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Forestland Xc Series Set To Kick Off On Saturday

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 2:29 pm | Bikesport NZ

The first round of three in the 2022 Forestland Cross-country Series happens this weekend, with high-revving excitement practically guaranteed. It's not a new series, but rather a tried-and-true and extremely popular competition that has merely undergone ... More >>

2022 Kathleen Grattan Prize And Judge Announcement

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 2:10 pm | International Writers' Workshop NZ Inc

New Zealand poet Janet Charman will judge The Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems later this year. The competition is being organised by International Writers' Workshop NZ Inc (IWW) for the fourteenth straight year. Charman is one of New Zealand’s ... More >>

Emerging Asian Artists Supported Through Asian Artists’ Fund

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 12:33 pm | Creative New Zealand

Asian artists have received over $400,000 as part of a new fund to support initiatives that are by, with and for Asian arts communities. The first-time Asian Artists’ Fund is a partnership between Creative New Zealand and Foundation North. The fund ... More >>

Art, Technology, Virtual And Extended Realities On Show

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 10:47 am | Victoria University of Wellington

After moving to an online exhibition in 2020 and 2021 due to lockdown, Ars Electronica Garden Aotearoa is open to the public in a physical exhibition for the first time, in Wellington in June. In the exhibition at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University ... More >>

STEMFest Returns In 2022 With Stellar Support

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 10:45 am | STEMfest

Prepare to take off for the best STEMFest yet as New Zealand’s largest science, technology, engineering, and mathematics festival (STEM) returns after a two-year hiatus. More than 50 exhibitors are expected in Tauranga from all over Aotearoa for ... More >>

Golf NZ Joins Forces With NZ Māori Golf

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 9:55 am | Joint Press Release

Golf New Zealand has entered a landmark partnership agreement with the New Zealand Māori Golf Association. The New Zealand Māori Golf Association, operational since 1932 with the mission to foster, develop and promote the game of golf amongst Māori ... More >>

Back By Popular Demand… The Legendary And Iconic OG Wiggles Grown Ups Arena Gigs This August!

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 9:32 am | The Wiggles

Following the huge success of their recent sold-out adults-only concert, the OG Wiggles are back! With their last reunion performance receiving an overwhelming response and selling out in just five minutes, Anthony Field, Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt and Greg ... More >>

Rapid-fire NZ Enduro Champs Were A Thrill A Minute

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 5:31 am | Bikesport NZ

JUNE 13, 2022: It was red-hot and rapid-fire at the same time ... the three-round 2022 New Zealand Enduro Championships series took just eight days to complete, but still there was so much packed into it.  It started with a double-header, ... More >>

Husqvarna Rider Yearbury Makes It Two Titles In A Row

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 12:24 am | Bikesport NZ

Cambridge rider Dylan Yearbury (Husqvarna TE300), who this season celebrated winning back-to-back national enduro titles. Photo by Andy McGechan, Husqvarna rider Dylan Yearbury has been the man to beat for two seasons now and that was underlined ... More >>

Ngā Tohu O Matariki O Te Tau 2022 – Live Broadcast On Whakaata Māori

Monday, 13 June 2022, 6:50 pm | Whakaata Maori

The very best of te ao Māori will be recognised at Ngā Tohu o Matariki o te Tau 2022 – the sixth annual Matariki Awards - to be broadcast live from Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington on Tuesday 14 June 2022 at 8.00 PM. After two years of disruption caused ... More >>

Webb’s Wellington Gallery To Launch With Preview Of Record-smashing Art Auction

Monday, 13 June 2022, 12:29 pm | Webbs

Webb’ new premises in Wellington is set to preview Goods and Services: Modern and Contemporary Art from a Private Collection . This stunning collection of art by many of the nation’s finest artists will officially launch the state-of-the-art ... More >>

New Zealand Music Safeguarded In Global Music Vault

Monday, 13 June 2022, 12:25 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Works by New Zealand composer Douglas Lilburn will be the Alexander Turnbull Library’s first deposit to a new archiving initiative the Global Music Vault. Based in Wellington, New Zealand, the Alexander Turnbull Library holds the heritage collections of the ... More >>

We’re Bringing Back An Iconic Mark – Support The New Zealand Team

Monday, 13 June 2022, 12:15 pm | The New Zealand Team

It takes a truly special piece of design and creativity to earn the status of ‘iconic’. But Wellington designer Colin Simon’s logo for the 1974 Commonwealth Games has more than earned that elite distinction. <img src="" ... More >>

