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New book offers unique insight into New Zealand philosopher

Monday, 12 November 2018, 10:36 am | University of Canterbury

How does a theologian become a logician? University of Canterbury (UC) Associate Professor Mike Grimshaw explores this question through the letters of a New Zealand philosopher who developed a famous philosophical theory called ‘tense logic’. More >>

KTM's Buxton Takes Charge of GNCC Series

Monday, 12 November 2018, 10:12 am | Bikesport NZ

NOVEMBER 12, 2018: Auckland's Tom Buxton has won the 2018 edition of the famous Dead Toad cross-country race and, at the same time, he has taken the lead in the popular GNCC Series. More >>

TOKA - to be solid or stand strong

Monday, 12 November 2018, 9:53 am | Integrity Promotion

The new 3 track EP from Baitercell Te Wai Te Ora , Te Pukumeke and Hine Ruru ft. Huia and Rei , thanks to Te Māngai Pāho . More >>

David Byrne's American Utopia Tour in NZ This Week

Monday, 12 November 2018, 9:18 am | Mushroom Group

‘The American Utopia tour may just be the best live show of all time. - NME More >>

RIPE's overflowing with art & design - 14 to 22 November

Monday, 12 November 2018, 9:00 am | Ara Institute

Ara’s Art & Design department is buzzing as Bachelor of Design students put the finishing touches on their third and final year projects. The RIPE exhibition is the culmination of a year’s worth of research and creative planning, resulting ... More >>

New Anglican Archbishop announced

Monday, 12 November 2018, 8:32 am | Anglican Church in Aotearoa

The Rev Fereimi Cama has been elected as the next Diocesan Bishop of Polynesia. He will therefore become Archbishop and Primate, or joint leader of The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. More >>

Big Boys Toys Goes BIGGER for its 20th Anniversary Show!

Monday, 12 November 2018, 7:54 am | Big Boys Toys

New Zealand’s iconic lifestyle show Big Boys Toys keeps adding attractions and will proudly be the largest in a decade when the 2018 event opens on Thursday. More >>

Les Misérables on sale this week

Monday, 12 November 2018, 7:19 am | Auckland Music Theatre

With glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery, this breathtaking production of Les Misérables will be staged at the beautiful Auckland theatre, The Civic, in November 2019. Jump the queue and register at to get access ... More >>

Q+A: Defence Force Chief Air Marshal Kevin Short interview

Monday, 12 November 2018, 7:16 am | TVNZ

Defence Force Chief Air Marshal Kevin Short told Q+A that technology is set to change the size of our armed forces and how they will operate in future. More >>


Saturday, 10 November 2018, 11:41 am | Devonstock

Devonstock returns to the beautiful Windsor Reserve once again this December. Now passing it's 10th year, the yearly festival is showcasing some of the most exciting emerging talent Tāmaki Makaurau has to offer. More >>

Anonymous Donors Get Christchurch Performer to New York

Friday, 9 November 2018, 6:58 pm | Ali Harper

Anonymous Donors Get Christchurch Performer to New York You could have knocked Christchurch actress and a chanteuse Ali Harper over with a feather, more than once in recent weeks. The first time was when she was invited to return to New York to perform at ... More >>

Te Tai Whakaea Treaty Settlement Stories launched today

Friday, 9 November 2018, 3:56 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Te Tai Whakaea Treaty Settlement Stories (Te Tai), launched today by the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, will help us connect with our past and share the multi-faceted history of Treaty settlements, says Dr Monty Soutar, ... More >>

Lifeguards get top training

Friday, 9 November 2018, 3:19 pm | Wright Communications

Twenty lifeguards from nine clubs across the Northern region have participated in the latest rescue techniques at the first of three Intermediate Guard Schools at the Mangawhai Heads club last weekend. More >>

Ten Hospices to benefit from Hospice NZ Grants Programme

Friday, 9 November 2018, 2:23 pm | Hospice NZ

More than $63,000 has been donated to hospice services throughout the country in the second year of the Harcourts Foundation funded, Hospice NZ Grants Programme . More >>

*JOY* 'Yung Days' ft. Yung Steezey

Friday, 9 November 2018, 1:55 pm | Integrity Promotions

With an unpredictable sound, chaotic beat, crisp production and fresh vocals, ‘Yung Days’ is a sonic juxtaposition. ‘Yung Days’ ft. Yung Steezy is the first single from the forthcoming full-length album MOONBOY, the next offering from eclectic electronic ... More >>

