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New Zealand Podcast Awards 2023 Celebrates Another Year Of Podcasting Excellence!

Thursday, 30 November 2023, 2:59 pm | NZ Podcast Awards

The New Zealand Podcast Awards 2023, presented by Duncan Garnder: Editor in Chief, have once again proven to be a showcase of the nation's diverse and dynamic podcasting landscape. With an overwhelming number of exceptional entries this year, the panel ... More >>

Alien Weaponry Announces Winner Of Inaugural Thrash More Competition

Thursday, 30 November 2023, 1:59 pm | Alien Weaponry

International metal sensations Alien Weaponry have chosen Powder Chutes from Wānaka's Mount Aspiring College as the winners of a nationwide music competition that celebrates young homegrown talent. The hard rock group caught the attention of Los Angeles-based ... More >>

Historic Monte Christo Winery Opens Its Doors In Central Otago And Releases Inaugural Wines

Thursday, 30 November 2023, 11:35 am | Monte Christo Winery

Monte Christo Winery, the birthplace of Central Otago wine, is thrilled to announce its grand opening, inviting wine enthusiasts and history buffs alike to explore the rich heritage of New Zealand winemaking and enjoy a unique guest experience. Located ... More >>

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Harmony Preserved: Historic Grand Piano Loaned To Museum

Thursday, 30 November 2023, 10:16 am | Whanganui Regional Museum

By Karen Hughes Christmas has come early for the Whanganui Regional Museum with the arrival of a grand piano made by the renowned German-American company, Steinway & Sons. The piano is on loan for one year from the New Zealand Opera School ... More >>

Spectacular Feats On Auckland Streets For 2024 Auckland International Buskers Festival

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 2:48 pm | Auckland International Buskers Festival

Auckland International Buskers Festival 2024 26 – 29 January 2024 <img src="" width="720" height="540"> Auckland is set to be treated ... More >>

Pāmu To Host Sacha Bond’s Double World Record Shearing Attempt In Southland

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 1:57 pm | Joint Press Release

19th December 2023: Women’s 9-Hour Solo Strong Wool Lamb Shearing Record 14th February 2024: Women’s 9-Hour Solo Strong Wool Ewe Shearing Record Pāmu farm Centre Hill Station near Te Anau is going to be buzzing in December with the first of New ... More >>

Festival Headliners Top A Full Menu Of Fine Wine, Food And Music

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 1:48 pm | Marlborough Wine And Food

  Marlborough Wine & Food Festival organisers are delighted to announce the first range of festival headliners for the 2024 event on 10 February. Now in its 37th year, the Marlborough Wine & Food Festival is renowned for ... More >>

Tlc Announce 2024 Crazysexycool 30th Anniversary Aotearoa Show With Special GuestsBusta Rhymes And En Vogue

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 10:49 am | Live Nation

The best-selling American female group of all time, TLC announce their 2024 CrazySexyCool 30th Anniversary New Zealand show presented by Mai FM Kicking off their Australasian tour in Aotearoa with one show only on February 29 at Trusts Arena Auckland, this ... More >>

Prime Video Reveals First-Look Images For Epic New Series Fallout

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 10:20 am | Prime TV

Set in the world of the best-selling global video game franchise, Fallout will exclusively premiere on Prime Video on April 12, 2024 More >>

New Zealand Fringe Festival Is Back For 2024 And Supporting Artists With New Capability Programme

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 9:12 am | New Zealand Fringe Festival

<img src="" width="720" height="396"> The New Zealand Fringe Festival (NZ Fringe) launches its 2024 programme in just two weeks, on Thursday 14 December. ... More >>

Sale Of Rare Oil Painting Of New Zealand Landscape By Charles Goldie May Be Negotiated

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 9:08 am | International Art Centre

The sale of a rare landscape oil painting by Charles Goldie, the New Zealand artist who became one of New Zealand’s best known and eminent artists for his paintings of Maori elders (kaumatua) may be negotiated after it failed to reach the reserve ... More >>

Resignation Of NZ On Air Board Member

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 5:34 pm | NZ On Air

NZ On Air Board member Andrew Shaw has resigned today, effective immediately. Mr Shaw has also unreservedly apologised for comments made on LinkedIn about Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters. Mr Shaw accepts it was absolutely wrong to publish ... More >>

