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Igor Invincible In New Zealand To Win GP And TRS Title

Monday, 17 February 2020, 8:12 am | Toyota Racing

Igor Fraga came of age today in New Zealand, winning the Grand Prix and the Castrol Toyota Racing Series title with a stylish and dominant drive that marked him out as a potential next-in-line to countrymen Emerson Fittipaldi, Nelson Piquet and Ayrton ... More >>

Win Number Two Gives Vodanovich Toyota 86 Series Lead

Monday, 17 February 2020, 7:43 am | Toyota New Zealand

A stunning feature race win at the fourth round of the Best Bars Toyota 86 Championship at the New Zealand Grand Prix meeting sealed the deal for Peter Vodanovich who won the round and retook the championship lead from Australian rival Jaylyn Robotham. ... More >>

Raelene Castle And Grant Robertson To Headline Captains Lunch

Monday, 17 February 2020, 7:28 am | Women in Sport

Event Captains Lunch 2020 Friday, 8 May 2020, 1.00pm - 3.00pm Eden Park, South Level 4 Lounge, South Stand, Gate G, Reimers Avenue, Auckland Buy tickets: Attend as a media representative: contact Featuring Keynote ... More >>

Last Lap Drama Robs Collins Of F5000 Clean Sweep At Teretonga

Monday, 17 February 2020, 7:15 am | New Zealand Formula 5000 Association

They say that all good things come to those who wait. But by the 11th lap of the feature 12-lap SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series final at Invercargill’s Teretonga Park Raceway this afternoon even three-times former series champion Steve ... More >>

Welsh Shears Hopes Climb Despite Tour Defeats

Monday, 17 February 2020, 6:55 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The Welsh development shearing team is returning home without a win in any of its five matches in New Zealand but still with a kick in the step after a series of compatriot triumphs over the weekend. Young Welsh shearers scored three wins, including two ... More >>

REINZ And NZ Property Investors Federation Join Forces On Proposed RTA Changes

Monday, 17 February 2020, 3:23 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) and the New Zealand Property Investors’ Federation have today announced that they are joining forces to challenge some of the proposed changes to the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) which were announced ... More >>

Bryan Habana Announced As Newest Member Of Laureus World Sports Academy

Monday, 17 February 2020, 2:44 am | Laureus

Ahead of Monday’s landmark 20th anniversary Laureus World Sports Awards in Berlin, South African rugby legend Bryan Habana has been inducted into the Laureus World Sports Academy. Bryan inducted on eve of landmark 20th anniversary Laureus Awards ... More >>

Surf Life Saving Northern Region - Summary And Statistics For 15-16 February 2020

Monday, 17 February 2020, 2:34 am | Wright Communications

Summar - today, Sunday 16 February A major first-aid event at Anawhata beach saw a 43-year-old male fall and sustain an ankle injury at the southern end of the beach. United North Piha lifeguards responded to the incident at 3pm using an IRB launched ... More >>

Frustrating Finish For Kiwis At Laser World Championships

Monday, 17 February 2020, 2:20 am | Yachting New Zealand

For a group of sailors who pride themselves on being near the front of the fleet, the Laser world championships in Melbourne did not turn out as hoped for New Zealand's top three sailors. Sam Meech finished eighth overall at the Laser world championships. ... More >>

Burling And Tuke Claim Sixth 49er World Title

Sunday, 16 February 2020, 12:08 pm | Yachting New Zealand

It might not have been as dramatic as the last one but it was no less significant as Peter Burling and Blair Tuke won their sixth 49er world title in Geelong today. The pair started the day in second, only one point behind the Austrian crew of Benjamin ... More >>

NZ Record For Julia Ratcliffe. Tom Walsh & Dame Adams Dominate Shot Put

Saturday, 15 February 2020, 9:12 pm | Athletics New Zealand

Nick Willis has made his 2020 New Zealand debut on the track at the Porritt Classic in Hamilton. The two-time Olympic 1500m medallist took a convincing first place in the men’s 1500m, crossing in 3:46.71 after a strong final lap. In second was Eric ... More >>

Collins Leads As F5000 Field Entertains Large Geoege Begg Speedfest Crowd At Teretonga

