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NZ claim record medal haul at youth worlds

Saturday, 21 July 2018, 10:41 am | Yachting New Nealand

New Zealand claimed a record-equalling fourth medal on the final day of the youth sailing world championships at Corpus Christi, including bronze to Greta Stewart and Tom Fyfe in the Nacra 15. More >>

Netball New Zealand Announces Review Findings

Friday, 20 July 2018, 6:25 pm | Netball NZ

Netball New Zealand Chief Executive Jennie Wyllie has today released the findings of the independent review into the performance of the Silver Ferns, on the back of its disappointing loss at the Commonwealth Games. More >>

Janine Southby Resigns From Silver Ferns

Friday, 20 July 2018, 6:23 pm | Netball NZ

The head coach of the Silver Ferns, Janine Southby, has resigned from her post in the wake of Netball New Zealand’s Independent Review of the 2018 Commonwealth Games campaign. More >>

Rd 15 SAS Fox Memorial Premiership preview

Friday, 20 July 2018, 2:27 pm | Auckland Rugby League

Their immediate goals are very different at this point of the season, but Saturday’s clash between Papakura and Howick carries equal importance for both clubs. More >>

Three medals guaranteed at youth worlds

Friday, 20 July 2018, 1:28 pm | Yachting New Nealand

New Zealand's sailors have guaranteed themselves at least three medals with a day to spare at the youth sailing world championships in Corpus Christi, including gold to Josh Armit in the Laser Radial. More >>

Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel 2019

Friday, 20 July 2018, 1:22 pm | New Zealand Society of Authors

Text Publishing and the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZ Inc) Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa are pleased to announce that submissions for the 2019 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel are now open. The prize is open to writers holding ... More >>

Winter Games NZ First to Host New Olympic Discipline

Friday, 20 July 2018, 12:09 pm | NZ Snow Sports

Lake Wanaka, New Zealand (20 July 2018) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that Freeski Big Air (men and women) will be one of seven new disciplines added to the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games programme. Snow Sports NZ advocated ... More >>

CoCA Toasts the 50th Anniversary of its Iconic Building

Friday, 20 July 2018, 11:26 am | COCA Gallery

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of CoCA’s iconic Modernist building and in celebration, the Centre of Contemporary Art presents a suite of exciting events focused around mid century architecture and design, to be held both in the gallery and across the ... More >>

Theo Parrish to play NZ

Friday, 20 July 2018, 10:33 am | Friendly Potential

We’re so excited to announce that Detroit heavyweight THEO PARRISH will celebrate 20 years of his influential Sound Signature label at Galatos on the 30th September. More >>

Three powerful real-life dramas for TV audiences

Friday, 20 July 2018, 10:02 am | NZ On Air

Three fascinating new drama projects have been green-lit along with the return of a much-loved audience favourite in the latest NZ On Air funding roun More >>

Leading Writers Feature in a Fortnight of Future-thinking

Friday, 20 July 2018, 8:54 am | Going West Books and Writers Festival

New Zealand’s leading authors, poets, playwrights and musicians offer audiences a fortnight of fresh ideas, future-thinking, language and laughter at the 23rd Going West Writers Festival 1-16 September. More >>

Wellington A Black crowned Netball NZ U17 Champs

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 5:13 pm | Netball New Zealand

Wellington Black A has netted a third straight Netball NZ U17 Champs crown in commanding form, delighting coach Dion Te Whetu. More >>

Wellington Summer Shakespeare - Hamlet

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 4:39 pm | Summer Shakespeare

The 36th Summer Shakespeare returns to the Dell, Wellington Botanic Gardens with a spectacular large-cast production of Shakespeare’s most famous play. Iconic though it is, Hamlet has never before been performed by Wellington Summer Shakespeare. This ... More >>

Frailty, thy name is woman

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 4:10 pm | Ugly Shakespeare

Frailty, thy name is woman (unless you’re a cross dressing male actor) Ugly Shakespeare Company announces a Pop Up Season of TAMING OF THE SHREW – All female cast 2019 National Schools Tour The Pop-up Globe is doing fantastic things for the industry, ... More >>

On the Auckland season announcement

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 3:23 pm | Pop-Up Globe

In the accompanying press release I made reference to the #metoo movement, #timesup, and the case of Harvey Weinstein as context for our choice of productions in this season. More >>

