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The Joy of Janine Jansen

Monday, 30 March 2015, 8:55 pm | SOLO - Sense of Life Objectivists

Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto was a happy eventuality arising from a singularly unhappy folly. Anxious to quell rumours of his homosexuality, Pyotr Ilyich married a brainless nymphomaniac who had declared her unbridled admiration for his music and undying ... More >>

NZ's Featured in Gallipoli Exhibition

Monday, 30 March 2015, 8:40 pm | Te Papa

The second Building Gallipoli video released this evening introduces the ordinary New Zealanders in extraordinary circumstances at Gallipoli who are being brought to life in Te Papa’s new exhibition. More >>

Heaviest Pumpkin in Southern Hemisphere Weighed in Hamilton

Monday, 30 March 2015, 8:32 pm | Giant Pumpkins NZ

Morrinsville dairy farmer Tim Harris has broken the NZ giant pumpkin record, beating the Australian record, which makes it the heaviest pumpkin currently in the southern hemisphere. More >>

Dancing with the Stars to Shine on Tv3

Monday, 30 March 2015, 8:24 pm | Mediaworks

Monday 30 March - Hold on to your sequins! MediaWorks and BBC Worldwide ANZ are delighted to announce that hit series Dancing with the Stars will add even more sparkle to TV3’s stellar local line up. More >>

New Zealand Eco Fashion Week set for Hutt City

Monday, 30 March 2015, 5:19 pm | Hutt City Council

New Zealand’s only eco fashion designer runway event is set to be held in Lower Hutt from 9-13 June 2015. More >>

Ed Sheeran: Final Production Release Tickets for Auckland

Monday, 30 March 2015, 4:59 pm | Frontier Touring Company


NZ’s Top Destinations to Experience in 2015 Revealed

Monday, 30 March 2015, 4:40 pm | Experience Oz and NZ

The North Island’s pristine lake district of Taupo has topped a consumer poll conducted by leading travel experience provider Experience Oz +NZ as the country’s number one destination to experience this year. More >>

Third Nomination for Dc Harding

Monday, 30 March 2015, 4:28 pm | Harding Music Group

2014 saw DC take to the international stage having been nominated for two Los Angeles Music Awards in the United States. DC won the gong for Best Pop Male Artist of the Year. Harding was also nominated for Pop Single of the Year. More >>

Matt Lambert Is Heading To Marlborough

Monday, 30 March 2015, 3:56 pm | Pead PR

It’s not often an executive chef from a Michelin starred restaurant comes to town. And when it’s renowned ex-pat Kiwi chef Matt Lambert you can be assured that seats will be in hot demand. More >>

The cancer battle of a Kiwi family in the Greek Islands

Monday, 30 March 2015, 3:31 pm | Flying Kiwi Publishing

In the summer of 2001, Lucy Mortzou was a bouncy blonde seven-year-old having fun with her family and friends at their home on the Greek island of Rhodes. More >>

Dancing Like It's 1999 ... In His Mother's Dress

Monday, 30 March 2015, 3:24 pm | Elephant Publicity

Chris is putting on one of his silly little shows. If it were 1999, he would be performing it in Mum’s “Good Room”, but she said his limbs are getting too long and he doesn’t have enough control over them. In fact, she’s banned him from dancing ... More >>

Fast and loose theatre from nothing!

Monday, 30 March 2015, 3:16 pm | Bats Theatre

PlayShop is pleased to announce the return of its flagship show, LIVE. PlayShop LIVE is late-night improvised comedy without limits, fast, physical, and unpredictable, and it's performed every Friday night! A team of 4 skilled actors and a musician ... More >>

Samoans rally to help desperate Vanuatu

Monday, 30 March 2015, 3:04 pm | Voices 4 Vanuatu

One of the Fatu Feu’u paintings that will be auctioned at Voices 4 Vanuatu fundraisertomorrow night at Home Café, Lelata. More >>

Sprint Finish to the Line

Monday, 30 March 2015, 3:01 pm | Kapiti Sportsperson of the Year

As always there was a last minute rush and a nail biting wait but the President of the Lions Club of Kapiti, Brian Daw is delighted with the number and quality of nominations received for this year's PAK’n SAVE Kapiti Sportsperson of the Year Awards, including ... More >>

Paper Shaper Coming Soon

Monday, 30 March 2015, 2:54 pm | Little Dog Barking

Little Dog Barking Childrens Theatre is pleased to announce that we are bringing Paper Shaper to both Lower Hutt and Kapiti these April 2015 School Holidays. More >>

