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Actor breaks down labels in powerful solo show ‘Big J Stylez

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 10:35 am | Auckland Live

Fresh from an award-winning season at the NZ Fringe Festival, Auckland Live is proud to announce Jacob Dombroski’s (Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Porou) debut solo work, Big J Stylez will play in Auckland for the first time at the Herald Theatre 4-7 July ... More >>

More than 5000 young Kiwis discover their “inner awesome"

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 10:27 am | Youthline

Youthline and Coca-Cola celebrate the first anniversary of a free programme helping Kiwi teens and young adults change their lives and communities More >>

International presence in Vulcans Women’s squad

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 10:22 am | Auckland Rugby League

The Auckland Rugby League have named the Auckland Vulcans Women’s squad for the upcoming National Women’s Tournament at Cornwall Park, which kicks off onJune 2. More >>

Duncan And Purvis Wave the NZ Flag Overseas

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 10:19 am | Bikesport NZ

MAY 22, 2018: It was a thrilling weekend for the New Zealand-based Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team with two of its riders topping the podium in two very different corners of the world. More >>

World Play Day - Monday 28th May

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 10:05 am | Toy Library Federation NZ

The theme for World Play Day is Free Play - encouraging people to slow down for simple unstructured play with their children. More >>

Tim Veling And The Corner Store coming to CoCA May 31st

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 9:34 am | COCA Gallery

Change is afoot at CoCA with a new collab space launching at Lux Café and a new programming schedule for our Ground Floor Gallery, beginning with Vestiges, the latest installment of Tim Veling’s ongoing photographic documentation of Christchurch’s ... More >>

Ian McLean Wards Scholar aims to demystify archives

Monday, 21 May 2018, 7:57 pm | Cameron Curd

Ian McLean Wards Scholar aims to demystify archives with a New Zealand-centric Advocacy Publication More >>

Whiti Te Rā to open at Pātaka

Monday, 21 May 2018, 4:38 pm | Porirua City Council

Whiti Te Rā: The Story of Ngāti Toa Rangatira ran in Te Papa for more than two years, but has been set up at Porirua’s Pātaka Art + Museum and opens on 27 May More >>

De Grandhomme moving to the Mount

Monday, 21 May 2018, 4:02 pm | Auckland Cricket

After 12 years of service for the Auckland Aces, all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme will play his domestic cricket for Northern Districts in the 2018/19 season. More >>

Reduce winter nitrogen loss

Monday, 21 May 2018, 3:56 pm | Bala Tikkisetty Waikato Regional Council

The coldest months of the year are just around the corner, so farmers should be particularly cautious when applying nitrogen fertilisers to pasture or crops. More >>

Cabaret De Paris Returns to NZ

Monday, 21 May 2018, 1:27 pm | MR Fahrenheit

Back by Popular Demand: Cabaret De Paris Returns to NZ ONE SHOW ONLY AT THE CIVIC – 7 JULY Following a hugely popular national tour in 2017, during which audiences went wild for the daring beauty of exquisitely talented and bejeweled dancers, Australian ... More >>

Dancing with the Stars NZ Delivers Sunday Night Ratings

Monday, 21 May 2018, 1:07 pm | Mediaworks

Three Wins Monday And Friday Night, Dancing with the Stars NZ Delivers Sunday Night Ratings Win More >>

Eternity Opera announce the cast for production of Orfeo in August

Monday, 21 May 2018, 12:28 pm | Eternity Opera

After having critically acclaimed productions in 2016 with Don Giovanni and in 2017 with The Marriage of Figaro , Eternity Opera Company returns with two productions for 2018. A concert performance of Monteverdi’s 1607 opera Orfeo in August and ... More >>

Drunken Piano presents Courtney Barnett

Monday, 21 May 2018, 12:27 pm | Drunken Piano

Monday, May 21- Hot on the heels of the release of her sophomore album Tell Me How You Really Feel , Courtney Barnett announces a second all ages concert at Auckland’s Powerstation on Tuesday August 28. More >>

Kiwi innovation on show at USA state Special Olympics event

Monday, 21 May 2018, 12:03 pm | Packaworld

Inflatable bocce courts developed in New Zealand were centre stage at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Disney World, Orlando, on the weekend as part of the Special Olympics Florida State Summer Games. More >>

Midwinter Takes on ‘A Winter Tale’

