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Music Managers Forum Announce New Seminars

Monday, 6 August 2018, 4:58 pm | Music Managers Forum

Following the outstanding success of the ‘Make Money From Your Music’ seminars the NZ Music Managers Forum, with thanks to NZ On Air and the Creative Communities Scheme in Hamilton and Tauranga, are returning to Waikato and Bay of Plenty with ... More >>

RDU 98.5FM Round up 20th Anniversary Grand Final

Monday, 6 August 2018, 4:39 pm | RDU

RDU 98.5FM and Three Boys are celebrating 20 years of Round Up and the GRAND FINAL has finally arrived! Rock up to Arcadia on AUGUST 10th and rock out to an awesome line up of bands. More >>

The Block NZ Records Its Highest Rating of the Year

Monday, 6 August 2018, 1:33 pm | Mediaworks

The Block NZ continues its winning streak with last night's episode hitting its highest rating for the year so far. Sunday nights room reveal recorded a whopping 29.4% audience share and 10.1 rating point, winning its timeslot amongst the key ... More >>

Yamaha's May Keeps the Win Streak Going

Monday, 6 August 2018, 11:21 am | Bikesport NZ

The 26-year-old electrician from Titirangi made it look easy as he took over the lead soon after the start of Sunday's Yamaha NZXC Cross-country Series race near Palmerston North and romped to a convincing four-minute win over fellow Yamaha ace ... More >>

Toronto musician remixes synth, blood and gender roles

Monday, 6 August 2018, 10:37 am | Eva Trebilco

Dripping in neon glows and archetypal B-movie cheesiness, a new music video has dropped by Auckland filmmaker Tom Levesque. An ode to watching 1980s exploitation films on an average VHS player, this release features a genre mix of comedy and horror blended ... More >>

Dionne Warwick has a Christchurch show

Monday, 6 August 2018, 10:34 am | Frontier Touring Company

Frontier Touring and Arena Touring are thrilled to confirm five-time GRAMMY® award winner and soul icon Dionne Warwick is returning to New Zealand for an intimate headline show in Christchurch’s beautiful Isaac Theatre Royal this November. Over the course ... More >>

TOTO announce NZ tour

Monday, 6 August 2018, 10:30 am | NikNak Media

US Hitmakers TOTO announce NZ tour as part of new annual summer concert series: ‘A Summer’s Day Live’ More >>

NZ 49er crews in the mix at world champs

Monday, 6 August 2018, 10:28 am | Yachting New Nealand

Logan Dunning Beck had an uneasy feeling when he heard the foreboding music playing nearby that it was a sign they were about to have a bad day at the sailing world championships in Aarhus. He needn’t have worried. More >>

War Horse will visit Auckland

Monday, 6 August 2018, 10:26 am | National Theatre

War Horse , the unforgettable theatrical event from the National Theatre of Great Britain, based on Michael Morpurgo ’s beloved novel will visit New Zealand for the first time in June 2019. The winner of more than 25 international awards, including ... More >>

Smokefree Tangata Beats - National finalists announced

Monday, 6 August 2018, 10:15 am | Nelson Media Agency

The next big Pacifica act to emerge on the Kiwi music scene could well be one of the top ten acts just announced in Smokefree Tangata Beats. More >>

Lynn Freeman, champion of the arts

Monday, 6 August 2018, 9:21 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

Lynn Freeman has been following, encouraging and championing New Zealand art and artists for nearly two decades now – as host of Radio New Zealand’s arts shows What’s Going On , The Arts on Sunday and now Standing Room Only . More >>

'Lucky' Meech sits on top at world champs

Sunday, 5 August 2018, 1:38 pm | Yachting New Nealand

Sam Meech thinks he got a bit lucky but few of his rivals believe that after he took a firmer grasp on the lead in the Laser fleet at the sailing world championships in Aarhus overnight (NZ time). More >>

Art award winner epitomises contemporary

Friday, 3 August 2018, 8:10 pm | Waikato Museum

The winning work from the 2018 National Contemporary Art Award is the epitome of contemporary, featuring a structure and appearance that will continue to change with time, along with its meaning. More >>

2018 Museums Shops Awards

Friday, 3 August 2018, 8:08 pm | Museum Shops Association of Australia and NZ

MEDIA RELEASE MUSEUM SHOPS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND 3/8/2018 Congratulations to the Winners of the 2018 Museums Shops Association of Australia & New Zealand Retail Recognition Awards. More >>

