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Whitianga Community Waka Ama Announces New Logo

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 8:52 am | Waka Ama NZ

The Club has grown to over 20 members in the time since it was established 2 years ago and has started up two local waka ama events to help bring people to the local area, creating a need for a logo that represents the Whitianga Community Waka Ama ... More >>

Skiers and Snowboarders Warm Up

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 4:53 pm | Snowsports

Skiers and Snowboarders Warm Up for Audi quattro Winter Games NZ with first Halfpipe Competition of the NZ Season. More >>

DOC seeks information after lizards found

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 3:50 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is urging the public to come forward with information after 58 lizards were found stuffed in a discarded lunchbox at the Christchurch Botanical Gardens. More >>

Ahipara’s top man on the A-List

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 3:42 pm | Ahipara Travel

Jean-Michel Jefferson, co-founder of leading destination management company Ahipara Luxury Travel, has just been named on the prestigious US-based Travel + Leisure’s A-List for a remarkable seventh year in a row. More >>

Squash NZ Morriss steps down as Coaching Director

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 2:19 pm | Squash New Zealand

Squash New Zealand today announces that Luke Morriss has resigned from his position as Coaching & Development Director with the governing body. Morriss, who joined Squash New Zealand in March 2015, has played a lead role in growing the quality of ... More >>

Girls in Games turns five!

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 2:13 pm | Media Design School

Girls in Games , one of New Zealand's most recognised STEM programmes for secondary school-aged young women, is celebrating its fifth year of offering immersive one-day workshops that cover the basics of Game Art, Game Programming, and Game Design. More >>

David Elliot wins 2017 Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 11:40 am | Otago University

Dunedin author and illustrator David Elliot wins 2017 Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award More >>

The Power of stories: Engaging with Sports Media

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 11:29 am | University of Auckland

New Zealand is considered a country of sports fans, but do we ever consider the meanings and effects of sport in people’s lives? Professor Toni Bruce of the University of Auckland is a former news and sports journalist who turned her media and sport ... More >>

Māori Music Month Takes Over the Gold Coast

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 10:57 am | Maori Music Month

August 14, 2017 - Te Marama Pūoru Waiata Māori (Māori Music Month) is set to take over Australia’s Gold Coast this week with the Kiwi Karnival, a special celebration of New Zealand music, arts and culture which will see a group of young Māori performers ... More >>

West End star signed for Sister Act

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 10:56 am | Amici

After 25 years performing on stages in London's West End, musical theatre star Matthew Cutts makes a triumphant return home to New Zealand for the heavenly stage spectacular SISTER ACT, THE MUSICAL. More >>

The Musical Box Celebrates Genesis 50th Anniversary

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 10:53 am | NicNak Media

“I was really impressed by the production quality and the attention to detail” - Peter Gabriel “The Musical Box play it better than we did!” - Phil Collins More >>

Three Pacific teams join Mahuki innovation hub at Te Papa

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 10:45 am | Te Papa

Three Pacific businesses have joined the Mahuki Innovation Hub at Te Papa, supported by the Pacific Business Trust. More >>

Stubbornness Took Quirky Author to Victory

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 10:33 am | NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Ten years of hard work, a truckload of stubborness and a sympathetic press helped take fledgling author Julie Lamb to victory at the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. The Discombobulated Life of Summer Rain won Lamb the brand-new Best ... More >>

Yamaha's May Has Taikorea in His Sights

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 10:18 am | Bikesport NZ

AUGUST 15, 2017: This weekend's fourth round of seven in the popular NZXC cross-country series could be make or break time for a couple of riders with trophy-winning aspirations. More >>

Last chance to see Te Papa’s Golden Days exhibition

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 10:16 am | Te Papa

Te Papa’s cinematic Golden Days exhibition is closing on 31 August, after almost 20 years on the floor of the national museum. A replacement for Golden Days will be part of Te Papa’s overall exhibition renewal programme. The kiwiana ‘junk ... More >>

The xx First Show in New Zealand in 8 Years

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 10:08 am | Solid Entertainment

This is an all-ages show with a licensed bar available for over 18’s. More >>

Arts can help meet challenges in health and social services

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 10:04 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

Research conducted in the UK provides evidence that participating in the arts improves quality of life, aids recovery from illness and saves money across the health and social services, says Richard Benge, Executive Director, Arts Access Aotearoa. More >>

