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Vodanovich holds off Ransley to win at Highlands

Saturday, 18 January 2020, 6:26 pm | Toyota New Zealand

Peter Vodanovich scored an impressive victory in the first race of the Best Bars Toyota 86 Championship at Highlands Motorsport Park on Saturday afternoon - withstanding huge pressure from championship rival Jaden Ransley to hold on for victory. More >>

A French affair

Saturday, 18 January 2020, 12:52 pm | ASB Classic

It will be an all-French affair for the ASB Classic men’s singles final tomorrow. More >>

Several riders may feel they have target on their backs

Friday, 17 January 2020, 3:35 pm | Bikesport NZ

JANUARY 17, 2020: It's tough when you have a big No.1 plastered over the front and sides of your motorcycle – everyone has you in their gun sights, wants to shoot you down and take that title away. More >>

TJ Perenara joins Under Armour Athlete Roster

Friday, 17 January 2020, 2:00 pm | Under Armour

As we announce TJ Perenara as an Under Armour athlete, we honour the values, the journey and the community our athletes represent – on and off the field. “It’s about being an athlete who is clear about what you represent, what you stand for ... More >>

Te Papa Press titles commended at top arts awards

Friday, 17 January 2020, 1:06 pm | Te Papa Press

Three Te Papa Press titles took out some of the top category awards in the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ) Book Prizes, announced at the AAANZ annual conference in Auckland at the end of last year. Tatau: A History of Sāmoan Tattooing , edited ... More >>

Broadway Dreams Returns to New Zealand

Friday, 17 January 2020, 12:19 pm | Broadway Dreams

New York, NY – Broadway Dreams Founder and President, Annette Tanner has returned to her native New Zealand for the third consecutive year to provide the organization’s unique brand of performing arts training to students of all ages. The weeklong intensive ... More >>

Fantastic Friday of semi-finals action

Friday, 17 January 2020, 11:26 am | ASB Classic

The final four for Men’s Week of the ASB Classic have been decided, and includes a two-time former ASB Champion, a Next Gen star, a fiery Frenchman and a big serving Pole. More >>

Exploration Extended at Otago Museum

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 12:18 pm | Otago Museum

Otago Museum has extended the James Cameron – Challenging the Deep exhibition for two weeks, giving Dunedin residents – and out of town visitors – who have not yet visited a extra chance to do so before it leaves the city. More >>

ACES ready for Super Smash finals

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 11:57 am | Auckland Cricket

Heinrich Malan has named an unchanged Auckland ACES squad to travel to Dunedin for Friday's Dream11 Super Smash Preliminary Final against the Otago Volts. After a slow start to the competition, the ACES have played their fair share of must-win matches ... More >>

Waka Te Hono ki Aotearoa connects Dutch and Māori cultures

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 11:09 am | Embassy of the Netherlands and Toi Maori Aotearoa

“ E tū i te kei o te waka, kia pākia koe e ngā ngaru o te wā” “Stand at the stern of the canoe and feel the spray of the future biting at your face” More >>

GONE HOME – Photographs by Gavin Hipkins and Peter Peryer

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 11:00 am | Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, in partnership with City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi, is delighted to present 'Gone Home', an exhibition curated by Robert Leonard and Gavin Hipkins, showcasing photographs by Hipkins and Peter Peryer in ... More >>

Hollywood stars, Wallace and Gromit creators & Greenpeace

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 10:53 am | Greenpeace

Thursday, January 16: Oscar-winners Dame Helen Mirren and Olivia Colman, along with Game of Thrones’ Bella Ramsey and Stranger Things’ David Harbour have teamed up with Greenpeace in a just-released animation about the plight of the world’s ... More >>

Athletes Take to the Track at Cooks Classic

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 10:33 am | Athletics New Zealand

National 100m champion Edward Osei-Nketia will go head to head over 100m with five times New Zealand 100m and 200m champion Joseph Millar in what is expected to be the highlight of the annual Cooks Classic meeting at Cooks Gardens Whanganui on Saturday ... More >>

Trailer for 'Guns Akimbo' starring Daniel Radcliffe released

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 9:46 am | 818 Entertainment

The trailer for Guns Akimbo has dropped today, starring Daniel Radcliffe ( Harry Potter ) and Samara Weaving ( Ready or Not ). The action-comedy feature film, written and directed by New Zealand filmmaker Jason Lei Howden ( Deathgasm ) received its ... More >>

