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Kiwis become Saints in St John Annual Appeal 2018

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 10:15 am | St John

St John is hoping to raise eyebrows as well as money this year, introducing a fun, new online fundraising campaign asking Kiwis to Be a Saint and donate to its annual appeal. More >>

Salvation Army calls for extra help

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 10:03 am | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is offering people the chance to join it for an hour or more help end poverty in New Zealand. More >>

National Jazz Festival strikes the right chord

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 6:57 pm | National Jazz Festival

Tauranga, 4 April, 2018: A bumper long weekend crowd from far and wide, fine weather and sold-out shows has seen the National Jazz Festival Tauranga hit the right notes this Easter. More >>

Tiki Taane, Ria Hall & Laughton Kora Four Shows in Northland

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 6:52 pm | Loop

Tiki Taane , Ria Hall & Laughton Kora are set to combine for the Tipi Haere Tour , a special run of four shows in the Northland region. These shows will see all three artists perform solo sets from their own bodies of work, and undoubtedly ... More >>

Rotorua Museum ‘Outside the Walls’ Walking Tour Guides

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 6:49 pm | Rotorua Museum

Rotorua Museum ‘Outside the Walls’ Walking Tour Guides Getting Ready to Represent Rotorua Lakes at the Trustpower National Community Awards The Rotorua Museum ‘Outside the Walls’ Walking Tour Guides will join the country’s best and brightest voluntary ... More >>

Nashville stars heading south to work with Kiwi artists

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 4:41 pm | SongHubs

They have made successful careers out of writing beloved songs for some of America’s biggest country stars, as well as sweeping ballads and runaway hits for TV shows like Nashville and Grey’s Anatomy. Now these three Nashville residents are coming ... More >>

Opening: Bronte Perry and Ange Perry

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 4:17 pm | Enjoy Art Gallery

and my heart is soft is an installation of sculpture and weaving by Ange and Bronte Perry. As mother and child with Pākeha, Māori and Croatian heritage, their collaboration confronts the ideas of unknowing and re-learning, exploring gaps and incommensurabilities ... More >>

Ongoing negotiations to purchase New Zealand Warriors

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 2:47 pm | Auckland Rugby League

While the media and public excitement around the potential sale of the New Zealand Warriors is understandable and welcome, Auckland Rugby League wants to take this opportunity to communicate to media and the public that confidential negotiations ... More >>

Dark tale told at Waikato Museum

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 2:02 pm | Hamilton City Council

A haunting play, depicting an event etched into the minds of those it touched 25 years ago, returns to Hamilton for a season at Waikato Museum. More >>

Wicked Wellington weather makes Waterbourne a success

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 1:54 pm | Waterbourne

Wellington provided ideal conditions for extreme water-sports athletes last weekend, allowing them to showcase their abilities in a variety of challenging conditions. More >>

Three Wins the Month

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 1:12 pm | Mediaworks

MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT AUSTRALIA IS #1 REALITY SHOW FOR 2018 Three was the most-watched channel amongst 25-54s in March 2018, with a monthly average audience share of 22.1% in that demo. Last week was Three’s highest rating week for the year-to-date, averaging ... More >>

Lil Dicky Announces Debut New Zealand Show

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 12:24 pm | Frontier Touring Company

Illusive Presents and Frontier Touring are elated to announce that multi-platinum artist Lil Dicky will play New Zealand for the very first time this July. The LA-based rapper will be stopping by Auckland, bringing with him a highly entertaining show ... More >>

Craig Murray Second in Freeride World Tour Finale

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 12:20 pm | NZ Snow Sports

Verbier, Switzerland (2 April 2018) – Nineteen-year-old freeskier Craig Murray (Wanaka) has claimed an impressive second place finish on the legendary Swiss freeride venue, Bec de Rosses, in the dramatic grand finale of the Freeride World Tour held ... More >>

Michael McIntyre's Big World Tour Coming to NZ

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 12:08 pm | Blackout Music Management

UK Comedian Michael McIntyre's Big World Tour Coming to NZ June 2019 ADRIAN BOHM PRESENTS THE UK’S BIGGEST SELLING COMEDIAN More >>

