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Shortland Street musical strikes chord with Deaf community

Monday, 20 February 2017, 5:26 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

The opportunity to see a New Zealand Sign Language interpreted performance of Shortland Street – the Musical , on during the Auckland Arts Festival 2017, has struck a chord with Deaf and hard of hearing people. More >>

“Audacious” WOW exhibition a huge hit in Seattle

Monday, 20 February 2017, 5:25 pm | World of WearableArt

On the back of an unprecedented 250,000 visitors to Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture, the international World of WearableArt (WOW) exhibition has opened at the prestigious North American museum – Salem’s Peabody Essex Museum (PEM). Salem is the historic ... More >>

New Zealand contemporary jewellery to shine in Munich

Monday, 20 February 2017, 5:11 pm | Creative New Zealand

A large collection of New Zealand’s best contemporary jewellery will be on show during Munich’s internationally influential Jewellery Week, next month, with support from Creative New Zealand. More >>

Time for the Boys in Blue to Strike

Monday, 20 February 2017, 4:47 pm | Bikesport NZ

FEBRUARY 20, 2017: The New Zealand Motocross Championships have reached the halfway stage with Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team riders all well placed to savour success when the series wraps up next month. More >>

The People said No! New Zealanders oppose the Vietnam War

Monday, 20 February 2017, 4:45 pm | Pierre Peeters Gallery

John Miller  The People said No ! New Zealanders oppose the Vietnam War. 1967-72                28:02:2017 - 31:03:2017 This is a celebration not to be missed - Tuesday 28th February, 5.30pm. ALL WELCOME! More >>

Tiger Building wins NZ's most prestigious Polo title

Monday, 20 February 2017, 4:26 pm | Auckland Polo

The winner of the Land Rover NZ Polo Open, held yesterday on Clevedon’s Fisher Field, was won by Tiger Building 7 - 6 (John-Paul Clarkin, Matt Clarkin, Craig Wilson and Kit Brooks) in an outstanding highly competitive match against Semco PDL (Glenn ... More >>

The Great New Zealand Hot Cross Bun Competition 2017

Monday, 20 February 2017, 4:01 pm | Baking Industry Association

The Baking Industry Association of New Zealand (BIANZ) Great New Zealand Hot Cross Bun 2017 More >>

This Saturday - Nickodemus (NYC) @ Meow, Wellington

Monday, 20 February 2017, 2:45 pm | Under the Radar

After rocking Tapapakanga Park's Splore Festival, legendary New York DJ/producer Nickodemus is heading down to Wellington to play at Meow on Saturday the 25 th of February. Local support from DJs Mali and Takas. Doors open 9pm. $10 presale tickets ... More >>

'A Vinyl Affair' at San Fran!

Monday, 20 February 2017, 2:24 pm | San Fran

With FREE ENTRY to the public, DJs Miss Selector, dGare, and DJ DangeR spinning great records all day, spot prizes, and 1000s of new and used vinyl to choose from, it's going to be another big day for vinyl-heads! There will also be specials on the tasty ... More >>

Join Operanesia ‘In The Back Yard’ For A Picnic And An Enter

Monday, 20 February 2017, 2:14 pm | Auckland Opera Studio

Join Operanesia ‘In The Back Yard’ For A Picnic And An Entertaining Fusion Of Opera And Polynesia More >>

Jennifer Ward-Lealand Leads Ensemble Cast in Feature Film

Monday, 20 February 2017, 1:32 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

First time feature film writer/director Dorthe Scheffmann begins shooting Vermilion in Ponsonby and Central Auckland today. More >>

Dejavu on Trip of a Lifetime

Monday, 20 February 2017, 1:29 pm | Equestrian Sports New Zealand

Next week she and her Dejavu MH, a horse she has trained and brought through the grades herself, head to Omaha, Nebraska, for the FEI World Cup Dressage Final. More >>

Northland game bird hunters offered ‘special summer hunting’

Monday, 20 February 2017, 1:18 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Northland game bird hunters are being offered some summer hunting – in advance of the traditional May start of the hunting season. More >>

Hāpai congratulates Muriwhenua for promoting hauora Māori

Monday, 20 February 2017, 12:56 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Kapa haka favourites Muriwhenua will unveil a special new haka at the national kapa haka championships Te Matatini next week."Ko te wharetapu o muriwhenua” Thomas Strickland, Kaihaka of Muriwhenua said "The haka makes a stance against all ... More >>

Coming up at City Gallery

Monday, 20 February 2017, 12:50 pm | City Gallery Wellington

Exhibition Tours Daily until 28 February, 12.15pm | Free with exhibition entry Get more out of your visit—join a friendly, knowledgeable guide for a 40-minute introduction to Cindy Sherman . Meet in Main Foyer. More >>