Music icon Annie Crummer performing at Te Auaha

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 3:21 pm | Te Auaha

She has toured and performed with Sir Paul McCartney, KD Lang, Sting, Ray Charles and Michael Jackson and now Kiwi music legend Annie Crummer is teaming up with Te Auaha New Zealand Institute of Creativity students for two concerts which will rejoice ... More >>

Support for new comedy talent and ideas

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 3:11 pm | NZ On Air

NZ On Air is pleased to be supporting newer and experienced comedy talent to tickle the nation’s funny bone. More >>

Australasian premiere of Night of the AdEaters

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 1:26 pm | Queenstown Rotary

Queenstown is set to host the Australasian premiere of Night of the AdEaters – a screening of the world’s most entertaining, innovative and thought-provoking ads. More >>

Four Kiwi crews on the medal hunt at youth worlds

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 1:25 pm | Yachting New Nealand

The New Zealand sailors continued to thrive in the windy conditions at the youth sailing world championships in Corpus Christi, with two boats leading their fleets and another two in second with two days of racing remaining. Josh Armit maintained ... More >>

Young storytellers sought for film challenge

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 1:14 pm | Someday Challenge

Entries are now open for the Someday Challenge , the annual call out to young filmmakers. Entrants are invited to submit a sustainability-related film, of any genre, up to five minutes long. More >>

Rally Veterans Return with a Cause

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 12:45 pm | Catlins Coast Rally

One of the big names of a great era in New Zealand rallying will be among the entries when the Catlins Coast Rally, organised by the Eastern Southland Car Club, takes place on Saturday 11 August. More >>

Acclaimed Scottish booktown author to speak at Featherston

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 11:03 am | Featherston Booktown

Acclaimed Scottish booktown author to speak at Featherston Booktown. Shaun Bythell Internationally acclaimed Scottish second hand and rare bookseller and celebrated author of The Diary of a Bookseller , will be the guest at a Featherston Booktown ... More >>

Two waka to participate in the Annual Tribal Canoe Journeys

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 10:59 am | Toi Maori Aotearoa

Two waka representatives from Tauranga Moana join the Northwest Coast Tribes of the USA and Canada to participate in the Annual Tribal Canoe Journeys (est1990) More >>

Pacific Legacy Award Winner Parris Goebel

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 10:53 am | Pacific Business Trust

Choreographer, dancer, director and Pacific businesswoman Parris Goebel, who accepted the inaugural Pacific Business Trust Legacy Award at the 2018 National Pacific Business Trust Awards on Friday 22 June 2018 at Eden Park, urges upcoming Pacific entrepreneurs ... More >>

THE ADULTS - HAJA – live! September 2018

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 10:52 am | The Adults

In the fizz of releasing their joyous sophomore album “HAJA” (out 20 July), Jon Toogood’s THE ADULTS now announce three live performances across Aotearoa in September. More >>

Shotover Canyon Swing supports ‘one of its own’

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 10:28 am | Shotover Canyon Swing

Queenstown adventure tourism leader Shotover Canyon Swing and Canyon Fox has been encouraging guests to unleash their inner hero to support “one of their own” in her fight against breast cancer. More >>

Acclaimed Scottish booktown author to speak at Featherston B

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 9:15 am | Featherston Booktown

Shaun Bythell Internationally acclaimed Scottish second hand and rare bookseller and celebrated author of The Diary of a Bookseller , will be the guest at a Featherston Booktown author’s event on Monday, August 27. More >>

Fascinating find at Archives

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 8:52 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

A fascinating glimpse of our past has been revealed by Archives NZ after some passport application files which were previously thought not to exist were discovered. More >>

Bowls3Five ‘on SKY Sport’ Teams Announced

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 5:09 pm | Bowls New Zealand

Bowls New Zealand today announced the six club teams to compete in the inaugural televised league of the new fast format, Bowls3Five, coming this October on SKY Sport. More >>

Opportunity for Female Artists to Advance Their Career

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 4:44 pm | Ashburton Art Gallery

Opportunity for Female Artists to Advance Their Career Entries Now Open for Zonta Ashburton Female Art Awards 2019 More >>

