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Largest Literary Festival Launches Expansive Programme

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 9:57 am | Auckland Writers Festival

The 18th Auckland Writers Festival takes to the sea, the pavement, festival halls and a glittering pop-up venue in its most ambitious programme yet, which sees a record 42 international writers, historians, scientists, radicals and thinkers team with ... More >>

Niche, Paint It Gold and George FM present BONOBO

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 9:49 am | Great Things

THURSDAY MARCH 16, 2017 – LA-based British musician, producer and DJ Bonobo announces his return to New Zealand for one headline show at Auckland Town Hall on July 27. He last visited Auckland in 2015 for a DJ set, but this time he’s bringing his ... More >>

Kiwi favourite Mel Parsons to tour with full band

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 9:44 am | NicNak Media

Mel Parsons has spent the last few years dividing her time between touring the world and performing her solo show in some of New Zealand’s remotest woolsheds. But this May, the Kiwi favourite will embark on her first tour with a full band since 2015, ... More >>

Live in NZ this week! Midge Ure

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 9:44 am | Plus1

Midge Ure and band have landed! The voice of Ultravox (and co-founder of Band Aid) kicks off his NZ tour tomorrow in Tauranga, Auckland's Powerstation on Friday, San Fran in Wellington on Saturday. More >>

Immigration delay causes uncertainty regarding two events

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 9:35 am | Dunedin Fringe Festival

The Dunedin Fringe Festival has learned that a delay with immigration processes may prevent two Festival events from going ahead. Acapella vocal group , Africa Entsha and song and dance phenomenon Stimela the Musical are currently programmed at St ... More >>

Collaborative exhibition features art by prison inmates

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 9:30 am | NorthTec

Artworks created by inmates from Ngawha Prison will go on display at an exhibition at NorthTec’s Geoff Wilson Gallery next month. More >>

Lack of confidence means Kiwis risk missing opportunities

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 9:18 am | Asia New Zealand Foundation

An Asia New Zealand Foundation survey has found many New Zealanders lack confidence in engaging with Asia, despite recognising the importance Asia has to New Zealand. More >>

Summer Exhibition - last four days - Make an offer

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 5:26 pm | NZ Academy Of Fine Arts

Our Summer Exhibition at the Academy Galleries finishes this Sunday 19 March. It’s been a very successful exhibition so far and we’re hoping to make it more so with your help. More >>

SEED the untold Story

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 5:12 pm | L.A. Publicity

‘SEED’ is opening theatrically in NZ April 20 – The film was co directed/produced by Taggart Siegel - No stranger to New Zealand, Taggart has an a organic farm in Banks Peninsula, near Akaroa on the South Island and, as he ‘put it’.. has had ... More >>

VIEWPOINTS Improvisational Movement Technique Workshop

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 5:02 pm | Unitec

Register now for the VIEWPOINTS Improvisational Movement Technique Workshop with visiting New York based actor, director and theatre maker, Tina Mitchell at Unitec on 29-30 April. More >>

Toi Whakaari welcomes 2017 Toi Film directors

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 4:53 pm | Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School

Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School are pleased to announce that this year’s Toi Films are to be helmed by three celebrated Kiwi directors: Florian Habicht, Jonathan King and Michelle Savill. More >>

National breastfeeding body applauds The Warehouse

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 4:48 pm | NZ Breastfeeding Alliance

The Warehouse’s latest breastfeeding-friendly campaign is a significant step foward in promoting breastfeeding in public, the New Zealand Breastfeeding Alliance (NZBA) said today. More >>

Auckland League honour 1977 international champion team

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 4:41 pm | Auckland Rugby League

The month of June will mark 40 years since the 'remarkable grand slam' when the Auckland premier representative team beat Australia, Great Britain and France at Carlaw Park in 1977. More >>

Who will stand up to the challenge?