Mayor welcomes Pasifika Film Fest to the Creative Capital

Monday, 20 February 2017, 11:35 am | Pasifika Film Festival

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester warmly welcomes the Pasifika Film Festival 2017 to Wellington beginning on Thursday 23 February, as it crosses the ditch for the first time. More >>

A childhood favourite story converted to a stage show

Monday, 20 February 2017, 11:11 am | Regent Theatre

Many people, young and old, will have fond memories of reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar , by Eric Carle, with its quirky and delightful illustrations and charming tale. The Regent Theatre is very pleased to have secured the critically acclaimed stage ... More >>

Rainbow Tick for Otago Polytechnic

Monday, 20 February 2017, 10:40 am | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic is proudly flying the rainbow flag. It is the first Institute of Technology and Polytechnic (ITP) in New Zealand and one of the first organisations in the South Island to gain Rainbow Tick certification. The Rainbow Tick accreditation ... More >>

United States Rider Joins the Kiwi Superbike Battle

Monday, 20 February 2017, 10:25 am | Bikesport NZ

FEBRUARY 20, 2017: A rising star of American racing will be lining up in New Zealand for the final two rounds of the national motorcycle road-racing series. More >>

Paakiwaha Promo 20 February 2017

Monday, 20 February 2017, 10:23 am | Radio Waatea

Paakiwaha is hosted today for the final time by Willie Jackson and broadcast by Radio Waatea with funding from New Zealand on Air. More >>

Award Winning Australian Show Comes to NZ Fringe!

Monday, 20 February 2017, 10:14 am | Bats Theatre

An existential comic happening exploring surfing the internet as a performative act. Zin are here to break the internet, and are inviting you to help. More >>

Freezzell 4 Your Community

Monday, 20 February 2017, 10:14 am | 818 Entertainment

Iconic artist Dick Frizzell in collaboration with Cooking 4 Change and Haier is on the hunt for New Zealand’s most deserving charities and community groups as part of the just announced ‘Freezell 4 your Community’ campaign. More >>

Bring your gumboots for a world record throw at Lincoln

Monday, 20 February 2017, 9:57 am | Lincoln University Students Association

Want to be in the Guinness Book of Records? Do you have the ability, and the inclination to throw farm footwear over a line with hundreds of other people in a field? More >>

Lake South Album Release Tour

Monday, 20 February 2017, 9:40 am | Home Alone Music

If You’re Born On An Island The Ocean Heals You - out March 13 on Home Alone Music. More >>

Te Matatini aims for Zero Waste

Monday, 20 February 2017, 9:38 am | Zero Waste New Zealand

“Zero Waste will be part and parcel of Te Matatini this week in the Hawke’s Bay. With the whole Māori nation excited about Te Matatini, Heretaunga is preparing for thousands of visitors enjoying the pinnacle event for Māori performing arts. Volunteers ... More >>

Shearing record bid today in Southland

Monday, 20 February 2017, 9:15 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Another World shearing record attempt has been given the all-clear to go ahead in Southand today (Monday) with Leon Samuels tackling a record of 603 strongwool ewes in eight hours. More >>

A true champion – 100 times over

Monday, 20 February 2017, 9:13 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Northland-raised Hawke’s Bay shearing champion Rowland Smith became possibly only the fourth person to win 100 Open-class shearing titles with three victories about 24hours and 1700km apart during the weekend. More >>

Rialto Channel NZ Film Awards Announces Winners

Sunday, 19 February 2017, 12:47 pm | Rialto Channel

The Rialto Channel NZ Film Awards (nicknamed Moas) were presented last night in a glittering yet irreverent ceremony at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds. At times it was a roller-coaster of emotions for nominees as popular favourites cemented wins while ... More >>

$1 Tickets to Pop-up Globe

Sunday, 19 February 2017, 12:34 pm | Pop Up Globe

OUR GIFT TO NEW ZEALAND Thank you New Zealand. As a token of our appreciation of your support, we at POP-UP GLOBE -- the world’s first temporary working replica of Shakespeare’s theatre, the second Globe – are offering up 2000 GROUNDLINGS ... More >>

Record numbers take part in Cigna Round the Bays 2017

Sunday, 19 February 2017, 12:31 pm | CIGNA

Record numbers take part in Cigna Round the Bays 2017 Cigna Round the Bays 2017 was the biggest and best yet – with 14,500 people from the wider Wellington region taking part. “Helping our communities maximise their health and wellbeing is a ... More >>

