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Swiftie Nonsense Down Under

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 18:13:44 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

Gaza. Palestinians. Israel. Genocide. Taylor Swift? This odd cobbling of words is the extent celebrities make a mockery of serious conversation, even in such middle-brow outlets as Australia’s Radio National. Admittedly, it was breakfast, and the presenter ...More >>

Trick Of The Light Theatre Presents: Suitcase Show

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:29:29 +1300 | Trick of the Light Theatre

A traveller arrives at a border with a stack of battered cases. From within them, whole worlds will emerge… More >>

Local Producers Launch The Taste Taranaki Producers Map

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:08:07 +1300 | TasteTaranaki

<img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2402/a380f917a2e6725ea517.jpeg" width="720" height="693"> As part of an effort to boost food tourism in the region, a collective of sixteen Taranaki food and drink producers ...More >>

Blistering Barnacles, It’s The Mermaid Parade

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 11:44:12 +1300 | The Label

<img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2402/4e94b176572548b0b872.jpeg" width="507" height="720"> Like a glittering wave crashing on the shores of Tāmaki Makaurau, the Mermaid parade and Nautical Extravaganza is ...More >>

Auckland Cup Week Returns To Ellerlsie

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 11:33:51 +1300 | Auckland Cup Week

Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Week is making a welcome return to Ellerslie Racecourse where fun, fashion and music come together to create an atmosphere like no other. Following the sold-out TAB Karaka Millions event the highly-anticipated ...More >>

Tofiga, NZ’s Humble King Of Comedy Announces A Brand New Live Show Performing One Night Only In Tāmaki Makaurau

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 09:12:36 +1300 | 818 Entertainment

<img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2402/9dbb3798d467d3c18ca7.jpeg" width="720" height="405"> Tofiga Fepulea’i, has graced screens and stages across Aotearoa and beyond for more than two decades and this ...More >>

Iconic Auckland Eats: Latest List Of Top 100 Dishes In The Region Announced

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 08:57:13 +1300 | Tataki Auckland Unlimited

The 2024 Iconic Auckland Eats list, with the top 100 dishes in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland as nominated by the public, releases this Wednesday. Developed annually, the list is a culinary celebration, highlighting unique and beloved dishes that can ...More >>

A Fully Immersive Experience For The Deaf Community With The Boon Sculpture Trail

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 21:10:56 +1300 | Boon Arts

SCULPTURE EXTRAVAGANZA: Tuesday 20 February 2024 EVENT DATES: Saturday 3 February — Sunday 31 March 2024 Kirikiriroa Hamilton's Boon Sculpture Trail is designed to provide new opportunities for storytelling — linking existing artworks via a ...More >>

Electric New Sci-fi Play Is A Dark Comedy Of Exes And A.I Fascination

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 19:05:12 +1300 | Grammelot Productions

NO NO NO – NZ FRINGE 2024 'What if ... it's not me that comes over?' Emerging Greek / Pākehā playwright and performer Ella Yiannoutsos brings the ever prevalent fear & fascination of A.I into explosive neon colours in her latest play ...More >>

Foley Wines Acquires Toast Martinborough

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 14:59:18 +1300 | Foley Wines

<img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2402/f8fce059ae1287e70a47.jpeg" width="720" height="480"> Toast Martinborough, New Zealand’s iconic wine and food festival, has been sold to Foley Wines. The move comes at a ...More >>

“Kapa Haka Gives Us Purpose” Top Kapa Haka Performers Ready To Compete

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 14:33:12 +1300 | Te Matatini

Twenty-two kapa haka teams, including the current Te Matatini champions, will take to the stage this weekend at the Mātaatua senior regional competitions in the Bay of Plenty, showcasing some of the strongest kapa haka performers in the country. ...More >>

Two Upgraded Play Areas Ready To Push Play In The City

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 10:07:04 +1300 | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council is pleased to announce the opening of two upgraded play areas in Pōneke next week – the exciting new playspace at Frank Kitts Park, and the refreshed site at Botanic Garden ki Paekākā. Botanic Garden Playground <img ...More >>

Complaints From Public Rise As Boats, Jetskis Get Too Close To Ocean Animals

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 10:04:05 +1300 | Department of Conservation

An increase in risky, potentially harmful encounters with marine mammals is prompting a call from Department of Conservation to the public to give dolphins and whales space on the water. DOC’s Marine Technical Advisor, Hannah Hendriks says DOC has ...More >>

Coterie Announced As Headline Act For Night Of Champions

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 10:00:49 +1300 | Picket Fence Productions

Coterie, winners of the prestigious Best New Artist award at the 2023 Rolling Stone Aotearoa awards, will headline the Night of Champions afterparty at Cambridge Raceway on Friday April 12. The band of four brothers, who were born in New Zealand and raised ...More >>

Murihiku Marae Events To Usher In Southland Heritage Month 2024

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 17:50:03 +1300 | Southland Heritage Month

Two very special events at Murihiku Marae in Waihōpai/Invercargill will mark the opening of Southland Heritage Month 2024 next month. Heritage South Chair Cathy Macfie said Southland Heritage Month 2024 was being launched with a pōwhiri (welcome ceremony) ...More >>

Sweetshop & Green Shines At FIFO Tahiti

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 17:25:58 +1300 | Sweetshop and Green

Sweetshop & Green is proud to announce its recent triumph at the Festival International du Film Océanien (FIFO) where two of its projects took home major awards. Sharlene George, Managing Director of Sweetshop & Green, has just ...More >>

Politicians And Wellington’s Best Reveal How They’re Celebrating The Lunar New Year

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 17:20:15 +1300 | Blackland PR

With Wellington hosting the Lunar New Year Festival to commemorate the Year of the Dragon, the Asian Events Trust caught up with local Wellington politicians and community members to see what they have planned to celebrate the New Year, and their hopes ...More >>

Survey Reveals Overwhelming Support For Eden Park Hosting More Concerts

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 14:55:13 +1300 | Eden Park

In a recent survey of over 1,500 local residents, over 90% of respondents said they would support Eden Park hosting 6 artists playing up to 12 shows in a calendar year, with more than 93% saying they would want New Zealand’s national stadium to host ...More >>

Take 5 At The New Take 10 Pop-up In Courtenay Place

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 14:16:39 +1300 | Wellington City Council

An organisation that provides a safe space and a friendly face for young people out on Friday and Saturday nights is extending its service from mid-February through to April. Take 10, with the support of Wellington City Council, has been parking ...More >>

Daily Bread Completes Three-peat At NZ Hot Cross Bun Awards

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 13:53:13 +1300 | Baking NZ

Auckland’s Daily Bread has become the first bakery to win New Zealand’s best hot cross bun award three years in a row. The popular Britomart bakery has stuck to its guns from previous years, using essentially the same recipe to add to its ...More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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