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Real Journeys fires up for Queenstown Winter Festival Party

Friday, 21 April 2017, 9:26 am | Queenstown Winter Festival

The 43rd Queenstown Winter Festival has a new sponsor for one of festival goers’ favourite events – the Real Journey’s Friday Night Party and Fireworks on 23 June 2017. More >>

Warwick and Kitty Brown Catalogue Now Online

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 4:54 pm | Mossgreen-Webb's

Curated over a period of 50 years, the collection of Warwick and Kitty Brown comprises over 190 works, spans the breadth of modern and contemporary art practice and features a number of modern masterpieces. More >>

Kiwi triathlete adds exciting dynamic to third round

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 4:31 pm | Calder Stewart Cycling Series

Kiwi triathlete Andrea Hewitt adds exciting dynamic to third round of Calder Stewart Cycling Series More >>

Submissions for exhibitions for 2018 are now open

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 4:03 pm | Upstairs Gallery

we are now calling for submissions to exhibit in the Upstairs Gallery. All applicants must complete a proposal form and return it to the gallery by 25 June 2017. Due to very high levels of submissions sent to the gallery we do not guarantee a response. ... More >>

Celebrate Mother’s Day: Free Bubbles & This Pale Fire Show

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 4:02 pm | Delete

To celebrate the release of his upcoming single 'Northern Lights', This Pale Fire invites you to join him for a free performance at Kingsland’s Atomic Cafe this Mother’s Day, 14 May. Thanks to Yealands, mums can enjoy a free glass of bubbles ... More >>

NZ Feature Film to screen at the Action on Film Festival

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 3:43 pm | Demons Don't Knock

Brother and sister team Leah and Daniel Perriam have made a breakthrough against all odds with their feature film DEMONS DONT KNOCK. This film in the Horror/psychological thriller genre was filmed in North Canterbury over two years. More >>

Two new Pātaka exhibitions

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 3:38 pm | Porirua City Council

Award-winning Pukerua Bay artist Kerry Jane Scott presents her first solo exhibition of paintings in Pātaka’s Toi Gallery this April. Although best known locally for her large-scale mosaic artworks such as Te Ra Nui roundabout sculpture and Plimmerton’s ... More >>

Upcoming Events at CoCA

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 3:08 pm | CoCA

CoCA Centre of Contemporary Art Toi Moroki is a space for new art and new experiences. Be moved, be challenged, be inspired. On now: the first major show in New Zealand by wildly popular British artist, David Shrigley. David Shrigley: Lose Your Mind ... More >>

Small-town documentary makes it onto the big screen

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 2:24 pm | Double Farley

Whanganui, New Zealand (Thursday 20 April 2017) – ‘Set in Stone’, a feature-length documentary made with lots of aroha and a tiny budget in small-town New Zealand has been selected from hundreds of world-wide entries for screening at the prestigious ... More >>

Perfume Genius Reveals New Single 'Go Ahead'

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 1:48 pm | The Label

Over Twitter Q+A Session New album, No Shape Out May 5th on Matador / Rhythmethod More >>

Game bird season round country holds ‘strong prospects’

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 1:07 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game staff are predicting a very strong start to the new game bird season in some parts of both the North and South islands thanks to the wet spring and summer. More >>

ÁINE O'DWYER; Music for Church Cleaners NZ Tour 2017

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 1:00 pm | Altmusic

Irish multi-instrumentalist and singer Áine O'Dwyer tours Aotearoa's churches and cathedrals, summoning minimalist, reverberant soundscapes from their organs along the way. More >>

RLWC2017 Unveils ISUZU UTE Australia as Major Partner

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 12:22 pm | Rugby League World Cup

Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) is delighted to announce Isuzu UTE Australia as the Official Automotive Partner for this year’s tournament, to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand with three pool matches in Papua New Guinea from 27 ... More >>

How to Bust Stopover Boredom

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 12:21 pm | Cheapflights

Stopovers can be taxing and an energy sponge often putting travellers on edge, but they are a necessity for long haul flights. More >>

We’re Ready – Bring on the Games

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 10:43 am | World Masters Games

World Masters Games 2017 organisers are ready for the world’s largest multi-sport event which begins in Auckland tomorrow featuring 28,000 registered athletes, supporters and officials from 100 countries globally. More >>

