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Samuels Looms As Big Southern Hope For Golden Shears

Monday, 22 February 2021, 6:08 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Southland shearer Leon Samuels leapt even further into potential to become the first South Island Golden Shears champion in 32 years when he won the Southern Shears Open title in Gore on Saturday. In a six-man final of 20 sheep each chocked full of talent ... More >>

Luna Rossa PRADA Pirelli Win The Prada Cup

Monday, 22 February 2021, 6:05 am | PRADA Cup

21st of February 2021 The G.H. Mumm Champagne was flowing for Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli who sailed to victory today in the PRADA Cup Final. The Italians winning the Series 7-1 over INEOS TEAM UK, now move onto the America’s Cup Match, the ultimate goal ... More >>

Final Women Revealed For The Bachelor New Zealand!

Sunday, 21 February 2021, 7:15 am | TVNZ

TVNZ can now reveal the final six bachelorettes heading to The Bachelor New Zealand mansion. 18 ladies will put everything on the line in the hope of walking away with Sol3 Mio’s Moses Mackay’s final rose. Viewers of The Block NZ will recognise ... More >>

Kerr Creates History With Record Leap At Capital Classic

Sunday, 21 February 2021, 6:24 am | Athletics New Zealand

History was made at the Capital Classic in Wellington today as Hamish Kerr snared the outright New Zealand men’s high jump record courtesy of a stunning world-leading outdoor leap of 2.31m. The 24-year-old Christchurch-based athlete has been knocking ... More >>

Currie And Smith Sprint Finish At Challenge Wanaka

Saturday, 20 February 2021, 4:32 pm | Braden Currie

All photos by Sean Beale. Picture perfect conditions were enjoyed today at Challenge Wanaka’s new hub; Glendhu Bay after speculation the race may not have gone ahead due to Covid-19 Level 2 restrictions. "It was looking like the race would be ... More >>

Spellbinding And Heart-warming Show, ‘Big Foot’ Brings New Magic To The 2021 Fringe Festival

Saturday, 20 February 2021, 2:17 pm | Blue Flicker Productions

Up and coming Wellington based theatre company Blue Flicker Productions announces their latest show, Big Foot. As a part of the 2021 Fringe Festival, Big Foot will run in a five-night season from 2-6 March 2021 at BATS Theatre at 6:30pm. Combining ... More >>

Six More Contestants Enter The Bachelor Mansion!

Saturday, 20 February 2021, 7:06 am | TVNZ

With less than two weeks to go before Sol3 Mio’s Moses Mackay starts his journey on The Bachelor New Zealand , TVNZ is revealing six more bachelorettes hoping to catch his eye! Skipping class for an adventure of a lifetime, secondary teacher Georgia ... More >>

First Audio Described Chamber Music Concert At Toitoi

Friday, 19 February 2021, 3:50 pm | Toitoi - Hawkes Bay Arts And Events Centre

Chamber Music New Zealand’s concert at Toitoi next month will bring with it a visual and sonic feast, designed to be enjoyed by everyone from the Hawke’s Bay community, including those who are blind or vision impaired. For the first time, ... More >>

Between The Tides: Poetry At Piha

Friday, 19 February 2021, 3:34 pm | Going West Books and Writers Fest

Going West Festival is thrilled to announce Between the Tides: Poetry @ Piha. More >>

The Dowse Launches First Survey Exhibition Of Contemporary Jeweller Jane Dodd

Friday, 19 February 2021, 2:05 pm | The Dowse

The Dowse Art Museum presents the first major survey of contemporary jeweller Jane Dodd in a new exhibition titled Wild Domain: The Natural History of Jane Dodd Jewellery. Opening on Saturday 20 February, Wild Domain brings together works from Jane’s ... More >>

Auckland Lantern Festival Postponed

Friday, 19 February 2021, 1:31 pm | Auckland Unlimited

The 2021 Auckland Lantern Festival has been postponed to 4-7 March 2021. Auckland Unlimited, which delivers the Auckland Lantern Festival, has made the decision to postpone the event following consultation with key event stakeholders and community ... More >>

Top Players On Court This Weekend For Professional Squash Tournament

Friday, 19 February 2021, 11:45 am | Prefessional Squash Association

It’s early in the year but competitive squash is getting underway in New Zealand with a PSA (Professional Squash Association) at the Henderson Squash Club in Auckland this weekend. The tournament is able to proceed under Level 2 guidelines and creates ... More >>

