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Delta Heavy - Drum & bass duo return to Aus/NZ

Friday, 9 December 2016, 5:17 pm | Touring Musicians

Wednesday 18th January: Fat Angel, Wellington Thursday 19th January: World Bar, Queenstown Friday 20th January: Empire, Christchurch Saturday 21st January: Neck of the Woods, Auckland Wednesday 25th January: The Met, Brisbane Thursday 26th January: ... More >>

Solo 41 - New Exhibition

Friday, 9 December 2016, 5:09 pm | NZ Academy Of Fine Arts

Solo 41 opens Saturday 10 December at the Academy Galleries showcasing significant bodies of works by the following artists; More >>

Volunteers support heritage carpentry on ice

Friday, 9 December 2016, 4:56 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctica New Zealand has worked in collaboration with the New Zealand Antarctic Society for nearly a decade, enabling many great names in the Antarctic community to have their first experience on the Ice. More >>

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Queenstown Airport

Friday, 9 December 2016, 4:08 pm | Queenstown Airport

From the team at Queenstown Airport, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Stay safe out there. More >>

Rare Hundertwasser conservation posters found after 40 years

Friday, 9 December 2016, 4:00 pm | Hundertwasser Art Centre

When Jan and Arnold Heine put a roll of conservation posters into storage in 1974 they had no idea that 42 years later they would be collectors items. The posters were distributed as part of the conservation week campaign. They were designed by ... More >>

Snell to compete at World Masters Games 2017

Friday, 9 December 2016, 2:50 pm | World Masters Games

• Five sports sold out with at least 10 other sports or disciplines rapidly approaching capacity More >>

RAW Circus - Saturday 17th December in Wellington

Friday, 9 December 2016, 2:48 pm | The Circus Hub

Wellington's Circus Hub runs an event called RAW Circus on a regular basis to showcase the talent in our community! They have some amazing performances from some of their circus students, and will feature an original show creation of their Youth Circus' ... More >>

Stephen Daisley 2017 Randell Cottage Writer in Residence

Friday, 9 December 2016, 2:46 pm | Randell Cottage Writers Trust

Perth-based writer Stephen Daisley is to be the 2017 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writing Fellow. Daisley hit New Zealand headlines last year, when his second novel, Coming Rain , took out the inaugural Ockham Book Award for Fiction. Although ... More >>

Kiwis to Uphold Proud Record in Hong Kong International Race

Friday, 9 December 2016, 2:18 pm | NZ Bloodstock

A strong contingent of Karaka graduates and New Zealand-breds will take on the world in Sunday’s Longines Hong Kong International Races at Sha Tin, and the Kiwis have a proud record in the four prestigious races. More >>

Struggling coeliac families in need of gluten free food

Friday, 9 December 2016, 2:11 pm | Coeliac New Zealand

Coeliac New Zealand has seen a sharp rise in impoverished families needing gluten free food – but are unable to afford it. More >>

Cymbol Releases ‘Slipping’: Visuals Out Today

Friday, 9 December 2016, 2:03 pm | Delete

Following the release of breakout collaborative EP The Cycle - which led to a record deal with Australian label Sweat It Out – New Zealand producer, Cymbol, returns with new single ‘Slipping’, releasing the visuals today. More >>

Future City Festival - further lineup and ticketing details

Friday, 9 December 2016, 2:01 pm | Hamilton Underground Press

Hamilton Underground Press today announced further line-up and ticketing details for its inaugural music festival, FUTURE CITY 2017. The festival will take place on the 3rd and 4th of March, across two venues, Nivara Lounge and Creative Waikato, ... More >>

Lucky couple wins free wedding package

Friday, 9 December 2016, 1:49 pm | Omarino Wine Park

Lucky couple wins free wedding package to marry at Omarino Wine Park on 11th December 2016 More >>

Artwork rescued from rubble installed in special exhibition

Friday, 9 December 2016, 1:41 pm | Canterbury Museum

A 7 metre high steel sculpture rescued from the rubble five years after being toppled by a M6.3 earthquake was today installed in Canterbury Museum’s special exhibition Quake City. More >>

Lydia Cole releases new single and video

Friday, 9 December 2016, 1:36 pm | Lydia Cole

Silver Scroll nominee Lydia Cole writes bare-boned, heart-on-your-sleeve songs. And today, the Auckland singer-songwriter releases her latest – ‘Telepathise’. More >>

Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park is on!

