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ONE LOVE organisers launch warm-up event

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 11:00 am | One Love

The One Love Festival is upping the ante in 2019 and launching Good Vibes - a sister festival, featuring an array of local and international acts, setting the scene for three days of the finest roots, rock and reggae around. Good VibesFestival will be ... More >>

Art Gallery Director bids Auckland farewell

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 10:58 am | Auckland Art Gallery

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki Director Rhana Devenport is heading for Australia to take up the position of Director, Art Gallery of South Australia. After five years in the top role, she leaves the Gallery on 21 September. More >>

Fatal accident leads to changes for large recreational boats

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 10:27 am | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ is making changes to safety requirements for recreational vessels leaving New Zealand ports for overseas, and for other recreational vessels in New Zealand waters. More >>

Zonta stand tall at community awards

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 4:09 pm | Zonta

Porirua City Council congratulates the Zonta Club of Mana for taking out the Porirua section of the 2018 Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards. More >>

Behold the Beauty of Aotearoa’s Striking Landscapes

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 3:26 pm | The Grey Place

Indulge in the awe-inspiring beauty of Aotearoa’s magnificent landscapes when Kylie Rusk opens her solo exhibition of paintings and limited edition lithograph prints. At The Grey Place gallery in Grey Lynn, from 30 October to 10 November 2018 . More >>

HANGAR 18 sign a deal with the world’s largest record label

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 3:06 pm | Do It Management

New Zealand band Hangar 18 have just signed to music label giant Universal Music Group MCA in the Philippines on an Asian wide deal. This sees the band released and promoted in over 15 countries throughout Asia, including The Philippines, India, ... More >>

Inaugural Toi Wahine Festival Hits Hamilton

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 3:00 pm | Meteor Theatre

Hamilton’s first ever Toi Wāhine Festival runs from 1st to 11th of August, celebrating 125 years of Women’s Suffrage in NZ, with eleven days of exploring women’s creativity, art and ideas. More >>

Alpine Club super volunteer takes Outstanding Award

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 2:40 pm | NZ Alpine Club

The New Zealand Alpine Club (NZAC) and its large pool of dedicated volunteers have a firm grip on the Outstanding Volunteer Award at the annual NZRA Outdoors Awards, having won it for the past three years. On Monday night the 2018 award was made to ... More >>

Oldfield considers record options after Heraty’s big day out

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 2:31 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

New Zealand blades shearer blades shearer Allan Oldfield is considering a possible World record attempt after helping an Irishman tor one of the biggest one-day tallies ever shorn with the clippers. More >>

TuTagata celebrates 40th Anniversary

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 2:18 pm | Tu Tangata Festival

TuTagata Poly Festival MEDIA RELEASE 25 July 2018 TuTagata celebrates 40th Anniversary Nine schools in the Wellington region are taking part in this year’s special 40th anniversary for the annual TuTagata Secondary Poly Festival Wellington which will ... More >>

IHC Art Awards: Charlize Wilson is the People’s Choice

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 5:24 pm | IHC New Zealand

Manukau City artist Charlize Wilson has won the 2018 IHC Art Awards People’s Choice Award for her work, Looking Out from the Inside. More >>

Three More Bans From Doping Investigation

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 3:49 pm | Drug Free Sport NZ

Three more NZ rugby players, Tukiterangi Raimona, Lionel Skipworth and Brandyn Laursen, have each been given two-year bans from sport by the New Zealand Rugby Judicial Committee. More >>

Kōanga Festival: Māori Theatre is on the Move

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 3:48 pm | Te Pou Theatre

Te Pou, Auckland’s home for Māori Theatre, is shifting house! In a bold move, Te Pou will in September take up a new residency at Henderson’s Corban Estate Arts Centre. This revolutionary new partnership will enable the company to spread its ... More >>

Body Art Makes a Splash!