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 4:07 pm | KartSport

The Giltrap Group New Zealand Rotax Max Challenge returns to the Bay of Plenty for the double header third and fourth rounds of the 2017 series on the 17th - 19th of March. More >>

App launch gives Kiwis keys to their own fitness platform

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 4:05 pm | heyfit

Social fitness is the biggest fitness movement right now and the heyfit app is the best platform to support this movement. More >>

ASB Polyfest underway today

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 3:33 pm | ASB Polyfest

ASB Polyfest, the world’s largest Maori and Pacific Island festival, got underway today at the Manukau Sports Bowl in Auckland. More >>

Do your bit to help protect wildlife habitat

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 1:58 pm | NZ Fish and Game Council

New Zealanders are being urged to do their bit to protect some of the country’s most important environmental areas by buying the latest Fish & Game habitat stamp. More >>

Big KZ2 fields promise close racing at Te Puke

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 1:55 pm | KartSport New Zealand

With 24 entries in the Wifiplus KZ2 class and 17 in the combined Aarque Group KZ2 Masters and KZ2 Restricted class the action is guaranteed to be fast and furious at the second round of the 2017 Molecule ProKart Series at Te Puke this weekend. More >>

Te Auaha Seals New Agreement with China Cultural Centre

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 12:57 pm | Te Auaha NZ Institute of Applied Creativity

Te Auaha New Zealand Institute of Applied Creativity has signed a three-year agreement with the China Cultural Centre in New Zealand (CCCNZ). More >>

Bach Musica NZ - Choral Masterpieces from Around the World

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 12:33 pm | Bach Musica

Two of New Zealand’s finest emerging conductors, Elizabeth Lau and Timothy Carpenter, will be Bach Musica NZ’s guest conductors for the ensemble’s first concert in their 40th anniversary season. More >>

Celebrating 10 Years of Laughter in the Community!!

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 11:07 am | Lotus

This Sunday, the St Albans Laughter Club celebrates ten years of sharing laughter yoga! More >>

Celebrities commit to Shave for a Cure fundraiser at Farmers

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 11:01 am | Leukaemia and Blood Foundation

Hair will be flying at Farmers St Lukes store next Thursday March 23rd from 12-2pm, when a number of New Zealand celebrities show off their hairdressing talents for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand’s (LBC’s) iconic Shave for a Cure campaign. More >>

Living Dead Rollers start the season with a nail-biting win

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 10:43 am | Dead End Roller Derby

Press Release: 15 March 2017 Living Dead Rollers start the season with a nail-biting win in Canterbury clash On Saturday 11th March Dead End Derby’s Living Dead Rollers took on Timaru’s Derby Dames in a nail-biting, edge of your seat performance. While ... More >>

Improve farm productivity with earthworms

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 10:38 am | Bala Tikkisetty Waikato Regional Council

Earthworms are indicators of soil health. There are nearly 200 species of earthworms in New Zealand but only a few introduced species are beneficial to agriculture. There are many species of native earthworms, but these seldom occur in developed soils. ... More >>

From Chef to the Navy’s Newest Commanding Officer

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 10:30 am | New Zealand Defence Force

A sailor who started his career as a chef has just become the Royal New Zealand Navy’s newest Commanding Officer. More >>

Top European Designer to Show at iD Fashion Week

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 10:10 am | iD Dunedin Fashion Week

Swedish fashion designer Paulo Melim Andersson – the creative force behind some of Europe’s biggest fashion houses – will show a retrospective collection at the iD Fashion Shows on Friday March 24 and Saturday March 25 at the Dunedin Railway ... More >>

New Zealand Davis Cup Team Confirmed For Tough Clash

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 5:33 pm | Tennis New Zealand

The New Zealand Davis Cup team has been confirmed for one of its toughest clashes for several years. More >>

You need to be in Parnell for this FREE Arts event

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 3:47 pm | Parnell Inc.

White Night is an Auckland wide event designed to make art accessible to everyone in public spaces - and Parnell is the place to be for this FREE arts event! More >>

Win a Vintage Bike and Ride The Big Easy

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 2:00 pm | Ray White

Vintage Bicycles are increasingly popular and with the Big Easy returning to Hawke’s Bay for 2017, Ray White Hawke’s Bay are getting behind the event by giving away two new bright yellow 7-speed vintage bikes. More >>

The hunt is on: Where’s the $6.5 million Powerball ticket?

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 1:55 pm | Lotto New Zealand

Media Release 14 March 2017 The hunt is on: Where’s the $6.5 million Powerball ticket? It’s time to check your wallet, turn out your drawers and dig through that glove box – there’s a $6.5 million winning Powerball ticket on the loose in Gisborne. ... More >>

Hunters should stick to the basics and “be safe”

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 1:14 pm | New Zealand Deerstalkers Association

The approaching “roar” and the opening of the game bird season will encourage thousands of hunters into the hills and swamps of New Zealand and national hunting associations and key government departments think it is timely to remind hunters ... More >>

RLWC2017 Announce Independent Liquor as Tournament Partner

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 12:02 pm | Rugby League World Cup

Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) is pleased to announce Independent Liquor as an Official Partner of the tournament in New Zealand. More >>

Awatea’s Treasure is a hit!

