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Professional Windsurfers compete in Eastbourne

Monday, 13 March 2017, 9:55 am | Wellington Windsurfing Association

The best slalom racing windsurfers from around the Pacific are due to descend on Bishop Park Eastbourne, March 24th -26th , for the Hutt City Windsurf Cup, a qualifying event for the Professional Windsurfing Association (PWA) World Tour. Slalom racing ... More >>

Martial Arts Club Adds To Community

Monday, 13 March 2017, 9:45 am | The Martial Arts Academy TMAA

The Martial Arts Academy (TMAA) in Tauranga is further enhancing its place within the community by continuing to host courses and events which help the public. More >>

Repeat on Women’s Heavyweight bout

Monday, 13 March 2017, 9:42 am | BoxRec

A new Women’s Champion was crowned last night at ABA Stadium, with Alrie Meleisea winning the New Zealand National (NZPBA Version) and UBF Asia Pacific Female Heavyweight Titles. More >>

The 2017 New Zealand Motocross Championships

Monday, 13 March 2017, 9:06 am | Bikesport NZ

MARCH 12, 2017: There have been major changes at the top of all three classes in the 2017 New Zealand Motocross Championships after a frantic day of racing near Palmerston North on Sunday. More >>

Tree climbers, coal shovellers and shearers

Sunday, 12 March 2017, 9:21 pm | Hilux New Zealand Rural Games

Tree climbers, coal shovellers and shearers take centre stage on final day of Hilux New Zealand Rural Games 2017 More >>

Tootill Aces Olympic Cup

Sunday, 12 March 2017, 9:16 pm | Equestrian Sports New Zealand

Young Karaka rider Lily Tootill couldn’t have asked for better preparation for her upcoming trip to Australia, lifting the prestigious Olympic Cup at the Horse of the Year Show in Hastings today with the only double clear of the class. If the ... More >>

New Zealand’s Hendry scores playoff victory

Sunday, 12 March 2017, 9:11 pm | New Zealand Open

New Zealand’s Hendry scores playoff victory ISPS HANDA NEW ZEALAND OPEN – DAY THREE WRAP More >>

Pulse sign off pre-season tournament on a high

Sunday, 12 March 2017, 9:07 pm | Pulse

The Central Pulse held out a fast-finishing Northern Stars to wrap up a successful ANZ Premiership pre-season netball tournament on a high note with a thrilling 45-44 win in Otaki on Sunday. More >>

Slice Of Heaven - 40 Years of Hits Tour and Album

Sunday, 12 March 2017, 8:54 pm | Dave Dobbyn

Please see corrected on-sale date - tickets on sale via tomorrowMonday 13 March at midday. More >>

Pulse welcome cameo appearance from Tuivaiti

Saturday, 11 March 2017, 9:13 pm | Central Pulse

Pulse welcome cameo appearance from Tuivaiti Cathrine Tuivaiti was quickly wrapped in ice after making a brief but welcome appearance for the Central Pulse on the second day of the ANZ Premiership pre-season netball tournament in Otaki on Saturday. The ... More >>

Rural spirit shines bright as Olympians star

Saturday, 11 March 2017, 9:09 pm | Hilux New Zealand Rural Games

Rural spirit shines bright as Olympians star on day one of Hilux New Zealand Rural Games 2017 More >>

Host Announcement for the Edge’s New Night Show

Saturday, 11 March 2017, 9:08 pm | Mediaworks

Host Announcement for the Edge’s New Night Show The Edge is thrilled to announce their new night show The Edge 30: Guy & Steph with Stuntman Sam! From Monday 20th March, Guy Mansell will join Stephanie Monks along with Sam Robertson in the ... More >>

Campbell leads way after topsy-turvey day

Saturday, 11 March 2017, 9:05 pm | New Zealand Open

Campbell leads way after topsy-turvey day ISPS HANDA NEW ZEALAND OPEN – DAY THREE WRAP More >>

Thompson on Top in Grand Prix Special

Saturday, 11 March 2017, 8:54 pm | Equestrian Sports New Zealand

It was a close-fought battle in the dressage, but John Thompson and JHT Antonello took out the CDI FEI Grand Prix Special, at the Horse of the Year Show in Hastings today, again cracking into the 70s. Unrelenting overnight rain ground most of the ... More >>

Show continues despite rain

Saturday, 11 March 2017, 8:53 pm | Equestrian Sports New Zealand

Torrential rain and flooding at the Hawke’s Bay Showgrounds has not dampened spirits at the Horse of the Year Show in Hastings, even for those camping on the grounds. There is extensive flooding around the showgrounds, where around 3000 people are ... More >>

