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The Mockers - Hit the road this March

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 10:49 am | The Label

The Mockers Hit the road this March The Mockers - Live at The Powerstation CD + DVD SET More >>

Meet Frills! The Brooklyn-based Kiwi duo making a name

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 10:42 am | NikNak Media

There’s been an underground buzz brewing about this New York-based Kiwi duo for months. More >>

Motofest Weekend Could Be Pivotal in Title Chase

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 10:38 am | Bikesport NZ

Motofest Weekend Could Be Pivotal in Title Chase FEBRUARY 15, 2018: The battle lines have been drawn in the superbike nationals and the next round at Hampton Downs in just over two weeks' time could be pivotal in determining where the trophies end ... More >>

Mataatua Whare – The House That Came Home

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 10:37 am | Huia Publishers

Mataatua Wharenui – Te Whare i Hoki Mai is the remarkable and disturbing story of the journey of one of New Zealand’s foremost wharenui (meeting houses), away from the people of Ngāti Awa and Whakatāne to exhibitions around the world, before ... More >>

New Zealanders invited to share in Lexus Melbourne Cup magic

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 10:13 am | Victoria Racing Club

Applications now open to host the 2018 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour Australia’s most iconic trophy, the Lexus Melbourne Cup, will this year embark on its sixteenth annual Tour, and towns, cities and communities, and organisations around New Zealand are ... More >>

Gary Starlight brings Musical Comedy to the Fringe

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 4:58 pm | Gary Starlight

Comedian Jeff Clark transforms into singer/songwriter/entertainer Gary Starlight for three nights of the Dunedin Fringe It’s the greatest New Zealand showbiz story no-one’s heard before - including the star. Veteran improviser Jeff Clark brings ... More >>

Charmian Hughes- Bra Trek

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 3:39 pm | Dunedin Fringe Festival

If a fairy godmother appears in the kitchen where you’ve been kept as an impoverished hostage for years, and grants you three wishes…do you really want to waste a wish on marriage to a stranger who found your mangy old shoe? More >>

Trailer Unveiled for The Breaker Upperers

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 3:32 pm | 818 Entertainment

The star-studded trailer for Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami’s feature film The Breaker Upperers has been released today ahead of the movie’s world premiere at SXSW Festival in Austin next month. The hilarious modern comedy follows two best ... More >>

The Slacks to support Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 3:28 pm | The Label

“The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band is a twenty-year-old bourbon in a room of vodka Red Bulls and PBRs; vintage yet timeless, exciting and still welcoming…” – MXDWN.COM More >>

New Zealand or Bust – Kayaker Attempts Trans Tasman Crossing

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 3:16 pm | Tasman Kayak

When New Zealand weather guru Bob McDavitt, gives the word sometime in March or April, kiwi adventurer Scott Donaldson will set off on a remarkable journey, where he will attempt to become the first person to successfully Kayak from Australia to New Zealand, ... More >>

Police geared up to march with pride at parade

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 3:14 pm | New Zealand Police

The New Zealand Police will once again be out in force as they show their support for the LGBTIQ+ community at this year’s Auckland Pride Parade on February 17th. More >>

Tom Francis "The Follow Up" to drop 23 Feb

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 3:14 pm | The Platform

With his highly anticipated sophomore album The Follow Up due to drop February 23rd and a collaboration with Hip Hop Godfather Snoop Dogg on the cards for March , there's no doubt Tom Francis is a force to be reckoned with. More >>

The Naked Samoans Do Magic

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 3:11 pm | Auckland Arts Festival

The treasured comedy troupe and incredible talent behind Bro’Town and Sione’s Wedding , The Naked Samoans, are joining forces with Auckland Arts Festival and the legendary creators of The White Guitar , The Conch, to present The Naked Samoans ... More >>

Celine Dion Second Auckland Show Added!

