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The Mourning Of A Woolhandling Legend - Ronnie Goss RIP

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 5:41 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Shearing Sports New Zealand chairman Sir David Fagan has expressed the shock, grief and condolences among the shearing community after the sudden death of Master Woolhandler, former World championships runner-up and 2008 Golden Shears Open woolhandling champion ... More >>

Auckland Arts Festival 2021 Alert Level 3 Covid Update

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 5:29 pm | Auckland Arts Festival

The Auckland Arts Festival/Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki (AAF) team is working through the implications of Auckland’s return to lockdown for its 2021 programme, following the announcement that Tāmaki Makaurau would enter Alert Level 3 at 6am this morning, ... More >>

Nutri-Grain Ironman New Zealand Update

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 5:10 pm | Ironman Group

Organisers of Nutri-Grain IRONMAN New Zealand have today confirmed that the event cannot take places as planned on Saturday 6 March, or on Sunday 7 March. Under the New Zealand Government’s COVID-19 Alert Level 2 events of more than 100 people ... More >>

Mercury Bay Art Escape Gala Rescheduled Due To Covid-19 Restrictions

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 5:09 pm | Mercury Bay Art Escape

The latest Covid-19 restrictions mean a change of date for Mercury Bay Arts Escape’s Gala evening. It will now be held on Thursday, April 1. All previously purchased tickets are valid and all arrangements remain the same. Organisers will be in touch ... More >>

Auckland Lantern Festival Cancelled

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 5:00 pm | Auckland Unlimited

Following last night’s announcement that Auckland will be at Alert Level 3 until 6 March, the 2021 Auckland Lantern Festival has been cancelled. The event, which was originally scheduled for 25-28 February and postponed to 4-7 March, can only ... More >>

36th America’s Cup Match Covid19 Restrictions Update

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 4:54 pm | America's Cup

First weekend of the America’s Cup Match postponed. In light of the latest Auckland COVID-19 Level 3 lockdown put in place by the Government from 6am this morning for the next 7 days, America’s Cup Event Ltd has postponed the first weekend of racing ... More >>

Alert Level 2 Announcement

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 1:59 pm | The Court Theatre

27/02/2021 Complying with the latest update from the Government tonight, The Court Theatre will operate at Alert Level 2 from 6am Sunday 28 February. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced this evening that Auckland will be returning to Alert Level ... More >>

COVID-19 Update: Golden Shears

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 1:55 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The Golden Shears international shearing championships society executive will meet at 10.30am today to discuss the likely cancellation of the Shears for the first time in its 61 years. The 2021 championships are scheduled to start on Thursday and end ... More >>

SOL3 MIO North Island Shows Postponed

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 1:52 pm | 818 Entertainment

With the recent change in COVID-19 Alert Levels in New Zealand, the upcoming SOL3 MIO shows in New Plymouth, Wanganui, Wellington, Palmerston North and Hamilton will be postponed until a later date. The SOL3 MIO team are very grateful that they were ... More >>

Statement On NZ Track And Field Championships

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 1:49 pm | Athletics New Zealand

Following the government announcement that Auckland will be at Alert Level 3 and the rest of the country at Alert Level 2 for seven days from Sunday 28 February, Athletics New Zealand wishes to confirm the Jennian Homes New Zealand Track and Field ... More >>

Golden Shears Cancelled Because Of New Covid-19 Alert

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 11:42 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The 61st Golden Shears, which were scheduled to be held in Masterton this week, have been cancelled. The decision was made at an emergency executive meeting this morning, following the overnight of announcement of a return to Covid-19 Alert Level ... More >>

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival: Covid Update

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 11:04 am | Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival

With Hamilton now in Covid-19 Alert Level 2, the decision has been made to cancel all of today's HGAF events at the Hamilton Gardens. The safety of our audience, staff, artists, crew, and volunteers is our first priority. Ticket holders will be contacted ... More >>

Lucy Lawless Bringing My Life Is Murder Aotearoa To TVNZ

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 7:29 am | TVNZ

Lucy Lawless is reprising her role as Alexa Crowe, a fiercely independent and brilliant Kiwi detective. This time Lucy and ‘Alexa’ are returning home, with My Life Is Murder , currently shooting in Auckland set to screen later this year on TVNZ 1. ... More >>