Documentary Edge Festival says Yes Man to Yes Men

Monday, 30 March 2015, 2:48 pm | Documentary Edge Festival


Cutting edge exhibition traces gay lives since law reform

Monday, 30 March 2015, 2:37 pm | Photospace Gallery

A new exhibition by a Wellington artist uses photographs and oral histories to tell the stories of queer men born since gay sex was legalised in New Zealand almost 30 years ago. More >>

7 Days Live : Fieldays Edition

Monday, 30 March 2015, 2:24 pm | The Publicity Machine

NZ National Agricultural Fieldays ® is bringing together the biggest event on New Zealand’s agricultural calendar and New Zealand’s finest comic talent for one massive night of entertainment - 7 Days Live: Fieldays Edition on Friday, 12 June ... More >>

SIX60 Arena Shows Sell Out - New Regional Shows

Monday, 30 March 2015, 2:21 pm | Six60

SIX60 have answered the call. With their eagerly anticipated arena shows selling out super quick, the band everyone’s talking about are excited to announce today that they have added another SIX all age regional shows to meet their fans demand. More >>

Husqvarna's Whitaker Too Strong

Monday, 30 March 2015, 1:32 pm | Bikesport NZ

MARCH 30, 2015: Jake Whitaker will be the first name to be inscribed on the Taranaki Hard Enduro trophy. More >>

Research into School Journal uncovers family history

Monday, 30 March 2015, 1:22 pm | University of Auckland

A research project into the New Zealand School Journal’s portrayal of the ANZAC legend in World War I almost didn’t get started, but when it did, the academic behind it uncovered a personal journey into her family history. Associate Professor ... More >>

Come Along For a Very Vintage Weekend!

Monday, 30 March 2015, 1:09 pm | Very Vintage Day Out

Get your glad rags New Zealand, as the best-loved kiwi vintage festival, The Very Vintage Day Out (VVDO) is swinging back into Auckland for 2015. Celebrating its fourth year in action, this year’s event promises more fabulous all-day entertainment, ... More >>

Outstanding musicians compete at Graduation Gala concert

Monday, 30 March 2015, 12:47 pm | University of Auckland

Three outstanding classical musicians from the University of Auckland will take to the stage in early May to compete in the annual Graduation Gala Concerto Competition. The concert, established nine years ago, marks the end of the University of Auckland’s ... More >>

James Morrison brings that swing back to Christchurch

Monday, 30 March 2015, 12:28 pm | Christchurch Symphony

Australian virtuoso James Morrison is returning to Christchurch with his vast array of instruments to perform an encyclopaedic repertoire of jazz with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. More >>

Wellington Better Home & Living Show Largest Ever

Monday, 30 March 2015, 12:26 pm | Wellington Better Home and Living show

Jade Promotions, the largest provider of home, garden and lifestyle shows in New Zealand, announced today that the upcoming Wellington Better Home & Living Show is its largest yet. The event will see a record 200 exhibitors gather at the Westpac ... More >>

Dark history revealed in award-winning plays

Monday, 30 March 2015, 11:37 am | Playmarket

PLAYMARKET is pleased to announce the ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD winners for 2015: Anders Falstie-Jensen for Centrepoint and Hone Kouka for Bless the Child. More >>

Children tell us what they enjoy and want from media

Monday, 30 March 2015, 10:50 am | TVNZ

A new independent survey of children has found that while TV is still the dominant screen in their lives, tablets and smartphones are now a daily part of most kids lives. Youtube is now one of their main sources of content. More >>

Easter treats a no-no for pets

Monday, 30 March 2015, 10:37 am | Southern Cross Pet Insurance

Easter is right around the corner but you need to hide the sweets and chocolate from your pets as well as your children. If last year is anything to go by, Easter will see a rise in dog owners visiting vets and lodging insurance claims after their pets ... More >>

Super effort raises $218,000 for the SPCA

Monday, 30 March 2015, 10:20 am | Countdown Supermarket

30 March 2015: Just over $218,000 has been donated to the SPCA to support animal welfare in New Zealand, following the success of Countdown’s Super Animals collectable sound card campaign. More >>

Disney on Ice Presents Dare to Dream

Monday, 30 March 2015, 9:40 am | Noise PR

The magical show that is Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream opens in New Zealand in July 2015 and will take audiences on a spectacular journey featuring all your favourite Disney characters. Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream will travel to ... More >>

