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Best field ever for NZ Endurance Championships at Highlands

Monday, 19 November 2018, 10:31 am | South Island Endurance Racing Drivers Club

The stage is set for one of the biggest motorsport battles ever staged in New Zealand, as the magnificent Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell hosts the 2018/19 Carters Tyres New Zealand Endurance Championship event this Saturday 24 November. The event ... More >>

CATS the musical: Extra shows announced

Monday, 19 November 2018, 10:30 am | Sandra Roberts

Due to overwhelming demand, extra shows have been added to the most extensive tour of the hit stage musical Cats that New Zealand has ever had. More >>

Tickets on sale now for Bic Runga with Lawrence Arabia

Monday, 19 November 2018, 10:26 am | Susie Says

A special treat awaits fans of music, summer and wine: The amazing, heralded, fabulous Bic Runga will perform in a stunning location on Waiheke Island, with a backdrop of pohutukawa trees, contoured hillsides and tree-lined bays. Backed by her star-studded ... More >>

Liz Maxwell honoured by the Italian Government

Monday, 19 November 2018, 9:58 am | Italian Embassy

The President of Italy has awarded Elizabeth (Liz) Maxwell of Lyttelton the ‘Ordine della Stella d’Italia’ (Star of Italy), a prestigious Italian state honour which brings with it the title of ‘Cavaliere’ (Knight). The honour recognises expatriates ... More >>

Te Waka Toi Awards celebrate and recognise excellence

Sunday, 18 November 2018, 12:38 pm | Creative NZ

Te Waka Toi Awards celebrate and recognise excellence and achievement in Maori ārt Marilynn Webb ONZM, one of this country’s most distinguished and influential artists, tonight received Te Tohu Aroha mō Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu, the Supreme ... More >>

Flava Announce New Breakfast Show

Saturday, 17 November 2018, 1:28 pm | Flava

16 November 2018 – Flava announced today Darryl-Mathew Suasua and Astley Nathan, better known as Daz and Ast, will be the new hosts of Flava’s Wake Up Call. More >>

Rauru: Māori and Pasifika Stories Take Centre Stage

Saturday, 17 November 2018, 1:25 pm | Cove Theatre

Rauru: Māori and Pasifika Stories Take Centre Stage Newly established theatre company Cove Theatre is bringing real stories to the stage in their inaugural production- Rauru . A short debut season running at The Meteor Theatre November 21-23, Rauru ... More >>

Former world champ takes on massive double header challenge

Saturday, 17 November 2018, 1:05 pm | Challenge Wanaka

Former World Champion swimmer and Olympian Moss Burmester is taking on the massive physical challenge of the Kathmandu Coast to Coast followed by Challenge Wanaka a week later. More >>

The summer forecast is hot, red hot… Red Hot Chili Peppers

Friday, 16 November 2018, 8:34 pm | Live Nation Entertainment

AUCKLAND, NZ: Friday, November 16, 2018 - Live Nation is thrilled to announce RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS will make a long-overdue and highly-anticipated return Down Under in 2019. More >>

Finalists in the Māori Language Awards Announced

Friday, 16 November 2018, 12:40 pm | Maori Language Commission

Ka whakanuia ngā toa reo Māori ki ngā tohu o te motu Kua pānuitia i te rā nei ngā whiringa toa o te tekau mā rima o Ngā Tohu Reo Māori a Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori. More >>

Charity auction raises $40,000 to provide mentors

Friday, 16 November 2018, 11:55 am | PILLARS

Fourteen children with a parent in prison will get a mentor following a charity auction that raised more than $40,000 in Auckland this week. More >>

ANZ going into bat for Kiwi cricketers

Friday, 16 November 2018, 11:07 am | ANZ Bank

ANZ is asking Kiwi cricket players, fans, clubs and coaches what they need to make this season their team’s best yet. More >>

Henare firms hold on selection series

Friday, 16 November 2018, 10:22 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Reigning World woolhandling champion Joel Henare took another step towards a defence of his title when he won the New Zealand Corriedale Championships Open final at the New Zealand Agricultural Show in Christchurch today. More >>

Emirates takes to course at World Tour Championship

Friday, 16 November 2018, 10:20 am | Emirates Airlines

Emirates is teeing off another year as the Official Airline of the DP World Tour Championship, as many of golf’s top players, including New Zealand’s Ryan Fox, get ready to battle it out on the course to take home the trophy for the season-ending ... More >>