Connie Lawn’s Obituary – April 2, 2018

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 11:52 am | Connie Lawn

Long term independent reporter Connie Lawn died April 2, 2018 at her Lake Barcroft home in Falls Church, VA. She was 73. Her death from a rare form of Parkinson disease was confirmed by her husband, Dr. Charles Sneiderman. Connie said she had a full ... More >>

Firearms Safety Council Reminds Hunters to Take Care

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 11:28 am | Firearms Safety Council

‘The death of a hunter in the Kaimai Forest is a tragedy and sadly a timely reminder to all hunters that they need to take special care when hunting’, says Joe Green, Chair of the Firearms Safety Council. More >>

Thrilling showdown expected at IRB season finale

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 10:38 am | Surf Life Saving

Over 300 Surf Lifeguards are set to descend on Waihi Beach this weekend for the BP New Zealand IRB [Inflatable Rescue Boat] Championships finale, to fight for the honour of becoming the top IRB club in the country. More >>

Female Directors Shine

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 10:23 am | Elephant Publicity

The 13th Doc Edge International Film Festival programme is now live. Over half of the feature films are directed or co-directed by women – a reflection of the outstanding female filmmakers working in the documentary form – and completely unrepresentative ... More >>

Trotting Club promotes syndications

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 9:59 am | Auckland Trotting Club

The Auckland Trotting Club has a great track-record when it comes to establishing and overseeing horse racing syndications. Now the 128-year old iconic club is again calling on Kiwis to consider joining a syndicate ahead of the 2019 season. More >>

Kinsman Brothers Star at NZ National Sprint Title Kart Event

Monday, 2 April 2018, 3:29 pm | KartSport

Kinsman Brothers Star at NZ National Sprint Title Kart Event Auckland’s Kinsman brothers, Mathew and Daniel, came through to claim three of the seven class title on offer at the Giltrap Group backed 2018 KartSport New Zealand National Sprint Championship ... More >>

Natural History Docu-Soap, Orangutan Jungle School

Monday, 2 April 2018, 2:49 pm | NHNZ

NHNZ Announces Production of 4K Natural History Docu-Soap, Orangutan Jungle School , Commissioned for Love Nature More >>

Playshop LIVE returns to Friday Nights

Monday, 2 April 2018, 10:39 am | PlayShop

With a fresh re-brand and sharp creative focus, the Capital's most innovative and prodigious comedy cohort is chomping at the bit for its 2018 season of PlayShop LIVE to kick off at BATS Theatre on April 6th. More >>

Easter Show Woolhandling Champs

Sunday, 1 April 2018, 6:06 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Central Otago shearer and woolhandler Pagan Rimene has won an historic 175th Royal Easter Show woolhandling title in Auckland in the best of the Easter spirit – praising the World champion she beat for mentoring her to the win. More >>

Grassroots Rugby TV Swaps Sides

Sunday, 1 April 2018, 2:56 pm | Joint Press Release

Iconic TV series Grassroots Rugby will reach even more rugby fans this year after signing a new deal with Māori Television. The agreement will see Haati Grassroots Rugby have its first screening free to air, with te reo content, through multi-platform ... More >>

Guptill back, Delport on cusp of debut

Sunday, 1 April 2018, 12:51 pm | Auckland Cricket

Guptill back, Delport on cusp of debut The Auckland Aces host the second placed Wellington Firebirds in their final Plunket Shield fixture of the season at Eden Park Outer Oval on Monday. Martin Guptill rejoins the Aces after being on Test duty ... More >>

Men's 470 head big Kiwi contingent at Palma regatta

Sunday, 1 April 2018, 10:56 am | Yachting New Nealand

The pair are by far the best men’s 470 combination in the country and don’t have regular training partners who can push them along. It’s in contrast to most other classes where there’s intense competition among the New Zealand sailors and some ... More >>

Smith juggernaut continues in Easter Show shearing

Sunday, 1 April 2018, 10:26 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Hawke’s Bay shearer Rowland Smith’s domination of New Zealand’s world-class shearing elite continued when he had his 40th New Zealand finals win in a row today at the Royal Easter Show in Auckland. More >>

