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Happy Valley celebrates winter with free skiing on Friday

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 10:41 am | Mt Ruapehu

Mt Ruapehu is celebrating the start of winter on Friday June 1 (tomorrow) with free skiing and snowboarding at Happy Valley. More >>

Jed Parsons Announces Album Release And Tour Dates

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 9:58 am | NikNak Media

Jed Parsons is hitting the road to celebrate the release of his upcoming debut album MIDNIGHT FEAST, which is out on July 13. Presented by Under The Radar , Jed Parsons’ MIDNIGHT FEAST Album Release Tour will kick off on Friday, July 20 in Auckland at ... More >>

MĀUI’S HOOK World Premiere at NZIFF

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 9:56 am | Kiriata Films

The new feature film Māui’s Hook will have its World Premiere in the NZ International Film Festival 2018 on July 21 before screenings in 10 other Festival venues around the country. More >>

NZME Secures Exclusive Radio Rights for America’s Cup

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 9:21 am | NZME.

31 May 2018 – Newstalk ZB and Radio Sport have covered the America’s Cup since 1983, and this series will be no different as NZME announce today they have entered into an agreement with TVNZ to secure exclusive radio rights for the 36th America’s ... More >>

TVNZ to push the boat out with America’s Cup coverage

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 8:51 am | America's Cup Media

TVNZ has secured the exclusive broadcast rights for New Zealand to the 36thAmerica’s Cup which includes the preliminary World Series events, the Christmas Race in 2020, followed by the Prada Cup in early 2021 and the 36thAmerica’s Cup Presented by ... More >>

Familiar names in National Contemporary Art Award finalist

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 5:18 pm | Waikato Museum

New and familiar names make up the 32 artists whose works have been selected as finalists in the 2018 National Contemporary Art Award. More >>

Tomato Saucy! A “Sweet As” Variety Show

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 5:12 pm | Cassette Nine

Date: Saturday 30th June, 2018. Venue: Cassette Nine - 9 Vulcan Lane, Auckland CBD. Time: Doors open for VIP & GA at 6.30pm | Show starts 7.30pm. Ticket Price: $30.00pp + BF GA | $60.00pp + BF VIP. Ticket Vendor: More >>

MIGUEL extends his War & Leisure tour to New Zealand

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 5:04 pm | Live Nation

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter MIGUEL has today announced the extension of his War & Leisure tour to include a one-off show in Auckland on Saturday, July 14 . The ‘Sky Walker’ singer returns to New Zealand for the first time since ... More >>

NZ Maritime Classic Set for Third Reprint

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 4:56 pm | PANIC

Graeme Kendall’s non-fiction book, To the Ice and Beyond, hit New Zealand’s national news in 2016, after becoming the first Kiwi yachtsman to circumnavigate via the Northwest Passage solo. More >>

Home-grown Champion Returns

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 4:41 pm | Christchurch Marathon

A home-grown champion returns to the Garden City this weekend, hoping for a repeat of the last time he lined up for the ASB Christchurch Marathon. More >>

Space Opera meets Crocodile Dundee and Barry Crump

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 2:38 pm | Keith Fenwick

Auckland NZ, 29 May 2018 – Auckland writer, Keith Fenwick, has just released The Colonists, the fourth novel in the Skidian Chronicles series. More >>

Aotea Square Ice Rink: It’s Winter – Time to Go Out!

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 2:20 pm | Auckland Live

Get your skates on and throw on a beanie because Aotea Square Ice Rink is back! Officially opening on Friday 15th June in Aotea Square, this winter-fun-land returns to add its icy sparkle to winter and delight visitors of all ages. More >>

Government Gardens playground to get bilingual makeover

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 2:09 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

The playground in the Government Gardens in Rotorua is due for a makeover and is set to become a bilingual Māori language zone. More >>

Ultimate Rugby Training Experience up for Grabs

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 1:56 pm | SpecSavers

An Ultimate Rugby Training Experience is up for Grabs Specsavers is giving local rugby teams a chance to learn from the very best More >>

2018 Lexus Song Quest – the journey to the Final begins

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 1:48 pm | Lexus Song Quest

After a rigorous audition of 40 contestants over three cities, international Preliminary Judges Liane Keegan and John Bolton Wood have confirmed the 10 2018 Lexus Song Quest Semi-Finalists are: (alphabetically) More >>