Saturday, 15 February 2020, 8:57 pm | New Zealand Formula 5000 Association

Runaway series’ points leader Michael Collins continued on his winning way on the first day of competition at the fourth round of the 2019//20 SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tamsna Cup Revival Series at Invercargill’s Tereotonga Park today. Leda ... More >>

Mauger Makes His Mark In Weekend’s First Historic Touring Car Series Race At Teretonga

Saturday, 15 February 2020, 8:51 pm | Historic Touring Car Association

It was like a round of the British Touring Car Championship from its heyday in the late 1990s/early 2000s all over again on the first day of competition at the final round of this season’s Archibald’s Historic Touring Car Series at the new-look ... More >>

Burling And Tuke Claim Sixth 49er World Title

Saturday, 15 February 2020, 8:46 pm | Yachting New Zealand

It might not have been as dramatic as the last one but it was no less significant as Peter Burling and Blair Tuke won their sixth 49er world title in Geelong today. Peter Burling and Blair Tuke celebrate a sixth 49er world title in Geelong today. ... More >>

In-form Fraga Unstoppable At Manfeild

Saturday, 15 February 2020, 8:40 pm | Toyota New Zealand

Brazilian Igor Fraga fired the first shot in the battle with Liam Lawson for the 2020 Castrol Toyota Racing Series title by dominating the first race of the weekend at the NZ Grand Prix meeting. More >>

Dominant Vodanovich Takes Lights-to-flag Manfeild Victory

Saturday, 15 February 2020, 8:36 pm | Toyota New Zealand

A dominant display by young Peter Vodanovich saw him take victory in the first race of the weekend at the fourth round of the Best Bars Toyota 86 Championship at the NZ Grand Prix meeting at Manfeild. More >>

Currie Defends Challenge Wanaka Win

Saturday, 15 February 2020, 8:15 pm | Braden Currie

Racing on home turf certainly suits him, as local legend Red Bull endurance athlete Braden Currie did the double, backing up his 2019 Challenge Wanaka win today. Photo credit - Neil Kerr Three weeks out from IRONMAN New Zealand, the half-distance race ... More >>

Kapiti Run For Youth 2020 Is OPEN For Registration

Saturday, 15 February 2020, 8:05 pm | Kapiti Run for Youth

The Web Genius Kapiti Run for Youth (KR4Y) is well and truly open for registration with the event scheduled to take place rain or shine on Sunday 29 March. Who doesn’t want to have fun, stay fit and healthy! KR4Y provides the opportunity for individuals ... More >>

Living In Death’s Shadow: Personal Stories Of The AIDS Epidemic

Friday, 14 February 2020, 1:46 pm | University of Auckland

  A new book by University of Auckland historian Dr Cheryl Ware looks at the intimate lives and memories of HIV-positive gay men in Sydney between 1982 and 1996. Inner-city Sydney was the epicentre of gay life in the Southern hemisphere ... More >>

Elanco Seeks Clearance To Acquire Bayer's Animal Health Business

Friday, 14 February 2020, 1:42 pm | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has received a clearance application from Elanco Animal Health Inc. seeking clearance to acquire Bayer AG’s animal health business. Elanco is a US-based global animal healthcare company that develops, manufactures and distributes ... More >>

CubaDupa Set To Be Bigger And Better With Second Wave Of Acts

Friday, 14 February 2020, 12:52 pm | Cubadupa

CubaDupa Set To Be Bigger And Better With Second Wave Of Acts, Zones, Stages, Partnerships and Visual Art Announced     Wellington’s favourite neighbourhood comes alive with colour, art, music, parades, dance, food, and thousands of creative ... More >>

Student Radio Network Approaches Forty

Friday, 14 February 2020, 11:52 am | Student Radio Network

The Student Radio Network of Aotearoa (SRN) turns forty next year and celebrates with a statement of their continued commitment to local music; to excellence in local content; and to the service of diverse audiences. More >>

Local artist creates colossal cake for gallery birthday bash

Friday, 14 February 2020, 11:29 am | Govett Brewster Gallery

Celebrated local artist Reuben Paterson’s piece - a colossal, glittery cake – is set to take centre stage for the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery’s 50th street party. More >>

