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AI Uplifts Rainbow History

Friday, 17 November 2023, 2:51 pm | Pride NZ, a long-running website dedicated to recording and making accessible Aotearoa New Zealand’s Rainbow heritage, has embarked on a project to make its almost 900 audio recordings more AI accessible. “Access to Generative Artificial ... More >>

Thamsyn Newton Set For Hinds Debut

Friday, 17 November 2023, 2:23 pm | Central Districts Cricket Association

The first weekend of NZC Hallyburton Johnstone Shield action awaits the Central Hinds who have named a strong squad ready for the Canterbury Magicians in Palmerston North this weekend. The Magicians were last summer's runners-up in the national one-day ... More >>

Call Goes Out For FIM Oceania Women’s Mx Riders

Friday, 17 November 2023, 1:33 pm | Bikesport NZ

NOVEMBER 17, 2023: Representing your country against Australia is a sporting opportunity not to be missed and it is granted only to special Kiwi athletes. When the big annual Honda New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix at Woodville rolls around in late January ... More >>

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Kāpiti Food Fair: Getting Ready For December 2nd!

Friday, 17 November 2023, 12:11 pm | Kapiti Food Fair

 The countdown is on with just over two weeks to go until it’s time to open the gates for the 2023 Kāpiti Food Fair! There’s a lot still left to tick off the to-do lists for the team behind-the-scenes. From a last look at the vendor ... More >>

Summer Action Kicks Off In Tauranga With The 2024 New Year's Countdown!

Friday, 17 November 2023, 11:36 am | Tauranga City Council

<img src="" width="720" height="480"> L.A.B at Wharepai Domain. Photo credit: Doug Peters As the year draws to a close, Tauranga is gearing up to welcome ... More >>

What Will “The New Form Of Religion” Look Like?

Friday, 17 November 2023, 10:05 am | Martin LeFevre - Meditations

Invited to Russia on business as the Soviet Union was collapsing at the beginning of 1990, I was surprised, in the avowedly atheistic USSR, by a question that Russians asked me everywhere I went: “Are you religious?” I gave a terse, truthful response: ... More >>

KMs For A Cause - Suncorp New Zealand Supporting Communities Affected By Cancer

Friday, 17 November 2023, 9:28 am | Suncorp

Across October and November our Suncorp New Zealand employees have been walking, running and stepping up across the motu to support New Zealanders affected by cancer. Today the remainder of the 858 steppers are completing an epic stair climb challenge ... More >>

Henare Bags 136th Win In Open Woolhandling

Friday, 17 November 2023, 9:20 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Champion woolhandler Joel Henare won the New Zealand Corriedales Open woolhandling championship for a 7th time, and a 3rd time in a row, on the first day of the annual Corriedales shearing and woolhandling competitions in Christchurch yesterday. It ... More >>

Stan Walker Releases Aotearoa Christmas Song With Kindness Collective Calling On Kiwis To Help Families In Need

Friday, 17 November 2023, 9:15 am | The Kindness Collective

Donations needed for Joy Store to give 20,000 children something special this Christmas More >>

Reuben Levermore Appointed Chair Of Central Districts Cricket

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 4:32 pm | Central Districts Cricket Association

Following the appointment last week of long-serving Central Districts Cricket Association Chair Mike Devonshire to the Board of New Zealand Cricket, CDCA welcomes Reuben Levermore as the new Chair of Central Districts Cricket. A member of the CDCA Board since November ... More >>

Petone Man Among Kiwi War Heroes Honoured By Dutch Village

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 3:36 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

A small village in the Netherlands has honoured five airmen of the Second World War, including two New Zealanders who lost their lives when their bomber was attacked on only its second operational flight. <img src="" ... More >>

Travel Safety Tips To Stay Secure During The Festive Season And Summer Break

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 2:03 pm | Yubico

With the expected increase in global travel this festive season, it’s important to consider your cybersecurity habits while on the go. Traveling can leave ourselves vulnerable to device theft/loss and account breaches. In fact, according to a study ... More >>

Circa Theatre To Collect Toys And Food This Christmas For Those Less Fortunate

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 11:56 am | Circa Theatre

Yo-ho-ho or should we say ho-ho-ho! Treasure Island and the Pantomime season is just around the corner. This year Circa Theatre is delighted to be partnering with Chapman Tripp and Wellington City Mission to share some Christmas love. This will ... More >>

Rare Oil Painting Of New Zealand Landscape By Charles Goldie Expected To Bring Up To $150,000

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 11:08 am | International Art Centre

A rare oil painting of an unidentified landscape by renowned New Zealand artist Charles Goldie is expected to bring up to $150,000 at an art auction in Auckland later this month. When Evening Shadows Fall is one of four works of art by Goldie ... More >>

