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Precious Kauri Gum Memorial Stolen From Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Friday, 24 November 2023, 9:21 am | Waitangi Treaty Grounds

A precious piece of kauri gum has been stolen in a brazen daylight robbery from Te Rau Aroha Museum of the Price of Citizenship on the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. The robbery, which occurred on Sunday, 19 November, has saddened Trustees, staff and ... More >>

Hannah Pascoe, The First Blind Cyclist Embarks On An Inspirational Cycling Journey For Blind Sport New Zealand

Friday, 24 November 2023, 9:12 am | Blind Sport

In a remarkable display of determination and resilience, Hannah Pascoe, a courageous individual who is blind, embarked on an extraordinary cycling expedition spanning the length of New Zealand. Hannah’s journey commenced on 8 November 2023 at Cape ... More >>

Longest Day Golf Challenge – Teeing Off For A Great Cause

Friday, 24 November 2023, 9:10 am | Cancer Society

The Cancer Society is excited to launch this year’s Longest Day Golf Challenge, which raises essential funds to support people affected by cancer. <img src="" width="720" height="540"> Golfer Joshua Young enjoying ... More >>

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New Zealand Feature Film Head South To World Premiere At Rotterdam International Film Festival Opening Night

Friday, 24 November 2023, 1:28 am | New Zealand Film Commission - NZFC

New Zealand filmmaker Jonathan Ogilvie’s semi-autobiographical music drama Head South , featuring Ed Oxenbould, Márton Csókás, singer-songwriter Stella Bennett (Benee), and Roxie Mohebbi will open the 53rd edition of the International Film Festival ... More >>

Draw Confirmed For Women's Olympic Football Tournament - Oceania Qualifier

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 12:55 pm | Oceania Football Confederation

The draw for the Women's Olympic Football Tournament - Oceania Qualifier, has been confirmed today in Auckland, at the OFC Home of Football - Te Kahu o Kiwa. To be held in Samoa from February 7-19, 2024, the tournament will see eight teams competing ... More >>

Shelley Burne-Field Named As 2024 Emerging Māori Writer In Residence

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 11:06 am | Victoria University of Wellington

<img src="" width="540" height="720"> Shelley Burne-Field, photo by William Field Award-winning kaituhituhi Shelley Burne-Field (Sāmoa, Ngati Mutunga, ... More >>

Unrestricted Classification For Sex Education Book

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 10:30 am | Classification Office

Te Mana Whakaatu Classification Office’s ‘Unrestricted’ classification for the book Welcome to Sex! allows parents and whānau to decide if the educational resource is right for their teenagers. Chief Censor Caroline Flora says the Office ... More >>

Two Lotto Players Share $1 Million

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 9:15 am | Lotto New Zealand

Two lucky Lotto players from Auckland and Wellington will be in for a treat after each winning $500,000 with Lotto First Division in tonight’s live Lotto draw. The winning tickets were sold on MyLotto to players from Auckland and Wellington. Powerball ... More >>

Fearless Leaders Raise Over $65,000 In 10 Hour Bungy Marathon For Aotearoa’s Youth

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 1:39 am | Graeme Dingle Foundation

When looking up at the country's tallest building, a sense of nervousness, adrenaline and a touch of self-doubt is bound to set in - especially if you’re supposed to bungy off it! At 328 metres tall and with a 192 metre free-fall bungy platform, Auckland's ... More >>

Te Whanagnui-a-Tara’s Award Winning Innovator & Activation Extraordinaire, Marcus McShane, Proudly Presents ‘Velocine’!

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 1:36 am | Cheree Ridder

Join Marcus this November, as he heads outdoors to test his latest public arts activation, peddling his bike around the streets of Te Aro, projecting experimental imagery & sound onto the facades of passing buildings. A cargo bicycle rolls through inner-city ... More >>

New Zealand Feature Film A Big Winner At Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 1:30 am | New Zealand Film Commission

Loren Taylor’s darkly comic debut feature THE MOON IS UPSIDE DOWN was awarded Best First Feature at the closing ceremony of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival this weekend after sell-out screenings at the highly regarded A-List festival in ... More >>

Chasing The Fox - Ryan Fox To Host Event In Auckland Next Month

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 1:29 am | podisgolf

Another successful year for New Zealand golfer Ryan Fox on both the PGA and DP World Tour and now a return to hosting the Chasing the Fox golf tournament where ordinary golfers get to try their skills against the touring professional.. Fox earned his ... More >>

