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Reardon continues to collect major bike trophies

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 1:10 pm | Bikesport NZ

The golden season just keep on going for Whanganui enduro and cross-country ace Seth Reardon. More >>

NZ School of Dance Delivers a Thrilling Dance Program

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 1:02 pm | The New Zealand School of Dance

The New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) 2019 Graduation Season promises outstanding performances of both classical and contemporary dance. Expect a showcase of powerful, timeless classics and striking new works from NZSD, 20-30 November at Te Whaea: National ... More >>

International White Cane Safety Day – 15 October

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 12:10 pm | Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand

Blind Citizens NZ joins the World Blind Union and the rest of the world, in observing International White Cane Safety Day today, 15 October. White Cane Safety Day raises awareness about, and reminds everyone of the importance and purpose of the White ... More >>

2019 New Zealand Residents Named

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 11:21 am | New Zealand Rugby League

New Zealand Rugby League is pleased to announce the following players have been selected to represent the New Zealand Residents who will take on the England Community Lions on November 1st at Trusts Arena in Auckland. The game will be televised live ... More >>

X Ambassadors head to NZ for first time

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 10:07 am | Live Nation Entertainment

AUCKLAND, NZ (Oct 15, 2019) – A powerful and anthemic musical experience delivered with awe inspiring precision, American rock stalwarts X Ambassadors celebrate the release of their much awaited second studio album Orion by locking in their first ... More >>

PR students help 100s of NZ non-profits

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 9:07 am | Auckland University of Technology

Providing much needed public relations support to not-for-profits is a win-win for student PR agency Outside the Square . 2019 year marks the twentieth year of the AUT student PR agency that has now helped more than 500 charities, community groups ... More >>

SalientTV release “Once Were Students"

Monday, 14 October 2019, 3:27 pm | SalientTV

Once Were Students is an online news show, produced by Victoria University’s Salient TV, which aims to get 18-24-year-olds engaged with politics. Doing away with discussions about policy and legislation; Once Were Students is focused on connecting with youth, ... More >>

Waikato's top performing secondary school sports stars

Monday, 14 October 2019, 3:04 pm | Wintec

Two Waikato secondary school students have beaten the competition to become the 2019 winners of Wintec Champion of the Codes. This year’s winners are Te Ahuru Balzer-Horo from Ngā Taiātea Wharekura and Hinewai Knowles from Cambridge High ... More >>

HETTANZ Fashion Awards 2019

Monday, 14 October 2019, 2:17 pm | HETTANZ

This year the HETTANZ Fashion Awards returned for their eighth year. The awards, proudly supported by Bernina were open to all students from member schools working in materials technology, fashion technology, clothing and textiles. The competition ... More >>

New Zealand International Organ Festival

Monday, 14 October 2019, 12:43 pm | Zimbelstern Foundation

Presented by The Zimbelstern Foundation, the first ever New Zealand International Organ Festival comes to an exciting conclusion in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Wyndham Street, Auckland. The closing concert is a feast of organ duets, performed by New ... More >>

Wolfmother, Ladi6 & Valkyrie at Bay of Islands Festival

Monday, 14 October 2019, 12:31 pm | Skip Ink

The Bay of Islands Music Festival has completed its epic 2-day line-up with the addition of WOLFMOTHER , LADI6 and VALKYRIE . More >>

Physical activity and social capital across the globe

Monday, 14 October 2019, 12:27 pm | Aktive - Auckland Sport and Recreation

Physical activity and sport are directly contributing to happiness, levels of trust and mental wellbeing in cities across the world, according to a new report from the Active Citizens Worldwide network. More >>

Billy T Nominees for 2020 Announced

Monday, 14 October 2019, 12:14 pm | Billy T Awards

After a hotly contested showcase at The Classic on Saturday night, The New Zealand Comedy Trust are excited to announce five nominees for the 2020 Billy T Award. Taking to the stage with their 2020 Festival show pitches, a judging panel of industry experts ... More >>

Gay Love Story Has New Zealand Premiere In Iconic Irish Pub

Monday, 14 October 2019, 11:44 am | Red Scare Collective

Four Nights In The Green Barrow Pub by Auckland playwright Kieran Craft has its New Zealand Premiere in JJ Murphy & Co in November, the iconic Irish Pub on Wellington’s Cuba Street. More >>

Thrilling Dance Programme for 2019 Graduation Season

Monday, 14 October 2019, 10:41 am | The New Zealand School of Dance

The New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) 2019 Graduation Season promises outstanding performances of both classical and contemporary dance. Expect a showcase of powerful, timeless classics and striking new works from NZSD, 20-30 November at Toi Whakarri: ... More >>

helloworld Travel Art Competition

Monday, 14 October 2019, 10:16 am | The Sir Ray Avery Foundation

Thanks to the generous support of helloworld Travel NZ, The Sir Ray Avery Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the Amigo School Nutrition Art Competition. More >>