Otago Author David Elliot Wins Margaret Mahy Book of the Year

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 9:44 am | NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Otago Author, David Elliot, wins Margaret Mahy Book of the Year - Winner of the 2017 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults announced tonight More >>

NZSO & Karen Gomyo Double Bill

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 9:31 am | Max Rashbrooke

Friday, 11 August and Saturday, 12 August - Two NZSO concerts in two nights this weekend was a real treat – although, like a box of chocolates, some parts were more of a treat than others. More >>

MARRC stands with Charlottesville anti-fascists

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 9:29 am | Migrant And Refugee Rights Campaign MARRC

The Migrant and Refugee Rights Campaign stands in solidarity with those who opposed fascism in Charlottesville USA, and the counter-protester who lost her life. More >>

No Ordinary Sheila Gets Nationwide Release

Monday, 14 August 2017, 4:24 pm | Rialto Distribution

Hugh Macdonald’s fascinating and inspiring NZ documentary, No Ordinary Sheila, retraces writer and illustrator Sheila Natusch’s long life dedicated to sharing her understanding and love of New Zealand’s nature and history. No Ordinary Sheila ... More >>

Alanis Morissette and Company concert Sells Out

Monday, 14 August 2017, 3:34 pm | Greenstone Entertainment

Second George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Alanis Morissette and Colin Hay of Men At Work fame concert Sells Out More >>

Lithographic Printing exhibition to open at Toitū

Monday, 14 August 2017, 3:26 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Monday, 14 August 2017) – On Friday 18 August, a new art exhibition entitled Sketched in Stone: Lithographic Printing in Dunedin will open at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum. More >>

A week of unsettled weather ahead - Monday 14 August 2017

Monday, 14 August 2017, 1:42 pm | MetService

We're looking at a week of unsettled weather with a series of fronts moving through, bringing a mixture of rain, thunderstorms, snow and strong winds to many regions. There's a little bit of a breather on Tuesday afternoon for much of the North Island ... More >>

University of Auckland Sociologist Writes on Cross-Dressing

Monday, 14 August 2017, 1:00 pm | University of Auckland

On the 27th of July, 2015, Dr Colin Cremin, a senior lecturer in Sociology at the University of Auckland, dressed up as woman and arrived on campus ready to give a lecture to 100 students. She was sporting high heels, pantyhose, full makeup, jewellery ... More >>

Central Pulse Showcase Growing Depth

Monday, 14 August 2017, 12:35 pm | Central Pulse

The rise to Silver Fern in-waiting for dynamic young midcourter Whitney Souness has highlighted the depth of elite netball talent emerging from Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse. More >>

Three Wins the Week Taking Five Out of Seven Nights

Monday, 14 August 2017, 12:32 pm | Mediaworks

Three won the week last week with wins on Monday (all four demographics),Tuesday (25-54, 18-49), Wednesday (all four demographics), Friday (all four demographics) and Sunday (all four demographics) night. Recording a 33.0 share on Sunday evening, ... More >>

Pedestrians Wearing Headphones Targeted in New Campaign

Monday, 14 August 2017, 11:18 am | Tracksafe Foundation

A rise in rail incidents involving pedestrians wearing headphones is being targeted in a new safety campaign that is being launched by Associate Transport Minister Tim Macindoe for Rail Safety Week at the Wellington Railway Station today. More >>

Sports Events Lift Hospitality Sales in June Quarter

Monday, 14 August 2017, 11:00 am | Statistics New Zealand

14 August 2017 - Hospitality sales were boosted with an influx of sports fans and competitors for two major events held in New Zealand, leading to a record increase for the food and beverage services industry in the June 2017 quarter, Stats NZ said ... More >>

Illuminating the Battlefield Memorial Architecture

Monday, 14 August 2017, 10:24 am | University of Canterbury

A new exhibition displaying the work of renowned architect Samuel Hurst Seager as the designer of New Zealand’s First World War battlefield memorials has opened in the Matariki Gallery at the University of Canterbury. More >>

Meech Pips Teammate for Medal at World Champs Test Event

Monday, 14 August 2017, 10:15 am | Yachting New Nealand

Sam Meech couldn't have had a much worse start to the sailing world championships test event in Aarhus but walked away this morning with a bronze medal. More >>

Final Shows Added to Marlon Williams November Tour

Monday, 14 August 2017, 10:14 am | Mushroom Group

Heartstop Music and Eccles Entertainment are over the moon to announce that, due to unprecedented demand, Marlon Williams will now be playing two shows in both Auckland and Christchurch after the first dates sold out in minutes last week. Tickets for ... More >>