Hannah Valentine, Vivienne Worn: Looking in, breathing out

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 1:46 pm | Enjoy Art Gallery

Hannah Valentine and Vivienne Worn Looking in, breathing out 7 June – 30 June 2018 Opening Wednesday 6 June, 5:30pm More >>

24,000 Māori words defined in te reo Māori: there’s an app

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 1:43 pm | Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori

He Pātaka Kupu has 24,000 entries and is unique in assigning each word to a domain, named for one of the traditional Māori atua such as Tangaroa, the atua of the sea and its creatures or Tane, the atua of the forest and its creatures. More >>

Parkin Drawing Prize 2018 - Entries close Friday 8 June

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 1:40 pm | NZ Academy Of Fine Arts

This year’s entries are still open for the prestigious Parkin Drawing Prize. The competition attracts a major prize of $20,000 and ten highly commended prizes of $500 each, offering an added incentive for artists. More >>

Auckland Art Gallery recognises women in art

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 1:28 pm | Auckland Art Gallery

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki announces a second programme of the She Claims: Art Matters women-in-arts talk series, following a successful launch programme earlier this year. More >>

World Class New Zealanders celebrated

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 1:14 pm | Kiwi Expat Association

New Zealand’s most prestigious celebration of individual achievement, the Kea World Class New Zealand (WCNZ) Awards, has today announced six of its 2018 award recipients. More >>

Bill Bailey: Earl of Whimsy

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 11:00 am | Elephant Publicity

Bill Bailey: Earl of Whimsy y NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2018 The UK’s best loved comedian brings his brand new live show to New Zealand “Virtuoso… Comedy’s Mozart” The Sunday Times More >>

Trotting Club’s 2019 Syndicate selling fast

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 9:32 am | Alexandra Park

“Syndicates offer Kiwis an affordable way to race well-bred horses trained by top trainers. They also provide great networking opportunities and most importantly they’re a lot of fun,” says Andrew Jamieson, Syndicate Manager at the Auckland Trotting ... More >>

Coronet Peak opening this Saturday for a taster

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 5:31 pm | Coronet Peak

Coronet Peak is opening two weeks earlier, offering loyal customers and local Queenstowners, who see the Peak every day, a one-day taster ahead of the season. More >>

Pacific Fusion Fashion Show designers announced

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 5:08 pm | Pacific Fusion Fashion Show

The Pacific Fusion Fashion Show returns for a third year in October. What began as a competition for emerging Māori and Pacific creatives from South Auckland is attracting interest from international fashion designers and giving worldwide exposure to Pacific ... More >>

An event worthy of The Paparoa Track

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 4:35 pm | The Paparoa

Local organisation pitches to run world-class running and MTB event on The Paparoa Track Great Walk. More >>

Sport NZ congratulates Sport and Recreation Award winners

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 4:20 pm | Sport New Zealand

Sport NZ congratulates the winners of the annual New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards, held in Wellington this evening. “It’s vital that we recognise the work and people that support and encourage New Zealanders to be physically active and ... More >>

New CEO at the helm of the New Zealand Rugby League

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 3:56 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

The New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL) is set for a boost with new internationally respected Chief Executive Officer, Greg Peters at the helm of the organisation. More >>

Michael Hurst fires up winter with summer (not) Shakespeare!

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 3:42 pm | Elephant Publicity

Written by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley Adapted and directed by Michael Hurst Enter a claustrophobic world in which sexual betrayal combines with insanity and the horrific cost of payback, when Michael Hurst is let loose on one of the most ... More >>

Red Scare’s latest musical: a dark rock fairytale

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 3:13 pm | Red Scare Theatre Company

The Bone Thief is the latest musical by the prolific Red Scare Theatre Company (nominated for Most Promising Newcomer, Wellington Theatre Awards 2017). After their hit comedy Movers , this new work is a complete change of pace: a rock fairytale with a streak ... More >>

Kiwis reach great heights to celebrate the summit of Everest

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 2:55 pm | Himalayan Trust

Kiwis reach great heights to celebrate the historic summit of Everest 65 years ago today More >>

Kiwi women to take on the world in pool championships

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 2:54 pm | Masse

Four of New Zealand’s top female pool players are now competing in the United States at the Senior VNEA World Pool Championships. More >>

