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Australia Record Commanding Win Over Silver Ferns

Sunday, 7 October 2018, 7:46 pm | Netball NZ

A strong start and finish could not prevent the Silver Ferns from slipping to a 57-42 loss in the opening clash of the four Test Constellation Cup in Brisbane on Sunday.1 More >>

Adam Hall Named Snow Sports NZ Athlete of the Year

Sunday, 7 October 2018, 10:57 am | Snow Sports New Zealand

Lake Wanaka, NZ – (6 October 2018) – The Snow Sports NZ Annual Awards Night were held at the Lake Wanaka Centre this evening. Para Alpine skier Adam Hall (Wanaka) was awarded the title of Overall Athlete of the Year. More >>

Alexander Breaks Fa’amausili’s Backstroke Record

Sunday, 7 October 2018, 10:56 am | Swimming NZ

Auckland teenager Kyla Alexander rounded out the New Zealand Short Course Championships by breaking former Junior World Champion Gabrielle Fa’amausili’s 17 years national age-group record in the 50m backstroke event. Alexander (United) a year 13 student ... More >>

Korea's best coming back to the ASB Classic

Sunday, 7 October 2018, 10:54 am | ASB Classic

ASB Classic organisers are pleased to confirm the highly anticipated return of ATP Next Gen Finals champion Hyeon Chung to Auckland. More >>

Winners Announced for Show Me Shorts Film Festival 2018

Sunday, 7 October 2018, 10:51 am | Show Me Shorts

Winners Announced for Show Me Shorts Film Festival 2018 The winners for New Zealand’s premier international short film festival, Show Me Shorts, have been unveiled. The announcements took place at the festival’s gala Opening Night and Awards Ceremony ... More >>

A flying Kiwi among new gymnastics Champions

Sunday, 7 October 2018, 10:49 am | Gymnastics New Zealand

And that’s a wrap. The 2018 NZ Gymnastics Championships have entertained, amazed and crowned some brand new national champions. More >>

NZ Resident 18s defeat Toa Samoa U18s 24-8

Saturday, 6 October 2018, 6:33 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

A passionate New Zealand Resident 18s haka and Toa Samoa U18s Siva Tau set the tone for what was a hefty battle up front and it was the New Zealand Resident 18s who capitalized off the first set, Paul Turner crossing the line for the first try. More >>

Presbyterian Church elects Moderator-designate

Saturday, 6 October 2018, 6:27 pm | Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand

The Rev Hamish Galloway of Christchurch will be the next leader of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. More >>

Thomas Watkins Stars on Penultimate Day of Championships

Saturday, 6 October 2018, 12:04 pm | Swimming NZ

Thomas Watkins has been in record breaking form this week. Fresh off setting a new 18 years national age-group record in the 400m individual medley two days ago, Watkins bettered Gareth Kean’s 200m backstroke age-group record in the morning heats with ... More >>

New Zealand World Cup Winning Team Return Home

Saturday, 6 October 2018, 12:02 pm | International Taekwon-Do Foundation of New Zealand

New Zealand World Cup Winning Team Return Home For More Training - ITF Taekwon-Do NZ More >>

Gary Starlight gets In Tents

Friday, 5 October 2018, 4:29 pm | Gary Starlight

Singer, songwriter and entertainer Gary Starlight brings his big ego to Little Andromeda on 12 October with Gary Starlight: In Tents. More >>

Kiwis Tap into a Musical Revolution in Healthcare

Friday, 5 October 2018, 2:59 pm | Elephant Publicity

Music Therapy New Zealand presents MUSIC THERAPY WEEK 2018 October 20 – 28 Made possible with the support of the Hugo Charitable Trust More >>

$15m investment in children’s media to strengthen identity

Friday, 5 October 2018, 11:19 am | NZ On Air

$15m is being invested in new local children’s content to create a huge range of fun, engaging, (and don’t tell the kids…educational!) content that reinforces identity. More >>

Arts Pasifika Awards to celebrate excellence and innovation

Friday, 5 October 2018, 11:06 am | Arts Pasifika Awards

In less than one month some of New Zealand’s most talented Pasifika artists will be celebrated for their outstanding contributions to the richness and diversity of Pacific Arts. More >>