Boon After Dark 2022 Lights Up Matariki

Monday, 13 June 2022, 10:07 am | Boon After Dark

Boon After Dark is back in Kirikiriroa Hamilton for the fourth year in a row, this year to conincide with Matariki. This year the team at Boon After Dark bring two amazing artworks to the city, once again turning it into a place of mystery and wonderment ... More >>

Māori Artists Create Symbols For The Future

Monday, 13 June 2022, 9:19 am | Wairau Maori Art Gallery

Symbols can offer us an access point and a way to interpret things we don’t understand. For Māori a tohu is not only a sign or an emblem; it can also act as a set of directions or wayfinding that allows us to navigate the complexities of contemporary life. <img ... More >>

SHREK THE MUSICAL Meet Our Cast Of Ogre Achievers!

Monday, 13 June 2022, 6:17 am | Sandra Roberts

Meet our cast of ogre achievers for Shrek The Musical , the Broadway stage extravaganza heading to New Zealand these July school holidays. Playing the role of the sarcastic swamp-dwelling ogre Shrek is TOM KNOWLES (Iwi: Rongowhakaata) who has featured in ... More >>

Braden Currie Claims Second Place At Ironman Asia Pacific Championships

Monday, 13 June 2022, 6:14 am | Braden Currie

Braden Currie took home a second-place today at the Ironman Asia Pacific Champs in Cairns after a brutal battle at the front of the race with Max Neumann. A group of four consisting of Sam Appleton, Pete Jacobs, Max Neumann and Currie exited the ... More >>

Robinhood Stars Fall Short Of Glory In ANZ Premiership Grand Final

Sunday, 12 June 2022, 7:43 pm | Robinhood Stars

Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse defeated Robinhood Stars 56-37 in Wellington  12 June, 2022 The Robinhood Stars have been unable to match the Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse in the ANZ Premiership grand final, going down 56-37 in Wellington. Chasing ... More >>

Shears Test Matches On The Agenda

Sunday, 12 June 2022, 12:39 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Shearing Sports New Zealand is hopeful it will be able to resume the annual home-and-away transtasman test matches this year. Chairman Sir David Fagan said that with borders open again after the two years of the Covid-19 disruption New Zealand has been invited ... More >>

Sunbelts Sprint Championships Spark Start For Mainland Series

Sunday, 12 June 2022, 12:38 am | KartSport New Zealand

Blenheim’s William Exton (1) and Invercargill’s Nixon Cripps (17) enjoyed success at the Sunbelts Sprint Championship. (Emilee-Jane Photography). More than 100 karters flocked to the top of the South Island to drop the flag on the six-stop Mainland ... More >>

World U20 Trio Impress On Final Day In Mackay

Saturday, 11 June 2022, 7:11 pm | Athletics New Zealand

New Zealand gorged themselves on a further nine medals including five gold on the final day of the Oceania Area Championships in Mackay spearheaded by World U20 bound trio – Will Anthony, James Harding and Natalia Rankin-Chi Tar – who all struck ... More >>

New Zealand Toast Triple Gold In Mackay

Saturday, 11 June 2022, 5:43 am | Athletics New Zealand

A team of eight New Zealand athletes harvested three gold medals, one silver and two bronze medals and posted two championship records and a national U20 record on a memorable day four of the Oceania Area Championships in Mackay. Leading the way ... More >>

Opportunity Knocks For Rugby Clubs And Communities

Friday, 10 June 2022, 5:27 pm | Due North

Scrum-down! Rugby for Life’s club coordinator for Ohaeawai Rugby Club, Aimee Ruka (centre), forms up with (from left) junior team players Aiden Mayall (10), Beau Foster (8), club president Graeme McKain, juniors treasurer Carole Smith, chairman and seniors ... More >>

New Exhibition Ashburton Art Gallery: Telling Tales Of Rural Adventure

Friday, 10 June 2022, 5:24 pm | Ashburton District Council

The Whistling Bull : David Elliot and Jack Lasenby, the latest exhibition to open at the Ashburton Art Gallery, features the art of David Elliot, who illustrated eleven of acclaimed New Zealand children’s author Jack Lasenby’s books. The exhibition ... More >>

