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Red Ribbon for Blue in World Cup Opener

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 1:04 pm | The Black Balloon

Bridget Hansen and her lovely home-bred grey showjumper Turn it Blue NZPH cruised to a stunning victory in the opening round of New Zealand’s Ultramox FEI World Cup Series at Hawke’s Bay on Show today. More >>

World’s Biggest Waterslide Fundraiser

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 12:19 pm | LMA

Following a call-out to the New Zealand public to help them raise $100,000 in just six days to build the World’s Biggest Waterslide 2.0, depression charity ‘Live More Awesome’ were last night celebrating after receiving a call from kiwi businessman ... More >>

Tauranga: Violent Women a Problem

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 12:10 pm | Ministry of Men's Affairs

Black Ribbon campaigners have noticed an increase in reports of female physical violence. On the streets this month they received disclosures such as a wife throwing knives at her husband, a partner assaulting her male friend with a bat, a girlfriend trashing ... More >>

Whangarei Author Releases Fifth Book

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 11:44 am | Relish Communications

Whangarei author Donna Blaber has released the fifth book, ‘Hide and Seek’, in her hugely-popular Kiwi Critters® series of early reader children’s picture books. More >>

First NZ festival to win Greener Festival award

Friday, 24 October 2014, 3:40 pm | Splore Festival

Splore received a Highly Commended award announced in Wales last Friday 18th October for the outstanding sustainability results from Splore festival in February 2014. More >>

Lorde Voted Best New Zealand Act at 2014 MTV EMA

Friday, 24 October 2014, 2:47 pm | Eckfactor

The 2014 Mtv Ema Premieres on Monday November 10 From 8am Nzt on Mtv, Sky Channel 014 More >>

Extraordinary Celebration of Arts for Everyone

Friday, 24 October 2014, 2:40 pm | Auckland Arts Festival

Auckland will be transformed with an explosion of theatre, music, cabaret, dance and visual arts sweeping across the region during Auckland Arts Festival, 4 – 22 March 2015. More >>

WOMAD 2015 Line-Up announcement

Friday, 24 October 2014, 2:37 pm | WOMAD NZ

It's confirmed! Fresh from her jaw-dropping headlining performance at WOMAD UK, Sinead O’Connor will be exclusively joining 28 top-class music acts from around the world at WOMAD NZ March 13-15, 2015 More >>

Jim Hickey to Retire

Friday, 24 October 2014, 2:23 pm | TVNZ

TVNZ Senior Weathercaster Jim Hickey has announced his plans to retire from broadcasting at the end of this year. “It’s been a tough decision," Jim says. "I feel like I’m subbing off at half time! I love my job, especially the interface with people ... More >>

SKYCITY’s Federal Street Festival to celebrate streetscape

Friday, 24 October 2014, 1:01 pm | SKYCITY

SKYCITY is poised to celebrate the new-look Federal Street with a free public festival kicking off at 4:30pm on Friday, November 7 featuring live entertainment, bars and complimentary tasters cooked by some of Auckland’s best restaurants. More >>

Christmas in the Hutt details announced

Friday, 24 October 2014, 11:53 am | Hutt City Council

With the festive season fast approaching, Hutt City Council is delighted to announce the date for the highly anticipated 2014 Les Mills Christmas in the Hutt. More >>

First Safer Boating Week gets the message across

Friday, 24 October 2014, 11:50 am | Maritime New Zealand

Real-life survival stories during New Zealand’s first ever Safer Boating Week highlight the genuine value of safety messages, Maritime NZ Director Keith Manch says. More >>

First Opportunity in NZ to Hear Leading World Food Expert

Friday, 24 October 2014, 11:28 am | Goode PR

A leading global expert specialising in disease prevention, Dr David Katz, will speak at a New Zealand Nutrition Foundation symposium in Auckland on October 30. Dr Katz is being brought to New Zealand for the first time by the, to debunk the myths about ... More >>

University Challenge Primed to Return

Friday, 24 October 2014, 11:24 am | Prime TV

Twenty-five years since last on New Zealand television, University Challenge, the general knowledge contest among New Zealand universities, is set for a return next month with a brand new series screening on Prime. More >>