National Biosecurity Award for Landowner-Led Project

Monday, 14 August 2017, 10:10 am | Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust

The Wildside Project, a grassroots biodiversity project which protects white-flippered little blue penguins, yellow-eyed penguins and titi (sooty shearwater) across 13,500 hectares on Banks Peninsula, has won the Community Award at the New Zealand Biosecurity ... More >>

Portergroup V8 Ute Series Restructures Championship

Monday, 14 August 2017, 10:07 am | Porter Group

The PORTERGROUP V8 Ute series has confirmed its calendar for the 2017-2018 season, with the series introducing some major cost cutting initiatives for competitors that will see more than $20,000 slashed from team's seasonal operating budgets. Two less ... More >>

Catholic Bishops Urge Care for Sea & People of West Papua

Monday, 14 August 2017, 10:00 am | Federation of Catholic Bishops

14 August 2017 - Catholic Bishops urge care for the sea and support the indigenous people of West Papua. More >>

Local Café Owner Frank Hsu Enters 4th Barista Championship

Monday, 14 August 2017, 9:56 am | the New Zealand Barista Championships

Wellington, New Zealand - 13 August 2017- Frank Hsu will present his signature coffee beverage to the judges at Meadow Fresh NZ Barista Championship over the weekend of August 19 to 20, 2017. More >>

Graves Wins Third Catlins Coast Rally

Monday, 14 August 2017, 9:41 am | 2007 Catlins Coast Rally

13 August 2017 - Top seed Andrew Graves of Gore along with co-driver Jared Leebody won his third Catlins Coast Rally with a commanding drive in his Mitsubishi EVO 3 on Saturday. More >>

Taking the Brownzy Back to 1984!

Monday, 14 August 2017, 9:39 am | Pitch Perfect Promotions

The 80s Bash is the LIVE 80s party not to missed! Band and production crew are dedicated to bringing audiences the ultimate Eighties concert experience with quality sound, great lighting and an electric atmosphere that will leave you wanting more! After ... More >>

Alrie Meleisea Ranked 6th in WBA

Monday, 14 August 2017, 9:33 am | WBA Hamilton

New Zealand Heavyweight boxer Alrie Meleisea is now ranked 6th in the World Boxing Association world rankings. This is a rarity for New Zealand boxers to reach this high in the rankings. More >>

Dramatic Finish to World Champs Test Event

Monday, 14 August 2017, 9:30 am | Yachting New Zealand

New Zealand sailors collected one medal last night and two more have a chance of adding to that tally tonight after a day of high drama at the sailing world championships test event in Aarhus. More >>

Johns And Sutton the Supreme Kitchen And Bathroom Winners

Monday, 14 August 2017, 9:28 am | Make Lemonade

August 11, 2017 - Christchurch’s Davinia Sutton and New Plymouth’s Glen Johns were the Supreme winners at the New Zealand’s kitchen and bathroom Excellence in Design Awards in Sydney on Friday night. More >>

Strong Support for Kaikohe Youth

Monday, 14 August 2017, 9:26 am | Ngapuhi

The new Kaikohe Youth Centre Te Uma o Te Kona has brought together a collaboration of agencies and organisations to support the aspirations of local youth. More >>

A perfect race day for Torpedo7 Peak to Peak

Monday, 14 August 2017, 9:06 am | Peak To Peak

Hundreds of multi-sport athletes tackled the 24th running of the Torpedo7 Peak to Peak in near perfect conditions. Talented multi-sport stars of the present and past lined up alongside the weekend warriors to tackle this longest running winter multi-sport ... More >>

Steve Hansen And Zoë Bell team up for Apocalyptic Movie

Monday, 14 August 2017, 8:34 am | Arnott's

He’s a household name and no stranger to facing some of the world’s toughest teams in his role as NZ’s Head Coach, but this month, Steve Hansen tackles a different challenge in his acting debut for Arnott’s Biscuits’ Apocalypse Steve Hansen ... More >>

Two theatrical nights of radio

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 1:23 pm | NO Productions

NO Productions Theatre presents two theatrical nights of radio Having successfully premiered back in 2011, the refreshed and enhanced show A Sorcerer’s Appendix is back to delight local audiences! Hosted by Orange Studios on the 7th and 8th of September ... More >>