NZCT Chamber Music Finalists Announced

Friday, 3 August 2018, 7:33 pm | Chamber Music New Zealand

It's not all about rugby in Christchurch this weekend, with a huge day at The Piano with the NZCT Chamber Music Contest Semi Finals , gearing up towards the National Finals tomorrow on the 4th August. The standard has been incredibly high from all ... More >>

Asian Aotearoa Arts Hui 2018

Friday, 3 August 2018, 4:45 pm | AAAH

A gathering of New Zealand’s leading Asian creative practitioners will take place in Wellington, this coming September 2018. Groundbreaking artists and writers such as Yuk King Tan, Tame Iti, Kerry Ann Lee, and Simon Kaan will all be in attendance. ... More >>

Maihi Karauna strengthens te reo Māori revitalisation

Friday, 3 August 2018, 4:37 pm | Maori Television Service

The on-going commitment to strengthening te reo Māori is further reinforced with the launch of the Crown’s draft Māori language strategy, the Maihi Karauna. More >>

Te Mātāwai commends draft Māori Language Strategy

Friday, 3 August 2018, 2:58 pm | Te Matawai

E mihi ana a Te Mātāwai ki te karauna mōna ka whakatere i te tauira o tāna Rautaki Reo Māori: Te Rautaki Maihi Karauna More >>

‘Root to Tip’ competition winners announced

Friday, 3 August 2018, 2:42 pm | Network Media

Holly Patterson and Madyson Picard from Parua Bay School, Northland have been crowned New Zealand’s Root to Tip cooking competition winners, from more than 400 years five and six school pupils who entered this year’s competition. More >>

David Lynch in Twin Peaks tour to NZ

Friday, 3 August 2018, 1:12 pm | NikNak Media

In a mind-blowing development, David Lynch will answer questions directly posed by fans face to face , as part of the Twin Peaks Conversation With The Stars tour, in New Zealand this month. David Lynch will skype in live to each show and answer questions ... More >>

BP raises $459,050 for Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Friday, 3 August 2018, 10:11 am | BP New Zealand

BP’s Every Litre Counts campaign has raised an additional $459,050 for Surf Life Saving New Zealand following a month-long initiative which saw a portion of every litre of fuel sold at BP sites nationwide donated to the charity. More >>

Maloney makes good start to world champs

Friday, 3 August 2018, 9:10 am | Yachting New Zealand

The New Zealand sailors got a sense of how tricky Aarhus is going to be as a venue for the sailing world championships with wild swings in wind direction and strength on the first day of racing. More >>

Trans designer Cecilia Kang steps onto the NZ couture scene

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 7:07 pm | Cecilia Kang

Trans designer Cecilia Kang steps onto the NZ couture scene DATE: 03/08/2018 Invited by New Zealand Fashion Week to reveal her collection as part of the ‘Emerging Couture – New Generation’ show, Cecilia Kang is a self-taught designer with an eye for ... More >>

An Insider's Account of New Zealand Political Campaigning

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 6:56 pm | Bridget Williams Books

An Insider's Account of New Zealand Political Campaigning: New from BWB Texts While I’ve spent enough time in universities to understand the meaning of various freedoms, I’ve also spent enough time in the world to see the opposite of freedom: persecution, ... More >>

Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards celebrate diversity

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 5:01 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

A dancer challenging perceptions about who can dance, a festival building new audiences in the disabled and Deaf communities, a partnership project providing creativity and connections for alienated youth, a creative space in Christchurch providing a ... More >>

Awards recognise arts leadership in prisons

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 4:59 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

A leader in developing an innovative arts programme in Northland Region Corrections Facility, and a creative project led by Hastings secondary school students and young offenders in the Youth Unit of Hawkes Bay Regional Prison have been recognised at ... More >>

Julia Deans Hamilton And Leigh Shows Rescheduled

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 4:38 pm | Noise PR

Due to illness, we regret to announce the We Light Fire tour dates for Hamilton and Leigh have been rescheduled. Hamilton’s show at The Meteor is moving to Sunday 2nd September and the new Leigh Sawmill Café show date is Friday October 19th All ... More >>

Prokarters Itching to Get Back on Track

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 4:17 pm | KartSport

The 2018 Molecule-backed ProKart series roars back into life at Te Puke this weekend with promotor Steve Brown one of the many drivers ‘itching’ to get back on track after a two-month ‘mid-winter’ break since the third round at Rotorua in May. More >>

Silo, the Simpsons & a Pop-Culture Explosion

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 3:50 pm | Elephant Publicity