Friday, 9 December 2016, 1:23 pm | Coca Cola Christmas In The Park

The nation’s favourite Christmas party, Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park will go ahead as planned on Saturday night at the Auckland Domain, starting at 7.30pm. More >>

Iconic Motatapu Promises Innovation in 13th Anniversary

Friday, 9 December 2016, 1:20 pm | Queenstown Trails Trust

The Macpac Motatapu will once again host thousands of competitors across a variety of events when they descend on Wanaka and Queenstown on March 4, 2017 for the 13th running of this iconic event, with one of those entrants promised a prize package ... More >>

Women dominate creative roles in newly funded webseries

Friday, 9 December 2016, 1:05 pm | NZ On Air

Women dominate creative roles in newly funded webseries Women are strongly represented in key roles in NZ On Air’s latest funded webseries. More >>

Laneway Food Truck Line-up Revealed

Friday, 9 December 2016, 12:59 pm | Laneway Festival

Following on from the confirmation of the inimitable Young Thug as our final act for St. Jerome's Laneway Festival 2017, we're excited to reveal our extended food offering for Auckland Anniversary Day. More >>

Changes at Ngā Taonga

Friday, 9 December 2016, 12:57 pm | Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Changes to Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision will secure how we collect, share, and care for New Zealand's audiovisual taonga for generations to come. More >>

One Love festival on track to sell out

Friday, 9 December 2016, 12:55 pm | One Love

New Zealand’s famed reggae festival One Love is gearing up to be one of summer’s ‘must-attend’ events, with all VIP tickets sold out and promoters expecting general admission to sell out within the next few weeks. Presented by Pato Entertainment ... More >>

New challenging, thoughtful, and cultural TV programmes

Friday, 9 December 2016, 12:47 pm | NZ On Air

New challenging, thoughtful, and cultural TV programmes approved for diverse audiences New Zealand audiences can look forward to a host of insightful new factual programmes coming to television screens. More >>

New Zealand celebrates 15 years of Middle-earth

Friday, 9 December 2016, 12:45 pm | Tourism New Zealand

To celebrate 15 years as the real Middle-earth, Tourism New Zealand has launched a new way to explore the country like a Hobbit, Elf, Dwarf or Wizard. More >>

Newcomers Take Centre Stage in Eulogy Stakes

Friday, 9 December 2016, 12:29 pm | New Zealand Bloodstock News

The New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series returns to the North Island on Saturday with leg three, the $70,000 Group 3 Lawnmaster Eulogy Stakes (1600m) at Awapuni, the chance for some newcomers to make their mark on the prestigious Series ... More >>

Family Tribute Films Win Someday Challenge

Friday, 9 December 2016, 12:25 pm | The Outlook for Someday

Two strongly personal family tribute films have scooped 2016’s top honours in The Outlook for Someday film challenge. The Body Shop Standout Winner is a film by 15 year old Sarah Ridsdale celebrating her uncle’s role in creating a haven for New ... More >>

Young Reporters - Expressions of interest now open for 2017

Friday, 9 December 2016, 12:05 pm | Keep New Zealand Beautiful

Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB) is excited to announce it has been appointed as the national operator of an internationally accredited programme for young reporters. More >>

Being Chinese in Aotearoa: A photographic journey

Friday, 9 December 2016, 11:42 am | Auckland War Memorial Museum

Explore the dynamic stories of Chinese life in New Zealand in Being Chinese in Aotearoa: A photographic journey , a new exhibition celebrating 175-years of Chinese New Zealanders. More >>

Shapeshifter Share Recipe Prior to Sacred Hill Show

Friday, 9 December 2016, 11:13 am | Sacred Hill

SHAPESHIFTER RECIPE DECEMBER 2016 SHIFTING PASTA SHAPES INTO A NEW DIMENSION With "Cacio e Pepe" being the height of food fashion lately, meaning cheese and pepper, we thought we could offer this super easy variation on a simple cheese ... More >>

Fastway helps Cure Kids

Friday, 9 December 2016, 11:07 am | Fastway Couriers

Fastway Couriers has come to the rescue for children’s health charity Cure Kids, distributing more than 270,000 pieces of merchandise free-of-charge for its iconic annual appeal, Red Nose Day. More >>

