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Warriors sell-out beckons by ‘dropping’ a car for charity

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 10:28 am | Vodafone Warriors

The Vodafone Warriors are taking the game to the fans this weekend by dropping the price of a $34,000 Suzuki Vitara Turbo to zero across a 60-second live auction at Mt Smart Stadium – a New Zealand first. More >>

Boston Comes to Howick

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 9:57 am | Howick Little Theatre

Howick Little Theatre is currently presenting the New Zealand premiere season of the Broadway hit play Good People. More >>

Tash Sultana Announces Supports for July NZ Headline Tour

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 9:52 am | CRS Management

Tash Sultana has chosen support acts for her four headline shows in New Zealand next week, three of which are long sold out. More >>

$11,000 grant to help build Pauanui-Tairua Trail

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 9:39 am | Walking Access Commission

The Hikuai District Trust has won an $11,000 grant to help complete stage two of the 25-kilometre Pauanui-Tairua Cycle and Walkway. More >>

Charles Olsen awarded the III Poetry Award in Spain

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 9:31 am | Charles Olsen

New Zealander Charles Olsen has been awarded the III Poetry Award SxS Antonio Machado, which takes the name of the Spanish writer who lived and worked in the cities of Segovia and Soria in Spain. More >>

Pop-up Globe Announces Most Controversial Season Yet

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 9:27 am | Pop Up Globe

After performing to an astonishing 450,000 people in just two years, Pop-up Globe -- the world’s first full-scale temporary working replica of one of the greatest theatres in history, the second Globe -- announces it’s back this summer with its ... More >>

Etching on aluminium scoops 2018 Parkin Drawing Prize

Monday, 16 July 2018, 7:23 pm | Parkin Drawing Prize

Jacqui Colley from Lower Hutt, has been announced the winner of the 2018 Parkin Drawing Prize sponsored by Chris Parkin, arts patron and philanthropist. More >>

The Doctor is coming…. Back to TVNZ

Monday, 16 July 2018, 6:22 pm | TVNZ

The Doctor is coming…. Back to TVNZ Doctor Who is returning to TVNZ after a 22 year absence. More >>

Three Wins the Night on Wednesday

Monday, 16 July 2018, 3:45 pm | Mediaworks

The Block NZ’s debut week for its seventh season hit stellar heights, reaching a 25.2% average audience share after the first four episodes, compared to 22.3% last year in the key 25-54 demographic. It’s an exciting start to the series which has ... More >>

Kiwi sailors target top finish at youth worlds

Monday, 16 July 2018, 2:59 pm | Yachting New Zealand

It’s often an indicator for future success and this week 14 of this country’s most promising sailors are competing at the youth sailing world championships in the United States. More >>

Lester And Asai Win Again On The Streets Of Bangsaen

Monday, 16 July 2018, 2:06 pm | Jono Lester

Auckland, New Zealand. Kiwi Jono Lester helped his Vattana Motorsport team into the lead of the Thailand Super Series points chase with another victory on the streets of Bangsaen over the weekend, at the annual Bangsaen Grand Prix street race. More >>

The Final Blade - Auckland premiere

Monday, 16 July 2018, 1:26 pm | Willie Ying

Willie Ying is the Kiwi filmmaker and rising international star you’ve never heard of. More >>

Olympic Road Cycling Star Lines up in Pioneer Stage Race

Monday, 16 July 2018, 1:15 pm | The Pioneer

The open women’s category at the 2018 Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race might have found an early favourite, with news that 2017 third place getter Amy Hollamby has convinced multiple Commonwealth Games and World Championships road cycling medalist ... More >>

Formidable France secure second title

Monday, 16 July 2018, 11:11 am | FIFA

• France win their second FIFA World Cup title • Goals from Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe help secure victory • Mario Mandzukic scored at both ends, with Ivan Perisic also on the scoresheet More >>

Fat Freddy's Drop: NEW MUSIC 'Trickle Down' + Summer Shows

Monday, 16 July 2018, 10:23 am | The Label

Getting high on hope, Fat Freddy’s Drop are releasing a brand new single ' Trickle Down' on July 20. Freddy’s annual summer roady around New Zealand in Jan 2019 gets a super-charged tune up with the addition of some incredible tour bus buddies; DJ ... More >>

