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Silver Ferns Close Netball Quad Series with Spirited Outing

Sunday, 23 September 2018, 6:15 pm | Netball NZ

Showing they’re well in range of their top rivals, the Silver Ferns produced a spirited 60-55 loss in their Netball Quad Series match against world #1 ranked Australian Diamonds in Melbourne on Sunday. More >>

Big day for the Kiwis shearing sports in Perth

Sunday, 23 September 2018, 11:48 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

New Zealand shearers and woolhandlers have got off to a good start at the Royal Perth Show with three big wins on Saturday on the eve of three transtasman tests. More >>

Six new teams ready to ring the doorbell on MKR NZ

Sunday, 23 September 2018, 11:44 am | TVNZ

Introducing...six new teams ready to ring the doorbell on MKR NZ My Kitchen Rules New Zealand is back! The cooking show phenomenon returns to TVNZ 2 on Sunday 7 October, with celebrity chefs Pete Evans and Manu Feildel once again at the judging table. More >>

The Portobello Blues Festival 2019

Sunday, 23 September 2018, 11:42 am | Portobello Blues Festival

***For immediate release*** *****PRESS RELEASE**** The Portobello Blues Festival was established in 2015 and has bought a lot of joy to the Dunedin community ever since. The running of the festival has just been handed over to TBSOM Entertainment ... More >>

Smokefreerockquest – national finals results

Sunday, 23 September 2018, 11:34 am | Smokefreerockquest

Mit Eldnar from Manurewa High School, Manukau are set for music success after taking first place in both Smokefreerockquest and Tangata Beats on Friday and Saturday nights in Auckland. Lead guitarist Sonatane Kaufusi said they all fed off each other: “We ... More >>

Four NZ writing projects awarded grants

Saturday, 22 September 2018, 6:18 pm | New Zealand Society of Authors

Assisting New Zealand Writers’ Research Efforts Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) and the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) are pleased to announce that Research Grants have been awarded to four New Zealand writers. The successful recipients ... More >>

Children showcase violin and cello skills at free concert

Friday, 21 September 2018, 3:59 pm | Hastings District Council

For two and a half years the Orokohanga Music Trust has been offering free musical training to two Hastings primary schools and the results of this year’s efforts will be showcased at a free public concert next week. The trust arose from the vision ... More >>

The Invading Sea: author and environmentalist Neville Peat

Friday, 21 September 2018, 3:56 pm | The Cuba Press

The Invading Sea: author and environmentalist Neville Peat on New Zealand's climate-change crisis – what should be done and who should pay More >>

Netball New Zealand domestic calendar

Friday, 21 September 2018, 3:54 pm | Netball NZ

New Zealand’s age-group and secondary school netballers will battle for supremacy from one end of the country to the other next year. More >>

New structure for ARL Premierships in 2019

Friday, 21 September 2018, 3:03 pm | Auckland Rugby League

There will be a new look to the Auckland Rugby League’s Premiership structure in 2019, with a revamped format announced today. More >>

Alexander Turnbull Library secures significant Art Archive

Friday, 21 September 2018, 1:55 pm | Alexander Turnbull Library

The archive of charismatic art dealer Peter McLeavey has been acquired by The Alexander Turnbull Library. More >>

New book: "Gate Pa and Te Ranga; the Full Story"

Friday, 21 September 2018, 12:03 pm | Tross Publishing

A new book, "Gate Pa and Te Ranga; the Full Story" by John McLean and John Robinson has been launched to-day by Tross Publishing. It is the first book to be written specifically about these important battles of the New Zealand wars ... More >>

THEA301 Class presents Black November 1918

Friday, 21 September 2018, 11:59 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington’s THEA301 Class presents Black November 1918 On the 100 year anniversary of the 1918 influenza pandemic that plagued New Zealand, THEA 301 and director Kerryn Palmer present: Black November 1918 . Following the ... More >>

Five Hidden Los Angeles Treasures (Part I)

Friday, 21 September 2018, 11:21 am | Howard Davis

"What's Been Did and What's Been Hid." - Donovan's first album, released in the US as Catch The Wind. More >>