Te Wānanga o Raukawa and Pulse celebrate new on-court look

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 4:06 pm | Netball Central

The partnership between Te Wānanga o Raukawa and the Central Pulse netball team has been reinforced by the launch of an alternative playing strip for this season. More >>

Women’s stories at the Sarjeant

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 3:56 pm | Sarjeant Gallery

The permanent collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui houses the largest public holding of works by the New Zealand Modernist painter Edith Collier. The permanent collection holds in excess of four hundred and fifty Edith Collier ... More >>

Creative New Zealand investing in the Waikato

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 3:09 pm | Orchestras Central

Creative New Zealand will invest $27 million in a wide range of arts organisations through its investment programmes in 2019, and for the first time, a Hamilton based organisation will be among them. More >>

NZ Travel Book Finalist in the International Book Awards

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 2:37 pm | Mary Jane Walker

Her second book, A Maverick New Zealand Way , made the final cut in the travel category of the International Book Awards 2018. More >>

Dressage Individuals Named for World Champs

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 2:33 pm | Equestrian Sports New Zealand

Julie Brougham and John Thompson have been named as New Zealand’s dressage representatives for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games in North Carolina where they will compete as individuals. More >>

Ice Castles interactive experience

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 2:32 pm | Coronet Peak

CORONET PEAK opens New Zealand’s first ever Ice Castles interactive experience Coronet Peak, Queenstown’s popular ski field, is amping up the snow magic opening a new interactive experience The Ice Slides by Ice Castles. The attraction by Utah-based ... More >>

KartSport National Schools’ Championships

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 2:30 pm | KartSport

KartSport New Zealand Furnware National Schools’ Championships 2018 KartSport Hawke's Bay’s Chemz Raceway Roys Hill Hastings Fri-Sat July 13-14 2018 18-07-18 EVENT REVIEW WESTLAKE BOYS CLAIMS MAIDEN TITLE WIN AT KARTSPORT NZ SCHOOLS' CHAMPS ... More >>

Three NZ crews in the top two at youth worlds

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 2:28 pm | Yachting New Zealand

If yesterday was a good start to the youth sailing world championships in Corpus Christi for the New Zealand sailors then today was even better as Josh Armit jumped to the top of the Laser Radial fleet and two other crews settled into second. More >>

The Others Way Presents Bailterspace New Zealand Tour

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 2:10 pm | Flying Out Music

Once described as "The Sonic Youth of the Southern Hemisphere", space-rock contortionists Bailterspace have been mining tortured noise and repetitive melody for the better part of 30 years. More >>

First Line Up Announcement - The Others Way 2018

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 2:04 pm | Flying Out Music

THE OTHERS WAY ANNOUNCES FIRST LINE UP MULTI-VENUE EVENT RETURNS TO AUCKLAND’S K ROAD ON AUGUST 31 2018 Flying Out and 95bFM are proud to present The Others Way on August 31 2018. More >>

The Soul Explorers are heading to New Zealand

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 2:02 pm | The Soul Explorers

Husband and wife Sergio and Claudia Lordao have been together for almost 30 years. Six months ago they decided to quit their jobs in Australia to travel the world sharing stories about regular people they come across in their travels. More >>

Soaked Oats announce support bands on The Shred Tour Pt.2

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 2:00 pm | The Label

“There’s something infectious about their sound; it’s happy, it’s relaxed and a little bit cheeky” - Pilerats More >>

Third Trojan for New Zealand

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 1:51 pm | Warbirds Over Wanaka

Wanaka: Peter Vause says he should have learnt his lesson the last time he was invited by Brett Emeny to go up for a ride in a Warbird aircraft. More >>

Netball NZ U17 Champs Day 3 Morning Results & Afternoon Draw

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 1:41 pm | Netball New Zealand

Day 3 Morning Results: Waitakere 2 28 v 36 Mangere Otahuhu North Canterbury 30 v 18 Marlborough Harbourside 35 v 22 Wellington B Gold Christchurch 35 v 15 South Canterbury Rotorua 19 v 37 Invercargill Trust Waikato Hamilton City B 38 v 18 Kapi Mana North ... More >>

Sky Tower set to light up for Special Olympics

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 1:38 pm | Special Olympics NZ

