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SLSNZ wants to ban inflatable toys at the beach

Friday, 6 December 2019, 2:15 pm | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Surf Life Saving New Zealand would like to issue a trespass notice banning inflatable toys at the beach. More >>

Te Reo Maori version of The Jesus Film

Friday, 6 December 2019, 12:56 pm | Shine TV

On Christmas day, 2019 at 1pm Shine TV will broadcast the Te Reo Maori version of The Jesus Film. More >>

HEARTS unchanged for weekend with Sparks

Friday, 6 December 2019, 12:35 pm | Auckland Cricket

An unchanged HEARTS 13 has been named to take on the Otago Sparks. The two sides meet at Melville Park this weekend for Rounds 5 and 6 in the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield. More >>

Lightbox Summer Highlights - January and February 2020

Friday, 6 December 2019, 11:50 am | Lightbox

Deep breaths, Outlander fans - the brand new season is coming to Lightbox, express and exclusive on February 17. Season 5 finds the Frasers fighting for their family and the home they have forged on Fraser’s Ridge. Jamie must find a way to defend ... More >>

Christmas cheer for 2000 families in need across New Zealand

Friday, 6 December 2019, 11:13 am | ARISE Church

Thousands of Christmas boxes containing festive food will be distributed to families throughout Wellington and the Hutt Valley, Christchurch, Dunedin, Whangarei and other locations across New Zealand this month, thanks to members of ARISE Church. More >>

CMC Markets partners with racing prodigy

Friday, 6 December 2019, 10:51 am | CMC Markets

Leading online trading platform, CMC Markets, is delighted to announce it is sponsoring 18-year-old motorsport racing prodigy Peter Vodanovich once again, as he participates in the 2019-20 Toyota 86 Championship. More >>

Tips to have yourself a zero waste Christmas

Friday, 6 December 2019, 10:12 am | Zero Waste New Zealand

As the Christmas season gets fully into swing, the Zero Waste Network is encouraging New Zealanders to enjoy a zero waste holiday season. The things we choose to do and buy this Christmas have significant impacts on our climate, ecosystems, water, air ... More >>

Newer storytellers lead the dramatic line-up for 2020

Friday, 6 December 2019, 10:00 am | NZ On Air

Three engrossing new series from talented newer storytellers are set to capture Aotearoa’s attention in 2020, after winning funding in NZ On Air’s final round of 2019. More >>

DFSNZ calls for strong stand on clean athletes

Friday, 6 December 2019, 9:52 am | Drug Free Sport NZ

Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) Chief Executive Nick Paterson says: “The Russian doping saga continues. Next week a critical decision will be made by WADA’s Executive Committee after its Compliance Review Committee (CRC) recommended that the Russian ... More >>

Is New Zealand a Nation of Car Addicts?

Friday, 6 December 2019, 9:15 am | Sensibel

Recent research investigating New Zealand’s car culture has concluded that New Zealand has a serious addiction problem. Twenty times more costly than smoking. More >>

Jeremy Redmore reveals Chapter two: Day 21

Friday, 6 December 2019, 8:40 am | The Label

Today, Jeremy Redmore shares the second chapter from his five-part album The Brightest Flame . Day 21 arrives in the form of two emotionally charged songs, 'The Best Is Not To Come' and 'One Amongst 1000' out today on your preferred streaming platform. More >>

Dillastrate - debut self-titled album out today!

Friday, 6 December 2019, 8:36 am | NicNak Media

After a whirlwind few years that’s seen Dillastrate earn a reputation as a live force to be reckoned with, the Christchurch duo has revealed their debut full-length self-titled album on December 6 . More >>

NZTFI Junior Tag Nationals kicks off!

