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Biggest ever National Poetry Day supported by award-winners

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 10:00 am | National Poetry Day

Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day #NZPoetryDay announces its largest ever celebration of poetry today, with more than 135 events programmed to take place around New Zealand. More >>

Women 20-18: Un-ordinary women changing the world

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 9:33 am | Auckland Live

There are no ordinary women. Young and old, rich and poor, famous and unknown, each of us has unique challenges, motivations and dreams. More >>

City Mission Art Angel Flies Solo at Depot Artspace

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 4:24 pm | Depot Artspace

Much loved Auckland City Mission art tutor Clare Caldwell will exhibit a series of paintings at Depot Artspace from 18 August – 3 September 2018. More >>

Ruel 'Ready' EP Tour

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 4:02 pm | Secret Sounds


Top Trombonists Have a Blast

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 3:17 pm | Rodger Fox Big Band

Top Trombonists Have a Blast Two top American trombonists caught up with a Kiwi legend this week. Jim Pugh and Dr Irv Wagner have joined forces with Rodger Fox to hold trombone masterclasses in Wellington and give three outstanding concerts in ... More >>

Seddon Park to host international double-header

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 2:51 pm | Hamilton City Council

Cricket fans will get five chances to see New Zealand’s BLACKCAPS and WHITE FERNS in action at Seddon Park during the 2018-2019 international season. More >>

Four US creatives join a record lineup for Spark festival

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 1:45 pm | Wintec

Four multi-talented creative visionaries from the United States will join a record lineup of speakers at the Spark International Festival of Music, Media, Arts and Design at Wintec from 6-9 August. More >>

New Zealand Secondary Schools Team Named

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 1:40 pm | Netball NZ

New Zealand’s best secondary school players have been named to take on several international age-group teams later this year. The 14-strong New Zealand Secondary Schools team has been confirmed by Netball New Zealand and will travel to Canberra ... More >>

Rawiri Paratene Champions Māori Storytelling on the Shore

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 12:45 pm | Elephant Publicity

To celebrate the end of a year-long endeavour to provide a showcase of Maori theatre on the North Shore, The PumpHouse is delighted to confirm that they will once again be joining forces with the inimitable Rawiri Paratene for Kōrero Pūrākau from ... More >>

Peter Gordon Unites Top Chefs for Charity Dinner

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 12:39 pm | SKYCITY

A star-studded chef line up including Al Brown, Nic Watt, and Kasey and Karena Bird will be bought together by Kiwi legend Peter Gordon for a fine dining dinner raising funds for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC). More >>

Kiwi ‘’Mo-rathon” runners set their sights

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 10:54 am | The Movember Foundation

Art Green and Lydia O’Donnell are gearing up to run the largest marathon in the world in support of Movember New Zealanders will once again be taking action in the fight for men’s health, as the time fast approaches for Kiwi men to throw away ... More >>

Marie Shannon exhibition opens at Christchurch Art Gallery

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 10:51 am | Christchurch Art Gallery

Marie Shannon exhibition opens at Christchurch Art Gallery A significant exhibition of work by Auckland-based artist Marie Shannon opens at Christchurch Art Gallery this Saturday. Rooms found only in the home consists of more than 30 years of wryly ... More >>

City Gallery presents Patrick Pound

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 10:50 am | City Gallery Wellington

Next month, City Gallery Wellington presents a major exhibition by New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based artist Patrick Pound. More >>

Gaz Coombes World's Strongest Man Tour

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 10:40 am | The Label

Samuel Flynn Scott is the principle singer and songwriter with The Phoenix Foundation and Bunnies on Ponies . The Phoenix Foundation have released 6 critically acclaimed albums since forming in Wellington 20 years ago. They have been nominated for more ... More >>

Julia Deans Announces Support Acts We Light Fire Tour

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 10:38 am | Noise PR

Julia Deans Announces Support Acts We Light Fire Album Release Tour Julia Deans is pleased to announce the artists that will open for her We Light Fire album release tour. More >>

Thomasin Sleigh’s new novel: Women in the Field, One and Two

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 10:35 am | Lawrence and Gibson

Women’s creativity and freedom is explored in Thomasin Sleigh’s new novel, Women in the Field, One and Two More >>

The Coffee Club Set to Bake up a Storm

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 10:34 am | The Coffee Club

The Coffee Club New Zealand is the official sponsor of SPCA Cupcake Day for the second year in a row. SPCA Cupcake Day, which is in its tenth year, will officially take place on Monday 6 August. However, The Coffee Club will be fundraising for an entire ... More >>

What does well-being mean to you?