ActivePost junior cricketers have a go with BLACKCAPS heroes

Friday, 24 October 2014, 10:58 am | ActivePost

Hamilton’s youngest cricketers will take their talent to the pitch this long weekend for the ANZ One Day International (ODI) versus South Africa at Seddon Park on Monday. More >>

Kiwi comics destroy world record for chart-topping podcast

Friday, 24 October 2014, 10:55 am | Joint Press Release

New Zealand comedians Guy Montgomery (Billy T winner, 7 Days) and Tim Batt (Radio Hauraki, 7 Days) have broken the world record for repeat viewings of Adam Sandler’s 2013 film Grown Ups 2 for their chart topping podcast The Worst Idea of All Time. More >>

Junior chef acknowledged for cuisine and charity

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 5:28 pm | Attitude Trust

Nicholas Brockelbank is mixing up inspiration in his Cambridge kitchen, despite being only 12-years-old. Following a recipe for success, this junior foodie is creating delicious food and publishing cookbooks, while giving back to his community. More >>

Tickets Snapped up for Jono & Ben’s Ice Bucket Challenge

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 4:33 pm | Mediaworks

A capacity crowd will witness Jono & Ben’s Vanilla Ice Bucket Challenge, at the Powerstation in Auckland this Friday. A limited amount of free tickets to the event were snapped up in less than three minutes last week via The Rock’s website. More >>

Wellington’s favourite faces cleaned up!

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 3:48 pm | Movember

Some of the best known upper lips in Wellington have taken up the Movember challenge to boldly grow a Mo in the name of men’s health awareness for 30 days this November. More >>

CPIT at the heart of FESTA

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 3:04 pm | CPIT

A heartbeat sensor triggering a light display is at the centre of CPIT’s installation for the Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA) this year. More >>

GASP! Give Artists' Space!

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:27 pm | Academy Galleries

Opening Night Friday 24 October Kicking off at 6pm with guest performance by Audrey Baldwin With this project the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts has aimed to provide emerging artists with the opportunity to develop their skills and practice as well ... More >>

Exciting Entries for World Cup Opener

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:24 pm | Equestrian Sports New Zealand

One of the most important series in the New Zealand showjumping calendar gets under way at Hawke’s Bay on Show on Friday. More >>

NZV8 Touring Cars Back With a Vengeance

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:20 pm | NZV8 Touring Cars

The NZV8 Touring Cars promise a season to remember with an exciting line up of drivers and race meetings throughout the country including a return to Christchurch's Ruapuna circuit and the first appearance of the series at Hampton Downs just south of Auckland. More >>

Oily Rag: Spring clean attention

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:13 pm | Oily Rag

It's spring and soon to be summer so if you haven’t already done the annual spring clean, there is no time to lose. More >>

22 stops on nationwide trophy tour

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:12 pm | ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

The ICC Cricket World Cup trophy is about to begin a nationwide tour of New Zealand, with a stop for every one of the 22 years since the tournament was last here in 1992. More >>

Christchurch up for gold at walking and cycling awards

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:09 pm | 2WALKandCYCLE

Gold medal Olympian cyclist Sarah Ulmer and Mayor of Wellington Celia Wade Brown will be recognising New Zealand’s champions for walking and cycling next week, when the winners of the national walking and cycling awards are announced on 29 October ... More >>

Armenian star cellist débuts with NZSO on South Island tour

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:00 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

Acclaimed Armenian cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan and returning Australian conductor Ben Northey join forces for the NZSO’s tour In the Hall of the Mountain King this November. More >>

Longest-running NZ book awards go from strength to strength

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 1:44 pm | Library and Information Association of New Zealand

New Zealand’s current best children’s book authors and illustrators will be revealed in June 2015, as LIANZA (The Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa) turns a fresh page in the illustrious history of its Children’s Book Awards. More >>

NZSO takes “rock star” US violinist on tour

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 1:09 pm | NZSO

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra tours the North Island with a vivacious Italian programme this November in Tuscan Summer . Our concert opener - Rossini ’s Overture to The Barber of Seville, is the epitome of Italian music. It’s sunny and giggly ... More >>

Dance Season features World Film Premiere

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 1:03 pm | Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Listing details: Dance Season at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision OneOne: World Premiere 5 November- 8 November Giselle - The Movie: 12-15 November Season runs: 5 - 15 November 2014 Where: Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki St, Wellington Ticket price: ... More >>