Trade Me Drops Aotearoa’s Most Epic (W)rap Battle

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 4:41 pm | Special Group

LOCAL RAPPER KINGS JOINS FORCES WITH FELLOW KIWI ARTISTS CHAII AND RORY NOBLE IN A CHRISTMAS (W)RAPPING CHALLENGE Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa: Christmas might be the most wonderful time of the year. But it’s also the most stressful. To help Kiwi ... More >>

Robbie Maddison Accomplishes The World’s Highest Motorbike Bungy In New Zealand - While Breaking His Own Record

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 3:38 pm | AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand

This morning the legendary Australian motorbike stunt performer Robbie Maddison was the first ever to do a motorcycle bungy in Queenstown, New Zealand off the infamous AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand Nevis Bungy. Not only has Maddison claimed the highest ... More >>

Recloaking Papatūānuku: The Largest Nature-based Solution Ever Proposed For Aotearoa NZ

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 2:48 pm | Pure Advantage

Recloaking Papatūānuku is a nature-based solution to strategically restore and enhance 2.1 million hectares of diverse Indigenous forest across Aotearoa New Zealand over the next decade. Today, Pure Advantage released a report on Recloaking Papatūānuku ... More >>

Crankworx Summer Series New Zealand Confirmed: New Location, New Course, New Format

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 2:34 pm | Crankworx NZ

The highly anicipated Crankworx Summer Series is set to make a triumphant return to New Zealand in 2024, promising a world class event in the brand-new location of Christchurch Adventure Park from March 1st-3rd. This announcement marks a significant ... More >>

Black Fins Break Records At German Cup

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 2:18 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

The Blacks Fins had an incredible showing at the International German Cup, breaking eight New Zealand records. The two-day pool rescue competition is an annual event that serves as a platform to test the skills and expertise of surf lifeguards. Athletes ... More >>

TAB Trot Slot Holders Confirmed

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 1:45 pm | TAB

Eight slot holders for Australasia’s first slot race for trotters, the TAB Trot Slot, have been confirmed. <img src="" width="720" height="480"> TAB Trot Slot holder Aldebaran ... More >>

Changes For Stags In Grand Final Rematch

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 12:12 pm | Central Districts Cricket Association

Bayley Wiggins and uncapped Curtis Heaphy have joined the Central Stags' Ford Trophy squad as the team touches down in New Plymouth for tomorrow's 2023 Grand Final rematch with Canterbury at Pukekura Park. The Stags swept aside Canterbury to win 2023's ... More >>

It’s A Wrap For Rats On Cook Islands Atoll

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 11:24 am | Department of Conservation

A rat eradication operation has wrapped up on Cook Islands’ Palmerston Atoll (500km from Rarotonga), with the hope that introduced rats never return to menace the atoll’s community and ecosystems. “This rat eradication has been a long time coming,” ... More >>

Circa Theatre Is Proud To Announce The Launch Of The 2024 Show Programme

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 10:53 am | Circa Theatre

We are happy to be celebrating our upcoming 2024 theatre season with you. Don't miss out on a great 2024 show line up. We have curated a season of over 23 plays as well as participating in the New Zealand Fringe Festival and New Zealand Festival ... More >>

NZCT Supports Aktive Game Plan AKL

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 10:37 am | Aktive - Auckland Sport and Recreation

The NZCT has awarded Aktive a grant of $100,000 for Game Plan AKL a new initiative that will give select young people living in Auckland the opportunity to engage in sport and recreation activities of their choice. “We believe in the power of giving ... More >>

Jennifer Lopez - This Is Me...Now

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 10:25 am | Prime Video

Jennifer Lopez’s long awaited musical experience THIS IS ME…NOW begins with the release on February 16th, 2024 of a new full length ALBUM and FILM inspired by the music. The release of This Is Me…Now , Lopez’s first studio album in nearly ... More >>

Back To The Future: Former Central Stags Captain To Coach Cd Under 19

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 10:13 am | Central Districts Cricket Association

Excitement is brewing for the first national age-group cricket of the season, the NZC Gillette Under 19 men’s tournament that begins on Saturday in Lincoln, Canterbury. It’s the same place Kieran Noema-Barnett played his own Under-19 cricket back in ... More >>