Celebrating the Gift of Giving

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 4:43 pm | Museum of Transport and Technology

Twinkling fairy lights festoon trams and historic buildings, carollers are warming up and Santa is on his way – the iconic Christmas Lights at MOTAT is almost here again! More >>

Policy Watch Newsletter

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 4:41 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Welcome to the latest and last Policy Watch e-newsletter for December 2016. For this edition we reflect on the Advent season and its promise of hope, peace, joy and love in readiness for the coming of Christ. Across the country NZCCSS social service agencies ... More >>

Jewellery sale to raise funds for quake-stricken communities

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 4:19 pm | Evolve Jewellery

Marlborough based brand, Evolve Jewellery, has released a limited edition Paua Mosaic charm to raise funds for the communities hit by the devastating 7.8 earthquake of November 2016. More >>

Oily Rag: Summer Treats

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 4:07 pm | Frank and Muriel Newman

Its summer, which means oily rag orchards are about to get into full swing. Here are some ideas for summer treats using in-season and plentiful fruits. More >>

Early Bird Tickets Sold Out for Coastella Music Festival

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 3:59 pm | Coastella

Coastella Music Festival has sold out of early bird tickets, three weeks before the anticipated closing date. 500 of the 2000 tickets to next February’s event in Kāpiti were made available for early bird purchase before 28 December, and these have all ... More >>

Start the new year with the Ohope Beach Festival 2017

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 3:56 pm | Ohope Beach Festival

The Ohope Beach festival has become a quintessential part of the Eastern Bay summer events calendar with thousands of locals and holidaymakers heading to the beach to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the popular summer festival. More >>

NZ Students End High School with Bungy Off Historic Bridge

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 3:51 pm | AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand

School leavers in Queenstown, New Zealand, will end high school with a Bungy off the Kawarau Bridge this week through AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand’s JumpStart programme. More >>

Kickass Kiwi Action Short film selected for 2017 Sundance

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 3:20 pm | Roseanne Liang

A Kiwi-made action short film will have its World Premiere in January at the prestigious 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The festival received almost 9000 short film submissions from around the world, and Do No Harm was one of the 68 selected. ... More >>

Fathers Lack Confidence Talking to Teens About Alcohol

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 1:53 pm | The Tomorrow Project

Fathers find it harder than mothers to talk to their kids about drinking alcohol, according to new research released today. More >>

Central Pulse to host pre-season tournament

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 1:15 pm | Central Pulse

All six teams involved in next year’s inaugural ANZ Premiership netball competition will attend a pre-season tournament on March 10-12 at the Te Wānanga o Raukawa campus in Otaki, north of Wellington. More >>

New children’s books reveal the true genius of bugs

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 12:53 pm | Te Papa Press

When Te Papa’s blockbuster science exhibition Bug Lab opens on 10 December, two fascinating new children’s books will back up the science behind it. They unveil recent discoveries about the super-sized powers of some of the world’s most astounding ... More >>

Mad Mike's Summer Bash set for Hampton Downs

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 12:50 pm | Hampton Downs

Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, Mazda and New Zealand drift superstar ‘Mad Mike’ Whiddett have joined forces to bring you the biggest drift event of 2017 – Mad Mike’s Summer Bash! More >>

Big increase in lifejacket sales a good sign for summer

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 12:46 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Nation-wide retailer, Rebel Sport, has doubled its sales of lifejackets in the first week of the month, and Coastguard sold 300 lifejackets in the first weekend of its “Old4New” promotion. More >>

Topp Twins the top act for 80th Wanaka A&P Show

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 12:46 pm | Wanaka A and P Show

Adored Kiwi entertainers the Topp Twins have been announced as one of the major drawcards for next year’s Wanaka A&P Show. More >>

TYPE 1 Diabetes riders to contest the 2017 NZCT

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 12:29 pm | NZCT New Zealand Cycle Classic

A professional cycling team made up of riders who all have Type 1 diabetes will make its first appearance in January’s New Zealand Cycle Classic, a UCI 2.2 five-stage race held entirely in the Wairarapa. More >>

Day two wrapped up for NZL sailors

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 12:18 pm | Yachting New Nealand

The Sailing World Cup Final in Melbourne is well underway with New Zealand sailors competing across seven of the fleets. More >>