Last Sunday of the month, The Scruffy Bunny Improv

Friday, 30 March 2018, 6:54 pm | Scruffy Bunny Theatre


41st National Youth Jazz Competition Winners Announced

Friday, 30 March 2018, 6:51 pm | Youth Jazz Competition

The 41st National Youth Jazz Competition held at Baycourt Community and Arts Centre on Wednesday 28 March to Friday 30 March featured the most competitors in its 41-year history says National Youth Jazz Competition Director Liam Ryan. More >>

36th America's Cup Class Rule Published

Friday, 30 March 2018, 12:26 pm | America's Cup

The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Circolo della Vela Sicilia, together with their respective teams Emirates Team New Zealand and the Challenger of Record - Luna Rossa, published the AC75 Class Rule for the 36th America’s Cup today. More >>

Daniel Champagne Brings the Snap Shot Tour to NZ

Friday, 30 March 2018, 12:13 pm | CPRPR

Australian Singer songwriter and guitar virtuoso Daniel Champagne will bring his Snap Shot Tour to New Zealand this April for his most extensive tour in the country to date. With his captivating performances, characterized by his beautiful lyrics ... More >>

Leadership and opportunities for sport and recreation

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 4:24 pm | Sport Wellington

This morning, the first ‘Leadership Framework’ orientation was piloted at NZ Rugby House in Wellington with a group of CEOs, General Managers and board members from the sport and recreation sector. More >>

People urged to make Daylight Saving, life saving

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 3:58 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Firefighters are urging people to check and test their smoke alarms, as they turn out to an average of nine house fires a day. More >>

Submissions open for Tylee Cottage artist residencies

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 3:52 pm | Sarjeant Gallery

Submissions open for three $20 000 Tylee Cottage artist residencies for the 2018 – 2020 period Application period closes 5pm Friday 25 May 2018 The Tylee Cottage Artist-in-Residence programme is generously supported by Creative New Zealand’s ... More >>

Extreme winds forecasted for Waterbourne

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 3:21 pm | Waterbourne

Saturdays weather forecast in Wellington will provide epic winds for windsurfers and kiteboarders competing at New Zealand’s premier extreme water-sports event Waterbourne, giving event-goers a thrilling spectacle. More >>

Spark calls for entries to Tall Shorts Film Festival

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 1:39 pm | Spark

Spark calls for entries to inaugural Tall Shorts Film Festival Kiwi film icon Taika Waititi will judge the entries, with the winner taking home $10,000. More >>

Golden Oldies kicks off in Christchurch this weekend

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 12:16 pm | Christchurch NZ

Christchurch is counting down the days until thousands of brightly coloured senior sports enthusiasts take over Hagley Park for the 2018 Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies Sports Celebration. More >>

Top Aussies Fly in for Kartsport Sprint Title Event

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 12:05 pm | KartSport

For years now New Zealand’s top karters have been crossing the Tasman seeking greater competition. This Easter weekend five of Australia’s best - Lane Moore, Cody Gillis, Harrison Hoey, Jaiden Pope and Peter Bouzinelos - are returning the ... More >>

Ekko Park To Support Simple Plan

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 11:59 am | Blackout Music Management

Auckland rockers Ekko Park will support Canadian pop-punk legends Simple Plan for their Auckland show on Thursday 19th April at the Powerstation . More >>

Hoping for a drowning free Easter weekend

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 11:43 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) is calling on Kiwis to think about water safety this Easter. More >>

DOC reminds hunters to play it safe this season

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 10:31 am | Department of Conservation

While hunters are looking forward to the upcoming deer breeding season, which starts late March, the Department of Conservation (DOC) is reminding them to play it safe. More >>

250 Year Journey Represented by Winning Whangarei Sculpture

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 9:33 am | Te Au Marie

It’s only a short journey from NorthTec to Hihiaua Peninsula, but it was a significant journey for a pair of students who won two of the three awards at last week’s Whangarei Sculpture Symposium. More >>

Jamie McDell Shares Music Video for 'Tori'

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 9:20 am | The Label

Thursday, March 29th 2018 - Today kiwi singer-songwriter Jamie McDell has revealed a picturesque visual for her charming new track 'Tori'. Directed by longtime McDell collaborator Garth Badger of Thievery Studio, we float around the historic Whatipu ... More >>

Finalists for 2018 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 8:01 pm | Pacific Music Awards

Newcomers and past winners announced as finalists for 2018 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards Tonight, the finalists for the 2018 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards were announced at the Otara Music Arts Centre, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. More >>

Will the kiwi emoji wing its way onto your keyboard?

