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Finding a Seat in Four Languages - Ionesco’s 'The Chairs'

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 10:04 am | Te Pou Theatre

What difference does language make? This July, the play Les Chaises (The Chairs), by Eugène Ionesco will be presented in four consecutive seasons, in English, Te Reo Māori, Samoan and Cantonese. Led by experienced theatremakers, each production ... More >>

First Women's Boxing Tournament in New Zealand

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 9:50 am | CTP Boxing

Craig Thomson of CTP Boxing has just announced that he will be promoting the first 8 women heavyweight tournament in New Zealand Boxing history. After a very successful 8 man middleweight tournament in April, he has decided to do another “Dare to be ... More >>

Sydney Film Festival Opens with NZ's 'The Breaker Upperers'

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 9:29 am | Sydney Film Festival

The 65th Sydney Film Festival Opened Tonight at the State Theatre with the Australian Premiere of New Zealand Film the Breaker Upperers More >>

The Catherine Tate Show - Live in NZ for the First Time

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 9:06 am | Live Nation

Thursday, June 7, 2018 – The critically acclaimed, award-winning comedian and actor, CATHERINE TATE , is bringing The Catherine Tate Show - Live to New Zealand for the first time, with shows in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch commencing ... More >>

Rejjie Snow Releases Dear Annie & Shares New Video

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 9:03 am | NikNak Media

Rejjie Snow returns with the hallucinatory video for his new single ‘Charlie Brown’ , lifted from his acclaimed debut album DEAR ANNIE . ‘Charlie Brown’ is a cover of the cult Irish hit ‘The Steady Song’ by Republic Of Loose and features Norwegian ... More >>

A Winter Feast of Mozart and Beethoven with the NZSO

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 2:50 pm | NZSO

Two great works by two of the giants of classical music will be performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in Napier, Tauranga, Auckland and New Plymouth in June. More >>

Good Charlotte Release New Music Video for ‘Actual Pain’

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 2:07 pm | NicNak Media

Good Charlotte has shared a new music video for ‘Actual Pain’ , the first single off their highly anticipated seventh full-length studio album GENERATION RX . Directed by Jake Stark, the introspective clip examines the album’s prevailing lyrical themes ... More >>

Don Driver: Vexillology

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 1:29 pm | Bowerbank Ninow

Bowerbank Ninow Don Driver Vexillology 13 June – 14 July 18 Opening 6pm 13 June, 18 More >>

Statement regarding Joseph Parker's next bout

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 1:26 pm | Duco Events

"Contrary to media reports, a fight between Joseph Parker and Bryant Jennings has not been confirmed. More >>

Raglan artist’s exhibition opens in UN building in New York

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 1:15 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

An exhibition of paintings by Raglan artist Yaniv Janson, called Please Do Touch , features in the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 4 to 14 June, coinciding with the annual UN meeting of the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. More >>

Wairoa Maori Film Awards 2018

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 11:12 am | Wairoa Maori Film Festival

The Wairoa Maori Film Festival (WMFF) took place at Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, and the Gaiety Theatre, Wairoa, this Queen's Birthday weekend. More >>

Pick & Mix Celebrates 10 Years of Inspiring Families

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 11:11 am | Auckland Live


Unknown Mortal Orchestra share new video for 'Hunnybee'

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 10:43 am | The Label

Today, Unknown Mortal Orchestra share a new video for album track and single " Hunnybee ." From the day their new album Sex & Food was released, it was clear "Hunnybee" was really hitting a chord with fans in a special way. ... More >>

Don McGlashan announces 17-date New Zealand Tour!

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 10:40 am | The Label

One of Aotearoa’s most beloved songwriters, Don McGlashan , has today announced an extensive 17-date nationwide New Zealand tour , where he will perform a series of intimate shows in some of the country’s most idyllic venues. More >>

Stars come out for Wellington Jazz Festival

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 10:24 am | Wellington Jazz Festival

The Wellington Jazz Festival kicks off today , with an impressive array of international stars and home-grown jazz talent bringing their smooth grooves and cool beats to the city’s streets, bars and venues. More >>

Mt Ruapehu's early ski season opening a winner alround

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 9:07 am | Mt Ruapehu

Not only are the skiers and snowboarders loving it but the local community is also benefitting from the early influx of visitors to the region. More >>

