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Slowdive Announce First New Album in 22 Years

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 2:15 pm | The Label

UK shoegaze pioneers Slowdive are pleased to announce their self-titled fourth album, out May 5th via Dead Oceans, and the beautifully understated new single, “Sugar For The Pill,” which follows the release of “Star Roving.” More >>

Hudson & Halls Live! Returns to Auckland

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 2:06 pm | Silo Theatre

After being shaken up like a good martini in Wellington and winning a bevy of Wellington Theatre Awards at the end of 2016, Silo Theatre’s smash hit comedy HUDSON & HALLS LIVE! returns to Auckland 27 June – 9 July at Q Theatre as part of a national tour ... More >>

'Growing Up Takatāpui' Resource to Help Whānau

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 1:51 pm | Rainbow Youth

Date: 29 th March 2017-03-28 Media Release: RainbowYOUTH and Tīwhanawhana Trust Release Resource to Help Whānau More >>

Yamaha's Wilkinson Hits the Podium Again

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 1:12 pm | Bikesport NZ

MARCH 29, 2017: It has been a long time between drinks for South Islander Hayden Wilkinson, but the wait has been well worth it. More >>

Kiwi chick kicks its way into the world

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 1:01 pm | Rainbow Springs

Kicking through the bottom of an egg is a tiring entry into the world for a kiwi and could have cost a Coromandel chick its life. More >>

Te Papa’s Mahuki seeking next generation ideas

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 12:30 pm | Te Papa

Te Papa launches the 2017 programme for Mahuki, the museum’s innovation hub, on Monday 10 April. More >>

Pepperell Pinches Wellington's Speed League Women's Title

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 12:03 pm | Burkes Cycles Speed League

Ele Pepperell scored a remarkable upset at the final round of the Burkes Cycles Speed League, held at the Wellington Velodrome on March 26, to win the women's overall title by a single point over of Grace Saywell. More >>

Putting $10,000 on the Line

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 11:59 am | NZ International Comedy Festival

Notorious* Presents JARRED FELL- HACK That’s right, actual fact, Jarred will be using his hacking skills to win a $10,000 bet. He better get it right, because otherwise this will be a really expensive show. More >>

Coffee and art, the perfect partners

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 11:14 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

Coffee and art go hand-in-hand at Circa Café in the Christchurch suburb of St Albans, where regular exhibitions feature work by artists from The White Room creative space. More >>

Andrew Keoghan reveals show lineups for upcoming NZ tour

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 11:12 am | The Label

Andrew Keoghan will be hitting the road this April on what has become a five-date tour of New Zealand and Australia. Today, Keoghan reveals an eclectic range of artists who will join him on these Australasian performances, including Flip Grater , Lisa ... More >>

Bluff Oyster & Food Festival sold out

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 10:57 am | Bluff Oyster Festival

The sold out signs are up for the 2017 Bluff Oyster & Food Festival on Saturday 20 May! More >>

Wellington woman long term supporter of Sarjeant Gallery

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 10:47 am | Sarjeant Gallery

Wellington businesswoman Anne Pattillo is often asked what motivates her generous support of an ambitious multi-million dollar project to re-develop an historic art gallery in Whanganui where she has no obvious links. More >>

Retirement And Travel Are Intertwined

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 10:15 am | Retirement Lifestyle and Travel Expo

The current government might be trying to increase the age to receive superannuation in New Zealand, but retiring at any age should be about enjoying yourself and travelling is a big part of that! More >>

Stop slugs in their slime

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 10:12 am | Awapuni Nurseries

Cut the top off an empty fizzy drink bottle, leaving approximately 10cm of plastic from the lid. More >>

Broccoli, broccoli and more broccoli

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 10:11 am | Awapuni Nurseries

Only just under two months until winter is officially here. Which means if you haven’t got your winter vegetables in the ground yet, you need to get moving. Plant them while the soil is still warm and they’ll get the kick start they need. Plant them ... More >>

Create colour with cineraria

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 10:07 am | Awapuni Nurseries

It’s easy to think that impending winter means no more colour in the garden. But it doesn’t need to be this way. There are plenty of annuals which love cooler, shadier conditions and will provide the colour your garden misses over winter. More >>

Career ending tumour for Female Pioneer

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 10:05 am | BoxRec

A sad day in New Zealand Boxing as “The Samoan Sniper” Kirsty Lupeamanu announces her retirement due to a Pituitary Gland Tumour. More >>