New Zealand Ranked As 7th Most Unspoilt Country In The World

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 8:40 am | Inghams

Inghams has conducted a study which analyses Instagram hashtags to reveal the landscapes around the world most commonly described as ‘unspoilt’ Iceland ranks as the country with the most unspoilt landscapes, followed by Australia and Ireland European countries ... More >>

Organic Gardeners Bare It All For A Good Cause

Monday, 27 November 2023, 3:13 pm | Soil and Health Association

This Christmas, the Soil & Health Association of New Zealand proudly presents its first calendar. It's not just your run-of-the-mill calendar – it's a celebration of organic gardening, regenerating the land, and a bit of good-natured cheekiness! ... More >>

Stories That Navigate The Issues, Interests And Communities Of Aotearoa New Zealand - Latest For NZ On Air Funding

Monday, 27 November 2023, 3:02 pm | NZ On Air

Audiences will be treated to stories covering a huge range of topics in the latest announcement of funding for Non-Fiction projects from NZ On Air – from teen dads and ‘fangirls’ to choral groups gunning for world recognition. The projects have ... More >>

Announcing The 2023 Winner Of The Kathleen Grattan Prize For A Sequence Of Poems

Monday, 27 November 2023, 2:57 pm | Kathleen Grattan Prize

International Writers’ Workshop NZ is delighted to announce that Caroline Masters from Tāmaki Makarau / Auckland is the 2023 winner of The Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems , and Sarah Scott from Te Whanganui-a-Tara / Wellington, ... More >>

Wellington Access Radio Broadcasts Live Recordings Of Crip The Lit On International Day Of Disabled Persons

Monday, 27 November 2023, 2:22 pm | Wellington Access Radio

What have disabled writers always wanted to say to disabled characters from history and fiction? And how would they create a universe where all people don't merely survive, but flourish? Wellington Access Radio will be broadcasting the answers to these and ... More >>

Eight Weekends Of Show Shearing Competitions In The North

Monday, 27 November 2023, 2:14 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The annual round of eight A and P show shearing competitions kicks-off this Saturday with the Whangarei A and P Show. The competition, a shearing-only championships which was revived in 2020 with the opening of an impressive, new open-sided board, will ... More >>

Personal Bests In Optiv101 MVP Exhibition

Monday, 27 November 2023, 10:40 am | Optiv 101

The Optiv101 MVP is showing at the Whanganui Arts at the Centre from December 2 to 14. <img src="" width="493" height="720"> Harley The annual exhibition ... More >>

Kāpiti Student Following In Family’s Footsteps Is Named Cadet Of The Year

Monday, 27 November 2023, 10:17 am | New Zealand Defence Force

It’s been a steady rise through the ranks for 17-year-old Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) Pyper-Alex Adams, who has been named the New Zealand Defence Force’s Cadet of the Year. <img src="" ... More >>

Doing The Miles - 400km Each Way To Shear At Nelson Show

Monday, 27 November 2023, 9:37 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

North Canterbury shearer Blake Crooks showed all the grit of a champion when he drove close to 400km each way to compete at the Nelson A and P Show on Saturday. With three senior wins behind him this season, including last-start victory at the ... More >>

Jones Returns To Kepler Challenge After Breakthrough Year

Monday, 27 November 2023, 9:04 am | Kepler Challenge

Five-time Kepler Challenge winner Daniel Jones running in last year's race. Photo: Kepler Challenge. With the potential for a record-equalling sixth Kepler Challenge mountain race title on Saturday, top New Zealand ultrarunner Daniel Jones is as interested ... More >>

Suzuki International Series Begins This Weekend

Monday, 27 November 2023, 9:03 am | Bikesport NZ

The moment of truth is fast approaching for the Kiwi motorbike community, with 12 months of hard work all coming to a head when the 2023 edition of the Suzuki International Series kicks off in Taupo in just a few days’ time. The Taupo International Motorsport ... More >>

Yeoman And Parkes Lead Way In Cross-country Champs

Monday, 27 November 2023, 8:58 am | Bikesport NZ

With two rounds now completed and four different race winners emerging, the 2023 edition of the New Zealand Cross-country Championships will go down to the wire at the final round in the Wairarapa on December 10. Round two of three in the Whyteline ... More >>

Former World Champ Bounces Back From Shoulder Operation To Win Taranaki Shears Title

