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The Jungle Giants Auckland supports The Leers and Being

Monday, 24 September 2018, 1:15 pm | NicNak Media

It is only a couple of weeks until one of the hottest indie acts in Australia right now, The Jungle Giants , return to Auckland for a show on Friday October 19 . Tickets are selling quickly for the ‘Used To Be In Love’ show at Studio The Venue on ... More >>

What's on at City Gallery Wellington This Week

Monday, 24 September 2018, 12:54 pm | City Gallery Wellington

Our events calendar is filled with literature and music this week, starting with tonight’s From Luminous Moments to Island Time: The BWB Texts Story , Wednesday’s NZTrio: Braid concert celebrating Suffrage 125, and our WOW tours get underway on ... More >>

Fiji-Born Kiwi Will Have Best of Both Worlds at Invictus

Monday, 24 September 2018, 11:43 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Ben Peckham will bring the best of his Fijian and Kiwi worlds when he represents the New Zealand Defence Force in the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. More >>

'Concrete Walls' from Polynesian Metal band Shepherds Reign

Monday, 24 September 2018, 11:43 am | Integrity Promotion

Shepherds Reign is a Polynesian Metal band and seem to be a world first. The band is made up of 4 brothers, Pacific, Māori and Asian, who are united in their passion for writing and performing hard hitting music that expresses where they are from ... More >>

NGĀI Tahu Hosts Chinese Jade Carving Delegation

Monday, 24 September 2018, 11:37 am | Ngai Tahu

A large delegation of leading Chinese Jade experts and dignitaries were hosted by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu in Hokitika yesterday in the second of three events to progress the establishment of a New Zealand-based pounamu carving institute. More >>

FOMO By Night featuring Nicki Minaj, Lil Pump and more

Monday, 24 September 2018, 11:31 am | Noise PR

Following last month’s mammoth line-up announcement, Australian summer festival favourite with no clashes FOMO today reveals their hugely successful FOMO By Night is coming to New Zealand in 2019. Nicki Minaj, Lil Pump, Mura Masa, Kali Uchis, San ... More >>

Powerful New Dance Story!

Monday, 24 September 2018, 11:26 am | Elephant Publicity

Award winning choreographer Moss Patterson (Ngāti Tūwharetoa) wrangles the talent of over fifty aspiring performers combining Maori, Polynesian and Chinese narratives and the rhythms of traditional kapa haka and tai chi to create the powerful new contemporary ... More >>


Monday, 24 September 2018, 11:18 am | Friendly Potential

We are absolutely pumped, and a little bit overwhelmed, to announced the debut New Zealand show for German electronic music pioneer & DJ extraordinaire MOVE D , alongside Chicago DJ of the Motherbeat, ERIS DREW for a two room rave extravaganza ... More >>

Smokefree Tangata Beats 2018 national finals results

Monday, 24 September 2018, 11:16 am | Smokefreerockquest

Eleven piece neo-soul outfit Mit Eldnar from Manurewa High School took out the national final of Smokefree Tangata Beats at the Dorothy Winstone Centre at Auckland Girls Grammar last night (Sept 21). More >>

Australia takes the upper hand in Perth test matches

Monday, 24 September 2018, 11:16 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

A surprise Australian woolhandling win has tipped the scales to the western side of the ditch for Australia in a 2-1 win in today’s transtasman shearing sports tests at the Royal Perth Show. More >>

Smokefreerockquest – national finals results

Monday, 24 September 2018, 11:16 am | Smokefreerockquest

Mit Eldnar from Manurewa High School, Manukau are set for music success after taking first place in both Smokefreerockquest and Tangata Beats on Friday and Saturday nights in Auckland. More >>

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community to discuss Peace and Diversity

Monday, 24 September 2018, 11:10 am | Ahmadiyya Muslim Community NZ

The relationship between Peace and Diversity was the topic chosen for this year’s Peace symposium, organised by The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community New Zealand, and held in Auckland on the 22nd of September. The event is held annually by the Ahmadiyya ... More >>

Drummer's Drummer to tour next month

Monday, 24 September 2018, 11:09 am | Inspire

If you ever want to record a great album, then invite Steve Gadd to provide the groove. Steve is known in musicians’ circles as “the drummer’s drummer” and has a global reputation of enhancing any band he plays with. Steve is regarded by many ... More >>