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 11:53 am | NZ Body Art Awards

NZ Body Art Showcase returns for 2018 to continue its mission of showcasing some of the greatest talent in SPFX makeup and body artistry from New Zealand and around the globe. Now celebrating a decade in the business, the annual spectacle will take ... More >>

Soundsplash returns with exciting news

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 11:27 am | SoundSplash

Raglan’s renowned Soundsplash Festival is set to return in 2019, with some exciting changes afoot and an epic line-up to be revealed in the coming weeks. More >>

SAE opens doors for the day

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 11:26 am | SAE Creative Media Institute

On Saturday July 28, SAE Creative Media Institute will open its doors to their state-of-the-art Auckland campus. For any students considering studying audio, music or film production, open day is the time to speak to the experienced SAE team about beginning a career ... More >>

Shatner’s World… the Return Down under

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 11:22 am | Sandra Roberts

Without doubt, one of the most popular and recognisable cultural icons in the world today. “He has gone where no man has gone before, chased down criminals in an unnamed city strangely resembling Los Angeles and fought off demons while speaking Esperanto. ... More >>

Tennis Otago Announces OFS Insurance Brokers as Sponsor

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 11:20 am | Tennis Otago

Tennis Otago is pleased to announce OFS Insurance Brokers as the naming rights sponsor for the 2018 Indoor Open to be held at Dunedin’s Edgar Centre from 21-23 September. OFS Insurance Brokers has also taken up a right of renewal for the 2019 event. More >>

New Zealand shearers step-up in Wales

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 9:40 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

New Zealand shearers have had a big start to the Royal Welsh Show week with two wins, including blade shearer Allan Oldfield’s completion of a rare sequence of wins at the UK’s four big Royal shows. More >>

Yet More Businesses Boycotting TVNZ’s “Naked Attraction”

Monday, 23 July 2018, 6:51 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that even more businesses are removing their advertising from any association with Naked Attraction which is currently being screened on TV2 - a programme saturated with full front nudity and adult sexually-charged discussions ... More >>

2018 Lexus Song Quest Five Finalists named

Monday, 23 July 2018, 6:28 pm | Lexus Song Quest

The journey to be crowned the 2018 Lexus Song Quest winner is one step closer, with tonight’s announcement of the five Finalists, judged in front of a live audience at two Semi-Final concerts on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July. More >>

The Block NZ Dominates Ratings in Its Second Week

Monday, 23 July 2018, 5:03 pm | Mediaworks

The Block NZ Dominates Ratings in Its Second Week, Three Unveils New Content for 2018-19 More >>

The End of the War?

Monday, 23 July 2018, 3:40 pm | The Great War Exhibition

The End of the War? a new audio-visual exhibition highlighting the effect of the First World War on New Zealand families opens at The Great War Exhibition in Wellington this Thursday, 26 July 2018. Leading up to commemorations of Armistice Day in November, ... More >>

Codd Set for Strong Yamaha NZXC Series Assault

Monday, 23 July 2018, 1:57 pm | Bikesport NZ

Taupo's Wil Yeoman (Yamaha YZ125, No.96) leads the way from Napier's Bryn Codd (Yamaha YZ125, No.516) and Whangaparoa's Daniel Refoy (Yamaha YZ125, No.352) on Sunday. Photo by Andy McGechan, More >>

SPCA celebrates 10 years of cupcakes

Monday, 23 July 2018, 1:54 pm | SPCA

23 July 2018: SPCA is encouraging Kiwis across the country to follow their sweet tooth into the kitchen as they celebrate a decade since the launch of their annual fundraiser: Cupcake Day. More >>

Time running out to catch World Press Photo Exhibition

Monday, 23 July 2018, 1:51 pm | Elephant Publicity

Time is running out to catch the World Press Photo Exhibition that captures some of the rawest moments of human experience in our day and age, up close and personal. This impressive photography collection will be on show until 29th July at Smith and ... More >>

Wintec musical talent shines under the stagelights

Monday, 23 July 2018, 1:13 pm | Wintec

As the curtains closed on the final performance of Hamilton Operatic Society’s high energy, mid-winter musical Sister Act, a group of Wintec staff and students can count themselves among some of New Zealand’s finest musical theatre talent. More >>

Tragicomic: High School sucks when you’re basically Hamlet

Monday, 23 July 2018, 1:11 pm | The Candle Wasters

Tragicomic is breaking new ground in digital media as both a webseries and a webcomic, but it is inspired by a play that is over 400 years old — William Shakespeare’s Hamlet . More >>

24 new factual projects for screen announced, $9m investment

Monday, 23 July 2018, 1:04 pm | NZ On Air

24 new factual projects for screen announced totalling a $9m investment From a hotly contested application pool of 55 projects, NZ On Air has selected 24 vastly varied factual public media projects for screens, amounting to more than 7,600 minutes of ... More >>

Migos announced for Bay Dreams 2019

Monday, 23 July 2018, 11:43 am | NicNak Media

The chart-topping, history-making American hip-hop trio Migos has been confirmed for Bay Dreams 2019 , headlining the North Island event in Mount Maunganui. More >>

