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The PumpHouse Theatre recognises significant Friends

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 5:19 pm | The PumpHouse Theatre

Four people who have made an incredible impact on the The PumpHouse Theatre’s legacy were honored at the theatre’s Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday 21 August. More >>

Rei Announces His National Album Release Tour

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 4:47 pm | Integrity Promotions

Hot off of the release of his new album ‘The Bridge’, Rei is hitting 8 towns across the country with more dates coming soon. With his new single ‘Too Easy’, featuring up-and-coming reggae artist Lion Rezz smashing the NZ airwaves and streaming ... More >>

Celebrating the unifying power of poetry

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 3:19 pm | New Zealand Book Awards Trust

Poetry crosses all boundaries, including age, gender, ethnicity and culture. Right now, it’s hotter than hot, thanks to poetry royalty like Hera Lindsay Bird, Courtney Sina Meredith and Chris Tse. This year, Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day ... More >>

Dogs are good for us: International Dog Day 26 August

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 2:13 pm | Agcarm

There is a wealth of evidence proving what dog owners already know – our pets are good for us. Dogs have a proven effect on stress and anxiety, and studies have concluded that dog owners are less prone to depression and heart disease. More >>

Cultural intelligence think tank on sport well received

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 1:56 pm | Aktive - Auckland Sport and Recreation

More than 70 sport and recreation leaders recently attended the inaugural Tāmaki Makaurau: today and tomorrow - leading diversity and inclusion in sport event, co-hosted by Aktive, AUT Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ) and the ... More >>

Waiata Māori Music Awards Announces Iconic Awards Recipients

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 1:26 pm | Waiata Maori Music Awards

The Waiata Māori Music Awards to be presented on September 13 will include four special awards acknowledging the career contributions of respected musicians from Māoridom. More >>

City Gallery Wellington presents Eavesdropping

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 12:57 pm | City Gallery Wellington

City Gallery Wellington presents Eavesdropping —an exhibition that explores the politics of listening in our post-Snowden moment. But it isn’t just about big data, surveillance, and security, it’s also about our personal responsibilities as earwitnesses. More >>

Forest & Bird announces 2019 Bird of the Year dates

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 12:30 pm | Forest And Bird

Voting dates have been announced for one of New Zealand’s most hotly anticipated annual elections – Forest & Bird’s competition for Bird of the Year. More >>

Auckland Schoolboys win rep clash, new school champs crowned

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 12:29 pm | Auckland Rugby League

The Auckland Schoolboys proved too strong for a Vodafone Warriors Invitational side on Wednesday night, running out 18-10 winners in a first-of-its-kind rep clash held at Mount Smart Stadium #2. More >>

Soundsplash Expands in 2020

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 12:18 pm | SoundSplash

Soundsplash , one of New Zealand’s longest-running festivals, will expand next year with the event taking place in Raglan and Timaru on January 17-19, 2020. More >>

The Harcourts Foundation Reaches $6 Million Milestone

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 11:49 am | Harcourts Foundation

The Harcourts Foundation, the charitable arm of Harcourts, has reached the milestone of $6 million raised since its launch in 2008. That translates to 732 charities supported, 356 communities impacted, and over 970 grants made through Harcourts offices in New ... More >>

MOTAT’s upcoming WTF!? Event

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 11:34 am | MOTAT

On the evening of Saturday 7 September, WTF!? will once again descend on MOTAT, casting an enigmatic shadow across the museum. More >>

Psychological Society annual conference

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 11:07 am | NZ Psychological Society

Understanding how people form prejudices and how we can overcome them as a society is the subject of a keynote presentation by leading psychology and public affairs professor, Susan T. Fiske from Princeton University, United States, next week. More >>

Global Climbing Day celebrated in climbing gyms countrywide

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 10:43 am | NZ Alpine Club

Saturday 24th August sees the return of the Global Climbing Day celebration to climbing gyms around New Zealand, and the world. A global initiative by The North Face, the day aims to provide no or low-cost climbing to people who may not have tried it in ... More >>

Read Diaries from Scott’s Final Antarctic Expedition

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 9:43 am | Canterbury Museum

A grisly first-hand account of the discovery of explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s frozen body is now available to read online. More >>

Creator of history making Pose joins summit

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 9:03 am | New Zealand Film Commission

AUCKLAND, AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND, Thursday 22 August 9.00am (NZST) - Steven Canals, the creator, executive producer, writer and director of the history making Emmy and Golden Globe nominated and Peabody Award winning series POSE , has been announced ... More >>

