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Jefferson Starship to join Toto and Dragon

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 10:39 am | NikNak Media

Californian rock legends Jefferson Starship will join TOTO and Dragon on next year’s ‘ A Summer’s Day Live ’ series, which will take in some of the most picturesque locations and popular concert venues across New Zealand. The three big hitters are ... More >>

Five Tui up for grabs at the VNZMA Artisan Awards

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 10:27 am | Artisan Awards

Five Tui up for grabs at the VNZMA Artisan Awards The third annual Artisan Awards will be celebrated this year at Massey University’s School of Music and Creative Media Production in Wellington, recognising the creative talents behind the scenes ... More >>

British pop prince George Ezra announces Auckland concert

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 10:22 am | Live Nation

British pop prince George Ezra announces Auckland concert as ‘Shotgun’ hits #1 on New Zealand singles chart More >>

An Adrenaline Rush of Acrobatics

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 10:20 am | Cirque du Soleil

Tickets on sale now Thursday, October 11th 2018 : Cirque du Soleil who last week announced their return to Auckland this summer with its trademark blue-and-yellow big top (Grand Chapiteau) with the spectactular production KOOZA - a breath-taking, ... More >>

The Proclaimers announce eight NZ shows for May 2019

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 10:10 am | The Label

Popular visitors to Kiwi shores - Scotland’s The Proclaimers – today have announced their most comprehensive New Zealand tour to date. More >>

Langman Breaks New Ground in Spirited Silver Ferns Effort

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 10:01 am | Netball NZ

An improved effort from the Silver Ferns was not enough to deny Australia a 56-47 win in the second Constellation Cup test played in front of a sold-out crowd in Townsville on Wednesday. More >>

Round up the crew for ‘Work Do’

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 7:27 pm | Undertow Media

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and no festivities are complete without an office ‘do’ featuring outlandish behaviour amongst colleagues with a measure of quick wit and a few bottles of middle shelf chardonnay. More >>

The Devil's Blues & Coridian Northern tour

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 4:50 pm | Wrecking Ball Media

Two of New Zealand’s best kept rock n roll secrets, His Master’s Voice – The Devils Blues & Cordian join forces to preach to the converted and win over the unanointed this November! His Master’s Voice slayed audiences with their groove ... More >>

Michael King Writers Centre 2019 Residency Recipients

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 4:02 pm | Michael King Writers'Centre

From a history of the Listener to a series of inter-linked short stories exploring the Māori diaspora, the participants in the 2019 MKWC residency programme cover an exciting, varied and eclectic range of topics. More >>

RainbowYOUTH reaches $75,000 target with help from HELL

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 1:00 pm | RainbowYOUTH

RainbowYOUTH’s joint initiative with HELL Pizza, which saw 3,000 T-shirts up for sale in support of LGBTQIA+ rights in Aotearoa, has raised a “game-changing” $75,000 and increased awareness of the issues facing one of the country’s more ... More >>

Sheehan looks for more learning at Raglan

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 12:30 pm | BB Media

Queenstown’s Mike Sheehan heads to the final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the Hyundai NZ Raglan Rally of the Coast, looking to continue the learning curve that has been his first season in the national championship. ... More >>

Thomson aims for strong send off at Raglan

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 12:27 pm | BB Media

Christchurch’s Dylan Thomson will be doing his best to farewell the two-wheel drive ranks in style at the final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the Hyundai NZ Raglan Rally of the Coast, this weekend. Thomson ... More >>

Scott Dixon speeds into Auckland to support premiere

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 12:13 pm | Trigger Marketing

Rialto Distribution are excited to announce the arrival of Scott Dixon and his wife Emma Dixon to Auckland, New Zealand to support the film release and attend the premiere for BORN RACER: THE SCOTT DIXON STORY. More >>

The George wins global readers choice awards

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 11:53 am | Empire PR

The George, one of New Zealand’s most treasured boutique hotels and the only hotel in Christchurch with a one to one staff to guest ratio has been awarded number six in Australia and New Zealand by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine. More >>

Peat criticizes indecision over climate change

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 11:50 am | The Cuba Press

A new book on coastal hazards and climate change, being launched in Wellington tomorrow, takes aim at successive New Zealand governments for chronic indecision over climate-change policy. Dunedin author and environmentalist Neville Peat, in his book The Invading ... More >>

Spark adds Heineken Champions Cup rugby to sports line-up

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 9:40 am | Spark NZ

Spark is announcing today it has secured the exclusive rights to broadcast the Heineken Champions Cup rugby for four years from the current 2018/19 season through to 2021/22. This prestigious competition adds to Spark’s growing sports line-up, which so far ... More >>

Who will be the next Slam Champion?

