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150 years since Chinese were invited to New Zealand

Saturday, 29 August 2015, 4:40 pm | NZ Chinese Association

This year, the New Zealand Chinese Association (NZCA) celebrates and commemorates the 150th anniversary of the first main group of Chinese businessmen to visit New Zealand at the invitation of the Otago Provincial Council and the Otago Chamber of ... More >>

Maori bound for I World Indigenous Games in Brazil

Saturday, 29 August 2015, 4:06 pm | Embassy of Brazil

Following the success of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the next challenge for Brazil, before the Olympics 2016, is the achieving of the first edition of the I World Indigenous Games, a multisport event with over 2,200 indigenous athletes from 25 countries, ... More >>

National Waiata Maori Music Awards finalists

Saturday, 29 August 2015, 10:49 am | Waiata Maori Awards

International performer Toni Huata could add two more titles to her impressive career credentials when she appears as a finalist at this year’s National Waiata Māori Music Awards. More >>

Olympic medallists secure top spots in snowboard halfpipe

Friday, 28 August 2015, 5:20 pm | Winter Games NZ

MEDIA ADVISORY: Due to potential adverse weather on Sunday, the FIS Snowboard World Cup Halfpipe finals have been brought forward by one day. They will now begin at midday tomorrow, Saturday 29th August. The Audi quattro Winter Games NZ Snowboard ... More >>

2015 SOUNZ Contemporary Award Finalists Announced

Friday, 28 August 2015, 4:38 pm | SOUNZ

SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music and APRA AMCOS have announced the finalists for the 2015 SOUNZ Contemporary Award, celebrating excellence in contemporary composition. The selected works represent three generations of New Zealand composers: More >>

Gold medals to Korea and Canada

Friday, 28 August 2015, 4:38 pm | Winter Games NZ

Gold medals to Korea and Canada as Audi quattro Winter Games NZ 2015 cross-country skiing gets underway at Snow Farm NZ More >>

James Woods from Sheffield steals the show

Friday, 28 August 2015, 3:31 pm | Winter Games NZ

James Woods from Sheffield steals the show with freeski slopestyle gold at Audi quattro Winter Games NZ 2015 More >>

Winner of the Rugby World Cup 2015 Mascots Competition

Friday, 28 August 2015, 2:50 pm | Campbell and Co

Land Rover Announces Winner of the Rugby World Cup 2015 Mascots Competition at Star Studded Sporting Event More >>

Dunedin Writer Scores 2016 Prague Residency

Friday, 28 August 2015, 2:32 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Friday 27 August, 2015) – Local Dunedin writer and editor David Howard has been announced as the successful applicant for the 2016 Prague residency for writers connected to a UNESCO City of Literature. More >>

Mind Body Spirit Literary Awards Winner Uses Science for God

Friday, 28 August 2015, 2:06 pm | Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust

Two works incorporating cutting edge science have won this year’s Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Mind Body Spirit Literary Awards in a tough field described by judges’ convenor, Adonia Wylie, as the highest in calibre since the awards began 12 years ... More >>

Spawning trout hint at 'solid catches’ ahead

Friday, 28 August 2015, 1:26 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

With well over 1000 trout passing through the Te Wairoa trap on Lake Tarawera so far this spawning season, Fish & Game staff are optimistic that some top notch fishing lies ahead. More >>

Cloud Piercer Selected for U.S. Development Workshop

Friday, 28 August 2015, 12:47 pm | Stella Creative

Film about the first woman to climb Mount Cook goes to the Stowe Story Labs More >>

Kākāpō to reap fundraising benefits

Friday, 28 August 2015, 12:21 pm | Department of Conservation

Kākāpō Recovery’s coffers have been boosted by almost $70,000 following two successful fundraisers, initiated by supporters of the programme. More >>

Julian Danger Brings Sweetness with “Honey” at Fashion Week

Friday, 28 August 2015, 11:55 am | Impact PR

Amy-Rose Goulding of Julian Danger and Shuai Zhang of ITZME showcased their autumn/winter 2016 collections to a packed Runway venue at the Wella Presents Fashion Week show. More >>

Highlife Halloween

Friday, 28 August 2015, 10:53 am | Highlife Entertainment

For the first time ever, Highlife Entertainment, Collective Hospitality and Orange Productions are coming together to throw one of the craziest Halloween parties that Auckland has ever seen! More >>