Big ATP Tour Finals for ASB Classic

Friday, 9 November 2018, 12:41 pm | Tennis Auckland

The 2018 ATP Tour Finals kick off on Sunday 11 November in London and will feature a number of faces familiar to ASB Classic fans. More >>

Aces aim for clean sweep at home

Friday, 9 November 2018, 11:34 am | Auckland Cricket

The Auckland Aces are keen to make their home advantage count when they host the Central Stags tomorrow. The Aces are three from three at home, and it will be a welcome return to Eden Park after a heavy loss against the Wellington Firebirds at the Basin ... More >>

Aotearoa Short Film Lab

Friday, 9 November 2018, 11:16 am | Show Me Shorts

Applications are now open for the Aotearoa Short Film Lab we run jointly with Script to Screen . We’re calling for new and emerging writers, with bold short film ideas, to submit one script and up to three concepts for consideration. More >>

Le Moana Launches Measina Festival at Te Auaha

Friday, 9 November 2018, 11:00 am | Le Moana

Wellington-based Pacific Dance Company Le Moana is launching the annual Measina Festival a springboard for Aotearoa’s cutting edge dance and theatre. One of the only festivals in the world that is committed to the growth of Contemporary Pacific Arts in Aotearoa. More >>

Television Craft Award Winners Announced

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 8:48 pm | NZ Television Awards

Huawei Mate20 New Zealand Television Craft Award Winners Announced (Auckland – November 8, 2018) New Zealand’s television artisans were awarded tonight at the Huawei Mate20 New Zealand Television Craft Awards 2018, hosted by Screen Auckland ... More >>

Land Rover NZ Polo Open 2019

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 3:54 pm | NZ Polo Open

Southern Hemisphere’s most prestigious day of Polo to be held on a Saturday for the first time in 42-year history Polo players from around the world descend on Auckland for NZ’s premier polo event More >>

New World backing 1,000 acts of community action

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 3:26 pm | Foodstuffs Limited

New World supermarkets are donating $50,000 worth of groceries to the Student Volunteer Army’s Spring campaign to help hundreds of communities around New Zealand. More >>

Echoes of ancient Japan in new ceramic art exhibition

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 2:33 pm | Porirua City Council

A unique exhibition of ceramic artworks made using a 500-year-old Japanese creative process will arrive at Pātaka Gallery + Museum in December. More >>

Christian Penny resigns as director of NZ Drama School

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 1:51 pm | Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School

With sadness, the Board of Trustees of Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School has accepted the resignation of Director Christian Penny. Penny took over the leadership of the school in 2011 after more than nine years as Head of Directing. Prior to that, ... More >>

Dog Point And Arbour Collaborate for the Classic Kiwi Picnic

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 10:48 am | Dog Point Vineyard

The Dog Point Classic Kiwi Picnic is a fun, relaxing day set amongst the vines and olives trees of Dog Point Vineyard. An annual event that started with a single picnic table, it is now in its eleventh year with approximately 180 guests in attendance ... More >>

Is ‘tech-sex’ changing Kiwis’ view of intimacy?

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 10:29 am | NZ Psychological Society

Why are Kiwis increasingly turning to ‘tech-sex’ such as online, mobile or sugar dating, online sex work or “camming” in the search for love, sex, money or intimacy? And is it harmful to individuals or our society? Or is it just a new way of viewing ... More >>

The countdown has begun for Performance Art Week Aotearoa

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 10:22 am | Performance Art Week Aotearoa

The Wellington-based performance art festival runs from November 14-18 and brings together a wide variety of artists from Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world. More >>

Puāwai Transforms Aotearoa’s Relationship to HIV

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 9:58 am | Elephant Publicity

Championing authentic expression and representation of the HIV community, the Puāwai Festival is set to kick all things stigma to the kerb, when it returns to Auckland from Monday 26 November to Saturday 1 December . This week-long activation for HIV-awareness ... More >>

New book on the history of mountain tourism

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 7:23 pm | Te Papa Press

New book on the history of mountain tourism unveiled ahead of Tourism Summit Aotearoa In the same week that the ‘Tiaki Promise’ initiative launched, author Peter Alsop spoke to industry leaders ahead of Thursday’s Tourism Summit Aotearoa about how ... More >>