Explore Auckland and get inspired during Artweek Auckland

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 9:02 am | Artweek

See Auckland through a new frame from 12 – 20 October as Artweek Auckland takes over ten precincts across the city (City Centre, Parnell, Ponsonby, K’Road, Grey Lynn, Newmarket, Devonport, South, West and East), celebrating and showcasing art ... More >>

Mousey announces national tour in support of debut album

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 8:34 am | NicNak Media

One of the most exciting new acts in New Zealand music, Mousey , has just announced her first-ever nationwide tour to celebrate the release of her debut album, LEMON LAW, due for release on October 4 . More >>

Going Global 2019 announce Marlon Williams, other speakers

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 8:31 am | The Label

Next week, local musicians, media, labels, managers and industry have the opportunity to meet and hear from over 50 speakers at the ninth annual Going Global Music Summit. With over 30 new speakers and panellists announced today the 2019 conference is arguably ... More >>

Thomson secures junior title at Coromandel

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 8:23 am | Dylan Thomson Rallysport

Christchurch’s Dylan Thomson has secured his third consecutive junior championship and tightened his strangle-hold on third place in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship after another top five result at the Dayle ITM Goldrush ... More >>

Top 5 finalists announced for 2019 APRA Silver Scroll Awards

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 8:11 am | APRA - AMCOS

Five remarkable songs have made the shortlist for the 2019 APRA Silver Scroll Award, recognising excellence in songwriting. More >>

Burling and Tuke win gold at Olympic test event

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 8:07 am | Yachting New Zealand

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke knew they had essentially claimed gold at the Olympic test event in Enoshima moments after the start of today's 49er medal race. More >>

Open Studios Waitākere 2019, 9th and 10th November

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 3:43 pm | Open Studios Waitakere

The Waitākere Ranges area is home to many celebrated artists and artisans and this popular and inspiring weekend event provides the public with a unique opportunity to visit the artists in their own studios, purchase artworks and learn about the ... More >>

Randy Newman announces first ever NZ tour

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 3:03 pm | Blackout Music Management

Few songwriters can cut to the quick the way Newman does. He remains a great American songbook unto himself.’ – Guardian ‘In Newman’s best music he leaves you wondering where you stand, what you think, what you believe, how the world works.’ ... More >>

Auckland honours Dame Kiri

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 1:14 pm | Regional Facilities Auckland

One of the world’s greatest sopranos is being celebrated in a grand theatre tradition, with a permanent tribute to be unveiled at Auckland’s Aotea Centre on 20 November. More >>

Canadian punks F**KED UP announce debut NZ shows

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 8:59 am | The Label

It's live where one can truly see that Fucked Up are one of the most momentous, heavy lifting acts around. Part of the discovery is that such a ferocious wave of sound and relentless energy comes from a band that, once you get past the sight of their ... More >>

Taurua to Coach Silver Ferns through Next Two Campaigns

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 2:44 pm | Netball New Zealand

Netball World Cup champion coach Noeline Taurua will remain in charge of the Silver Ferns for their next two international campaigns. More >>

Bumper night of college action this Wednesday

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 2:12 pm | Auckland Rugby League

Some of New Zealand's best secondary school talent will be on display this Wednesday night when the Auckland Schoolboys take on the Vodafone Warriors Invitational, as part of the SAS College Rugby League finals night at Mount Smart Stadium #2. More >>

Te Aro Wines hosts another NZ-First Comedy Wine Tasting

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 2:01 pm | Te Aro Wine

Teaming up with The Humorous Arts Trust, Wellington urban winery Te Aro Wine is hosting Funny Wine - A Comedy Wine Tasting on Friday 13 September. Hosted by Wellington-based comedian Neil Thornton and Te Aro Wine’s own Jules van Costello (on hand to answer ... More >>

The Pink Hammer: Women in the Man-Cave!

