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Wellington Firebirds off to Winning Start in Super Smash

Saturday, 16 December 2017, 12:58 pm | Wellington Cricket

After defeating the Knights in their Burger King Super Smash opener, the Wellington Firebirds will take the same squad to Dunedin to play the Volts on Sunday. More >>

Five crews finish inside top 10 at youth worlds

Saturday, 16 December 2017, 12:56 pm | Yachting New Nealand

New Zealand finished with five crews inside the top 10 at the youth sailing world championships in Sanya, China, last night. More >>

Aratoi Museum’s 10th ‘Wairarapa Art Review’ biennale

Saturday, 16 December 2017, 11:50 am | Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

15 DECEMBER 2017, MASTERTON, NEW ZEALAND: Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History in Masterton, Wairarapa, opened its 10th Wairarapa Art Review to the public tonight – a crowd of nearly 200 people filled the Museum. The selected exhibition, held ... More >>

Showcasing Otago's history and heritage

Friday, 15 December 2017, 2:37 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Twelve hugely significant Otago sites are now included in the Landmarks Whenua Tohunga programme, Paul James Chief Executive Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage said today. More >>

Aces retain full deck for BK Super Smash vs Knights

Friday, 15 December 2017, 1:52 pm | Auckland Cricket

The Auckland Aces have retained the same XII for their second Burger King Super Smash match against the Knights at Bay Oval this Saturday. More >>

Omanu Lifeguard Haven Bellamy Achieves Highest Award

Friday, 15 December 2017, 11:53 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Omanu Lifeguard Haven Bellamy Has Achieved the Highest Award When It Comes to Lifeguarding in New Zealand. More >>

Nine Sports Selected in Talent Development Programme

Friday, 15 December 2017, 11:22 am | Sport Wellington

Sport Wellington is excited to announce the following nine sports that have been accepted as part of the 2018 Wellington City Council funded Sports Talent Development Programme. The successful sporting organisations for 2018 are: Badminton Wellington ... More >>

Kōhanga Reo Stalwart Elected as Chairman of National Trust

Friday, 15 December 2017, 11:00 am | Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc

Ngāti Kahungunu kōhanga reo advocate, Matua Hook elected Chairperson of the Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust More >>

Acclaimed Indigenous Rights Advocate Honoured

Friday, 15 December 2017, 10:37 am | Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc

Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Inc. wishes to congratulate internationally acclaimed, and one of Māoridom’s most important legal scholars, Moana Jackson of Ngāti Kahungunu and Rongomaiwahine descent who will today receive an honorary doctorate from Victoria ... More >>

How to Resolve Issues with Your Broadband Provider

Friday, 15 December 2017, 10:34 am | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has released the final quick guide in its “Beginners guide to broadband” series – this time with tips on how to resolve issues with your broadband provider. More >>

Belle & Sebastian Release 'How to Solve Our Human Problems'

Friday, 15 December 2017, 10:25 am | The Label

Belle & Sebastian Release Compilation CD How to Solve Our Human Problems & Limited Edition Vinyl Box Set Out February 16 on Matador/Rhythmethod More >>

Laser Radial Sailors on the Medal Hunt at Youth Worlds

Friday, 15 December 2017, 9:45 am | Yachting New Zealand

Two New Zealand sailors will be chasing medals on the final day of the youth sailing world championships in Sanya, China, tonight. More >>

What Good Are New Foods If You Don’t Know How to Use Them?

Friday, 15 December 2017, 9:12 am | SurfAid

What Good Are New Foods If You Don’t Know What to Do with Them? More >>

Sheryl Crow & Melissa Etheridge NZ Tour Announced for 2018

Friday, 15 December 2017, 8:42 am | TEG Live

TEG LIVE is proud to announce two of the most successful female American singer/songwriters, Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge , will perform in a double headlining tour across New Zealand in 2018. Tickets on will go on sale 12.00pm, Monday 18 December through ... More >>

Kiwis Leave Sail Sydney with Four Medals

Friday, 15 December 2017, 8:34 am | Yachting New Zealand

It pays for Olympic class sailors to be handy mathematicians and Sam Meech found himself doing a few sums throughout the last day of Sail Sydney today. More >>

