napier Boys High School; where the top 12 bands and solo-duos in Hawkes Bay were selected to go through to the regional ... More >>

Where Do Green Party Stand on Three-Way Marriage?

Monday, 4 May 2015, 9:56 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ is calling on the Green Party to declare their policy on three-way marriages and polygamy in light of the UK Green Party leader declaring that they are open to consultation on legalising ‘marriages’ involving three or more people. ... More >>

LVVTA March 2015 UDM rebuttal

Monday, 4 May 2015, 9:42 am | LVVTA

In 1992 The LVVTA was established by a group of NZ hot rod associations with the following philosophies espoused in its introductory pages by Tony Johnson. More >>

A new approach to promoting NZ music

Monday, 4 May 2015, 9:31 am | NZ On Air

A new approach to promoting NZ music A new online initiative to get more people discovering and enjoying NZ music aims to increase the number of streams of tracks by NZ artists. More >>

2015 Conference Scholarship Open

Monday, 4 May 2015, 9:24 am | Romance Writers of New Zealand

The Sandra Hyde Romance Writers Trust is offering a scholarship to the Romance Writers of NZ annual conference, Love Thrills, August 29-30, 2015 in Auckland. More information on the conference programme at: More >>

Superyachts NZ arm receives endorsement from NZ tourism

Monday, 4 May 2015, 9:23 am | Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ

Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand’s luxury concierge arm receives formal endorsement from New Zealand tourism bodies More >>

30 Minute trilogy – The Empire Strikes Fast

Sunday, 3 May 2015, 3:53 pm | Enterprise Entertainment

Last year, on May the fourth, we left Han, Leia, Luke and Chewie celebrating their victory over the Empire and the destruction of the Death Star. More >>

New Zealand Post coin celebrates new Royal arrival

Sunday, 3 May 2015, 11:18 am | New Zealand Post

The birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's second child is being commemorated by a New Zealand Post limited edition 1oz silver proof coin. More >>

Wellington company Stansborough commissioned for Royal Gift

Sunday, 3 May 2015, 11:11 am | Stansborough

Stansborough joins New Zealand in congratulating the Royal Family including Prince William, and Catherine on the wonderful news of the arrival of a baby sister for Prince George. More >>

Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel defeat Mojo Pulse

Sunday, 3 May 2015, 10:53 am | ANZ Championship Netball

A youthful Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel took a major step towards securing a spot in the play-offs with a thrilling 50-49 win over the experienced Mojo Pulse in Dunedin on Saturday. More >>

Former World Number One Marches into Finals at Skycity Open

Sunday, 3 May 2015, 10:51 am | Badminton NZ

Former world number one Lee Hyun Il in his semi-final win. Credit: James Hirata /SKYCITY NZ Open More >>

New game bird season delivers ‘mixed bag’ for hunters

Sunday, 3 May 2015, 10:34 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

There have been some very mixed fortunes for thousands of hunters who have turned out today, as the new game bird hunting season opened (May 2) – with the weather dealing “good cards” to the ducks. More >>

ANZ Championship: Official Result & Statistics

Saturday, 2 May 2015, 10:37 am | ANZ Championship Netball

The Mission Queensland Firebirds have inflicted the first loss on the West Coast Fever this season with a 56-48 win in front of more than 6000 fans at the Perth Arena. More >>

Quarter-Finals Serve up World Class Badminton

Saturday, 2 May 2015, 10:22 am | Badminton NZ

Former world number one Lee Hyun Il in his quarter final win. Credit: Brainjam/SKYCITY NZ Open More >>

First Shows Announced for 2015 Christchurch Arts Festival

Friday, 1 May 2015, 9:40 pm | Christchurch Arts Festival

The world’s first magic ‘supergroup’, New York’s leading cabaret performer, physical circus, a brand new musical theatre show based on suffragist Kate Sheppard, and a special installation for Cathedral Square are the first major shows to be announced ... More >>

NZB’s National Weanling Sale

Friday, 1 May 2015, 9:10 pm | NZ Bloodstock

The upcoming New Zealand Bloodstock National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale gives purchasers the opportunity to secure weanlings by a strong line-up of 71 stallions. More >>

The Warehouse Wellington Zoo-fari welcomes Ngati Toa School

Friday, 1 May 2015, 8:33 pm | Wellington Zoo

170 students from Ngati Toa School in Porirua will visit Wellington Zoo next week as part of The Warehouse Wellington Zoo fari programme, on Monday 4 May and Tuesday 5 May. More >>

Ambassadors Support New Zealand Chinese Language Week

Friday, 1 May 2015, 8:25 pm | Silvereye Communications

New Zealand’s Ambassador to China and the Chinese Ambassador to New Zealand have been announced as patrons of the New Zealand Chinese Language Week (NZCLW). More >>

Treble Cone Ski Area Triples on-Mountain Dining Options

Friday, 1 May 2015, 8:05 pm | TrebleCone

The on-mountain dining options and experiences at Treble Cone (Wanaka, New Zealand) are about to get a whole lot more flexible, friendly and delicious at New Zealand’s Best Ski Resort. Whereas previously Treble Cone offered one large food court style ... More >>

