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Why have swag when you can have Coconut Lime - Team Dynamite

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 5:30 pm | Muchmoremusic

Auckland hip-hop collective TEAM DYNAMITE shot their NZ On Air funded video for "Coconut Lime feat. Che Fu" over the weekend with film director Eddy Fifield. More >>

The Udnerstudy – Second best can be a bitch

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 5:26 pm | Howick Little Theatre

The second production from the new HLT Studio gives Auckland theatre goers the rare chance to experience a work by one of America’s leading contemporary playwrights. More >>

NZ’s eco fashion week designers announced

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 3:28 pm | New Zealand Eco Fashion Exposed

New Zealand Eco Fashion Exposed has announced the full line-up of designers for its extended programme of events, running from Thursday 24 through until Sunday 27 July. More >>

Publication Launch to Celebrate Māori Language Week

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 2:35 pm | NZ Landcare Trust

Today sees the start of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Maori language week). NZ Landcare Trust is planning to celebrate on Thursday 24 July by launching an innovative new bi-lingual publication. Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy will be the ... More >>

Scott Walker + Sunn O))): Soused

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 2:34 pm | The Label

When Sunn O))) first approached Scott Walker about appearing on their 2009 albumMonoliths & Dimensions, little did they know what it would actually lead to. Four years on, Scott was back with something even more enticing, collaborating on Soused, a body ... More >>

Anti-mining campaign doco debuts at NZ Film Festival

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 2:11 pm | Cap Bocage

Playing at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival, Cap Bocage is a close-up exploration of the forces that came into play when environmental issues and indigenous rights became intertwined in New Caledonia, and a telling picture ... More >>

Fellowes and Hazeldine Sign for EasiYo Tactix

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 2:03 pm | EasiYo Tactix

EasiYo Tactix are delighted to announce the signing of experienced defender Demelza Fellowes (formerly McCloud) and versatile shooter/mid-courter Gemma Hazeldine for the 2015 ANZ Championship season. Fellowes returns to the EasiYo Tactix seven years ... More >>

Judges set to taste over 1,150 wines

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 1:56 pm | SweeneyVesty

Wine judges set to taste over 1,150 wines at one of NZ’s largest wine competitions More >>

Going Global Music Summit announces dates

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 1:53 pm | NZ Music Commission

Independent Music New Zealand is proud to announce that the GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2014 will be held in Auckland this September - the dates are listed below. More >>

Dan Aux’s Debut Album Drops in August

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 1:44 pm | Frequency Media

Resident George FM ‘Selectah’ DJ Dan Aux will drop his debut album Playlist on 1 August, before embarking on a nationwide tour of the country. More >>

iHeartradio And Radio Hauraki Present Head like a Hole

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 1:34 pm | Mushroom Group

iHeartRadio is excited to bring yet another free concert to kiwis. This time it is going to be one for all the rock’n’roll fans… iHeartRadio and Radio Hauraki presents Head Like A Hole! More >>

A date for dads and daughters

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 1:28 pm | Dad and Daughter Date

Doting dads are encouraging families to take part in the unofficial holiday that celebrates the special bond shared between a father and his daughter/s on Sunday 3rd of August. More >>

Strong start for Glenn Sutton at Badwater 135

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 1:24 pm | Adventure Media Group

Dunedin ultra endurance athlete Glenn Sutton makes a strong start at Badwater 135 Ultramarathon being staged out of Lone Pine, California, today. More >>

Remembering Dunedin’s Great War

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 1:23 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Tuesday, 22 July 2014) – Almost a century after World War 1 began, its impact here and overseas is the theme of a Toitū Otago Settlers Museum exhibition. More >>

New Zealand Fashion Week: Provisional Designer Announcement

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 12:16 pm | New Zealand Fashion Week Ltd

New Zealand Fashion Week (NZFW) is excited to announce its provisional designer line up for 2014, with a long list of designers from around the country and overseas, including industry heavyweights and the next generation of New Zealand’s emerging ... More >>

Devilskin Rise to the Top of NZ Music Charts

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 11:46 am | Trigger Marketing

Devilskin claim the #1 Album and #1 Kiwi Artist Album top spots this week with We Rise. NZ rock band Devilskin’s much anticipated debut album released on July 11 and went straight to the top of the charts, selling record numbers in the first week. More >>

Boost for talented young performers in the capital

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 11:18 am | Dame Malvina Major Foundation

