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Young photographers amaze judges

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 9:58 am | Canterbury Museum

The judges of Canterbury Museum’s youth photography competition Amazing Animals! were stunned by the quality of the images entered. More >>

NZRL Awards finalists named

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 9:49 am | New Zealand Rugby League

NZ Kiwis skipper Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (Kiwi #794) is up against NRL Premiership winning forward, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Kiwi #755) and Kiwi #771 Kevin Proctor for the 2018 Kiwis Player of the Year Award. More >>

Cate Le Bon returns to New Zealand for a five-date tour

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 9:46 am | Cate Le Bon

In mid-February, Cate Le Bon will tour New Zealand for a special pre-album release celebration – her fifth studio album, due out on Mexican Summer (Conan Moccasin, Ariel Pink, Weyes Blood, Dungen) in April, 2019. Cate will play piano, accompanied ... More >>

Slayer and Anthrax are coming to New Zealand!

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 9:29 am | NicNak Media

The long-reigning titans of thrash, Slayer , are stopping over in New Zealand for one final hurrah and they’re bringing metal kings Anthrax along for the ride. More >>

Exciting and diverse WOMAD 2019 festival lineup

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 9:27 am | Womad

Already a festival favourite - South London duo The Correspondents will take the WOMAD audience on a journey through a multitude of genres from jazz and blues to the nether regions of electro and drumnbass. Joining the international line up ... More >>

Where’s My Room: The Neil and Liam Finn Tour - Photo Book

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 5:36 pm | A low hum

In the summer of 2018 Neil & Liam Finn teamed up with A Low Hum for a tour that took them to spots even the most ardent of Kiwi nomads would be hard-placed to point out on a map - communities such as Purekireki, Tauhei, Tirohanga, Himatangi Beach ... More >>

Aussies make a move on stage three of The Pioneer

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 4:38 pm | The Pioneer

Team Shimano were the big movers on day four of The Pioneer as Central Otago turned on another stunning picture-postcard day, the Australian open women’s team of Brodie Chapman and Briony Mattocks won their first stage of the event and in the process ... More >>

Sing along with the NZSO in a family Christmas concert

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 3:27 pm | NZSO

From Hark the Herald Angels Sing to Silent Night , the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will give the audience the chance to sing along at a special family Christmas concert in Wellington on 15 December. More >>

Fix & Fogg Spread the Love

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 2:59 pm | Fix and Fogg

We believe in giving back to the community that supports us - it’s a big part of who we are and what we do. More >>

50,000 in sports grants awarded at NZ's healthiest schools

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 1:10 pm | AIA and Sovereign

Former All Black Cory Jane has helped give out some of $50,000 in sports grants awarded to schools today to mark the end of the six-week New Zealand’s Healthiest Schools Challenge. More >>

When winning matters, Craig Dack is your man

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 1:00 pm | Bikesport NZ

The name Craig Dack is synonymous with winning, the just-turned 54-year-old Australian having done more than his fair of this over the years. More >>

Three more seeds confirmed as part of ASB Classic full field

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 11:25 am | ASB Classic

Italian number one, Fabio Fognini has confirmed he will vie for the prestigious ASB Classic title in 2019. More >>

Air Supply Orchestral

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 11:19 am | NicNak Media

David Roy Williams, TEG Dainty and Nice Events are proud to announce a very special event when Air Supply , one of Australia’s most loved and successful music exports returns to Australia and New Zealand in 2019. More >>

125 Years of Women’s Suffrage celebrated with new arts fund

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 9:07 am | Creative NZ

Women’s suffrage in New Zealand is being celebrated by a new arts fund opening on the 125th anniversary of the first national election in which New Zealand women voted – the election of 28 November 1893. The Suffrage 125 Fund will support high ... More >>

Finalists named for 2018 Ōtara Sports Awards

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 8:39 am | Otara Sports Awards

30 finalists have been shortlisted for the 2018 Ōtara Sports Awards which is being held at Kia Aroha College in Clover Park on Saturday 1 December. The finalists are a mix of Ōtara’s finest sports people from twelve different sports in the local ... More >>

Chilman keeps his cool to take Silver Fern Rally lead

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 8:31 am | Fast Company

Roger Chilman and co-driver Max Freeman (Ford Escort RS1800) from Great Britain are the new leaders of this year’s NZ Silver Fern Rally after another drama-filled day in the central North Island today. Day 1 pace-setters Meirion Evans and co-driver ... More >>


Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 4:37 pm | IRONMAN

Central Otago put on a picture-perfect November day for riders on the Queen Stage of The Pioneer, a 101km ride over some of the regions famous bike trails, taking riders on a mountain biking version of the regions greatest hits, and it was the ... More >>

War of the Words in Hamilton

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 4:05 pm | Angel Jordan

Based on the hit format created by Jeff Ross and Brian Moses and broadcast on Comedy Central, the competitive insult comedy show ‘Roast Battle’ will be taking to the live stage this December in Hamilton. Roast Battle started in New Zealand in ... More >>

Return of the Lockwood Aria

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 3:15 pm | Blackfoot

The country’s premier operatic singing competition is once again being sponsored by New Zealand’s iconic Lockwood Homes. With a legacy going back over seven decades, the Lockwood Aria as the competition is again known, has some of New Zealand’s ... More >>

Jason Pine To Take Over Radio Sport Morning in 2019

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 3:08 pm | NZME.

27 November 2018 – Sports fans rejoice; Radio Sport is gearing up for one of the biggest sporting years for New Zealand sports with three World Cups taking place across 2019. More >>

San Diego stoner rockers to play NZ for first time in 2019

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 1:03 pm | Pie Cart Rock and Roll

California psychedelic heavyweights Earthless land in New Zealand next February in support of their acclaimed 2018 studio album Black Heaven and their new live album From the West . This will be their first visit to Aotearoa More >>

Kellogg’s Extends City Mission Partnership

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 11:16 am | Kelloggs

Wellington, New Zealand, Tuesday 27 November 2018: Kellogg’s is proud to announce this morning that, after two years of successfully supporting the Auckland City Mission, the company will now extend its partnership to include both Wellington and Christchurch ... More >>

Kiwi Music Theatre Pros Unleash

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 11:13 am | New Zealand Music Theatre Company

New Zealand Music Theatre Company's newest performance initiative Music Theatre Unleashed , is a high-quality, 60 - 90 minute music theatre showcase that will take place every three months, with our inaugural event this December. More >>

Rogues & Vagabonds: The Cinematic Universe of Nicolas Roeg

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 11:02 am | Howard Davis

Into my heart on air that kills From yon far country blows: What are those blue remembered hills, What spires, what farms are those? That is the land of lost content, I see it shining plain, The happy highways where I went And cannot come again. - ... More >>

Teachers join Mike Chunn and jam for a great cause.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 10:48 am | Faculty Rocks

On Friday November 30, 2018 a band competition for teachers across New Zealand will take place at Back Beat Bar on Auckland’s K Road. This is the 2nd Faculty Rocks to be held, following on from the inaugural concert in 2017. More >>

Woodville will again enjoy elevated status

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 10:45 am | Bikesport NZ

Already considered the biggest and most prestigious motocross event on the Kiwi race calendar, the Woodville GP was recognised as an FIM Oceania event for the first time last season, in January this year, and the success of that means it will again host ... More >>

The Jones Boys Going Crazy

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 10:07 am | MDJ Media

On December 9th, endurance junkies from all ends of the country will be going Crazy for the 29th time as they line up for the Fine Signs Crazyman. But all eyes will be on a match up between two guys will the same name. More than 300 participants ... More >>

Boutique arts hotel to open at Arts Centre of Christchurch

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 9:58 am | The Arts Centre

An experienced, family-owned, Kiwi company is set to manage a boutique arts hotel and events centre at the Arts Centre of Christchurch te Matatiki Toi Ora. More >>

Music organisations welcome progress on Copyright act review

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 9:56 am | Recorded Music NZ

New Zealand screen and music organisations have welcomed the release of the Issues Paper on the review of the Copyright Act as an important step in the review process. The organisations represent the interests of local and international creators in ... More >>

Battered and bruised but Evans' Escort is back leading

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 9:55 am | Fast Company

Battered and bruised it might be but the hard-driven Ford Escort RS1800 of Welshman Meirion Evans and co-driver Lestyn Williams is back on top of the leader board on this year’s NZ Silver Fern Rally after another long day in the central North Island ... More >>

Toesulu Brown honoured for service to Samoan culture in NZ

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 9:44 am | Edwin Puni

Toesulu Brown has been named as one of the recipients of the Samoa College Old Pupils Association (S.C.O.P.A) New Zealand ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for her service to Samoan culture in Education in New Zealand. Toesulu Fa’alogo Brown is a Foundation ... More >>