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 9:58 am | Statistics New Zealand

A public consultation to find out what well-being means to New Zealand starts today, Stats NZ said. More >>

Rosy start to New Zealand wine judging season

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 9:33 am | New World Wine Awards

The rise of Rosé looks set to continue with a record number of entries of the in-demand wine to be judged at the 2018 New World Wine Awards. Judging gets underway in Wellington today, where more than 1,400 wines across a range of varietals and styles will vie ... More >>

Te Papa secures 2,300 year old Terracotta Warriors

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 9:13 am | Te Papa

China’s ancient treasures, the 2,300 year old terracotta warriors, are coming to Te Papa this summer. Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality : will open 15 December 2018 and run until 22 April 2019. More >>

Sarah Millican stand-up tour of New Zealand

Monday, 30 July 2018, 5:26 pm | Blackout Music Management

NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2019 “The comic laureate of unglamorous-but-glorious womanhood” The Guardian CHRISTCHURCH ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL SATURDAY 26 JANUARY Book at Ticketek 0800 842 538 WELLINGTON OPERA HOUSE MONDAY 28 JANUARY Book at Ticketmaster 0800 111 ... More >>

Prestigious NZCT Chamber Music Contest Finals This Weekend

Monday, 30 July 2018, 5:23 pm | Chamber Music New Zealand

It's happening! This is going to be a big event. After months of preparations, dedicated students have been through a long journey with their violins, oboes, cellos, and even a guzheng, through the District Rounds, to the Regional Finals and now the National ... More >>

Smokefreerockquest - National finalists announced

Monday, 30 July 2018, 5:09 pm | Smokefreerockquest

Fame and fortune on the Kiwi music scene is a step closer for the top nine acts just announced in New Zealand’s biggest live, nationwide all original music event for high school students. More >>

Ratings Success Continues

Monday, 30 July 2018, 2:00 pm | Mediaworks

Ratings Success Continues with the Block NZ And Westside* , the Rock Rebrands, the Edge’s Dom Harvey to Run for a Good Cause More >>

Ali Galyer Added to Pan Pacific Championships Team

Monday, 30 July 2018, 1:32 pm | Swimming NZ

ALI GALYER ADDED TO PAN PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM Swimming New Zealand would like to formally announce Ali Galyer has committed to representing New Zealand and has been selected for the upcoming Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo, Japan. More >>

‘Sheriff of Koutu’ Named Tony Jackson Scholarship Recipient

Monday, 30 July 2018, 12:49 pm | IRONMAN

IRONMAN New Zealand announced the first of two Tony Jackson Scholarships for 2019, with a surprise visit to Rotorua revealing the news to recipient Joshua Te Kowhai, also known as the ‘Sheriff of Koutu’. More >>

Gryff Rhys Jones: “Where Was I?"

Monday, 30 July 2018, 12:49 pm | Live Nation

AUCKLAND, NZ (July 30, 2018) – GRIFF RHYS JONES , UK comedy great, actor and star of the iconic Not the Nine O’Clock News , is bringing his hilarious live show of stories, anecdotes and stand-up, Where Was I? , to New Zealand this November. More >>

Trey Songz announces three-date New Zealand tour

Monday, 30 July 2018, 11:27 am | NicNak Media

Presented by Mai FM , Pato Entertainment and Talk Later , the Grammy-nominated R&B sensation will play Logan Campbell in Auckland on November 3 , ASB Bay Park Arena in Tauranga on November 6 and TSB Arena in Wellington on November 7. More >>

Te Auaha Students Revive Two Outstanding Samoan Plays

Monday, 30 July 2018, 9:48 am | Te Auaha

Te Auaha Students Revive Two Outstanding Samoan Plays for New Audiences Te Auaha New Zealand Institute of Creativity students are to perform two plays by Samoan playwright Victor Roger at BATS Theatre in August. The plays showcase the cross-disciplinary ... More >>

Thriller Explores New Zealand's Role in Peace and War

Monday, 30 July 2018, 9:43 am | MR Fahrenheit

The Giltrap Audi season of Rendered - the latest work by award-winning New Zealand playwright, novelist and librettist Stuart Hoar - is a highly-anticipated, taut, torn-from-the-headlines thriller. More >>

