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Entries Open For The Iconic Ding Dong Lounge Bands Competition 2020

Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 6:45 pm | Ding Dong Lounge

Entries for this year’s Ding Dong Lounge Bands Competition are now officially open for all Auckland bands. Ding Dong Lounge is Auckland’s premier Rock bar. Together with upstairs live music venue Dead Witch, they play host to a stunning array of ... More >>

2020 APRA Silver Scroll Awards - Top 20 Songs

Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 5:32 pm | APRA - AMCOS

Best Thing In The Room, written by Lisa Crawley and Robert Kleiner, performed by Lisa Crawley (Published by St Music ANZ Pty / Songtrust Blvd) Bone Dat Needs Pickin’, written and performed by Steve Tofa (Published by Songbroker) Don’t You Know Who ... More >>

The Sensonauts Present: Bass Massage

Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 3:15 pm | The Sensonauts

When: 8.30-10.30pm, Fri 31 July & Sat 1 Aug 2020  Where: Vogelmorn Bowling Club Bass Massage is a new and unique event combining exquisite music, top quality sound and physical massage into a gorgeous experience. As you lie back and ... More >>

Mistake Leaves King Country Woman Over $1 Million Richer

Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 2:49 pm | lotto nz

A woman from King Country is still trying to get her head around how she accidentally won $1,095,742! Prior to the lockdown, the woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, played a regular Lotto Combo 8 ticket in-store. With stores closed during the lockdown, ... More >>

Putting a face on kiwi diversity and unity

Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 2:17 pm | Shane Hansen

A well-known kiwi artist wants to celebrate unity in New Zealand by “putting a face on” the country’s diversity. More >>

Back For Good

Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 10:19 am | Max Rashbrooke

Pastoral New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Reviewer: Max Rashbrooke Wednesday, July 8 It was good to be back. It might only have been a good concert, rather than a great one. But boy was it good to be back in the Michael Fowler Centre, back listening ... More >>

Trailer Released For New Kiwi Comedy 'Lowdown Dirty Criminals'

Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 7:54 am | 818 Entertainment

The trailer for Aotearoa’s newest comedy crime caper Lowdown Dirty Criminals has today been released ahead of its nationwide theatrical release on August 20. Directed by Paul Murphy (Second Hand Wedding, Love Birds), the film features an all-star cast More >>

'Theme Me Up Scotty!' – A Symphony For Suzy On Tour

Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 7:21 am | CUE Entertainment Ltd

CUE Entertainment is proud to present a celebration of 60 years of television in New Zealand with a concert performance of popular TV theme tunes across the six decades in a show called, “Theme Me Up Scotty!” touring the South Island in October. ... More >>

Macdonald Matches His Father And His Brother

Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 7:08 am | Motorcycling New Zealand

Christchurch's Hamish Macdonald (Sherco SE-F 300i), who wrapped up the New Zealand Enduro Championships on Sunday. Photo by Andy McGechan, Canterbury man Hamish Macdonald won a world enduro championship title before he won a New Zealand ... More >>

New Bilingual Edition Of Book Retells The Fact-based Story Of The Huia For Young Readers

Monday, 13 July 2020, 5:33 pm | Oratia Books

First published in a hardback edition in 2016, Oratia Books has now released this beautifully illustrated story about the huia and its tragic extinction in a bilingual (English and Māori) paperback. Translated by Lois McIver with Kanapu Rangitauira, ... More >>

Calling All Auckland Writers

Monday, 13 July 2020, 4:45 pm | Kathryn Burnett

COVID 19 and NZ’s lockdown put a stop to writing workshops and events but the time has come to get back together in the room. Writing is often thought of a solitary business – but it doesn’t have to be. Beginner’s Guide Writing Workshops are ... More >>

Stars Align For Constellations At The Meteor

Monday, 13 July 2020, 4:02 pm | Meteor Theatre

Constellations  | Natalie Swart and Jordan Mooney  The stars have aligned (literally) for local theatre company BlackBox Creative as star of the hit NZ television show Westside Jordan Mooney returns home to Hamilton to star in the ... More >>

