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Sunflower stars all over the country!

Friday, 8 December 2017, 3:12 pm | Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens

A love of gardening has taken root in more than 220 kindergartens nationwide thanks to the Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens Project. Over the past four months 11,700 kindergarten children have been working hard to grow the tallest sunflower and widest ... More >>

NZRL revamps junior development pathway

Friday, 8 December 2017, 1:48 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

New Zealand Rugby League are kicking off 2018 with a new look junior development pathway. An innovative new Talent Development Programme (TDP) has been designed to better prepare players working towards a professional career, while keeping players ... More >>

Rachel Hunter & Jo Seagar Support Hospice Christmas Campaign

Friday, 8 December 2017, 12:40 pm | Hospice NZ

Two of New Zealand’s Much-Loved Stars Support Hospice with Farmers for Their Annual Christmas Campaign! More >>

It’s a tight five for 2degrees

Friday, 8 December 2017, 11:20 am | 2 Degrees Mobile

2degrees will be the exclusive telecommunications partner for all five New Zealand teams competing in the Investec Super Rugby competition from February 2018. More >>

Half a Million Households Expected

Friday, 8 December 2017, 10:53 am | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand is projected to have over 2.2 million households in 2038, 500,000 more than now, Stats NZ said today. According to the medium projection, the country will have more households in every region, city, and in most districts. More >>

'Empty Nesters' a Growing Part of the Flock

Friday, 8 December 2017, 10:51 am | Statistics New Zealand

8 December 2017 - Couples living without children will make up more than half the 433,000 extra families projected to be in New Zealand by 2038, Stats NZ said today. This family type, which includes couples without or yet to have children, and those ... More >>

Lonely Planet reveals the best NZ destinations

Friday, 8 December 2017, 10:47 am | Lonely Planet

In search of exhilaration, reflection or fulfilment? Lonely Planet reveals the best destinations to connect with your emotions More >>

Swiss National Team to Make Debut at 2018 NZ Cycle Classic

Friday, 8 December 2017, 10:27 am | Destination Wairarapa

Switzerland’s national pursuit cycling team will make its debut at the 2018 New Zealand Cycle Classic held in the Wairarapa next January. More >>

Summer Travel Checklist

Friday, 8 December 2017, 10:25 am | Insurance and Financial Services Ombudsman

8 December 2017- Unexpected disasters can interfere with travel plans, and that is what travel insurance is for – to cover you for the unexpected, says Insurance & Financial Services Ombudsman, Karen Stevens. More >>

MTV Brings Back a Classic

Friday, 8 December 2017, 10:08 am | MTV NZ

Christmas has come early for SKY TV customers as MTV Classic returns after a two-year break. Launching today, Friday December 8, at 10am, MTV Classic is a 24-hour music channel that delivers the biggest hits from the 1980s to the 2000s. The channel showcases ... More >>

Ten x Ten: One Hundred of Te Papa's Best-Loved Art Works

Friday, 8 December 2017, 10:01 am | Howard Davis

Wellingtonians can look forward to some wonderful displays of art in 2018 with the imminent redesign and renovation of exhibition spaces in both Te Papa and City Gallery. When it opens in March 2018, Toi Art, the new gallery at Te Papa, will increase the ... More >>

Sport Hawke’s Bay is fit, agile and ready for 2018

Friday, 8 December 2017, 9:56 am | Sport Hawke's Bay

Sport Hawke’s Bay is in a strong position both financially and strategically as it focusses on getting more people, more active, more often. Sport Hawke’s Bay chief executive Mark Aspden announced the organisations score card for the last 12 ... More >>

WeChat Phenomenon Hits New Zealand

Friday, 8 December 2017, 9:36 am | WeChat

The growth of mobile and social media technology have spiralled immensely to support people in a unique and easy way to communicate. Today, we have a number of good social media and communication tools that help business connectivity and growth. More >>

Ironman Contingency Course Implemented Due to Algae

Friday, 8 December 2017, 9:19 am | IRONMAN

Due to dense mats of potentially toxic algal species at five sites around Lake Taupō, prompting a Council warning for the public to avoid swimming in affected areas, organisers of IRONMAN 70.3 Taupo have been forced to remove the swim leg and implement a contingency ... More >>

