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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 >>

Edith Piaf À L'Olympia À Paris - New Wellington Date

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 6:49 am | Sandra Roberts

Performed by YULIA by special invitation | Live at the WELLINGTON OPERA HOUSE Friday, 1 July - 7pm Tickets from Ticketmaster – ON SALE NOW Legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf was a global icon of resistance and triumph in the last years of her extraordinary ... More >>

Dancing With The Stars NZ Week Four Results

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 6:26 am | Discovery

16 May 2022 - Week four of Dancing with the Stars NZ is complete and Alex Vaz  is the fourth celebrity to be eliminated from the shiny dance floor competition. The sparkling new series has now been running for four weeks on Three and ThreeNow, with ... More >>

Splice Construction Magic Defeated MG Northern Mystics 48-47 In Auckland

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 6:15 am | ANZ Premiership

16 May, 2022  The Splice Construction Magic have claimed their second win of the season, 48-47, over league leaders MG Mystics. After fading late in their recent matches – and fearing they’d go through a second season with just one ... More >>

The Brag Media Confirms First-ever Rolling Stone New Zealand Awards

Monday, 16 May 2022, 5:01 pm | The Brag Media

Rolling Stone Australia/NZ publisher The Brag Media has today confirmed that the first-ever Rolling Stone New Zealand Awards will take place at Glasshouse in Auckland on Wednesday, August 31 as a celebration of Aotearoa music. It follows the ... More >>

Bunnings Super Rugby U20 Tournament For Taupō

Monday, 16 May 2022, 4:59 pm | Panui Papaho

Owen Delany Park is set to play host to Aotearoa’s rising young rugby stars, with three days of matches scheduled. The Bunnings Super Rugby U20 tournament kicks off on Sunday 22 May and runs on two days the following week with fixtures on Wednesday ... More >>

For The Love Of New Zealand’s Food: Ben Bayly Steps Out Of The Kitchen On Another TV Quest

Monday, 16 May 2022, 1:11 pm | New Zealand Food Story

Chef Ben Bayly is heading back to our screens with a second season of A New Zealand Food Story , as the acclaimed Auckland chef once again travels the country, unearthing fascinating stories behind some of New Zealand’s finest produce. The first season ... More >>

The Resurgence Of TĀ MOKO

Monday, 16 May 2022, 11:06 am | Maori TV

The decline of traditional tā moko (Māori tattoo) and its modern-day revival is explored in a compelling story of survival, self-determination, courage, healing and reclamation of identity. Funded by Te Māngai Pāho, MOKO features tā moko artists, ... More >>

Creative New Zealand & MFAT Announce New Partnership

Monday, 16 May 2022, 10:51 am | Creative New Zealand

Pasifika artists and creatives in Aotearoa NewZealand and the Pacific Islands will be supported to collaborate, and share skills and knowledge to build stronger resilience, in a new Digital Moana Nui a Kiva initiative between the two agencies. ... More >>

The Matariki Glow Show!

Monday, 16 May 2022, 9:53 am | The Glow Show

May 16, 2022 : The Glow Show’s fabulous, giant-scale, glow-in-the-dark puppets are back, touring all of Aotearoa! The magical MATARIKI GLOW SHOW is coming to a theatre near you, during Term 2 AND the July school holidays. This wildly flamboyant, ... More >>

‘Rain Stops Play’ At NZ F5000 Series Final At Taupo On Sunday

Monday, 16 May 2022, 6:30 am | New Zealand Formula 5000 Association

In a rare case of ‘rain literally stopping play’ at a motor racing meeting here in New Zealand, the 2021/22 SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series has ended up being called two races early after heavy rain on Saturday night and ... More >>

Gilmour Heads Overseas For McLaren Duties After Rally Whangarei

Monday, 16 May 2022, 6:25 am | Emma Gilmour

15 May After an International Rally of Whangarei that didn’t go as planned this weekend, Emma Gilmour turns her focus to her McLaren Extreme E duties and heads overseas tomorrow. She will attend a McLaren partner event in the United States before continuing ... More >>

Two From Two In NZRC For Paddon And Kennard

Sunday, 15 May 2022, 7:05 pm | Hyundai New Zealand

Top Kiwi rally pairing Hayden Paddon and John Kennard made it two wins from two starts in their Hyundai i20 AP4 rally car at the International Rally of Whangarei which took place 14 and 15 May as the second round of the 2022 New Zealand Rally ... More >>