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 9:23 am | Motif Poetry

Poets from across New Zealand gather to compete in the high-energy poetry event that is taking over the world. Since 2011, Aotearoa’s national poetry slam competition has gathered the winners of regional events to crown a National Poetry Slam Champion. More >>

Eskimo Dance NZ/AUS Tour cancelled

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 9:21 am | Eskimo Dance

Eskimo Dance, the original grime rave, set up by Wiley, the 'Godfather of Grime’, has cancelled its planned tour of Australia and New Zealand in October. The Eskimo Dance tour was due to land in Perth (13th), Auckland (16th), Christchurch (17th), ... More >>

Poetry stars join locals in battle!

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 8:53 am | Motif Poetry

For the first time in Hawke’s Bay, Motif Poetry presents the high-energy poetry show taking the world by storm. The Battle of Hastings is the regions first poetry slam, with three rounds of audience-judged, original work from Hawke’s Bay performers, ... More >>

Yellow is Forbidden Submitted to Oscars

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 5:22 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

Pietra Brettkelly’s Yellow is Forbidden is New Zealand’s submission for the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 91st Academy Awards. More >>

Lineup announced for Graffiato: Taupō Street Art Festival 20

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 4:00 pm | Destination Great Lake Taupo

A vibrant mix of local Taupō talent and prominent New Zealand and Australian artists have been secured for the 8th annual Graffiato: Taupō Street Art Festival to be held in Taupō’s town centre this Labour Weekend. More >>

Watene-Zelezniak New Captain for Kiwis

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 3:27 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

Auckland, New Zealand, October 9, 2018 – Fullback Dallin Watene-Zelezniak has today become one of the youngest captains in New Zealand rugby league history after being named to lead the Kiwis in their Trans-Tasman Triple Header Test against the ... More >>

Grand Slam champion confirmed for ASB Classic

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 3:25 pm | ASB Classic

The 2019 ASB Classic is shaping up to jam packed with star power following confirmation today a Victoria Azarenka will start her year in Auckland. More >>

Matt Moriarty - With Certain Exceptions

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 2:13 pm | Matt Moriarty

Presented by KinART The Anchorage 4 Walker St Christchurch On now until 3rd November 2018 More >>

Waiata Artist Trust World Homeless Day Event

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 12:48 pm | K Road Business Association

On World Homeless Day, 10 October, Waiata Artist Trust brings us a special screening of local film Umbrella Man: A Tale of Remorse and Redemption. More >>

Writers! An opportunity to be mentored by a publisher

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 12:37 pm | New Zealand Society of Authors

The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc), in association with Hachette Australia and New Zealand, are once again offering the opportunity for one writer to work on a new draft of their completed manuscript under the joint mentorship of Hachette ... More >>

EPA: Home gardening tips for spring

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 10:23 am | Environmental Protection Authority

With the warming spring weather and the trees, bushes and flowers beginning to sprout again, it’s a popular time for Kiwis to spend time in their gardens for the season ahead. More >>

Exciting Dance Work From Award-Winning Choreographer

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 10:13 am | DyCypher Productions

From the award winning choreographer, Elijah Kennar , (Mea Tau, Obssess, ¼ to ½ past,) comes a brand new dance work that offers a fresh perspective on the idea of “nothing”. Showing athleticism, unusual rhythm, and breath taking partnering, ... More >>

Warbirds Over Wanaka Flying Scholarship 2018 Winners

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 10:11 am | Warbirds Over Wanaka

The first Warbirds Over Wanaka Flying Scholarship to be awarded to a Wanaka-born pilot has been announced. More >>

A fresh crop of Mini Motocross Champions

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 10:07 am | Bikesport NZ

There were plenty of fresh faces on the various podiums at the 2018 New Zealand Mini Motocross Championships near Porirua at the weekend. The more than 160 riders who had entered this year's TSS Red Baron Motorcycles and Friday Homes-sponsored mini ... More >>

Shearing - A star is born

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 9:45 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Three summers in Hawke’s Bay has rubbed-off well on Norwegian shearer Anne-Lise Humstad who has become one of the few women in the World to win a national Open shearing title. More >>

PwC Herald Talks – The Transformation of Leadership

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 9:42 am | NZME.

