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League 4 Life announced as Official NZ Charity Partner

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 12:55 pm | Rugby League World Cup

Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) is pleased to announce League 4 Life as the Official Charity Partner of the tournament in New Zealand. More >>

RSA thanks volunteers for making a difference to communities

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 12:51 pm | Returned Services Association

The Returned and Services’ Association is one of the thousands of volunteer-powered organisations throughout New Zealand celebrating those who give their time to contribute to their communities this Volunteer Week. More >>

Official Result: WBOP Magic 58 def Northern Stars 45

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 10:18 am | Netball NZ

For the first time in their history, WBOP Magic have missed out on the post-season despite toppling the Northern Stars 58-45 in the final match of the regular season in Tauranga on Wednesday. More >>

Heartbreak for NZL Sailing Team at Youth America's Cup

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 10:17 am | Yachting New Zealand

The NZL Sailing Team suffered heartbreak at the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup this morning, narrowly missing out on retaining the trophy they won four years ago. More >>

THE WEEKND Fall 2017 World Tour with French Montana & Nav

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 10:08 am | Live Nation Entertainment

THURSDAY JUNE 22, 2017 - Grammy Award®-winning and multi-platinum selling music artist THE WEEKND has announced a second leg to his critically acclaimed Starboy: Legend of the Fall 2017 World Tour , featuring stops throughout North America - and ... More >>

PAUL McCARTNEY brings his 'One On One Tour' to NZ

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 10:08 am | The Mushroom Group

Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, 21-time Grammy Award winner and recipient of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Sir Paul McCartney will bring his acclaimed long-running One On One Tour to Australia and New Zealand this December. More >>

Trio of Outstanding Dance Works to Headline Annual Festival

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 9:43 am | Elephant Publicity

Combining the stunning talents of dance luminaries Douglas Wright, Mary Jane O’Reilly, Mark Baldwin, Louise Potiki-Bryant and Sarah Foster-Sproull, Tempo Dance Festival is proud to announce the first three shows for their 14th annual Festival. Returning ... More >>

Circa Theatre Presents World Premiere of ‘Caging Skies’

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 9:14 am | Circa Theatre

Johannes, a zealous member of the Vienna Hitler Youth, discovers a fateful secret – his family is hiding a young Jewish woman, Elsa, in their home. Her life in his hands, Johannes and Elsa embark on a gripping journey of obsession and love that ... More >>

NZRL Board Changes

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 4:24 pm | NZRL

Reon Edwards has been elected as New Zealand Rugby League interim chairman following the resignation of Garry Fissenden. After three years as chairman and eight years on the NZRL board, Fissenden resigned at today's board meeting. Edwards acknowledged ... More >>

‘53 Years and I’ve Loved Every Minute’ Lloyd Scott

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 3:43 pm | Radio New Zealand

Veteran broadcaster Lloyd Scott has announced that he is leaving Radio New Zealand in August after a career spanning more than 53 years. He has spent the last 13 years as one of RNZ National’s regular overnight hosts. More >>

TAFT Announces Final Curtain Call for Tropfest NZ

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 2:47 pm | TAFT

TAFT announced this morning that it would not be presenting a sixth Tropfest New Zealand festival in 2018. More >>

Squash XL PSA Qualifying Round 1 and Main Draw

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 2:20 pm | Squash New Zealand

The first round of the Squash XL PSA is complete and the final PSA in the June series sees a number of top players competing to try and take out the title in this new facility in Auckland. More >>

Iwi aims to inspire the inspirers

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 1:22 pm | Ngati Kahungunu

Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Inc. is thrilled to host the second language revitalization symposium, named ‘Te reo ki tua!’, a new initiative that has been developed to further enhance the Ngāti Kahungunu Māori Language Strategy which strives for te ... More >>

Plunket celebrates National Volunteer Week

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 12:49 pm | New Zealand Plunket Society

This National Volunteer Week (18-24 June) Plunket is celebrating its volunteers across the country and the diverse ways in which they support whānau with young tamariki. “Volunteers founded Plunket in 1907 to ‘help the mothers and save the ... More >>

Motorcycling New Zealand in Good Hands

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 11:03 am | Bikesport NZ

JUNE 21, 2017: Now more than five months into the job, it's fair to say that Aucklander Virginia Henderson is now well settled in and she has a firm grip at the helm of New Zealand's most important motorbike organisation. More >>

