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2020 Silver Ferns International Calendar Update

Sunday, 31 May 2020, 4:54 pm | Netball New Zealand

The annual four-match Constellation Cup Test series between the Silver Ferns and Australian Diamonds is still being planned for with the intention of it being held towards the end of 2020, following the completion of the two nations’ domestic ... More >>

Recognising The Achievements Of The 2020 Country Music Award Winners

Saturday, 30 May 2020, 4:25 pm | Recorded Music NZ

New Zealand’s top country music achievements were announced today with Delaney Davidson & Barry Saunders receiving the Recorded Music NZ Te Kaipuoro Tuawhenua Toa Tui | Best Country Music Artist and Tami Neilson taking out the APRA Best Country ... More >>

The New Zealand Dance Company Appoints World Class New Leadership Team

Saturday, 30 May 2020, 7:57 am | New Zealand Dance Company

The Board of the New Zealand Dance Advancement Trust today announced the appointment of former Nederlands Dans Theater chief executive Janine Dijkmeijer as The New Zealand Dance Company’s (NZDC) Executive Director; and renowned dance artists and directors ... More >>

Creative New Zealand Welcomes Biggest Government Investment In The Arts For Two Decades

Saturday, 30 May 2020, 7:46 am | Creative New Zealand

Creative New Zealand is thrilled with the Government’s multimillion-dollar investment in the arts and culture sector – the biggest government investment since 2000 – which will strengthen the organisation’s ability to support the arts community’s ... More >>

World Class Arts Venue Giving Free Venue To Support NZ Arts At This Time

Friday, 29 May 2020, 4:37 pm | The Piano - Centre for Music and the Arts

The Piano has been inundated with enquiries after offering free use of their venues to support performers. Covid-19 has had a huge impact on creative industries and presented a challenging time for artists. In response, The Piano is offering free ... More >>

The New Zealand Dance Company Appoints World Class New Leadership Team

Friday, 29 May 2020, 4:16 pm | New Zealand Dance Company

The Board of the New Zealand Dance Advancement Trust today announced the appointment of former Nederlands Dans Theater chief executive Janine Dijkmeijer as The New Zealand Dance Company’s (NZDC) Executive Director; and renowned dance artists and directors ... More >>

Logitech G And Mclaren Announce Logitech Mclaren G Challenge 2020

Friday, 29 May 2020, 2:28 pm | Logitech

Building on the success of previous Logitech G Challenge eRacing competitions, Logitech G, a brand of Logitech, (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) and leading innovator of gaming technologies and gear, alongside McLaren, the racing and technology brand and creator ... More >>

Ben Hurley’s Straight-out-of-lockdown Tour

Friday, 29 May 2020, 1:56 pm | Notorious Entertainment

Bringing NZ’s live entertainment venues back! Ben Hurley has teamed up with the Save Our Venues campaign and announced a tour covering many of the smaller around the country. With many venues doing it tough throughout the lockdown, Ben figured ... More >>

Funding Boost Is Music To The Ears Of Musicians And Fans

Friday, 29 May 2020, 12:09 pm | NZ On Air

  As NZ Music Month edges to a close New Zealand’s musicians have reason to celebrate with government funding to NZ On Air for supporting local music creation to more than double for the next two years. Announced today by Prime Minister and ... More >>

Message To Weekend Warriors – Ease Back Into Winter Sport To Reach Your Peak

Friday, 29 May 2020, 8:38 am | ACC

Winter sports are set to resume this weekend and ACC is encouraging people to ease back into the game so they can reach their potential without picking up a season-ending injury. Sports injuries have been way down during the Covid-19 lockdown – less ... More >>

Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum Is Open And Welcoming Visitors This Long Weekend

Friday, 29 May 2020, 8:28 am | Auckland War Memorial Museum

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira reopened its doors to the public on Monday 25 May. In the first three days of reopening, a steady stream of visitors came to the Museum, showing similar numbers for the same time last year for visitors ... More >>

Triple Celebration For Aimee Fisher At The 2020 Forsyth Barr Hawke’s Bay Sports Awards

Friday, 29 May 2020, 7:54 am | Sport Hawke's Bay

Top New Zealand kayaker Aimee Fisher has been crowned the Forsyth Barr Hawke’s Bay Sportsperson of the Year for third time. Aimee backed up her titles in 2016 and 2018 and is now tied for most overall titles alongside powerlifter, Derek Pomana ... More >>

Reb Fountain Is Coming!

