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Sir Endmund Hillary Film Trailer

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 9:13 am | Rialto Distribution

Rialto Distribution is proud to release the official trailer for OCEAN TO SKY. VIEW TRAILER HERE. This special film takes the New Zealand public on the journey Sir Edmund Hillary has always considered his greatest - his journey by jet boat up the entire ... More >>

Baz Luhrmann's ‘ROMEO + JULIET’ performed live in concert

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 8:34 am | Sandra Roberts

If you lived within earshot of the pop culture zeitgeist in 1996, you remember the greatest love story of all time grabbing hold of the radio airwaves and squeezing like a sweet teen crush. The magic of Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet was recasting ... More >>

Kate Sheppard House purchase delights

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 8:09 am | Heritage New Zealand

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and the University of Canterbury (UC) are delighted with the Government purchase of the Category 1 listed Kate Sheppard House in Christchurch, as announced by Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods today. “To ... More >>

Two women activists’ stories commemorate Suffrage Day 2019

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 4:55 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

To mark the 126th anniversary of women’s suffrage on 19 September, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage has added the stories of two incredible women activists to NZHistory, Senior Historian Lynette Townsend said today. More >>

THE DARKNESS Easter Is Cancelled Australian and NZ Tour

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 4:28 pm | SBM Presents

The Darkness will be spreading their Easter Is Cancelled message across the land with an Australian and New Zealand headline tour in March 2020 . On a mission to lead us to the sunlit uplands of inclusivity, togetherness and rock’ n’ roll ... More >>

Girls Rock! Aotearoa Returns to Tāmaki Makaurau

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 2:30 pm | Girls Rock Camp

Girls Rock! Tāmaki Makaurau has been helping young women, transgender and gender-non-conforming youth form bands, build instrumental skills, and write original songs since 2018, and now the 2020 programme is set to be bigger than ever. More >>

Measles outbreak a reminder to vaccinate pets

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 2:19 pm | New Zealand Veterinary Association

The measles outbreak is a reminder to pet owners to vaccinate their animals, which is the best way to protect them from certain infectious diseases, says the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA). More >>

BatFirst to give bats to 5,000 kids from low decile schools

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 2:16 pm | Auckland Cricket

Starting 14 October, Auckland Cricket's new initiative BatFirst will aim to put a bat and a ball in the hands of every Year 3 child attending a decile five or lower School in Auckland. More >>

Allen targets top five in Toyota 86 Championship

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 12:05 pm | Toyota New Zealand

Feilding 24 year old Justin Allen reckons he’ll be quite a bit higher up the order for his second season of the Toyota 86 Championship, and is targeting a top five finish in a championship that begins in November. More >>

Simplest options to stream Spark Sport and Rugby World Cup

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 11:43 am | Spark Sport

As the All Blacks prepare to take the field in Yokohama, Japan for their first match of Rugby World Cup 2019 against the Springboks this Saturday, here on New Zealand soil many New Zealanders will be getting ready to stream it over the internet on ... More >>

Laneway Festival Auckland 2020 Line-Up

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 10:44 am | Laneway Festival

The most exciting rock band on the planet. A pop artist who is as successful as she is boundary-pushing. One of the finest electronic acts in recent years. Australia’s most productive psych-rock band. And so much more. The 2020 Laneway line-up is here! ... More >>

New Zealand is location for series based on LOTR

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 10:18 am | Amazon Studios

New Zealand – Sept. 18, 2019 – Amazon Studios announced today that its series based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s iconic fantasy novels The Lord of the Rings will shoot in New Zealand. Pre-production has started, and production on the series will begin ... More >>

Standing ovation for teacher and drama group

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 9:46 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

Some of the men in Ruth Ratcliffe’s weekly drama group at Otago Corrections Facility find it hard to let go of their inhibitions when they first join up but gradually, the experience starts to get under their skin and they open up. More >>

The Bay of Islands Music Festival is back in 2020

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 9:08 am | Sandra Roberts

Promoters today announce an extraordinary line-up of roots, funk, country and rock artists will perform at the Bay of Islands Music Festival over two incredible days, 25 & 26 January 2020. More >>

Incredible line-up for Good vibes Summer Festival

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 8:51 am | Good Vibes

After a successful tour across Aotearoa this year, Good Vibes Summer festival will be hitting the sunny coast of Gisborne in summer 2020. More >>

