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NZ and Australia Take Top Trampoline Titles

Sunday, 23 October 2016, 10:58 pm | Gymsports NZ

The two senior titles have been won tonight by New Zealand and Australia at the 2016 Indo Pacific Championships in Napier. Olympian Dylan Schmidt took a clear gold in the men’s competition with Lauren Sampson from Australia claiming the women’s ... More >>

Vink wins day while Rush and Lucas win Calder Stewart Series

Sunday, 23 October 2016, 10:54 pm | Calder Stewart Cycling Series

Michael Vink made a winning return to racing in New Zealand while Tim Rush and Sharlotte Lucas won the men’s and women’s overall Calder Stewart Cycling Series elite titles after a brutal day of racing in the final round of the series, the Cycle Surgery ... More >>

Fifth place for Christchurch singers at international final

Sunday, 23 October 2016, 10:45 pm | Christchurch City Choir

Fifth place for Christchurch singers at international final Christchurch City Chorus has finished in fifth place and received the Most Entertaining Chorus Award at the 2016 Sweet Adelines International Chorus Competition in Las Vegas, Nevada. Representing ... More >>

A Romantic Start to the Festive Season

Saturday, 22 October 2016, 8:31 pm | Musique Romantique

MEDIA RELEASE For release on 21 October 2016 A Romantic Start to the Festive Season In a not-to-be-missed pre-festive season show at BATS Theatre, Wellington vocalist Matthew Pike will present arrangements of much-loved songs from the late romantic ... More >>

Christchurch singers progress to the international final

Friday, 21 October 2016, 9:54 pm | Christchurch City Chorus

Christchurch singers progress to the international final Christchurch City Chorus has made it through to the international final of the Sweet Adelines International Competition in Las Vegas, Nevada. Representing Sweet Adelines Region 35 New Zealand ... More >>

Excavating life’s layers

Friday, 21 October 2016, 9:52 pm | Haunui Press

In the age before digital diaries and online over-sharing had become the norm, the act of trying to fathom the depths of your thoughts and dreams on paper in the off-line world (no computer needed, no instant feedback expected), was a rewarding and enriching ... More >>

Silver Ferns fall just short in Constellation Cup finale

Friday, 21 October 2016, 4:57 pm | Silver Ferns

AUS Diamonds 49 def Silver Ferns 45 Match Statistics – click here Made to work hard by a gallant Silver Ferns, the Australian Diamonds retained the New World Netball Series for the Constellation Cup with a 49-45 win in Invercargill on Thursday. More >>

Former Racehorse Comes Good to Take Opening World Cup Round

Friday, 21 October 2016, 4:53 pm | Equestrian Sports New Zealand

Lucy Fell caused a bit of an upset this afternoon when she won the opening round of the Country TV World Cup (NZ) at the Hawke’s Bay A and P Show in Hastings. More >>

International Championships Kick Off in Napier

Friday, 21 October 2016, 3:46 pm | Gymsports NZ

The 2016 Indo Pacific Championships officially kicked off this morning with a powhiri led by local tangata whenua Ngati Kahunguru. New Zealand Olympian Dylan Schmidt led 186 athletes from South Africa, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand into Pettigrew ... More >>

Exhibition celebrating women in Policing opens this weekend

Friday, 21 October 2016, 2:55 pm | New Zealand Police

A new exhibition opens this weekend at the New Zealand Police Museum, celebrating the 75th anniversary of New Zealand policewomen. More >>

Angel Olsen Announces Second Wellington Show and Support

Friday, 21 October 2016, 2:23 pm | Live Nation

FRIDAY OCTOBER 21, 2016 – Excellent work Wellington music lovers, ANGEL OLSEN ’s concert at San Fran on December 13 has sold out! More >>

Anna Coddington - Luck/Time Out Now

Friday, 21 October 2016, 11:23 am | Loop Media Ltd

Out today is Luck/Time , the much-anticipated new album from Anna Coddington . The album is the culmination of four years of diligent songwriting and was largely made at Anna’s own studio The Attic (literally her home’s attic). More >>

Kiwis take over a million overseas holidays

Friday, 21 October 2016, 11:06 am | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand residents took 1.09 million overseas holiday trips in the September 2016 year, Statistics New Zealand said today. This was 71,200 more holiday trips than in the September 2015 year. More >>