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 7:02 pm | Toitoi - Hawkes Bay Arts And Events Centre

We are thrilled to announce... Reb Fountain Album Release Tour - October 30, 2020 Award-winning New Zealand singer-songwriter, Reb Fountain is coming to Toitoi as part of her extensive 10-date tour in celebration of her recently released self-titled ... More >>

NZSO Performs Online This Weekend With Three Superstar Violinists

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 5:37 pm | NZSO

From left, Nicola Benedetti, Karen Goymo, Janine Jansen Three of the world’s best violinists – Nicola Benedetti , Janine Jansen and Karen Goymo – will perform with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra over Queen’s Birthday weekend in a series ... More >>

Prime Minister Announces Funding Boost At Te Papa’s Re-opening

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 5:26 pm | Te Papa

At Te Papa today, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that the museum will receive an additional $18 million of Crown funding for the financial year 2020/2021 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visits Te Papa exhibition Tamatea: He Tūtakinga Tuku Iho ... More >>

Kellogg’s ANZ Announces New Partnership With Eat My Lunch To Combat Food Insecurity In New Zealand

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 3:07 pm | Kellogg ANZ

Today, on World Hunger Day, Kellogg’s ANZ has announced its support of New Zealand based social business, Eat My Lunch who has provided over 1.5million lunches to kids in need in just 5 years. As part of this partnership, Kellogg’s is donating ongoing ... More >>

CMC Markets And Variety Mark 14 Years Of Partnership With Gold Heart Scholarship Recipient

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 1:33 pm | CMC Markets

Leading online trading platform, CMC Markets New Zealand (CMC), is proud to celebrate its 14th year supporting Variety – the Children’s Charity, with the announcement of the 2020 Variety Gold Heart Scholarship recipients. More >>

New Curator For Hastings City Art Gallery

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 9:57 am | Hastings District Council

New Hastings City Art Gallery curator Clayton Gibson counts himself as lucky to be part of an enthusiastic and highly skilled exhibitions team, who he can now see in person with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. “It was quite strange beginnings,” ... More >>

Twentieth Century Fashion Goes Online

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 9:44 am | Canterbury Museum

A collection tracing the fashion and style of twentieth century New Zealand can now be viewed on Canterbury Museum’s Collections Online portal . From fabulous frocks to everyday garments, Invercargill-born Mollie Rodie Mackenzie amassed one ... More >>

Profits From Signed Rugby Ball Go To Amazing Teenage Golfer

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 9:32 am | Make Lemonade

A rugby ball signed by All Blacks and other stars sold at auction last night for $724 which will go towards a teenage seven-handicap golfer who is preparing for the 2023 Special Olympics in Berlin. The money raised will help Mitchell Brown, 17, from ... More >>

Welcome Back To Our Place: Te Papa Re-opens Tomorrow, Thursday 28th May

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 6:09 pm | Te Papa

‘Open’ signage going up on Te Papa’s plinth. Photo: Jack Fisher, Te Papa A karakia will be held tomorrow to re-open Te Papa before visitors begin to enter the building from 10am. Te Papa’s leadership team and a small group of staff will be ... More >>

NZ Creative Youth Take Care Of Their Own Destiny

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 4:13 pm | Youth Arts New Zealand

Youth Arts NZ launch a Boosted campaign to assist young creatives Youth Arts New Zealand (YANZ) has launched a campaign which will reach out to all young creatives to sign up to their website so that YANZ knows who and where they are and includes ... More >>

Urban Art's City of Sculpture exhibition goes live

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 10:12 am | Urban Art Foundation

The Urban Art Foundation in partnership with the Wellington Sculpture Trust has launched its latest digital art exhibition, City of Sculpture . More >>

Sydney Film Festival Is Back: Awards Program Launch And Sales Open On May 27

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 7:55 am | Sydney Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival (SFF) will go virtual and national for the first time in its history this year. From 10 to 21 June 2020, SFF will present important elements of its 2020 lineup: world premieres of compelling true stories from some of Australia’s ... More >>