Where There's a Will - Bats Theatre 8-18 April 2015

Monday, 30 March 2015, 9:38 am | Nothing But Co-operative

WHERE THERE’S A WILL there’s a ploy, a play, a way to go. But who plays away, who plays up, who plays it down? “Life’s not a rehearsal,” someone said, “it’s an audition.” Was that Will? More >>

Celebrating 50 years of astronomy

Monday, 30 March 2015, 9:12 am | Canterbury University Press

A celebration of half a century of optical astronomy at New Zealand’s premier astronomical research facility is the focus of a new book published by Canterbury University Press (CUP) this month. More >>

Brownlee Finally Gets His Spanish Nemesis In Auckland

Sunday, 29 March 2015, 10:46 pm | Barfoot and Thompson ITU World Triathlon

Jonathan Brownlee finally broke Javier Gomez’s stranglehold on the Barfoot & Thompson ITU World Triathlon, defeating the Spaniard today to move to the top of the World Series Rankings after two races. More >>

American One-Two Success For The Kiwis

Sunday, 29 March 2015, 10:44 pm | Barfoot and Thompson ITU World Triathlon

Gwen Jorgensen again stamped her class on the ITU World Triathlon Series, compiling her 6th win in succession and 2nd to start this season, backing up the sprint distance victory in Abu Dhabi with a dominant performance in Auckland at the Barfoot & Thompson ... More >>

SKYCITY Mystics (57) Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel (52)

Sunday, 29 March 2015, 10:21 pm | ANZ Championship Netball

SKYCITY Mystics produced a storming final quarter to chase down the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel in posting a 57-52 win and cementing top spot in the New Zealand conference in Auckland on Sunday. More >>

West Coast Fever (55) defeated Adelaide Thunderbirds (50)

Sunday, 29 March 2015, 10:19 pm | ANZ Championship Netball

Proving themselves the real deal, West Coast Fever maintained their spot at the top of the Australian conference with a well-constructed 55-50 win over a plucky Adelaide Thunderbirds in Perth on Sund More >>

Silver Ferns to Face Australia in October

Sunday, 29 March 2015, 9:50 pm | Netball New Zealand

Netball New Zealand (NNZ) is pleased to confirm the dates, venues and locations for the New World Netball Series for the Constellation Cup between the Silver Ferns and the Australian Diamonds. More >>

Series Champs Decided in Masterton

Saturday, 28 March 2015, 11:28 am | Black Balloon

It was quality over quantity on the opening day of competition at the Equestrian Sports New Zealand Jumping Series Grand Final Show in Masterton today. More >>

Father And Son Co-Present Māori Television Show

Saturday, 28 March 2015, 10:58 am | Maori Television

Father and son duo Chris and Tūpoutahi Winitana are joining forces to co-host Māori Television’s new current affairs show, Paepae, which starts Sunday March 29 at 6.30pm. More >>

APS Fiji - the Missing Link for Superyachts

Saturday, 28 March 2015, 10:45 am | Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ

Asia Pacific Superyachts Fiji is the newest member of the leading Superyacht agency in the Asia - Pacific region and the ‘Missing Link’ in the APS network, now covering an unrivaled 17 APS offices in 15 countries! More >>

The Return of The Empire

Saturday, 28 March 2015, 10:32 am | Empire Cinema

A highly anticipated date has been set for the reopening of one of Wellington’s most iconic cinemas. More >>

Organic Wine Award Entries Draw to a Close

Friday, 27 March 2015, 4:24 pm | Organic Wine Awards

The entry window for the 2015 NZ Organic Wine Awards is now drawing to a close, with final submissions and samples to be received by Friday 3rd April.  More >>

‘THE DIVAS’ Puccini’s Suor Angelica & other scenes

Friday, 27 March 2015, 4:09 pm | Opera Factory

An innovative studio production of Puccini’s lyric tragedy Suor Angelica combined with other operatic excerpts will be presented onstage 15-18 April at the easily accessible Factory Theatre in the heart of Newmarket. More >>

Hospital Surgeon Plays His Part in Gallipoli Unveiling

Friday, 27 March 2015, 4:04 pm | Waikato District Health Board

A bronze sculpture honouring soldier and artist Horace Moore-Jones , who fought at Gallipoli in World War I, was officially unveiled in Sapper Moore-Jones Place, central Hamilton today (Friday 27 March) and featured a Turkish-born Waikato Hospital ... More >>

Netball Central Zone in the Black

Friday, 27 March 2015, 2:38 pm | Netball Central

Netball Central Zone in the Black Media Release 27 March 2015 Netball Central Zone has announced a surplus of $92,000 for the year ending 30 November 2014, in its second year of operation. More >>

International Fashion Personality to judge at Edible!