Counties Manukau Win Top Honours At Oceania Champs

Monday, 16 July 2018, 10:18 am | ITF Taekwon-Do New Zealand

Counties Manuaku continued their domination of the national ITF Taekwon-Do with their fourth title in a row and eighthin 10 years as they won the best overall region at the Oceania Championships in Wellington over the weekend. As a team Counties Manukau ... More >>

Rob Brydon: 'I Am Standing Up

Monday, 16 July 2018, 10:04 am | Live Nation

ROB BRYDON , charming Welshman and cult comedy television superstar from hits The Trip , Gavin and Stacey and Would I Lie To You? , is bringing his brand new live show, I Am Standing Up , to New Zealand in April 2019. More >>

Solo Tramping Fatality Highlights Risks

Monday, 16 July 2018, 9:52 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Mountain Safety Council (MSC) CEO Mike Daisley said the recent death of a tramper in the Nelson Lakes region is a tragic reminder of the extra risks of solo tramping. More >>

Rd 14 SAS Fox Memorial Premiership match reports

Sunday, 15 July 2018, 3:24 pm | Auckland Rugby League

Rd 14 SAS Fox Memorial Premiership match reports Northcote 36 Pt Chevalier 12 A James Waterson hat-trick and a playmaking masterclass from Thomas Connick lifted Northcote to a big victory over second-placed Pt Chevalier. Up 18-4 at the break, ... More >>

HP48Hours: And the Winner is...

Sunday, 15 July 2018, 2:57 pm | HP48HOURS

HP48Hours: And the Winner is... At our glittering celebration of cinema at The Civic, Auckland, we are thrilled to present the 2018 Grand National Champion Award to Chillybox (Auckland) for PepTok, a Technological Thriller about a woman living with an earpiece ... More >>

Jones and Saunders win silver at Nacra 17

Saturday, 14 July 2018, 12:28 pm | Yachting New Nealand

Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders will head to the upcoming world sailing championships full of confidence after finishing second at the Nacra 17 European championships in Poland overnight (NZ time). More >>

Les Misérables Announced for Auckland

Saturday, 14 July 2018, 12:27 pm | Auckland Music Theatre

Seen by more than 130 million people worldwide and after an absence of 20 years in Auckland, we’re celebrating Bastille Day by announcing the acclaimed musical phenomenon Les Misérables is returning to the city in November 2019 More >>

Heroes supporting Heroes via Dance Party Fundraiser

Saturday, 14 July 2018, 10:55 am | Heroes Rugby

Heroes supporting Heroes via Dance Party Fundraiser What: Show us your Hero! A drag and strip* show, dance party fundraiser When: 10th of August 2018 from 9:00 p.m. Where: Sixty6 on Peterborough, Christchurch Central Who: Christchurch FC – LGBTI ... More >>

Not Given Lightly: Flying Nun Entrusts Tapes to ATL

Saturday, 14 July 2018, 10:52 am | Flying Nun Foundation

The Flying Nun Foundation (FNF) has welcomed today’s announcement that Flying Nun Records and the Alexander Turnbull Library have begun a major project to preserve the label’s collection of master tapes and archival recordings. More >>

Flying Nun lands in 100 year old Alexander Turnbull Library

Friday, 13 July 2018, 1:16 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Media release 13 July 2018 Flying Nun lands in 100 year old Alexander Turnbull Library More >>

Student films nominated for Comic-Con International awards

Friday, 13 July 2018, 12:59 pm | Media Design School

Three short films made by Auckland’s Media Design School (MDS) students are shortlisted for awards at the world famous Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival, to be held in San Diego from 19–23 July. More >>

Dr Michio Kaku - the Future of Humanity

Friday, 13 July 2018, 11:40 am | Loop Media Ltd

Dr Michio Kaku, the co-founder of String Theory, famed futurist, and award-winning documentary presenter, will be joining This Is 42 and Loop to tour New Zealand later this year. More >>

World Champions To Compete In Oceania Champs In Wellington

Friday, 13 July 2018, 11:05 am | International Taekwon-Do New Zealand

Wellington hasn’t seen the likes of it since it hosted the world champs in 2011, but Taekwon-Do NZ is back in the capital and is stronger and bigger than ever. This weekend close to 400 martial arts athletes descend on Wellington for the 9th Oceania ... More >>

