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US rapper Machine Gun Kelly to tour New Zealand

Monday, 12 February 2018, 8:35 am | NicNak Media

After a stand-out slot at this year’s Bay Dreams Festival , US hip-hop artist Machine Gun Kelly is bringing his own headline tour to New Zealand. More >>

‘The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour’

Monday, 12 February 2018, 8:26 am | Sandra Roberts

MONDAY 12 FEBRUARY 2018 – Kevin Hart is bringing his widely successful and massively hysterical ‘The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour,’ to New Zealand in 2018 and will perform 360º in-the-round – a first for a stand-up comedy tour of this scale. More >>

Champion pair marching towards the Golden Shears

Monday, 12 February 2018, 8:24 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Reigning Golden Shears champions Rowland Smith and Joel Henare loom as possibly the hottest favourites to win again this year after dominating the major events at the 58th Otago Shearing and woolhandling championships. More >>

McCaw and team take out ARC Coromandel Adventure Race

Sunday, 11 February 2018, 7:16 pm | Spirit of Coromandel Trust

McCaw and team take out ARC Coromandel Adventure Race For Immediate Release 11 February 2018 By Alison Smith Richie McCaw and team PwC kept up an unrelenting pace set by the locals as they took out their first ARC Adventure Race in a gruelling 15 hours ... More >>

Peppered Unicorn Presents Pretty Little Confessions

Sunday, 11 February 2018, 2:22 pm | Dunedin Fringe Festival

Peppered Unicorn, an all-female comedy troupe from Christchurch, bring their show Pretty Little Confessions to Dunedin Fringe March 11-14. The show is peppered with anonymous audience confessions, hilarious unscripted scenes, cast confessional monologues, ... More >>

Impulse Theatre- Strangers

Sunday, 11 February 2018, 2:20 pm | Impulse Theatre

Strangers by Impulse Theatre is a unique unscripted comedy-drama which has received rave reviews in Christchurch and comes to Dunedin for the first time as part of Dunedin Fringe with shows 11-14 March. More >>

Auckland joy at NZRL Awards

Sunday, 11 February 2018, 1:56 pm | Auckland Rugby League

Auckland players claimed the major prizes at the annual New Zealand Rugby League Awards held on Saturday, February 10. More >>

Georgia Fowler confirmed for Project Runway New Zealand

Sunday, 11 February 2018, 1:55 pm | TVNZ

Georgia Fowler confirmed for Project Runway New Zealand Kiwi superstar model Georgia Fowler has been confirmed to host TVNZ 2’s, Project Runway New Zealand . More >>

Wellington’s Ice Hockey Team Score First Ever Wins

Sunday, 11 February 2018, 1:52 pm | Otago Community Trust

At the Otago Community Trust New Zealand Masters Games in Dunedin, the capital’s only ice hockey team, the Wellington Seals may not have been in the medals but claiming two wins and a tie from their five games was enough to soar their spirits. More >>

The best in rugby league honoured at NZRL Annual Awards

Sunday, 11 February 2018, 1:43 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (Kiwi #779) has taken home the Kiwis Player of the Year award at the New Zealand Rugby League Annual Awards tonight. More >>

Blues, Queensland Women crowned champions in Brisbane

Sunday, 11 February 2018, 1:14 pm | Brisbane Global Rugby Tens

New Zealand teams have once again stamped their class on the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens after the Blues won a thrilling tournament final 10-7 against the Hurricanes. More >>

Three-peat for Clark while Owen claims her first

Sunday, 11 February 2018, 1:10 pm | Coast to Coast

Whakatane’s Sam Clark made it three wins in a row while South African Robyn Owen claimed her first win in today’s Kathmandu Coast to Coast World Championship Longest Day. More >>

Allen and Horne join Aces squad

Saturday, 10 February 2018, 4:15 pm | Auckland Cricket

Finn Allen and Ben Horne have joined the Auckland Aces squad for tomorrow’s Ford Trophy match against the Otago Volts at Eden Park Outer Oval. The pair join the Aces with Mark Chapman on duty with the BLACKCAPS for the remainder of the T20 tri-series. ... More >>

Kiwi teams dominate day one of Brisbane Global Rugby Tens

Saturday, 10 February 2018, 10:45 am | Brisbane Global Rugby Tens

The Blues, Chiefs and Crusaders set the pace on day one of the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens, with all three New Zealand powerhouse clubs ending the day undefeated. More >>

Stunning conditions see record times at Coast to Coast

Friday, 9 February 2018, 8:58 pm | Coast to Coast

A full field for the first time in a decade and some impressive performances matched the stunning conditions on the first day of the Kathmandu Coast to Coast as the two day event got underway. More >>

