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Malofie Exhibition – Samoan Tattooing event

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 4:40 pm | Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens

The public will have a rare chance to see traditional Samoan tattooing in Porirua next week. More >>

High-powered panel named to appoint Kiwi Coach

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 3:10 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

A high-powered panel chaired by Kiwi great Dean Bell has been named to lead the appointment process for the next Kiwis coach. More >>

Tom Waits opera for Christchurch

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 1:56 pm | Free Theatre Christchurch

Alice by Robert Wilson/Tom Waits/Kathleen Brennan/Paul Schmidt After Lewis Carroll Directed by Peter Falkenberg More >>

Legend has formula for future Commonwealth Games

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 1:26 pm | NZOC

A legend in Olympic and Commonwealth Games organisation is hoping the Commonwealth Games Federation will secure the future of the Games when they meet on the Gold Coast next month. Bruce Ullrich, Vice Chairman of the 1974 Commonwealth Games, Chef de ... More >>

Silver Ferns rest vice-captain for test against Jamaica

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 11:57 am | Silver Ferns

The Silver Ferns have made one change from the team which made a confident start to the Taini Jamison Trophy with vice-captain Maria Folau to miss the next Test. More >>

Comic Quest to Find the Perfect Whānau Gift!

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 11:55 am | Auckland Live

Fresh off a successful schools tour across Auckland, international performer Justin Haiu aka Jandel J is back with his Funky Friends to delight audiences with The Perfect Gift , in a mainstage debut at Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre from April 25 – 28 ... More >>

Museums of Auckland Collaborate on Pasifika Vibes @ MOTAT

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 11:12 am | Museums of Auckland

The Museums of Auckland, namely Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Auckland War Memorial Museum, MOTAT and the Maritime Museum, are joining forces to support the Pasifika Festival in Western Springs with Pasifika Vibes @ MOTAT. More >>

Escape the Fate Announce Australian and New Zealand Tour

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 10:42 am | John Howarth

ESCAPE THE FATE are headed back to Australia to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their highly praised ‘This War Is Ours’. With ‘This War Is Ours’ ESCAPE THE FATE came into their own exuding a spirit of chaotic mischief with each song firing ... More >>

Record Numbers of Kiwi Kids Taking on Triathlons

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 10:36 am | Sanitarium

The number of Kiwi kids participating in triathlons around the country is up 10.1 percent on the previous year, according to new figures from organisers of the world’s largest under 16 triathlon event. More >>

Book Launch 'Te Hā Tangata: the Breath of the People'

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 9:24 am | Compassion Soup Kitchen

Book Launch of Te Hā Tangata: the Breath of the People , a Human Library on Homelessness More >>

The Bootleg Beach Boys announce NZ tour

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 9:21 am | Skip Ink

Fresh from their sold out world tour including Australia, France, London and Holland (to name a few) The Bootleg Beach Boys today announce a 20-venue tour of New Zealand this July and August. More >>

Oil Industry Spread 'Alternative Facts' - The Dowse, 25/3

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 9:07 am | The Dowse

While the oil industry prepares to discuss topics like “Hydraulic Fracturing: What Do We Do often Wrong and What Could We Do Better?” at the upcoming Petroleum Conference, their nemeses - citizens hoping for a healthy future- will meet at the Dowse Art ... More >>

Champions Back with New Name And New Look

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 9:05 am | Icon Sport

The New Zealand Endurance Championship winning team has a new name and a heavily modified car to take on the field at Pukekohe Park this weekend and attempt to defend its title. Wet and Forget Racing is the new name of SMEG Racing and championship ... More >>

Is That the Art? A Broken Window In An Otherwise Empty Room

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 9:04 am | Enjoy Art Gallery

Walking into Enjoy Public Art Gallery, it is easy to assume that the gallery isn’t hosting an exhibition. The walls are blank and there appears to be nothing in the room. But talk to the gallery staff and you’ll soon find that what you may have ... More >>

Kiwi Donors Bring Inspirational Business Leader to Aotearoa

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 9:01 am | NPH New Zealand

From a Life of Poverty to Social Entrepreneur: Kiwi Donors Bring Inspirational Business Leader to Aotearoa More >>

Dominant win for Silver Ferns in Taini Jamison Trophy opener

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 8:55 am | Netball New Zealand

The Silver Ferns opened their Taini Jamison Trophy campaign with a comprehensive 75-42 win over the Malawi Queens at the North Shore Events Centre on Wednesday. More >>

Uber’s Lost and Found – has anyone seen my lightsaber?