20 Years Of Happiness Through Music

Friday, 19 February 2021, 11:43 am | Operatunity

It’s a sensational year for seniors across New Zealand with Operatunity Daytime Concerts and Travel celebrating its 20th Anniversary! And what a 20-year journey it has been. 154 touring seasons amounting to over 3000 performances later, Operatunity ... More >>

Sprinters To The Fore At Capital Classic

Friday, 19 February 2021, 11:42 am | Athletics New Zealand

The country’s leading two male sprinters, Eddie Osei-Nketia and Tiaan Whelpton, will go head-to-head over 100m at the annual Capital Classic meeting in Wellington on Saturday. Whelpton sprung to prominence at last year’s Capital meeting by defeating ... More >>

We’re Looking For The Best Hot Cross Buns In New Zealand

Friday, 19 February 2021, 10:22 am | Baking Industry Association

Do you know where the best hot cross buns in New Zealand are baked? Entries are about to close on February 21 at 5pm for the 2021 Great New Zealand Hot Cross Bun Competition, so get your favourite bakery to enter; it would be a shame for them ... More >>

Bring On The Supreme Pie

Friday, 19 February 2021, 10:19 am | Bakels New Zealand Supreme Pie Awards

After a year’s lapse of the Bakels NZ Supreme Pie Awards, the largest and longest running food competition in New Zealand is back on again. Pie lovers around New Zealand were devastated when the 24th Bakels NZ Supreme Pie Awards was postponed due to Covid-19; ... More >>

Women Leaders Pave The Way In Public Event

Friday, 19 February 2021, 9:29 am | UCOL

Three powerful Manawatū women leaders will join forces at UCOL Manawatū on International Women’s Day, 8 March, to kōrero on what an equal future looks like - the United Nations’ theme for this year’s International Women’s Day. The theme is in honour ... More >>

Godzone Top Teams Counting Down To Rotorua Expose

Friday, 19 February 2021, 8:48 am | 100 Percent Pure Racing

It will be all guns blazing when seventy New Zealand adventure racing teams line up on the start line for GODZone Chapter 9 in Rotorua next month. The multi-day, nonstop expedition race (4th– 14thMarch 2021) has attracted some of the world's ... More >>

Dame Noeline Taurua Re-signs With Netball New Zealand

Friday, 19 February 2021, 7:37 am | Netball NZ

Netball New Zealand has confirmed world champion coach Dame Noeline Taurua will coach the Silver Ferns through to the next Netball World Cup in 2023. NNZ announced her re-signing which would see Taurua guide the Silver Ferns at next year’s Commonwealth ... More >>

Meet Our Bachelor’s First Group Of Ladies

Friday, 19 February 2021, 7:03 am | TVNZ

This week Sol3 Mio's Moses Mackay was announced as TVNZ 2’s new bachelor. Joining him on this once-in-a lifetime adventure are 18 eligible bachelorettes, and now, we’re introducing the first six hoping to walk away with his final rose! The first ... More >>

Former Paramedic And Pianist Releases Emotional Tribute Video For10th Anniversary Of Christchurch Quake

Friday, 19 February 2021, 6:25 am | Kris Baines

A former paramedic with St John has just released an emotional musical tribute video to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake. Pianist and composer Kris Baines was working on the day of the earthquake, on 22 February 2011, with most ... More >>

Local Sportswear Brand Kits Out Auckland Basketball

Friday, 19 February 2021, 6:22 am | Auckland Basketball

Auckland based sportswear brand Pure Athletic are a great supporter of basketball, and Auckland Basketball are excited to have them onboard backing Basketball Auckland, Counties Manukau Basketball and Waitakere West Auckland Basketball. Chris McKinley ... More >>

Dwelling In The Margins -- A New Book On Alternative Publishing In Aotearoa

Friday, 19 February 2021, 6:17 am | Gloria Books

DWELLING IN THE MARGINS Edited by Katie Kerr On the periphery of Aotearoa New Zealand’s publishing scene, there is a rich and varied cottage industry of small press publishers. They work in collaboration, in gaps between paid gigs and with the support of like-minded ... More >>

Racing Resumes On Saturday Under Alert Level 2 Restrictions

Friday, 19 February 2021, 6:14 am | PRADA Cup

PRADA Cup Final resumes on Saturday 20th of February NZT. Race 5 will see Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli facing INEOS TEAM UK, the race will start from 4:00PM local time weather permitting. Race 5 and 6 will be held on Saturday and two races a day will follow ... More >>