National $10,000 AMP Scholarship Recipients 2016 Announced

Friday, 21 October 2016, 10:15 am | AMP Scholarships

AMP has awarded more than $200,000 through its AMP Scholarships to 28 determined Kiwis who have the courage to pursue their diverse dreams and turn them into reality. More >>

District councils re-launch SMART Watering

Friday, 21 October 2016, 9:39 am | Irrigation NZ

In a bid to help home gardeners cope with another dry summer, the SMART Watering campaign re-launched today on the eve of Labour Weekend – New Zealand’s traditional start to summer gardening. Five Canterbury districts have joined forces with IrrigationNZ, ... More >>

New Zealand’s most popular motorcycle routes sought

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 5:21 pm | Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council

Kiwi motorcyclists are being asked to lend a hand to motorcycle safety by opening up their map books and showing where they ride. A nationwide survey, launched today by ACC, the NZ Transport Agency and the Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council (MSAC), ... More >>

Road trip tips for long-weekend travellers

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 4:58 pm | Insurance and Financial Services Ombudsman

“Driving carefully is the most important thing,” says Insurance & Financial Services Ombudsman, Karen Stevens, “but we also recommend you take steps to ensure you’re insured, if anything does go wrong.” More >>

Brains, beer and Kiwi craftiness collide

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 4:35 pm | Boundary Road Brewery

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – 20 October, 2016 – Kiwis will be getting crafty this week, pitching their most beer-worthy talents. Over 3,000 bottles of Boundary Road Brewery’s craft beer will be traded on Facebook to celebrate the brewery’s new-look ... More >>

Don’t get sprung by the weather says MSC and MetService

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 4:05 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

With Labour Weekend and the Great Walks season is fast approaching, the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council (MSC) and MetService are encouraging people to plan accordingly before heading outdoors. Chief Executive Mike Daisley is keen to make sure everyone ... More >>

Tempo's 13th Festival Showcased Immense Homegrown Talent

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 3:37 pm | Elephant Publicity

TEMPO'S 13TH FESTIVAL YEAR SHOWCASED IMMENSE HOMEGROWN TALENT TO GROWING AUDIENCES The 13th annual Tempo Dance Festival NZ has just wrapped up another successful two week long programme of inspiring dance performances, workshops and industry events. ... More >>

Jethro Tull -- Extra Auckland concert added to tour

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 3:28 pm | Stewart and Tricia Macpherson

Due to overwhelming demand, a second Auckland concert has been added to legendary rockers JETHRO TULL’S tour of New Zealand in April 2017. More >>

Put Fresh Fish on the Dinner Table This Holiday Weekend

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 3:06 pm | NZ Fish and Game Council

Labour weekend is providing holidaymakers with a great opportunity to get out and try catching a trout or salmon for the family dinner table. More >>

Auckland’s top chefs join forces

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 2:36 pm | Ora King

Foodies will feast on a special six-course degustation dinner on October 27 when five of Auckland’s top chefs collaborate to bring a truly unique gastronomic experience to the City of Sails. A limited number of tickets are now on sale for the one-off ... More >>

Coastguard urges Kiwis to get prepared for Labour Weekend

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 1:37 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

As Labour Weekend marks the beginning of the busy boating season, so too does Safer Boating Week which runs from October 14 -21. It’s a timely reminder to encourage boaties to get prepared and check their boats, before heading out on our seas, lakes ... More >>

Lowndes turns chauffeur at Hampton Downs 101

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 1:35 pm | Highlands Motorsport Park

Craig Lowndes, Australia’s most popular racing driver, will turn high-speed chauffeur in Tony Quinn’s $4.3 million Aston Martin Vulcan at the Hampton Downs 101 next weekend (October 28-30). Lowndes adds to an already stellar lineup for the festival ... More >>

Waikato University composer partners with medical technology

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 1:14 pm | University of Waikato

University of Waikato composer Associate Professor Martin Lodge is leading a team that has created an interactive music installation as part of New Zealand’s first ever medical technology showcase open to the public. More >>

Film School graduates clean up at Awards

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 12:23 pm | Whitireia NZ

Four films produced by student crews from Wellington’s New Zealand Film School won awards at the inaugural New Zealand Cinematographer Society (NZCS) Awards on Saturday night. More >>

Grey Turns up the Heat on Rivals

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 12:19 pm | Bikesport NZ

Cambridge's Ashton Grey (Yamaha YZ250X), back from injury and turning up the heat. Photo by Andy McGechan, More >>

