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Kenny Rogers ... Through The Years World Tour

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 11:01 am | Pacific Entertainment

Pacific Entertainment and Coast in association with Bluehawk Presents are pleased to announce the return of Grammy legend, Country superstar and contemporary music icon, Kenny Rogers in January and February for concerts in Australia and New Zealand, ... More >>

Darren Watson Courts Controversy with New Song

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 11:00 am | Darren Watson

On Monday 4th August Wellington songwriter and guitarist Darren Watson will release his most politicised work to date. 'Planet Key' is a new song with lyrics that come straight from Watson's strong views about New Zealand's current Prime Minister. More >>

Games medals boost for Rotorua Bike Fest

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 10:41 am | The Mud

The win by two New Zealanders in the mountain biking at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will be a huge boost for the sport, says Rotorua Deputy Mayor Dave Donaldson. More >>

Londoners score tasty result off the field in Wellington

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 10:31 am | Morris PR

While visiting West Ham fans from London were left grasping for a result on the field during the recent Football United Tour to New Zealand, they certainly made up for it off the pitch. More >>

Thomas Russell fund

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 10:00 am | Michael Guerin

Racing industry participants are being given a unique opportunity to help severely injured jockey Thomas Russell. Russell remains in intensive care in Christchurch Hospital with no feeling below his neck after a trackwork fall at Bulls last month. More >>

Tickets in demand for Silver Ferns v England netball test

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 9:17 am | Rotorua District Council

Tickets for Rotorua’s October netball international between New Zealand and England are proving hot items, with extra seats being made available in one seating category that is already nearly sold out. The Silver Ferns take on England at Rotorua’s ... More >>

City-building after Disaster in Christchurch

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 5:50 pm | Freerange Press

On 30 July, 2012, Prime Minister John Key launched the Central City Recovery Plan - the Blueprint. Two years to the day, Freerange Press is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Once in a Lifetime: City-building after Disaster in Christchurch. More >>

Denelle to launch single with concert at Botany Town Centre

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 5:40 pm | Botany Town Centre

Denelle will be celebrating his new single launch with a full band performance at the Botany Town Centre, in Market Square on Saturday August 9th More >>

Mixed Fortunes at Individual Competition in Glasgow

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 5:20 pm | Badminton NZ

The New Zealand badminton team commenced their individual competitions at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games last night NZT and continue with a busy involvement at the Emirates Arena tonight. More >>

Video: Making of Louis Baker’s Music Academy 7-Inch

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 4:49 pm | Red Bull

The Red Bull Music Academy’s 7-inch record celebrates Louis’ time spent at the New York City edition of the Academy last year. More >>

Artist Kelcy Taratoa takes up Residency at Scots College

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 3:32 pm | Scots College

Students at Scots College will have the opportunity to learn first-hand from Kelcy Taratoa, one of New Zealand’s most exciting young up-and-coming artists, after he ‘moved in’ to the College’s Creative and Performing Arts Centre earlier ... More >>

New youth golf programme hopes to find the next golfing star

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 3:30 pm | Sport Waikato

Albatross, birdie, eagle, par and fore are words that may seem a bit strange, but these will be part of everyday lingo for the kids participating in the Waipa Junior Golf Club after school programme, which starts 4 August 2014 at the Te Awamutu Golf ... More >>

A selection of songs from Children's Music Awards

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 3:09 pm | Maiden New Zealand

APRA AMCOS New Zealand this week releases ‘Music Box 2014’ – a selection of songs from the New Zealand Children’s Music Awards . More >>

3 News Commemorates Wwi with Great War Stories

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 3:06 pm | 3 News

A unique collaboration between Government, a television production company and TV3 will see a different type of story go to air on 3 News next week. Great War Stories, a series of mini-documentaries that focus on WWI, will begin screening on Monday ... More >>

iHeartradio Presents Neil Finn Live in Concert

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 1:49 pm | Schuck PR

iHeartRadio is taking New Zealand by storm, in less than a year it has over 200,000 registered users and app downloads. Registered users get access to ‘free music’ and can create their own radio stations which can be accessed 24/7 via web and mobile. More >>

Going Global Music Summit 2014 - What You Need to Know

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 1:46 pm | Going Global Music Summit