Shihad sells out Wellington, new venue for Christchurch

Monday, 24 September 2018, 11:02 am | Noise PR

To accommodate the demand for tickets the Christchurch show on Friday 19th October will now take place at The Bedford Bigtop , with additional tickets via . All tickets for the original venue will still be valid. More >>


Monday, 24 September 2018, 11:01 am | Friendly Potential

We’re so excited to announce the return of two of the best in the game: Vancouver’s Queen of all things party JAYDA G & Melbourne heavy-hitter ROZA TERENZI for TWO shows in Auckland & Wellington this November. More >>

The Mind Lab Prepares Educators for Digital Future

Monday, 24 September 2018, 10:49 am | The Mind Lab

New technology in classrooms encourages educators to evolve their practice FREE pop-up labs nationwide allowing educators insight into upskilling for digital future of education - e.g. flipped learning, BYOD, collaborative leadership and practical ... More >>

New Zealand places 10th in the world in Social Progress

Monday, 24 September 2018, 10:43 am | Deloitte

With the recent 125th anniversary of universal suffrage in New Zealand, it’s particularly pleasing to see New Zealand hold steady in the top tier of the 2018 Social Progress Index (SPI) rankings in 10th place, bolstered by our performance on indicators of ... More >>

Prime Minister announces Emerging Practitioner in Clay Award

Monday, 24 September 2018, 10:41 am | Quartz Museum

Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage has announced the inaugural winner of the Emerging Practitioner in Clay Award via video message. More >>

NBL continue partnership

Monday, 24 September 2018, 10:24 am | National Basketball League

The National Basketball League is pleased to announce Europcar Australia and New Zealand will become the official partner for NBL Referees in the 2018-19 season. More >>

Homegrown books among Kiwi kids’ favourite reads

Monday, 24 September 2018, 9:47 am | Booksellers NZ

Kiwi children love to read books by local authors and their enthusiasm for reading is as keen as ever reveals the 2018 Whitcoulls Kids’ Top 50 Books list, announced today (24 September 2018). More >>

A decade of New Zealand Bestsellers to celebrate

Monday, 24 September 2018, 9:43 am | Booksellers NZ

Seven NZ novels, eight children’s & YA books and five non-fiction titles comprise the Top 20 Bestsellers voted as favourites by booksellers from all over New Zealand. Now, the public have their opportunity to vote for their Bestseller of the Decade, ... More >>

Silver Ferns Close Netball Quad Series with Spirited Outing

Sunday, 23 September 2018, 6:15 pm | Netball NZ

Showing they’re well in range of their top rivals, the Silver Ferns produced a spirited 60-55 loss in their Netball Quad Series match against world #1 ranked Australian Diamonds in Melbourne on Sunday. More >>

Big day for the Kiwis shearing sports in Perth

Sunday, 23 September 2018, 11:48 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

New Zealand shearers and woolhandlers have got off to a good start at the Royal Perth Show with three big wins on Saturday on the eve of three transtasman tests. More >>

Six new teams ready to ring the doorbell on MKR NZ

Sunday, 23 September 2018, 11:44 am | TVNZ

Introducing...six new teams ready to ring the doorbell on MKR NZ My Kitchen Rules New Zealand is back! The cooking show phenomenon returns to TVNZ 2 on Sunday 7 October, with celebrity chefs Pete Evans and Manu Feildel once again at the judging table. More >>

The Portobello Blues Festival 2019

Sunday, 23 September 2018, 11:42 am | Portobello Blues Festival

***For immediate release*** *****PRESS RELEASE**** The Portobello Blues Festival was established in 2015 and has bought a lot of joy to the Dunedin community ever since. The running of the festival has just been handed over to TBSOM Entertainment ... More >>

Smokefreerockquest – national finals results

Sunday, 23 September 2018, 11:34 am | Smokefreerockquest

Mit Eldnar from Manurewa High School, Manukau are set for music success after taking first place in both Smokefreerockquest and Tangata Beats on Friday and Saturday nights in Auckland. Lead guitarist Sonatane Kaufusi said they all fed off each other: “We ... More >>

Four NZ writing projects awarded grants

Saturday, 22 September 2018, 6:18 pm | New Zealand Society of Authors

Assisting New Zealand Writers’ Research Efforts Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) and the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) are pleased to announce that Research Grants have been awarded to four New Zealand writers. The successful recipients ... More >>

