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Griffin, Hend Back On Top At New Zealand Open

Sunday, 3 March 2024, 5:44 am | New Zealand Open

They got there in wildly fluctuating fashion yet Aussie pair Matthew Griffin and Scott Hend will start the final round tied for the lead at the 103rd New Zealand Open presented by Sky Sport at Millbrook Resort, Queenstown. After three birdies ... More >>

East And West Meet In Aotearoa: Chris Heaphy To Show New Paintings At Gow Langsford Gallery

Sunday, 3 March 2024, 5:29 am | Gow Langsford Gallery

- Artist Chris Heaphy will present a new series of paintings at Gow Langsford Gallery. - Titled The First Days in a Strange New Land, the exhibition presents over a dozen works. - Heaphy is of Māori and European descent, and themes of cultural identity ... More >>

Tom Walsh Secures Historic World Indoor Silver

Saturday, 2 March 2024, 2:22 pm | Athletics New Zealand

Birthday boy Tom Walsh claimed a brilliant shot put silver medal in Glasgow today to secure a fifth straight World Athletics Indoor Championships medal with a best put of 22.07m. Walsh had to concede defeat to the World and Olympic champion Ryan ... More >>

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A Southerly Blowing At The Golden Shears

Saturday, 2 March 2024, 9:42 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

A wind of Golden Shears change may have blown in from the south with a Southland team winning the annual championships’ first Regional Team Shearing Challenge in Masterton tonight (Friday). In a South Island one-two finish, the team of Open shearer ... More >>

Six Of The Best - Gordon Whanau Reunion In One Golden Shears Heat

Friday, 1 March 2024, 8:57 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

A unique moment in the 62 years of the Golden Shears happened today when six members of one family filled the six-stand board in a heat of glamour event the Open championship. Wools of New Zealand New Zealand 2023 UK tour team member Paerata Abraham, who with ... More >>

Veitch Aims To Crack Magic Eight-metre Mark

Friday, 1 March 2024, 8:47 pm | Athletics New Zealand

National champion Shay Veitch will look to create history at the 2024 Sir Graeme Douglas International presented by Harcourts Cooper & Co on Sunday 10 March at Douglas Track & Field, Trusts Arena in Auckland when he takes to the runway ... More >>

Wairoa Schoolgirl Wins As Youth Dominates First Day Of Golden Shears

Friday, 1 March 2024, 8:30 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

A 15-year-old Wairoa College student claimed first bragging rights for the growing number of female shearers at the Golden Shears by winning the Novice final yesterday. Ashlin Swann, in Masterton with twin sister and fellow Novice shearer Shawna, brother ... More >>

Aussie Veterans Lead While Local Campbell Heads Chase

Friday, 1 March 2024, 4:16 pm | New Zealand Open

Aussie veterans Matthew Griffin and Scott Hend fired rounds of seven-under par 64 to share the lead on the opening round of the 103rd New Zealand Open presented by Sky Sport at Millbrook Resort, Queenstown on Thursday. Chasing close behind is Queenstown-based ... More >>

Multicultural Festival Returns To The Historic Village

Friday, 1 March 2024, 4:14 pm | TECT

For over two decades, the Tauranga Multicultural Festival has transformed The Historic Village into a vibrant hub to celebrate the rich tapestry of cultures and diversity within the Bay of Plenty. Saturday, 23rd March, will see the annual event return ... More >>

NZ Olympians Team Up With Wellington Collective, TOI, On Soul-stirring Anthem Ahead Of Paris 2024 Olympic Games

Friday, 1 March 2024, 4:12 pm | NicNak Media

With the countdown officially ticking down to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, Wellington band TOI have paired up with the New Zealand Olympic Team for Paris 2024 (The New Zealand Team) to deliver an uplifting anthem, ‘Ain’t Just Dreaming’, featuring ... More >>

Injury Forces Shearing Champion Rowland Smith Out Of Golden Shears

Friday, 1 March 2024, 4:12 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Reigning Golden Shears open shearing champion Rowland Smith has withdrawn from this year’s event because of injury. The near two-metres-tall 37-year-old Hawke’s Bay shearer and eight-times Golden Shears Open winner, and 2014 World Champion, announced ... More >>

Paessler PRTG Always Keeps The Ball Rolling At Fulham FC

Friday, 1 March 2024, 4:11 pm | Paessler

Founded in 1879, the Fulham Football Club (FC) is the oldest active professional soccer club in the British capital of London. Fulham FC currently plays in the second highest English league to around 25,000 fans at the legendary Craven Cottage stadium. ... More >>