Robinhood Stars Defeated Te Wānanga O Raukawa Pulse 49-44 In Wellington

Sunday, 15 May 2022, 6:19 pm | ANZ Premiership

Delivering an ingenious defensive solution, the Robinhood Stars defeated Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse 49-44 in a low-scoring clash in Wellington. The win now sees the Stars and Pulse locked up on 22 competition points, with the Auckland side making ... More >>

Trident Homes Tactix Defeated Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel 61-56 In Christchurch

Sunday, 15 May 2022, 5:30 pm | Netball NZ

The Trident Homes Tactix have climbed into the top four with a stunning 61-56 win against the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel in Christchurch. The absorbing match developed into a goal-for-goal encounter giving the Cantabrian crowd plenty of impact ... More >>

Shearing Sports Bounces Back After Pandemic Blues

Sunday, 15 May 2022, 5:28 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

A typical scene at the Golden Shears in Masterton, founded in 1961 and held every year since until the pandemic struck. Cancelled in 2021 and 2022 plans are being made for the 61st annual event to finally be held on March 2-4. Photo / Peter Nikolaison ... More >>

Announcing The Winners Of The 2022 NZ Children’s Music Awards

Sunday, 15 May 2022, 2:49 pm | APRA - AMCOS

APRA AMCOS and Recorded Music NZ are all wiggly with excitement to announce the winners for the 2022 NZ Children’s Music Awards – celebrating music written and recorded for children. APRA Best Children's Song winner: - Kath Bee, Ryan Beehre, ... More >>

The Second Batch Of Nine Masterchef NZ Contestants Revealed

Sunday, 15 May 2022, 5:11 am | Discovery

Meet nine more of our 27 cooks 15 May 2022 - Warner Bros. Discovery is delighted to announce the second batch of contestants competing to become New Zealand’s MasterChef 2022 in stunning Queenstown. Meet our next nine contestants: Sam Low, a 30 year old ... More >>

MG Northern Mystics Defeated Trident Homes Tactix 69-58 In Christchurch

Saturday, 14 May 2022, 7:40 pm | ANZ Premiership

The MG Mystics started and finished with a bang to keep a firm grip on the top of the table when despatching the Trident Homes Tactix 69-58 in Christchurch on Saturday. Through the middle two quarters there was nothing separating the pair with the Tactix ... More >>

New Annual Prize Celebrates Comedy Wild Cards And Pays Homage To The Topp Twins

Saturday, 14 May 2022, 5:33 am | New Zealand Comedy Trust

May 14, 2022: On the birthday of Dames Jools and Lynda Topp, The New Zealand Comedy Trust is stoked to announce the Topp Prize , a new annual honour consisting of a $15,000 award and a trophy, to be presented annually to a ‘wild card’ of the ... More >>

Goldstar Karting Series Finale Goes Down To The Wire In Hawkes Bay

Friday, 13 May 2022, 4:59 pm | KartSport New Zealand

Winner of the WPKA Goldstar series for Vortex ROK DVS Junior and the Junior Grand prix series winner, Jay Urwin from the Tokoroa club in action. Credit: Vicky Jack Photography Three tough rounds with 15 races and three Grand Prix have been separated ... More >>

New Caledonia Groupama Race: Open For Business

Friday, 13 May 2022, 4:54 pm | Groupama Race

The New Caledonian borders are completely open to international travellers, and more flights are being added every week, so competitors and their families and friends will find it even easier to travel to enjoy the beauty, hospitality and spirit of ... More >>

Shortlist For The 2022 Michael Gifkins Prize

Friday, 13 May 2022, 4:31 pm | New Zealand Society of Authors

Text Publishing and the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) are thrilled to announce the shortlist for the 2022 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel. The author of the winning manuscript will receive ... More >>

Athletics NZ Name Team For 2022 World Athletics Championships

Friday, 13 May 2022, 4:26 pm | Athletics New Zealand

An initial team of 18 athletes have been named by Athletics New Zealand to compete at the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon 15-24 July. The team features an exciting blend of experienced top-class performers and a wave of emerging ... More >>

NZ RnB Upcomer Jackson Owens Drops Debut EP, ‘For The Better’