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 7:29 pm | Trade Me Limited

Trade Me has today announced a plan to lobby the mysterious US-based Unicode Consortium for a new kiwi emoji, and wants New Zealand to help make it happen. More >>

Four Seasons In A Day, Everyday

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 2:08 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Often seen as the last long-weekend opportunity to explore the outdoors before winter weather sets in, Easter is a key focus for the Mountain Safety Council. Campers, day walkers, hunters and backcountry trampers are urged to very carefully check the ... More >>

Netballer Kayla Cullen to miss Commonwealth Games

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 12:29 pm | Netball New Zealand

New Zealand Netballer defender Kayla Cullen has been ruled out of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games having failed to recover sufficiently from an on-going knee injury. More >>

First Ever Digital Directory for Kiwi Women Launched

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 10:28 am | YWCA

YWCA Auckland and YWCA Aotearoa New Zealand launch new search engine for women’s services in NZ. More >>

R&B Singer/Songwriter H.E.R. Debuts in Auckland May 24

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 10:20 am | Live Nation

Quickly establishing herself as one of modern pop’s most fascinating new voices H.E.R. emerged in late 2016 with the breakthrough release “H.E.R. Volume 1,” as a nameless, faceless and practically untraceable personality on Soundcloud. Streamed ... More >>

World champions head for Royal Easter Show

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 9:47 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Two current World champions have confirmed they will be competing in the shearing sports at the 175th anniversary Royal Easter Show in Auckland this weekend. More >>

Judges Announced for ServiceIQ NZ Museum Awards 2018

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 9:36 am | Museums Aotearoa

Museums Aotearoa is delighted to announce the appointment of the judging panels for the New Zealand Museum Awards 2018. These prestigious Awards celebrate best practice within the world of museums, art galleries, archives and libraries. More >>

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Home Entertainment Release Today

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 9:17 am | Noise PR

Writer/Director Rian Johnson takes fans behind the scenes, revealing production secrets and never-before-seen footage and deleted scenes More >>

ChristchurchNZ supports choreographer’s debut in Antarctica

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 4:16 pm | Christchurch NZ

Internationally acclaimed Christchurch choreographer Corey Baker has showcased our city’s link with Antarctica and set new world records by creating and staging the first dance in Antarctica. More >>

Hawaiian Airlines announces New Zealand Netball sponsorships

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 3:04 pm | Northern Stars

Hawaiian airlines, now in its fifth year of flying to New Zealand, has announced its support for Netball in New Zealand via a major sponsorship of the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic (WBOP Magic) and Northern Stars ANZ Premiership teams. More >>

Ohakune’s famed Mardi Gras returns

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 2:26 pm | Ohakune Mardi Gras

One of New Zealand’s most-loved winter parties, the Ohakune Mardi Gras is back with a soon-to-be-announced line-up featuring an exciting array of acts from around the globe. More >>

ARL applauds Warriors inclusion in women’s competition

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 1:23 pm | Auckland Rugby League

ARL applauds Warriors inclusion in women’s competition March 27, 2018 Auckland Rugby League Media For immediate release The Auckland Rugby League has thrown its full support behind the New Zealand Warriors’ inclusion in the newly-formed NRL ... More >>

Reminder: Daylight saving ends on Sunday

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 12:55 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

New Zealand Daylight Saving will end next Sunday, 1 April 2018, when 3.00am becomes 2.00am. More >>

The SPCA’s Food Safety Tips for Pet Owners at Easter

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 11:47 am | SPCA

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Hard-Working Husky Rider Gets His Just Rewards

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 10:35 am | Bikesport NZ

MARCH 27, 2018: All the hard work, long hours and dedication to the task have been rewarded for Wairoa motocross racer Tommy Watts. More >>

Statement from RNZ Chair Richard Griffin & CE Paul Thompson

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 10:28 am | Radio New Zealand

Today RNZ chief executive Paul Thompson accepted Carol Hirschfeld’s resignation from RNZ, effective immediately. More >>



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