Journalists mark National Poetry Day

Friday, 28 August 2015, 9:33 am | NewsRoom_Plus

Wellington-based online news agency NewsRoom_Plus has chipped into National Poetry Day by recording a reading of two satirical and whimsical newspaper verses from the days of ‘Whim Wham’. More >>

A night of celebration at the Romeo Bragato Wine Awards 2015

Friday, 28 August 2015, 8:45 am | NZ Winegrowers

An Auckland Chardonnay and a Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot shine at this year’s Romeo Bragato Wine Awards. Grown by Brett Donaldson, the Villa Maria Single Vineyard Ihumatao Chardonnay 2013 won the coveted Bragato Trophy - Champion Single ... More >>

A ‘love letter to New Zealand’ wins IHC Art Awards

Friday, 28 August 2015, 8:41 am | IHC Art

An intricate map of New Zealand, embroidered on linen by Auckland artist Chris Wills has won the IHC Art Awards 2015 and $5000. More >>

Cold Chisel Announce New Album & Two NZ Shows

Friday, 28 August 2015, 8:29 am | Mushroom Group

For release – Friday, 28 August 2015: It's a huge day of announcements for Cold Chisel fans. More >>

The Story Cabaret hails to Wellington from Christchurch

Friday, 28 August 2015, 8:09 am | New Zealand Improvisation Festival

New Zealand Improvisation Festival features a night of solo stories woven with truth and heartbreak, then sprinkled with whimsy in The Story Cabaret on Tuesday 6 October at 8.30pm at BATS Theatre . Presented by Meegwai Productions , this enchanting act ... More >>

Helping raise the profile of NZ’s gay and inclusive team

Friday, 28 August 2015, 8:06 am | NZ Falcons RFC

New Zealand’s only gay and inclusive men’s rugby team, the NZ Falcons RFC, are preparing for a sumptuous Gala Dinner being held Saturday 29 August 2015 at the Ellerslie Events Centre. More >>

Tough run in Coromandel for Cunningham

Friday, 28 August 2015, 8:05 am | Cunningham Motorsport

West Auckland rally driver Clint Cunningham has endured a tough run at the latest round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, being forced to retire from stage four of the Mahindra Goldrush Rally Coromandel with engine failure. More >>

Coromandel challenge ends early for van Klink

Friday, 28 August 2015, 8:04 am | Klink Rallysport

Coromandel challenge ends early for van Klink Kaiapoi’s Marcus van Klink is rueing what might have been when a differential failure ended his charge on stage six of the Mahindra Goldrush Rally Coromandel, the penultimate round of the Brian Green ... More >>

Exhibition to Mark International Day of the Disappeared

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 7:56 pm | NZ Red Cross

Almost an entire generation has passed since the wars in former Yugoslavia, but for thousands of families, the struggle and heartache persist. More >>

Huge Summer of International Cricket for Wellington

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 5:25 pm | Cricket Wellington

Wellington has been awarded some of the biggest games of the summer of cricket, following the announcement of the international schedule by NZC today. More >>

Mojo Pulse Coach signs-up Taranaki youngster Kate Wells

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 5:24 pm | Mojo Pulse

Head Coach Tanya Dearns has filled the first of her three Mojo Pulse development spots for 2016 by signing Taranaki youngster Kate Wells. More >>

Lydia Ko and Toni Street top Daffodil Day Art Auction

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 4:50 pm | ANZ Bank

Lydia Ko and Toni Street take out top bids in ANZ Daffodil Day Art Auction, raises $19,000 More >>

Dazzling Broadway Classic to Close Theatre Company's Season

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 4:26 pm | Auckland Theatre Company

Gangsters, showgirls and gamblers roll in to Q Theatre from 29 October for the Audi Season of Guys and Dolls More >>

Whittaker’s stars in All Blacks pack

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 3:45 pm | SweeneyVesty

Whittaker’s top-selling 5 Roll Refined Creamy Milk Blocks and Mini Slab share packs together with its iconic Peanut Slabs will shed their traditional gold packaging and be donning black to show support for the All Blacks in their quest for glory ... More >>

Keep New Zealand Beautiful Award Winners Announced!

