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Waikato finals results Saturday 27 May

Monday, 29 May 2017, 2:08 pm | Smokefreerockquest

Solo/Duo 2nd (announced at heats): George Woolston & Arjun Duggal from Hamilton Boys' High School More >>

Bay of Plenty solo duo & Pacifica Beats winners

Monday, 29 May 2017, 2:07 pm | Smokefreerockquest

A song inspired by a girl on a bus won the Bay of Plenty Smokefreerockquest solo-duo title for 16 year old Fletcher Oxford at Otumoetai College on Sunday. More >>

Taranaki finals results Friday 26 May

Monday, 29 May 2017, 2:06 pm | Smokefreerockquest

Four piece rock band Suburban Goons from New Plymouth Boys’ High School took out the Taranaki regional final of Smokefreerockquest in front of a crowd of 300 at TSB Showplace on Friday night. More >>

Whanganui finals results Saturday 27 May

Monday, 29 May 2017, 2:05 pm | Smokefreerockquest

All girl four piece Straight Lace from Wanganui High School took out the Whanganui regional final of Smokefreerockquest in front of a crowd of over 200 at Whanganui Opera House on Saturday night. More >>

Waikato finals results Saturday 27 May

Monday, 29 May 2017, 2:04 pm | Smokefreerockquest

They made it to the Smokefreerockquest national finals last year and Half Eaten Pie from Te Awamutu College could be set for national success after winning the Waikato regionals at Clarence Street Theatre on Saturday night. More >>

The AM Show Wins Three Mornings in a Row

Monday, 29 May 2017, 2:02 pm | Mediaworks

The AM Show is celebrating a big week after winning its timeslot across all four demographics on three consecutive mornings last week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday). This is the fifth time to date that the show has won its timeslot with a 42.5% audience ... More >>

JIM GAFFIGAN | New Zealand + Australian shows cancelled

Monday, 29 May 2017, 1:21 pm | Frontier Comedy

Frontier Comedy regret to announce the cancellation of Jim Gaffigan ’s Australian and New Zealand tour this August, in light of his wife Jeannie’s ongoing illness. First and foremost, we send all the best to Jim, Jeannie and all their family in ... More >>

Queenstown Revealed as Host City for World Cup 2018

Monday, 29 May 2017, 11:25 am | New Zealand Cricket Inc.

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has revealed Queenstown as a key host city for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018. More >>

Harwood Hunts Down Another Australian Title

Monday, 29 May 2017, 11:14 am | Bikesport NZ

MAY 29, 2017: He has already won one national motocross championship title in Australia and now New Zealander Hamish Harwood wants another. More >>

Do you know the next Lifeguard of the Year?

Monday, 29 May 2017, 11:12 am | New Zealand Recreation Association

Nominations are open for this year’s top New Zealand aquatics awards and the New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) are looking for the Lifeguard of the Year. The annual Aquatics Industry Awards are organised by NZRA to encourage development ... More >>

Talent show a platform for career in entertainment

Monday, 29 May 2017, 11:03 am | Auckland Council

What do Beyoncé, Britney Spears and Usher all have in common? More >>

African Wildlife Vet Course Big Hit With NZ Students

Monday, 29 May 2017, 10:57 am | International Working Holidays

A unique African wildlife vet course is proving a big hit with New Zealanders looking to get ahead in becoming a vet or vet nurse according to Vicki Kenny, the founder of International Working Holidays (IWH), the specialist overseas employment agency. More >>

Kiwis prefer trainers to TVs in winter

Monday, 29 May 2017, 10:19 am | Automobile Association

More than half of us think of ourselves as home-bodies over winter, according to a new AA Traveller survey, but we’re a lot more active than we give ourselves credit for. More >>

Wellington variety show shines at The Opera House

Monday, 29 May 2017, 10:14 am | The Menagerie

Local variety show The Menagerie goes Deluxe at the historic Opera House on Saturday the 2nd of September, putting on a show as grand and as large as the days of vaudeville and music hall entertainment. It’s an extravaganza of the exciting, intriguing ... More >>

NZ at Edinburgh 2017

Monday, 29 May 2017, 10:00 am | Creative New Zealand

Edinburgh is set to feast on New Zealand talent in the 70th anniversary of its world-famous festivals. More >>

