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Collingwood Magpies win 2019 Super Club

Saturday, 14 December 2019, 1:21 pm | Netball NZ

Retaining their clean sheet, Collingwood Magpies clinched the 2019 Super Club title with a hard-fought 49-42 win over the Northern Mystics in Nelson on Friday. More >>

Final stop for Tuia 250 Voyage celebrates past and future

Saturday, 14 December 2019, 1:16 pm | Tuia 250

The Māhia Peninsula, where the land speaks to both voyaging and space-travel innovation, will provide a fitting backdrop as the Tuia 250 Voyage comes to a close this weekend, say the co-chairs of the Tuia 250 Coordinating Committee, Dame Jenny Shipley and ... More >>

Formula 4 champion joins world’s best young guns

Saturday, 14 December 2019, 12:12 pm | Toyota New Zealand

The Bochum, Germany-based Zendeli competed in the 2019 FIA Formula 3 Championship as part of the Sauber programme with the Charouz Racing System team and also took part in one of the Formula Regional European Championship rounds with US Racing in ... More >>

Media Statement: Sir Peter Snell

Saturday, 14 December 2019, 11:37 am | Athletics New Zealand

New Zealand has lost a sporting icon with the passing of Sir Peter Snell at the age of 80. More >>

Creative NZ board appointments

Friday, 13 December 2019, 2:25 pm | Creative New Zealand

Janine Morrell-Gunn, Riria Hotere-Barnes and John Ong have been appointed to the board of Creative NZ (the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa) and Roger King has been appointed for a further term, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Arts, Culture ... More >>

Rhythm & Alps 2019 shaping up

Friday, 13 December 2019, 1:57 pm | Rhythm and Alps

Preparations are well underway for the South Island's biggest annual music festival and New Year's Party, Rhythm & Alps (R&A) 2019. Up to 10,000 revellers will descend on Robrosa Station in Wanaka's Cardrona Valley from December 29 to welcome ... More >>

Tiki Taane back, with PDigsss for Punakaiki

Friday, 13 December 2019, 1:35 pm | Taiko Festival

Two years after wowing Tāiko Festival audiences at the boutique Punakaiki event, Kiwi music legend Tiki Taane is coming back, joined this time by Shapeshifter vocalist PDigsss. More >>

Write to Santa with NZ Post: 10 days left

Friday, 13 December 2019, 12:24 pm | NZ Post

Children throughout Aotearoa have the opportunity to Write to Santa with NZ Post until 6pm on Monday 23 December. More >>

Experienced ACES ready for Super Saturday

Friday, 13 December 2019, 11:54 am | Auckland Cricket

The Auckland ACES name a powerful 13-man squad to play against the Otago Volts in the Dream11 Super Smash at the Eden Park Outer Oval on Saturday. A trip to Tasmania has served as sound preparation with the ACES contesting two hard-fought matches ... More >>

NZ Arboricultural Association scoops award

Friday, 13 December 2019, 11:44 am | Arboricultural Association

The NZ Arboricultural Association (NZ Arb) is celebrating winning ‘The Best Event of the Year’ at the 2019 APAC Association Awards. More >>

New Zealanders Choosing a Turkey free table this Christmas

Friday, 13 December 2019, 11:42 am | NZ Compare

The Christmas table is looking healthier this year as nearly a quarter of Kiwis say that they plan to reduce their meat consumption this Christmas. More >>

Three Coffees a Day for Nearly a Quarter of Kiwis

Friday, 13 December 2019, 10:43 am | BP New Zealand

Research released today, looking at the coffee-drinking habits of New Zealanders, has revealed just how much Kiwis crave their coffee. More than 70% of us are drinking at least one coffee a day with 24% consuming three or more cups daily. More >>

MIKA announces 'Revelation Tour'

Friday, 13 December 2019, 10:22 am | Frontier Touring Company

Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce a February 2020 tour for international pop sensation MIKA , returning to Australia for the first time in 11 years and performing in New Zealand for the very first time. MIKA will headline four shows as part of ... More >>

Gifts are not what we really want for Christmas

Friday, 13 December 2019, 10:19 am | Commission for Financial Capability

If you’re heading out to do Christmas shopping this weekend you may want to pause and consider that gifts come a poor seventh place in a list of what New Zealanders most look forward to this season. More >>

TOG BOX - Let’s get togs to those who need them!