Breakthrough New Insomnia Treatment Helps Problem Sleepers Actively Bring On Sleep

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 4:00 pm | Golden Micro

Today, Allan Baker, a well-known aviation psychologist, has announced the release of his new book, "BLIS™ For Insomniacs", which provides details on the new treatment he has developed which helps insomniacs and others with sleep problems ... More >>

Lights! Camera! Action! NZ On Air Productions Return To Set Under New Health And Safety Measures

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 3:06 pm | NZ On Air

The local screen production sector is kicking back into action this week, with newly issued ScreenSafe guidelines ensuring the health and safety of all cast and crew. When COVID-19 hit New Zealand’s shores and the country entered lockdown (Alert ... More >>

Te Aihe Returns

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 2:53 pm | Emirates Team New Zealand

It is not so much a triumphant homecoming from Europe for the Emirates Team New Zealand AC75 ‘Te Aihe’- rather a low key but very welcome return in the dark hours of Tuesday morning having been in a state of transit since leaving the teams ... More >>

Twenty-one Millionaires In Twenty-one Weeks

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 2:44 pm | Lotto New Zealand

For twenty-one Lotto NZ players, 2020 is shaping up to be their luckiest year ever. So far this year, there have been 16 overnight millionaires with Lotto and Strike and five multi-millionaires with Powerball. “That’s one millionaire for every ... More >>

NZSA / Auckland Museum Research Grant + Residency – Recipient Announced

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 1:29 pm | the New Zealand Society of Authors

The New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) and Auckland War Memorial Museum are delighted to announce the recipient of the NZSA Auckland Museum Research + Residency Grant.   The grant goes to Auckland writer Cassandra Tse whose winning proposal ... More >>

Don’t Miss Tonight’s Free Comedy Online Drought-Shout At 7.30pm

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 1:13 pm | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

It will be a long road to recovery for many farmers through-out New Zealand dealing with the effects of drought. This week’s rain couldn’t have come at a better time. Streaming across multiple platforms, Ballance Agri-Nutrients is putting on ... More >>

Winners Announced In The New Levi’s Music Relief Fund In Partnership With Bigsound

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 9:45 am | Levi's

Levi’s and QMusic, producer of BIGSOUND, have announced the first five winners as part of the reimagined Levi’s® Music Prize, offering more support to Australian and New Zealand musicians following the devastating effects the COVID-19 shutdowns ... More >>

Amalia Hall And Orchestra Wellington Combine In First Concerts Since Covid-19 Lockdown

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 9:03 am | Orchestra Wellington

New Zealand’s leading international solo violinist is returning to St Andrew’s on the Terrace as soloist and director in an all Mozart series with Orchestra Wellington in June. Amalia Hall is performing as soloist in Mozart violin concerti no. 3, 4 ... More >>

Ardern and Goff praise Auckland Festival of Photgraphy

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 8:58 am | Auckland Festival of Photography

In a message to launch the Auckland Festival of Photography, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern praises organisers for going to huge lengths to ensure 2020’s festival was accessible to audiences, describing it as “a really significant feat”. More >>

New Zealand Premier League Tennis Competition To Launch

Monday, 25 May 2020, 3:33 pm | Tennis New Zealand

Tennis New Zealand & Lavie Tennis Academy are excited to announce the launch of New Zealand Premier League tennis. Commencing 3 June, the Premier League will be the first professional tennis competition in the Southern Hemisphere since the ... More >>

Waterfowl Hunters Happy To Get Out For Opening Weekend

Monday, 25 May 2020, 2:14 pm | Wellington Fish and Game

Despite the calm sunny weather favouring the ducks for Opening Weekend (May 23/24), hunters in the lower North Island were generally happy to see the season under way after Covid-19 delayed the start by three weeks. The settled conditions meant mixed ... More >>

National Appeal Info – A Good News Story For The Nation

Monday, 25 May 2020, 1:59 pm | Age Concern

Two organists, two islands, two trucks; the challenge is on for New Zealanders to raise $200,000 in two weeks to get the wheels rolling! On Wednesday May 20th, from us with aroha launched their national appeal to raise funds to send two organists, ... More >>