26 Cats Take Over BATS theatre

Saturday, 18 February 2017, 3:12 pm | Bats Theatre

26 Cats Take Over BATS theatre Feminist Theatre Co-lab to Premiere at NZ Fringe Festival this weekend More >>

Iwi provides a feast for the eyes

Saturday, 18 February 2017, 1:32 pm | Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc

“Iwi provides a feast for the eyes, a feast for the ears, a feast for the heart and a feast for the puku” Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated is pleased to be hosting Te Matatini, the biggest Kapa Haka Competition in the world. A record 47 Kapa Haka ... More >>

Jimmy Barnes Full Rock Show Announced for Auckland

Saturday, 18 February 2017, 12:23 pm | Mushroom Group

On the back of his nationwide Working Class Boy: An Evening of Stories and Songs spoken word tour, which saw standing ovations across sold out venues, Eccles Entertainment is excited to announce that Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes will be play one ... More >>

New ARL Nines title holder to be decided tomorrow

Friday, 17 February 2017, 5:05 pm | Auckland Rugby League

The Sportsafe ARL Nines kick off at Auckland's Stanmore Bay tomorrow (Saturday February 18), with a new club in contention for the championship title following Papakura's recent withdrawal from the competition. More >>

Cannabis use leads to six-month bans for two players

Friday, 17 February 2017, 4:44 pm | Drug Free Sport NZ

Two rugby league players from opposing teams in the same game have been handed a six-month ban from all sport by the Sports Tribunal of New Zealand after testing positive for cannabis. More >>

Jim Beam Homegrown 2017 – on Target to Sell Out

Friday, 17 February 2017, 4:03 pm | Jim Beam Homegrown

Jim Beam Homegrown is celebrating its 10th year in the capital and there will be no shortage of people coming to the party. Over 21,000 people are expected to enjoy the 6 stages set up along the Wellington waterfront on March 4th. More >>

NZ Polo Open bring in the choppers to dry out the field

Friday, 17 February 2017, 3:45 pm | NZ Polo Open

Tomorrow for the first time in the history of New Zealand Polo, Open managers are taking the unprecedented step of bringing in a helicopter to hover across Clevedon’s Fisher Field to assist in drying the ground so play can go on for Sunday’s Land ... More >>

Proud 2017: Party at the End of the Parade!

Friday, 17 February 2017, 3:33 pm | Elephant Publicity

Auckland Pride's official closing celebration goes global in 2017, with an international cast of party superstars jetting in from LA, Melbourne, and London! Featuring the first ever New Zealand performance by SEXSHOOTERS , direct from London and pants ... More >>

Auckland Museum and RNZ present The Volume Scene Report

Friday, 17 February 2017, 3:31 pm | Auckland Museum

Auckland Museum and RNZ have teamed up in celebration of the flagship exhibition Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa with a competition to find original voices from Auckland’s youth for a new podcast series. More >>

Further Support for World Juniors Squash Championships

Friday, 17 February 2017, 3:26 pm | World junior squash championships

The University of Waikato and Carrus Corporation have added their support to the World Juniors Squash Championships scheduled to be held in Tauranga in July. Both organisations have signed on as major sponsors of the event joining Craigs Investment ... More >>

Jacob Dombroski flies solo

Friday, 17 February 2017, 3:12 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

This is story is about strength, family and dreams; about overcoming fears, facing challenges and speaking up about your truth. Meet Jacob Dombroski, a young talent from Wellington, whose first solo performance, Big J Stylez, will be presented on ... More >>

The difference between indoor and outdoor golf

Friday, 17 February 2017, 3:08 pm | X Golf Avonhead

Can you beat the elements of green grass, fresh air and chirping birds? While nothing can beat this sensation, we do offer the NEXT-BEST-THING! X-Golf Avonhead provides the most realistic setting to playing golf. All aspects of our courses are modelled ... More >>

Expertise Will Keep Air Show Traffic Flowing

Friday, 17 February 2017, 3:05 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

World-leading experts in event crowd and traffic management are working to ensure people get to the Royal New Zealand Air Force 2017 Air Tattoo air show without a hitch. More >>

Wellington Firebirds named for Ford Trophy Final

Friday, 17 February 2017, 2:17 pm | Cricket Wellington

The Wellington Firebirds team to play Canterbury in the Ford Trophy final at Rangiora’s Mainpower Oval on Saturday 18th of February has been named with Stephen Murdoch added to the twelve that faced Central Districts in the elimination final. More >>