Enchanting Stories Celebrate Our Unique Culture

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 10:24 am | Auckland Live

Created by some of Aotearoa’s most renowned writers and musicians, Songs of the Sea – Waiata O Te Moana takes to the stage for one day only at the Bruce Mason Centre on Thursday 18th May. More >>

Mainland to meet buoyant WBOP in Beko Netball League

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 10:24 am | Netball NZ

Netball Mainland coach Marianne Delaney-Hoshek is wary of a resurgent Netball Waikato Bay of Plenty (WBOP) side when they clash in the latest round of the Beko Netball League. More >>

Japandroids return to New Zealand this July

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 10:00 am | Robin Fernando

Robin Fernando is excited to announce the long-awaited return of Vancouver duo Japandroids for two New Zealand dates this July. The shows come hot on the heels of the band's acclaimed third album, NEAR TO THE WILD HEART OF LIFE - released January 27 on Pod/Inertia. ... More >>

Graduation Gala Concerto Competition

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 9:59 am | University of Auckland

Coinciding with Autumn Graduation ceremonies, with almost 6,000 University of Auckland students flying the nest to take on new adventures, the 2017 Graduation Gala Concerto Competition marks its 10 year anniversary with a University-wide celebration of graduating ... More >>

EVAN DANDO announces "BABY I'M BORED" New Zealand shows

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 9:50 am | The Label

Celebrating the reissue of his first solo album, ‘BABY I’M BORED (2003)', EVAN DANDO will stop by New Zealand as part of his World Tour for two shows: More >>

Eighteenth collection of poetry from award-winning poet

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 9:42 am | Auckland University Press

Auckland University Press 9781869408701 Paperback, 210 x 148 mm, 88 pages approx Mid-JUNE 2017, $24.99 Poetry More >>

New Kiwi Short Film "The Pact" Commences Production

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 9:40 am | The Pact Film

Local short film THE PACT commences shooting in Auckland today. Written and directed by Natalie Medlock and starring New Zealand acting veterans Dame Kate Harcourt and Desmond Kelly in the lead roles, THE PACT tackles the subject of euthanasia with ... More >>

The Amity Affliction announce NZ headline tour for July

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 9:25 am | Live Nation

THURSDAY APRIL 20, 2017 – THE AMITY AFFLICTION has announced they will embark on a headlining national tour this July in support of their new album, This Could Be Heartbreak. More >>

Stars in cars for International Rally of Whangarei

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 9:23 am | Rally Whangarei

From 28-30 April Whangarei will again host the opening round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC), which brings new cars and a star driver line-up for the 796.78 km journey across revered Northland New Zealand rural gravel roads. The International ... More >>

ANZ Premiership Round 4 Official Result

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 9:17 am | ANZ Premiership

Official Result: Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel 90 def Silvermoon Tactix 41 Media Update Wednesday 19 April, 2017 More >>

Pacific Music Award Finalist Announcement

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 9:09 am | Vodafone Pacific Music Awards

The finalists for the 2017 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards are announced today which include a wide range of new artists and established legends. More >>

Variety is the Name of the Game at this Year’s Festival

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 4:40 pm | New Zealand Boutique Wine Festival

It’s time to pop the cork on New Zealand’s favourite boutique wine event, the NZ Boutique Wine Festival, happening on Sunday 11th June at Imperial Lane, in Auckland’s CBD. More >>

Urgent call for 28th Māori Battalion photos

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 4:10 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The author of a book that will capture the battle experience of the 28th Maori Battalion’s B-Company is calling for family descendants and relatives to help locate up to 400 photos of the 900 men who made up the company. The author, Sir Wira Gardiner – ... More >>

End school holidays on a high note at City Gallery

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 4:08 pm | City Gallery Wellington

On the last day of the school holidays, head to City Gallery for a day of family fun. More >>

Pacific Dance Festival 2017

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 4:02 pm | Elephant Publicity

Returning in 2017 after a hugely successful debut last year, the Pacific Dance Festival will launch an all new programme, running 15–24 June at Mangere Arts Centre in Auckland. Born out of the Pacific Dance Choreographic Laboratory (since 2009), the ... More >>

New Fitness Series "School of Training"

