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Honouring Sir John Graham

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 11:29 am | Maxim Institute

“We join many in New Zealand in remembering and honouring the life of Sir John Graham,” says Maxim Institute CEO, Alex Penk. “An exemplary New Zealander, Sir John leaves a rich legacy of service to others, through his friendship, mentoring, ... More >>

Pacific Dance Choreographic Lab - Call Out 2017

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 9:52 am | Pacific Dance

The Pacific Dance Choreographic Lab (Choreolab) 2017 is back and calling for 'Expressions of Interest' from Pacific Dance Artists wishing to work in co-lab to develop new, fresh and inspiring creative dance works. More >>

Lucy Lawless to Star in 'Pleasuredome'

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 9:37 am | 818 Entertainment

Forget everything you knew about musicals, this is an immersive experience set within a fully realised Manhattan streetscape just off Rosebank Road, 10 minutes from Auckland’s CBD. Here your journey begins before being transported back in time to the heart-stopping, ... More >>

Te Pou Launches Māori Playwright Developmental Programme

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 9:35 am | Te Pou

Te Pou, Auckland’s Māori Home of Theatre, is proud to announce the details of their innovative development programme. Four Māori playwrights have been selected to workshop their original scripts in this ground-breaking programme unlike anything ... More >>

PM's Awards for Literary Achievement: winners announced

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 9:31 am | Creative New Zealand

Creative New Zealand has announced the winners of the 2017 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement. They are internationally renowned Māori novelist Witi Ihimaera , literary historian and fine arts writer Peter Simpson and popular poet ... More >>

iHeartRadio New Zealand and Kia Motors present Kimbra

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 9:19 am | iHeartRadio NZ

3 August 2017 – iHeartRadio New Zealand is excited to announce Grammy Award-winning New Zealand artist Kimbra will be performing a free live concert on Thursday 31 August in Auckland Town Hall’s Concert Chamber. More >>

Intanon on Song at SKYCITY New Zealand Badminton Open

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 9:12 am | Badminton NZ

Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon has lived up to her top billing, in her opening match of the women’s singles at the SKYCITY New Zealand Badminton Open at the North Shore Events Centre in Auckland. More >>

George Thorogood, Alanis Morissette & Colin Hay - Queenstown

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 8:50 am | Greenstone Entertainment

George Thorogood & the Destroyers, Alanis Morissette & Colin Hay of Men at Work play Queenstown’s Gibbston Valley Winery, Saturday January 20th 2018 More >>

The Parkin Drawing Prize 2017 Winner has been announced

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 4:50 pm | Parkin Drawing Prize

Kirsty Lillico from Wellington has been announced the winner of the 2017 Parkin Drawing Prize and a $20,000 cash prize – sponsored by Chris Parkin, arts patron and philanthropist. Kirsty’s work State Block measuring 3.7 metres x 4.7 metres, was chosen as the ... More >>

Creative NZ to invest $24 million in NZ’s arts organisations

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 3:13 pm | Creative New Zealand

Creative New Zealand will invest $24 million in a wide range of arts organisations from arts festivals, dance and theatre companies and galleries through to publishers and a website featuring arts criticism, over the next two years. More >>

NZ Skiers Impress at First FIS Races of the Season

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 2:55 pm | NZ Snow Sports

New Zealand Skiers Impress at First FIS Races of the Season Wanaka, New Zealand (2 August 2017) – The first International Ski Federation (FIS) races of the season wrapped up today at Cardrona Alpine Resort with New Zealand skiers consistently recording ... More >>

Hollie Smith Announces Long Player 10th Anniversary Tour

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 1:15 pm | Joint Press Release

New Zealand’s first lady of jazz and soul, Hollie Smith , is celebrating the 10th anniversary of her iconic debut album LONG PLAYER with a nationwide tour. LONG PLAYER firmly established Smith ’s solo career and earned her a reputation as one of New ... More >>

Yamaha's Grey Goes From Strength to Strength

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 11:27 am | Bikesport NZ

AUGUST 2, 2017: It seems that Waikato's Ashton Grey goes faster and faster every time he throws his leg over a bike. More >>

James Vincent McMorrow to Support London Grammar

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 11:20 am | Great Things

Wednesday, August 2 2017 - London Grammar fans are in for a double treat with the announcement today that the band will be supported by brilliant Irish musician James Vincent McMorrow at Spark Arena on Saturday 30 September. More >>

Bing Dawe and His Sculptural Birds Fly at Ara

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 10:18 am | Ara Institute

Birds appear to fly from a sculpture soon to be erected at a gateway to the almost-completed North Green at Ara Institute of Canterbury’s Christchurch campus. More >>

