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MUZAI Records celebrates 5 years... by moving overseas...

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 5:39 pm | Muzai Records

Auckland independent record label MUZAI Records have achieved a feat that still never ceases to amaze them – they’re still operational. More-so, they’ve been going for five years ; that’s half a decade, for the mathematically inclined. More >>

Seeds March to Quarters at Skycity NZ Badminton Open

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 5:37 pm | New Zealand Badminton Open

Top seeds dominated in this morning’s 3rd round action at the SKYCITY NZ Badminton Open at the North Shore Events Centre in a rain and windswept Auckland, with the favoured players for the most part progressing safely through to tonight’s quarterfinals. More >>

Tickets purchased via Showbiz still valid for Michael Bublè

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 5:36 pm | Dainty Group

Important notice for Michael Bublè ticket holders purchased through Show Biz. Dainty Group is taking responsibility for all ticket and packages purchased through Show Biz Australia and NewZealand. Show Biz announced the company was going into voluntary ... More >>

A reality check for reporting Anzac Day

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 5:21 pm | UNISA

There is more than one storyline in the Anzac legend – that’s the take home message of the unique and comprehensive 2014 Anzac Day Media Style Guide. More >>

St Augustine’s Church registered

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 5:08 pm | Heritage New Zealand

The historic importance of a Devonport church has been recognised by the country’s lead heritage agency. More >>

Ag Art Wear fashion showcase celebrates 20 years

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 4:30 pm | National Fieldays

Organisers of one of Hamilton’s hottest events on the social calendar have just announced that award winning satirist and television presenter Te Radar is to MC the full theatrical production at the finale of this year’s Fieldays Ag Art Wear ... More >>

MTG Anzac activity recognises family history

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 4:00 pm | MTG Hawke's Bay

Drop into the Main Foyer at MTG over Anzac weekend to share in our community’s WWI history. More >>

Students create their own league to find legends

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 3:56 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington will play host to an e-sport tournament over the holidays, with students both co-ordinating and competing in online games. More >>

‘Common Values’, an ANZAC photography exhibition

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 3:54 pm | Australian High Commission

‘Common Values’, an ANZAC photography exhibition Wellington, New Zealand, 17 April 2014 Between Australia and New Zealand there is no greater unifying force than ANZAC Day. In the lead up to ANZAC Day 2014, the Australian High Commission in Wellington ... More >>

TV3 Marks 5 Years as the Home of Comedy

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 3:51 pm | NZ International Comedy Festival

TV3 Marks 5 Years as the Home of Comedy - And Proud Sponsor of the NZ International Comedy Festival The 2014 NZ International Comedy Festival is the fifth year TV3 has sponsored the nationwide event that features the best local and international comedians, ... More >>

Kakapo Nestcam Streams Live To The World

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 3:14 pm | Department of Conservation

For the first time ever, the global public will be able to watch kakapo nesting activity live, thanks to a special partnership between Telecom NZ and Kakapo Recovery. More >>

Calling for Upper Hutt Civic Award nominations

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 2:57 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

Nominations for Upper Hutt City Civic Awards are open all year round, but 30 May will mark the closing point for this year’s consideration. Nominations received after this date will be considered next year. More >>

Sky Tower wears giant poppy to mark partnership with RSA

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 2:38 pm | SKYCITY

The Sky Tower will wear a 13-metre poppy projected onto its side for the first time in its 17-year history, to commemorate SKYCITY’s second annual Poppy Partnership with the Auckland Returned & Services Association. More >>

Photographers achieve outstanding success

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 2:21 pm | Photographic Society of New Zealand

Patience and practice perfecting their skills have paid off for a handful of New Zealand’s talented photographers as they scooped the top trophies in the Photographic Society of New Zealand’s (PSNZ) annual Canon National Exhibition (Natex). The photographers, ... More >>

Frugal fashion week

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 1:42 pm | Oily Rag

New Zealand Fashion Week 2014 is not until August but we thought we would pass on some oily rag tips on how to look fashionable without high cost. In fact we would not be at all surprised to see a “Frugal Fashions” category slinking down the ... More >>

In conversation: Peter Wells and Shonagh Koea

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 12:59 pm | Michael King Writers' Centre