Over 50 Events Across The City For Wellington Pride Festival

Friday, 1 March 2024, 12:42 pm | Wellington Pride Festival

As the longest running pride festival in Aotearoa New Zealand, Wellington Pride Festival is back in 2024 with a wide array of official and community-led events, so there’s something for everyone! From 1-17 March, there are over 50 events in ... More >>

Aotearoa Writers Invited To Apply For Creative Residency

Friday, 1 March 2024, 10:02 am | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (1 March 2024) – Writers from Ōtepoti Dunedin and across Aotearoa New Zealand are being invited to apply for this year’s Caselberg Trust Margaret Egan Cities of Literature Writers Residency. The residency, organised by the Caselberg ... More >>

New Zealand’s Largest Rural Sporting Event Set To Hit Palmerston North

Thursday, 29 February 2024, 4:06 pm | New Zealand Rural Games

Prepare yourselves for an exhilarating weekend as the Ford Ranger New Zealand Rural Games descends upon Palmerston North! From Thursday March 7th – 10th, Rural Sports athletes from all corners of the nation, and some from the other island, will gather ... More >>

Powerful New Zealand Team Hope To Fire At World Indoor Champs

Thursday, 29 February 2024, 3:55 pm | Athletics New Zealand

New Zealand launch their quest at the 2024 World Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow in the early hours of Saturday morning optimistic of a positive showing from their record-sized ten-strong team. The first athlete in action in the Black ... More >>

Night Of The Arts Back For 2024

Thursday, 29 February 2024, 1:39 pm | Arts Murihiku

Creatives from all over Murihiku are being invited to be part of the ever-expanding Invercargill arts scene at the second Night of the Arts (NoTA) in May. NoTA 23 was a burst of colour and joy on Waihōpai’s wintery streets in 2023, providing a much-needed ... More >>


Thursday, 29 February 2024, 11:43 am | Wellington Sculpture Trust

Car Parks on Cuba Street will be that in name only on Saturday 2 March – for one day 30 parks will be transformed into something quite different. Each year over an 8-hour period up to 30 car parks in Cuba Street are taken over by the Wellington ... More >>

New Axe-is Of Power In Wellington As Michelle Set To Take On World’s Best

Thursday, 29 February 2024, 11:29 am | Ventia

It’s 5pm on a Monday at Ventia’s Petone office and Senior Finance Administrator Michelle Mitchell is trading accounts for axes as she prepares to throw down with the world’s best at this year’s World Axe and Knife Throwing Championships to ... More >>

Jones Admits Fairy Tale New Zealand Open Defence ‘Far-Fetched’

Wednesday, 28 February 2024, 8:30 pm | NZ Open

Defending champion Brendan Jones doesn’t expect to win this week’s 103rd New Zealand Open presented by Sky Sport. No matter his affinity for the Millbrook Resort just outside Queenstown, Jones knows that the odds are stacked against him. He knows ... More >>

Golden Shears Entries Up 25 Per Cent - 500 Shearers And Woolhandlers In Masterton

Wednesday, 28 February 2024, 8:23 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The Golden Shears starting in Masterton tomorrow (Thursday) have attracted the biggest entry in many years with about 500 shearers and woolhandlers competing – more than 25 per cent up on last year. The five shearing grades and four woolhandling grades, ... More >>

New Six-day MTB Adventure To Showcase Best Of Te Tauihu

Wednesday, 28 February 2024, 7:30 pm | NZ MTB Rally

9th to 16th of March Billed as a “Proper Kiwi Backcountry Enduro Adventure”, The NZ MTB Rally is a full week of trail discovery, adrenaline and good times on two wheels. With a focus on some of the Top of the South’s best destinations, the ... More >>

Announcement: Legendary Paul Kelly Returns To NZ For A One-off Show

Wednesday, 28 February 2024, 7:12 pm | OK NOW WORLD

Legendary Australian Folk-Rock Artist Paul Kelly to Transform Avondale Hollywood into a Realm of Intimate Musical Storytelling For One Night on March 22 Legendary Australian folk-rock artist Paul Kelly is set to transform the iconic Avondale Hollywood ... More >>

Max Verstappen Chased By FPV Drone In First Ever F1 ‘One-shot’ Following Test Run With Liam Lawson