Niue to sponsor Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

Friday, 1 May 2015, 4:34 pm | Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

The Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge is getting a Pacific flavour with the small island country of Niue joining the event as a sponsor. More >>

Māori Television to Screen Auckland First XV Rugby

Friday, 1 May 2015, 3:51 pm | Maori TV

Māori Television has entered into a partnership with the Auckland Rugby Union to broadcast Auckland’s 1st XV rugby competition on free-to-air television. Each week, the channel will screen an exclusive replay of the Match of the Round from the prestigious ... More >>

Caritas working to expand relief outside Kathmandu

Friday, 1 May 2015, 2:41 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Almost a week after the massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, and Caritas’ continuing relief work providing those in severely affected Kathmandu with emergency shelter, food, water and hygiene kits is being expanded outside the capital. More ... More >>

Kiwis have a Fairtrade cuppa to give farmers a fair go

Friday, 1 May 2015, 2:27 pm | Oxfam

Kiwis across the country are getting together over a cuppa to make a difference in the lives of people living in poverty in the developing world. More >>

"Got A Trade?" has Kiwi Ferns' backs

Friday, 1 May 2015, 1:50 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

New Zealand Rugby League and the NZ Kiwi Ferns are excited to welcome Got A Trade? Got It Made! as a sponsor of the women’s international programme. More >>

What is different about this exhibition?

Friday, 1 May 2015, 1:05 pm | Toi Poneke Gallery

Wellington artist Sally Griffin has two exhibitions opening and running concurrently in Wellington, both with the same exhibition title. Photospace Gallery hosts Sally's first photography exhibition: 'What We Saw', opening Friday 8th May and running till ... More >>

Call for applications for the 2016- 2017 residencies

Friday, 1 May 2015, 11:35 am | McCohan House

The McCahon House Trust is now calling for applications from professional visual artists for the McCahon House Artist’s Residency programme, deadline 10 July 2015. More >>

HOOPLA poets blitz Bestsellers List

Friday, 1 May 2015, 11:29 am | Makaro Press

It’s provocative poetry in vivid packages, our one-year-old HOOPLA series with echoes of the Faber series in design, released in sets of three every April with a late-career, mid-career and first-time published poet from around the country. ... More >>

Shakespeare Behind Bars founder to visit

Friday, 1 May 2015, 11:25 am | Auckland University

The role of art, theatre and the works of William Shakespeare in prisons will be the focus of talks by the founder of the Shakespeare Behind Bars programme in the United States during his visit to New Zealand later this month. More >>

Artist Talk with Billy Apple

Friday, 1 May 2015, 11:23 am | WAM

The Whangarei Art Museum presents an artist talk with Billy Apple- alongside our current exhibition of privately owned works from the Matuku Trust collection by Billy Apple. More >>

Hermitude Announce New Album, NZ Tour Dates

Friday, 1 May 2015, 10:35 am | Isaac Promotions

Electronic duo Hermitude are set for their biggest year yet with the announcement new album Dark Night Sweet Light will drop on Friday 15 May, before the future beat kings embark on a three date NZ tour. Embracing high expectations and a fast growing ... More >>

All Star Gorilla - It’s the law of the jungle

Friday, 1 May 2015, 10:33 am | Wellington Improvisation Troupe

The Gorilla will be unleashed upon us. In this year's All-Star Gorilla a crew of star improvisers will take turns directing improvised scenes, stories, sagas and songs. As rulers of the jungle the audience will chose the winner. The show that ... More >>

Kiwi and Kenyan mums find common ground

Friday, 1 May 2015, 10:29 am | Network Communication

Despite many kilometres of land and sea between them, Kiwi and Kenyan mums can find common ground in gardening through ChildFund’sGifts that Grow collection this Mother’s Day. More >>

Change of Opening Artist for Spandau Ballet

Friday, 1 May 2015, 10:13 am | Blackout Music Management

Change of Opening Artist for Spandau Ballet Stetson Group regret to advise that they have had to cancel Nik Kershaw’s scheduled appearance at the ‘Soul Boys Of The Western World’ concert by SPANDAU BALLET at VectorArena on Mother’s Day, ... More >>

Skycity New Zealand Open Day Two Review

Friday, 1 May 2015, 10:05 am | SKYCITY Badminton NZ Open

All eyes at the SKYCITY New Zealand Badminton Open were on Bodin Issara today as he returned from a near two year suspension for fighting at the 2013 Canadian Open. The Thai doubles expert is playing in his first tournament on return from the suspension ... More >>

Artist Tiki Taane to Return to Christchurch

Friday, 1 May 2015, 10:03 am | Tikidub Productions

An explosion of aerial theatre, contemporary dance, haka and hip-hop, exciting new work ‘Tiki Taane Mahuta’ combines the assets of our nation’s most exciting artists; Tiki Taane’s music with Tanemahuta Gray’s choreography. Major support ... More >>


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