Kiwi Jumpers Through at WEG

Friday, 21 September 2018, 10:45 am | Black Balloon

New Zealand jumpers Sam McIntosh and Daniel Meech are through to the second round of competition at the FEI World Individual Jumping Championships at the World Equestrian Games in North Carolina. More >>

Trade Me predicts Claire and Agni to win the 2018 Block NZ

Friday, 21 September 2018, 9:41 am | Trade Me Limited

After successfully predicting the winner of The Block NZ a number of times over the years, Trade Me is taking another punt on who will take home the top spot in 2018’s version of the popular renovation show. More >>

Sport Hawke’s Bay posts strong survey results

Friday, 21 September 2018, 9:30 am | Sport Hawke's Bay

Sport Hawke’s Bay has been given a vote of confidence by its regional stakeholders, with a Sport New Zealand survey giving the organisation a rating higher than average compared to other Regional Sports Trusts (RSTs) in New Zealand. More >>

Here’s something to wag your tail for!

Friday, 21 September 2018, 9:28 am | Animates Pet Store

Animates stores across the country are offering free school holiday sessions on how to best interact with dogs More >>

A Welsh wonderland at Circa Theatre

Friday, 21 September 2018, 8:56 am | Circa Theatre

Join us at Circa Theatre for Dylan Thomas’ masterpiece Under Milk Wood , a delightful if peculiar story of the daily life in “Llareggub” (read it backwards), a small Welsh town by the sea. More >>

Kiwi’s asked to make kererū count this week!

Friday, 21 September 2018, 8:52 am | Kereru Discovery Trust

The Great Kererū Count takes flight again with everyone in New Zealand being invited to be citizen scientists for the next 10 days and count kererū. The aim is to build up a comprehensive picture of where our native pigeon is – and isn’t – found. More >>

Smokefreerockquest & Smokefree Tangata Beats

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 7:48 pm | Smokefreerockquest

Media Release: Smokefreerockquest & Smokefree Tangata Beats - national finals preview Close to 800 bands and solo-duos have played off in 22 towns and cities around New Zealand with the creme of the talent set to take the stage in Auckland on Saturday ... More >>

Rockshop Bandquest 2018 national final results

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 7:47 pm | Rockshop Bandquest

Media Release: Rockshop Bandquest 2018 national final results Revolution Radio, from Mount Maunganui Intermediate in the Bay of Plenty have just earned $3000 worth of gear for their school music department, as winners of the nationwide primary and ... More >>

Pita Pit NZ Secondary Schools Netball Champs teams announced

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 5:47 pm | Netball NZ

Netball New Zealand is proud to announce the following teams will take part in the 2018 Pita Pit NZ Secondary Schools Netball Champs. More >>

Showquest national final results

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 4:18 pm | Showquest

Havelock North High School from the Hawkes Bay took out the top spot at the Showquest national final, becoming the first overall winner of New Zealand’s new music, dance and drama showcase for schools. More >>

The countdown is on for the return of The Teskey Brothers

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 3:34 pm | NicNak Media

Aussie soul and blues band The Teskey Brothers will be joined by three ‘not to be missed’ local support acts on their upcoming New Zealand shows. More >>

Kiwi Jumpers Notch Best-Ever Effort on Day One at Worlds

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 1:38 pm | Equestrian Sports New Zealand

It’s been a stellar start for New Zealand’s jumpers at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games in North Carolina where Daniel Meech, Sam McIntosh, Bruce Goodin and Sharn Wordley have had the most successful day ever for the Kiwis. More >>

Silver Ferns Meet Malawi in Netball World Cup Opener

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 1:00 pm | Netball New Zealand

The Silver Ferns will meet the fast-improving Malawi in the opening match of the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool next July. More >>

Good early season trout fishing expected

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 12:07 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Taranaki Fish & Game staff are tipping local trout streams to be in good condition when the new fishing season opens on Monday October 1, 2018. More >>

The Inaugural Roady for Roadies Is Tomorrow!