New Junior Black Fins team captains

Friday, 13 July 2018, 10:35 am | Surf Life Saving

Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) is pleased to announce the Junior Black Fins team captains for the 2018 Lifesaving World Championships (LWC), held this November at Glenelg Beach in Adelaide. More >>

Kiwi Hero Duncan Ready for the Final Push

Friday, 13 July 2018, 10:09 am | Bikesport NZ

JULY 13, 2018: New Zealand's Courtney Duncan is perhaps just four races away from winning the Women’s Motocross World Championships (WMX) title this season. More >>

Maori Television partners with LPL

Friday, 13 July 2018, 10:08 am | LPL

Maori Television partners with LPL to present: The NBA 2K18 1 on 1 NZ Championship More >>

MADIBA the Musical -- A celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life

Friday, 13 July 2018, 9:34 am | Sandra Roberts

Revolutionary leader Nelson Mandela – known by his tribe as Madiba – would have been 100 this month. In celebration of his birthday and his legacy, a compelling new stage show Madiba the Musical - a Celebration of Nelson Mandela is today announced ... More >>

NZ 16s comeback to beat Toa Resident 16s 24-10

Friday, 13 July 2018, 9:26 am | New Zealand Rugby League

The New Zealand 16s come back from a 6-2 deficit at halftime to beat the Toa Resident 16s, 24-10. More >>

Auckland crowned 2018 Netball NZ U19 Champs

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 4:47 pm | Netball New Zealand

Auckland has won their first Netball NZ U19 Champs title in five years expelling the disappointments of just 12 months ago. More >>

Twenty One Pilots Return with Two New Tracks

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 12:45 pm | Live Nation

AUCKLAND, NZ (July 12, 2018) - Twenty One Pilots have shared two new tracks – “ Jumpsuit ” & “ Nico And The Niners ” – which are available today at all DSPs and streaming services . “Jumpsuit” is joined by an official music ... More >>

Qualification for the magic-makers of performing arts

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 11:45 am | Skills Active

Skills Active Aotearoa, the industry training organisation for performing arts, has launched a foundation qualification for the people who make magic happen and bring events and performances to life. More >>

ASB getting customers up close with 5 Seconds of Summer

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 10:08 am | ASB Bank

ASB is giving ten lucky Kiwis the chance to meet one of the biggest musical groups in the world, 5 Seconds of Summer. More >>

Bay Dreams brings twice the magic in 2019!

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 9:34 am | NikNak Media

Line-up includes Tash Sultana, Shapeshifter, Sticky Fingers, Peking Duk (Live) , $uicideboy$, Macky Gee, Pnau, Katchafire and many more More >>

Stratford scores big at Great Yorkshire Show

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 9:21 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Invercargill shearer Nathan Stratford has scored the first win of the CP Wool New Zealand Shearing team UK Tour with a classy victory at one of the biggest shows in England. More >>

Māori and Moriori ancestral remains offered respect

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 9:19 am | Te Papa

On Friday 13 July, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa will hold a pōwhiri (welcome) to mark the return home of 17 Māori and Moriori ancestral remains from the United States of America and Germany. More >>

APRA Silver Scroll Awards – 2018 Top 20

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 9:14 am | APRA

APRA Silver Scroll Awards – 2018 Top 20 · A Woman’s Pain , written and performed by Tami Neilson · Alright, written by Sam de Jong and Cynthia Nabozny, performed by Cyn · Aztechknowledgey , written and performed by Troy Kingi · Black Crow , ... More >>

Pulse defeated Tactix 47-36

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 9:12 am | Netball NZ

In the face of an unrelenting challenge, Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse showed their class in the run home to clinch a 47-36 win over the Silvermoon Tactix in Christchurch tonight. More >>

Hidden Masterton mural in public eye again

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 5:27 pm | Massey University

A Massey University researcher’s quest to preserve the work of artist and craftsman E. Mervyn Taylor reaches another milestone this week when a recently-revealed mural, at the site of the former Masterton Post Office, will be the focus of a talk and ... More >>

McGrath and Hurring Complete Auckland Darts Masters Field

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 5:13 pm | Auckland Darts Masters

MARK McGRATH and John Hurring secured their places at the Auckland Darts Masters, presented by TAB & Burger King, next month after winning through Tuesday's final qualifiers in Invercargill. More >>