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 3:30 pm | Keep New Zealand Beautiful

2015 Award Recipients: Tidy Kiwi Award - WILLIAM BUTCHER & DON FITZGERALD The Tidy Kiwi Award recognises and rewards an individual or team who have distinguished themselves as truly extraordinary and serve as an inspiration to us all. The Award honours outstanding ... More >>

Auckland Museum to Develop New Memorial Space

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 3:26 pm | Auckland War Memorial Museum

The iconic heritage building, Auckland War Memorial Museum, is reaching the latest milestone in its heritage maintenance and restoration plan. Starting next month, new work will focus on the East Gallery on the top floor of the Museum and the restoration ... More >>

Stephen Fry – Telling Tales

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 3:07 pm | Elephant Publicity

Stephen Fry comes to New Zealand with his show TELLING TALES this December. Stephen Fry tells some of the most marvelous stories ever heard in an evening of fun, frolic and uniquely Fryish delight. More >>

TVNZ bringing live golf to Freeview this Friday

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 3:00 pm | TVNZ

27 AUGUST 2015 TVNZ is bringing live coverage of the first two rounds of the PGA, LPGA and European Tours to Freeview from this Friday. More >>

Gold Medal for Adam Hall at IPC Snow Sports NZ

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 1:48 pm | NZ Snow Sports

Queenstown, New Zealand (27 August2015) – New Zealand Paralympian Adam Hall today claimed his second gold medal for the NZ season, winning the Snow Sports NZ National Championship Slalom at Coronet Peak ski area near Queenstown. More >>

Daniel Vettori Made an Ambassador for Hamilton

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 1:45 pm | Hamilton City Council

Former New Zealand cricket captain Daniel Vettori has become just the third person to be made an Honorary Ambassador for Hamilton. More >>

Play It Strange - Lion Foundation Songwriting Competition

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 1:25 pm | Lion Foundation

Play It Strange has this week announced the winner and list of finalists for their flagship competition, the Lion Foundation Songwriting Competition which is open to all secondary school students. More >>

Moon Duo Announce Two NZ Shows in November

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 11:32 am | Moon Duo

As night ascends... fall through the psych side of the Moon Duo in solar transit to southern realms. Ripley and Sanae return to New Zealand this November as a trio with John Jeffrey now firmly on drums. More >>

SIX60 New Year's Eve at Cathedral Square

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 11:29 am | Great Things

THURSDAY 27 AUGUST, 2015 – Canterbury SIX60 fans are in for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve, with the announcement that the band will play a special outdoor show at Cathedral Square on 31 December. More >>

Last chance to bag some game birds

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 11:23 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game is urging gamebird hunters to make the most of the last weekend of the gamebird season and bag some upland game birds – pheasants and quail – for the table. More >>

Ward And Lynch Named in Team for Triathlon World Champs

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 10:38 am | Triathlon New Zealand

With the 2015 ITU World Championships less than four weeks away in Chicago, Tri NZ is pleased to confirm the makeup of the teams in all elite races, and announce the addition of Sam Ward and Deb Lynch to the Elite U23 Team. More >>

New Zealand Festival-goers in for rare treat

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 10:04 am | New Zealand Festival

The New Zealand Festival’s Artistic Director Shelagh Magadza tonight confirmed the Festival will present a special season of performance and film, honouring the great artist Pina Bausch (1940-2009). The season is set to be staged as part of the ... More >>

Challenging Coromandel Rally for Cox

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 8:25 am | Cox Motorsport

After a promising start at last weekend’s Mahindra Gold Rush Rally of Coromandel, Sloan Cox and co-driver Sarah Coatsworth had to settle for finishing the event and gaining well needed mileage, instead of attacking for the podium finish they were ... More >>

Corey Peters Victorious at NZ National Giant Slalom Champs

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 4:33 pm | NZ Snow Sports

Queenstown, New Zealand (26 August2015) – Day one of the IPC (International Paralympic Committee) Snow Sports NZ National Champs got underway at Coronet Peak ski area today with the Giant Slalom. More >>

Wellington Food Show On a Mission

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 3:54 pm | The PR Shop

The Wellington Food Show has announced a new partnership with The Wellington City Mission, which will see the charity receive product left over from exhibitors at the end of the event via an onsite collection, and a space at the show to fundraise ... More >>

