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New Route for 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean Race Announced

Friday, 1 July 2016, 4:45 pm | Impact PR

Kiwi tourist numbers are expected to receive a further boost with the announcement of a new route for the Volvo Ocean Race. More >>

Petunia Paris's Parrot

Friday, 1 July 2016, 4:42 pm | The Five Mile Press

Petunia Paris has everything she could possibly want, from a swimming pool to a bicycle with its very own chauffeur. When she requests a parrot for her fifth birthday, a parrot is what she gets. The problem is, Petunia Paris’s parrot doesn’t do ... More >>

Lifting Off

Friday, 1 July 2016, 4:18 pm | Whitireia Community Polytechnic

Whitireia Polytechnic dancers Paris Evans (Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Maniapoto, Tainui, Samoan) and Krystal Clarke (Ngāti Porou) prepare for Portugal and are set to be the stars of a new webs series; Poly Movement - Kaikanikani. More >>

Wellington Ensemble in National Chamber Music Contest Finals

Friday, 1 July 2016, 3:21 pm | Chamber Music New Zealand

Wellington ensemble Trio Funky Dumky is one of 12 semi-finalists in the 2016 New Zealand Community Trust Chamber Music Contest National Finals. More >>

Capital E presents family favourite Hinepau these holidays

Friday, 1 July 2016, 2:38 pm | Capital E

Capital E National Theatre for Children brings a fresh take on Hinepau to Hannah Playhouse from Monday 18 to Saturday 23 July for young people aged 7+ and their families. More >>

Coromandel Artists Support Kiwis with Silent Art Auction

Friday, 1 July 2016, 1:00 pm | The Little Gallery

The Little Gallery is hosting a silent art auction between 9-22 July 2016 at their gallery in Tairua, featuring donated original works of art from local Coromandel artists. Proceeds from the action will be given directly to the Whenuakitie Kiwi ... More >>

Grant Arkell’s Papatoetoe Boxing Gym

Friday, 1 July 2016, 12:40 pm | Smash Media

Somehow, Grant Arkell’s Papatoetoe boxing gym manages to be both timeless and a time capsule. More >>

Community Law launches te reo Māori resource

Friday, 1 July 2016, 12:08 pm | Community Law Centres Aotearoa

Te reo Māori speakers can now read about the legal status of te reo Māori in te reo Māori thanks to a new bilingual chapter in the Community Law Manual. More >>

Success rate of adopted family re-unions put at risk

Friday, 1 July 2016, 10:59 am | Moratti and Associates

A New Zealand private investigator is warning that the involvement of well-meaning enthusiasts and entrepreneurs who try to reunite birth families – as a result of recent publicity and TV programmes – is doing more damage than good. More >>

Kiwi Teams make historic First Ascents

Friday, 1 July 2016, 10:45 am | NZ Alpine Team

Over the past two weeks, Kiwi teams climbed four new routes on Taulliraju (5830m), one of the hardest mountains in the Andes. More >>

Jackson vs Auimatagi gets Title Upgrade

Friday, 1 July 2016, 9:58 am | Benjamin Watt

Gunnar Jackson vs Mose Auimatagi Jnr fight will be getting a Title upgrade. The vacant Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) Asia Pacific middleweight title will be add into the mix, alongside Jackson defending his NZPBA title. More >>

Massive Weight Advantaghe for Fa in Big Bash Event

Friday, 1 July 2016, 9:56 am | Big Bash

Former Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Junior Fa appeared in supreme shape as he weighed in for Big Bash V at Doolan Brothers on Thursday night. More >>

Lance Bryant wins his first Title

Friday, 1 July 2016, 9:55 am | Benjamin Watt

New Zealand boxer Lance Bryant, wins his first professional boxing title in Opunake, New Zealand. Bryant won the Interim NZNBF New Zealand National and Vacant IBO Asia Pacific Cruiserweight title against James Langton. More >>

Doggy Day Care at the Queenstown Winter Festival

Friday, 1 July 2016, 9:42 am | Queenstown Winter Festival

Doggy day care Queenstown style - aka the DB Export Dog Derby - is as adrenalized as any activity in the resort at the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival. More >>

Kiwi guns tackle great Scots in shearing test

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 4:42 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