New Immigrant is Everyday Hero for Save the Children

Monday, 30 July 2018, 9:36 am | Save the Children New Zealand

Being new to New Zealand isn’t stopping Chinese born Jing Hu (32) of Mount Albert, running a half marathon to support Save the Children NZ. More >>

For Kids By Kids charity album to be released

Monday, 30 July 2018, 9:03 am | Noise PR

The album has been made with the kind help of sponsors NSL - SHURE, Kog studios, and The Creative Alliance. More >>

Manurewa cap undefeated year with title

Sunday, 29 July 2018, 6:59 pm | Auckland Rugby League

The Manurewa Marlins made it back-to-back Farrelly Photos Women’s Premiership titles, after coming out on top in a thrilling Grand Final on Sunday at Mount Smart Stadium #2. More >>

Central crowned winners of the 2018 Beko Netball League

Sunday, 29 July 2018, 4:37 pm | Netball NZ

Central crowned winners of the 2018 Beko Netball League Sunday 29 July Central has won back-to-back Beko Netball League titles with a third-quarter scoring blitz earning them their second straight crown. More >>

New Zealand wins shears test, but it was close Boyo

Sunday, 29 July 2018, 11:34 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The CP Wool New Zealand shearing team has ended it’s 2018 UK tour with a win over Wales at the Corwen Shears in North Wales today (July 29 UK Time) in possibly the closest-ever result in international teams shearing. More >>

Rd 16 SAS Fox Memorial Premiership match reports

Sunday, 29 July 2018, 11:33 am | Auckland Rugby League

Rd 16 SAS Fox Memorial Premiership match reports Mangere East 30 Mt Albert 27 A last-minute try to Dakohta Taimani saw Mangere East register one of the upsets of the season at Walter Massey Park. In a game where the lead changed multiple times, ... More >>

Joel Amosa is the 2018 Lexus Song Quest Winner

Sunday, 29 July 2018, 11:30 am | Lexus Song Quest

Bass-baritone, Joel Amosa (28) from Auckland has been named the 2018 Lexus Song Quest winner at tonight’s Grand Final Gala at the Auckland Town Hall. Second place went to soprano, Eliza Boom (24) from Whangarei and tenor, Filipe Manu (25) from Auckland ... More >>

Oldfield ends UK jaunt with win No 8

Saturday, 28 July 2018, 6:49 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

South Canterbury shearer Allan Oldfield has wrapped up a season in the UK with an emphatic win in the blade shearing final at the Corwen Shears in North Wales earlier today (Saturday NZDT, Friday UK). More >>

Aio - The new bilingual EP in te reo Māori from Huia

Friday, 27 July 2018, 5:11 pm | Integrity Promotions

Āio is barefoot, synth rich, lyrically heavy and deep bass with silk ambience all in Māori. More >>

Catlins Coast Rally a favourite for defending champion

Friday, 27 July 2018, 4:54 pm | Catlins Coast Rally

Defending Catlins Coast Rally champion, Andrew Graves of Gore, rates the Catlins Rally as one of his favourites and when you look at his record in the event it is little wonder. More >>

200 Teams of Young Adventurers Get2Go

Friday, 27 July 2018, 4:09 pm | Hillary Outdoors

Close to 200 teams of keen secondary school students from all over New Zealand have signed up for the ultimate adventure racing event: The Torpedo7 Junior Get2Go Challenge. More >>

NZHistory showcases women’s suffrage stories

Friday, 27 July 2018, 3:57 pm | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

In tribute to this year’s Suffrage 125 commemorations a wealth of stories, including profiles of some of New Zealand’s most influential women’s rights advocates, are now available online. More >>

$5,000 grant to build signs on Manawa Karioi tracks

Friday, 27 July 2018, 2:33 pm | New Zealand Walking Access Commission

Island Bay’s Manawa Karioi ecological restoration project has won a $5000 grant to erect signs and put in track markers that will help people walk local bush trails. More >>

Two Point Goals to Feature at 2018 Super Club Competition

Friday, 27 July 2018, 2:13 pm | Netball New Zealand

Netball New Zealand’s Super Club tournament will see the introduction of a two goal scoring zone when teams take to the court in Nelson next month. More >>

RL GRIME announces New Zealand show

Friday, 27 July 2018, 1:38 pm | Noise PR

With his hotly anticipated album NOVA released , RL Grime now announces he will be returning to New Zealand this November, presented by BBE, Fuzen SNIFFERS and George FM. Bringing along GoldLink as a very special guest, the tour will head to New Zealand ... More >>

