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Eden Park Crowned ‘International Pitch Of The Year’

Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 4:09 pm | Eden Park

Eden Park Turf Team Eden Park has received recognition for its year-round efforts to create high quality cricket surfaces. New Zealand Cricket today released its turf management awards for the 2019-20 season and named Eden Park ‘International Pitch ... More >>

NZMACI mandate protected with Government fund

Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 3:25 pm | Maori Arts and Crafts Institute

Sir Āpirana Ngata’s vision of ensuring the protection and perpetuation of Māori art and craft will live on – despite the impact of COVID-19 – thanks to a $7.6 million Government contribution for the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute ... More >>

Drought-shout, A Free On-line Comedy Event, Tuesday 26 May 2020 From 7.30pm

Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 12:29 pm | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

There are parts of the country that have been dealing with devastating drought over the past few months, and while the rain may not be far away, the effects are ongoing and have been heart breaking for many. Coupled with COVID-19 restrictions, the Ballance ... More >>

Roald Dahl Teams Up With Taika Waititi To Present James And The Giant Peach, With Taika And Friends

Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 11:17 am | Taika Waititi

The Roald Dahl Story Company has brought together Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, The Mandalorian, Jojo Rabbit) and a host of global stars including Ryan Reynolds, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Lupita Nyong'o, Sarah ... More >>

Busy Duck Season Opening Day Expected

Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 11:11 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game rangers in Manawatu are gearing up for what they expect to be the busiest start to the duck hunting season for years. The season starts this Saturday (May 23) after a two-week delay caused by the Covid-19 restrictions. Wellington Fish ... More >>

83 Films Announced For NZ’s First Digital International Documentary Film Festival

Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 8:23 am | Documentary New Zealand Trust

Mr Toilet’s Jack Sim, the world’s #2 man on a mission to clean up the world. Credit: Jim Orca The Documentary New Zealand Trust presents The Documentary Edge International Film Festival 2020 (DOC EDGE) streaming nationwide, from 12 June to ... More >>

Creative Dharma Newsletter Launching June 2020

Monday, 18 May 2020, 7:13 pm | Tuwhiri Project

Source: The Tuwhiri Project • –– With the involvement of dharma practitioners and artists from around the world, The Tuwhiri Project will start sending out a new monthly newsletter entitled ‘Creative Dharma’ from 1st June. The major ... More >>

KUARANTINE Featuring CHRIS JERICHO Releases Debut Single 'No No No'

Monday, 18 May 2020, 6:51 pm | Kuarantine

Kuarantine , a new rock ‘n’ roll band featuring Fozzy frontman and multi-hyphenate superstar Chris Jericho , has released their debut single ‘ No No No ,’ a cover of the KISS 1987 deep-cut, via Madison Records with distribution by The Orchard. ... More >>

Voice Of Aroha

Monday, 18 May 2020, 4:09 pm | Voice Of Aroha

If you’re a Wellington local, you may have tuned into the radio show ‘Voice of Aroha’ that airs fortnightly on Access Radio. If you have, you’ll know that Voice of Aroha is more than your ordinary radio show. It was established by a group ... More >>

DANZ Presents Exciting New Social Media Takeover Season

Monday, 18 May 2020, 3:45 pm | DANZ

Dance Aotearoa New Zealand (DANZ) is excited to be launching its new Social Media Takeover Season this week, kicking off twelve weeks of creative inspiration and sharing from New Zealand dance artists practising across a range of genres. At a time when ... More >>

New Science Podcast Launches Out Of Lockdown

Monday, 18 May 2020, 3:29 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury (UC) has launched a new science podcast series to meet public demand for answers to the big issues facing our world. UC Science Radio is a new weekly podcast featuring interviews with UC scientists on topical issues relating ... More >>

Be Safe This Duck Shooting Season

Monday, 18 May 2020, 3:24 pm | Firearms Safety Council

As duck hunters prepare for the delayed opening of the game bird season, the Firearm Safety Council Aotearoa New Zealand is urging them to focus on safety while harvesting ducks for their family dinner table. More >>

