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William Stedman Cruises through to 400m T36 Final

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 7:31 pm | Athletics New Zealand

After a strong first 200m in his 400m T36 heat, William Stedman strategically slowed around the second bend and cruised down the straight to finish in 57.88 and second place, qualifying for tomorrow’s final (7.54pm Thursday NZT) at the World Para ... More >>

oOh!media brings New Zealand’s lost species to life

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 5:07 pm | oOh Media

The ghosts of New Zealand’s gone birds have flocked to streets around the country, with twelve national treasures reclaiming the land that was once theirs as part of an oOh!media campaign for The Urban Art Foundation. More >>

Bastille announce special guest Jupiter Project for Tour

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 4:12 pm | Frontier Touring Company

Frontier Touring is excited to announce Jupiter Project as special guest for the New Zealand leg of Bastille’s Doom Days Tour, Part 2 in January 2020. The tour kicks off in Auckland on Thursday 23 January at Spark Arena , before heading to Australia. ... More >>

What's coming up at City Gallery 16-19 November

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 3:35 pm | City Gallery Wellington

We’ve got a jam-packed few days here at the Gallery with a new season of exhibitions opening, exhibition closing, a live quadraphonic-sound performance, exhibition tours, two artist talks, Gordon H. Brown Lecture, and NZIA talk. Read on to find out more ... More >>

Uther Dean Awarded Scotland Playwrights Residency

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 1:49 pm | Playmarket

Playmarket, New Zealand’s playwrights service organisation, in partnership with Creative New Zealand, Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland and Magnetic North Theatre Productions, has awarded Uther Dean the 2020 Playwriting Residency in Scotland. More >>

Barnardos celebrates 50 years of helping NZ children

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 11:51 am | Barnardos

Today Barnardos New Zealand hosted our 2019 Annual General Meeting at Te Wharewaka o Poneke in Te Whanganui-a-Tara. It was a celebration of Barnardos’ work over the past year supporting almost 50,000 children and young people and working at family, ... More >>

Future of Amateur Sport “In The Balance”

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 11:47 am | New Zealand Amateur Sport Association

Results of the 2019 National Sport Club Survey (NSCS), recently undertaken by the New Zealand Amateur Sport Association (NZASA) and Auckland University of Technology’s Sport Performance Research Institute of New Zealand (SPRINZ), reveal that many people ... More >>

Local Artist Returns Home

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 11:35 am | Ashburton Gallery

Internationally-acclaimed contemporary artist David Rickard returns home for a solo exhibition in Ashburton this summer. It will be one of the few exhibitions his family will have seen of his work, since he left New Zealand in his early twenties, “I’m ... More >>

Flume Debuts Video For ‘Rushing Back’ Featuring Vera Blue

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 10:18 am | NicNak Media

Celebrated Sydney-born, LA-based producer Flume debuts the video for his latest single, 'Rushing Back' featuring Vera Blue , directed by longtime collaborator Jonathan Zawada, today - watch HERE More >>

NZRL Announce New Apparel Partnership with BLK

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 9:58 am | New Zealand Rugby League

Auckland, New Zealand, November 14, 2019 – NZRL is pleased to announce that Australian based apparel brand, BLK, will be its official apparel provider from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2023. “We are no stranger to the quality BLK provide as ... More >>

Parents Say Leisure Reading Secret to Exam Success

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 9:21 am | Book Depository

Parents say kids who read as a leisure activity do better at school and reading for fun is more important for their child’s education than tests according to new research. More >>

Larkin Poe announce return to New Zealand

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 8:40 am | Live Nation Entertainment

AUCKLAND, NZ (Nov 14, 2019) – Nashville-based duo LARKIN POE have announced their triumphant return to Auckland this April for a one-off show at the Powerstation on Saturday, April 18. Having SOLD OUT their last Auckland concert at the Tuning Fork, ... More >>

Supercross World Champions collide inside Mt Smart Stadium

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 8:38 am | AME Management

As the opening round of the Monster Energy S-X Open International FIM Oceania Supercross Championship kicks off this weekend, riders, teams, and their respective infrastructure will cross the Tasman Sea to the Land of The Long White Cloud, as a huge line up ... More >>

Local F5000 fans have two of their own to cheer on

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 8:37 am | NZ Formula 5000 Assn

Local fans of New Zealand’s SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series have two of their own to cheer on at the opening round of the 2019/20 series at Feilding’s Circuit Chris Amon Manfeild this weekend. One – Tim Rush – is a series regular ... More >>