Follow The Red Line For Art

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 3:19 pm | Scape Public Art

Four kilometres of red fabric tape is being laid on footpaths in central Ōtautahi Christchurch this week, to guide people around the 2023 Season of SCAPE Public Art. Six new temporary artworks will be in place by the end of tomorrow on sites along ... More >>

Prosecution A Reminder, Recreational Skippers’ Must Take Simple Steps To Prevent Collisions

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 3:11 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The sentencing of a recreational skipper in the Christchurch District Court yesterday afternoon [Tuesday, November 21] is a reminder to skippers of recreational boats - there are simple steps they must take to prevent collisions and keep others safe. ... More >>

Local Angels Donate More Than $50,000 To Charity

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 2:35 pm | Acorn Foundation

The Sally’s Angels Giving Circle has donated more than $50,000 to 12 charitable groups across the Western Bay of Plenty, via the Acorn Foundation. ‘Angels’ is an apt name for the ten local women who began this Giving Circle back in 2016 as ... More >>

Raukatauri Music Therapy Trust Launches FaLa La La Moolah Christmas Fundraising Campaign

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 2:34 pm | Raukatauri Music Therapy Trust

Gift A Session This Christmas To Transform Lives Through Music More >>

A Heartwarming Tradition: Trees Of Remembrance Shine On

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 2:28 pm | Nelson Tasman Hospice

<img src="" width="720" height="278"> As the holiday season approaches, the Nelson Tasman region once again welcomes the heartfelt return of Trees of Remembrance. ... More >>

Annoucing The Launch Of Summer School 2024

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 1:11 pm | Corban Estate Arts Centre

From 15 – 19 January 2024, Corban Estate Arts Centre will be a hive of activity as it kicks off the New Year with their Summer School comeback. Featuring an inspiring collection of adult art workshops, led by highly regarded practicing artists each ... More >>

Power Of Images Explored In New Exhibition

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 11:38 am | Hastings Art Gallery

We may all walk around with a camera in our pockets these days, but a new exhibition opening at Te Whare Toi o Heretaunga – Hastings Art Gallery this weekend explores the power of the images we create, and the stories they tell about how we see both ... More >>

Media Statement | SailGP 2024

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 9:58 am | Auckland Unlimited

Tātaki Auckland Unlimited can confirm that SailGP has made the decision to not stage the event in Auckland in March 2024. Tātaki Auckland Unlimited worked with SailGP to explore all possible options to stage the event here and, along with Auckland ... More >>

Canal Angler Convicted And Fined

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 8:51 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Central South Island Fish & Game have successfully prosecuted an angler who flouted the law while fishing at the Pūkaki Canal near Twizel in May 2023. Shane William Pritchard of Milton appeared in the Timaru District Court on November 21 ... More >>

One NZ & Ardie Savea’s New Children’s Book Encourages Kiwi Kids To Chase Their Dreams And Give Back

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 6:27 pm | Pead PR

Ardie Savea, Ambassador for One NZ’s One Good Kiwi, Unveils Heartwarming Children's Book with a Charitable Twist Ardie Savea, a beloved figure in the world of rugby, has been an ambassador for One NZ's One Good Kiwi since 2022. Now, One NZ proudly ... More >>

Chance Encounter Creates Successful Venture

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 4:35 pm | Real Communications

After spotting a Clydesdale at the 1995 Oxford A&P Show, Margo Vliet Vlieland turned to her husband Alan and told him, “I want one of those horses with the fluffy feet for my next horse.” Alan Vliet Vlieland with Goldenlane Nova (two months old) ... More >>

Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School Is Delighted To Announce The Recipient Of The 2023 FAME Trust Emerging Practitioner Award

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 4:29 pm | Acorn Foundation

The Acorn Foundation and the trustees of the FAME Trust are pleased to announce the selection for the 2023 Emerging Practitioner Award recipient at Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School. Seven promising students are selected each year from top-rated ... More >>

Auckland Expansion Team Awarded Full A-Leagues Licence

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 4:19 pm | Australian Professional Leagues

Bill Foley, owner of AFC Bournemouth, Vegas Golden Knights and FC Lorient, confirmed as Auckland Licence Owner Isuzu UTE A-League Men’s team to begin in Season 2024-25 and Liberty A-League Women team to begin in Season 2025-26 Nick Becker appointed ... More >>