Sister Bonnie Cordon, Sister Joy Jones Visit South Pacific

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 5:43 pm | Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Sister Bonnie H. Cordon , Young Women General President, and Sister Joy D. Jones , Primary General President for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will visit four countries in the South Pacific this month. More >>

NZSO Perform Mahler's Seventh Symphony this Weekend

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 5:26 pm | Howard Davis

In the summer of 1900, Gustav Mahler was wandering around the outskirts of Vienna when he stumbled upon a fairground. In a woodland glade, blended among the cacophony of street criers, shooting galleries, and Punch and Judy shows, a military band and ... More >>

Eclectic Garden Festival Announces Line-Up

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 4:43 pm | Eclectic Garden Festival

“Immerse Yourself In The Magical Energy At Our Festival-In-A-Day”. Kiwi favourites Salmonella Dub have been announced as the headline act at Eclectic Garden , in their first Auckland performance since 2008. More >>

Ce La Vi' at Stonyridge Vineyard - Saturday January 26th

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 3:37 pm | Highlife Entertainment

Highlife Entertainment returns to the magical surrounds of Stonyridge Vineyard this summer with a very special party on Anniversary weekend Saturday January 26th. More >>

2019 National Development Camp athletes named

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 3:36 pm | Netball NZ

Netball New Zealand has invited 50 athletes from around the country to take part in January’s 2019 National Development Camp. More >>

Flower Show Exhibitors roll up their sleeves

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 2:14 pm | Purple Sherbet Ltd

With less than a month to go until this year’s New Zealand Flower and Garden Show, exhibitors were welcomed onsite to The Trusts Arena in West Auckland today. This marks the start of what event organisers say will be thousands of hours of getting ... More >>

Former champ joins forces with Moa to take on Kathmandu

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 2:08 pm | Kathmandu Coast to Coast

Former World Champion swimmer and Olympian Moss Burmester is teaming up with Moa to take on the biggest physical challenge of his life February’s Kathmandu Coast to Coast Longest Day. More >>

Dream comes true for young Kiwi Racer

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 1:55 pm | Bikesport NZ

It's a dream come true for young New Zealand motorcycle racer Liam Draper with news this week that he will now race for a satellite factory KTM team in the United States. More >>

NZ School of Dance presents two visionary programmes

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 11:31 am | The New Zealand School of Dance

This November the New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) is proud to celebrate 20 years of outstanding service and leadership from its Director Garry Trinder MNZM. This celebration is combined with the School’s 2018 Graduation Season on from 21 November ... More >>

Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy returns to New Zealand

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 11:05 am | Elephant Publicity

Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy returns to New Zealand with a brand-new show in 2019, Age Of Fools . More >>

Carpentry apprentices battle it out for the top spot

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 10:36 am | Acumen Republic

New Zealand’s top ten carpentry apprentices will be putting their skills to the test when they undertake a 6-hour practical challenge this Friday. The judges will be watching closely as the regional finalists’ compete to become the Registered ... More >>

New Zealand Music Foundation rebrands to MusicHelps

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 10:34 am | MusicHelps

Over the last five years, the New Zealand Music Foundation has invested $300k in 66 projects, with 42 partners, from Whangarei to Invercargill, all using the power of music to change the lives of over 60,000 New Zealanders in need. Now the charity ... More >>

Prisoner advocates to launch book of letters from solitary

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 10:34 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Prisoner advocacy organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) will be launching its new publication this week. Letters From Lockdown is a collection of letters from prisoners who have experienced solitary confinement in New Zealand. More >>

Disciplinary result - George Burgess

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 10:32 am | Rugby Football League

England forward George Burgess was tonight suspended for four matches after being found guilty of behaviour contrary to the true spirit of the game (gouging) by an international disciplinary panel. More >>

New children's book makes a splash

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 10:26 am | Huia Publishers

Summer’s nearly here, and everyone’ll be heading to the beach, river or pool to pull off the perfect dive bomb. But what if you just can’t get it right? This is the dilemma for the boy in Sacha Cotter and Josh Morgan’s picture book, The ... More >>

From Scratch Exhibition Opens With Live Performance

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 10:25 am | City Gallery Wellington

City Gallery Opens From Scratch Exhibition 555 Moons with an Unmissable Carhorn Hocket Saturday 17 November 2018 | Free event More >>