Surf Life Saving award winners celebrated

Monday, 23 July 2018, 11:40 am | Surf Life Saving

23 July, 2018 Zespri Bay of Plenty-Coromandel Surf Life Saving award winners celebrated The annual Zespri Bay of Plenty & Coromandel Regional Awards of Excellence have seen just over 40 awards presented to surf lifeguards and club members for their ... More >>

Auckland Women to play Warriors

Monday, 23 July 2018, 11:39 am | Auckland Rugby League

Auckland Women to play Warriors July 23, 2018 The Auckland Women’s representative team will face the New Zealand Warriors Women in a pair of warm-up matches ahead of the NRL Women’s Premiership kicking off in September. On Friday, August 10, ... More >>

Michael Houstoun and tales of Tibet

Monday, 23 July 2018, 11:37 am | Orchestra Wellington

Houstoun brings sublime performances you don’t want to miss. He received standing ovations last season by playing two concertos in one night, by Mozart and Brahms. More >>

Kiwis love to read inspiring stories and life-changing books

Monday, 23 July 2018, 11:06 am | Whitcoulls

The Whitcoulls Top 100 Book List announced today (Monday 23 July 2018) reveals an interesting new trend. Kiwis readers love books that either motivate them to improve their lives or true stories that inspire. More >>

McIntyre and Gilbertson crowned ENEOS endurance champions

Monday, 23 July 2018, 10:45 am | North Island Endurance Series

John McIntyre and Simon Gilbertson have proved strategy is stronger than speed to score their maiden ENEOS North Island Endurance Series title together. The pair managed to win the Three Hour Series and the GT–B class in their Manthey Racing-built Porsche ... More >>

Wales takes 2-0 lead over NZ in shearing series

Sunday, 22 July 2018, 12:35 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Nathan Stratfiord, of Invercargill, and David Buick, of Pongaroa were beaten by Welsh shearers Matthew Evans, of Swansea, and Alun Lloyd Jones, of Llangollen, at both the Cothi Shears on Friday and the Lampeter Shears on Saturday. More >>

Kiwis Nations’ Cup Champs at Aachen

Sunday, 22 July 2018, 11:22 am | Equestrian Sports New Zealand

Eventing Team New Zealand captured another slice of history overnight when they notched their first-ever Nations’ Cup win in the CHIO Aachen . . . and it was just the second time the Germans have been beaten in the prestigious class on home ground. More >>

NZ claim record medal haul at youth worlds

Saturday, 21 July 2018, 10:41 am | Yachting New Nealand

New Zealand claimed a record-equalling fourth medal on the final day of the youth sailing world championships at Corpus Christi, including bronze to Greta Stewart and Tom Fyfe in the Nacra 15. More >>

Netball New Zealand Announces Review Findings

Friday, 20 July 2018, 6:25 pm | Netball NZ

Netball New Zealand Chief Executive Jennie Wyllie has today released the findings of the independent review into the performance of the Silver Ferns, on the back of its disappointing loss at the Commonwealth Games. More >>

Janine Southby Resigns From Silver Ferns

Friday, 20 July 2018, 6:23 pm | Netball NZ

The head coach of the Silver Ferns, Janine Southby, has resigned from her post in the wake of Netball New Zealand’s Independent Review of the 2018 Commonwealth Games campaign. More >>

Rd 15 SAS Fox Memorial Premiership preview

Friday, 20 July 2018, 2:27 pm | Auckland Rugby League

Their immediate goals are very different at this point of the season, but Saturday’s clash between Papakura and Howick carries equal importance for both clubs. More >>

Three medals guaranteed at youth worlds

Friday, 20 July 2018, 1:28 pm | Yachting New Nealand

New Zealand's sailors have guaranteed themselves at least three medals with a day to spare at the youth sailing world championships in Corpus Christi, including gold to Josh Armit in the Laser Radial. More >>

Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel 2019

Friday, 20 July 2018, 1:22 pm | New Zealand Society of Authors

Text Publishing and the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZ Inc) Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa are pleased to announce that submissions for the 2019 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel are now open. The prize is open to writers holding ... More >>

Winter Games NZ First to Host New Olympic Discipline

Friday, 20 July 2018, 12:09 pm | NZ Snow Sports

Lake Wanaka, New Zealand (20 July 2018) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that Freeski Big Air (men and women) will be one of seven new disciplines added to the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games programme. Snow Sports NZ advocated ... More >>

