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The shearing the fun shows of the North

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 5:15 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Waikato farmer Lee Cheyne isn’t going to let a few hundred kilometres stand between him and the chance to help boost the shearing competitions over the next few weeks. More >>

Once There Was a Woman

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 3:51 pm | Fringe NZ

‘Once There Was A Woman’ is a journey that traverses the psychological terrain of grief. A much loved Mother and Grandmother is treated badly in care, family take over and look after her until her death. Our protagonist attempts to soften the crushing ... More >>

Old lifejackets can fail - replace them

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 2:33 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ and Coastguard New Zealand are reminding boaties to replace and destroy their old lifejackets as they can fail when you need them most. More >>

Stephen Martyn Welch and Figure8 - The Art Of Rock

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 2:14 pm | Joint Media Statement

Who: Pre-eminent New Zealand portrait artist Stephen Martyn Welch and Wanaka rock band Figure8. What: Collaboration with Welch creating a painting and Figure8 playing a rock'n'roll show. When: Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd February 2019 Where: The Luggate ... More >>

Day 3 Karapiro National Sprint Championships 2019

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 2:00 pm | Waka Ama NZ

(WEDS 16) Today we had 13 Championship Finals and our Corporate race - here we level the ground, sponsors become paddlers just like everyone else. Waka Ama is a perfect equalizer as regardless of age or station, it all comes down to technique, teamwork, ... More >>

Lily Allen Announces Bene as Support for Auckland Show

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 1:59 pm | Frontier Touring Company

• Hotly tipped Auckland artist Bene to open Lily Allen's Auckland show this February • Lily Allen has four Top 40 albums in New Zealand - Alright Still (Gold), It's Not Me, It's You (Platinum), Sheezus & No Shame . • 5 million albums sold worldwide ... More >>

International Music Acts Arrive In New Zealand

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 1:48 pm | Greenstone Entertainment

It’s just days away until some of New Zealand’s favourite summer holiday locations will come alive to the sounds of the annual Summer Concert Tour . More >>

Kiwi kids the winners of 2019 ASB Classic

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 12:52 pm | ASB Classic

With record numbers through the gate and new champions crowned for 2019, the ASB Classic has been delivering success both on and off the court, and one of the biggest recipients of this was 2019 ASB Classic Community Partner Eat My Lunch. More >>

Auckland Aces ready to rain sixes at the Basin Reserve

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 12:35 pm | Auckland Cricket

The Auckland Aces are eager to get the second half of their Super Smash off with a bang as they take on the Wellington Firebirds at the Basin Reserve tomorrow. More >>

Recent migrants say they face bias, but feel safe

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 12:31 pm | Statistics New Zealand

Recent migrants to New Zealand are more likely to feel discriminated against than people born in New Zealand and long-term migrants who have been here for five or more years, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Shearing sports across the country this weekend

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 12:21 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Shearers and woolhandlers are about to embark on one of the busiest weekends of the shearing sports calendar with six competitions spread from the far north to the deep south over the next three days. More >>

Two New Zealand Films Head to SXSW

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 11:14 am | New Zealand Film Commission

Two New Zealand films have been announced to screen at the prestigious SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas in March. More >>

Our Pride – Auckland Pride 2019 Programme Announcement

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 9:24 am | Auckland Pride Festival

Auckland Pride Festival returns in 2019, celebrating the diversity of the rainbow experience in Tāmaki Makaurau and reconnecting with grassroots communities across the region, fromFebruary 1-17. More >>

Fleetwood Mac Announce New Zealand Tour

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 9:19 am | Live Nation

AUCKLAND, NZ (January 17, 2019) – Legendary, GRAMMY-award winning band Fleetwood Mac today announced an Australian and New Zealand tour, set to kick off on August 9 with two shows in Auckland on September 16 and 19, along with a welcome return ... More >>

Laura McGoldrick Joins The Hits

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 8:32 am | NZME.

17 January 2019 – Laura McGoldrick will be joining Toni Street and Sam Wallace as a permanent member on The Hits Network Breakfast Show. More >>

We Will Rock You: The Global Phenomenom Returns to Auckland!