New Event To Launch In ‘Level 2’ New Zealand

Monday, 18 May 2020, 3:10 pm | Go Race

While the New Zealand event industry remains in lockdown mode for the immediate future, a company has come up with a new event concept which will work under the Level 2 conditions. It is set to take place across the country on Saturday, 23 May, ... More >>

Ian Foster Joins Big Buddy For Breakfast

Monday, 18 May 2020, 1:56 pm | Big Buddy

On Saturday May 23, Ian Foster will be turning his legendary talent for shaping rugby into support for boys without dads in their lives. While the rugby season stands still, Foster has found a rare window of time to appear in the first episode of the ... More >>

ANZ NZ Gives $1 Million To Grassroots Netball And Cricket

Monday, 18 May 2020, 9:58 am | Netball New Zealand

The New Zealand netball community is set to get a big helping hand following ANZ New Zealand's announcement of the ANZ Good Sports Cricket and Netball Grants programme, pledging $1 million to support the return of community netball and cricket following ... More >>

NZSO To Stream More New Performances Of Bach And Beethoven

Sunday, 17 May 2020, 5:23 pm | NZSO

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra weekly free streamed performances continue with more dazzling works by giants Bach and Beethoven NZSO Sei Solo 4 Sei Solo 4 on 20 May features NZSO First Violinist Anne Loeser performing two movements from Johann ... More >>

Massive Response To Creative NZ's COVID-19 Emergency Support, With Some Phase 1 Timeframes Shortened

Saturday, 16 May 2020, 6:42 am | Creative New Zealand

In just four weeks, Creative New Zealand has invested almost $8 million of an available $16 million through Phase 1 of its COVID-19 Emergency Response Package and, due to the overwhelming response, will shorten the application timeframe for two opportunities ... More >>

APRA AMCOS Launches Sustainability Fund To Support Music Creators

Friday, 15 May 2020, 4:48 pm | APRA - AMCOS

Songwriter and composer members can apply now for $2,000 grants APRA AMCOS’ new Sustainability Fund launches today to provide direct financial support to songwriter and composer members in the creation of new music. Members worldwide, at any career ... More >>

NZME Celebrates Radio Award Winners

Friday, 15 May 2020, 4:35 pm | NZME

New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME) is today celebrating its radio teams and hosts who won awards at the New Zealand Radio Awards announced today (15 May 2020). NewstalkZB’s Mike Hosking continued his reign as New Zealand’s leading ... More >>

IRONMAN: Postponement Of Taupo Ironman 70.3 World Championship & Kona Ironman World Championship

Friday, 15 May 2020, 4:02 pm | Ironman Oceania

Decision made after careful consideration with local partners and based upon inability to host qualifying events as well as current international border and travel restrictions in Hawai`i and New Zealand 2020 IRONMAN World Championship rescheduled for February ... More >>

2020 NZ Radio Awards Winners Announced

Friday, 15 May 2020, 1:18 pm | NZ Radio Awards

The winners of the 2020 New Zealand Radio Awards have been announced today. Regretfully, due to COVID-19, the annual live event was unable to take place this year. The awards acknowledged the great content produced within all aspects of the radio industry. ... More >>

Celebrating Laudato Si' Week: "Everything Is Interconnected"

Friday, 15 May 2020, 11:08 am | Caritas Aotearoa

Five years ago this month, Pope Francis launched his ground breaking encyclical " Laudato Si' – On Care for our Common Home ". As the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the message of Laudato Si' , that all of life is interconnected, ... More >>

NZSA Youth Mentorship Programme 2020 Recipients Announced

Friday, 15 May 2020, 10:35 am | NZ Society of Authors

Four young writers now have a special opportunity to hone their writing skills and develop their craft under the mentorship of four of New Zealand’s finest professional authors. The 2020 recipients of the NZSA Youth Mentorship spaces are: Cadence Chung ... More >>

The Practice Of Maori Performing Arts At Ara Connects Students To Their Language And Culture

Friday, 15 May 2020, 8:19 am | Ara Institute

Kapa haka performance. On any given week, Te Puna Wānaka on Ara Institute’s main city campus is open to visitors; people of all kinds looking for community, space to relax in, share, vent or get opinions. Te Puna Wānaka was created to make concrete ... More >>

