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NBA Academy Launches Virtual Development Program For Top Female Prospects From Outside The U.S.

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 1:29 pm | NBA

NEW YORK, June 8, 2021 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced the NBA Academy Women’s Virtual Program, an eight-week basketball and leadership development program for more than 40 of the top female, high-school age (14-17 years ... More >>

Elemental Nights Returns This July Second Line-up Announced

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 12:24 pm | Live Nation

Live Nation in association with Auckland Unlimited, is excited to present Elemental Nights occurring throughout the month of July as part of Elemental AKL. Elemental Nights continues to grow to become the winter antidote for the city’s music withdrawals, ... More >>

Uniting Through The Language Of Music

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 11:59 am | Foundation North

A Quick Response Grant from Foundation North will enable The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Foundation to deliver their new Community and School Outreach Programme to communities in South Auckland and Northland. The Setting Up Camp tour, running ... More >>

Whitireia Performing Arts Presents Anamata

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 11:59 am | Whitireia

Whitireia Performing Arts keep their language and culture alive through song and dance! More >>

CHEMISTRY Doubles Donations In 2021 With Every Shave Matters Campaign

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 10:50 am | Chemistry

<img src="" width="720" height="432"> Chemistry has doubled donations per shavee for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC)’s 2021 Shave ... More >>

MeloYelo And EVolocity Set Teens Up To Enhance Commercial E-bike Features

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 9:34 am | EVolocity

MeloYelo e-bikes is helping EVolocity take their electric vehicle high school offering to new heights with the launch of a new programme – the EVolocity Innovation Lab . <img src="" ... More >>

Sea Giant Made From Lego Bricks Makes Its Way Up Waikato

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 6:58 am | Sandra Roberts

Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught brings Brickman Awesome to HAMILTON for July school holidays Claudelands Events Centre 3 July – 1 August Ever wondered if an orca could make it as far up the Waikato as Hamilton? Answer: Yes! This most amazing phenomenon ... More >>

THE WEDDING SINGER - Smash-hit Musical Comedy Announced For Auckland-only Season

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 6:13 am | Sandra Roberts

David Venn Enterprises is thrilled to announce that the smash-hit Broadway musical that has Australia in a tizz, The Wedding Singer , is headed to Auckland this August. From the Broadway creators and writer of the Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore Hollywood ... More >>

Te Uru Presents A Living Archive Of Māori Art

Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 1:54 pm | Te Uru

A second iteration of the exhibition Māori Moving Image , which examines photographs, texts and oral histories, will be presented at Te Uru in Titirangi this winter. The exhibition will portray the resilience and continuation of mātauranga Māori through ... More >>

How Fans Can Change The World

Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 11:46 am | Script to Screen

Script to Screen announces the next event in its public TALK series: Embracing the Meme – Harnessing the Power of Fans to Increase Your Reach on June 17, 6.30pm at Auckland’s TAPAC. Sacha Judd, a globally-recognised speaker on fans and online ... More >>

Auckland Events Heating Up Winter Months

Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 10:18 am | Auckland Unlimited

Auckland is heating up this winter with an impressive line-up of events taking place across the region, including The Lion King International Tour starting in June, a host of shows and festivals, and a whopping four All Blacks fixtures through to October. ... More >>

Model Of Lost Heritage Building Comes To Quake City

Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 9:32 am | Canterbury Museum

An incredibly detailed model of the historic Canterbury Jockey Club Building is the latest new exhibit at Quake City , Canterbury Museum’s special exhibition about the Canterbury earthquakes. The model, crafted over 5 weeks by local artist Mike ... More >>

Emirates Team New Zealand To Drive Initiative In Marine Industry With Hydrogen Innovation

Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 9:16 am | Emirates Team New Zealand

Emirates Team New Zealand have committed to drive Hydrogen innovation in the marine industry by developing Hydrogen powered chase boats for the 37th America’s Cup. They have been working with AFCryo, a Christchurch based innovative company in design, ... More >>

Amalia Hall Takes On Paganini With Orchestra Wellington This Weekend

Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 8:47 am | Orchestra Wellington

He sold his soul to the devil in exchange for the gift of supernatural musical virtuosity. That was the legend that followed Italian violinist and composer Niccolo Paganini. <img src="" ... More >>