Karters get familiar with track before Sprint Nationals

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 3:06 pm | KartSport

Karters from all over New Zealand made the most of the KartSport Southland club's annual Spirit Of A Nation meeting at the Invercargill Oil Shop Raceway at Pit Road, Sandy Point, Invercargill over the weekend. More >>

Going Out with the Tide

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 2:53 pm | City Gallery Wellington

This April, City Gallery Wellington presents an exhibition of work by New Zealand’s most celebrated artist, Colin McCahon (1919–87). On Going Out with the Tide explores McCahon’s evolving engagement with Māori subjects and themes in his works from ... More >>

Young Guns Looking at Big Race Days in New Plymouth

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 2:39 pm | Port Taranaki New Plymouth ITU World Cup Triathlon

Tayler Reid, Dan Hoy and Liam Ward are amongst the dozen Kiwis lining up this coming weekend at New Zealand’s only ITU World Cup Triathlon, the Quality Hotel Plymouth International World Cup, and for both it is a race with a bigger goal in mind. More >>

Reminder: Daylight saving ends on Sunday

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 2:20 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

New Zealand Daylight Saving will end next Sunday, 2 April 2017, when 3.00am becomes 2.00am. More >>

Sky Extends Sport Offering with Sky Sport Highlights App

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 2:19 pm | Sky TV

SKY has extended its sport offering with the brand new SKY Sport Highlights app, bringing kiwi sports fans closer than ever before to the sports they love. More >>

CubaDupa Presents at National Community Awards

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 1:42 pm | TrustPower Community Awards

While most of Wellington was busy revelling in music and street theatre performances on Cuba Street this weekend, one of the CubaDupa’s founding members took the time out to share the festival’s story at the Trustpower National Community Awards, ... More >>

Greenslade Ready to Go on the Attack

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 1:15 pm | Bikesport NZ

MARCH 28, 2017: Aucklander Sam Greenslade will be a man on a mission this weekend. More >>

Rotorua Chef Inspires on Her Way to Hawke's Bay Marathon

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 1:06 pm | Hawke's Bay International Marathon

Rotorua Chef Liesel Hedderwick is taking on her biggest challenge at the Air New Zealand Hawke’s Bay Marathon on May 13, and after being the subject of taunts about her size and then left broken hearted and angry on the back of a relationship break ... More >>

Buller High School Bollywood Group Wins Whetū Mātaiata Award

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 12:29 pm | TrustPower Community Awards

Buller High School Bollywood Group, representing the Buller District, has been presented with the Whetū Mātaiata Award at the prestigious Trustpower National Community Awards. More >>

Neil Degrasse Tyson: a Cosmic Perspective

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 12:17 pm | LOOP Recordings Aotearoa

“ The most dangerous people in a free society are those who don’t know… It’s okay to not know. But if you don’t know, but think you do know … that is dangerous. Those are the signs of the end of an informed democracy.” More >>

Firebirds named for Final Round of the Plunket Shield

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 12:05 pm | Cricket Wellington

The Wellington Firebirds team to play Canterbury at Christchurch’s Hagley Oval from Wednesday 29th March to Saturday 1st April has been named. The side for the final match of the season is the same one which played Northern Districts at Mt Maunganui. More >>

Waiheke Jazz Festival 2017

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 12:02 pm | Waiheke Jazz Festival

The Supper Club show on Easter Saturday at Aperitivo Wine Bar has sold out BUT there's still lots of capacity at the Evening Concerts and at the Daytime Jazzabout – these are popular shows so best to buy now to avoid disappointment. The Good Friday Groove ... More >>

Waipu Cove to host national IRB champs

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 10:57 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Waipu Cove will host some of the best Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) racers in the country this weekend for Surf Life Saving’s last major event of the sport season. More >>

Aces head to Napier with plenty to play for

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 10:47 am | Auckland Cricket

The Auckland Aces welcome back the experience of Donovan Grobbelaar and youthful exuberance of Aniket Parikh as two changes to the side heading to Napier for the final Plunket Shield fixture of the season against Central Districts. More >>

Abbey Musical Theatre saw Palmerston North well-represented

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 10:41 am | TrustPower Community Awards

The district’s Abbey Musical Theatre represented the Palmerston North volunteer community in Rotorua Lakes this weekend. More >>

This is not a stand up show, this is actual proper nonsense!