SPCA Encourages Awareness Of Animal Anxiety As Owners Head Back To Work

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 3:37 pm | SPCA

Thousands of companion animals are set to face days alone as families’ head back to work and school over the next few weeks with the introduction of Alert Level 2. Never before have so many people been quarantined at home in New Zealand with their ... More >>

Te Araroa Section Walking ‘a Great Choice For Kiwis’ At Alert Level 2

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 12:27 pm | Te Araroa- The Long Pathway

The vast majority of New Zealand’s national Te Araroa trail is once again walkable as of today, providing a golden opportunity for Kiwis to explore their own country while trails are quieter than normal. Large sections of the 3,000 km trail have been ... More >>

Forsyth Barr Hawke’s Bay Sports Awards Go Digital

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 11:45 am | Hawke's Bay Sports Awards

The 2020 Forsyth Barr Hawke’s Bay Sports Awards will be a live online celebration due to Covid-19 restrictions on large gatherings. Sport Hawke’s Bay General Manager, Commercial and Marketing, Ryan Hambleton said the live online awards presentation ... More >>

Head Judge Announced For 2020 Parkin Drawing Award

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 9:26 am | Parkin Drawing Prize

Charlotte Davy, Head of Art at Te Papa Tongarewa has been selected as the Head Judge for the 2020 Parkin Drawing Prize national competition. For the first time since it was launched in 2012, the prestigious prize will be increased from $20,000 to ... More >>

Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum Welcomes Visitors Back From Monday 25 May

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 9:25 am | Auckland Museum

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira will open its doors to the public on Monday 25 May. Visitors will again be able explore the Museum’s galleries and experience its new exhibition Wildlife Photographer of the Year from the Natural ... More >>

Local NZ Company Rialto Distribution Leads Recovery Process For Independent Cinemas

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 8:54 am | Rialto Distribution

Thursday 14th May: Independent cinemas around the country will reopen from today, with local NZ-based film distributor Rialto Distribution helping to lead the way in the recovery process. A brilliant slate of new films are lined-up for Kiwis to ... More >>

Crises Of Kiwi Muslims For Genuine Leadership

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 5:09 pm | Hina Tabassum Cheema

$2.1million Qatari donation is still in Federation of Islamic Association’s (FIANZ) bank account, which has left Christchurch victims in doubts, frustration and disappointments. FIANZ, instead of being a representative of Kiwi organisations, following the footsteps ... More >>

Netball NZ Cancels 2020 Secondary School Events

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 4:03 pm | Netball New Zealand

Netball New Zealand, in conjunction with the organisers of the South Island, Lower North Island and Upper North Island Secondary Schools events, have made the decision to cancel this year’s secondary school regional and national tournaments due to ... More >>

The Kauri Museum To Reopen At Alert Level 2 On Thursday 14 May 2020.

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 3:00 pm | Kauri Museum

The COVID 19 Lock down period has seen The Kauri Museum closed for 7 weeks, the longest closure in the 58 years since the Museum was first opened in 1962. As a self-funded charity we rely entirely on admissions revenue and sales in our retail store for ... More >>

Recreational Boaties Urged To Be Responsible Skippers When Getting Back On The Water

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 2:43 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Leading up to COVID-19 Alert Level 2, Maritime NZ wants to make sure skippers of all recreational vessels, no matter how big or small, stay safe. Do this by following the ‘prep, check, know’ message - prepare your boat, check your gear and know ... More >>

Water Safety Warning Ahead Of Level 2

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 11:05 am | Water Safety New Zealand

Water Safety New Zealand is urging boaties, recreational fishers and divers to follow safety guidelines as lockdown restrictions ease. “Boaties have been looking forward to the opportunity to get back out on the water. We just need everyone to take the ... More >>

Dunedin Writers And Readers Festival Appoints a New Director

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 8:44 am | Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival

After a nationwide search, Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival has selected a new Director, appointing Hannah Molloy. More >>

The Beths Share New Single 'I’m Not Getting Excited', Album Out July 10th

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 8:03 am | Great Things

The Beths are Elizabeth Stokes (vocals/guitar), Jonathan Pearce (guitar), Benjamin Sinclair (bass), and Tristan Deck (drums). The Beths share a fervent new single/video, “ I’m Not Getting Excited ,” from their second album, Jump Rope Gazers , out ... More >>

