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Birthday Celebration Will Be One to Remember

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 10:22 am | Bikesport NZ

The New Zealand Classic Motor Cycle Racing Register's annual Classic Festival hits 40 years at Pukekohe on February 2-3, 2019. More >>

2019 New Zealander of the Year Awards Update

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 10:16 am | New Zealander Of The Year Awards

The awards office is pleased to provide the following update for the 2019 New Zealander of the Year Awards. Public nominations for all categories have now closed. More >>

Centenary of Poland’s Regained Independence marked

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 8:35 am | Christchurch Polish Association

On the centenary of Poland's regained independence, Polish settlers who sought refuge in New Zealand from the hardships of life under foreign rule, will be remembered during Beca Heritage Week later this month. More >>

David Gerrard Appointed Swimming New Zealand President

Monday, 1 October 2018, 5:32 pm | Swimming NZ

Former Commonwealth Games Champion, New Zealand team Chef de Mission and world-renowned sports administrator Dr David Gerrard (CNZM, OBE), was appointed Swimming New Zealand President at the organisations’ annual general meeting yesterday in Auckland. More >>

Experienced Players Return for Kiwis’ Campaign

Monday, 1 October 2018, 4:16 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

Auckland, New Zealand, October 1, 2018 – Seven experienced players make their return alongside five debutants in the squad named today for the New Zealand Kiwis’ four-Test end of season campaign against Australia and England. Another feature is ... More >>

Mt Ruapehu 2019 Season Pass now on sale

Monday, 1 October 2018, 2:29 pm | Mt Ruapehu

MT RUAPEHU, 1 OCTOBER 2018: The Mt Ruapehu 2019 Season Pass sale starts today and the pass now includes night skiing. More >>

New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year

Monday, 1 October 2018, 2:13 pm | Adshel NZ

Adshel New Zealand has announced its support of the prestigious New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year competition and exhibition. More >>

Award Nominees for Show Me Shorts Film Festival

Monday, 1 October 2018, 1:49 pm | Show Me Shorts

Award Nominees for Show Me Shorts Film Festival 2018 Winners announced 6 October New Zealand’s premier international short film festival, Show Me Shorts, has announced the nominees for their 2018 awards. The winners will be announced at the Auckland ... More >>

Three Celebrates Winning Night

Monday, 1 October 2018, 1:29 pm | Mediaworks

Three Celebrates Winning Night with The Block NZ Live Auction Final Married at First Sight NZ Premieres More >>

Grand Designs’ Kevin McCloud Is Coming to NZ

Monday, 1 October 2018, 1:26 pm | Mediaworks

Three and ANZ are thrilled to announce that Grand Designs UK originator, writer and host Kevin McCloud, will be coming to New Zealand for two events in Auckland and Christchurch. More >>

History in stitches at Canterbury Museum

Monday, 1 October 2018, 12:05 pm | Canterbury Museum

An embroidered tapestry commemorating the Kiwi connection an English community forged during World War One will be displayed at Canterbury Museum from 6 October to 3 November. More >>

ASB celebrates its dedicated team of caring callers

Monday, 1 October 2018, 12:01 pm | ASB Bank

In celebration of International Day for Older Persons, ASB is highlighting the work of its caring callers team. More >>

Gisborne iwi Rongowhakaata launches new book at Te Papa

Monday, 1 October 2018, 11:57 am | Te Papa

Gisborne iwi Rongowhakaata launches new book at Te Papa to mark first anniversary of iwi exhibition More >>

Parents Centre New Zealand announce new partnership

Monday, 1 October 2018, 11:54 am | Parents Centre

“At Parents Centre we look to develop meaningful partnerships with organisations that can deliver a genuine member benefit to our families and members. It’s a time in our member’s lives where they are preparing for additions to their families ... More >>

Aucklanders set for Emerging Nations World Championship

Monday, 1 October 2018, 11:49 am | Auckland Rugby League

October 1, 2018 Auckland will be well represented across several international teams when the Emerging Nations World Championships kick off this week in Sydney. Players from Auckland Rugby League senior competitions will take the field for Hong Kong ... More >>

Honda Family the Kings of Endurance

Monday, 1 October 2018, 11:28 am | Bikesport NZ

OCTOBER 1, 2018: It was textbook stuff from the Rees family on Sunday as father Tony and his eldest son, Mitch, wrapped up the inaugural Honda Three-Hour Endurance Race at Taupo's Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park. More >>