Wednesday, 28 February 2024, 6:28 pm | Red Bull

New technology invented by Dutch team ‘Dutch Drone Gods’ delivers the fastest FPV drone single shot, following Max Verstappen’s brand-new Oracle Red Bull Racing RB20 for a full lap of the Silverstone Circuit. The uninterrupted first-person-view ... More >>

World-First Daily Te Reo Māori App Launches

Wednesday, 28 February 2024, 9:24 am | Not Another Studio

Ōtautahi-based creative agency Not Another™ is releasing a world-first Slack app designed to help millions of Slack users worldwide learn Te Reo Māori. It is officially the world's first Slack application designed to help people learn an indigenous ... More >>

Race Wins Vital In The Final Chase For Points

Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 8:15 pm | Bikesport NZ

The final round of any sporting series is always the most important, because that’s when the coveted silverware eventually gets handed out. That will naturally be the case too when the sixth and final round of the PTS Logistics-sponsored 2023-24 New ... More >>

86 Teams Qualify In National Lawn Bowls Mixed Pairs In Taranaki

Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 8:13 pm | Bowls New Zealand

A record 246 teams descended upon Taranaki to contest the Open National Mixed Pairs on perfect greens all around the province. Twenty greens have been in use over the last two days, as teams strove to win the required four or more games out of six ... More >>

Michael Hurst Is An Ass: Modern Retelling Of Ancient Classic Heads To Wellington

Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 8:03 pm | Elephant Publicity

Giant Font presents The Golden Ass Adapted by Michael Hurst, with additional text by Fiona Samuel Directed by Michael Hurst and John Gibson After playing in more than 30 venues across the country, Michael Hurst brings a glorious dose of masterful storytelling ... More >>

Ed Byrne Brings Tragicomedy To Toitoi!

Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 7:58 pm | Toitoi - Hawkes Bay Arts And Events Centre

From the quote attributed to Mark Twain, humour is defined as Tragedy Plus Time – and also the name of Ed Byrne’s latest stand-up show. During this year's Laugh Your A** Off comedy festival, come and join Irish comedian and Mock the Week regular, ... More >>

Slay The World: Kelly Fornia’s Drag Concert

Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 3:37 pm | Eventfinda

Slay the World: Kelly Fornia’s Drag Concert – Produced by Kelly Fornia 7pm Friday 22nd March & Saturday 23rd March 2024. Te Auaha, 65 Dixon Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011 Tickets $25-$70 on Local Drag Queen Kelly Fornia ... More >>

First Teams Chosen For Te Matatini 2025 After A Weekend Of Kapa Haka

Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 3:03 pm | Te Matatini

Twelve kapa haka groups across Aotearoa have qualified for the national Te Matatini Festival after a weekend of regional competitions were held in Mātaatua (Bay of Plenty), Ngāti Kahungunu (Hawke’s Bay) and Te Tauihu o te Waka a Māui (top of ... More >>

Good Vibes Only! How Your Pet Can Unleash Your Wellbeing Potential

Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 1:17 pm | Southern Cross

In an era where people are prioritising personal wellness, the profound and positive impact pets can have on human wellbeing is becoming more and more evident. New Zealand has over 4.35 million pets, making us truly a nation of animal lovers – only the ... More >>

Winning Woolhandling: It's More About Class, Pride And Passion

Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 12:18 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Perennial Golden Shears Open woolhandling champion Joel Henare will be back in Masterton this week aiming for a 10th consecutive win in the event. But it’s not so much about winning as working, in the pride and knowledge that woolhandling is a valued ... More >>

New Shows At The Govett-Brewster To Set To Fire The Imagination

Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 9:57 am | NPDC

New exhibitions at NPDC’s Govett-Brewster Art Gallery from 2 March will explore ideas of change, transition, relationships and realms beyond the physical. <img src="" ... More >>

Auckland Softball Voices Concerns Over National Fastpitch Championships

Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 9:44 am | Softball Auckland

After victories in the National Fastpitch Championship, Auckland Softball is calling on Softball New Zealand to make vital improvements to the tournament for the future of the event. Last season, delays as a result of scheduling at the NFC meant some ... More >>

Tom Sainsbury Signs With The Sweetshop For Directorial Representation

Monday, 26 February 2024, 7:02 pm | The Sweetshop Films

Tom Sainsbury is Sweetshop’s newest director. A man of many talents, with his infectious humour and razor-sharp wit, his resume reads like a highlight reel of New Zealand’s entertainment scene. Tom is a director, filmmaker, actor, writer, ... More >>

