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Festival Starts Today

Friday, 24 May 2024, 12:14 pm | Tussock Country Music Festival

On behalf of the New Zealand Country Music Festival Trust, welcome to Bayleys Tussock Country Music Festival 2024. More >>

Opening 15 June, Gus Fisher Gallery’s Major Exhibition Derek Jarman: Delphinium Days Confirms Dynamic Public Programme

Friday, 24 May 2024, 11:40 am | Gus Fisher Gallery

New Zealand’s first-ever exhibition of pioneering artist and gay rights activist Derek Jarman will open at Auckland’s Gus Fisher Gallery on Saturday 15 June with free entry. More >>

Nelson’s Ardbeg Embassy Bar Preparing ‘Spectacular’ Ardbeg Day

Friday, 24 May 2024, 11:36 am | Ardbeg

A Nelson cocktail bar is preparing an unforgettable evening of ‘immersive theatre’ to mark a worldwide celebration of Ardbeg whisky. Kismet Cocktail & Whisky Bar is to host ‘Dark Circus’, a carnival themed event held on Saturday 1 June, ... More >>

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Waikato Wellbeing Project Celebrates One Year Of Lots Of Little Fires - Sharing Inspiring Stories And Positive Impact

Friday, 24 May 2024, 11:25 am | Waikato Wellbeing Project

Waikato Wellbeing Project is thrilled to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Lots of Little Fires, marking a milestone in its mission to celebrate incredible people, doing incredible things, and inspiring others through the power of storytelling. More >>

Polynation Launching Saturday 25 May

Friday, 24 May 2024, 11:24 am | Manu Scripts

Polynation is an exquisite book of poetry. The collection was written and bound by Fa'afetai Ta'asē and discovered after his passing by his sister Rev. Alofa Ta'asē Lale, QSM. More >>

U.S. Film Composer Ashsha Kin Makes His Mark In Movie Helmed By New Zealand Writer-director

Friday, 24 May 2024, 10:32 am | Lance Morcan

Cinema audiences are resonating with the musical score provided by American film composer Ashsha Kin in Anno 2020, the new-release, award-winning movie written and directed by Tauranga-born James Morcan. More >>

Celebrating Samoan Language Week: Pacific Kids Learning Introduces New Content

Friday, 24 May 2024, 9:48 am | Pacific Kids Learning

Pacific Kids’ Learning (PKL) has launched new Samoan content on its Pacific Digital Library streaming platform, in celebration of Samoan Language Week, Vaiaso o le Gagana Sāmoa. This year's theme, Tautua i le alofa, manuia le lumana’i – Serve in love ... More >>

Aotearoa Music Awards Opens Voting For People’s Choice Tūī

Friday, 24 May 2024, 9:44 am | Pead

All AMA 2024 recording artist finalists and Breakthrough categories nominees eligible More >>

Crowded House 'Gravity Stairs' National Tour Announced

Friday, 24 May 2024, 8:26 am | de Launay Enterprises

The highly anticipated Gravity Stairs Tour kicks off Saturday, November 9 in Wellington and wraps December 14, 2024 in Brisbane. More >>

Park Rd Release Punchy Debut Album - The Novel

Friday, 24 May 2024, 8:20 am | PARK RD

Auckland indie-rockers PARK RD have shared their punchy debut album THE NOVEL today. More >>

National Freshwater Champions Celebrated

Friday, 24 May 2024, 8:12 am | Cawthron Institute

An educator, an artist, two community catchment groups and some trail-blazing farmers are being celebrated as inaugural, 2024 Cawthron Freshwater Champions. This new event, which is a refreshed version of the previous New Zealand Rivers Awards, was attended ... More >>

Post-Punk Quartet Ringlets Release 'New Life' Single

Friday, 24 May 2024, 8:11 am | The Label

Ringlets - L- R: Arabella Poulsen, Arlo Grey, László Reynolds, Leith Towers (Photo credit: Léa Taillefer) Tāmaki-based enigmatic post-punk quartet Ringlets unveil their latest single, ‘ New Life ,’ available digitally today, Listen HERE . And, ... More >>

Homeshake Unveils New Single 'Simple' + New Album 'Horsie' Out June 28th | Shhoamkee Records

Friday, 24 May 2024, 6:12 am | Border Music New Zealand

HOMESHAKE — the long-running solo project of Toronto-based musician Peter Sagar — shares the new single/video, 'Simple,' from his second album of 2024, Horsie, out June 28th via SHHOAMKEE. It’s a track about what happens when you begin to ... More >>

WATCH: I AM: CELINE DION // Official Trailer Available Now

Friday, 24 May 2024, 6:05 am | Prime Video

Serving as a love letter to her fans, this inspirational documentary highlights the music that has guided her life while also showcasing the resilience of the human spirit. More >>