Adams Storms Back To Vintage Best

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 7:26 am | Athletics New Zealand

Dame Valerie Adams surged back to her vintage best this evening as she lit up the Sir Graeme Douglas International in Auckland by unleashing a world-class 19.65m to register her longest throw for five years. In a brilliant return to form, Adams added ... More >>

Shearing Competition Cancelled

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 7:17 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

27 February The 50th anniversary Pahiatua Shears, which were to have been held tomorrow (Sunday) have been cancelled following tonight’s announcement of Covid-19 Level 2 Alert being put in place for a week from 6am. The Pahiatua Shears is the last shearing ... More >>

COVID-19 Update

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 6:49 am | Hamilton Garden Arts Festival

27 February With the news that Hamilton will move to Covid-19 Alert Level 2 at 6am tomorrow, the decision has been made to cancel all of tomorrow's HGAF events at the Hamilton Gardens. The safety of our staff, artists, crew, volunteers and audience ... More >>

Mike Phillips Out For More Success At Nutri-grain Ironman New Zealand

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 4:20 pm | Ironman Group

Mike Phillips on his way to winning Nutri-Grain IRONMAN New Zealand in 2019. Photo AlphaPix. Mike Phillips knows what it takes to be successful at Nutri-Grain IRONMAN New Zealand having stood on the podium for the last two years, including winning ... More >>

NZ Wars: Stories of Tainui on Māori Television

Friday, 26 February 2021, 4:45 pm | Maori Television

The third epic chapter in RNZ’s award-winning series – NZ WARS: STORIES OF TAINUI – screens on Māori Television on Wednesday 17 March 2021 at 8.30 PM. Great Southern Television and Aotearoa Media Collective have teamed up with RNZ to create a digital ... More >>

ANZ Extends Support To FutureFERNS Programme

Friday, 26 February 2021, 3:14 pm | Netball New Zealand

Netball New Zealand’s long term partner ANZ has extended its support of Netball with a return as naming rights sponsor for the popular futureFERNS programme. The ANZ futureFERNS is the official junior netball programme for Year 1-8 and designed ... More >>

NZ Wars: Stories Of Tainui On Māori Television

Friday, 26 February 2021, 3:08 pm | Maori Television

The third epic chapter in RNZ’s award-winning series – NZ WARS: STORIES OF TAINUI – screens on Māori Television on Wednesday 17 March 2021 at 8.30 PM. Great Southern Television and Aotearoa Media Collective have teamed up with RNZ to create a digital ... More >>

What's On March 2021 And Limited Series Announcement, The Underground Railroad

Friday, 26 February 2021, 3:05 pm | AMAZON PRIME VIDEO NZ

Over three decades later, the sequel is heir! The time has come to embark on an all-new hilarious adventure (with many familiar faces), back to where it all began…Queens. Set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, newly crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) ... More >>

ARL And NZRL Announce Major Shift For Junior Rugby League

Friday, 26 February 2021, 11:12 am | Auckland Rugby League

  The Auckland Rugby League and New Zealand Rugby League have collaborated to design a new approach to junior rugby league, which will see significant changes come into effect from this year. After working alongside the NZRL to set out the ... More >>

Cinematic Installations Emerge From UC Collaboration

Friday, 26 February 2021, 11:01 am | University of Canterbury

Promising young artist Christian Lamont features in an innovative screen-based collaboration with his former University of Canterbury (UC) lecturer Steve Carr at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery , Auckland, from Saturday [27 February]. The creative relationship ... More >>

The Datsuns Announce Eye To Eye, Their First Album In Seven Years

Friday, 26 February 2021, 10:34 am | The Label

Seven years hath passed since the last release action from NewZild's most noted crafters of classic (as in some of sort of ‘70s-inspired grunge-metal meets garage) rock. And two whole decades are done and dusted since they took the Northern Hemisphere ... More >>

Titanic Battles Set To Mark Sir Graeme Douglas

Friday, 26 February 2021, 10:01 am | Athletics New Zealand

The battle of the titans between New Zealand’s fastest men and two of the country’s strongest will be among the highlights of an action-packed evening of top-class athletics at the Trusts Arena in Auckland on Saturday. The Sir Graeme Douglas International, ... More >>

