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Two Big Names In New Zealand Art Open At Christchurch Art Gallery

Friday, 31 July 2020, 10:08 am | Christchurch City Council

Visitors to Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū can experience exhibitions by two renowned New Zealand artists in August. New Zealand-born, New York-based artist and Zen master Max Gimblett is known for the dynamism of his work and his expressive ... More >>

Preview | Rd 7 SAS Fox Memorial Premiership

Friday, 31 July 2020, 9:29 am | Auckland Rugby League

Week seven of the Auckland first division will see a showdown of the competition’s top four sides, with two big games to take place on Saturday afternoon. The first is the livestreamed match between third-placed Pt Chevalier and fourth-ranked Otahuhu ... More >>

Goldberg Variations - NZSO

Friday, 31 July 2020, 9:10 am | Max Rashbrooke

Reviewer: Max Rashbrooke It’s the Goldberg Variations, Jim, but not as we know it. For this latest concert, members of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra joined forces with Stephen de Pledge, on the fortepiano, to present a variation on the Variations, ... More >>

Kiwi director wins big at Cannes

Friday, 31 July 2020, 8:55 am | Sam Stuchbury

Aucklander Sam Stuchbury has won a Silver Screen Young Director Award overnight (announced Friday morning, New Zealand time) for his work in raising awareness about the effects pornography has on children. More >>

First NZ F5000 Title For Collins As Organisers Make Final Call On 2019/20 Series

Friday, 31 July 2020, 8:21 am | NZ Formula 5000 Assn

Michael Collins (#94 Leda LT27) is the winner of the 2019/20 SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series title. Since he joined the SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series in 2017, dynamic young Christchurch driver Michael Collins ... More >>

Summer Thieves Release Bandaids & Lipstick

Friday, 31 July 2020, 8:17 am | The Label

SUMMER THIEVES BANDAIDS AND LIPSTICK OUT TODAY! playing at Tuning Fork, Auckland tomorrow August 1st TICKETS HERE full tour dates below LISTEN TO BANDAIDS & LIPSTICK HERE Photo credit: Oli Spencer "Summer Thieves have retained the songwriting ... More >>

Dance-pop Sensation PRINS Makes A Statement With Her Debut EP, MAGNETIC

Friday, 31 July 2020, 8:00 am | PRINS

Christchurch-based dance-pop sensation PRINS has today released her debut EP, MAGNETIC , which features the new single ‘ I Tried’ . Listen HERE PRINS has also announced a five-date New Zealand tour, alongside Auckland artist VÏKÆ , which kicks off ... More >>

Vanessa Delaine's - 'One Girl Band' Gaining Traction On Charts

Friday, 31 July 2020, 7:37 am | Key 2 Artist Promotions

Vanessa Delaine's new single - 'One Girl Band' gaining traction on Australian Charts Vanessa Delaine's new single 'One Girl Band' moves into the #3 position on the Top 40 Country Songs Australian Airplay chart this week and sits at #7 on the Tasmanian ... More >>

Entries Remain High As Karters Celebrate A WPKA Milestone In The Manawatu This Weekend

Friday, 31 July 2020, 6:42 am | KartSport New Zealand

With 145 entries received for the Manawatu & TRC Toyota-backed 60th anniversary WPKA Championships meeting, incorporating ROK Cup NZL round 3, in Palmerston North this weekend, karters from all over New Zealand are obviously still celebrating the ... More >>

The Good Oil Tactix Defeated Robinhood Northern Stars 52 - 42 In Christchurch

Friday, 31 July 2020, 6:22 am | ANZ Premiership

Image copyright Michael Bradley Photography Relishing their one and only game at home this season, The Good Oil Tactix made the most of it with a classy 52-42 win over Robinhood Northern Stars in Christchurch on Thursday. The excited buzz around ... More >>

Artist Uses His Gift For Music To Produce Debut EP

Friday, 31 July 2020, 5:48 am | Waatea Music

A young Auckland artist hopes his debut EP and its leading single will resonate and connect with people around the world. Matt Dodds is just 21 but is already an experienced live performer and has written, produced and recorded many of his own ... More >>

ARL Judicial Committee – July 25 Incident

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 5:22 pm | Auckland Rugby League