Danielle Obliterates World Record Enroute To Stunning 200m Gold

Friday, 24 May 2024, 5:55 am | Athletics New Zealand

Danielle Aitchison executed an electrifying piece of sprinting to strike women’s 200m T36 gold in a jaw-dropping world record mark of 27.47 to retain her crown in style at the 2024 Para Athletics World Championships in Kobe, Japan today. More >>

OFC Men's Champions League 2024 Pre-Final Media Conference

Friday, 24 May 2024, 4:47 am | Oceania Football Confederation

Media are invited to attend a pre-final media conference ahead of the OFC Men's Champions League 2024 final, on Thursday May 23 at 10:30am local time in the VIP lounge at Stade Pater in Papeete. More >>

AS Pirae Is Heading To The OFC Men’s Champions League Final After An Unforgettable Semi-final Against Rewa FC

Friday, 24 May 2024, 4:20 am | Oceania Football Confederation

Tahiti’s AS Pirae will play in the OFC Men’s Champions League final after a semi-final for the ages against Fiji’s Rewa FC at Stade Pater. More >>

Invercargill’s Transport World To Launch The Southern Lights Rally

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 4:54 pm | Bill Richardson Transport World

On Friday 21 June, the central Invercargill location of Transport World will host and launch New Zealand’s top rally drivers into the night for the start of the world’s southernmost rally championship event. The journey, covering 157km of Southland’s ... More >>

Announcing The Inaugural Mercedes Webb-Pullman Poetry Award

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 4:50 pm | Webb-Pullman Poetry Award

New Zealand/Australian writer Mercedes Webb-Pullman died in Kapiti in July 2023. Our family has decided to use future royalties from her published works to fund an annual poetry award in her name, which in 2024 will be $500 NZD. For this inaugural ... More >>

Art Exhibition Fundraiser For Te Omanga Hospice Coming Up At Richard Ponder Studio

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 4:41 pm | Rona Gallery

Two of New Zealand's well-known artists, Mike and Richard Ponder, have teamed up to raise funds for Te Omanga Hospice. Ponder This is their eleventh hospice fundraiser nationwide and second fundraiser with Te Omanga. More >>

Auckland City FC Book Final Place In Hard-fought OFC Men's Champions League Semi-Final

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 2:48 pm | Oceania Football Confederation

The New Zealand side - looking to win a record-extending 12th crown - were made to work hard for the win by an AS Magenta side who had only one day's rest following their rescheduled final group stage match against Ifira Black Bird on Sunday Monday ... More >>

Rock-Solid Ioane A Key Presence In Pulse Defence Line

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 2:43 pm | Pulse

With major injury woes to frontline attacking players, the Pulse have risen to the occasion through their indomitable spirit which in large measure has been fashioned by the resiliency shown on defence. More >>

New Zealand Names First Ever Para Badminton Player To The NZ Paralympic Team

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 12:56 pm | Paralympics NZ

Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) today named 43-year-old Czyz to compete at his fourth Paralympic Games, but the first for his adopted country of New Zealand. More >>

Mystery Waitress Announce New Album Bright Black Night + First Single 'Nightbug'

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 11:01 am | Flying Nun Records

Wellington’s Mystery Waitress has announced the upcoming release of their second album, 'Bright Black Night,' along with the stunning first single, 'Nightbug’; a guitar rich but deceptively light offering, which possesses the perfect touch of ... More >>

All-new Tūī Categories To Be Presented At The 2024 Aotearoa Music Awards

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 10:00 am | Aotearoa Music Awards

The Aotearoa Music Awards return this month with all-new Tūī to be presented for the very first time. More >>

Experience Puanga Matariki In The Bay Of Islands!

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 8:44 am | Jackie Jacman Entertainment

Matariki Pēwhairangi Festival returns for the fourth year with a programme packed full of unique experiences and feasts, all set in the stunning surrounds of Northland’s Bay of Islands. The festival will take place between 21 June and 14 July in venues ... More >>

Robinson Posts Oceania Record Enroute To Stupendous Global Silver

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 8:26 am | Athletics New Zealand

A stunning Oceania record throw of 12.25m propelled Holly Robinson to a brilliant women’s shot put F46 silver medal on day six of the Para Athletics World Championships in Kobe, Japan. More >>

Painting Of Leading Māori Environmental Activist Wins 2024 Adam Portraiture Award

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 8:00 am | Adam Portraiture Award

Maryanne Shearman from Taranaki has been announced the winner of the 2024 Adam Portraiture Award and a $20,000 cash prize. More >>

Young New Zealand Cellist Follows Exciting Opportunity To London

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 7:48 am | SpencerPR

Young New Zealand cellist Jack Moyer will perform his final concert in New Zealand this Sunday (26 May), before departing for an exciting opportunity at one of the world’s top music schools, London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama. More >>

