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Gastrofest: New Zealand’s Biggest Dinner Party Aims To Raise Funds For Kiwis With Gut Cancers

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 1:10 pm | Gut Cancer Foundation

The Gut Cancer Foundation (GCF) and acclaimed Kiwi chef Geoff Scott have launched a unique charity event which aims to raise funds for Gut Cancer research and clinical trials; Gastrofest – New Zealand’s Biggest Dinner Party. In a twist on the Gala ... More >>

WARBIRDS OVER WANAKA - Warbird Experience

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 12:19 pm | Warbirds Over Wanaka

Dunedin woman Marryllyn Donaldson is preparing herself for a wave of emotions when she travels to Wanaka later this month for a flight in the only Avro Anson Mk 1 aircraft still flying in the world. Marryllyn’s father, Arthur “Bill” Bennett, flew ... More >>

NZC And Mediaworks Radio Ink New Deal

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 11:06 am | Mediaworks

Good news for cricket followers – NZC has signed a three-year broadcasting rights deal with MediaWorks Radio to provide live, free-to-air commentary of all BLACKCAPS and WHITE FERNS matches in New Zealand, as well as selected content from domestic ... More >>

Celebrating Ten Years: Artweek Brings Auckland To Life With Art

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 9:01 am | Artweek Auckland

GLOW@Artweek, Windsor Reserve, Devonport, 2019. While the city went into lockdown, art flourished in isolation. Now it’s time to come out and celebrate with Artweek Auckland in this, their tenth anniversary. The 2020 programme is bursting with everything ... More >>

BROODS And Sola Rosa Join L.A.B On Downtown Shakedown Line-up

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 8:51 am | Downtown Shakedown

The Capital’s newest music festival Downtown Shakedown, has added alt-pop duo BROODS and funk-soul, electronic act, Sola Rosa to their first ever line-up. The December 5th show is expecting 10,000 fans and has already announced L.A.B as one ... More >>

Amalia Hall Plays Pulitzer-Winning Concerto With Orchestra Wellington On August 22nd

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 8:46 am | Orchestra Wellington

Orchestra Wellington followers will get another chance to appreciate the dazzling skills of its leader, Amalia Hall, when she returns to centre stage to perform the modern masterpiece, Jennifer Higdon's Violin Concerto. The concerto was written for ... More >>

Back-to-back Wins For Christchurch Opera Singer

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 8:36 am | Dame Malvina Major Foundation

Christchurch opera singer William O’Brien. Christchurch opera singer William O’Brien has won a Dame Malvina Major Foundation Christchurch Arts Excellence Award for a second year running as he continues his studies at the San Francisco Conservatory ... More >>

The Good Oil Tactix Defeat The Te Wānanga O Raukawa Pulse 39-32 In Wellington

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 5:17 am | ANZ Premiership

Image copyright Michael Bradley Photography It was one for the history books as The Good Oil Tactix – against the odds - secured a spot in the ANZ Premiership grand final for the first time. The Tactix, who have shown impressive resilience ... More >>

Tempest Theatre Co Is Proud To Present The Rejected :( Script Series

Monday, 10 August 2020, 5:49 pm | Tempest Theatre Co

Rejections can be hard. Whether they're for jobs, for relationships, or even by strange cats in the street, they can stick with us. Scripts get rejected too, and often they're for the most ridiculous of reasons - maybe a character was too brash, ... More >>

Giving Voice To People To Tell Their Stories

Monday, 10 August 2020, 3:51 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

Antoinette Spicer is a second-year journalism student at the New Zealand Broadcasting School in Ōtautahi Christchurch. For her independent projects, she is creating a five-part podcast series on art initiatives and programmes that improve New Zealanders’ ... More >>

Deipenau Cracker Lifts United Off Bottom Of Table

Monday, 10 August 2020, 3:51 pm | Wellington United

Despite a broken nose from last week's game, United's new Argentinian striker Ignacio Dipeanu, started again and had a major impact on the game scoring a cracking goal from the corner of the penalty area in the 68th minute that was instrumental in turning ... More >>

Top Tier NZ Talent Rock ‘n’ Rolling Home

Monday, 10 August 2020, 3:24 pm | Operatunity

Ever wondered what happened to the handsome, charismatic, TV3 weatherman Russell Dixon, who graced our screens for several years and appeared on numerous TV shows and movies? Well he followed his dream of starring on the West End, where he played ... More >>