Brainstorm Is A Fringe Festival First For The Rose Centre

Friday, 14 February 2020, 10:08 am | The Rose Centre

The Rose Centre in Belmont hosts a play about the chaotic nature of the teenage brain in late February as part of this year’s Auckland Fringe Festival. It is the first time The Rose Centre has hosted a Fringe Festival show. Eleven North Shore ... More >>

Celebrate Children’s Day With A Free Swim At TSB Pool Complex

Friday, 14 February 2020, 9:21 am | Stratford District Council

Stratford district will be celebrating all our tamariki this Children’s Day with a free pool party at TSB Pool Complex, Sunday 1 March from 1pm to 3pm. TSB Pool Complex Team Leader Holly Baker says the team are looking forward to hosting the celebrations ... More >>

Full Volume: Young South Auckland Cast Explore The Modern-day Challenges Of Living In A Noisy World

Friday, 14 February 2020, 9:12 am | Elephant Publicity

Massive Company, in association with Auckland Arts Festival presents BABBLE. Written by the cast of 20 in collaboration with Carla Martell, Scotty Cotter and Rosie Langabeer Drawing on their own unique experiences and stories, twenty young and passionate ... More >>

‘The Office’ Star Creed Bratton Announces NZ Shows This June

Friday, 14 February 2020, 9:06 am | NicNak Media

American comedian and musician Creed Bratton is coming to New Zealand for two variety shows this June, performing in Wellington on June 2 and in Auckland on June 3. “ Since I first came up with the idea for this variety tour a few years ago, ” said ... More >>

Hip-hop Artist Mazbou Q Delivers A Powerful Statement With New Song And Video ‘To The Gates’

Friday, 14 February 2020, 9:02 am | NicNak Media

Nigerian-Kiwi hip-hop artist Mazbou Q has today released his new single ‘ To The Gates’ alongside a powerful and exquisitely shot video with a chilling narrative. Listen to the single here . Watch the video here . With influences of soul and R&B, ... More >>

Silver Ferns Scoop Honours At ISPS Handa Halberg Awards

Friday, 14 February 2020, 8:51 am | Netball New Zealand

The Silver Ferns have come away with a handful of awards at the 57th ISPS Handa Halberg Awards in Auckland. The evening was topped with the Silver Ferns claiming the Supreme Halberg Award, the top honour on offer at the prestigious awards. The ... More >>

Kiwi Men Romantics At Heart - Research

Friday, 14 February 2020, 8:32 am | Ecosa

New research shows Kiwi are romantic, believe in love at first sight, spend more on Valentine’s Day than their partners, and would rather cuddle up as a couple than have time alone according to a new study. The Ecosa Bedroom survey investigated ... More >>

Mission Concert’s favourite artist returns

Friday, 14 February 2020, 8:19 am | Skip Ink

AUCKLAND, NZ (Feb 14, 2020) – The Mission Concert’s favourite artist, SIR ROD STEWART , returns this November, playing at Mission Estate Winery on Saturday, November 14 . More >>

Rod Stewart Returning To New Zealand In 2020 For The Hits!

Friday, 14 February 2020, 8:12 am | Live Nation Entertainment

AUCKLAND, NZ (Feb 14, 2020) – SIR ROD STEWART returns to New Zealand for this November, playing Mission Estate, Saturday, November 14. At the very top of his game Stewart completed a triumphant stadium tour last year, followed by one of his biggest ... More >>

Local True Life Telefeature Runaway Millionaires Receives Five Nominations At 2020 Ny Festivals

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 5:20 pm | The Public Good

(Auckland – 13 February 2020) Independent New Zealand screen production company Fearless Productions’ debut television project Runaway Millionaires has been nominated as a finalist across five categories at the 2020 New York Festivals Film & ... More >>

Porritt Classic, Hamilton: Dame Valerie Adams, Tom Walsh, Nick Willis Headline

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 4:22 pm | Athletics New Zealand

Tom Walsh will have his second shot put competition this season at the annual Porritt Classic Meeting in Hamilton on Saturday. The 2017 world champion opened at the Potts Classic on January 25 with a 21.10m throw, his first outing since taking bronze at ... More >>

Home Is Where The Heart Is For Kiwis This Valentine’s Day

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 2:46 pm | Beef And Lamb NZ

More Kiwis are choosing to stay at home with their significant other this Valentine’s Day. The poll included over a thousand responses with 46% choosing to stay at home, a further 13% planning on dining out whilst 31% stated they would be doing nothing ... More >>