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 5:27 pm | Elephant Publicity

Following hot on the heels of the release of the internationally loved Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, the smash hit West End musical WE WILL ROCK YOU returns to Auckland for a strictly limited season playing at the Bruce Mason Centre from ... More >>

Full Lineup Details for ‘Future City Festival 2019’

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 4:38 pm | Hamilton Underground Press

Hamilton Underground Press today announced the final line-up for the third year of its DIY underground music festival, FUTURE CITY FESTIVAL. More >>

Coasted: Full Lineup for the Post-Coastella Festival

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 4:27 pm | Coastella

This year Coastella are extending their genre-bending programme to two days with Coasted on Sunday 24th February. Coastella have teamed up with the good folks at Radioactive.fm and Tuatara to bring you an easygoing afternoon of electronic dance ... More >>

WIDance looks towards 2019

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 3:10 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

Inclusive circus, and performances for Matariki and the International Day of Persons with Disabilities are just three of the projects on the Wellington Integrated Dance 2019 calendar. More >>

Mitchell Bright: Cultivated Opens at CoCA

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 2:21 pm | COCA Gallery

CoCA is excited to present Cultivated , an exhibition of Mitchell Bright’s graduate photography in our Ground Floor Gallery. Part of Bright’s 2018 MFA, the works in Cultivated are a reaction to rapid change - a photographic investigation of the outer ... More >>

A sixth year of seaside fun

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 2:18 pm | Ports of Auckland

New Zealand’s largest maritime event returns to Auckland’s waterfront for a sixth year of seaside fun! Ports of Auckland’s SeePort Festival is a three-day celebration of Auckland City’s beautiful waterfront and rich maritime heritage. The family-friendly ... More >>

IPL star selected as Rugby wildcard for T20 Black Clash

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 2:14 pm | Duco Events

Media release: immediate use Australian IPL star David Hussey selected as Team Rugby wildcard for T20 Black Clash More >>

Lomu-Crowe trophy unveiled in Christchurch

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 2:13 pm | Duco Events

Media release: immediate use Iconic Lomu-Crowe trophy up for grabs at T20 Christchurch Black Clash More >>

Dr Jane Goodall Rewind the Future NZ Tour May 2019

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 2:12 pm | LOOP Recordings Aotearoa

The Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand, Newstalk ZB, Yealands Family Wines & Loop are proud to welcome the incomparable Dr. Jane Goodall back to New Zealand in 2019 to help us Rewind The Future . Discover how Dr. Goodall and her Institute are helping ... More >>

Entries open, judge announced for No.8 Wire Art Award

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 1:58 pm | Waikato Museum

Media release Entries open and judge announced for Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award 16 January 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More >>

A win for Win and the Buller show

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 1:21 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

When veteran West Coast shearer Sam Win won his latest competition, at the age of 63, it helped solve a little mystery of the whereabouts of the trophy. More >>

16 January 2019 KiwiRail journeys feature in 12-hour TV ep

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 10:57 am | KiwiRail

An epic 12-hour television show featuring all of KiwiRail's Great Journeys of New Zealand reflects increasing demand for unhurried travel where the journey itself is part of the experience, says KiwiRail's Head of Tourism and Marketing Ahleen Rayner. More >>

Anxiety Club announce debut NZ tour in support of EP

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 10:35 am | Under the Radar

Wellington five-piece Anxiety Club are hitting the road for a three-date nationwide tour in support of their recently released debut EP, BLACK HEART . More >>

Talented UK Comic Makes New Zealand Debut

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 9:52 am | Stephanie Laing

Acclaimed UK stand-up and writer for the BBC Stephanie Laing makes her New Zealand debut with a brand new show about giving up. Stephanie has quit all her life, everything from ballet lessons and smoking to love and relationships. At once filthy and lovable, ... More >>

Cirque du Soleil KOOZA - season extends

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 9:42 am | Cirque du Soleil

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 : Cirque du Soleil arrives in Auckland in one month with the spectactular NEW production KOOZA . More >>

CoCA Launches First Publication with Ruth Watson’s Geophagy

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 5:12 pm | COCA Gallery

The Centre of Contemporary Art Toi Moroki (CoCA) is excited to announce the launch of its first publication since reopening in 2016. Published to accompany the exhibition Geophagy , by Ruth Watson, exhibited at CoCA from December 2017 - February 2018 , ... More >>

Matt Corby Announces New Chritchurch Show

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 2:17 pm | Live Nation

AUCKLAND, NZ (Jan 15, 2019) – Due to huge demand, MATT CORBY has announced a show for Christchurch fans as part of his Rainbow Valley nationwide tour at the Isaac Theatre Royal on April 21. More >>

