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Freeskiers Janina Kuzma 2nd, Beau-James Wells 3rd at Rev Tou

Friday, 19 December 2014, 5:01 pm | Snow Sports New Zealand

Copper Mountain, U.S.A (18 December 2014) – Cardrona NZ freeskiers Janina Kuzma and Beau-James Wells, both of Wanaka, have earned podium finishes in the halfpipe at the U.S. Revolution Tour at Colorado’s Copper Mountain Resort in the U.S.A today. ... More >>

Dunedin Fringe Reveals First Programme Announcments for 2015

Friday, 19 December 2014, 3:50 pm | Dunedin Fringe Festival

The Dunedin Fringe Festival is the world’s southernmost open-access arts festival, and returns to the city from 12th – 22nd March 2015. Over 50 performances and exhibitions will take place across Dunedin in venues ranging from theatres and bars to alleyways ... More >>

Mud House Sponsors Ladies Helm racing at Waikawa Boating Clu

Friday, 19 December 2014, 3:19 pm | Accolade Wines

Mud House Sponsors Ladies Helm racing at Waikawa Boating Club Mud House is encouraging women in the Marlborough community to share their taste for adventure through sailing, as the new sponsor of the Waikawa Boating Club Ladies Helm racing series. The Ladies ... More >>

Give the Gift of a Life-Time

Friday, 19 December 2014, 3:15 pm | NZVA

'Tis the season to be jolly, but it's also the time to be jolly careful when thinking about giving of pets this Christmas or becoming a pet owner yourself. More >>

New access system for Te Urewera

Friday, 19 December 2014, 3:07 pm | Game Animal Council

‘Hunters from throughout NZ and especially the North Island, will welcome the start of the new access system for Te Urewera’ says Don Hammond, Chairman of the NZ Game Animal Council. This follows a moratorium on the issue of new access permits ... More >>

Black Dog Failure: Animator uses art to overcome depression

Friday, 19 December 2014, 2:53 pm | Toi Poneke Gallery

A new exhibition at Toi Pōneke Gallery, Black Dog Failure , looks at artist Mark Antony Steelsmith’s struggle and conquest over the “black dog” of depression. Through five animated video works, Steelsmith shows the failure of this black dog ... More >>

New Zealand plants covered

Friday, 19 December 2014, 2:46 pm | Canterbury University Press

A new book on how to make the best use of New Zealand native ground cover plants in gardens of all sizes has been published by Canterbury University Press (CUP). More >>

Bicentenary of the Arrival of the Horse in New Zealand

Friday, 19 December 2014, 2:30 pm | New Zealand Horse Network

The arrival of Samuel Marsden’s ship at Rangihoua in the Bay of Islands on 22nd December 1812, marks the first arrivals of horses and some other livestock in New Zealand 200 years ago. In a country that has been largely defined by agriculture, ... More >>

Bathurst 12 Hour 2015

Friday, 19 December 2014, 2:18 pm | NZ GT3 Endurance Team

Christchurch, New Zealand-based motorsport operation GT3 Endurance Ltd is pleased to announce their driver line-up for the 2015 Bathurst 12 hour. More >>

Fanzones for Auckland’s non-stop summer

Friday, 19 December 2014, 12:21 pm | Auckland Council

Auckland will turn on a range of free activities this non-stop summer, with the Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines Festival and Fanzone, ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Fanzone and Fan Trail and the Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover (VORAS) Village. More >>

1931 Earthquake Survivors Afternoon Tea

Friday, 19 December 2014, 12:11 pm | Joint Press Release

Afternoon tea will again be served to survivors of the 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake at a special event in February. “We are looking forward to hosting our special guests, the senior citizens from across Hawke’s Bay who survived this life changing ... More >>

SIX60 Announce Sophomore Album Released February 2015

Friday, 19 December 2014, 11:49 am | The Maple

We are excited to announce the return of SIX60, with the release of their sophomore album set for February 27th via Massive Entertainment/Universal Music NZ. More >>

Badminton Names Bulk of Junior Team for Oceania Champs

Friday, 19 December 2014, 11:28 am | Badminton NZ

For a number of New Zealand’s brightest young Badminton prospects Christmas and the New Year holiday period just got a little easier on the nerves with news of their selection to the New Zealand Junior Team to contest the Oceania Championships at ... More >>