Misleading Claim Over Posie Parker Views Breached Accuracy Standard

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 2:55 pm | Broadcasting Standards Authority

A discussion on Marae about freedom of expression, in the wake of Posie Parker’s New Zealand visit, breached the accuracy standard, the Broadcasting Standards Authority has found in a split decision. A majority of the Authority upheld, in part, a complaint ... More >>

Artists Announced For 2024 Sculpture On The Gulf’s “Anything Could Happen” Exhibition

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 2:53 pm | Sculpture on the Gulf

Perpetual Guardian Sculpture on the Gulf (SOTG) , the outdoor exhibition showcasing art and sculpture on Waiheke Island, has announced the full line-up of artists, who will exhibit their work in 2024 at the much-loved biennial outdoor event. <img ... More >>

Revered Kiwi Artists Deliver An Out Of This World Cinematic Experience At Stardome

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 2:48 pm | Elephant Publicity

This December, prepare to let your mind bend on a psychedelic musical odyssey through the highly imaginative world of artists Jess Johnson and Simon Ward at the Stardome Observatory and Planetarium, the coolest little observatory this side of Neptune. ... More >>

Living The Past, Today: The Inaugural Auckland Wooden Boat Festival Is Coming To Life

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 12:12 pm | Wooden Boat Festival

From 1-3 March 2024 a festival celebrating Auckland’s maritime heritage will be held for the first time on the waterfront. “Wooden boats are in our DNA,” says founder of the event, Tony Stevenson. “We are an island nation, connected by waterways ... More >>

Movin’March Coming Wheely Soon To A School Near You!

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 11:50 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Registrations are now open for the fifteenth edition of Movin’March, Greater Wellington’s annual initiative encouraging students to walk or wheel their way to and from school. From sensational sneakers to decked-out scooters, thousands of students in years ... More >>

Taranaki's Youth Unleash Creativity For Earth's Future At Puke Ariki Museum

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 10:57 am | New Plymouth District Council

Work by rangatahi (youth) from around Taranaki maunga are taking centre stage at NPDC’s Puke Ariki Museum’s new exhibition, Mā wai kē atu . <img src="" width="720" height="480"> Work by Taranaki youth guided ... More >>

New Zealand Defence Force On Display At Wings Over Wairarapa

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 10:51 am | New Zealand Defence Force

You’ll find the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) in the sky and on the ground at this year’s Wings over Wairarapa Air Festival, to be held at Hood Aerodrome in Masterton this weekend. <img src="" ... More >>

Shall We Dance? – Dance-inspired Music That Will Have Your Toes Tapping

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 10:42 am | Resonance Ensemble

3.00pm, Sunday 26 November At The Piano (156 Armagh Street, Christchurch) Following Resonance Ensemble’s very enthusiastically received previous programmes this year, this innovative and vibrant orchestra is lightening the tone for its final concert ... More >>

Hawke’s Bay’s Newest Wine Festival, Comes With A Twist!

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 10:32 am | Te Awanga Wine Festival

We’re proud to announce the inaugural Te Awanga Wine Festival, an immersive celebration set to enchant wine enthusiasts on February 3rd, 2024. This unmissable event will spotlight the diverse offerings of Hawke's Bay's premier wineries situated along ... More >>

New Look Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show - Fully-loaded For 2024

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 8:53 am | NZ Expo

New Zealand’s largest exhibition organiser, XPO Exhibitions is grabbing the helm and promising a truly revitalised and reinvigorated Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show, 16 - 19 May 2024 at the Auckland Showgrounds. Committed to retaining the cherished ... More >>


Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 2:15 am | Whakaata Maori

Whakaata Māori will stream the prestigious 2023 MĀORI SPORTS AWARDS live on MĀORI+ from 6.00 PM on Saturday 25 November 2023 . The Awards show will also be broadcast on Whakaata Māori from 6.30 PM on Sunday 26 November. More than 500 guests from ... More >>

Refugee, Migrant And Local Youth Unite To Explore Identity In New Work

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 1:36 am | Elephant Publicity

Mixit presents I AM…and…I AM This summer twenty young refugee, migrant and local performers will work together across two intensive weeks, traversing themes of identity, community and belonging, to create and perform the fully devised work I AM…and…I ... More >>

