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Wild Bees: Contains Bad Language and Dirty Politics

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 5:25 pm | Flaxworks

“Any idiot can balance the books by selling the f**king furniture. Piss away the country’s assets on the stock market” More >>

New extreme footage from Experience Series

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 5:02 pm | Experience Series

Australian company Experience Series and B.A.S.E. jumping athlete Jarno Cordia successfully take the world of wingsuiting to a new extreme. More >>

Thistle Hall - call out for Fringe artists

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 5:00 pm | Thistle Hall

We expected to reopen on the 3 November but there may be a further delay. Thistle Hall is an old building and she may need some further work done to ensure she's good to go for another 100 years. We'll update you about this around mid-September. More >>

Kiwi Endurance Team Looking Strong at WEG

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 4:50 pm | Equestrian Sports New Zealand

New Zealand's endurance riders will have a world-famous back-drop for their 160km race at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in France on Thursday (France time). More >>

An Elephant in the Room

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 4:16 pm | City Gallery Wellington

Public preview of William Kentridge’s ‘The Refusal of Time’ at City Gallery Tuatara Open Late, Thursday 4 September, 5-10pm More >>

Sweat it out for Heart Kids

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 3:24 pm | Heart Kids

About 1,200 people are expected to take part in a 12-hour Treadathon Challenge in their bid to raise funds for the 12 families every week in New Zealand who are told that their baby has a congenital heart defect. More >>

King in the Ring on Saturday

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 3:09 pm | King in the Ring

Fighters from across the country are gearing up for one of New Zealand’s most high profile eight-man tournament series, King in the Ring. More >>

MTV Competition to Win a Chance to Work on EMAs in Glasgow

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 3:04 pm | MTV


Modern life, literature and legends feature in programme

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 3:03 pm | Aspiring Conversations

Modern life, literature and legends feature in Aspiring Conversations programme The full programme for Aspiring Conversations, the new annual festival of ideas held in Wanaka and Queenstown, launched tonight includes a member of President Obama’s ... More >>

2014 CLNZ/NZSA Research Grant Recipients

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 2:53 pm | NS Society Of Authors

Copyright Licensing NZ and the NZ Society of Authors are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2014 CLNZ/NZSA Research Grants. With research topics ranging from the effects of the ‘man drought’ in NZ to the Southern Ocean between NZ and Antarctica, ... More >> Launches in New Zealand

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 2:44 pm | Vice Media

Wednesday 27th August, 2014: Iconic British fashion and lifestyle magazine i-D has launched its reimagined online presence at in New Zealand with content that will shape the future of the digital fashion experience. More >>

Hotere’s Godwit/Kuaka flies south this September

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 1:59 pm | City Gallery Wellington

City Gallery is delighted to announce that one of Ralph Hotere’s greatest works is landing in the capital this September. Godwit/Kuaka (originally titled The Flight of Godwit ) is a huge 18-metre long mural first created in 1977 for Auckland International ... More >>

Rugby fans encouraged to take the bus

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 1:48 pm | Hastings District Council

Rugby fans are being encouraged to take the easy travel option from Hastings to McLean Park in Napier for the Rugby Championship match on Saturday September 6th. More >>

Power Rangers to Shoot in New Zealand

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 12:51 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

The New Zealand Film Commission and Film New Zealand are delighted to announce the upcoming Power Rangers series, Power Rangers Dino Charge , will be returning to shoot in Auckland later this year, and for the first time will be featuring a New Zealand ... More >>

BNZ donates 41 thousand hours of volunteer service

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 12:41 pm | BNZ

On 4 September, almost 4000 BNZ’s employees will offer up 8000 pairs of hand and feet, volunteer around 41,000 hours of service, across more than 460 projects nationwide, contributing the equivalent of over a million dollars to the communities they work ... More >>

Home and Family Counselling has launched their new website

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 12:37 pm | Home And Family Counselling

Home and Family Counselling Executive Director, Shelley Anderson, says “Updating our website represents the fresh new look of Home and Family Counselling. The new site is easier for users to navigate and better reflects the work we do in the community.” More >>

