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I, Portrait - Aussie Erotic-Thriller!

Friday, 5 March 2021, 6:49 pm | Bounty Films

Bounty Films has acquired the global VOD right to the erotic-thriller, I, Portrait . It's now available on North American digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms and in the rest of the world via Google Play, Youtube Movies and Prime ... More >>

Lockdown Brings Increased Interest In International Coin Auction

Friday, 5 March 2021, 5:52 pm | Mowbray Collectables

Lot 201 Ancient Rome, Denarius, Brutus. There has been strong interest in the international numismatic auction planned for Friday March 12 in Central Wellington. From a midday start, there will be more than 600 lots to auction, with participants bidding both ... More >>

'To The Island' Tour Now To Commence On 10 March With Rescheduled Tour Dates

Friday, 5 March 2021, 5:17 pm | Live Nation Entertainment

CROWDED HOUSE are amped up and raring to kick off their twelve-date national “To the Island” tour this month - one of the most extensive band tours to be confirmed for 2021. With the just announced roll back of government restrictions around mass ... More >>

Crowd To Be Allowed For Final Constellation Cup Test In Christchurch

Friday, 5 March 2021, 5:02 pm | Netball New Zealand

All crowd restrictions will be lifted for Sunday’s final Test between the Silver Ferns and Australian Diamonds in Christchurch. The news comes after this afternoon’s announcement from the government that areas outside Auckland will drop to COVID-19 ... More >>

Nathan Fa’avae & Richie Mccaw Jockey For Pole Position On Rotorua’s Iconic Lakes As Day One Godzone Unfolds

Friday, 5 March 2021, 4:59 pm | 100 Percent Pure Racing

Nathan Fa'ave & Sophie Hart on Lake Rotoiti. He is a world-class paddler. His team are six-time world champion adventure racers, so it's no surprise that Nathan Fa’avae and team Avaya are pushing former All Black captain Richie McCaw and his ... More >>

The Global Premiere Of Rain Beau's End Launching With A Live Q&a With The Cast And Crew On International Women's Day

Friday, 5 March 2021, 4:58 pm | Lesflicks

Directed by Tracy Wren Written by Jennifer Cooney Original story by Joe Orlandino Starring Janelle Snow ( Exodus, Chicago Med ), Amanda Powell ( Utopia, The Red Line ), Ed Asner ( Cobra Cai, Dead to Me, UP ), Sean Young ( Blade Runner 2049 ), Christian ... More >>

Racing To Start On Wednesday March 10th Under Level 2

Friday, 5 March 2021, 4:48 pm | America's Cup

The highly anticipated Race 1 of the 36th America’s Cup Match will start shortly after 4 pm (NZT) on Wednesday 10th March after the Government announced a reduction in alert levels today. Under COVID-19 Alert Level 2 or 1 , the race schedule will ... More >>

New Poetry Collection Explores Mixed-race Experience

Friday, 5 March 2021, 4:41 pm | Seraph Press

Magnolia , the new poetry collection by Wellington writer Nina Mingya Powles (27), has now been shortlisted for the Mary and Peter Biggs Award for Poetry as part of the Ockham NZ Book Awards. Last year it was shortlisted for the UK’s prestigious ... More >>

National Shearing Circuit Resurrected After Golden Shears Cancellation

Friday, 5 March 2021, 3:38 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The national multibreeds shearing circuit finals, which looked to have become a non-event this year amid the cancellation of the Golden Shears in Masterton, will now be held at the New Zealand Shears in Te Kuiti next month. The move was announced ... More >>

The Best Medicine – Three Local Comedy Productions Set To Bring Laughter To Aotearoa Audiences

Friday, 5 March 2021, 2:04 pm | NZ On Air

NZ On Air has backed one new feature film and two returning comedy projects to bring more crack-up content to the nation in 2021. Up to $1.2m has been invested in three productions, showcasing the best and brightest of Aotearoa’s comedic talent to ... More >>

Not Long To Grow!