The Auckland Rugby League Judicial Committee on Wednesday night found both the Bay Roskill and Papakura U13 teams guilty as charged of bringing the game into disrepute, following an incident which occurred after the final whistle of a game between the ... More >>

Star Kiwi Conductor Gemma New To Tour With NZSO From August

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 4:36 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

Lauded New Zealand conductor Gemma New will lead the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra for the first time with concerts in Wellington, Dunedin, Christchurch and Auckland in August and September. Hailed as “one of the brightest rising stars in the conducting ... More >>

2020 Matariki Awards Finalists Announced

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 3:42 pm | Matariki Awards

Marewa ake Matariki, te kāhui whetū o te tau! Matariki rises to mark the year. The finalists in the Ngā Whetū o Matariki - Matariki Awards were announced today, across nine categories ranging from Business and Innovation, Arts and Entertainment ... More >>

INF Announce Postponement Of 2021 Netball World Youth Cup

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 2:00 pm | Netball New Zealand

The International Netball Federation (INF) has announced the postponement of the 2021 Netball World Youth Cup in Fiji due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The INF, in consultation with host country Fiji, considered the factors that would need to ... More >>

Brackett, Bradbury, Lovecraft Honoured With 1945 Retro Hugos

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 12:28 pm | CoNZealand

“Shadow Over Mars” ( The Nemesis from Terra ) by Leigh Brackett has been honoured with a Retrospective Hugo Award for Best Novel during a virtual ceremony at CoNZealand today. “I, Rocket”, by Ray Bradbury was chosen as the Best Short Story, and The ... More >>

Music Education The Focus Of Two Inaugural Lilburn Research Awards

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 11:05 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Providing New Zealand music resources to students and performers is the focus of two inaugural Lilburn Research Awards, granted to Mathew Hoyes and Michael Vinten. The Lilburn Research Awards are a new joint initiative of the Alexander Turnbull ... More >>

NZ Electronic Producer, Lauren Gin, Drops Her Debut EP “Supernova”

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 9:33 am | Lauren Gin

Ever hit Auckland’s most eminent nightclubs? Well, there’s a high possibility you’ve already cut some serious shapes to her tunes. Meet Lauren Gin. Born and raised in Auckland, the third generation Chinese-Kiwi is a creative polymath; deftly ... More >>

Castrol Toyota Racing Series Announces 2021 Dates

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 9:12 am | Toyota Racing

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing New Zealand has today confirmed its 2021 Castrol Toyota Racing Series dates. The 2021 series will run over its traditional five weekends beginning on January 22nd - 24th. The championship's final round will take place over the weekend ... More >>

NZ Singer Stefan Wolf Releases New Album From China

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 6:48 am | Stefan Wolf

Paekakariki songwriter Stefan Wolf has released his latest album - from China. After arriving in March and the mandatory two week quarantine period (“the food was really bad”), he has settled into the picturesque university town of Guilin in southern ... More >>

Over 200 Kiwi Musicians & Crew Called Up For Synthony’s Nationwide Tour

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 6:43 am | Synthony

Three full Symphony Orchestras, ten vocalists, seven DJs, and one conductor. And that’s just the on-stage musicians involved in the largest-ever tour of ‘Synthony’. Synthony is no ordinary orchestral experience. Its unique combination of electronic ... More >>

Musicians From Around The World Performing At Music In The City In Christchurch

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 6:39 am | Eddie Simon Music

Musicians from around the world will feature as live music returns to the Piano in central Christchurch on Thursday night. ACOUSTIC WAVE - Music in the City – is being organised by Eddie Simon Music with a talented line up of performers that ... More >>

Synthony Spectacular Coming To NPDC’s TSB Bowl Of Brooklands

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 5:47 am | New Plymouth District Council

The ultimate celebration of dance music featuring an 80-piece orchestra and a spectacular light show will get NPDC’s TSB Bowl of Brooklands pumping on 23 January with the first ever outdoor performance by Synthony. Synthony includes the Auckland Symphony ... More >>

Virtual Worldcon Kicks Off

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 12:38 pm | CoNZealand

CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention, kicked off today as the first ever virtual Worldcon. At the opening ceremony, New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, welcomed the participants: "I'm sorry I couldn't welcome you here in ... More >>