Bay of Plenty to host Labour weekend music extravaganza

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 8:00 pm | NicNak Media

A host of the hottest acts around will feature on Spring Things: Labour Weekend - a Kiwi music extravaganza being held in Tauranga on Sunday, October 27 . Presented by George FM , Pato Entertainment , Audiology and Fabrik , Spring Things: Labour ... More >>

Corey Main From Howick Pakarunga Club Announces Retirement

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 3:12 pm | Swimming NZ

Aquablack #243, Corey Main from Howick Pakuranga has announced his retirement from competitive swimming to focus on other endeavours. More >>

Pūkana exhibition open at Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 2:41 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A celebration of iconic Māori moments in performance officially opened at the National Library of New Zealand last night. More >>

Tour Announce: Lauren Daigle

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 2:15 pm | Live Nation

AUCKLAND, NZ (Sep 17, 2019) – Two-time GRAMMY Award winner LAUREN DAIGLE, who has sold out every one of her shows to date, will open 2020 with her first headlining arena tour, the Lauren Daigle World Tour. It follows nearly 70 sold out performances ... More >>

Strong Support for First Week of the GoMedia Comedy Carnival

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 2:01 pm | Go Media Comedy Carnival

The 2019 GoMedia Comedy Carnival is at its halfway point as the festival wraps its first week with impressive ticket sales. More >>

Yaniv Janson’s art and activism

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 1:47 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

The recipient of the Arts Access PAK’n’SAVE Artistic Achievement Award 2019, Yaniv has just completed a collection of works that he’s called Project 22 because each of the 10 paintings used 22 paint test pots. More >>

British R&B superstar Ella Mai announces 2020 Auckland show

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 10:45 am | NicNak Media

Chart-topping, Grammy-winning R&B artist Ella Mai will top off a phenomenal year and kick off 2020 in style with an Auckland show. Presented by Mai FM , Pato Entertainment , Audiology and Fabrik , the British singer-songwriter will perform at Logan Campbell ... More >>

International Fixtures confirmed for NZ 16s & 18s Residents

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 10:07 am | New Zealand Rugby League

New Zealand Rugby League is pleased to announce a series of international fixtures that will see our brightest future league talent on display from up and down the country. More >>

Free RWC coverage for Chathams

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 9:32 am | Wireless Nation

Kiwi rural internet provider Wireless Nation is bringing free Rugby World Cup streaming to the Chatham Islands. The world cup is causing frustration and anxiety throughout New Zealand with many people worried their internet speeds won’t allow them to ... More >>

Finalists announced for NZ Music Teacher of the Year Tui

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 9:26 am | Recorded Music NZ

Today, Recorded Music New Zealand announces the three finalists for the second annual Music Teacher of the Year | Kaiārahi Puoro o te Tau Tui, with each being recognised for their incredible impact on their students and the local community. More >>

Shearing identity Koro Mullins dies

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 9:25 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Well known shearing commentator and Dannevirke shearer, farmer and businessman Koropiko Tumatahi Mullins died suddenly yesterday, aged 65. More >>

Nourishing the art of empathy

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 9:20 am | Art For Change

A determined group of Auckland artists is gathering artwork to raise funds for a unique anti-bullying programme run in schools throughout New Zealand. Art for Change is holding an exhibition to support the not-for-profit Roots of Empathy, whose founder, ... More >>

Elle Macpherson Launches Inaugural NZ Fashion Week Gala

Monday, 16 September 2019, 8:54 pm | Joint Press Release

Media Release Elle Macpherson Launches Inaugural New Zealand Fashion Week Gala Duco Events and New Zealand Fashion Week announce plans for General Capital Presents: New Zealand Fashion Week Gala with Elle Macpherson The inaugural gala will be ... More >>

Great Kererū Count 2019

Monday, 16 September 2019, 4:53 pm | Urban Wildlife Trust

Kererū continue to win the hearts of New Zealanders, voted as last year's Bird of the Year, and now about to be counted by thousands of people as part of the Great Kererū Count. More >>

Robyn Hunt: fighting for human rights

Monday, 16 September 2019, 4:44 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

“I can’t stand injustice and I can’t stand discrimination. It’s something you can’t just turn on and off. Once you know about it you have to keep on fighting to make things right,” says Robyn Hunt, recipient of the Arts Access Accolade 2019, More >>