Nadia Lim launches sequel to cookbook

Friday, 5 October 2018, 10:34 am | Fresh Start

FRESH START, FEEL GOOD! Nadia Lim launches sequel to best-selling, life-changing cookbook Fans of Nadia Lim’s phenomenally successful Fresh Start cookbook, rejoice! More >>

Eddie Izzard Announces World Tour-Dates in NZ

Friday, 5 October 2018, 10:32 am | Elephant Publicity

EDDIE IZZARD is about to take on the universe again as he introduces us to his new international comedy tour ‘ WUNDERBAR’. Five years after his last comedy tour FORCE MAJEURE made comedy history having played 45 countries including all 50 US ... More >>

Beloved children’s author Joy Cowley's 'The Power of Story'

Friday, 5 October 2018, 10:29 am | New Zealand Book Council

The 2018 New Zealand Book Council Lecture was delivered by author Joy Cowley at Te Papa yesterday evening. In her engaging talk The Power of Story , Cowley reflected on a remarkable career and lifetime’s experience of inspiring children to read. ... More >>

Steve Gadd & James Carter Tour with the Rodger Fox Big Band

Friday, 5 October 2018, 10:13 am | Howard Davis

New Zealand jazz fans are in for a special treat this month, with four concerts around the country by drummer Steve Gadd and saxophonist James Carter, accompanied by the Rodger Fox Big Band. More >>

Mumford & Sons The Delta Tour 2019

Friday, 5 October 2018, 10:13 am | Secret Sounds

Secret Sounds and Gentlemen of the Road Present Mumford & Sons The Delta Tour 2019 With Special Guest LEON BRIDGES, MICHAEL KIWANUKA, ANGIE McMAHON, SAM FENDER + more PROMOTER PRE-SALE: 2PM WED 10 OCTOBER – 8AM FRI 12 OCTOBER LOCAL TIME More >>

New Zealand’s Supreme Chocolate Announced

Friday, 5 October 2018, 10:08 am | New Zealand Chocolate Awards

Do you love toast with your chocolate? It’s the hot new thing, if you believe the verdict of 15 leading food experts who have chosen New Zealand’s finest chocolate. More >>

Winners Announced for the 2018 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

Friday, 5 October 2018, 9:52 am | Silver Scroll

Marlon Williams has won the 2018 APRA Silver Scroll Award for his poignant ballad Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore . More >>

Michael Norris wins the 2018 SOUNZ Contemporary Award

Friday, 5 October 2018, 9:47 am | SOUNZ

SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music is delighted to announce that Wellington composer Michael Norris has won the 2018 SOUNZ Contemporary Award with Sygyt , for throatsinger, ensemble and live electronics - a work crossing both musical and cultural boundaries. More >>

Star pianist and conductor Lars Vogt to debut with the NZSO

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 8:49 pm | NZSO

He’s an international sensation at the piano and on the podium. Now acclaimed German pianist and conductor Lars Vogt is coming to New Zealand for the first time. More >>

Kiwi Books Fly Off the Shelf

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 8:39 pm | Kiwis for Kiwi

Popular author and illustrator, Kat Merewether has released the fourth book in her Kuwi the kiwi series to coincide with Save Kiwi Month - and Kuwi’s kiwi friends are set to benefit. More >>

Activating traditional sports and te reo Māori

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 1:15 pm | Te Puni Kokiri

Te Puni Kōkiri will launch the first Māori language Kī-o-Rahi application (app called Puni Reo Kī-o-Rahi . “This innovative tool is designed to bring a traditional Māori game that has been handed down over the centuries into our digital lives, ... More >>

New funding addresses high-needs gaps in public media

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 1:11 pm | NZ On Air

New funding addresses high-needs gaps in public media content Crucial gaps in public media content will be targeted with $4m additional funding provided in this year’s Budget to NZ On Air for contestable funding. More >>

Finding The Next Commonwealth Games Stars

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 12:53 pm | Squash New Zealand

It’s a sport of fitness and precision….and squash is on a high in New Zealand thanks to the medal haul of three gold and one bronze at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games earlier this year with Joelle King the New Zealand teams top athlete. More >>

Manawatu teen quacks the duck calling big time

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 12:39 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

A Manawatu teen has swept the New Zealand Duck and Goose Calling Championships in Taupo, winning all four categories he entered. More >>