Friday, 5 March 2021, 12:24 pm | Grow O Tautahi

Set-up starts today (Friday 5 March 2021) in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens as the city gets ready to host the first-ever, free Grow Ōtautahi festival. Fences are going up on-site and exhibitors will start to arrive over coming days to get ... More >>

NZ Pop Duo LAIIKA Release Second Single 'Any Way You Want It'

Friday, 5 March 2021, 7:58 am | The Label

LAIIKA - pic credit Maya Simon "New Zealand have a new pop duo on the scene that are going to melt your hearts and have you ready to dance under fluorescent lights." - Consisting of best friends Grace Moller and Heidi ... More >>

Devaneio Creates Psychedelic Mirage In New Clip

Friday, 5 March 2021, 7:16 am | Devaneio

It is not blues, it is not metal, it is a musical mirage. The band called Devaneio (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil) released a new music video and single called “Miragem”, in portuguese. With a special participation by Alexandre Garnizé (Faces do Subúrbio, ... More >>

Madagascar – The Musical: Move It! Move It! This Winter

Friday, 5 March 2021, 6:43 am | Skip

Auckland | Wellington | Christchurch Move it! Move it! THIS WINTER AUCKLAND - STAND BY FOR DETAILS WELLINGTON, OPERA HOUSE 5 - 15 August CHRISTCHURCH, ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL 18 - 22 August www. Tickets from $39.90 on sale ... More >>

New Zealand Teams Up With Rod Stewart To Send Message Of Unity To The World At The 36th America’s Cup In Auckland

Friday, 5 March 2021, 6:24 am | 100 Percent Pure New Zealand

In an act of unity and support, 100% Pure New Zealand has invited rock music icon, Rod Stewart to surprise America's Cup teams with a "dock out" serenade of his hit song, Sailing. Rock the Dock will see Sir Rod Stewart perform a powerful ... More >>

SOL3 MIO - New Rescheduled North Island Dates

Friday, 5 March 2021, 6:19 am | 818 Entertainment

With the recent change in COVID-19 Alert Levels in New Zealand, the upcoming SOL3 MIO shows in New Plymouth, Wanganui, Wellington, Palmerston North and Hamilton had to be rescheduled, joining the already rescheduled Napier performance. However, Endeavour ... More >>

New NIERDC Endurance Dates Announced

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 5:52 pm | NIERDC

“With Covid lock-downs rearing their head again and forcing the postponement of the Summer Series Championship at Hampton Downs this weekend, the ramification of the delay to the Speedworks Championship summer series will have negative number ... More >>

Eye On Nature Photo Compeition

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 4:54 pm | The Beautification Trust

The Beautification Trust are thrilled to announce the 2021 Eye on Nature Photo Competition. The Trust would like to thank Manukau Institute of Technology who have sponsored a new Samsung Galaxy Tablet as the prize for one lucky nature lover! Photo Comp 2020 ... More >>

Rotorua Mayor Offers Warm Welcome To Godzone As Course Revealed To Competitors

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 3:37 pm | 100 Percent Pure Racing

ROTORUA MAYOR OFFERS WARM WELCOME TO GODZONE AS COURSE REVEALED TO COMPETITORS Key Quotes “GODZone is all about adversity - knowing it, taking it on, and beating it,” said Rotorua Mayor Chadwick. “My team has not spent that much time together, ... More >>

Māpura Studios Goes National With Online Creative Programme - MOA

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 1:59 pm | Mapura Studios

Following the success of its online classes held during lockdown last year, Māpura Studios is extending its creative programmes throughout New Zealand with MOA, Māpura Online Artists. When New Zealand went into Alert Level 4 last year, Māpura acted ... More >>

Soul Sessions - The New Series Reaching Diverse NZ Audiences

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 1:12 pm | ecg

It’s a landmark occasion for Broadcasters TP+, Rhema Media Network, Pasifika TV and Oriana TV, who have joined together to support the local made production ‘Soul Sessions’ , supported by NZ on Air. ‘Soul Sessions’ is an exploration into ... More >>

Amazon Prime Video Releases First Look Trailer For Without Remorse - Michael B. Jordan

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 12:42 pm | AMAZON PRIME VIDEO NZ

Amazon Prime Video has released the first look trailer for Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, starring Michael B.Jordan and premiering on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, 30 April 2021. · An elite Navy SEAL uncovers an international conspiracy while seeking ... More >>

Estère Announces Rescheduled Archetypes Tour Dates!

