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Indian Ink Kicks Off 2022 National Tour With Double Bill At Auckland's Q Theatre

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 11:38 am | Elephant Publicity

To mark their impressive 25-year milestone Indian Ink Theatre Company kicks off its five-centre national tour at Auckland’s Q Theatre on June 9. This first tour stop in Auckland offers fans of Indian Ink the wonderful chance to experience a full ... More >>

Hamilton Couple Claim $9 Million Powerball Prize

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 11:34 am | Lotto New Zealand

A Hamilton couple spent their Sunday grinning at each other, after finding out they were New Zealand’s newest Powerball multi-millionaires. The couple, who wish to remain anonymous, scored themselves the life-changing $9 million jackpot on Saturday, ... More >>

Viva Expeditions Joins Flight Centre’s Independent Model Within The Travel Managers Group

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 11:27 am | Flight Centre

Travel Managers Group (TMG) is pleased to be welcoming Viva Expeditions to its ever-expanding independent agency network. A specialist in bespoke luxury Antarctic and Arctic cruising as well as South American and New Zealand inbound tours, Viva’s trips are intimate, ... More >>

Entertainment Industry Experts Form New Creative Representation Agency

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 11:24 am | Frank Management

Mike Minogue, Naomi Ferry, and Tim Foley have launched ‘ Frank Management ’, a new creative talent agency in Aotearoa. The highly experienced team aim to fill gaps they see across the industry, by offering an alternative for all creatives seeking ... More >>

It's Not Just Monkey Business For 'The Adults Are Talking'

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 11:12 am | Squash Co Arts

Coming off a successful Wellington 2022 Fringe Festival season, up-and-coming Wellington based theatre company, Squash Co Arts, is set to take stage with their latest work The Adults Are Talking. The Adults Are Talking will run a five-night season 7-11 ... More >>

PACIFICA THE MUSICAL -- World Premiere Season Announced For The Civic, Auckland

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 6:01 am | Sandra Roberts

Extraordinary original musical featuring some of the biggest pop songs of our time from artists including Hinewehi Mohi, Annie Crummer, Sola Rosa, Che Fu, Anika Moa, Hollie Smith, King Kapesi, Nesian Mystik, Brooke Fraser, P-Money, Stan Walker and ... More >>

Dancing With The Stars NZ Week Five Results

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 5:51 am | Discovery

23 May 2022 - Week five of Dancing with the Stars NZ is complete and Kerre Woodham is the fifth celebrity to be eliminated from the shiny dance floor competition. The sparkling new series premieres exclusively on Three and ThreeNow, with live episodes ... More >>

Te Wānanga O Raukawa Pulse Defeated Trident Homes Tactix 62-49 In Wellington

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 5:44 am | ANZ Premiership

23 May, 2022  Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse continued their march towards the ANZ Premiership Finals Series, with a composed display across the court to defeat the Tactix 62-49 in Wellington. While the Tactix had bursts of intensity, the Pulse ... More >>

National Youth Jazz Competition Keeps On Growing

Monday, 23 May 2022, 4:50 pm | Youth Jazz Competition

The 44th National Youth Jazz Competition is set to be the biggest yet says National Youth Jazz Competition Manager Liam Ryan. “It was difficult to postpone the event at Easter due to Covid-19 but the silver lining has been the increased number of ... More >>

Japan Festival Wellington

Monday, 23 May 2022, 4:48 pm | Embassy of Japan

Mark your calendars! The seventh Japan Festival Wellington will be held on June 18, 2022 at the TSB Arena and Shed Six on Wellington’s vibrant waterfront. “We’re putting all our efforts into delivering a stunning event for the whole family,” ... More >>

New Date For National Jazz Festival

Monday, 23 May 2022, 4:48 pm | National Jazz Festival

The National Jazz Festival held annually at Easter for 58 years was postponed for the first time in 2022 until June. Tauranga Jazz Society President Jeff Baker says the Society is looking forward positively to the Festival being hosted at this new ... More >>

Māori Moving Image Ki Te Puna O Waiwhetū

Monday, 23 May 2022, 4:43 pm | Christchurch Art Gallery

Jamie Berry A.E.I.O.U (Akona Te Reo) 2021. Single-channel karaoke video; 3 min, 58 sec. Written and performed by Moana and the Moahunters. Courtesy of the artist, Moana Maniapoto and Blackpearl Ltd. The newest exhibition at Christchurch Art Gallery ... More >>

