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Late Tongan Queen contribution to Pacific Music recognised

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 3:42 pm | Manukau Institute of Technology

Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) is proud to sponsor the MIT Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the 2019 Pacific Music Awards. More >>

New Zealand’s Newest Festival to Celebrate Creativity

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 3:22 pm | WLG-X

New Zealand’s Newest Festival to Celebrate Creativity and Innovation More >>

Te Hononga - Whangārei’s Latest Big Artwork Completed

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 3:15 pm | Spacelamp

Whangārei’s latest public artwork has its official karakia and opening on at 7:00am on Friday 24 May. To be led by kaumatua Fred Tito, it will take place by the work - on the corner of John and Robert Streets, Whangārei. More >>

Aktive releases results of inaugural Organised Sport Survey

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 12:56 pm | Aktive - Auckland Sport and Recreation

National and Regional Sport Organisations are having their voices heard through the inaugural Organised Sport Survey, organised by Aktive. More >>

Hunt for 2019 Dirt Guide Glory Starts Now

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 11:32 am | Bikesport NZ

MAY 22, 2019: It's time once again to dust off the dirt bike, strap on your helmet, grab a few mates and head into the bush. The 2019 Dirt Guide Cross-country Series kicks off next weekend (June 1), again promising to be anything the riders want it ... More >>

Firefighters smash records for charity

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 11:29 am | Leukaemia and Blood Cancer NZ

Firefighters have fundraised a recording breaking $1,307,637.02 for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC) on the 15th anniversary of the annual Firefighters Sky Tower Stair Challenge on Saturday. More >>

Better late than never: Pacific culture events reboot

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 9:39 am | Pacific Dance Festival

In the wake of the cancellation of the Pasifika Festival and the final day of Polyfest following the Christchurch terrorist attack, the Pacific Dance Festival is proud to offer supporters and people of Pacific heritage the chance to celebrate this strong ... More >>

Aktive releases results of inaugural Organised Sport Survey

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 9:23 am | Aktive - Auckland Sport and Recreation

National and Regional Sport Organisations are having their voices heard through the inaugural Organised Sport Survey, organised by Aktive. The recently conducted survey saw close to 50 sporting organisations share their views on different aspects, including ... More >>

Bray back on top but battle royal behind at ProKart round

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 9:16 am | KartSport

Auckland-based international Daniel Bray claimed his second Aarque Group KZ2 class win of the 2019 season at an all-action third round of this year’s Toyota Racing ProKart Series in conjunction with Speedworks at Te Puke in the Bay of Plenty on ... More >>

Meech fights back at Laser European championships

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 9:15 am | Yachting New Zealand

Sam Meech isn't used to making too many mistakes but he still managed to limit the damage to remain in contention at the Laser European championships in Porto. More >>

Jimmy Barnes Is Shutting Down Your Town!

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 9:14 am | Eccles Entertainment

Jimmy Barnes has today announced he will be jumping across the ditch on the – Shutting Down Your Town Tour- playing all his classic hits plus highlights from his acclaimed new album, My Criminal Record , released Friday, 31 May 2019 on Bloodlines. More >>

Native Tongue welcomes JessB

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 3:02 pm | Native Tongue

The Auckland based hip-hop artist was nominated for Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Best Hip Hop Artist at the 2018 New Zealand Music Awards. JessB has performed to massive crowds at almost every major New Zealand festival and has recently played ... More >>

Toy Library Awareness Week 27 May – 2 June

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 2:33 pm | Toy Libraries

Play is not frivolous or a way to fill in time. For children PLAY IS THE WAY they learn and develop. The Toy Library Federation of New Zealand believes that all children have the need and right to play. More >>

Stiff Little Fingers - 41 Years Of Inflammable Material Tour

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 2:09 pm | Touring Musicians

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: STIFF LITTLE FINGERS Announce 41 Years Of Inflammable Material Australian and NZ Tour More >>

Listen In Auckland line-up

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 2:05 pm | Our House Festival

Listen In Auckland line-up is here! Tickets on sale Midday 23rd May from LISTEN IN AUCKLAND 2019 LINEUP FLUME DIPLO SCHOOLBOY Q 6LACK SLOWTHAI LISTEN IN AUCKLAND 2019: Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland | Friday 4th October 2019 RSVP Listen In is a concentrated ... More >>