2018 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards

Friday, 16 November 2018, 10:07 am | New Zealand Music Awards

Celebrating the past, present and future at the 2018 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards Top New Zealand musicians celebrated at the 2018 ceremony Six60 has cemented their place as a powerhouse in Aotearoa’s music scene, claiming five Tui at the ... More >>

Auckland site proposed for National Erebus Memorial

Friday, 16 November 2018, 9:12 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage will be putting forward a proposal to the Waitemata Local Board for the National Erebus Memorial to be constructed at Dove-Myer Robinson Park / Taurarua Pā in Auckland, commonly known as the Parnell ... More >>

Auckland and Whangarei to host Women’s Rugby World Cup

Friday, 16 November 2018, 8:41 am | Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

Auckland and Whangarei have been confirmed as hosts of the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 – the first time the tournament will be held in the Southern Hemisphere. More >>

Tamariki Ora review welcomed by Children’s Commissioner

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 4:59 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

The Children’s Commissioner hopes the review of Well Child/Tamariki Ora announced this week will make the programme one of the best things we do for kiwi kids. More >>

Bernardos celebrates efforts towards better NZ for children

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 4:47 pm | Barnardos

Barnardos New Zealand today hosted its 2018 Annual General Meeting at Rongamaraeroa, Te Papa Marae, commencing at 1pm. Barnardos’ AGM was a celebration of the organisation’s work over the past year supporting tamariki, rangatahi and their families and whānau. ... More >>

Aces prepared for showdown with Central Stags

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 4:41 pm | Auckland Cricket

After a narrow loss against the Volts yesterday the Aces are now fourth on the Ford Trophy ladder, one point ahead of the Stags. Captain Craig Cachopa, who top-scored with 84 against Otago, believes the team has what it takes to reverse their recent ... More >>

First addition to the AIDS Memorial Quilt in 15 years

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 4:11 pm | AIDS Foundation

The Cartier Trust Quilt will be the first new addition to New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt project in over 15 years, when it is formally presented at a public 30th anniversary event on November 26th. More >>

A Waiheke Evening at Goldie Estate

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 2:25 pm | Susie Says

A special treat awaits fans of music, summer and wine: The amazing, heralded, fabulous Bic Runga will perform in a stunning location on Waiheke Island, with a backdrop of pohutukawa trees, contoured hillsides and tree-lined bays. Backed by her supercool ... More >>

Surf Life Saving NZ’s elite surf lifeguards level up

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 1:57 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Surf Life Saving New Zealand’s elite surf lifeguards level up at National Lifeguard School A group of Kiwi heroes already dedicated to saving lives are about to become even more super, when they hit the beaches for this season’s National Lifeguard ... More >>

Touch New Zealand Touched by Bunnings’ Support

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 1:05 pm | Touch NZ

Touch New Zealand and Bunnings have announced a three-year partnership that will make one of New Zealand’s most loved social sports even more accessible and entertaining for players and spectators alike. Arguably one of the most popular social sports ... More >>

Pop-up Globe Reaches Milestone Moment

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 12:12 pm | Pop Up Globe

Pop-up Globe spins into action this weekend with world premieres of new productions and on track to reach a massive milestone during this spectacular season of Shakespeare. During its fourth New Zealand season, featuring The Taming of the Shrew , Richard ... More >>

Kim Lowe receives the 2019 Olivia Spencer Bower Award

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 12:10 pm | Ara Institute

Ara Art & Design tutor Kim Lowe has been recognised as one of the country’s most promising artists and will receive support and funding to create a new body of work next year. More >>

Bakers Eddy win triple j Unearthed spot at Falls Festival

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 11:38 am | NicNak Media

Kiwi rockers Bakers Eddy have scooped the coveted triple j Unearthed slot at Australia’s Falls Festival in Lorne this December where they’ll play alongside some of the biggest names in music. More >>

Children’s Picnic Celebrates 25 Years of Child Rights

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 11:28 am | Save The Children

Popular children’s television character Peppa Pig will join around 50 pre-school children in Auckland on Tuesday 20 November to celebrate 25 years of children’s rights in New Zealand. More >>

Finding the line between mystery and knowledge

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 9:56 am | Otago Museum

In good time for the silly season, Otago Museum is opening its first ever planetarium Christmas show — an in-house production, Christmas Mysteries . More >>