WoolOn Creative Fashion Event – 2017 Winners

Monday, 29 May 2017, 9:57 am | Rural Women New Zealand

Gore designer, Viv Tamblyn took out the Rural Women New Zealand Supreme Award in the Rural Women New Zealand WoolOn Creative Fashion Event held in Alexandra tonight. More >>

Moriori and Māori Ancestors Offered Dignity and Respect

Monday, 29 May 2017, 9:54 am | Te Papa

Today the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa will hold a pōwhiri to mark the return home of 59 Māori and Moriori ancestral remains from the United Kingdom and Europe. More >>

Southern Steel 82 def Northern Stars 58

Sunday, 28 May 2017, 9:30 pm | ANZ Championship Netball

Official Result: Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel 82 def Northern Stars 58 Media Update Sunday 28 May, 2017 More >>

TheatreWorks Birkenhead presents Lady Windermere's Fan

Sunday, 28 May 2017, 9:24 pm | Theatreworks

SEASON: Fri 23rd June - Sat 1st July, at 8pm except 2pm Matinee on Sunday 25th (no shows Monday or Tuesday). More >>

Kidwell names Kiwis captain for RLWC2017

Sunday, 28 May 2017, 9:18 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

Today, Kiwis Coach David Kidwell announced Adam Blair as the new captain to lead New Zealand at the Rugby League World Cup 2017. The 30-year-old, Whangarei born Kiwi has played a vital role in the team’s successes since his debut in 2006. With 41 ... More >>

Racing Gets Underway for Emirates Team New Zealand

Sunday, 28 May 2017, 9:16 pm | Team New Zealand

Emirates Team New Zealand kicked off their 35th America’s Cup campaign with a convincing win over Groupama Team France on Bermuda’s Great Sound today. More >>

13 Reasons Why most sought-after show for Kiwis

Sunday, 28 May 2017, 9:12 pm | Make Lemonade

13 Reasons Why most sought-after show for Kiwis May 28, 2017 The hit TV show 13 Reasons Why has been the most sought-after top 10 digital show in New Zealand over the last 30 days, Hollywood-based Kiwi artificial intelligence company Parrot Analytics says. ... More >>

Sia Unveils First-Ever Stadium Run In NZ and Australia

Sunday, 28 May 2017, 3:38 pm | NicNak Media

Amidst growing speculation, it was this morning confirmed global superstar SIA will descend on New Zealand and Australia later this year to play exclusive stadium performances in Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne. Announcing her only live dates for 2017, Sia has ... More >>

Taranaki Golfer Takes Out NZ Long Drive Champs

Saturday, 27 May 2017, 8:26 pm | Trident Homes New Zealand Long Drive Championships

Taranaki 20-year-old Sam Jones has been crowned the Trident Homes New Zealand Long Drive Golf champion after winning a playoff at Clearwater Golf Resort this afternoon. Jones who is currently studying at the University of West Georgia in the USA under ... More >>

Professional arts administration for the regions Orchestras

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:56 pm | Orchestras Central

Orchestras Central Trust was formed in 2015, to provide professional arts administration for the regions Orchestras – Opus Orchestra, Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra and United Youth Orchestra. Since then the ‘Rusty Player Orchestra’ has also been ... More >>

New Zealand loves Shortland Street

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:51 pm | TVNZ

New Zealand loves Shortland Street Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders showed their love for TVNZ’s Shortland Street last night, with a bumper audience of 630,000 watching the special feature-length episode of the nation’s favourite drama. More >>

ED SHEERAN smashes Australasian touring record

Friday, 26 May 2017, 3:23 pm | Frontier Touring Company

Ed Sheeran has officially smashed the Australasian record for the largest number of stadium shows on one single tour, taking his current total of fourteen dates, to a phenomenal eighteen date stadium run across Australia and New Zealand. More >>

NZME Come Out on Top in Awards Run

Friday, 26 May 2017, 2:47 pm | NZME.