Adult Artmaking And Writing Classes

Monday, 26 February 2024, 5:54 pm | Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Art 101: Art Lessons for Adults Mondays 6.30–8pm, starting 4 March, $100 for 6 lessons A new beginners artmaking class for adults starts on Monday evenings from 4 March at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū. Artist Nicola Farquar will ... More >>

Yacht Expedition Around Aotearoa Births New Exhibition

Monday, 26 February 2024, 5:53 pm | Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

In a full circle moment, a collection of works made in response to a journey on an expedition yacht around Aotearoa now travels back up the motu (country) in an exhibition opening this weekend at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū. ... More >>

Cooper And GASGAS Take Over MX2 Class Lead

Monday, 26 February 2024, 5:42 pm | Bikesport NZ

Bay of Plenty’s Cody Cooper is back where he belongs, king of the castle in the fiercely fought national MX2 motocross class. The defending national MX2 champion from Opotiki performed with distinction at the second round of four in this year’s ... More >>

Pahiatua Shears - Northland Gun Keeps Winning

Monday, 26 February 2024, 5:41 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The Northland shearer who has been sweeping almost all before him on the road to this week’s Golden Shears now has some history now on his side as well as the hot-paced form. Yet to qualify for a Golden Shears Open final, and eliminated in the semi-finals ... More >>

Archery NZ 2024 International Programme Underway

Monday, 26 February 2024, 5:22 pm | Matheson Sport Services

Archery NZ has selected a strong team to compete in the World Archery Oceania Continental Qualifying Tournament (CQT) in Tamaki Makaurau Auckland in March. The tournament will determine which Oceania country will win the individual men’s and women’s ... More >>

A Documentary Theatre Production Showcasing Real Stories And Struggles Of Immigrants Living In New Zealand

Monday, 26 February 2024, 5:19 pm | South Arts Collective

South Arts Collective Presents: We, The Outsiders at New Athenaeum Theatre 16th - 17th March, 2024 Combining performative storytelling, verbatim renditions, and multimedia elements, We, The Outsiders is a 55-minute documentary theatre production ... More >>

Kiwis Finish Third In Sydney, Aussies Claim First Win Of The Season On Home Waters

Monday, 26 February 2024, 3:29 pm | New Zealand SailGP

New Zealand finished third on Sydney Harbour this weekend while Australia sailed away with the win - their first of the season - after going neck and neck with Denmark for most of the podium final. The Kiwis maintain their overall second-place position ... More >>

Parkin Drawing Prize 2024 – Call For Entries!

Monday, 26 February 2024, 2:08 pm | Parkin Drawing Prize

Artists sharpen your pencils and thinking caps as entries for New Zealand’s most prestigious drawing competition, The Parkin Drawing Prize are now invited. The national competition, now into its 12th year, was founded and generously donated by arts patron ... More >>

Off The Wall Exhibition A Fusion Of History And Art

Monday, 26 February 2024, 12:20 pm | Heritage New Zealand

Heritage lovers, art enthusiasts, interior design aficionados, and families are invited to immerse themselves in the enchanting experience of Off the Wall - a journey through the evolution of interior design in Aotearoa New Zealand told through the ... More >>

Spark LIVE, The Epic Multi-sensory Theatre Storyscape Launches Its Much-anticipated New Tour!

Monday, 26 February 2024, 10:44 am | Spark NZ

Spark LIVE, the multi-sensory extravaganza is back on the road after last year’s sold-out tour. <img src="" width="720" height="480"> Spark is an epic storyscape ... More >>

Leuila Mau’u Newest South Pacific Heavyweight Champion After Stinging Second Round TKO Over Richard Tutaki

Monday, 26 February 2024, 10:05 am | Leuila Mauu

<img src="" width="720" height="480"> New Zealand’s top ranked super heavyweight boxer is on the rise to the top of the professional ring after winning ... More >>

Henderson Leads The Way As The Guns Head For The Golden Shears - At Pace

Sunday, 25 February 2024, 11:22 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Northland shearer Toa Henderson was in ever-increasingly dominant form as he entered the last weekend before the Golden Shears with major wins at Taumarunui on Friday and Apiti on Saturday. In the 20-sheep, six-man Open finals at both the Taumarunui ... More >>