KOTA The Friend Will Bring His 'FOTO' Tour To New Zealand

Monday, 14 October 2019, 10:05 am | Frontier Touring Company

Illusive Presents and Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce that Brooklyn-bred, Manhattan-based MC KOTA The Friend will bring his FOTO Tour to New Zealand in February 2020. The latest flamespitter in a long lineage of MCs, KOTA will perform his debut ... More >>

More than one charity to benefit from Round the Bays

Monday, 14 October 2019, 8:36 am | Sport Wellington

Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays are pleased to announce the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand as the Principal charity for the 2020 event, and for the first time, the event will also have three affiliated charities; Kaibosh Food Rescue, Special ... More >>

Violent Femmes to play two special shows in NZ

Monday, 14 October 2019, 8:28 am | The Label

Milwaukee’s finest, Violent Femmes are hitting Auckland and Wellington stages in March 2020 to perform songs so many Kiwis hold dear to their hearts. More >>

Gladys Knight | The Empress Of Soul Returns To NZ

Monday, 14 October 2019, 8:26 am | Frontier Touring Company

Frontier Touring and Arena Touring are ecstatic to announce the return of the Empress of Soul, Gladys Knight , to New Zealand in February 2020. The seven-time Grammy Award winner boasts over 50 years of experience on stage and in songwriting, film and television, ... More >>

Win for Douglas, podium place for Sharp at ROK Cup

Monday, 14 October 2019, 8:08 am | KartSport New Zealand

Young Kiwi karter Jacob Douglas has claimed a breakthrough Junior ROK class win and fellow Cantabrian Louis Sharp has finished on the podium in the Mini ROK class at this year’s ROK Cup Superfinal event in Italy. Douglas, 14, and Sharp, 12, were ... More >>

Silver Ferns seal thrilling win in Constellation Cup opener

Sunday, 13 October 2019, 6:38 pm | Netball New Zealand

A pulsating final quarter helped the Silver Ferns clinch a dramatic 53-52 win over Australia in the opening match of the four-Test Constellation Cup, played as part of the Cadbury Netball Series in Christchurch on Sunday. More >>

Spring Shearing Champs - Results

Sunday, 13 October 2019, 6:21 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

RESULTS from the 52nd Waimate Shears New Zealand Spring Shearing and Woolhandling Championships at Waimate on Friday-Saturday October 11-12, 2019: More >>

Surging run takes Currie to seventh in Ironman World Champs

Sunday, 13 October 2019, 6:16 pm | Braden Currie

Author: Cat Pattison Running down some of the best endurance athletes on the planet – with the race’s third fastest run time - Red Bull’s Braden Currie finished the 2019 Vega IRONMAN World Championship, as the first Kiwi home, in seventh place ... More >>

Shearing record hopefuls back on the holy NZ grail

Sunday, 13 October 2019, 1:30 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

At least two World shearing record attempts will be made in New Zealand this summer after a two-year hiatus in which four new marks were set overseas. More >>

Spark Sport update on impact of Typhoon Hagibis

Sunday, 13 October 2019, 12:17 pm | Spark

The Namibia vs Canada Rugby World Cup 2019 match scheduled for Sunday evening has been cancelled. As a level 5 evacuation order is still in place following Typhoon Hagibis, World Rugby have made the decision to cancel the match. More >>

Souness Called into Silver Ferns for Christchurch Test

Saturday, 12 October 2019, 5:26 pm | Netball NZ

Midcourter Whitney Souness has been named for the Constellation Cup opener against the Australian Diamonds as a replacement for Gina Crampton, who has been ruled out with a knee sprain. More >>

Frame by frame, Fagan does it again

Saturday, 12 October 2019, 12:31 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

A new live-streaming system at the Waimate Shears has been used to immediate effect with a TMO decision in the event’s Open speedshear final. More >>

The 100,000 Year Journey to Aotearoa

Saturday, 12 October 2019, 11:56 am | Titirangi Ratepayers and Residents Association

Historian Bruce Harvey's new publication "The 100,000 Year Journey to Aotearoa" traces the journey from Africa by modern humans and explores the idea that pre-Māori and Austronesians are from Taiwan or Sunderland. More >>

Virtuoso violinist Jennifer Koh makes her NZSO debut

Friday, 11 October 2019, 7:18 pm | NZSO

Virtuoso violinist Jennifer Koh makes her NZSO debut in November One of the most exciting violinists of the decade will perform for the first time with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in November. More >>

