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Bad Girls of Burlesque: Hugo Grrrl launches new event

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 2:06 pm | Hugo Grrrl

Filthy women, savage showgirls and foul-mouthed femme fatales will take over The Grand on Friday for Bad Girls of Burlesque, a brand new show from Hugo Grrrl’s Gigs. More >>

On sale midday: Midge Ure & Mockers extra shows

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 12:12 pm | Plus1

THE VOICE OF ULTRAVOX, MIDGE URE is bringing his 1980 Tour 'From Vienna to Visage' to Wellington, New Plymouth, Palmerston North and Hamilton in March - in addition to the previously announced Auckland and Christchurch shows. More >>

Toi Māori waka representatives Paddle to Lummi Nation

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 11:44 am | Toi Maori Aotearoa

Toi Māori waka representatives Piripi Taylor and Kevin Harrison join the Northwest Coast Tribes of the USA and Canada to participate in the Annual Tribal Canoe Journeys (est1990) Paddle to Lummi Nation. More >>

1 woman. 29 dates. 3500 third wheels.

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 8:41 am | Elephant Publicity

By Bojana Novakovic and Mark Winter, with Thomas Henning and Tanya Goldberg Directed by Sophie Roberts Presented by special arrangement with Ride On Theatre After a hugely successful sell-out season in 2014, Silo Theatre return with the awkward, unpredictable ... More >>

Rise of Champions: Two WKN titles on the line in Scotland

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 8:31 am | World Kickboxing Network

The World Kickboxing Network returns to Scotland this coming Saturday (July 20) with a pair of championship bouts contested at "Rise of Champions". The event is presented by Albert Ross, taking place at the Fraserburgh Leisure Centre in Fraserburgh. More >>

NWC Match Report | Silver Ferns vs Zimbabwe

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 8:28 am | Netball New Zealand

In their most challenging outing to date, the Silver Ferns comfortably dismantled Zimbabwe 79-36 at the Vitality Netball World Cup in Liverpool on Monday to keep their unbeaten record intact. More >>

Aratoi's 50th birthday comes early

Monday, 15 July 2019, 5:44 pm | Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

Aratoi’s 50th birthday isn’t until the 11th of October, but a present has come early from Provincial Insurance Brokers who today committed to a three-year sponsorship. More >>

Nelson City Brass triumphant at National Championships

Monday, 15 July 2019, 12:35 pm | Nelson City Brass

Nelson City Brass, under Musical Director Nigel Weeks QSM, took out the national B Grade title at the 2019 New Zealand Brass Band Championships which finished in Hamilton on Saturday. More >>

Trixie and Katya on their way to NZ

Monday, 15 July 2019, 12:15 pm | MR Fahrenheit

Hoos birfdays are it? It's yours and we're about to give you the gift you've been begging for. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to the stage, Trixie and Katya, the world's most POWERFUL queens for the World Premiere of Trixie & Katya LIVE: ... More >>

Athletes to represent NZ at the Triathlon World Champs

Monday, 15 July 2019, 11:22 am | Triathlon New Zealand

The Elite, U23 and Junior athletes to represent New Zealand at the 2019 ITU Triathlon World Championships in Lausanne along with the team for the 2019 Tokyo ITU World Olympic Qualification Event in Tokyo have been named. More >>

Powerlifter suspended for four years for doping violation

Monday, 15 July 2019, 11:21 am | Drug Free Sport NZ

The Sports Tribunal has suspended powerlifter Hinewai Pouwhare-Anderson for four years after testing positive for clenbuterol. Clenbuterol is an anabolic agent used to lose weight while maintaining muscle mass. Ms Pouwhare-Anderson’s suspension ... More >>

Final throw of the dice for Enduro hopefuls

Monday, 15 July 2019, 11:00 am | Bikesport NZ

It is the final big gamble for enduro title hopefuls this weekend and the riders will even get two throws of the dice. Likely winners revealed themselves after the fifth of seven rounds in this season's Yamaha and Mitas Tyres-sponsored New Zealand ... More >>

Alien Weaponry release epic video for 'Blinded'

Monday, 15 July 2019, 10:54 am | Hammerhead

New Zealand's young metal prodigies Alien Weaponry have released a killer new music video for their track 'Blinded', which was previously released as a b-side on their Ahi Kā 7-inch. More >>

Soft N Hard - a challenging, hilarious exploration of gender

Monday, 15 July 2019, 10:49 am | Barbarian Productions

Real life husband and wife duo Jo Randerson and Thomas LaHood present a non-stop hour of comic theatre, delving deeply into the difficulties of gender constructs, in Soft N Hard coming to Loft at Q Theatre for five nights Tuesday 20 - Saturday ... More >>