American Ballers Want Exposure to New Zealand Market

Monday, 1 October 2018, 11:07 am | HoopNation

New Zealand’s biggest Pro-Am basketball competition has gone international with Australia set to compete at this year’s competition. More >>

NZ band Metaract announce Skid Row support

Monday, 1 October 2018, 10:13 am | Ding Dong Lounge

Auckland metal band Metaract is thrilled to support multi-platinum selling US hard rockers Skid Row for one show only in New Zealand on 25 October 2018, at The Studio, Auckland. More >>

Nominations open for outdoors access champions

Monday, 1 October 2018, 10:11 am | Walking Access Commission

The Walking Access Commission is calling for nominations of people and groups who champion public access to the outdoors. Nominations are open until 11 November 2018. More >>

State of Care report from the Children's Commissioner

Monday, 1 October 2018, 9:55 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

A new report from the Office of the Children’s Commissioner looks to the future of how we care for young people with high risk and alleged offending behaviour, and the way we support them to live successfully in the community. More >>

Register your wheels now for Wheels at Wanaka

Monday, 1 October 2018, 9:54 am | Wheels at Wanaka

Wheels at Wanaka is the new biennial Easter Extravaganza, celebrating all things with wheels or tracks, vintage and new. There will be over 50 acres of entertainment including, tractor dancing, classic car parades, earthmoving and steam engine demonstrations, ... More >>

Rangi Ruru Student Wins National Road Race Title

Monday, 1 October 2018, 9:41 am | Rangi Ruru Girls' School

Charlotte Spurway has today taken out the U16 National School Road Race title in Loburn, 45 minutes north of Christchurch. More >>

Big southern double at Merino champs

Monday, 1 October 2018, 9:40 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

It’s been a big night for the south at the opening shearing sports competition of the season with two dream wins at the New Zealand Merino Championhips in Alexandra.. More >>

Jim Beam Homegrown 1st lineup announcement

Monday, 1 October 2018, 9:39 am | Jim Beam Homegrown

Jim Beam Homegrown is back on March 23rd 2019 taking over Wellington’s Waterfront with 42 acts spread across 5 stages. The first announcement for Kiwi music’s biggest party is jam packed with local goodness! More >>

Eternity Opera announce the cast for Madam Butterfly

Monday, 1 October 2018, 9:28 am | Eternity Opera

After their recent critically acclaimed production of Monteverdi’s 1607 opera Orfeo in August, Eternity Opera is preparing for its next fully staged production, Puccini’s masterpiece Madam Butterfly from 16-24 November at the Hannah Playhouse in Wellington. ... More >>

International Prize-Winning Pianist Performing

Monday, 1 October 2018, 9:18 am | Orchestra Wellington

The winner of the Leonard Bernstein Award is coming to Wellington to perform in the concert hall and on the recital stage. More >>

Rainbow Warrior en route to Taranaki oil and gas rigs

Monday, 1 October 2018, 8:50 am | Climate Justice Taranaki

Climate Justice Taranaki has added a member of their team to the Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior crew this week as they head around Taranaki to take a closer look at the oil and gas rigs offshore. Emily Bailey is joined by two Taranaki kuia: Agnes Wharehoka ... More >>

Swordfox races to victory in the Spring Challenge

Sunday, 30 September 2018, 12:05 pm | Spring Challenge

Swordfox races to victory in the Spring Challenge all-women's adventure race in Westport More >>

NZers embrace Chinese language and culture

Sunday, 30 September 2018, 11:55 am | NZ Chinese Language Week

Even Tomeke the German Shepherd got in on the act, learning a few commands in Chinese from his handler. More >>

Newshub launches crime podcast

Saturday, 29 September 2018, 6:57 pm | Mediaworks

NEWSHUB LAUNCHES ‘GROVE ROAD’ EIGHT-PART INVESTIGATIVE CRIME PODCAST Newshub launches its very first podcast series today, Grove Road , which investigates the controversial conviction of Alan Hall. Hall was convicted of the 1985 murder of Arthur ... More >>

