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Come And Celebrate Papers Past Turning 21

Monday, 15 August 2022, 10:30 am | National Library Of New Zealand

Visitors are invited to pull the lever on a Poetry Machine and take home an unexpected story to celebrate the 21st birthday of National Library’s popular Papers Past website. The Poetry Machine, built for the event, holds more than 100 poems curated ... More >>

Regal Rose Revealed As Antonia Prebble On The Masked Singer NZ

Monday, 15 August 2022, 7:01 am | Discovery

14 August 2022 - The Masked Singer NZ is back and better than ever! Actress Antonia Prebble was unmasked on tonight’s episode, exclusive to Three and ThreeNow . The celebrity panellists were kept on their toes by Antonia’s performance, incorrectly ... More >>

Honda's Scott Has A Blast At Forestland Farewell Event

Sunday, 14 August 2022, 7:47 pm | Bikesport NZ

Oparau's James Scott (Honda CRF250RX), on his way to winning round two of the 2022 Forestland Cross-country Series near Atiamuri on Saturday. Photo by Andy McGechan, South Waikato rider James Scott had an absolute blast in dominating ... More >>

"Fire And Fury" Unearths What’s Fuelling Mistrust And Anarchy In Aotearoa

Sunday, 14 August 2022, 7:45 am | Stuff

Today Stuff Circuit releases a special project that explores who’s driving a violent, misinformed New Zealand - and why. Fire and Fury began with a day of violence but ended up somewhere much more frightening. The Stuff Circuit team was filming at Wellington’s ... More >>

Recognising The Talented Winners Of The 2022 Best Jazz Artist And Composition Awards

Saturday, 13 August 2022, 6:09 pm | Recorded Music NZ

Today we celebrate the winners of the Recorded Music NZ Te Kaipuoro Tautito Toa | Best Jazz Artist and the APRA Best Jazz Composition, which were announced today live on Radio New Zealand’s Music 101. Aotearoa-born, London-based jazz musician ... More >>

Shudder, The Home For Halloween, Announces Its Biggest Slate Of Must-see Original Series And New Movies

Friday, 12 August 2022, 5:25 pm | Shudder

Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller, and the supernatural, will kick off its annual 61-day Halloween event beginning Thursday, September 1 . Shudder is the leading streamer for thrills and frights year-round. ... More >>

The Eldernet Group Celebrates 25 Years Of Empowering People

Friday, 12 August 2022, 3:02 pm | ElderNet

All great ideas have humble beginnings. Apple, Amazon and Google all started in suburban garages, while Facebook and computer company Dell were created in college dorm rooms. Similarly, in its early days The Eldernet Group operated out of a bedroom ... More >>

Sport NZ And Les Mills Join Forces To Help Young Women Get Physically Active

Friday, 12 August 2022, 9:05 am | Sport New Zealand

Sport NZ has launched a collaboration with Les Mills to encourage and support young women to move their way. The digital collaboration is the next step in Sport NZ’s #itsmymove campaign, which was launched in February to address lower physical activity ... More >>

Today FM’s Tova O’Brien Sits Down With Ukraine PresidentVolodymyr Zelensky In New Zealand-exclusive Interview

Friday, 12 August 2022, 7:03 am | MediaWorks

Today FM’s Tova O’Brien has made the journey to Ukraine for a New Zealand-exclusive interview with President Volodymyr Zelensky. O’Brien travelled to Kyiv late last week and sat down with President Zelensky overnight (NZT). She was joined by Today ... More >>

More Study Needed On NZ Cricket Injuries, Research

Friday, 12 August 2022, 6:19 am | Make Lemonade

The number of New Zealand cricket-related injury claims increased by 42.6 percent but the injury incidence decreased from 59 percent to 42.8 percent over 12 years to 2016, according to new University of Canterbury research just released by the ... More >>

Three Boys Brewery Presents DarkSpace12

Friday, 12 August 2022, 6:00 am | Darkroom

Ōtautahi’s much loved multi-venue mini-fest ‘DarkSpace’ returns to Saint Asaph Street on Saturday 10th September with a stacked line up of South Island musical talent performing across Darkroom, Space Academy and 12 Bar. With thirteen acts to ... More >>

‘Te Araroa Trail’ Will Feature In This Year’s Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Festival

