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Kiri Wills Appointed National Development Coach

Friday, 28 November 2014, 3:25 pm | Netball New Zealand

Netball New Zealand (NNZ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kiri Wills to the role of National Coach for the National Development Squad, including the NZA and NZU21 teams. NNZ Chief Executive Hilary Poole says Wills will be a great addition ... More >>

Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic Season 2015

Friday, 28 November 2014, 3:19 pm | Netball Waikato

Netball fans in the Waikato Bay of Plenty Zone are expected to snap up tickets to each of the Kia Magic’s six home games with tickets on sale from Monday morning. Kia Magic are the most successful New Zealand side in the ANZ Championship having ... More >>

Hawke’s Bay the setting for special movie

Friday, 28 November 2014, 3:08 pm | MTG Hawke's Bay

Next Sunday (7 December) MTG Hawke’s Bay is screening Uenuku , one of renowned film director Geoff Murphy’s earliest productions. More >>

Capital E announces resignation of Stephen Blackburn

Friday, 28 November 2014, 2:29 pm | Capital E

Capital E announced today that Stephen Blackburn has resigned after more than ten years with the organisation, most recently as their National Theatre for Children’s Creative Producer. More >>

Chase & Status to Join Netsky at Lake Hawea Hotel

Friday, 28 November 2014, 1:44 pm | Rhythm Group

Chase & Status to Join Netsky for One Off Show at Wanaka’s Lake Hawea Hotel! More >>

Fat Freddy’s Drop iTunes Session & Zoo gig

Friday, 28 November 2014, 1:28 pm | The Label

Straight off the plane from Tokyo and into Auckland’s Roundhead Studios , Fat Freddy’s Drop recorded six tracks live to be released exclusively as an iTunes Session, and is available for pre-order Friday 28 November. More >>

Kapiti Food Fair ready to roll

Friday, 28 November 2014, 1:15 pm | Kapiti Coast Chamber Of Commerce

“With a week to go before the Kapiti Food Fair, everything is on-track to deliver a taste sensation and a wonderful day out for visitors” says Helene Judge, Fair Spokesperson. More >>

Charles Bradley And His Extraordinaires Announce NZ Sideshow

Friday, 28 November 2014, 1:15 pm | Bluesfest

R&B Soul Man Charles Bradley And His Extraordinaires; Reunited Hip Hop Royalty Jurassic 5 More >>

Start your shopping early at the Christmas Charity Auction

Friday, 28 November 2014, 12:46 pm | High Tech Youth

Start your shopping early at the Christmas Charity Auction A team of 30 key members from Fletcher Building, part of their Leaders Edge group, have selected the High Tech Youth Network to be the recipient charity for a Christmas Charity Trademe Auction ... More >>

Time with friends & family is Kiwis’ greatest Christmas wish

Friday, 28 November 2014, 12:32 pm | Cadbury

In a recent survey conducted by Cadbury NZ, spending time with friends and family topped the list as the most sought after gift when respondents were asked what they most wanted for Christmas. More >>

Donate a Day – This Giving Tuesday

Friday, 28 November 2014, 12:20 pm | Breast Cancer Cure Research

Each day thousands of women deal with the symptoms and side effects of breast cancer. Giving Tuesday is a global fundraising initiative and a first for New Zealand launching this Tuesday. The requirements are simple – just give up a day of your holiday, ... More >>

Shotover Jet Christmas Cracker spreads the love

Friday, 28 November 2014, 12:18 pm | Southern PR

Shotover Jet Christmas Cracker spreads the love with free entry for passengers to community event More >>

Registrations Open for Disability Surf Day at Mt Maunganui

Friday, 28 November 2014, 11:56 am | Halberg Disability Sport Foundation

Registrations are now open for a surf day at Main Beach, Mount Maunganui on Saturday 13 December for physically disabled people hosted by the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation as part of the Flight Centre Foundation Halberg Surf Programme. More >>

Adrian Bohm Presents Announces Date Change

Friday, 28 November 2014, 11:53 am | Blackout Music Management

Adrian Bohm Presents Announces Date Change to Avoid Clash with Cricket World Cup Semi Final. More >>

ARL launches NCEA match official initiative

Friday, 28 November 2014, 11:53 am | Auckland Rugby League

The Auckland Rugby League has today announced a new initiative which will see students able to gain NCEA credits by completing ARL match official modules. The programme will begin next year and gives students the opportunity to gain 33 credits at NCEA ... More >>