Friday, 6 December 2019, 8:31 am | NZ Tag Football Inc

More than 2,400 children will participate in New Zealand Tag Football’s 3-day Junior Tag Nationals tournament starting at 8:30am today at Bruce Pullman Park in Takanini. More >>

Silver Ferns awarded prestigious Lonsdale Cup

Friday, 6 December 2019, 8:07 am | Netball New Zealand

The Netball World Cup champion Silver Ferns have been awarded the Lonsdale Cup at the Olympic Gala in Auckland on Thursday night. More >>

Stakes increase at 49er/FX and Nacra 17

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 8:30 pm | Yachting New Nealand

The Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships in Auckland might be halfway through but for New Zealand's top sailors the real business starts tomorrow. More >>

Big grids for NZ Superkart title meeting at Manfeild

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 4:47 pm | KartSport New Zealand

The biggest grids in over 10 years will add real impact as Superkart drivers from all over the country contest KartSport New Zealand’s 2019 National Superkart titles as part of the opening round of the Manawatu Car Club’s Mitre 10 Mega Summer (motor ... More >>

Pulse keen to stamp their mark at Super Club

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 3:52 pm | Pulse

Despite its pre-season billing, Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse have no thoughts about holding back as they look to defend their Netball Super Club title, starting in Nelson on Sunday. More >>

Kapiti Food Fair wraps after serving a crowd of 22,064

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 3:24 pm | Kapiti Food Fair

The Kapiti Food Fair turned on an amazing day for 22,000+ visitors on Saturday 30 November. The weather was perfect, and the vibe was one of happiness as visitors shopped, ate, drunk and were entertained by Celebrity Guest, Nicky Sinden ‘The ... More >>

Auckland Fringe Announces New Festival Director

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 3:00 pm | Auckland Fringe

The feisty open-access arts festival Auckland Fringe are delighted to welcome Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho as the newly appointed Director ahead of the 2020 festival. Auckland Fringe runs 25 February – 7 March, bringing all corners of Tāmaki Makaurau ... More >>

Patty Griffin To Perform in New Zealand for the First Time

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 11:34 am | Live Nation

AUCKLAND, NZ (Dec 5, 2019) – One of the most consequential singer-songwriters of her generation, PATTY GRIFFIN , heads to New Zealand for the very first time for one special, intimate show at Auckland’s Tuning Fork on March 15. Tickets go on ... More >>

Canadian superstar returns to ASB Classic

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 11:32 am | ASB Classic

Canadian star and former world No. 5 Eugenie Bouchard will return to the ASB Classic for the another shot at the title after being given a wildcard to the main draw. More >>

Film screening: Velvet Dreams (1997)

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 10:21 am | Adam Art Gallery

Thursday 12 December, 6.30pm Film Screening: Sima Urale’s Velvet Dreams, 1997 Top Shelf Productions, 45mins Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi, free More >>

Chart-Topping Rapper NF Announces NZ Date For Tour

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 10:04 am | Live Nation Entertainment

AUCKLAND, NZ (Dec 5, 2019) – Following a sold out North American tour, US rapper NF has announced the expansion of his current world tour “The Search Tour” with a headline show in New Zealand. Described as “a rapper who’s here to unpack his ... More >>

Yearbury And Husqvarna Will Accept the Challenge

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 9:57 am | Bikesport NZ

DECEMBER 5, 2019: Husqvarna builds their bikes tough and expect that they'll last the distance with even the toughest of treatment and over the most daunting of terrain. More >>

Circuit and e-sports racer Fraga targeting Kiwi title

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 9:26 am | Toyota Racing New Zealand

Brazilian ace Igor Fraga - fresh from a top three finish in the 2019 Formula Regional European Championship - will begin his 2020 racing season with a title challenge in New Zealand's Castrol Toyota Racing Series. More >>

Puhinui Three Day Event Attracts World Champion

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 9:17 am | Equestrian Sports New Zealand

This weekend’s Puhinui International Three Day event has attracted a top field of competitors from all over New Zealand. Horses and riders arrive Thursday for a preliminary inspection and settle into their new surroundings for the weekend. Their ... More >>

Enlisting Zombies to boost teen literacy

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 9:09 am | Paul Charman

A former provincial newspaper journalist is hoping to enlist Zombies in the fight to improve teen literacy. More >>

Study recommends changes to benefit competion

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 8:33 am | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has released its final report into the retail fuel market and has recommended changes to stimulate competition and benefit consumers. More >>

Kiwis are shopping earlier for Christmas presents

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 8:12 am | Trademe

Kiwis are getting more organised when it comes to Christmas shopping, are big on self-gifting and Canterbury shoppers love Christmas the most, according to a recent Trade Me survey. More >>