Tickets on Sale for 2017 New Zealand Event Awards Gala

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 9:51 am | New Zealand Event Awards

New Zealand Event Awards tickets are on sale now, so get in quick! Last year’s event was a sellout and with a high number of Award entries again this year the New Zealand Events Association are predicting tickets for 2017 will be in hot demand ... More >>

Bill Toft Awards for Online & Broadcasting Media

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 9:43 am | Bill Toft Awards

The Bill Toft Memorial Fund awards a grant of up to $5,000 for broadcasters working in online or broadcasting media in New Zealand. More >>

Kennards for Kids taking hire higher to give KidsCan $45,000

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 9:26 am | Kennards

Kennards Hire has wrapped up its annual Kennards for Kids charity initiative, with $45,000 raised for KidsCan to support disadvantaged children across New Zealand, and more than $550,000 earmarked for a host of other charitable organisations. More >>

Carpet Installation Scoops 2017 Parkin Drawing Prize

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 9:24 am | Parkin Drawing Prize

Kirsty Lillico from Wellington has been announced the winner of the 2017 Parkin Drawing Prize and a $20,000 cash prize – sponsored by Chris Parkin, arts patron and philanthropist. More >>

Jayaram a surprise early casualty at NZ Badminton Open

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 9:23 am | New Zealand Badminton Open

A major upset on day one of the SKYCITY New Zealand Badminton Open at the North Shore Events Centre in Auckland. More >>

STOP PRESS….Stop Rinsing

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 9:22 am | Canstar Blue

Auckland, 2 August 2017. Nearly three quarters of New Zealanders are doing it wrong when it comes to washing dishes! Technological advancements in dishwashers and dishwashing detergent mean that to get the best results from our machines, we should not rinse ... More >>

Shakil Ahmad Monir, Translator of Maori Quran, Passes Away

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 9:19 am | Ahmadiyya Muslim Community NZ

It is with great sadness that the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in New Zealand announces the death of Mr Shakil Ahmad Monir – the man credited with the first translation the Holy Quran into Te Reo Maori. More >>

Kennards for Kids Taking Hire Higher to Give KidsCan $45,000

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 8:59 am | Kennards

Kennards Hire has wrapped up its annual Kennards for Kids charity initiative, with $45,000 raised for KidsCan to support disadvantaged children across New Zealand, and more than $550,000 earmarked for a host of other charitable organisations. More >>

Coral set to release new album

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 4:37 pm | Coral

Coral set to release new album Coral Pitcher, who is professionally know as Coral, is about to release her first album, intriguingly titled ‘My Addictive DNA’. With Ancient Egyptian inspired imagery and a song list with titles such as ‘La ... More >>

SKYCITY New Zealand Badminton Open launched

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 4:08 pm | SKYCITY

The SKYCITY New Zealand Badminton Open has been launched in style today at Auckland’s brand new Chinese restaurant Huami, the latest addition to SKYCITY’s award winning Federal Street dining precinct. More >>

Short film Tama a first for Film Festival

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 2:46 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

Tama, the first Deaf and hearing short film collaboration to feature at the New Zealand International Film Festival, will screen in Wellington (13 August), Christchurch (16 and 17 August) and Dunedin (18 and 19 August) as part of the Ngā Whanaunga Māori ... More >>

FUEL Announce Australian and NZ Tour

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 1:22 pm | Metropolis Touring

American alternative rockers FUEL finally return to Australia this December as part of the “The Sunburn 20th Celebration Tour”. And for the first time ever FUEL perform an exclusive show in New Zealand. Renowned for their un-paralleled streak ... More >>

Roller Derby 2017 Season - Double Header

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 12:48 pm | Richter City Roller Derby

Richter City is set to continue their roller derby season with an epic show down. Four teams, two games, one night. More >>

Beethoven Features in Lunchtime Concert Series in Wellington

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 12:36 pm | Chamber Music New Zealand

Beethoven's Piano and Violin Sonatas To Feature in Unique Lunchtime Concert Series in Wellington More >>

Cirque Éloize's Circus Extravaganza 'Cirkopolis' Tours NZ

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 12:33 pm | Sandra Roberts

For the first time in New Zealand, Cirque Éloize’s most acclaimed show Cirkopolis will be presented in Christchurch, Wellington, Dunedin and Auckland this November & December. More >>

Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day's 20th Annniversary

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 11:04 am | Phantom Billstickers

Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day celebrates 20th anniversary with more than 100 events nationwide To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day offers its most ambitious and wide-ranging programme of events yet. On ... More >>

Ben Folds Brings Paper Aeroplane Request Tour to NZ in 2018

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 10:39 am | Blackout Music Management

Lauded singer-songwriter and piano-pop maverick, BEN FOLDS , today announces he will return to Australasia in 2018 to take in six theatre dates around Australia before heading to New Zealand to perform one Auckland show on Monday 19th February at the ... More >>

Paul Whibley Tames Woodhill Forest Cross-Country Series

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 10:28 am | Bikesport NZ

AUGUST 1, 2017: Manawatu's Paul Whibley was in a class of his own at the second round of four in the popular Woodhill Two-man Cross-country Series west of Auckland on Sunday. More >>

Māori Music Month 2017 Launches

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 9:45 am | Waiata Maori Music Awards

August 1, 2017 - The Waiata Māori Music Awards are kicking off Te Marama Pūoru Waiata Māori (Māori Music Month) this August with the announcement of the 2017 awards finalists. More >>

Fast Fibres Poetry Four Anthology Launch

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 9:42 am | NS Society Of Authors

31 July 2017 - Fast Fibres Poetry Four is the fourth year of an annual anthology of poetry by Northland poets. This year over forty Northland poets with a very diverse range of styles, experience and backgrounds are included. Amongst these are Olivia ... More >>

MTV Celebrates its First Local MTV Uunplugged On Sky

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 9:34 am | Sky Television

MTV celebrates its first ever local MTV UNPLUGGED by looking back at some of the best More >>

Coppins Philosophical About Weekend in Britain

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 9:20 am | Bikesport NZ

AUGUST 1, 2017: Motueka's Josh Coppins didn't have the best of it during his wildcard appearance at the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championships round at the weekend, but he's putting on a brave face nonetheless. More >>

NZ Author Tammy Robinson Signs UK Publishing Deal

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 9:18 am | Business Media Services

Self-published New Zealand author Tammy Robinson says a “significant five-figure” deal with a United Kingdom publisher is “huge”. More >>

Curtain Rises on PAUA Architects Meteor Theatre Project

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 9:14 am | PAUA Architects

Following significant earthquake strengthening and building works, the Meteor Theatre has officially relaunched. Amongst those celebrating was theatre neighbour and the architect behind the project, Antanas Procuta of PAUA Architects. More >>

eOne Shares Official Trailer for NZ Film 'Human Traces'

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 9:10 am | NZIFF

Human Traces is an atmospheric Kiwi thriller shot on location against the rugged backdrop of the Canterbury and Otago coasts. The film is Directed by Nic Gorman and stars Sophie Henderson, Mark Mitchinson, Vinnie Bennett and Sara Wiseman. More >>

US Publisher Produces Kiwi Horror Novel ‘Slasher Sam’

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 9:05 am | Simon Petersen

In cyberspace, everyone can hear you scream – especially if you’ve fallen prey to Slasher Sam, a murderous blogger and the star of Miami-based publisher Darkwater Syndicate’s new blackly comedic horror novel of the same name. More >>

One Love 2018 - Bigger & Better

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 8:33 am | One Love

ONE LOVE lives up to its reputation as one of summer’s finest festivals with today’s second line-up announcement. It features Kiwi singing sensation Stan Walker , the mighty Kora , Wellington’s famed Tomorrow People, Three Houses Down with NZ’s ... More >>

Smokefreerockquest 2017 national finalists announced

Monday, 31 July 2017, 8:24 pm | Smokefreerockquest

Smokefreerockquest 2017 national finalists announced Success in the Kiwi music industry is a step closer for New Zealand’s best high school bands and solo-duos, just announced as national finalists in this year’s Smokefreerockquest. More >>

The Harcourts Foundation to support Hospice NZ

Monday, 31 July 2017, 3:19 pm | Harcourts Foundation

Every year 18,000 New Zealanders are supported by hospice services across the country. More >>

Wanaka's TUKI festival announces lineup

Monday, 31 July 2017, 2:46 pm | Tuki Football

The “newest-oldest” festival on the block, TUKI 2018, has released its lineup for the February 10 Lake Wanaka SouNZ event. More >>

Aspiring young chefs battle it out for burger supremacy

Monday, 31 July 2017, 2:46 pm | Auckland Council

Marinated pork and lamb patties, a burger roll topped with black bean spread, chimichurri, avocado-chilli relish and chipotle mayonnaise. These South American ingredients and flavours were the influence for the Rio burger that won over judges in the final ... More >>