Brothers keep KartSport NZ Schools' titles in the family

Monday, 15 July 2019, 10:44 am | KartSport

Two sets of brothers, Fynn and Clay Osborne from Hamilton, and Sebastian and Marco Manson from Auckland, kept the major titles in the family at this year’s KartSport New Zealand National Schools’ Championships meeting in Wellington on Saturday. ... More >>

Marina Bloom releases ballad 'Lions Fighting In A Church'

Monday, 15 July 2019, 10:02 am | Marina Bloom

Epic battles and fairytale endings were the inspiration for ‘Lions Fighting In A Church' the latest single release from Unsigned Only 2019 song competition semi-finalist, Marina Bloom. More >>

Silver Ferns next Netball World Cup matches confirmed

Monday, 15 July 2019, 9:20 am | Netball New Zealand

Having finished undefeated to top their pool in the first phase, the Silver Ferns have learned their opponents for the next crossover pool stage at the Vitality Netball World Cup in Liverpool. More >>

"My Dad Wrote A Porno" Live World Tour 2020

Monday, 15 July 2019, 9:13 am | Live Nation Entertainment

AUCKLAND, NZ (July 15, 2019 ) – With a critically acclaimed HBO comedy special , over 180 million downloads, and a sell-out world tour, the award-winning #1 hit podcast, MY DAD WROTE A PORNO is back with a brand new live show and a New Zealand ... More >>

Robertson sisters shine for diamonds

Monday, 15 July 2019, 8:56 am | Wellington United

It was a good weekend for the Robertson's, with Michaela marking her 100th appearance for Wellington United with her 98th goal and her sister, Jemma, taking her total for the season to 15 with a strike that is a definite contender for goal of the season, ... More >>

Ash Grunwald Announces North Island Tour This Nov/Dec!

Monday, 15 July 2019, 8:48 am | Eccles Entertainment

Eccles Entertainment is excited to announce that Australian blues maestro Ash Grunwald will play four headline shows across the North Island this Summer in support of his new album Mojo releasing on 30 August via Bloodlines. Kicking off in Auckland on ... More >>

Special Olympics athletes compete for inclusion in Chch

Monday, 15 July 2019, 8:24 am | Special Olympics NZ

A group of Special Olympics athletes will compete in a one-off exhibition football match next week to celebrate the Special Olympics Global Day of Inclusion. More >>

Armstrong stays strong in Formula 3 at Silverstone

Monday, 15 July 2019, 8:12 am | Veritas Communications Ltd

Marcus Armstrong has taken a third and a fourth in the latest round of the 2019 FIA Formula 3 Championship at Silverstone in the UK. The New Zealander banked valuable points for the podium finish on Saturday in race one, then moved decisively forward ... More >>

Papakura mark women’s return with Grand Final win

Monday, 15 July 2019, 8:06 am | Auckland Rugby League

Papakura completed a brilliant first year back in the Farrelly Photos Women’s Premiership by edging past the Richmond Roses 6-4 in the Grand Final on Sunday at Mount Smart Stadium #2. Having trailed 4-0 for much of the first 54 minutes, Papakura struck ... More >>

July 13 Auckland Rugby League Premiership match reports

Monday, 15 July 2019, 8:05 am | Auckland Rugby League

Northcote 6 Mt Albert 22 Mt Albert bounced back from a heavy defeat last week to down top-of-the-table Northcote and win the Zae Wallace Memorial Cup. Three tries in quick succession in the first half saw the Lions lead 18-6 at the break, before ... More >>

Silver Ferns power to 89-21 win against Singapore

Monday, 15 July 2019, 8:01 am | Netball New Zealand

The Silver Ferns comfortably completed the first stage of their Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 campaign with a convincing 89-21 win over Singapore in Liverpool on Sunday. More >>

Glenn Sutton Ready For World's Toughest Footrace

Sunday, 14 July 2019, 3:18 pm | Adventure Media Group

Dunedin ultra-endurance athlete Glenn Sutton, has spent the past week acclimatising to the temperatures of a Californian summer, where he aims to take the record for the number of finishes by a New Zealander in a race dubbed "the world's toughest ... More >>

TAB Fast Facts - 2019 Cricket World Cup Final

Sunday, 14 July 2019, 12:48 pm | TAB

The Cricket World Cup is always a popular one off sporting event for the TAB, but because of the challenging timezone of the tournament we didn’t anticipate it would be so popular with punters this time round! More >>