20 years of beautiful amateur imagery

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 9:54 am | Otago Museum

The 20th annual Otago Wildlife Photography Competition opens for entries from all of Otago’s amateur photographers and videographers on Monday 19 November 2018. More >>

Air NZ Queenstown International Marathon This Weekend

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 3:08 pm | Queenstown International Marathon

Mel Aitken (Wellington) headlines the elite runners at the fifth anniversary running of the Air New Zealand Queenstown International marathon, with the now capital city based athlete attending every edition of what is now New Zealand’s largest marathon ... More >>

Enjoy Your Time on the Water with Beginning Boating

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 2:55 pm | Coastguard

For the first time in New Zealand, a course now exists for people who are completely new to boating thanks to Coastguard Boating Education, the country’s leading provider of recreational boating courses. More >>

The Coastella 2019 Lineup is Finally Here!

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 2:43 pm | Coastella

New Zealand’s most talked about boutique music festival Coastella returns to the stunning Kapiti Coast with an eclectic trans tasman lineup. Taking place on Saturday 23rd February , the 2019 programme will showcase a diverse range of acts, from jungle-rock-blues ... More >>

God’s Trombones’ Sermons Performed as a Play

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 2:37 pm | Marsha Gilbert

Local actors shared their oratory skills in three shows November 9-11 as they performed dramatic recitations of James Weldon Johnson’s classic essays from the book God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse, at the Penn’s Landing Playhouse inside ... More >>

Outstanding Response to Kiwi Plant-Based Doco

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 2:02 pm | Grant Dixon

Research shows that 80% of heart attacks and a third of cancers would be prevented if New Zealanders took up a whole foods, plant based lifestyle. This film calls for a radical change in government health policy, to state that heart disease, diabetes, ... More >>

Tennis prodigy Shapovalov returning to ASB Classic

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 1:18 pm | ASB Classic

ASB Classic organisers have confirmed they’ve secured one of the hottest signatures on the ATP tour, teen tennis prodigy Denis Shapovalov. The 19-year old Canadian sensation is continuing to make an impression on the ATP tour, his explosive style of play ... More >>

Vodafone Warriors to face Tigers in Whangarei trials

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 11:46 am | Vodafone Warriors

Kiwi coaches past and present will lead a galaxy of internationals when the Vodafone Warriors face the Wests Tigers in their second 2019 NRL trial at the Northland Events Centre in Whangarei on Saturday, 2 March next year. More >>

New Episode of Innovations Television Series to Broadcast

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 11:00 am | DMG Productions

Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr. will broadcast on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 6:30a ET via History Channel. Check your local listings for more information. More >>

Auckland excavator operators compete for glory

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 10:21 am | Civil Contractors NZ

More than thirty of Auckland’s best excavator operators will pour tea, slam-dunk basketballs and even navigate an egg and spoon challenge with their massive machines at the Regional Excavator Operator Competition this weekend. More >>

Women making the grade in shearing

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 10:16 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Women’s shearing competitions are to be held at New Zealand’s top two championships’ as their sport caters to growing numbers of females on the competition scene and capitalises on the success of new docu-movie She Shears. More >>

Head to Head Finalists announce joint summer tour

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 9:49 am | Sons of Zion

It’s been 5 years since they last toured together, and this year they are competing head-to-head as finalists for a Vodafone New Zealand Music Award. As part of the final 3 artists selected in the “Best Roots” category, it’s anybody’s guess ... More >>

Women's Adventure Film Tour NZ

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 9:47 am | Women's Adventure Film Tour

Australia & New Zealand is blessed with some amazing adventurers, but until recently their stories were rarely seen on the big screen with adventure film festivals dominated by overseas male content. Well all that is about to change with the second season ... More >>

Gray Bartlett Goes Platinum

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 9:28 am | Botica

New Album | Platinum | 2018 | Auckland, 14 November 2018 – Platinum . The word says it all. Better than silver. Better than gold. It’s also – fittingly – the name of Gray Bartlett’s new album. It’s the first from the internationally ... More >>

Strange Overtones - David Byrne's 'American Utopia' Tour

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 8:02 am | Howard Davis

Scotch-born singer-songwriter David Byrne starts each show on his latest world tour stroking a pink brain as he sits alone at a table in a gray three-button suit singing a song called Here from his latest album American Utopia . It is the only splash ... More >>