Rock Royalty Coming To Selwyn Sounds 2022

Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 7:02 am | Selwyn Sounds

Headlining is rock royalty Aussie legend Jimmy Barnes at the popular Canterbury Music Festival Selwyn Sounds on Saturday 5th March 2022. With a line-up that also includes Jon Stevens, Choirboys, Stellar*, Greg Johnson, Ardijah and Rietta Austin, ... More >>

Comedian Tom Sainsbury Like You've Never Seen Him Before

Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 6:08 am | Sandra Roberts

Comedian, snapchat satirist and now unmasked as the dancing Alien on The Masked Singer NZ, Tom Sainsbury is about to add another string to his bow: Comedian on the loose! He’s hitting the road with his brand new show SNAPCHAT DUDE LIVE! and no ... More >>

Music Production Weekend Course For Women & Femmes

Monday, 7 June 2021, 4:40 pm | The Sensonauts

Paige Julia DJ, Music Production course. When: Sat 24 + Sun 25 July, 10am - 5pm Where: two/fiftyseven, level 2, 57 Willis St, Wellington + Sandbox Studio, Wellington A brand new course tackling the lack of gender diversity in the electronic music ... More >>

Enduro Campaign Going To Plan For Husky Man

Monday, 7 June 2021, 4:18 pm | Bikesport NZ

Cambridge's Dylan Yearbury (Husqvarna), in a solid position at the top of the 2021 national enduro rankings after three of five rounds. Photo by Andy McGechan, Dylan Yearbury's 2021 New Zealand Enduro Championship campaign is all going according ... More >>

Serving Up An Emotion? Unique Welly On A Plate Event

Monday, 7 June 2021, 4:15 pm | The Sensonauts

Current Mood Current Food WOAP event image. The Sensonauts present: Current Mood: Current Food Part of Visa Wellington On a Plate When: Fri 20, Sat 21, Wed 25, Fri 27, Sat 28 Aug 2021, all shows 7.30 – 10pm Where: two/fiftyseven, level 2, 57 Willis ... More >>

2021 Yamaha Nz Enduro Championships: Just One Second To Separate Top Riders After Two Day

Monday, 7 June 2021, 3:57 pm | Bikesport NZ

Cambridge's Dylan Yearbury (Husqvarna), on his way to cementing his position at the top of the standings at the weekend. Photo by Andy McGechan, Even after two brutal and unforgiving, back-to-back days of racing, there was just ... More >>

Rookie Rider Keeps The Sport's Stars On Their Toes

Monday, 7 June 2021, 3:53 pm | Bikesport NZ

Oparau's James Scott (Honda CRF450X), the talented motocross rider also hunting down national enduro championship honours this season. Photo by Andy McGechan, Oparau's James Scott loves racing motocross and he's already achieved in that sport ... More >>

Sporting Champions Ask Government To Intervene In Closed Consultation On Inclusion Of Transgenders In Sport

Monday, 7 June 2021, 3:52 pm | Save Womens Sport Australasia

Former Olympic champions and New Zealand representative athletes are calling on the Government to extend and widen Sport New Zealand’s consultation on the participation of transgender athletes in sport. The group of 43 athletes include former Olympians ... More >>

New Zealander Nick Afoa Announced As The Lead Role Of Simba In The Lion King International Tour

Sunday, 6 June 2021, 4:43 pm | 818 Entertainment

Kiwi performer Nick Afoa has been announced to reprise his role as Simba in THE LION KING International Tour’s Auckland season. The unparalleled theatre experience will open at Spark Arena on June 24th for a strictly limited season. Audiences are ... More >>

Head Judge Announced For 2021 Parkin Drawing Award

Sunday, 6 June 2021, 4:32 pm | Parkin Drawing Prize

Sarah Farrar, Head of Curatorial and Exhibitions at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, has been selected as the Head Judge for the 2021 Parkin Drawing Prize national competition. The national drawing competition, attracting a major prize of $25,000, was launched ... More >>

Te Whiwhinga The Imaginarium Opens To Inspire Students

Friday, 4 June 2021, 5:54 pm | Auckland Museum

FINAL PHASE OF AUCKLAND MUSEUM TRANSFORMATION REVEALED Te Whiwhinga The Imaginarium opens to inspire students Students and school aged learners will have a new place to understand the world around them when Auckland Museum’s new education spaces ... More >>