Biennale Arte 2021: NZ’s artist and curator announced

Monday, 16 September 2019, 4:17 pm | Creative New Zealand

The Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa is pleased to announce interdisciplinary artist Yuki Kihara as New Zealand’s artist for the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia presented in 2021. More >>

Summer F.A.W.C! 2019 line-up revealed

Monday, 16 September 2019, 3:12 pm | Hawke's Bay Tourism

The keenly anticipated programme for Summer F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic has launched this week, featuring 75+ delectable events spanning ten action-packed days in Hawke’s Bay from 1–10 November. More >>

Trade a Book for a Look

Monday, 16 September 2019, 2:42 pm | Staglands Wildlife Reserve and Cafe

Trade your pre-loved children’s books for a half-priced child’s entry to Staglands. More >>

Next generation of writing laureates

Monday, 16 September 2019, 2:20 pm | Young Writers Festival

After an extensive search for the hottest new writing talent across the country, the fifth incarnation of the New Zealand Young Writer’s Festival will ignite Dunedin in early October. With a bold line-up of talented creatives unafraid to challenge ... More >>

LÉON - Swedish Soul-Pop Singer Announces Debut NZ Tour

Monday, 16 September 2019, 2:12 pm | Live Nation Entertainment

LÉON The Swedish Soul-Pop Singer Announces Debut New Zealand Tour 2019 You And I Tour - Part II More >>

What’s on Spark Sport in October?

Monday, 16 September 2019, 2:06 pm | Spark Sport

As the knock-out stages head towards a close, the teams will be feeling the heat. Which teams will be packing their bags and leaving Japan? More >>

Super Special

Monday, 16 September 2019, 12:44 pm | The Outlook for Someday

Super Special: In the midst of her first period, a quiet resilient young girl must choose between a surprise for her beloved little brother or buying pads for herself. More >>

Sky Sport Breakers return to NPDC’s TSB Stadium in January

Monday, 16 September 2019, 12:09 pm | New Plymouth District Council

The Sky Sport Breakers will be looking for another slam-dunk performance at NPDC’s TSB Stadium when they take on the Sydney Kings in January next year. More >>

Cultural intelligence think tank on sport well received

Monday, 16 September 2019, 11:22 am | Aktive - Auckland Sport and Recreation

More than 70 sport and recreation leaders recently attended the inaugural Tāmaki Makaurau: today and tomorrow – leading diversity and inclusion in sport event, co-hosted by Aktive, AUT Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ) ... More >>

Results: 2019 New Zealand Road Race Championships

Monday, 16 September 2019, 11:06 am | Athletics New Zealand

A typical Auckland day greeted over 370 competitors for the 2019 New Zealand Road Race Championships at Bruce Pulman Park, with scattered showers giving way to bright sunshine throughout the day. The race walks began the Championship competition with ... More >>

One in four Kiwis driving less – AA Insurance

Monday, 16 September 2019, 11:02 am | AA Insurance

Auckland, 16 September 2019 – One quarter of Kiwis have cut back on the throttle and are driving less than they did a year ago, according to a new AA Insurance survey. More >>

Whangamata Welcomes Back Shapeshifter for New Years Eve 2019

Monday, 16 September 2019, 10:06 am | Whangamata Beach Hop

Festival favourites SHAPESHIFTER return to welcome in 2020 on the stunning paradise coast of the Coromandel this New Years Eve! The five-strong line-up of PDigsss (vocals), Sam Trevethick (guitar/synths/sampler), Dan McGruer, Nick Robinson (bass/synths/MPC) ... More >>

Bayer Food Focus Project to explore Kiwi eating behaviours

Monday, 16 September 2019, 9:20 am | Bayer NZ

Auckland 16th September 2019 – A new partnership aimed at exploring what Kiwis eat and why was announced by Bayer New Zealand today. More >>

Mary Poppins Returns to Auckland

Monday, 16 September 2019, 9:12 am | Skip

The supercalifragilistic musical Mary Poppins is returning to Auckland next year. More >>

Dancing in the street, on the beach, in refugee camps

Monday, 16 September 2019, 9:09 am | University of Auckland

A feature-length documentary film produced by Associate Professor Nicholas Rowe of the Dance Studies programme, Dancing7Cities, reclaims our right to dance, wherever we want. More >>

Lennie James and an impressive ensemble premiere new work

Monday, 16 September 2019, 8:44 am | Elephant Publicity

Massive Company return to the stage with an stellar ensemble of actors and creatives with Half of the Sky ; a world premiere from internationally acclaimed writer & actor Lennie James, playing at Q Theatre, Loft from October 16-26. ________________________________________ ... More >>