The 2022 Italian Film Festival Presents A Programme Of New, Old, Sexy And Bold

Friday, 10 June 2022, 5:21 pm | Italian Film Festival

Three Floors. It’s back for another year of passionate Italian storytelling. This year’s Cinema Italiano Festival/Italian Film Festival kicks off next week with opening night film, The Ties (Lacci) - a family drama that revolves around an infidelity ... More >>

First Look Images Released Of My Policeman, Starring Harry Styles

Friday, 10 June 2022, 5:18 pm | AMAZON PRIME VIDEO NZ

My Policeman Will Release in Theatres on October 21, 2022 and Globally on Prime Video Starting November 4, 2022 Directed by Michael Grandage Written by Ron Nyswaner Based on the book by Bethan Roberts Produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Robbie ... More >>

Rare Beatles Memorabilia To Be Auctioned In Live Sale This Sunday

Friday, 10 June 2022, 2:08 pm | Webbs

Webb’s will auction rare Beatles memorabilia this Sunday 12 June at 11am. These fascinating mementos include individual expense claims for each Beatle during their time on tour, as well as signed fan photos, and an Old England watch with original ... More >>

Nick Runs America - Halfway There

Friday, 10 June 2022, 10:40 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Wellington ultra-marathon runner Nick Ashill is now halfway through the final leg of a 5400km run across the US that he started five years ago. He has run 487km over the last 10 days and raised $5,673 of his $10,000 fundraising goal for the Asthma ... More >>

Tamaki Makaurau’s Pianists And Songwriters Light Up Auckland For Illuminate Matariki Series

Friday, 10 June 2022, 8:52 am | Illuminate Matariki

From 24 June – 3 July, some of Auckland’s finest piano-based musicians will perform at their favourite locations, with a series of innovative twilight concerts free to the public. Each ‘Illuminate Matariki’ event harnesses digital technology ... More >>

Musicians Lighting Up Auckland For Illuminate Matariki Series

Friday, 10 June 2022, 8:33 am | Plus1

<img src="" width="720" height="536"> Some of our finest piano-based musicians will perform at special locations around Tāmaki Makaurau for a series ... More >>

GIN The Artist’s ‘Courageous Life Journey To Self Belief ' Single Release June 10

Friday, 10 June 2022, 6:08 am | Bev Adair

GIN The Artist (Kiwi Samoan), is releasing her inspiring new single, ‘This is me’ which expresses her own courageous life journey to self belief. After suffering from severe burnout, anxiety and depression in 2014 she started on anti depressants, ... More >>

The Awesome Foursome Secure 4x400m Gold

Friday, 10 June 2022, 5:43 am | Athletics New Zealand

The New Zealand women’s 4x400m team of Camryn Smart, Georgia Hulls, Rosie Elliott and Izzy Neal produced an outstanding display to blitz to the Oceania title in a time of 3:35.03. Boasting the top two finishers from the individual 400m - Rosie ... More >>

California's Cass McCombs (Bum Bum Bum) Announces New Record

Friday, 10 June 2022, 5:37 am | The Label

Cass McCombs announces his tenth studio album, Heartmind , out August 19th on ANTI- , and presents the aching and epic country number, ' Unproud Warrior ' featuring Wynonna Judd and Charlie Burnham . Heartmind is an eight-song album that feels like ... More >>

Free Matariki Street Party Celebrations In West Auckland

Thursday, 9 June 2022, 2:38 pm | Hustle Management

On Thursday, June 23, 2022, Te Whānau o Waipareira are celebrating the start of our Māori New Year with Matariki ki Waipareira from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM, along Catherine Street Henderson, with a free street party including live entertainment. Live music ... More >>

Hiwa Events To Be Held Across Te Tauihu

Thursday, 9 June 2022, 12:58 pm | Te Kotahi o Te Tauihu Trust

Te Kotahi o Te Tauihu Trust and Māori health providers from across the rohe are coming together to celebrate Matariki this month, hosting three family-friendly events across Te Tauihu (the top of the South Island). The events, named Hiwa, will be held ... More >>

Whakaata Māori Is Launched

Thursday, 9 June 2022, 12:31 pm | Whakaata Maori

Kua rewa a Whakaata Māori I te ata nei, i takina ai ngā karakia, i hōkai whakamua a Māori Television ki te anamata, arā, ka whakaōkawatia tōna ingoa hou, ko Whakaata Māori. “Ko te panoni ki a Whakaata Māori he nui atu i te panonitanga ingoa anake” ... More >>