SOUNZ Announces Moana Pacific Musics Specialist

Monday, 23 May 2022, 4:12 pm | SOUNZ

SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music | Toi te Arapūoru is delighted to announce the appointment of Tau’ili’ili Alpha Maiava as the Moana Pacific Musics Specialist | Kaiārahi, Ngā Puoro o Te Moananui-a-Kiwa. Tau’ili’ili Alpha Maiava has been ... More >>

Mark Menzies Joins Manukau Symphony Orchestra For Brahms Violin Concerto

Monday, 23 May 2022, 4:09 pm | Manukau Symphony Orchestra

The Manukau Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is excited to be performing their first concert for 2022, showcasing virtuoso violinist Mark Menzies playing the Brahms Violin Concerto, on Sunday 29 May, at 5pm at the Vodafone Events Centre. Performing with the MSO for ... More >>

George Thorogood & The Destroyers Return to NZ In October

Monday, 23 May 2022, 4:04 pm | Live Nation

Celebrating an incredible 40 years of ‘Bad To The Bone’ this September, iconic rock legends GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS have announced their return to New Zealand in October for a national tour. Tickets for all shows go on sale at ... More >>

The Forgotten Art Of NZ Screen Composing

Monday, 23 May 2022, 1:14 pm | Marshall Smith

By Marshall Smith , composer and co-chair of the Screen Music and Sound Guild The aim of NZ Music Month is to shine a light on the importance of music in our lives – and the Kiwis who create it. Yet there is one sector often missed – screen ... More >>

Digital Dimension Sure To Delight At New Portrait Exhibition

Monday, 23 May 2022, 11:42 am | National Library Of New Zealand

An innovative digital dimension to one of the most significant photographic collections in Aotearoa New Zealand will feature in a new exhibition at the National Library in Wellington. Between skin & shirt: The photographic portraits of William ... More >>

Taiao Theme For Film Festival

Monday, 23 May 2022, 6:49 am | Wairoa Maori Film Festival

The theme for this year's Wairoa Maori Film Festival is "Taiao" meaning Environment. "The world currently faces huge environmental challenges, and it is in the wisdom of the Ancients - our own Maori ancestors, that a new pathway can ... More >>

Robinhood Stars Defeated MG Northern Mystics 59-38 In Auckland

Sunday, 22 May 2022, 5:38 pm | Netball NZ

In a performance to savour, the Robinhood Stars delivered a masterclass with a sizzling 59-38 win over defending champions the MG Mystics in Auckland on Sunday. The Stars clinically dismantled the top-of-the-table Mystics with a decisive and dominant 21-goal ... More >>

Stars Men Soar To Victory Over Mystics Men In Thrilling Encounter

Sunday, 22 May 2022, 5:36 pm | Robinhood Stars

The Stars Men have sealed an edge of the seat win over the Mystics Men, 44-43, in a highly entertaining rematch in front of a vocal crowd at Pulman Arena on Sunday. Broadcast live on Sky Sport and streamed internationally, the match sees the ledger ... More >>

Final Batch Of Masterchef NZ Contestants Revealed!

Sunday, 22 May 2022, 7:06 am | Discovery

Meet our final nine contestants.... 22 May 2022 - Warner Bros. Discovery is delighted to announce the third and final batch of contestants competing to become New Zealand’s MasterChef 2022 in stunning Queenstown. Meet these these final nine: Jason Wade, ... More >>

Te Wānanga O Raukawa Pulse Defeated Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel 59-49 In Invercargill

Saturday, 21 May 2022, 7:04 pm | ANZ Premiership

21 May, 2022 Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse firmed up their prospects of making the Finals Series with a clinical 59-49 win over the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel in Invercargill on Saturday. With dramatic outcomes in the two previous matches between ... More >>

Trident Homes Tactix Defeated MG Northern Mystics 54-49 In Auckland

Saturday, 21 May 2022, 5:16 pm | Netball New Zealand

Desperate for a win, the Trident Homes Tactix did just that when delivering their best game of the season to outclass the top-of-the table MG Mystics 54-49 in Auckland on Saturday. With the odds stacked against them, the Tactix kept their slim homes ... More >>