Leading LoL eSports Players won $7.3 Million in Nov 2019

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 8:23 am | Psychic Ventures Ltd

According to , the most successful League of Legends (LoL) eSports players won $7.3 million in total as of November 2019. Lee Sang-hyeok, an LoL player from South Korea, ranked first on the leading LOL players worldwide list. By Statista ... More >>

Cohen confirmed for M2 Competition seat in 2020

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 8:08 am | Iconsport

He will open his 2020 racing season by joining reigning champions M2 Competition for the five round championship that begins in January. Ido is managed by ADD Management, who are no strangers to entrusting their drivers to the category having previously ... More >>

REVIEW: Shonen Knife at the San Fran, 12th November 2019

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 4:06 pm | Cameron Llewellyn

When Shonen Knife were billed for a show at the San Fran on the 12th of November, I'd never heard of them, having a fairly limited knowledge of Japanese rock, but the idea of an all-female alternative rock group active for nearly 40 years with ... More >>

The Prime Minister’s Kiwi Hatches

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 3:33 pm | Pukaha National Wildlife Reserve

Mount Bruce, Masterton: Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre is pleased to announce the successful hatching of Koha Te Aroha, the small kiwi chick named by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. The Prime Minister’s kiwi hatched on Friday 8th of November 2019 ... More >>

On tour: Lloyd Cole, Greg Johnson, stellar*

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 3:01 pm | Plus1

Greg is hitting the road with full band this week! The first show is sold out (Nelson) - don't miss out on tickets in Blenheim, Lincoln, Christchurch, Auckland, Welly + Paekakariki. More >>

End of year showcase for Art and Design students

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 2:19 pm | UCOL

Art and Design students from UCOL Whanganui are set to show off their best work of the year with a multi-site exhibition and fashion show. More >>

Anti-doping education pays dividends

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 1:45 pm | Drug Free Sport NZ

A competitor at the 2019 Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand (OWNZ) National Championships recently demonstrated the value of anti-doping education by using Drug Free Sport NZ’s (DFSNZ) online tools, which revealed that a sponsor’s product listed an ... More >>

Auckland’s ‘missing millionaire’ claims prize

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 1:43 pm | Lotto New Zealand

Imagine walking around $1 million richer and not even knowing it. That was the reality for an Auckland man who after almost two months checked his Lotto ticket this week revealing a $1 million win. More >>

Joe Pug NZ shows begin next week - Support announced

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 1:28 pm | The Label

Lyttelton-based folk-punk musician and former frontman of 90's glam-rock group The Puffins will be opening for Joe Pug's special New Zealand shows in Auckland and Christchurch next week, 25 and 26th of November.  More >>

Harry Lyon to Join America on Their 50th Anniversary NZ Tour

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 12:45 pm | Blackout Music Management

Christchurch * Wellington * Hamilton Artist images available here Bluesfest Touring is pleased to announce that iconic New Zealand songwriter and guitarist Harry Lyon will be special guest this month when the Classic Rock duo of Gerry Beckley and Dewey ... More >>

STEREOLAB Announce Two Headline New Zealand Shows

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 12:11 pm | Live Nation

AUCKLAND, NZ (Nov 13, 2019) – After their last performance in New Zealand over ten years ago, avant-pop band STEREOLAB will return next March for two headline shows in Auckland and Wellington. More >>

Fly My Pretties - Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 11:22 am | LOOP Recordings Aotearoa

Fly My Pretties are excited to announce a special outdoor show on the beautiful Rhododendron Lawn as part of the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival on Saturday February 29, 2020. More >>

Staglands Gives Back

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 11:20 am | Staglands Wildlife Reserve and Cafe

Staglands’ recent half-price entry offer for children in exchange for their pre-loved books, has proven a resounding success thanks to their customers’ generosity! More >>

All Eyes to Adelaide for Final CCI5*-L

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 10:16 am | Equestrian Sports New Zealand

Eight New Zealand eventing combinations are in Adelaide to compete in the Southern Hemisphere’s highest ranking event, the Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3. More >>

Air New Zealand and National Geographic Society partnership

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 10:07 am | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand’s new partnership with the National Geographic Society is set to inspire youth from underserved communities around New Zealand to tell their stories through photography. More >>

Weather plays a role at final Top Gear Top Half Series round

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 9:35 am | KartSport New Zealand