SPTO Explores Opportunities for Collaboration with Japan

Friday, 9 February 2018, 4:50 pm | South Pacific Tourism Office

February 9, Suva, FIJI - South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO)’s Chief Executive Officer, Christopher Cocker recently returned from a four-day visit to Tokyo, Japan to attend the Sasakawa Peace Foundation’s Cutting Edge Symposium in preparation ... More >>

New NZ Record for 87year Old Swimmer

Friday, 9 February 2018, 4:48 pm | Otago Community Trust

May Hill from Auckland was still catching her breath today after a golden performance in the swimming pool yesterday at the Otago Community Trust New Zealand Masters Games. The 87year old swam in the 50 metres, 100 metres and 200 metres in both freestyle ... More >>

Tell a Story About the Difference Women Can Make

Friday, 9 February 2018, 2:46 pm | Nespresso

Auckland, New Zealand – Aspiring Kiwi filmmakers have the chance to win a trip to the Cannes Film Festival as part of a unique contest which aims to showcase extraordinary talent from around the world. More >>

CoCA Toi Moroki Presents Major Exhibition by Peter Robinson

Friday, 9 February 2018, 2:42 pm | COCA Gallery

CoCA’s spacious Mair Gallery will be treated in a surprising way by Peter Robinson, one of Aotearoa’s most respected artists, in upcoming solo exhibition Fieldwork (Saturday 3 March – Sunday 13 May). More >>

Karters Go for Gold at Masters’ Games

Friday, 9 February 2018, 2:14 pm | KartSport

Karters from all over the South Island were rewarded with medals as well as race wins and podium placings at New Zealand’s biennial Master Games in Dunedin at the beginning of the month. More >>

Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust funding round now open

Friday, 9 February 2018, 1:32 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Members of the public are invited to apply to the current funding round of the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust before applications close on 28 March 2018. The Trust chairman, Mr Kai Luey, encourages people to make application for proposals that support the ... More >>

Possible Heavy Rain forecast for ARC adventure races

Friday, 9 February 2018, 11:35 am | ARC Adventure Race

Possible Heavy Rain forecast for ARC adventure races – but you can follow Richie McCaw, wife Gemma and others live from comfort of your home More >>

‘Weekend Warrior’ wins coveted Pro-Am playing spot in ISPS Handa NZ Open

Friday, 9 February 2018, 10:56 am | ISPS Handa New Zealand Open

The tension and nerves were palpable as some of Otago and Southland’s top local golfers teed off for the chance to win a coveted spot playing ‘inside the ropes’ at next month’s ISPS Handa New Zealand Open. More >>

UN child rights experts issue findings on 8 countries

Friday, 9 February 2018, 10:00 am | UN Human Rights Office

UN child rights experts issue findings on Sri Lanka, Guatemala, Panama, Seychelles, Spain, Solomon Islands, Palau, and Marshall Islands More >>

I Am Giant announce New Single and Album Release Tour

Friday, 9 February 2018, 9:54 am | Eleventy 12

Over the last decade, I Am Giant have dominated mainstream rock radio in New Zealand and wowed some of the biggest festival audiences around the world with their melodic alternative rock anthems. And although they’ve had a phenomenal impact on their ... More >>

Skycity announced as official partner for Mr Gay NZ 2018

Friday, 9 February 2018, 9:51 am | Mr Gay New Zealand

As the finale of Mr Gay New Zealand beckons this weekend, SKYCITY Auckland has been announced as Official Partner for 2018. More >>

Extraordinary all-ages play about terrorism opens at AAF

Friday, 9 February 2018, 9:48 am | Auckland Arts Festival

Unforgettable play about terrorism – for people of all ages – shines brightly in Auckland Arts Festival programme More >>

The Iron Maidens to tour NZ in May

Friday, 9 February 2018, 9:43 am | David Roy Williams


Magic players part of NZ Commonwealth Games team

Friday, 9 February 2018, 9:32 am | Netball New Zealand

The New Zealand Olympic Committee in conjunction with Netball New Zealand announced the New Zealand Netball team to compete at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, earlier today. The two WBOP Magic team players selected as part of that squad are ... More >>

AF French Film Festival Unveils 2018 programme

Friday, 9 February 2018, 9:29 am | Alliance Francaise

Celebrating 12 years of bringing the best of French cinema to New Zealand, the Alliance Française French Film Festival has unveiled the full programme for the 2018 Festival. More >>