A Powerful Insight Into Te Ao Māori Through Art - Nikau Hindin On The Toi Tū Toi Ora Contemporary Māori Art Exhibition

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 4:50 pm | Auckland Art Gallery

Auckland Art Gallery’s Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art exhibition takes you through a beautiful journey of the Māori creation story. Artist, Nikau Hindin reflects on her experience of the show and the important messages illustrated throughout. ... More >>

Collaborative Taranaki Partnership Takes Len Lye’s Big Blade To Auckland Art Fair

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 4:15 pm | Venture Taranaki

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre - photo credit Patrick Reynolds The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre have teamed up with the Auckland Art Fair 2021 as its exclusive Museum Partner, forging a stronger connection between ... More >>

Speedy America’s Cup Show-and-tell At The New Zealand Maritime Museum

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 3:46 pm | NZ Maritime Museum

In keeping with the fast pace of current America’s Cup racing, the New Zealand Maritime Museum is staging its own PechaKucha America’s Cup-themed evening entitled It Takes a Village on the 3rd of March. Creatives and experts line up to each riff—in ... More >>

Most Common Family Names Show Diversity

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 2:02 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

New Zealand’s diversity is reflected in the family names of babies born in 2020, with the names released today by the Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Singh, Kaur, Patel, Smith, Williams and Chen all make a strong showing among new-borns, ... More >>

Ace Current Race Schedule Update

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 11:02 am | America's Cup Media

While America’s Cup Event is encouraged by the news that Auckland has come down to COVID Alert Level 2, one step closer to Level 1 potentially early next week, it is clear that COR are determined to remain inflexible to a change in the race schedule ... More >>

Battle For Motocross Glory Can Continue In Rotorua

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 9:14 am | Bikesport NZ

FEBRUARY 18, 2021: The opening round of the 2021 New Zealand Motocross Championships at Woodville last month was simply sensational. And now it's all systems go for more of the same at the second round of the series near Rotorua this coming Sunday. Initially ... More >>

PRADA Cup: Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli's Position On Resuming Racing

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 7:22 am | PRADA Cup

Auckland (NZ), February 17, 2021 – The Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team is surprised by the statements published by America’s Cup Event (ACE) and by INEOS Team UK. From day one of the teams' activities in New Zealand, protocols have been put in ... More >>

Introducing Our Bachelor - Sol3 Mio's Moses Mackay!

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 7:14 am | TVNZ

Soulful Sol3 Mio crooner Moses Mackay is taking the lead in TVNZ 2’s brand-new season of The Bachelor New Zealand. As one part of musical trio Sol3 Mio, Moses Mackay is used to life on the road. With Covid-19 preventing travel for overseas concerts, ... More >>

Court Theatre Back To Catering For Full Houses Under Alert Level 1

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 6:56 pm | The Court Theatre

The Court Theatre will be back to catering for full houses as it moves back to operating under COVID-19 alert level one from 11.59pm tonight. It moved quickly following Sunday’s announcement to operate under Alert Level 2 with safety protection screens to prevent ... More >>

Change To Covid Alert Levels Too Late For Art Deco Festival

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 5:07 pm | Art Deco Trust

Despite the Government’s announcement this afternoon that Covid restrictions in Auckland and the rest of New Zealand will drop to Level 2 and Level 1 respectively at midnight, the Art Deco Festival remains cancelled. Chair of the Art Deco Trust, ... More >>

Splore COVID-19 Announcement

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 4:57 pm | Splore Festival

Splore Festival has made the decision to postpone the festival to 26-28 March to be held at the same location, Tāpapakanga Regional Park, Auckland. The decision was made due to Auckland remaining under Covid level restrictions. The current uncertainty ... More >>

Who Will Win The Coveted Rare Beer Crown?

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 11:15 am | Rare Disorders NZ

Unusual brews made with seafood, foraged botanicals and barrel-aged ales are just some of the entries vying to win a new city-wide beer competition. Eleven Wellington-based brewers will take part in the inaugural Rare Beer Challenge next month to raise awareness ... More >>

Scotland Hopeful For New Zealand National Shearing Title

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 8:00 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Former World champion and proud Scotland international Gavin Mutch is leading the chase in search of the 49th New Zealand national circuit title and the McSkimming Memorial Triple Crown. Gavin Mutch, Scottish shearer and New Zealand National Circuit ... More >>

Kātoitoi, The Aotearoa Design Archive Takes Flight!