Theatre in Small Town New Zealand Just Got Serious…

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 12:06 pm | Elephant Publicity

The Basement is back with their 8th Annual Christmas Show, and after exhausting every Christmas topic - from remakes of Jesus Christ Superstar and Charles Dickens, to Christmas murder mysteries, and pantomimes featuring internet mega-mind Santa’s ... More >>

New Sculpture Inspired by Missing Maori Goddesses

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 11:16 am | Dion Hitchens

Dion Hitchens announced today that his new sculpture, “Homage to the Children of Light,” will feature at this year’s NZ Sculpture OnShore exhibition, supporting NZ Women’s Refuge. More >>

Highest ranked American men's player returning to Auckland

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 10:57 am | Tennis Auckland

Hot off the back of an impressive week at the Shanghai Rolex Masters, ASB Classic organisers have confirmed the signature of 2016 Finalist Jack Sock to return to Auckland. More >>

Miller Yule Confirmed as Special Guest

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 10:55 am | Blackout Music Management

Blackout is thrilled to announce that New Zealand singer-songwriter Miller Yule will be special guest on the Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals More >>

NZ World Cup League Kicks of in HB

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 10:40 am | Equestrian Sports New Zealand

The best of New Zealand showjumpers will tomorrow (Friday) line up for the opening round of the Country TV World Cup (NZ) Premier League at the Hawke’s Bay A and P Show in Hastings. More >>

LDET cancels the final event in New Zealand

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 10:36 am | The Long Drivers European Tour

• The Tour has decided to cancel the last tournament of the season in this country due a breach of contract from the local partner IGANZ and could not guarantee the smooth running of the final event. More >>

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, special guest confirmed

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 10:32 am | Live Nation

Thursday, October 20, 2016 – Live Nation is pleased to confirm promising New Zealand singer/songwriter Miller Yule as special guest on the Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals Call It What It Is Tour of New Zealand this December. More >>

James Taylor - Live in Concert

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 10:29 am | Live Nation

THURSDAY OCTOBER 20, 2016 - Iconic singer-songwriter JAMES TAYLOR today announced he will return to New Zealand for the first time in seven years for two very special performances. More >>

The Mockers reunite after 30 years for NZ Tour

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 10:16 am | Plus1

Kiwi legends The Mockers are reforming their classic line-up for their first New Zealand tour in 30 years, with nine shows from January 19-29, 2017. More >>

Electric Coastline: Broods, Kings & Theia on tour!

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 10:12 am | Electric Coastline

Broods hit the road with two electrifying acts, Kings and Theia, for summer’s hottest new tour More >>

Silver Ferns make one change for final Test

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 9:42 am | Silver Ferns

Silver Ferns coach Janine Southby has made one change for tomorrow’s fourth and final Test of the New World Netball Series for the Constellation Cup against the Australian Diamonds at the ILT Stadium Southland, Invercargill. Storm Purvis comes ... More >>

Adam Art Gallery is open Labour Day weekend!

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 9:11 am | Adam Art Gallery

The Adam Art Gallery will be open regular hours this Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm. BAD VISUAL SYSTEMS Ruth Buchanan, Judith Hopf, Marianne Wex 2 October – 22 December 2016 More >>

Not just some poetry hack

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 5:24 pm | Escalator Press

Everything is here is Rob Hack’s first collection of poems. It explores his relationship to his Rarotongan heritage as well as his connection to Niue and New Zealand, and the places where his family lived when he was growing up. More >>

Warbirds Over Wanaka Flying Scholarships

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 5:13 pm | Warbirds Over Wanaka

Wanaka: The Warbirds Over Wanaka Community Trust has been impressed by the number and high calibre of applicants for its new Flying Scholarships. More >>

Paget Returning to NZ to Coach and Compete

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 4:25 pm | Equestrian Sports New Zealand

While still very much with his sights on making the New Zealand team for the Tokyo Olympics, he is moving home to also further his coaching career as part of the ESNZ performance coaching programme. More >>

Bowerbank Ninow presents Kim Pieters - the mallarmé suite

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 3:47 pm | Bowerbank Ninow

Anthony Byrt characterises Kim Pieters’ work as possessing a feeling of “wintry, subantarctic cool.” This description suggests the chill environs of the artist’s home in Dunedin, but is also representative of a more studied, intellectual coolness: ... More >>