Orchestra Wellington Appoints New Concertmaster

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 12:17 pm | Orchestra Wellington

Amalia Hall has been chosen to lead Orchestra Wellington as its concertmaster. Orchestra Wellington Music Director Marc Taddei says Hall is a major young star in New Zealand’s musical life, and one whose gifts have already brought her international acclaim. More >>

Kiwis: Trump would be the worst Santa Claus

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 12:12 pm | Colmar Brunton

He may be Time Magazine’s Person of the year but Kiwis think Donald Trump would be the worst Santa Claus according to Colmar Brunton’s 2016 Christmas survey. More >>

2016 Quote of the Year finalists announced

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 12:09 pm | Massey University

From Prime Minister John Key’s shock farewell speech to Dylan Kelly’s fond memories of his late mother, 2016 has thrown up plenty of opportunities for Kiwis to say memorable things. More >>

Alien Weaponry to open for Aussie hellraisers Airbourne

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 12:05 pm | The Rock FM

Airbourne are taking Kiwi teen metallers Alien Weaponry on the road with them when they tour New Zealand early next year. Presented by The Rock FM , Australia’s raucous rockers Airbourne (Joel O’Keeffe, Ryan O’Keeffe, David Roads and Justin Street) ... More >>

Young Thug joins the Laneway Festival line-up

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 11:48 am | Laneway Festival

The Laneway Festival is psyched to announce that Atlanta’s visionary and enigmatic rapper Young Thug will join the line-up for Australia and New Zealand. More >>

It’s a Christmas Cracker at Puhinui Int'l Three Day Event

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 11:37 am | Puhinui International 3 Day Event

On December 9, 10 and 11, Auckland’s Puhinui Reserve will become the temporary home for over 170 horses from all over New Zealand as they compete in the Puhinui International Three Day Event. This hotly contested event is one of only three held ... More >>

Conroy Ready to Bounce Back at Taupo

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 11:34 am | Jamie Conroy Motorsport

Invercargill driver Jamie Conroy is ready to bounce back at Round 2 of the BNT NZ Touring Car Championship at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park at Taupo this weekend. More >>

Suzuki Series Hangs in the Balance

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 11:32 am | Suzuki New Zealand

Pole position at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon on Sunday could decide who wins the 2016 Suzuki Series. More >>

City Choir Dunedin concert Fri Dec16 at 7:30pm

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 11:07 am | City Choir Dunedin

City Choir Dunedin presents JS Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at Dunedin Town Hall on Friday, December 16, at 7.30pm. David Burchell conducts City Choir, the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra and soloists Lois Johnston (soprano), Claire Barton (mezzo-soprano), Iain ... More >>

'Max and Bella and friends' voted Visitor Favourite

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 5:23 pm | Sculpture OnShore

'Max and Bella and friends’ by Bernie Harfleet and Donna Turtle Sarten. Photo Credit: Janet Jones More >>

2017 Downer NRL Auckland Nines team jerseys revealed

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 4:41 pm | NRL Auckland Nines

NRL clubs today revealed their playing strip for the first Rugby League tournament in 2017 – the Downer NRL Auckland Nines. More >>

Rough start to the climbing season

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 4:12 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Mountain Safety Council (MSC) CEO Mike Daisley said that MSC and the climbing community are deeply saddened and concerned by the recent mountaineering and climbing incidents, one of which was fatal. More >>

Native forest charity will make Christmas trees last forever

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 3:33 pm | Native Forest Restoration Trust

The Native Forest Restoration Trust is calling on people to celebrate this festive season with one of its ‘tree-mendous’ gift ideas – and help regenerate New Zealand’s precious natural habitats. More >>

Brendon Leitch Secures TRS Budget

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 2:41 pm | Brendon Leitch

Five weeks out from the start of the 2017 Toyota Racing Series, Invercargill driver Brendon Leitch has the luxury of knowing he will be on the start line along with many of the up and coming stars of world motorsport when the series gets underway ... More >>

Whangaparaoa Equestrian Charity Celebrates Successful Year

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 2:01 pm | Equestrian 4 Everyone

Equestrian 4 Everyone will be celebrating the end of another successful year at their annual Christmas Ribbon Day on Sunday 18th December. The charity event will host special guest Hibiscus & Bays Local Board Deputy Chair Janet Fitzgerald, along ... More >>


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