CUP book design made of the write stuff

Friday, 27 July 2018, 12:04 pm | University of Canterbury

New China Eyewitness: Roger Duff, Rewi Alley and the art of museum diplomacy edited by James Beattie and Richard Bullen (Canterbury University Press), designed by Aaron Beehretook home the accolades and the awards for two categories plus the best overall ... More >>

NZTrio presents Braid to mark women’s suffrage

Friday, 27 July 2018, 9:59 am | Elephant Publicity

NZTrio presents BRAID CLEMENT • MENDELSSOHN • KATS-CHERNIN • KELLY • SCHUMANN Performed by Ashley Brown (cello) with guest musicians Benjamin Baker (violin) and Stephen De Pledge (piano) More >>

Dudley Benson Announces ZEALANDIA Release Details

Friday, 27 July 2018, 9:50 am | Golden Retriever Records

Avant-pop musician Dudley Benson has revealed that his long-awaited third album, Zealandia , will be released on Friday 10th August. More >>

Wales beat New Zealand at Royal Welsh Show

Friday, 27 July 2018, 9:41 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The New Zealand shearing team has one last chance to claim an international victory on their CP Wool UK Tour after suffering a third consecutive loss to Wales on Wednesday (July 25) at the Royal Welsh Show. More >>

Māori culture leadership programme leaves lasting impression

Friday, 27 July 2018, 9:34 am | ATEED

International students based in Auckland have had the opportunity to spend a special day with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, a Māori tribe based in Auckland, learning about Māori culture as part of a trial leadership programme. More >>

Becky Donovan wins IHC Art Awards 2018

Friday, 27 July 2018, 9:28 am | IHC New Zealand

An intricately detailed drawing by Dunedin artist Becky Donovan has won the 2018 IHC Art Awards and $5000. More >>

Te Papa sets the record straight on collections and science

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 6:19 pm | Te Papa

As Te Papa looks to modernise the way it works, some have suggested that the museum could put national collections at risk, or fail to fulfil its role in scientific research. More >>

NZ Retro Music Chart Radio Show Gaining Momentum

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 5:13 pm | AB Soundbites

It showcases the New Zealand music scene and a slice of Kiwi life back in the 1970's & 1980's. More >>

Grammy Award-winning violinist to debut with the NZSO

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 4:47 pm | NZSO

Grammy Award-winning violinist to debut with the NZSO in August Hailed as one of the world’s finest violinists, the Grammy Award-winning Augustin Hadelich makes his New Zealand Symphony Orchestra debut next month. More >>

Jarrod Owens' international ambition boosted by Manfeild win

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 4:10 pm | North Island Endurance Series

Victory in the final race of the ENEOS North Island Endurance Series has given Jarrod Owens the needed push to go overseas. Owens took out overall honours in the One Hour Series final at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon last weekend. Despite having never driven ... More >>

McIntyre and Gilbertson win endurance race title

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 3:43 pm | GilbertsonJMR

Nelson based three-time New Zealand V8 race car Champion John McIntyre and Hawke’s Bay based ex NZ Porsche Champion Simon Gilbertson added the Three-hour North Island Endurance Race title to their portfolio’s in the weekend. More >>

Comedian Tim Ross muses on Modernist Design at CoCA

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 1:14 pm | COCA Gallery

Australian comedian and design aficionado, Tim Ross brings his internationally acclaimed Modernist design show, How Much for the Green Chair with the Wooden Legs? , to CoCA. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of their stunning Mid Century gallery, the Centre ... More >>

200-year-old Māori drawings undergoing conservation

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 12:31 pm | Auckland Council

Some of the first materials sharing Māori culture and language overseas are undergoing extensive conservation work for an international exhibition. More >>

Deerstalkers Support Freedom of Access to Hunter Valley

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 11:28 am | New Zealand Deerstalkers Association

All New Zealanders should have free access to publicly owned land, says a spokesman for the New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association, Bill O’Leary. More >>

Jonathan Bree Sleepwalking tour of NZ

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 11:03 am | Under the Radar

Friday November 2 - Auckland, Hollywood Avondale Saturday November 3 - Leigh, Sawmill Café Friday November 9 - Wellington, San Fran Friday November 16 – Christchurch, Blue Smoke More >>



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