Monday, 21 May 2018, 12:03 pm | Dunedin Midwinter Carnival

As the chill of winter starts to set in, a team of dedicated artists are busy preparing for one of the city’s most beloved celebrations. This year’s Dunedin Midwinter Carnival event will take place in the Octagon on 30 June transforming the city centre ... More >>

Variety selected as Shares for Good recipient

Monday, 21 May 2018, 11:34 am | Variety - The Children's Charity

Variety – the Children’s Charity is delighted to announce it has been selected as the More >>

The Gruffalo - film with live orchestra

Monday, 21 May 2018, 11:19 am | Auckland Philharmonia

The July school holidays brings to Auckland an enchanting film experience of a children’s literary classic with live music score performed by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO). More >>

Smokefreerockquest 2018 Nelson final results

Monday, 21 May 2018, 11:18 am | Smokefreerockquest

Seven piece progressive-rock band The Recliners from Nayland College took first place at the Nelson Smokefreerockquest at the Theatre Royal on Friday night. More >>

Smokefreerockquest Waikato heats on Sunday May 27

Monday, 21 May 2018, 11:17 am | Smokefreerockquest

For entrants in the nationwide high school music competition, finding a name is often first among their many challenges. Bring Me The Giant and Legal Issues feature among the bands to play off at the Clarence St Theatre on Sunday. (details below). More >>

Northland Heats

Monday, 21 May 2018, 11:15 am | Smokefreerockquest

For entrants in the nationwide high school music competition, finding a name is often first among their many challenges. Pastie Boys and Soup of the Day feature among the bands to play off at the Forum North on Saturday (details below). More >>

Manawatu solo-duo winners and band heats results

Monday, 21 May 2018, 11:14 am | Smokefreerockquest

Live music, original songs, selfies and first time nerves – it was all part of the mix at the Globe Theatre on Friday in this year’s Smokefreerockquest Manawatu heats. More >>

Celebrating Cycling in Aotearoa

Monday, 21 May 2018, 10:55 am | MOTAT

The most engaging, visionary, resourceful and innovative exhibitions, programmes and museum projects were celebrated Sunday night at a gala event for the Museums Aotearoa 2018 ServiceIQ New Zealand Museum Awards. More >>

Puaki Tā moko exhibition opens at Te Kōngahu Museum Waitangi

Monday, 21 May 2018, 10:42 am | Great Things

Puaki Tā moko exhibition to debut at Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi Opens this Saturday More >>

Billy T and Fred Award winners for 2018 announced

Monday, 21 May 2018, 10:01 am | NZ International Comedy Festival

Tonight, the NZ International Comedy Festival with Best Foods Mayo honoured the exceptional talent on show in the 2018 programme rewarding excellence with the New Zealand Comedy Trust awards: The FRED , for the best New Zealand Show in the Festival, and the Billy ... More >>

Wellington Hip Hop takes top prizes at national competitions

Monday, 21 May 2018, 9:56 am | The Company NZ

Locking in world competition qualifying spots at NZ’s premier national hip hop event in Auckland, Wellington based dance studio The Company NZ (TCNZ) will send two crews to the World Hip Hop Dance Championship (WHHDC) in Phoenix, Arizona, in ... More >>

Owen Mapp major retrospective exhibition at Pātaka

Monday, 21 May 2018, 9:54 am | Pataka Art and Museum

A major retrospective exhibition Owen Mapp: Dragons & Taniwha – 50 Years an Artist Carver opens at Pātaka Art + Museum, on Sunday 27 May. Curated by Mark Hutchins-Pond at Pātaka Art + Museum, the exhibition will feature around 250 of his works. More >>

Thousands flock to country’s largest writers festival

Monday, 21 May 2018, 9:39 am | Auckland Writers Festival

Women and men of all ages and children young and old flocked to the Auckland Writers Festival this week, which broke its own record with more than 74,000 seats filled across six days of tremendous conversations, performances, speeches and stand-up ... More >>

2018 ServiceIQ New Zealand Museum Awards - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Monday, 21 May 2018, 9:32 am | Museums Aotearoa

The most engaging, visionary, resourceful and innovative exhibitions, programmes and museum projects were celebrated this evening with a gala at event at Christchurch Art Gallery. More >>

Radio Tainui launches new reo webseries – ‘Oropaki'

Monday, 21 May 2018, 9:20 am | Radio Tainui

Radio Tainui has expanded its original programming into the digital space, with the creation of a new web series. The ‘Oropaki’ web series tackles the challenges of pronunciation and the importance of macrons. The web series launches with its ... More >>