Wet conditions added an extra challenge to the final round of the Top Gear Top Half kart racing series at the Kartsport Bay of Plenty club’s Visi-Line Raceway at Te Puke on Sunday. Competitors and crew members alike had to ensure that they had their ... More >>

Auckland Laneway turns the volume up to 11

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 9:22 am | Laneway Festival

Serving up the perfect a la carte menu to complement the best in new and rising musical stars is something that Laneway excels in, year after year/every year. This year is no exception as Laneway once again makes a triumphant return to Auckland’s Albert ... More >>

Fat Freddy's Drop Waitangi Day Show Has Moved

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 9:14 am | The Label

On the eve of releasing their new studio album Special Edition Part 1 (out this Friday, 15th November), Fat Freddy’s Drop have some good news for Christchurch! More >>

CORIDIAN unleash new video for RITE OF PASSAGE

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 9:12 am | Eleventy 12

Packing all the power and intensity of their legendary live shows into 3 minutes and 51 seconds of roof-raising perfection, Auckland rock four-piece Coridian unleash the video for the anthemic Rite of Passage , the first taste of the impending Eldur ... More >>

Beauty of the Landscape Draws Contenders to Queenstown

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 9:06 am | Queenstown International Marathon

Sabina Piras (Christchurch) and Daniel Jones (Wellington) go into Saturday’s Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon as race favourites but when asked what motivates them going into the race, both agree it is the scenic beauty of the course ... More >>

Te Puia | NZ Māori Arts and Crafts Institute play key role

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 7:14 pm | Te Puia

Te Puia | New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute play key role in China-New Zealand Year of Tourism closing More >>

New Zealand athletes tracking well for Tokyo 2020

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 4:50 pm | NZ Olympic Team

New Zealand's athletes are tracking well for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, with just 254 days until the Games begin! More >>

Announcing The Weird Beer Challenge

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 3:59 pm | Beer Jerk

Who: Beer Jerk What: The Weird Beer Challenge Where: The Fridge & Flagon – 2 Shaddock St, Eden Terrace, Auckland When: 7th December from 12pm Why: To try beers that attempt to redefine what beer can, and should, be. More >>

Christchurch Women’s Photography Collective exhibition

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 3:34 pm | Christchurch Women's Photography Collective

The Christchurch Women’s Photography Collective is exhibiting their second group show at the end of November. Work by ten local photographers will be on display for the week, exploring themes such as architecture, parenting, identity, and nature. ... More >>

‘The Me Too Girl’ resonates with #MeToo supporters

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 3:04 pm | Sterling Gate Books

Supporters of the global Me Too movement are resonating with the new release thriller novel The Me Too Girl , which is dedicated to abused women and to those individuals who help convict the abusers. More >>

“’Albatross’ Takes Flight for Sustainable Backyards”

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 2:25 pm | Environment Centre Hawkes Bay

Steeped in superstition and famous for soaring across the wildest oceans the albatross is one of the world’s most famous birds. But ocean pollution is pushing them closer and closer towards extinction and their plight will be explained during a screening ... More >>

Hospice Lead Special Blessings in Farmers Stores

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 2:16 pm | Elephant Publicity

On Nov 14, Hospices and Farmers stores across Aotearoa will pause to honour the sacredness of the Tree of Remembrance ahead of the Christmas fundraising campaign. The blessing acknowledges the taonga of the messages people will leave on the dedicated ... More >>

Dogfight - presented by Bold Theatre

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 2:13 pm | Meteor Theatre

Hamilton audiences have grown quite accustomed in recent years to seeing high quality musical theatre performed to professional standards by talented locals, and the latest offering is pushing the bar higher once again. Dogfight, produced by Bold Theatre, ... More >>

Tiny Meat Gang - debut NZ show February 2020

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 2:10 pm | Live Nation

TINY MEAT GANG – The North American comedy musical duo and the creators of the phenomenal TMG Podcast and YouTube series That’s Cringe - are heading to New Zealand for for their debut show this summer. More >>

Eilen Jewell announces Auckland 2020 Show

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 2:06 pm | Live Nation

AUCKLAND, NZ (Nov 12, 2019) – EILEN JEWELL will bring her sultry surf-noir sound and Americana style to New Zealand, returning for one special show at the Powerstation in March next year in celebration of her latest release, Gypsy. More >>

ILAM 2019 opens Ilam School of Arts to the public

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 1:53 pm | University of Canterbury