Children showcase violin and cello skills at free concert

Friday, 21 September 2018, 3:59 pm | Hastings District Council

For two and a half years the Orokohanga Music Trust has been offering free musical training to two Hastings primary schools and the results of this year’s efforts will be showcased at a free public concert next week. The trust arose from the vision ... More >>

The Invading Sea: author and environmentalist Neville Peat

Friday, 21 September 2018, 3:56 pm | The Cuba Press

The Invading Sea: author and environmentalist Neville Peat on New Zealand's climate-change crisis – what should be done and who should pay More >>

Netball New Zealand domestic calendar

Friday, 21 September 2018, 3:54 pm | Netball NZ

New Zealand’s age-group and secondary school netballers will battle for supremacy from one end of the country to the other next year. More >>

New structure for ARL Premierships in 2019

Friday, 21 September 2018, 3:03 pm | Auckland Rugby League

There will be a new look to the Auckland Rugby League’s Premiership structure in 2019, with a revamped format announced today. More >>

Alexander Turnbull Library secures significant Art Archive

Friday, 21 September 2018, 1:55 pm | Alexander Turnbull Library

The archive of charismatic art dealer Peter McLeavey has been acquired by The Alexander Turnbull Library. More >>

New book: "Gate Pa and Te Ranga; the Full Story"

Friday, 21 September 2018, 12:03 pm | Tross Publishing

A new book, "Gate Pa and Te Ranga; the Full Story" by John McLean and John Robinson has been launched to-day by Tross Publishing. It is the first book to be written specifically about these important battles of the New Zealand wars ... More >>

THEA301 Class presents Black November 1918

Friday, 21 September 2018, 11:59 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington’s THEA301 Class presents Black November 1918 On the 100 year anniversary of the 1918 influenza pandemic that plagued New Zealand, THEA 301 and director Kerryn Palmer present: Black November 1918 . Following the ... More >>

Five Hidden Los Angeles Treasures (Part I)

Friday, 21 September 2018, 11:21 am | Howard Davis

"What's Been Did and What's Been Hid." - Donovan's first album, released in the US as Catch The Wind. More >>

Kiwi Jumpers Through at WEG

Friday, 21 September 2018, 10:45 am | Black Balloon

New Zealand jumpers Sam McIntosh and Daniel Meech are through to the second round of competition at the FEI World Individual Jumping Championships at the World Equestrian Games in North Carolina. More >>

Trade Me predicts Claire and Agni to win the 2018 Block NZ

Friday, 21 September 2018, 9:41 am | Trade Me Limited

After successfully predicting the winner of The Block NZ a number of times over the years, Trade Me is taking another punt on who will take home the top spot in 2018’s version of the popular renovation show. More >>

Sport Hawke’s Bay posts strong survey results

Friday, 21 September 2018, 9:30 am | Sport Hawke's Bay

Sport Hawke’s Bay has been given a vote of confidence by its regional stakeholders, with a Sport New Zealand survey giving the organisation a rating higher than average compared to other Regional Sports Trusts (RSTs) in New Zealand. More >>

Here’s something to wag your tail for!

Friday, 21 September 2018, 9:28 am | Animates Pet Store

Animates stores across the country are offering free school holiday sessions on how to best interact with dogs More >>

A Welsh wonderland at Circa Theatre

Friday, 21 September 2018, 8:56 am | Circa Theatre

Join us at Circa Theatre for Dylan Thomas’ masterpiece Under Milk Wood , a delightful if peculiar story of the daily life in “Llareggub” (read it backwards), a small Welsh town by the sea. More >>

Kiwi’s asked to make kererū count this week!

Friday, 21 September 2018, 8:52 am | Kereru Discovery Trust

The Great Kererū Count takes flight again with everyone in New Zealand being invited to be citizen scientists for the next 10 days and count kererū. The aim is to build up a comprehensive picture of where our native pigeon is – and isn’t – found. More >>

Smokefreerockquest & Smokefree Tangata Beats

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 7:48 pm | Smokefreerockquest

Media Release: Smokefreerockquest & Smokefree Tangata Beats - national finals preview Close to 800 bands and solo-duos have played off in 22 towns and cities around New Zealand with the creme of the talent set to take the stage in Auckland on Saturday ... More >>

Rockshop Bandquest 2018 national final results

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 7:47 pm | Rockshop Bandquest

Media Release: Rockshop Bandquest 2018 national final results Revolution Radio, from Mount Maunganui Intermediate in the Bay of Plenty have just earned $3000 worth of gear for their school music department, as winners of the nationwide primary and ... More >>