Silver Ferns name new captain and vice captains for Nations

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 9:33 am | Netball New Zealand

Outstanding attacker Ameliaranne Ekenasio has been named as captain of the Silver Ferns, joined by vice captains Jane Watson and Gina Crampton in a new-look leadership group for the Vitality Netball Nations Cup which starts against England in Nottingham ... More >>

Elton John announces support for NZ Tour

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 9:13 am | Blackout Music Management

Elton John today announced that brilliant young award-winning singer/songwriter Tate Sheridan will warm audiences at the outdoor concerts on his epic Farewell Yellow Brick Road New Zealand Tour . Beginning at Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium on Tuesday ... More >>

Quarterfinalists confirmed after blockbuster day of action

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 8:21 am | ASB Classic

With eighteen matches to get through across four courts, tennis fans were treated to an action-packed day of world class tennis. More >>

The Mutton Birds tour

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 2:14 pm | The Label

Aotearoa’s beloved storytellers, The Mutton Birds , are poised to kick off their headline tour and are delighted to announce the artists supporting them. Starting in Dunedin on Friday, January 24th, the powerhouse noir-folk singer-songwriter Reb ... More >>

Christchurch celebrates artist and explorer Frances Hodgkins

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 2:12 pm | Christchurch Art Gallery

The work of an unstoppable traveller is taking Christchurch by storm in an exhibition following the adventurous life of Dunedin-born artist Frances Hodgkins. More >>

HEARTS ready for home Preliminary Final

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 12:00 pm | Auckland Cricket

Head Coach Nick White has named a 14-strong Auckland HEARTS squad to take on the Otago Sparks in their Dream11 Super Smash Preliminary Final at Eden Park Outer Oval on Thursday. It has been more than a month since the HEARTS twice met the Sparks ... More >>

Mahara ‘founder’ artists return for anniversary exhibition

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 11:55 am | Mahara Gallery

Three Kāpiti artists who were among the original group of artists and supporters responsible for the founding of Mahara Gallery 25 years ago, have returned to the Gallery to exhibit their work. More >>

Magic to host Swifts in Te Awamutu

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 11:49 am | Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic

The Splice Construction Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic are set to host the Australian NSW Swifts in an open pre-season match next month. More >>

Sheep Shearing World Record

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 10:42 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The shearing community from across Australasia is again gathering for another World record attempt which will take place on Saturday in Australia. More >>

Nadia Reid shares 'Get The Devil Out'

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 10:03 am | The Label

Today, Nadia Reid shares “ Get The Devil Out ,” a gospel-like reflection on internal demons that’s less an exorcism than a benediction. “ I’m making friends with who I used to be / she’s a little shorter, a little lighter, ” sings Nadia, buoyed ... More >>

Blockbuster line up with top seeds in action

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 9:38 am | ASB Classic

After a rain affected Tuesday, it’s a super packed schedule for Wednesday with all the top seeds taking to court and matches scheduled on all outer courts as well as centre court. More >>

Blanco to fill in at Kiwi Motorsport

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 9:23 am | Toyota Racing

The last piece of the 2020 Castrol Toyota Racing Series was put in place today. Puerto Rican junior formulae winner Jose Blanco will take part in the first two rounds of the championship in New Zealand's South Island. More >>

1917's 1,000 Yard Stare

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 3:28 pm | Howard Davis

The benchmark for all anti-war films remains Lewis Milestone’s 1930 nihilistic masterpiece, All Quiet on the Western Front , a Best Picture winner that followed a group of German students whose teacher rallies them into enlistment. They are lead ... More >>

Parker plans an all-out assault on Timaru race track

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 12:46 pm | Bikesport NZ

JANUARY 14, 2020: He's running third overall in the Supersport 300 class standings after round one, but Timaru's Harry Parker reckons home track advantage will boost him up the standings this coming weekend. It's the second round of five in the Yamaha-sponsored ... More >>

Silver Ferns named finalists for Halberg Awards

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 12:01 pm | Netball New Zealand

The world champion Silver Ferns along with head coach Dame Noeline Taurua and captain Laura Langman have been announced as finalists for the ISPS Handa Halberg Awards. More >>

Lap records set to tumble at Taupō Historic GP meeting

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 11:59 am | Fast Company

With a weather forecast of clear skies, warm temperatures and no rain for this weekend, the fourth annual Taupō Historic GP at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park looks set to see a continuation of the recent unprecedented run of lap records being broken at ... More >>