‘Not Landlords Who Are Rats, But Rats Becoming Landlords,’ Says New Novel

Monday, 13 July 2020, 3:58 pm | Lawrence and Gibson

Two new novels by Wellington writers, released at Unity Books Wellington on July 23, take on a slew of contemporary themes with a mix of humour and gravitas. Refugee advocate and publisher Murdoch Stephens releases Rat King Landlord , while Brannavan ... More >>

Auckland Artist Fiona Clarke Unveils Award-winning Mural In Te Atatu, Auckland

Monday, 13 July 2020, 12:50 pm | Keep New Zealand Beautiful

Auckland artist, Fiona Clarke, has unveiled her award-winning mural in Te Atatu, Auckland. The mural, titled ‘Our Planet’ is located on the side of 556 Te Atatu Road, in the heart of the Te Atatu community. Fiona was one of ten winners from across ... More >>

NZ Mountain Film And Book Festival Announces Big Cash Prize For 2021

Monday, 13 July 2020, 12:01 pm | NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival

The NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival online sales closed this week. The live event and online festival were deemed to be a success by festival organisers and Trustees of the NZ Mountain Film Festival Charitable Trust. The financial support from patrons, ... More >>

ASB Partnering With KidsCan To Provide 5,000 Winter Jackets To Kids In Need

Monday, 13 July 2020, 11:27 am | ASB Bank

Every day in New Zealand, thousands of children go to school lacking one or more basic necessities including food, shoes or a warm jacket; and COVID-19 has only exacerbated the situation. ASB is helping to change this by partnering with KidsCan to provide ... More >>

Tri Across NZ For Charity

Monday, 13 July 2020, 11:22 am | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

It was late in the afternoon when Kieran McPherson was out working his summer job, felling trees on a block in Piarere situated on the outskirts of Lake Karapiro. Out earning his keep in his late teens chopping firewood, when a freak accident occurred. ... More >>

New Dates Confirmed for Blue Planet Ii Live in Concert

Monday, 13 July 2020, 9:37 am | 818 Entertainment

Following the incredible success of the BAFTA-award winning BBC Studios natural history series Blue Planet II , Blue Planet II Live in Concert will bring the wonders and mysteries of the planet’s oceans and its colourful inhabitants to the stage, in ... More >>

Spark Sessions: Sol3 Mio Live At Spark Arena

Monday, 13 July 2020, 8:57 am | Great Things

Following on from their hugely popular streamed Spark Session during New Zealand’s COVID-19 Lockdown, SOL3 MIO will perform their only concert for 2020 at Spark Arena on Thursday 13 August. At SPARK SESSIONS: SOL3 MIO, the Kiwi trio will perform operatic ... More >>

Delta Goodrem Unveils Bridge Over Troubled Dreams Tour For April 2021

Monday, 13 July 2020, 7:25 am | 818 Entertainment

TEG Live proudly presents superstar singer songwriter Delta Goodrem on her BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED DREAMS TOUR in April 2021, marking Delta’s first ever headline tour of New Zealand. Pre-sale tickets will be available via The Breeze ( Auckland , Wellington ... More >>

Robinhood Northern Stars Defeat Splice Construction Waikato Bay Of Plenty Magic 45- 43

Sunday, 12 July 2020, 11:00 pm | ANZ Premiership

Image copyright Michael Bradley Photography In another memorable match between the pair, the Robinhood Northern Stars clinched a thrilling 45-43 win over Splice Construction Magic at the Auckland Netball Centre on Sunday. It sealed a perfect two from two ... More >>

Match Reports | Rd 3 Farrelly Photos Women's Competitions

Sunday, 12 July 2020, 10:58 pm | Auckland Rugby League

Rd 3 Farrelly Photos Women’s Premiership (first division) Ponsonby 18 Papakura 20 An Alexis Thompson try five minutes from time - her second of the game - saw Papakura scrape past an impressive Ponsonby at Victoria Park. Papakura led 10-0 at the break, ... More >>

Writers’ Café Announces The Release Of The Best Of Auckland

Sunday, 12 July 2020, 4:45 pm | Writers' Cafe Auckland

Writers’ Café are releasing ‘Best of Auckland’, a new collection of the best of Auckland stories and poetry of 2019. With works from a select range of new, emerging and established Auckland writers, Best of Auckland is sure to delight readers with ... More >>