Sunday, 26 November 2023, 2:59 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Former World and Golden Shears champion Gavin Mutch, recovering from a shoulder operation 12 weeks ago, returned to the old stamping-ground of Taranaki to win the Taranaki Shears Open shearing final at the Stratford A and P Show on Saturday. Now ... More >>

Ngāi Tahu Swimmer Wins Supreme Māori Sports Award

Sunday, 26 November 2023, 2:29 pm | Maori Sports Awards

Dunedin swimmer Erika Fairweather was named Māori Sportsperson of the Year at the 2023 Māori Sports Awards held in the Bay of Plenty tonight (25 November). Whakaata Māori will screen delayed coverage of the black-tie awards ceremony in a two-hour ... More >>

45 Years Of Pedalling Round The Lake

Sunday, 26 November 2023, 2:19 pm | Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

Thousands of riders took to the start line today at the 45th annual edition of the Lake Taupō Cycle Challenge. The atmosphere of New Zealand’s greatest cycling event has been electric as organisers, riders, supporters and the Taupō community celebrate ... More >>

New Coalition Government Moves To Protect Fairness For Females In Sport

Saturday, 25 November 2023, 7:02 am | Save Womens Sport Australasia

Save Women's Sport Australasia congratulates New Zealand’s newly formed coalition Government for their commitment to safeguarding fairness for females in sport. With a pivotal focus on ensuring publicly funded sporting bodies support and prioritise ... More >>

George Gautrey Wins Big At 2023 Aon Yachting Excellence Awards

Saturday, 25 November 2023, 7:01 am | Yachting New Zealand

George Gautrey was the big winner at the 2023 Aon Yachting Excellence Awards on Friday, winning three awards including the prestigious Orbit World Travel Sailor of the Year. The 25-year-old accepted the coveted Sir Bernard Fergusson Trophy at ... More >>

Michael Maguire Statement 2023

Friday, 24 November 2023, 3:38 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

 (NZRL) can now confirm that Michael Maguire will be stepping down from his role as Head Coach of the New Zealand Kiwis. “The mana, history and whakapapa associated with the Black and White jersey mean any role in and around the Kiwi team ... More >>

Wētā Workshop's Tribute To The Return Of The King: A Journey Through Middle-earth's Legacy

Friday, 24 November 2023, 11:34 am | Weta Workshop

Strap on your hobbit feet, dust off your elven cloaks, and embark on a journey to the heart of Middle-earth as Wētā Workshop hosts a celebration set to rival Gandalf’s fireworks. This December marks the 20th anniversary since the epic conclusion of ... More >>

Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Visit Highlights 3,500 War Graves In NZ

Friday, 24 November 2023, 10:51 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The Tomb of the Unknown Warrior at the National War Memorial is a Commonwealth war grave - a fact that many may not be aware of. These war graves commemorate members of the Armed Forces who died during World War one or two. This week the head of the ... More >>

Gisborne Student Receives Fred Hollows NZ Humanity Award

Friday, 24 November 2023, 10:44 am | Fred Hollows Foundation

<img src="" width="720" height="540"> Harry Newman from Motu School in the Gisborne region was recognised for his passion and environmental action at ... More >>

New Zealand’s Top Pet Names – Luna On Top Again For 2023

Friday, 24 November 2023, 10:10 am | Companion Animals NZ

The New Zealand Companion Animal Register microchip database has released the most popular names for young pets in 2023. For the fifth year in a row, Luna tops the most favourite pet name across Aotearoa for cats, dogs and rabbits. Other popular ... More >>

Majestic Orion Takes Aircraft Of The Year Title For 2023

Friday, 24 November 2023, 9:48 am | Air Force Museum of New Zealand

<img src="" width="720" height="480"> The Lockheed P-3K2 Orion is the winner of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand’s inaugural Aircraft of the Year ... More >>

SkyCity Joins Auckland Cricket As Major Sponsor Of The Women's Program

Friday, 24 November 2023, 9:24 am | Auckland Cricket

Auckland Cricket is delighted to announce a two-year partnership with SkyCity, who join as Major Sponsor – Women’s Program. Auckland Cricket CEO Iain Laxon is excited about the opportunities that the partnership presents. “SkyCity is an integral ... More >>

Precious Kauri Gum Memorial Stolen From Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Friday, 24 November 2023, 9:21 am | Waitangi Treaty Grounds