The Narcs' Andy Dickson joins Midge Ure & The Mockers tour

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 11:06 am | The Label

From March 1st to 8th, Midge Ure - Live Aid co-founder and Ultravox frontman brings his dynamic new group ' Band Electronica ' to New Zealand to perform the Vienna album in its entirety, plus Visage classics, and a surprise or two. The Mockers hit-packed ... More >>

Pahiatua launches Novice grade

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 10:51 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

A Novice Shearing competition will be held at this year’s Pahiatua Shears to meet the increasing demand for opportunities for new entrants in the shearing industry and shearing sports. More >>

Battle Royale to open Men’s week

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 10:39 am | ASB Classic

Fiery Frenchman Benoit Paire lit up centre court in his first-round match against Italian youngster Jannik Sinner. More >>

Red hot international field for NZ’s Castrol TRS series

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 10:26 am | Toyota Racing

The eyes of the motorsport world will turn to New Zealand this weekend and the pressure will be on as 20 drivers aim to win what should be one of the most hotly contested Castrol Toyota Racing Series ever. More >>

Kiwis fly the flag on Day two

Monday, 13 January 2020, 7:28 pm | ASB Classic

A strong kiwi contingent, two former ASB Classic finalists and a 2018 Roland Garros semi-finalist will hit the courts on day two of Men’s Week the ASB Classic. More >>

International street art festival to paint the town

Monday, 13 January 2020, 4:06 pm | Palmerston North City Council

International street art festival to paint the town Palmerston North is set to become a living canvas when Street Prints Papaioea kicks off this week, 16 - 22 January 2020. The international street art festival will centre around 16 large scale murals ... More >>

3,100 Miles. 52 Days. 1 City Block.

Monday, 13 January 2020, 2:17 pm | Elephant Publicity

The Australasian premiere of a remarkable documentary that challenges the outer limits of human potential hits NZ theatres next month, following the world’s longest certified road race. 3100 Run and Become will have a NZ theatrical release from Feb 11, ahead ... More >>

Records tumble at Canterbury Superbikes Scorcher

Monday, 13 January 2020, 12:43 pm | Bikesport NZ

JANUARY 13, 2020: It was a stunning opening round for this season's New Zealand Superbike Championships in Canterbury at the weekend, with close racing through all the various bike categories, a major lap record shattered and several new ones set. ... More >>

Brazilian Day Festival returns to Auckland

Monday, 13 January 2020, 12:43 pm | Brazilian Day Festival

Mt Albert’s Rocket Park is set to come alive this month with the vibrant sounds, flavours and flair of Brazilian culture, with Brazilian Day Festival - a free event for the whole family to enjoy - back for 2020. From 11am until 7pm on Saturday 25th ... More >>

George Begg Classic Speedfest is almost here

Monday, 13 January 2020, 12:30 pm | Transport World

Just one month to go: the countdown to the first-ever George Begg Classic Speedfest is officially underway. More >>

'Helen Kelly - Together' Returns to NZ Cinemas

Monday, 13 January 2020, 12:28 pm | The Public Good

HELEN KELLY – TOGETHER , one of the biggest local successes at last year’s New Zealand International Film Festival, is returning to the country’s cinemas from next month due to audience demand. More >>

Auckland Live's Fringe Town unleashes programme

Monday, 13 January 2020, 12:25 pm | Elephant Publicity

The wild child of the performing arts, Auckland Live Fringe Town returns to take over the magnificent Auckland Town Hall from 25 February to 1 March with an explosive line-up of unconventional experiences. Proudly part of the 2020 Auckland Fringe Festival, ... More >>

Eat Drink & Be Crafty Fair

Monday, 13 January 2020, 12:21 pm | Lions Club of Mana

This popular annual event is being held again on Saturday 25 January 2020, from 10am to 4pm More >>

Largest Auckland Pride festival confirms full programme

Monday, 13 January 2020, 12:17 pm | Elephant Publicity

Celebrating with the city’s first multi-genre festival of a new decade, the full 2020 Auckland Pride Festival programme has landed and offers the largest line-up of events in Auckland Pride’s history. Auckland Pride Festival 2020 by the numbers: More >>

