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Smokefreerockquest national final results 2016

Saturday, 24 September 2016, 11:14 pm | Smokefreerockquest

Northland metal band Alien Weaponry won this years’s Smokefreeroquest on Saturday night at Auckland’s Raye Freedman Centre, capping off their win of Smokefree Pacifica Beats on Friday night. Auckland singer-songwriter Iris Guevarra was named Smokefreerockquest’s ... More >>

Co-production of the Animated Pilot -- MYTHICAL CREATURES

Saturday, 24 September 2016, 1:00 pm | Joint Press Release

ARCANA STUDIO and KIWA Digital Announce the Co-production of the Animated Pilot -- MYTHICAL CREATURES More >>

Jono Lester Signs McLaren Deal for Asian Le Mans Series

Friday, 23 September 2016, 4:05 pm | Jono Lester

Auckland, New Zealand, 23rd September 2016 – Kiwi Jono Lester will add the Asian Le Mans Series to his busy 2016 schedule, announced today as part of a three driver line up with OD Racing to take on the four round championship in a McLaren 650S GT3. More >>

GARDENA back on the road again with The Get Growing Roadshow

Friday, 23 September 2016, 4:01 pm | Gardena

Premium gardening brand GARDENA is supporting Choice TV’s popular Get Growing series for the third year running. More >>

Stars to hit the court for FAST5 Ferns

Friday, 23 September 2016, 2:27 pm | Netball NZ

The FAST5 Ferns will be eyeing off a fourth straight title when they hit the court in the Fast5 World Netball Series in Melbourne on October 29-30. More >>

Winners of SWANZ, USC and Mentorship awards

Friday, 23 September 2016, 1:24 pm | New Zealand Writers Guild

The New Zealand Writers Guild is honoured to announce the WINNERS in the seventh annual SWANZ & USC (Script Writer Awards NZ & Unproduced Script Competition) More >>

Concert: Minor Alterations 8/10/16

Friday, 23 September 2016, 1:22 pm | Supertonic Choir

Supertonic is proud to present "Minor Alterations", its first entirely jazz based concert, at Hannah Playhouse on Saturday October 8. Far from the same jazz choir numbers you've all heard before, this one-night-only show pulls the power ... More >>

Bruce Springsteen - Christchurch Sold Out

Friday, 23 September 2016, 1:20 pm | Frontier Touring Company

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Bands’ Christchurch concert at AMI Stadium on Tuesday the 21st February 2017sold out in record time after going on sale at 12.00pm More >>

BATS Theatre is celebrating 21 years of STAB

Friday, 23 September 2016, 12:09 pm | Bats Theatre

The BATS’ annual commission, STAB is turning 21 this year! STAB was created in 1995, with support from Creative New Zealand to provide a platform for artists to take their production to the next level. STAB has since grown to include STAB LAB, ... More >>

Opening Exchange Sets Tone For Title Tilt

Friday, 23 September 2016, 11:42 am | New Zealand Rugby League

Counties Manukau Stingrays may not have to wait long for an indication of where their NZRL Nationals Women’s title defence stands. More >>

Awkward Moments With NZ's Favourite Broadcasters

Friday, 23 September 2016, 11:03 am | Pantograph-Punch

19 September 2016 The Pantograph Punch Awkward Moments With NZ's Favourite Broadcasters As part of their 2016 season of events, The Pantograph Punch and RNZ are bringing together some of the country's best talkers to share the moments that have left them ... More >>

Performance to help performers

Friday, 23 September 2016, 10:57 am | Sharu Loves Hats

Te Pou Theatre will be filled with the voices of Auckland’s top singers this October for a one night only performance to cement the launch of a new initiative Whāriki Hauora (Wellbeing for Performers), which ... More >>

Stan Walker Postpones Nationwide Tour

Friday, 23 September 2016, 10:32 am | Sony Music

It is with deep disappointment that Stan Walker announces the postponement of his nationwide ‘New Takeover’ tour today, which was due to launch in Invercargill on November 3rd. More >>

TAKETAKE 2016 - Hawaiki TŪ Indigenous Short Works Festival

Friday, 23 September 2016, 9:41 am | Hawaiki Tu

Hawaiki TŪ Haka Theatre Company is proud to present their annual indigenous short works Festival More >>