Artist applications are open at until August 11th and attendance registrations are now available via NZTIX – full details are below. More >>

Flavours from the Rock of Polynesia

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 1:44 pm | Niue Food Festival

Auckland, New Zealand -30 July 2014. Niue is full of surprises and possibly none less than its fantastic food scene, which draws on fresh local produce from the land and sea. More >>

Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival – First Announcement

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 1:41 pm | Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival

Craft beer lovers will be excited at the announcement today that the Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival will have even more breweries signed up for this year’s festival. Now it its second year, the festival promises to be bigger and better than ... More >>

Religious Leaders Seek Social Peace through Religion

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 1:27 pm | Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at NZ

The heads of religious communities and political leaders across New Zealand will be congregating in Auckland to consider what role religion could play in today’s world and whether religion continued to be a force for good. More >>

Declaration of World War One was birth of nation

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 1:19 pm | NZ Returned and Services Association

On 4 August 2014, New Zealand will commemorate the centenary of Great Britain’s declaration of war on Germany and the beginning of New Zealand’s involvement in World War One. More >>

Speakers Confirmed! International Speaker for TEDxWellington

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 12:59 pm | TEDxWellington

The TEDxWellington team are proud to introduce our family of speakers for the TEDxWellington line-up. Nominations from the city’s residents poured in with twelve clear stand-outs taking their place to share their ideas worth spreading. More >>

Over 700 Dancers Ups Auckland’s Tempo for 12 Days of Dance

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 12:31 pm | Elephant Publicity

Tempo Dance Festival is back with another succinct programme of incredible works from the world of dance, returning for its 4th year at Q, 305 Queen Street, Auckland along with a satellite programme at the Musgrove Studio. More >>

New Zealand’s first Laughter Wellness Conference

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 12:10 pm | Workplace Wellbeing

“There is a reason why this conference is being held in this city at this time. There's no doubt about it, Cantabrians have been through a lot over the last four years and will continue to do so, as we rebuild our city, homes, businesses and lives. More >>

iHeartRadio Launch Exclusive Music Station for Children

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 11:55 am | The Radio Network

The Radio Network (TRN) has launched a brand new iHeartRadio station called Kiwi Kids. The station features songs from the finalists of the last two years' Children’s Music Awards, alongside songs and rhymes written for Kiwi kids performed by Kiwi ... More >>

How Did Architects Respond Immediately after 3/11?

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 11:43 am | Embassy of Japan

The Embassy of Japan, in cooperation with Victoria University of Wellington, is very pleased to introduce the Japan Foundation’s exhibition. Images of the devastation following the powerful 9.0 magnitude earthquake in East Japan in 2011 are still fresh ... More >>

Elam exhibition explores portraiture

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 11:41 am | Elam School of Fine Arts

A new exhibition by Maori and Pasifika Tuākana students from Elam School of Fine Arts explores one of arts oldest genres, the portrait. The exhibition Whakaahua | Portrait features work by ten Bachelor of Fine Arts students from the University ... More >>

Speech Therapists' special picture book for preschoolers

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 11:41 am | Xlibris

‘Big Words for Little Tonques’ is a fun way to develop speech through better listening and pronunciation More >>

Campbell Live Viewers Raise $127,000 for Unicef Gaza Appeal

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 11:37 am | Mediaworks

Campbell Live viewers, in conjunction with UNICEF, have raised more than $127,000 to assist children affected by the conflict in Gaza. The total was announced tonight on the show with a message of thanks to New Zealanders from UNICEF for their support. More >>

Leota shines in NZ Netballers big win over St Lucia

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 11:33 am | Netball NZ

Playing out of position, the shortest member of the New Zealand side Liana Leota was the star turn as the NZ Netball team swept past Saint Lucia 88-19 at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Tuesday. More >>

Mark Hadlow in MAMIL (Middle Aged Man in Lycra)

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 11:30 am | Elephant Publicity

MARK HADLOW IN MAMIL (MIDDLE AGED MAN IN LYCRA) A new play by Gregory Cooper More >>

Benny Tipene added to the American Authors show!