Eclectic Garden Festival Announces Line Up

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 8:03 pm | Eclectic Garden Festival

Kiwi favourites Salmonella Dub have been announced as the headline act at Eclectic Garden , in their first Auckland performance since 2008. More >>

A Celebration of the Bizarre And Beautiful

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 4:24 pm | Auckland Fringe

Building on a huge 2018 programme that saw 492 creatives take 81 events for ventures around the city for a total of 347 performances, Auckland Fringe returns this summer, running February 19 – March 3, 2019 . Registrations are now live for the 2019 programme, ... More >>

Newshub Launches the Outlook

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 2:09 pm | Mediaworks

Newshub is expanding its podcast lineup with the launch of The Outlook, available online from today. The Outlook is a magazine-style news and entertainment show tailored specifically for the LGBTIQ community, featuring local and international news, views ... More >>

SAE graduate scoops Tui Artisan awards

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 1:43 pm | SAE Creative Media Institute

SAE Creative Media Institute (SAE) congratulates graduate student Simon Gooding for taking out the Best Producer and the Best Engineer awards at the VNZMA Artisan Awards last night. The Artisan Awards, run as part of the broader Vodafone New Zealand ... More >>

Elam Artists Grad Show

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 1:16 pm | Elam School of Fine Arts

Final year students from the University of Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts will present their work to the public later this month at the annual Elam Artists Graduate Show. More >>

Ding Dong Lounge dials up the time machine

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 1:03 pm | Ding Dong Lounge

Remember when life was cooler and simpler, cell phones were still bricks, internet didn’t rule your life and no one used the words ‘social’ and ‘media’ in the same sentence. More >>

Ngāpuhi princess claims Miss Five Crowns title

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 12:56 pm | Ngapuhi

Patricia Clark is a star on the rise after being crowned Miss Five Crowns New Zealand Legacy Princess in Auckland last weekend. More >>

NZ Endurance title to be decided at Highlands

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 10:20 am | Highlands Motorsport Park

Bragging rights and national titles are at stake when Highlands hosts some of the fastest cars in the country at the 2018/19 Carters Tyre Service New Zealand Endurance Championship (NZEC) on Saturday, November 24. More >>

Jason Gunn & Jay-Jay Feeney Are Getting Locked up

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 10:18 am | Elephant Publicity

More FM Drive hosts Jason Gunn and Jay-Jay Feeney will be locked up in a jail cell this December, in a bid to raise funds for local charity Koru Care to send a group of deserving New Zealand children on a special trip to the Gold Coast More >>

Birch on the attack in Xtreme Off-Road Series

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 10:10 am | Bikesport NZ

Thames rider Chris Birch knows a thing or two about riding dirt bikes and his rivals would say that is perhaps a massive understatement. In a racing career crafted over more than 20 years at the top level, the KTM ace has excelled more often than not, ... More >>

Free Wedding at Auckland Pride Parade

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 9:52 am | Glitter Squad

Following the success of their Pride Parade Wedding in 2018, the nationwide network of celebrants, the Glitter Squad, have launched their second unique competition for a couple to get married at the 2019 Auckland Pride Parade - on a float in front of ... More >>

Call for National Erebus Memorial designs

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 9:11 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage welcomes expressions of interest from architects, artists, landscape architects and designers, for the National Erebus Memorial planned to mark the 40th anniversary since the accident. More >>

Orchestra Celebrates with 25th Fireworks

Monday, 5 November 2018, 8:21 pm | Manukau Symphony Orchestra

What brings an acclaimed concert pianist back to share the stage with the Manukau Symphony Orchestra for the fifth time to celebrate its 25th anniversary? More >>

Five Tui awarded at 2018 Artisan Awards

Monday, 5 November 2018, 7:47 pm | New Zealand Music Awards

The backbone of Aotearoa’s music industry was recognised tonight at the third annual Artisan Awards at Massey University’s School of Music and Creative Media Production in Wellington. More >>

Bells to Ring Out Across NZ for the Armistice Centenary

Monday, 5 November 2018, 7:42 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Bells to Ring Out Across New Zealand for the Armistice Centenary Belltowers throughout New Zealand will be ringing out in the Roaring Chorus – one way that WW100 is suggesting New Zealanders commemorate the upcoming Armistice Centenary – and in doing so join ... More >>



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