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 11:55 am | Mushroom Promotions

There are only fifty tickets left for tomorrow’s coast to coast Roady For Roadies walk which is raising funds to support local roadies, our behind the scenes heroes. These funds will be administered through The New Zealand Music Foundation. More >>

Dancing with the Stars NZ Raises $424,300 for Charity

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 10:52 am | Mediaworks

Three is very proud to announce it has raised a total of $424,365.90 during this seasons hit entertainment show, Dancing with the Stars NZ. The show dazzled Kiwi fans as they voted for and watched their favourite celebrities cha-cha, twerk and ... More >>

GARDENA joins Garden to Table family

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 10:34 am | Gardena

Think school fundraising initiatives and many of us will have flashbacks to mountains of chocolate bars being hauled home in school bags. This week, there wasn’t a sugar-laden item in sight at Glenfield Primary School when new Garden to Table sponsor, GARDENA, ... More >>

FESTA releases biggest programme yet

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 10:00 am | FESTA

A giant seedling sale and koha BBQ at Cultivate Urban Farm; food adventures on foot exploring mahinga kai sites as well as Christchurch’s drinking and dining past; journeys by bike to local food production sites; a neighbourhood-warming with pizza, ... More >>

New Ara XI Shield announced in Metro Cricket partnership

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 9:54 am | Ara Institute

The Christchurch Metro Cricket Association (CMCA) launches the new First XI shield this Monday [24 September] and Ara Institute of Canterbury is delighted to be the named partner of the secondary school tournament. More >>

Ozzy Osbourne tours with Judas Priest

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 9:42 am | Live Nation


John Farnham returning to New Zealand

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 9:38 am | Villa Maria Estate

John Farnham returning to New Zealand to play one show only at Villa Maria Estate next March! More >>

Judges reveal the 52 best images of 2018

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 5:29 pm | New Zealand Geographic

From more than 3000 entries, judges have sorted, sifted and carefully selected 52 shimmering new visions of our nation’s society and environment—48 photographs and four timelapse videos. More >>

Get ready for NZ Top 10 Champs 2018

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 5:13 pm | Dead End Roller Derby

The best of New Zealand Roller Derby will battle it out for the national title in a weekend full of derby action on the 13th and 14th October! More >>

25 Famous Women Immortalised in Online Dictionary

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 4:46 pm | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

Launched today, 25 new entries to the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography celebrate some of New Zealand’s most influential women. From social morality campaigner Patricia Bartlett to transgender sex worker Carmen Rupe, the new biographies draw on diverse ... More >>

Top 10 Player confirmed for ASB Classic

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 4:20 pm | ASB Classic

The ASB Classic is pleased to announce the return of two-time champion John Isner for the 2019 tournament. The current world number ten has had a career best year in 2018, peaking at number eight in the world, capturing his fifth Atlanta Open title ... More >>

The U2 Show 'Achtung Baby' Joshua Tree Album Tour

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 2:44 pm | U2 Show Achtung Baby

The U2 Show Achtung Baby are finally bringing their sell out "The Joshua Tree" album show to NZ. Direct from Melbourne! More >>

125 years of Suffrage later, what do New Zealand women want?

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 2:29 pm | Stuff

In a unique partnership between Diva Productions and Stuff, this Suffrage day What Women Want - will ignite national discussion about women’s rights and gender equality 125 years after Kiwi women gained the right to vote. More >>

Lower Hutt woman healing through sport at Invictus Games

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 12:37 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Lower Hutt woman Kiely Pepper will be flying the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) flag in Australia next month, when she competes in the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. The Games are the only international adaptive sporting event for wounded, injured ... More >>

Native birds as potential alternative to pesticides

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 12:00 pm | Plant and Food Research

A team led by Plant & Food Research will undertake a pilot study this summer to determine if native birds can potentially function as nature’s pest control. More >>

Archer Signs on to Race for Yamaha

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 11:37 am | Bikesport NZ

SEPTEMBER 19, 2018: The high-profile AmPro Yamaha Race Team in the United States now has another Kiwi to wave their flag. More >>

Himalayan tahr culls an overreaction

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 11:27 am | NZ Deer Stalkers Association

DOC’s proposal to kill 17,500 Himalayan tahr over the next 10 months is rushed, based on slender evidence, and could spell the demise of a unique and valuable trophy herd, says NZ Deerstalkers’ Association spokesman Bill O’Leary. More >>

TVNZ Encouraged To Ditch “Naked Attraction”

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 11:06 am | Family First Lobby.