Joseph Parker returns to Christchurch for Southern Showdown

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 10:47 am | Duco Events

Joseph Parker’s quest to return to the top table of world heavyweight boxing will begin at Christchurch’s Horncastle Arena on Saturday, December 15. More >>

Eagles Bring Their Acclaimed World Tour to NZ & Australia

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 10:41 am | Frontier Touring Company

• Eagles to bring their tour, with the critically acclaimed lineup of Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, Vince Gill and Deacon Frey, to Australia and New Zealand in 2019 More >>

Cirque du Soleil Announces Big Top Show 'Kooza'

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 10:33 am | Cirque du Soleil


22 new Factual projects reflecting NZ’s diverse identity

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 10:27 am | NZ On Air

Topics as diverse as religion, homelessness, music, suicide, nature and living with disabilities feature in a long list of new screen content supported by NZ On Air. More >>

Straight outa South Auckland - EBS Krump World Champion

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 10:14 am | Bev Adair-Beets

Straight outa South Auckland !! WORLD CHAMPION Making History is an understatement. Mangere Dancer Shakes the Worlds Expectation More >>

Black Sticks and children’s rights advocate among Uni Blues

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 10:09 am | University of Auckland

Some of the world’s top athletes were among the winners of the University of Auckland Blues Awards for 2018. A University Blue is the highest accolade to be earned at a Tertiary level for excellence in a sporting code, arts and culture, or service ... More >>

Ashby Smashes New Zealand Open Short Course Record

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 9:57 am | Swimming NZ

Bradlee Ashby showed he is back to top form in breaking his own men’s 200m individual medley New Zealand record on night two of finals at the 2018 NZ short course championships. More >>

New Naming Rights sponsor for Round the Bays

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 9:56 am | Sport Wellington

Sport Wellington is excited to announce Brendan Foot Supersite is the Naming Rights sponsor for the 2019 Wellington Round the Bays. In its 42nd year, Round the Bays is truly an iconic Wellington event, benefiting both the participants and the city. More >>

Bay Dreams - warm-up party secures more big acts

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 9:50 am | Bay Dreams

Bay Dreams 2019 at The Mount is upping the ante, adding yet more big acts to the festival’s pre-party on January 1 at ASB Bay Park . More >>

Ground breaking new exhibition to open at Auckland Museum

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 4:14 pm | Auckland Museum

Ground breaking new exhibition to open at Auckland Museum Te Paki o Matariki: 160 Years of Kiingitanga More >>

Wozniacki confirmed as Top 10 for ASB Classic

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 2:43 pm | Tennis Auckland

Organisers have confirmed that Caroline Wozniacki will return for another shot at the ASB Classic title. More >>

Brad Knewstubb receives of Screenrights Cultural Fund

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 2:05 pm | Screenrights

Wednesday, 3 October 2018- Screenrights has announced the first three projects to be funded by its new Cultural Fund. The Fund was established earlier this year to support innovative projects which foster the creation and appreciation of screen ... More >>

Little Worlds - Recent works by Ben Young

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 1:38 pm | Black Door Gallery

Step a little closer, and get lost in the serene and sublime world of contemporary glass artist Ben Young. More >>

More paranormal activity destined for screens

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 1:05 pm | NZ On Air

The acclaimed mockumentary comedy horror series Wellington Paranormal will be back next year with more supernatural activity on the streets of the capital. More >>

Cox completes classy winning double in Christchurch

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 12:32 pm | Fast Company

Rangiora karter Chris Cox completed a winning class double at the final round of the 2018 Mainland Series in Christchurch on Sunday. The multi-time South Island sprint champion went into the second – reverse direction – day of racing at the KartSport ... More >>

Inaugural H D Skinner lecture

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 12:08 pm | Otago Museum

The Friends of the Otago Museum are proud to sponsor the inaugural H D Skinner Memorial Lecture at 6pm on Thursday 11 October, as part of the Museum’s 150th anniversary celebrations. Attendees are invited to join the Friends for nibbles after the lecture. More >>

Racing releases video for 'Party Slow', announces album date

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 11:32 am | NicNak Media

Indie-rockers Racing have today released the highly-anticipated video for their latest single, ‘Party Slow’ . Watch HERE The video for ‘Party Slow’ captures the art and adrenaline of escape, post robbery, mirroring the manic action of the tune. ... More >>