This Saturday 21 July Auckland’s Sky Tower is set to turn red in a global display of unity to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Special Olympics. The Sky Tower will be one of 70 international landmarks including the Sydney Opera House, the London ... More >>

Volunteer for 2018 Auckland Diwali Festival

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 11:50 am | ATEED

Auckland Diwali Festival organisers are looking for keen volunteers to help at this year’s event, on Saturday, 20 and Sunday, 21 October. More >>

MOTAT brings the wonder of flight to life

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 11:08 am | MOTAT

It’s all systems go at the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) as the Auckland institution prepares to put aviation and aerospace innovation firmly in the spotlight this summer by hosting the blockbuster flight exhibition, Above and Beyond . More >>

Colin, Brad & Greg Announce NZ Show!

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 9:43 am | Blackout Music Managment

Colin Mochrie, Brad Sherwood and Greg Proops the popular stars of the Emmy nominated Whose Line Is It Anyway? have teamed up to present an evening of extraordinary improvisational comedy for one show only at the Bruce Mason Centre in Auckland. More >>

Three Announces Upcoming Lineup Including Gogglebox NZ

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 4:50 pm | Mediaworks

Three Announces Upcoming Lineup Including Gogglebox NZ And the Rookie A stellar lineup is ahead for Three, with favourite local and international shows returning including the highly anticipated second season of Married At First Sight New Zealand ... More >>

Queer Comedy of Errors

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 4:10 pm | Bats Theatre

Balling. Boffing. Getting laid and making love. Its all sex. And there's so much to say about sex. After its sell-out season at Auckland’s Basement theatre, A Mulled Whine Productions is bringing screwball comedy sensation Mating in Captivity to titillate ... More >>

You’re Pretty Hot… for an Asian! *

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 3:31 pm | Q Theatre

Q Theatre and Proudly Asian Theatre presents ORIENTATION Written and directed by Chye-Ling Huang. Part of MATCHBOX 2018, Q Theatre’s creative development programme. More >>

Celebrate! with the NZSO and The Phoenix Foundation

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 3:00 pm | NZSO

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra joins forces with The Phoenix Foundation , one of the country’s most lauded bands, for a remarkable concert experience in August. More >>

Kiwis impress on first day of youth worlds

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 2:20 pm | Yachting New Zealand

The New Zealand sailors made a strong start to the youth sailing world championships in Corpus Christi today with six inside the top 10, including Veerle ten Have who leads the girl's RS:X. More >>

Isaac Theatre Royal Chief Executive Neil Cox Moving On

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 1:49 pm | Isaac Theatre Royal

Neil Cox, the Chief Executive of the Isaac Theatre Royal, has resigned from his position, David Stock, Chair of the Theatre Royal Charitable Foundation has confirmed. More >>

Shawn Mendes Tour

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 11:55 am | Frontier Touring Company

• 2 RMNZ Platinum and 5 RMNZ Gold singles in New Zealand. • More than 10 million albums and 100 million singles sold. • More than 11 billion song streams and 4 billion YouTube streams to date. • The third youngest solo artist to have three ... More >>

Kapiti Musician Christine White launches her new album

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 11:35 am | Christine White

When the things that heal us hurt us and the things that hurt us heal us. More >>

ASB funding a custom-made racing wheelchair

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 11:34 am | ASB Auckland Marathon

To celebrate the inclusion of a wheelchair category in this year’s ASB Auckland marathon, ASB is giving away a custom-built racing wheelchair for one lucky competitor. More >>

Wheelchair Athletes Set to Race Over Harbour Bridge

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 11:31 am | ASB Auckland Marathon

The ASB Auckland Marathon today announced an exciting new addition to New Zealand’s largest marathon event, with a pilot wheelchair category confirmed for the 2018 edition on October 28. More >>

Skills Active streamlining sign-ups

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 11:25 am | Skills Active

Skills Active Aotearoa, the industry training organisation for sport, community recreation, outdoor recreation, exercise, snowsport and the performing arts, has launched a fully electronic enrolment process. More >>

Children’s Commissioner lays down challenges to charity

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 11:12 am | Life Education Trust

New Zealand’s Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft commended Life Education Trust on their work with children when he attended their national conference in Rotorua over the weekend. More >>



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