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 11:28 am | Mushroom Group

In what is certainly shaping up to be the hottest bill of 2014, Frontier Touring is thrilled to announce the addition of Benny Tipene to perform with American Authors and Andy Grammer! More >>

Award-winning adult puppetry production tours South Island

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 11:18 am | Tablo

Award-winning adult puppetry production tours to four South Island venues in August and September More >>

Arts Access Accolade honours Philip Patston

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 11:05 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

Date: news embargo until 6.30pm Tuesday 29 July 2014 Attention: Arts reporters | Chief reporters More >>

Arts Access Awards celebrate artistic contributions

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 11:04 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

Date: news embargo until 6.30pm Tuesday 29 July 2014 Attention: Arts reporters | Chief reporters More >>

Hamilton Eyes More Wins in America This Weekend

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 10:46 am | Fast Company

Kiwi karter Matthew Hamilton is eyeing more class wins this weekend at the second big SuperKarts USA (SKUSA) Pro Tour meeting of the year at Modesto in northern California. More >>

Another record crowd for CRC Speedshow

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 10:43 am | CRC Speedshow

The biggest and most diverse automotive and motorsport event in New Zealand broke its own attendance records with the 2014 edition of CRC Speedshow attracting 34,700 show-goers during the two day event earlier this month. The eighth edition of CRC ... More >>

Relive the Glamour of the Great Gatsby

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 10:30 am | Skip Ink

Mention the name Gatsby and it conjures images of parties, excesses of every kind, glamour, glitz and a society fuelled by impulse and desire. More >>

Brother Design Stars to Be Judged by Industry Experts

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 10:09 am | Brother Design Stars

Brother Design Stars to Be Judged by Industry Experts Young creative artists and designers entering Brother Design Stars are set to be judged by some of New Zealand’s top fashion and craft designers. The inaugural Brother Design Stars competition is ... More >>

Vermeer Impressive with Solo Effort

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 10:01 am | Bikesport NZ

Andy McGechan, JULY 30, 2014: Though on his own against the might of two-man teams of elite riders from all around New Zealand, Masterton’s Reuben Vermeer was coolness personified on Sunday. The Yamaha ace headed into battle at ... More >>

Taking a conference ‘tour’

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 5:53 pm | NZ School of Music

An online ‘Event tour’ facility through the national Eventfinder portal will make it much easier for people to register for individual sessions in the ‘Recovering Forbidden Voices Conference’ which takes place in Wellington from 21-25 August ... More >>

The New Zealand Wars: A Brief History

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 5:20 pm | Oratia Media

M E D I A R E L E A S E 28 July 2014 More >>

Audio Foundation Winter Residency Announced - Kraus

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 4:29 pm | Audio Foundation

The Audio Foundation is pleased to announce that Kraus (aka Pat Kraus ) will be artist in residence at the Audio Foundation from 4 to 18 August 2014. The AF Residency provides NZ artists with the opportunity to make work in a context free of traditional ... More >>

Dan Carter Trade Me Auction Nearing 100K Views

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 4:19 pm | Acumen Republic

Prompts Other Celebrities to Chip in for Charity Auckland, New Zealand – 29 July, 2014 – After a standout rugby weekend, Dan Carter’s Trade Me auction is set to break 100,000 views. In a unique promotion called #iwantaGS5, Dan’s offering his ... More >>

Liam Macdonald Scores Second Championship

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 3:45 pm | Southland Sports Car Club

Sixteen year old Liam MacDonald of Invercargill has won the Southland Sports Car Club Championship for the second successive year. He received the SSCC Club Champion's Trophy at the clubs 2013/2014 prizegiving at Teretonga Park recently. More >>

NZ leaves lasting impression on English Premier League teams

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 3:25 pm | Tourism New Zealand

West Ham United may have endured a torrid time on the pitch during their time in New Zealand for the Football United Tour, but the country itself has left a lasting impression on the team. More >>

The Super 15 rugby final – more than just a game, sports exp

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 3:15 pm | University of Canterbury

The outcome of this weekend’s Super 15 rugby final is pivotally important, a University of Canterbury sports education expert says. More >>

Golden Age Sessions: Lydia Cole

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 3:06 pm | Noise PR

There’s undoubtedly something in the air around Auckland’s Golden Age studio where writer-producer Joel Little fashioned Lorde’s Pure Heroine and Broods’ forthcoming Evergreen. And now the Morningside studio has announced the arrival of ... More >>