Young performing artists in the Wellington region can get a $5,000 boost towards achieving their dreams thanks to Arts Excellence Awards being offered by The Dame Malvina Major Foundation. More >>

Inbetweeners 2 Cast Heads Down under for NZ Premiere

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 11:07 am | Roadshow Film Distributors

The stars of this year’s most anticipated comedy, The Inbetweeners 2 will head to New Zealand next month as part of the Australasian promotional tour. More >>

NZSO concerts with Edo de Waart

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 11:00 am | Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Superstar conductor Edo de Waart, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Mahler’s death defying Ninth Symphony come together for an epic night in the concert hall this August. More >>

Marvelly’s songwriting debut a credit to her English studies

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 10:53 am | Massey University

Lizzie Marvelly recently released her songwriting debut extended play (EP), Collisions and credits her Massey English studies for contributing to her songwriting abilities. More >>

Dunedin couple create a valuable parenting resource

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 10:29 am | Wearing The Baby

This week sees the release of the first New Zealand made babywearing instructional DVD. Directors Anna Hughes and Wayne Johnson show other families how to confidently and safely ‘wear’ their babies in different types of baby carriers. More >>

Rising young conductor from UC heads to the Hollywood Bowl

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 9:30 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury graduate and one of the world’s rising young conductors, Gemma New, heads to the United states next week to assist the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. More >>

Heat’s on for open water masters swimmers

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 9:25 am | Samoa International Events

With local temperatures dipping to winter lows, more than 80 Kiwi swimmers are taking off to Samoa this week, to take on warmer open water swimming challenges. The line-up includes State Ocean Swim Series age group winners Sarah Mortimer and Dawn Walker, ... More >>

Online TV first set to change the lives of thousands

Monday, 21 July 2014, 4:51 pm | A Season of Change

A Season of Change is an online TV first that aims to positively change the lives of thousands of Kiwi women. Registrations opened today for the completely free 12-week body and self-image lifestyle event kicking off on 1st September. All participants ... More >>

Hawkins Appointed EasiYo Tactix Head Coach

Monday, 21 July 2014, 3:41 pm | Netball NZ

Netball Mainland is delighted to announce the appointment of Sue Hawkins as Head Coach of EasiYo Tactix, to lead the team into the 2015 ANZ Championship season. Following a thorough and rigorous recruitment process, the Netball Mainland Board made the ... More >>

Golden Curtain in Auckland for the first time

Monday, 21 July 2014, 3:14 pm | Powertool Records

*For interviews with The Roulettes or Golden Curtain, please contact Renee Jones:, or ph (021) 309 310 More >>

The NZ On Screen Politics Collection

Monday, 21 July 2014, 2:03 pm | NZ On Screen

There’s an election campaign on, and NZ On Screen has relaunched its comprehensive Politics Collection of documentaries, interviews and other memorable moments from New Zealand’s political history. More >>

Seven Strong Team Named for World Badminton Champs

Monday, 21 July 2014, 2:02 pm | Badminton NZ

Badminton New Zealand has named a seven-strong team for the 2014 Li Ning World Championships in Denmark from 25-31 August, with the tournament coming hot on the heels of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. The seven players who qualified individually through ... More >>

ARTWEEK returns with the best of Auckland’s art

Monday, 21 July 2014, 2:00 pm | Elephant Publicity

Now in its fifth year, ARTWEEK 2014 launches on October 10th , uniting eight Auckland neighbourhoods in a citywide celebration of visual and performance art. More >>

Kiwi’s Pacific Ocean reaches Hawaii

Monday, 21 July 2014, 1:59 pm | University of Auckland

Tara Remington’s row across the Pacific Ocean is down to the last 90 minutes. The pair have just past Koko Head on the southeastern side of the Island of Oahu in Hawaii. More >>

Whitcoulls Top 100: Kiwis prefer young adult & classics

Monday, 21 July 2014, 1:56 pm | Whitcoulls

To compile their Top 100 List for 2014, Whitcoulls again asked New Zealanders to vote for their favourite books and authors. And while classic novels continue to appeal to Kiwi readers, 2014 marks a significant new trend – the increasing popularity ... More >>

Calling 80s fans Wairarapa Wide!