Miguel Porteous Through to Freeski Superpipe Finals

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 6:38 pm | Snowsports

Breckenridge, USA (13 December 13, 2017) - The 2017 Winter Dew Tour got underway in Colorado, USA today with NZ freeskier Miguel Porteous (Christchurch) earning himself a spot in the men's superpipe finals. More >>

Auckland International Buskers Festival 2018

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 5:40 pm | Auckland International Buskers Festival

26 – 29 January 2018 Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour, Waterfront, and CBD Downtown Auckland will be taken over by incredible busking talent from 26th to 29th January , including an international line-up that festival producers have been trying to ... More >>

Amelia Aims for Faldo Series NZ Championship Success

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 5:23 pm | Faldo Series

Christchurch, New Zealand (December 14): Amelia Garvey will be aiming to cap the most memorable year of her young golfing career with a commanding performance in next week's Faldo Series New Zealand Championship. More >>

Popular gay Kiwi podcast awarded web series funding

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 5:06 pm | Little Empire Podcasts

• The Male Gayz premieres on TVNZ OnDemand in the first half of 2018 as part of their New Blood content initiative. More >>

Dark Matter comes to Christchurch Art Gallery

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 4:35 pm | Christchurch Art Gallery

Ann Shelton Golden Girl [twin set #1] . From the series Abigail’s Party 1999. C-type print. More >>

Navy Boxer Aiming for Commonwealth Games Spot

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 3:15 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Tasmyn Benny, one of New Zealand’s top 10 boxers, plans to fit her international boxing contests around her new career with the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN). More >>

Frontispieces Exhibition - Special Collections, Otago

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 3:14 pm | University of Otago

What is a frontispiece? When did they first appear in print? Where do they sit in relation to the rest of a book’s contents? These are just some of the questions that the exhibition, ‘ Moving to the Left: The Art and Development of the Frontispiece’ ... More >>

AOTNZ 2018 programme - Flora and Sean tour from 28 Jan

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 2:16 pm | Arts on Tour New Zealand

She’s already known and loved from touring with The Eastern and other bands, he’s a Canadian who played in the All Day Breakfast Stringband. Together they’re Flora and Sean, runners up in the 2017 New Zealand Gold Guitar award and applauded for ... More >>

Kings reveals double video spread

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 2:00 pm | The Label

Kings Reveals double video spread Watch 'Domino' & 'In The Sun' Debut album 'Chapter One' hits over 1 million Spotify streams More >>

Wellington Firebirds Named for Super Smash Opener

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 1:57 pm | Cricket Wellington

The Wellington Firebirds squad to play the Knights at Hamilton’s Seddon Park in their opening Burger King Super Smash game for the 2017-18 season has been named. Hamish Marshall once again captains the side which features English all-rounder Samit ... More >>

Tiki Taane to headline 2018 Tāiko Festival

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 1:53 pm | Punakaiki Promotions Group

“Solar-powered musical activist” Tiki Taane headlines next April’s Tāiko Festival in Punakaiki. More >>

“Please Tell Me That’s Not Your Penis” Voted Best Quote

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 11:43 am | Massey University

New Zealand’s favourite soap has thrown up many memorable lines over its 25 years, but 2017 is the first time Shortland Street has won Massey University’s Quote of the Year. More >>

New Book Explores History of Magna Carta in New Zealand

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 11:28 am | University of Canterbury

How does an 800-year-old English document affect modern Aotearoa New Zealand? A new book, edited by a University of Canterbury historian, is the first to explore the history of Magna Carta in our legal, political and popular culture. More >>

Volunteers wanted for ISPS Handa NZ Open golf tournament

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 11:02 am | ISPS Handa New Zealand Open

With the countdown on to next year’s ISPS Handa New Zealand Open, the call has gone out for keen golf enthusiasts to volunteer for the SBS Bank Volunteer Programme. More >>

Neil Finn: Out of Silence

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 10:35 am | Auckland Arts Festival

On two glorious nights in March, Neil Finn, the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) and a who’s who of special guests will perform an extraordinary Auckland Arts Festival concert. More >>