Digital Ordering Platforms Gain Momentum In The New Zealand On Premise, But They’re Not For Every Customer Or Venue Type

Thursday, 9 June 2022, 9:10 am | Nielsen NZ

CGA’s On Premise Consumer Pulse checks in with 500 New Zealand On Premise visitors every month to understand their recent behaviour, how they feel about the channel (including any COVID-19 restrictions) and their intentions for visits in the month ... More >>

Florian Habicht Selects Finalists For Whānau Mārama NZIFF’s NZ’s Best Short Film Competition

Thursday, 9 June 2022, 7:06 am | NZ International Film Festival

Five short films have been selected by this year’s Guest Selector: celebrated filmmaker and Arts Laureate Florian Habicht, as finalists for Whānau Mārama New Zealand International Film Festival’s (NZIFF)  New Zealand’s Best  short ... More >>

Australian Singer-songwriter Dean Lewis Announces 3-date New Zealand Tour For November 2022

Thursday, 9 June 2022, 6:20 am | TEG Van Egmond

TEG Van Egmond is thrilled to announce that one of Australia’s most accomplished singer/songwriters – the multiple-award-winning, multiple-Platinum-certified global superstar Dean Lewis – will embark on a New Zealand tour, taking in Auckland, Wellington, ... More >>

Pathway Festival June 19 & 26

Thursday, 9 June 2022, 5:39 am | Pathway Festival

If the music industry has struggled to respond to the logistical problems imposed by venues, music itself can still see a way forward, judging by the subtle and strangely beautiful Pathway festival in Auckland’s Grey Lynn, on Sundays June 19 and 26th. ... More >>

Brad And Georgia Secure World Championship Placing

Thursday, 9 June 2022, 5:31 am | Athletics New Zealand

On a memorable day two of the Oceania Area Championships for the New Zealand team, top billing was reserved for Brad Mathas and Georgia Hulls who both booked their ticket for the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon with impressive ... More >>

Robinhood Stars Defeated MG Northern Mystics 63-57 To Progress To Grand Final

Thursday, 9 June 2022, 5:26 am | ANZ Premiership

8 June, 2022  The Robinhood Stars have advanced to Sunday’s ANZ Premiership Grand Final after overcoming a late-charging MG Mystics 63-57 in a pulsating Elimination Final in Auckland on Wednesday. After playing their first Grand Final in 2019, the ... More >>

Contemporary Culture Icons, Gilbert & George, Bring Their Provocative Signature Style To Tāmaki Makaurau

Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 5:10 pm | Auckland Art Gallery

Image credit: Gilbert & George, BAG DAY, 2020 Award-winning British artists, Gilbert & George, will exhibit their cheeky, often provocative and always thoughtprovoking artworks in an exclusive exhibition coming Saturday 25 June to Auckland ... More >>

NZ Elite Readying Themselves For Assault On France

Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 5:09 pm | Bikesport NZ

Howick's Liam Draper, currently racing the Grand National Cross-country Championships in the United States, will travel to France to join Team New Zealand. Photo by Andy McGechan, D-Day is fast approaching for New Zealand's expeditionary ... More >>

The New Defender Announced As Worldwide Partner Of Women’s Rugby World Cup In New Zealand

Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 5:07 pm | Land Rover

Land Rover and World Rugby have announced a new partnership that puts the New Defender at the heart of the women’s game for the first time. Excited about the power of women‘s rugby, Land Rover’s 25-year commitment to supporting rugby at all levels ... More >>

Cream Rises To The Top In 62nd WPKA Championships In Manawatu

Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 5:02 pm | KartSport New Zealand

Dominant winners at the WPKA Championships at KartSport Manawatu included Palmerston North’s Scott Dalley (22) and Jay Urwin (NS). Credit: Vicky Jack Photography. The cream rose to the top at the 62nd WPKA Championships at the Manawatu Toyota Raceway ... More >>

Award-winning Māori Author Releases Life Story

Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 4:55 pm | Marlene Bennetts

Marlene J. Bennetts MNZM Multi-award Winning Author Marlene Bennetts MNZM (Te Ātiawa O Te Waka-a-Māui) Is Releasing An Autobiography Whakaaetanga/Acceptance, Which Tells Her Story Of Overcoming Adversity And Disability To Become An Accomplished Writer. ... More >>