LUMA 2018 Lights Up Queenstown

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 5:40 pm | LUMA

Queenstown’s LUMA Southern Light Project wrapped up last night (Monday June 4) after dazzling and delighting thousands. More >>

A warm night of heavenly harmony

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 4:46 pm | Gale Force Gospel

Gale Force Gospel will present its popular annual concert at St Andrew’s on The Terrace on Friday 6 July at 7.00pm . The choir promises their audience an evening of heavenly harmony in “Singing up a Storm” - a fun and uplifting performance ... More >>

Canon’s Oceania Grants Program kicks off for the 12th year

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 4:30 pm | Canon

Canon’s Oceania Grants Program kicks off for the 12th year running Tuesday, 5th June 2018: In celebration of World Environment Day, Canon is excited to announce the 2018 Canon Oceania Grants Program is now open for nominations. Over the past ... More >>

DOC and Creative New Zealand to continue Wild Creations

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 3:35 pm | Creative New Zealand

More New Zealand artists will be inspired by New Zealand’s natural environment and cultural heritage with the continuation of a successful Creative New Zealand partnership with the Department of Conservation. More >>

Sir Richard Taylor appointed honorary professor

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 2:44 pm | Massey University

Sir Richard Taylor has been appointed an honorary professor of Massey University in recognition of his contribution to New Zealand’s creative industries and the long-standing relationship he enjoys with Massey’s College of Creative Arts. More >>

Te Auaha Announces The Arabian Nights Production

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 2:40 pm | Te Auaha

Te Auaha Announces the Newest Production by Stage and Screen Arts & Circus Students Te Auaha Announces the Newest Production by Stage and Screen Arts & Circus Students Te Auaha Announces the Newest Production by Stage and Screen Arts & Circus Students ... More >>

Museum’s new vehicle exhibition goes full throttle

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 1:47 pm | MOTAT

Revved up, fully charged, and challenging the status quo! MOTAT’s latest exhibition, Accelerate: Driving New Zealand, delves into the past, present and future of New Zealand’s relationship with vehicles. More >>

Hewes huge win at Royal Bath and West

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 1:31 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

A Waikato teenager has had the biggest success of his short shearing career by winning an Intermediate title at the Golden Shears – of Great Britain. More >>

Three Wins Friday And Sunday Night

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 12:56 pm | Mediaworks

Three Wins Friday And Sunday Night, Mai FM’S Philip Bell Honoured with Order of Merit More >>

Extraordinary young American violinist to play with NZSO

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 12:41 pm | NZSO

Critics say American Stefan Jackiw is one of the best young violinists in the world today. In June he will perform in New Zealand for the first time. More >>

Neil Finn And Liam Finn Announce Their First Album Together

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 10:16 am | Great Things

Neil Finn and Liam Finn have today announced their first album together, Lightsleeper, is set for release on August 24 on Inertia and [PIAS]. The news arrives alongside lead single ' Back To Life' , where powerful melodies join vulnerable lyrics, evoking ... More >>

First Line-up for One Love 2019 Announced

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 9:58 am | One Love

Featuring: UB40 feat. Ali, Astro and Mickey; Ky Mani Marley; Kolohe Kai; FIJI; Maxi Priest; Katchafire; Aaradhna; L.A.B; General Fiyah and more! More >>

NZ Film Commission Announces Senior Māori Executive

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 9:33 am | New Zealand Film Commission

New Zealand Film Commission Announces Senior Māori Executive Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) today announces the appointment of Karen Te O Kahurangi Waaka-Tibble to the newly-created senior executive position of Pou Whakahaere. ... More >>

Kiwi Ferns wider squad announced

Monday, 4 June 2018, 3:55 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

Following a blockbuster final at NZRL’s National Women’s Tournament, the Kiwi Ferns wider squad has been named ahead of preparations for the Kiwi Ferns, Kiwis and Junior Kiwis triple-header to be held in Auckland on 13 October. More >>

Battle of the Titans at the 2018 Auckland Darts Masters

Monday, 4 June 2018, 11:17 am | Professional Darts Corporation

Excitement is building as New Zealand darts fans prepare for the arrival of the world's best players, here to battle it out for the fourth Auckland Darts Masters brought to you by TAB and Burger King , August 3rd – 5th at the Trusts Arena. More >>