The Ten Tenors announce 17-city NZ tour

Monday, 16 September 2019, 8:01 am | Sandra Roberts

Following sold out performances throughout New Zealand, The Ten Tenors are thrilled to announce they’re returning by popular demand. The charming classical cross-over group will perform a selection of the best romantic pop songs, ballads and arias ... More >>

Winners Take All in Iconic David Reid Homes Peak to Peak

Sunday, 15 September 2019, 8:03 pm | Peak To Peak

Queenstown’s Hamish Fleming claimed his fourth win at the David Reid Homes Peak to Peak yesterday in a time of 2:15:46 to take out the solo male category. More >>

Doing it for Grace – World shearing record on the line

Sunday, 15 September 2019, 7:54 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

English shearer Stu Connor is mounting possibly the bravest of World record challenges as he hunts-down a record of 867 lambs in nine hours next Saturday (September 21). More >>

The battle of NZ’s favourite restaurants begins now!

Sunday, 15 September 2019, 10:03 am | TVNZ

The heat is about to be turned up in TVNZ 2’s new reality series My Restaurant Rules! More >>

Smokefreerockquest – national finals results 2019

Sunday, 15 September 2019, 9:57 am | Smokefreerockquest

Arlo Mac from Havelock North High School in the Hawke’s Bay are on the path for musical success after taking first place in this years Smokefreerockquest. More >>

Waiata Māori Music Awards 2019 Winners Announced

Saturday, 14 September 2019, 9:56 am | Waiata Maori Music Awards

The Waiata Māori Music Awards were presented tonight at a red-carpet glamour ceremony before an audience of stars and VIPs from the world of Māori music at Club Hastings. Te Kākono , the group of young Māori artists who created the Te Reo compilation ... More >>

New Zealand Motor Cup returns to Pukekohe Park

Friday, 13 September 2019, 4:14 pm | Toyota Racing

The New Zealand Motor Cup - one of the oldest and most iconic trophies in Kiwi sport - is set to return to what many believe is its spiritual home with confirmation that the new generation of cars in the Castrol Toyota Racing Series will compete for the ... More >>

Unique Perspective on Our History Launched

Friday, 13 September 2019, 2:30 pm | KIWA Digital

A new learning resource aimed at raising a wider appreciation of te reo Māori and our history was launched at the New Zealand Maritime Museum in Auckland Thursday. More >>

Students race Electric Vehicles designed in local Colleges

Friday, 13 September 2019, 2:25 pm | EVolocity

The excitement is electrifying as race day nears for secondary school students participating in EVolocity’s programme this year. EVolocity is a programme where teams from secondary schools design, build and then race their own Electric Bikes, Carts and other inventions. More >>

Dunlop and KartSport put local Karters on Pukekohe Grid

Friday, 13 September 2019, 12:02 pm | KartSport

Eight lucky young local karters have been selected by KartSport New Zealand to take part in the inaugural Dunlop Grid Kids program this weekend at the ITM Auckland SuperSprint round of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. More >>

NZTrio Makes a Big Impact with Upcoming Concerts

Friday, 13 September 2019, 11:36 am | NZTrio

After an already busy 2019 which has seen NZTrio tour the country with the Tectonic Shift programme and their Matariki programme Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki - Three Four, The Rise of Matariki , the trio now bring Tectonic Impact to Matakana, Auckland ... More >>

World number 4 to make debut at ASB Classic

Friday, 13 September 2019, 11:25 am | ASB Classic

ASB Classic organisers have confirmed they’ve secured one of the hottest signatures on the ATP tour in the form of US Open finalist Daniil Medvedev. The 23-year old Russian has been the form player over the US Summer swing reaching four finals in ... More >>

New Zealand Road Race Championships

Friday, 13 September 2019, 10:39 am | Athletics New Zealand

Aaron Pulford (Thames) will be looking to put an end to a string of second or third placings when he tackles the New Zealand road running championships this Sunday. Pulford has already tested out the five lap 2km circuit around the roads of the Bruce ... More >>

Celestial navigators arrive safely in Aotearoa

Friday, 13 September 2019, 10:30 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The double-hulled sailing canoe Fa’afaite has arrived safe and sound in Tauranga Harbour today, after leaving Tahiti on 20 August and crossing the Pacific using traditional navigation. More >>



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