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 8:00 am | Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival is upping the ante and expanding its footprint to present its most diverse and compelling programme yet. More >>

Niko Walters to join Ella Mai for her Auckland show

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 4:19 pm | NicNak Media

Grammy-winning British R&B artist Ella Mai will share the stage with rising Kiwi artist Niko Walters when she plays a one-off show on January 5 at Logan Campbell Centre in Auckland . More >>

Secondary Schools Athletic Championships

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 3:19 pm | Athletics New Zealand

New Zealand’s latest sprinting sensation Edward Osei-Nketia will be one to watch at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Athletic Championships in Wellington this weekend. More >>

Call, text, tweet, post this Christmas

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 1:54 pm | Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand

Media release: Call, text, tweet, post this Christmas says Presbyterian Church, Jesus would have wanted you to. More >>

Australian shooting great joins Pulse coaching roster

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 1:43 pm | Netball Central

The appointment of former Australian netball captain Vicki Wilson as specialist shooting coach has further bolstered Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse’s impressive stable of side-line expertise. More >>

It’s the Summer of Sharks at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 12:15 pm | Kelly Tarltons

Auckland – Wednesday 4 December 2019: Dive into SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s these school holidays to discover the truth about sharks – one of the ocean’s most misunderstood creatures! More >>

2020 Judith Binney Fellowships and Writing Awards

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 12:04 pm | Judith Binney

The Judith Binney Fellow for 2020 is Dr Michael Stevens (Kāi Tahu). Dr Stevens is an independent historian, previously a Senior Lecturer in Māori History at the University of Otago. The 2020 Judith Binney Fellowship will support the completion of Dr Stevens’ ... More >>

Flamboyant Fognini returns to ASB Classic

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 11:09 am | ASB Classic

The Men’s Week field for the ASB Classic just got even bigger with the confirmation that world number 12 Fabio Fognini will start his season again in Auckland, becoming the fifth top 20 player in the men’s line up for 2020. More >>

Looking inwards and outwards at National Outdoors Hui

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 11:02 am | Skills Active

A one-day event for collaboration and conversation among outdoor recreationalists, hosted by Skills Active Aotearoa, has generated plenty of energy for positive change. More >>

Charitable Trust commits funding to suicide prevention

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 10:46 am | Cure Kids

Cure Kids is pleased to announce that $155,800 of funding has been donated by the Hugo Charitable Trust to support University of Otago clinical psychologist Dr Sarah Fortune’s child and adolescent self-harm surveillance and suicide prevention research. More >>

Tour Announce: Ari Lennox announces debut headline NZ show

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 10:00 am | Live Nation Entertainment

AUCKLAND, NZ (Dec 4, 2019) – One of the most distinctive voices in pop, American singer-songwriter ARI LENNOX has today announced her return to New Zealand with a headline concert at Auckland’s Powerstation on March 10. More >>

Nadia Reid announces new album Out Of My Province

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 8:53 am | The Label

Today, Nadia Reid announces her new album Out of My Province will be released on March 6, 2020 via Nadia’s own label Slow Time Records in New Zealand and Spacebomb Records for the rest of the world. The album release will be accompanied by an initial ... More >>

Nick Lowe returns to New Zealand for one Auckland show

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 8:49 am | Blackout Music Management

NICK LOWE , producer, songwriter, author and pop culture icon, will return to New Zealand in 2020 for his first show in eight years. Lowe will be touring with LOS STRAITJACKETS, a band known for channelling the peak years of the guitar instrumental, ... More >>

Baz Luhrmann's ‘ROMEO + JULIET’ performed live in concert

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 8:44 am | Sandra Roberts

Featuring: GIN WIGMORE + JON TOOGOOD + DAVE GIBSON + MILAN BORICH + LAUGHTON KORA + introducing acclaimed soprano ISABELLA MOORE Supported by a 30-piece orchestra, choir & rock band More >>

Burling and Tuke make a splash at 49er world championships

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 8:23 am | Yachting New Zealand

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke were about 400m away from the perfect start to the Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships today but a capsize close to the finish line left them thinking about what might have been. More >>