New Zealand’s Top Triathletes Back In Action For Nutri-grain Ironman New Zealand

Friday, 26 February 2021, 9:25 am | Kellogg's Nutri Grain Ironman NZ

New Zealand’s leading IRONMAN athletes are preparing to return to Taupō next week for the 37th Nutri-Grain IRONMAN New Zealand, with racing set to take place on Saturday 6 March. Previous winners, rising stars and IRONMAN debuts highlight ... More >>

NZ Composer, Bedroom Pop Artist; Pickle Darling Announces Sophomore Album

Friday, 26 February 2021, 8:04 am | The Label

“each track that Pickle Darling crafts is bold and unnerving, unashamed and not allowing one element to overbear the others.” - Goldflakepaint (springonionpancakes) “It’s an album that immediately throws you into a world bursting with colour ... More >>

Adam Hattaway And The Haunters Announce Seven-date Album Release Tour, Share New Single/video 'I Need Your Needs'

Friday, 26 February 2021, 8:00 am | The Label

"The band was tight throughout with their twangy guitars and solid rhythms locking in perfectly and allowing Hattaway to shine out front on vocals. Based on this performance, Adam Hattaway and The Haunters should be way bigger than they are." ... More >>

Big Interest/numbers As Re-booted Mainland Kart Series Kicks Off In The Deep South This Weekend

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 5:57 pm | KartSport New Zealand

Back for more at the opening rounds of the 2021 HSD Building Developments Ltd Mainland (Kart) Series at Invercargill and Dunedin this weekend are three drivers who competed at the pre-COVID-19 Lockdown meeting at Invercargill in 2019; Zach Tucker (now competing ... More >>

NZSO Brings A Carnival Of Great Music To Wellington And Auckland

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 4:23 pm | New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

NZSO Principal Conductor in Residence Hamish McKeich Photo: Stephen A’Court. The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra/Te Tira Pūoro o Aotearoa brings a carnival atmosphere to Wellington and Auckland in March with a performance of dazzling music from Igor ... More >>

World Class Showcase Of Kiwi Comedy Takes Centre Stage In The 2021 Best Foods Comedy Gala

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 11:57 am | New Zealand Comedy Trust

New Zealand Comedy Trust and Best Foods Mayo present BEST FOODS COMEDY GALA As part of the 2021 NZ International Comedy Festival After a disrupted 2020, and a blockbuster Best Foods Christmas Comedy Gala being one of the biggest comedy shows in the world ... More >>

New Novel Follows Adolescents Who Grew Up In Post-quake Christchurch

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 11:51 am | Janna Ruth

The new YA novel Time to Remember traces the fortunes of some University of Canterbury students who were children when the quakes hit and are now facing up to the tenth anniversary. At the National Remembrance Service on the tenth anniversary of the ... More >>

Southlanders Asked To Dig Deep This Weekend To Support Pet Health Research

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 10:19 am | Healthy Pets New Zealand

HPNZ Dogs' Day Out : 'a celebration of all things canine', Supported by Royal Canin Sunday 28 February 2021 9am - 4pm, Ascot Park Raceway Invercargill (Gold coin entry) 25 February 2021 Southland dog lovers are joining Healthy Pets New Zealand and friends ... More >>

Mīharo Wonder: Celebrating 100 Years Of The Alexander Turnbull Library

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 10:05 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Tiny hand-sewn buttons created by prisoners on St Helena in 1803 and a 2.5-metre-high kauri tree capturing New Zealand history are two items on display in Mīharo Wonder: celebrating 100 Years of the Alexander Turnbull Library. The exhibition of 170 items ... More >>

Production Underway For New Kiwi Film Going, Going

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 8:02 am | 818 Entertainment


Motofest At Hampton Downs Is Approaching At Speed

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 7:20 am | Bikesport NZ

Expect fierce superbike action such as this when the lights go out at Hampton Downs in just over a week's time. Photo by Andy McGechan, FEBRUARY 24, 2021: If there is one event on your motorcycling calendar that should not be missed ... More >>

