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Acclaimed Artists support Auction for Stroke Rehabilitation

Friday, 6 May 2016, 5:17 pm | Mapura Studios

Jacqueline Fahey, Michael Smither, Gerda Leenards and Ronnie van Hout are among the acclaimed artists contributing work to a charity art auction in Auckland on 28 May to raise funds for Māpura Studios’ art therapy programme for people recovering ... More >>

Lower Hutt Car Dealer Sponsors NZ Art Show Art Award

Friday, 6 May 2016, 5:16 pm | NZ Art Show

Lower Hutt Car Dealership Brendan Foot Supersite announced this week that it is sponsoring the NZ Art Show’s principal award, the Signature Piece Art Award. The award, now called the Brendan Foot Supersite Signature Piece Art Award, is a cash prize of $3,000 ... More >>

Siberian-Born Poet Weaves Two Cultures into New Collection

Friday, 6 May 2016, 5:15 pm | Makaro Press

Siberian-born poet Polina Kouzminova launches her debut poetry collection An echo where you lie in late May in Wellington. Migrating to New Zealand at the age of ten, she says she spent her childhood playing the violin, exploring Auckland’s beaches ... More >>

Duck Hunting Season Safety tips

Friday, 6 May 2016, 4:12 pm | Rural Women

Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) in collaboration with the Council of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO) wish all duck hunters a safe and successful shoot this season. More >>

It’s mammoth!

Friday, 6 May 2016, 3:22 pm | Skip Ink

Due to overwhelming demand, an extra show has been added to the three-city arena spectacular ICE AGE LIVE! A MAMMOTH SHOW ON ICE tour of New Zealand, opening in Auckland next weekend. Tickets are on sale today via Ticketek for the additional show, to ... More >>

AMI Insurance supports local league stars

Friday, 6 May 2016, 2:41 pm | AMI Insurance

To enable Christchurch kids to see their NRL rugby league heroes, AMI Insurance has provided 200 tickets to Canterbury Rugby League for a fun day of activities at the Penrith Panthers match against the New Zealand Warriors at AMI Stadium, May 14th. More >>

Are flowers a dying gift this Mother’s Day?

Friday, 6 May 2016, 2:06 pm | Give Plants

With consumers increasingly looking to buy sustainable products, an old fashioned bunch of flowers is being replaced by a growing trend towards living plants. More >>

Hamlet And Ophelia Thinks Harder

Friday, 6 May 2016, 1:56 pm | Brianne Kerr Publicity

All female company, The Lord Lackbeards, is delighted to bring a double-Bill production of Hamlet and Ophelia Thinks Harder to Wellington – the last stop in an Escape from the Nunnery tour that took them to six centres, including a sold-out season ... More >>

Introducing Shoot Me In The Heart

Friday, 6 May 2016, 1:36 pm | Blackout Music Management

What makes the new recording artist Miller worth knowing about? It is a fair question. More >>

Hillcrest High School tops Art Award for 4th Year

Friday, 6 May 2016, 12:48 pm | Hillcrest High School

Hillcrest High School has taken out the Paterson Burn Optometrists Excellence in Art Award for the Fourth Year in a row. More >>

Art connections to help build understanding of Asia

Friday, 6 May 2016, 11:35 am | Asia New Zealand Foundation

Three curators will gain new perspectives on the contemporary arts scenes of China and South Korea and explore ways to strengthen New Zealand’s art links to Asia. More >>

Auckland caught in The Cloud

Friday, 6 May 2016, 11:21 am | Auckland Festival of Photography

More than 100 exhibitions and events make up 2016’s Auckland Festival of Photography (AFP), with the centrepiece Nikon Auckland Photo Day launching on 11 June, followed by an exhibition of winning images from 11 years of the competitions in The Cloud ... More >>

Back to the mountain

Friday, 6 May 2016, 11:01 am | CIGNA

Achilles athlete, Richard Warwick challenges his limits with a second attempt at the Coast to Coast Mountain Run More >>

Waikato Open PSA Main Draw Match Ups Found

Friday, 6 May 2016, 10:54 am | Squash New Zealand

Round 1 of the qualifiers did not see any major upsets with all but one of the seeded players heading through to the qualifying finals. TJ French was the only seeded player to not make it through to the qualifying final with a loss to fellow Kiwi Sam Sayes. ... More >>