Auckland Art Gallery launches 2020 exhibition programme

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 8:22 am | Auckland Art Gallery

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki today unveils a year of unmissable exhibitions with a programme for 2020 that includes five major international exhibitions alongside the very best of New Zealand art. More >>

The Surprise Party by Dave Armstrong at Circa Theatre

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 4:50 pm | Circa Theatre

Circa Theatre is delighted to announce the World Premiere season of Dave Armstrong’s new comedy The Surprise Party. More >>

McCausland-Durie appointed to NZ U21 coaching role

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 4:36 pm | Netball New Zealand

Netball New Zealand has named experienced coach Yvette McCausland-Durie to guide the NZ U21 team through to the Netball World Youth Cup in Fiji. More >>

DFSNZ launches new online search tool to help athletes

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 4:10 pm | Drug Free Sport NZ

Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) has today launched the New Zealand version of Global Drug Reference Online (Global DRO), an online search tool which will allow athletes to easily check the status of medication and ingredients on the World Anti-Doping ... More >>

Heath Franklin's Chopper presents The Silencer

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 4:08 pm | Laughing Stock Productions

The iconic Chopper is back for another huge New Zealand tour, and this time he cordially invites the world to shut the f**k up for a change. Welcome The Silencer. More >>

Milestone achievements for creative students

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 3:38 pm | UCOL

It’s been a busy year for the UCOL Bachelor of Creative Media students who in total have had a record number of exhibitions and awards participation in 2019; these are milestone achievements for creative students. More >>

WOW chief executive steps down, hunt on for new leader

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 2:43 pm | WOW Awards

After four years at the helm, World of WearableArt (WOW) chief executive Gisella Carr is stepping down and the organisation is on the hunt for a new leader. More >>

Jack Whitehall Announces First New Zealand Show

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 1:32 pm | Adrian Bohm Presents


Big Thief Announce 2020 New Zealand Tour

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 12:00 pm | Live Nation

AUCKLAND, NZ (Nov 29, 2019) – One of the most talked about indie acts today, BIG THIEF announces two intimate New Zealand shows in May 2020. The news comes at a pivotal time for the Brooklyn-based quartet, who have lived through a mammoth year involving ... More >>

Kiwi world champ riders MacDonald and Duncan receive medals

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 11:35 am | Motorcycling New Zealand

In an historic first for Motorcycling New Zealand (MNZ), two Kiwi world champion riders Courtney Duncan and Hamish MacDonald were officially presented with their 2019 FIM World Championship medals at a glittering ceremony in Monaco, on Sunday ... More >>

International Year of Indigenous Languages: Vaka Leo Forum

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 11:02 am | Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori

The Vaka Leo Polynesian indigenous languages forum will convene in Tamaki Makaurau on Friday 6 December. More >>

L7 Announce Australia And New Zealand May Tour 2020

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 10:52 am | Nuclear Blast

Unmistakable in their own unique sound, L7 pioneered the grunge movement with their furious music and feminist ideals. Following their breakthrough 1992 album Bricks Are Heavy, L7 became one of the most highly regarded grunge acts of the era with ... More >>

Mad Caddies – 25th Anniversary New Zealand Tour - 2020

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 9:28 am | NicNak Media

Kiwi ska punks rejoice! Acclaimed Fat Wreck Chords ska champions Mad Caddies are heading back to New Zealand to celebrate their 25th Anniversary in 2020. More >>

Best Street Performing Talent Confirmed for Buskers Festival

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 9:22 am | Auckland International Buskers Festival

An impressive line-up of international street performers are set to turn Auckland into their stage as part of the Auckland International Buskers Festival 2020, on 24 – 27 January 2020, with daily public performances that are bound to blow audiences ... More >>

KADAVAR Announce 2020 Australian and NZ Tour

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 9:13 am | Nuclear Blast

There are few bands who’ve had more of an effect on the course of classic heavy retro rock this decade than Germany's and Nuclear Blast’s KADAVAR , having never sounded so much in command of their music. More >>

National Māori language summit for young New Zealanders

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 8:37 am | Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori

The first national Māori language summit for young New Zealanders from across Aotearoa will open on Wednesday in Manukau. More >>




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