Friday, 12 August 2022, 5:55 am | Gutsy Girls Film Festival

The all favourite Gutsy Girls Film Festival returns to New Zealand Screens this August and will feature our very own sweeping landscapes. Kicking off in Auckland, the documentary style film named ‘The Long Pathway’, invites audiences on a journey ... More >>

16s And 18s Representative Games Announced For 2022

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 5:19 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

In collaboration with Auckland Rugby League (ARL), New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL) will present representative games for boys and girls in the 16s and 18s age groups. The 16s age group will feature an inaugural ‘Auckland’ versus ‘Rest of New ... More >>

New Zealand Swimmers Win Big At Commonwealth Games

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 5:16 pm | iSentia

We are officially halfway through the 2022 Commonwealth Games and are excited to see a few swimmers from Belgravia facilities win big in the pool! Tupou Neiufi, Joshua Willmer, and Andrew Jeffcoat have all shown off their skills at Birmingham this year ... More >>

Winter Games NZ Collaborates With The Ladylike Movement Freeski And Snowboard Events

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 5:10 pm | Winter Games NZ

Winter Games NZ is proud to announce their collaboration with the ‘Girl, Get After It’ event series, an all-female park day for freestyle skiers and snowboarders, hosted by The Ladylike Movement. The Ladylike Movement is an organisation who have ... More >>

Gone To Taupō: Golden Addition To Museum Unveiled

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 3:49 pm | Taupo District Council

Locals and visitors alike have the chance to see an exhibit steeped in New Zealand art history at Taupō Museum. <img src="" width="720" height="480"> Goldie Opening The Blind Woman ... More >>

Pōneke Celebrates Te Reo Māori With An Exciting New Festival

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 2:57 pm | Wellington City Council

A partnership between Wellington City Council, Taranaki Whānui and Ngāti Toa Rangatira is bringing a fantastic new festival of events, activities, and exhibitions to Pōneke to coincide with September’s nationwide Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori celebrations. Te ... More >>

Best Laughs, Best Mayo, Best Night!

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 2:55 pm | Best Foods

“I can’t remember the last time I laughed so consistently for an hour,” is what was overheard after The Comedy Mixtape, curated and MC’d by Pax Assadi, and headlined by the self-proclaimed “humble king of comedy” Tofiga Fepulea’i, ... More >>

New Museum Partnership Supports Contemporary Māori Craft

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 2:48 pm | Whanganui Regional Museum

By Karen Hughes The Whanganui Regional Museum is delighted to be announced as the newest fund partner of the Blumhardt Fund. The fund is awarded by the Blumhardt Foundation, to support New Zealand public art galleries and museums in their acquisition of work ... More >>

Rodger Fox Big Band Draws Inspiration From Hone Tuwhare’s Poetry

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 12:50 pm | Rodger Fox Big Band

The latest recording by The Rodger Fox Big Band , The Rodger Fox Big Band plays Hone Tuwhare , pays homage to and is inspired by the poetry of the late Hone Tuwhare, 1922-2008. With the blessing of Hone Tuwhare’s son Rob Tuwhare and the Hone Tuwhare ... More >>

Exhibition Sheds Light On Lives Of People With Disabilities

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 11:40 am | IHC New Zealand

A multimedia exhibition showcasing the dreams, the talents and often the loneliness of people with intellectual disabilities opens on Saturday 13 August at Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato in Hamilton. Developed and toured by IHC New Zealand, Take ... More >>

Shaping The Human Mind Is Enslavement

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 11:27 am | Martin LeFevre - Meditations

The land is bone dry, and cobwebs cover the bushes along the creek. California normally goes months without rain in the summer, but like many other places on earth now, a deep drought has set in. However a swallowtail butterfly flutters about for the ... More >>

Rodger Fox Big Band Draws Inspiration From Hone Tuwhare’s Poetry

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 9:36 am | Rodger Fox Big Band

The latest recording by The Rodger Fox Big Band , The Rodger Fox Big Band plays Hone Tuwhare , pays homage to and is inspired by the poetry of the late Hone Tuwhare, 1922-2008. With the blessing of Hone Tuwhare’s son Rob Tuwhare and the Hone Tuwhare ... More >>

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Share New Single 'Burning'