Mental Health Charity Launches Lived Experience Podcast

Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 3:27 pm | Voices of Hope

Media release, Wednesday 8th June 2022: NZ mental health charity Voices of Hope has launched a new podcast, titled “A Moment with” which will include in-depth interviews with a variety of lived experience voices. The podcast is hosted by charity ... More >>

Stir Your Soul At Wellington’s Classical Music Crawl

Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 3:22 pm | Classical on Cuba

Classical on Cuba festival returns to Pōneke July 22 – 24, 2022   Classical on Cuba , Pōneke, Wellington’s very own classical music festival announces its return to the capital this Winter with a diverse and playful new lineup of music ... More >>

Renowned English Pianist To Perform Beethoven Cycle With NZSO

Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 2:55 pm | NZSO

Acclaimed English pianist Paul Lewis will perform Beethoven’s entire Piano Concerto cycle with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in Auckland this August. Lewis, highly regarded for his interpretations of Beethoven’s piano works, joins the NZSO directly ... More >>

Watch Live: Official Launch Of Whakaata Māori

Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 2:51 pm | Maori TV

New Zealanders are invited to celebrate the historic dawn launch of the new name for Māori Television. Whakaata Māori, which means ‘to mirror’, ‘to reflect’ or ‘to display’, will be the official name reflecting the network’s growth ... More >>

How It Started, How It’s Going; Oscar Kightley’s Dawn Raids 25 Years On

Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 2:09 pm | Auckland Theatre Company

<img src="" width="720" height="405"> In the wake of the Apology, Auckland Theatre Company and Pacific Underground join forces to present a searing ... More >>

Pulse Chase Record Third Title, Coach Back For Next Season

Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 1:52 pm | Central Pulse

Preparing her side for a fifth Grand Final, coach Yvette McCausland-Durie has confirmed she will be back at the helm of Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse for the 2023 ANZ Premiership netball league. The Pulse will host the season finale in Wellington on Sunday against ... More >>

Palestinian Community Urges Boycott Of Doc Edge Film Festival

Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 12:25 pm | Justice for Palestine

For several years now the Documentary Edge Film Festival has accepted sponsorship from the Israeli Embassy. This stance has put them at odds with Palestinian human rights organisations who argue that accepting funds from the Israeli government normalises More >>

International And Local Filmmakers To Attend Doc Edge Festival

Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 11:04 am | Documentary New Zealand Trust

The Documentary New Zealand Trust presents THE DOCUMENTARY EDGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2022 (DOC EDGE) 1 June – 10 July 2022 The acclaimed 17th annual Doc Edge Festival has officially kicked off, with a full hybrid festival including a Virtual ... More >>

GABS Auckland Content Release

Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 9:50 am | GABS Beer Cider and Food Festival

Get your tasting paddles ready as this year’s GABS Festival beer list is absolutely tantalising. New Zealand and Australia’s brewers have once again pushed every boundary of what is possible with beer! Craft beer lovers are in for a treat with this year’s ... More >>

Official Announcement Wairoa Maori Film Festival Awards 2022

Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 9:46 am | Wairoa Maori Film Festival

The following awards were presented at the Wairoa Maori Film Festival this past weekend: Special Presentation Ngutukaka Artwork to Te Reinga Marae, Wairoa In recognition of new White Ngutukaka art laurels Wairoa Camera in the Community Award to: Project ... More >>

Men’s Group Encourages Men To Find Their Spark After Living Through The COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 8:59 am | The Mankind Project

With the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic still fresh in the lives of many, a community of men is coming together to offer a training that will challenge and welcome men from all walks of life. The Mankind Project New Zealand is a community of more than ... More >>

Zoe Dazzles With Record-breaking Performance In Mackay

Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 6:33 am | Athletics New Zealand

Zoe Hobbs lit up the opening day of the Oceania Area Championships in Mackay by blasting to a stunning Oceania record time of 11.09 (+0.8m/s) to strike gold in the senior women’s 100m. Three times during the domestic season she lowered the New ... More >>

Matariki Exhibition And Talk At Pompallier Mission Celebrates Earliest Māori Writing And Drawing

Tuesday, 7 June 2022, 5:36 pm | Heritage New Zealand

One of the earliest drawings on paper by a ‘New Zealander’ – kites drawn by Titere of Rangihoua, Bay of Islands, in 1818. An exhibition of some earliest known examples of Māori engagement with writing and drawing on paper from 1793 to 1835 ... More >>



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