Leadership today is built on personal values, individual strengths and authenticity. This modern leadership style allows corporate frameworks to motivate, inspire and challenge the norms. More >>

Toi Ora: Making the arts accessible

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 9:34 am | Fightback

When we talk about accessibility too often the discussion ends with the basics of food and shelter. But to be a fully accessible society for all we need to consider people in a holistic manner. Providing for physical emotional and spiritual needs ... More >>

TINY RUINS announces support artists for NZ tour

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 9:32 am | Under the Radar

The return of Tiny Ruins to the touring circuit with new music in pocket has been met with much excitement the world over. “ ….wiry and warm, an open-ended question punctuated by Fullbrook’s lovely voice. ” - Stereogum More >>

ASB donates minute-for-minute to charity at ASB Marathon

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 9:26 am | ASB Bank

ASB staff will be getting out of the office and rolling up their sleeves for local charities and communities following this month’s ASB Auckland Marathon. As part of ASB’s sponsorship of the event, for every minute run by registered entrants, ... More >>

National Drink and Drugged Driving awareness day

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 9:18 am | No One Ever Stands Alone

On October 10, 2015, Leah Abrams was trapped in a car following a serious crash on Mt Eden Road with a drunk driver. It took her over a year of surgeries, physiotherapy and learning to write again before Leah could lead the life she had before the crash. ... More >>

“Taylor Swift – Road to Reputation”

Monday, 8 October 2018, 4:48 pm | Live Nation

“Taylor Swift – Road to Reputation” New Zealand Premiere airs Saturday Night on Three AUCKLAND, NZ (October 8, 2018) – Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour heads down-under next month, kicking off four massive stadium shows starting in Perth ... More >>

PM's Awards for Literary Achievement: winners announced

Monday, 8 October 2018, 4:32 pm | Creative NZ

Feminist and working-class stories, poetry as song, and a deeper understanding of New Zealand art – these are just some of the frontiers explored by this year’s winners of the Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement. More >>

Married at First Sight NZ Project Runway NZ

Monday, 8 October 2018, 3:28 pm | Mediaworks

Married at First Sight NZ bet the premiere of TVNZ 2’s Project Runway NZ in the key 25-54 demographic on Monday night. Married at First Sight NZ hit a 22.6% audience share and 7.0 rating point with 129,770 viewers in the 25-54 demographic, versus ... More >>

New Zealand Book Week Event

Monday, 8 October 2018, 3:26 pm | NS Society Of Authors

The Northland Branch of the New Zealand Society of Authors will celebrate New Zealand Book Week with an event featuring two Northlanders who were finalists in the 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Award. More >>

Stroma Proudly Presents...VOX FEM

Monday, 8 October 2018, 2:41 pm | Stroma

Stroma , New Zealand’s leading new music ensemble, commemorates 125 years of Women’s Suffrage in New Zealand with Vox Fem on Thursday 25 October at Hannah Playhouse – a concert of dynamic and diverse new works by female composers from New Zealand and ... More >>

Passchendaele Memorial Commemoration

Monday, 8 October 2018, 2:14 pm | The Passchendaele Society

On Friday, October 12th 2018 the Passchendaele Society will host a Commemoration in the First World War Hall of Memories, Auckland War Memorial Museum at 11.00am. More >>

Auckland Art Gallery appoints new Head of Curatorial

Monday, 8 October 2018, 1:46 pm | Auckland Art Gallery

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Farrar as Head of Curatorial and Exhibitions. Farrar joins the Gallery after eight years in the curatorial team at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, with the ... More >>

Music Foundation launches online wellbeing survey

Monday, 8 October 2018, 1:34 pm | New Zealand Music Foundation

The NZ Music Foundation launches online wellbeing survey of music people to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week The New Zealand Music Foundation today marked the start of Mental Health Awareness Week with the launch of the second edition of its ... More >>

The 2019 Wallace Foundation Short Fiction Contest

Monday, 8 October 2018, 1:17 pm | Wallace Foundation

With the amazing support of Sir James Wallace and The Wallace Foundation, Samesame but Different are again running a short fiction writing award. First prize is $1000 cash for the winning story, $500 for the runner up and $500 cash for the best writing ... More >>