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 7:01 am | The Label

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs return continues with their newest single, ' Burning ,' a Andrew Wyatt -produced track that is dancefloor-bound and built over a piano loop inspired by The Four Seasons’ "Beggin," it captures Karen O engulfed in the tumult ... More >>

New Book On Pacific Peace

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 5:41 am | Left of the Equator Press

Peace Action: Struggles for a decolonised and demilitarised Oceania and East Asia , a new book edited by Wellington-based activist Valerie Morse will be launched on Friday, 12 August. It is the first book published by Left of the Equator Press. “This ... More >>

8th IWG World Conference On Women & Sport Marks ‘100 Days To Go’

Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 7:51 pm | Women in Sport Aotearoa

8th IWG World Conference on Women & Sport marks ‘100 days to go’ with more headline speaker announcements from Africa, Europe, the Americas and the Middle East -- Earlybird registration deadline closes 31 August 2022 -- Exhibition p ackages ... More >>

Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq And Holey Moley Golf Club Touch Down In Christchurch

Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 2:38 pm | Funlab

Funlab, the masterminds who transformed Auckland’s entertainment scene, are bringing their all-immersive fun-zones, Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq and Holey Moley Golf Club, down to Christchurch for their biggest and best funtainment space yet. Located ... More >>

Talented Young Duo Named As Pulse Training Partners

Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 1:46 pm | Central Pulse

Defender Courtney Elliott and shooter Khiarana Williams have prime opportunities to enhance their credentials after being named as Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse training partners for next year’s ANZ Premiership netball league. Elliott, 23, was a replacement ... More >>

New Research Confirms Cat Risk For Pekapeka

Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 12:20 pm | Department of Conservation

New research by Department of Conservation staff confirms what has long been suspected – feral and domestic cats are repeatedly hunting and eating New Zealand’s native bats/pekapeka. In a recently published research paper in the NZ Journal of Zoology, ... More >>

Get Wiggy To Support Kiwi Kids With Cancer This September

Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 11:43 am | Child Cancer Foundation

On Wednesday 8 September, thousands of Kiwis are supporting tamariki with cancer and their families by taking part in Wig Wednesday , a nationwide fundraiser for Child Cancer Foundation – will you join them? Every week in New Zealand, more than ... More >>

Get Wiggy To Support Kiwi Kids With Cancer This September

Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 11:33 am | Child Cancer Foundation

On Wednesday 8 September, thousands of Kiwis are supporting tamariki with cancer and their families by taking part in Wig Wednesday , a nationwide fundraiser for Child Cancer Foundation – will you join them? Every week in New Zealand, more than ... More >>

Waikato Race Ideal For International Build-up

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 5:40 pm | Bikesport NZ

Expect the cream of the crop to arrive in South Waikato this weekend for their final big dirt-biking blow-out before they head away to compete internationally. Round two of the 2022 Forestland Cross-country Series on Saturday will be an ideal shake-up ... More >>

New Whitebait Season Start Date

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 2:00 pm | Department of Conservation

Starting this year, the whitebait season will take place from 1 September to 30 October throughout New Zealand in an important step towards a sustainable whitebait fishery. The Chatham Islands are an exception to the new regulations and will retain ... More >>

Entries Now Open For Inaugural Hawke’s Bay Heritage Awards

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 12:21 pm | Hawke's Bay Heritage Awards

Today heralds the launch of the Hawke’s Bay Heritage Awards – a significant new programme designed to recognise and celebrate those whose talents and energies preserve our region’s cultural heritage. Entries open today, with the inaugural ... More >>

DMMF Awards For Waikato Singer And Auckland Pianist

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 12:10 pm | Dame Malvina Major Foundation

Mezzo soprano Katie Trigg and pianist Leon Chen are the latest recipients of Dame Malvina Major Foundation Arts Excellence Awards for the Auckland/Waikato region. Each has been awarded $5,000 towards further artistic training overseas. Dame Malvina ... More >>

A Golden Treasure Trove – The True Value Of Our Young Awardees

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 11:37 am | Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Gold Award ceremonies are occasions of great pride and joy as we gather to mark and to celebrate the achievements of young people who have undertaken the most testing and revealing of challenges. We showcase such inspiring rangatahi, hear about their ... More >>

Robb & Parry Seal Final Places In TAB NZ Darts Masters

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 11:03 am | TAB New Zealand Darts Masters