Nominations for 2017 Vodafone NZ Music Awards Open Today

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 10:55 am | Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards

The 2017 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards are five months away, but nominations officially open today (21 June). More >>

Auckland turns it on for the first test match

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 10:51 am | ATEED

Auckland is gearing up for the first test of the DHL New Zealand Lions Series, with fanzones and the Fan Trail ready to go and great opportunities for Aucklanders and visitors alike, ticket-holders or not, to mix with other fans and join in the excitement ... More >>

SF Exploratorium’s New Total Solar Eclipse App

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 10:48 am | The Exploratorium

The Exploratorium has just announced the release of its new free Total Solar Eclipse App for iOS as well as an updated version of the app for Android devices. The app, which includes information about the eclipse and safe viewing techniques, allows ... More >>

Pātaka Storage Upgrade Creates Unique Exhibition

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 10:42 am | Pataka

Nearly all of Pātaka’s 25,000 objects are on display in two exhibitions while its storage facilities are being upgraded. More >>

New Zealand Fed Cup Tennis Team Confirmed

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 10:35 am | Tennis New Zealand

The New Zealand Fed Cup tennis team has been confirmed with a couple of new faces to the side as well as a new captain and a relatively new country to travel to as well. More >>

UC appoints two Ursula Bethell Writers in Residence for 2017

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 10:15 am | University of Canterbury

An award-winning Christchurch writer and a literary historian/poet are the two University of Canterbury Ursula Bethell Writers in Residence for 2017. More >>

HP48HOURS 2017 - Earlybird Registration Now Open

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 9:58 am | HP48Hours

Last year, a record number of women and girls directed films in the HP48HOURS Filmmaking Competition. This year, organisers are looking to attract even more. More >>

Water Safety New Zealand applauds Kiwi volunteers

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 9:58 am | Water Safety New Zealand

As leader of a sector that relies predominantly on a volunteer base to save lives, Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) during National Volunteer Week is acknowledging the great contribution they make to our society. “By nature, Kiwis like to give of ... More >>

Campbell Returns to Form at Far North Rally

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 9:45 am | Campbell Rally Sport

Tauranga’s Phil Campbell has ended a run of more than a year struggling for results with a close fought runner up spot at the Far North Rally, run out of Paihia over the weekend. More >>

Constant Radical - The Life and Times of Sue Bradford

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 9:14 am | Fraser Books

“There are two New Zealands living side by side right now – one of poverty and addictions, unemployment, guns, alcohol, abuse, sickness, despair and suicide – the other of people who have nice clothes and high-paid jobs and cars and know little ... More >>

Shortest day ushers in mid-winter Christmas parties

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 9:13 am | Alexandra Park

The 21st of June marks the shortest day, meaning Alexandra Park’s mid-winter Christmas parties are set to kick off. The first one is this week, with the evenings to be held over four consecutive Friday race nights on 23 and 30 June and 7 and 14 July. More >>

Society of Publishers in Asia Awards

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 9:11 am | Society of Publishers in Asia

The Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA), an organization dedicated to best practices in professional publishing, was proud to present 95 awards for outstanding journalism at its annual SOPA Awards for Editorial Excellence gala dinner at the Hong Kong Convention ... More >>

NZL Sailing Team eye comeback at Youth America's Cup

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 9:09 am | Yachting New Zealand

The NZL sailing Team endured a frustrating first day of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup finals and will need to improve dramatically tomorrow if they are to defend the title they won in 2013. More >>

Paul McCartney to announce Australia + NZ dates via Facebook

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 5:26 pm | Frontier Touring Company

MEDIA ALERT: Paul McCartney to announce Australia + New Zealand tour dates via Facebook Live Fan Event More >>

The 2017 Battle of the Clubs Motocross

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 4:31 pm | Bikesport NZ

JUNE 20, 2017: Expect the country’s most talented motocross riders to put aside their traditional rivalries and brand allegiances when they next compete, instead banding together under provincial colours. They will flock to Taupo this Saturday ... More >>

Elam artist wins Glaister Ennor Award

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 3:52 pm | University of Auckland

An obsession with tactile surfaces coupled with a desire to find fresh ways to meaningfully connect with place, formed part of the impetus behind a winning artwork by Elam School of Fine Arts graduate Jordan Davey-Emms. More >>