Understated comedy and stark horror in winning essay

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 7:17 pm | Otago University Press

Alice Miller, a New Zealand writer based in Germany, is the winner of the Landfall Essay Competition 2018. More >>

Beast v Bean: Manu Vatuvei to make professional boxing debut

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 5:23 pm | Duco Events

Former Warriors star to take on Brown Buttabean in Christchurch on undercard of Parker v Flores, presented by Flooring Xtra More >>

Mimi And Rivers Release Debut Album ‘Simple Lives’

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 5:22 pm | Mimi and Rivers

Mimi and Rivers debut album Simple Lives was written after the duo met during the aftermath of the devastating 2011 Christchurch earthquake. More >>

Stroma proudly presents ... Essential Experimental

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 2:54 pm | Stroma

An intimate evening of immersive, experimental sonic experiences. In its final concert of 2018, New Zealand’s leading new music ensemble, Stroma , will delight Wellington audiences with an intimate evening of innovative music by composers from around the ... More >>

NZ Chasing Back to Back Victories at Adelaide CCI4*

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 2:12 pm | Equestrian Sports New Zealand

New Zealand eventers make up nearly a third of the field for this week’s Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event in Adelaide. More >>

'NATIVE' ~ NZ Artists for NZ Natives

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 1:59 pm | The Paper Rain Project

New Zealand natives are the inspiration and the cause behind The Paper Rain Project's latest art collaboration. More >>

Whanganui Rider Reardon tastes first blood

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 1:04 pm | Bikesport NZ

The 2018 edition of the Bush Riders' Motorcycle Club's Central Cross-country Series is up and running and it was Whanganui's Seth Reardon who was the fastest man out of the blocks. More >>

Aces looking for Lincoln turnaround

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 11:54 am | Auckland Cricket

After two horror matches the Auckland Aces are after a big turnaround as they head into the first of three games at Lincoln tomorrow. Auckland had their first home loss on Saturday to Central Districts, collapsing to a 170-run defeat. That comes ... More >>

Welcome to Nowhere - 1st Poetry release, Art updates

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 10:10 am | Eyegum music collective

The Wellington based Eyegum Music Collective are excited to announce more details about their upcoming ‘Welcome to Nowhere’ festival, set to excite over the weekend of Jan 12-13 at a secret location near Whanganui. More >>

Fashion students proudly present own collections at PITCH 24

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 9:58 am | Ara Institute

Bursting with creativity, 44 students from Ara’s Bachelor of Design (Fashion Technology and Design) can’t wait to unveil their spectacular garments in all their glory at the annual runway show, PITCH , on Saturday 24 November in the Whareora, Ara City ... More >>

Dvorak’s ‘New World’ is the centrepiece of season finale

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 9:36 am | Orchestra Wellington

Orchestra Wellington is saving the best of its Great and Noble 2018 season for last. More >>

New virtual reality experience to change hearts and minds

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 9:33 am | Sir Peter Blake Trust

New Zealand Geographic, the Sir Peter Blake Trust, WWF and Pew Charitable Trust are excited to unveil the first sites of the NZ-VR Project — a series of virtual reality experiences that will make New Zealand’s natural environments more accessible for ... More >>

Holocaust Memorial Exhibition launches in New Zealand

Monday, 12 November 2018, 4:06 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Children’s Holocaust Memorial will be officially launched at the National Library of New Zealand in Wellington on 15 November, 2018. More >>

Kiwi Black Fins fight for fourth-straight World Championship

Monday, 12 November 2018, 1:34 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Kiwi Black Fins team to fight for fourth-straight World Championship The New Zealand Open surf lifesaving team are about to battle the world’s best lifeguards, with hopes of bringing home a fourth-straight world championship title against teams from ... More >>

NZSO’s ode to joy with Beethoven’s magnificent Ninth

Monday, 12 November 2018, 1:32 pm | NZSO

Four acclaimed singers will join the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in Wellington and Auckland this month to perform one of the greatest symphonies ever written. More >>

Evening Sun Festival - A sprinkle of Indian classical

Monday, 12 November 2018, 1:05 pm | Evening Sun Festival

Evening Sun Festival 2018 is bringing a diverse collective of musical performances to West Auckland on Sunday, 25th November, 2018. From 3pm to 7pm, a blend of Jazz, Improvisations and Indian classical music is on offer with performances by Performances ... More >>



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