Geordie Shore Returns for a 13th Season

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 4:59 pm | MTV NZ

Wednesday 26th October at 11am, encoring at 9.30pm, only on MTV – SKY Channel 015 More >>

Jono & Ben to host 51st Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 1:56 pm | New Zealand Music Awards

The 51st Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards ceremony will be hosted by Jono Pryor and Ben Boyce, aka ‘Jono & Ben’ – one of TV and radio’s most loved comedy couples. The irreverent pair has been tasked with leading the celebrations of yet ... More >>

Essay Competition launched on International Day of Peace

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 1:22 pm | Royal Commonwealth Society

PRESS RELEASE: The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2017 launched on International Day of Peace More >>

Cayley has Attitude and the Spirit to Match

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 1:11 pm | Attitude Trust

Number crunching and tasks like shopping and cooking may prove difficult for Cayley Colyer, but this hasn’t hindered the 20-year-old’s determination to go flatting, do heaps of voluntary work and swim competitively at the Special Olympics. More >>

"Violent media is helping to shape a violent NZ"

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 12:58 pm | Office of Film and Literature Classification

The Film and Literature Board of Review has today upheld the Chief Censor’s R18 classification of the Sony Pictures film, Don’t Breathe , due to hit cinemas this week. The classification also carries the warning “Contains violence, sexual violence ... More >>

Peaches Announces NZ dates

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 12:37 pm | Great Things

Thursday, September 22- Amy Schumer told Time Magazine “Peaches is just the shit. She’s the bravest one of us out there.” We couldn't agree more, and we're massively excited to announce that boundary-breaking musician and performance artist is coming ... More >>

Fly My Pretties Summer Tour - Full Cast Announced

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 12:36 pm | LOOP Recordings Aotearoa

With the new album String Theory mixed, mastered, and ready to be unleashed on the world, Fly My Pretties have today confirmed the 14-strong cast for their six date January tour. More >>

Olympic Champion Heads South for SBS Bank Tour of Southland

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 12:28 pm | Cycling Southland

Olympic and world champion rower Hamish Bond will swap boat for bike when he takes on the Tour of Southland next month. More >>

New Zealand’s most traumatic military campaign revealed

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 12:13 pm | Ministry for Culture and Heritage

The bloodiest and most traumatic campaign in New Zealand’s military history is captured in a new book produced by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage. More >>

NZ indie film JAKE now available on VOD

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 11:52 am | Hybrid Motion Pictures

Acclaimed New Zealand independent feature Jake is now available worldwide on VOD for purchase: “We’ve lived the DIY filmmaking dream, and it’s time to share it with the world!” More >>

Bring Me the Horizon Auckland Show Postponed Due to Illness

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 11:50 am | CRS Management

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2016 – we regret to announce that the Bring Me The Horizon show in Auckland on Sunday 25th September will not go ahead due to illness. More >>

NZ Geographic Photographer of the Year Exhibition

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 11:47 am | New Zealand Geographic

Thursday, September 22 - Judges have selected 47 finalists from thousands of entries received in New Zealand’s largest and most popular photographic competition, with the exhibition coming to Karanga Plaza at Auckland's Viaduct from October 8 - November ... More >>

UC Connect lecture: Rob Fyfe - Dare to be Different

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 11:02 am | University of Canterbury

In an upcoming UC Connect public lecture, Icebreaker chief executive and University of Canterbury alumni and honorary doctorate recipient Rob Fyfe will share his experience leading three very different companies over the last 15 years, his unique approach ... More >>

Exhibition a “homecoming” for ambitious contemporary artist

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 4:39 pm | Adam Art Gallery

Installation view of Marianne Wex, Let's Take Back Our Space: ‘Female’ and ‘Male’ Body Language as a Result of Patriarchal Structures (1977-79), Badischer Kunstverein, Germany, 2012. Exhibition design: Ruth Buchanan. Photo: Stephen Baumann bild_raum More >>

Pacific Choreographic Lab Setting Sail in the Capital

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 4:25 pm | Pacific Dance

Since 2009 the Pacific Dance Choreographic Laboratory has produced three original choreographic works from three up-and-coming Pacific choreographers. More >>

Orokonui Ecosanctuary goes to Venice

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 4:12 pm | Orokonui Ecosanctuary