New Game for Super Street Arcade - an ode to Space Invaders

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 2:19 pm | Gap Filler

A new game is about to be unveiled on Gap Filler’s Super Street Arcade system this week. “Space Raiders: The battle for Christchurch” is a new game developed by local game developer, Brent Silby of Def-Logic. It is an ode to the 80s arcade ... More >>

Hamilton’s St Paul’s Collegiate School's Jekyll & Hyde

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 1:57 pm | St Paul's Collegiate School

Hamilton’s St Paul’s Collegiate School will be holding their annual production ‘ Jekyll & Hyde ’ from 1 – 6 July in the Southwell School Performing Arts Centre. If you could include information about this upcoming show in your community ... More >>

Tuivasa-Sheck Returns to Former Primary School

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 1:43 pm | Rugby League World Cup

20 June 2017 Tuivasa-Sheck Returns to Former Primary School to Support RLWC2017 Student Competition New Zealand representative Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is supporting Rugby League World Cup 2017’s call for teachers to put their students in the draw for a once ... More >>

Next Step Center for Women accept ACE Aotearoa Award

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 1:09 pm | Ara Institute

Decades of making a difference in the lives of thousands of women was recognised recently when the Next Step Centre for Women team at Ara Institute of Canterbury flew to Wellington to accept the Provider of the Year - Tangata Tiriti award, at ... More >>

Christchurch Band Nomad To Open for U.S. Rock Trio Hanson

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 12:38 pm | Nomad

With only one week to go until multi-Grammy nominated pop-rock trio HANSON come to New Zealand for their Middle Of Everywhere World Tour , Christchurch musicians nomad are announced to open the show. More >>

NZL Sailing Team chasing Youth America's Cup

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 12:22 pm | Yachting New Zealand

As Kiwis dream of getting their hands on the Auld Mug again, another New Zealand team continue their quest for the other America’s Cup. More >>

KiwiHarvest delivers more than a million meals to Kiwis

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 12:17 pm | KiwiHarvest

Auckland food rescue group KiwiHarvest has now delivered more than one million meals to needy New Zealanders. More >>

Port of Tauranga Sets New Zealand Container Throughput Record

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 12:02 pm | Port of Tauranga Limited

Port of Tauranga today celebrated a new record of more than one million TEUs (twenty foot equivalent units) processed in a year - a first for any New Zealand port. More >>

Legendary Boxer David Tua to Inspire Hundreds of Pacific Men

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 11:49 am | Gathering of the 3000

Boxing legend David Tua will inspire hundreds of Pacific men with his personal story of anger, depression and suicidal thoughts at the historic Gathering of the 3000 event. More >>

Matariki extravaganza underway at Te Puia | NZMACI

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 11:28 am | Maori Arts and Crafts Institute

Fierce kapa haka competition, live tā moko by some of the best in the art form, and plenty of family friendly activities are all set for the New Zealand Māori Arts and Craft Institute’s upcoming Matariki celebrations. More >>

Paying for The Price of Convenience

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 10:32 am | Auckland University

Meals prepared at home are cheaper than popular takeaway meals, and most remained cheaper even when accounting for the cost of preparation time. This is the surprising finding of a University of Auckland study which compared the cost of six popular ... More >>

The Creamery is coming…MMMMmmmmm

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 10:29 am | Java Dance Company

Wellington’s Java Dance Theatre sell-out in Edinburgh and have just signed with an agent in China but right now they are bringing the premiere of their new work The Creamery home to Wellington. The Hannah Playhouse will be transformed into a ... More >>

Singer and flautist win DMMF Auckland Arts Excellence Awards

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 10:20 am | Dame Malvina Major Foundation

Two young Auckland performing artists have earned the recognition of the Dame Malvina Major Foundation in its latest round of Arts Excellence Awards for the Auckland region. More >>

Treble Cone Ski Area – Home Basin

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 9:24 am | Treble Cone

Due to some unusually warm temperatures over the past week, the Home Basin has insufficient snow cover to proceed with opening day as scheduled and unfortunately we will be postponing the start of the 2017 season. More >>

National Chamber Music Contest Wellington Results

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 8:43 am | Chamber Music New Zealand