2018 Black Hawk National Dog Show draws great entry

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 11:14 am | Dogs New Zealand

Dogs New Zealand (Dogs NZ) President, Nigel Trainor, is absolutely delighted with the number of entries received for its annual National Dog Show. The show is the club’s premier event and is being held the Dogs NZ Wellington Exhibition Centre ... More >>

Cultural art works breathe life into University of Waikato

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 11:06 am | University of Waikato

In the short space of a year, the landscape of Tauranga's CBD has changed dramatically. The University of Waikato's new Tauranga Campus is gradually revealing itself and, over the coming months, progress will be on the interior fit out. More >>

Greenslade and Buxton win four-hour marathon

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 10:50 am | Bikesport NZ

It looks like it's business as usual for KTM pair Sam Greenslade and Tom Buxton after they shared riding duties to score an impressive win at the weekend's annual Pirini 400 four-hour motorcycle endurance race near Te Puke. The race duration was actually ... More >>

NZ’s Best Gymnasts Perform in Tauranga

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 10:41 am | Gymnastics New Zealand

1050 athletes, 103 coaches, 77 team managers, 108 judges, 191 volunteers and 16 event staff. From Northland to Southland and everywhere in between, this week in Tauranga for the 2018 NZ Gymnastics Championships. More >>

Southern Fork Americana Fest 2018 kicks off this week

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 10:30 am | The Label

The Southern Fork American Fest is an unmatched bill of international and local artists ready to satisfy every country, blues and folk lovers' dreams! More >>

Highland Fling

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 9:52 am | Auckland Wind Orchestra

The Auckland Wind Orchestra will be holding an exciting concert "Highland Fling" on Sunday 14 October in the beautiful Saint Kentigern College Chapel, 130 Pakuranga Road, Pakuranga. The concert commences 4.00pm and will feature popular, well-known ... More >>

McCaw to reunite with Henry and Read for T20 Black Clash

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 9:26 am | HotSpring

Current All Blacks captain Kieran Read will be joined by his immediate predecessor Richie McCaw in the Team Rugby line-up for the Hot Spring T20 Christchurch Black Clash at Hagley Oval on January 25. More >>

Openside announced as Panic! at the Disco support

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 9:03 am | CRS Management

Openside have been announced as the support act for Panic! at the Disco at Spark Arena on Tuesday 16th October 2018. More >>

Te Auaha partners with the World of WearableArts

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 3:46 pm | Te Auaha

As you explore the city, keep an eye out for 12 unique installations featuring garments from the World of WearableArt historical collection. You can view some of these extraordinary works of art at Te Auaha Gallery until 12 October. More >>

Pride And Prejudice

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 3:00 pm | Depot Artspace

Lesbian art collective PulseArt was formed in 1999 and while only one of the original artists remain in the group, their objective remains; More >>

Minkisi - Major African exhibition in Masterton

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 2:58 pm | Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, in Masterton, is offering a chance of a lifetime, bringing a rare collection of nearly 100 works of African art to the public, through to November 25th. Open daily. Free admission. ( ... More >>

Jess Cornelius (Teeth & Tongue) Announces Wellington Show

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 1:08 pm | Jess Cornelius

Friday Nov 2nd, Bicycle Junction, Wellington, with French For Rabbits. Doors open 7.30pm. Presale tickets available from . More on the door. More >>

Gathering of Geezers hosts sixth charitable dinner

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 11:57 am | Gathering of Geezers

The Gathering of Geezers is an evening of fun and motorsport, in the name of charity, with 25 of New Zealand’s best motorsport legends in attendance, covering many disciplines from rally to saloon, jet boats to drag racing, speedway to bikes in attendance. ... More >>

It’s a World of Fantasy for Wellington Writer A.J. Ponder

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 11:42 am | Phantom Feather Press

Wellington author, A.J. Ponder’s newest book, Quest, was recently launched at Wellington’s science fiction cafe, PhotonFlux, with sword fighting, cosplay and a fantasy quiz for all ages. Full of crazy characters and references to movies and books, Quest ... More >>

Kathmandu Coast to Coast full with record numbers

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 11:20 am | Kathmandu Coast to Coast

The Kathmandu Coast to Coast is full at its earliest point in fourteen years, with record breaking numbers. More >>



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