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Aces young guns starting to shine heading into Volts fixture

Monday, 20 March 2017, 1:41 pm | Auckland Cricket

The Auckland Aces have named a strong XII to travel down to Dunedin and take on the Otago Volts in Round Nine of the Plunket Shield starting tomorrow. Colin Munro returns to the side with Donovan Grobbelaar dropping out, the only change to the team who ... More >>

Review: The Baroque Fusion of L'arpeggiata

Monday, 20 March 2017, 1:26 pm | Howard Davis

Named after a toccata by German composer Girolamo Kapsberger, L'Arpeggiata produces its unmistakable sonority mainly from the resonance of plucked strings, creating a tightly-woven acoustic texture that is both idiosyncratic and immediately identifiable. ... More >>

Huge crowds expected for Adele concerts

Monday, 20 March 2017, 12:36 pm | Auckland Transport

It’s time to start planning ahead if you’re going to the Adele concerts this week. More >>

NZDF Team Named for 2017 Invictus Games

Monday, 20 March 2017, 12:30 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

A strong team of 25 athletes has been selected to represent the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada. More >>

Firebirds team named for Round Nine of the Plunket Shield

Monday, 20 March 2017, 11:59 am | Cricket Wellington

The Wellington Firebirds team to play Northern Districts at Mt Maunganui’s Bay Oval from Tuesday 21st to Friday 24th March has been named. More >>

New Single From Kehlani & G-Eazy

Monday, 20 March 2017, 11:54 am | Warner Music

Artist Partner Group, Atlantic Records and Universal Pictures continue the rollout of THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS: THE ALBUM with a blockbuster new single, ‘Good Life’ , from the ultimate Bay Area-duo of multi-platinum superstar G-Eazy & GRAMMY® ... More >>

Hanson Bring Middle of Everywhere Tour to NZ in June

Monday, 20 March 2017, 11:38 am | Blackout Music Management

In celebration of the band’s 25th Anniversary, multi-Grammy nominated pop-rock trio HANSON today announce one New Zealand show for their Middle Of Everywhere World Tour , which comes to Auckland on Tuesday 27th June after a run of shows across Australia. More >>

A band with no name

Monday, 20 March 2017, 11:26 am | Old Hall Gigs

When a bunch of musicians got together to play a concert organised by expat-Wellingtonian Age Pryor at his house in Piha not so long ago, it went so well that they decided they didn’t want it to be the last time. Not quite a band, but a collection of ... More >>

Taupo Again to Host Final-Round Thriller

Monday, 20 March 2017, 11:15 am | Bikesport NZ

MARCH 20, 2017: The shifting sands of Taupo's popular Digger McEwen Motocross Park will once again be the venue for a thrilling championship finale. More >>

Comedian Brendhan Lovegrove in “This Mortal Coil”

Monday, 20 March 2017, 11:14 am | Foolhardy Comedy Productions

Following the success of his SELLOUT run at the 2016 NZ International Comedy Festival, and 9x Best Male Comedian Brendhan Lovegrove is back with his new show “This Mortal Coil” More >>

2017 Billy T Award Nominee Patch Lambert in TERRORdactyl

Monday, 20 March 2017, 11:11 am | Foolhardy Comedy Productions

Following his success as 2016 Breakthrough Comedian NZ Comedy Guild Awards, and success of his debut solo show: “Suburban Kiwi Icon. 2017 Billy T Award Nominee Patch Lambert is back with his award nominated Show: ‘TERRORdactyl’. More >>

Kiwi looking for big impact at British Open

Monday, 20 March 2017, 11:07 am | Squash New Zealand

Kiwi looking for big impact at British Open New Zealand squash player Paul Coll is set to make an impact in the prestigious British Squash Open played in Hull, England this week. Last year Coll came through qualify to make the main draw before falling ... More >>

REVIEW: Super GT Official Test #1 at Okayama

Monday, 20 March 2017, 10:19 am | Jono Lester

I wasn't sure what to expect when Super GT's 'Class of 2017' came together for the first time at Okayama. 45 cars across two classes, with my class - GT300, with 30 cars - easily the most competitive grid I've been in thus far in my career. More >>

Alison Moyet Announces Australian And NZ Tour Dates

Monday, 20 March 2017, 10:14 am | Blackout Music Management

TEG LIVE in arrangement with Solo is proud to announce UK pop legend and relentless explorer Alison Moyet will be touring Australia and New Zealand in October 2017, as part of her recently announced world tour. This will be her first visit to this region in over 30 years. More >>

Conroy And Macdonald Shine at Teretonga

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 8:38 pm | Southland Sports Car Club

Conroy And Macdonald Shine at Teretonga Southland’s two National Touring Car campaigners showed their mettle at Teretonga Park in Invercargill on Sunday. The racing, presented by Downer, saw Invercargill driver Jamie Conroy, racing Wal Willmott’s Star Car ... More >>