Writers’ event to explore Kiwis’ sense of place

Friday, 28 November 2014, 11:32 am | Joint Press Release

More than 130 of New Zealand’s top writers and literary academics will gather in Wellington next week for a colloquium exploring how a writer’s understanding of their place in the world affects their writing. More >>

Mighty Ape Wellington Firebirds squad announced

Friday, 28 November 2014, 10:55 am | Wellington Cricket

The Mighty Ape Wellington Firebirds squad to play against the Otago Volts at University Oval on 30 November 2014, in their last Georgie Pie Super Smash round robin match is: James Franklin (Captain), Brent Arnel, Tom Blundell, Grant Elliott, Brad Hodge, ... More >>

Ponsonby Central Gets Set to Unveil Its Homage to Christmas

Friday, 28 November 2014, 10:53 am | 818 Entertainment

Speculation and anticipation are reaching fever pitch as Ponsonby Central gears up to unveil its giant homage to Christmas this Sunday 30th November. Currently perched on the buildings roof shrouded in black, talk on the street is turning to what this ... More >>

Awards recognise NZ recreation’s best and brightest

Friday, 28 November 2014, 10:45 am | New Zealand Recreation Association

The New Zealand recreation industry’s most innovative and inspiring individuals and organisations were recognised at the New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) Awards, held in Christchurch this evening. More >>

Neil Diamond’s Highly Anticipated New Zealand Tour Announced

Friday, 28 November 2014, 10:13 am | Blackout Music Management

Neil Diamond , iconic Grammy Award®-winning Rock and Pop Singer/Songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, will embark on the highly More >>

Blewett and McNee Tied for Championship Lead

Friday, 28 November 2014, 9:39 am | Veritas Communications Ltd

Bravery and precision are the order of the day for the drivers in New Zealand’s leading one-make sports coupe series as they prepare to race on the fast straights and bumpy corners of the Pukekohe circuit in south Auckland. More >>

The Shark Party – this year’s must-have holiday read

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 5:30 pm | Escalator Press

“. . . an engaging, evocative page-turner of a debut, written in Wellington with an eye on a much larger world.” More >>

Christmas cheer comes to Pompallier Mission

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 5:05 pm | Heritage New Zealand

Christmas cheer will be coming to Russell once again this year at the annual Carols @ Pompallier concert at Pompallier Mission, the Heritage New Zealand property in Russell, Bay of Islands. More >>

Over 50,000 cans to help Kiwis in need this Christmas

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 4:56 pm | Wattie's Cans Film Festival

Wattie’s and The Salvation Army are thrilled with the result. The best yet in 21 years! Movie goers throughout the country donated a total of 21,152 cans to The Salvation Army this year as part of the 21st Annual Wattie’s Cans Film Festival. More >>

Audiences have more choice in local content, 25 years on

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 4:52 pm | NZ On Air

Twenty-five years after it was created, NZ On Air continues to move swiftly to ensure New Zealanders can find and enjoy diverse local content how and when they want it. More >>

The Great RDA Horse Doodle Campaign

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 3:51 pm | Riding for the Disabled

Friday 28th November sees the launch of The Great RDA Horse Doodle in support of NZ Riding for the Disabled, with a host of New Zealand celebrities ‘doodling’ horses for a good cause. More >>

It is Nearly Time for Buy Enjoy!

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 3:29 pm | Enjoy Art Gallery

Buy Enjoy 2014 Artworks $125 Cash and Carry Donated by Emerging and Established Artists Opening: Wednesday December 17, 6:00pm It is that time of year again; the Enjoy crew are gearing up for our annual fundraising event, Buy Enjoy 2014! More >>

movember mo-gress report

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 3:28 pm | Movember

With nearly a month of growth under their noses, New Zealanders are now proudly flaunting their Mo’s. Battling through the itch, and finally evolving from a mere shadow to proper lipholstery, Kiwi men are certainly growing attached to their Movember ... More >>

Samoa mo Samoa: Black Saturday 1929

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 3:09 pm | Bridget Williams Books

Announcing the release of this new BWB Text by Michael Field, available as an e-book from the BWB website and global e-bookstores. More >>