Farmer Buick answers the call foe NZ shearing team

Sunday, 14 July 2019, 11:54 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Wairarapa shearer David Buick has been recalled to the New Zealand shearing team for a four-test series against Wales on the CP Wool tour in the UK. More >>

Silver Ferns powered to a 78-25 win over Barbados

Sunday, 14 July 2019, 11:51 am | Netball NZ

The Silver Ferns powered to a 78-25 win over Barbados to post their second straight win of the Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 in Liverpool on Saturday. More >>

Unique evening of games and music to celebrate Puanga

Saturday, 13 July 2019, 11:03 am | Joint Press Release

Puanga, also known as Matāriki and the Aotearoa New Year, is a time to come together, acknowledge those we have lost and share in celebrations. Traditionally it was also a time to retreat into the warm and occupy each other during the cold winter with ... More >>

Silver Ferns Defeat Malawi 64-45

Saturday, 13 July 2019, 10:53 am | Netball NZ

A composed and consistent Silver Ferns opened their Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 campaign with a satisfying 64-45 win over Malawi in Liverpool on Friday. More >>

Big Numbers For Taekwon-Do National Champs

Friday, 12 July 2019, 2:44 pm | Taekwon-Do Federation

Around 400 martial arts athletes, plus officials and supporters descend on Pulman Arena this weekend for the New Zealand Taekwon-Do Championships with a number of world champions and rising stars taking part. More >>

E-scooter users and pedestrians on collision course

Friday, 12 July 2019, 11:22 am | Lincoln University

Lincoln University post-doctoral researcher, Dr Helen Fitt, says tensions between e-scooter users and pedestrians are problematic and “not likely to go away”. Dr Fitt and colleague Dr Angela Curl of the University of Otago recently conducted ... More >>

Orchestra Wellington Is Bringing Te Papa Masterworks To Life

Friday, 12 July 2019, 9:39 am | Orchestra Wellington

Te Papa's art collection will be on display when Orchestra Wellington performs the third concert in its Epic 2019 season on Friday 2nd August. More >>

Fred Armisen makes his NZ debut in September 2019

Friday, 12 July 2019, 9:27 am | Elephant Publicity

The star of Portlandia, Fred Armisen , will be touring New Zealand for the first time, bringing his show Comedy For Musicians But Everyone Is Welcome to Auckland for a one off show at SKYCITY Theatre in September 2019. Tickets go on sale Monday ... More >>

International teams to tour down under

Friday, 12 July 2019, 9:21 am | New Zealand Rugby League

Auckland, New Zealand, July 12, 2019 – Grassroots rugby league will be given a huge boost when the England Community Lions and Country Rugby League of New South Wales both tour New Zealand in October this year. More >>

Troy Kingi Holy Colony Burning Acres - out today

Friday, 12 July 2019, 8:24 am | The Label

Tonight, Troy Kingi will debut all 13 songs from his new album Holy Colony Burning Acres when he headlines Te Korakora on Federal. More >>

Wellington crowned Netball NZ U19 Champions

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 5:28 pm | Netball New Zealand

In a repeat final of last year’s age-group tournament, Wellington met Auckland but turned the table on their fellow northerners to net a 44-31 win for the Netball NZ U19 title in Invercargill on Thursday. More >>

Wellington hosts KartSport NZ Schools' Championships

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 4:44 pm | KartSport

For school-age karters from all over the country, KartSport New Zealand’s annual National Schools’ Championships meeting offers the ultimate opportunity to claim bragging rights for themselves and their schools alike. This year the 17th annual ... More >>

Dunedin musician set to inspire budding talent

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 4:11 pm | Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust

Calling all school bands, performers and young musicians aspiring to get out and gig in Dunedin, and gain insight into how the music business works – your time has come. More >>

Rare work from Christchurch artist Bill Hammond to be shown

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 3:48 pm | Christchurch Art Gallery

Canterbury artist Bill Hammond is best known for his hauntingly beautiful half-human, half-bird creatures. More >>

Dita Von Teese - new shows added!

