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Review of The Corsini Collection: A window on Renaissance

Tuesday, 26 September 2017, 1:25 pm | Rachel Pommeyrol

Anton Domenico Gabbiani, Glorification of the Corsini Family: Sketch for the Ceiling Fresco of the Presentation Room of the Palazzo 1694–95, oil on canvas, Florence, Galleria Corsini More >>

Police and service personnel to guide Special Olympics Flame

Tuesday, 26 September 2017, 9:55 am | Special Olympics NZ

Police and service personnel from towns and cities throughout New Zealand will show their support for Special Olympics in coming weeks, by taking part in a series of torch runs leading to the Special Olympics New Zealand National Summer Games in Wellington ... More >>

Gender Equality Discount for 'That Bloody Woman' in Napier

Tuesday, 26 September 2017, 9:55 am | Tour-Makers

Gender Equality Discount Extended to Napier - 9.4% cheaper tickets for all those who believe in gender equality More >>

Vince Staples Announces Auckland & Wellington Shows

Tuesday, 26 September 2017, 9:23 am | Live Nation

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 - Long Beach native VINCE STAPLES has announced his hotly anticipated return to our shores this January for two huge headline dates. More >>

Alien Weaponry Aimed at Europe

Tuesday, 26 September 2017, 9:18 am | Alien Weaponry

NZ thrash metal band Alien Weaponry is on target to achieve a goal set when its members were just 12 and 14 years old – playing major European festivals before they are out of their teens. The three high school students, from the tiny town of Waipu in ... More >>

Public invited to honour Dave Gallaher at Eden Park

Tuesday, 26 September 2017, 9:05 am | Fields of Remembrance Trust

Members of the public are invited to visit Eden Park for a unique commemoration next month, to mark 100 years since the first All Blacks captain, Dave Gallaher, was killed in World War I. More >>

Bach Musica NZ Plays Dvořák & Schubert in Auckland

Tuesday, 26 September 2017, 8:43 am | Bach Musica

Bach Musica NZ invites you to a romantic journey through Bohemia & Germany with favourite music by two magnificent composers from the 19th century. More >>

'Sanctuary' - Sonically & Visually Exploring Mental Health

Tuesday, 26 September 2017, 8:34 am | Massey University

Commercial Music Students are proud to present ‘Sanctuary’; a performance taking place during ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’ , featuring original music and light projections , to encourage discussion, open-mindedness and awareness around Mental ... More >>

Cigarettes After Sex Play Auckland's Powerstation Jan 2018

Tuesday, 26 September 2017, 8:31 am | Live Nation

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 – American dream-pop sensations CIGARETTES AFTER SEX have confirmed an Auckland headline show at The Powerstation on January 8. The New York based ambient indie collective, led by songwriter Greg Gonzalez, are on a world ... More >>

Christchurch All Stars take on Northland's Hell's Wives

Monday, 25 September 2017, 7:43 pm | Dead End Roller Derby

Top ranking Christchurch All Stars take on Northland's Hell's Wives in epic South Island vs North Island battle. Come along to see the number 1 ranked roller derby team in New Zealand, Dead End Derby's All Stars play in their only home game this ... More >>

Urban Eyes Next Challenge

Monday, 25 September 2017, 5:26 pm | KartSport New Zealand

New Zealand's new SuperKart 'King,' Ryan Urban is now eyeing his next challenge after a second New Zealand championship, Grand Prix and Pommie Trophy clean-sweep at Hampton Downs on Sunday. More >>

New music from Angel Olsen, Moses Sumney, Estere and more

Monday, 25 September 2017, 4:17 pm | The Label

Set for release on September 29 via XL Recordings / Rhythmethod , Ash is the follow-up to the twin’s 2015 critically acclaimed, eponymous debut album that made Ibeyi a globally recognized name. Today Ibeyi share a video for album track ‘Deathless’ ... More >>

Student games to feature on giant outdoor arcade system

Monday, 25 September 2017, 1:45 pm | Gap Filler

Gap Filler’s giant, outdoor arcade gaming system, Super Street Arcade, is soon to host several new games made by Christchurch high-school students. The students from Burnside, Lincoln and Papanui HIgh Schools have been working on creating games ... More >>

Don’t forget to update your fishing licence

Monday, 25 September 2017, 1:16 pm | NZ Fish and Game Council

Anglers eagerly anticipating the start of the new freshwater fishing season are being reminded not to forget the most important accessory of all – their licence. More >>