Te Papa Partners With Department Of Conservation For Whānau Day 2020

Monday, 10 August 2020, 1:39 pm | Te Papa

To celebrate Conservation Week 2020, Te Papa has partnered with the Department of Conservation for Whānau Day on Sunday 16 August (10am-3pm). Taking place in Te Taiao | Nature, Whānau Day will focus on how New Zealanders can take part in protecting ... More >>

Doc Edge Takes Over the Civic for a Day

Monday, 10 August 2020, 1:36 pm | Elephant Publicity

To celebrate being able to return to the cinema, Doc Edge and Auckland Live will premiere three extraordinary films at Auckland’s iconic venue, The Civic, on Sunday 30 August, including a free screening of Emmy-nominee The Apollo. More >>

Strong interest for the 2020/21 Best Bars Toyota 86 Champion

Monday, 10 August 2020, 12:32 pm | Toyota New Zealand

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Graeme Dingle Foundation Joins Marlborough’s Art Event

Monday, 10 August 2020, 9:47 am | The Marlborough Art And Wine Fair

The Graeme Dingle Foundation of Marlborough is the aligned charity for the next cycle of artists exhibiting from today at the Marlborough Art and Wine Fair. Local artists Carolyn Pillans, Peter Stubbs, Sarah Higgins and Walter Scott will exhibit ... More >>

Straight Outta Lockdown: Hurst Is Back In The Herald

Monday, 10 August 2020, 8:18 am | Elephant Publicity

Michael Hurst in Auckland Theatre Company's 2019 production of The Daylight Atheist [photo credit Michael Smith]. Auckland Live presents THE DAYLIGHT ATHEIST With support from Arts On Tour and Auckland Theatre Company Taking on the challenge of the first ... More >>

Cinderella The Panto Is Coming To Town

Monday, 10 August 2020, 7:50 am | The Mother Agency

Grab your Godmother. Touch up your tiara. Cinderella is coming to town! Magical transformations, heaps of hilarity, sparkling songs and spectacular scenery is set to fill the stage of the Isaac Theatre Royal this festive season. On Tuesday, December ... More >>

Baby Dragsters Out To Win $1,500 In New Drag Series

Sunday, 9 August 2020, 9:12 pm | Hugo Grrrl

“I’m so excited to show everyone what I’ve got planned, I want to become the most evolved version of myself, take all the weeks on board and come out no longer a drag baby but a drag adolescent!” – Jezebel Drag Class is finally coming to ... More >>

Match Reports | Rd 7 Farrelly Photos Women's Competitions

Sunday, 9 August 2020, 9:08 pm | Auckland Rugby League

Match reports from round seven of the Farrelly Photos Women's Premiership and Championship competitions, played on August 9. Rd 7 Farrelly Photos Women’s Premiership (first division) Manurewa 16 Papakura 10 Aleasha Brider scored with 15 minutes to go to ... More >>

The Good Oil Tactix Defeat The Northern Mystics 43-42 In Auckland

Sunday, 9 August 2020, 9:05 pm | ANZ Premiership

The Good Oil Tactix boosted their chances of a top-two finish after completing a thrilling 43-42 win over major rivals, the Northern Mystics in Auckland on Sunday. It was all too evident of what was on the line with both teams battling to fill the ... More >>

Robinhood Northern Stars Defeated Splice Construction Waikato Bay Of Plenty Magic 46-45

Sunday, 9 August 2020, 9:04 pm | ANZ Premiership

Image copyright Michael Bradley Photography In a frantic finish to a momentum-swinging match, the Robinhood Northern Stars held their nerve to shade Splice Construction Magic 46-45 in a come from behind thriller in Hamilton on Sunday. Leading by three ... More >>

It’s Time To Experience The Gawkiest Threesome Of The Year!

Sunday, 9 August 2020, 2:44 pm | Gawky Productions

After a sell-out season at Auckland’s Q Theatre, Gawky Productions is bringing PLAY to the capital. PLAY invites you into the world of modern-day gay dating, with all the haughtiness, hilarity, and heartbreak. One’s polyamorous, the second is ... More >>

Te Wānanga O Raukawa Pulse Defeated Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel 49-34 In Invercargill

Sunday, 9 August 2020, 5:24 am | ANZ Premiership

Image copyright Michael Bradley Photography Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse rebounded in style to break their Invercargill duck, outplaying the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel and posting a decisive 49-34 win on Saturday. Coming off their first loss of ... More >>