Bogan Yoga: The workout for those seeking Nirvana

Friday, 9 February 2018, 9:17 am | Hilaire Carmody

Bogan Yoga is back and is going to rock the capital into shape. Ditching yoga pants in favour of Adidas three stripes and replacing world music with rock music, this trend is sure to raise some eyebrows and probably raise a few devil horn hand signs ... More >>

Woolhandler Henare zeroes-in on a century of wins

Friday, 9 February 2018, 9:14 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

World, Golden Shears and New Zealand woolhandling champion Joel Henare has the chance to go to the brink of becoming only the second person to win a hundred Open woolhandling titles, at the Otago championships which start in Balclutha today. More >>

New Release of Tickets For Robbie Williams' Dunedin Concert

Friday, 9 February 2018, 8:39 am | Blackout Music Management

The countdown is on! In just 6 days time, Robbie Williams will arrive in New Zealand, bringing his mammoth Heavy Entertainment Show World Tour to Auckland's’ Spark Arena and Dunedin's’ Forsyth Barr Stadium. More >>

Emirates Team NZ Win Supreme at The 55th Halberg Awards

Friday, 9 February 2018, 8:34 am | Emirates Team New Zealand

Emirates Team New Zealand’s America’s Cup victory in Bermuda in 2017 was recognised with both the Sports Team of the Year and the Halberg Supreme Award at last nights 55th Halberg Awards, the country's pre-eminent event to honour and celebrate sporting ... More >>

Dunedin Fringe Festival Launches Spectacular 2018 Programme

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 7:41 pm | Dunedin Fringe Festival

The Oxford Building was packed last night for the launch of the Dunedin Fringe Festival programme, where details of this year’s acts, artists, and events were revealed to the public. Tickets are now on sale for the hundred-odd events making up the eleven ... More >>

Coveted festival selection for Ngāi Tahu Artists web series

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 4:42 pm | Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu

Ngā Ringa Toi o Tahu, the eight-episode web series exploring the practice and success of a group of talented Ngāi Tahu artists, has been selected to screen at two coveted film festivals – Māoriland 2018 and the Vancouver Web Fest. More >>

NZ Festival welcomes input from Deaf and disabled patrons

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 3:28 pm | New Zealand Festival

The 2018 New Zealand Festival on in Wellington from 23 February to 18 March will market music events with percussion or heavy bass to the Deaf community, thanks to feedback provided by its accessibility advisory panel. More >>

Warriors join Auckland club drive

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 3:00 pm | Auckland Rugby League

Over the next month the New Zealand Warriors will join 15 Auckland Rugby League clubs in launching registrations for the 2018 junior season. More >>

Bowerbank Ninow: Sam Thomas - Brass Glove

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 1:28 pm | Bowerbank Ninow

Sam Thomas’ Brass Glove is a continuation of the artist’s series of repoussé, or embossed, paintings. These works comment on the art object as a receptacle for value and status, but their eclectic figurative content suggests a network of personal ... More >>

Macbeth begins murderous rampage tonight

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 12:41 pm | Pop-Up Globe

"Flawless" NZ Herald "A cultural phenomena" Stuff "It’s 5 stars" The Daily Blog "The cast are all exceptional" Keeping Up With NZ More >>

New Zealand Netball Team named for Commonwealth Games

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 12:08 pm | Netball New Zealand

The New Zealand Olympic Committee in conjunction with Netball New Zealand is pleased to announce the New Zealand Netball team to compete at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. The team of 12 is: Katrina Grant (captain), Maria Folau (vice-captain), Kayla ... More >>

Alien Weaponry Signs International Deal with Napalm Records

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 12:04 pm | Hammerhead

New Zealand’s ‘Te Reo Metal’ sensations, Alien Weaponry, have signed an international deal with Napalm Records in Europe, which will see their debut album marketed and sold worldwide. The deal comes in the wake of the band signing with German based ... More >>

World Premiere of New Zealand Sci Fi Feature Film

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 12:01 pm | SAE Creative Media Institute

SAE Creative Media Institute Film Lecturer and Film Director Dr Julia Reynolds is both nervous and excited as her first feature film, Shepherd, prepares to have its world premiere at the Hamilton Gardens Festival on 15th February. More >>

State-of-the-art esports studio opens at the Sky Tower

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 11:07 am | SKYCITY

Australasia’s first direct-to-television esports studio will open this week in the iconic Sky Tower, following a partnership between SKYCITY Entertainment Group and leading esports company LetsPlay.Live (LPL). More >>

Flippin’ Off Traditional Casting Standards

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 9:28 am | Flippin Norah

Flippin’ Norah 6.30pm, 14 - 16 March BATS Theatre As part of the New Zealand Fringe Festival More >>