Designers From Eight Countries Win Awards in WOW

Saturday, 29 September 2018, 9:50 am | World of WearableArt

Designers from eight countries have won awards at the prestigious World of WearableArt™ (WOW®) Awards in Wellington, New Zealand. The 2018 show features 140 finalist garments by 147 designers from 17 countries and regions, vying for 39 awards. More >>

FVDRC welcomes new approach to family violence

Friday, 28 September 2018, 4:42 pm | Family Violence Death Review Committee

The Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) welcomes the announcement of a new model to lead prevention and reduction in family and sexual violence. More >>

National Council of Women wholeheartedly supports venture

Friday, 28 September 2018, 4:35 pm | National Council of Women

Gender Equal NZ, led by the National Council of Women, wholeheartedly supports today’s announcement by Under-Secretary Jan Logie at the Māori Women’s Welfare League Conference in Gisborne, that the government will be leading a “joint venture” ... More >>

Tamati Coffey will MC First NZ LGBTI Awards in Auckland

Friday, 28 September 2018, 4:30 pm | New Zealand LGBTI Awards

Tamati Coffey will be the MC of the First New Zealand LGBTI Awards in Auckland on November 29 More >>

ANZASW statement for World's Alzheimer's Month

Friday, 28 September 2018, 4:22 pm | ANZASW

As World Alzheimer’s Month comes to a close, the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) pays tribute to members who have worked so hard to support those with Alzheimer’s and their carers and promote awareness of the condition ... More >>

NZ Rodeo confirms new animal welfare changes for new season

Friday, 28 September 2018, 4:21 pm | The Message

Association has reviewed its animal welfare practices and will implement four key changes for the 2018/19 season. More >>

Waikato Performers Fighting Discrimination with Comedy

Friday, 28 September 2018, 4:20 pm | Benny Marama

What is racist and what isn’t? Are things getting better or worse? And why do people keep confusing Antony for Benny (and vice versa)? These are the questions asked by Waikato-based theatre collective TAHI TA’I TASI in their musical-comedy Spot the ... More >>

Five Hidden Los Angeles Treasures (Part II)

Friday, 28 September 2018, 3:45 pm | Howard Davis

“What's Been Did and What's Been Hid.” - Donovan's first album, released in the US as Catch The Wind. More >>

NZSA Opens Audio Archives and Launches New Podcast series

Friday, 28 September 2018, 1:51 pm | New Zealand Society of Authors

Today, the New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa opens it's audio archives to give a fascinating glimpse into the lives on New Zealand writers. More >>

Congratulations to the IYSFF NZ Nationals 2018 Top 12

Friday, 28 September 2018, 12:43 pm | International Youth Silent Film Festival

The International Youth Silent Film Festival (IYSFF) is proud to announce the Top 12 Kiwi filmmakers who will be celebrated at the 2018 New Zealand National Awards at Baycourt Community & Arts Centre in Tauranga on October 17. The IYSFF is an international ... More >>

Terracotta Warriors at Te Papa

Friday, 28 September 2018, 10:56 am | Te Papa

China’s ancient treasures, the 2,300 year old terracotta warriors, are coming to Te Papa this summer. Tickets to the landmark exhibition will be going on sale this Sunday 30 September. More >>

Celebrate! Splore 2019

Friday, 28 September 2018, 10:51 am | Splore Festival

Festival producer Fryderyk Kublikowski says Celebrate! Splore 2019 was chosen as the theme because the 2019 marks Splore’s 20th birthday and the tenth whakanui at the stunning seaside Tapapakanga Regional Park. More >>

From Drum ‘N’ Bass to Flying High with Air Force in Concert

Friday, 28 September 2018, 10:45 am | New Zealand Defence Force

Leading New Zealand drummer Darren Mathiassen will be keeping a military beat next week when he performs in the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Band’s annual concert in Wellington. More >>

Bach Musica NZ presents Antonín Dvořák's Stabat Mater

Friday, 28 September 2018, 9:20 am | Bach Musica

Bach Musica NZ presents Antonín Dvořák’s beautiful and tear-evoking Stabat Mater on Sunday, 7 October, 5 pm at Auckland Town Hall. More >>

Japanese Film Festival 2018 in Wellington

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 7:34 pm | Embassy of Japan

The Embassy of Japan is pleased to inform you that our annual Film Festival will be held in Wellington on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 of October at Hannah Playhouse. This year, we will screen following six films. 27 OCT 2:30pm Yoko the Cherry Blossom ... More >>

