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2017 Torpedo 7 Peak to Peak Race News

Friday, 11 August 2017, 9:28 am | Southern Traverse

2017 Torpedo7 Peak to Peak - here we come Weather forecast Weather forecast is not so great but remember to check out the Remarkables forecast on Saturday morning. More >>

SPCA Cupcake Day Gets Some Extra Sweetness from Coffee Club

Friday, 11 August 2017, 9:18 am | Royal New Zealand SPCA

The Coffee Club is throwing its support behind SPCA Cupcake Day this year. From 7-14 August, Kiwis can help the SPCA care for the 46,000 abused and neglected animals the organisation deals with each year, by purchasing specially made cupcakes in The ... More >>

Returning Drivers Boost Prokart Series Entry

Friday, 11 August 2017, 8:56 am | KartSport

The return of a number of drivers led by the likes of internationals Josh Hart and Madeline Stewart has seen a record entry for the final round of this year's Molecule ProKart Series in Hamilton this weekend. More >>

Māori Language Parade

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 4:12 pm | Panui Papaho

Kei te whakahaere kaupapa rawe Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori ā te Rāhina te 11 o Mahuru ki Pōneke Tāone. More >>

Asian Men Talk About Sex - documentary

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 4:12 pm | Proudly Asian Theatre

Auckland (August 2017) - Loading Docs and the team behind Proudly Asian Theatre (PAT) present Asian Men Talk About Sex - an intimate short documentary that looks at Asian men living in New Zealand and their experiences, stories and perspectives ... More >>

Alice Robinson and Adam Barwood Claim Title

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 3:59 pm | NZ Snow Sports

Alice Robinson Claims Second National Ski Racing Title for the Week, Adam Barwood Defends Title More >>

MTV reveals new show featuring Snapchat star Johnny Danger

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 3:57 pm | MTV NZ

MTV Presents: Johnny Danger will premiere online at / nz in September 2017 More >>

strong>Digital Books And Librarians – Pushback on Licensing

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 3:44 pm | BMS Books

A survey of public libraries in New Zealand has found most have embraced digital book options, but some pushback is apparent. More >>

Audio Foundation & Aut Presents: Michel Chion

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 3:37 pm | Audio Foundation

Pioneering composer, filmmaker, historian and writer Michel Chion is one of the world's foremost thinkers on sound in cinema. This spring, Chion is set to visit New Zealand where he will present two very special events. In the 1970s Chion was a member of ... More >>

Australian Karters Return Favour for NZ Rotax Final

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 3:05 pm | KartSport New Zealand

10-08-17 - Kiwi karters are now a familiar sight on the grid at rounds of Australia's Rotax Pro Tour. This weekend two top Australian drivers, Marc Tulloch and Jac Preston, are returning the favour at the final double-points/double-header round of the 2017 ... More >>

Unprecedented Demand for the Taupo Summer Concert

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 3:00 pm | Greenstone Entertainment and Taupo Summer Concert

Unprecedented Demand for George Thorogood & the Destroyers, Alanis Morissette And Colin Hay of Men at Work Fame. More >>

Devilskin Announce Sumo Cyco as Support Act for NZ Tour

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 2:42 pm | Trigger Marketing

Devilskin Announce Sumo Cyco as Support Act for NZ Tour Canadian hard rock band SUMO CYCO have been invited out to NZ to support DEVILSKIN on their October Tour. SUMO CYCO is a four-piece, female fronted, hard rock band from Hamilton, Ontario. ... More >>

Songwriter Parabola West Prepares for the Release of Her EP

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 2:04 pm | Boost

Raglan-Based Alternative Singer Songwriter Parabola West, Prepares for the Release of Her Upcoming EP ‘ Purity of Weakness ’. Here’s What You Need to Know About the up-And-Coming Artist. More >>

Dweezil Zappa Celebrating 50 Years of Frank

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 12:23 pm | Principal Entertainment

David Roy Williams in collaboration with Principal Entertainment present Dweezil Zappa , son of the legendary Frank Zappa , celebrating 50 years of Zappa with a series of concerts and exclusive guitar masterclasses in Australia and New Zealand in early ... More >>

Wellington Police Dog Handler Publishes Children's Book

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 12:01 pm | New Zealand Police