The Bentley Effect: Award Winning Documentary & Director

Monday, 25 September 2017, 12:58 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki are very excited to be hosting the Director/Producer of multi award winning film The Bentley Effect in Whitianga on September 29th. More >>

Special Olympics Flame of Hope coming to Invercargill

Monday, 25 September 2017, 12:50 pm | Special Olympics NZ

Southland police will join local celebrities and some of the region’s top Special Olympics athletes on Saturday to carry the Special Olympics Flame of Hope through Invercargill’s Queen’s Park. More >>

The Whimsy Primsy Collection by Jen Gibbs

Monday, 25 September 2017, 12:27 pm | Jen Gibbs

Launching with the support of New Zealand’s best-loved children’s author, Joy Cowley who said of Whimsy Primsy: More >>

DRAM - One New Zealand Concert

Monday, 25 September 2017, 12:17 pm | Secret Sounds

Monday 25 September, 2017 - With a name short for Does. Real. Ass. Music., 29-year old rapper, singer and producer DRAM will be making his New Zealand debut early next year at Auckland's Powerstation on January 10. More >>

Dedication to Adventure Recognised at NZOIA Awards

Monday, 25 September 2017, 11:59 am | New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association

A Bay of Plenty man who has directed some of New Zealand’s most respected outdoor education centres, a Queenstown-based guide who spent a year on a sub-Antarctic island and an inspirational young instructor from the West Coast were among nine outstanding ... More >>

SBS Bank Sport Stock Drop Commences

Monday, 25 September 2017, 11:31 am | Sport Hawke's Bay

As we have mentioned time and time again, one of the top barriers for Kiwis to participate in sport is the cost; the cost of equipment, the fees, the cost of travel locally, nationally and internationally. More >>

Slow fashion in three fast minutes

Monday, 25 September 2017, 10:33 am | University of Auckland

Buying too much stuff you don’t really need? Think that $5 t-shirt is saving you money? More >>

Family Day: Saturday 30 October, 11am – 4pm

Monday, 25 September 2017, 10:23 am | City Gallery Wellington

Fun art activities for the whole whānau on the first weekend of the school holidays. Explore our exhibitions, catch film screenings, draw, look and make. The line up includes: More >>

America’s Cup set to visit the Wanaka Yacht Club

Monday, 25 September 2017, 10:07 am | Wanaka Yacht Club

The Wanaka Yacht Club is inviting the local community to have lunch with one of the world’s most coveted trophies – the America’s Cup – when it travels to Wanaka next month. More >>

Kiwi Beaten In Final In Macau

Monday, 25 September 2017, 9:42 am | Media Management

Kiwi squash player Joelle King has fallen just short at defending her crown at the US$50,000 Macau Open in China. Egyptian Nouran Gohar, the world number seven, beat King, the world number 11, 13-11, 11-7, 12-10 in a 48-minute match in the final. ... More >>

New Tuatara Encounter: A journey back 230 million years

Monday, 25 September 2017, 9:39 am | West Coast Wildlife Centre

The West Coast Wildlife in Franz Josef is proud to be announcing the opening of its brand new Tuatara Encounter in Franz Josef on Sunday 1st October 2017. More >>

I Love The 90's returns to Auckland

Monday, 25 September 2017, 9:30 am | MJR Presents

I Love The 90's returns to Auckland with Naughty By Nature, Blackstreet, Sisqo,Montell Jordan and more More >>

A Full Concert of Classic Deep Purple Live!

Monday, 25 September 2017, 9:21 am | Sandra Roberts


Nations Begin to Name Squads for Rugby League World Cup

Monday, 25 September 2017, 9:15 am | Rugby League World Cup

The USA is the first nation to announce their squad for the Rugby League World Cup, with players based in Auckland, London, Toronto, Sydney, Newcastle, Gold Coast and Wollongong among the 23 named today by coach Brian McDermott. With just over a month ... More >>

The heat goes up on Mercury Bike The Bridge

Monday, 25 September 2017, 9:13 am | Bike The Bridge

Registration is now open for Mercury Bike the Bridge, the 7th annual iconic fundraising bike ride over the Auckland Harbour Bridge taking place on Sunday 18 February, 2018. The event has moved from its traditional mid-November date, and welcomes a new charity ... More >>

Mt Ruapehu Big Air Event Pays Tribute to Tom Campbell

Monday, 25 September 2017, 9:11 am | Mt Ruapehu

MT RUAPEHU 23 SEPTEMBER 2017: The biggest names in the New Zealand freestyle snow sports scene hit Mt Ruapehu on Saturday September 23 in memory of one of this country’s freeski legends. More >>