SELECT19 winner Min-Young Her Featuring works from 3rd, 4th, Honours year and Master’s of Fine Arts studio-artists, ILAM 2019 is once again an astutely curated snapshot of contemporary creative developments within the UC Arts School of Fine Arts. More >>

Artists and scientists unite to ramp up climate response

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 1:35 pm | Track Zero

Storytelling, not just statistics, is vital to how we connect with people to ignite our cultural response to the climate crisis. More >>

Mazda Foundation supports community

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 1:08 pm | Mazda Foundation

Specialist online coaching that will change a 15-year-old’s life, long john wetsuits for white water rafting, and support to develop Taupo’s arts community were among the 30 grants given in the latest Mazda Foundation funding round. More >>

NZ Polo Open set for a spectacular event

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 12:17 pm | NZ Polo Open

It is an exciting time for the nation’s most prestigious polo tournament, with the announcement of BMW as lead sponsor for the 43rd NZ Polo Open, to be held in Clevedon on Saturday 22nd February 2020. More >>

Lincoln University to host keynote address of royal visit

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 11:54 am | Lincoln University

The Prince of Wales will visit Lincoln University next week to deliver an address on the state of the environment. More >>

Two two-time champions confirm ASB Classic returns

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 11:50 am | ASB Classic

The line ups for the 2020 ASB Classic just got even bigger with two two-time champions, Julia Goerges and John Isner, confirming they’ll be returning to Auckland this January. More >>

After 7 years a popular burlesque show is closing

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 11:35 am | UndieGround

After 7 years a popular burlesque show is closing due to 10 shows being put on the same night at this unique NZ show. More >>

Definitive edition of expert's accounts of NZ shipwrecks

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 10:57 am | Oratia Books

Before his untimely death in April, maritime history expert Gavin McLean was creating a definitive edition of his works on the tragedies that have plagued New Zealand shipping since the first waka reached our shores from Polynesia. Brought to completion ... More >>

NZTrio's 2019 Grand Finale Performances Spark Uprising

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 9:51 am | Elephant Publicity

After a stunning first year together, NZTrio will be closing out their 2019 programme with Tectonic Uprising, the final part of their Tectonic series, on at Auckland’s Mairangi Arts Centre on 11 December and Auckland Art Gallery 15 December. 2019 has ... More >>

Extraordinary oboist to premiere spellbinding new music

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 9:49 am | NZ Symphony Orchestra

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra ’s final Shed Series concert for 2019 features the world premiere of three haunting works composed and performed by acclaimed American oboist Russel Walder . More >>

Silver for Holly Robinson at the World Para Athletics Champs

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 9:28 am | Athletics New Zealand

Holly Robinson has secured the silver medal in the javelin F46 at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships with a best throw of 41.60m (series: 39.65, 41.60, 34.73, 41.09, 40.42, 36.35). Competing in her fifth Championships, the current world record ... More >>

Greg Murphy joins raft of kiwi celebs to race for charity

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 8:55 am | 818 Entertainment

Six of New Zealand’s most daring celebs will take to the track this Saturday at the Monster Energy S-X Open Auckland for their chance to take out the title and raise much needed funds for their local charities. Motor Racing Legend Greg Murphy, Sky ... More >>

A Dirt Bike series that offers something for everyone

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 8:53 am | Bikesport NZ

NOVEMBER 11, 2019: This year's edition of the New Zealand Extreme Off-Road Championship series will go down to the wire in the South Island this weekend. The four-round Yamaha-sponsored competition has been a colossal see-saw battle, offering something ... More >>

Michael Houstoun is Closing Out An Epic Season

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 8:34 am | Orchestra Wellington

New Zealand's best-loved pianist, Michael Houstoun, is back in town to help bring this year's Epic Orchestra Wellington season to a triumphant close. More >>

Best Bars in tow with Toyota for 2019-2020 86 Championship

Monday, 11 November 2019, 8:07 pm | Toyota New Zealand

Tow bar and automotive accessory specialist Best Bars has been confirmed as the title sponsor for the sixth season of the Toyota 86 Championship. More >>

First Significant Exhibition of work by Richard Reddaway

Monday, 11 November 2019, 4:26 pm | Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History 23 November 2019 – 23 February 2020 Opening function Friday 22 November, 5.30pm - Guest Speaker Prof Huhana Smith Artist and Curator Talk Saturday 23 November, 11am Exhibition is open daily , 10am – 4pm, ... More >>



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