Final Showdown for Cross-Country Nationals

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 2:00 pm | Bikesport NZ

MAY 21, 2019: The 2019 New Zealand Cross-country Championships will wrap up near Taumarunui this coming weekend with plenty still on the line. More >>

Double Talk: Lunchtime Series

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 12:08 pm | Adam Art Gallery

Join us for the first of our Double Talk lunchtime conversations as Double Take curator Ane Tonga speaks with Nick Netzler and Sean Mallon. Tonga and Netzler share an interest in the medium of photography and the spaces—physical or otherwise—where gendered ... More >>

Up in Arms for Brain Cancer

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 11:54 am | White Matter

Iconic Christchurch pub, the Pegasus Arms is stepping up in support of Brain Cancer Awareness Month. The May Matters Walk is a charity event bringing people together in support of the work of the White Matter Brain Cancer Trust. The pub is the start ... More >>

Drop The Mic & VUW Present… Fairlie Amusing!

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 11:07 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Are you fairlie fed up? Fairlie worried about the world? Living in a fairlie awful flat with fairlie awful flat mates? More >>

Calling for New Zealand’s brightest new stars

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 10:52 am | Coca Cola Christmas In The Park

The producers of one of the nation’s biggest free outdoor Christmas celebrations are calling for talented newcomers to audition for their chance to be part of the iconic musical spectacular Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park , now in its 26th year. More >>

Her Majesty Queen Sālote Tupou lll to receive Award

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 10:28 am | Pacific Music Awards

Her Majesty Queen Sālote Tupou lll to receive 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award More >>

Samoa Aukilani name squad to face Auckland

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 9:44 am | Auckland Rugby League

The Samoa Aukilani (Auckland) squad to take on the Auckland premier team over Queen’s Birthday Weekend has been named. Seven Auckland clubs are represented in the squad, which includes 2018 Auckland representatives Simon Luafalealo, Jordan Tuarae, Daniel ... More >>

Round 13 Match Report | Mystics v Pulse

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 9:44 am | ANZ Premiership

The Northern Mystics saved their best to the very last, overthrowing league leaders Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse, 60-54, in their final performance of the season. More >>

NZ Laser sailors look to continue run at Euro championships

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 9:36 am | Yachting New Zealand

New Zealand's Laser sailors looked to build on this country's success in other classes as racing got under way at the Laser European championships in Porto overnight (NZ time). More >>

Adam McGrath and 4-piece band to perform at Tuning Fork

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 9:28 am | The Label

The Eastern's Adam McGrath and 4-piece band to perform at Auckland's Tuning Fork this June More >>

Te Papa acquires rare painting of Cook's voyage

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 9:19 am | Te Papa

Te Papa announced today it has purchased William Hodges’ Waterfall in Dusky Bay with Maori Canoe for New Zealand’s national art collection. More >>

Call out to New Zealand’s Freedivers

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 9:16 am | Lazy Seal Freediving Club

If you’re looking to test your pool freediving mettle, want to hone your breath holding skills or just experience the thrill of a freediving competition, this year’s Ocean Hunter Wellington Winter Championships will be held June 8 - 9, 2019 at the ... More >>

The craze sweeping across NZ: wine and painting

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 9:13 am | Paintvine

It turns out New Zealanders are an artistic bunch… or we’re just into any excuse for wine, judging by the success of Auckland-based Paintvine . More >>

Happy birthday to John Rimmer

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 8:55 am | University of Auckland

The renowned composer, musician and teacher John Rimmer turned 80 this year, and the Karlheinz Company will celebrate with a concert at the School of Music. More >>

Pyjama Appeal Launched to Keep Sick Kids Warm this Winter

Monday, 20 May 2019, 3:43 pm | Wellington Hospitals Foundation

Wellington Children’s Hospital mascot Hospi, with patient Austen and his new pair of warm pyjamas. More >>

DHL Express teams up with Rugby World Cup 2019

Monday, 20 May 2019, 3:24 pm | DHL

DHL Express teams up with Rugby World Cup 2019™, Japan as official logistics partner More >>

A Midsummer Night's Dream Returns From Stellar Sydney Run

Monday, 20 May 2019, 3:21 pm | Pop Up Globe

New Zealand’s favourite theatre, Pop-up Globe, today announces the return of its biggest blockbuster ever for its first winter season. The smash-hit multi-award-winning A Midsummer Night’s Dream is back by popular demand for just 11 performances from ... More >>