Tiny Ruins to Support Fleet Foxes

Friday, 8 December 2017, 9:17 am | CRS Management

Tiny Ruins will be opening for Fleet Foxes at the American indie-folk legends' two New Zealand shows in January. More >>

Who Was Queen Margaret?- 'She Wolf' at Bats Theatre, 2018

Friday, 8 December 2017, 9:17 am | Bats Theatre

A daughter, princess, wife, queen, mother, warmonger, widow and crone...a monster? She Wolf, a comedic commentary on a dramatic characterization written and performed by Canadian comedian Gillian English is coming to New Zealand Fringe in 2018. More >>

David Holder Goes International with JWRC Campaign in 2018

Friday, 8 December 2017, 9:15 am | Holder Brothers Racing

Rally driver David Holder aims to become the first New Zealander to contest the FIA Junior World Rally Championship, as the 2016 New Zealand rally champion prepares to take his rallying career international in 2018. More >>

Global Innovation Leader Visits NZ to Cultivate Creativity

Friday, 8 December 2017, 9:13 am | Sally Webster

Sir Ken Robinson’s talks might have been viewed by 400 million people in over 160 countries these days, but he’s been telling people for decades that the way we educate children isn’t enhancing natural creativity; it’s denying it. More >>

SIX60 & Nico & Vinz - Second Show Added At Black Barn

Friday, 8 December 2017, 9:06 am | Great Things

hursday, 7 December 2017- SIX60 and Nico & Vinz ’s Hawke’s Bay show at Black Barn Vineyards has sold out within minutes of going on on sale, but there’s good news for those who missed out, an extra show has been added for the following night, ... More >>

Teenager’s Sustainability Film Wins Praise Including from PM

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 8:05 pm | Outlook for Someday

A cheeky child’s-eye-view on sustainability has won the top award at tonight’sceremony celebrating the 20 winning films in The Outlook for Someday film challenge. The film compares the environment to oatmeal, the economy to a tuna and cucumber sandwich, ... More >>

World’s first official kererū road safety signs installed

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 5:18 pm | Wellington City Council

In an effort to make our streets safer and reduce cars killing kererū, Wellington City Council has installed “Slow for kererū” road signs at key locations around Zealandia and Otari Wiltons Bush. Both of these natural areas are home to many of ... More >>

The Original Wailers -NZ Shows Tauranga, Hamilton & Auckland

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 4:18 pm | Metropolis Touring

Is This Love, Could You Be Loved, Three Little Birds, One Love, No Woman No Cry, Buffalo Soldier, I Shot The Sheriff, Jamming, Get Up Stand Up, Redemption Song and many more. More >>

Another Huge Year for the Auckland Theatre Awards

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 4:15 pm | Auckland Theatre Awards

The 9th Annual Auckland Theatre Awards were an uproarious success on Monday night in the Wintergarden at The Civic. Hosted by the hilarious Johanna Cosgrove and directed by Sam Snedden , the awards celebrated the breadth of the theatre community in Auckland ... More >>

Bleachers (US) announced as support for Paramore Tour

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 4:13 pm | Live Nation

International rock superstars PARAMORE are making their highly anticipated return to New Zealand for their first headline show in four years in support of their RIANZ #7 charting album After Laughter . More >>

The Catch And Win Promotion is Back to Bowl Over Fans

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 3:38 pm | Tui Brewery

Tui Brewery Ltd, official beer of New Zealand Cricket (NZC), is proud to announce the return of Tui Catch a Million for the upcoming 2017/18 summer of cricket. More >>

New NZ law book shows how to judge like a feminist

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 2:58 pm | University of Canterbury

A new book, co-edited by two University of Canterbury law academics, gives a new perspective on New Zealand law and challenges the concept of judicial neutrality by offering feminist and mana wahine judgments on key cases. More >>

NZ Freeskiers Through to Finals in Stacked World Cup Field

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 2:35 pm | Snowsports

Copper Mountain, USA (6 December 2017) – New Zealand freeski halfpipe specialists Beau-James Wells (Wanaka) and Nico Porteous (Christchurch) have successfully qualified for finals within a hard-hitting World Cup field in the USA More >>

SWV 25th Anniversary Tour with Special Guests Allure

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 11:44 am | Blackout Music Management

Delta Bravo and Abstract Entertainment are thrilled to present, for the first time ever in New Zealand, multi-platinum and Grammy nominated R&B legends SWV (Sisters with Voices). Joining SWV will be fellow New York natives Allure , also on their ... More >>