Coastella Music Festival Returns to the Kāpiti Coast

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 3:11 pm | Coastella

Coastella Music Festival will return to the Kāpiti Coast on 25th February 2017, after the success of its “near perfect” inaugural year. Early bird tickets go on sale 27th October 2016 with next year’s Festival featuring toe-tapping music ... More >>

Photographing History for the Future

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 3:05 pm | University of Otago

The history of Dunedin’s future will be captured forever by an enthusiastic group of young photographers this Friday. More >>

Night at The White Rabbit: Hollie Smith + Guests

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 2:15 pm | The White Rabbit on the Park

The White Rabbit on the Park is proud to present kiwi soul legend Hollie Smith on Sunday 23rd October along with supporting acts Elizabeth Stokes, Alae, DJ Lo Key of Base FM. More >>

New Zealand author offers intimate portrait of her country

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 12:43 pm | B. F. Medlin

WAIKOUAITI, New Zealand – “The Blossom Tree” ( published by Balboa Press AU is a collection of beautifully crafted short stories, many drawn from real people, including the author, and based on true events. B.F. Medlin's face-paced short, short ... More >>

Turakirae Head is rich territory for exchange artist

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 12:32 pm | Toi Poneke Gallery

Josette Chiang’s multimedia installation Coastline Paradox , opening at Toi Pōneke Arts Centre this month, is the result of her 3-month Wellington residency. More >>

Anti Jewish UNESCO resolution

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 12:05 pm | Flaxmere Christian Fellowship

Pastor Nigel Woodley and the Flaxmere Christian Fellowship in Hastings (and its supporters) condemn the decision made today by the Executive Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to adopt a resolution ... More >>

$22 million ways to have the ultimate Kiwi summer

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 11:58 am | Lotto Powerball

There’s $22 million up for grabs tonight with Powerball and Kiwis around the country are taking the time to imagine what they could do if they won big – like planning the ultimate Kiwi summer. With $22 million in the bank, you could supersize the family ... More >>

FESTA begins this Friday

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 11:24 am | FESTA

FESTA kicks off this Friday 21 October with the SuperWOW Disco, live for one night only at the much-loved Dace-O-Mat and the opening of the Lost Christchurch exhibition, which looks at the erasure of heritage architecture in the city. It continues on ... More >>

Fawlty Towers - Live, New Zealand Tour Confirmed

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 11:05 am | Michael Coppel and Philip McIntyre

Tickets to the 2017 New Zealand World Premiere Tour of Fawlty Towers – Live will go on sale tomorrow, Thursday, October 20. More >>

Long Cloud Youth Theatre presents: Invaders from Mars

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 10:55 am | Long Cloud Youth Theatre

It’s almost midnight. As the fog rolls in over the graveyard, thunder and lightning can be heard all around and there is something lurking there in the shadows. A glowing flying saucer appears from behind the clouds and slowly hovers overhead...This is ... More >>

WOMAD 2017 Line-Up announcement

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 10:27 am | WOMAD NZ

With much excitement UK 2 Tone and Ska legends The Specials were the first announced to play WOMAD NZ 2017. More >>

H2O are coming to NZ for the first time!

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 10:05 am | Chicks That Scream

New York hardcore punk legends, H2O, are heading to NZ for the very first time in support of their sixth studio album “Use Your Voice”. More >>

Big spike in boating numbers brings important safety message

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 9:56 am | Maritime New Zealand

New research released today during Safer Boating Week (October 14-21) suggests 51 percent of New Zealanders might have taken to the water in recreational boats last summer (2015-16). More >>

Win a Year’s Supply of Eggs in the My Pie Competition

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 9:45 am | NZ Eggs

With endless variations on the kiwi classic, bacon and egg pie lovers around the country are invited to share their recipe or tips this month for NZ Eggs ‘My Pie’ competition. More >>

Free Theatre Christchurch presents: Casablanca Ubu Night

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 4:57 pm | Free Theatre Christchurch

We were going to wait until next year to "play it again Sam", but such has been the demand, we just can't wait! With a few added twists and turns - "here's looking at you kid", again! More >>

Steinlager Back Onboard with Emirates Team New Zealand

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 4:11 pm | Emirates Team New Zealand

It’s black to the future as Steinlager return as a sponsor to Emirates Team New Zealand for the 35th America’s Cup challenge in Bermuda in 2017. More >>


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