L.A.B Announce Christchurch & Wellington Headline Shows

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 9:23 am | LOOPnews

Loop are excited to announce two massive headline shows for L.A.B to close off 2020. Their final NZ headline performances for the year will hit Christchurch’s Horncastle Arena on Saturday 31 October, and Wellington’s Waitangi Park on Saturday 5 December. More >>

Sixteen Māori Playwrights Strut Their Stuff For Kōanga

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 8:30 am | Koanga Festival

2019 Kōanga Festival whānau Te Pou Theatre presents KŌANGA FESTIVAL 1 – 6 September From September 1-6, more stories and storytellers than ever will come together at Te Pou - Auckland’s Māori Home of Theatre - for a jam packed week to celebrate ... More >>

Did You See What Kidscreen Said About Jasper?

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 6:35 am | Laura J. Wellington

Ameba opens its Imagination The Jasper's Giant Imagination books are making their way to the screen for the first time to tackle preschoolers’ biggest issues, says Ameba's Tony Havelka. By Ryan Tuchow July 23, 2020 Kids streaming service Ameba TV ... More >>

Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition Opens This Weekend At Otago Museum

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 6:05 am | Otago Museum

The Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition is ready to open again at Otago Museum. The result of close to 1900 entries to the Otago Wildlife Photography Competition (OWPC), shortlisted entrants and winners are all being exhibited in the Museum’s ... More >>

Preview | SAS College Rugby League – July 29-30 Round

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 5:59 am | Auckland Rugby League

Mt Albert Grammar School look to continue their unbeaten run when they host Southern Cross Campus in a crunch Premier clash this Wednesday in the latest round of SAS College Rugby League action. Both schools were winners the last time they took the ... More >>

NZ Inspired Children's Book Goes On Sale Worldwide

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 12:32 pm | PR Deadlines

A delightful children's book 'Isabella plays her cello', written and illustrated in New Zealand, has been launched for worldwide sale. Isabella is about the adventures of young girl who plays her cello, and a small mouse which enjoys her music. The ... More >>

NYE20 - The Other Side Announces The Final Line-up

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 9:35 am | Blackout Music Management

NYE20 - The Other Side are thrilled to announce the full line-up of top-tier New Zealand artists set to ring in 2021, in the beautiful Coromandel this summer. Joining headliners L.A.B and Shapeshifter over two celebratory nights, are some of the most ... More >>

Announcement Of The iD International Emerging Designer Awards

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 6:24 am | iD International Emerging Designer Awards

7PM – 9PM, Friday 7 August The Hub, Otago Polytechnic , Dunedin 32 finalists from 14 countries BACKGROUND For 15 years the annual iD International Emerging Designer Show has been held in Dunedin attracting young designers from throughout the world. ... More >>

Northern Mystics Defeated Splice Construction Magic 45 -39 In Auckland

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 6:12 am | ANZ Premiership

Slowly but surely, the Northern Mystics overcame a spirited challenge from the Splice Construction Magic to secure a 45-39 victory and reclaim second spot on the ANZ Premiership ladder. In the final match of round 7 - the last full round at the Auckland Netball ... More >>

Jeremy Wells And Paul Williams Take To The Thrones In Taskmaster NZ

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 6:09 am | TVNZ

Seven Sharp’s Jeremy Wells will reign supreme as he takes to the throne as the all-powerful “Taskmaster” in TVNZ 2’s highly anticipated Taskmaster New Zealand . With comedian Paul Williams by his side as his loyal assistant, the duo will test ... More >>

NZSO Celebrates Return To National Tours With Special Ticket Price

Monday, 27 July 2020, 1:53 pm | NZSO

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra has released a special ticket deal to celebrate its return to touring the country from August. Tickets in the stalls to the NZSO’s Spirit concerts in Wellington and Auckland on 6 and 7 August will cost $30, with ... More >>

‘Stuck’ Americana star to help raise funds for young talent

Monday, 27 July 2020, 1:38 pm | Turn Up the Music

Originally from Gore, Jackie Bristow began her musical career singing in her local choir and at Gore’s Golden Guitar awards. She now lives and works in Nashville, USA and has a string of critically-acclaimed albums to her name. More >>