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 8:52 am | Uber

Uber releases its second annual Uber Lost and Found Index - a snapshot of riders’ most commonly lost and most surprising forgotten items in New Zealand Lightsabers, drones, medical certificates and boxes of 7% bourbon make up the list More >>

The Walters Prize 2018: Nominees announced

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 6:47 pm | Auckland Art Gallery

Four artists have today been announced by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki as the nominees for this year’s Walters Prize. More >>

Partnership Between Hobbiton™ Movie Set And WBoP Magic

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 3:11 pm | Netball Waikato

In a first of its kind commercial relationship for professional Netball in New Zealand, Netball Waikato Bay of Plenty have partnered with world famous Hobbiton Movie Set, for a match day sponsorship and promotional partnership with the Waikato Bay of Plenty ... More >>

Paying it forward - Fortune Theatre

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 2:16 pm | Fortune Theatre Company

Paying it forward The Fortune Theatre is looking forward to seeing the uptake for a new ticketing initiative designed to open its doors to those who may not usually be able to afford to see a show. More >>

Fiji now – a discussion

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 2:03 pm | Adam Art Gallery

Filmed on location in villages near Suva, Lautoka and Nadi in December 2017, Luke Willis Thompson's recent film work How Long? presents a group of individuals who each possess a family connection with Fijian soldiers who have served overseas. Seen ... More >>

60 Kuia of the Wairarapa

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 1:47 pm | Aratoi Museum of Art and History

An exhibition - and book - of 60 portraits of Kuia across the Wairarapa, opens at Aratoi Museum, 12 Bruce St, Masterton, Wairarapa. More >>

Paintings at Pukaha, marks a milestone for annual fundraiser

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 1:45 pm | Pukaha

21st of March 2018 5th annual New Zealand Flora and Fauna art exhibition - Paintings at Pukaha, marks a milestone for annual fundraiser. 36 well-known local artists have created an exhibition of native flora, fauna and wildlife which will be on display ... More >>

New Plymouth Praised by Event Organiser

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 1:42 pm | ITU Triathlon World Cup

This Sunday will see the eyes of the triathlon world fall once again upon New Plymouth, with the hosting of the Quality Hotel Plymouth International ITU Triathlon World Cup at Ngamotu Beach, with Race Director Shanelle Barrett singing the praises of ... More >>

New Gallery Space Launches in Wellington CBD

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 11:18 am | Te Auaha

Wellington’s newest gallery space, Te Auaha Gallery, celebrated its opening on 19 March with its first exhibition, On the Go, and an announcement about the first artist’s residency at Te Auaha. The exhibition includes visual arts and creative ... More >>

Prepping for Pasifika Festival

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 11:10 am | Pasifika Festival

Prepping for Pasifika Festival Tips for having your best Pasifika Festival experience SUMMARY • The 26th Pasifika Festival takes place at Western Spring Park on Saturday, 24 and Sunday, 25 March • The festival goes ahead rain or shine • Western Springs ... More >>

Free Theatre Christchurch - 'Ubu Through the Looking Glass'

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 9:45 am | Free Theatre Christchurch

Ubu crashes through the looking glass to discover spectacular sights and surreal sounds inspired by Tom Waits, Cocteau Twins, Arcade Fire, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Stevie Nicks, Kate Bush, Shocking Pinks, Willie Nelson, Chris Isaak and more. And ... More >>

Orchestra Wellington & MIXT Create Virtual Reality Conductor

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 9:39 am | Orchestra Wellington

In a world first, Orchestra Wellington and Wellington interactive company MIXT are offering up the best seat in the house, although you won't want to sit down! More >>

Annah Stretton campaigns to publish RAW book

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 9:29 am | Annah Stretton

Annah Stretton has kicked off a Pledge Me campaign to raise funds for a book that will shine a light on New Zealand women that the country has historically written off. More >>

I Am Giant add a second Christchurch show to final NZ tour

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 8:40 am | Eleventy 12

I Am Giant are stoked to announce the addition of a second Christchurch date to their national tour, with tickets for the Saturday show nearly sold out! Also, due to unforseen circumstances, both Christchurch shows are moving venue to Sullivans. ... More >>