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 3:19 pm | NicNak Media

Two new dates have been added to the Dita Von Teese December tour of New Zealand after initial Auckland and Wellington shows sold out. The new dates are Auckland, Thursday December 12 and Wellington, Monday December 16 . More >>

Gold Medal for New Zealand at the World University Games

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 2:01 pm | Team NZ - World University Games

Flag-bearer Aaron Booth has won gold at the World University Games in Naples, Italy in the gruelling men’s decathlon event. Not only is it New Zealand’s first medal at the 2019 World University Games, but the first gold medal New Zealand has won ... More >>

Lauv launches online video game

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 1:30 pm | NicNak Media

PLATINUM-certified independent singer, songwriter, producer, and pop visionary Lauv reveals online video game ‘ Billy Meets World’ , inspired by the cult classic ‘ Flappy Bird’ . More >>

PAT Presents the Very First Filipino-NZ Play

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 12:01 pm | Proudly Asian Theatre

2019 Auckland Theatre Awards Outstanding Newcomer winner and all round firecracker, Marianne Infante makes her professional writing debut with PINAY. More >>

Report presents findings about creative spaces

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 10:53 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

A report, Understanding the Value of Creative Spaces, presents key findings from a survey of creative spaces throughout New Zealand, intended to provide key decision-makers and agencies with information about the sector to better understand how the sector ... More >>

DEVILSKIN Announce 2019 Nationwide Tour

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 9:25 am | Trigger Marketing

From humble beginnings in the Waikato, to gracing some of the biggest stages all over the world DEVILSKIN are thrilled to celebrate their tenth birthday milestone with a comprehensive NZ tour. More >>

X Factor's Luke Friend to star in American Idiot The Musical

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 9:22 am | 818 Entertainment

UK X Factor fan favourite Luke Friend has been announced today to star in the lead role of ‘St Jimmy’ when American Idiot the Musical lands in New Zealand this October. Popular with both fans and judges in his season of the UK X Factor, Friend’s ... More >>

APRA Silver Scroll Awards – 2019 Top 20

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 9:03 am | APRA - AMCOS

• Ahi Kā , written by Lewis de Jong, Henry de Jong, and Ethan Trembath, performed by Alien Weaponry More >>

Bittersweet weekend but speed is there – Leitch

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 3:15 pm | Brendon Leitch

It was a bittersweet weekend in Japan for Invercargill racer Brendon Leitch in the third round of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia series. More >>

Important role young men play in traditional Sāmoan society

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 12:44 pm | Creative New Zealand

Wellington Pacific dancer and choreographer Tupe Lualua will embark on a journey exploring the traditional role of the taule'ale'a (untitled man) within the village community as the 2019 Creative New Zealand Sāmoa Artist in Residence. More >>

UC’s soccer robots only NZ team to qualify in RoboCup

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 12:11 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury (UC) team, ‘Electric Sheep’, was the only New Zealand team to compete and qualify at the international RoboCup 2019 competition, in Sydney, Australia, recently. More >>

Miromoda Prepares for a Bumper Decade at NZ Fashion Week

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 10:20 am | Miromoda

Twelve fashion designers from the annual MIROMODA fashion design competition will showcase at New Zealand Fashion Week next month. More >>

Festival of Cultures wins national award

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 10:08 am | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council’s Festival of Cultures has won the Excellence Award for Social Well-being at this year’s Local Government New Zealand Excellence awards. More >>

36th America's Cup race officials announced

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 9:41 am | America's Cup

The Defender and Challenger of Record organizations for the America’s Cup presented by Prada have announced the specialist race management, rules and measurement teams chosen for the competition’s 36th edition taking place in Auckland, New Zealand ... More >>

Animated NZ Film Mosley Will Stand Upright And Proud

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 9:35 am | Rialto Distribution

Rialto Distribution along with Huhu Studios are proud to announce the NZ release date for MOSLEY and share some clips for this touching family film. MOSLEY will be released in cinemas across New Zealand for the school holidays on October 10. More >>

Midge Ure and the Mockers announce four more NZ shows

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 8:58 am | The Label

Music fans in Wellington, Palmerston North, New Plymouth and Hamilton can look forward to Midge Ure and his four-piece Band Electronica bringing to life the classic album he made as the voice of Ultravox , Vienna , plus songs from the debut Visage album. ... More >>

Katrina Rore fit for Netball World Cup

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 8:21 am | Netball New Zealand

Silver Fern Katrina Rore has been named in the final 12 to compete at the 2019 Vitality Netball World Cup in Liverpool after receiving medical clearance to play. More >>

The Bachelorette New Zealand is looking for its leading lady

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 8:17 am | TVNZ

Roses at the ready! International blockbuster The Bachelorette is coming to New Zealand and TVNZ is looking for the country’s first ever Bachelorette to be part of the biggest love story on television. More >>

Gautrey snares bronze at Laser world championships

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 8:10 am | Yachting New Zealand

George Gautrey thought his Laser world championships might have been over three days ago when he dislocated his knee but today claimed a bronze medal in a tense finish to a dramatic week. More >>



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