Orokonui Ecosanctuary goes to Venice Orokonui Ecosanctuary volunteer, John Chrystall, felt proud to be a New Zealander when he visited the Architectural Biennale in Venice recently. The Biennale exhibition included a model of Orokonui Ecosanctuary’s Visitor ... More >>

Rockshop Bandquest 2016 national final results

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 3:57 pm | Nelson Media Agency

A group of ten year 7 and 8 students from Whanganui Intermediate have just won $3000 worth of gear for their school music department as winners of the nationwide intermediate and primary music contest Rockshop Bandquest. They make up the RnB reggae band ‘2k16’; ... More >>

New exhibition at Geoff Wilson Gallery

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 3:49 pm | Geoff Wilson Gallery

Title: M/G™ & Associates Artists: Murray Gibbs and Lindsay Marks Location: Geoff Wilson Gallery, NorthTec, Raumanga Valley Road, Whangarei, 0148 More >>

responsible cat ownership and humane cat management

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 3:44 pm | National Cat Management

How we treat animals in New Zealand is becoming increasingly linked to how we feel about ourselves as a society. More >>

Show your talents and raise money for a great cause!

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 3:39 pm | Project Starjam

Help empower young people with disabilities across NZ by getting involved in StarJam’s first ever Buskathon and you could also be in to win a 1 day recording session at Stebbing Recording Studio in Auckland. More >>

Show your talents and raise money for a great cause!

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 3:37 pm | StarJam

Help empower young people with disabilities across NZ by getting involved in StarJam’s first ever Buskathon and you could also be in to win a 1 day recording session at Stebbing Recording Studio in Auckland. More >>

LEISURE announce album release tour dates

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 2:15 pm | Great Things

Wednesday, September 21- A true band of the digital age, the five musicians behind Kiwi music collective LEISURE do things their own way. With the steady release of the best music from their legendary week-long writing and recording sessions at West ... More >>

Three Further Artists & Locations Announced

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 2:05 pm | Scape Public Art

David McCracken, Judy Darragh and Rachael Rakena will exhibit artworks as part of Presence: the curated exhibition element of the SCAPE Public Art Season 2016. Artworks placed within the Botanic Gardens, Christchurch Casino and Wynn Williams House will ... More >>

Tenor takes out Wellington Aria

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 1:40 pm | Dame Malvina Major Foundation

Wellington tenor Frederick Jones has won the prestigious Dame Malvina Major Foundation Wellington Aria, taking out the first prize ahead of a field of 18 contestants. Second place was awarded to soprano Sophie Sparrow. More >>

Eight Added to Kiwis' Four Nations Squad

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 1:29 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

Junior Kiwi James Fisher-Harris has earned a spot on the NZ Kiwis training squad for next month’s test against Australia in Perth and the subsequent Four Nations Tournament in England. More >>

Perfect debut for Marcus Armstrong at Nurburgring

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 1:05 pm | Veritas Communications Ltd

Christchurch-born race driver Marcus Armstrong, 16, has achieved all the goals he set himself for his single-seater debut at the daunting Nurburgring in Germany. More >>

Cox Breaks 17 year old Record

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 12:39 pm | Cox Motorsport

The Ashley Forest Rallysprint held last weekend was an amazing weekend for Sloan Cox who campaigned the Cox Motorsport Hillclimb Beast to record breaking runs over the weekend. More >>

Silver Ferns team for Constellation Cup announced

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 12:36 pm | Netball New Zealand

Maria Tutaia and Anna Harrison will return to the Silver Ferns line-up for the New World Netball Series for the Constellation Cup. They have been added to the 12 that won the Taini Jamison Trophy in an extended 14-player touring team to face the Australian ... More >>

New artists enrich Kerikeri Open Arts Studio Trail

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 12:17 pm | Koast Art Trail

Twelve new artists will add even more colour and variety to Kerikeri Open Art Studios Trail (KOAST) this Labour weekend. Artists’ studio doors will be open to welcome visitors to what is becoming a destination event for Kerikeri, and as such it is ... More >>

World Vegetarian Day 1st October

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 12:05 pm | World Vegetarian Day

It’s clear. Vegetarianism in New Zealand is growing rapidly. World Vegetarian Day on 1st October is the day to celebrate all things vegetarian. More >>