Rain Postpones Cross Country at HOY

Saturday, 11 March 2017, 8:52 pm | Equestrian Sports New Zealand

Torrential rain overnight and plenty more in the forecast has forced the postponement today of the cross country phase of the eventing at the Horse of the Year Show in Hastings. A decision on whether it will run tomorrow (Sunday) will made later in ... More >>

Silver Lining for Annie and Helen

Saturday, 11 March 2017, 8:51 pm | Equestrian Sports New Zealand

Helen McNaught-McFarlane may have had every confidence in the ability of her horse LT Holst Aunty Annette, but even she didn’t pick them to win the Silver Fern Stakes. The Taupo horsewoman, who is riding the horse for her teenage student Brayden Aarts, ... More >>

Sky Sport Secures Broadcast Rights in New Zealand

Saturday, 11 March 2017, 12:25 pm | Rugby League World Cup

Sky Sport Secures Broadcast Rights in New Zealand SKY Sport has today confirmed an agreement for all-encompassing coverage of the Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand from 27 October to 2 December 2017, ... More >>

Ed Sheeran Creates And Breaks New Zealand Records

Friday, 10 March 2017, 5:23 pm | Warner Music

Ed Sheeran Creates And Breaks New Zealand Records with Album ÷ (Divide) The Official NZ Music Charts have confirmed that all 16 tracks off the deluxe version of Ed Sheeran ’s new album ÷ (pronounced “divide”) have made the NZ Top 40 today. The feat ... More >>

Ed Sheeran scores NZ chart record

Friday, 10 March 2017, 4:51 pm | Recorded Music NZ

Ed Sheeran makes history today as all 16 tracks from his latest album Divide feature in the Official NZ Top40 Singles Chart. More >>

Date Set for 2018 New Zealand Festival of Motorsport

Friday, 10 March 2017, 4:28 pm | Hampton Downs

Aussie motorsport specialists engaged to bring together cars and stars to celebrate the ‘Legends of Bathurst’ More >>

Winning start for Pulse

Friday, 10 March 2017, 4:26 pm | Pulse

The Central Pulse made a strong start to the ANZ Premiership pre-season netball tournament at the Te Wānanga o Raukawa campus in Otaki on Friday after outclassing the Northern Mystics 53-40. More >>

ANTARCTICA - while you were sleeping

Friday, 10 March 2017, 3:43 pm | Auckland Museum

Auckland Arts Festival is underway and in just two weeks our Museum will transform into a life-size Antarctic iceberg for the world premiere of ANTARCTICA: while you were sleeping . More >>

Caring for 120 kids brings joys and challenges

Friday, 10 March 2017, 3:31 pm | Barnardos

Alongside raising four children of their own (including an adopted daughter) the pair have cared for more than 120 children over the past 30 years as Barnardos foster carers in Auckland. More >>

NZ Snowboarder Tops World Champs Qualifying

Friday, 10 March 2017, 3:11 pm | Snow Sports New Zealand

Sierra Nevada, Spain (9 March 2017) – NZ snowboarder Carlos Garcia Knight (Christchurch) was the top scoring competitor in the slopestyle qualifying heats of the FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships held on Thursday in the Spanish resort of ... More >>

Campbell, Hendry battle charge of Australian brigade

Friday, 10 March 2017, 3:08 pm | ISPS Handa New Zealand Open

Kiwis Ben Campbell and Michael Hendry are out to spoil the party for a bevy of former winners from Australia on the second morning of the ISPS Handa New Zealand Open in Queenstown. More >>

Husqvarna’s brand ambassadors nominated for Sports Awards

Friday, 10 March 2017, 1:57 pm | Lassoo

Hailed as the “Halbergs for the rural sector”, Husqvarna New Zealand is proud to announce that two of their brand ambassadors, Scott Forrest and Jack Jordan, have been chosen as finalists for the 2017 Norwood New Zealand Rural Sports Awards. More >>

AA Driver's Town Is Ready to Roll at Rainbow's End

Friday, 10 March 2017, 1:41 pm | Rainbow's End

R ainbow’s End puts kids in the driving seat with the launch of a new ride that combines fun with education More >>

The Wilson Sisters are back!