21 international, local street artists transform Tairāwhiti

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 5:27 pm | PangeaSeed Foundation

PangeaSeed Foundation, in partnership with the Tairāwhiti Environment Centre are excited to announce the extraordinary line-up of artists who are set to transform Gisborne and Uawa/Tolaga Bay as part of the festival Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans, ... More >>

Siapo Cinema: Oceania Film Festival 2018

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 3:41 pm | Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

The fifth annual Siapo Cinema: Oceania Film Festival returns to Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision from 12-20 October 2018. The festival programme showcases vibrant stories of the Pacific on film with a range of Pacific features, short films and unique events. ... More >>

Expert weaver Ruth Woodbury awarded Sqwigwialtxw Residency

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 3:39 pm | Creative New Zealand

Ruth Woodbury (Ngatī Korokoro, Te Pouka, Ngatī Wharara, Te Hikutu) has been awarded the 2018 Toi Sqwigwialtxw Residency, an exchange with Evergreen State College, in Washington, USA. More >>

Perfect combo - school holidays & new trout season

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 3:23 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

The opening of the new trout fishing season and the beginning of the school holidays is providing the perfect combination for a great family activity over coming weeks. More >>

Kiwi #810 Ken Maumalo inspires at his former college

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 2:46 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

Kiwi #810 Ken Maumalo dropped in to his former college, Southern Cross Campus, today ahead of NCEA exams to inspire current students to push their boundaries. More >>

Kiwi kids inspired by Sir Peter Blake

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 12:42 pm | Sir Peter Blake Trust

Kiwi kids inspired by Sir Peter Blake through new children’s book MEDIA RELEASE 27 September 2018 The Sir Peter Blake Trust has collaborated with Penguin Random House New Zealand to release a pictorial children’s book about the life of Sir ... More >>

NIWA staff capture incredible images

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 12:36 pm | NIWA

Once, or twice a year, when the tides and moon align, the brightly coloured jewel anemone will spawn, sending trails into the ocean in a spectacle that few get to witness. More >>

Road Transport Logistics driver takes national championship

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 12:02 pm | Road Transport Forum

New Zealand’s champion truck driver for 2018 has been awarded to Darren Wilson of Road Transport Logistics after an intensely competitive final of the NZ Truck Driving Championship at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin. More >>

Road Transport Awards recognise community spirit

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 11:58 am | Road Transport Forum

“The 2018 NZ Road Transport Industry Awards, held last night at a gala dinner in Dunedin, were a celebration of old-fashioned community spirit and innovation in the industry,” says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley. More >>

Super Group Silkroad Ensemble Makes Its NZ Debut

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 11:41 am | Auckland Arts Festival

World Music Super Group Silkroad Ensemble Makes Its New Zealand Debut at Auckland Arts Festival in March More >>

Queenstown’s fire brigade ‘zips’ in full gear for Ziptober

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 11:33 am | Ziptrek Ecotours

Frontline members of the resort towns volunteer fire brigade swapped hoses for ziplines this week in celebration of a new fundraising initiative. More >>

2018 Vodafone NZ Music Awards

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 11:32 am | New Zealand Music Awards

Four groups share the prestige of having the most Tui nods at the 2018 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. More >>

Presbyterian Church elects Tokelauan-Samoan minister

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 11:02 am | Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand

The Right Rev Taimoanaifakaofo (Fakaofo) Kaio of Auckland is the new Moderator or elected leader of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. He begins his two-year term from the evening of Wednesday 3 October 2018. More >>

Three Friends - One Paddling Pool - A Big Splash of Life

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 10:33 am | Bats Theatre

Three Friends - One Paddling Pool - A Big Splash of Life Wellington’s newest Playwright, Catherine Zulver is bringing In It Together to BATS Theatre 16-20 October, 2018. In It Together is a step into the living room of three bold and barely getting by ... More >>

WOMAD New Zealand 2019 - the first three artists announced

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 10:32 am | Womad

WOMAD NEW ZEALAND is thrilled to deliver its first artist announcement with Angelique Kidjo , Silkroad Ensemble and Aotearoa's own Teeks all setting the stage for the 2019 festival. More >>



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