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Witness Coffee Making Performance Art

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 10:10 am | NZ Barista Championship

Wellington coffee lovers have the chance for an amazing day witnessing the search for the country’s top barista at the Meadow Fresh New Zealand Barista Champion 2018 . More >>

Cycling Awards on a Roll with Julie Anne Genter

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 10:04 am | Cycle Aware

Minister for Women and Associate Minister for Transport and Health, the Hon Julie Anne Genter will be joining keen Wellingtonians for a ride around the waterfront on Tuesday evening to celebrate the growing range of cycling initiatives around the ... More >>

Easter Egg Hunt at Premier House

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 9:44 am | Mediaworks

The Breeze is giving a group of deserving Kiwi kids a once in a lifetime opportunity - a visit to Premier House to hunt for Easter Eggs with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. More >>

DOC reminds hunters to follow the rules this ‘roar’ season

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 9:38 am | Department of Conservation

Hunters are looking forward to deer breeding season, known as the ‘roar or ‘rut’, which starts late March and goes through April. More >>

Auckland confirmed as host venue for 36th America’s Cup

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 9:03 am | America's Cup Media

Today’s announcement that the event venue and host city agreement has been reached between the Defender - Emirates Team New Zealand and the Auckland Council Governing Body and the New Zealand Government confirms that the 36th edition of the America’s ... More >>

Hairy Maclary And Friends Back as Mobile Apps

Monday, 26 March 2018, 6:40 pm | KIWA Digital

Hairy Maclary And Friends Back as Mobile Apps Hairy Maclary and his rapscallion gang are back in a series of interactive mobile apps set to delight a new generation of Hairy Maclary fans. More >>

Stan Is Highest Rating Documentary of 2018

Monday, 26 March 2018, 2:43 pm | Mediaworks

Stan Is Highest Rating Documentary of 2018, Three Wins the Week Three’s exclusive documentary Stan* debuted last night to massive ratings, making it the most-watched documentary of 2018. Stan rated an 8.6 with a 32.5% audience share in the 25-54 demographic, ... More >>

The countdown is on: Queenstown set to shine bright at LUMA

Monday, 26 March 2018, 2:08 pm | LUMA

With less than ten weeks until Queenstown’s award-winning light festival illuminates the night sky, the countdown is officially on. More >>

New video from Kamandi is collaboration with Toi Whakaari

Monday, 26 March 2018, 2:03 pm | Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School

• The Burn Them Down video is the product of a collaboration between musician Kamandi, Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School’s Design Department and Director Charley Draper (a graduate of Toi Design). More >>

PALE WAVES All Ages New Zealand Debut

Monday, 26 March 2018, 1:48 pm | Great Things

MONDAY, MARCH 26 2018 – Bristling with dark energy, pure pop sensibilities and new wave synergy, Manchester’s PALE WAVES make their debut appearance in Australia and New Zealand this July. More >>

Best of NZ’s children’s books on international display

Monday, 26 March 2018, 1:06 pm | Publishers Association of NZ

The best of New Zealand’s children’s books and authors will be on international display this week at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. More >>

Grammy Award winner Sasha Cooke returns to sing with NZSO

Monday, 26 March 2018, 1:03 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

Grammy Award winner Sasha Cooke returns to sing with the NZSO Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke returns in April to perform with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra as it celebrates works by three great French composers. More >>

Le Cirque Volé’s flying spectacle to entertain at Fly Palmy

Monday, 26 March 2018, 12:16 pm | Palmerston North City Council

An evening of pure revelry, featuring fearless aerial acrobats, aerial dance, spectacular circus skills and side-splitting comedy by world-class athletes and performers is set to enthral thousands when Le Cirque Volé fills the Fly Palmy Arena on 28 July. More >>

Christchurch heats up for Test Match against England

Monday, 26 March 2018, 11:42 am | Christchurch NZ

Christchurch cricket fans can Bowl out a BLACKCAP and score themselves some free tickets and cool prizes ahead of this month’s BLACKCAPS v England test match at Hagley Oval. More >>

Womad 2018, One of the Best Yet!