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Granted License for Tūroa

Monday, 25 September 2017, 9:06 am | Mt Ruapehu

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL) has been granted a new license to operate Mt Ruapehu's Tūroa, New Zealand’s second largest ski area. More >>

Carters Tyres One Hour Series Set to Scorch Ruapuna

Monday, 25 September 2017, 9:04 am | SIERDC

It’s another bumper field as the 2017 Carters Tyres One Hour Race Series heads into its second round at Mike Pero Motorsport Park Ruapuna on Saturday 30th September, with a full field of 50 cars set to take the starters lights. Entries have been received ... More >>

Sonic Textiles – The Black Seeds' 'Fabric'

Monday, 25 September 2017, 8:47 am | Howard Davis

By now a national institution, The Black Seeds have just embarked on a release tour to promote their sixth studio album, Fabric . Formed in Wellington in 1998 when founder, guitarist, and lead singer Barnaby Weir was working at Radio Active, their music ... More >>

RLWC2017 Congratulates PNG Hunters on Grand Final Win

Monday, 25 September 2017, 8:22 am | Rugby League World Cup

Rugby League World Cup Chief Executive Andrew Hill congratulated the PNG Hunters for a thrilling Queensland Cup Grand Final win today that has kick-started the biggest six weeks of sporting action in the country’s history. More >>

Ode to the Moon - Free concert

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 4:47 pm | Aroha String Quartet

A free concert entitled ‘Ode to the Moon’ will be peformed by the Aroha String Quartet in Wellington on Sunday 1 October. The lively and varied programme celebrates Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival and includes folk songs and revolution-era pieces from ... More >>

Maori Music Award Finalists bring unique show to Fringe

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 11:29 am | Te Aio Productions

Maori Music Award Finalists bring unique show to Fringe Festival Intrepid band survive flood to produce unique show More >>

AUM NYE Festival 2017

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 11:28 am | AUM Productions

AUM NYE Festival 2017 – New Zealand’s Friendliest Festival is Back for Its Third Year – South Head, Auckland, 30 Dec 2017 – 01 Dec 2018 Auckland’s New Year’s Eve Family Camping Music & Arts Festival – South Head, 30 December ... More >>

World of WearableArt 2017 designs wow in Wellington

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 10:46 am | Tourism New Zealand

International designers feature in the 20 top awards in the 2017 World of WearableArt (WOW) Awards in Wellington, New Zealand. More >>

Crowdfunding campaign to employ young Maori dancers

Friday, 22 September 2017, 3:07 pm | Atamira Dance Collective

Atamira Dance Company's newest self titled work is delving back into what the name 'Atamira' represents in contemporary, historical and future society. More >>

Impact Wahine Conference

Friday, 22 September 2017, 2:38 pm | Te Runanga o Ngaati Ruanui Trust

A conference aimed at empowering wahine who want to make real change in their communities is coming to Hawera next week. More >>

On the Right Track with MOTAT

Friday, 22 September 2017, 1:52 pm | Museum of Transport and Technology

We all know that growing up in Auckland these days means growing up with motorways jammed with cars, trucks and motorbikes, but what was it like in years gone by? Well here’s your chance to travel back in time and find out with MOTAT’s ‘ On the ... More >>

IMNZ Newsletter

Friday, 22 September 2017, 1:44 pm | IMNZ

September 22 2017 - We had a superb time at the Waiata Maori Music Awards in Hastings last week, and are now looking forward to the APRA AMCOS Silver Scrolls, held in Dunedin for the first time ever! Wishing the best of luck to all the finalists! More >>

Fiji Art Gallery & Centre Visioning Project Underway

Friday, 22 September 2017, 1:25 pm | British Council

“This initiative will boost Suva’s cultural offer and will create new avenues for the young people of Fiji to become involved in the arts,” said the High Commissioner for the UK, Her Excellency Melanie Hopkins. More >>

What A Show : New Exhibition - Pattern

Friday, 22 September 2017, 1:23 pm | Matchbox Studios

What a week! There's been a few exciting things happen, one of which is our latest exhibition! The gallery is so lively and colourful, honestly, we think all the artists involved should be pattern themselves on the back ;) More >>

On View This Weekend: A2 Art, Warwick Brown & Dec Arts

Friday, 22 September 2017, 1:20 pm | Mossgreen-Webb's

On View This Weekend: A2 Art, Warwick Brown & Dec Arts DECORATIVE ARTS COLLECTIONS Including The Collection of Robin Scholes Auction: Thursday 28 September, 6.30pm VIEW ONLINE CATALOGUE A2 ART Auction: Tuesday 26 September, 6.30pm VIEW ONLINE CATALOGUE ... More >>

