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A New Ball Game?

Friday, 9 June 2017, 11:27 am | Massey University

With the British and Irish Lions Tour underway and renewed concerns over the state of rugby in New Zealand being expressed in the media, organisers of the upcoming World in Union (New Zealand) 2017 International Rugby Conference at Massey University ... More >>

Menstruation Matters - “An Expensive Habit” unveiling

Friday, 9 June 2017, 11:26 am | The Women's Bookshop

The Women's Bookshop and artist Zoe James are hosting an event to discuss the current issue of financially inaccessible menstruation products. The art piece “An Expensive Habit” painted solely in the artist's own menstrual blood will be unveiled at the ... More >>

Next Generation of Kiwi Filmmakers

Friday, 9 June 2017, 10:51 am | NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival

The 15th NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival programme has been released and tickets are on sale. Of the 78 films on offer a record six come from Wanaka-based filmmakers. Two filmmakers in particular stand out: 17-year-old Ollie Larkin and 10-year-old ... More >>


Friday, 9 June 2017, 10:51 am | CRC Speedshow

We look at cars every day - whether we like them or not - but have you ever had a real sense of Déjà vu when one particular car has caught your eye? More >>

Auckland Dancer Zahra Killeen-Chance to Perform in Taipei

Friday, 9 June 2017, 10:44 am | White Fungus

Auckland dancer, performance artist and choreographer Zahra Killeen-Chance is about to perform new work in Taipei alongside leading intermedia artists from Taiwan and Japan. The event is being organised by New Zealand-Taiwan art magazine White Fungus ... More >>

New Zealand Food Awards 30-year anniversary calls for entry

Friday, 9 June 2017, 10:42 am | New Zealand Food Awards

Entries are open for the 30th New Zealand Food Awards, providing an opportunity for food and beverage producers to showcase their success and innovation. The 2017 New Zealand Food Awards, powered by Massey University, enables food and beverage operators ... More >>

Mediaworks Celebrates Success at the NZ Radio AWARDS 2017

Friday, 9 June 2017, 10:06 am | Mediaworks

MediaWorks Radio is celebrating this evening as it takes home a total of 26 coveted awards at the New Zealand Radio Awards 2017. More >>

Gutted Galbraith forced out of rally lead at Canterbury

Friday, 9 June 2017, 9:58 am | Galbraith Rallysport

New Zealand’s fastest Police officer Darren Galbraith showed his true speed at round three of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the Lone Star Rally Canterbury, only to be forced out when a recurring overheating problem ... More >>

A well-matched name and face could win you votes

Friday, 9 June 2017, 9:36 am | University of Otago

If you have a name that matches your face, you are more likely to win votes if you are a politician, and gain approval in general, says new University of Otago research. More >>

LORDE announces six-date NZ tour this November

Friday, 9 June 2017, 9:13 am | Frontier Touring Company

Frontier Touring and Eccles Entertainment are thrilled to confirm Lorde for a New Zealand tour this November. All eyes are on the meteoric return of one of pop’s most celebrated talents with an all new album, Melodrama , and captivating live show. More >>

Wellington ranked as third-best top town for biking

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 4:46 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City has been rated as the third top biking town in the NZ Transport Agency’s annual Favourite Places to Ride competition. More >>

Exhibition marks anniversary of art space

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 4:36 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

An exhibition showcasing the work of Room 5 artists will open on Monday 12 June, coinciding with the second anniversary of the art studio based at the Phillipstown Community Hub in Christchurch. More >>

Four HUIA books as finalists in chlidren's book awards

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 4:33 pm | Huia Publishers

Four HUIA books have been selected as finalists in the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults including a Best First Book. More >>

Caravan to host artists in central city

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 4:33 pm | Centre of Contemporary Arts

Artists will be taking up residency in a caravan on the Christchurch Art Gallery forecourt for a new exhibition by Toi Moroki Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA) with artist collective, The Social. More >>