Samoan Woman’s Delightful Friendship with a Chicken

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 9:23 am | Auckland Theatre Company

A heart-warming, award-winning new New Zealand play about a Samoan woman’s relationship with a stray hen that has invaded her garden is opening at Wellington’s Circa Theatre in May. More >>

Music of the Gods—'Poetry and Passion'

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 9:20 am | Lindsay Perigo

"Pretty much as close to technically perfect as you can be." Hot contemporary tenor Joseph Calleja describes one of his most illustrious predecessors, Mario Lanza, in this way in the 2017 Screenbound Pictures documentary, Mario Lanza: The Best of ... More >>

We Are One – A Concert Celebrating Diversity 2018

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 9:17 am | Play It Strange Trust

Dave Dobbyn, Debbie Harwood, Eddie Rayner, Suzanne Lynch, Peter Urlich, Leza Corban, May Zeng, and The Harrop Family plus many more will be taking the stage, to celebrate diversity and recognise talent and courage. This year we will be including artists ... More >>

Kiwi film The Coffin Club to have North American premiere

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 8:30 am | Julie Warmington

Quirky Kiwi short film The Coffin Club has been accepted to screen at South By South West in Austin, Texas, one of America’s most popular film festivals. More >>

Ed Sheeran Announces Drax Project

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 8:26 am | Frontier Touring Company

Australia and New Zealand’s biggest ever tour is less than a month away! Ed Sheeran’s 18-date stadium tour kicks off with the first ever show at Perth’s Optus Stadium in just over three weeks’ time. More >>

New NZ play about the changing definition of family

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 7:12 pm | Zir Productions

New NZ play about the changing definition of family, expectation, and the power to make family for oneself. More >>

Youth Mentorship Programme Seeks Emerging Young Writers

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 5:22 pm | New Zealand Society of Authors

Three secondary school students will each have the opportunity to be mentored by one of New Zealand’s best professional authors in order to develop their craft and hone their writing skills. More >>

Digital Agency with Filmmakers for Interactive Documentary

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 5:22 pm | Resn

Wellington, New Zealand, February 7, 2018 – A new documentary, from the emerging field of interactive content, has just premiered online. Digital agency Resn has teamed up with Piki Films, New Zealand on Air and the FAFSWAG creative collective ... More >>

Summer Cash and Carry Last Days - Make an offer

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 5:17 pm | NZ Academy Of Fine Arts

Make an Offer Our Summer Cash and Carry exhibition at the Academy Galleries finishes this Tuesday 13 February. It’s been a very successful exhibition so far and we’re hoping to make it more so with your help. More >>

Battle looms for Women at Kathmandu Coast to Coast

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 5:14 pm | Coast to Coast

The Kathmandu Coast to Coast is full for the first time in a decade with the women’s World Championship Longest Day event shaping up as a titanic battle with defending champion Elina Ussher poised for a record equalling five wins. More >>

International Stars Headline NZ's Biggest Queer Party

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 5:12 pm | Auckland Pride Festival

Auckland Pride’s official closing celebration is Aotearoa New Zealand's biggest LGBTIQ+ party! For the very first time, PROUD is taking over all levels of the state-of-the-art, multi-room Q Theatre venue – including a purpose-built outdoor courtyard and party ... More >>

Final squads confirmed for Brisbane Global Rugby Tens

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 5:11 pm | Brisbane Global Rugby Tens

All 12 elite men’s squads and the four women’s teams that will contest the 2018 Brisbane Global Rugby Tens have been confirmed. More >>

Pioneer proving hugely popular with entries over 70% sold

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 3:49 pm | The Pioneer

Organisers of The Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage race are thrilled with the response to the new format for the event, set to return in November 2018, with entries already over 70% sold and exceeding numbers from the previous two editions of the multi-stage ... More >>

Cast Announced for Hone Kouka’s Gripping New Play

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 3:41 pm | Auckland Festival

Cast Announced for Hone Kouka’s Gripping New Play, Bless the Child Bless the Child By Hone Kouka Tawata Productions NZ FESTIVAL Dates: 28 Feb – 4 March, 2018 Location: Hannah Playhouse AUCKLAND ARTS FESTIVAL Dates: 7 – 12 March, 2018 Location: Q Theatre, ... More >>

Tasmanian MP Hauling in the Medals

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 1:57 pm | Otago Community Trust

At the Otago Community Trust New Zealand Masters Games in Dunedin, Tasmanian MP Michael Gaffney, is enjoying being anonymous. This multi-sport athlete signed up for four different sports events and now boasts quite a haul of medals. More >>



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