The War That Ended Peace

Sunday, 12 July 2020, 7:46 am | Jim Miles

On a recent hiking trip I took along Margaret MacMillan’s pre World War I history, “The War That Ended Peace - The Road to 1914” (Penguin Canada, 2013). It is a well written history that I have read before - and may have formally reviewed although ... More >>

Robinhood Northern Stars Defeated Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel 48-39

Saturday, 11 July 2020, 7:12 pm | ANZ Premiership

Image copyright Michael Bradley Photography A strong fourth quarter push helped the Robinhood Northern Stars put the seal on a 48-39 win to end a gritty challenge from the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel at the Auckland Netball Centre on Saturday. ... More >>

The Shows Must Go On

Saturday, 11 July 2020, 5:05 pm | Toitoi - Hawkes Bay Arts And Events Centre

The world's top musical theatre is set to grace the Opera House at Toitoi in October with an all-star cast of New Zealand voices from the international stage! Dust off those musical theatre cobwebs and return to your seats to indulge in the magic of ... More >>

Details Of Creative New Zealand’s 12-month Investment Plan, Ahead Of August Openings

Saturday, 11 July 2020, 7:03 am | Creative New Zealand

Following its announcement on Friday 3 July , Creative New Zealand can now provide more details about its COVID-19-driven investment plan for the next 12 months, ahead of August openings. The programme is designed to be flexible in an uncertain environment, ... More >>

The Art Of Dance… In The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

Friday, 10 July 2020, 4:32 pm | Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

NPDC Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | The Art Of Dance A New Plymouth-born and internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer has made all the right moves to inspire other performers to take part in NPDC’s Govett-Brewster Art Gallery’s The Art of Dance ... More >>

Random Acts Of Kindness New Zealand’s Specialty, Research Reveals

Friday, 10 July 2020, 1:57 pm | released via Porter Novelli

New research commissioned by bp on New Zealanders’ attitudes towards gratitude reveals Kiwis are experts at performing random acts of kindness for strangers, whether it be offering a compliment, opening a door for someone, shouting a coffee, or giving ... More >>

New Scholarships Launched To Help Disabled Writers And Writers Of Colour Self-publish

Friday, 10 July 2020, 1:24 pm | Steff Green

Local Kiwi author Steff Green makes a living self-publishing romance novels. Now she’s launched an online course helping authors self-publish to a high professional standard – complete with a free scholarship programme for disabled writers and ... More >>

Introducing Tiakina, Our New Kaitiaki Relationship Framework

Friday, 10 July 2020, 9:16 am | Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

  On 1 July, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision was pleased to launch Tiakina, our Kaitiaki Relationship Framework – a set of policies that will help Ngā Taonga develop more meaningful relationships with iwi Māori. Tiakina is based on the founding ... More >>

Team Dynamite Share Their Warmer Side In ‘Dragon Fruit’ Ft Louis Baker

Friday, 10 July 2020, 8:32 am | Great Things

Team Dynamite. Photo credit Jamie McCready. Team Dynamite share their warmer side in ‘Dragon Fruit’ ft Louis Baker. The follow up to the group’s aggressive comeback rap track ‘Who?’, ‘Dragon Fruit’ reveals the more mature Team Dynamite, with ... More >>

Steve Carlin Sings Sinatra With The Rodger Fox Big Band!

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 4:51 pm | Carterton Events Centre

Steve Carlin Wairarapa singer Steve Carlin has become one of the foremost crooners in New Zealand with a rich baritone voice that captures the essence of the swing-era vocalists. On Friday August 21st he will be teaming up with the internationally acclaimed ... More >>

The Big Screen Is Back! Italian Film Festival To Show In Cinemas Nationwide.