Broadcaster & Journalist David Beatson Dies

Friday, 22 September 2017, 1:09 pm | Angela Griffen

David Beatson notable broadcaster, journalist and businessman has died yesterday evening after a long illness. More >>

Whittakers & She Universe Win NZ Chocolate Awards 2017

Friday, 22 September 2017, 1:07 pm | New Zealand Chocolate Awards

Thousands of chocolate-loving Kiwis have voted in the first Chocolate Lovers’ Awards , naming Whittakers and She Universe as New Zealand’s finest purveyors of chocolatey goodness. The online poll, part of the New Zealand Chocolate Awards 2017, ... More >>

Double celebration of the legacy of Limbs Dance Company

Friday, 22 September 2017, 12:53 pm | DANZ

DANZ (Dance Aotearoa New Zealand) will acknowledge the 40th anniversary of the founding of pioneering contemporary dance company Limbs at two very special events planned to take place in October. More >>

Stewart takes over as high performance director

Friday, 22 September 2017, 12:32 pm | Yachting New Zealand

He’s been chasing America’s Cup success over the past 15 years and now Ian Stewart will look to deliver Olympic success after joining Yachting New Zealand as the new high performance director. More >>

Torpedo7 Spring Challenge South - Saturday, September 30

Friday, 22 September 2017, 12:02 pm | Torpedo7

Geraldine will host 600 teams of three women for the Torpedo7 Spring Challenge South next Saturday, September 30, making it the biggest adventure race in the world, in terms of participant numbers. More >>

Auckland Art Gallery to be obliterated this summer

Friday, 22 September 2017, 11:41 am | Auckland Art Gallery

A rainbow of brightly coloured dots will obliterate a pure white room when avant-garde Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s The obliteration room opens on Saturday 9 December at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. More >>

Te Papa Tongarewa named in top 25 museums in the world

Friday, 22 September 2017, 11:32 am | Te Papa

The national museum of New Zealand, Te Papa, has been named one of the top 25 museums in the world according to TripAdvisor. More >>

Thousands of Kiwis to Take Part in World Green Building Week

Friday, 22 September 2017, 9:59 am | Green Building Council

World Green Building Week kicks off on Monday, and the New Zealand Green Building Council have organised a host of events across the country to celebrate. More >>

Nextstage Theatre Presents 'Desperate HuttWives'

Friday, 22 September 2017, 9:30 am | Nest Stage Theatre

Set in Upper Hutt, this brand-new comedy. Written by local playwright, Louise Proudfoot throws us through a ranch slider and into a dizzying romp of neighborhood BBQs, extra marital affairs and unhealthy doses of Detonating Gonad-itis. More >>

Fast & Furious Racing to debut at Hampton Downs 500

Friday, 22 September 2017, 9:29 am | Highlands Motorsport Park

Motorsport’s version of Rugby Sevens and Twenty20 Cricket is set to be launched at the Laser Plumbing & Electrical Hampton Downs 500 on October 28-29. More >>

Claudia Jowitt + Ruth Thomas-Edmond

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 5:17 pm | Bartley and Company Art

Greetings , please join us to celebrate the opening of this exhibition with Ruth and Claudia More >>

Can Anyone Beat Superkart King Ryan Urban on Sunday?

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 4:35 pm | KartSport

That's the question being asked in the lead-up to the 2017 KartSport New Zealand SuperKart Championship and Grand Prix meeting at Hampton Downs this weekend. More >>

LEGACY - By Earthfeather

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 3:03 pm | Earthfeather Musiq Management

Earthfeather, a New Zealand music artist releases her first single and Music Video ‘Legacy’. Mentored by Maisey Rika, Rob Ruha, Troy Kingi, Laughton Kora and Tama Waipara. Earthfeather is a unique talent and on 20th September the release of ‘Legacy’ ... More >>

MetService News Release

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 1:52 pm | MetService

In addition to the election on this weekend, we see the arrival of daylight saving and the spring time equinox. For those voting on Saturday, expect largely settled conditions, with a brief ridge bringing fine weather for most of the country. “The ... More >>

Rhydian Thomas reading Milk Island aloud on election day

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 1:16 pm | Lawrence and Gibson

Lawrence & Gibson author Rhydian Thomas will be reading his entire debut novel, Milk Island , aloud at the Adam Art Gallery in Wellington and online via livestream on Election Day 2017. More >>