Ben Robb and Warren Parry sealed the final two spots at this month’s TAB New Zealand Darts Masters following last weekend's DPNZ ProTour double-header in Christchurch. Robb and Parry - who represented New Zealand at this year’s World Cup of Darts ... More >>

Third In Finland For Paddon And Kennard

Monday, 8 August 2022, 8:19 pm | Hyundai New Zealand Rally Team

Kiwi rally stars Hayden Paddon and John Kennard finished Rally Finland in fourth place in the WRC2 category, but the later disqualification of original winner Teemu Suninen elevated the pair to third place in the official results. Paddon was delighted ... More >>


Monday, 8 August 2022, 5:58 pm | National Waiata Maori Music Awards

The Waiata Māori Music Awards are looking forward to celebrating our Māori music for 2022. This year, the finalists are diverse in styles, covering many genres of waiata and from all areas of Aotearoa. The awards will be hosted in one of the original ... More >>

Applications Open For Funded International Study Through Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships

Monday, 8 August 2022, 2:48 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Applications for the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships, which offer Kiwis the chance to make a difference in their communities by travelling overseas to learn new skills, are now open. The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust provides New Zealanders ... More >>

First Ever DharmaFest Receives Full Community Support

Monday, 8 August 2022, 11:43 am | Hindu Youth New Zealand

New Zealand’s first ever DharmaFest , with the theme 'Vibhinnatāyām Ekatvam' - Unity in Diversity, was launched at the Mahatma Gandhi Centre in Auckland by Hindu Youth New Zealand (HYNZ) on Sunday, 7th August 2022. The event started at 10.00am ... More >>

Creative New Zealand Calling For Expressions Of Interest In Pasifika Visual-storytelling Programme

Monday, 8 August 2022, 11:33 am | Creative New Zealand

Creative New Zealand is thrilled to collaborate for the second time with globally renowned photojournalists from VII Academy to provide a world-class Pasifika photography programme. Applications are now open to Pasifika photographers – and this time, ... More >>

Maritime NZ Announces Safer Boating Funding

Monday, 8 August 2022, 11:04 am | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ has announced recipients of the annual Fuel Excise Duty (FED) funding for safer boating initiatives to help reduce fatalities and injuries. In total, 25 projects and initiatives around the country will share $863,000 worth of funding. ... More >>

Michael Hill International Violin Competition Announces New Triptych Of Beloved Classical Music Events

Monday, 8 August 2022, 10:42 am | Michael Hill International Violin Competition

There’s good news for the classical music sector today as two events initially adapted as COVID pivots will be added to the events calendar permanently, sitting alongside New Zealand’s most prestigious international music competition, the formerly ... More >>

NZ Turn The Tables On England To Win Bronze

Monday, 8 August 2022, 6:33 am | Netball New Zealand

8 August, 2022 Showing their resilience, New Zealand saved their best until last to clinch the bronze medal when delivering a clinical 55-48 win over England in the Commonwealth Games netball tournament in Birmingham. An improved start had New Zealand ... More >>

Tori Peeters Places Fifth In The Women's Javelin

Monday, 8 August 2022, 6:32 am | Athletics New Zealand

Tori places fifth to wrap up the Kiwi challenge in Birmingham New Zealand record-holder Tori Peeters, the last Kiwi athlete to compete inside a pulsating Alexandra Stadium at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, placed fifth in a high-class women’s ... More >>

Two Scoop Ice Cream Revealed As Shelley And Steve Ferguson On The Masked Singer NZ

Monday, 8 August 2022, 6:13 am | Discovery

7 August 2022 - The Masked Singer NZ is back and better than ever! The Block NZ: Redemption judge Shelley Ferguson and her multi-sport Olympian husband Steve Ferguson were unmasked on tonight’s episode, exclusive to Three and ThreeNow . The celebrity ... More >>

Julia Banks Hammer Silver To Climb Another Commonwealth Podium

Sunday, 7 August 2022, 7:14 pm | Athletics New Zealand

Julia Ratcliffe. Julia Ratcliffe lit up the penultimate day of action at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games banking hammer silver with a best of 69.63m to claim a third successive Commonwealth medal following silver in Glasgow 2014 and gold in Gold Coast ... More >>

Final Celebrity Treasure Island Castaways Revealed!