Emirates Melbourne Cup coming to Auckland

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 2:32 pm | Stars Sports Tours and Events

AUCKLAND, July 29, 2014: Stars Sports Tours & Events has joined with the Victoria Racing Club and SKYCITY Auckland to host the 2014 Emirates Melbourne Cup trophy during the Auckland leg of the 2014 Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour. Racing fans, business people, ... More >>

D’Arcy Writers’ Residencies on Waiheke Island

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 2:23 pm | Joint Media Statement

New Zealand writers are invited to apply for two three-month residencies to write essays of about 10,000 words on New Zealand life and culture. More >>

Hany Armanious’ Selflok comes to City Gallery Wellington

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 1:25 pm | City Gallery Wellington

Elves, beer steins and wax ice-cream cones are all part of Hany Armanious’ whimsical, mysterious and playful installation, Selflok, which is coming to City Gallery Wellington this September. More >>

New Zealand First to mark First World War Centenary

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 1:14 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

A ceremony to mark the beginning of the First World War for New Zealand will take place on Monday 4 August in Parliament Grounds, Wellington, from 9.00am. Public are welcome to attend the ceremony, which will also be webcast live on ... More >>

Orchestra Wellington presents The Song of the Nightingale

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:44 am | Orchestra Wellington

On Saturday, August 9, pianist Jian Liu joins Orchestra Wellington for Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G, a work combining Gallic sass and sparkle with moments of bluesy reflection. More >>

Breakfast with Auckland Zoo’s tigers

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:25 am | Auckland Zoo

Breakfast with Auckland Zoo’s tigers Today on World Tiger Day (29 July), Auckland Zoo is calling on locals to book in and support a rare opportunity to enjoy breakfast at its tiger exhibit on Saturday 9 August. The 7.30am -10.00am Tiger Breakfast, part ... More >>

Leading Nelson Actors Join Pipe Band Extravaganza

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:17 am | Nelson Celtic Pipe Band

“..Astounding” ... “Impressive and not what I expected at all...” “So professional!” – The audience loved last year’s Celtic Pipe Band’s incredibly successful, Braveheart - The Concert. More >>

Theatre to help firms deal with workplace bullying

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 9:41 am | Massey University

Feelings and emotions are often marginalised in the rational world of business, but Massey University’s expressive arts and business programmes hope to change all that with the development of a play about workplace bullying. More >>

Sky Tower lights up to cheer corporates for charity climb

Monday, 28 July 2014, 4:42 pm | SKYCITY

Auckland’s skyline will shine blue and white from Thursday 31 August through to the weekend as 80 teams race up 1,103 stairs on Friday 1 August for the Corporate Sky Tower Stair Challenge supporting Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC). More >>

A Short History of Jazz

Monday, 28 July 2014, 4:35 pm | Museum Of Wellington City and Sea

The Museum of Wellington City & Sea turns the spotlight on the history of jazz this August, with a focus on the music of the ‘20s, ‘30s ‘40s & ‘50s. A Short History of Jazz takes place over four Sundays from 10 to 31 August at 2pm. It features ... More >>

Call for Proposals: 2015 Programme

Monday, 28 July 2014, 4:21 pm | Enjoy

Enjoy is pleased to announce that we are now calling for proposals for the gallery’s 2015 exhibition programme. We welcome proposals from artists and curators for solo and group shows featuring innovative new works. Please refer to the following guidelines ... More >>

Interview: Geoff Chapple, Founding CEO of the Te Araroa Trust

Monday, 28 July 2014, 4:21 pm | ElderNet

This year Geoff has again updated his guidebook of Te Araroa Trail: The Long Pathway to include route changes. It is the official guide to New Zealand's greatest walk. Random House NZ $49.99 More >>

From Tribeca to Auckland – Ingrid Kopp to Lead DOC EDGE LAB

Monday, 28 July 2014, 3:56 pm | Documentary Edge Festival

Interactive storytelling innovator Ingrid Kopp from Tribeca Film Institute will lead the 4th DOC EDGE LAB for 2014. Held on September 15 and 16 at Auckland University of Technology, the lab is a two-day incubator to educate and inspire digital transmedia ... More >>


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