Kiwi Singer-Songwriter Bares All And Inspires In Feel-Good Debut EP, 'Brave'

Sunday, 9 August 2020, 5:22 am | Ant Utama

Cologne-based Kiwi artist Ant Utama knows how to pick you up after a bad day. The five feel-good tracks on ‘Brave’ are the perfect formula to brighten anyone’s mood. Much of the singer-songwriter’s EP is a reflection on his experiences relocating ... More >>

Men’s Premiership Match Reports – August 8

Sunday, 9 August 2020, 5:17 am | Auckland Rugby League

Rd 8 SAS Fox Memorial Premiership Bay Roskill 24 Otahuhu 34 Prop Richard Holani scored a try with five minutes left on the clock to ensure Otahuhu got past Bay Roskill, in a game where scores were close throughout. The Vikings had eyes on an upset victory ... More >>

Te Papa’s Dalí And The Surrealists Exhibition Postponed To 2021

Saturday, 8 August 2020, 2:53 pm | Te Papa

Te Papa and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam have agreed to postpone Dalí and the Surrealists until June 2021, as a result of the covid-19 pandemic. Originally due to open this December, the exhibition is being postponed until 2021. It will ... More >>

Gillian Boucher & Bob McNeill CD Release

Saturday, 8 August 2020, 2:47 pm | Wellington Bluegrass Society

Saturday, August 15th – Wellington Bluegrass Society Peel Place, 54 Richmond Street, Petone, Lower Hutt Showtime 8.00pm | Tickets $25 non-members / $20 members or children Tickets: by email to or phone (04) 477 0069 to reserve After ... More >>

Terms Of Reference For Gymnastics Independent Review And Management Of Complaints

Saturday, 8 August 2020, 2:22 pm | Gymnastics New Zealand

Joint media release from Gymnastics NZ and Sport NZ Gymnastics New Zealand (Gymnastics NZ) has released the terms of reference for the Independent Review to be conducted by David Howman. In conjunction with this, Sport New Zealand (Sport NZ) has released ... More >>

BlueCat's Midsummer Deadline Is THIS Sunday!

Saturday, 8 August 2020, 5:55 am | Bluecat Screenplay Competition

What's new, BlueCat? The Midsummer Deadline for BlueCat's 2021 Screenplay Competition is THIS Sunday, August 9th! Every feature, pilot and short script submitted will receive written analysis by September 2nd. Submit Now! More >>

Special Screening Of This Town At Toitoi

Saturday, 8 August 2020, 5:13 am | Toitoi - Hawkes Bay Arts And Events Centre

On August 22, Toitoi will host a special screening of This Town, a new film written, directed and starring Hawke's Bay's David White. This screening is brought to you by the Eastern Screen Alliance. THIS TOWN A comedy film, shot in Central Hawke’s ... More >>

Roddy Doyle's Grim and Gritty 'Rosie'

Friday, 7 August 2020, 7:56 pm | Howard Davis

Although Rosie was completed over two years ago, it has only just arrived in New Zealand, but it's been well worth the wait. A grim and gritty fable that covers thirty-six hours in the life of one unfortunate Northern Irish family, it was funded by the ... More >>

Barfoot & Thompson team share favourite lockdown recipes

Friday, 7 August 2020, 3:31 pm | Barfoot and Thompson

Barfoot & Thompson has come up with a tasty and topical new way to add to its longstanding support of Starship, New Zealand’s national children’s hospital, with the launch of its own lockdown-inspired cookbook. More >>

HOLE’s Green-powered Black Comedy - Eco-dynamite On Stage!

Friday, 7 August 2020, 2:33 pm | Ice Floe Productions

HOLE: a black comedy about a scientist, an activist, a Marine, and one life threatening ozone hole. World-first, award-winning green-powered theatre company Ice Floe Productions is back with its second black comedy HOLE with its development season in the Women’s ... More >>

NZSA Lilian Ida Smith Award 2020

Friday, 7 August 2020, 12:06 pm | NS Society Of Authors

Award of $3,000 available to writers over the age of 35yrs The Lilian Ida Smith Award is offered by the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa PEN NZ Inc (NZSA) thanks to a bequest from Lilian Ida Smith, a music teacher of Whanganui ... More >>