Friday, 13 December 2019, 10:15 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Tog Box is an initiative from Water Safety New Zealand and Swimming Wellington to supply togs to those who need them. Not owning a pair of togs can be a barrier to gaining an aquatic education for many Kiwis. More >>

Feature film directorial debut for New Zealand actor

Friday, 13 December 2019, 10:06 am | Morcan Motion Pictures

New Zealand actor and writer James Morcan today announced he will be writing and starring in a new feature film titled GIYA. The movie will also be Morcan’s directorial debut. More >>

Arts celebration rounds off summer events season

Friday, 13 December 2019, 9:10 am | Whanganui and Partners

Whanganui & Partners is proud to continue its support for Artists Open Studios and Whanganui Walls as the culmination of an exciting summer 2020 events calendar. Jonathan Sykes, Whanganui & Partners’ Strategic Lead – Brand, Events & ... More >>

2019 Super Club | Mystics meet Collingwood in Grand Final

Friday, 13 December 2019, 8:05 am | Netball NZ

The Northern Mystics will meet the Collingwood Magpies (Australia) in tomorrow’s Super Club final after both posted impressive semi final wins in Nelson on Thursday. More >>

Thomson announces new co-driver for 2020

Friday, 13 December 2019, 8:03 am | Dylan Thomson Rallysport

Christchurch’s Dylan Thomson is pleased to announce he will work with co-driver Kieran Anstis for his 2020 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. Thomson has worked with partner Amy Hudson since making his rallying debut in 2016 ... More >>

Youth America's Cup Announced

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 5:16 pm | Emirates Team New Zealand

A reinvigorated Youth America’s Cup regatta is announced today which will be raced in a brand new class of foiling mono-hull, the AC9F, in 2020 and 2021. More >>

Peter Biggs Appointed as Acting Chief Executive of the NZSO

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 4:54 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

Laurie Kubiak, Chair of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, has announced the appointment of Peter Biggs as Acting Chief Executive. He takes over the reins from the long-serving Chief Executive, Christopher Blake, who is retiring from the role at the end of the ... More >>

Competition: Kiwi artists to design base for the Hugo Award

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 4:33 pm | CoNZealand

New Zealand artists are invited to compete for the chance to feature their design on the base of one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world. More >>

Paralympic Javelin Bronze Medallist Rory McSweeney Retires

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 4:28 pm | Athletics New Zealand

The 2016 Paralympic javelin bronze medallist Rory McSweeney has called time on his long and successful career to focus on a new role as an Auckland-based insurance specialist. The 34-year-old leg amputee, who also won a 2015 World silver medal when ... More >>

Motorsport star’s rise to the top

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 3:02 pm | Walsh and Beck

The profile of women in motorsport is on the rise with top level athletes now being recognised outside of racing. New Zealand's Supersport 600 title winner Avalon Biddle is one such athlete. Biddle made history in April this year as the first woman to ... More >>

New Zealanders Tested In Battle Of River Plate

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 2:15 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

On the 80 th  anniversary of the first naval battle of the Second World War, Naval historian Michael Wynd, from the Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy, reflects on the New Zealand ship that played an integral part in the battle. More >>

All you need to know about Bay Dreams 2020!

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 2:13 pm | Bay Dreams

New Zealand’s premier summer music festival Bay Dreams (North and South) is fast approaching, with Tauranga now completely sold out and tickets selling fast for Nelson . The Bay Dreams 2020 team are bringing some of the biggest names in music to New ... More >>

NZGB announces 503 newly official place names

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 1:04 pm | New Zealand Geographic Board

Media advisory 12 December 2019 The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) has notified 16 official dual names in Fiordland and 487 official place names in the Wellington Region and Southern Alps. Tamatea / Dusky Sound is ... More >>

HEARTS head south to kick off Dream11 Super Smash

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 11:56 am | Auckland Cricket

All six Domestic teams will meet in Christchurch to kickstart the T20 competition, where the HEARTS play the Magicians on Friday before twice taking on the Sparks. More >>

New exhibition tells tales of Hamilton Kirikiriroa cityscape

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 11:37 am | Hamilton City Council

The artist of the iconic Gallipoli watercolour, The Man with the Donkey, is one of the subjects of a new Waikato Museum exhibition, Kirikiriroa Non-Fictions: True visual histories from the Hamilton CBD, which opens on Saturday (14 December). More >>

Sir Ed’s grandson opens Antarctic exhibition in Christchurch

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 11:04 am | Antarctic Heritage Trust