Silo Theatre presents MR. BURNS: A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY Written by Anne Washburn Directed by Oliver Driver Brace yourselves - a nuclear apocalypse is coming. The Simpsons , pop music, high art and storytelling explode onto the Q Theatre stage from September ... More >>

Line-up for Cultural Festival 2018

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 3:26 pm | Auckland Museum

Auckland War Memorial Museum and Auckland Art Gallery announce line-up for Cultural Festival 2018 More >>

Rocking a baby while working - multi tasking at its best

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 3:06 pm | Parents Centre

“Our Prime Minister is already an expert at multi-tasking as she rocks her baby and runs a country!” More >>

Merely a Frame, curated by Esther Stewart

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 2:05 pm | Bowerbank Ninow

Merely a Frame , an exhibition curated by Esther Stewart, brings together works by three artists that deal with abstraction and the interfaces between art and other creative fields such as design, architecture, textiles and dance. More >>

(Un)conditional IV: Eve Armstrong, John Vea, & Mike Hewson

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 1:49 pm | The Physics Room

In March, collection items from the Ashburton Art Gallery collection were exhibited alongside work created by Eve Armstrong, John Vea, and Mike Hewson in (Un)conditional I at The Physics Room in Christchurch. Now, in August, Armstrong, Vea, and Hewson ... More >>

(Un)conditional III: Ayesha Green & Cushla Donaldson

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 1:46 pm | The Physics Room

(Un)conditional III includes new work by Ayesha Green (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu) and Cushla Donaldson. This exhibition in the Melbourne Art Fair Project Rooms is part of The Physics Room’s itinerant operating model for 2018 and draws on the ... More >>

Trans-Tasman Challenge 2018 - Ice Hockey tickets on sale

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 1:34 pm | Audi Quattro Winter Games

The New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation in association with Audi quattro Winter Games NZ are proud to present the Trans-Tasman Challenge; a three-game test series of international ice hockey 6th, 7th and 8th of September 2018 in Queenstown, New Zealand. More >>

Rhian Sheehan Returns With New Album & Live Shows

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 1:33 pm | LOOP Recordings Aotearoa

Rhian Sheehan is set to return with his first album in over five years, A Quiet Divide . To celebrate, he will be performing a special series of shows across New Zealand, transforming venues into spectacles of sound and light. More >>

RNZ CEO Heads International Public Media Alliance

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 1:26 pm | RNZ

RNZ CEO, Paul Thompson, has been re-elected as president of the Public Media Alliance (PMA), the largest global association of public service broadcasters representing 2.5 billion people in 54 countries. More >>

Auckland Racing Club Honour Legendary Birthday Boy!

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 11:45 am | Auckland Racing Club

Thoroughbreds throughout the Southern Hemisphere turned a year older yesterday, and Auckland Racing Club helped one special four legged friend celebrate in true style! More >>

MINKISI - 100 powerful objects from 10 African countries

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 11:21 am | Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

MINKISI - 100 powerful objects from 10 African countries to show in Masterton Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, in Masterton, will be offering a chance of a lifetime, bringing a rare collection of nearly 100 works of African art to the public, ... More >>

Big-Stage Debut for Robb as Cadby Misses Auckland Darts

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 10:52 am | Auckland Darts Masters

Big-Stage Debut for Robb as Cadby Misses Auckland Darts Masters BEN ROBB will make his World Series of Darts debut in the Auckland Darts Masters, presented by TAB & Burger King, following the withdrawal of Corey Cadby. 2017 Auckland Darts Masters ... More >>

Grime Music’s Biggest Ever Tour Comes to New Zealand

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 10:46 am | Eleventy 12

Fresh from a sell out night at Wembley Arena, legendary UK Grime event Eskimo Dance brings the authentic sound of London to New Zealand in a touring first - showcasing an MC line up that features some of the biggest names in the scene today. Headling ... More >>

Greg Johnson - On tour: 22 Oct – 4 Nov 2018

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 10:44 am | Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson - Every Song Has A Story On tour: 22 Oct – 4 Nov 2018 Every Song Has A Story sees Greg Johnson in concert for eight shows across New Zealand, presenting songs, tall stories and rediscovered photos and visuals. Greg will strip back each ... More >>

Northern Bass Music Festival lineup

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 10:26 am | Northern Bass

The first lineup for the eighth annual Northern Bass Music Festival is here! Though this is just the beginning, the soundtrack for this year’s festival is starting to emerge, with headliners so far including NYC rapper chef and ‘F*ck That’s ... More >>

Awards recognise arts leadership in prisons

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 10:08 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