Silver Ferns name team to play Malawi Queens

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 9:50 pm | Netball NZ

The Silver Ferns have named their 12 to take on the Malawi Queens in their opening Test of the Taini Jamison Trophy in Auckland this week. More >>

Twinkle comes to town for the school holidays

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 7:25 pm | Little Dog Barking

The latest production from Little Dog Barking Theatre is coming to a theatre near you during these April School Holidays. More >>

Board changes demonstrate confidence in Isaac Theatre Royal

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 3:50 pm | Isaac Theatre Royal

The appointment of two new directors to the Isaac Theatre Royal Charitable Foundation Board of Directors demonstrates a strong future for the city’s pre-eminent performing arts theatre. More >>

From Paris to Liverpool to Aotearoa

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 2:35 pm | New Zealand Dance Company

Direct from the prestigious Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris and in Liverpool, The New Zealand Dance Company proudly presents one of its most sought after and celebrated programmes – Lumina , touring to all new venues around New Zealand this May. More >>

TECH N9NE Australia & New Zealand Tour Dates

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 1:04 pm | Metropolis Touring

TECH N9NE Australia & New Zealand Tour Dates With Special Guest KRIZZ KALIKO A Metropolis Touring and Slingshot Touring presentation. Attention all Techniciansss: Hip-Hop Powerhouse TECH N9NE returns to Australia + New Zealand this September after ... More >>

The 24HourProject – Global street photography event

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 12:39 pm | 24hourproject

The 24HourProject – Global street photography event on 7 April 2018 The 24HourProject gathers emerging photographers, aspiring photojournalist and visual storytellers from every city around the globe to share their photos documenting humanity in real ... More >>

Wildly Different Inspirations for Youth Theatre Festival

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 11:07 am | Auckland Theatre Company

Auckland Theatre Company (ATC) will present an annual youth theatre festival, Here & Now, in April. More >>

Top Ten Reasons New Zealanders Find Power Cuts Frustrating

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 9:46 am | Harrisons Energy

Harrisons Energy has revealed the top things that Kiwis find frustrating about power cuts with half-cooked meals and not being able to make a cup of tea or coffee topping the list. More >>

Intensive agriculture in early cultures

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 9:09 am | University of Auckland

Study raises questions over role of intensive agriculture in early cultures Scientists have long debated what drove the establishment of complex human societies. Was it the rise of agriculture and intensive farming or less tangible factors such as social ... More >>

Public Service Broadcasting Plays Auckland’s Powerstation

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 8:48 am | Blackout Music Management

With 5 star reviews and unique production, this first NZ headline at Auckland’s Powerstation on Thurs May 3 is an unmissable chance to be fully surrounded by the PSB rollercoaster of sound & vision. More >>

Muslim Community Walk for Humanity Raises 1000s for Charity

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 8:15 am | Ahmadiyya Muslim Community NZ

The 10th annual walkathon arranged by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community New Zealand was held over the weekend at the Barry Curtis Park in Flat Bush. Nearly a hundred participants took part in the walk, with representatives of the Blind Foundation ... More >>

'Mamma Mia! The Musical' Opens in Auckland This Weekend

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 8:10 am | Sandra Roberts

A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget! More >>

Auckland Art Gallery Celebrates Māori Artist Wi Taepa

Monday, 19 March 2018, 7:09 pm | Auckland Art Gallery

A major retrospective exhibition of senior Māori clay artist Wi Taepa will open at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki on Saturday 28 April. More >>

Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge Announces New Event Director

Monday, 19 March 2018, 6:51 pm | Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

Following the resignation of current BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge Event Director, Aaron Carter, the event has pleasure in announcing the appointment of Debbie Chambers as the new Event Director for New Zealand’s largest cycling event. More >>

Newshub Appoints New Europe Correspondent - Lloyd Burr

Monday, 19 March 2018, 5:20 pm | Mediaworks

Lloyd has been with MediaWorks since 2011 as a journalist and producer across TV and radio, winning Best Journalist at the New Zealand Radio Awards in 2016 and 2017. During his career, Lloyd has covered three elections and has uncovered numerous stories, ... More >>

Hewitt And Reid Lead Kiwi Charge at New Plymouth World Cup

Monday, 19 March 2018, 3:21 pm | Quality Hotel

New Zealanders will be out in force at the Quality Hotel Plymouth International ITU Triathlon World Cup in New Plymouth this weekend, with a strong contingent led by superstar Andrea Hewitt lining up in the only ITU World Cup race held in New Zealand. More >>