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 12:09 pm | Italian Film Festival

The films have arrived, the theatres are ready and the audience is hungry for its annual feast of Italian cinema. The always popular Studio Italia Cinema Italiano Festival (Italian Film Festival) kicks off in Napier on July 29th, before making ... More >>

Super Sub Making Waves For Pulse

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 11:57 am | Central Pulse

From a starter to a bench-warmer and now a super sub, teenaged attacker Tiana Metuarau is fast becoming a key point of difference for Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse in the ANZ Premiership netball league. Called in as a replacement for the Pulse in 2017 ... More >>

ANZ Premiership Live Streaming Providing Worldwide Netball Reach

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 11:19 am | Netball New Zealand

Fans from 88 countries around world have got their live netball fix from the 2020 ANZ Premiership, with record numbers already netted through Netball NZ’s international streaming platform. Live streaming viewership has reached over 100,000 fans during ... More >>

$844K Grants – Biggest Ever Increase In Funding To Build ‘safer Boating Culture’

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 10:46 am | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ has announced $844,249 in funding for 22 safer boating initiatives throughout New Zealand – the most ever distributed – with the aim to reduce recreational boating fatalities and injuries. Maritime NZ Director, Keith Manch said Maritime ... More >>

Community Arts Celebrations Planned For Queenstown And Wanaka

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 9:28 am | Three Lakes Cultural Trust

The Three Lakes Cultural Trust today announces plans to help renew and reinvigorate the local arts and cultural sector with two new community events in Queenstown and Wanaka this spring. The Trust – which supports and advocates for arts and culture ... More >>

Art And Wine Continue To Shine

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 7:33 am | The Marlborough Art And Wine Fair

The Marlborough Art & Wine Fair, currently underway at The Wine Station is gearing up to launch the next four local artists exhibiting for two weeks starting from Monday 13 th July. Remarkable pieces will be showcased from artists Colin Wynn, ... More >>

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra Back On Track For August

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 7:02 am | Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) is delighted to announce its revamped line up for August with two great main series concerts in Auckland Town Hall, two intimate chamber ensemble performances in Howick and Remuera and a free community ... More >>

Nestlé Now Hiring A Milkybar Kid-ult

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 3:21 pm | Nestle New Zealand

Nestlé has today announced the search for New Zealand’s first Milkybar Kid-ult, a grown-up who is still a kid at heart. This new role has been created to celebrate the launch of Milkybar Whirl, a deliciously creamy Milkybar with a swirl of smooth ... More >>

International Rally Of Whangarei Cancelled For 2020

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 3:17 pm | International Rally of Whangarei

Facing continual border uncertainty at being able to run an international event for 2020, organisers Rally New Zealand have opted to cancel this year’s International Rally of Whangarei. Originally scheduled to run 8 – 10 May as a combined FIA Asia ... More >>

NZSO And Special Guests Create Story Time Treat For School Holidays

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 10:43 am | NZSO

Just in time for the school holidays Kiwi kids can enjoy from today special readings of four of their favourite stories presented by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and special guests. Storytime in association with Read NZ Te Pou Muramura features ... More >>

Christchurch United Players Exposed To International Coaching Icon

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 9:16 am | Christchurch United

Christchurch United Academy players are currently enjoying the luxury of soaking up the expertise of one football’s most influential player development brains Rob Sherman recently returned to Christchurch after stepping down as Technical Director ... More >>

Feature Film ‘The Turn Of The Screw’ To Have World Premiere At Shanghai International Film Festival

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 9:12 am | Alex Galvin

The Turn of the Screw , a film adaptation of the classic Henry James ghost story, directed by Wellingtonian Alex Galvin has won selection for the Shanghai International Film Festival. The Shanghai International Film Festival runs from 27 July through ... More >>

Nz Stars Take To The Stage For An Evening Of Opera & Song

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 9:01 am | Elephant Publicity

The Auckland Opera Studio Foundation presents The Auckland Opera Studio Gala Concert Border closures have resulted in the rising global careers of Kiwi opera singers Amitai Pati, Eliza Boom, Natasha Wilson, Manase Latu & Benson Wilson being ... More >>

Equifest – Your Equine Event

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 7:39 am | Core Events

Dan Steers. Photo supplied by Kelly Wilson. The community spoke and we listened. Equifest, a celebration of all things equine, is New Zealand’s newest national equine event and promises to be a groundbreaker. Held November 27 to 29th as a 3-day ... More >>

Eden Park Embraces Support To Deliver Multiple World Cup Events In Three Years

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 6:09 pm | Eden Park

With Eden Park set to host three World Cup events in the next three years, the stadium is embracing Government’s funding announcement today for sport recovery. Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson has confirmed that $7.3 million is being ... More >>