New Zealand shearers Rowland Smith and John Kirkpatrick will be out for a bit of payback when they take on Scotland in a one-off shearing test at the start of their CP Wool UK Tour this weekend. More >>

Jono and Ben and Duncan Garner Radio Mashup

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 3:37 pm | Mediaworks

RadioLIVE Drive host Duncan Garner has set a challenge to Jono and Ben from The Rock’s Drive Home to step-up to the mic and try talk radio. The boys have accepted the dare, but counter-offered Duncan, insisting he swaps and covers their Rock Drive ... More >>

Why boys should Just Cook

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 3:14 pm | NZ Nutrition Foundation

Boys who learn to cook from a young age are setting themselves up for a future that will offer many positive rewards, says New Zealand chef Martin Bosley. More >>

Finalists For National Contemporary Art Award

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 2:37 pm | Hamilton City Council

Judge Misal Adnan Yildiz has selected 34 entries as finalists for this year’s National Contemporary Art Award managed by Waikato Museum. More >>

Return To The Deep

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 2:35 pm | Steinlager Pure

Refusing to accept the limits, nor rest on his current world records, 17-time world record-holding freediver and current freediving world champion William Trubridge will attempt the ultimate sequel. At 7.40am Thursday, 21 July 2016 , Trubridge will ... More >>

Are you New Zealand’s next big star?

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 2:22 pm | Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park

Producers of the country’s favourite Christmas party, Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park , are looking for new stars to perform at this year’s Christmas musical spectacular. More >>

NZ V8 Utes Confirms Six Round Series

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 12:26 pm | NZV8 Ute Racing

Six circuits, Supercars and back to back weekends on the South Island all feature in calendar More >>

Team Entries for Highly Anticipated Godzone Open Tomorrow

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 11:44 am | GODZone

Team Entries for Highly Anticipated Godzone Open Tomorrow Entries into GODZone, the world’s largest expedition adventure race, will open tomorrow (1st July 2016) at 9am NZST with hundreds of eager adventure racers expected to sign up for the sixth ... More >>

Great Support for Kiwi Campaign to Italy

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 11:32 am | Bikesport NZ

JUNE 30, 2016: New Zealand can count of support from a generous motorcycling community when it takes on the world's elite at the Motocross of Nations in Italy later this year. More >>

Artists revealed for 2017 headland Sculpture on the Gulf

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 11:15 am | Sculpture on the Gulf

Today the artists are announced for the foremost outdoor sculpture exhibition in New Zealand, Waiheke Island’s headland Sculpture on the Gulf. Familiar names return to the 2017 line-up including Virginia King, Phil Price and Gregor Kregar while noted ... More >>

Hunt is on for Kiwi kids looking to land dream job

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 11:03 am | The Warehouse

The Warehouse’s nationwide search for two new Toy Testers kicks off today, with two lucky kids set to embark on the role of a lifetime; keeping Kiwi kids up to date with the newest and coolest toys before they hit the shelves. More >>

Summer Concert Tour 2017 Announcement

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 10:40 am | Greenstone Entertainment


Triathletes Return To Happy Hunting Grounds This Weekend

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 10:31 am | Triathlon New Zealand

Triathletes from across Triathlon New Zealand’s High Performance Pathway return to happy hunting grounds this weekend, with races in Stockholm (WTS), Holten (Premium European Cup), and Osaka (athletes depart Sunday for a race on Sunday week), all ... More >>

The 2016 Church Tour

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 10:25 am | Civic Events

The 2016 Church Tour presents four legendary New Zealand songwriters, recording artists, and performers together on stage in a unique concert collaboration: Sharon O'Neill, Shona Laing, Debbie Harwood & Hammond Gamble. More >>

Singlet withdrawn from sale

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 10:05 am | Te Papa

Singlet withdrawn from sale Cordy’s auction house has confirmed today that it will not be proceeding with the sale of a singlet, described as the one worn by Peter Snell in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Te Papa has been unable to satisfy itself as to ... More >>

ARL celebrate women in league

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 5:24 pm | Auckland Rugby League

It was all about the ladies in league on Sunday June 26 with the inaugural Marketing Works Ladies in League Day held at Mt Smart #2; a new initiative to celebrate and acknowledge all women in league. More >>

BOP Film host “Soul in the Sea”