World, Olympic Medal winning sailor runs for Mental Health

Friday, 11 October 2019, 4:12 pm | ASB Auckland Marathon

Alex Maloney knows pressure, she knows what it is to pull on the silver fern and represent her country, surrounded by expectations and hyped on the promise of sporting success. More >>

St. Peter's School, Cambridge crowned champs

Friday, 11 October 2019, 3:47 pm | Netball New Zealand

A new game-plan and deep belief within the team propelled St Peter’s School, Cambridge to a Fuji Xerox NZ Secondary Schools Netball Champs on their first attempt. More >>

Sportsman of the Year Blue awarded to martial arts champion

Friday, 11 October 2019, 2:22 pm | University of Auckland

Auckland Law School student Riley Phillips-Harris, was honoured with two University of Auckland Blues Awards on Saturday night. The awards are a prestigious tradition that recognise students who have excelled in sport, the arts and culture, and service ... More >>

Festival of the (Un) Dead Returns to Christchurch

Friday, 11 October 2019, 12:57 pm | Festival of the Un Dead

For the second year running Christchurch City Centre will come alive with the undead in a festival that celebrates everything that is cool and quirky about Halloween. Festival of the (Un) Dead (FoUND) returns with a series of ticketed and community ... More >>

Solo run across Iran is an inspirational tale

Friday, 11 October 2019, 12:47 pm | Waikato Women's Fund

Sharing stories of women overcoming challenges is a central element of the Waikato Women’s Fund’s mission to celebrate and inspire the region’s women and girls. More >>

Ola brings light and colour to hundreds of rides

Friday, 11 October 2019, 12:42 pm | Ola

Auckland, New Zealand – 10 October 2019 Hundreds of Ola drivers are gearing up to bring the lights and spirit of Diwali to the streets of Auckland by setting their cars a-glow during the festival weekend. More >>

Tuia 250 Voyage moves to Ūawa – Tolaga Bay

Friday, 11 October 2019, 12:04 pm | Tuia 250

Nau mai, haere mai ki ‘ Tuia ki Ūawa’ . Join the journey as the Tuia 250 Voyage vessels head in to Ūawa -Tolaga Bay early morning on Sunday 13 October . More >>

New Zealand guidebook wins prestigious literary prize

Friday, 11 October 2019, 11:39 am | NZ Alpine Club

New Zealand guidebook, Aoraki Tai Poutini – A guide for mountaineers , has been named best guidebook in the world at the prestigious Banff Mountain Book awards in Canada overnight. It is believed that this is the first time that a New Zealand title ... More >>

11 of world's best Docos exclusively available nationwide

Friday, 11 October 2019, 9:44 am | Doc Edge Festival

Exciting news with the announcement that for the first time, New Zealand will be able to enjoy a selection of the world’s best films from this year’s Doc Edge Festival. More >>

SIX60 Announce Five New Dates On Saturdays National Tour

Friday, 11 October 2019, 9:30 am | Eccles Entertainment

Eccles Entertainment is proud to announce that New Zealand’s ultimate summer party starters SIX60 will hit the road this summer for a whopping six-date tour. Their record-breaking show at Western Springs Stadium next February has already sold out, ... More >>

Next’s Woman of the Year 2019

Friday, 11 October 2019, 9:30 am | NEXT Woman Of The Year

The achievements of some incredible Kiwi women were in the spotlight at the 2019 NEXT Woman of the Year Awards, in association with Elizabeth Arden. Six winners were honoured at the Cordis Hotel in Auckland last night among colleagues, friends and ... More >>

Shearing record hopefuls back on the holy NZ grail

Friday, 11 October 2019, 9:27 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

At least two World shearing record attempts will be made in New Zealand this summer after a two-year hiatus in which four new marks were set overseas. The first of the two attempts registered with World Sheep Shearing Records Society secretary Hugh ... More >>

Four debutants for Kiwis' test campaign

Friday, 11 October 2019, 9:25 am | New Zealand Rugby League

Auckland, New Zealand, October 10, 2019 – Braden Hamlin-Uele, Corey Harawira-Naera, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad and Zane Tetevano are in line to make their debuts in the New Zealand Kiwis’ coming Tests against the Kangaroos and the Great Britain Lions. More >>

Kiwis name eight new comers for World Cup Nines

Friday, 11 October 2019, 9:24 am | New Zealand Rugby League

Auckland, New Zealand, October 10, 2019 – Eight debutants have now been included in the 16-man New Zealand Kiwis squad for the World Cup Nines at Bankwest Stadium in Sydney on October 18 and 19. More >>