Two talented young explorers, who captured their passion for exploration through photography and a soundscape of Antarctica, are showcasing their works in a new exhibition. The exhibition by Alexander Hillary and Marco de Kretser is now open at Christchurch ... More >>

2019 annual history awards reveal New Zealand’s stories

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 11:04 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Three fascinating Māori history projects featuring in this year’s New Zealand History Research Trust Fund Awards will provide insight into Māori life and heritage, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Chief Historian Neill Atkinson said ... More >>

NPDC’s TSB Festival of Lights sets record for new displays

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 10:35 am | New Plymouth District Council

More than 50 live acts, 24 Summer Scene kids’ events, 14 new light features, eight activities for Summer Seniors, four bands for the Powerco Lights Up the Night New Year’s Eve celebration and one Woofstock party for pooches – this season’s ... More >>

Michael Hurst Would like to Have a Word

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 9:42 am | Elephant Publicity

Michael Hurst Presents NO HOLDS BARD As part of Auckland Fringe Michael Hurst want to talk to you. He wants to be close to you, to see you. He wants to tell you about being on the edge, about madness, about what it’s like when an actor loses their ... More >>

Big-Time Tennis Hits Wellington

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 9:42 am | Tennis Central

A strong and very even field has been confirmed for the 2019 Wellington Open NZ Championships starting next week in the Capital. Traditionally the NZ Champs has been held in Auckland or North Harbour, however this year it is combined with the Wellington Open to provide ... More >>

WOMAD 2020 - Play Day schedule announced

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 9:39 am | The Label

In what has become a welcome pre-Christmas tradition, WOMAD New Zealand has today announced the 2020 festival Day Schedule. The full stage schedule will be released in January 2020, including the World Of Words, Taste The World, STEAM Lab and on-site ... More >>

Announcing the finalists for Best Folk Artist

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 9:39 am | Recorded Music NZ

Two-time finalist Mel Parsons is up again to win Best Folk Artist | Te Kaipuoro Taketake Toa alongside Kiwi songstress Victoria Vigenser & Lindsay Martin and husband-and-wife duo Paper Cranes at the 2020 Auckland Folk Festival on 26 January. More >>

Pennywise announce Auckland show for 2020

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 9:38 am | NicNak Media

Pennywise have announced a New Zealand show as part of their 20th Anniversary Tour, where the So Cal punk rock legends will be performing their album STRAIGHT AHEAD in its entirety, plus fan favourites. More >>

Community and voluntary organisations making a difference

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 9:24 am | Comvoices

The country’s community and voluntary organisations are delivering services where they matter – to New Zealanders in need – even as they continue to grapple with a number of significant challenges. More >>

Japan’s rising star Tsunoda heading to New Zealand

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 11:16 pm | Toyota Racing

Japanese hot prospect Yuki Tsunoda will begin his 2020 racing season with a title challenge in New Zealand in the Castrol Toyota Racing Series. More >>

Lawson confirms New Zealand title defence

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 11:07 pm | Toyota Racing

Reigning Castrol Toyota Racing Series champion and Red Bull Junior Liam Lawson will defend his title in 2020 again with M2 Competition. More >>

Highland Day returns to the City after earthquakes

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 10:57 pm | Canterbury Caledonian Society

On Saturday the 7th of December, the Canterbury Caledonian Society hosted the annual Christchurch Casino Highland Day in Victoria Square for the first time in 9 years. The highland day’s main events include a Pipe Band competition with 17 bands competing, ... More >>

Introducing Nashville - Intimate artist series returns to NZ

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 4:24 pm | Blackout Music Management

Presented by the Country Music Association of America, INTRODUCING NASHVILLE, the beloved international artist touring series, returns this March. In 2020, a four-artist bill will showcase some of North America’s most exciting up-and-coming artists ... More >>

MADE IN THE 90’s 2020 Australian & NZ Tour

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 4:07 pm | Nuclear Blast

With ‘90s nostalgia at an all-time high, it’s only fitting that the Made In The ‘90s concert receives a timely reboot in 2020 thanks to Delta Bravo Presents. Following two massive tours in 2011 and 2012, featuring the likes of ‘90s luminaries; Ralph ... More >>

A virtual reality adventure to Antarctica comes to Auckland

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 4:07 pm | Auckland Museum

After playing to sell-out audiences in major Australian venues, The Antarctica Experience ; a virtual reality visitor experience, complete with VR headsets and a 22-minute 360 Antarctic film, comes to Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum. More >>

US Rapper NF expands NZ Tour Dates - New show in Auckland

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 4:05 pm | Live Nation Entertainment