Technology Enabled Learning The Focus Of New Food And Fibre Sector Website

Saturday, 21 May 2022, 5:13 pm | Food and Fibre CoVE

A new website,, is providing technology-enabled learning resources and information to educators and providers in farming, forestry, horticulture and fishing, but is also a valuable tool to those of other disciplines as well. A ... More >>

‘Relief’ As Start Of Last Year’s Postponed Targa NZ Event Now Just Days Away

Friday, 20 May 2022, 7:19 pm | Ultimate Rally Group

“Relief,” is the emotion Ultimate Rally Group owner and event director Peter Martin says he is feeling the most right now as he counts down the days, hours & minutes until the official start - at 7.00am next Wednesday, May 25 th in New Plymouth ... More >>

Australian Star Heads To Hamilton For Toyota Gazoo Racing ProKart Series

Friday, 20 May 2022, 5:05 pm | KartSport New Zealand

Josh File in action. Credit: Pace Images New Zealand’s leading karters will test themselves against top competition from across the Tasman in the third round of the Toyota Gazoo Racing New Zealand ProKart Series at KartSport Hamilton’s Porter Group ... More >>

Kāpiti Food Fair 2022 Enters Top Shop Award

Friday, 20 May 2022, 5:04 pm | Kapiti Food Fair

We are excited to announce the Kāpiti Food Fair has entered the 2022 Top Shop Award. We would LOVE everyone in Kāpiti to vote for us. “Our customer experience is all about GOOD friends, GOOD times and GOOD food,” says Helene Judge, Co-owner of the ... More >>

Shifting Grounds Wins The 2022 Ernest Scott Prize

Friday, 20 May 2022, 5:02 pm | Bridget Williams Books

Lucy Mackintosh’s acclaimed book, Shifting Grounds: Deep Histories of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland , was last night jointly awarded the 2022 Ernest Scott Prize for History. The prestigious prize is awarded annually to the most distinguished written ... More >>

Documentary Highlights BoI Connection With Ship And Canadian Rebels

Friday, 20 May 2022, 2:37 pm | Heritage New Zealand

A documentary telling the story of the fate of 140 Canadian patriots, who rebelled against British rule in Canada, and their connection to one of New Zealand’s best-known shipwrecks will screen at Kerikeri next month. Land of a Thousand Sorrows Revisited ... More >>

Australian Star Heads To Hamilton For Toyota Gazoo Racing ProKart Series

Friday, 20 May 2022, 12:05 pm | KartSport

New Zealand’s leading karters will test themselves against top competition from across the Tasman in the third round of the Toyota Gazoo Racing New Zealand ProKart Series at KartSport Hamilton’s Porter Group Park track this weekend. With the covid ... More >>

NZ International Film Festival Adds Isaac Theatre Royal & Announces Regional Dates

Friday, 20 May 2022, 11:42 am | New Zealand Interntional Film Festival

NZIFF 2022 will now celebrate the city’s Opening Night Gala in Christchurch’s majestic Isaac Theatre Royal on Friday 5 August, following openings in Auckland at The Civic on Thursday 28 July and at The Embassy Theatre in Wellington on Thursday ... More >>

Shudder Acquires Official Fantasia Festival Selection Moloch

Friday, 20 May 2022, 11:07 am | Shudder

WATCH OFFICIAL TRAILER HERE AUCKLAND – May 20, 2021 – Shudder, AMC Network’s premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, has acquired rights to Dutch director Nico van den Brink’s directorial debut Moloch . The film, ... More >>

New Zealand Author's Debut Novel Probably The Funniest Book At The Year!

Friday, 20 May 2022, 6:37 am | Filament Publishing Ltd

Lynn John was born and educated in Wales and now lives in New Zealand. He is a writer of screenplays, stage-plays, television series for children and parents, novels, television drama series, short films, language and ... More >>

Parkour NZ Launches Campaign To Activate World Chase Tag Opportunities

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 8:34 pm | Parkour NZ

Take tag, the classic children’s game, combine it with parkour, and play it within a purpose-built 12 metre arena and you've got World Chase Tag (WCT) , the first and only competitive tag league in the world. WCT is played by some of the most talented ... More >>

2022 ANZ Premiership Finals Series Dates Confirmed

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 7:21 pm | ANZ Premiership

The 2022 ANZ Premiership Finals Series dates have been confirmed with the Elimination Final on Wednesday 8 June before the Grand Final on Sunday 12 June. The two match Finals Series sees the second and third placed teams at the end of the regular season ... More >>