Junior fiction readers with a love of animals and adventure are in for a treat with Wellington Police dog handler Senior Constable Sue Burridge’s new book ‘The Adventures of Police Dog Ace’. More >>

Two NZ Crews in Top 3 in Sailing World Championships

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 11:59 am | Yachting New Nealand

Two New Zealand crews remain in the top three after the second day of the sailing world championships test event in Aarhus overnight (NZ time). More >>

Matt Ellwood - ‘The Germaine Greer Series’

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 11:24 am | Melanie Roger Gallery

"The Germaine Greer series" is a body of work originally exibited by MATT ELLWOOD as a solo show called "Alabama Song" at The General Store for Contemporary Art in Sydney in 2011. More >>

Heritage Earthquake Upgrade Incentive Programme

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 10:54 am | Thames Coromandel District Council

The Heritage Earthquake Upgrade Incentive Programme (Heritage EQUIP) is a new initiative to provide financial support and advice for owners of earthquake-prone heritage buildings to seismically strengthen their buildings. More >>

Bragato Wine Awards to Be a Single Vineyard Wine Competition

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 10:49 am | Bragato Wine Awardsg

A 13 strong judging team is gearing up to review over 500 wines entered in this year’s Bragato Wine Awards. The twist on this year’s Awards is that all wines entered must be single vineyard wines, a first in the competition’s 23 year history. More >>

The Menagerie Deluxe Variety Show Comes to the Opera House

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 10:13 am | The Menagerie

The Menagerie Deluxe Variety Show, Comes to the Wellington Opera House on The 2nd of September 2017 More >>

Alternative Possibilities Explored at City Gallery

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 9:56 am | City Gallery Wellington

Spells are cast, thresholds crossed and astrological charts consulted in Occulture: The Dark Arts , opening at City Gallery Wellington on Saturday 12 August . Taking over the ground floor, the show highlights the age-old connection between art and ... More >>

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Invites Kiwis to Mosque Open Day

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 9:01 am | Ahmadiyya Muslim Community NZ

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community New Zealand is inviting fellow Kiwis to come and visit its central mosque at 20 Dalgety Drive in Wiri Manukau, on Saturday the 12th of August 2017. This ‘open to public’ event will run from 10 am till 4 pm, with walk in ... More >>

Summerfield National Rally Championship Leader for Catlins

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 8:46 am | Catlins Coast Rally

The current leader of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, Matt Summerfield, is a late entry for Saturday’s Catlins Coast Rally. More >>

Fat Freddy's Drop Announce 2nd Headline Show at Black Barn

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 8:23 am | The Label

Fat Freddy's Drop Headline Show at Black Barn Has Sold Out in Record Time! More >>

Sol3 Mio Announce Christmas Summer Tour

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 8:20 am | Noise PR

Sol3 Mio are delighted to announce that they are extending their traditional end of year concert season, with an eight-date tour in December 2017 and January 2018, celebrating Christmas and the beloved kiwi summer. In the first section of the tour, ... More >>

David Duchovny In Concert - Debut NZ Shows, Frebruary 2018

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 8:17 am | Live Nation

THURSDAY AUGUST 10, 2017 - DAVID DUCHOVNY is an award-winning actor, filmmaker, director, New York Times best selling author and a singer songwriter. More >>

Soundsplash Releases First Lineup for 2018 Festival

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 8:13 am | SoundSplash

Following last year’s sold out event; Soundsplash once again brings the heat, announcing an epic first lineup of international and local talent for the three-day January festival. More >>

Stevie Nicks - 24 Karat Gold Tour, New Zealand November 2017

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 8:11 am | Live Nation

THURSDAY AUGUST 10, 2017 – Superstar singer-songwriter STEVIE NICKS today announced her return to New Zealand for an exclusive run of her 24 Karat Gold shows this November. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, August 18 at 1pm. More >>

Miss Universe New Zealand Returns to Free-to-Air TV

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 3:35 pm | Miss Universe NZ

Miss Universe New Zealand Returns to Free-to-Air TV for the First Time in a Generation More >>

DOC reminds whitebaiters to follow the rules

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 2:57 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is reminding whitebaiters to be aware of whitebait regulations as the 2017 season begins next week. More >>

Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg Over New Zealand And Australia

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 2:55 pm | David Roy Williams