Mika Haka Releases His Self-Titled Album On 20th Anniversary

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 4:17 pm | Mika Haka

It is the 20th anniversary since Mika has released his first full Te Reo album and second full studio album “Mika Haka”. Just in time for Matariki, Mika Haka will make his album available on July 13th at all major streaming services including Spotify, ... More >>

Sport Hawke’s Bay Urges Sport Organisations To Take Up Government’s Funding Offer

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 3:29 pm | Sport Hawke's Bay

Sport Hawke’s Bay is calling on the local play, active recreation and sport sector to take up the Government’s latest funding support opportunities. Minister of Sport Grant Robertson today announced a $80 million Sport Recovery Package including $10 ... More >>

Hauora, Wellness, Through Creativity This Matariki

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 1:19 pm | Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora

This Matariki (13-26 July), The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora is celebrating the long-understood connection between ngā toi (the arts) and hauora (health & wellbeing). “It feels appropriate to take a nurturing approach to Matariki this ... More >>

RESPONSE: $80million Investment In Sport Recovery

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 11:44 am | Women in Sport

"Women in Sport Aotearoa is extremely pleased to see the government continuing its commitment to women and girls in such specific and measurable ways, through the distribution of the first wave of funding from the $265 million recovery fund for ... More >>

Michael Houstoun Steps In This Month For Rachmaninoff Season Opener

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 8:21 am | Orchestra Wellington

New Zealand pianist Michael Houstoun Orchestra Wellington has overcome the global lockdown to perform the opening concert of its 2020 Rachmaninoff season, thanks to the early return of beloved New Zealand pianist Michael Houstoun. With closed borders ... More >>

Trailer Released For New Heartfelt Comedy ‘Baby Done’ Starring Rose Matafeo And Matthew Lewis

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 8:15 am | 818 Entertainment

The trailer for local comedy film Baby Done has today been unveiled ahead of its nationwide general release in October. From the production house behind Kiwi box office hits The Breaker Upperers and Hunt for the Wilderpeople , Baby Done stars ... More >>

Coming Soon: Tu Meke Tūī! Live On Stage

Monday, 6 July 2020, 4:29 pm | Toitoi - Hawkes Bay Arts And Events Centre

Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre re-opened last week with its first post-COVID show. We had a theatre full of locals who were excited to be out and about, enjoying live theatre again. For those of you trying to entertain your tamariki (or ... More >>

Giant Collective Ribbon Artwork From Artists Throughout NZ To Be Made Shared Lines: Pūtahitanga

Monday, 6 July 2020, 4:18 pm | Shared Lines Collaborative

Yasuaku Igarashi's Sora-ami (Knitting the Sky) made with and for the Kaikōura communtiy as part of Shared Lines: Kaikōura Arts Festival in 2020. Photo credit, John Lake A giant collective New Zealand artwork is to be made, with artists from throughout ... More >>

Calling All Young Kiwi Filmmakers - IYSFF NZ Nationals 2020 Entries Now Open!

Monday, 6 July 2020, 2:26 pm | International Youth Silent Film Festival

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION –The organisers of the International Youth Silent Film Festival (IYSFF) New Zealand Nationals are thrilled to announce submissions for the 2020 filmmaking competition are now open. The IYSFF is a global competition that ... More >>

Olympic Edge United

Monday, 6 July 2020, 2:06 pm | Wellington United

Wellington United suffered their fourth single goal defeat of the season against near neighbours Wellington Olympic at Newtown Park on Saturday. It was a game with a bit of an edge to it especially with ex Olympic players, Chas Lawerence, George ... More >>

Tickets Sales For Wellington Events Soar With Superstar Benee’s Three Headline Shows Leading Sales.

Monday, 6 July 2020, 11:51 am | wellington nz

Wellington audiences are hungry for live events post-lockdown with more than 11,500 tickets being snapped up to shows since moving to Alert Level 1. With school holidays approaching, Dr Seuss’ Cat in the Hat stage show has proved a great option for ... More >>

Doc Edge Announces Two-week Encore Season

Monday, 6 July 2020, 10:52 am | Doc Edge Festival

For the first time in its 15-year history, Doc Edge has streamed into homes all over Aotearoa. A total of 83 films have been watched by more than 50,000 viewers over the last 24 days. The response from viewers across the country has been overwhelmingly ... More >>




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