Four teams enter. One team leaves.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 11:48 am | New Zealand Improvisation Festival

Four teams enter. One team leaves. It’s a king-of-the-hill improv battle royale! More >>

GREG JOHNSON: Extra Auckland show announced

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 11:06 am | Fanbridge

His first Auckland show sold out in record time, so Plus1 is pleased to announce a second (and final) Auckland show, at the Tuning Fork on Sunday 6 November. More >>

Sweet Peas for Sweet Louise

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 11:00 am | Sweet Louise

Sweet Peas for Sweet Louise This month marks a decade since relatively unknown charity, Sweet Louise, was founded. It is the only charity dedicated to supporting New Zealanders with incurable breast cancer. New Zealand owned seed company, Kings Seeds jumped ... More >>

Re: A Form of Evil New to This Planet

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 10:50 am | Academy Cinemas

The award-winning documentary Hard to Believe will be screened at the Academy Theatre, Central Library Building, 44 Lorne Street, Auckland City on Wednesday 28th September 2016. The documentary will screen at 6.30 pm. More >>

WOW choreographer to perform at Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 10:42 am | Hawke's Bay Arts Festival

Highly acclaimed WOW choreographer Ross McCormack is bringing a stunning piece of contemporary dance/theatre to this year’s Harcourts Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival. More >>

From Beethoven to Bowie - 2017 season

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 10:39 am | Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

Some of the finest international musicians, world and New Zealand premieres and the most celebrated works in the classical repertoire are among the highlights of Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s 2017 season, announced this evening at Auckland Town Hall. More >>

Summerfield takes Ashley Forest Hat-trick

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 9:33 am | Matt Summerfield Rallisport

Rangiora’s Matt Summerfield has become the first driver to take victory in three consecutive years at the iconic Ashley Forest Rallysprint after a hard fought battle across the two day event. More >>

Greg Murphy teams up with Tony Quinn for Hampton Downs

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 8:57 am | Hampton Downs

New Zealand motor racing superstar Greg Murphy is set to return to the Australian GT grid for the Hampton Downs 101 at the end of October and the Highlands 101 in November. Murphy will line up alongside Hampton Downs owner Tony Quinn in the Aston ... More >>

Tauranga Arts Festival director funded for Shanghai trip

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 5:19 pm | Tauranga Arts Festival

Tauranga Arts Festival director Jo Bond is to attend next month’s Shanghai International Arts Festival in China, the only Kiwi show booker attending. More >>

Stage Challenge National Award winners 2016

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 3:47 pm | Stage Challenge

(20/09/2016 – AKL, NZ) The Stage Challenge Foundation is excited to announce that after an enthralling nationwide tour which involved more than 14,000 participants from 180 schools, Wanganui High School have won 1st Place in the 2016 national awards ... More >>

Daylight saving starts this weekend

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 3:18 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

New Zealand daylight saving begins this Sunday, 25 September 2016, when clocks go forward an hour at 2.00 amto become 3.00 am. The extra hour of daylight in the evenings will run till Sunday 2 April 2017, when clocks goback an hour at 3.00 am to 2.00 ... More >>

NZSO celebrates Steve Reich birthday

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 2:28 pm | NZSO

The NZSO continues its exciting annual concert series Bold Worlds in this stimulating, exploration of American music. More >>

"Live on Stage. Now!"

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 2:02 pm | Radio New Zealand Limited

BATS and RNZ have partnered in the Live on Stage. Now! initiative. The project will make audio recordings of selected productions and events live on stage at BATS over the next 12 months. RNZ and BATS hope to make top-quality New Zealand stage works ... More >>

Castiglione – painter to imperial China

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 1:55 pm | University of Auckland

An exhibition of breathtaking reproductions of the work of one of imperial China’s most eminent and prolific painters is coming to Auckland’s George Fraser Gallery at the end of September. More >>

Outdoors champion appointed to NZ Walking Access board

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 1:51 pm | Walking Access Commission

Respected outdoors advocate Robin McNeill has been appointed to the board of the New Zealand Walking Access Commission More >>

Kilter touches down in NZ this week - New Queenstown gig

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 1:24 pm | NicNak Media

After slaying at festivals and gigs across the globe, Sydney beat maker, Kilter , touches down in New Zealand this week for a three-date tour. More >>


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