Monday, 26 March 2018, 11:34 am | Womad

It was a monumental year for WOMAD New Zealand, who delivered on their accolade as ‘Best National Event of the Year’ with this years WOMAD being touted as one of the best yet. From Mexico to Mauritania, Cameroon to Canada, from upbeat party vibes ... More >>

Adrian Bohm Presents New Zealand Tour 2018

Monday, 26 March 2018, 11:14 am | Blackout Music Management

Book at Ticketmaster 0800 111999 TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY 29 MARCH 10am Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings performing at a Las Vegas coffee house. As one of today’s premiere stand-up comedians, Koy sells ... More >>

Free Auckland Sunday Town Hall Organ Concert Series 2018

Monday, 26 March 2018, 10:24 am | Auckland Town Hall Organ Trust

Auckland Town Hall Organ Trust and Auckland Live Present FREE Sunday Town Hall Organ Concert Series 2018 More >>

What's On at Wellington's Thistle Hall

Monday, 26 March 2018, 10:18 am | Thistle Hall

Thank you to everyone who participated in Thread Redemption last week. It was a really successful event. A Facebook page has been set up so the good work can continue. More >>

Parnell Dogs of Art, done and dusted.

Monday, 26 March 2018, 9:57 am | Parnell Business Association

amandareelick.dogauction-7.jpg - Golden Mandala Dog by Artist Rae West -- For the third, and most talked about year yet, Parnell hosted their annual ‘Year of…Exhibition’ placing 20 Designer Dogs centre stage. More >>

Songs From the World’s Greatest Musicals in Concert

Monday, 26 March 2018, 9:48 am | Sandra Roberts

The Phantom of the Opera | Chicago | Evita | Hamilton | Miss Saigon | West Side Story | Mamma Mia | Jesus Christ Superstar | the Lion King | with a Spectacular Finale From Les Misérables More >>

Foot up offered to young performing artists

Monday, 26 March 2018, 9:37 am | Dame Malvina Major Foundation

Talented young singers, dancers and musicians who live in or have a connection to Auckland or the Waikato are being offered a financial boost thanks to the Dame Malvina Major Foundation. More >>

NZ Fringe Festival 2018 Awards

Monday, 26 March 2018, 9:27 am | New Zealand Fringe Festival

As the fat lady sings, the sun sets and all is done and dusted on a recording breaking 28th year of NZ Fringe Festival, it seems only right to take some time to celebrate the outstanding talents, efforts, and new works of this season, by giving artists ... More >>

Māori Artists Weave Traditional Knowledge into Striking Art

Monday, 26 March 2018, 9:05 am | Wintec

With Wintec graduation ceremonies taking place this month, it’s fitting that Wintec’s RAMP Gallery is celebrating three Media Arts graduates who have collaborated on a thought-provoking new exhibition. More >>

Close Your Eyes And Imagine Janis Joplin

Monday, 26 March 2018, 8:59 am | Rodger Fox

Lydia Pense has been likened to Joplin many times and the two dominated the stage in the late 1960s. Joplin admired the young Pense and recommended her and her band, Cold Blood, to legendary concert promoter, Bill Graham. More >>

Rebecca Macfie quits the Listener to write major new book

Sunday, 25 March 2018, 6:48 pm | Rebecca Macfie

Rebecca Macfie, a much-awarded senior writer at the Listener, has quit after eleven years to write a biography of former CTU boss Helen Kelly. More >>

Silver Laden Day for Kiwis at ITU New Plymouth World Cup

Sunday, 25 March 2018, 5:23 pm | Triathlon New Zealand

The next generation of Kiwi triathletes put their hands up in a big way at the Quality Hotel Plymouth International Triathlon World Cup today, with Nicole van der Kaay and Sam Ward collecting silver medals on a superb day of racing in front of huge ... More >>

Freediving Gold Clean Sweep

Sunday, 25 March 2018, 5:21 pm | Freediving New Zealand

Freediver Kathryn Nevatt (38) took out the trifecta at the Pan Pacific Freediving Championships in Tokyo 22-24 March 2018, coming away with gold medals in each of the three events plus regaining her title of Pan Pacific Champion. The Queenstown ... More >>

Caughey extends SuperBoat Lead Despite ENZED team dramas

Sunday, 25 March 2018, 5:01 pm | NZ SuperBoat

A series of mishaps almost unseated defending champion Peter Caughey’s title defence at Meremere, near Auckland, on Saturday 24. More >>

Plenty to Celebrate for Altherm JCR Yamaha Team

Sunday, 25 March 2018, 4:32 pm | Bikesport NZ

MARCH 25, 2018: It's "mission accomplished" for the Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team this season ... a podium result in all three categories at the 2018 New Zealand Motocross Championships. More >>