Ferns name experienced pack for Trans-Tasman test

Friday, 11 October 2019, 9:19 am | New Zealand Rugby League

Auckland, New Zealand, October 10, 2019 – Kiwi Ferns head coach Justin Morgan has named a vastly-experienced side ahead of the much-anticipated Test match against the Jillaroos at WIN Stadium in Wollongong on Friday, October 25 (5.40pm kick-off ... More >>

NZ’s hottest band Six60 to play NPDC’s iconic TSB Bowl

Friday, 11 October 2019, 9:15 am | New Plymouth District Council

New Zealand’s ultimate summer party starters SIX60 will play at the TSB Bowl of Brooklands on Saturday 1 February, as part of a six-date nationwide tour. More >>

Kiwi hitmakers Lee Mvtthews Bones album release tour

Friday, 11 October 2019, 9:09 am | Great Things

Friday 11 October— Rising stars of New Zealand electronic music Lee Mvtthews announce a seven-date tour ahead of the release of their long awaited debut album Bones , which is set to drop on 1 November. The Bones Release Tour kicks off in Dunedin on ... More >>

Motivational ‘Supermums’ return to the Rotorua Ekiden

Friday, 11 October 2019, 8:58 am | Ekiden

The 16th anniversary of the Rotorua Ekiden Relay takes place this Saturday starting at the Novotel Rotorua Lakeside and finishing on the Village Green at Rotorua’s lakefront. More >>

Spark Sport update on impact of Typhoon Hagibis

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 7:29 pm | Spark

As passionate rugby fans, the team at Spark Sport are gutted that the New Zealand vs Italy and England vs France Rugby World Cup 2019 matches scheduled for Saturday evening have been cancelled. We understand that World Rugby had a difficult decision ... More >>

TVNZ on Rugby World Cup broadcast

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 7:28 pm | TVNZ

The scheduled All Black’s v Italy World Cup 2019 match on Saturday evening has been cancelled and our thoughts are for the continued safety of players, officials and fans right now. More >>

Hutt City takes lead on massive global charity campaign

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 5:42 pm | Capital C Concerts

On Saturday 7th December, the world will unite to help fight Homelessness & Displacement with what is thought to be the largest charitable fundraising campaign in a generation. With an aim of raising $50,000,000, The World’s Big Sleep Out , spearheaded by ... More >>

Edible Petals Pack a Punch

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 4:38 pm | National Gardening Week

Kiwis across the country are preparing to embrace their colourful side as National Gardening Week returns this month – and this year’s spotlight is on flower power. More >>

COCKNEY REJECTS coming to Australia and New Zealand

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 3:12 pm | Nuclear Blast

The rough-and-tumble COCKNEY REJECTS , bring authentic punk rock to Australia and New Zealand! More >>

The New Zealand Cider Festival 2019

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 2:34 pm | Nelson Venues and Events

After a successful sold-out event in 2018 The New Zealand Cider Festival is back and better than ever for its fourth consecutive year in New Zealand’s Cider capital, Nelson. Held on 16th November at Founders Heritage Park it will coincide again with ... More >>

Applications open for trip of a lifetime to Antarctica

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 11:09 am | Antarctic Heritage Trust

Antarctic Heritage Trust is providing an opportunity of a lifetime in March 2020 for a group of young explorers from New Zealand to participate in the Inspiring Explorers’ Expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula. More >>

Wellingtonian wins inaugural short story competition

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 10:56 am | University of Waikato

Celebrating New Zealand literary talent, the inaugural Sargeson Prize was awarded last night – the country’s richest short story prize – with Wellingtonian Sam Keenan taking out $5000 and first place in the Open Division for her story ‘Better ... More >>

Mosquito at Warbirds Over Wanaka 2020

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 10:47 am | Warbirds Over Wanaka

Warbirds Over Wanaka has announced a Mosquito fighter bomber will be displaying at next Easter’s international airshow. More >>

Mt Ruapehu – a key training ground for Beijing 2022

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 10:17 am | Mt Ruapehu

MT RUAPEHU, 10 OCTOBER 2019: The slopes of Mt Ruapehu have become a training ground for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics staff. More >>

Take Your Marks: NZ’s Largest Fun Run is Back!

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 9:57 am | Round the Bays

What’s your 2020 vision? Keen to tick off a feel-good event that gets you outdoors and showcases some of the most beautiful views in Auckland? Entries are now open for the 2020 Ports of Auckland Round the Bays fun run on Sunday, March 8, 2020 . More >>

Fat Freddy's Drop announce new album, drop single

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 8:57 am | The Label

New Zealand juggernaut Fat Freddy’s Drop announce the release of their new studio album Special Edition Part 1 in November and without further ado are dropping the single Kamo Kamo to whet appetites. More >>



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