A medevac, a forfeit, a failed-attempt and a blindside

Monday, 4 June 2018, 10:51 am | TVNZ

A medevac, a forfeit, a failed-attempt and a blindside Tonight saw a shock voluntary medical evacuation and a blindside that left one super fan visibly stunned, as he became the latest castaway eliminated from Survivor New Zealand. More >>

Southern Steel 63 defeat Northern Stars 61

Sunday, 3 June 2018, 6:39 pm | Netball NZ

Official Report: Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel 63 defeat Northern Stars 61 Media Update Sunday 3 June More >>

Historical stained glass talks - STAINED

Sunday, 3 June 2018, 6:36 pm | St Paul's Church

A series of three talks by Simeon Hawkins on the St Paul’s Symonds Street stained glass starts on Monday 11 June. More >>

Classy Auckland beat Tonga NZ Residents

Sunday, 3 June 2018, 11:20 am | Auckland Rugby League

Auckland won the inaugural Upright Access Mann Cup on Saturday, running riot to beat the Tonga New Zealand Residents 40-12. More >>

Auckland Artist Featured as Part of UN Initiative

Saturday, 2 June 2018, 10:32 am | United Nations

Auckland Artist Featured as Part of UN Environment #BeatPlasticPollution Initiative Auckland, 31 May, 2018 - A Kiwi artist’s bus-sized plastic windsock will be one of 12 large-scale art installations created from plastic waste that will be unveiled ... More >>

Rachael Craw – highly anticipated new YA Book

Friday, 1 June 2018, 4:43 pm | Walker Books

New Zealand’s Rachael Craw – highly anticipated new YA out for this November Craw set to delight fans with a brand-new mystery featuring an ancient curse and a centuries-old secret. Fans of Rachael Craw and YA can delight in the fact that ... More >>

The Young Guns of Comedy

Friday, 1 June 2018, 2:42 pm | Young Guns

The Young Guns Comedy Show returns to San Fran with another fresh line-up of Wellington talent, plus some special guests. More >>

Māori Studies plays role in new video game

Friday, 1 June 2018, 2:00 pm | University of Auckland

What is the acronym for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in te reo Māori? This was the conundrum University of Auckland Māori Studies tutor Te Whainoa Te Waiata and student Jack Potaka faced when they translated an international computer game Grabity ... More >>

Dudley Benson Returns with (Glad I'm) Not a Kennedy

Friday, 1 June 2018, 1:40 pm | Golden Retriever Records

Thirty years after the release of Shona Laing's ubiquitous hit, Dunedin-based artist Dudley Benson shares his interpretation of (Glad I’m) Not a Kennedy , accompanied by a music video premiering now at The Spinoff . More >>

Plenty of Talent In New Zealand Squash Teams To India

Friday, 1 June 2018, 12:14 pm | Squash New Zealand

A large contingent of New Zealand’s rising squash players have been confirmed for the men’s and women’s world junior individual champs followed by the biennial men’s world junior team championships next month in Chennai, India. More >>

Competition to cook from ‘Root to Tip’ heating up

Friday, 1 June 2018, 11:58 am | Rabobank

The challenge is on for pairs of year five and year six school pupils to grate, slice, cook, create and plate a vegetable-based meal from ‘root to tip’, and there’s still time to enter a team! More >>

Canterbury to Host Godzone Chapter 8

Friday, 1 June 2018, 10:34 am | GODZone

Canterbury, home of New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki – Mount Cook, has today been announced as the host location for Chapter 8 of GODZone, the world’s largest expedition-length adventure race. More >>

718 schools across NZ receive KidsCan programmes

Friday, 1 June 2018, 10:31 am | KidsCan

Nine more schools will be added to the KidsCan programme this term as the total of primary, intermediate and high schools across New Zealand asking for help continues to grow. More >>


Friday, 1 June 2018, 10:29 am | Smokefreerockquest

The Opera House will be pumping next Saturday (June 9) as the top youth bands in Whanganui play off in the regional final of Smokefreerockquest 2018. More >>

Smokefreerockquest - Canterbury heats coming up on Saturday

Friday, 1 June 2018, 10:27 am | Smokefreerockquest

For entrants in the nationwide high school music competition, finding a name is often first among their many challenges. Skunkadactyl and Better than Bacon feature among the bands to play off at the St Margaret’s College on Saturday June 9 (details ... More >>