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 3:27 pm | Maori Television

A fitness competition like no other is hitting Māori Television screens on Wednesday 10th of April at 9:00 pm with Joe Naufahu, actor and owner New Zealand’s most prominent gym, Ludus Magnus. More >>

The Animals - NZ & Australia Tour

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 3:17 pm | Metropolis Touring

With their legacy undeniable, Australia is in for a treat when original members John Steel and Mick Gallagher along with Danny Handley and Scott Whitely bring The Animals live experience performing all their greatest hits Live in concert this coming May ... More >>

Choice Hotels NZ TravelGrammer 2017 winner announced

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 12:41 pm | Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels Asia-Pac today announced the winner of its recent ‘TravelGrammer’ competition, crowning social media star Tamsin Gorman the ‘Choice Hotels NZ TravelGrammer 2017’ winner. More >>

2017 Pathway to Podium squad selected

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 12:34 pm | Netball New Zealand

Netball New Zealand (NNZ) is pleased to announce the athletes selected in the 2017/18 Pathway to Podium (P2P) squad. The squad includes 15 new faces; seven from Netball Northern, two from Netball WBOP, three from Netball Central, two from Netball Mainland ... More >>

Weir Revved up for National Title Bid

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 12:15 pm | Bikesport NZ

APRIL 19, 2017: At the tender age of 11, Southlander Mitchell Weir is a national champion already. More >>

ANZAC films on screen at the Archive

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 11:53 am | New Zealand Film Archive

A season of ANZAC films and documentaries begins today at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, the New Zealand Archive of Film, Television and Sound in Wellington. More >>

Orokonui launches inaugural Challenge

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 11:13 am | Orokonui Sanctuarty

Orokonui launches inaugural Challenge Orokonui’s first Challenge is nearly booked out. The Challenge is in two parts with the first an 11km walk on Saturday 22 April. This has had more than 130 entrants. Chris Baillie, Challenge director, says “the ... More >>

Listen (NZ) Defends Selangor Gold Cup title

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 10:12 am | New Zealand Bloodstock News

Iffraaj gelding Listen (NZ), a $50,000 weanling purchase at the 2010 National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale, recorded the eighth win of his career when he went back-to-back in the Listed Selangor Gold Cup (1600m) on Sunday. More >>

Flick Electric Co. Comedy Gala Second Announcement

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 10:05 am | Flick Electric Co

Urzila Carlson hosts a line-up of extraordinary comedians including sketch sensations Aunty Donna (AUS), Melanie Bracewell (NZ), Tony Woods (US), The Fan Brigade (NZ), Zoe Lyons (UK), Rhys Nicholson (AUS) and more, will take to the stage in the super ... More >>

The Happiness of the Long-Distance Mover

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 9:32 am | MOTU

Whatever their reason for moving, do people who move within a country end up being happier? Looking at migration within Australia, a new study from researchers at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust shows that most people who move end up ... More >>

The Architect of Shock-Rock Returns

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 9:30 am | Blackout Music Management

It was March 1977 when Alice Cooper , the architect of shock-rock, undertook his first ever concert tour of New Zealand – and broke attendance records. 40 years on and this revered entertainer continues to surprise and exude danger at every turn, ... More >>

The Taite Music Prize 2017: announcing this year’s winner

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 9:26 am | Blackout Music Management

Henry Oliver, a member of this year’s judging panel reviewed the album for North & South on it’s release. He said " Hauora is a portrait of the lives of a certain breed of the twenty-something, creative middle/under-class; over-read and under-employed, ... More >>

No Science To Goodbye: "theatrical poem" premieres at BATS

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 9:25 am | Ravel Productions

Award-winning writer Annabel Wilson has teamed up with a clutch of creatives (KJ Smith, Calvin Petersen, Frankie Berge, Chris Tempest, Cory Champion, Poppy Serano) to present No Science To Goodbye at BATS theatre next week. Having just enjoyed a ... More >>

Paralympians Join Forces With Former Olympian Swimmers

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 7:54 pm | Purple Sherbet Ltd

A stellar coaching line up, bringing together Paralympians, Commonwealth Games medallists and former Olympians, has been confirmed for the 2017 Jetstar Super Swim Squad Camp. More >>