A fresh look at Llew Summers’ legacy

Monday, 27 July 2020, 9:47 am | Canterbury University Press

In the introduction to this warm and informative book about the life and the practice of Christchurch’s beloved sculptor Llew Summers, published by Canterbury University Press, author John Newton urges us to reconsider the artist’s legacy - and to let ... More >>

Bach Musica NZ Return to the Stage with Mozart's Requiem

Monday, 27 July 2020, 9:12 am | Bach Musica

Well known for stunning performances of ‘ music that touches the soul ’ the beloved Bach Musica NZ returns post lockdown with an ensemble of over eighty classical artists filling the stage of the Auckland Town Hall on September 20. The music programmed ... More >>

Art And Wine Fair ‘Inspires’ Support For Marlborough Talent

Monday, 27 July 2020, 8:16 am | The Marlborough Art And Wine Fair

The Wine Station. Marlborough artists, Gerard Verkaaik, Glen Waters, Jacqueline Hocquard, Kevin Judd and Sudhir Duppati will begin their exhibition together in Blenheim today at The Wine Station. The five talented locals are the third set of artists ... More >>

Kiwi Singer-songwriter Bares All And Inspires In Feel-good Debut EP, 'Brave'

Monday, 27 July 2020, 7:50 am | Ant Utama

Cologne-based Kiwi artist Ant Utama knows how to pick you up after a bad day. The five feel-good tracks on ‘Brave’ are the perfect formula to brighten anyone’s mood. Much of the singer-songwriter’s EP is a reflection on his experiences relocating ... More >>

Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel Defeated Northern Mystics 47-41 In Auckland

Sunday, 26 July 2020, 8:43 pm | ANZ Premiership

Image copyright Michael Bradley Photography The resilience of the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel shone through when they upset the Northern Mystics 47-41 at the Auckland Netball Centre on Sunday. Injury-ravaged after losing two shooters to major injury, ... More >>

Match Reports | Rd 5 Farrelly Photos Women's Competitions

Sunday, 26 July 2020, 8:41 pm | Auckland Rugby League

Match reports from round five of the Farrelly Photos Women's Premiership and Championship competitions, played July 24-26. Rd 5 Farrelly Photos Women’s Premiership (first division) Mt Albert 0 Richmond 30 Rowena Meleisea and Kiwi Ferns fullback Apii Nicholls ... More >>

The Good Oil Tactix Defeated Robinhood Northern Stars 47-40 In Auckland

Sunday, 26 July 2020, 7:01 pm | ANZ Premiership

Image copyright Michael Bradley Photography Spearheaded by a flawless shooting display from Ellie Bird and making their move at the right time of the season, The Good Oil Tactix delivered a well-crafted 47-40 win over the Robinhood Northern Stars on Sunday. ... More >>

Twice A Finalist — Queenstown-based Author Mary Jane Walker's Travel Books Find International Favour

Sunday, 26 July 2020, 5:53 pm | Mary Jane Walker

Mary Jane Walker is pleased to announce that her book Iran: Make Love not War has come in as a finalist in travel at the National Indie Excellence Awards 2020, an American competition for independently published authors. Iran: Make Love not War ... More >>

Voices Of Women In Time For Suffrage Day 2020

Sunday, 26 July 2020, 4:35 pm | PACT NZ

As we approach Suffrage Day on 19 September, aligning this year with NZ’s General Election, it is timely that composer Janet Jennings has released an album of new music celebrating exactly this. Voices of Women features leading NZ female musicians, ... More >>

Men’s Premiership Match Reports – July 25

Saturday, 25 July 2020, 11:08 pm | Auckland Rugby League

Rd 6 SAS Fox Memorial Premiership (first division) Northcote 32 Glenora 26 Late tries to Morgan Timoti-Cook and former Kiwi international Kevin Locke ensured Northcote remain undefeated through the opening six games of 2020, after coming out on top ... More >>

Te Wānanga O Raukawa Pulse Defeated Robinhood Northern Stars 46-36 In Auckland

Saturday, 25 July 2020, 11:01 pm | ANZ Premiership

Image copyright Michael Bradley Photography Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse completed a hectic travel schedule in perfect style when executing a storming come-from-behind 46-36 win over Robinhood Northern Stars at the Auckland Netball centre on Saturday. ... More >>

Te Wānanga O Raukawa Pulse Defeated Splice Construction Magic 52-29 In Auckland

Saturday, 25 July 2020, 6:49 am | ANZ Premiership

Image copyright Michael Bradley Photography In masterful mode, Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse turned on a decisive showing to outclass Splice Construction Magic 52-29 on Friday. At opposite ends of the table, Magic, with just the one win were always going ... More >>

Alfa Matrix Releases DAF Tribute - First 2 Tracks Available Now!