Stars Of Golf, Cricket And Rugby To Shine At Free Queenstown Community Event

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 2:16 pm | New Zealand Open

A star-studded team featuring legends of golf, rugby and cricket will line up against some of Queenstown’s best cricketers as a curtain raiser for this year’s 101st New Zealand Open. The free community event kicks off at 4.30pm on Sunday February ... More >>

Gymnast Suspended For Anti-doping Rule Violation

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 1:32 pm | Drug Free Sport NZ

  The Sports Tribunal has suspended gymnast Batuhan Yazici for two years after testing positive for ritalin. Mr Yazici’s suspension is backdated to 5 October 2019. Mr Yazici was tested while he was competing at the 2019 New Zealand Gymnastics ... More >>


Thursday, 13 February 2020, 1:23 pm | Live Nation Entertainment

  AUCKLAND, NZ (Feb 13, 2020) – Wisecrack, gangsta/trap-rap emcee MAXO KREAM has announced sideshows to his Groovin’ The Moo festival appearances this April/May. With a swagger of pusher anthems, free-flowing storytelling and a dynamic ... More >>

Celebrating Creative Spaces Week

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 12:51 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

Arts Access Aotearoa and a network of creative spaces throughout New Zealand will celebrate Creative Spaces Week 2020 from Monday 17 February to Sunday 23 February, aiming to increase public awareness about their value to people’s mental health ... More >>

All to play for in New Zealand’s Grand Prix

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 12:11 pm | Toyota Racing

It's game on at the final round of the 2020 Castrol Toyota Racing Series this weekend at the New Zealand Grand Prix at Manfeild – Circuit Chris Amon and as in previous years, the race for the title is almost certainly going to go down to the big race ... More >>

TOUR ANNOUNCE: YBN CORDAE ‘One Of Music’s Most Promising Rising Stars’ Announces Auckland Show

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 10:50 am | Live Nation Entertainment

AUCKLAND, NZ (Feb 13, 2020) – One of rap music’s most nimble and acrobatic storytellers YBN CORDAE today announces a New Zealand date for The Lost Boy Tour , while ‘down under’ for Groovin’ The Moo festival in Australia this April/May. The 22-year-old ... More >>

New Initiative Set To Help Cantabrians Find Love This Valentine's Day

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 10:35 am | Impact PR

A new initiative designed to help Cantabrians find a love of books will see dozens of bestsellers given away for free this Valentine’s Day. The concept launched by online retailer utilises a temporary bookshelf set up at 363 Colombo ... More >>

‘Plant Babies’ Boom In Popularity As Millenials Lose Interest In Having Kids

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 9:34 am | Premium SEO NZ

Move over fur babies – indoor plants are rapidly becoming the new baby of choice for maturing millennials with disposable incomes to spend and a diminishing desire to have kids. A cocktail of influencing factors – sky-high house prices, looming ... More >>

Trailer Released For Film "This Town" Starring Robyn Malcolm, Rima Te Wiata And David White

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 9:16 am | South Pacific Pictures

A comedy about love, murder and finding the one, from the production house behind sione’s wedding, whale rider and my wedding and other secrets More >>

CLAIRO: Is Bringing Her Critically Acclaimed Debut Album "Immunity" To New Zealand

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 9:03 am | Live Nation Entertainment

21-year-old musician and songwriter CLAIRO will return to New Zealand this May for her debut headline show, after first appearing at Laneway Festival in 2019. Touring in support of her critically acclaimed debut album “Immunity”, an impeccable ... More >>

Californian Alt-jazz/neo-soul Trio Announce Auckland Date For The ‘Little Ghost Tour’

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 9:00 am | Live Nation Entertainment

Moonchild, one of the world’s most exciting alt-jazz acts, have announced their debut to New Zealand this June in support of their fourth full-length, Little Ghost . The Californian trio will bring their ever-evolving fusion of alternative R&B, ... More >>

Three Way Battle Set To Rage On

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 8:46 am | Toyota Racing

After three rounds of the 2019-2020 Championship - and some of the tightest and most competitive racing the category has ever seen - the Best Bars Toyota 86 Championship arrives this weekend in Manfeild at a key moment in the championship. With two rounds ... More >>