Te Korowai – Sport Performance Coaches New Zealand Launches

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 7:32 am | Te Korowai - SPCNZ

Te Korowai - Sport Performance Coaches New Zealand has been established to further support and develop the New Zealand performance coaching sector and ensure that coaches receive adequate support with a focus on wellbeing. More >>

Final Four Teams Look Ahead To OFC Men's Champions League Semi-finals

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 4:35 am | Oceania Football Confederation

"When you're playing in these games, it's the pressure that you want to have, it's a positive pressure. For clubs like us, when you play in these games with a lot of pressure, it's where you play your best," Riera said. More >>

Makayla Completes Successful Grassroots Tour With Six60

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 6:40 pm | Makayla Purcell-Mainini

Makayla's collaboration with Six60 has been a thrilling journey, allowing her to tour alongside one of the most celebrated bands in the world. More >>

The Inaugural Auckland Home And Garden Show Set To Transform NZ’s Iconic Venue Eden Park

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 6:30 pm | Home and Garden Show

This new event is offering visitors a wide range of interactive and informative experiences from Ask an Expert sessions, creative family fun, an art display by ‘Art in the Park’ to give art enthusiasts a sneak peak of their September event and more. More >>

Book: Living Hot By Clive Hamilton & George Wilkenfeld

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 5:49 pm | Hardie Grant Books

In Living Hot, academic Clive Hamilton and energy policy expert George Wilkenfeld offer an unorthodox assessment of Australia’s climate change priorities and what we need to do to ensure we survive – and perhaps even thrive – in the hard times ... More >>

Brighter Days For Tenacious Thompson After Concussion Setback

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 5:42 pm | Northern Stars

This year the livewire attacking player earned her first professional netball contract with the Stars, after impressing through various opportunities in Australia and New Zealand. More >>

Campbell Wins Opening North Island Rally Series Round At Jacks Ridge

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 2:51 pm | North Island Rally Series

Campbell stayed in front winning all four Special Stages with Bawden and McKenzie fighting over second place. Bawden finished runner up to Campbell three times and McKenzie runner up in one Special Stage. More >>

Strong Squad Named For Track And Road Cycling For Paris Olympic Games

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 1:57 pm | New Zealand Olympic Committee

New Zealand Sportsman of the Year, Aaron Gate heads to his fourth Olympic Games, leading an impressive men’s track endurance quartet alongside World Tour rider Campbell Stewart, Tom Sexton and Keegan Hornblow. More >>

Jazz Thornton Overcomes Her Fear Of Heights For Youth Week

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 12:36 pm | AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand

The 29-year-old is an award-winning director, co-founder of the suicide prevention organisation Voices of Hope, and received the Commonwealth Points of Light award from the late Queen Elizabeth II for her advocacy work. More >>

Italian Film Festival Arrives To Delight New Plymouth

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 10:50 am | New Plymouth District Council

La Chimera is among the line up at this year’s Italian Film Festival on at New Plymouth’s Len Lye Cinema (Photo supplied) New Zealand’s largest Italian cultural event returns to NPDC’s Len Lye Cinema over the next three weeks. Cinema Italiano ... More >>

Lots Of Laughs At Farmstrong Comedy Shows From Umawera To Gladstone

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 10:18 am | Farmstrong

More than 1800 people have turned up in the last three months to check out Farmstrong hosted comedy shows in their rural communities, from Umawera in Northland down to Gladstone in the Wairarapa. More >>

Olympians Attending Artistic Gymnastics Oceania Championships In Auckland

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 10:09 am | New Zealand Gymnastics

The Artistic Gymnastics Oceania Championships are being held in Auckland on Sunday, which will decide who from NZ and Australia, in both men’s and women’s events, will earn a quota spot at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. More >>

Voom's New Single ‘Everyone’ Ahead Of NZ Tour

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 8:30 am | Flying Nun Records

Voom is lead vocalist and front person Buzz Moller, bass player Nick Buckton (AKA sidekicknick), guitarist Murray Fisher, and drummer Josh Sorenson. (Photo credit: GINNY FRAME) 8AM, WEDNESDAY 22ND MAY (NZST): Cult indie rock band Voom's new unifying ... More >>

Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Winter Season Delivers Stunning Work By Three Dance Luminaries

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 7:59 am | Royal New Zealand Ballet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) will present a spectacular trio of ballets for its 2024 winter season. More >>

Paralympian #17 The Late Neroli Fairhall Celebrated And Acknowledged

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 7:53 am | Paralympics NZ

Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) has awarded the PNZ Order of Merit to the late Neroli Fairhall MBE, Paralympian #17, for her outstanding service to PNZ and Paralympic sport in New Zealand. More >>