Midnight Oil: Two monumental shows announced for NZ

Friday, 17 February 2017, 2:17 pm | Eccles Entertainment

Midnight Oil is more than just a rock & roll band. From the northern beaches of Sydney to the streets of Manhattan, they have stopped traffic, inflamed passions, inspired fans, broken new ground and now, this September; Eccles Entertainment is ... More >>

Race Boat for the 35th America's Cup Launched

Friday, 17 February 2017, 1:32 pm | Emirates Team New Zealand

Just 100 days out from the first race of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers, Emirates Team New Zealand accomplishes the most significant milestone of its challenge for the 35th Americas Cup by christening their America’s Cup Class catamaran that ... More >>

Regional New Zealand goes head to head in Manawatu

Friday, 17 February 2017, 1:16 pm | Agrifood NZ

This Sunday, chefs from around New Zealand, including the 2016 New Zealand Chef of the Year, will attend the launch of the annual Plate of Origin competition at Wharerata. More >>

Slocum leads world-class quartet to ISPS Handa NZ Open

Friday, 17 February 2017, 1:09 pm | ISPS

American Heath Slocum, with seven professional wins including four on the PGA Tour, leads a quartet of world-class players confirmed to play in next month’s ISPS Handa New Zealand Open in Queenstown. More >>

WTF! Women's Theatre Festival at Circa Theatre

Friday, 17 February 2017, 12:57 pm | Circa Theatre

Circa Theatre is proud to curate and host WTF! Women’s Theatre Festival , celebrating women’s voices and following on from 2016’s hugely successful Women in Theatre Hui. A second conference will be hosted at Whitireia on 11 March 2017 (to coincide ... More >>

March into MOTAT for Military Day

Friday, 17 February 2017, 12:54 pm | Museum of Transport and Technology

Experience the rumble and roar of war first-hand at MOTAT’s Military Day on Sunday 5 March when you step back in time to some of the most tumultuous periods in history. More >>

New Zealand Bicycle Film Festival ready to roll

Friday, 17 February 2017, 12:02 pm | Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

A festival of films devoted to the bicycle and all who ride is gearing up to be the torque of Wellington from 28 March to 8 April 2017. More >>

Champion Adventure Racers Ready for GODZONE

Friday, 17 February 2017, 11:27 am | GODZone Adventure

The return of adventure racing world champion Chris Forne to Chapter 6 of GODZone has put the rest of the 300 competitor large field on notice. More >>

Sheppard Join Justin Bieber’s Australia & NZ Stadium Tour

Friday, 17 February 2017, 11:22 am | Frontier Touring Company

Queensland’s biggest pop export Sheppard is joining forces with Canada’s as they support Justin Bieber on his upcoming Purpose Tour which hits stadiums across Australia and New Zealand next month. More >>

Less than three weeks until Justin Bieber's 'Purpose Tour'

Friday, 17 February 2017, 11:16 am | Mushroom Group

Less than three weeks until the Purpose Tour lands in AU & NZ! + SHEPPARD confirmed as special guests for all five stadium shows More >>

Four Flat Whites in Italy - laugh out loud comedy announced

Friday, 17 February 2017, 10:51 am | Roger Hall

Roger Hall's hugely successful, sell-out hit comedy is hitting the road, promising big laughs and nights of fun in 28 venues around the country. More >>

Watch Australian Spy Tomás Ford Fail

Friday, 17 February 2017, 10:38 am | Tomas Ford

Following an Australian season that has seen rave reviews and packed houses, cabaret crooner Tomás Ford brings his one man musical spy thriller Tomás Ford’s CHASE! to Auckland and Wellington. More >>

Southern Shears, Friday 17 February

Friday, 17 February 2017, 10:35 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

It’ll be as if nothing’s missed a beat for many top shearers and woolhandlers, judges and officials as the 52nd two-day Southern Shears kick-off in Gore tomorrow(Friday). More >>

Tickets on sale Friday 17th at 8am

Friday, 17 February 2017, 10:13 am | Festival Of Colour

Tickets will go on general release tomorrow, Friday 17th, at 8am. As usual we do expect this to be very busy, so please be patient. More >>

Big Day in Upper Hutt this Saturday 18 Feb

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 5:29 pm | Upper Hutt City of Song concert

Big Day in Upper Hutt this Saturday 18 Feb inc City of Song Music Festival Saturday 18 Feb with Warratahs as headline act More >>

Urzila Carlson for Comedy Festival with Brand New Show

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 5:20 pm | Live Nation

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 16, 2017 – Award-winning South African/New Zealand comedian, URZILA CARLSON , brings her brand new hour of stand-up Studies Have Shown to Aotearoa in 2017, offering kiwis an evening of hilarious, fresh stand-up. More >>


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