CoCA Toasts the 50th Anniversary of its Iconic Building

Friday, 20 July 2018, 11:26 am | COCA Gallery

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of CoCA’s iconic Modernist building and in celebration, the Centre of Contemporary Art presents a suite of exciting events focused around mid century architecture and design, to be held both in the gallery and across the ... More >>

Theo Parrish to play NZ

Friday, 20 July 2018, 10:33 am | Friendly Potential

We’re so excited to announce that Detroit heavyweight THEO PARRISH will celebrate 20 years of his influential Sound Signature label at Galatos on the 30th September. More >>

Three powerful real-life dramas for TV audiences

Friday, 20 July 2018, 10:02 am | NZ On Air

Three fascinating new drama projects have been green-lit along with the return of a much-loved audience favourite in the latest NZ On Air funding roun More >>

Leading Writers Feature in a Fortnight of Future-thinking

Friday, 20 July 2018, 8:54 am | Going West Books and Writers Festival

New Zealand’s leading authors, poets, playwrights and musicians offer audiences a fortnight of fresh ideas, future-thinking, language and laughter at the 23rd Going West Writers Festival 1-16 September. More >>

Wellington A Black crowned Netball NZ U17 Champs

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 5:13 pm | Netball New Zealand

Wellington Black A has netted a third straight Netball NZ U17 Champs crown in commanding form, delighting coach Dion Te Whetu. More >>

Wellington Summer Shakespeare - Hamlet

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 4:39 pm | Summer Shakespeare

The 36th Summer Shakespeare returns to the Dell, Wellington Botanic Gardens with a spectacular large-cast production of Shakespeare’s most famous play. Iconic though it is, Hamlet has never before been performed by Wellington Summer Shakespeare. This ... More >>

Frailty, thy name is woman

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 4:10 pm | Ugly Shakespeare

Frailty, thy name is woman (unless you’re a cross dressing male actor) Ugly Shakespeare Company announces a Pop Up Season of TAMING OF THE SHREW – All female cast 2019 National Schools Tour The Pop-up Globe is doing fantastic things for the industry, ... More >>

On the Auckland season announcement

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 3:23 pm | Pop-Up Globe

In the accompanying press release I made reference to the #metoo movement, #timesup, and the case of Harvey Weinstein as context for our choice of productions in this season. More >>

Music icon Annie Crummer performing at Te Auaha

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 3:21 pm | Te Auaha

She has toured and performed with Sir Paul McCartney, KD Lang, Sting, Ray Charles and Michael Jackson and now Kiwi music legend Annie Crummer is teaming up with Te Auaha New Zealand Institute of Creativity students for two concerts which will rejoice ... More >>

Support for new comedy talent and ideas

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 3:11 pm | NZ On Air

NZ On Air is pleased to be supporting newer and experienced comedy talent to tickle the nation’s funny bone. More >>

Australasian premiere of Night of the AdEaters

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 1:26 pm | Queenstown Rotary

Queenstown is set to host the Australasian premiere of Night of the AdEaters – a screening of the world’s most entertaining, innovative and thought-provoking ads. More >>

Four Kiwi crews on the medal hunt at youth worlds

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 1:25 pm | Yachting New Nealand

The New Zealand sailors continued to thrive in the windy conditions at the youth sailing world championships in Corpus Christi, with two boats leading their fleets and another two in second with two days of racing remaining. Josh Armit maintained ... More >>

Young storytellers sought for film challenge

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 1:14 pm | Someday Challenge

Entries are now open for the Someday Challenge , the annual call out to young filmmakers. Entrants are invited to submit a sustainability-related film, of any genre, up to five minutes long. More >>

Rally Veterans Return with a Cause

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 12:45 pm | Catlins Coast Rally

One of the big names of a great era in New Zealand rallying will be among the entries when the Catlins Coast Rally, organised by the Eastern Southland Car Club, takes place on Saturday 11 August. More >>

Acclaimed Scottish booktown author to speak at Featherston

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 11:03 am | Featherston Booktown

Acclaimed Scottish booktown author to speak at Featherston Booktown. Shaun Bythell Internationally acclaimed Scottish second hand and rare bookseller and celebrated author of The Diary of a Bookseller , will be the guest at a Featherston Booktown ... More >>

Two waka to participate in the Annual Tribal Canoe Journeys

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 10:59 am | Toi Maori Aotearoa

Two waka representatives from Tauranga Moana join the Northwest Coast Tribes of the USA and Canada to participate in the Annual Tribal Canoe Journeys (est1990) More >>



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