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 2:57 pm | Frontier Touring Company

Celine Dion fans in New Zealand have proven the power of their love, snapping up the entire pre-sale allocation for her LIVE 2018 Tour concert in Auckland. To meet the extraordinary demand a second concert has been added for Sunday 12 August at ... More >>

Iconic chapel comes to to life with music

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 2:46 pm | Colours of Futuna

Colours of Futuna Summer Concert Series Every Sunday afternoon 11 March - 6 May Chapel of Futuna, 67 Futuna Close (off Friend Street), Karori More >>

Manfeild set for second GP

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 2:17 pm | Manfeild

THE second phase of Manfeild’s Grand Prix double-header opens tomorrow (Thursday, February 15) with top-flight competition and a massive national turnout expected. More >>

2018 Best Foods Comedy Gala

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 1:11 pm | NZ International Comedy Festival

Hosted by Comedy Fest crowd favourite Arj Barker , this year’s Best Foods Comedy Gala will launch the 2018 NZ International Comedy Festival with one hell of an illustrious night of comedy in Auckland and Wellington. Arj Barker has a special connection with ... More >>

Shannon Novak improvised musical performance

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 12:59 pm | Pataka

1pm, Saturday 24 February, The Atrium, Pātaka Art + Museum For the last month the full height windows of Pātaka’s atrium have become a multi-colored lantern of interconnected geometric forms. Created by award-winning New Zealand artist Shannon ... More >>

The Race of Champions

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 12:52 pm | Karapoti Classic

Defending champions, Samara Sheppard and Kyle Ward were among the first to confirm their return for New Zealand’s premier mountain bike race, the Bluebridge Karapoti Classic. But with a handful of former champions and place getters lining up alongside ... More >>

The Whanganui Arts Review celebrates 30 years

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 12:10 pm | Sarjeant Gallery

Submission day: Tuesday 27 February Opening Night: Friday 9 March Exhibition dates: 10 March – 13 May 2018 Venue: Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupo Quay, Whanganui More >>

Nelson gets ready for Opera in the Park 2018

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 11:32 am | Nelson City Council

All the right elements are coming together for one of Nelson’s favourite biennial events. What : Opera in the Park When : Saturday 24 February, 7.30-10pm. Gates open at 5.30pm Where : Saxton Oval, Stoke Cost : Adult $25, child (5-15) $5, child under ... More >>

Star studded chef line-up for The Food Show

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 11:24 am | The Food Show

The Food Show is returning to Christchurch’s Horncastle Arena in 2018, bringing Cantabrians a chance to see a star chef line-up with entertaining cooking demonstrations across the weekend. More >>

ANZ announces relief package for customers impacted by Gita

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 10:44 am | ANZ Bank

$100,000 (NZD) donation to Red Cross; waives fees for International Money Transfers and other services ANZ today announced an assistance package for the people of Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga following the devastation of Cyclone Gita, as well as donating ... More >>

Athletes set to take on new leadership challenge

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 10:40 am | Special Olympics NZ

A group of athletes with intellectual disabilities are preparing to take on a new challenge, as they kick off their training to become athlete ambassadors for Special Olympics New Zealand, known as Global Messengers. The goal of the programme is to ... More >>

83 yrs - NZ’s (& Possibly World’s) Longest Married Couple

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 10:17 am | Family First Lobby.

For the third year running, Family First New Zealand has presented an Award for the Longest Married Couple in New Zealand and the New Zealand couple who won the previous two annual awards may not only be NZ’s longest married couple again this year, ... More >>

Great classic action headed for Teretonga Park

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 10:13 am | Southland Sports Car Club

Millions of dollars of classic racing cars, a two-time World Touring Car Champion, one of the most iconic New Zealand big banger race cars from the 1970’s and entrants from Australia, Andorra, Canada and from all over New Zealand will gather at Teretonga ... More >>

The day Auckland runs - register by Friday and save money

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 10:03 am | Ports of Auckland Round the Bays

Ports of Auckland Round the Bays, New Zealand’s largest fun run and walk, is filling up as we get closer to race day on Sunday 4 March 2018. More >>

Auckland takes a lead in Active Citizens Worldwide

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 9:53 am | Aktive - Auckland Sport and Recreation

Aktive - Auckland Sport & Recreation (Aktive) has signed Auckland to Active Citizens Worldwide (ACW), joining London and Singapore as founding cities. More >>

Berlin underground to be focus of visual arts residency

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 9:30 am | Creative New Zealand

Berlin underground to be focus of visual arts residency Artist and spatial designer Biljana Popovic will spend a year in Berlin exploring the relationship between art, architecture and politics as the 2018/2019 recipient of Creative New Zealand’s ... More >>

Spade Face Brings New Show And Fan Favourites to Dunedin

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 6:34 pm | Spade Face Productions

DUNEDIN, New Zealand - February 11th 2018 - Spade Face Productions is bringing three hilarious shows to Dunedin as part of the 2018 Dunedin Fringe Festival. Toxic Mas is a very personal one man show about comedian Cam McLeod’s life so far, with the ... More >>