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 4:47 pm | BOP Film

BOP Film in conjunction with The Night Owl Cinema are hosting a special fundraiser viewing of Amy Taylor’s award nominated film ‘Soul in the Sea’ on 7th July at Papamoa’s ‘Secret Civic Cinema’. More >>

21 Years of AIMES Awards

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 4:12 pm | North Harbour Club

29 June 2016: Young high achievers based north of the Harbour Bridge are about to receive the opportunity to kick-start their careers with the announcement of $180,000 worth of award grants available in the annual AIMES Awards. More >>

International judge announced for Walters Prize 2016

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 3:52 pm | Walters Prize

Deputy Director and Chief Curator at Hong Kong’s new M+ museum, Doryun Chong, has been appointed as the international judge for this year’s Walters Prize, New Zealand’s contemporary art prize. More >>

Competition fiercer than ever

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 3:23 pm | Bakels New Zealand Supreme Pie Awards

Entries have now closed for the 20th Bakels NZ Supreme Pie Awards. There will be fierce competition when the 538 bakers begin perfecting their pie recipes in the hope of reigning supreme and taking home the much sought after trophy. With judging ... More >>

Top Kiwi Business to Help NZ Cyclists Chase Gold in Rio

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 2:49 pm | Southern Spars

In a classic tale of Kiwi ingenuity, New Zealand’s Southern Spars - best known for designing and manufacturing masts and rigging for the world's fastest race yachts and most luxurious superyachts - will be providing wheels to the 2016 New Zealand ... More >>

Crushing end to career for Scheres

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 1:08 pm | Central Pulse

A serious knee injury has brought an abrupt end to the top flight netball career of hard working and humble Pulse midcourter Elias Scheres. More >>

Orchestra Wellington presents CAPRICCIO

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 12:10 pm | Orchestra Wellington

New Zealand soprano Anna Leese is coming from Italy to sing one of Kiri Te Kanawa’s favourite roles with Orchestra Wellington. More >>

ANZ reveals new Matariki ATM surrounds

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 11:57 am | ANZ

Created by contemporary Māori visual artist Simon Te Wheoro (Ngati Ranginui, Ngati Mahanga and Te Aupouri) the concept of this year’s surrounds reflect the rising of the Matariki stars and the beginning of a New Year. More >>

New Man At The Helm Of Team New Zealand

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 11:43 am | Bikesport NZ

Taupo businessman Bevan Weal, the man to lead Team New Zealand in Italy in September. Photo by Andy McGechan, More >>

Stewart Sisters Boost Kiwi Entry at Aussie Kart Champs Round

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 11:29 am | KartSport

Wellington karting siblings Ashleigh and Madeline Stewart have boosted Kiwi numbers entered in the fourth round of this year's Australian Kart Championships at Ipswich in Queensland this weekend. So far this year the teenage sisters have been contesting ... More >>

Canterbury Celebrates Young People at Youth Awards

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 11:00 am | Youth Voice Canterbury

Twenty young people, three adults, and four groups from around the region were recognised for their positive impact on young people and the community in the inaugural Canterbury Youth Awards at the weekend. More >>

Brougham knocks Todd from top spot

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 10:51 am | NZOC

It’s an age old issue of whether you should ask a lady her age… well, in keeping with those manners it transpires Sir Mark Todd may not be the oldest in the New Zealand Olympic team after all. More >>

Top Kiwi Business Takes on New Code to Help NZ Cyclists

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 10:43 am | Southern Spars

From Superyachts to Cycling: Top Kiwi Business Takes on New Code to Help Nz Cyclists Chase Gold in Rio Cycling New Zealand partners with world-leading carbon fibre specialist, New Zealand’s Southern Spars In a classic tale of Kiwi ingenuity, New Zealand’s ... More >>

Alan Taylor 1933-2016, Artist and writer.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 10:22 am | Alister Taylor

Alan Taylor, one of New Zealand’s significant but virtually unknown artists and writers, has died. He was 83. He died in obscurity, destitute, ravaged by emphysema from a lifetime of heavy chain-smoking, still recovering from an earlier stroke. ... More >>

Gilmour looking for Gisborne Rally win

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 10:19 am | Emma Gilmour

Kiwi rally driver Emma Gilmour has experienced all that cross country rallying could throw at her in the Italian Baja at the weekend. More >>