Updated Guidance On Community Sport At Alert Level 2

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 6:18 pm | Sport New Zealand

Yesterday’s Government decisions around Alert Level 2 impacted the mass gathering limits previously communicated for play, active recreation and sport. Today we have clarified some of the detail around this announcement and a new Alert Level 2 table ... More >>

NZ Bear Hunt Big Drive

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 5:06 pm | NZ Bear Hunt

Previously the NZ Bear Hunt was restricted to peoples’ immediate neighbourhoods. In light of the recent Covid-19 Level 2 announcement, NZ Bear Hunt is facilitating a Facebook Event where people are encouraged to drive around their town or city to ... More >>

'Cosmos' By Audiophysical Ft. Wallace

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 4:58 pm | Audiophysical

From half a world away in the Pacific Northwest, Audiophysical (Andre Lamb) reached out to Wallace in the South Pacific about a spaced out Wurlitzer driven Neo Soul odyssey he had been brewing up. The decision to collaborate was a quick one and was ... More >>

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Appoints New CEO

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 4:41 pm | NZSO

Peter Biggs | Photo Credit: NZSO  The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) has appointed Peter Biggs CNZM as the Orchestra’s new Chief Executive, Chair Laurence Kubiak announced today. Peter Biggs has been the NZSO’s Interim Chief Executive ... More >>

Challenges Loom Large As Pulse Prepare To Re-start Their Season

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 1:39 pm | Central Pulse

Finally getting the green light, the enormity of what lies ahead is not lost on Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse coach Yvette McCausland-Durie with a view to the impending re-start of the ANZ Premiership netball league. The league was suspended after just ... More >>

NZ’s Home For Children’s Media Content Is On The Move

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 1:33 pm | NZ On Air

HEIHEI, the safe, ad-free home for children’s media content is moving its shows to TVNZ OnDemand from next week. Funded by NZ On Air and operated by TVNZ, HEIHEI was launched in May 2018 to provide tamariki with one place to find video content, ... More >>

Extended Season Bonus For Auckland/Waikato Game Bird Hunters

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 11:56 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

23 May will be opening day, marking the start of the 2020 duck season for hunters in Auckland/Waikato. But this year, the season has been extended to end on 28 June 2020. The Duck Season for Auckland/Waikato is scheduled to be five weeks (6 weekends) ... More >>

Kiwi Bike Legend Birch Recalls His Most Special Moment

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 11:10 am | Bikesport NZ

MAY 12, 2020: When you have an international sporting career as long and illustrious as New Zealand's Chris Birch, you could understand that it would be hard for him to identify just one special moment. But, with plenty of time to contemplate with ... More >>

Big Boost For Kartsport NZ’s ‘Virtual Club Day’ Sim Series

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 10:00 am | KartSport

The online Sim racing program started by KartSport New Zealand and key commercial partners Giltrap Group and Carter’s Tyre Service to give members something to do under the COVID-19 lockdown has proved so popular that the team behind it has upgraded ... More >>

NZ Music Month 2020 Weekly Newsletter

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 8:28 am | 818 Entertainment

Welcome to the second official week of NZ Music Month! It's been amazing to see the support and aroha from businesses, organisations and the public, and we can't wait to share what's coming up! We showcase some of the great activities happening ... More >>

ANZ Premiership Confirms Plan To Return To Court

Monday, 11 May 2020, 6:35 pm | Netball NZ

Netball New Zealand (NNZ) and the ANZ Premiership are working through the final phases of their return to play plan following the Government’s decision to move to COVID-19 Alert Level 2. A 10-week ANZ Premiership season is set to resume on Friday ... More >>

Finalists For iD International Emerging Designer Awards 2020 Virtual Show Announced

Monday, 11 May 2020, 6:33 pm | iD Dunedin Fashion Inc

In an exciting and innovative first for the iD International Emerging Designer Awards 33 finalists have been chosen for its inaugural virtual awards show. iD International Emerging Designer Awards in partnership with Otago Polytechnic is the only young ... More >>