All the Year Round: The Nineteenth-Century Periodical

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 2:49 pm | University of Otago

Nineteenth-century periodicals were the television of their day. They offered riveting serials, lifestyle recommendations, vivid illustrations by leading artists, and the inevitable advertising. They were shared among readers, who discussed their contents ... More >>

Record number of participants set for BP Leaders for Life

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 2:45 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

A record number of BP Leaders for Life participants have been selected for the highly successful Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) leadership programme. More >>

Ngāi Tahu unveil Te Ātanga, the Broadhurst-Shelford Trophy

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 2:44 pm | WALCO Events

Ngāi Tahu today unveiled the special taonga Te Ātanga, the Broadhurst-Shelford Trophy, for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles match against the Vodafone Warriors on June 9 in Christchurch. More >>

Sightings: Gutsy New Show Celebrates Mana Wahine

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 2:20 pm | Elephant Publicity

Massive Theatre Company presents SIGHTINGS Written by Miriama McDowell and Fiona Graham with Denyce Su’a Directed by Kura Forrester and Sam Scott More >>

New CEO at the helm of the New Zealand Rugby League

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 2:14 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

The New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL) is set for a boost with new internationally respected Chief Executive Officer, Greg Peters at the helm of the organisation. More >>

Change at the Top of Enduro Nationals

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 2:13 pm | Motorcycling New Zealand

MAY 29, 2018: The 2018 New Zealand Enduro Championships roared past the halfway stage near Nelson at the weekend with a set of results that make interesting reading indeed. More >>

Pulse hoping to lift the bar against Steel

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 1:42 pm | Netball Central

Starting the ANZ Premiership netball season with a bang, Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse are eyeing another lift in their so-far impressive standards when they meet the Southern Steel in Porirua tomorrow (Wednesday). More >>

Matariki with the Music of Ngā Taonga Puoro

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 1:40 pm | Chamber Music New Zealand

If someone lends you their whale to ride back home on, don't beach it, kill it and then have it for dinner - or bad things will happen to you. The story of Tinirau and Kae is a very old one, and you can hear it this June and July in Te Korekore ... More >>

Rainbow dinner & auction with Helen Clark

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 1:29 pm | Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust

Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust, Aotearoa’s longest running LGBTI+ charity, is delighted to announce details of its dinner and auction fundraiser on Sunday 9th September at the Cordis Hotel in Auckland. More >>

Creative Communities assist National Theatresports Champs

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 1:11 pm | Palmerston North City Council

Council’s Creative Communities Scheme grants for the 2017–18 year have been granted to 46 local organisations. Local improv comedy group SpontaneoUS are one of the successful recipients and their funding will assist with hosting the National Theatresports ... More >>

NZ artists’ work to cover exterior of Convention Centre

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 12:22 pm | SKYCITY

Two of the largest pieces of public art ever created in New Zealand will soon adorn the exterior of the International Convention Centre under construction in central Auckland. More >>

ONE: The Earth Rises

Monday, 28 May 2018, 3:17 pm | Elephant Publicity

Over 50 Performers Combine Maori, Pacific And Chinese Culture To Create Powerful New Dance Story! More >>

Seed of contentment or chaos?

Monday, 28 May 2018, 2:55 pm | Arts on Tour New Zealand

Seed of contentment or chaos? Winning play tours with AOTNZ 4 July - 4 Aug 2018 IVF isn’t fool proof and IUDs aren’t failsafe. iPhones come with ovulation apps and being married doesn’t mean you have to breed. Seed follows four women as they ... More >>

Dancing with the Stars NZ Continues to Be Ratings Hit

Monday, 28 May 2018, 2:23 pm | Mediaworks

Dancing with the Stars NZ continues to be an audience favourite winning its timeslot last night with an 8.5 rating and 27.0% share in the key 25-54 demographic. Following Monday nights 7.1 rating and 21.5% share, the show is averaging a rating of 9.1 and ... More >>

Heath Quartet: Unlocking Classical Music for Kiwi Kids

Monday, 28 May 2018, 1:57 pm | Chamber Music New Zealand

Why would a group of school students from Lower Hutt be at all interested in the music of Bach or Haydn? What would a piece of music written so long ago have anything to do with our lives? "Without music, life would be a mistake" said Nietzsche. ... More >>

Smokefreerockquest Waikato solo- duo winners and band heats

Monday, 28 May 2018, 1:53 pm | Smokefreerockquest

Smokefreerockquest and Tangata Beats – Waikato solo- duo winners and band heats results. Live music, original songs, selfies and first time nerves – it was all part of the mix at the Clarence St Theatre in Hamilton at this year’s Smokefreerockquest ... More >>

Self Defence Or Murder?