Saturday, 25 July 2020, 6:44 am | Alfa Matrix

Robert Görl (drums & electronics) and Gabi Delgado-Lopez (lyrics & vocals) formed DAF (Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft) back in 1978. Their deep dark, stripped down, rhythmic intensive, repetitive minimal electronics would become ... More >>

Canterbury Museum Delighted With Public Feedback On Proposed Redevelopment Project

Friday, 24 July 2020, 3:22 pm | Canterbury Museum

Putting the blue whale skeleton back on display, improving visitor facilities, protecting the heritage buildings, and new prehistoric animal exhibits are just some of the ideas voiced by Cantabrians having their say on the proposed redevelopment of the ... More >>

Kiwi Film The Turn Of The Screw Sells Out At Shanghai International Film Festival In Under An Hour

Friday, 24 July 2020, 9:05 am | Alex Galvin

The Turn of the Screw , a film adaptation of the classic Henry James ghost story, adapted by and directed by Alex Galvin will have its World Premiere at the Shanghai International Film Festival this Saturday, followed by two further screenings. The ... More >>

MMF NZ Presents 'In Conversation With'

Friday, 24 July 2020, 8:28 am | MMF

The New Zealand Music Managers Forum, with support from Recorded Music NZ, APRA AMCOS NZ, NZ On Air and the Tauranga City Council Creative Communities Scheme, are proud to announce an extremely special seminar ‘In Conversation With’. Here, ... More >>

SHAPESHIFTER Sell Out Hawke's Bay - Announce Second Show And Supports For All Dates

Friday, 24 July 2020, 8:05 am | The Label


SCARS "Predatory" Promo Release August 7th, 2020

Friday, 24 July 2020, 6:58 am | Brutal Records

"SCARS" signs Global deal with Brutal Records and Announces first Lyric Music Video "Predatory" The new lyric music video entitled "Predatory" and edited on June 26 at Ms Motion Graphics under the direction by Marcelo Silva, ... More >>

Draconis "Anthems For An Eternal Battle" New Release July 31st, 2020

Friday, 24 July 2020, 6:55 am | Brutal Records

Brutal Records is proud to announce that the Argentina Death-legends DRACONIS "Anthems for an Eternal Battle" Preorder June 12, 2020 Release July 31, 2020 Formed from the raw swamp of subconscious emotions, desires and fears, Draconis strikes with ... More >>

NZOC: One Year To Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 5:47 pm | New Zealand Olympic Committee

Thank you for being a New Zealand Team Supporter. As you know, today is a significant day for us. We would have been in Tokyo, getting ready to march into the Opening Ceremony. But now, today marks one year to the Olympic Games and on 23 July 2021 ... More >>

Appointment Of Natasha Beckman As Director Of British Council New Zealand And The Pacific

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 3:04 pm | British Council

The British High Commission and The British Council are delighted to announce the appointment of Natasha Beckman as Director of British Council New Zealand and the Pacific. Natasha has held leadership positions across multiple industries and disciplines ... More >>

Naming Names - 'The Personal History of David Copperfield'

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 1:50 pm | Howard Davis

Fresh from staking his claim to unearthing a rich vein of humour in the historical horror of The Death of Stalin , Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Armando Iannucci has re-imagined Charles Dickens’ tribute to grit and perseverance through the comedic ... More >>

University Of Canterbury Embraces Music For Gaming

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 10:52 am | University of Canterbury

Music for gaming has grown up and found its place in the world of music composition. Unlike music composed for film or theatre, music for gaming presents unique challenges, says University of Canterbury (UC) Music Lecturer Hamish Oliver. Oliver will share ... More >>

Auckland Lock In South Island Age-group Matches

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 9:50 am | Auckland Rugby League

The Auckland Rugby League will host the South Island U16 and U18 boys' teams this October, as the two districts continue the partnership they kicked off last season. The games are set down for Saturday, October 31, with the Auckland venue to be confirmed ... More >>




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