Australian Claims Kiwi Motocross Silverware

Sunday, 25 March 2018, 4:30 pm | Bikesport NZ

Australian Claims Kiwi Motocross Silverware MARCH 25, 2018: New Zealand has a new national MX1 motocross champion … and he’s an Australian. Queenslander Kirk Gibbs (KTM) powered his way to this premier Kiwi motocross crown with another sound and ... More >>

Jamaica fend off gallant Silver Ferns to win

Saturday, 24 March 2018, 7:02 pm | Netball NZ

Jamaica fend off gallant Silver Ferns to win Taini Jamison Trophy Media Update Saturday 24 March More >>

Silver Ferns named to take on Jamaica

Saturday, 24 March 2018, 1:36 pm | Netball NZ

Silver Ferns named to take on Jamaica in Taini Jamison Trophy Final Media Update Saturday 24 March More >>

Firepower bolsters Aces middle order

Saturday, 24 March 2018, 12:36 pm | Auckland Cricket

Firepower bolsters Aces middle order Mark Chapman and Glenn Phillips return to the Auckland Aces squad ahead of their Round Nine Plunket Shield fixture against the Otago Volts at University Oval, Dunedin. The pair missed the Aces last match after ... More >>

Daniel Whitehouse loses appendix but wins Le Race title

Saturday, 24 March 2018, 12:34 pm | Le Race

Christchurch rider Daniel Whitehouse has won Le Race cycling classic by a stunning six minutes after leading the 100km race from Christchurch to Akaroa from the first climb. More >>

NZTrio Bids Farewell to Co-Founder

Saturday, 24 March 2018, 12:12 pm | NZTrio

NZTrio pianist Sarah Watkins has announced that she is stepping aside from her work with the trio in 2018, marking a time of transition for the captivating and much-loved chamber ensemble. After an impressive 15 years of playing with NZTrio, founding member ... More >>

Mills awarded ARL Life Membership

Saturday, 24 March 2018, 11:51 am | Auckland Rugby League

The Auckland Rugby League has today awarded Brian Mills Life Membership to the organisation, in recognition of his nearly three decades of service to the local game. More >>

Last chance to visit The obliteration room

Saturday, 24 March 2018, 11:40 am | Auckland Art Gallery

This Easter weekend offers the last chance to visit Yayoi Kusama’s exceptionally popular participatory installation, The obliteration room , at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. More >>

Silver Ferns set up rematch with Jamaica

Saturday, 24 March 2018, 11:22 am | Netball NZ

Silver Ferns set up rematch with Jamaica after big win over Fiji Pearls Media Update Friday 23 March More >>

A Completely Nude Literary Event Premieres in WGTN

Friday, 23 March 2018, 4:19 pm | Hugo Grrrl

Boys in the Buff! A Completely Nude Literary Event Premieres in WGTN For the first time in Aotearoa New Zealand, completely naked men will be reading literature aloud onstage in the radical and sumptuous sensation - Naked Boys Reading! Catch our cast ... More >>

Heroes’ welcome for Winter Paralympic athletes

Friday, 23 March 2018, 3:15 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The successful New Zealand Winter Paralympic team will pay a special visit to Wanaka next Tuesday, 27 March to celebrate their achievements at the recent Games in South Korea. More >>

End of an era – Te Papa’s nature exhibitions make way

Friday, 23 March 2018, 2:18 pm | Te Papa

End of an era – Te Papa’s nature exhibitions make way for the new As part of Te Papa’s renewal of its permanent exhibitions, the natural history spaces on Level 2 of the national museum will close after Easter for redevelopment. More >>

2018 NZSA Writer Mentorships announced

Friday, 23 March 2018, 2:16 pm | NS Society Of Authors

2018 NZSA Writer Mentorships announced Recipients have been selected for the New Zealand Society of Authors Mentorship Programme 2018 with thirteen chosen from a pool of ninety applicants. With a high level of commitment shown by the applicants ... More >>

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei privileged to lead pōwhiri for Obama

Friday, 23 March 2018, 2:05 pm | Ngati Whatua Orakei Trust

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei is honoured to have led a pōwhiri formally welcoming the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, to Tāmaki Makaurau. More >>

Experienced Silver Ferns return for Taini Jamison Trophy

Friday, 23 March 2018, 1:53 pm | Netball NZ

Vice-captain Maria Folau and defender Kayla Cullen will make a return to the test team tonight as the Silver Ferns aim to make the final of the Taini Jamison Trophy. More >>