Emotional powhiri as Te Papa welcomes Sir Peter Snell

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 5:12 pm | Te Papa

An emotional Sir Peter Snell said today that gifting objects to Te Papa was an “amazing” experience that helped “ease the guilt” the sporting legend has felt for basing himself overseas. More >>

Future Champions on Show in Taranaki

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 5:08 pm | Bikesport NZ

APRIL 18, 2017: The future stars of New Zealand and perhaps even world motocross will reveal themselves in Taranaki this coming weekend. More >>

How We Survive: A Feminist Poetry Show

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 4:53 pm | Carrie Rudzinski

How We Survive: A Feminist Poetry Show Lift Women’s Voices. Burn The Patriarchy Down. More >>

Performance Spectacular Stage Challenge & J Rock Returns

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 4:48 pm | Stage Challenge

New Zealand’s largest and longest running youth performing arts event has kicked off its 25th nationwide tour! More >>

Italian Film Festival comes to New Zealand - bravissimo!

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 2:01 pm | Cinema Italiano Festival

Media release Tuesday 18 April 2017 Coming soon! Hepburn, Visconti, Delon and a few Perfect Strangers Cinema Italiano Festival brings the best of Italian film to NZ audiences Movie buffs prepare: the Italian Film Festival is coming to New Zealand. ... More >>

Metuarau completes cross-code conversion

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 1:55 pm | Netball New Zealand

George Metuarau’s conversion from rugby player and coach to a much-valued member of Netball Central’s support staff is finally complete. More >>

Double Win for Three

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 1:01 pm | Mediaworks

Last week got off to a strong start with Three winning Tuesday night in the key 25-54 demographic hitting a year-to-date (YTD) high averaging 26.2%. The Project won the current affairs audience across all four demographics on the night, with NCIS (25-54, ... More >>

Local stars replace injured Festival guest act

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 12:22 pm | NZ International Comedy Festival

Irish ‘hip hop’ comedian, Abandoman has been crippled by a fractured knee following an accident at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, curtailing his debut at the NZ International Comedy Festival on April 29th. More >>

US rapper Riff Raff's Auckland gig upgraded to larger venue

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 10:40 am | Talk Later

The shamelessly eccentric US rapper and pop culture icon RIFF RAFF will play a one-off New Zealand concert on Friday, June 9 . After tickets to the Auckland gig were snapped up in just one day, the show is now being moved to a larger venue, The Studio . More >>

Last NZ performance for top Trump impersonator before USA

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 10:31 am | Alexandra Park

One of the world's top 10 Donald Trump impersonators, Alexander Sparrow, is set to be guest of honour at Alexandra Park’s American Night on Friday 21 April – in one last performance on home soil before having a crack at the global title. More >>

2017 Creative NZ Arts Pasifika Awards open for nominations

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 10:28 am | Creative New Zealand

Showcasing excellence and innovation in Pacific arts, the 2017 Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards are open for nominations. More >>

Review: The Contemporary Relevance of Denial

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 10:16 am | Howard Davis

Directed by Mick Jackson, from a screenplay by David Hare, based on Deborah Lipstadt's History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier , Denial has all the hallmarks of a riveting courtroom drama. More >>

International Day for Monuments and Sites

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 9:58 am | ICOMOS

Tuesday April the 18th has been designated by ICOMOS as the International Day for monuments. The day was first celebrated in 1983 at the recommendation of UNESCO. More >>

Missing World War One NZ Rifle Brigade flags sought

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 9:57 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

With Anzac Day fast approaching researchers are hoping to locate two missing flags presented to the New Zealand Rifle Brigade in England in 1919 and are looking for help from the public. More >>

Storytelling Showcase to Share Experiences Around Identity

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 9:21 am | NZ Comedy Trust

Identity is unique for everyone. We all have our own experiences around our heritage, our upbringing and where we feel we fit within our community. This year at the Comedy Fest a special showcase will unpack the concepts of identity with a collection of ... More >>

International Dance Day, Sunday 30th April at Te Papa

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 9:09 am | Youthdance

Dance Day celebrations have been held around the world since 1982 when UNESCO dedicated 29th April International Dance Day. This is the 17th year the event is being held in Wellington and coincides with the end of New Zealand Dance Week. As the last day ... More >>


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