Le diner en blanc Tauranga 2018

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 3:38 pm | Diner En Blanc

Thanks to the response to last year’s inaugural Le Diner en Blanc in Tauranga, the number of tickets available to the March 10 event has more than doubled to 1,000. More >>

Emerging Fashion Designers Named Finalists in Top Awards

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 3:36 pm | ID Dunedin Fashion Week

Forty-six emerging designers from around the globe will showcase the latest in fashion innovation and creativity as they compete for top prizes in this year’s prestigious iD International Emerging Designer Shows to be held at the Dunedin Town Hall on Thursday ... More >>

New projects at Te Papa & the Performance Arcade in 2018

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 2:54 pm | BodyCartography

BodyCartography Project celebrates 20 years of making dances with new projects at Te Papa Tongarewa & the Performance Arcade in 2018 More >>

Rado and Raybon save the world - AOTNZ tour 2-31 March

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 2:49 pm | AOTNZ

Raybon Kan (Winner Metro Best Comedian, columnist and three-time winner of 'Test the Nation’) combines comedy forces with Nick Rado (Guest Panellist & Head Writer for TV3's '7 Days’, Just For Laughs Sydney, The Comedy Channel, Australia) ... More >>

'Turbo Tonsils' Ritchie receives rare honour

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 2:45 pm | Bikesport NZ

The popular annual Burt Munro Challenge was again a resounding success this season, the event now in its 12th year and growing all the time. The four-day event attracting about 20,000 fans to the Southland region, the racing was both mesmerising and memorable ... More >>

First Local Lightbox Originals Coming Soon

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 2:33 pm | Lightbox

Lightbox continues to expand its commitment to local content by investing directly in local productions, with the first Lightbox Originals arriving on the platform this year. More >>

Top tips for safely charging an EV at home

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 1:00 pm | Drive Electric

Electric vehicle advocacy group Drive Electric is encouraging potential EV owners to find out if their properties are suitable for home-charging. Drive Electric board member Eric Pellicer says charging at home is the easiest way to power up an EV. More >>

New Project Te Takarangi celebrates Māori Publications

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 9:25 am | Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

Māori non-fiction books are being celebrated by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) and Royal Society Te Apārangi as an acknowledgement of NPM’s 15 years as New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence since 2002, and also Te Apārangi’s 150th ... More >>

Ricky Devine-White Announced as Mr Gay New Zealand 2018

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 8:27 am | Mr Gay New Zealand

After a four week public campaign and an intense two days of challenges, Ricky Devine-White was announced as the winner of Mr Gay New Zealand 2018 on stage at Caluzzi Bar and Cabaret on Sunday after the Ending HIV Big Gay Out was cancelled due to huge rains ... More >>

Ross Kemp in Auckland this weekend!

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 8:22 am | NicNak Media

Nothing will prepare you! ROSS KEMP - Extreme Tales Live On Stage - in Auckland this week More >>

Mastodon and Gojira to play Auckland this March

Monday, 12 February 2018, 7:27 pm | NikNak Media

American metallers Mastodon are returning to New Zealand, with a one-off show at Trusts Arena in Auckland on Saturday, March 31 . Presented by The Rock , the announcement comes just weeks after Mastodon won the Grammy Award for ‘ Best Metal Performance ... More >>

Married at First Sight Australia Returns to Three

Monday, 12 February 2018, 6:27 pm | Mediaworks

Married at First Sight Australia Returns to Three, the AM Show Continues Its Ratings Success Season five of Kiwi favourite Married At First Sight Australia had a strong start on Three, achieving an average rating of 5.5 and share of 21.4% in the commercially ... More >>

Back to the Future Indeed!

Monday, 12 February 2018, 4:41 pm | Lindsay Perigo

Summer Pops: Music from the Movies New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hamish McKeich Michael Fowler Centre, February 9 More >>

PRESS PLAY: Burlesque Improv Competition

Monday, 12 February 2018, 3:48 pm | Press Play

Date: Saturday 31st December, 2018 Venue: Cassette Nine - 9 Vulcan Lane, Auckland CBD. Time: Doors open for VIP & GA at 6.30pm | Show starts 7.30pm. Ticket Price: $30.00pp GA & $60.00 VIP Ticket Vendor: More >>