Monday, 21 July 2014, 1:39 pm | Pitch Perfect Promotions

Book your tickets; make your reservations as you don’t want to miss out on the 80s coming to the Wairarapa. This show is blowing away 80s fans New Zealand wide. More >>

Auckland NZ show moved to The Civic Theatre

Monday, 21 July 2014, 1:38 pm | Rythym Method

New Zealand, you have spoken and due to popular demand the upcoming Angus & Julia Stone concert is moving to the larger, majestic yet intimate Civic Theatre in Auckland. Secret Sounds Presents by arrangement with Artist Voice More >>

50 week Māori language campaign begins āpōpō

Monday, 21 July 2014, 1:36 pm | Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori

Hei te Mane 21 Hōngongoi tīmata ai te kōkiri 50 wiki hei ako i ngā kupu Māori 50 ki ngā tāngata katoa o Aotearoa. More >>

Leaders of Avant Garde NZ Theatre Seize The Basement

Monday, 21 July 2014, 1:22 pm | The Town Centre

After an invitation to perform at a prestigious New Performance Art Festival in Finland, NZ's leading forces of avant garde theatre, Nisha Madhan (Indian Ink Theatre Co, Shortland Street) and Stephen Bain bring 2 of their stunning and critically acclaimed ... More >>

Auckland Deaf Society reopens renovated space for community

Monday, 21 July 2014, 1:17 pm | Auckland Deaf Society

The Auckland Deaf Society will reopened its Deaf community hub on Friday after six months of extensive renovations to improve the social, sporting and recreational facilities for Auckland’s Deaf people. More >>

One of the most important achievements in NZ mountaineering

Monday, 21 July 2014, 1:14 pm | NZ Alpine Club

Guy McKinnon has completed the long-awaited second winter ascent of the east face of Popes Nose, near Mount Aspiring, in impeccable style. Without the aid of helicopter transport to reach the base of the climb, Guy commenced at 9:20am on Friday the 18th ... More >>

Despicable act of sculpture theft hits Gardens

Monday, 21 July 2014, 12:52 pm | Auckland Council

A $30,000 bronze sculpture has been sawn off its fixings and stolen from the Auckland Botanic Gardens in a despicable act of vandalism and theft. The artwork, titled ‘Tuna’, by renowned Christchurch artist Bing Dawe, was part of the 2013/14 Sculpture in the ... More >>

Development Camp Fostering Top Ski Racing Talent

Monday, 21 July 2014, 12:52 pm | Snowsports

Queenstown, New Zealand (21 July 2014) – Sixteen of New Zealand’s most promising young ski racers took part in a development camp at Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski field last week under the watchful eye of US world cup ski team coach, Chris Knight. More >>

Louis Baker releases side B of “Just Want to Thank You”

Monday, 21 July 2014, 12:29 pm | Red Bull

The blue-eyed soul of Louis Baker will soon be pressed on this coveted format, the first time this Wellington troubadour will have his voice etched into vinyl grooves. The Red Bull Music Academy’s 7-inch record celebrates Louis’ time spent at the ... More >>

Berry Boys: Portraits of WW1 Soldiers and Families

Monday, 21 July 2014, 12:18 pm | Te Papa Press

This powerful new book offers an evocative snapshot of New Zealanders facing the First World War. More >>

TV series based on controversial new book planned

Monday, 21 July 2014, 12:06 pm | Morcan Motion Pictures

Positive reader reviews and public response have prompted a New Zealand father-and-son writing and filmmaking team to bring forward plans to develop their controversial new book about conspiracy theories into a television documentary series. More >>

There are 51 types of Kiwi: which one are you?

Monday, 21 July 2014, 11:49 am | Roy Morgan Research

Everyone is unique, but we have plenty of things in common with each other too. Roy Morgan Research has identified 51 distinct personas across seven broad communities—and pinpointed where they all live to make a complete map of which regions, cities, towns, ... More >>

Maori Language Week highlights transport links with Maori

Monday, 21 July 2014, 11:45 am | Auckland Transport

Maori language week kicks off today and Auckland Transport will be emphasising language links in the Auckland area. There will be kapa haka (song and dance) performances in some key transport interchanges and posters on trains, buses and ferries displaying ... More >>

Ben Wilcock and the Jelly Rolls: ‘Sneaky Weasel’

Monday, 21 July 2014, 11:38 am | Ben Wilcock

Unlike its rounded predecessors ‘Sneaky Weasel’, the debut album from Wellington jazz trio ‘Ben Wilcock and The Jelly Rolls’, is the first (in NZ) to be released as an ultra-modern USB credit-card. More >>