New Zealand Among the World's Top 20 Nations

Monday, 8 October 2018, 1:02 pm | Bikesport NZ

OCTOBER 8, 2018: New Zealand is back among the top 20 nations in the motocross world after a brave performance in difficult conditions in the United States at the weekend. More >>

Inspirational outdoorspeople celebrated at NZOIA awards

Monday, 8 October 2018, 12:13 pm | NZOIA

The man who led an expedition to discover New Zealand’s deepest cave, an educator who has spent decades training aspiring instructors, and a young instructor with a passion for storytelling were among nine inspiring Kiwis recognised for excellence ... More >>

Comedians front packed Taranaki hall for Farmstrong comedy

Monday, 8 October 2018, 10:49 am | Young Farmers

A comedy show designed to get Taranaki farmers off their farms and laughing has been a roaring success. A crowd of 140 people packed the Kapuni War Memorial Hall on Saturday night for the Farmstrong comedy show. Popular comedians Paul Ego, Justine Smith, ... More >>

Skylight Trust launches resilience web series

Monday, 8 October 2018, 10:47 am | Skylight

Today Skylight is marking the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week with the launch of a new web-series showcasing young people’s perspectives on resilience. More >>

Let’s do something Grand New Zealand!

Monday, 8 October 2018, 10:03 am | Surrogate Grandparents

Surrogate Grandparents New Zealand Charitable Trust want to put New Zealand Grandparents on the calendar and are launching New Zealand’s first Grandparents Day. More >>

Show Me Shorts Film Festival features Korean Focus

Monday, 8 October 2018, 9:58 am | Show Me Shorts

This year’s Show Me Shorts Film Festival , Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading international short film festival, will have a Korean Focus resulting from a partnership between the organisers and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea. The festival will feature ... More >>

Big Boy Toys returns for 20th year

Monday, 8 October 2018, 9:49 am | Big Boys Toys

New Zealand’s iconic lifestyle show Big Boys Toys celebrates its 20th Anniversary from 16-18 November at the ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, with some extra innovation and sparkling entertainment to mark the occasion. More >>

Wozniacki wins in Beijing

Monday, 8 October 2018, 9:46 am | Tennis Auckland

Caroline Wozniacki has claimed her third WTA tour title of the season, taking out the China Open in Beijing overnight (NZT). More >>

Ultimate Throwback Pop Concert Makes Its NZ debut

Monday, 8 October 2018, 9:43 am | Frontier Touring Company

The biggest names of '90s pop are heading to New Zealand & Australia this summer! More >>

John Farnham to perform with Eagles in Dunedin

Monday, 8 October 2018, 9:22 am | Mushroom Group

Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce that renowned Australian singer John Farnham will join Eagles as an exclusive special guest, as they bring the Eagles World Tour to Dunedin in March 2019. As the only city across both Australia & New Zealand ... More >>

Young Kiwi Competition Winners win their way to China

Monday, 8 October 2018, 9:20 am | Silvereye Communications

A combination of enthusiasm for learning about Chinese culture, creativity, and a great attitude to giving Chinese language a go has won five young Kiwis an all expenses paid trip to China. The winning entries for the New Zealand Chinese Language ... More >>

ACC appointed as T20 Black Cash official commentary team

Monday, 8 October 2018, 9:18 am | HotSpring

The Alternative Commentary Collective (ACC) is poised for a triumphant return to Christchurch’s Hagley Oval as the official commentary team for the Hot Spring Spas T20 Christchurch Black Clash – the blockbuster summer showdown set to bring together ... More >>

The New Zealand app connecting Kiwis to nature

Monday, 8 October 2018, 9:06 am | Romer App

Exploring waterfalls, walking through beautiful gardens, and along hidden coastal treks: New Zealand activity-finding app Romer has teamed up with the Mental Health Foundation to highlight free outdoor adventures for Kiwis this nature-themed Mental ... More >>

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus in Auckland

Monday, 8 October 2018, 9:01 am | The Publicity Machine

Valhalla Touring presents… US post hardcore heroes THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS play New Zealand for the first time this November, armed with their recent album The Awakening and all their hits . THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS was formed in 2003 ... More >>

Master blades shearer reaches milestone – after 35 years

Sunday, 7 October 2018, 7:47 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Blade shearing champion Tony Dobbs reached a personal milestone when he won the New Zealand Spring Shears Open blade shearing final in Waimate on Saturday. More >>



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