Halsey to Play Auckland’s Spark Arena, April 19 2018

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 10:29 am | Live Nation Entertainment

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14; Spark in association with Live Nation and The Edge present Grammy Award®-nominated, multi-platinum alternative pop maverick HALSEY, on her highly anticipated return to Auckland in April 2018. More >>

Three Uutstanding Finalists for Best Folk Artist Announced

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 10:22 am | Recorded Music NZ

Three outstanding finalists have been announced for the 2018 Best Folk Artist today, including two debut albums from promising New Zealand musicians. More >>

Kiwis on the Medal Hunt on Final Day of Sail Sydney

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 10:03 am | Yachting New Zealand

A number of Kiwis will be chasing medals tomorrow on the final day of Sail Sydney as they look to round off the year on a good note. More >>

Neil Silverwood Wins NZ Geographic Photographer of the Year

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 10:02 am | Auckland Museum

New Zealand’s most prestigious photography prize, New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year , was tonight claimed by intrepid adventure photographer Neil Silverwood . More >>

RATS - AOTNZ names top Regional Arts Touring awards

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 5:25 pm | Arts on Tour New Zealand

Every year Arts On Tour NZ sends Kiwi musicians and actors around the country, bringing top talent to quality town and country venues from Northland to Invercargill and sometimes Stewart Island. We get to know our venues pretty well, and this year decided ... More >>

Drowsy Driver Awareness Day

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 5:23 pm | New Zealand Sleep Safety Ltd

This year’s New Zealand Drowsy Driver Awareness Day is a day for celebrating the AKILLA® drowsy driving educational campaign messages spreading to road users around the World. More >>

Silverstein with Special Guests Comeback Kid - 2018 Tour

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 5:21 pm | John Howarth

For Immediate Release: SILVERSTEIN (With Special Guests) COMEBACK KID Announce 2018 Australian and New Zealand Tour More >>

Keep Homes and Packages Safe this Holiday Season

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 2:43 pm | RING Home Security

Ring , the leader in home security, has released its Christmas 2017 Study, revealing that New Zealanders are not taking precautions to prevent home break-ins and package theft around the Christmas holidays. More >>

Top Showjumpers Head to Taupo for WC

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 2:09 pm | Equestrian Sports New Zealand

New Zealand’s showjumping attention moves to Taupo this week for the Fiber Fresh Christmas Classic Championships and the FEI World Cup Qualifying round. More >>

ITF Taekwon-Do NZ Continues To Grow With Halberg Nominations

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 1:55 pm | ITF Taekwon-Do New Zealand

ITF Taekwon-Do New Zealand is thrilled with the confirmation that it’s sport is nominated in three categories of the 2017 Halberg Awards which are decided in February next year. More >>

Fire and Emergency warns people to make their home safe

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 11:23 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Kiwi Christmas means BBQs and lots of rellies cramming into the home. But Fire and Emergency New Zealand is warning with the festive season, there comes additional fire risks with summer activities and having more people in the home. More >>

DJs Ben UFO & Call Super Play Auckland's Neck of the Woods

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 10:46 am | Friendly Potential

We’re excited to welcome two of the world’s most universally adored DJs. Start stretching - BEN UFO and CALL SUPER bring the dance to Neck of the Woods in Auckland on Friday March 9th 2018. More >>

No Hangovers for Christmas

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 10:23 am | The PR Department Ltd

Responsible drinking champions are asking Kiwis to take it easy this festive season and avoid the Christmas hangover with a list of tips aimed at getting revellers to think about how and why they’re drinking. More >>

Water Safety sector ringing alarm bells

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 9:46 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

MEDIA RELEASE Using a unified voice to amplify its message, the Water Safety sector is urging people to make water safety a top priority this holiday season as a bumper summer approaches. There have been 11 more preventable fatal drownings so far this ... More >>

Treble Cone to Celebrate 50 Glorious Years in 2018

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 9:42 am | Treble Cone

Wanaka’s much-loved Treble Cone Ski area will be celebrating a golden era of ski tourism with its 50th anniversary next year. More >>