SMOKEFREEROCKQUEST 2018 – Auckland, North Shore and Solo-Duo

Friday, 1 June 2018, 10:26 am | Smokefreerockquest

The Dorothy Winstone Centre at Auckland Girls’ Grammar will be pumping next weekend (jun 8-10) as the top youth bands and solo-duos play off in the regional finals of Smokefreerockquest 2018. More >>

Completely Nude Literary Event Comes to Dunedin

Friday, 1 June 2018, 10:00 am | Emma Feather Shaw

The Dunedin premier of Naked Girls Reading promises to be an unmissable celebration of the naked body, women and good story-telling. It runs at The New Athenaeum Theatre for one night only - Friday June 29th, 8pm. More >>

Reb Fountain celebrates a double win at Country Music Awards

Friday, 1 June 2018, 9:54 am | NZ Country Music Awards

The New Zealand Country Music Awards were held tonight in Gore, with the extremely talented Reb Fountain winning the 2018 Recorded Music NZ Best Country Music Artist and APRA Best Country Music Song. More >>

Tonga name final team for Mann Cup

Friday, 1 June 2018, 9:51 am | Auckland Rugby League

The Tonga New Zealand Residents have confirmed their final line-up for the inaugural Upright Access Mann Cup match against Auckland this Saturday, June 2. More >>

Country TV Now Available Online

Friday, 1 June 2018, 9:44 am | Country TV

After more than 10 successful years in New Zealand’s broadcasting business, Country TV offers from 1 June 2018 a subscription-based live-streaming and Video on Demand platform as an additional service to its long-running and well-established broadcast ... More >>

Capital Coast surf lifeguard award finalists announced

Friday, 1 June 2018, 9:29 am | Surf Life Saving

The finalists for the 2018 Surf Life Saving Capital Coast Awards of Excellence have been announced ahead of this month’s ceremony in Porirua, where lifeguards from throughout the region are celebrated for their stellar efforts throughout the year. More >>

Corey Baker Helps Aspiring Kiwi Dancers

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 4:19 pm | Ballet Foundation

New Zealand choreographer Corey Baker celebrates his birthday in Christchurch on June 6th, with the launch of a new scholarship to support aspiring Kiwi dancers. More >>

Friend and Tuarae to captain Auckland

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 3:15 pm | Auckland Rugby League

Experienced Auckland first division players Jethro Friend and Jordan Tuarae will join an exclusive club this Saturday, when they captain Auckland into battle against the Tonga New Zealand Residents at Mount Smart Stadium. More >>

Community project with Taranaki Youth Orchestra chosen

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 2:51 pm | SOUNZ

The winning project for this year’s SOUNZ Community Commission will see composer David Hamilton create a new work to be performed by the Taranaki Youth Orchestra and Taranaki Junior Jay Band, along with the region’s musical community of school ... More >>

NZ Sculpture OnShore announces exhibiting artists for 2018

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 1:59 pm | Sculpture OnShore

NZ Sculpture OnShore, New Zealand’s largest and longest running outdoor sculpture exhibition, has announced its exhibition line-up for this year with the added bonus of an extra weekend. More >>

Sport and the New Zealanders: A History

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 1:24 pm | Auckland University Press

Hardback, 240 x 170 mm, 464 pages 9 August 2018, $65.00 Subject: Sports, sports history, New Zealand society Sport and the people of New Zealand are inseparable. This is a history of New Zealanders and the sports that we have made our own, from the Māori ... More >>

New Kiwi Ferns Coach announced

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 12:41 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

The New Zealand Rugby League is pleased to announce today, Kelvin Wright as the new Head Coach of the Kiwi Ferns ahead of the Queen’s Birthday weekend National Women’s Tournament taking place 2-4 June. More >>

Don a wig for Wig Wednesday Child Cancer Foundation

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 11:17 am | Child Cancer Foundation

Don a wig for Wig Wednesday Child Cancer Foundation 20th June 2018 • Don your wigs on June 20th for Wig Wednesday – a fundraising day for Child Cancer Foundation with a difference. • Wig Wednesday is open to schools, businesses and individuals ... More >>

It’s all about the snow at Wanaka’s Treble Cone ski area

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 11:03 am | Treble Cone

Crisp clear days and freezing cold nights have proved the perfect snowmaking cocktail for Wanaka’s Treble Cone ski area. More >>



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