Peter Trevelyan, Differentiate, Opens Next Week

Saturday, 23 May 2020, 5:02 pm | Bartley and Company Art

Polysphere #1, 2020, recycled plastic and acrylic case, 420 x 420 x 420 mm Renowned for his audaciously precarious but surprisingly robust graphite sculptures, Peter Trevelyan here reveals a major change in direction with new conceptual concerns, ... More >>

Announcing The Finalists For The 2020 Best Jazz Artist And Composition

Saturday, 23 May 2020, 4:53 pm | Recorded Music NZ

The 2020 finalists for the Recorded Music NZ Te Kaipuoro Tautito Toa | Best Jazz Artist and APRA Best Jazz Composition were announced today, showcasing a hugely talented and diverse pool of Aotearoa musicians. The creativity of New Zealand’s jazz scene ... More >>

NZSO Players Back Together On Stage To Stream New Performances

Friday, 22 May 2020, 5:03 pm | NZSO

From left, NZSO Section Principal Flute Bridget Douglas, guest pianist Jian Liu and Section Principal Robert Weeks on stage at Wellington’s Michael Fowler Centre for the first time since the COVID-19 lockdown   The New Zealand Symphony ... More >>

The Maisey Group Extend Commitment To Rescue Helicopter

Friday, 22 May 2020, 2:38 pm | Westpac Rescue Helicopter

Long-standing supporter of the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter, The Maisey Group have shown enduring dedication to their region’s life-saving service by extending their regular annual sponsorship of $15,000 to a three-year term. Loyal Waikato Westpac ... More >>

NZSA /Auckland Museum Research Grant + Residency

Friday, 22 May 2020, 2:03 pm | NS Society Of Authors

The New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) and Auckland War Memorial Museum are delighted to announce the recipient of the NZSA Auckland Museum Research + Residency Grant. More >>

Leap Into The Unknown As Pulse Prepare To Re-launch Their Season

Friday, 22 May 2020, 1:08 pm | Netball Central

Fitness, flexibility and recovery are the staple requirements for defending champions Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse after the revised draw for the 2020 ANZ Premiership netball league was released today. Suspended after just one round in mid-March due to the ... More >>

Revised 2020 ANZ Premiership Schedule Announced

Friday, 22 May 2020, 12:56 pm | Netball NZ

Four weeks out from the opening whistle, the revised 2020 ANZ Premiership schedule has been announced. New Zealand’s elite netballers will battle it out throughout an action-packed 10-week season with matches played every Friday, Saturday, Sunday ... More >>

Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tāmaki Reopens 13 June: Nau Mai, Haere Mai!

Friday, 22 May 2020, 12:17 pm | Auckland Art Gallery

‘Auckland Art Gallery is all about connecting art with people and we are incredibly excited to be welcoming visitors back from 13 June,’ says Auckland Art Gallery Director Kirsten Paisley. ‘We can’t wait to share our building full of engaging ... More >>

Air New Zealand Launches Carepoints Programme For Kiwis In Need

Friday, 22 May 2020, 9:51 am | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has today launched Carepoints™, a new way for the airline and its Airpoints™ members to give New Zealanders a helping hand in tough times. Air New Zealand Carepoints enables Airpoints members to gift Airpoints Dollars™ to ... More >>

Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum Welcomes Visitors Back From Monday 25 May

Friday, 22 May 2020, 9:34 am | Auckland War Memorial Museum

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira opens its doors to the public at 10am on Monday 25 May. Visiting the Museum will be a slightly different experience as we work to keep visitors safe while they explore our galleries and taonga. To ... More >>

Gisborne Punk-Rockers 'Sit Down In Front' Unveil New Single 'First World Problems'

Friday, 22 May 2020, 7:51 am | The Label

Sit Down In Front (L-R)  Jackson Clarke – Guitar, Cory Newman – Singer, Rikki Noble – Drummer, Roman Benson – Bass. After tasting chart success with their last two singles, young Gisborne Punk Rockers, Sit Down In Front are back with ... More >>

Finalists For The 2020 Forsyth Barr Hawke’s Bay Sports Awards Announced

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 5:20 pm | Sport Hawke's Bay