Tuesday, 16 February 2021, 7:41 pm | Katoitoi

Kātoitoi, the Aotearoa Design Archive, curates work that reflects contemporary design practice and the impact of design throughout New Zealand. Piloted with funding support from Creative New Zealand, the inaugural archive invites submissions from ... More >>

Art Deco Festival Cancelled: Uncertainty Over Ongoing Covid Alert Levels Forces Decision

Tuesday, 16 February 2021, 5:03 pm | Art Deco Trust

The Art Deco Trust has announced that, effective immediately, the Art Deco Festival is cancelled, and all event tickets will be fully refunded. Chair of the Art Deco Trust, Barbara Arnott says Government has given no indication today that there will ... More >>

NZSO Celebrates The Music Of Town And Country In March

Tuesday, 16 February 2021, 11:34 am | NZSO

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra/Te Tira Pūoro o Aotearoa tours the South Island in March with an exciting selection of music inspired by the serenity of the countryside and the bustle of towns and cities. Town and Country in Invercargill, Dunedin, Christchurch ... More >>

Art Deco Trust To Decide Later Today Whether Festival Will Go Ahead- Thursday Programme Cancelled

Tuesday, 16 February 2021, 11:00 am | Art Deco Trust

The Art Deco Trust has announced this morning that Art Deco Festival events scheduled for Thursday 18th February will not go ahead and a decision will be made later today about whether or not the remaining Festival events will be cancelled. “Since Government ... More >>

The Warehouse Supports Emirates Team New Zealand To Achieve A Carbonzero Certified Campaign

Tuesday, 16 February 2021, 9:17 am | The Warehouse

The Warehouse has partnered with Emirates Team New Zealand to offset the team’s carbon emissions for its 36th America’s Cup campaign. The partnership will see Emirates Team New Zealand become the first America’s Cup syndicate to have a Toitū ... More >>

Covid Update: A And P Show Cancelled In The Far North

Tuesday, 16 February 2021, 8:31 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

One of New Zealand’s northernmost A and P shows has been cancelled as a result of the new Covid-19 crisis. The North Hokianga A and Show was to have been held on Friday and Saturday at Broadwood, about 45km south of Kaitaia and 65km west of Kaikohe. ... More >>

Auckland Fringe Festival Responds To Alert Level Change

Monday, 15 February 2021, 4:47 pm | Auckland Fringe

Following the government announcement yesterday that Auckland will now be in COVID Lockdown level 3, the Auckland Fringe Festival are working with all artists and venue partners to determine event capacities for online delivery or postponement for events ... More >>

Judging For NZ Champions Of Cheese Moves To Wintec Hamilton

Monday, 15 February 2021, 3:13 pm | Champions of Cheese Awards

New Zealand Specialist Cheesemakers Association (NZSCA) is pleased to confirm that judging of the NZ Champions of Cheese Awards 2021 will go ahead in Hamilton this weekend. Planning for this year’s Awards always involved a contingency in the case ... More >>

ID Fashion Awards Provide Basis For Exciting New Exhibition

Monday, 15 February 2021, 3:01 pm | Otago Museum

Dunedin fashion, like its sound, has always been distinct, and on Saturday 27 March 2021 an exhibition is opening to celebrate it. From icons in New Zealand fashion to new global players in cool, from the internationally known iD Fashion Awards to ... More >>

Show Goes On At Court Theatre Under Level 2

Monday, 15 February 2021, 2:25 pm | Court Theatre

The Court Theatre has moved quickly to keep its doors open under Covid alert level two. Restrictions that officially took effect at 11.59pm last night saw Auckland enter alert level three with the rest of the country moving to alert level two for ... More >>

Shelter House By Grace Crothall

Monday, 15 February 2021, 2:10 pm | The Physics Room

Exhibition preview: Friday 26 February, 5:30pm (pending Alert Level 1) Exhibition runs: 27 February – 4 April 2021 Exhibition talk with Jamie Hanton and Grace Crothall: Wednesday 3 March, 5:30pm Grace Crothall’s Shelter House draws on an atmosphere, ... More >>

Wellington Round The Bays Media Statement

Monday, 15 February 2021, 12:14 pm | Sport Wellington

At this stage, it is our intention to still deliver Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays as planned on Sunday 21 February, providing a return to Alert Level 1. We are monitoring the situation closely and intend to provide a more detailed event ... More >>