Thunderbirds Are Go To Blast Back On To TV For Second Season

Friday, 19 December 2014, 11:02 am | ITV Studios

ITV Studios and New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures have been commissioned by CITV to make a second series of Thunderbirds Are Go, the major new reinvention of the iconic children’s show, ahead of the premiere of series one. More >>

Top local athletes to compete at Colgate Games in Wellington

Friday, 19 December 2014, 10:55 am | Athletics Wellington

The Colgate Games, New Zealand’s biggest annual children’s track and field athletics event, will be held in Wellington’s Newtown Park next year, from 9-11 January. More >>

Twitter community gives City Mission some Christmas cheer

Friday, 19 December 2014, 10:16 am | New Zealand Post

The #nzsecretsanta Twitter community has rallied behind New Zealand Post’s online Christmas game in their highest numbers yet, donating around 200 gifts and $6000 to the Christchurch City Mission. More >>

Temporary Liquor Ban for festival

Friday, 19 December 2014, 9:36 am | Gisborne District Council

A temporary liquor ban will be in force on public areas near Midway beach for the duration of the Baywatch and Rhythm and Vines festivals from 27 December until 1 January. More >>

Calling Nelson cricket fans

Friday, 19 December 2014, 9:36 am | New Zealand Post

One lucky Nelson cricket fan could win the chance to head out on to the pitch with the BLACKCAPS this time next month as the Kiwis take on Sri Lanka at the ANZ One Day International at Saxton Oval. More >>

Trotting club invites Katy Perry to watch her namesake

Friday, 19 December 2014, 9:26 am | Alexandra Park

Alexandra Park would roll out the red carpet for superstar singer Katy Perry if she wants to cheer on an equine version of herself at Auckland’s popular Night Trots this Friday, says Kimberley Algie, Sales & Marketing Manager of Alexandra ... More >>

Enjoy's Summer Residency: Between Wind and Water

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 5:30 pm | Enjoy Art Gallery

Upcoming Summer Residency and Position Vacant at Enjoy More >>

Raise Your Glass to Our Forces Overseas This Xmas

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 5:08 pm | NZ Returned and Services Association

The RSA is asking people at Christmas to pause for a moment and raise their glasses to New Zealand Defence Force personnel serving overseas. More >>

The Bicentenary of Beginnings for the Nation

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 4:42 pm | Anglican Church in Aotearoa

The history of 200 years ago, including Christmas Day 1814, is being remembered as the first steps towards nationhood for Aotearoa New Zealand with two significant events at Rangihoua in the Bay of Islands. More >>

Double record bid for King Country shearer

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 4:23 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Te Kuiti shearer Stacey Te Huia has confirmed he will tackle two of the World’s toughest shearing records early in the New Year – four weeks apart and on both sides of the Tasman. More >>

Fellowship enables Designers to travel and research

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 2:42 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

From 2015 New Zealand designers can apply for a Churchill Fellowship every two years to travel overseas to gain insights and forge relationships. This new award is the result of a partnership agreement between the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT) ... More >>

Call for Entries: Pre-Loved, Re-Loved

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 2:07 pm | Depot Artspace

The Depot Artspace wants to help you on-sell your precious artworks that may no longer find a place in your home, in our exhibition Pre-Loved, Re-Loved . This is an exciting opportunity for you to not only pass on your treasures but also give ... More >>

Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran top NZ charts

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 1:52 pm | Recorded Music NZ

The Official New Zealand End of Year Charts have been released by Recorded Music NZ today (18 Dec.) with the international superstars taking the honours. More >>

‘Running of the Wools’ ahead of Rural Games

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 1:43 pm | Hilux New Zealand Rural Games

‘Running of the Wools’ to evoke forgotten Queenstown ahead of Hilux New Zealand Rural Games More >>

Entertainment factor bigger in NZ’s premier golf tournament

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 1:07 pm | BMW New Zealand Open

Tournament- goers at New Zealand’s number one golf event will be treated to even bigger and better entertainment at next year’s BMW New Zealand Open. The 2015 BMW New Zealand Open tournament will be held at The Hills and Millbrook Resort Golf Clubs ... More >>

What Aucklanders want from downtown space:variety & quality

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 12:59 pm | Auckland Council

Running and relaxing, celebrating and quietly contemplating the harbour views, having fun in quirky places and appreciating Auckland’s heritage while having a place for the kids to play with an opportunity to view art. More >>

In Tune for Wanganui Opera Week

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 12:39 pm | Wanganui District Council