Peter Wells and Shonagh Koea are two of New Zealand’s finest writers, who are friends as well as literary colleagues. Peter, who has many award-winning books and films to his credit, is the current writer in residence at the Michael King Writers’ ... More >>

Aloe Blacc announces two NZ shows

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 12:51 pm | Stirling Entertainment Group

Californian soul star Aloe Blacc is returning to New Zealand for two shows later this year. Blacc last toured here as part of the 2012 summer winery tour, he will play at Auckland's Town Hall on October 21 and the Opera House in Wellington on October ... More >>

Creative Communities Funding Scheme to close in two weeks

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 12:49 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

The Creative Communities grants are funds that are administered through the Upper Hutt City Council on behalf of Creative NZ. The fund aims to inspire communities to create great arts projects of all descriptions. More >>

Auckland’s Biggest Weekend of Family Entertainment Opens

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 12:45 pm | The Coca-Cola Easter Show

It may be a wet and windy start to the long Easter weekend, but it’s all systems go for the 2014 Coca-Cola Easter Show, open from 10am today for five huge days of family entertainment! More >>

Hutt man finalist in World's Biggest Speaking Competition

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 11:49 am | Toastmasters

Top speaker from the Hutt makes it to New Zealand final of the Biggest Speaking Competition in the World More >>

American Express Comedy Debate Headlines Winter Festival

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 11:46 am | American Express

American Express celebrates 25 years of sponsorship of the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival in 2014, by bringing back the Comedy Debate to the Winter Festival programme on Sunday 22 June. More >>

New Zealand Mint to Produce Disney-Themed Coins

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 11:39 am | New Zealand Mint

In a global first, New Zealand Mint announced a series of gold and silver commemorative coins, featuring some of Disney’s most recognised and cherished characters. More >>

Beck’s Announces Seven Nz Music Month Beck’s Sets

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 11:36 am | NZ Music Month

Beck’s – a beer internationally embracing innovative music and art – today announces The Beck’s Sets series for New Zealand Music Month featuring seven live concerts nationwide. More >>

Mad Men Star Brings His One-Man Cabaret Show To NZ

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 11:21 am | The Edge

Bryan Batt – ‘Batt On A Hot Tin Roof’ Mad Men Star Brings His One-Man Cabaret Show To Nz For One Night Only. More >>

Skyline’s Zoom Zipline takes off

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 11:20 am | Skyline Rotorua

Skyline Rotorua’s much anticipated gravity-ride activity, Zoom Zipline, is expected to open to the public this Easter Weekend, with the official launch taking place on Tuesday April 29. More >>

What Price Safety?

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 11:13 am | Crimestoppers

The charity Crimestoppers is asking you to put a value on preventing crime in our communities. They are asking you to consider swapping something you don’t need – like unwanted share parcels – for something you want …safer communities for ... More >>

Top Seeds Progress, Kiwis In The Frame At Skycity Nz Badmint

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 10:41 am | SKYCITY

The headline acts are having few issues at the SKYCITY NZ Badminton Open, with the top ranked players safely negotiating their way into tomorrow’s quarter finals at the North Shore Events Centre. More >>

The Taite Music Prize: IMNZ announces this years winner

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 10:41 am | IMNZ

The Taite Music Prize: announcing this year’s winner & the Independent Music NZ Classic Record recipient More >>

Top Seeds Largely Untroubled At Skycity NZ Badminton Open

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 10:38 am | SKYCITY

The Wednesday evening session at the SKYCITY NZ Badminton Open was highlighted again by the progress of the leading international players and the continued presence of the New Zealanders, with Kevin Dennerly-Minturn and Oliver Leydon-Davis leading the ... More >>

Get ready to adopt a pet this school holidays

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 9:51 am | SPCA

“The school holidays are a great time to adopt a pet into your family because it gives you, your kids, and your pet the best opportunity to settle in and bond successfully,” says Christine Kalin, CEO of SPCA Auckland. More >>

New Netball Central Zone Chair Ensures Continuity

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 9:47 am | Netball Central

Netball Central Zone and Haier Pulse Chairman Ian Collier is passing on the baton to board member Sue Gordon, but will remain on the board until the beginning of June. “The amount of travel in my role with Air New Zealand has steadily increased and ... More >>