Billy Bragg Returns to New Zealand

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 4:58 pm | Handsome Tours

Handsome Tours is thrilled to announce that Billy Bragg will be returning to New Zealand for special one night only shows in Christchurch and Auckland, plus THREE unique shows on consecutive nights in Wellington. Auckland and Christchurch are in ... More >>

The Fashion Fusion Show Celebrates Diversity & Glamour In Hamilton

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 4:55 pm | SHAMA

The Fashion Fusion Show is just around the corner and promises to showcase a stunning display of diversity, cultural pride and high couture. Kharl WiRepa, the first Maori designer to feature in Vogue, brings some of his stunning collection to the event. ... More >>

Gymnasts Named To New Zealand Team For Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 4:52 pm | Gymnastics New Zealand

The New Zealand Olympic Committee and Gymnastics New Zealand (Gymnastics NZ) has named a full five-person men’s artistic gymnastics team and two individual rhythmic gymnasts to the New Zealand Team for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The ... More >>

Rare Chance To Experience Theatrical Masterpiece From America’s Greatest Playwright

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 4:49 pm | Auckland Theatre Company

A powerhouse company of New Zealand artists, led by Theresa Healey ( Head High, Vermilion, The Audience ) and Stephen Lovatt ( The Power of the Dog, Top of the Lake, Once on Chunuk Bair) will dive deep into a classic play from the American drama canon, ... More >>

Māori Media Sector Funding Announced As Part Of Budget 2022

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 4:44 pm | Maori Media

The Māori media sector is set to receive an additional $40 million dollars over two years. Te Māngai Pāho will receive a total of $32 million ($16 million in each of the next two years) and Whakaata Māori (Māori Television) will receive an extra ... More >>

Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel Defeated Splice Construction Magic 51-49 In Rotorua

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 5:50 am | ANZ Premiership

18 May, 2022  In the midst of creating a new ANZ Premiership record, the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel grabbed a last-gasp 51-49 win over a gallant Splice Construction Magic in a tantalising contest in Rotorua on Wednesday night. In a unique ... More >>

Benjamin Watt Returns To Radio After 11-year Hiatus

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 5:49 am | Benjamin Watt

Community radio station The Flea which broadcasts between Takapuna and Devonport will have a returning Radio Announcer starting on the 27th of May. Benjamin Thomas Watt 29, formerly known as DJ Benji in radio, started his radio career fresh out ... More >>

It’s Back: World Of Wearableart™ Awards Show Returns In September

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 5:35 am | WOW Awards

New Zealand’s most spectacular theatrical stage production, the beloved World of WearableArt™ (WOW) Awards Show, is back. Tickets for the hottest event on the Aotearoa events calendar are now on sale . (From 10am Wed 18 May) Over 100 designers ... More >>

Lochy Takes On World’s Best At FIA Karting Academy Trophy Opener

Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 7:59 pm | KartSport New Zealand

Lochy at the FIA Karting Academy event in Belgium. Nelson’s Lochy McGregor had a tough initiation against the world’s best young karters in the opening round of the 2022 FIA Karting Academy Trophy in Genk, Belgium. Lochy was one of 54 drivers ... More >>

Alex Vaz Steps In To Replace Eric Murray On Dancing With The Stars NZ

Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 7:58 pm | Discovery

18 May 2022 - Warner Bros. Discovery has announced Alex Vaz will return to Three’s Dancing With The Star NZ competition, as Eric Murray has unfortunately tested positive for Covid-19. This season’s show is being filmed under strict health and safety ... More >>

May As Welly

Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 7:47 pm | Undertow Media

Dirty Little Secret Cocktail. Brunch, party and solve dirty little secrets this May as Wellington gets set to eat, drink and play all month. Eat Drink Play Festival is back for 2022, celebrating the vibrancy that is our fine capital city and showcasing ... More >>

Dunedin Poised For Spectacular Inaugural Matariki Holiday Show

Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 6:06 pm | Dunedin City Council

A spectacular water and light show will herald the inaugural Matariki holiday in Dunedin 2426 June. Over three nights, Mana Moana: Ōtepoti will entertain and inspire, through a breath-taking and poignant cinematic experience on the Otago Harbour ... More >>

#HīkoiTo100 Music Festival Leads The Country Out Of Omicron

Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 10:55 am | Maia Studio

Upwards of 3500 people are expected to attend the #HīkoiTo100 Music Festival in Awanui on Saturday 21 May in what will be the first large scale music festival to be held in Aotearoa since the Omicron outbreak. The festival celebrates the success ... More >>