16 Sexy Singles Revealed for TVNZ’S Heartbreak Island

Sunday, 20 May 2018, 2:30 pm | TVNZ

16 SEXY SINGLES REVEALED FOR TVNZ’S HEARTBREAK ISLAND Heartbreak Island makes its hotly anticipated debut on June 11 when a group of sexy singles take up residence on a tropical Fijian island in the hope of finding love. More >>

Debut novelist wins inaugural Michael Gifkins Prize

Saturday, 19 May 2018, 5:56 pm | New Zealand Society of Authors

Twenty-five-year-old debut novelist wins inaugural Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel Ruby Porter is the winner of the 2018 Michael Gifkins Prize for her remarkable novel, Attraction . Porter receives a publishing contract with Text and a NZ$10,000 ... More >>

Who Will Take Home the Golden Gumboot: 2018 Fred Award

Saturday, 19 May 2018, 12:37 pm | NZ International Comedy Festival

After much deliberation and hours of hilarity, the 2018 Fred Award judges have selected four finalists to compete at Last Laughs on Sunday 20 May for The FRED , Best New Zealand Show in the NZ International Comedy Festival with Best Foods Mayo. More >>

Auckland Art Gallery’s new chatbot: art-ificial intelligence

Friday, 18 May 2018, 1:46 pm | Auckland Art Gallery

Auckland Art Gallery’s new chatbot demonstrates art-ificial intelligence to give new access to 17,000 artworks More >>

Extended Until Sunday 15 July: Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto

Friday, 18 May 2018, 1:44 pm | Auckland Art Gallery

Auckland Art Gallery Toi Tāmaki’s presentation of the immersive 13-screen film installation, Manifesto , by Julian Rosefeldt featuring Cate Blanchett has been extended until Sunday 15 July. See trailer here. More >>

13 Reasons Why Season 2

Friday, 18 May 2018, 11:29 am | Mental Health Foundation

Tonight at 7:01pm Season 2 of the Netflix show 13 Reason Why will be released worldwide. More >>

'Wake Up To The Sound' By Blue Child Collective

Friday, 18 May 2018, 11:20 am | Integrity Promotion

Even though this tune from BCC is light hearted and bohemian with a youthful vibe, the message is universal, intelligent and deep. The beauty is that their music carries this juxtaposition effortlessly, and once you have watched their videos and seen ... More >>

ARL Media: May 19-20 Premiership previews

Friday, 18 May 2018, 11:14 am | Auckland Rugby League

In a season where very little has gone right for the Marist Saints so far, this Saturday presents an opportunity to wrestle control of the Roope Rooster challenge trophy when they travel to take on Pt Chevalier in the Round 7 livestreamed match. More >>

Valerie books prestigious Edinburgh Festival Fringe slot

Friday, 18 May 2018, 11:07 am | Great Things

Friday 18 May, 2018- It has been announced overnight that Last Tapes Theatre Company's original production Valerie has been selected for a month-long season in the prestigious Summerhall programme at Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August. Last Tapes today reveals ... More >>

Young carers take to the skies

Friday, 18 May 2018, 10:37 am | Carers New Zealand

A group of deserving young carers of loved ones who are elderly, ill or disabled will have the chance of a lifetime this weekend, taking part in a memorable scenic flight over Auckland. More >>

International Museum Day sees the launch of Raranga Matihiko

Friday, 18 May 2018, 9:57 am | Auckland War Memorial Museum

Today marks the global event, International Museum Day which aims to raise awareness about the importance of museums in society. The theme for International Museum Day 2018 is Hyperconnected Museums which aligns with the Auckland Museum’s five year ... More >>

Are you more loyal to who you love, or what you love?

Friday, 18 May 2018, 8:56 am | Circa Theatre

The Atom Room is a thrilling new love story, set within a highly-advanced virtual reality system where couples 'meet' and 'interact' in ways so believable, it might as well be reality itself. Imagine an ultra-modern version of Skype, but you can ... More >>

Kia Mau Festival 2018

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 7:02 pm | Kia Mau Festival

Kia Mau Festival 2018 M a ori + Pasifika | Theatre + Dance 1-16 June 2018 - WELLINGTON Whanagrei teens set their sites on performing in Poneke. More >>

Squadron Calls on 150 Year Legacy to Lead 2021 Celebration

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 6:38 pm | Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron

One of only seven ‘Royal Yacht Squadrons’ in the world, The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) will celebrate an illustrious history spanning 150 years in 2021. The year coincides with its hosting of the 36th America’s Cup regatta and ... More >>