ARROW Stars Heading to New Zealand for Armageddon Expo 2014

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 4:46 pm | Armageddon Expo

Stars from the hit TV series ARROW have confirmed they will be coming to New Zealand for the Armageddon Expo in Wellington from Saturday May 31st to Monday June 2nd following the earlier Hamilton event taking place on Saturday May 24th and Sunday May 25th. More >>

Long weekends on less fuel

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 4:14 pm | Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

With Easter and ANZAC day falling within a week of each other this year and schools breaking for Term One on April 17, many will be taking the opportunity to squeeze in one last holiday road trip before winter hits. Motorists can make their fuel go ... More >>

Sport Wellington wins National Award for AMI Round the Bays

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 3:51 pm | Sport Wellington

Sport Wellington has been recognised at the annual New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards held on Monday night in Christchurch. Organised by Sport NZ, the awards are held each year as part of the Sport Connections Conference and look to recognise ... More >>

RAW is here once again!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 3:37 pm | Wellington Circus Trust

It's an exciting circus showcase featuring new works by the staff and students of the Wellington Circus Hub... a great way to catch up with the wider Wellington circus community and a family-friendly, fun night for all involved. More >>

Fifa U-20 World Cup NZ 2015 Kick Off Times Announced

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 3:36 pm | FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015

An array of kick-off times to suit football fans of all ages has been confirmed for the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015. More >>

Test candidates catch Kearney's eye

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 3:35 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

With only three weeks until the Anzac Test in Sydney, NZ Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney is encouraged by the performances of players in contention for team spots. "For me, there were a few that stood out," he reflects on Round Six of the NRL. More >>

Joint Effort to Return Te Pahi Medal to New Zealand

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 3:30 pm | Te Papa

Te Papa And Auckland Museum Work Together to Return Te Pahi Medal to New Zealand More >>

A Chocolate Free Easter for Kiwi Pets

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 3:27 pm | and veterinary partner Dr Patrick Foley are reminding Kiwis to keep any chocolate Easter treats well out of reach of pet pooches this Easter. More >>

Anzac day, every day

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 2:02 pm | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

The old soldiers stand stiffly to attention as they salute the cenotaph, eyes fixed firmly ahead. The bugler begins The Last Post, that most mournful and familiar mark of respect. Not one stirs as he comes to his end, his bugle pushed down to his side. ... More >>

The Naked and Famous Announce Second Auckland Show

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 1:53 pm | The Powerstation

Saturday 17 May – The Powerstation Auckland The Naked And Famous have sold-out their homecoming show in Auckland and announce a second night at the Powerstation, on Saturday 17th May. The group made their mainstage debut at California’s legendary ... More >>

A feast of music lies ahead for Christchurch

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 1:50 pm | Cavell Leitch New Zealand Jazz and Blues Festival

Christchurch music lovers will be spoilt for choice next week as the city plays host to the popular Cavell Leitch New Zealand Jazz & Blues Festival from 22 to 27 April. More >>

MKTO Announce New Zealand Concert at Pepsi Party House

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 1:45 pm | Pepsi

International pop stars MKTO have announced a free one-off New Zealand concert, at the first party at the Pepsi Party House on the 4th of May in Auckland. More >>

AFL Saints march in with student-designed guernsey

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 1:39 pm | Massey University

Two student designers will be excited more than most when St Kilda AFL players take the field at Westpac Stadium, Wellington for their Anzac Day match against the Brisbane Lions – they designed the players’ guernsey. More >>

2degrees and iHeart Radio present Ed Sheeran in concert

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 1:34 pm | 2degrees Mobile

16th April 2014 2degrees and iHeart Radio present Ed Sheeran in concert…for free 2degrees and iHeartRadio have teamed up to bring top British singer songwriter Ed Sheeran to New Zealand shores for a one off show in Auckland at the ASB Theatre on ... More >>

Red Zone Gaming Control Centre Confirmed

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 1:17 pm | Royale Productions

Media Alert For Immediate Release Red Zone Gaming Control Centre Confirmed Royale Productions present ZOMBIE: RED ZONE GAMING 25th April – 17th May 2014, Cathedral Square, Christchurch More >>