Kiwi Kids ‘Donate’ $3m to Charities

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 9:14 am | Banqer

New Zealand schoolchildren have donated almost $3m of their hard-earned virtual money to three charities through the Banqer financial education software for kids. More >>

Gold Frankincense Myrrh Film

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 8:53 am | James Bowman

A spoken word poet, a stage prodigy and a TV villain’s gift of Gold Frankincense Myrrh. More >>

NY World Film Fair Welcomes Submissions

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 8:50 am | World Film Fair

The World Film Fair is coming to New York on the 26th-31st October, 2018 and welcomes film schools, universities and students to be a part of it. More >>

Top Tips to Pump up Your Fuel Economy

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 8:21 am | Canstar Blue

Auckland, 13 December 2017. With worries of a Christmas fuel shortage, and petrol prices on the rise (spending at the pumps is already pushing $689m [1] ), Canstar Blue looks at ways to get the best from your tank of fuel. More >>

Armit & Rennie-Younger Well Placed at Youth Worlds

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 8:15 am | Yachting New Zealand

Josh Armit might be forgiven for thinking it was groundhog day at the youth sailing world championships in Sanya, China, last night. More >>

Alez Maloney & Molly Meech Take Control at Sail Sydney

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 8:13 am | Yachting New Zealand

Alex Maloney and Molly Meech continued their dominance in the 49erFX at Sail Sydney, with seemingly their biggest worry keeping out of the way of ferries chugging up and down Sydney harbour. More >>

Dance Meets Visual Art in Groundbreaking NZ Festival Work

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 4:30 pm | GoldFish Creative

The uplifting, experiential and multi-award-winning Rushes makes its Wellington debut in the 2018 New Zealand Festival, presented by Movement of the Human in collaboration with Te Papa and Circa Theatre. More >>

Gender division in sport not needed

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 2:51 pm | Dr Roslyn Kerr

There is an alternative to having separate men’s and women’s sport a Lincoln expert says, adding it could even be discriminatory to divide by gender. More >>

21 Gastronomy Talents Ready to Strive

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 2:35 pm | S.Pellegrino Young Chef

Auckland, December 12, 2017 – S.Pellegrino has unveiled its talented lineup of 21 finalists for S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018, the third edition of the distinguished global competition to find the best young chef in the world. More >>

Kiwis conquer Everest from home for Sir Ed’s Himalayan Trust

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 2:27 pm | Himalayan Trust

A team of 15 Kiwis succeeded in climbing 8848m, the height of Mount Everest, during the month of November to bring safe water to an earthquake-ravaged village in Nepal. More >>

No shortage of new quality factual stories

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 1:20 pm | NZ On Air

New Zealanders will have more diverse stories reflecting our own identity and interests, and more places to find them, with a raft of new factual content supported by NZ On Air. More >>

Smash, cash and carry – avoiding theft this Christmas

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 12:31 pm | AA Insurance

Smash, cash and carry – avoiding theft this Christmas Auckland, 12 December 2017 – The theft before Christmas could be coming to a doorstep near you, warns AA Insurance. Increased numbers of Kiwis shopping online means greater opportunity for thieves ... More >>

Rogan Chandler Quickly on the Pace in F2 Class

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 11:59 am | Bikesport NZ

DECEMBER 12, 2017: He may have had his new bike just two weeks now, but already Wellington's Rogan Chandler is up to speed and he must surely fancy his chances of winning another national title this season. More >>

Whangarei Schools win Torpedo7 Get2Go Finals

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 11:47 am | Hillary Outdoors

Ninety six adventurous secondary school students were excited to take part in the Torpedo7 Get2Go Final on Great Barrier Island last week - organised and hosted by outdoor education specialists, Hillary Outdoors. An eight-strong mixed gender team ... More >>

Aces name power house XII for BK Super Smash opener

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 10:51 am | Auckland Cricket

Burger King Super Smash has arrived and the Auckland Aces have named a power packed XII for their first match against the Central Stags at Eden Park Outer Oval tomorrow afternoon. Two new faces join the squad for the T20 competition and would make their ... More >>



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