30th Te Wānanga o Aotearoa National Sprints Day 1

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 2:15 pm | Waka Ama NZ

This morning we opened our 30th National Sprint Championships with crowds of around 1,300 people, all coming together for a Pōwhiri at the western shore of lake Karāpiro, in the Don Rowlands Centre. Karakia were offered, thanks were given, and wero (challenges) ... More >>

Community Groups Received More than $12 Million in 2018

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 1:40 pm | Sourthern Trust

Community groups across New Zealand received $12,824,724 in grants from The Southern Trust in the 2018 calendar year. More >>

New Zealand Secondary Schools Coaches Announced

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 1:26 pm | Netball New Zealand

Coaches of the 2019 New Zealand Secondary Schools team have been announced as Charissa Barham (Central Zone) and Paula Smith (Northern Zone). More >>

Guinness World Record Holder Pops into Town!

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 1:18 pm | Elephant Publicity

The record-breaking bubble man returns to our shores on a whirlwind 18-centre North Island tour of The Bubble Show ! Master bubbleologist Eran has delighted crowds the world over, and now holds a Guinness World Record – for putting the greatest number ... More >>

DAFFODILS

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 12:06 pm | Transmission Films

Inspired by a true story, DAFFODILS is a bittersweet love story unlike any you’ve heard before, featuring the songs we grew up with. More >>

Morrinsville in 1993 remembered at Waikato Museum

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 11:23 am | Waikato Museum

The heart of rural communities as well as the atmosphere, lifestyles, and culture of early 1990s New Zealand are celebrated in a nostalgic exhibition at Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato. More >>

World's Biggest Boot Camp, record attempt set for Eden Park

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 11:01 am | Eden Park

Kiwis invited to get along to Eden Park for fun, fitness and a world record attempt More >>

Nine Time Coast to Coast Winner Steve Gurney Prepares for X4

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 10:48 am | Red Bull Defiance

One of New Zealand’s legends of multisport will lead a team of unknowns in the new Red Bull Defiance X4 event this weekend in Wanaka. More >>

Cooper Wants to Win the Greatest Show on Turf

Monday, 14 January 2019, 3:55 pm | Bikesport NZ

JANUARY 14, 2019: The annual New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix at Woodville is regarded by the Kiwi motorbike community as the "greatest show on turf" and Bay of Plenty's Cody Cooper wants to reclaim it for himself. More >>

Fringe Town Invites You to Embrace the Extraordinary

Monday, 14 January 2019, 1:12 pm | Auckland Live

Auckland Live presents FRINGE TOWN A six-day Auckland Fringe extravaganza at the historic Auckland Town Hall. February 19 – 24, 2019 More >>

Huge Changes at the Top of Superbike Standings

Monday, 14 January 2019, 11:36 am | Bikesport NZ

JANUARY 13, 2019: The volatile, unpredictable and exciting nature of motorcycle racing was perhaps never more in evidence than at round two of the 2019 New Zealand Superbike Championships, near Timaru, at the weekend. More >>

Not too late to enter 2019 Seaweek Ocean Champions Challenge

Monday, 14 January 2019, 11:13 am | NZ Association of Environmental Education

The New Zealand Association for Environmental Education has extended the closing date for entries in its annual, national Seaweek “Ocean Champions” competition to Thursday 31 January 2019 More >>

Manawatu Summer Shakespeare Presents ANTONY & CLEOPATRA

Monday, 14 January 2019, 10:02 am | Summer Shakespeare

Creeping sensuously into Palmerston North comes Manawatu Summer Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra, a tale of politics, betrayal and exotic love in which everyone has an agenda and the limits of the human heart will be tested beyond reckoning. More >>

Darren Kelly Wins D1NZ 2019 Season Opener

Monday, 14 January 2019, 9:57 am | D1NZ National Drifting Championship

Auckland’s Darren Kelly has taken out the first round of the 2019 D1NZ Drifting Championship Series in Tauranga despite technical issues with his brake lights during practice and qualifying. More >>

Silver Ferns Drop Quad Series Opener to England

Monday, 14 January 2019, 9:54 am | Silver Ferns

The Silver Ferns were consigned to a fourth straight loss when they fell 54-41 to the England Roses in their Northern Netball Quad Series opener in Liverpool on Monday. More >>