Sunday, 7 August 2022, 7:01 am | TVNZ

The final five castaways joining TVNZ 2’s Celebrity Treasure Island have been announced, with Eds Eramiha, Iyia Liu, Jesse Tuke, Dr Joel Rindelaub and Lynette Forday joining the impressive line-up of celebrities taking part in this year’s ... More >>

Sam And Keeley Set Dazzling PB’s To Earn Top Six Spots

Sunday, 7 August 2022, 6:28 am | Athletics New Zealand

The growing strength and depth of New Zealand athletics was clearly demonstrated as middle-distance star Sam Tanner and high jumper Keeley O’Hagan smashed their respective PB’s to earn top six finishes in their respective events. Sam enjoyed ... More >>

NZ To Play For Bronze After Losing To Jamaica

Sunday, 7 August 2022, 6:09 am | Netball New Zealand

6 August, 2022 New Zealand will play off for the bronze medal after being beaten 67-51 by a well-credentialled Jamaica in the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games netball tournament in Birmingham. Advancing to their first final at a pinnacle event, ... More >>

Whānau Mārama: NZ International Film Festival Announces Winners Of NZ’s Best Short Film Competition’s Jury Prizes

Sunday, 7 August 2022, 6:08 am | NZ International Film Festival

Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) announces the winners of its eleventh annual New Zealand’s Best short film competition’s jury-awarded prizes. The awards were presented live this evening ... More >>

New Zealand Bank Historic Shot One-two In Birmingham

Saturday, 6 August 2022, 12:11 pm | Athletics New Zealand

The rock stars of the shot put circle served up a heavy metal performance to remember as Tom Walsh and Jacko Gill secured the first one two for New Zealand in an athletics event for 60 years on a memorable night at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. ... More >>

Michelle Preston Wins WBA Oceania Title

Saturday, 6 August 2022, 6:09 am | Benjamin Watt

UK-born New Zealand boxer Michelle Preston wins her second WBA regional title against New Zealand-born Australian boxer Nicila Costello. The five-time World Kickboxing Champion, Michelle Preston, won her first WBA title in 2007 when she became the first ... More >>

‘Red Handed’ Artwork Wins $20,000 National Contemporary Art Award

Saturday, 6 August 2022, 5:37 am | Hamilton City Council

05 August Multimedia artist Emma Hercus has won the prestigious $20,000 National Contemporary Art Award for a “majestically layered” assemblage work titled Red handed . The winning work was selected by Reuben Paterson, one of the country’s ... More >>

Downer Plays On With The Masters Games

Friday, 5 August 2022, 2:18 pm | Masters Games

Downer New Zealand has officially signed on again as the principal sponsor of the 2023 Downer New Zealand Masters Games in Whanganui, the largest and longest-running Masters multi-sport festival in New Zealand. The 34th annual Games will be hosted ... More >>

Steel Blue Partners With Sweet Louise To Support Kiwis With Incurable Breast Cancer

Friday, 5 August 2022, 12:34 pm | Steel Blue

Leading safety boot manufacturer, Steel Blue, has partnered with breast cancer support organisation, Sweet Louise, and from 1 August 2022 will be donating $10 for every pair of pink ladies fit boots sold in New Zealand. Mirroring its partnership with ... More >>

Applications Open To Arts Access Aotearoa’s Fellowships

Friday, 5 August 2022, 12:14 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

Applications to Arts Access Aotearoa’s inaugural Ngā Toi Rangatira o Aotearoa Arts Access Fellowships 2022 have opened. The fellowships will give the recipients financial support to create or develop an arts project or new work. The four fellowships, ... More >>

NZ To Play Jamaica In Commonwealth Games Semis

Friday, 5 August 2022, 10:23 am | Netball New Zealand

New Zealand will meet a high-flying Jamaica in the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games netball tournament after falling 54-44 to defending champions England in their final pool match in Birmingham. Jamaica proved their credentials with a ground-breaking ... More >>

Portia Once Again Sets Landmark Achievement

Friday, 5 August 2022, 10:21 am | Athletics New Zealand

Portia Bing created a slice of history by becoming the first Kiwi woman in Commonwealth Games history to advance to the final of the women’s 400m hurdles with an assured display on the bright blue track in Birmingham. The 29-year-old Aucklander, who last ... More >>



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