Friday, 10 March 2017, 1:13 pm | NZ Marketing Communications

Almost one year on from their first camp held in Masterton, the Wilson sisters are heading back to the Wairarapa to offer the ultimate equestrian experience and an opportunity to learn more about horse welfare and their experiences with all things ... More >>

Fortunes announce return to New Zealand

Friday, 10 March 2017, 12:55 pm | Paint It Gold

Fortunes announce return to New Zealand. Friday, March 10 - Paint It Gold are excited to announce Fortunes’ return to New Zealand this May, playing Wellington’s Caroline on May 5, and Auckland’s REC on May 6 - following their appearance at Laneway Festival ... More >>

Benjamin Booker announces new album Witness

Friday, 10 March 2017, 12:54 pm | The Label

Benjamin Booker has shared details for his new album, Witness , out June 2nd 2017 on Rough Trade Records / Rhythmethod in New Zealand. The title track, Booker’s most profound and politically charged song to date, features a guest vocal by Mavis ... More >>

Hot 8 Brass Band release their fifth LP "On The Spot"

Friday, 10 March 2017, 12:43 pm | The Label

"On The Spot" is being released exclusively in New ZealandFriday 17th March 2017 on Tru Thoughts via Rhythmethod on the eve of the bands WOMAD NZ performance! More >>

60 new NZ works to be presented at performing arts market

Friday, 10 March 2017, 12:14 pm | Performing Arts Network of New Zealand

More than 60 new New Zealand works will be pitched and previewed at New Zealand’s annual Arts Market, from Monday 13 – Wednesday 15 March, at Auckland Live. The 3-day event brings together more than 170 local and international arts professionals, ... More >>

NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival - Speaker Announcement

Friday, 10 March 2017, 11:57 am | NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival

The 15th NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival will run from 30 June to 9 July in Wanaka, Cromwell and Queenstown. The festival continues to punch well above its weight on the international film festival stage, attracting world-class speakers, films and ... More >>

Miss Right on the Money in Lady Rider

Friday, 10 March 2017, 11:00 am | Horse Of The Year

Hayley Morris landed in New Zealand with one aim in mind . . . to win the Ultra Mox Lady Rider of the Year Crown at the Horse of the Year Show. More >>

Marsden School student Thomasin McKenzie to star in US movie

Friday, 10 March 2017, 10:54 am | Samuel Marsden Collegiate

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Year 12 student Thomasin McKenzie is going to the US to star in the movie “My Abandonment”. She leaves for Portland, Oregon at the end of March to play the role of Caroline in the movie directed by Debra Granik ... More >>

Course record 61 for Campbell on home track

Friday, 10 March 2017, 10:40 am | ISPS Handa New Zealand Open

Twenty-five year old Kiwi Ben Campbell signalled his return from the golfing wilderness with a course record 10-under par 61 at Millbrook Resort to grab the first round lead at the ISPS HANDA New Zealand Open. More >>

Fleet Foxes Announce New Album ‘Crack-Up’

Friday, 10 March 2017, 10:19 am | Warner Music

Fleet Foxes will release its long awaited and highly anticipated third album, CRACK-UP, with Nonesuch Records on June 16. CRACK-UP comes six years after the 2011 release of HELPLESSNESS BLUES and nearly a decade since the band’s 2008 self-titled debut. ... More >>

Weather could decide Hastings SuperBoat round

Friday, 10 March 2017, 10:18 am | PCR Jetsprinting

Peter Caughey leads the MouthFRESH SuperBoat class of the Altherm NZ Jetsprint championship by two points, but knows that could all change on March 12’s round four thanks to the weather. More >>

UK’s Harry Pane Releases New Single with NZ Connection

Friday, 10 March 2017, 10:06 am | NicNak Media

UK’s Harry Pane Releases New Single with a Close Connection to New Zealand - ‘Fletcher Bay’ More >>

$UICIDEBOY$ Announce New Zealand Concert

Friday, 10 March 2017, 10:05 am | Live Nation

FRIDAY MARCH 10, 2017 - Fresh from the Eternal Grey Tour in the USA, $UICIDEBOY$ have announced their debut New Zealand concert at The Studio in Auckland on May 7. More >>

Rhys Darby Announces Four Extra Shows!