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 10:38 am | Notorious Entertainment

Don’t come along to this show expecting a Ben Hurley stand up show with his classic observations and jokes, this is a punk-rock-stand-up-comedy musical spectacular. More >>

Catlins Brewery among craft breweries attending Hop’n’Vine

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 10:24 am | Hop'n'Vine

Catlins Brewery will be among a strong stable of breweries showcasing their craft beers and ciders to more than 600 people at the Hop’n’Vine festival at SIT Zero Fees Velodrome in Invercargill on Saturday. (April 1). More >>

BIG BLUES Horn Drivin’

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 10:20 am | Roger Fox

Big Blues is a new blues band on the scene featuring some well establish and recognised performers alongside some new artists. More >>

Review: The NZSO and Nature - By Max Rashbrooke

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 10:16 am | Max Rashbrooke

There was a great moment at the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's concert on Saturday night when the announcer suggested to the audience that they might want to take photos and share them on social media, and there was an audible roll of laughter in response. ... More >>

Rodger Fox FunkBone Experience CD release Tour

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 10:11 am | Rodger Fox

Rodger Fox has been New Zealand’s most prominent jazz big band leader for more than four decades but, during that time, he has also performed in many of New Zealand’s leading rock and jazz-rock groups. Starting with New Zealand’s answer to international ... More >>

Environmental Film Festival May 1-31

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 10:03 am | Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival

The Environmental Film Festival Reel Earth is New Zealand’s only film festival to focus specifically on nature and the environment. Hosted in the magnificent Manawatū region, with a thriving riverside community, committed to sustainability and with ... More >>

DJ Shadow: The Mountain Will Fall

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 9:56 am | Live Nation

TUESDAY MARCH 28, 2017 – Displaying formidable mixing and scratching skills and mixing tunes old and new, DJ Shadow will bring his This Mountain Will Fall tour to New Zealand this May for one show only at Auckland’s Powerstation on Friday June ... More >>

Official Result: WBOP Magic 67 def Northern Stars 47

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 9:45 am | Netball NZ

The WBOP Magic have continued their steamrolling start to the ANZ Premiership season, seeing off the Northern Stars, 67-47, in the final game of Round 1 in Hamilton. More >>

Yamaha Men Denied at Final Hurdle

Monday, 27 March 2017, 2:57 pm | Bikesport NZ

Those words probably spring to mind for Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team boss Josh Coppins after two of his riders finished runners-up in two separate classes as the 2017 New Zealand Motocross Championships wrapped up at the fourth and final round ... More >>

Jon Bennett returns to NZ with trilogy of shows

Monday, 27 March 2017, 2:27 pm | 2hoots Productions

Australian award-winning storyteller Jon Bennett returns to New Zealand shores this April with a string of dates showcasing his breadth of shows. Bennett is a world renowned comedic storyteller and 6 X JUST FOR LAUGHS AWARD nominee. Jon’s comedy ... More >>

Novices and veterans take finish line at Oxfam Trailwalker

Monday, 27 March 2017, 2:23 pm | Oxfam NZ

First-time Trailwalker team The Young and the Breathless became the first to cross the finish line at the 12th Oxfam Trailwalker charity event this weekend, completing the 100km course in 14 hours and 32 minutes. More >>

Timaru Bike Polo Steals the Show

Monday, 27 March 2017, 2:13 pm | TrustPower Community Awards

Timaru Hardcourt Bike Polo brought their sport to Rotorua Lakes this weekend when they wowed the audience at the Trustpower National Community Awards with an invigorating presentation of their work given from atop their bikes. More >>

Laser Kiwi - NZ Comedy Festival

Monday, 27 March 2017, 1:40 pm | Colossal Productions

A show full of great ideas that didn’t quite make it - like the laser kiwi flag. More >>

Three Dominates Friday Night with Fourth Consecutive Win

Monday, 27 March 2017, 1:15 pm | Mediaworks

Three is dominating Friday night with its fourth consecutive win, with The Graham Norton Show, 7 Days, Fail Army and Newshub Late all winning the key 25-54 demographic, as well as 18-49, 18-39 and Household Shoppers with Kids. More >>