Alpine safety conference

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 3:44 pm | MetService

Christchurch will host the Southern Hemisphere Alpine Conference (SHAC)—New Zealand’s only dedicated alpine safety conference—in less than a week. Mountain Safety Council’s CEO Mike Daisley is overwhelmed by the support and interest ... More >>

NZDF Marks the Battle of Messines Centenary in Belgium

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 3:38 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

A hundred years since the New Zealand Division took part in the Battle of Messines, the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has marked the centenary with two extraordinary services in Belgium. More >>

Rhythm and Vines presents Ocean Alley NZ Tour

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 3:36 pm | Rhythm and Vines

Ocean Alley announce their biggest headline shows across New Zealand with a four date tour coming through Auckland , Wellington , Christchurch and Dunedin this August! 2016 was the year when Ocean Alley really made people sit up and pay attention. The ... More >>

History, spirituality combine in ‘The Burning Hours’

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 3:21 pm | Christchurch Art Gallery

A significant touring exhibition of historically and spiritually inspired works by New Zealand artist Kushana Bush opens this Saturday at Christchurch Art Gallery. More >>

Ex Libris – art for bibliophile

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 2:51 pm | University of Canterbury

A bibliophile art-lover’s dream, an exhibition of artful bookplates and provenance is currently on display in the University of Canterbury’s Matariki gallery. More >>

Aussie breakfast viewers get a taste of Mt Hutt’s ski scene

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 2:34 pm | Tourism New Zealand

8 June 2017 Aussie breakfast viewers get a taste of Mt Hutt’s ski scene More >>

Christchurch’s Free Theatre in the spotlight

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 2:09 pm | Free Theatre Christchurch

Christchurch theatre company Free Theatre is to be in the spotlight with a new documentary by award-winning filmmaker Shirley Horrocks to première at the New Zealand International Film Festival and two new books penned by company members. More >>

Fair Borders? Migration Policy in the Twenty-First Century

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 2:01 pm | Bridget Williams Books

Fair Borders? Migration Policy in the Twenty-First Century – a new BWB Text edited by David Hall More >>

Matariki rising over a settled weekend

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 1:49 pm | MetService

Clear skies and cool temperatures are set to remain with us for the weekend. The big picture – high pressure over the country which has brought overnight frosts, but also a few showers in the east – stays roughly the same into next week. This ... More >>

Hilarious Niuean playwright publishes 'My Name is PILITOME'

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 1:13 pm | Little Island Press

'My name is PILITOME', by Vela Manusaute, is being published in an anthology by Little Island Press Ltd, supported by Auckland Council. Little Island Press will be running an interactive public Talanoa programme featuring 'My name is PILITOME' at the Ōtara ... More >>

The Talanoa Series presents diverse Pacific playwrights

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 1:09 pm | Little Island Press

Four Pacific plays from the 2016 Talanoa series are being published in an anthology by Little Island Press Ltd, supported by Auckland Council. More >>

Labour MP joins city councillor to do Coast to Coast

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 1:03 pm | Coast to Coast

Labour MP Williams joins city councillor to do Kathmandu Coast to Coast in bid to encourage young people in sport More >>

Book explores NZ’s many faces and standing places

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 12:53 pm | Massey University

Auckland’s annual Lantern Festival to celebrate the Chinese New Year (photo/Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development) More >>

National tour in support of their new album 'Blue Sky Songs'

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 12:44 pm | Hobnail

HOBNAIL are on the road again, performing all over NZ to bring you their stunning new 7th album “Blue Sky Songs”, along with some of their past classic favourites. This is a live show not to be missed! For the uninitiated, it will be a rare treat ... More >>

Sacred Mirrors Art Exhibition

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 12:13 pm | Sofia Minson

Sacred Mirrors is a way for people to approach these paintings. Minson hopes that “we see qualities in our own nature reflecting back to us.” More >>

BAFTA Award Winner's Play WEED Hits Circa Theatre

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 12:06 pm | Circa Theatre

Billionaire businessman Richard Branson recently hit the headlines suggesting that NZ farmers around should forget expanding the dairy industry and start growing cannabis to survive. Little did he know this was a concept already entertained by a famous ... More >>