Digital journal to launch emerging literary careers

Monday, 21 July 2014, 11:26 am | Headland Journal

Digital journal start-up Headland will launch a Boosted campaign today [21 July 2014], to create a new platform for novice and established Kiwi writers to share their talent around the world. More >>

Tough-pop reigns at The Wine Cellar, August 2nd

Monday, 21 July 2014, 10:44 am | Joint Press Release

Two of our favourite bands – Golden Curtain and The Roulettes – will be joined by newcomers Fazerdaze at Auckland’s Wine Cellar on Saturday August 2nd – and for one of them, despite their impressive pedigree, it will be their first ever Auckland ... More >>

Kiwi conquers Pacific Ocean after two-month row

Monday, 21 July 2014, 10:36 am | University of Auckland

Tara Remington has finally achieved her goal of successfully completing the 4000km row across the Pacific Ocean from Los Angeles to Waikiki. “I am with my family and I am on land,” she said excitedly from Hawaii this morning. Tara’s 4000 Km ... More >>

Will a South Island company win the 2014 NZ Food Awards?

Monday, 21 July 2014, 10:28 am | Massey University

Will a South Island company finally take home the Supreme Award at this year’s NZ Food Awards? More >>

Neil Finn: Dizzy Heights New Zealand Tour

Monday, 21 July 2014, 10:16 am | Brent Eccles Entertainment

Brent Eccles Entertainment is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated tour by one of New Zealand’s favourite performers and songwriters, the highly successful and much lauded: Neil Finn. More >>

Heihei for dinner?

Monday, 21 July 2014, 9:53 am | Countdown

Countdown customers will have a chance to perfect their Māori language this week with in-store translations for some of their favourite everyday items as part of Māori Language Week 2014. More >>

CreationFest, 2014 winners announced

Monday, 21 July 2014, 9:19 am | CreationFest

Supreme award winner, Ross Dunn in his Legacy creation Passion and creativity took centre stage on Saturday night at the CreationFest gala awards show at the historic Blue Baths in Rotorua, where top entrants from Wearable Art, Short Film and Live ... More >>

Salt Podium the Highlight in Geneva

Sunday, 20 July 2014, 12:51 pm | Tri NZ

New Zealand’s emerging triathletes enjoyed another largely successful weekend with a podium for Elise Salt (Auckland) leading the way at the Geneva European Junior Cup race overnight NZT. More >>

Emirates Team New Zealand update -Team Australia pulls out

Sunday, 20 July 2014, 11:29 am | Emirates Team New Zealand

Emirates Team New Zealand says the Australian Challenger’s withdrawal from the 35th America’s Cup is another demonstration of how tough the game is. More >>

Welsh win historic Cothi match by a whisker

Sunday, 20 July 2014, 11:22 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Wales has beaten New Zealand by the proverbial whisker in an historic Elders Primary Wool UK Tour match at the Cothi Shears. More >>

Big Event About To Hit Tauranga

Sunday, 20 July 2014, 11:10 am | Media Management

Tauranga will be the scene of some top sporting competition later this month when the 34th ITF Taekwon-Do New Zealand national championships come to the city bringing with them around 350 competitors as well as another 300 coaches and officials. More >>

Open Letter to New Zealand Government: Ivory Trade

Saturday, 19 July 2014, 10:33 am | AWF Group

Prominent New Zealand businessmen and philanthropists, Dr Gareth Morgan and Sir Stephen Tindall, have teamed up with international supermodel and Patron to Born Free Foundation Rachel Hunter, and the Executive Director of SPCA Auckland, Bob Kerridge, to formally ... More >>

First Time River Prize for New Zealand

Friday, 18 July 2014, 4:19 pm | International River Foundation

The International RiverFoundation will award a New Zealand River prize for the first time in 2015, providing reward and recognition to those who have achieved outstanding results in the restoration or protection of New Zealand’s rivers. More >>

In Conversation…Gaylene Preston and Deborah Shepard

Friday, 18 July 2014, 4:03 pm | Michael King Writers'Centre

In Conversation…Gaylene Preston and Deborah Shepard Renowned filmmaker and producer Gaylene Preston comes from Wellington for a conversation with author Deborah Shepard . More >>

Lorde up for Best Female at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

Friday, 18 July 2014, 3:51 pm | MTV

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (July 18, 2014) – MTV today announced the nominations for the “2014 MTV Video Music Awards” via an innovative first-of-its-kind social media rollout on Snapchat. The show will air from The Forum in Inglewood, California, ... More >>


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