War graves honoured

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 3:00 pm | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

Honouring two graves of soldiers who sacrificed their lives in World War One and who have just been added to the National Roll of Honour and to Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) records is on the agenda for Commission Director General, Mrs Victoria ... More >>

Last Chance to See Peter Madden's Work at Pataka

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 2:45 pm | Pataka

Roger Mortimer Otago Harbour 2014, acrylic on canvas. Peter Madden Coming from all the places you have never been Until Sunday 30 Nov 2014 More >>

Find a tree. Now shoot it

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 2:12 pm | Project Crimson

Not a call to action many of us would leap at. Nonetheless, Project Crimson wants you to grab your camera and start shooting. More >>

Play It Strange album - some of NZ’s best young songwriters

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 2:08 pm | Play It Strange Trust

Play It Strange are delighted to announce the release of the 2014 Play It Strange Lion Foundation CD, Vol 11. Over the past year, secondary school students from 13 to 18 years of age from New Zealand and Samoa have written 44 songs to make up this ... More >>

Black Sox named for Oceania qualifier

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 1:42 pm | Softball New Zealand

Hard work has been rewarded in the naming of the Golden Homes Black Sox softball team for next month’s ISF Oceania Qualifying series at North Harbour. More >>

Canadian Comedian Sensation Russell Peters NZ Arena Show

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 1:41 pm | Adrian Bohm Presents

For immediate release: 9am Thursday 27th November 2014 ADRIAN BOHM PRESENTS RUSSELL PETERS ALMOST FAMOUS WORLD TOUR 2015 After setting attendance records around the world, global comedy rock star, Russell Peters returns to New Zealand with his Almost ... More >>

Sam Smith: Second Auckland Show Added

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 1:39 pm | Mushroom Group

Sam Smith's soulful voice has captured the hearts of audiences all over the world and now after quickly selling out his first show, Frontier Touring is pleased to announce that a second and final Auckland show at Vector Arena on Wednesday, 22 April ... More >>

White Christmas tinged with sadness

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 1:22 pm | Big Buddy

The fatherless boy who inspired his Big Buddy to ‘snow’ low-decile Auckland schools at Christmas will be missing from this year’s Big Buddy Christmas White Out. Tragically, Bradley Elliott (14) died on September 8 from health issues related to the Rheumatic ... More >>

Warbirds over Wanaka: Airshow Safety

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 1:17 pm | Warbirds Over Wanaka

Major General (retired) Des Barker had a distinguished career in the South African Air Force over 40 years, clocking up 6,500 flying hours on 45 different military types, mostly fast jets. More >>

Kia Magic to Play February Warm-Up Matches Against Fiji

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 12:59 pm | Netball New Zealand

Kia Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic are gearing up for a busy ANZ Championship pre-season with the announcement of two warm-up matches against the Fijian national Netball team in February. More >>

Mondiale Aces stick with same 13

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 12:56 pm | Auckland Cricket

The Mondiale Auckland Aces have picked an unchanged 13 players for their crucial clash with the Canterbury Kings this afternoon in Christchurch. The game is the first of successive clashes with the Kings, as they face them again on Saturday in Napier. More >>

Oily Rag - mail and questions

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 12:32 pm | Oily Rag

The mail bags are full again. Here's a sample of the latest tips we have received and some questions for the frugal community. More >>

Mainland Tactix Announce New Assistant Coach

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 11:47 am | EasiYo Tactix

A move to Christchurch for family reasons has paid off for New Zealand Secondary Schools Netball coach Marianne Delaney-Hoshek, announced today as assistant coach of the Mainland Tactix. More >>

Insight Endometriosis Joins #GivingTuesdayNZ

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 11:45 am | Insight Endometriosis

Insight Endometriosis has joined the national movement #GivingTuesdayNZ which is being held throughout the country for the first time on Tuesday 2 December. More >>

Better Call Saul coming exclusively to Lightbox

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 11:44 am | Lightbox

Better Call Saul, a prequel to the 16-time Emmy-winning drama Breaking Bad premieres in America on February 8 2015. Lightbox is fast-tracking each episode so Kiwis can be part of the global TV event. More >>

Experienced Team to Judge the 2015 New Zealand Book Awards

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 11:43 am | New Zealand Book Awards

Experienced Team to Judge the 2015 New Zealand Book Awards for Children And Young Adults More >>