Wilkinson Returns To Millbrook Resort On His Voyage Of Rediscovery

Sunday, 25 February 2024, 11:21 am | NZ Open

US-based Kiwi golfer Tim Wilkinson is on a voyage into the unknown when he tees off in the 103rd New Zealand Open presented by Sky Sport at Millbrook Resort in Queenstown this week. The 45-year-old left-hander is making a return to the game after more ... More >>

Olivier siblings ignite record-breaking ITM

Saturday, 24 February 2024, 8:14 pm | Athletics New Zealand

A slew of meet and stadium records, national Para records, plus a pair of New Zealand resident records tumbled as the strong international fields aided by the best domestic talent helped deliver an epic edition of the ITM – a World Athletics Continental ... More >>

New Zealand Open Provides High School Students Valuable Work Experience

Saturday, 24 February 2024, 5:47 pm | NZ Open

A community programme offering local high school students the opportunity to gain valuable major event experience proved so successful in 2023, it’s returning for this year’s New Zealand Open. The New Zealand Open presented by Sky Sport takes ... More >>

Bowls Nationals Reach Post Section Stage In Taranaki

Saturday, 24 February 2024, 5:46 pm | Bowls New Zealand

The first lot of section play at the 2024 Summerset Bowls National Championships have come to conclusion, with qualifiers confirmed in the Men's and Women's Fours. Over 160 fours teams have descended upon Taranaki to contest the two championships, ... More >>

2024 Northpower Wild Kiwi Looms – Entries Encouraged

Saturday, 24 February 2024, 1:50 pm | Total Sport and Northpower

Northlanders are being encouraged to register for Northland’s premier multi-sport event - the 2024 Northpower Wild Kiwi. Total Sport’s Mark Fordham says his aim of attracting 1000 entrants to the Whangārei Heads event remains and he hopes 2024 ... More >>

Vaivase-Tai FC Qualify For The Final Spot At The OFC Men's Champions League

Friday, 23 February 2024, 6:52 pm | Oceania Football Confederation

Vaivase-Tai FC are heading to their first ever OFC Men’s Champions League after victory over Vaiala Tonga SC, edging out hosts Veitongo FC on the final match day in Nuku’alofa. The equation was simple for the Samoan side – win big and hope ... More >>

Wairarapa Wines Harvest Festival Announces 2025 Date

Friday, 23 February 2024, 6:51 pm | Wairarapa Wines Harvest Festival

Get ready to raise a glass and celebrate the best of Wairarapa! The highly anticipated Wairarapa Wines Harvest Festival has announced its 2025 date. Hot on the heels of a fantastic festival last weekend, returning to the stunning riverside setting of ... More >>

STILL LIVES: AUCKLAND, A Scrum Suspended In Time

Friday, 23 February 2024, 6:48 pm | 818 Entertainment

A scrum suspended in time, unravelling the personal stories of female rugby players - a site-specific performance art installation In Still Lives: Auckland , artists Luke George (Naarm/Melbourne) and Daniel Kok (Singapore/Berlin) work with eight female-identifying ... More >>

Pearl Jam Adds Second Auckland Show To Their Dark Matter World Tour

Friday, 23 February 2024, 3:59 pm | Live Nation Entertainment

Following an incredible fan response to last week’s announcement of the Dark Matter World Tour 2024, Pearl Jam has today announced an additional show in Auckland. The group’s long-awaited ten-year return will now include second night at Auckland’s ... More >>

Craigs Investment Partners Invites Spectators To Participate In ‘Closest To The Pin’ Charity Fundraiser

Friday, 23 February 2024, 3:42 pm | Craigs Investment Partners

  Craigs Investment Partners is inviting spectators at this year’s New Zealand Open to participate in a charity fundraiser taking place on Saturday and Sunday March 2 and 3, 2024. Spectators will have a shot at winning $5,000 by competing ... More >>

World-first Documentary On Sex Buyers Premieres In Auckland And Tauranga

Friday, 23 February 2024, 11:34 am | Nancy Blackler


Napier Welcomes Strong Women’s Field To Open The 2024 World Cup Season

Friday, 23 February 2024, 10:58 am | World Triathlon

Gina Sereno and Xinyu Lin headline race start list in New Zealand A new World Triathlon Cup season begins with the 2024 World Triathlon Cup Napier , a coastal city of New Zealand’s North Island. While New Zealand is well known for staging triathlon races, ... More >>



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