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 12:30 pm | Susie Says

After two snap Level 3's caused a great tour-date reshuffle, Estère is happy/excited/relieved to announce new tour dates for March/April/May! Tickets on sale now from   March:26.03 Paisley Stage, Napier27.03 Splore (ALL AGES)28.03 *Jam Factory, ... More >>

Cancellation Of TSB New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships A “Heart-breaking” But Necessary Decision

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 12:04 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Last night, Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) made the “heart-breaking” decision to cancel the 2021 TSB New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships (TSB Nationals) due to COVID-19 Alert Level uncertainty. The event was set to take place at Ōhope ... More >>

AAF 2021 Shows Status Update

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 11:11 am | Auckland Arts Festival

Auckland Arts Festival/Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki (AAF) sends aroha to our whānau across Tāmaki Makaurau at Alert Level 3 and the rest of Aotearoa at Alert Level 2. We hope you are all staying safe, staying home and following government guidelines ... More >>

Booksellers Aotearoa New Zealand Join The Family Of Sponsors Of The Ockham New Zealand Book Awards

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 10:02 am | Booksellers Aotearoa

Booksellers Aotearoa New Zealand have always been strong supporters of the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards and are delighted to have cemented that support of these significant awards by signing a five-year agreement to sponsor the Booksellers Aotearoa ... More >>

Muroki Announced As March Artist For Live Nation And Vodafone’s Ones To Watch

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 9:21 am | Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation and Vodafone New Zealand have announced soulful up-and-comer Muroki as the March featured artist for their ONES TO WATCH program. Muroki becomes the latest artist in the program after launching in late 2020 as a platform for Kiwi ... More >>

The Latest Issue Of Thrive Asks 'Is Jacinda Ok?'

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 8:46 am | Thrive

Nearly one year on from New Zealand recording its first case of COVID-19 and just days before Auckland was thrown into another snap lockdown, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sat down with Wendyl Nissen, Editor of Thrive , to discuss how she has coped ... More >>

Girl In Red Announces Her Eagerly Anticipated Debut Album 'If I Could Make It Go Quiet'

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 8:18 am | NikNak Media

Fresh from landing in the BBC Sound of 2021 list , alongside hyped backing from the likes of NME, The New York Times, Vogue, Dazed, DIY and more, today girl in red has announced details of her long-awaited, debut album if i could make it go quiet ... More >>

Silver Ferns Downed 45-36 By Australian Diamonds In Second Test

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 6:59 am | Netball New Zealand

3 March, 2021 The outcome of the Constellation Cup was left hanging in the balance when Australia levelled the series after posting a 45-36 win over the Silver Ferns in Christchurch on Wednesday. Desperate to get their hands on the silverware after ... More >>

Modified Jennian Homes New Zealand Track And Field Championships To Be Held

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 5:34 pm | Athletics New Zealand

Athletics New Zealand is pleased to confirm a modified version of the Jennian Homes New Zealand Track and Field Championships will take place over two days in Hawke’s Bay on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 March, featuring U-20 and senior athletes but unfortunately ... More >>

Carnivorous Plant Society AOTNZ Tour 27 Mar - 25 April

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 2:27 pm | Arts on Tour New Zealand

Carnivorous Plant Society are back! Allow New Zealand’s favourite psychedelic jazz band to take you on a journey from the streets of Mexico City to the mountains of Asia then straight to the depths of hell! More >>

Stunning Reimagining Of Janet Frame’s Preeminent Novel To Tour South Island

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 12:00 pm | Red Leap Theatre

Red Leap Theatre presents OWLS DO CRY Directed by Malia Johnston Janet Frame’s landmark novel was brought to life on stage in 2019 by the iconic theatre company Red Leap . Filled with fierce heart and visual splendour, Red Leap’s Owls Do Cry ... More >>

BACKSTREET BOYSDNA World Tour – Australia And New Zealand Shows Rescheduled To 2022

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 11:26 am | Live Nation Entertainment

  Wednesday, March 3 – One of the best-selling acts of all time, the BACKSTREET BOYS have announced the Australia and New Zealand legs of their DNA World Tour has been forced to be rescheduled to March 2022 due to ongoing restrictions ... More >>

Amazon Prime Video Announce New Season Of Fashion Show, Making The Cut

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 10:46 am | AMAZON PRIME VIDEO NZ

Wednesday 3 March, 2021 - New designers. Same great style. Making the Cut is once again on a mission to find the next great global fashion brand. Amazon Studios announced today that it has ordered a second season of Making the Cut , the fashion competition ... More >>

Harraways And Whānau Āwhina Plunket Supporting Homegrown Heroes

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 10:33 am | Joint Press Release

Harraways and Whānau Āwhina Plunket have a lot in common. Both ‘homegrown’, heritage brands were founded in Otago over a century ago and they collectively strive to support Kiwis’ wellbeing. To celebrate their partnership, Harraways and Whānau ... More >>

RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under Welcomes Rhys Nicholson To The Judging Panel!