New Initiative Focuses On The Future Of Māori, Asian And Pasifika Films In NZ

Monday, 11 May 2020, 4:24 pm | MAP Screen Development

Twelve emerging screen producers of Māori, Pasifika and Pan-Asian heritage have been selected as the first cohort of a new screen development programme created to address the need for more culturally diverse producers in the NZ screen industry. ... More >>

The 2020 Official NZ Music Month Summit: It’s All Local

Monday, 11 May 2020, 12:38 pm | Joint Press Release

The MMF NZ and the NZ Music Commission, in association with Auckland Council Creative Communities and APRA AMCOS NZ, are thrilled to announce the return of The Official NZ Music Month Summit, which will take place as part of the very special 20th Anniversary ... More >>

TVNZ supports NZ Music Month

Monday, 11 May 2020, 11:08 am | TVNZ

With venues closed and gigs postponed temporarily, TVNZ aims to bring a bit of NZ Music Month into living rooms around the country over the coming weeks. With established and emerging musicians featuring across TVNZ channels and platforms, this month promises ... More >>

Audio Described Aotearoa goes online

Monday, 11 May 2020, 10:12 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

Royal New Zealand Ballet’s announcement in April that it would livestream videos of previous productions, making them available to a global online audience, was seen by Audio Described Aotearoa as an opportunity to include blind patrons in the audience. More >>

NZSO To Stream Performances Of Music Giants Bach And Beethoven

Monday, 11 May 2020, 9:32 am | NZSO

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra continues its weekly free streamed performances this week with works by classical music giants Bach and Beethoven. Sei Solo 3 on 13 May features NZSO Violist Nicholas Hancox performing two movements from Johann ... More >>

Kiwis Again Dominate Ironman Vr6 As Phillips Pips Currie In Thriller

Monday, 11 May 2020, 9:16 am | IRONMAN

Kiwi IRONMAN athletes Mike Phillips and Braden Currie dismissed the Australian challenge in the latest IRONMAN virtual challenge this morning, with Phillips taking out a thrilling IRONMAN VR6 race on the virtual Indian Wells bike course, edging a fast ... More >>

Front Yard Theatre for Isolated People of Tāmaki Makaurau

Monday, 11 May 2020, 8:39 am | Te Pou Theatre

Te Pou Theatre has found a creative new way to bring live performance to the most vulnerable in our communities – particularly our elders, koroua and kuia. Curating two travelling performance groups to take uplifting 10 minute music and storytelling ... More >>

Kiwis Dominate Ironman VR6 Challenge On Indian Wells Bike Course

Sunday, 10 May 2020, 5:29 pm | Ironman Oceania

ADAM TOO STRONG IN IRONMAN VR6 OCEANIA CHALLENGE Nutri-Grain IRONMAN New Zealand champion Teresa Adam has taken out IRONMAN VR6, winning the latest virtual challenge race by almost two minutes from fellow Kiwi Hannah Wells, with Radka Kahlefeldt (CZE/AUS) ... More >>

Three-day Turnaround Sufficient For Soccer Players In Post-pandemic Fixture Squeeze

Sunday, 10 May 2020, 5:16 pm | Australian Catholic University

A three-day turnaround is sufficient for soccer players to rebound as football administrators around the globe race to compress fixtures to complete seasons disrupted by coronavirus. A new Australian Catholic University study, published in Science and Medicine in ... More >>

Announcing The Finalists For 2020 Best Country Music Artist And Song

Saturday, 9 May 2020, 5:12 pm | Recorded Music NZ

Celebrating Aotearoa’s outstanding country musicians Today, Recorded Music NZ and APRA are proud to recognise the outstanding contributions to New Zealand’s country music scene from the past year. The finalists for Recorded Music NZ Te Kaipuoro ... More >>

Local History Celebrated With New Mural In Mt Cook

Saturday, 9 May 2020, 4:52 pm | Wellington City Council

Work will start on a new Sheyne Tuffery mural on the retaining wall of Wallace Street this Monday – supporting local art and a range of small businesses, celebrating the area’s natural heritage and adding more vibrancy to the community. Mount Cook ... More >>




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