Hopetoun Brown and the Genius of Finn Scholes

Monday, 19 March 2018, 2:46 pm | AOTNZ

Horn-heavy duo and 2017 Taite Prize finalists Hopetoun Brown are joined on stage by arguably the country’s finest trumpet player, Finn Scholes. Throughout two energetic sets they’ll swap trumpets, saxophones, bass clarinets, tubas, trombones and an ... More >>

Auckland coaches selected for Coach Evolve 2018

Monday, 19 March 2018, 2:43 pm | Aktive - Auckland Sport and Recreation

More than 60 Auckland coaches have been confirmed for the prestigious Coach Evolve programme in 2018. More >>

Three Wins the Week

Monday, 19 March 2018, 2:41 pm | Mediaworks

Three has won the week for the second week in a row. Last week, Three was the most-watched channel amongst 25-54s with an average weekly audience share of 21.6%, winning Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday nights. More >>

KTM's Gibbs Shines in the Mud

Monday, 19 March 2018, 2:34 pm | Bikesport NZ

MARCH 19, 2018: He may have very little experience with racing in such seriously muddy conditions, but, when the rain set in on Saturday to turn the pristine Hawke's Bay circuit into a muddy mess, it was Australian visitor Kirk Gibbs who shone out. More >>

Culture Kicks showcases Wellington’s football diversity

Monday, 19 March 2018, 2:25 pm | SportZone

Team of Roy’s has won the right to represent Wellington at this year’s New Zealand Communities Football Cup after winning the annual ‘Culture Kicks’ tournament at Newtown’s Te Whaea sportsfields yesterday. More >>

Consistency Crucial in Hunt for Motocross Titles

Monday, 19 March 2018, 1:27 pm | Bikesport NZ

Consistency Crucial in Hunt for Motocross Titles MARCH 19, 2018: Consistency was the buzz word at the third round of four in this season's New Zealand Motocross Championships in Hawke's Bay on Saturday. Australian visitor Kirk Gibbs did not win a single one ... More >>

Food education charity launches in Bay of Plenty

Monday, 19 March 2018, 12:59 pm | Garden to Table Trust

With help from local community organisations, nationwide food education programme Garden to Table has today launched in the Bay of Plenty region, giving primary and intermediate schools the opportunity to learn about food, horticulture and their ... More >>

Topp Twins exhibition opens at National Library

Monday, 19 March 2018, 12:46 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Iconic Kiwi musicians and entertainers, the Topp Twins, celebrate more than 40 years in the business with a new exhibition at the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa in Wellington this month. More >>

The Deadliest Showdown of All Time

Monday, 19 March 2018, 11:26 am | Marvel Studios

The New Zealand release of the highly-anticipated Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War is drawing closer, with tickets to the ultimate Marvel blockbuster on sale now. More >>

Wow the senses at chocolate festival

Monday, 19 March 2018, 10:56 am | Melt Festival of Chocolate

Terrace Kitchen’s executive chef Timo Dicker and flair bar tender Varun Kumar with samples of what’s on offer through the Melt festival More >>

Finn Bilous Records PB with 5th at World Cup in Italy

Monday, 19 March 2018, 10:40 am | NZ Snow Sports

Seiser Alm, Italy (18 March 2017) – NZ freeskier Finn Bilous has achieved a career best result with a fifth-place finish at the Slopestyle World Cup in Seiser Alm, Italy on 16 March. More >>

Horse of the Year - Olympic Cup

Monday, 19 March 2018, 10:31 am | Horse Of The Year

It’s been a thrilling finale to the Land Rover Horse of the Year Show in Hastings this afternoon, with Olympian Clarke Johnstone living up to the hype, crowned NZ’s 3 Star Eventing Champion aboard his grey gelding Balmoral Sensation. More >>

Safety advice as hunting season approaches

Monday, 19 March 2018, 9:49 am | New Zealand Police

“Hunting season is approaching, and it is important hunters keep themselves and others safe”, says Acting Superintendent Mike McIlraith of New Zealand Police. There's a significant increase in the number of hunting-related incidents and Search ... More >>

Superbike Nationals Wrap up in Taupo

Monday, 19 March 2018, 9:47 am | Bikesport NZ

MARCH 19, 2018: The 2018 New Zealand Superbike Championships ended with a hiss and a roar at Taupo on Sunday. More >>



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