101-year-old’s suffragist grandmother honoured in new book

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 9:41 am | Mauao Publishers

To mark 125 years since New Zealand women won the vote, award-winning Tauranga author Debbie McCauley has released a non-fiction bilingual children’s book on her suffragist ancestor. Eliza and the White Camellia: A Story of Suffrage in New Zealand tells ... More >>

New World Wanaka Partners with Red Bull Defiance

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 9:39 am | Red Bull Defiance

One of Wanaka’s largest businesses has joined together with Red Bull Defiance to support competitors at the event. More >>

Biophilia Returns to Queenstown in 2019 with Festival Theme

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 9:38 am | Biophilia

The 4th annual Biophilia Festival returns to Queenstown, New Zealand, in 2019 to be held at Ben Lomond Station from Friday, February 22nd through Sunday the 24th. The announcement that they’ll be returning to the picturesque site near Moke Lake ... More >>

Radiothon to Help Thousands

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 8:50 am | Salvation Army

A marathon 55 hour radio effort is once again aiming to help thousands of children who would otherwise miss out at Christmas. More >>

Add Nigella Lawson to Your Christmas List

Monday, 26 November 2018, 4:25 pm | Elephant Publicity

With Christmas just around the corner, we have the perfect gift in mind for any foodie in your life. The queen of the kitchen, Nigella Lawson comes to New Zealand in January, offering luscious insights into her fantastic career and thoughts about food. An ... More >>

'Kia Mau Rā' by Jason Hamon

Monday, 26 November 2018, 4:16 pm | Integrity Promotions

'Kia Mau Rā' by Jason Hamon Jason Hamon (Ngāti Porou, Uawa, Te-Aitanga-A-Mahaki) is an emerging, fresh kaiwaiata and Kia mau Rā is his first song in te reo Māori. ‘ Kia Mau Rā’ is a sweet gritty reggae roots track by Jason Hamon, recorded, ... More >>

Young film-maker award winners announced

Monday, 26 November 2018, 2:42 pm | Someday Challenge

Connected Media is delighted to announce the winning films of its annual film-making challenge for young people, the Someday Challenge. More >>

New cycling education system starts pedalling today

Monday, 26 November 2018, 2:13 pm | NZTA

The best of the best in cycle skills training is up and pedalling from today with the implementation of the new national cycling education system, BikeReady. More >>

Grand Designs New Zealand a Ratings Success

Monday, 26 November 2018, 2:10 pm | Mediaworks

Grand Designs New Zealand* Season Four a Ratings Success, Megan Annear Celebrates Five Years at the Edge More >>

National stadium immortalised in 739 piece block

Monday, 26 November 2018, 1:12 pm | Eden Park

This Christmas Kiwi kids are being given the opportunity to help build Eden Park – in the form of a 739 piece block toy. More >>

Te Kura’s Chief Executive wins Ngā Tohu Reo Māori Award

Monday, 26 November 2018, 12:42 pm | Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu

Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura) Chief Executive Mike Hollings has won the Takitahi, Individual category in Ngā Tohu Reo Māori, National Māori Language Awards 2018. More >>

Air New Zealand safety video a smash hit

Monday, 26 November 2018, 12:19 pm | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand’s latest safety video It’s Kiwi Safety has got people bopping their heads and tapping their toes right around the world – reaching a staggering 20 million views since its launch three weeks ago. More >>

A Conversation on Narcos and Pablo Escobar

Monday, 26 November 2018, 12:15 pm | Live Nation


Skills Active winners announced

Monday, 26 November 2018, 12:07 pm | Skills Active

Skills Active has recognised some of its star performers in the world of fitness, at the New Zealand Exercise Industry Awards in Auckland, hosted by Exercise NZ. More >>

‘Repugnant’ steals the show for Young Filmmaker of the Year

Monday, 26 November 2018, 11:43 am | Ara Institute

Filmmaker and Ara New Zealand Broadcasting School (NZBS) graduate Kyan Krumdieck has added another recognition to his growing list after being named New Filmmaker of the Year by SPADA (Screen Production and Development Association) following the ... More >>

New Zealand teams at Lifesaving World Championships

Monday, 26 November 2018, 11:25 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