Awards recognise arts leadership in prisons A leader in developing an innovative arts programme in Northland Region Corrections Facility, and a creative project led by Hastings secondary school students and young offenders in the Youth Unit of Hawkes ... More >>

Stagecraft presents "Yes Prime Minister" this August

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 9:46 am | Stagecraft

Stagecraft is delighted to bring its production of the hit comedy "Yes Prime Minister" to the stage, as part of its 60th Anniversary Season, at the Gryphon Theatre from the 29th of August to the 8th of September. More >>

Scholarship seeks applications from local musicians

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 6:29 pm | Auckland Foundation

Scholarship seeks applications from local musicians. A scholarship established by longstanding member of the South Kaipara musical community, Daphne Stevens, is open again for applications. The realisation of a lifelong dream, Daphne set up the scholarship ... More >>

BPM welcomes the latest NZ On Air research into audiences

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 5:00 pm | Better Public Media

Better Public Media Trust congratulates NZ On Air for the latest survey entitled Where Are the Audiences 2018 . More >>

Lani Wendt-Young will feature at the National Writers Forum

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 4:44 pm | New Zealand Society of Authors

Lani Wendt-Young, one of the most prolific Samoan writers of this generation, will be a speaker at the 2018 National Writers Forum happening on 21-23 September 2018. Organised by the New Zealand Society of Authors, this conference is the only national ... More >>

New Zealand Theatre Month 2018

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 2:57 pm | Elephant Publicity

NZ Theatre Month coming this September. From Whangarei to Invercargill, more than 450 shows and events will be staged by more than 70 different organisations including professional theatre companies, community theatre groups, schools and other institutions ... More >>

Dane Mitchell’s exhibition venue and title for Biennale

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 2:33 pm | Creative New Zealand

New Zealand confirms Dane Mitchell’s exhibition venue and title for Biennale Arte 2019 in Venice More >>

Why not Breakfast with Baxter on National Poetry Day?

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 2:32 pm | Guyton Group Trust

Last year, on National Poetry Day, Whanganui based community group; The Guyton Group Trust, organised a successful event named Recite with visiting poets Glenn Colquhoun and Bill Manhire. The Sarjeant Gallery was the host venue and it was filled to capacity ... More >>

Kiwi KTM Hero Has His Sights Set on World Title

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 1:22 pm | Bikesport NZ

AUGUST 1, 2018: Kiwi high-flier James Scott is among New Zealand's best title hopes for the upcoming FIM Junior Motocross World Championships in Australia. More >>

Te Papa to undertake further work on collections care

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 1:05 pm | Te Papa

Te Papa will take additional time to consider the best way to deliver its collections care function, including undertaking an independent review into the care of its natural history collections. More >>

Entries open for IYSFF New Zealand Nationals

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 12:39 pm | International Youth Silent Film Festival


Youth Charity Organisation Celebrated

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 11:44 am | Youthline

A charity devoted to providing protection and support for young people in New Zealand has been selected as a charity partner by an organisation that celebrates the LGBTI community and its allies. More >>

Reviving Māori Plant Knowledge

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 11:06 am | Huia Publishers

The new book Treasures of Tāne: Plants of Ngāi Tahu by Rob Tipa aims to make available traditional and historical knowledge about South Island native plants. This book brings together a wealth of knowledge, some of which is not readily available or ... More >>

Raglan's Soundsplash Festival first line-up announcement

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 10:57 am | SoundSplash

Sticky Fingers, Macky Gee, SACHI, L.A.B, Kings, Home Brew, Theia, Bootleg Rascal, Louis Baker, Deekline, Marlin’s Dreaming, My Baby, Godlands, TIMES x TWO, Truth - CONFIRMED! More >>

David Byrne Announces Special Guest Kimbra

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 10:38 am | Frontier Touring Company

Frontier Touring is pleased to announce that two-time GRAMMY® award-winning songstress Kimbra will be joining Talking Heads bandleader David Byrne as special guest on the upcoming New Zealand leg of his acclaimed American Utopia World Tour this November. More >>

Art and Wildlife Conservation – “Pukaha Paintings at Aratoi”

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 10:09 am | Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

From cheeky kaka to mysterious kakapo, wildlife takes centre stage at Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History – the 5th annual exhibition of New Zealand flora and fauna, which originated at Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, will show ... More >>

Off Book: The Musical

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 10:07 am | Impulse Theatre

Musicals are exciting, full of energy, and deeply emotive. But what happens when there is no script, no score? Every song is created in the moment, fuelled by emotion and driven forward by the power of the music. More >>



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