Hollie Smith to Open for Alison Moyet

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 12:01 pm | TEG Live

Hollie Smith , one of New Zealand’s most loved singer-songwriters, will be opening for Alison Moyet on her New Zealand tour this October. More >>

Meech and Maloney bounce back at World Cup final

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 12:01 pm | Yachting New Zealand

Alex Maloney and Molly Meech put aside the frustration of yesterday to make progress up the leaderboard at the World Cup final in Santander overnight (NZT). More >>

80 years of NZ Outdoors

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 11:54 am | NZ Outdoor Hunting Magazine

NZ Outdoor Hunting magazine is turning 80 this year and we are inviting families to send in their photos and stories of what it means to share the outdoors together. More >>

Auckland to Host International Launch of Blind Rugby

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 11:53 am | The Change Foundation

Auckland New Zealand has been confirmed as the host for the International Launch of Blind Rugby, an adapted format of New Zealand’s national sporting passion that makes Rugby accessible to the blind and low vision community. More >>

Mainland favourites for second grand final spot

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 11:48 am | Netball New Zealand

Hellers Netball Mainland sit in the box seat to book a place in the Beko Netball League Grand Final but coach Peter McInnes is wary of the “banana skin” waiting for them this week. More >>

Adshel NZ brings back ScreenGrab competition

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 11:46 am | Adshel

Outdoor advertising company Adshel has today re-launched the popular ScreenGrab promotion to celebrate the recently announced expansion of its Adshel Live digital network with a further 70 screens, bringing its digital network to 220 sites across New Zealand. More >>

Lionel Richie With Chic Featuring Nile Rodgers NZ Tour

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 11:29 am | TEG Dainty

Multi-platinum-selling artist, multiple Grammy Award® winner and music icon, Lionel Richie announced today he will tour New Zealand in October on the ALL THE HITS TOUR . Very special guests on the tour are CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers. More >>

Black Dog Brewery launches a New Breed of Beers Nationwide

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 10:57 am | Black Dog Brewery

Craft beer lovers are in for a delicious dog treat this year, with the release of the new Black Dog Brew Co. experimental and permanent range beers now available nationwide. More >>

ANZ Premiership Round 11 Official Result

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 10:26 am | ANZ Premiership

Official Result: Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel 68 def SKYCITY Mystics 67 Media Update Wednesday 7 June, 2017 More >>

MRF secure superb results at Canterbury

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 10:24 am | Palmside NZ Ltd

MRF Tyres New Zealand distributor Palmside NZ Ltd are delighted to announce drivers running their tyres have experienced massive success at the weekend’s Lone Star Rally Canterbury. More >>

Whitireia students present ‘Love and Information’

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 5:33 pm | Whitireia

The Whitireia Stage and Screen Arts programme presents Love and Information a play which is truly of our time. Twenty actors play over 100 characters who grapple with communicating in this complex age of information overload. Churchill explores the ... More >>

RNZB appoints new Artistic Director

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 5:08 pm | Royal New Zealand Ballet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has appointed Patricia Barker, a former prima ballerina and current Artistic Director of Grand Rapids Ballet in Michigan, USA, as the RNZB’s new Artistic Director. More >>

Champion Freight and SCOUTS join forces for the environment

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 5:04 pm | Scouts New Zealand

SCOUTS New Zealand has a new partner - Champion Freight - a New Zealand owned and operated freight forwarding company that specialises in international sea freight. Champion Freight have committed to offsetting their carbon footprint by planting ... More >>

Pack rafting and bike packing adventure film wins award

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 4:34 pm | Enthuse

NZ’s first pack rafting and bike packing adventure wins best New Zealand made film at the 2017 New Zealand Mountain Film Festival. More >>

Dream Bank to reveal what Kiwi kids are dreaming about

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 4:05 pm | Sir Peter Blake Trust

Kiwi kids will have the opportunity to share their dreams with New Zealand, as a nationwide collection of young New Zealanders hopes and aspirations for the future launched today. More >>

Top Ten Big Reveal

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 3:52 pm | Christchurch Art Show