Whibley Storms to Yet Another Oma Win

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 12:22 pm | Bikesport NZ

Whibley Storms to Yet Another Oma Win AUGUST 27, 2014: Pahiatua’s Paul Whibley has done it again. The 35-year-old former Manawatu forestry worker, affectionately dubbed “The Axeman” on the motorcycling scene, has stormed to yet another comfortable ... More >>

Massey author’s The Naturalist tops bestseller list

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 12:20 pm | Massey University

Massey University author Dr Thom Conroy’s novel The Naturalist is the current bestseller in New Zealand fiction. More >>

Excitement rises as young Māori leaders prepare for national

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 11:37 am | NZUSA

Te Huinga Tauira o Te Mana Ākonga, the annual Māori Tertiary Students' Conference is hosted every year by a roopu tauira Māori on their campus. More >>

Italy comes to Newmarket!

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 11:15 am | Newmarket Business Association

New Zealand’s largest Italian Festival is almost here, a celebration of culture, music, food, design and everything that il Bel Paese (the beautiful country) has to offer in Aotearoa. More >>

Kirsty Gunn, Martin Edmond and The Piketty Phenomenon

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 11:08 am | Bridget Williams Books

Williams Books is delighted to announce nationwide events for the BWB Texts programme in October – please join us! More >>

Unfolding Horizons exhibition honouring NZ artist

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 10:54 am | Exhibitions Gallery

Exhibitions Gallery of Fine Art in Wellington is proud to announce the opening of Unfolding Horizons , an exhibition honouring the outstanding work of New Zealand artist Piera McArthur on Wednesday 10 September at 6pm. Born in 1929 Piera is an ... More >>

LINZ unearths piece of Antarctic history

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 10:51 am | Land Information NZ

Sir Wally Herbert sketching the Mill and Beardmore Glaciers in one of the historic field books held by LINZ. Photo credit: Peter Otway More >>

Rhythm and Alps day schedule released and new artists added

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 10:43 am | Rhythm and Alps

The day schedule for this year's Rhythm and Alps festival in Wanaka is ready to be unveiled. More >>

Wanted: Aspiring Kiwi artists

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 10:20 am | The Warehouse Group

Next week (Monday 1 September) The Warehouse launches a design competition to scout the country for aspiring artists to sketch an eco-inspired design for its reusable bags. More >>

Clark Ellice to Line up at .Kiwi Duathlon Nationals in Taupo

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 9:39 am | Triathlon New Zealand

Former elite triathlete Clark Ellice will be amongst the 400 plus participants on the start line at the .kiwi Duathlon National Champs in Taupo this Sunday and while the Taranaki athlete (now Auckland based) has been away from the glare of top level ... More >>

Central Christchurch Transformed by Words

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 5:34 pm | WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival

More than 100 writers, thinkers, commentators and performers from New Zealand and around the world will transform central Christchurch into a haven of lyrics, poetry and prose with the opening of WORD Writers and Readers Festival tomorrow (Wednesday ... More >>

Behind the Brush Brings More Lindauer Paintings to Life

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 4:55 pm | Maori TV

The stories of Māori figures painted by the artist Gottfried Lindauer are explored in a new series of BEHIND THE BRUSH, starting Monday September 1 at 8.00pm on Māori Television. More >>

Pre-Order Cameron Rota's 'One of a Kind'

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 3:50 pm | Cameron Rota

Whakatane’s Cameron Rota is excited to announce the release of his debut single - ‘One of a Kind’ - on September 1. More >>

Opportunity for Artists to Exhibit in Hamilton Gallery

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 3:13 pm | Waikato Museum

Submissions are invited from New Zealand-based artists and arts groups interested in holding an exhibition of their work at ArtsPost Galleries & Shop in Hamilton. More >>

Six Months to Go!