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 7:13 am | TVNZ

Award-winning Australian comedian Rhys Nicholson will join host RuPaul and Michelle Visage on the judges’ panel of RuPaul’s’ Drag Race Down Under when it comes to TVNZ OnDemand later this year. The popular comedian is no stranger to our shores, ... More >>

Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Finalists Reveal A Shift In New Zealand Writing And Publishing

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 7:01 am | Ockham Book Awards

The shortlist for the 2021 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, released today, is a dazzling reflection of the robust, innovative literature scene of Aotearoa New Zealand, revealing a deeper engagement with our culturally diverse society. In the Fiction ... More >>

Silver Ferns Defeat Australian Diamonds 49-44 In Opening Test

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 6:38 am | Netball New Zealand

2 March, 2021 Captain Ameliaranne Ekenasio kept her 100 percent winning record intact as the Silver Ferns delivered a well-crafted 49-44 win over Australia in the opening Constellation Cup match in Christchurch on Tuesday. Played in front of an almost ... More >>

Court Theatre Adding Two Shows To Accommodate Covid Bookings

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 4:06 pm | Court Theatre

The Court Theatre is adding two matinee performances of its current play Winding Up in an effort to accommodate patrons under Alert Level 2. The play, featuring well-known actors Mark Hadlow and Darien Takle, was close be being sold out when the Alert levels ... More >>

Nutri-grain Ironman New Zealand To Move To New Date

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 1:32 pm | Kellogg's Nutri Grain Ironman NZ

Organisers of Nutri-Grain IRONMAN New Zealand have today confirmed that the event will now take place on Saturday 27 March. Under the New Zealand Government’s COVID-19 Alert Level 2, events of more than 100 people cannot take place, meaning that Nutri-Grain ... More >>

Vale Michael Solomon Gudinski | 22 August 1952 - 02 March 2021

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 1:20 pm | Mushroom Group

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Michael Gudinski AM overnight. The much-loved Australian music legend died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Melbourne, Australia. Michael Gudinski was a key figure in shaping the ... More >>

New Zealand’s Eight Best Road Trip Pit Stops

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 11:58 am | Budget Car Rental New Zealand

New Zealand has always been home to keen road trippers but now, with international boarders closed, more people than ever before are hitting the road at every opportunity to discover the best their country has to offer. But as Kiwis flock to the nation’s ... More >>

Kiwibank New Zealander Of The Year Awards ­– Ngā Tohu Pou Kōhure O Aotearoa Finalists Announced For Six Categories

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 11:36 am | Kiwi Bank New Zealander of the Year Award

If there was ever a time to celebrate what connects New Zealanders – our people – it’s now. The New Zealander of the Year Awards Office is pleased to announce the 18 finalists being considered in six categories for the 2021 Kiwibank New Zealander ... More >>

Land Rover Horse Of The Year Show Cancelled Due To Covid19

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 9:56 am | Horse Of The Year

Last night, Land Rover Horse of the Year Board of Directors announced the show that costs over $2m to stage would not be going ahead for 2021. Land Rover Horse of the Year is New Zealand’s premier equestrian event showcase, and the largest of its ... More >>

AAF 2021 Shows Status Update

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 9:26 am | Auckland Arts Festival

Some AAF shows due to take place between 4-7 March have been cancelled. These are: TAKU TAU KAHURANGI: AN AOTEAROA LOVE STORY featuring RIA HALL (4 MARCH) JULIA DEANS (6 MARCH) GITBOX REBELLION – WARKWORTH SHOW (7 MARCH - we are encouraging ticketholders ... More >>

Europe’s Largest Winter Music Festival Joins Forces With Rhythm & Alps To Announce Snowboxx NZ 2021

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 8:59 am | Snowboxx

Europe’s biggest winter music festival, Snowboxx has today announced an avalanche of Aotearoa artists for the first-ever New Zealand edition. Taking place in collaboration with Rhythm & Alps this September 7 - 14, the week-long slopeside party at ... More >>

New Research Reveals One In Three Kiwi Women Drop Out Of Team Sport Before Their 17th Birthday.