AUCKLAND, NZ (Dec 11, 2019) – Due to overwhelming demand, a second Auckland show has been announced for NF’s The Search Tour. Following a sold out North American tour, US rapper NF has announced the expansion of his current world tour “The Search ... More >>

Cultural land awareness creates brighter future

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 3:33 pm | Real Communications

Life has turned full circle for Environment Canterbury’s Poū Matai Kō (mahinga kai facilitator) Makarini Rupene as he moves his focus from Kaikōura to the Waimakariri area where he grew up and still lives today. More >>

Jacket helps show how Te Papa collects and why

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 2:10 pm | Te Papa

A gang patch jacket from the 1994 film Once Were Warriors will feature in Kei te Kairauhī: 21 ngā Taonga | Curators’ Choice: 21 Things; a mini exhibition exploring how and why Te Papa curators collect. More >>

Prime HD and Prime Streaming Channel live on Freeview

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 1:41 pm | Sky Television

Freeview caters to a broad range of New Zealanders, with 34 channels on air, 13 streaming channels and an on-demand platform combining all the content from TVNZ OnDemand, ThreeNow and Māori TV On Demand. The addition of Prime on Freeview’s streaming ... More >>

Pero Cameron named as Tall Blacks Head Coach

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 12:44 pm | Basketball New Zealand

The Tall Blacks have a new coach. FIBA Hall of Famer and Tall Blacks legend Pero Cameron was officially named as head coach today by Basketball New Zealand. He succeeds his good friend and former teammate Paul Henare, who stepped down as Head Coach last ... More >>

Chris Knox tape archive arrives at Alexander Turnbull

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 12:19 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Flying Nun Foundation is delighted to announce that the tape archive of Chris Knox, which captures years of vital musical history, is to be preserved by the Alexander Turnbull Library. More >>

Bellbird Wins at Macao International Film Festival

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 11:59 am | New Zealand Film Commission

Hamish Bennett, writer and director of New Zealand feature film, Bellbird , was the recipient of the Best Screenplay award at the Macao International Film Festival, last night. More >>

NZ Fringe 2020 has launched

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 11:57 am | New Zealand Fringe Festival

Hold onto your creative bits! The NZ Fringe is turning 30, and it's the largest, most diverse festival ever! We’re Thirty. We’re Flirty. And We’re Thriving. That’s right, for three decades New Zealand Fringe Festival has been supporting ... More >>

New charity partnership for Canterbury Cricket

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 9:07 am | Canterbury Cricket Association

Canterbury Cricket is going in to bat for Māia Health Foundation for its 19/20 season. More >>

Christof van der Ven & Jed Parsons Tour

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 8:58 am | Jed Parsons Music

Christof van der Ven (UK) and Jed Parsons (NZ) join forces from opposite sides of the globe to bring their 'Together At Last' tour to every corner of New Zealand. See dates and venues below. More >>

Youngsters Time to Shine

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 8:48 am | NZ Equestrian

New Zealand’s equine stars of tomorrow have a chance to show their skill at the East Coast Performance Horses National Young Horse Show in Hawke’s Bay this week. More >>

2019 NZ Comedy Guild Awards handed out

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 8:46 am | New Zealand Comedy Guild

Rose Matafeo was the big winner at the annual NZ Comedy Guild Awards that took place on Tuesday (10 December). Comedians from all over the country gathered at The Classic in Auckland to celebrate a big year for the local industry, recogniSing huge successes ... More >>

Giving Kiwi basketballers a world-class opportunity

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 8:38 am | EB Sports Development

Ambitious young basketball players from across Australasia will be given the chance to access the pinnacle of sports performance and training at the Mamba Sports Academy in Los Angeles, thanks to a new partnership between Everard Bartlett and sports touring ... More >>

2019 Super Club | Semi Finals Confirmed

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 8:24 am | Netball NZ

Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse delivered at the right time when powering past the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel 51-28 to seal the last spot in the Super Club semi finals. More >>

Young guns going for gold at CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 5:17 pm | Bay of Islands Sailing Week

Five youth sailors from Naval Point Yacht Club in Lyttelton have their sights set on victory at New Zealand’s biggest keelboat regatta in January 2020. More >>

Russell Brand Returns To New Zealand for Three Centre Tour

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 2:04 pm | Elephant Publicity

Recovery Live is a funny and profane exploration into personal development and wellness from a comedian who has dedicated himself to spirituality to avoid self-destruction. More >>




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