Olympic kayaker Aimee Fisher is bidding for her third Forsyth Barr Hawke’s Bay Sportsperson of the Year title in five years. Fisher is a finalist alongside All Black Brad Weber, national ski Slalom and Giant Slalom champion Piera Hudson and ... More >>

Timatanga Hou – New Beginning – Exhibition By Areena Smith

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 4:43 pm | The Incubator Creative Hub

What: Matariki Exhibition 2020  When: 6th June – 12th July Where: The People’s Gallery. The Tauranga Historic Village, 17th Avenue, Tauranga  Contact The Artist: Areena Smith 0221928270 Contact The Incubator: ... More >>

Auckland’s Leading Theatre For Children Is Under Threat

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 4:10 pm | Tim Bray Theatre Company

Auckland’s leading theatre for children has a crisis appeal underway as it seeks help to survive and keep shaping young lives and the city’s vibrant cultural fabric Within weeks, Tim Bray Theatre Company (TBTC) has moved from being a strong, established ... More >>

Ngā Taonga Welcomes Budget Funding For Crucial Project

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 1:28 pm | Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Further to last week’s Budget announcement, on Tuesday 19 May the Minister for Internal Affairs, the Hon Tracey Martin, released further Budget 20 details confirming increased investment in the archival sector. The Budget includes an increase in operating ... More >>

International exhibition brings the art of science to life

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 11:07 am | MOTAT

The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) has secured the rights to present the Royal Photographic Society’s prestigious international Science Photographer of the Year exhibition . More >>

Park Up And Experience New Zealand’s Best Drive In Cinema With AA Smartfuel

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 10:46 am | AA Smartfuel

Drive into Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds from Wednesday 27 May and you’ll be greeted by New Zealand’s largest portable LED screen, playing an epic line up of recent releases and old classics, thanks to AA Smartfuel and Events company, Campbell+Co. ... More >>

Omega - Official Timekeeper Of The 36th America’s Cup Presented By Prada

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 6:59 pm | Omega

Dating back to 1851, the America’s Cup is renowned as the oldest trophy in international sport and has become the source of fierce international rivalries and spectacular sailing duels. Now, as the 36th edition of the “Auld Mug” approaches, the Swiss ... More >>

Over 250 Musicians From Across The Globe Join Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s Virtual Play-in

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 6:06 pm | Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

Over 250 musicians of all ages have joined the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO). Well, they did, for the APO’s Virtual Play-In, released online today. In April, the APO put a global call out to musicians to get the chance to play alongisde the ... More >>

Fale Malae Trust Thrilled By Budget 2020 Funding

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 5:18 pm | Fale Malae Trust

The Fale Malae Trust says it is thrilled with the support provided in Budget 2020 for the Fale Malae Trust and Pasifika communities in their shared vision of building a twenty-first century Fale Malae in the heart of the capital’s Parliamentary precinct. ... More >>

Tearfund Calls On Clothing Companies To Protect Workers As Covid-19 Impacts Low-income Countries

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 3:03 pm | Tearfund

Tearfund New Zealand and Baptist World Aid Australia (BWAA) are calling on fashion companies to commit to standing with the workers in their global supply chains in launching six Covid-19 Fashion Commitments designed to provide vulnerable workers ... More >>

Wheels On The Bus Go Round And Round

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 2:45 pm | Arts on Tour New Zealand

While many arts agencies are encumbered by scale, one small Christchurch based touring agency is rolling on. Arts On Tour NZ has survived the last 25 years by selecting high quality Kiwi acts to tour. “Staying small and supporting local, has allowed ... More >>

Over A Thousand Dollars For Winning NZ Book Author

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 10:17 am | Mountain Book and Film Festival

The NZ Mountain Book and Film Festival invited authors to submit books on the world’s remote places, expedition tales, and stories about people and their adventures for their Mountain Book competition. The competition categories are in keeping with the ... More >>

NZ Rehab Experts Urge Kiwis To Ease Back Into Exercise As Thousands Rush Back To Gyms & Sports

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 9:49 am | Active Plus

Active+, one of the country’s only 100% Kiwi owned physiotherapy and rehabilitation networks, is concerned that level two will see New Zealanders flooding back into gyms and sports too quickly in a bid to shift the lockdown pounds and regain their ... More >>




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