Oceania Champs In Wellington Continue Big Year For Sport

Monday, 15 February 2021, 11:56 am | International Taekwon-Do New Zealand

It’s a busy time for Taekwon-Do New Zealand in 2018 with an increased number of participants around the country and a number of accolades directed towards athletes from the sport. Already this year two new Masters has been confirmed in New Zealand ... More >>

Auckland Art Gallery Announces New National Annual Art-writing Award In Collaboration With Michèle Whitecliffe

Monday, 15 February 2021, 11:29 am | Auckland Council

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki announces the first annual Michèle Whitecliffe Art Writing Prize today aimed at encouraging high-quality writing about the art of Aotearoa New Zealand. Michèle Whitecliffe has developed the award with the Gallery ... More >>


Monday, 15 February 2021, 10:36 am | Art Deco Trust

From midnight Sunday 14th February, Government announced three days of Covid Level 3 restrictions for Auckland, and Level 2 restrictions for the rest of New Zealand. Level 2 restrictions mean gatherings of more than 100 people are prohibited, social ... More >>

Rolling Out The Red Ramp: New Wheelchair Access Opens Up Wellington’s Comedy Scene

Monday, 15 February 2021, 8:58 am | Wellington Comedy

Wellington comic Dave Batten will get to celebrate his 30th birthday in true style, rolling in to headline a star-studded line-up at Petone Club thanks to a brand-new portable wheelchair ramp on Friday 19th March. Dave, who has athetoid cerebral palsy, ... More >>

Henare Shuts The Opposition Out Again In Otago Shears

Monday, 15 February 2021, 7:59 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Joel Henare in a lighter moment at the Otago Shears on Saturday, when he won the New Zealand Woolhandler of the Year final for a 12th time in 14 years. At left is Chelsea Collier, who won the event in 2005 and endured more than 40 finals around ... More >>

Jersey Boys - The Story Of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Auckland Season Extended

Monday, 15 February 2021, 7:05 am | Jersey Boys

JERSEY BOYS AUCKLAND SEASON EXTENDED Pre-sales start at 9am today Book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice Music by Bob Gaudio Lyrics by Bob Crewe AUCKLAND, THE CIVIC 17 APRIL – 16 MAY 2021 WELLINGTON, OPERA HOUSE 21 MAY – 6 JUNE 2021 ... More >>

Shearing In The North

Monday, 15 February 2021, 6:43 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Wellsford shearer, who won his first Senior title at Arapohue on Saturday, pictured at the new Whangarei A and P Show Shears in December. Photo / SSNZ  Fagan wins on a brilliant day at Arapohue Te Kuiti shearer Jack Fagan avoided the temptation ... More >>

Payne Wins Again And Is Crowned 2021 Castrol TRS Champion

Sunday, 14 February 2021, 6:30 pm | Toyota GAZOO Racing New Zealand

Mighty Matthew Payne signed off a brilliantly successful 2021 Castrol Toyota Racing Series campaign with another win, and another trophy, at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon this afternoon. Champion Matthew Payne with the Denny Hulme Memorial Trophy. Picture ... More >>

Shepherd Wins Again And Best Bars Toyota 86 Title Now A Three-way Fight

Sunday, 14 February 2021, 6:11 pm | Toyota GAZOO Racing New Zealand

A huge weekend for Rowan Shepherd brought two more wins on Sunday at the third round of the Best Bars Toyota 86 Championship and propelled him into the points lead ahead of Simon Evans and Ryan Wood. Rowan Shepherd (leading) now heads the Best Bars Toyota ... More >>

Joel Henare Wins The Otago Shears’ New Zealand Woolhandler Of The Year Title, Again

Sunday, 14 February 2021, 5:25 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Champion woolhandler Joel Henare’s unique post-retirement career took the latest of many divergences when he won the Otago Shears’ New Zealand Woolhandler of the Year title, again, on Saturday. The fact is that his plan to retire after scoring ... More >>

Penalties Deny Payne And Give Frazer First TRS Race Win

Sunday, 14 February 2021, 4:30 pm | Toyota GAZOO Racing New Zealand

Matthew Payne leads the field away in Race 3 at Manfeild. Picture Tayler Burke Two on-track penalties totalling ten seconds were enough to relegate a dominant Matthew Payne from first to second in Race 3 on Sunday morning at Manfeild Circuit Chris ... More >>



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