Friday, 27 March 2015, 2:25 pm | Hastings PAK'nSAVE Edible Fashion Awards

The Hastings Pak’nSave Edible Fashion Awards is very pleased to announce that International fashion model, TV presenter and actor Colin Mathura-Jeffree will be judging at this years’ Edible Fashion Awards on the 13 June in Hastings. More >>

H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Rises for Jazz

Friday, 27 March 2015, 2:11 pm | Reuben Bradley

Dark and mystical, the nightmarish stories of famed horror author H. P. Lovecraft have been brought to life through Tui Award-winning drummer/composer Reuben Bradley’s latest jazz album Cthulhu Rising , released on tour this June. More >>

Oily Rag: Creepy critters and soapy issues

Friday, 27 March 2015, 1:41 pm | Frank and Muriel Newman

Temperatures are on the way down and our daylight hours are about to get one hour shorter. This has created an unusual problem for Paul from Northland who has this question: "The colder weather is bringing uninvited guests into the house - ... More >>

Baycourt at the Heart of Festival

Friday, 27 March 2015, 1:29 pm | National Jazz Festival

The 2015 National Jazz Festival Tauranga is all go this Easter and Festival Director Rebecca Chambers says they are proud to be once again hosting headline concerts at Baycourt. “We have organised a great programme and have concerts to fit everyone’s ... More >>

38th National Youth Jazz Competitions

Friday, 27 March 2015, 1:28 pm | National Jazz Festival

As the premier youth jazz event for talented young musicians the National Youth Jazz Competition aims to foster excellence in jazz performance and provide a place for emerging musicians to meet, learn from, and work with other performers and leading ... More >>

New Orleans Comes to the Village

Friday, 27 March 2015, 1:27 pm | National Jazz Festival

On Monday 6 April, the Historic Village, 17th Ave Tauranga, becomes The Jazz Village as it transforms into a slice of the New Orleans French Quarter for a day of music and family-friendly fun. More >>

Downtown Jumping with Jazz This Easter

Friday, 27 March 2015, 1:27 pm | National Jazz Festival

This Easter, more than twenty bands and performers will once again flood Tauranga waterfront for the 53rd National Jazz Festival’s Downtown Carnival. More >>

Kearney set for next RLWC

Friday, 27 March 2015, 12:38 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

NZ Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney will lead the men’s national side into the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, after masterminding last year’s successful Four Nations campaign. More >>

Nominations now open for 2015 Sportsperson of the Year

Friday, 27 March 2015, 10:44 am | Sport Wellington

Nominations are now open for the annual Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards. Organised by Sport Wellington, the prestigious awards are now in their 46th year and aim to celebrate sporting excellence in the Wellington region. More >>

Te Papa brings Kupe exhibition to Hawkes Bay

Friday, 27 March 2015, 10:40 am | Te Papa

A Te Papa touring exhibition celebrating a great Polynesian voyager’s connections with New Zealand opens at the Hastings City Art Gallery tomorrow. More >>

Vink and Horgan new brand ambassadors for Revbox

Friday, 27 March 2015, 10:02 am | Revbox

New Zealand elite time trial champion Michael Vink and well performed professional Sam Horgan are two new Brand Ambassadors for the Revbox ERG, a revolutionary new stationary cycle trainer which uses air breaking to create resistance with minimal ... More >>

Series’ Finals Attracts Top Combos From the Nation Over

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 7:24 pm | Black Balloon

It’s the grand finale of New Zealand’s jumping season with the Glistening Waters Showjumping Championships starting in Masterton tomorrow (Friday). More >>

Sky Fast-Tracks Denton Oval Restoration with Donation

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 5:15 pm | Sky TV

SKY is fast-tracking repairs to the Denton Oval cycling track in Christchurch, with the company making a $200,000 donation this weekend. More >>

A Black Caps Fan Guide to Melbourne

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 4:22 pm | Tourism Victoria

The Black Caps made history this week qualifying for the 2015 Cricket World Cup Final. As the nation waits with baited breath for the final showdown this Sunday, Kiwis are getting ready to descend upon Melbourne Cricket Ground to cheer the Black Caps ... More >>

National Drawing Prize Winner to Exhibit at (Suite)

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 4:11 pm | Suite Gallery

{Suite} is pleased to present Deleted Scenes, an exhibition of recent works by 2014 Parkin Drawing Prize winner, Douglas Stichbury. More >>


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