Why matter still matters for digital-age workers

Monday, 27 March 2017, 1:10 pm | University of Canterbury

The world of work and the experiences people have at work have changed radically as digital tools and online ways of working have become more prevalent. More >>

Adele Tour has made Australasian concert history

Monday, 27 March 2017, 1:08 pm | Live Nation

MONDAY MARCH 27, 2017 – ADELE’s LIVE 2017 Tour has made Australasian concert history, playing to more than 700,000 fans across Australia and New Zealand and smashing peak attendance records at every tour venue the British superstar has performed at. More >>

BATS Theatre Show - The Improv Mob

Monday, 27 March 2017, 12:52 pm | Bats Theatre

Brace yourself for Wellington’s newest, youngest, freshest improvisors, the Improv Mob! These guys are so fresh, they’re still in their packages with the price tag, but you won’t want to miss them! More >>

Champion rower brings love of books to Kaikoura

Monday, 27 March 2017, 12:49 pm | Duffy Books in Homes

Mahe Drysdale is best known for his exploits on the water but today he visits children at Kaikoura Primary School and Hapuku School to boost morale, encourage reading and gift brand new books. More >>

Craig Murray Wins Freeride World Qualifier in Austria

Monday, 27 March 2017, 12:44 pm | Snow Sports New Zealand

Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, Austria (25 March 2017) – New Zealand skiers were showcasing their talents on the international freeride circuit over the weekend with Craig Murray (Wanaka) winning the Freeride World Qualifier tour event in Austria on Sunday, and ... More >>

Int'l artists converge in Wanaka for Festival of Colour

Monday, 27 March 2017, 12:43 pm | Festival Of Colour

One of New Zealand’s most anticipated arts festivals, the Southern Lakes Festival of Colour, kicks off in Wanaka next week. Launching on Monday 3 April with bonfires, storytelling and song on Wanaka’s lakefront, the seventh biennial festival presents ... More >>

iD Dunedin Fashion Week Delivers Fantastic Week of Fashion

Monday, 27 March 2017, 11:30 am | ID Dunedin Fashion Week

All Blacks, European fashion, iconic brands and the best in international emerging design from around the globe wrapped up the 18th annual iD Dunedin Fashion Week in the second iD Fashion Show held last night. More >>

Winning weekends on the road for shearer Rowland Smith

Monday, 27 March 2017, 11:28 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Champion shearer Rowland Smith is as busy as the Prime Minister – and that’s just in his spare time. More >>

Lloyd Geering speaker replacement

Monday, 27 March 2017, 11:26 am | Festival Of Colour

It is with regret that Lloyd Geering has had to cancel his speaker session at Aspiring Conversations on Friday 7 April. Due to the ill health of his wife he is no longer able to travel. We wish her well for a speedy recovery. More >>

Their Finest star Bill Nighy to visit New Zealand

Monday, 27 March 2017, 11:11 am | Transmission Films

Transmission Films is delighted to announce that iconic British actor Bill Nighy will be travelling to New Zealand in April to celebrate the release of the upcoming film THEIR FINEST. More >>

Cooper Puts Honda on Top Again

Monday, 27 March 2017, 11:10 am | Bikesport NZ

COOPER PUTS HONDA ON TOP AGAIN MARCH 26, 2017: With four consecutive New Zealand Motocross Championship MX1 crowns to his name, and five in total, it would be a foolish person indeed to bet against Mount Maunganui Honda hero Cody Cooper. But, in fact, ... More >>

KTM Team-Mates on Top in Two Classes at Nationals

Monday, 27 March 2017, 11:08 am | Bikesport NZ

KTM TEAM-MATES ON TOP IN TWO CLASSES AT NATIONALS MARCH 26, 2017: They work together, they ride together and now they're champions together. Takaka's Hamish Harwood and Taihape's Hayden Smith have plenty in common – their love of motocross racing, ... More >>

Zoe Lyons: Little Misfit

Monday, 27 March 2017, 10:54 am | Elephant Publicity

Since she was last in New Zealand in 2009 Zoe has gone on to become quite the famous one in the UK with appearances on Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Mock The Week, Alan Davies As Yet Untitled and Celebrity Mastermind to ... More >>

Koha Kai Wins Supreme Award

Monday, 27 March 2017, 10:42 am | TrustPower

Koha Kai, representing Invercargill and Southland, has been named Supreme Winner at the prestigious Trustpower National Community Awards. More >>


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