A precious piece of kauri gum has been stolen in a brazen daylight robbery from Te Rau Aroha Museum of the Price of Citizenship on the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. The robbery, which occurred on Sunday, 19 November, has saddened Trustees, staff and ... More >>

Hannah Pascoe, The First Blind Cyclist Embarks On An Inspirational Cycling Journey For Blind Sport New Zealand

Friday, 24 November 2023, 9:12 am | Blind Sport

In a remarkable display of determination and resilience, Hannah Pascoe, a courageous individual who is blind, embarked on an extraordinary cycling expedition spanning the length of New Zealand. Hannah’s journey commenced on 8 November 2023 at Cape ... More >>

Longest Day Golf Challenge – Teeing Off For A Great Cause

Friday, 24 November 2023, 9:10 am | Cancer Society

The Cancer Society is excited to launch this year’s Longest Day Golf Challenge, which raises essential funds to support people affected by cancer. <img src="" width="720" height="540"> Golfer Joshua Young enjoying ... More >>

New Zealand Feature Film Head South To World Premiere At Rotterdam International Film Festival Opening Night

Friday, 24 November 2023, 1:28 am | New Zealand Film Commission - NZFC

New Zealand filmmaker Jonathan Ogilvie’s semi-autobiographical music drama Head South , featuring Ed Oxenbould, Márton Csókás, singer-songwriter Stella Bennett (Benee), and Roxie Mohebbi will open the 53rd edition of the International Film Festival ... More >>

Draw Confirmed For Women's Olympic Football Tournament - Oceania Qualifier

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 12:55 pm | Oceania Football Confederation

The draw for the Women's Olympic Football Tournament - Oceania Qualifier, has been confirmed today in Auckland, at the OFC Home of Football - Te Kahu o Kiwa. To be held in Samoa from February 7-19, 2024, the tournament will see eight teams competing ... More >>

Shelley Burne-Field Named As 2024 Emerging Māori Writer In Residence

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 11:06 am | Victoria University of Wellington

<img src="" width="540" height="720"> Shelley Burne-Field, photo by William Field Award-winning kaituhituhi Shelley Burne-Field (Sāmoa, Ngati Mutunga, ... More >>

Unrestricted Classification For Sex Education Book

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 10:30 am | Classification Office

Te Mana Whakaatu Classification Office’s ‘Unrestricted’ classification for the book Welcome to Sex! allows parents and whānau to decide if the educational resource is right for their teenagers. Chief Censor Caroline Flora says the Office ... More >>

Two Lotto Players Share $1 Million

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 9:15 am | Lotto New Zealand

Two lucky Lotto players from Auckland and Wellington will be in for a treat after each winning $500,000 with Lotto First Division in tonight’s live Lotto draw. The winning tickets were sold on MyLotto to players from Auckland and Wellington. Powerball ... More >>

Fearless Leaders Raise Over $65,000 In 10 Hour Bungy Marathon For Aotearoa’s Youth

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 1:39 am | Graeme Dingle Foundation

When looking up at the country's tallest building, a sense of nervousness, adrenaline and a touch of self-doubt is bound to set in - especially if you’re supposed to bungy off it! At 328 metres tall and with a 192 metre free-fall bungy platform, Auckland's ... More >>

Te Whanagnui-a-Tara’s Award Winning Innovator & Activation Extraordinaire, Marcus McShane, Proudly Presents ‘Velocine’!

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 1:36 am | Cheree Ridder

Join Marcus this November, as he heads outdoors to test his latest public arts activation, peddling his bike around the streets of Te Aro, projecting experimental imagery & sound onto the facades of passing buildings. A cargo bicycle rolls through inner-city ... More >>

New Zealand Feature Film A Big Winner At Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 1:30 am | New Zealand Film Commission

Loren Taylor’s darkly comic debut feature THE MOON IS UPSIDE DOWN was awarded Best First Feature at the closing ceremony of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival this weekend after sell-out screenings at the highly regarded A-List festival in ... More >>

Chasing The Fox - Ryan Fox To Host Event In Auckland Next Month

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 1:29 am | podisgolf

Another successful year for New Zealand golfer Ryan Fox on both the PGA and DP World Tour and now a return to hosting the Chasing the Fox golf tournament where ordinary golfers get to try their skills against the touring professional.. Fox earned his ... More >>



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