Friday, 10 March 2017, 10:01 am | Awesomeness International

Tickets are flying out the door to Rhys Darby’s new show Mystic Time Bird. More >>

For more than the game: 2degrees sponsor the Highlanders

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 5:33 pm | 2Degrees

Two of the country’s most proud and passionate teams are joining forces this Investec Super Rugby season with 2degrees named the official telecommunications partner of the Pulse Energy Highlanders for the 18-team tournament. More >>

Birdie barrage by Australians and rookie Kiwi professional

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 4:46 pm | ISPS Handa New Zealand Open

The Hills were alive with birdies early this morning as Australians Scott Barr and Deyen Lawson fired their way into the early lead at the ISPS HANDA New Zealand Open. More >>

Tinui Anzac Day children’s picture book a people’s history

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 4:09 pm | BMS Books

Masterton illustrator and writer Michelle O’Connell says telling stories about war is more about people than numbers. More >>

Charlotte Crosby & Stephen Bear Star in Brand New MTV Series

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 4:00 pm | Sky Television

Wait no longer! The hotly anticipated new MTV show Just Tattoo Of Us will be hitting our screens on Tuesday, April 4 at 9.30pm. Hosted by reality TV royalty Charlotte Crosby and Stephen Bear, the show sees pairs of friends, families, couples and even ... More >>

Good TV Signs Deal with NBCUniversal

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 3:40 pm | Good TV

Auckland, 9 March, 2017 -- New Zealand’s only fully Kiwi-owned Video On Demand service, Good TV, has today announced a deal with NBCUniversal International Distribution. More >>

Dinner to Farewell Last Vietnam Veteran

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 3:22 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The Army’s sole remaining Regular Force Vietnam War veteran, Major Gordon Benfell, is retiring after 52 years of service. More >>

Vodafone customers score a year of NEON

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 1:10 pm | Vodafone NZ

Vodafone has teamed up with NEON to offer customers a 12 month subscription when they sign up to any Unlimited Broadband plan for a 12 or 24 month term. More >>

Interest growing in Best Dressed this Friday night

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 12:23 pm | Alexandra Park

Presented by Winger Motors, the 2017 Oaks & Derby Festival continues with its final night, Derby Night, this Friday at Auckland’s Alexandra Park. More >>

Kiwi karters keen to keep momentum up in Australia

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 12:04 pm | KartSport New Zealand

Kiwi drivers dominated the opening round of the Virgin Australian Supercar championship in Adelaide last weekend. More >>

Grey Sinks His Teeth into USA Competition

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 11:44 am | Bikesport NZ

In his first major overseas experience, the 17-year-old Yamaha rider is taking on some of the best cross-country racers in the world, competing for the first time at the Grand National Cross-country Championships (GNCC) in the United States. More >>

Special Programme Information for 25th Pasifika Festival

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 11:19 am | Pasifika Festival

Auckland’s Pasifika Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, with special programming to mark this significant milestone. The festival, the largest Pacific Island cultural festival in the world, takes place at Western Springs Park on Saturday, ... More >>

The Body Laid Bare at Auckland Art Gallery

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 11:02 am | Auckland Art Gallery

The human form, seen through more than two hundred years of art, will be uncovered in the new exhibition The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate , which opens next Saturday 18 March at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. More >>

The FUSION Soundrise Project

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 10:57 am | Fusion Entertainment

Auckland, NZ. – FUSION Entertainment is giving New Zealand musicians the opportunity to showcase their music to the world. In collaboration with Tai Poutini Polytechnic’s Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand (MAINZ), the organisations are launching ... More >>

Otaki Prepares to Commemorate WWI Sea Battle

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 10:53 am | SS Otaki Commemoration Committee

Otaki is gearing up for the visit of New Zealand's Governor-General tomorrow (Friday) to commemorate the sinking of the SS Otaki 100 years ago. More >>

Capital to welcome star cast to Jazz Festival in June

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 10:25 am | Wellington Jazz Festival

From guitar great Bill Frisell to space-jazz pioneers The Comet is Coming , the Wellington Jazz Festival returns with a stellar cast of international musicians, 7 - 11 June. More >>

UK Comedian Phill Jupitus Announces NZ Show This May

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 10:15 am | Adrian Bohm Presents

Phill Jupitus is heading to New Zealand with his new show ‘Juplicity’! Join the stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funnyman smashes ... More >>

50,000 tickets sold to Pop-up Globe

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 10:01 am | Pop Up Globe

Promoters today announce that an astonishing 50,000-plus tickets have been sold to the 2017 season of Shakespeare at POP-UP GLOBE. More >>

Galbraith tops opening round of Rally Series

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 9:54 am | Mainland Rally Series

Timaru’s Darren Galbraith with Christchurch co-driver Rocky Hudson have led home a field 44 South Island based teams competing in the Stadium Finance Mainland Rally Series over the weekend’s opening round, Westland Rally. More >>


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