Jones and Saunders going for gold at world champs test event

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 1:21 pm | Yachting New Nealand

Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders didn't really know what to expect in their first regatta together since last year's Olympics. Tonight (NZ time) they will sail for the gold medal at the sailing world championships test event in Aarhus. The pair ... More >>

APEC Accepting 2017 Photo Contest Submissions

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 12:36 pm | APEC

Singapore, 11 August 2017 – The 2017 APEC Photo Contest is now welcoming submissions from the public that provide interpretations of improving trade and living standards for all in the Asia-Pacific. More >>

Roy Phillips in Concert-the Voice of The Peddlers

Friday, 11 August 2017, 3:53 pm | Robyn Promotions

45 million records sold, vocalist, keyboardist and composer, Roy Phillips first came to international attention as the voice of The Peddlers in the 60s and 70s. His trademark is his distinctive voice, smooth yet gravelly and edgy at the same time. More >>

Key cog Kersten back for Pulse in 2018

Friday, 11 August 2017, 2:40 pm | Netball Central

Armed with renewed purpose after an exceptional 2017, rock-solid midcourter Claire Kersten had no hesitation in re-signing with Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse for next year’s ANZ Premiership netball competition. More >>

What's on in the Coromandel ?

Friday, 11 August 2017, 2:22 pm | Tourism Coromandel

Unprecedented demand for George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Alanis Morissette and Colin Hay of Men At Work fame. More >>

NZ artist to feature in world’s biggest online art show

Friday, 11 August 2017, 2:14 pm | Make Lemonade

A leading New Zealand artist, Auckland’s Rewa Walia, will soon feature in one of the world’s biggest digital online art exhibition. More >>

BATS Theatre - ‘The Night Mechanics’

Friday, 11 August 2017, 12:55 pm | Bats Theatre


Paws and pupils mark new fiction book for kids

Friday, 11 August 2017, 12:53 pm | New Zealand Police

Paws, pupils and police joined together today to celebrate Wellington Police dog handler Senior Constable Sue Burridge’s new junior fiction book ‘The Adventures of Police Dog Ace’. More >>

Tempo Dance Festival Set to Light up Auckland in October

Friday, 11 August 2017, 12:21 pm | Tempo Dance Festival

New Zealand’s only professional dance festival returns to Auckland for its 14th year of envelope-pushing artistry, with a season of shows that truly has something for everyone in the center of Auckland at from 4th to 15th October. More >>

Provincial Rugby’s Finances Pronounced Match Fit

Friday, 11 August 2017, 11:19 am | Deloitte

After stumbling last year, the Mitre 10 Cup rugby unions have combined to post the largest surplus in a decade for the 2016 financial year (FY16). This is according to the sixth edition of the Deloitte Sports Review: State of the Unions report released ... More >>

Ria Hall Announces Performances Across NZ

Friday, 11 August 2017, 10:20 am | LOOP Recordings Aotearoa

Following on from the release of single ‘Tell Me ft. Che-Fu’ and ahead of the release of new single 'Barely Know ft. Kings' , Ria Hall has announced her return to the live scene with a run of performances accompanied by a full band. These shows ... More >>

Jones & Saunders Quick Learners at World Champs Test Event

Friday, 11 August 2017, 9:48 am | Yachting New Nealand

Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders are doing a good job of taming the new foiling Nacra 17 cats, sitting in second after three days of the sailing world championships test event in Aarhus. More >>

NZ Aquatics Professionals Awarded at JAWS

Friday, 11 August 2017, 9:42 am | New Zealand Recreation Association

A Papakura lifeguard and a lifeguard team from Community Leisure Management have scooped up two of this year’s top New Zealand aquatics awards. The third award, for innovation, went to Belgravia Leisure. More >>

'Elizabeth' Premieres at Melbourne Fringe Festival

Friday, 11 August 2017, 9:33 am | Bullet Heart Club

ELIZABETH: a new collaboration between NZ indie-pop singer/songwriter Lisa Crawley and Edinburgh Fringe First Award Winners Bullet Heart Club premieres at Melbourne Fringe Festival More >>

Four Past Winners Among Catlins Entries

Friday, 11 August 2017, 9:30 am | Catlins Coast Rally

Two time winner Andrew Graves of Gore is the top seed for this Saturday’s Catlins Coast Rally which features four former winners – Graves, Deane Buist, Derek Ayson and defending champion, Vaughan Edie. More >>



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