It is time to have a drive

Monday, 31 July 2017, 2:21 pm | Catlins Coast Rally

IT IS TIME TO HAVE A DRIVE Gavin Read first became involved with the Catlins Coast Rally in 2003 but on Saturday 12 August 2017 he will finally take the wheel and drive in the event for the first time. Read moved back to Balclutha after time away in ... More >>

Netball WBOP player named in NZ Secondary Schools team

Monday, 31 July 2017, 2:20 pm | Netball Waikato Bay of Plenty

Netball WBOP player named in New Zealand Secondary Schools team MEDIA UPDATE Monday 31 July, 2017 Netball WBOP is thrilled to announce that local player Lyanne Eukaliti from Hillcrest High School has been named in the New Zealand Secondary School team ... More >>

Virtuoso violinist to play two dazzling programmes

Monday, 31 July 2017, 2:02 pm | NZSO

Virtuoso violinist to play two dazzling back-to-back programmes with NZSO Karen Gomyo , one of the world’s most sought-after young violinists, returns in August to perform with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in two must-see programmes. More >>

Three Records Highest Weekly Share Since 2013

Monday, 31 July 2017, 1:40 pm | Mediaworks

Three is celebrating its best week since October 2013 with an average share of 25.2%, winning five of the seven nights last week including winning the week in the crucial 25-54 commercial audience; Monday (25-54, 18-39, 18-49), Tuesday (25-54, 18-39, 18-49), ... More >>

Netball - New Zealand Secondary Schools team named

Monday, 31 July 2017, 1:29 pm | Netball NZ

The depth in talent in secondary school ranks continues to impress new coach Mary-Jane Araroa who has confirmed her New Zealand Secondary School team to travel to Australia. More >>

Gurney Secures World Series of Darts Place

Monday, 31 July 2017, 12:21 pm | Professional Darts Corporation

DARYL GURNEY will continue his emergence on the global stage during August after being invited to compete in the World Series of Darts events in Auckland, Melbourne and Perth. More >>

Arthritis New Zealand President opens search for new CEO

Monday, 31 July 2017, 12:05 pm | Arthritis New Zealand

Associate Professor Peter Larmer, President of Arthritis New Zealand, said he had accepted with regret the resignation of long-standing CEO Sandra Kirby. “Sandra has provided great leadership for nine years. While we will miss her and her enthusiasm, ... More >>

Hawke’s Bay to host Smokefree Race Day

Monday, 31 July 2017, 11:31 am | NZ Racing Board

The 2017 Tarzino Trophy Daffodil Raceday on Saturday 2nd September will be the first at Hastings Racecourse to go Smokefree for the day. More >>

Is Online Film Limiting The Diversity of What We Watch?

Monday, 31 July 2017, 11:31 am | Massey University

Monday, July 31, 201 - In the age of online film distribution, with its unlimited choice of international movies, you might think viewing habits would be more diverse and adventurous. Not so, says a Massey University media researcher, who has found ... More >>

Celebrating World Ranger Day

Monday, 31 July 2017, 11:28 am | Department of Conservation

Today is World Ranger Day and the Department of Conservation (DOC) is recognising the critical work of its hard-working rangers. In the East Coast, we want to give a shout out to our rangers. More >>

StaplesVR Opens Virtual & Augmented Reality Studio in Sydney

Monday, 31 July 2017, 11:08 am | StaplesVR

Based out of Fox Studios, Moore Park, the facility will provide VR/AR gear, crew and technology to Brands, Agencies and Industry Production Partners. More >>

NZ’s Brownest, Funniest and Cockiest Trio Tour Auckland

Monday, 31 July 2017, 10:28 am | Elephant Publicity

Frickin Dangerous Bro are bringing their unique brand of live sketch comedy out to the people and touring Auckland suburbs from September 23 to October 21 with Frickin’ Dangerous Bro’s World Tour of Tāmaki Makaurau. More >>

Fourth Featherston Booktown

Monday, 31 July 2017, 10:22 am | Booktown Festival

The fourth Booktown Festival is to be held in Featherston May 13-15, 2018 with organisers planning an ever greater celebration of the book. The weekend will start with the now traditional fish and chip supper where one of New Zealand foremost children’s ... More >>

New Pukeiti Explorer Treehouse Trail Will Delight the Kids

Monday, 31 July 2017, 9:39 am | Taranaki Regional Council

Fun and adventure will be on offer at Pukeiti on Sunday (6 August) with a day of children’s activities centred on a new ‘secret trail’ network linking the iconic garden’s popular treehouses. More >>



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