Monday, 28 May 2018, 1:08 pm | Lightbringer Productions

In 2032, an artificially constructed being that thinks, feels and learns like a human has been ‘killed’. Should it get the same rights as humans? More >>

Good Charlotte Announce Seventh Studio Album

Monday, 28 May 2018, 12:36 pm | NikNak Media

GOOD CHARLOTTE have announced they will release their anxiously-awaited seventh full-length studio album, GENERATION RX , on September 14, 2018. It marks the first record to be released under the newly minted global partnership between the band’s ... More >>

Gaz Coombes (Supergrass) - One Auckland Show!

Monday, 28 May 2018, 12:19 pm | The Label

"This is a highly accomplished and deeply felt third album to add to an already auspicious Gaz Coombes canon...undoubtedly one of Britpop’s Strongest Men." More >>

Smokefreerockquest results from the weekend

Monday, 28 May 2018, 12:00 pm | Smokefreerockquest

Pink Tea Morrinsville College Betend Rocket Cambridge High School Static Hillcrest High School Pacific Meadow St Paul's Collegiate Metro Avenue Hamilton Boys' HS, Fraser HS Hamilton Girls' HS Legal Issues Mercury Bay Area School Drum Socks Hamilton Boys' ... More >>

Classicist responds to 'A RESTORATION' at Adam Art Gallery

Monday, 28 May 2018, 11:12 am | Adam Art Gallery

Classicist Dr Diana Burton responds to Elizabeth Price's 'A RESTORATION' at the Adam Art Gallery More >>

The Big Sing Wellington Regionals

Monday, 28 May 2018, 10:15 am | NZ Choral Federation

The Big Sing Wellington Regionals Throughout the Wellington region, secondary school choirs are currently working away feverishly preparing for their big moment in their choral calendar. That big moment is The Big Sing Wellington Regionals, which take ... More >>

HEIHEI and The Big Picture for Children’s Media

Monday, 28 May 2018, 10:11 am | Children's Screen Trust

HEIHEI and The Big Picture for Children’s Media The NZ Children’s Screen Trust (Kidsonscreen) has long advocated for a home for children’s content and welcomes the launch this week of the new online platform HEIHEI for 5 – 9 year olds. HEIHEI ... More >>

Real-life Survivor Sent Home

Monday, 28 May 2018, 9:52 am | TVNZ

Taranaki Chartered Accountant and cancer survivor Josh Hickman was sent home in a dramatic blindside on Survivor New Zealand tonight. More >>

Top Seed And Top Kiwi Junior To Meet In Final

Sunday, 27 May 2018, 11:43 am | Squash New Zealand

The top seed and the top Kiwi junior will meet in the final of the US$5,000 Court Tech PSA Women’s Classic at Squash XL Club in Avondale, Auckland. More >>

SOUNZ Brass Composition Prize 2018 winner

Saturday, 26 May 2018, 5:25 pm | SOUNZ

We are thrilled to announce the winner of the SOUNZ Brass Composition Prize: David Chaulk with Reverie for cornet and piano. More >>

Heihei Goes Live – Biggest Investment in Children’s Content

Saturday, 26 May 2018, 12:01 pm | TVNZ

Heihei Goes Live – Biggest Investment in Children’s Content to Date Today, TVNZ and NZ On Air celebrate the launch of their brand new children’s media platform, HEIHEI . More >>

Teaser Trailer for “Born Racer: the Scott Dixon Story”

Saturday, 26 May 2018, 11:59 am | Trigger Marketing

SATURDAY 26TH MAY NZDT Teaser Trailer Released for Brand New Feature Documentary “Born Racer: the Scott Dixon Story” More >>

Kiwis In Squash Semis In Auckland

Saturday, 26 May 2018, 11:46 am | Squash New Zealand

A New Zealand player is guaranteed a place in the final of the US$5,000 Court Tech PSA Women’s Classic at Squash XL Club in Avondale, Auckland this weekend More >>



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