Prepare Thyself! Prime Video Releases Official Trailer For My Lady Jane

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 6:02 am | Prime Video

All eight episodes inspired by the best-selling novel will exclusively premiere June 27 on Prime Video. More >>

'Resilience! That's What It Looks Like': School Principal's Warriors Speech Goes Viral

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 5:47 am | RNZ

A school principal has shared the Warriors' impressive weekend victory as a parable of resilience to his students. More >>

Bike Riders Braced For Another Exciting Series

Tuesday, 21 May 2024, 7:41 pm | Bikesport NZ

The contest opens with racing at Tar Hill, on forestry land about 12 kilometres south of Tokoroa, and the three round-series will also incorporate more-relaxed and social trail rides at the same venues the following day. More >>

Matt Maltese Announces 2024 Australia + New Zealand Tour

Tuesday, 21 May 2024, 7:29 pm | Handsome Tours

25-year-old UK singer/songwriter and global sensation Matt Maltese will be bringing his Songs That Aren’t Mine album to Australian & New Zealand shores this November for his largest shows to date. More >>

AS Magenta Score Late To Book Semi-final Berth

Tuesday, 21 May 2024, 4:47 pm | Oceania Football Confederation

AS Magenta scored in the dying seconds to beat Ifira Black Bird FC 2-1 in the final group stage match at the OFC Men's Champions League 2024, a result that sees the New Caledonia side clinch a semi-final place. More >>

Most Expensive Feather - Extinct Huia Feather Sells For $46,521 At Webb's Auction

Tuesday, 21 May 2024, 4:44 pm | Webb's

A single feather from a huia bird — an avian extinct since the early 1900s — has sold at Webb’s Auction House for $46,521.50, breaking the previous world record by 450%. More >>

Paris 2024: Weightlifter David Liti To Compete At Second Olympic Games

Tuesday, 21 May 2024, 10:14 am | NZ Olympic Committee

Weightlifter David Liti will be chasing a personal best when he takes to the South Paris Arena to represent New Zealand at the Olympic Games. 27-year-old Liti has today been named to the New Zealand Team, to compete in the men’s +102kg division. “It’s ... More >>

2024 ANZ Premiership Round 6 - Mystics Vs Magic

Tuesday, 21 May 2024, 9:48 am | Netball New Zealand

After a commanding first-half performance, the MG Mystics thrilled their Trusts Arena home crowd with a 54-44 win over AVIS Magic to round out Round Six of the ANZ Premiership in Auckland. More >>

Youth Week: A Time To Celebrate Rangatahi In Aotearoa

Tuesday, 21 May 2024, 8:57 am | Ara Taiohi

Minister Matt Doocey has launched Youth Week 2024, at an event at the Beehive this evening. Youth Week is a celebration of the incredible young people in each and every community across the motu! More >>

NNZ Celebrates World First With 100th Milestone

Tuesday, 21 May 2024, 8:23 am | Netball NZ

Providing the platform to broaden netball’s appeal as viewing audiences continued to grow, it proved a viable commercial entity while establishing its own niche as a top-quality sporting spectacle. More >>

Flow Show Comes To Woodville And Greytown For King’s Birthday

Tuesday, 21 May 2024, 8:22 am | Flow Tour


Only In Aotearoa – Wāhine Edition – On Whakaata Māori

Tuesday, 21 May 2024, 8:04 am | Whakaata Maori

Thursday night’s comedy line up on Whakaata Māori is set to get a whole lot funnier when New Zealand’s favourite comedy skit show returns for a third season – and it’s FAF (Funny as Females) More >>

Record-High Filipino Population Prompts Biggest-Ever Event

Tuesday, 21 May 2024, 7:38 am | Include NZ

For the last two and a half decades, Fiesta Pilipinas has provided a platform to promote understanding of New Zealand’s Filipino population through a dynamic cultural celebration. More >>

Record Entries In NZ Mountain Film Competition; NZ Filmmakers Win Big

Tuesday, 21 May 2024, 7:06 am | NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival

The International Adventure Film Competition attracted a record 241 entries (up from 177 entries in 2023) and of the 64 films that have made the final programme, 20 are NZ-made. More >>

Aitchison Celebrates Silver In Record-breaking 100m Final

Tuesday, 21 May 2024, 4:23 am | Athletics New Zealand

The New Zealand team maintained its medal momentum at the 2024 Para Athletics World Championships in Kobe as Danielle Aitchison produced an outstanding display to secure a silver medal in the women’s 100m T36 final behind gold medallist Yiteng Shi, who blasted to a stunning world record. More >>

NZ's Scott Mclaughlin Posts Fastest Ever Indy 500 Pole

Monday, 20 May 2024, 8:00 pm | RNZ

Scott McLaughlin held an average speed of nearly 377km/h to set a record in the race's 108-year history. More >>



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