Bi-lateral Brains Trust On Lessons & Learnings Of America’s Cup

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 6:51 am | French New Zealand Chamber Of Commerce

The longstanding, powerful bi-lateral ties between France and New Zealand tied to the oldest trophy in international sports, the America’s Cup, will be officially recognised this Friday, 26 February. The French Ambassador, Auckland Mayor, Olympians, ... More >>

Fringe Forges On

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 3:53 pm | Auckland Fringe Festival

After going into lockdown Level 3 on the day of their festival opening, Auckland Fringe worked quickly last week to support the artists and venues who had to cancel or postpone their events due to the alert level changes. While some events were able ... More >>

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra ANNOUNCE NEW DATE For 'sold Out' Michael Houstoun Performance

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 3:18 pm | Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

  The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) has confirmed that the opening performance for the Bayleys Great Classics series Houstoun plays Rachmaninov will now take place on Thursday 25 March at 7.30pm . The APO was forced to abandon its ... More >>

Disability No Barrier In 2021 Round The Bays, Raising Thousands For Laura Fergusson Trust

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 3:16 pm | Laura Fergusson Trust

Wellington, 24 February 2021 - More than 70 people representing the Laura Fergusson Trust took part in this year’s Round the Bays event, helping raise money for specialist gym equipment. Based in Lower Hutt, the Laura Fergusson Trust (LFT) provides opportunities ... More >>

Snowplanet Revamps Kids Party Packages

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 2:11 pm | Snowplanet

Snowplanet have new more flexible Kids Birthday Party packages. Changes include newly constructed party-rooms, and the decoupling of the food and beverage packages from the snow activities. Customers can now build their own birthday party package. ... More >>

High Altitude Boat Show Defies Covid

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 1:24 pm | Antique and Classic Boat Show

  With many events cancelled by Covid 19, the organisers of the NZ Antique & Classic Boat Show are expecting positive spinoffs next weekend (March 6 and 7) for the annual show at Lake Rotoiti in the Nelson Lakes National Park. Event ... More >>

Lesflicks Has Moved To A Brand New, Easy To Use Video On Demand Platform, With Functionality And Accessibility In Mind

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 12:54 pm | Lesflicks

Since its formation in 2019, Lesflicks’ main priority has always been providing the audience with a convenient platform which can offer them a vast array of inclusive content and which can help to uplift queer filmmakers and creators across the globe. ... More >>

Lesflicks Releasing A Powerful Series, Every Day For Bisexual Health Awareness Month And Women’s History Month

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 11:53 am | Lesflicks

Directed by Marrisa Shankir Written by Gabrielle Waters and Johnny Severin Starring Kati Salowsky (The Spirit of Christmas), Ashley Hogan (I Got the Hook-Up 2), Nicole Coulon (La La Land), Tara Alexandra Brown (Bosch, The Mindy Project), Darius Levanté ... More >>

Three-fold Recognition Of Significant Wellington Heritage Places

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 10:44 am | Heritage New Zealand

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga has recognised the exceptional significance of three Wellington historic places. These noteworthy buildings, built throughout the 20th century, are now Category 1 historic places on the New Zealand Heritage ... More >>

Auckland Pride Festival 2021 March And Party

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 8:26 am | Auckland Pride

PRIDE MARCH Tāmaki Makaurau’s rainbow communities will once again take to the streets of Central Auckland, marching with a collective call for continued change, continued progress, and in celebration of the progress already achieved. The third ... More >>

Silver Ferns Team Named To Take On Australian Diamonds

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 8:22 am | Netball NZ

National Selectors have named a squad of 14 for next month’s four-match Constellation Cup against the Australian Diamonds, played as part of the Cadbury Netball Series. The squad includes shooter Bailey Mes, who returns from injury, and midcourter Maddy ... More >>

Keeping Fingers Crossed For Golden Shears

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 6:42 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Golden Shears champions Rowland Smith and Joel Henare in the celebration mode that has become a regular feature of Golden Shears over recent years. They're expected back in Masterton to defend the major titles next week. Photos / Pete Nikolaison ... More >>

PCF Partners With Lagi-Maama Academy & Consultancy To Deliver Phase II Of ‘Arts’ Of Moana Oceania & Tok Stori