Pita Pit NZ Secondary Schools Netball Champs teams announced

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 5:47 pm | Netball NZ

Netball New Zealand is proud to announce the following teams will take part in the 2018 Pita Pit NZ Secondary Schools Netball Champs. More >>

Showquest national final results

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 4:18 pm | Showquest

Havelock North High School from the Hawkes Bay took out the top spot at the Showquest national final, becoming the first overall winner of New Zealand’s new music, dance and drama showcase for schools. More >>

The countdown is on for the return of The Teskey Brothers

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 3:34 pm | NicNak Media

Aussie soul and blues band The Teskey Brothers will be joined by three ‘not to be missed’ local support acts on their upcoming New Zealand shows. More >>

Kiwi Jumpers Notch Best-Ever Effort on Day One at Worlds

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 1:38 pm | Equestrian Sports New Zealand

It’s been a stellar start for New Zealand’s jumpers at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games in North Carolina where Daniel Meech, Sam McIntosh, Bruce Goodin and Sharn Wordley have had the most successful day ever for the Kiwis. More >>

Silver Ferns Meet Malawi in Netball World Cup Opener

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 1:00 pm | Netball New Zealand

The Silver Ferns will meet the fast-improving Malawi in the opening match of the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool next July. More >>

Good early season trout fishing expected

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 12:07 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Taranaki Fish & Game staff are tipping local trout streams to be in good condition when the new fishing season opens on Monday October 1, 2018. More >>

The Inaugural Roady for Roadies Is Tomorrow!

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 11:55 am | Mushroom Promotions

There are only fifty tickets left for tomorrow’s coast to coast Roady For Roadies walk which is raising funds to support local roadies, our behind the scenes heroes. These funds will be administered through The New Zealand Music Foundation. More >>

Dancing with the Stars NZ Raises $424,300 for Charity

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 10:52 am | Mediaworks

Three is very proud to announce it has raised a total of $424,365.90 during this seasons hit entertainment show, Dancing with the Stars NZ. The show dazzled Kiwi fans as they voted for and watched their favourite celebrities cha-cha, twerk and ... More >>

GARDENA joins Garden to Table family

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 10:34 am | Gardena

Think school fundraising initiatives and many of us will have flashbacks to mountains of chocolate bars being hauled home in school bags. This week, there wasn’t a sugar-laden item in sight at Glenfield Primary School when new Garden to Table sponsor, GARDENA, ... More >>

FESTA releases biggest programme yet

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 10:00 am | FESTA

A giant seedling sale and koha BBQ at Cultivate Urban Farm; food adventures on foot exploring mahinga kai sites as well as Christchurch’s drinking and dining past; journeys by bike to local food production sites; a neighbourhood-warming with pizza, ... More >>

New Ara XI Shield announced in Metro Cricket partnership

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 9:54 am | Ara Institute

The Christchurch Metro Cricket Association (CMCA) launches the new First XI shield this Monday [24 September] and Ara Institute of Canterbury is delighted to be the named partner of the secondary school tournament. More >>

Ozzy Osbourne tours with Judas Priest

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 9:42 am | Live Nation


John Farnham returning to New Zealand

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 9:38 am | Villa Maria Estate

John Farnham returning to New Zealand to play one show only at Villa Maria Estate next March! More >>

Judges reveal the 52 best images of 2018

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 5:29 pm | New Zealand Geographic

From more than 3000 entries, judges have sorted, sifted and carefully selected 52 shimmering new visions of our nation’s society and environment—48 photographs and four timelapse videos. More >>

Get ready for NZ Top 10 Champs 2018

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 5:13 pm | Dead End Roller Derby

The best of New Zealand Roller Derby will battle it out for the national title in a weekend full of derby action on the 13th and 14th October! More >>

25 Famous Women Immortalised in Online Dictionary

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 4:46 pm | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

Launched today, 25 new entries to the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography celebrate some of New Zealand’s most influential women. From social morality campaigner Patricia Bartlett to transgender sex worker Carmen Rupe, the new biographies draw on diverse ... More >>

Top 10 Player confirmed for ASB Classic

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 4:20 pm | ASB Classic

The ASB Classic is pleased to announce the return of two-time champion John Isner for the 2019 tournament. The current world number ten has had a career best year in 2018, peaking at number eight in the world, capturing his fifth Atlanta Open title ... More >>



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