Gill Holds Nerve to Win Targa Rotorua for First Time

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 8:37 pm | Targa NZ

FAST COMPANY Media information For immediate release 2017 Targa Rotorua Bay of Plenty/Waikato Sat-Sun March 18-19 2017 EVENT REPORT 19-03-17 Gill Holds Nerve to Win Targa Rotorua for First Time Targa event regulars Jason Gill and co-driver Mark Robinson (Mitsubishi ... More >>

High Performance squads announced

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 8:32 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Surf Life Saving New Zealand announced its High Performance Squads today at the conclusion of the TSB Bank New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships in Christchurch. More >>

North islanders dominate the TSB Bank Nationals

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 8:30 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

North islanders dominate the TSB Bank Nationals in Christchurch Mt Maunganui Lifeguard Service have managed to take the overall win at Surf Life Saving New Zealand’s premier event, the 2017 TSB Bank National Surf Life Championships, held this weekend ... More >>

New Zealand Junior Golfers perform strongly in Vietnam

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 8:25 pm | New Zealand Golf

For Kaiapoi Golf Club’s Amelia Garvey and Cambridge Golf Club’s Jordan Woodall it was a case of what might have been after both claimed second place in their respective age grades at the Nick Faldo Asia Series final in Vietnam. Amelia, who was named ... More >>

Changes Everywhere Except at the Front

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 8:21 pm | Bikesport NZ

The 2017 New Zealand Enduro Championships Changes Everywhere Except at the Front MARCH 19, 2017: There were changes left, right and centre at the latest round of the New Zealand Enduro Championships at the weekend, but not really where it counted ... More >>

Kickstarter Launched for Kiwi Doco ‘in Zone’

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 8:09 pm | 818 Entertainment

The extraordinary journey of a man from Chicago and his mission to transform the lives of New Zealand and American teens is set to get the big screen treatment, with feature length documentary In Zone calling for funds to complete this incredible ... More >>

World Champs Silver Medal for NZ Ski Cross Racer

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 8:03 pm | Snowsports

World Champs Silver Medal for NZ Ski Cross Racer Jamie Prebble (Christchurch) Sierra Nevada, Spain (18 March 2017) – The 2016/17 ski cross season came to a satisfying conclusion on Saturday at the Sierra Nevada 2017 Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World ... More >>

Changes Aplenty in the Bay

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 8:00 pm | Kart Sport

KARTSPORT NEW ZEALAND Media information For immediate release * 2017 Giltrap Group New Zealand Rotax Max Challenge Rnds 3 & 4 KartSport Bay of Plenty Te Puke Auto Electrical Raceway Te Puke Sat-Sun March 18-19 2017 ROUND 3 REPORT 18-03-17 Changes ... More >>

Iconic Tokens Being Voted Out of Monopoly

Saturday, 18 March 2017, 10:01 pm | Hasbro

Historic Fan Vote Results in Iconic Wheelbarrow, Boot And Thimble Tokens Being Voted Out of Next Generation of Monopoly Game T-Rex, Rubber Ducky and Penguin Tokens Voted in by Monopoly Fans to Take Their Place Today, Hasbro is gearing up to celebrate ... More >>

Hopper And Gill Fight for Top Targa Spot at Rotorua

Saturday, 18 March 2017, 9:19 pm | Targa NZ

2017 Targa Rotorua Bay of Plenty/Waikato Sat-Sun March 18-19 2017 DAY 1 REPORT 18-03-17 Hopper And Gill Fight for Top Targa Spot at Rotorua Defending Targa Rotorua title holder and four-time winner Leigh Hopper and co-driver Michael Goudie (Subaru WRX) ... More >>

Athletes shine in cold conditions

Saturday, 18 March 2017, 9:16 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Athletes shine in cold conditions at TSB Bank Surf Life Saving Championships Hundreds of superstar lifeguard-athletes have displayed their talent during the second day of the TSB Bank National Surf Life Saving Championship as the competition to take ... More >>

Top K-Pop Dancer's Ground-Shaking Show to Botany Town Centre

Friday, 17 March 2017, 5:16 pm | Satellites

She’s danced with some of the world’s hottest artists including Beyoncé and Justin Bieber, and choreographed for top K-Pop acts BOA, Stephanie, SF9 and Monsta. Next week, Rina Chae brings her brand of explosive K-Pop dance to Botany Town Centre. More >>

2017 Auckland Fringe Award Winners

Friday, 17 March 2017, 4:48 pm | Auckland Fringe Festival

Auckland Fringe has fired its last paintball, voiced its 621st and final opinion, and delivered its last love token for 2017. And after three weeks of city-wide performance, installations and community events, our panel of 22 industry judges sat down together ... More >>