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 8:55 am | Pantene

New research released by New Zealand’s #1 haircare brand, Pantene, has revealed that one in three Kiwi women (33%) stop playing team sports by the age of 17, with almost half (49%) ditching sports by age 20. More >>

Wanaka Food Adventure Business Launches To Showcase Local Food Producers

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 8:40 am | Forage and Feast

A new Wānaka-based business launches this week (March 6) showcasing the local food producers, growers, artisans and farmers in the Central Otago region, by providing immersive culinary adventures for locals and visitors. Forage & Feast Food ... More >>

Golden Globe® Awards Winners

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 6:36 am | AMAZON PRIME VIDEO NZ

01 March 2021 Amazon Prime Video are thrilled to congratulate the following winners from today’s Golden Globe® Awards including Jodie Foster who was named Best Supporting Actress for The Mauritanian, Rosamund Pike for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, ... More >>

Leading NZ Cross-Country Riders Reveal Themselves

Monday, 1 March 2021, 6:44 pm | Bikesport NZ

The senior podium at round one of the 2021 New Zealand Cross-country Championships near Marton on Sunday was (from left) Palmerston North's Paul Whibley (2nd), Napier's Tommy Watts (1st) and Napier's Reece Lister (3rd). Photo by Andy McGechan, ... More >>

Postponement: 'Women You Can Bank On' - Dunedin

Monday, 1 March 2021, 6:16 pm | Women in Sport

We are disappointed to announce that, due to the latest COVID-19 restrictions in across Aotearoa New Zealand, that came into effect for seven days from 6am, Sunday 28 February 2021... the 5th annual ‘Women You Can Bank On’ event in Dunedin, More >>

Outstanding Competition At Oceans ’21 Despite “Super Sunday” Cancellation

Monday, 1 March 2021, 2:54 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Organisers are praising the “fantastic spirit” and performance of more than 850 competitors at this year’s Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) Oceans ’21 event in Mt Maunganui, despite Covid-19 level changes forcing a cancellation of the ... More >>

Antique & Classic Boat Show Plans For One Day Event

Monday, 1 March 2021, 12:46 pm | Antique and Classic Boat Show

  The action for this weekend’s NZ Antique and Classic Boat Show at Lake Rototiti will be concentrated on Sunday March 7, if there is a shift to Covid level 1 by then, as currently predicted. Organiser Pete Rainey says at this stage the intention ... More >>

Hari With The Maori Sidesteps – On Maori Television!

Monday, 1 March 2021, 11:52 am | Maori TV

Variety show HARI WITH THE MAORI SIDESTEPS premieres its classic Maori showband style of comedy on Maori Television this Wednesday 3 March 2021 at 8.00 PM. Cohen Holloway (Ngati Toa Rangatira), Jamie McCaskill (Ngati Tamatera), Regan Taylor (Ngati ... More >>

Dr Michelle Dickinson Launches 2nd Season Of Show To Help Inspire Kiwi Families To Learn The Science Of Eating Healthy

Monday, 1 March 2021, 11:41 am | Nanogirl

New Zealand has the third highest adult obesity rate in the OECD, and our rates continue to increase. One in ten children are currently obese in New Zealand and research shows that children struggling with obesity are more likely to suffer health ... More >>

Constellation Cup Series To Be Played In Christchurch

Monday, 1 March 2021, 10:55 am | Netball New Zealand

Netball New Zealand (NNZ) has confirmed the Constellation Cup series between the Silver Ferns and Australian Diamonds will go ahead with all four Tests played in Christchurch, closed to the general public.  The Silver Ferns and Diamonds ... More >>

Paakiwaha Promo Monday 1st March 2021

Monday, 1 March 2021, 10:48 am | Radio Waatea

Paakiwaha is an exciting weekly current affairs programme from a Māori perspective. Paakiwaha is hosted today by Dale Husband and broadcast by Radio Waatea with funding from New Zealand on Air. On today’s show: Dr Rawiri Jansen confronts the possibility ... More >>

NZSBK And Motofest At Hampton Downs Postponed

Monday, 1 March 2021, 10:20 am | Bikesport NZ

It will still possibly be the biggest motorcycling event on the 2021 calendar, but we're now just going to have to wait a little longer for it to happen. Poised to mark its fourth anniversary at the popular north Waikato race track this coming weekend ... More >>

NZSO Postpones Six Concerts Due To Covid-19 Restrictions

Monday, 1 March 2021, 9:42 am | NZSO

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Te Tira Pūoro o Aotearoa has postponed the first leg of its South Island tour 4-7 March due to the change in Covid-19 alert levels. The public concerts postponed are The Soldier’s Tale in Wanaka (4 March), Dunedin ... More >>



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