A World Championship title, 61 medals, and multiple records for New Zealand teams at Lifesaving World Championships The two New Zealand teams have both finished on the podium with over 60 medals at the Lifesaving World Championships (LWC), with ... More >>

John Farnham: New Show Added in Wellington

Monday, 26 November 2018, 11:14 am | Eccles Entertainment

Due to popular demand, the legend, the voice, Whispering Jack himself has added a second New Zealand headline show at The Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington next March. Performing works from his extensive catalogue including all the hits you know ... More >>

Vodafone Foundation extends partnership with Zeal

Monday, 26 November 2018, 10:59 am | Vodafone New Zealand Foundation

The Vodafone NZ Foundation today announced their largest ever charitable grant of $700,000. The grant, along with significant wrap-around support, will enable Zeal to scale their programme supporting young people disclosing mental health crises ... More >>

Late Reverend Elder Honoured for Service to Religion in NZ

Monday, 26 November 2018, 10:40 am | SCOPA NZ

The late Reverend Elder Leiite Setefano has been named as one of the recipients of the Samoa College Old Pupils Association (S.C.O.P.A) New Zealand ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for his service to religion in New Zealand. More >>

Chad Reed claims inaugural FIM Oceania Championship

Sunday, 25 November 2018, 11:55 am | FIM Oceania Championship

Australian Chad Reed has won the inaugural Monster Energy S-X Open International Supercross FIM Oceania Championship in front of a huge crowd at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday night. More >>

World records and gold medals all in a day’s work

Sunday, 25 November 2018, 11:52 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

World records and gold medals all in a day’s work for Kiwis at Lifesaving World Championships The two New Zealand teams, the Black Fins and Junior Black Fins, have won 17 medals and even broken world records in their quest for a world title at the ... More >>

Red Hot Chili Peppers 2nd & final show

Saturday, 24 November 2018, 11:58 am | Live Nation

AUCKLAND, NZ: Friday, November 23, 2018 - Live Nation is thrilled to announce RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS will make a long-overdue and highly-anticipated return Down Under in 2019. More >>

NHNZ’s Big Pacific comes home to Prime

Friday, 23 November 2018, 6:46 pm | NHNZ

NHNZ’s latest and greatest blue-chip series, Big Pacific , will air in New Zealand on Prime beginning this Sunday 25 November at 7.30pm. Filmed in cinematic 4K , Big Pacific breaks the boundaries between land and sea to present the Pacific Ocean in ... More >>

EQUESTRIAN - Equestrian Toasted at Opening in Taupō

Friday, 23 November 2018, 1:35 pm | Equestrian Sports New Zealand

The future of New Zealand’s equestrian was toasted by some of the nation’s sporting leaders today with the official opening of the National Equestrian Centre’s new international-standard indoor arena in Taupō. More >>

Update: F/a-18a/B Classic Hornet Bound for Classic Fighters

Friday, 23 November 2018, 12:45 pm | Classic Fighters

The F/A-18A/B Classic Hornet is a multi-role fighter, single seat aircraft and has a maximum speed of 2,200 km/h (Mach 1.8), as opposed to the 1,960km/h (Mach 1.6) of the FA-18 Super Hornet. More >>

Te Papa’s pounamu exhibition to open at Canterbury Museum

Friday, 23 November 2018, 11:47 am | Canterbury Museum

Kura Pounamu: Our Treasured Stone, an exhibition of more than 200 taonga pounamu (greenstone treasures) opens at Canterbury Museum on 15 December. More >>

Jewellery collection to honour our Suffrage legacy

Friday, 23 November 2018, 11:45 am | Te Puna Foundation

On November 28 in 1893, New Zealand women voted in a general election for the very first time! More >>

Kiwi Karters Ready to Take on Fellow Rotax Racers in Brazil

Friday, 23 November 2018, 11:03 am | KartSport

One of the biggest groups of Kiwi karters ever to travel to an annual Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals event has gathered in Brazil this week to prepare for the week-long 19th annual event which gets underway on Saturday (Nov 24). More >>

Kiwis Declare Steaks Should Be Medium-Rare

Friday, 23 November 2018, 10:47 am | Beef And Lamb NZ

The result came off the back of The Great Steak Debate poll run on the Beef + Lamb Facebook page – fans were asked how they liked their steaks cooked with the choice of; rare, medium-rare, medium, medium-well and well-done. More >>



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