The Wellington District Contest round in the annual NZCT Chamber Music Contest took place last weekend. The Contest attracted 32 ensembles involving 112 musicians and was adjudicated by Auckland University lecturer and principal bassoonist of the Sydney ... More >>

Going Wild with Christchurch Arts Festival 2017

Monday, 19 June 2017, 9:08 pm | Christchurch Arts Festival

The full programme for the 2017 Christchurch Arts Festival has been released featuring 50 events spread across three weeks from 30 August to 17 September. More >>

Peter Garrett makes special appearance

Monday, 19 June 2017, 9:06 pm | Christchurch Arts Festival

WORD Christchurch is pleased to announce Peter Garrett: Big Blue Sky, as part of its Shifting Points of View series held in association with Christchurch Arts Festival. More >>

To Wake in Fright

Monday, 19 June 2017, 4:24 pm | Binoy Kampmark

What is inescapable in the Australian landscape is its cosmic character, one that mixes suggestively astral dust with the brilliance of the blinding sun. Desolate, parched earth becomes poetic affirmation, though it is the poetry of death and distraction, ... More >>

Trees That Count Celebrates Matariki

Monday, 19 June 2017, 3:54 pm | Trees That Count

As Matariki draws near, Trees That Count is joining the Māori New Year celebrations by offering community groups, schools and non-profit organisations the opportunity to win native trees for local conservation projects. More >>

Final Call for Young Creative Stars

Monday, 19 June 2017, 2:38 pm | Brother International NZ

Aspiring young Kiwi designers and artists have just three weeks to register for the 2017 Brother Design Stars competition to be in with the chance to see their creations at New Zealand Fashion Week. More >>

NZRL search for new Kiwis Assistant Coach

Monday, 19 June 2017, 2:22 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

New Zealand Rugby League has begun the search for a new Kiwis assistant coach to replace Steve McNamara, who has been appointed head coach of Super League club Les Catalans. McNamara came to Auckland last year to join the Vodafone Warriors as an ... More >>

That Blind Woman to co-present at Arts Access Awards

Monday, 19 June 2017, 2:18 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

Dunedin artist and motivational speaker Julie Woods aka That Blind Woman will join Richard Benge, Executive Director, Arts Access Aotearoa in Parliament on Tuesday 4 July to present the Arts Access Awards 2017. “It’s essential that disabled ... More >>

NZ Team Hoping For Another Title Win At World Champs

Monday, 19 June 2017, 2:16 pm | Taekwon-Do Federation

A 59-strong New Zealand ITF Taekwon-Do team has been confirmed for the World Championships later this year in Dublin, Ireland where the Kiwi competitors will again be one of the strong favourites for the team title. More >>


Monday, 19 June 2017, 1:55 pm | Mediaworks

Three won the night on both Thursday (25-54, 18-39) and Friday (25-54, 18-49) night last week with US Marshals winning its timeslot across all four demographics on Thursday evening. More >>

Come on down and thank your volunteers

Monday, 19 June 2017, 1:48 pm | TrustPower Community Awards

With National Volunteer Week running from 18-24 June, what better way to thank your volunteers than entering them for a Trustpower Community Award? More >>

Picasso, Matisse and Rodin set to leave NZ shores soon

Monday, 19 June 2017, 1:43 pm | Auckland Art Gallery

The opportunity to see masterpieces by artists such as Picasso, Matisse and Rodin is coming to an end as the major exhibition The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate closes on Sunday 16 July at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. More >>

PORSE Multiples NZ Volunteer Awards 2017 launched

Monday, 19 June 2017, 1:40 pm | Multiples NZ

Multiples NZ, with the support of PORSE, has launched its 4th Annual PORSE Multiples NZ Volunteer Awards today. More >>


Monday, 19 June 2017, 1:37 pm | Queenstown Winter Festival

The bright lights, fireworks and star attractions of the 43rd Queenstown Winter Festival will shine even brighter on Queenstown and its annual winter celebrations coming straight after winter solstice and the shortest day of the year. More >>

A week-long ‘Thank You’ from St John to volunteers

Monday, 19 June 2017, 12:50 pm | St John

Volunteers are the backbone of the St John frontline and never more so than in times of crisis, as evidenced during the aftermath of the November 2016 Kaikoura earthquakes. More >>



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