2019 Studio Italia Cinema Italiano Festival to launch tour

Monday, 20 May 2019, 3:19 pm | Studio Italia Cinema Italiano Festival

The 2019 Studio Italia Cinema Italiano Festival to launch its national tour in Christchurch More >>

Age-old printing methods brought to fore at new exhibition

Monday, 20 May 2019, 3:17 pm | Porirua City Council

Historically renowned hand printing methods that explore time and women’s journeys through time is coming to Pātaka Art + Museum in May. Navigating Worlds, a new exhibition and workshop from print artist Prue MacDougall is coming exclusively to Pātaka’s ... More >>

Research reflects difficult of making a living as a creative

Monday, 20 May 2019, 3:12 pm | NZ On Air

Research reflects significant challenges of making a living as a creative professional in Aotearoa More >>

Acclaimed American Playwright Finally Produced in NZ\

Monday, 20 May 2019, 2:25 pm | Red Scare Theatre Company

Annie Baker has won a Pulitzer Prize, a MacArthur Genius Grant and countless Off-Broadway Theatre Awards but her original work has never been staged in New Zealand. That all changes this year with The Aliens , produced by Red Scare Theatre Company. More >>

Ethically Engaging the Theatre Audience

Monday, 20 May 2019, 2:15 pm | Manukau Institute of Technology

Award-winning playwright and MIT lecturer Jason Te Mete is taking the class on the road to perform his play Over My Dead Body: LITTLE BLACK BITCH at Wellington’s BATS Theatre (4-8 June). More >>

Pacific Toa category announced for Arts Pasifika Awards 2019

Monday, 20 May 2019, 2:10 pm | Creative New Zealand

Creative New Zealand is offering a new Pacific Toa Award to support Pasifika artists with the lived experience of disability, as part of this year’s Arts Pasifika Awards. Nominations for the 2019 awards are now open . More >>

US Comedian Bert Kreischer Announces One Auckland Show

Monday, 20 May 2019, 2:07 pm | Adrian Bohm Presents

BERT “The Machine” KREISCHER, the American stand-up comedian, actor and reality television star, is coming to New Zealand for one show only at Auckland’s Town Hall on Saturday 15 June 2019. More >>

Four UC scientists honoured on NZ Space Pioneers stamps

Monday, 20 May 2019, 10:18 am | University of Canterbury

Sprinkled in star dust, four University of Canterbury (UC) scientific alumni and staff have been honoured, featuring among six Kiwis chosen to appear on new ‘New Zealand Space Pioneers’ postage stamps. More >>

Burling and Tuke win 49er European championships

Monday, 20 May 2019, 9:43 am | Yachting New Zealand

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke took a big step in their comeback to trying to defend their Olympic title when they won the 49er European championships in Weymouth today. More >>

Round 13 Match Report | Tactix v Magic

Monday, 20 May 2019, 9:38 am | ANZ Premiership

Producing their most accomplished outing of 2019, The Good Oil Tactix ended the season on a high outclassing the Splice Construction Magic 60-48 in Christchurch on Sunday. More >>

Top calibre finalists announced for Sportsperson of the year

Monday, 20 May 2019, 9:37 am | Wellington Sportsperson Of The Year

62 finalists have been named across 12 categories in this year’s WHG Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards. The panel of judges with the job of selecting the finalists and winners were faced with a difficult task due to the quality and variety ... More >>

WEST SIDE STORY: new tickets released due to popular demand

Monday, 20 May 2019, 9:17 am | Sandra Roberts

Due to popular demand, new seats have been released for the "No.1 greatest musical of all time" (Times, UK), WEST SIDE STORY , opening in Wellington in just three weeks. Following rave reviews in Australia, the theatrical event of 2019 will burst ... More >>

MMF NZ Celebrate 15th Anniversary of Music Managers Awards

Monday, 20 May 2019, 8:30 am | MMF

The Recorded Music NZ Manager of the Year award recognises the tireless commitment of those working behind the scenes to support the success of New Zealand’s musicians. There is no underestimating the variety of roles, incredible dedication, hard work ... More >>