Schkeuditzer Kreuz Brings Industrial Synth Crust To Aotearoa

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 1:31 am | UTM Music Group

Fresh from an extensive tour of Europe (Sept-Oct 2023), Australian-based Industrial Synth Crust artist Schkeuditzer Kreuz, alias Aotearoa punk veteran Kieren Hills , has just announced the project’s first ever New Zealand tourdates for January 2024, ... More >>

NZ Sikh Games 2023

Monday, 20 November 2023, 4:08 pm | NZ Sikh Games

The vibrant and dynamic Sikh community of New Zealand is thrilled to announce the eagerly anticipated New Zealand Sikh Games 2023, a celebration of sportsmanship, cultural diversity, and spiritual unity. This prestigious event is scheduled to take ... More >>

Renewed Partnership Adds To Long-term Whio Protection

Monday, 20 November 2023, 3:14 pm | Department of Conservation

Recent surveys show whio populations remain vulnerable to decline, with last summer’s extreme weather events impacting both the birds and efforts to monitor their population at several key protection sites. Whio are a whitewater specialist duck found only ... More >>

Aotearoa Music Awards Return: Nominations Now Open For 2024

Monday, 20 November 2023, 2:51 pm | Aotearoa Music Awards

The next Aotearoa Music Awards will take place on Thursday 30 May 2024, at the Viaduct Events Centre in Tāmaki Makaurau – closing out Te Marama Puoro o Aotearoa | New Zealand Music Month in style. Nominations are now open and will close on 20 December ... More >> Research Reveals Over 50% Of Kiwis Plan To Shop Online This Black Friday Despite Financial Hardship

Monday, 20 November 2023, 2:16 pm |

Did you know that despite it reportedly being one of the most expensive cities in the world, it's Auckland residents, aged 18-34, who are the most likely to be spending it up in The Black Friday sales! With a whopping 67% of that demographic planning ... More >>

Celebrating World Children’s Day By Gathering The Voices Of Mokopuna

Monday, 20 November 2023, 11:28 am | CWRI

Tamariki and rangatahi have shared what well-being means to them and how to make a difference for New Zealand’s next generation in an inaugural nationwide competition to celebrate World Children’s Day on Monday November 20. The Mokopuna Ora competition ... More >>

Humankind’s Place In The Universe And Lack Of Fit On Earth

Monday, 20 November 2023, 11:01 am | Martin LeFevre - Meditations

The first step in meditation is to end the observer. Sitting beside the stream in town on a magnificent autumn afternoon, a meditative state deepened after the observer/self dissolved in attentiveness. The continuity of thought ended, and with it psychological ... More >>

Coldplay’s ‘Music Of Spheres’ World Tour Comes To Eden Park

Monday, 20 November 2023, 10:58 am | Eden Park

Coldplay’s Music of Spheres world tour is heading down under in 2024, and the globally renowned band is set to play their only New Zealand show at Eden Park in Auckland on 13 November 2024. CEO of Eden Park, Nick Sautner, said, “Coldplay is ... More >>

Invitation To Join The 45th Anniversary Celebrations At The Lake Taupō Cycle Challenge

Monday, 20 November 2023, 10:37 am | Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

Fresh on the back of taking out the Supreme Award at the recent Keep New Zealand Beautiful Awards, Taupō invites you to enjoy everything on offer in the Central Plateau and join the 45th edition of the Lake Taupō Cycle Challenge. Excitement ... More >>

Lake Taupō Cycle Challenge: Pumped Up For Action

Monday, 20 November 2023, 10:28 am | Taupo District Council

The 45th Lake Taupō Cycle Challenge sees about 5000 competitors descend on the district to take on New Zealand’s most prestigious cycling event. Taupō District Council senior customer services officer Kevin Collins has borrowed a bike from library ... More >>

Men@Work Santa On Tour: Spreading Festive Cheer In Blenheim & Renwick

Monday, 20 November 2023, 10:15 am | MenatWork

Get ready for a jolly and festive experience as Men@Work Santa on Tour, in collaboration with HL Marketing & Events, brings Santa Claus to town! This fully volunteered heartwarming event will take place over four nights, spreading joy and holiday spirit ... More >>

Open Call For Auckland #OurStoryIsOne Art Exhibition As Crackdown On Baha's In Iran Intensifies