ASB Classic Takes Centre Stage

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 3:29 pm | ASB Classic

New Zealand’s only global men’s and women’s tennis tournaments will be united under one name for the first time in 35 years. The current ASB Classic women’s WTA tournament and the men’s ATP tournament will be known as the ‘ASB Classic’ ... More >>

NZ Defence Force Chaplains to Be Remembered

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 2:27 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

NZ Defence Force Chaplains to Be Remembered One hundred years since the first NZ Defence Force chaplain was killed on active duty will be marked in Wellington this week. Chaplain-Major William Grant was killed on 28 August 1915, during a firefight ... More >>

PGA TOUR confirms online delivery of content to 2017

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 12:56 pm | Passion PR

The PGA TOUR has announced that PGA TOUR LIVE will continue to be the New Zealand broadcast channel of all live PGA TOUR tournaments through to the end of 2017. More >>

Charity seeks changemakers for Challenge 4 Change week

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 12:27 pm | Orphans Aid International

New Zealand’s Orphans Aid International is seeking creative changemakers to help the organisation raise much needed funds during its new Challenge 4 Change week, which runs from 19 – 26 September. More >>

Kiwis have become more frugal in wake of GFC

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 10:27 am | University of Otago

A newly released University of Otago study of consumer lifestyles suggests many Kiwis have become thriftier and more closely aligned with traditional values in the wake of the global financial crisis (GFC). The study also indicates a growing concern ... More >>

Three NZ Films to Screen at Toronto International Festival

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 9:46 am | New Zealand Film Commission

Three New Zealand films have been included in the programme of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival (TiFF). Tammy Davis’ Born To Dance and Leanne Pooley’s 25 April will have their World Premieres at the festival, and Pietra Brettkelly’s A Flickering ... More >>

Bach’s Musical Influence at Heart of Concert

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 9:12 am | SWPR

Revered New Zealand pianist Michael Houstoun explores the musical influence of J.S Bach in Chamber Music New Zealand’s ‘Kaleidoscopes’ tour to 14 centres with a concert in Wellington in September. More >>

The Daffodil Ring Raises Over $10,000 for the Cancer Society

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 9:08 am | Amy Cunningham

A ring designed as a unified symbol of hope for cancer sufferers in New Zealand has raised over ten thousand dollars for the Cancer Society of New Zealand. More >>

Kiwis Miss Out on Rio Berth in Germany

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 8:01 am | Black Balloon

New Zealand showjumpers have just dipped out on qualifying for Rio at the CSI1* Olympic Qualifier in Hagen, Germany, this morning. More >>

Another strong finish for Campbell

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 7:48 am | Campbell Rally Sport

Tauranga’s Phil Campbell has once again bagged a solid haul of points at the Mahindra Goldrush Rally Coromandel, round five of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, held over the weekend. More >>

Holder makes successful NZRC return

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 7:45 am | Holder Brothers Racing

Mount Maunganui’s David Holder has made a superb return to the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship with a podium finish at the Mahindra Goldrush Rally Coromandel. More >>

New Zealand Fashion Week: Day One Highlights

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 7:44 am | New Zealand Fashion Week

The Mercedes-Benz Presents Kate Sylvester show closed a successful first day at 2015 New Zealand Fashion Week. More >>

Wild Wheels at MOTAT for Father’s Day

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 3:04 pm | MOTAT

From Minis to Mustangs, there will be something to excite all motoring fans at MOTAT’s Wild Wheels event this Father’s Day, Sunday 6 September. More >>

New Creative Team Announced to Lead Auckland Theatre Awards

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 1:57 pm | Auckland Theatre Awards

Following the resounding success of the 2014 Auckland Theatre Awards (ATA), which introduced a formal judging panel for the first time, founders Kip Chapman and Rachel Forman have handed on the creative producing reigns to two exciting young practitioners. More >>

Mum’s the Word When It Comes to Kiwi Family Travel

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 12:14 pm |

The old adage that ‘Mum’s the boss’ is ringing true when it comes to family travel as Kiwi mothers take control of holiday destination decisions according to brand new research released today from holiday website More >>

Six social entrepreneurs shortlisted – going to a vote

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 11:49 am | Akina

It’s been tough to get the shortlist down to six for the inaugural Rotary Club of Wellington Social Enterprise Kick-start, run in conjunction with the Ākina Foundation. More >>


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