Media Release for Immediate Release – Friday 26 May NZME Come Out on Top in Awards Run 26 May 2017 – NZME has every reason to be celebrating this week, taking out top honours in the Canon Media, International News Media Association (INMA) and Pride ... More >>

Opening Night Ticket Offer

Friday, 26 May 2017, 2:30 pm | Christchurch Art Show

Until the end of May we are offering you a ticket for a ticket! Purchase an Opening Night ticket and we will match it with a show day ticket! Send your confirmation of purchase email to So you can come back and have a second ... More >>

The Hakluyt Society Voyages and Travels

Friday, 26 May 2017, 1:36 pm | University of Otago

‘I am on the road to Tombuctoo’? Who has not wanted to pen these words, as explorer Alexander Gordon Laing (1794-1826) did in November 1825. More >>

Stardome Wins New Zealand Museum Award

Friday, 26 May 2017, 1:28 pm | Stardome Observatory

Last night Stardome Observatory and Planetarium and Locales won the Exhibition Excellence – Science and Technology category at the ServiceIQ 2017 New Zealand Museum Awards in recognition for the new displays installed at Stardome in October 2016. More >>

Roxy5 Short Film Competition 2017 – Winners announced!

Friday, 26 May 2017, 1:14 pm | Capital E

At a spectacular Red Carpet event on Wednesday night, 12 finalists, selected from the original 26 entries, were screened at Roxy Cinema, Miramar, where the award winners of the Roxy5 Short Film Competition 2017 were announced by Oscar winner, Jamie Selkirk. More >>

Beatles Radio Special - Queen's Birthday Weekend

Friday, 26 May 2017, 10:54 am | AB Soundbites

1 Hour Radio Special to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Album More >>

A place. Somewhere - International Cartoon Competition

Friday, 26 May 2017, 10:42 am | EXILE

Never before have so many people across the world become refugees or have chosen to leave their home countries for some reason. UNHCR – the United Nations High Commission for Refugees – estimates that there are currently about 60 million refugees, ... More >>

Gilmour to channel winning feeling at Rally Canterbury

Friday, 26 May 2017, 10:29 am | Emma Gilmour

Returning to the event that saw her achieve an historic victory last year, means Dunedin rally driver Emma Gilmour will be taking some special memories into the 2017 Lone Star Canterbury Rally on Sunday, June 4. More >>

Emirates Team New Zealand Are Ready to Race

Friday, 26 May 2017, 10:00 am | Emirates Team New Zealand

Emirates Team New Zealand will begin their fight for redemption from San Francisco tomorrow when racing kicks off with the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers in Bermuda. More >>

Christchurch To Decide The Biggest Long Drive Golfer In NZ

Friday, 26 May 2017, 9:30 am | South Island Long Drive Golf Tournament

A trip to the world championships of long drive golf is a step closer as Clearwater Golf Resort hosts the Trident Homes South Island Long Drive Golf tournament this Saturday and the playoff against the North Island Champion. More >>

Central trio named in NZU21 team for World Youth Cup

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 7:25 pm | Netball Central

Highlighting its strong presence at under-21 level, three players from Netball Central have been included in the New Zealand team to contest the Netball World Youth Cup Gaborone 2017 (NWYC2017) in July. More >>

What Does Your Booking Style Say About You?

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 3:11 pm | Cheapflights

In the same way there are different kinds of travellers, there are different kinds of flight searchers too. From organisational whizzes to the ultimate planning procrastinators, Kiwis have their own habits and tactics when it comes to planning their next trip. More >>

$50 000 cash prize pool announced for GODZone

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 3:04 pm | GODZone Adventure

GODZone has launched a major draw card for the next installment of the worlds largest adventure race with a minimum cash prize pool of $50,000 announced for Chapter 7. More >>

Larger than Life an Adventure of Epic Proportions

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:53 pm | Te Rehia Theatre Company

Following their initial successful development season at Te Pou, Auckland’s Māori home for theatre, Larger Than Life continues its development embarking on its rst national tour heading to three centres. Larger Than Life is a rollicking show that ... More >>

Trees That Count pushes for Arbor Day planting record

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:49 pm | Trees That Count

Kiwis are being challenged to get behind Arbor Day on Monday 5 June, 2017 and be part of a record-setting attempt: to plant the largest number of native trees in New Zealand in one day. More >>

New Zealand team named for NWYC2017

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:04 pm | Netball NZ

New Zealand has named a 12-strong team to defend their title at Netball World Youth Cup Gaborone 2017 (NWYC2017),July 8-16. More >>

2018 Pioneer Mountain Bike Race Postponed

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:02 pm | Pioneer

IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings Company, announced today that the 2018 Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race scheduled to take place from February 11-17 has been postponed. Event organisers plan for the event to return with a new format in a yet to be confirmed ... More >>