Avantdale Bowling Club Headlines The 2020 Wellington Jazz Festival

Friday, 7 August 2020, 11:02 am | Wellington Jazz Festival

Taite Music Prize award-winners Avantdale Bowling Club will headline the 2020 Wellington Jazz Festival, 18-22 November. West Auckland rapper and hip hop artist Tom Scott will bring his “stunning” (NPR) genre-pushing jazz, hip-hop project Avantdale ... More >>

Two New Exhibitions At The Ashburton Art Gallery

Friday, 7 August 2020, 10:17 am | Ashburton Art Gallery

The team at the Ashburton Art Gallery are excited to see the opening of two new exhibitions this Wednesday the 12th of August that combine the skills of local artists with the lyrical and painterly magic of one of New Zealand’s art laureates. The ... More >>

The Perfect Gift For A Violinist

Friday, 7 August 2020, 9:20 am | University of Canterbury

Choosing a gift isn’t always easy – unless you’re a music composer. UC Adjunct Professor James Gardner solved the conundrum of what to give his friend for his 50th birthday by composing a short solo violin piece, titled MM@ L. The piece was gifted ... More >>

Aotearoa’s Freshest And Most Fresh-faced Literary Festival

Friday, 7 August 2020, 9:03 am | Young Writers Festival

Aotearoa’s freshest and most fresh-faced literary festival is back!!! Ekphrastic exploration; ‘Write like a Witch’; ‘Fern Fronds on Fire: Climate Poetry’; and ‘How to Write a Bad Play’ comprise just part of the literary buffet that ... More >>

Gareth Thomas Returns With New Single, My Dog

Friday, 7 August 2020, 8:07 am | Eleventy 12

Gareth Thomas is a DIY musical achitect, a creator of colourful indie-pop and a member of local music legends Goodshirt. Today he delivers his brand new solo single, My Dog. This is Gareth’s first release since 2016’s long player Fizzy Milk, and ... More >>

The Menzingers Announce 'From Exile'

Friday, 7 August 2020, 8:04 am | The Label

The Menzingers is singer/guitarists Greg Barnett and Tom May, bassist Eric Keen, and drummer Joe Godino. Photo credit: Jess Flynn Philadelphia-based punk band, The Menzingers will release From Exile, a reimagined stripped down version of their 2019 ... More >>

Men's Premiership Previews - August 8 Round

Friday, 7 August 2020, 6:02 am | Auckland Rugby League

Previews for the upcoming round for both the SAS Fox Memorial Premiership (first division) and Crown Lift Trucks Fox Championship (second division). Preview | Rd 8 SAS Fox Memorial Premiership First division heavyweights Pt Chevalier and Glenora ... More >>

Results | SAS College Rugby League - Aug 5 Round

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 6:17 pm | Auckland Rugby League

All the results from the latest round of boys’ SAS College Rugby League action. Premier 1st XIII Kelston Boys’ High School 20 Mt Albert Grammar School 20 St Paul’s College 42 Southern Cross Campus 4 Aorere College 2 Manurewa High School 56 Senior ... More >>

Bigo Is Proud To Launch The First-Ever BIGO Kiwi Culture Week

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 4:09 pm | Bigo Live

Bigo Live, the leading global live streaming platform, is putting Aotearoa New Zealand front and centre on its app for its worldwide audience to discover and fall in love with. Bigo is proud to launch the first-ever BIGO Kiwi Culture Week in celebration ... More >>

Young Ensembles Heat Up The Wintergarden In The Heart Of The Civic

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 3:37 pm | Auckland Live

Auckland Live is excited to present Duos, Trios & Quartets , a season of live classical and jazz ensembles from Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s Young Achievers programme. On Tuesday evenings and Sunday afternoons, The Civic’s Wintergarden ... More >>

Central Hawke’s Bay Sports Awards To Go Ahead

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 12:31 pm | Sport Hawke's Bay

Sport Hawke’s Bay is proud to announce that the CHB Mail Central Hawke’s Bay Sports Awards will continue as previous years and not be impacted by Covid-19. Due to there being no current event restrictions on large gatherings, the gala dinner ... More >>

Classic Derby Set To Be Key In ANZ Premiership Finals Series Race

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 10:53 am | Netball NZ

The jostling for prime position on the ANZ Premiership ladder intensifies this weekend with a classic north versus south derby set to prove pivotal. The revamped ANZ Premiership culminates in a triple-header Finals Series in Invercargill on 23 August when the ... More >>

Entries Open For CRC Bay Of Islands Sailing Week 2021

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 10:44 am | Bay of Islands Sailing Week