Rockaway Beach/ Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment/ Blitzkreig Bop/ I Don’t Care/ Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue/ Judy Is A Punk/ I Wanna Be Sedated / Chinese Rocks/ California Sun/ Pinhead/ I Wanna Be Well/ Cretin Hop/ Do You Remember Rock And Roll Radio/ I ... More >>

Nelson Rockshop Bandquest 2017

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 2:08 pm | Nelson Media

They’re talented, tuned up and ready to perform in towns from Auckland to Dunedin – 176 young school bands are lined up for this year’s Rockshop Bandquest, the nationwide music contest for intermediate and primary students. Bandquest is in its ... More >>

Auckland Rugby League Junior grand finals underway this week

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 1:49 pm | Auckland Rugby League

Junior grand finals underway this weekend For immediate release The Auckland Rugby League junior grand finals will be played this Saturday August 12 in a quintuple-header at Mt Smart Stadium #2. More >>

Industry is Failing Pool Lifeguards

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 1:41 pm | David Speechley

Industry is Failing Pool Lifeguards & Placing Swimmers at Risk The industry that governs and supports NZ pool lifeguards is falling well short of best practice and failing lifeguards and swimmers as a result, according to World President of ... More >>

The third NZ Young Writers Festival to be held in Dunedin

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 1:38 pm | Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust

The third New Zealand Young Writers Festival to be held in Dunedin - UNESCO City of Literature. More >>

Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg Over New Zealand & Australia

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 12:19 pm | NicNak Media

This November and December will herald the visit of true punk rock royalty to our shores, Marky Ramone , with concerts in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch. More >>

Two Kiwi Crews in Top Three of World Champs Test Event

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 12:06 pm | Yachting New Zealand

A lack of time in the boat together didn't stop Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders putting themselves in a strong position after the first day of the sailing world championships test event in Aarhus overnight (NZ time). More >>

Pirate Ship Attraction at Auckland's Rainbow’s End to Close

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 11:06 am | Rainbow's End

It's the Last "Arggh Me Hearties" for a Rainbow's End Theme Park Classic More >>

Kiwis Called on to Vote for Their Favourite Choc Treats

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 11:02 am | New Zealand Chocolate Awards

Chocolate chips, syrup or powder? With or without marshmallows? There are so many options when making the perfect hot chocolate and the search is on to find the café serving the country’s best hot chocolate. More >>

Kiwi acts join international line-up for global concert

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 10:27 am | Amnesty International

Kiwi acts Theia, Ciaran McMeeken, Estère and Opal House are joining a line-up of 1000 musicians playing intimate shows in 200 cities over 24 hours on September 20. The first-of-its-kind concert series called Give a Home aims to unite people in welcoming ... More >>

Last chance to see: MAKING SPACE at CoCA

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 10:21 am | Toi Moroki

Next week is the last opportunity to experience MAKING SPACE at CoCA Toi Moroki Centre of Contemporary Art. More >>

Where did all the other sports go?

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 9:04 am | Ara Institute

Listening to the sports news on popular radio stations, you might think that sports equals rugby in New Zealand. Sure we love the All Blacks, but what happened to the many other sports that New Zealanders excel in? More >>

Easy ways to save on your power bill

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 8:56 am | Canstar Blue

Auckland, 9 August 2017. As Kiwis wait for what are traditionally the highest power bills of the year, what simple steps can we take to keep costs down? More >>

World Première Honours Cellist Luthier & Postie Ian Lyons

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 8:29 am | St Andrew's on The Terrace

A new work by one of New Zealand's leading composers will have its world premier this Sunday 13th August in a memorial concert for cellist, luthier and postie Ian Lyons. Top classical musicians from around the country, including performers from ... More >>

Pt Chevalier Remain at Top of Fox Memorial

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 8:26 am | Auckland Rugby League

The Pt Chevalier Pirates remain at the top of the table after taking down fourth-seeds Howick 32-16 in Round 17 of the SAS Fox Memorial on Saturday. More >>

First Hutt Winter Festival Inspires Creative Communities

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 8:22 am | Barbarian Productions

The first Hutt Winter Festival ignited creativity and collaboration between over 35 cultural and community groups, 502 participants and over 1,500 attendees, in this first 10-day winter celebration of the Hutt, presented by Hutt City Council in creative ... More >>