'Six Worlds of WOW 2017' Exhibition Opens at Nelson Museum

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 11:41 am | World of WearableArt

The National WOW Museum’s new exhibition of finalist garments from the 2017 World of WearableArt Awards Show will open to the public on Friday 8 December. Six Worlds of WOW 2017 showcases more than 50 garments by 60 designers from 11 countries, including ... More >>

'Street Prints Mauao' Street Art Festival in Mount Maunganui

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 11:30 am | Street Prints Mauao

Pushing Arts in NZ Trust Presents Street Prints Mauao Street Art Festival, Bought to You by Tect And Powerco. More >>

Sam Street Takes the Long Road to Youth Sailing Worlds

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 11:13 am | Yachting New Nealand

It's 9169km from Auckland to Sanya, China, and Sam Street probably felt like he had already travelled that far when he took off with the rest of the New Zealand team for the upcoming youth sailing world championships. More >>

‘Hope Night’ to Inspire Eating Disorder Sufferers

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 10:40 am | NZ Eating Disorders Clinic

A free event for those in the midst of an eating disorder is aiming to provide hope for them and their families. More >>

French Film Festival Reveals First Films on 2018 Programme

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 10:31 am | Alliance Francaise

The Alliance Française French Film Festival Reveals Festival Patron and First Films from the 2018 Programme More >>

28th Fine Signs Hutt City Crazyman Multisport Event

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 9:59 am | Crazyman Event

A collection of old hands and new faces look likely to dominate the Fine Signs Crazyman multisport event in Lower Hutt on Sunday. More >>

Urban Leads Superkarts’ Resurgence From the Front!

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 9:58 am | Fast Company

Reigning national champion Ryan Urban is leading a resurgence of interest in Superkart racing – from the front! More >>

Soundsplash Announces Full Artist Lineup

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 9:30 am | SoundSplash

With six weeks to go, Soundsplash 2018 heats up to deliver Raglan’s best festival experience yet. More >>

International Volunteers Day Celebration

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 9:28 am | Hindu Council of New Zealand

Hindu Council of New Zealand (HCNZ) Wellington Chapter celebrated International Volunteers Day (IV Day) on Saturday, 2nd December 2017 at Naenae Community Hall in Lower Hutt, Wellington. More >>

Fringe Festival Brings 130 Shows to Wellington

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 9:12 am | Wellington Fringe Festival

For the last 28 years, Wellington's Fringe Festival has played host to a bevy of fresh, up and coming talents and provided a playground for established artists, not only from New Zealand, but around the World, to perform exciting new works from all ... More >>

The World is Coming to Dunedin This Fringe

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 9:10 am | Dunedin Fringe Festival

An explosion of art hits Dunedin this Fringe, as the festival down at the edge of the world brings the world over to play. More >>

Tami Neilson Opens for Robbie Williams in Auckland & Dunedin

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 9:07 am | Blackout Music Managment

Global superstar ROBBIE WILLIAMS today announces he will play a fourth and final Victorian date on his upcoming Heavy Entertainment Show Australian Tour . Robbie will take the stage at the Yarra Valley’s Rochford Wines for a special An Evening ... More >>

Summer Bash Debut for South African Drifter at Hampton Downs

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 9:02 am | Hampton Downs

The top 32 professional and amateur drifters in the country go head-to-head at Mazda Mad Mike’s Summer Bash at Hampton Downs this Saturday in the biggest drift event of the year. Among them will be George Myburgh, who grew up drifting in car parks ... More >>

All Roads Lead to Puhinui International Three Day Event

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 8:52 am | Equestrian Sports New Zealand

Horse and rider combinations from throughout the country gather in Auckland this weekend for the Puhinui International Three-day Event at the Puhinui Reserve on the Manakau harbour. Nearly 200 horse and rider combinations will face the starters over ... More >>

Xmas Campaign Support Charity Partners, SPCA, and MADT

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 8:48 am | Animates Pet Store

Animates’ annual Christmas campaign to help raise much needed funds for the SPCA and the Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust, is now underway. More >>

Tashi Levett Represents NZ at the Asian Supermodel Contest

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 8:32 am | Bintang Models

Look out Saipan – Kiwi model Tashi Levett is representing NEW ZEALAND at Asian Supermodel Contest in December. For over a decade the Asian Supermodel Contest (ASC) has been on a mission to discover outstanding models in Asia, and around the world, ... More >>