NZ developed app making waves in international sailing

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 12:56 pm | Yachting New Nealand

An app developed in New Zealand has caught the attention of the sailing world and is being looked at as a tool that can be used at sailing regattas in any country. A special app was designed for last December’s Youth Sailing World Championships ... More >>

2017 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 12:47 pm | Pacific Music Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award to be celebrated at 2017 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards The Manukau Institute of Technology Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Rahui Vaka aka Brother Love at the upcoming Vodafone Pacific Music Awards on 1 ... More >>

Tease on Tour, Ashburton & Timaru

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 11:47 am | Ruby Ruin

Ruby Ruin is proud to bring you "Tease on Tour"; a spectacular night of burlesque, dazzling dance & comedy. Showcasing the talents of our fabulous guest performers as well as local dancers, the show encompasses a wide variety of burlesque ... More >>

The Hits Moves Into Kaikoura

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 11:21 am | NZME.

Kaikoura listeners will wake up to familiar voices on their new frequency with Ali Pugh and Dave Fitzgerald at Breakfast, they’ll spend their days with Dave Nicholas, Stacey Morrison and Paul ‘Flynny’ Flynn in the afternoon and Estelle Clifford ... More >>

Arresting images win photography award

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 10:46 am | University of Auckland

A diptych of ‘arresting’ images, taken in Austria by an architecture student from the University of Auckland has won the 2017 Simon Devitt Award for Photography. More >>

UC Arts’ opening week draws crowds to Arts Centre

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 10:23 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury’s new presence at the Arts Centre in Christchurch’s cultural heart has proven popular with hundreds of visitors in its first week. More >>

Documentary Winners Announced at Doc Edge Festival

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 10:16 am | Elephant Publicity

The 12th annual Doc Edge International Film Festival Opening Gala Evening brought international guests from around the world to join New Zealanders to celebrate all things documentary! The Festival award-winners were announced last night (24 May), ... More >>

Put on your skates and be your own hero

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 8:47 am | Dead End Roller Derby

Dead End Derby are seeking new skaters to join them in one of the most successful leagues in New Zealand Women seeking a new, fun and challenging sport are being encouraged to try roller derby. More >>

Artists head underground for new exhibition

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 8:09 am | Framingham Winery

An underground vault in a winery cellar is not your typical art space, but it’s perfect for The Paper Rain Project’s latest collaboration. More >>

Solo 42 Last 4 days - Make an offer

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 4:41 pm | Academy Galleries

We added to these final day’s excitement with our ever popular - “Make an offer” so the clock is ticking if you’re keen on one of the works on display. Here’s a reminder of how “Make an offer” works. More >>

Unitec and Auckland Basketball Bringing Plays of the Week

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 4:33 pm | UNITEC

Auckland, May 24, 2017 - Basketball players in the Auckland secondary schools competition can now watch their own personalised highlights reels, full game footage, and review their stats, just like an NBA Player tuning in to SportsCenter. More >>

SPCA Purina Volunteer of The Year Announced

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 4:03 pm | SPCA

Manawatu local, Yvette Craven, has been named as the SPCA Purina Volunteer of the Year for 2017. More >>

Grape Debate Hits Hawkes Bay

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 3:13 pm | Planit Events

Hawke’s Bay residents have a great way to stay warm this August with heated debate, heart-warming wine, and plenty of laughs on offer. More >>

XXXX Gold as Official Beer of RLWC2017 Tournament

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 12:38 pm | Rugby League World Cup

Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) is pleased to announce Lion as the Official Beer Partner of the tournament in both Australia and New Zealand, with their flagship brand, XXXX GOLD, to be known as the Official Beer of the RLWC2017. More >>

Auckland War Memorial Museum wins two national awards

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 12:28 pm | Auckland War Memorial Museum

Last night Auckland Museum was recognised with two awards at the annual 2017 ServiceIQ New Zealand Museum Awards, held at a gala function after the MA17 Museums Aotearoa conference, He Waka Eke Noa – Museums of Inclusion. More >>

David Shrigley exhibition inspires Room 5 artists

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 12:08 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

Drawings by Christchurch artists, inspired by the David Shrigley: Lose Your Mind exhibition, will be displayed in the gallery of the Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA) until Sunday 4 June. The display follows a visit to CoCA by twelve artists from Ōtautahi ... More >>



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