What’s Streaming This June On Shudder In New Zealand

Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 10:25 am | Shudder

NEW SHUDDER ORIGINAL & EXCLUSIVE FILMS Offseason – A Shudder Exclusive Premieres 10th June Upon receiving a mysterious letter that her mother’s grave site has been vandalised, in Offseason , Marie (Jocelin Donahue, Doctor Sleep ) quickly ... More >>

Māoriland Film Festival Announces Programme For 2022

Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 9:07 am | Maoriland

Māoriland Film Festival celebrates the return of international filmmakers to Aotearoa to present their films at the largest international Indigenous film festival in the world. The 9th annual film festival will present 106 films from 132 Indigenous nations ... More >>

The Trustpower Projection - Into The Light By Amber Strain At Carter Fountain, 26 May - 12 June

Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 6:41 am | The Performance Arcade

The Performance Arcade 2022 presents: The Trustpower Projection - Into the Light By Amber Strain Come gaze into the night as it gazes back at you!  All are invited to come see themselves reflected in the lights within the water as Trustpower ... More >>

Bay Of Islands Sailing Week Seeks New Sponsors And Volunteers

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 4:30 pm | Bay of Islands Sailing Week

With planning underway for the 20th anniversary edition of Bay of Islands Sailing Week from 24-27 January 2023, the organising committee is putting the call out for new sponsors and volunteers to help support one of NZ’s best-loved sailing events. ... More >>

Winetopia Confirms Appearance Of Sideways Novelist And Filmmaker Rex Pickett, Invites Guests To ‘Date The Maker’

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 4:28 pm | WINETOPIA

Winetopia presented by Singapore Airlines, New Zealand’s tastiest and most extravagant celebration of wine, has announced several exciting updates for their upcoming events happening across NZ from this July. American novelist and filmmaker Rex Pickett, ... More >>

The Boys Unleashes The Official Season Three Trailer And Key Art

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 4:27 pm | AMAZON PRIME VIDEO NZ

The Emmy-nominated global hit drama series from Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television returns to Prime Video June 3. Today, Prime Video gave fans a look at the highly anticipated third season of The Boys , with the release of the head-poppingly ... More >>

A Double Whammy For Lambs Shearing Record

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 4:23 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Two shearers who partnered in a five-stand World lambshearing record five months ago are now planning to go almost head-to-head in attempts to bring a solo record back to New Zealand just before Christmas this year. Teenager Reuben Alabaster, of ... More >>

As Ad Dollars Move To Connected TV, Fraud Schemes Spike 70% Globally

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 11:16 am | DoubleVerify

DoubleVerify (“DV”), a leading software platform for digital media measurement, data and analytics, today released its 2022 Global Insights Report , analysing media quality and performance trends from more than one trillion impressions delivered ... More >>

Lyttelton Legend Al Park Releases 'Pony' - First Album In Over 20 Years

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 11:12 am | Bad Gin Sanctuary

Listen to 'Pony' Here   'Pony', Al Park’s long-awaited follow-up to 1999’s 'Human Thing' is finally here. And boy has he been some places in the meantime. Mostly inside his own head, exploring past loves and excitedly lurching towards future endeavours. ... More >>

Folk Musician Anna Van Riel Performs At Mosgiel's Fire Station Theatre

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 11:08 am | Anna van Riel

Award-winning Hāwea-based folk musician Anna van Riel is bringing her show to the Fire Station Theatre in Mosgiel on Sunday May 29th as part of her vocal workshop and concert series in the Dunedin area. Rich in harmonies with special guest Kathryn ... More >>

Sport New Zealand & Cycling NZ Release Findings From Independent Inquiry

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 11:01 am | Sport New Zealand

High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) and Cycling New Zealand (CNZ) have today released the findings of an independent inquiry commissioned after the passing of Olivia Podmore. The independent panel, comprising Mike Heron QC, Dr Sarah Leberman, ... More >>

He Tohu Exhibition Attracts 100,000 Visitors In Five Years

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 10:18 am | National Library Of New Zealand

Nearly 100,000 people have learned about the three documents that helped shape New Zealand’s history by visiting National Library’s He Tohu exhibition in the last five years. Since 19 May 2017, almost 20,000 school students have had the chance ... More >>



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