Kangaroo: a Love-Hate Story

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 3:29 pm | Elephant Publicity

Directed by Kate McIntyre Clere and Mick McIntyre, this explosive documentary breaks new ground, uncovering an unlikely truth about Australia’s love-hate relationship with its beloved icon, when the award-winning KANGAROO hits New Zealand screens from ... More >>

NZ Filmmaker features in Four International Film Festivals

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 3:28 pm | Nicole Chen

Auckland’s rising star of Film, Nicole Chen’s new short film to feature in four international Film Festivals already this year. More >>

The Church of Art

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 1:49 pm | The Satellite Gallery

Satellite Gallery went beyond the boundaries of our galaxy, with installations produced by emerging and established creative art explorers. It was a fantastic journey orbiting Cleveland and the Waterloo Art scene in our spaceship of art. The spaceship has landed ... More >>

Daniel Beban named as Lilburn Research Fellow 2019

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 1:34 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Daniel Beban named as Lilburn Research Fellow 2019 The Alexander Turnbull Library and the Lilburn Trust are delighted to announce that Daniel Beban has been awarded the prestigious Lilburn Research Fellowship for 2019. More >>

Rare Banknotes at Wellington Auction

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 1:29 pm | Mowbray's

Friday 25 and Saturday 26 May will see the largest auction of New Zealand banknotes ever held in New Zealand by Mowbray Collectables. Nearly 500 banknote and related lots will go under the hammer in Wellington, starting with cheques from the New Zealand ... More >>

Mairangi Surf Club member breaks NZ Ski record

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 1:08 pm | Danielle McKenzie

Mairangi Bay Surf Life Saving Club member Danielle McKenzie has become the first New Zealand women to win an open individual title at the 2018 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships (Aussies 2018). Danielle claimed gold in the Women’s Surf ... More >>

Bride & Bridesmaid Going Head to Head in Christchurch

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 11:18 am | Christchurch Marathon

With three weeks until race day, the ASB Christchurch Marathon is again shaping up as New Zealand’s premier road race, and amongst the 4000-plus starters are two top women – one the defending champion while the other has finished on every step ... More >>

Summer Concert Tour 2019

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 11:02 am | Greenstone Entertainment

Greenstone Entertainment Presents Summer Concert Tour 2019 Another sizzling hot summer of music will be hitting our shores in January with Greenstone Entertainment announcing its line-up of four international acts for the annual Summer Concert Tour. ... More >>

High Performance IRB New Zealand squads announced

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 10:45 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) is pleased to announce the High Performance Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) squads, as part of the preparation for the Lifesaving World Championships being held later this year in Australia. More >>

New book supports Taika’s claims about racism

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 10:24 am | Atuanui Press

• Maori needed a special card to move around the country • Maori were banned from public bars in South Auckland • Pukekohe magazine elocal with 50,000 circulation still publishing racist content More >>

NZSO to play music by Radiohead guitarist in unique concert

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 10:19 am | NZSO

NZSO to play music by Radiohead guitarist in unique concert series The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will perform music by Radiohead lead guitarist Jonny Greenwood in the second of its hit Shed Series of concerts in Wellington on 1 June. More >>

Top talent to be recognised at NZ Jazz Awards in Wellington

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 9:13 am | Recorded Music NZ

The Recorded Music NZ Best Jazz Artist and the APRA Best Jazz Composition awards will be presented on the opening night of the Wellington Jazz Festival, Wednesday 6 June. More >>

Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel defeat Waikato Bay of Plenty

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 9:07 am | Netball New Zealand

Showing resilience and patience, the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel held off numerous counter-attacks before posting an entertaining 64-60 win over a tenacious Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic in Dunedin on Wednesday. More >>

Sam Smith Announces Paloma Faith as Special Guest

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 9:04 am | Mushroom Group

The one and only Sam Smith will return to Australia and New Zealand this November on his The Thrill Of It All World Tour . Tickets are proving to be in high demand, with additional shows already added in Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane ... More >>

Chief Censor Warns Parents to Be Aware

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 8:49 am | Office of Film and Literature Classification

The Chief Censor David Shanks warns parents and caregivers of vulnerable children and teenagers to be prepared for the release of Netflix’s Season 2 release of 13 Reasons Why scheduled to screen this Friday, May 18, at 7pm. More >>

Tuai: A Traveller in Two Worlds wins Ockham Book Award

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 2:40 pm | Bridget Williams Books

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