Iconic NZ Songs Reinvented as Jazz For One Night Only

Friday, 6 May 2016, 10:14 am | SWPR

Four favourite New Zealand singers perform 19 iconic Kiwi pop songs reinvented as world-class jazz, in ALCHEMY for one night only in Auckland in May. More >>

Samoan Methodist Church in NZ Releases Debut Cd Album

Friday, 6 May 2016, 9:51 am | Simon Matafai

Established in 1964, the Grey Lynn Samoan Methodist Church was the first Samoan Methodist parish in New Zealand outside of Samoa and American Samoa. The Samoan Methodist movement later expanded to the rest of New Zealand, Australia and across the globe. More >>

Auckland artist to Exhibit in New York City this May!

Friday, 6 May 2016, 9:29 am | Agora Gallery

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Auckland artist Cathy Carter in Out From Down Under & Beyond: Fine Art from Australia & New Zealand . The exhibition opens on May 20th, 2016 and runs through June ... More >>

Marathon Inspires Local Man to Turn His Life Around

Friday, 6 May 2016, 9:16 am | Hawke's Bay Marathon

At aged 34, Nicholas Magdalinos weighed 116 kilograms and was on a fast track to significant health issues. He’s still 34, but Nic is now an amazing 27 kilograms lighter after turning his life around and the only fast track he is on is one to ... More >>

Fish & Game calls for ‘utmost ’care when duck hunting

Friday, 6 May 2016, 9:10 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game New Zealand is calling for the thousands of game bird hunters venturing out for the opening of the new hunting season on Saturday to exercise the highest gun safety standards. More >>

Good weather for ducks

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 4:51 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

‘Good weather for ducks’- Fish & Game tips better game bird season prospects as rain ends the long Indian summer More >>

MSC Urges Caution For Duck Hunters During Opening Weekend

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 4:28 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Opening weekend is rapidly approaching giving duck hunters cause for celebration. There is a festive atmosphere leading some to forget, or disregard the basics said Mountain Safety Council CEO, Mike Daisley. "Following the firearms safety code ... More >>

Z contributes $127,000 to support the RSA

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 2:28 pm | Z Energy

On 22 April – just ahead of the ANZAC weekend - Z offered a 10 cent per litre nationwide price discount, with half of the discount provided as a donation to the RSA. More >>

Whitcoulls celebrate resurgence in reading with Love Books

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 1:58 pm | Whitcoulls

To celebrate the resurgence in New Zealanders’ reading – particularly amongst our nation’s younger readers – Whitcoulls is holding Love Books Week, to particularly recognise the importance of this area of the business, which will run from May 9 ... More >>

All good things must come to an end

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 1:44 pm | Mountebank Entertainments Limited

WELLINGTON , 5 May 2016 - After a successful six months, The Monthly Mystery , New Zealand’s only all-magic-and-mystery will have its final episode at the Fringe Bar in Wellington on 19 May 2016, at 7 pm. More >>

All good things must come to an end

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 1:44 pm | Mountebank Entertainments Limited

WELLINGTON , 5 May 2016 - After a successful six months, The Monthly Mystery , New Zealand’s only all-magic-and-mystery will have its final episode at the Fringe Bar in Wellington on 19 May 2016, at 7 pm. More >>

Queenstown Artist Raises Over $7000 for NZ Charity

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 1:33 pm | Orphans Aid International

A Queenstown artist’s innovative fundraiser has resulted in a generous $7,140 donation to New Zealand charity Orphans Aid International. More >>

Tight tussle on Beko Netball League ladder

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 1:22 pm | Netball New Zealand

Round 5 Fixture Netball Northern v Netball Waikato Bay of Plenty 2:30pm, Sunday 8 May Auckland Netball Centre, Auckland More >>

New Zealand Country Music Awards Finalists Announced

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 12:58 pm | NZ Country Music Awards

Finalists for the 2016 Recorded Music NZ Best Country Music Album and APRA Best Country Music Song have been announced today with the line-up showcasing New Zealand’s top country musicians. More >>

Jon Toogood: Solo, intimate and acoustic.