Monday, 20 November 2023, 9:48 am | New Zealand Baha'i Community

  Armed Iranian security agents raided the homes of more than 30 Baha’is on 7 November in Hamadan province. Many of the Baha’is were verbally abused and physically assaulted during the raids. The latest arrests and home searches—which ... More >>

Bewley Dominant In Feature Race

Sunday, 19 November 2023, 9:25 pm | Toyota New Zealand

Bewley was a dominant feature race winner. Picture Bruce Jenkins. Tom Bewley saved his best to last with a dominant drive in the third and final race of the first weekend of the 2023-24 Toyota 86 Championship at Taupo International Motorsport Park. Bewley ... More >>

Bewley Fights Back With Impressive Win From Ninth

Sunday, 19 November 2023, 9:20 pm | Toyota New Zealand

Tom Bewley raced through the field to win at Taupo. Picture Bruce Jenkins. Tom Bewley took his first win of the season in the Toyota 86 Championship after a scintillating drive from ninth on the grid at the Taupo International Motorsport Park. In another ... More >>

Robb Sails To Maiden Win In Wet Taupo Opener

Sunday, 19 November 2023, 9:05 pm | Toyota New Zealand

Hunter Robb was the first winner in the new Toyota 86 Championship season. Picture Bruce Jenkins. The Action Motorsport rookie converted a front row start into a lead at the end of the first turn, a lead he held until the fifth lap when the Safety ... More >>

Currie Spontaneous Win Today At Queenstown Half Marathon

Saturday, 18 November 2023, 3:30 pm | Braden Currie

Queenstown, New Zealand – November 18, 2023 – In a delightful surprise for the local community, world-renowned triathlete Braden Currie made an unexpected appearance at the Queenstown Half Marathon today. Despite having just resumed training a week ... More >>

New Zealand Archers Head For The XVII Pacific Games

Saturday, 18 November 2023, 2:35 pm | Archery NZ

Archery NZ has selected two archers and a coach/manager to travel to the XVII Pacific Games four yearly multisport event in Honiara in the Solomon Islands and they’re all very excited. World Archery Development Officer and Coach/Manager of the New ... More >>

Bewley Opens Toyota 86 Campaign With Pole Position In The Rain

Saturday, 18 November 2023, 2:34 pm | TOYOTA GAZOO Racing New Zealand

Tom Bewley overcame soaking wet conditions in the first qualifying session of the season to take pole position for the first race at Taupo in the 2023-2024 Toyota 86 Championship. Tom Bewley grabbed pole position at a soaking wet Taupo.  ... More >>

Past Champions Return For 103rd New Zealand Open

Saturday, 18 November 2023, 8:18 am | New Zealand Open

2023 New Zealand Open Champion, Brendan Jones holds aloft the Brodie Breeze trophy at Millbrook Resort. Photo credit: The New Zealand Open presented by Sky Sport is marking 103 days until the 103rd New Zealand Open tees off, by announcing ... More >>

True Luminary Composer Yiruma Launches Oceania Tour Next Week

Friday, 17 November 2023, 7:32 pm | Harmonie International

FINAL TICKETS REMAIN IN MELBOURNE AND AUCKLAND World renowned South Korean composer and pianist YIRUMA will make his much-anticipated return to Australasian stages next week, performing in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney before concluding his Oceania ... More >>

Revs Building As Start Looms For 2023 Suzuki Series

Friday, 17 November 2023, 7:29 pm | Bikesport NZ

NOVEMBER 17, 2023: The revs are starting to build with the 2023 Suzuki International Series now just around the corner. The popular annual three-round Suzuki International Series, including the world-renowned Cemetery Circuit street race event in Whanganui ... More >>

AI Uplifts Rainbow History

Friday, 17 November 2023, 2:51 pm | Pride NZ, a long-running website dedicated to recording and making accessible Aotearoa New Zealand’s Rainbow heritage, has embarked on a project to make its almost 900 audio recordings more AI accessible. “Access to Generative Artificial ... More >>

Thamsyn Newton Set For Hinds Debut

Friday, 17 November 2023, 2:23 pm | Central Districts Cricket Association

The first weekend of NZC Hallyburton Johnstone Shield action awaits the Central Hinds who have named a strong squad ready for the Canterbury Magicians in Palmerston North this weekend. The Magicians were last summer's runners-up in the national one-day ... More >>



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