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 2:59 pm | Volvo Ocean Race

On Friday 27 February, exactly six months from tomorrow, the Race Village for the Auckland Stopover will open for business ready to welcome the fleet contesting the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Seven boats – the new one-design Volvo Ocean 65s – ... More >>

Storylines Festival partners with

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 2:44 pm |

Love, triumph, struggle, victory, adventure, journey, loyalty, friendships, family – see all of this and more this weekend when the Storylines Festival swings into town bringing children’s books to life for South Auckland families. More >>

Fear and insecurity holding women back from achieving dreams

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 2:34 pm | AMP

In a new survey from AMP, results reveal the interesting differences in how men and women go about achieving their dreams – with almost double the female respondents (44% vs 28%) saying fear and insecurity has held them back. More >>

Al Jazeera Media Network Opens Innovation Challenge

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 2:12 pm | Al Jazeera

The Innovation and Research group at Al Jazeera Media Network has kicked off its first major community initiative with an online Innovation Challenge. This is an open competition aiming to surface new ideas about storytelling in mobile and web ... More >>

Get Up Stand Up

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 2:05 pm | LOOP Recordings Aotearoa

#GetUpStandUp & be the change! Visit GUSU.CO.NZ for a free download. Let’s make NZ’s voice heard in September’s election. #NZVotes More >>

New web-series launches this Oct - If These Walls Could Talk

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 1:54 pm | Elephant Publicity

Launch/Exhibition: Sat 11 Oct 6 - 9PM, Imperial Lane Basement, 7 Fort Lane as part of Artweek 2014 More >>

Thunderbirds granted extension as teams finalise rosters

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 1:40 pm | ANZ Championship Netball

Media Release Tuesday 26 August 2014 Thunderbirds granted extension as teams finalise rosters Trans-Tasman Netball League (TTNL), operator of the ANZ Championship, has granted the Adelaide Thunderbirds an extension to lodge its team for the 2015 season. More >>

Cameron takes NZRL community role

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 1:34 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

New Zealand Rugby League has appointed Jacob Cameron as its new community general manager, overseeing some exciting projects in the "more than just a game" aspect of its business. More >>

The Book of Hat goes global

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 1:13 pm | Makaro Press

Two small kiwi publishers have turned indie hit The Book of Hat by Harriet Rowland into an ebook, launching it into the world on what would have been the author's 21st birthday: 26 August. More >>

Emirates Team New Zealand update

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 1:05 pm | Emirates Team New Zealand

There was good and not-so-good for Emirates Team New Zealand on the final day of the Extreme Sailing Series Cardiff regatta. More >>

Students get toothbrushes ready to shatter world record

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 12:55 pm | Chilton Saint James School

Four-hundred students are going to brush each other’s teeth in a world record attempt. Laura Houston, a Year 13 student from Chilton Saint James School in Lower Hutt, is hoping their ridiculous endeavor will raise awareness for the Live More ... More >>

Orange is the New Black marathon

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 12:09 pm | TVNZ

TVNZ Ondemand serves up full access to Orange is the New Black Season One and Two More >>

Edmonton the Toughest Test Yet on Triathlon Calendar

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 12:06 pm | Triathlon New Zealand

Triathlon New Zealand is looking forward to this week’s ITU Elite World Championships in Edmonton with a sense of determination, having galvanised on the back of some recent success following disappointments at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Andrea ... More >>

Puppetry, Mask and the Serious Laugh by Jacob Rajan

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 11:33 am | University of Waikato

Actor and play writer Jacob Rajan will present and lead a discussion with the title ‘Puppetry, Mask and the Serious Laugh’ as part of the 2014 Kiss My Arts series in Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, Tauranga. He will demonstrate the role of ... More >>

Puppetry, Mask and the Serious Laugh by Jacob Rajan

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 11:33 am | University of Waikato

Actor and play writer Jacob Rajan will present and lead a discussion with the title ‘Puppetry, Mask and the Serious Laugh’ as part of the 2014 Kiss My Arts series in Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, Tauranga. He will demonstrate the role of ... More >>

Air New Zealand target of ‘Flighting Sexism’ Art Exhibition

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 11:01 am | Wellington Craftivism Collective

Air New Zealand may have pulled its infamous safety video that used bikini clad models to croon inflight safety instructions, but it is still the impetus for an exhibition protesting against sexism. More >>