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 12:29 pm | The Powerstation

This June The Powerstation will be turned into an intimate seated venue to allow you to get up close and personal with JON TOOGOOD as he performs his solo, acoustic material for a live recording project. More >>

UC Connect public lecture

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 12:23 pm | University of Canterbury

In the next UC Connect public lecture, University of Canterbury alumnus Cameron Bagrie will discuss the state of the economy and its effects on Christchurch. More >>

Ecuadorian Kiwis Organise Social Event for Earthquake

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 11:40 am | Ecuador Earthquake Fundraiser Event

Ecuador Earthquake Fundraiser Event is to raise funds for Ecuadorian people in pain, shock and despair from severe recent earthquake (16 April 2016). More >>

Europe Day spreads Ode to Joy around waterfront

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 11:30 am | Orchestra Wellington

May 9 is Europe Day, a celebration of peace and unity in Europe. To mark the day, musicians from Orchestra Wellington are playing music for two special events put on by the Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand. More >>

Flume announces biggest NZ show and global album tour dates

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 11:15 am | Flume

FLUME ANNOUNCES BIGGEST NEW ZEALAND SHOWS + GLOBAL ALBUM TOUR DATES More than 70 shows scheduled for 2016 More >>

New Zealand’s public service during WW1 now online

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 3:49 pm | State Services Commission

A history of the contribution New Zealand’s Public Service made during the First World War provides new insights into the impact the conflict had on the home front, says State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie. More >>

RNZAF Crew Top Performers at International Military Exercise

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 3:40 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

A C-130 Hercules crew from the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) was judged the top performing crew in a multi-national exercise held in the United States. More >>

Wilson Dixon adds an extra show to Comedy Fest

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 3:23 pm | Elephant Publicity

Our favourite Country and Western singer Wilson Dixon adds an extra show to Comedy Fest More >>

Attitude calling out for challengers

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 2:55 pm | Attitude Awards

Attitude Award winner Nick Chisholm and his wife Nicola are heading to the United States – to try and get pregnant. The couple need an egg donor to help fulfil their dream of having a child and time is running out. The queue in New Zealand is just ... More >>

Four Flat Whites in Auckland!

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 2:06 pm | Crummer Entertainment

With a copy of Lonely Planet in one hand and an Italian phrase book in the other, recently retired librarians Adrian and Alison feel prepared to face the excitement of Italy in their longed for trip. Travelling with your nearest and dearest is difficult ... More >>

YESSHOP Hits the Streets of Auckland to Sing for Charity

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 1:53 pm | Yesshop

In the spirit of supporting a goodcause andNZMusicMonth,we invite you to come and enjoy original musicwrittenbyMonique, and donate whatever you can. All the money made from this event will be donated to KidsCan. More >>

Hammer thrower looking to nail World Champs

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 1:47 pm | Lincoln University

Hammer thrower looking to nail World Champs She may not be able to pronounce the name but hammer throwing Lincoln University elite sports scholar Lauren Bruce is booked in for the World Under-20 Athletic Championships champs in Bydgoszcz, Poland, ... More >>

Auckland Trotting Club announces new incentives

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 1:34 pm | Alexandra Park

Auckland Trotting Club president Bruce Carter has announced from 1 August a new incentive scheme will be introduced for the 2016/17 season. More >>

Entries now open for Nelson Tasman’s road cycle challenge

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 12:42 pm | Dalman Architecture

Entries open today for the Abel Tasman Cycle Challenge, Nelson Tasman’s first ever road cycle challenge. More >>

Women’s Refuge congratulates Judge Andrew Becroft

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 12:29 pm | Women's Refuge

“A compassionate Judge, a thoughtful and caring man, and someone who can take us into a safer future for our nations’ women and children,” is how Chief Executive of Women’s Refuge Dr Ang Jury describes the appointment of Judge Andrew Becroft ... More >>

NZDF team ace ANZAC rugby challenge

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 12:18 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Invictus Games team tested their skills against the Australian Invictus Team in a three day camp before heading to Orlando this week. More >>

Popular NZXC dirt bike series expanded for 2016

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 11:53 am | Bikesport NZ

Former Kiwi international Paul Whibley (Yamaha YZ450F), the man from Taikorea putting something back into the sport. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com More >>