Family First is welcoming the conclusion of the series of Naked Attraction on TV2, but is warning that if the programme returns for another season, another campaign will be launched calling on advertisers to withdraw their advertising or be boycotted ... More >>

$5.9 million funding boost to plant trees nationwide

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 10:22 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Funding of $5.9 million will be given to landowners nationwide to plant 4,574 hectares of trees under Te Uru Rākau’s (Forestry New Zealand's) Afforestation Grants Scheme (AGS). More >>

Maori Sons Go To War

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 10:08 am | Huia Publishers

Wellington-based writer Whiti Hereaka launches her third novel Legacy, a thrilling and realistic story of being in the great war. Fans will be captivated by the time-travel adventure and experience a sense of connection with the characters who represent ... More >>

Opportunity for youth to learn from top pro dancers

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 10:07 am | New Zealand Dance Company

The next generation of world-class dance talent is set to be discovered as The New Zealand Dance Company (NZDC) announces its Youth Spring School seasonal training programme. Aimed at teenagers who love dance, NZDC offers the opportunity to learn ... More >>

A big call – the hunt’s on for NZ's best duck caller

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 9:53 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

The country’s aspiring duck and goose callers are preparing to out-cackle and “ruffle each other’s feathers” in the New Zealand Duck and Goose Calling Championships later this month. More >>

Silver Ferns outclass South Africa in Tauranga

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 9:52 am | Silver Ferns

Aiming for improvement, the Silver Ferns delivered in style when posting a dominant 61-37 win in their Netball Quad Series clash against the SPAR Proteas in Tauranga on Tuesday. More >>

Exciting firsts and top talent in 2019 APO season

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 9:48 am | Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra enters its 39th year celebrating the people and the rich tradition of orchestral music as well as exciting new artistic collaborations, with details of its 2019 season announced at a launch event at Auckland’s Town ... More >>

The Aunties founder named 2018 Supreme Woman of Influence

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 8:35 am | Westpac New Zealand

The founder of The Aunties charity, Jackie Clark, has been named the Supreme Winner at the 2018 Women of Influence Awards, held tonight at SKYCITY Convention Centre in Auckland. More >>

Team SKODA Fruzio – Team Announcement

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 4:41 pm | Team Skoda

Team SKODA Fruzio – Team Announcement 2018/19 Season New Zealand’s premiere Cycling Team - Team Skoda Fruzio officially unveiled their 2018/2019 roster on Monday night at Giltrap Skoda in Auckland. The all Under 23 squad has built a team with ... More >>

Multi-million dollar NZ theatre production to launch

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 4:21 pm | City of 100 Lovers

Multi-million dollar New Zealand theatre production to launch October 2018 City of 100 Lovers, a musical comedy, tells a story uniquely our own More >>

Walk to remember, walk for dementia this September

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 3:44 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

This September thousands of Kiwis will be going the extra mile for the 60,000 people living with dementia in NZ. More >>

Boutique Mt Eden Music Festival Returns

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 2:20 pm | Eden Arts Trust

Eden Arts is proud to announce the concert line-up for the 2018 Mt Eden Chamber Music Festival - three programmes sharing the theme of 'Contrasts'. The Festival in the heart of Mt Eden Village is becoming one of Auckland's newest must-see cultural events ... More >>

A Commemoration of Leonard Cohen

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 1:51 pm | Imperfect Offering

New Zealand’s own Leonard Cohen tribute band Imperfect Offering is presenting a commemorative concert in Auckland and Wellington in October/November 2018. The band was formed in 2015 from established rock, jazz and classical musicians in a nine-piece ... More >>

Snow Sports NZ Annual Awards Nominees Announced

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 1:43 pm | Snow Sports New Zealand

Snow Sports NZ Annual Awards Nominees Announced Lake Wanaka, New Zealand (18 September 2018) – We are pleased to announce the nominees for the 2018 Snow Sports NZ Annual Awards presented by The Remarkables. Instructor of the Year sponsored by NZSIA Makiko ... More >>

Announcing the CS:GO ANZ Invitational

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 12:47 pm | Lets Play Live

LPL, New Zealand’s leading esports media company, have announced the return of the LPL Pro CS:GO ANZ Invitational presented by Carl’s Jr. More >>



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