Netball New Zealand Announces new Board Chair

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 12:58 pm | Netball NZ

Netball New Zealand (NNZ) Board member John Bongard has been appointed the new NNZ Board Chair effective immediately, with outgoing Board Chair Raewyn Lovett stepping down after contributing an outstanding nine years to the governance role. More >>

Jarred Fell in: FELLON

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:10 am | Jarred Fell

Fresh back from touring Asia with this show Jarred brings to NZ a show that will make make you fall about laughing and also shock you with the art of misdirection! More >>

Waikato Siblings Show Desire to Top Badminton Rankings

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:06 am | SKYCITY Badminton NZ Open

Waikato brother/sister badminton combination Oliver and Susannah Leydon-Davis appear very relaxed in the lead up to the SKYCITY NZ Open at the North Shore Events Centre this week, in fact so relaxed about being home were the pair that they finished off ... More >>

Kiwis Take Flight at Edinburgh Festivals

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 10:59 am | Creative NZ

More than 200 New Zealand artists will take part in the world’s most acclaimed arts festivals in Edinburgh this August. More >>

New Zealand Fashion Week Just 19 Weeks Away

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 10:57 am | NZ Fashion Week

The dates are set for the biggest show in New Zealand fashion and with just 19 weeks to go until opening night, the event is taking shape. New Zealand Fashion Week (NZFW) kicks off on Monday 25th August and finishing one week earlier than New York Fashion ... More >>

New Zealand Police ready to welcome the Royal tour

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 9:36 am | New Zealand Police

Police will welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to The Royal New Zealand Police College (RNZPC) in Porirua tomorrow, thirty-three years after it was opened by the Prince of Wales. More >>

The Rolling Stones: New Auckland Date, Hunters & Collectors

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 4:38 pm | Frontier Touring Company

It’s the news New Zealand has been waiting for. The Rolling Stones today confirmed the rescheduled dates and venues for both the Australian and New Zealand legs of their highly anticipated ’14 On Fire’ tour. Now, Frontier Touring is also delighted ... More >>

Plan for busy highways during long holiday break

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 4:00 pm | NZTA

Plan for busy highways during long holiday break Traffic will be heavy on state highways in Auckland and Northland during the Easter break and the NZ Transport Agency is advising drivers to plan ahead to stay safe and avoid delays. “The school holidays ... More >>

Smokefreerockquest & Smokefree Pacifica Beats 2014

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 3:58 pm | Smokefreerockquest

Out of the classroom and onto the stage – it’s the big motivational promise that Smokefreerockquest has been offering to young Kiwi musos for the last 26 years, matched for the last decade by its ‘sister’ event Smokefree Pacifica Beats. More >>

Benjamin Booker’s Debut Single ‘Violent Shiver’ Out Now

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 3:19 pm | The Label

22-year-old New Orleans based singer-songwriter Benjamin Booker, Rough Trade Records’ newest signing, releases his debut single ‘Violent Shiver’ digitally. Stream the track on Spotify here: And get a taste for what ... More >>

Biscuit exhibit offers commentary on casualties of war

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 3:15 pm | Massey University

He has staged an art exhibition and installation of Anzac biscuits in France and now Associate Professor Kingsley Baird’s thought-provoking commentary on the carnage and casualties of war is to be staged in Germany – with some key differences. More >>

Roling Stones Roll On

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 3:15 pm | Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones today confirmed the rescheduled dates and venues for the postponed Australian and New Zealand leg of their ’14 On Fire’ Tour. More >>

Smokefreerockquest & Smokefree Pacifica Beats 2014

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 3:05 pm | Nelson Media Agency

Out of the classroom and onto the stage – it’s the big motivational promise that Smokefreerockquest has been offering to young Kiwi musos for the last 26 years, matched for the last decade by its ‘sister’ event Smokefree Pacifica Beats. More >>

Sold out crowd wowed by royals and sporting skill on show

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 1:48 pm | uleisure

New Zealand’s National Cycling Centre of Excellence, the Avantidrome, was officially opened on Saturday 12 April by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in front of a full house of more than 1500 guests including the Prime Minister and Olympians. More >>


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