Following the overwhelming success of the last event, at which a record-breaking 139 boats competed, organisers have been inundated with requests to accept entries for the 2021 regatta. This prompted them to issue the Notice of Race and open entries ... More >>

Screenrights Announces $295k Funding For Seven Projects

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 9:52 am | Screenrights

Screenrights has announced a record seven projects, including two New Zealand initiatives, will be supported by its 2020 Cultural Fund. The total funding amount increased from $250K to $295K for this year’s initiatives, submitted around the focus of ‘New ... More >>

Stunning Illustrated Guide To The Universe And Space Exploration Reaches New Zealand

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 5:30 pm | Oratia Books

There is no better way to fathom the immensity and mysteries of the universe than by following a map — and few space maps can compete in simplicity, colour and lucidity with those put together in Space Maps: Your Tour of the Universe , a beautifully ... More >>

Gymnastics New Zealand Independent Review

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 4:46 pm | Gymnastics New Zealand

Gymnastics New Zealand (Gymnastics NZ) has recently been made aware of a number of distressing and concerning allegations of abuse within our sport - both current and historical. We acknowledge these complaints, and deeply regret, and apologise ... More >>

Ruia Fund Seeks Brave, Creative Rangatahi

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 1:59 pm | Ruia Fund

RUIA Fund, an innovative programme designed to support rangatahi create their own wellbeing initiatives has opened its second round of funding. “We are encouraging rangatahi from all over Te Waipounamu, Chatham Islands and Stewart Island to be brave, ... More >>

Local Karters Leverage Track Advantage To Win Big In The Manawatu At The Weekend

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 11:59 am | KartSport New Zealand

More than 140 karters from all over New Zealand gathered at the KartSport Manawatu club’s Manawatu Toyota Raceway over the weekend for the annual ‘Championships’ round of the Manawatu & TRC Toyota-backed 60th anniversary WPKA Goldstar ... More >>

2022 Ironman 70.3 World Championship Coming To Taupō, New Zealand

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 11:58 am | IRONMAN

TAMPA, Fla. / TAUPŌ , New Zealand (Aug. 4, 2020) – IRONMAN today announced that Taupō, New Zealand has secured the right to host the 2022 IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship, a two-day event that will take place on December 10-11, 2022. Taupō ... More >>

Chair And Directors For Queen Elizabeth II Trust Announced

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 10:11 am | Queen Elizabeth II National Trust

Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage has appointed Bruce Wills as Chairperson of Queen Elizabeth II National Trust for a term of three years, following the retirement of James Guild on completion of his maximum 9-year term as a director. The QEII National ... More >>

The Howard Morrison Quartet Take Two NZ Tour October 2020

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 8:52 am | The Publicity Machine

The Howard Morrison Quartet Take Two , featuring Howard Morrison Jnr, Russell Harrison, Chris Powley and Andre King, take to the road in October with a two hour show to celebrate and recreate the magic of the NZ entertainment phenomenon that was the ... More >>

Manukau Symphony Orchestra In Opera Night

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 8:24 am | Manukau Symphony Orchestra

The Manukau Symphony Orchestra is serving up a ‘ten-course classical degustation’ of operatic and concert masterpieces featuring not one, but four soloists in an Opera Night sitting on Saturday 22 August, 7:30pm at the Vodafone Events Centre. The Manukau ... More >>

VOODOO BLOO Introduces Their Second Single Her Name Was Human, From Forthcoming Album JACOBUS.

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 4:41 pm | Voodoo Bloo

With an explosive guitar driven intro, the new single from NZ-based artist Voodoo Bloo - ‘Her Name Was Human’ - proves there is more to this band than just Punk Rock. The moniker of songwriter and musician Rory McDonald , Voodoo Bloo and their ... More >>

ANZ Premiership Grand Final To Be Broadcast Live And Free To Air On Prime

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 4:23 pm | ANZ Premiership

Netball fans around New Zealand will have the opportunity to see the ANZ Premiership Grand Final live on Prime television. The revised ANZ Premiership comes to a conclusion on 23 August in Invercargill with a triple-header Finals Series to be played at ILT ... More >>

Management Committee Appointed To Support Tactix

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 4:01 pm | Netball New Zealand

Netball New Zealand has appointed Jan Whitehead and Darren Wright to form a management committee set to oversee the recruitment of The Good Oil Tactix for the 2021 ANZ Premiership. The former Netball Mainland board members will be joined by one other ... More >>