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 1:55 pm | Circa Theatre

“Join Maggie Taylor as she guides you through basic carpentry skills and chisels away at the stereotype that has kept women out of the tool box for so long.” More >>

Serena Williams confirmed for 2020 ASB Classic

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 1:23 pm | ASB Classic

One of the biggest names in sport has confirmed she will be returning to the ASB Classic in 2020. Twenty-three time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams will return to Auckland’s ASB Tennis Arena to challenge for the ASB Classic title. More >>

Investing in Winter Games NZ

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 1:13 pm | Winter Games NZ

20 August 2019 - New Zealand's premier tourism and hospitality management institution, Queenstown Resort College (QRC) has boosted its support of Winter Games NZ in 2019. More >>

Sign up to sing out at the AUCKLAND TOWN HALL

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 12:14 pm | Elephant Publicity

“I would advise those 30-60-year-olds who indulge in the overuse of active wear to stop it - at once.” (older participant, Sing it to my Face ) “The older generation has lived far too indulgently and damaged the planet to a point of no return.” ... More >>

Dancers express more than words in Body Language

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 11:57 am | NZ Institute of Creativity

Words have the power to name, to define, to embolden, to challenge. Body Language (Te Auaha, 29-31 August 2019) is a one-hour showcase of original choreography that pairs the essential power of language with the captivating physical expression of ... More >>

Beauty tyranny in the age of Instagram

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 11:16 am | University of Auckland

Young women in the age of social media are under ever more intense pressure to look ‘Insta-perfect’ and it’s not making them happy More >>

Palmerston North athlete wins in Japan

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 10:52 am | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North Triathlete David Martin has won the 30th Sagishima Triathlon in Japan, improving on his second placing last year. More >>

Fresh feel for National Poetry Day

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 10:10 am | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Tuesday, 20 August 2019) – Expect a fresh new approach to National Poetry Day in Dunedin on Friday. More >>

How To Make Money From Your Music seminar heads to Hastings

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 8:47 am | Music Managers Forum

The NZ Music Managers Forum in conjunction with Hastings District Creative Communities, Recorded Music NZ and APRA AMCOS, have joined forces for an essential seminar for Hawkes Bay based musicians, managers, self managed artists and anyone interested ... More >>

As voyage begins from Tahiti we honour Sir Hek Busby

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 8:34 am | Tuia 250

The moment of departure of a double-hulled canoe from Tahiti to Aotearoa New Zealand will be a very special moment, say Tuia 250 National Coordinating Committee Co-Chairs Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr and Dame Jenny Shipley. More >>

New Zealand sailors excel on day three of Olympic test event

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 8:11 am | Yachting New Zealand

The race wins flowed for the New Zealand sailors on day three of the Olympic test event in Enoshima but, more importantly, four crews are all in medal contention heading into the final stages of the regatta. More >>

Kirwan undefeated at first Top Gear Top Half kart round

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 8:09 am | KartSport

By Emilee Wright KartSport Hamilton put on a fantastic show for round one of the 2019 Top Gear Top Half Series. Cold conditions early Sunday morning made sure drivers and teams had their karts set up correctly with all heats being critical for a round ... More >>

Honda Rider to Make Team NZ Debut in Netherlands

Monday, 19 August 2019, 3:26 pm | Bikesport NZ

AUGUST 19, 2019: Bay of Plenty man Wyatt Chase is fizzing and he can't wait to take on the world's elite in The Netherlands next month. More >>

Michael King Writers Residencies 2020 Applications open

Monday, 19 August 2019, 3:21 pm | Michael King Writers'Centre

The Michael King Writers Centre is pleased to announce that next year’s programme of residencies at the historic Signalman’s House on Takarunga Mt Victoria in Devonport, Auckland, is now open for applications. Writers awarded a residency can look forward ... More >>

Rare Tuatara Sculpture Attracts Wide Interest

Monday, 19 August 2019, 2:26 pm | International Art Centre

A rare bronze sculpture of the animal known as New Zealand’s ‘living dinosaur’ is attracting wide interest before it goes under the hammer at a sale of collectable art in Auckland later this week. More >>

Aussie Hip-Hop Duo Horrorshow Announce New Zealand Shows

Monday, 19 August 2019, 1:47 pm | NicNak Media

Sydney hip-hop act Horrorshow will play two shows in New Zealand later this year, as part of their Australasian NEW NORMAL tour. More >>

Diamonds Secure W-League Title

Monday, 19 August 2019, 1:43 pm | Wellington United

Wellington United Diamonds achieved the first of their seasons goals when they secured a second consecutive W-League title with comfortable 6-0 win over Western Suburbs in atrocious conditions that saw the game called off with 10 or so minutes left to ... More >>

Emily Writes Heads South

Monday, 19 August 2019, 1:38 pm | Harriet Moir

Popular author, blogger and campaigner for parenting issues Emily Writes continues her 2019 National Speaking Tour in Invercargill at Invercargill Repertory on Saturday August 31. More >>

Kindergarten Sunflower Project prepares to bloom!