Australian & NZ tour dates postponed

Friday, 17 March 2017, 12:47 pm | Mushroom Group

Frontier Comedy regret to announce that due to unforeseen media commitments, Eric Andre has been forced to postpone his tour of Australia and New Zealand, scheduled to take place in May. More >>

RACE4LIFE Track Day 10-Year Anniversary Event

Friday, 17 March 2017, 12:42 pm | Race4Life

The New Zealand charity helping fulfil the dreams of adults with life limiting illnesses will be celebrating its 10th annual Race Day on Tuesday 28th March 2017. More >>

TV Celebrities at Upcoming Taupo Home & Garden Show

Friday, 17 March 2017, 11:34 am | Home and Garden Show

Organisers of the Taupo Home & Garden Show are pleased to announce that The Block NZ fan favourites, Cat and Jeremy, will be celebrity guests at the show, which opens at the Great Lake Centre on Friday 31st March. The presence of the television celebrities ... More >>

Paddlers at the ready for this weekend’s Great Waka Ama race

Friday, 17 March 2017, 11:16 am | University of Auckland

World champions and those new to the sport of Waka Ama will make up the mix of crews paddling on the Waitemata Harbour this weekend for the annual University of Auckland Great Waka Ama race. More >>

3 of NZ’s top musicians To Join Cosmic Shambles Live!

Friday, 17 March 2017, 10:33 am | Elephant Publicity

We can’t keep it in the bag any longer! Cosmic Shambles LIVE bring their one-night-only tasting menu of witty stand-up, fascinating scientific explorations and big name musicians to Auckland , Wellington and Christchurch this April! The UK roadshow have ... More >>

Special Guests attend ASB Polyfest at 10:30am this Morning

Friday, 17 March 2017, 10:18 am | ASB Polyfest

The ASB Polyfest welcomes some special guests to the Manukau Sports Bowl this morning, with the Minster for Pacific Peoples - Hon Alfred Ngaro and league legend Nigel Vagana attending a function at the ASB Activation Marquee from 10:30am. More >>

Woodchopper Jack Jordan wins Young Sportsperson of the Year

Friday, 17 March 2017, 10:01 am | Husqvarna

Woodchopping champ Jack Jordan, who is sponsored by Husqvarna, has won the title of Young New Zealand Rural Sportsperson of the Year at the 2017 Norwood New Zealand Rural Sports Awards. More >>

Shakes - Waiting On A Feeling

Friday, 17 March 2017, 9:47 am | Noise PR

Shakes made waves in 2016 with the release of the toe-tapping single and EP ’Strange Tides', establishing their brand of beat-era bass lines, fuzzy guitars, classic rock 'n' roll drums. More >>

Acclaimed North American Duo, Fire & Grace, Announce NZ Tour

Friday, 17 March 2017, 9:33 am | Roaring Girl Records

Toronto, Canada - March 16th, 2017 - Fire & Grace : Virtuoso Violin Meets Celtic Guitar - Edwin Huizinga , Virtuoso Classical Violinist & William Coulter , Grammy Award Winning Celtic Guitarist bend and blend genres and explore unique arrangements ... More >>

Teretonga Action This Sunday

Friday, 17 March 2017, 9:27 am | Southland Sports Car Club

A day of great racing will be on offer as the final race meeting of the season at Teretonga Park takes place this Sunday. More >>

Dominant G1 Auckland Cup Victory for Chenille (NZ)

Friday, 17 March 2017, 9:22 am | New Zealand Bloodstock News

Quality mare Chenille (NZ) (Pentire), who was purchased at the 2013 Premier Sale for $55,000, won a race worth almost 10 times that amount when she scored a dominant victory in Thursday’s $500,000 Group 1 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup (3200m) ... More >>

Wal and Dog to attend Ball memorial

Friday, 17 March 2017, 8:45 am | Gisborne District Council

Wal and Dog to attend Ball memorial Wal and Dog will be in attendance at their creator's funeral service tomorrow. Council has responded to a request to have the Footrot Flats statue temporarily moved to Bushmere Arms to join in the celebration of Murray ... More >>

Masters take on New Brighton beach at Nationals

Friday, 17 March 2017, 8:31 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

16 March, 2017 Masters take on New Brighton beach at TSB Bank Surf Life Saving Nationals Omanu Surf Life Saving Club have taken the win in the iconic masters division by a substantial margin, held today as part of the annual TSB Bank National Surf Life ... More >>

Vintage Karters to help club celebrate 50 years in style

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 4:57 pm | KartSport New Zealand

New Zealand's fast-growing vintage kart movement will contribute at least 80 drivers and over 100 karts to help the KartSport Hawke's Bay club celebrate its 50th anniversary this weekend. More >>

New Zealand Rugby League World Cup Festivals kick off

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 3:26 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL) and Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) are launching their national Festivals programme in Dunedin this week. More >>