Māori and Moriori ancestral remains offered respect

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 4:30 pm | Te Papa

On Friday 13 July, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa will hold a pōwhiri (welcome) to mark the return home of 17 Māori and Moriori ancestral remains from the United States of America and Germany. More >>

Christchurch United claims top prize

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 3:02 pm | Christchurch International Cup

The first part of the Christchurch International Cup produced some of the best youth football seen in Canterbury with Christchurch United claiming the under-13 trophy on its home turf. More >>

Yachting New Zealand tackles environmental sustainability

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 2:19 pm | Yachting New Zealand

Yachties and boaties have a natural affinity with the environment and it’s why Yachting New Zealand have launched a wide-ranging environmental strategy they hope will prompt real change within the sport. More >>

Ana Mendieta Screening, Embassy Theatre 18 July

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 12:37 pm | Adam Art Gallery

In association with the exhibition The earth looks upon us / Ko Papatūānuku te matua o te tangata, Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi is pleased to present a special screening of eight short filmworks by Cuban-American artist, Ana Mendieta. These ... More >>

Suzanne Vega announces support acts

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 12:34 pm | Plus One

Plus1 is delighted to announce two of New Zealand's best songwriters, Melbourne-based Lisa Crawley , and worldwide-travelling troubadour Mel Parsons , will open for Suzanne Vega in Auckland and Wellington respectively , in early August . More >>

Engelbert Humperdinck announces New Zealand tour

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 12:32 pm | NicNak Media

The legendary Engelbert Humperdinck is bringing 50 years of hits to New Zealand early next year with his critically-acclaimed ‘ The Man I Want To Be ’ Tour. More >>

The Ultimate Queen Celebration

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 12:31 pm | Sandra Roberts

The Ultimate Queen Celebration: TWO NZ CONCERTS ONLY AUGUST 24, ASB THEATRE, AOTEA CENTRE, AUCKLAND - TICKETMASTER SUNDAY AUGUST 26, ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL, CHRISTCHURCH - TICKETEK “That voice. You listen, close your eyes and you think it’s Freddie. ... More >>

Corona Sunsets Presents Summer Thieves Free NZ Tour

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 12:18 pm | Loop Media Ltd

After opening proceedings at a number of the Corona Sunsets Presents L.A.B. shows over this past summer, the Winter iteration will see Summer Thieves step up as the main event for a seven show free tour of NZ. More >>

New Zealand Waka Ama take on the Va’a world once again

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 12:16 pm | Waka Ama NZ

New Zealand Waka Ama take on the Va’a world once again More >>

Paintings examine patient/doctor relationships

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 12:12 pm | Te Auaha

The latest exhibition at Te Auaha opens on Thursday 12 July at 5.30pm with In search of meaning; figuring change, recent work by Whitireia graduate Catherine English. More >>

Show winter who’s boss with Richter City Roller Derby

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 10:31 am | Richter City Roller Derby

Palmerston North is just a couple of hours down the road, but being in the same neighbourhood doesn’t change the rolling rivalry between Wellington’s Richter City All Stars and Swamp City Roller Derby. These two teams will face off in an epic bout on Saturday ... More >>

Digital Mapping Waananga to increase Māori capability

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 10:20 am | Indigenous Mapping Waananga

Developing Māori digital mapping capability is the focus of the fifth annual Indigenous Mapping Waananga, being held in Hamilton. More >>

Kiwis continue to underestimate water risks

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 10:08 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Research by Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) has revealed over a third of kiwis have experienced a serious situation in the water, and continue to underestimate the danger posed by our waterways. More >>

Mountain Film and Book Festival more popular than ever

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 9:35 am | NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival

The 16th annual NZ Mountain Film Festival has come to a close following a hugely successful nine days. The festival had many sell out shows and received an incredibly positive response to the films, speakers and community initiatives. The world-class ... More >>

CHER Here We Go Again! – New Zealand 2018

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 9:26 am | Live Nation

CHER , the worldwide superstar and icon, will make her highly-anticipated return to Auckland this year. More >>

Launching the first Active Citizens Worldwide Report

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 9:17 am | Aktive - Auckland Sport and Recreation

Following the launch of Active Citizens Worldwide (ACW) in February 2018, representatives from the programme’s Founding Cities of London, Auckland and Singapore will come together to launch the first Annual ACW Report at the World Cities Summit in Singapore. ... More >>



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