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 6:17 am | Pacific Cooperation Foundation

The Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF) is pleased to announce its partnership with Lagi-Maama Academy & Consultancy (Lagi-Maama) to deliver Phase II of the ‘Arts’ of Moana Oceania and Tok Stori Tuesdays online series, featuring Tuvalu, ... More >>

NZ’s Best Head To Takapoto For Top Competition

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 6:39 pm | The Black Balloon

COVID-19 may be putting a halt to fluid offshore travel but that hasn’t stopped an international flavour at Takapoto Estate Show Jumping. New Zealand’s iconic boutique show kicks off on Wednesday morning, running through to Sunday. The first ... More >>

Oceans 21 Celebrates Its “Coming Of Age”

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 3:48 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

More than 800 Junior Surf members from around Aotearoa New Zealand will make their way to Mt Maunganui’s Main Beach on Thursday for one of the country’s largest children’s sporting events. Oceans ’21 turns…well… 21 this year and a sense ... More >>

Spark Sport Gears Up For The Joseph Parker Vs Junior Fa – Talent Lineup And Streaming Advice

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 1:03 pm | Spark Sport

Spark Sport front man Scotty Stevenson, City Kickboxing trainer Mike Angove and rugby league and boxing star Monty Betham will headline the Spark Sport commentary team calling the bout between Joseph Parker and Junior Fa on Saturday February 27. ... More >>

Grant Robertson To Help Promote 'women In Sport' Movement At Event In Dunedin To Mark UN International Women’s Day 2021

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 12:47 pm | Women in Sport

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Sport and Recreation will join five of New Zealand’s most senior and influential sport leaders to celebrate the 'women in sport' movement as part of UN International Women's Day. - Event: 5th annual 'Women ... More >>

NZ Defence Force Proud To Support Wings Over Wairarapa

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 12:33 pm | Wings Over Wairarapa Air Show

The New Zealand Defence Force is always proud to support the Wings over Wairarapa Air Festival and this year is no exception. Visitors to this weekend’s three-day event being held at Hood Aerodrome in Masterton can expect to see the Royal New Zealand ... More >>

NZ Cross-country Elite Ready, Willing And Eager

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 11:54 am | Bikesport NZ

 New Zealand's elite cross-country racers will be back in business this weekend and, after a 2020 season ruined by a pesky virus, the 2021 series is sure to be a ripper. The COVID-19 pandemic forced organisers to write off the 2020 Yamaha-sponsored ... More >>

Sir Roger Hall Delighted To Be Part Of The Court Theatres’s 50th Birthday Celebrations

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 11:52 am | The Court Theatre

New Zealand's most successful playwright Sir Roger Hall KNZM QSO will be part of The Court Theatre’s 50th Birthday celebrations in late April. Hall, whose latest play Winding Up started at The Court Theatre last week, will host The Court Theatre ... More >>

Beer Appreciation Day Duart House

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 10:40 am | Beer Appreciation Day

After a trying year of lockdowns and uncertainty, some welcome normality returns on Saturday, March 13 with one of Hawke’s Bay’s favourite days, Beer Appreciation Day at Duart House, Havelock North. More >>

SIT Music Students Perform At Burt Munro

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 10:22 am | SIT Music

This year’s attendees at the Burt Munro Challenge were entertained by an array of rising musical talent, treated to performances from bands made up of Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) Music students. The annual event provided a perfect ... More >>

Andrew Fagan & The People Announce April Tour

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 9:47 am | Plus1

Andrew Fagan and his band return to venues across the North Island in April to perform songs from his solo and Mockers years, and celebrate acclaimed new album Act Normal. Tour dates are: Fri 9 APR WINE CELLAR Auckland Sat 10 APR JAM FACTORY Tauranga Wed ... More >>

Beasts Are Coming To Wellington This NZ Fringe And It's Fabulous!

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 6:33 am | Horse With No Name

Horse With No Name presents Fab Beasts By Catriona Tipene and Ryan Cundy Horse With No Name are bringing their most magical play yet to Fringe at the Gryphon! The Loch Ness Monster is out of the Loch, and she's flopping onto the stage for her New Zealand ... More >>



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