Heritage tomatoes link Cambridge with War Centenary

Friday, 23 March 2018, 1:10 pm | The Cambridge Band

Heritage tomatoes link Cambridge with War Centenary Tomatoes that were kitchen garden favourites a century ago are helping pay for the Cambridge Brass Band to play at the centenary of the wartime liberation of Cambridge's sister city Le Quesnoy in ... More >>

Kiwis chosen to be part of Commonwealth Games team

Friday, 23 March 2018, 1:05 pm | ANZ Bank

Six New Zealanders have been chosen to join the Commonwealth Games team supporting our athletes on the Gold Coast next month. More >>

Internationally Acclaimed Dancers on Dancing with the Stars

Friday, 23 March 2018, 12:33 pm | Mediaworks

Internationally Acclaimed Dancers Julz Tocker And Rachel White Join Dancing with the Stars NZ Judging Panel More >>

Spring Awakening The Musical

Friday, 23 March 2018, 11:46 am | Witch

Tony Award Winner – Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book. Grammy Award Winner – Best Musical Show Album Director – Ben Emerson Musical Director – Michael Nicholas Williams Choreographer – Manuel Solomon More >>

Winter Paralympians welcomed home by PM Ardern

Friday, 23 March 2018, 11:42 am | Paralympics NZ

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympians officially welcomed home by Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern More >>

Famous Wife & Muse Pattie Boyd Brings Life Story to NZ

Friday, 23 March 2018, 11:15 am | Sally Webster

Pattie Boyd was the wide-eyed, model face of Sixties’ London who inspired ex-husbands George Harrison and Eric Clapton to write some of the greatest love songs of the 20th century. Most famously, Harrison wrote for her Something , and I Need You. Gripped ... More >>

Headless Chickens' ‘Stunt Clown’ Wins Taite Indie Prize

Friday, 23 March 2018, 11:04 am | The Label

Taite Music Prize - Winner Announced of Independent Music NZ Classic Record and Finalist Reveal for Auckland Live Best Independent Debut More >>

Stay safe and plan ahead when hunting say Feds

Friday, 23 March 2018, 10:47 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers would like to remind deer hunters to take extra care as the roar season approaches. More >>

Hammers & Horsehair Tours Nationwide with Candlelit Concerts

Friday, 23 March 2018, 9:31 am | Hammers and Horsehair

Hammers & Horsehair, a group comprising three well-known Wellington-based musicians, Douglas Mews (square piano), Rowena Simpson (soprano) and Robert Ibell (cello), will present a rich and varied programme of Romantic music from the first half of the ... More >>

Malofie Exhibition – Samoan Tattooing event

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 4:40 pm | Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens

The public will have a rare chance to see traditional Samoan tattooing in Porirua next week. More >>

High-powered panel named to appoint Kiwi Coach

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 3:10 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

A high-powered panel chaired by Kiwi great Dean Bell has been named to lead the appointment process for the next Kiwis coach. More >>

Tom Waits opera for Christchurch

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 1:56 pm | Free Theatre Christchurch

Alice by Robert Wilson/Tom Waits/Kathleen Brennan/Paul Schmidt After Lewis Carroll Directed by Peter Falkenberg More >>

Legend has formula for future Commonwealth Games

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 1:26 pm | NZOC

A legend in Olympic and Commonwealth Games organisation is hoping the Commonwealth Games Federation will secure the future of the Games when they meet on the Gold Coast next month. Bruce Ullrich, Vice Chairman of the 1974 Commonwealth Games, Chef de ... More >>

Silver Ferns rest vice-captain for test against Jamaica

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 11:57 am | Silver Ferns

The Silver Ferns have made one change from the team which made a confident start to the Taini Jamison Trophy with vice-captain Maria Folau to miss the next Test. More >>

Comic Quest to Find the Perfect Whānau Gift!

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 11:55 am | Auckland Live

Fresh off a successful schools tour across Auckland, international performer Justin Haiu aka Jandel J is back with his Funky Friends to delight audiences with The Perfect Gift , in a mainstage debut at Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre from April 25 – 28 ... More >>

Museums of Auckland Collaborate on Pasifika Vibes @ MOTAT

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 11:12 am | Museums of Auckland

The Museums of Auckland, namely Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Auckland War Memorial Museum, MOTAT and the Maritime Museum, are joining forces to support the Pasifika Festival in Western Springs with Pasifika Vibes @ MOTAT. More >>



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