Friday, 13 May 2022, 6:26 am | Maia Studio

Including hit tracks ‘Better With You’ and ‘Can’t Make It Right’, soul and R&B upcomer Jackson Owens (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Awa, Te Arawa, Ngāi Tahu) has released his long-awaited debut EP, ‘For The Better’. With over ... More >>

Long Wait Over For Patient Pulse Defender

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 2:45 pm | Central Pulse

After a lengthy wait, defender Courtney Elliott couldn’t have picked a better match to finally take the court for Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse in the ANZ Premiership netball league. For eight long rounds, the 1.8m defender, who can cover all three ... More >>

Fully Rigged Photoshoot For Historic KZ1 Sails

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 1:15 pm | NZ Maritime Museum

Stage “rigging” is taking on a whole new meaning at the Civic Theatre this week. The sails from KZ1 , the yacht built to challenge for the 1988 America’s Cup, are being unfurled and photographed in all their 1,600m2 glory by the New Zealand Maritime ... More >>

Headline: Bret McKenzie Announces Songs Without Jokes Show At Toitoi

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 11:09 am | Toitoi - Hawkes Bay Arts And Events Centre

Bret McKenzie — whom you know from such modern musical treasures as comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, the Muppets movie reboots and other ace family friendly soundtracks, Lord of the Rings fan blogs, guest songs for The Simpsons , cycling ... More >>

Last Throw Of The Dice For Cross-Country Title Hopefuls

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 9:57 am | Bikesport NZ

There's just one round remaining, but still plenty to fight for at the fourth and final round of the 2022 New Zealand Cross-country Championships at Porangahau this weekend. The main two titles are already safely tucked away, but there's plenty of ... More >>

New Zealand Post-punk Veterans Vietnam Share New Video

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 6:46 am | UTM Music Group

The energetic third single and video from Vietnam’s first new record in 37 years, This Quiet Room : distributed by Clear Spot (EU / UK) and Rhythmethod (NZ) ‘In Another Desert’ by New Zealand post-punk / indie-guitar band Vietnam is the third ... More >>

Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival Announces First Films For 2022

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 6:43 am | New Zealand International Film Festival

Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) today reveals seven impressive titles from its highly anticipated 2022 programme Ali & Ava, Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song, Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time, Lost Illusions, ... More >>

Bret McKenzie Announces Debut Solo Record 'Songs Without Jokes'. Out August 26th, 2022 From Sub Pop

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 6:41 am | The Label

On August 26th, 2022, Bret McKenzie will release Songs Without Jokes , his full-length, solo debut, worldwide through Sub Pop. The album, which features lead single 'A Little Tune,' and additional highlights ' Dave’s Place ,' ' If You Wanna Go ,' and ' America ... More >>

5 Seconds Of Summer Release ‘Me, Myself & I’

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 6:39 am | NicNak Media

Multi-platinum selling pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer have released their new single ‘ Me, Myself & I ’ – listen HERE . Theemotionally-driven song is a propulsive break-up anthem that showcases the group's pop and punk influences ... More >>

Bret McKenzie Announces Songs Without Jokes Show At Toitoi!

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 6:31 am | Toitoi - Hawkes Bay Arts And Events Centre

Tickets on sale next Friday, May 20. But you'll get exclusive early access next week, so keep your eyes peeled! Bret McKenzie — whom you know from such modern musical treasures as comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, the Muppets movie reboots ... More >>

Popular Local F5000 Series Saves Its Best Till Last

Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 10:21 pm | New Zealand Formula 5000 Association

New Zealand’s popular SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series has saved its best till last this season, with as many as 13 of the classic V8-powered ‘wings-and-slicks’ single seater racing cars expected on the grid at the Taupo ... More >>

Immerse & Indulge With Luminata Voices

Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 6:55 pm | Luminata Voices

Auckland women’s chamber choir to return alongside the Auckland String Group Auckland, NEW ZEALAND – 11 May 2022 – A year on from its sell-out debut performance, Luminata Voices is set to return with an immersive collection of music this May. Led by Musical ... More >>

French For Rabbits Present New Video “Live At Vogelmorn Bowling Club”

Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 6:53 pm | French for Rabbits

Last October, knowing it would be unlikely for the band to tour their new album The Overflow internationally due to Covid-19, New Zealand dream-pop band French for Rabbits headed to their local bowling club. In the charming surroundings, they performed ... More >>



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