New Zealand Fashion Week opening night

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 10:59 am | New Zealand Fashion Week

This evening, Dame Pieter Stewart was joined by His Worship the Mayor Len Brown, MP Nikki Kaye and Designer Kate Sylvester to officially open the fourteenth New Zealand Fashion Week (NZFW). More >>

The Bold, the Brutal and the Brilliant

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 10:39 am | Bikesport NZ

The racing was brilliant, the track was brutal and the riders were bold at the inaugural Secondary Schools Motocross Championships at Mercer on Sunday. More >>

Kiwis Find Going Tough at Badminton World Championships

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 10:36 am | Badminton NZ

A 7-strong Kiwi contingent found the going tough at the BWF Badminton World Championships in Denmark overnight, losing all their scheduled first round matches leaving just Oliver Leydon-Davis and Kevin Dennerly-Minturn flying the flag in the men’s doubles ... More >>

Auck Museum to Celebrate Peace Day with 'Illuminate' Film

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 10:30 am | Auckland War Memorial Museum

Each year on the 21st September the world observes the International Day of Peace. In honour of this, Auckland War Memorial Museum will this year host ‘Illuminate: Peace Day’, a free film screening on its Northern Façade over three nights from ... More >>

Love, and that ‘Top of the World’ Feeling

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 10:06 am | Emirates Media Relations

To say that some of life’s greatest moments happen at 35,000 ft. could not ring truer than when Stuart Mackinnon proposed to Victoria Loudon on their Emirates A380 flight from Dubai to Brisbane. More >>

Community Maker Party to Take Place in Miramar

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 10:03 am | MakerBox

MakerBox, an educational community programme in Wellington, announces Maker Party Wellington will be held on Saturday, 13 September, from 12.30pm to 3.30pm at the Miramar Community Centre at 27 Chelsea Street. More >>

Icons Confirmed For Ruakaka Summer Music Festival

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 9:59 am | Big Deal Touring

Summer music returns to Ruakaka, Northland with Kiwi music icons The Narcs and Sharon O’Neill headlining the line-up. The one-day music event is now confirmed for Saturday January 10, 2015 at the stunning Marsden Cove Marina following on from the inaugural ... More >>

Entries open The Hobbit Fan Fellowship Contest

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 9:54 am | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand invites Hobbit fans to enter The Hobbit Fan Fellowship Contest for a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime preview screening of More >>

Miley Cyrus: News Flash!

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 9:46 am | Dainty Group

As expected, today’s Miley Cyrus pre-sale for her show at Auckland’s Vector Arena proved to be a red-hot ticket and all pre-sale tickets were quickly sold out. More >>

Lesley Garrett in Recital

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 9:44 am | Skip Ink

She’s Britain’s most popular soprano and she’s soon to arrive in New Zealand to star as the Mother Abbess in Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Ian’s London Palladium production of The Sound of Music. More >>

Two Music Legends Coming to TSB Bowl of Brooklands

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 9:36 am | New Plymouth District Council

Two Music Legends Coming to TSB Bowl of Brooklands Two of the biggest names in music will be performing at the TSB Bowl of Brooklands this summer. Paul Simon and Sting will be bringing their On Stage Together tour to the Bowl on 31 January 2015 as part ... More >>

First Kiwi About to Go at WEG

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 9:32 am | Equestrian Sports New Zealand

Paralympian Anthea Dixon starts the New Zealand charge at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games on Tuesday afternoon (France time) in France. More >>

Hamilton Based Band "Latest Fallout" Going on National Tour

Monday, 25 August 2014, 5:39 pm | MediaPA

Hamilton based Alternative/Pop-Punk band The Latest Fallout have found themselves at an exciting point in their bands movement. With achievements stacking up and their nation wide tour quickly approaching the bands popularity can easily be seen by their ... More >>

Setting up Women with Shared Living Arrangements

Monday, 25 August 2014, 5:29 pm | Someone Like Me

All over the country, there are thousands of women living on their own, in homes that are too big for them, feeling socially isolated, a little lonely, and even a little bit vulnerable. More >>


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