Community Netball Manager appoited to Welsh Netball

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 12:55 pm | Netball New Zealand

Trish Wilcox has been appointed as the Welsh Netball Head of Elite Performance. Trish joins WN from the Netball Northern Zone where she works as the Community Netball Manager. More >>

Hit + Run Returns to Curate Red Bull Sound Select on Tour

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 12:42 pm | Red Bull

Hit + Run Returns to Curate Red Bull Sound Select on Tour: Auckland And Palmerston North More >>

NZ fans get chance to see Real Madrid in Dubai

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 12:37 pm | Emirates Group

Emirates and Real Madrid will once again connect fans to their passions with the just launched #HelloClasico photo challenge. More >>

Auckland up for walking and cycling gold

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 12:29 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

Gold medal Olympian cyclist Sarah Ulmer and Mayor of Wellington Celia Wade Brown will be recognising New Zealand’s champions for walking and cycling next week, when the winners of the national walking and cycling awards are announced on 29 October ... More >>

Jimmy Barnes Sells Out Dunedin!

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 12:17 pm | Mushroom Group

2014 ARIA nominated Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes has sold out his concert at Dunedin Town Hall on November 29, the fourth date on his 30:30 Hindsight tour of New Zealand which kicks off next month. Tickets for his three other shows in Hamilton, ... More >>

SKYCITY contributes $50,000 to save Santa

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 12:12 pm | SKYCITY

SKYCITY has announced it will commit $50,000 to help keep the iconic Whitcoull’s Santa on Auckland’s Queen Street. SKYCITY CEO Nigel Morrison says the Santa is iconic to Auckland and SKYCITY is proud to be a good neighbour, pitching in to ensure ... More >>

Devilskin Announce 'Surrender' Summer Tour

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 11:44 am | Trigger Marketing

New Zealand’s most explosive rock band, the incomparable Devilskin hit the road again for the country’s hottest summer tour – proudly supported by The Rock. It’s the party to be at this summer, catch their stunning live show at the following ... More >>

Pandora AMP Opens up Large Scale Artist Analytics

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 11:03 am | Pandora

New “Artist Marketing Platform” puts the power of data in the hands of working musicians Auckland, New Zealand. October 23, 2014 – Pandora the leading internet radio service, today launched Pandora Artist Marketing Platform (AMP), a free online ... More >>

Kapa Haka delegation to feature at Olympic awards

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 10:57 am | Kapa Haka Aotearoa

Te Matatini Kapa Haka, Aotearoa, New Zealand will represent New Zealand at the inaugural Association of National Olympic Committees Gala awards to be held November 7. More >>

StarJam Appoints Dr Libby Weaver as Patron

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 10:43 am | StarJam

Charity StarJam who provide performance opportunities for young people with disabilities, has appointed internationally acclaimed Nutritional Biochemist, author and speaker Dr Libby Weaver as Patron. More >>

Ladies, Your Mo-ment Awaits

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 10:05 am | The Movember Foundation

With the month of manly moustaches almost upon us, it’s time for Kiwi girls to get behind their men and give them one month’s freedom to grow a Mo this Movember. More >>

New Zealand School of Dance Graduation Season 2014

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 4:28 pm | The New Zealand School of Dance

This November the New Zealand School of Dance presents a Graduation Season reflecting the School’s dedication to excellence and innovation. The Graduation Season is a rare opportunity to experience performance by the next generation of dance professionals, ... More >>

Wellington Regional Youth Triathlon Academy a Huge Hit

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 3:50 pm | Triathlon New Zealand

Wellington was the latest host of a Tri NZ Regional Youth Academy this past weekend, with 17 budding triathletes from 15 to 17 years old hosted by coaches including former World Champion Jenny Rose, former Olympian Shane Reed, Tammy Reed and Cam Durno as ... More >>

Funny guy Jeremy Corbett supports Buddy Day’s message

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 3:46 pm | Buddy Day

Kiwi comedian Jeremy Corbett says since having children, he finds it increasingly hard to read about child abuse cases. “I can’t bear the thought of innocent children suffering,” he says. More >>

Take the sniff test at Highwic’s Sweet Pea Festival

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 3:39 pm | Heritage New Zealand