Osborne takes Gold in Alabama

Sunday, 19 May 2019, 3:36 pm | Graeme Osborne

Rotorua based triathlete Sam Osborne overnight claimed another first on the Xterra Planet Pan American tour. More >>

Maloney claims silver at Finn European championships

Sunday, 19 May 2019, 10:49 am | Yachting New Nealand

Andy Maloney had a chance of collecting silver on the final day of the Finn European championships in Athens if everything went his way and the medal race couldn't have worked out any better for the New Zealand sailor. More >>

Rd 7 SAS Fox Memorial Premiership Qualifiers

Sunday, 19 May 2019, 10:38 am | Auckland Rugby League

Rd 7 SAS Fox Memorial Premiership Qualifiers Glenora 48 Richmond 16 A double to playmaker Jalahn Iole-Pauga on debut was among the highlights of Glenora's big victory over Richmond at Lawson Park. In a dominant forward showing, Daniel Reuelu-Buchanan ... More >>

Resene Eighth Annual Architecture & Design Film Festival

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 6:44 pm | Resene Architecture And Design Film Festival

The eighth annual Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival is coming to a city near you. This year’s line-up will showcase the most acclaimed and current films in architecture and design, including documentaries on this century’s finest ... More >>

2019 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 5:35 pm | New Zealand Society of Authors

Tom McLean, writing as Tom Remiger , is the winner of the 2019 Michael Gifkins Prize for his novel, Soldiers (shortlisted as The City ). Remiger receives a publishing contract with Text and a NZ$10,000 advance against royalties. The award was accepted ... More >>

Jones Confirms Marathon Status with Hawke's Bay Win

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 5:32 pm | Hawke's Bay International Marathon

Jones Confirms Marathon Status with Hawke's Bay Win While Ultra-Runner Flori Takes Women's Title More >>

Medals on the menu for NZ sailors at European championships

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 12:37 pm | Vehicle Testing NZ

One medal is in the bag and another couple are a possibility as a handful of European sailing championships come to a close. More >>

Supertonic - announcing our upcoming choir concert

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 12:31 pm | Supertonic Choir

Supertonic are back where they love to be - pushing the boundaries of choral music in our contemporary world. After a year of sold-out performances in 2018, their first standalone concert series of 2019 - Leaving the Table: A story of relationship, told ... More >>

Brother Sister release their single SSDD off upcoming album

Friday, 17 May 2019, 5:26 pm | Showquest

Inspired by the days of Saturday morning television, 80s movie soundtracks & sibling rivalry, the trio have established themselves as Auckland’s premier sibling synth pop band. The band is made up of Dave Thomson (Alex the Kid) on vocals and ... More >>

SAS College Rugby League to kick off next week

Friday, 17 May 2019, 4:52 pm | Auckland Rugby League

Twenty three schools from across Auckland will be in action when the 2019 SAS College Rugby League season kicks off next week. The boys' 1st XIII Premiership, Senior A and U15 9s competitions will start on Wednesday, with the Girls' 9s getting underway ... More >>

Auckland Museum wins three awards at Rainbow Excellence

Friday, 17 May 2019, 3:46 pm | Auckland Museum

Auckland Museum wins three awards including Supreme Award at Rainbow Excellence Awards More >>


Friday, 17 May 2019, 3:36 pm | Integrity Promotions

‘Instinct’ is a Hip Hop/Trap track with Drake or Post Malone vibes, mixed with Rei’s unique Kiwi and indigenous twist. More >>

Inaugural Rainbow Excellence award winners announced

Friday, 17 May 2019, 3:34 pm | NZ Rainbow Excellence Awards

Organisations making an everyday difference for the LGBTI+ community have been recognised at the New Zealand Rainbow Excellence Awards this afternoon. The announcement comes following the release of newly conducted research that encourages others to follow ... More >>

Skyscraper Stan announces NZ tour on back of upcoming album

Friday, 17 May 2019, 3:21 pm | The Label

Beloved songwriter “Skyscraper” Stan Woodhouse announces national full band tour on the back of upcoming release Golden Boy Vol. I and II - out on June 14th, 2019. More >>

Iveco NZ hands keys to the blue van

Friday, 17 May 2019, 3:17 pm | Iveco

Iveco NZ hands keys to the blue van – and joins Blues Super Rugby team as a major sponsor More >>



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