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 11:10 am | Huia Publishers

The book Awatea’s Treasure by new author Fraser Smith has only just been released and yet is proving to be a hit with both primary and intermediate school age readers, and especially boys. More >>

Hat-Trick of Wins a Huge Boost for Walsh

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 11:02 am | Bikesport NZ

MARCH 14, 2017: A spectacular winning streak at the weekend has enabled Canterbury's Dylan Walsh to close to within strike range of winning this season's national 250cc motocross championships. More >>

Vertical Entertainment Acquires 6 DAYS for North America

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 9:57 am | New Zealand Film Commission - NZFC

Los Angeles, March 13, 2017 – Toa Fraser’s thriller 6 DAYS , starring Jamie Bell, Abbie Cornish, and Mark Strong, has been acquired by Vertical Entertainment for North American rights with a target U.S. More >>

New television channel to launch in New Zealand

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 9:47 am | NCTV

A new television channel featuring locally-produced content and targeting New Zealand’s Chinese community, as well as Kiwis and Asian Kiwis interested in Chinese culture, is being launched on Sunday 19 March. More >>

Leadership the key to success for Kidwell

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 9:41 am | New Zealand Rugby League

Kiwis coach David Kidwell’s management puzzle is nearing completion with the announcement that experienced Rugby League administrator Shane Richardson will take on a newly created role as the Kiwis’ Campaign Manager, while Kidwell will be assisted by ... More >>

Yamaha Men Take Charge in the Sand

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 9:23 am | Bikesport NZ

MARCH 14, 2017: The Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team took command of proceedings at round three of the New Zealand Motocross Championships in the Manawatu at the weekend. More >>

Ruapuna set to rumble for NZ Endurance Championships

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 9:20 am | South Island Endurance Racing Drivers Club

The stage is set for one of the biggest Inter-Island motorsport battles ever to be staged in New Zealand, as the 2016/17 New Zealand Endurance Championship invade Christchurch’s Mike Pero Motorsport Park - Ruapuna this Saturday 18 March. More >>

ANTARCTICA - while you were sleeping

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 9:10 am | Auckland Museum

The world premiere of visual artist Joseph Michael's ANTARCTICA - while you were sleeping opens in just ten days. More >>

Vanished Delft: Handmade Material Culture

Monday, 13 March 2017, 5:32 pm | Wallace Arts Trust

Left to right: Tui Vase , 2004 by Denys Watkins & Bronwynne Cornish, Bottle Opener , 2013 by Nate Savill, Handle Candleholder , 2016 by Warwick Freeman, Pakohe Bangle , 2017 by Craig Mcintosh, Solar Wind Ring , 2015 by James Rawlinson , Cucumber ... More >>

Alex De Vries’ new release ‘Take Me For A Ride’

Monday, 13 March 2017, 5:29 pm | Integrity Promotions

Much more than just a smooth Pop Ballad, Alex De Vries’ ‘Take Me For A Ride’ is your introduction into a new music realm. More >>

UNSTITCHED finds home thanks to Urban Dream Brokerage

Monday, 13 March 2017, 5:19 pm | Just Atelier

UNSTITCHED: Local Fashion Revolution is open to the community again this April 1st - 30th 2017, to help you revitalise your love of the clothes you wear. The pop-up project will be New Zealand's largest community event as part of the international ... More >>

APO congratulates Board Chairman on new appointment

Monday, 13 March 2017, 5:11 pm | Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) wishes to congratulate APO Board Chairman Geraint Martin on his appointment as Chief Executive of Te Papa Tongarewa – Museum of New Zealand. More >>

Arts projects provide fresh views of Asia and its peoples

Monday, 13 March 2017, 3:59 pm | Asia New Zealand Foundation

The Asia New Zealand Foundation is calling for applications for its first round of arts grants for 2017. More >>

APS New Zealand’s New Superyacht Refit Destination

Monday, 13 March 2017, 3:02 pm | Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ

With New Zealand being the South Pacific Superyacht hub for both refits and cruising, more vessels are feeling confident after years of reporting by fellow owners and captains to head to the southern hemisphere. Although many visitors believe Auckland ... More >>