The Christchurch Art Show's Top Ten Artists reveal their signature works for the fist time ever at our Opening Night, 7:30pm, The Events Centre, Air Force Museum of NZ. More >>

Lighting up the night sky at MOTAT

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 3:20 pm | MOTAT

Auckland’s Museum of Transport and Technology is celebrating Matariki in radiant style with Night Lights , a spectacular illumination event from 23 to 25 June. More >>

Families sought to Take Part in an Exciting New Show

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 2:40 pm | Mediaworks

MediaWorks are excited to announce a partnership with TV producers and global experts in team dynamics and leadership development, XVenture. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity now exists for New Zealand families to put their best foot forward to participate ... More >>

UC student art exhibition returns to Arts Centre

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 2:02 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury senior sculpture students from the Ilam School of Fine Arts will display their artworks at the Christchurch Arts Centre for the first time since the Canterbury quakes, in a new exhibition this week. More >>

Nelson to host Netball's best in inaugural Super Club

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 1:56 pm | Netball NZ

Super Club, an international competition featuring teams from all over the world, will make its debut at the Trafalgar Centre, Nelson, July 2-7, 2017. Announced today by Netball New Zealand chief executive Jennie Wyllie, Super Club – a global Club ... More >>

Romeo And Juliet on MDMA

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 1:55 pm | Elephant Publicity

A love story amidst a clinical drug trial, written by one of the UK’s most exciting playwrights, is about to be transformed by revel-makers and boundary-pushers, Fractious Tash. Benjamin Henson’s off-kilter vision and unstoppable cast will bring the NZ ... More >>

Kiwi crews cop penalties at World Cup Final

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 1:21 pm | Yachting New Zealand

Alex Maloney and Molly Meech have plenty of work to do to get back in the mix at the World Cup finals in Santander after copping a penalty before racing even started but Josh Porebski and Trent Rippey are well positioned in the 49er fleet. More >>

ASB develops innovative fundraising ball for Lions Series

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 1:20 pm | ASB Bank

Touch, pause….donate! Rugby fans invited to give to Starship in a quick, fun way during the Lions tour. More >>

Kiwi singers to converse on international stage

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 1:12 pm | Dame Malvina Major Foundation

A new opera programme created by Dame Malvina Major will offer rare training in the spoken word for young New Zealand singers on the verge of international vocal studies. More >>

Autobiographical Comedy Captures Highs & Lows of 90s Dunedin

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 1:07 pm | Q Theatre

A powerful, autobiographical cross between stand-up comedy and theatre, My Best Dead Friend both written and performed by Anya Tate-Manning, makes it’s Auckland debut from 12-22 July at Q Theatre. More >>

Biggest turn out in a decade for Happy Valley Opening Weekend

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 12:29 pm | Mt Ruapehu

MT RUAPEHU 7 JUNE 2017: A record number of skiiers, snowboarders and sightseers headed to Mt Ruapehu's Happy Valley over the long weekend - the biggest season opening turnout in the last decade for Happy Valley, New Zealand’s premier beginner’s ... More >>


Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 12:13 pm | NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

“Characters burst off the pages, delighting us at every turn,” say the judges of this year’s New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. They have selected 35 finalists for the 2017 awards. More >>

Well-deserved win for Waikato student boat builders

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 11:48 am | University of Waikato

Back row from left, the winning student team with their boat: Gareth Hall, Sean Mccarthy, Aliesha McKillop, Alex Dixon, William Stevenson. Front row from left: Akhil Babu and Chloe Roque More >>

Kiwis enjoy pool of success at VNEA World Pool Championships

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 11:28 am | Pool Championship

Kiwis enjoy pool of success at VNEA World Pool Championships The kiwis fought strong at this year’s VNEA World Pool Championships tournament in Las Vegas. Seventeen players have just returned home after representing New Zealand on the world stage ... More >>

Aotearoa’s Finest Support Salmonella Dub's 25th Anniversary

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 11:24 am | Noise PR

Aotearoa’s Finest to Support Salmonella Dub's 25th Anniversary Shows Feat The Return of Tiki Taane More >>



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