Quote of the Year 2017 Finalists Announced

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 8:25 am | Massey University

From new Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s pledge to tackle climate change, to a teenager’s spoken poetry and a Shortland Street cliff-hanger, 2017 has been a good year for the memorable Kiwi quip. More >>

Winner of Best NZ Short Film at the Terror-Fi Film Festival

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 7:39 pm | Terror-Fi Film Festival

Winner of the $10,000 prize for Best New Zealand Short Film at the Terror-Fi Film Festival announced More >>

No ASB Classic for injured Erakovic

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 6:34 pm | ASB Classic

Due to injury, New Zealand’s number one tennis player Marina Erakovic will watch the ASB Classic from the side line next year. An ongoing back injury will instead see our top female player spend the summer rehabilitating and relaxing at the beach. More >>

Heath Franklin’s Chopper: Bogan Jesus

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 4:37 pm | Elephant Publicity

Touring Fourteen NZ centres from 1 May – 3 June, 2018 Public On Sale: Wednesday December 6, 2017 More >>

Could an Australian seagull have saved a NZ star

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 3:32 pm | H2Ow Productions

Could an Australian seagull have saved a New Zealand star from summer’s greatest horror? More >>

Taini Jamison Trophy schedule confirmed

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 2:23 pm | Netball NZ

The schedule of play for the recently announced Taini Jamison Trophy series, to be held in Auckland from 21-24 March 2018, has been released and Netball fans are in for a treat. More >>

Youth mentoring charity expands

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 2:22 pm | Crescendo Trust of Aotearoa

A charity that mentors disadvantaged youth has seen such demand for its services it has recently begun operating in the inner-city suburb of Pt Chevalier More >>

Big Band Christmas Concert

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 1:38 pm | Auckland Wind Orchestra

The Auckland Wind Orchestra and St Andrew's Bag Band are joining together to bring their annual Christmas concert. They will be featuring Christmas music as well as some of the finest wind band and big band music. All proceeds will be donated to ... More >>

Facebook’s 2017 Year In Review

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 1:25 pm | Facebook

Today we are announcing our 2017 Year in Review highlighting the top ways people came together on Facebook to support one another. More >>

Braden Currie Happy to Be the Target at Ironman 70.3 Taupo

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 12:04 pm | IRONMAN

Fear or trepidation are not words you associate with leading triathlete Braden Currie, he races like his life depends on it every time he pulls on the lycra. Little surprise then that the 31-year-old welcomes the pressure of being race favourite as he sets ... More >>

Epic lineup announced for Ōtaki Summer Camp

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 11:55 am | Otaki Summer Camp

The full lineup for Ōtaki Summer Camp has been announced with well-known political figures and writers taking centre stage in January alongside popular musicians, comedians, and poets. More >>

SkillsActive scholarship supports Māori sports star

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 11:51 am | Skills Active

Achieving impressive results both off and on the badminton court, Erena Calder-Hawkins is this year's recipient of the $5,000 Skills Active Māori Sports Scholarship. More >>

Research Sheds Light on Online Experiences of Young Kiwis

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 11:45 am | Netsafe

Nudes And NZ Teens: New Research Sheds Light on the Online Experiences of Young Nzers More >>

SIT Graduate Maira Muller’s Live Stream Performance Exhibiti

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 11:03 am | Southern Institute Of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) graduate Maira Muller is exploring drawing as performance in a live stream exhibition taking place across two venues. City Gallery in Invercargill is displaying the collection of drawings Muller has produced throughout ... More >>

Stellar Women’s Field Lines up at Ironman 70.3 Taupo

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 10:52 am | IRONMAN

Laura Siddall is a little tired of standing one step down from the top of the podium this year, and the 37-year-old British athlete could be excused for thinking Taupo has it in for her more than most venues, with runner up results at the 2016 70.3 ... More >>

Jim Gaffigan Announces Debut NZ Shows for March 2018

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 9:29 am | Mushroom Group

Jim Gaffigan - Grammy Nominated, Multi-Platinum-Selling, Top Touring Comedian, Actor & Two Times New York Times Best-Selling Author - Announces Debut New Zealand Shows for March 2018 More >>



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