ASB Polyfest Taonga for the late George Pomana

Monday, 13 March 2017, 2:45 pm | ASB Polyfest

The 42nd ASB Polyfest starts this Wednesday at 7:00am with a special flag raising ceremony and powhiri at the Manukau Sports Bowl. More >>

Three Wins Friday Night for Second Consecutive Week

Monday, 13 March 2017, 2:44 pm | Mediaworks

Three Wins Friday Night for Second Consecutive Week And Married at First Sight Continues to Dominate More >>

My name is Moana – AOTNZ tour April –May 2017

Monday, 13 March 2017, 2:18 pm | Arts on Tour New Zealand

Celebrated singer songwriter Moana Maniapoto is joined by her sister Trina, Pitch Black’s Paddy Free and Karlos Tunks Saunders in a heartfelt tribute to ‘moana’- the ocean - in ‘My Name is Moana’. In 2016, Art Laureate Moana was inducted into ... More >>

Mitch James Kicks Off First Nationwide 'Humble Roadie Tour'

Monday, 13 March 2017, 2:03 pm | Sony Music

Mitch James has been catapulted into the hearts, minds and playlists of Kiwis with the recent success of his debut #1 New Zealand airplay single MOVE ON , and to celebrate Mitch will embark on his very first nationwide tour, playfully named HUMBLE ROADIE ... More >>

Wild Ideas - A Conservation Symposium

Monday, 13 March 2017, 1:36 pm | Wellington Zoo

For the first time, Wellington Zoo's global and local conservation partners will be joining us to speak at Wild Ideas, a conservation symposium on April 5 and 6! More >>

The Food Show Wellington hits town, 26 – 28 May

Monday, 13 March 2017, 1:32 pm | The Food Show

If you’re looking for ways to fire up your creative juices in the kitchen, look no further. The Food Show Wellington is on at Westpac Stadium from 26 – 28 May, and it’s bringing everything you need to turn yourself from uninspired and unenthused ... More >>

Nicol says Aces 'still in the race'

Monday, 13 March 2017, 1:00 pm | Auckland Cricket

After having the majority of their pink ball fixture washed out, the Auckland Aces are looking to get back to winning ways when they face Northern Districts at Eden Park Outer Oval in Round Eight of the Plunket Shield starting tomorrow. The Auckland ... More >>

Wellington Firebirds team named for Round Eight

Monday, 13 March 2017, 12:12 pm | Cricket Wellington

The Wellington Firebirds team to play the Central Stags at Napier’s McLean Park from Tuesday 14th to Friday 17th March has been named. More >>

KTM Riders Lead in Two Separate Categories

Monday, 13 March 2017, 12:02 pm | Bikesport NZ

MARCH 13, 2017: The terrain can be the ultimate friend or most treacherous of foes in the sport of motocross and it became both of these things to KTM riders Hayden Smith and Hamish Harwood at the weekend. More >>

Queenstown's Duncan Campbell Fifth at World Snowboard Champs

Monday, 13 March 2017, 11:37 am | Snowsports

Sierra Nevada, Spain (12 March 2017) – New Zealand snowboarders continue to post impressive results at their pinnacle event of the season with Duncan Campbell (Queenstown) finishing fifth in the snowboard cross finals at the Sierra Nevada 2017 FIS Freestyle ... More >>

Top international acts to perform for Southern Lakes schools

Monday, 13 March 2017, 10:59 am | Festival of Colour Schoolfest

Southern Lakes school children will be treated to special workshops and exclusive live performances by leading New Zealand and international performers next month. More >>

Mitre 10 announces New Zealand’s top female DIYer

Monday, 13 March 2017, 10:40 am | Mitre 10

Mitre 10 is proud to announce that Carly Taiaroa has taken out the top spot in the Women’s DIY Challenge as part of the Hilux Rural Games in Palmerston North yesterday. More >>

MacDonald is the Champion

Monday, 13 March 2017, 10:01 am | Liam MacDonald

Invercargill driver Liam MacDonald is the 2016/2017 BNT NZ Touring Car Class 2 Champion. More >>

Lake South releases debut album

Monday, 13 March 2017, 9:59 am | Home Alone Music

Home Alone Music is proud to announce the release of Lake South’s debut album If You're Born On An Island The Ocean Heals You. Three years in the making, the record covers all the joys and sorrows of life in New Zealand: loss, acceptance, new love, ... More >>


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