Show Me Shorts Film Festival Final Submission Deadline

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 10:15 am | Show Me Shorts

New Zealand’s leading international short film festival, Show Me Shorts, is making a final call for local and international submissions in the 11thannual festival. More >>

Datsuns Drummer Going Underground

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 10:14 am | Hamilton Underground Press

Hot Wellington rockers THE JOINT CHIEFS, featuring The Datsuns drummer Ben Cole, are set to rock the city as they hit Hamilton on Friday 8th July 2016 with a show at Nivara Lounge basement music venue. More >>

Cunningham looks to positives before Gisborne

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 10:13 am | Clinton Cunningham Rallysport

West Auckland’s Clint Cunningham is looking at the positives from what has been an up and down campaign in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship to date as he heads to round four, Rally Gisborne. More >>

NZME launch new Whangarei radio station – Mix89.2

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 9:02 am | NZME.

29 June 2016 – New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME) announced today a new radio station Mix89.2 is coming to Whangarei on Monday 4 July. The station will play a continuous blend of the very best music from the 80's and 90's. On Mix89.2 you’ll ... More >>

Poetry of James K. Baxter taken to the street

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 3:21 pm | Phantom Billstickers

A fatal heart attack in 1972 meant one of our most powerful and beloved poets never got to blow out more than 46 candles on his birthday cake. But on the 90th anniversary of his birth on the 29th of June, it seems appropriate to remember an utterly original ... More >>

Video promotes chamber music for all

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 3:11 pm | Chamber Music New Zealand

“What can we do that’s the easiest thing for us to all feel connected? Make some music together. So simple,” says community musician Julian Raphael in a video about Chamber Music New Zealand’s relaxed workshops and concerts for people with intellectual ... More >>

Wintec celebrates its stars for Matariki

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 2:34 pm | Wintec

A new book celebrating inspiring Māori from across the Waikato will be launched on Wednesday 13 Julyat Wintec’s marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa as part of its Matariki celebrations. More >>

Celebrating the Royal New Zealand Navy 75th Anniversary

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 12:57 pm | Royal New Zealand Navy

War Memorial Theatre 9 - 11 August 2016 and Ilminster School Hall 12 and 13 August 2016. More >>

The Coffee Club aims to Spread a Ray of Sunshine this Winter

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 12:22 pm | The Coffee Club

The Coffee Club New Zealand is rolling out a new range of takeaway coffee cups from July. The cups will feature one of 12 quirky, coffee-related sayings, such as: “A good coffee on a bad day can perform miracles.” More >>

St Petersburg Ballet Theatre Returns to NZ After 15 Years

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 11:42 am | SWPR

For the first time in more than 15 years, the internationally acclaimed St Petersburg Ballet Theatre returns to New Zealand in December 2016 to present their full-length classic production of the world’s most loved ballet, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake ... More >>

The Kills: Auckland Show Sold Out + Wellington Selling Fast!

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 10:21 am | Mushroom Promotions

Following overwhelming demand for their first New Zealand visit in seven years, Frontier Touring can confirm that the highly anticipated return by rock & roll duo The Kills to Auckland is now officially sold out – with tickets to theirThursday 28 ... More >>

Tribute to Kanak independence activist Susanna Ounei

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 10:12 am | Victoria Quade

Susanna Ounei was a significant figure in Kanak independence movement. She also played a significant role in the Māori sovereignty movement in New Zealand in the 1980s as an inspiring speaker at many hui. A passionate and committed activist she is mourned ... More >>

UC students recognised at inaugural Youth Awards

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 10:10 am | University of Canterbury

Four University of Canterbury students have won awards for their youth advocacy work, including Josiah Tualamali’i who won the Supreme Youth Award for Christchurch at the inaugural Canterbury Youth Awards ceremony, held at the UCSA Events Centre on ... More >>

Kawasaki Veteran Helps The Cause

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 10:09 am | Bikesport NZ

Cambridge's Michael Cotter (Kawasaki KX450F), helping his team to the top of the podium on Saturday. Photo by Andy McGechan, More >>

Bringing Magic To Whanganui

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 10:08 am | Mediaworks

MediaWorks is pleased to announce Magic, New Zealand`s newest radio station, will be hitting the Whanganui airwaves on July 1, 2016. More >>


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