Annual awards to celebrate champions of recreation

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 11:41 am | NZ Recreation

Nominations are open for the 2016 New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) Awards, designed to recognise and celebrate those whose efforts have made a lasting contribution to the New Zealand recreation industry. People who work hard to provide New Zealanders ... More >>

Fewer Wellingtonians and more Cantabrians tying the knot

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 11:28 am | Statistics New Zealand

Fewer marriages and civil unions were celebrated in 2015, compared with 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. The largest decreases were in the Wellington, Auckland, Waikato, and Manawatu-Wanganui regions. New Zealand residents registered 19,947 marriages ... More >>

Okareka Dance Company's acclaimed Mana Wahine returns

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 11:01 am | Okareka Dance Company

Okareka Dance Company’s acclaimed show Mana Wahine returns to Auckland and Wellington for strictly limited seasons in June. Mana Wahine features five women performers and was co-choreographed by Okareka’s artistic directors Taiaroa Royal and Taane ... More >>

Ardbeg Whisky brings the dark history of Islay to NZ shores

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 5:14 pm | Ardbeg

Ardbeg Day is returning to New Zealand for a fifth year this time as Ardbeg Night, bringing the illicit taste of the special edition Ardbeg Dark Cove from Islay to the four standing Ardbeg Embassies in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch on Saturday ... More >>

Kiwis Purchasing Hybrid SUVs Without Test Drive - Car Maker

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 4:07 pm | Impact PR

Kiwis are waiting up to 12 months to buy the world’s first hybrid seven seat SUV - and are pre-purchasing them without a test drive in a bid to secure a vehicle. More >>

Charity Aims to Help Over 1000 Mothers this Mother’s Day

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 3:28 pm | Dress For Success

More than 70 percent of the women who go through Dress for Success Auckland (DfSA) looking for help are mothers, a third of which are single mothers. This month, DfSA is launching their annual May I Help? campaign to raise much needed funds to support ... More >>

Countdown helps Kiwi families in need

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 2:52 pm | Countdown Supermarket

3 May 2016: Countdown stores throughout New Zealand will once again be getting behind The Salvation Army’s annual Red Shield Appeal to help Kiwi families in need. More >>

Thunderbirds Are Go: NZ Lift Off for Adventures APP

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 2:27 pm | Joint Press Release

Thunderbird fans can now get their regular fix - any time any place - via the futuristic Thunderbirds Are Go: Adventures app. More >>

NZSD Students Given SCOPE to Explore Their Talents

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 2:22 pm | The New Zealand School of Dance

The New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) Choreographic Season is a highlight of the Wellington arts calendar, relished by dance aficionados and newcomers alike. Renowned for technical accomplishment, the students’ choreographic talents are showcased ... More >>

4 Kiwi Chefs Announced as Pacific Semifinalists

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 2:05 pm | S. Pellegrino

Orphans Kitchen, The Grove, Roots and Apero Food & Wine young chefs announced as Pacific semifinalists in S.Pellegrino’s search for the best Young Chef in the world More >>

2016 SAS College Rugby League season kick-off

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 2:02 pm | Auckland Rugby League

The Auckland Rugby League in conjunction with College Sport are gearing up for the SAS College Rugby League season kick-off. More >>

Piano genius and star conductor set to awe with NZSO

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 1:23 pm | NZSO

Britain’s greatest living pianist, a fast-rising conducting star and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will join forces to present a titan of classical music in May. More >>

Writers Evening at St Heliers Library

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 1:20 pm | St Heliers Library

Writers can read their poetry and prose in a friendly forum, facilitated by Ivy Alvarez, award-winning poet, reviewer and editor. More >>

New dates for Winter Games NZ 2017 receive strong support

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 1:15 pm | Winter Games NZ

May 3 2016: A decision to alter the dates of the 2017 Audi quattro Winter Games NZ to run from August 25-September 10, two weeks later than previous events , has been strongly endorsed by Southern Lakes ski areas and the tourism and accommodation ... More >>

Kapiti Sports Awards winners revealed last night

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 1:12 pm | Kapiti Sportsperson of the Year

Taekwon-Do World Sparring Champion Rose Biddiscombe was judged both Sportswoman and Sportsperson of the Year at the Pak’nSave Kapiti Sportsperson of the Year awards dinner on Monday night. A great turn-out of 238 guests representing the Coast’s ... More >>

 

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