2017 Pikihuia Awards finalists announced

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 5:18 pm | Huia Publishers

After much anticipation, the finalists for the 2017 Pikihuia Awards for Māori Writers have been announced. Over 130 entries were received from around Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas and the judges have whittled the number down to 24 finalists. More >>

Parabola West prepares for the release of her upcoming EP

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 4:58 pm | Boost

Raglan-based alternative singer songwriter Parabola West, prepares for the release of her upcoming EP ‘ Purity of Weakness ’. Here’s what you need to know about the up-and-coming artist. PIANO-DRIVEN, folk influenced, Nordic style, and electronic ... More >>

New Trophy at 2017 Women's Rugby League World Cup

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 4:21 pm | Rugby League World Cup

Players to Contest for New Trophy at 2017 Women's Rugby League World Cup The winner of this year’s Women’s Rugby League World Cup will hold aloft a new World Cup trophy as unveiled by tournament organisers in Sydney on Tuesday. More >>

Alien Weaponry set to shake up the Lower North Island

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 4:08 pm | Hammerhead

Alien Weaponry set to shake up the Lower North Island The earth will tremble next week when thrash metal band Alien Weaponry perform in Palmerston North (Aug 18) and Wellington (Aug 19). The shows are part of the band’s Trembling Earth tour to promote ... More >>

IAAF World Champs Day 3 - NZ's Walsh wins shot put gold

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 4:03 pm | International Association of Athletics Federations

American Torie Bowie grabbed her first global title by the thickness of an athletics vest on Sunday night when her dramatic dip and dive at the line stole the women’s 100m title. More >>

Tom Walsh: 24 hours after historic victory

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 3:51 pm | Athletics New Zealand

Although feeling very sore but with a great feeling Tom Walsh took his place as number one on the victory dais to receive his much deserved gold medal. More >>

WHITE FERNS Join Cricket Wellington

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 3:33 pm | Cricket Wellington

Cricket Wellington are pleased to announce the appointment of WHITE FERN and Wellington Blaze representative, Liz Perry, to the position of Special Projects Manager. More >>

Athletes flock to Queenstown for Torpedo7 Peak to Peak event

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 3:15 pm | Southern Traverse

The Torpedo7 Peak to Peak, New Zealand’s leading winter multisport event, is being staged in Queenstown for the 24th consecutive year on August 12 and will attract some of the country’s most high profile multisport athletes. The race starts high ... More >>

What would Lola think?

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 2:51 pm | Project Space Gallery

Lola Tunbridge and her mother Henrietta were both passionate watercolour painters. So much so that when Lola died in 1999 she left a generous bequest to establish a scholarship to ‘foster interest in New Zealand watercolour’. More >>

Contrasting Fortunes for Stewart Sisters in Australia

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 1:13 pm | KartSport

KARTSPORT NEW ZEALAND Media information For immediate release * 2017 Australian Rotax Pro Tour Rnd 5 Puckapunyal VIC Fri-Sun August 04-06 2017 ROUND REVIEW 08-08-17 Contrasting Fortunes for Stewart Sisters in Australia There were contrasting fortunes ... More >>

'Peace in 10,000 Hands' Photos to be Auctioned for Charity

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 12:27 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Fourteen large Peace in 10,000 Hands photographic prints will go under the hammer at a charity auction at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō in Levin on Friday 25 August. More >>

Ian Godleman Finalist Immigrant of the Year 2017 Award

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 12:24 pm | Ian Godleman

Ian Godleman has been selected as a finalist for the New Zealand Immigrant of the Year for 2017. More >>

Pasture Celebrates with Two Wins at Cuisine Good Food Awards

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 12:20 pm | Pasture

Pasture celebrates milestone first year with two wins at Cuisine Good Food Awards Innovative Auckland restaurant Pasture has now been delivering its extraordinary dining experience for a year, having reached its milestone first birthday over the ... More >>

Keep New Zealand Beautiful Clean Up Week

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 12:13 pm | Keep New Zealand Beautiful

Thousands of 'beautiful kiwis' are set to do the right thing and take part in New Zealand’s largest clean up event this September. Registrations are officially open, and with over 5,000 individuals already signed up it is expected that more than 50,000 ... More >>



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