Whanganui is tuning up for its annual Opera Week event, 6 to 17 January, when the city thrills to the sounds of New Zealand’s up and coming opera talent. Young singers from around the country and their internationally renowned tutors will deliver another ... More >>

Kiwi Author explores Russia’s depths in times of trouble

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 12:24 pm | Herodotus Press

For many Russia is an enigma, but for author, translator Peter D Campbell, understanding Russia became a challenge he wanted to crack. The 31 year old Australian-New Zealand journalist has spent over five years living in Russia – first visitingRussia when ... More >>

Trotting club invites Katy Parry to watch her namesake

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 12:21 pm | Alexandra Park

Alexandra Park would roll out the red carpet for superstar singer Katy Perry if she wants to cheer on an equine version of herself at Auckland’s popular Night Trots this Friday, says Kimberley Algie, Sales & Marketing Manager of Alexandra Park. More >>

Oily Rag -From wedding dresses to tofu

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 12:21 pm | Oily Rag

This week we have interesting tips from far and near, from wedding dresses to tofu, along with a question about socks! More >>

More Australian and NZ players in the NBA than ever before

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 12:18 pm | VBM Retail

Basketball remains one of the most popular sports in Australia and New Zealand and it has also produced several professional basketball players for many major overseas leagues. Due to its growing popularity, The National Basketball Association (NBA) ... More >>

Descendant of Samuel Marsden speaks at Selwyn Village event

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 11:12 am | Selwyn Foundation

To coincide with the bicentennial celebrations of the introduction of Christianity to New Zealand by the Reverend Samuel Marsden, his great, great, great grandson – also Reverend Samuel Marsden – will speak at Selwyn Village (Point Chevalier, Auckland) ... More >>

Auckland Pride Festival 2015 First Programme Announcement

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 10:58 am | Auckland Pride Festival

Auckland Pride, New Zealand’s largest festival celebrating the colourful and diverse LGBTIQ community, returns for 2015 with its largest programme to date. Due to an overwhelming number of registrations for 2015, Auckland Pride has extended its festival ... More >>

Freddie Gibbs To Perform Two Shows In New Zealand

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 10:03 am | The Maple

Astral People in association with Robin Fernando presents the uncompromising and fearless Freddie Gibbs. As an uncut distillation of his surrounds, Gibbs will set foot in New Zealand for two shows next year in February. After a colourful career ... More >>

Local Riders Target Glory at South Island Jumping Champs

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 4:00 pm | Equestrian Sports New Zealand

Local riders are hoping the hometown advantage will give them that something extra when they take on the South Island’s best in the Equestrian Sports New Zealand (ESNZ) South Island Show Jumping and Showhunter Championships at the Gore A&P Showgrounds ... More >>

Dragon Island children’s story gets interactive on iPad

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 3:57 pm | Kiwa

Dragon Island, the new children’s book from internationally acclaimed author Martin Baynton, is now available as an interactive story exclusively on iPad. More >>

Beachfest action at Tahunanui

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 3:53 pm | YMCA Nelson

Live youth music gigs at Tahunanui will add to the action for young people this summer, thanks to Raise Up and Nelson YMCA. More >>

Christchurch to host spectacular Cricket World Cup opening

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 3:50 pm | Tourism New Zealand

The South Island city of Christchurch is set to host a unique and spectacular opening event for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. This will be held on Thursday 12th February - two days before the tournament officially begins when New Zealand take on Sri Lanka ... More >>

Dwarves, Elves, a Hobbit and a Wizard pop up in Wellington

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 3:49 pm | Tourism New Zealand

Fans from around the world whizzed into Wellington for a costume party and special screening of the third and final Hobbit movie More >>

Another Grand Slam Champion to contend for the ASB Classic

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 3:46 pm | ASB Classic

Organisers of the 2015 ASB Classic are pleased to announce the tournament’s final guaranteed wild card – Italy’s Francesca Schiavone. More >>

Skoda Elite & U19 Track National Championships

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 3:19 pm | BikeNZ

Skoda Elite & U19 Track National Championships - Avantidrome, Home of Cycling - Cambridge 29th January - 1st February 2015 More >>

Classic On Song for World Cup Riders

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 2:45 pm | Equestrian Sports New Zealand

Maurice Beatson will be on a mission to put a halt to the female domination of the Ultra.Mox FEI World Cup series at the Fiber Fresh Taupo Christmas Classic this weekend. More >>

A Devil of a Film Will Go into Production in New Zealand

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 2:29 pm | Film New Zealand

Film New Zealand confirmed today that Legendary Pictures’ KRAMPUS will commence principal photography in New Zealand in early 2015. More >>

Street poets raise their voices this Summer

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 2:24 pm | Auckland Live

Auckland Live and Niu Navigations come together again to present Rising Voices Summer Series – a showcase of Aotearoa’s most electric, hilarious and passionate slam poets this 12-14 February. Part of Auckland Fringe and featuring an Auckland Pride ... More >>

Is your car pumped for the holidays?