Robinson announces Australia & New Zealand tour

Monday, 13 January 2020, 12:15 pm | Live Nation Entertainment

AUCKLAND, NZ (Jan 13, 2020) – New Zealand-raised singer, songwriter and ultramodern pop practitioner ROBINSON today announces a headline tour of Australia and New Zealand in support of her forthcoming EP, “Watching You” out February 7. Her ARIA certified ... More >>

Australian party-starters Peking Duk announce Auckland show

Monday, 13 January 2020, 12:12 pm | Live Nation Entertainment

AUCKLAND, NZ (Jan 13, 2020) – All bounce and zero boundaries, PEKING DUK gives you anthems for the good times, best enjoyed from the sweaty, heaving thick of it – which is exactly where Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles have come from. So, Auckland ... More >>

Deftones announce Auckland show

Monday, 13 January 2020, 12:10 pm | NicNak Media

The secret is out! One of the World’s most iconic rock bands is coming to New Zealand. Deftones will perform a one-off concert in Auckland this March. More >>

2020 ASB Classic Champions crowned

Monday, 13 January 2020, 12:01 pm | ASB Classic

Serena Williams is the 2020 ASB Classic champion winning a scintillating singles final in Auckland. More >>

Whakatane's Damon Rees puts Honda on top of podium

Monday, 13 January 2020, 11:59 am | Bikesport NZ

JANUARY 12, 2020: It wasn't perfect, but "pretty damn close" for Bay of Plenty's Damon Rees as he raced to a thrilling victory in Canterbury at the weekend. The Whakatane man was in stunning form at the first round of five in this season's ... More >>

Kiwis in action at the ASB Classic to help Australia

Sunday, 12 January 2020, 5:47 pm | ASB Classic

Kiwi Grand Slam Champion, Michael Venus and ex-pat Kiwi Cameron Norrie will headline an action-packed Monday for the Men’s ASB Classic, whilst the night session offers up two mouth-watering contests. More >>

Wanaka’s Aspiring Art Prize

Sunday, 12 January 2020, 3:00 pm | Holy Family Catholic School

Innovative and interesting art on display at Wanaka’s Aspiring Art Prize A graphite drawing depicting the frustration of an emerging social class in New Zealand was judged Supreme Winner at the Craigs Aspiring Art Prize in Wanaka on Friday night. ... More >>

Pyper makes it two in a row at Peninsula Shears

Sunday, 12 January 2020, 2:56 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

New Zealand representative Troy Pyper has scored his fourth win of the 2019-2020 shearing sports season with a successful defence of the Peninsula Duvauchelle Shears Open title in Akaroa. More >>

Williams through to final

Sunday, 12 January 2020, 11:19 am | ASB Classic

23-time grand slam champion Serena Williams is one step closer to the ASB Classic crown. More >>

Big match up in men’s draw

Saturday, 11 January 2020, 7:56 pm | ASB Classic

The draw for Men’s Week of the ASB Classic has been done and there are some intriguing match up’s that are sure to keep fans entertained. More >>

A record breaking day at 11th edition of SRAM Tour de Ranges

Saturday, 11 January 2020, 7:53 pm | Tour de Ranges

Records have been broken after elite road cyclists took on SRAM Tour de Ranges today in Clevedon, Auckland. More >>

Trail Blazing Burlesque Artists Open Brand New Location

Saturday, 11 January 2020, 10:37 am | Ballet School Dropouts

Corps de Burlesque ~ School of Seduction is opening a brand new location this month in central Palmerston North. The school was founded two and a half years ago by “New Zealand’s favourite burlesque duet”, The Ballet School Dropouts, in that time ... More >>

Men Qualifying Kicks off Tomorrow

Saturday, 11 January 2020, 10:23 am | ASB Classic

Experience will meet exuberance as qualifying action kicks off at the 2020 Men’s ASB Classic. More >>

Williams and Wozniacki to headline semi-final action

Saturday, 11 January 2020, 10:22 am | ASB Classic

Serena Williams will headline Super Saturday at the 2020 ASB Classic as the semi-finalists take the court. More >>

Embroidering Culture

Friday, 10 January 2020, 3:28 pm | Otago Museum

Otago Museum is thrilled to host Areez Katki’s acclaimed textile-based art exhibition, Bildungsroman, at the H D Skinner Annex opening on Saturday 11 January. More >>

UCOL supports international street art festival

Friday, 10 January 2020, 3:04 pm | Universal College Of Learning

Four new murals will add to the vibrancy of UCOL Manawatū, with the campus being one of the locations for Palmerston North’s first international street art festival. More >>




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