BONEY M (Feat. Maizie Williams) with Full Live Band Auckland

Monday, 12 February 2018, 3:28 pm | Metropolis Touring

Disco Superstars BONEY M (Feat. Maizie Williams) are back performing all of their Greatest Hits for an exclusive show in Auckland at Bruce Mason Centre. Their amazing run of chart-topping singles and relentless touring schedule established BONEY M ... More >>

Sports stars and celebrities out in force

Monday, 12 February 2018, 3:08 pm | Hilux New Zealand Rural Games

An array of sporting, television, radio and social media stars will be out in force at the Hilux New Zealand Rural Games, the Norwood New Zealand Rural Sports Awards and the Property Brokers Running of the Wools. More >>

Te Papa celebrates 20 years of “our place” on 14 February

Monday, 12 February 2018, 2:47 pm | Te Papa

After a dawn ceremony and huge anticipation, at midday on February 14, 1998, yachtsman Sir Peter Blake led two children through the doors of Te Papa Tongarewa The Museum of New Zealand, on Wellington’s waterfront. More >>

Harmon Leon Infiltrates Trump America

Monday, 12 February 2018, 2:46 pm | Harmon Leon

The Cavern Club (6011, 22 Allen St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011) March 15th – 24th, 8:30 More >>

A Season of Outdoor Movies and Food Trucks at Smales Farm

Monday, 12 February 2018, 2:16 pm | Smales Farm

For three weekends across March, the Smales Farm Outdoor Movie Season will once again play the gracious host for a season of free outdoor movies. More >>

Opera Factory Brings Comedy, Scandal & Tragedy to Fringe

Monday, 12 February 2018, 2:07 pm | Opera Factory

Opera Factory will present a selection of comedic, scandalous and tragic short scenes from a variety of well-loved opera stories at the Auckland Fringe Festival on Saturday, 24 February. More >>

BodyCartography Project celebrates 20 years of making dances

Monday, 12 February 2018, 1:28 pm | BodyCartography

BodyCartography Project celebrates 20 years of making dances with a new commission for Te Papa & the Performance Arcade in 2018 More >>

Paterson Off to a Solid Start in Nationals

Monday, 12 February 2018, 12:43 pm | Bikesport NZ

FEBRUARY 12, 2018: It could not have gone much better for Waikato's Callum Paterson, with an almost start-to-finish win an ideal way for him to begin this year's New Zealand Cross-country Championships near Huntly on Saturday. More >>

Update on NZRL 2017 World Cup review

Monday, 12 February 2018, 12:15 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

The New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL) Board today announced that it has received a draft Preliminary Summary Report of a comprehensive review of the Kiwis’ 2017 Rugby League World Cup campaign. More >>

Coastella Music Festival 17/2/18 - Programme and Info

Monday, 12 February 2018, 11:54 am | Coastella

Below is the programme and important info for Coastella Music Festival , this Saturday 17th from 1pm at Southward Car Museum . More >>

Vance Joy Announces Nation of Two Tour, Reveals New Music

Monday, 12 February 2018, 11:47 am | Live Nation


Ours: Treasures from Te Papa

Monday, 12 February 2018, 11:25 am | Radio New Zealand

A unique creative collaboration between RNZ and Te Papa will mark the museum’s 20th anniversary this week by showcasing an eclectic and surprisingly diverse collection of national treasures. More >>

Business as Usual for the Defending Champion

Monday, 12 February 2018, 9:31 am | Bikesport NZ

FEBRUARY 11, 2018: It could be regarded as "business as usual" after defending national champion Brad Groombridge convincingly won the opening round of the 2018 New Zealand Cross-country Championships near Huntly on Saturday. More >>

Apply Now for Ignite 2018

Monday, 12 February 2018, 9:09 am | NicNak Media

Applications are now open for the IGNITE 2018 programme, which kicks off on April 7 , and will see 10 music industry professionals mentoring the next generation of aspiring young event managers. More >>

29TH New Zealand Masters Games Come to a Close

Monday, 12 February 2018, 8:58 am | Masters Games

The Otago Community Trust New Zealand Masters Games came to a close tonight in Dunedin. More >>

New Zealand's best Electronic Music act coming to Hamilton

Monday, 12 February 2018, 8:56 am | Kerry Freecell

Fresh from winning a Tui Award for 'Best Electronic Music Artist' at the 2017 New Zealand Music Awards, kiwi dubstep duo TRUTH are coming to Hamilton, Friday February 16th at Static on Hood St. More >>



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