The Sensonauts Share Their Love Of Dance Music In Christchurch

Friday, 4 June 2021, 4:57 pm | The Sensonauts

Ed Zuccollo, Intro to Production workshop What: Bass-ics “How do you make That Tune?” Intro to Production workshop When: Wed 23 June, 6.30 – 8.45pm Where: XCHC, The Exchange Christchurch, 376 Wilsons Road, Christchurch What: Bass-ics Gen Up on ... More >>

Japanese Travelling Exhibition - NINGYŌ: Art And Beauty Of Japanese Dolls

Friday, 4 June 2021, 4:39 pm | Embassy of Japan

Monday 14 June – Monday 5 July 2021, 10am – 4pm, Monday – Friday College of Creative Arts, Massey University Level C, Block 12 Te Ara Hihiko, Entry C Wallace Street, Mount Cook, Wellington The Embassy of Japan and College of Creative Arts, ... More >>

The 80s Called And They’ve Given Their Magazine Back

Friday, 4 June 2021, 4:07 pm | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Libraries is bringing the past back to the future with the popular 1980s Wellington City Magazine now accessible online. Not only will it showcase the big hair, shoulder pads and jazzercize of the era in the capital, but also the cool ... More >>

Sir Stephen Tindall Retires From Emirates Team New Zealand Board

Friday, 4 June 2021, 12:50 pm | Emirates Team New Zealand

Sir Stephen Tindall is retiring as Chairman and Director of the Board of Emirates Team New Zealand after a long and successful tenure as Director of the 4 x America’s Cup winning team. Sir Stephen is best known as a businessman, philanthropist and ... More >>

Acorn TV Original Series Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries Returns Monday, June 7

Friday, 4 June 2021, 9:42 am | Acorn TV

Watch First-Look Trailer Now “Fun, fizzy” – TV Guide “Clever crime fare” – The New York Times “Vivacious” – Indiewire Get out your go-go boots, as the second season of the acclaimed Acorn TV Original series Ms. Fisher’s Modern ... More >>

Blumhardt Fund Brings Precious Memory Home

Friday, 4 June 2021, 9:24 am | Otago Museum

Otago Museum announced their first purchase made possible through the Blumardt Fund today. The Fund allowed the purchase of Stolen Jewels by Octavia Cook. Ms Cook is a renowned Otago-based jeweller with an international reputation. Her work is in ... More >>

Sir Roger Hall’s Critically Acclaimed Show, About Two Spirited Seniors, Is Coming To The ‘Top Of The South’

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 5:58 pm | The Mother Agency

THESE BOOMERS ARE A-OK New Zealand’s most successful playwright and the “Godfather of New Zealand Theatre” Sir Roger Hall is opening his latest play in Nelson and Blenheim this August. Summerset Retirement Villages Present Winding Up by Roger Hall ... More >>

Big Names Confirmed For North V South Challenge

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 1:53 pm | Bowls New Zealand

Some of the biggest names in bowls in New Zealand has been confirmed in the North (Te Ika-M-āui) and South (Te Waipounamu) Island teams for the new inter-island challenge in September. The North v South Challenge will be contested at the Hopes Dunedin ... More >>

Tune Your Ukulele And Limber Up Those Dancing Legs: Hutt’s Got Talent Is Back In 2021!

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 11:35 am | Goodtime Music Academy

 After taking a break in 2020, Wellington talent competition Hutt’s Got Talent is set to hit the stage again from June 28th - 2nd of July, 2021. The all-ages event is run by Goodtime Music Academy with the support of a Creative Communities ... More >>

Not The End For That’s All She Wrote & Star Cassandra Tse

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 9:52 am | Red Scare Theatre Company

Not the end for That’s All She Wrote , a musical theatre cabaret celebrating female and non-binary writers <img src="" width="720" height="480"> The cast and crew of That’s ... More >>

Exhibition Marks 40th Anniversary Of Anti-Springbok Tour Protests

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 9:00 am | Hamilton City Council

A new exhibition that revisits the anti-Springbok Tour movement through the work of local photographers is set to open at Waikato Museum on 5 June. The 1981 exhibition is about one of the most divisive events in New Zealand’s recent history. On 25 ... More >>

Rhythm & Alps Announces Its First Lineup For The 2021 Event

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 8:51 am | Rhythm and Alps

Rhythm & Alps couldn't be more stoked to welcome to the festival some of the world's hottest talent right now. From December 29 to 31, 2021 the breathtaking Cardrona Valley will play host to some of the biggest names in music. BRADLEY ZERO ... More >>