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 2:16 pm | Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

As motorists load up their car boots for the Christmas holidays, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) says they should take a few minutes at the petrol station to check tyre pressure and give tyres a bit more air than usual. More >>

O’Donnell in for Mondiale Aces return home

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 1:40 pm | Auckland Cricket

Young batsman Robbie O’Donnell will join the Mondiale Auckland Aces for their first home Plunket Shield clash of the season starting tomorrow. More >>

Whale & Dolphin Film Project In 'Heaven on Earth' Video Comp

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 1:35 pm | Jeff Wefferson

My film about the whales and dolphins has been accepted into the 'Heaven On Earth' competition, and thanks to Laurie and Jacob Tietelbaum of the Big Island, Hawai'i for making this happen. This is actually just the 'trailer' for the much more in-depth ... More >>

Auckland designer adorns tennis star with champagne diamonds

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 1:05 pm | Moet and Chandon

Moët & Chandon, the exclusive champagne sponsor of the NZ Festival of Tennis, has partnered with New Zealand master jewellers, Naveya & Sloane to create the ultimate luxury gift to welcome tennis glamour girl Caroline Wozniacki to New Zealand. More >>

Cricket legends to play in Art Deco exhibition match

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 12:56 pm | Hawke's Bay Tourism

Today Hawke’s Bay Tourism announced their plans to host a “Legends of Cricket Art Deco Match” to coincide with ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 celebrations in Hawke’s Bay. More >>

Preserving a place for breaking NZ music on radio

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 12:45 pm | NZ On Air

New Zealand music buffs will continue to hear the newest local music on commercial radio stations throughout the country next year, with funding from NZ On Air confirmed for a total of 23 hours of local new music programmes a week across 11 networks. More >>

GOLD and white water rafting

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 12:05 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

On Thursday 11 December, Activation’s ‘GOLD’ (Growing Old Living Dangerously) programme introduced an adventurous group of Upper Hutt residents, to the swift white water in the Otaki Gorge. Heavy rainfall the day before led to high water levels ... More >>

Silo Park season: January 2015

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 11:45 am | Silo Park

Christmas is over, but Silo Park is humming with summer vibrations, and January is jam-packed with a flavourful burst of activity from all corners of this fair city! Movies, markets, and music from NZ and beyond is just the beginning -- Silo Park ... More >>

Strong response to school’s sports tournament in Hawke’s Bay

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 11:41 am | Hastings District Council

The Hawke’s Bay school’s sports calendar has received a major boost with the development of an exciting, new tournament. The Hastings Sixes is a new event that was launched to schools around New Zealand last month. More >>

Wellington Firebirds squad announced for Plunket Shield

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 11:13 am | Cricket Wellington

The Wellington Firebirds squad to play in the third round of the Plunket Shield against the Northern Knights at Seddon Park, starting 18 December 2014 is: More >>

Marlon Williams Sets Out on 'Dark Child' Tour This February

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 11:06 am | Mushroom Group

Following a sold-out solo tour in July, 2-time New Zealand Music Award winner Marlon Williams has announced a full band national tour in February to celebrate the release of his new single Dark Child. More >>

Nostalgia Festival in Christchurch - headline act The Bats

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 10:21 am | Nostalgia Festival

Independent music and food festival Nostalgia returns to Christchurch for its second year on 7 March 2015 with headline act The Bats. In its second year, Nostalgia is the hot ticket for summer and offers the opportunity to discover some of Christchurch’s ... More >>

Karapoti Celebrates Three Decades!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 10:16 am | Karapoti Classic

Three decades ago mountain biking was a new fringe sport. There were only a couple of bike brands available and any races had been nothing more than a gathering of a few mates. Until one day late in the summer of 1986, when Wellington cycling enthusiast ... More >>


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