Homos, Or Everyone in America

Monday, 14 January 2019, 9:36 am | Elephant Publicity

Brilliant Adventures in association with Q Theatre present Homos, Or Everyone in America Written by Jordan Seavey Directed by Shane Bosher Drug use, club culture, casual and overt racism, identity, classism, even the use of that rancid little word ... More >>

Young Te Kuiti guns firing in weekend shears

Monday, 14 January 2019, 9:20 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

It was almost like a return to the old days as another son of a Golden Shears Open champion today completed a Te Kuiti cleansweep of three top shearing events in the North Island over the weekend. More >>

A Soul-Stirring Celebration of Nelson Mandela

Monday, 14 January 2019, 8:31 am | Sandra Roberts

The soul-stirring celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life – Madiba the Musical -- will arrive in New Zealand in just two weeks, paying tribute to the charismatic icon and activist whilst exploring the struggles, racial conflicts and divisions behind ... More >>

Richards has to work hard for HTC wins at Hampton Downs

Sunday, 13 January 2019, 7:18 pm | Historic Touring Car Association

He won Bathurst last year with fellow Supercars legend Craig Lowndes. And he qualified Phil Mauger’s late model Nissan Primera SuperTourer on pole for the opening round of this year’s New Zealand Historic Touring Car Series (HTC) at the Legends of ... More >>

World Cup Series Claimed by South Islander

Sunday, 13 January 2019, 7:17 pm | Black Balloon

Brooke Edgecombe and Tegan Fitzsimon are the toast of New Zealand’s showjumping fraternity this evening as winners at the FEI World Cup (NZ league) final. More >>

Big weekend cheque for speedy Fagan

Sunday, 13 January 2019, 12:34 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Son-of-a-gun shearer Jack Fagan earned $4000 for barely a couple of minutes’ shearing as he picked-off two of New Zealand’s biggest Speedshear prizes at the weekend. More >>

Happy start to New Year for shearing Pyper

Sunday, 13 January 2019, 10:24 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Invercargill shearer Troy Pyper extended an impressive winning sequence and got a big year under way in winning style with victory today (Saturday) at the Peninsula Duvauchelle Shears. More >>

Experienced duo named for leadership roles

Sunday, 13 January 2019, 10:23 am | Netball NZ

Mid-courter Laura Langman has been confirmed to lead the Silver Ferns during a critical year for the national team. More >>

Radisich and Richards share HTC limelight at Hampton Downs

Saturday, 12 January 2019, 8:50 pm | Historic Touring Car Association

Former World Touring Car Cup winner Paul Radisich (Ford Mondeo SuperTourer) and current Bathurst 1000 co-champion Steven Richards (Nissan Primera SuperTourer) shared the limelight in the Historic Touring Car (HTC) category on the first day of competition ... More >>

Final Results - 2019 Tauranga Half

Saturday, 12 January 2019, 8:48 pm | Port of Tauranga Half Marathon

The 30th Anniversary of the Tauranga Half produced two new champions today with Mike Phillips and Hannah Wells taking out the men’s and women’s elite races in hot conditions in Mt Maunganui. More >>

Mike Phillips & Hannah Wells win 2019 Tauranga Half

Saturday, 12 January 2019, 5:00 pm | Port of Tauranga Half Marathon

The 30th Anniversary of the Tauranga Half produced two new champions today, with Mike Phillips and Hannah Wells taking out the men’s and women’s elite races in hot conditions in Mt Maunganui. More >>

Auckland prepared for tough clashes in the south

Saturday, 12 January 2019, 4:58 pm | Auckland Cricket

The Auckland Aces and Auckland Hearts both play crucial matches tomorrow in Dunedin for their final round-robin double-header. The Aces are seeking to reverse their fortunes of the last two matches when they take on the Volts. Coach Mark O’Donnell ... More >>

Shackleton’s 111-year-old beer barrel returns to Antarctica

Saturday, 12 January 2019, 11:08 am | Antarctic Heritage Trust

New Zealand’s Antarctic Heritage Trust has returned a carefully reconstructed beer barrel to the Antarctic hut that was home to Sir Ernest Shackleton’s historic ‘Nimrod’ expedition in 1908. Shackleton’s hut at Cape Royds is also where the Trust found ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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