Edith Piaf - À L'Olympia À Paris - Extra Auckland Performance Plus New Shows In Wellington & Christchurch

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 6:50 am | Sandra Roberts

NEW SHOWS ADDED BY POPULAR DEMAND AUCKLAND, The Civic - Sat, 3 July – 7pm LIMITED SEATS AUCKLAND, The Civic - Sun, 4 July – 1pm NEW CHRISTCHURCH, Isaac Theatre Royal - Sat, 7 August – 7pm NEW WELLINGTON, Opera House - Sat, 21 August – 7pm NEW ... More >>

TEG And Laneway Festival Join Forces

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 6:47 am | 818 Entertainment

One of Australia and New Zealand's most beloved touring events Laneway Festival is delighted to announce it has joined forces with TEG , the leading global live entertainment, ticketing and technology business, for its next phase. Laneway Festival ... More >>

The Winner Of Popstars 2021 Is…

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 5:57 am | TVNZ

TVNZ congratulates Christabel Williams, who has been crowned the winner of Popstars 2021, taking out the $100,000 prize and proving she is well on her way to living out her music dream. Still on a high note from tonight’s announcement, Christabel ... More >>

Sharks Snap Up The Big Awards At Doc Edge

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 5:32 am | Doc Edge Festival

Jun 2, 2021 Kiwi-born, Emmy-nominated filmmaker Sally Aitken took home the big wins tonight at the Doc Edge Awards at Auckland’s Wintergarden, The Civic. The Oscar-qualifying festival is pleased to announce the winners of their 2021 awards, celebrating the ... More >>

Freemasons New Zealand Put Their Weight Behind Special Olympics Athletes

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 4:37 pm | Lammers

Special Olympics Athlete Adrian Gordon congratulates Grand Master Graham Wrigley on the Freemasons New Zealand support for the National Summer Games with Special Olympics New Zealand CEO Carolyn Young in the background. A unique partnership between ... More >>

Tonight – On Pio Terei Tonight – On Māori Television

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 4:18 pm | Maori Television

Tonight’s show sees entertainer, opera singer, comedian, and Lucky Dipper Luke ‘the Birdman’ Bird, joining actor and music superstar, Fran Kora (Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Pūkeko) of iconic band Kora, sharing the couch with Nicola ‘Nix’ Adams ... More >>

Innovation Online Extends Kia Mau Festival Across The Greatness Of The Ocean

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 4:12 pm | Kia Mau Festival

Actor and activist Cherish Violet Blood during filming of the digital performance of Deer Woman by ARTICLE 11. Kia Mau Festival presents MOANA NUI Launching June 2 As part of the 2021 Kia Mau Festival, June 4-19 Te Ūpoko o Te Ika a Māui (Wellington ... More >>

Future-soul PNG Artist, NGAIIRE Shares New Single 'Closer'

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 4:09 pm | The Label

Photo Credit: Dan Segal Papau New Guinea-born, with Aotearoa/NZ childhood and now Sydney-based; future soul artist Ngaiire is elated to share that her forthcoming album 3 will be released Friday 27 August via Dot Dash Recordings / Remote Control ... More >>

Dunedin Harbour To Come Alive With Waka Ama Event

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 2:38 pm | Waka Ama NZ

This weekend the Dunedin Harbour will come alive with over 240 paddlers from 13 Waka Ama clubs taking part in the annual 'Ice Breaker Challenge' - hosted by the Fire in Ice Outrigger Canoe Club. <img src="" ... More >>

FIRST LOOK TRAILER: Mary J. Blige's My Life Premieres 25 June

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 12:55 pm | AMAZON PRIME VIDEO NZ

Amazon Studios will release MARY J. BLIGE'S MY LIFE on Amazon Prime Video June 25th, 2021 Check out the Official Trailer:   Directed by Vanessa Roth Produced by Ashaunna K. Ayars and Q. Nicole Jackson Executive Produced by Mary J. Blige, Sean ... More >>

Native Tongue Music Publishing Inks New Deal With NZ Writer Reb Fountain

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 12:06 pm | Native Tongue

Native Tongue Music Publishing has announced a worldwide publishing agreement with award-winning New Zealand songwriter Reb Fountain . The announcement follows last Thursday's release of Fountain’s single ‘Heart', the first glimpse of new material ... More >>