A Unique Beer For A Sobering Problem

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 6:51 am | Rare Disorders NZ

Craft beer fans in Wellington and Auckland will have the chance to experience a very special brew for Rare Disease Day at the end of the month. Rare Disorders NZ and award-winning brewers Fortune Favours have teamed up to create a unique beer ... More >>

Bass-ics: Intro To Digital DJing Workshops - Feat. DJ/Producer Paige Julia

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 6:38 am | The Sensonauts

2 workshops 1-3pm Sat 29 Feb 2020 – for Femmes only! 1-3pm Sat 7 Mar 2020 – for Everyone Where: Laundry Cuba Street, 240 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011 Due to demand, The Sensonauts have brought back their DJing intro workshops! These workshops ... More >>

Fringe Launch Brings Promise Of Sizzle To Dunedin’s Art Scene

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 6:19 am | Dunedin Fringe Festival

Established artists and emerging talent will grace 45 performance and visual arts spaces across Ōtepoti as the Dunedin Fringe Festival celebrates 20 years in 2020. And to mark the Fringe 20th birthday, a high-octane, fun-fuelled street party will ... More >>

Manuell's march to continue at Manfeild?

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 5:05 pm | Iconsport

Pukekohe's Paul Manuell extended his lead in this season's RYCO 24•7 V8 Utes Championship after a strong performance at the second round at Hampton Downs that included two pole positions, two wins and a fourth place finish. And he heads into this weekend's ... More >>

The Full Auckland Fringe Programme Is Now Live!

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 3:42 pm | Auckland Fringe Festival

The Auckland Fringe festival kicks off on 25 February with a full programme packed with more than 70 events happening over the 12-day festival. In the mix is something for everyone, with 46 of world premieres across 26 of spaces, from both local and ... More >>

Blues Paint Eden Park Rainbow For Valentine’s Day Match

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 1:51 pm | Auckland Blues

Whilst there is no love lost between the Blues and the Crusaders on the field, the Blues have invited their Southern rivals, along with fans, to show the love at their Eden Park clash this Valentine’s Day. With support from Principal Partner, nib, ... More >>


Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 12:04 pm | Fast Company

What better way to celebrate the life of local motor racing legend, the late George Begg, than with a grid full of the F5000 cars the noted engineer and racing car builder from Drummond held most dear at the annual classic racing meeting, now named in his ... More >>

Why RNZ Concert Matters

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 11:29 am | NZ Choral Federation

  A Statement from the NZ Choral Federation For the New Zealand Choral Federation and our members - thousands of singers across New Zealand - RNZ Concert is not a streaming service. For the 10,000 secondary students who take part in The ... More >>

Kiwi Sailors Well Placed At World Championships

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 9:27 am | Yachting New Zealand

Some of New Zealand's top sailors felt more like gardeners today as they had to contend with thick seaweed when racing got under way at the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships in Geelong. The Nacra 17 fleet, in particular, had clumps ... More >>

Government Releases Freedom Camping Survey

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 8:50 am | Freedom Camping

The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) has this week launched a survey targeting Freedom campers. The survey which presents as a means to determine spending habits of Freedom campers, also asks if campers are “certified self contained’ ... More >>

15 Venue New Zealand Tour Announced - Yesterday Once More

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 6:12 am | Sandra Roberts

Celebrating the music of Abba, The Carpenters, The 5th Dimension, The Mamas & The Papas and more From the creators of "Oh What A Night!" comes an electrifying new musical revue celebrating the music of ABBA, The Carpenters, The 5th Dimension ... More >>

Evolving Your "Heart Right"

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 6:02 am | Laura Wellington

I was sitting having tea with a friend of mine -- a bit wiser in her years. I love this woman as I can always rely on her to teach me something new. Again, she didn't disappoint. Our discussion centered around my youngest son. I spent a considerable ... More >>

Jim Beam Homegrown Sells Out!

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 5:40 am | Homegrown music festival

Jim Beam Homegrown is back in Wellington on March 21st, 2020. Kiwi music’s biggest party will take over the waterfront with 44 multi-genre acts spread over 5 independent stages. All 20,000 tickets for the iconic festival have been sold and there will ... More >>




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