New Zealand’s Ahmadi Muslims to hold Walk for Humanity

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 3:12 pm | Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at NZ Inc

The Ahmadiyya Muslim community of New Zealand is holding its 9th annual charity walkathon on the 18th March 2017. Thousands of dollars raised by the participants will go towards supporting the New Zealand Blind Foundation and the Humanity First charities. Having ... More >>

Attic discovery on display at Expressions Whirinaki

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 2:55 pm | Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre

A dramatic exhibition of over 70 African masks and statues from West and Central Africa opened at Expressions Whirinaki this month. More >>

Ian Wedde Selected Poems

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 2:36 pm | Auckland University Press

This impressive collection of poetry shows the prolific nature of one of our favourite poets, ranging over four decades. This is the largest collection of Ian Wedde’s poems to date. More >>

The Actors' Benevolent Fund Afternoon Gala

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 1:58 pm | Sandra Roberts

Pop-up Globe is the home of great things. Great battles, great spectacles, great love affairs, great comedy, great costumes and GREAT IDEAS. More >>

Special event with Dave Dobbyn, Lucy Lawless, Shona Laing

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 1:51 pm | Pop Up Globe

In association with Actors Equity, we proudly announce a special one-time-only event The Actors' Benevolent Fund Afternoon Gala at 4pm on Sunday, 2 April, featuring a stellar line-up of New Zealand entertainers including Dave Dobbyn, Lucy Lawless, ... More >>

Anzac Day Commemorations in 2017 Focus on Western Front

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 1:36 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand’s international First World War commemorations this year will focus on the Western Front, with Anzac Day-related ceremonies in France and Belgium and the centenary commemorations of the battles of Messines and Passchendaele. More >>

Two Dunedin Fringe Events Cancelled

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 12:50 pm | Dunedin Fringe Festival

The Dunedin Fringe Festival regrets to advise that two shows have today been cancelled. All performances of the acapella vocal group, Africa Entsha and song and dance phenomenon Stimela: The Gumboot Musical have been cancelled effective immediately. More >>

Pilsner Urquell serves up biggest collaboration to date

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 12:12 pm | Pilsner Urquell and Cazador

Come along to Cazador early next month, where Auckland’s most renowned game meat specialist and the world’s original pilsner will unite to tempt foodies with a unique ‘Keepers of the Craft Sunday Supper Club’ – a frothy spin on the traditional ... More >>

Wait over, game bird licences on sale

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 12:08 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

The opportunity to bag a duck, pheasant or quail for the family table is drawing nearer, with game bird hunting licences for the 2017 season going on sale today. (Thursday 16 March) More >>

Queen of the Air to Take the Ultimate Waterman to the World

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 11:47 am | Ultimate Waterman

Kite-surfer and social entrepreneur Susi Mai is heading to New Zealand to present Red Bull TV’s daily coverage of The Ultimate Waterman, taking place in Southland from April 1-9. More >>

Te Awamutu Rugby Sports & Rec Club to Represent Waipa

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 11:36 am | TrustPower

Te Awamutu Rugby Sports and Recreation Club Inc. is about to go head to head with the country’s best and brightest voluntary groups and organisations at the Trustpower National Community Awards. More >>

Explore virtual realities with experts from Australia and NZ

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 11:31 am | Te Papa

The ways virtual and augmented reality are changing the way we live, work and play will be explored during a four-day public programme at Te Papa. More >>

Kiwi Girl Making Waves in the United States

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 11:23 am | Bikesport NZ

MARCH 16, 2017: New Zealand cross-country racers have long been among the world's best and now Te Awamutu's Rachael Archer is continuing the proud tradition. More >>

Ride For Justice - Sunday 9 April

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 10:39 am | Paw Justice

Animal Welfare organisation Paw Justice has teamed up with Victory Motorcycles for their first annual ‘Ride for Justice’ event - a charity fundraising motorcycle ride to help raise awareness of animal abuse issues in New Zealand. More >>

Thomas Oliver Announces full New Zealand Tour

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 10:23 am | The Label

Following the recent announcement of Thomas Oliver 's forthcoming album Floating In The Darkness , the Wellington based singer-songwriter is about to embark on an eight date tour of New Zealand . More >>

Auckland’s Diverse Cultures on stage today at ASB Polyfest

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 10:15 am | ASB Polyfest

Auckland’s diverse cultural make-up will be on stage today at the 2017 ASB Polyfest, when performances on the NZMA Diversity Stage get underway from 9am. More >>

Rotorua's Turn to Host First Targa Rally Event of 2017

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 10:04 am | Targa Rally Rotorua

It’s Rotorua's turn to host the first Targa tarmac rally of the year with over 80 entrants descending on the city this weekend for the two-day Targa Rotorua event. More >>


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