On your bike: Over one million Kiwis to cycle into summer

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 11:43 am | New Zealand Transport Agency

On your bike: Over one million Kiwis to cycle into summer More Kiwis are embracing cycling as a favourite pastime, with new figures revealing that more than one million New Zealanders will be on their bikes as the New Zealand Transport Agency launches ... More >>

Reducing Christmas Friction

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 11:27 am | The Parenting Place

The first Christmas sounded very stressful: long journeys, dodgy stable accommodation and unexpected visitors (though I imagine chaps bringing gold were quite welcome). Add to that having to flee the country to escape a mad ruler trying to murder your ... More >>

Kia Magic Complete Management Team

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 11:24 am | Netball Waikato

Kia Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic are pleased to announce the appointment of their new team manager, Kerri Mikkelsen. Mikkelsen who originally hails from the Waikato has spent years working in sports event management, mainly Netball for the NSW Swifts, ... More >>

SPADA Summit Delegates to “Meet the Kids”

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 11:17 am | New Zealand Children's Screen Trust

This year’s SPADA Screen Industry Summit (Friday 28 November) attendees get the unique opportunity to hear from the audience. Three students from around New Zealand are attending this week’s SPADA Screen Industry Summit to take part in a Kidsonscreen ... More >>

Nelson’s quest to become Gigatown ends

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 11:05 am | Gigatown Nelson

Nelson has finished behind Dunedin, who will become New Zealand’s first Gigatown, Chorus announced this evening at an event in Wellington. Nelson was vying for the title along with Wanaka, Timaru, Gisborne, and winner Dunedin during the final phase ... More >>

Internationally renowned mathematician recognised

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 9:20 am | University of Auckland

An internationally renowned and pioneering mathematician, Distinguished Professor Marston Conder of the University of Auckland, is awarded this year’s Hector Medal from the Royal Society of New Zealand. More >>

NZFC Sets the Scene for a Busy 2015

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 5:29 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) Annual Report 2013/14, tabled in parliament today, outlines changes and developments that will set the scene for future cultural and economic success for the New Zealand screen industry. More >>

Ladi6 – Return to Africa: Part Two

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 5:19 pm | Red Bull

This Saturday sees the much anticipated release of ‘Ladi6 – Return to Africa’, Oscar Kightley’s worlds-colliding documentary that follows his cousin Ladi6’s return journey to Africa. The 24-minute doco captures an epic adventure for Ladi6 ... More >>

Documentary Edge And Quickflix Team up

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 3:28 pm | Elephant Publicity

AUCKLAND, NZ – Leading online content provider Quickflix and the Documentary New Zealand Trust today announce the launch of a new collaborative project, which brings an initial ten widely acclaimed documentary films from recent Documentary Edge festivals ... More >>

ASB Classic Full Field welcomes five Top 30 players

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 2:49 pm | NZ Festival of Tennis

ASB Classic Full Field welcomes five Top 30 players, and world number one doubles pair More >>

Mamma Mia! Tickets - Charity Auction

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 2:06 pm | Autism Intervention Trust

Autism Intervention Trust Fundraising Auction in partnership with Wellington Musical Theatre Double passes to Mamma Mia! To be won! Premium Dress Circle Row A tickets. Value at approx $200 More >>

Cellophonia IV

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 2:06 pm | NZ School of Music

This is an outstanding opportunity for cellists of any age or level – students, teachers, amateurs, enthusiasts, professionals….. More >>

30 Years of Award-Winning Short Stories

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 1:56 pm | Fairfax Media

A Norwegian Church, a concrete cherub and a rose garden were the winning themes in the 30th annual Sunday Star-Times Short Story Awards, won across three categories - Open Division, Non-Fiction Essay and Secondary School Division. More >>

The Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems 2014

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 1:52 pm | International Writers' Workshop NZ Inc

The winner of the 2014 Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems , run by International Writers' Workshop NZ Inc, has been announced with the $1000 prize awarded to Julie Ryan of Orakei for her sequence, On Visiting Old Ladies . More >>

Kiwi charities unite to inspire generosity during Christmas

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 12:46 pm | Fundraising Institute of New Zealand

On Tuesday, 2 December, more than 130 Kiwi charities and not-for-profits will join forces to participate in New Zealand’s first #GivingTuesday. More >>


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