Top Kiwi Triathletes Ready For Ironman Asia-pacific Championship Cairns

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 10:29 am | Ironman Group

New Zealand’s leading triathletes will take on Australia’s best at this weekend’s Cairns Airport IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship Cairns. Four of the country’s top IRONMAN athletes will feature on the start line at Sunday’s event, the 10th ... More >>

Community Supporters Turn Up In Hundreds At Shakti Musical Fundraiser

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 10:17 am | Shakti Community Council

On Saturday 29 May 2021, approximately 400 people gathered to attend ‘Ragas Of Devi Presents: Shakti’, a musical fundraiser in aid of Shakti Community Council Inc. held at Mt Eden War Memorial Hall. The event organized by survivor and musician ... More >>

Sky Sport And Discovery NZ Partner To Bring State Of Origin Game 1 Live To Three

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 10:10 am | Sky TV

Sky and Discovery, the global leader in real-life entertainment, have further expanded their partnership announcing today that State of Origin Game 1 will broadcast live on Three and ThreeNow on 9 June 2021, as well as live on Sky Sport and Sky Sport ... More >>

Aotearoa Music Photography Award - Winners Announced!!!

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 9:46 am | Auckland Festival of Photography

The Auckland Festival of Photography and Auckland UNESCO City of Music Aotearoa Music Photography Award | Whakaahua Puoro Toa competition are proud to announce the 2021 Award winning image of Kiwi musician Delaney Davidson, by photographer Veronica ... More >>

ELLING, A Life Affirming Comedy - At Circa Theatre 26 June - 24 July

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 6:47 pm | Circa Theatre

Sensitive and smart Mummy’s boy Elling and his new roommate, the uncouth and a little hopeless Kjell, are the Odd Couple of Oslo: a pair of confused souls taking their first steps in the outside world after years of isolated institutional life. ... More >>

From Our Beautiful Square

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 4:07 pm | Gus Fisher Gallery

Lucy Gunning, Climbing Around My Room , 1993 (production still), video installation, 7:30 minutes. Courtesy the artist and Greene Naftali, New York. From our Beautiful Square Opening event: Saturday June 26th 4:00 – 6:00pm. Floor talk with Jeremy ... More >>

Winter Season Kicks Off In Ruapehu This Queen’s Birthday Weekend

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 3:52 pm | Visit Ruapehu

Ruapehu is set to shine this weekend with a range of fun activities opening to kick off the winter season. Happy Valley – NZ’s premier beginner’s ski facility at Whakapapa on Mt Ruapehu is set to open Saturday 5 June with the rest of the mountain ... More >>

Don’t Be A Casualty This Winter

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 2:47 pm | Maritime New Zealand

With as many Kiwi boaties dying in winter as in summer, Maritime NZ is urging all those headed out on the water to be prepared for the changing conditions winter can bring. Whether you are kayaking, paddle boarding, jet skiing, fishing or yachting, ... More >>

Sensory Experience Wows At Pātaka

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 11:38 am | Porirua City Council

If you love cinema, dance, music and theatre, come and savour them all at once in the senses-awakening Where Memories Sleep, currently showing at Pātaka, which comes with live shows. The installation is a stunning cine-dance music production exploring ... More >>

Auckland And Northland Get Sensational NZSO Concerts Next Week

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 11:08 am | NZSO

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra brings its hit concerts The Soldier’s Tale and Town and Country to Auckland and Northland from 9 June, along with special daytime events as part of the Orchestra’s Setting Up Camp series. Town and Country , performed ... More >>

Programme Announcement - The Lfest Lesflicks Film Festival Returns In July 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 10:18 am | Lesflicks

The LFEST Lesflicks Film Festival returns in 2021 from 9-11 July 2021. The festival programme has been announced! The LFEST Lesflicks Film Festival is an annual lesbian film festival which forms part of the LFEST music, art and comedy festival in Llandudno, ... More >>

91% Kiwis Think It’s Safe To Travel Within NZ Yet Only 19% Plan To Take A Holiday

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 9:10 am | Tripomi

Travel search and comparison start up Tripomi conducted a survey in which New Zealanders were asked about their current travel outlook. 82% of survey respondents stated they would prefer to travel within New Zealand instead of abroad this year. And while ... More >>



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