Monday, 19 August 2019, 12:49 pm | Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens

A staggering 13,024 kindergarten tots around New Zealand will become little green thumbs and showcase their gardening knowhow by competing with other kindergartens in their region to grow the tallest sunflower or widest sunflower head. More >>

Horrorshow Bring the New Normal Tour to New Zealand

Monday, 19 August 2019, 12:24 pm | Live Nation

AUCKLAND, NZ (August 19, 2019) – HORRORSHOW return to the stage and will be heading to New Zealand on the back of a huge Australian tour. Horrorshow head to Caroline in Wellington on November 29 and Galatos in Auckland on November 30. More >>

‘Wish Hero’ teams up with ‘Wish Teen’

Monday, 19 August 2019, 12:01 pm | Make A Wish NZ

‘Wish Hero’ and NZ cosmetic queen, Karen Murrell, of Auckland, is helping to make more wishes come true by taking part in Make-A-Wish NZ’s ‘Over the Edge for Wishes’ fundraising event, along with ‘Wish Teen’ Rachael Cox, of Dunedin, ... More >>

Real Journeys raises $54,000 to aid Kārearea Falcon

Monday, 19 August 2019, 11:02 am | Real Journeys

A new initiative aiming to gain insight into the alpine habitat of New Zealand’s at-risk kārearea falcon has received a significant boost of $54,000 from this year’s Real Journeys Birds of a Feather Conservation Ball. More >>

Quasi has landed

Monday, 19 August 2019, 10:49 am | City Gallery Wellington

This morning, Ronnie van Hout’s Quasi was installed on the roof of City Gallery Wellington with the help of Wellington Helicopters Limited. The five-metre hybrid face-hand will be perched atop the Gallery for up to three years. Initially commissioned ... More >>

Death comes to us all

Monday, 19 August 2019, 10:26 am | Best on Tap

Take a jaunt through life with Death in this one-hour improvised show from Wellington-based performers Best on Tap which explores the ways Death wants to help the recently departed and the living. More >>

SAS Fox Memorial Premiership Week One Semi-Finals

Monday, 19 August 2019, 9:22 am | Auckland Rugby League

Northcote 22 Glenora 24 The Glenora Bears remain in the race for the SAS Fox Memorial Premiership and will play in the major semi-final next week, after beating Northcote in a tight match at Mount Smart Stadium #2. Down 16-6 at the break, Glenora forwards ... More >>

New Zealand Chinese Language Week 2019

Monday, 19 August 2019, 9:16 am | Svetlana Chevenko

I can offer New Zealanders to “try” Chinese. I have prepared two lessons – “50 Chinese Characters in one hour” and “50 Chinese Words in one hour”. Children from 10 and up are also welcome! More >>

Finalists 2019 SOUNZ Contemporary Award

Monday, 19 August 2019, 9:06 am | SOUNZ

SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music , with APRA AMCOS NZ , is thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2019 SOUNZ Contemporary Award | Te Tohu Auaha , celebrating excellence in contemporary composition: Chris Gendall for Violin Concerto Michael ... More >>

Okilly Dokilly Announce Debut NZ Shows Next February

Monday, 19 August 2019, 9:03 am | Eccles Entertainment

Okilly Dokilly is the world's only Nedal band. Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, a majority of the band's lyrics are direct Flanders quotes. The band's current members include Head Ned (vocals), Dread Ned (drums), Shred Ned (guitar), Bed Ned (bass) ... More >>

Burling and Tuke take early lead at Olympic test event

Sunday, 18 August 2019, 10:45 am | Yachting New Nealand

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke had never raced at the Olympic venue before today but they looked right at home as they took an early lead at the Olympic test event in Enoshima today. More >>

World record falls to NZ shearer in Australia

Sunday, 18 August 2019, 10:41 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

A New Zealander has today become the latest shearer to set World records on both sides of the Tasman with a new tally for merino crossbred lambs in Australia. More >>

Christchurch Women’s Photography Collective

Saturday, 17 August 2019, 3:39 pm | Christchurch Women's Photography Collective

[inter]connected is the first group show by the Christchurch Women’s Photography Collective, and features a range of diverse work from local Christchurch women photographers at different stages of their careers. More >>



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