Visitors to this year’s Sweet Pea Festival at Highwic – the Newmarket property cared for by Heritage New Zealand – will be invited to take a sniff test. Internationally renowned horticulturist and leading Sweet Pea breeder, Dr Keith Hammett, will be ... More >>

Liam Butler interviews David Downs

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 3:22 pm | ElderNet

David Downs strong interest in innovative companies, and his pride in New Zealand, lead him to work at government agency New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, where he helps local businesses grow internationally More >>

Love is in the Air for New Zealand’s Premiere Chamber Trio

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 2:25 pm | Elephant Publicity

Beloved by both classical and contemporary audiences across both New Zealand and around the world, the ever popular NZTrio is set to deliver a passionate and romantic end of series concert in Loft @ Q Theatre on the 2nd of November with a third signature ... More >>

Keep kiwi kids safe in cars this Labour weekend

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 2:09 pm | New Zealand Plunket Society

Plunket is urging New Zealand families to think about their kids’ safety while they’re on the roads this holiday weekend. More >>

Mondiale Aces name side for start of Plunket Shield

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 1:26 pm | Auckland Cricket

The Mondiale Auckland Aces have named their first side of the season for the start of the Plunket Shield against the Northern Knights tomorrow in Whangarei. More >>

‘Kiss me quick – we’re millionaires!’

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 1:25 pm | Lotto New Zealand

A young South Auckland family are looking forward to moving into the house of their dreams after becoming instant millionaires with Lotto First Division on Saturday. More >>

Toyota Racing New Zealand Launches New FT50 Race Car

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 1:21 pm | Toyota Racing New Zealand

FT50 takes significant steps forward in driving dynamics, safety and technology • Test drivers endorse new race car: a worthy successor for outgoing TRS car More >>

A History of Ngati Kahungunu

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 1:06 pm | Libro International

One of the pillars of Maori tribal history will be published tomorrow in a new hardback edition. More >>

Highwic spinning and weaving a diamond celebration

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 1:00 pm | Heritage New Zealand

A special exhibition of contemporary weaving will take place at Highwic, the historic property in Newmarket cared for by Heritage New Zealand, from November 1-16. More >>

Impressive double trophy win for Vidal Legacy

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 12:57 pm | Vidal Estate

One of Hawkes Bay’s oldest wineries has taken out two of the top accolades in the prestigious Decanter Asia Wine Awards. More >>

Cobra Puma Golf sponsor for the 2015 BMW New Zealand Open

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 12:01 pm | BMW New Zealand Open

Organisers of the BMW New Zealand Open are delighted to welcome Cobra Puma Golf on board as a supporting sponsor of New Zealand’s premier golf event. The BMW New Zealand Open, a tier one event on the PGA Tour of Australasia, will be held from ... More >>

Wellington masterpiece to host African inspired showcase

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 11:30 am | Africa on my Sleeve

Auckland, New Zealand - October 21, 2014 - Africa on My Sleeve is pleased to announce that they will be hosting their annual fashion showcase at The Opera House, Wellington on Saturday 29 November. More >>

Clooney Celebrate Spring with Cooking Classes by Des Harris

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 11:20 am | Clooney

Celebrate spring and all it has to offer in the sumptuous surroundings of the newly opened Dom Pérignon Private Dining Room at Clooney. Tony Stewart, owner of Clooney, alongside 3-hat Executive Chef Des Harris are excited to introduce exclusive cooking ... More >>

SUBWAY® celebrates World Sandwich Day

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 11:09 am | Subway

World Sandwich Day is set to take New Zealand by storm on Monday 3 November when the lunchbox staple is celebrated in all its glory. The history of the sandwich is believed to date back to the 18th century when the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, John ... More >>

Homebrewers Homing in on Hamilton

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 11:00 am | Society Of Beer Advocates

Hundreds of homebrewers from across the country are busy preparing and packaging their bottles in preparation for this year’s SOBA National Homebrew Competition. More >>

Are you at risk of running over your kids?

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 10:55 am | Safekids

Spring is an exciting time for Kiwi families. With the cold winter months a fading memory, parents are eager to get the kids out of the house to enjoy the warmer days. Spring however brings with it a number of injury risks—one of the most serious ... More >>


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