Te Pūkenga Performing Arts “Nods And Winks To Old Shows” In Broadway Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 10:35 am | Wintec

he Theatre stream of Wintec | Te Pūkenga Bachelor of Music and Performing Arts is getting ready for its end-of-year musical, The Drowsy Chaperone. The show brings together all ākonga from Year 2 and 3 of the degree under the astute guidance of ... More >>

Toyota 86 Championship All Set For Massive Season

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 10:10 am | Toyota Racing

A record number of drivers will take to the track this weekend for what could be the most fiercely contested Toyota 86 Championship since the inaugural season in 2013. <img src="" ... More >>

Tennis Super-couple Gaël Monfils And Elina Svitolina Confirmed To Compete At The Asb Classic This January

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 9:15 am | ASB Classic

Tennis super-couple Gaël Monfils and Elina Svitolina have today confirmed they will compete at the ASB Classic in Auckland in January. Monfils, the 37-year-old from France, is one of the most entertaining and enduring tennis players on the globe, ... More >>

Giftbox Boutique Kicks Off 2023 Red Ribbon Christmas Appeal

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 2:41 pm | Giftbox Boutique

Giftbox Boutique, an online retailer of gift hampers, is thrilled to announce the return of their Red Ribbon Appeal for 2023. This year, the company has again chosen to extend a helping hand to the New Zealand charity I Am Hope. I Am Hope is dedicated ... More >>

For The Arts: New Programmes Deliver Tailored Support For The Arts Community

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 12:10 pm | Creative New Zealand

Creative New Zealand today announced its new programmes for 2024. The eight new funding and support opportunities are tailored to three distinct groups: early career artists, artists and practitioners, and arts groups and organisations, and will replace ... More >>

Safe Digging Month Raises Awareness Of The Dangers Of Striking Underground Pipes And Cables

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 11:40 am | Safe Digging Month

With New Zealand’s extreme weather literally shifting the ground around us, it is more important than ever to check where underground utilities are before digging or excavating. Safe Digging Month in November is designed to raise awareness of the ... More >>

Pop-up Globe Announces It’s Popping Up Again

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 11:24 am | Pop-Up Globe

10 – 25 February | SkyCity Theatre Romeo & Juliet | Twelfth Night Tickets from Eventfinda More >>

Visa Wellington On A Plate Announces Theme And Dates For 2024

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 11:21 am | Visa Wellington On A Plate

2024 is the year to ‘Play With Your Food’ according to Visa Wellington On a Plate, who have announced their festival theme alongside new dates for next year. The festival will run for the entire month of August (1 - 31), with Burger Wellington ... More >>

New Fund To Support Pasifika Storytelling On Screens Will Reach Into Wider Pacific Region

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 11:12 am | NZ On Air

NZ On Air has announced a $1.9m fund to encourage the creation of stories from a uniquely Pasifika perspective, to be broadcast in Aotearoa New Zealand and throughout the Pacific region. The Aotearoa New Zealand Pacific Regional Media Fund is a new ... More >>

Wreck The Halls: A Night Of Diverse Music And Kiwi Charitable Spirit

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 10:45 am | ACT UP

Ding Dong Lounge is gearing up to host Wreck The Halls on Friday, 1st December, showcasing a mix of homegrown bands: Blood Buffalo, Invasion of Piracy, Monolith, and Brakenwood Coven. This special night of Rock, Metal, and Doom isn't just about ... More >>

NIWA Staff Capture Stunning "office" Views - Photo Comp Winners

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 10:27 am | NIWA

A painful selfie with a passing jellyfish and a moody scene from the Fiordland bush are just some of the highlights from this year’s NIWA Staff Photography competition. Science takes NIWA employees to some stunning locations and every year the research ... More >>

Adidas And The New Zealand Open Announce Long-Term Extension Of Partnership

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 10:17 am | NZ Open

The New Zealand Open is thrilled to announce a new long-term partnership with adidas, the global leader in sports apparel and footwear. This partnership will build on the already strong relationship and elevate the tournament to new heights, bringing ... More >>

Morris Is Final Piece Of Exciting Toyota 86 Championship Field

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 10:15 am | Toyota Racing

Bree Morris is the final piece of the Toyota 86 Championship jigsaw to fall into place as the countdown is on for the first round of the biggest ever championship. <img src="" ... More >>

Auckland’s ‘Champion Of Champions’ To Feature In Christmas At Holy Trinity

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 9:07 am | North Shore Brass

Aucklanders have an opportunity to attend the performance of our own 'New Zealand Junior Champion of Champions' Matt Donaldson at North Shore Brass 's 'Christmas at Holy Trinity' in the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, on Saturday 2 December—the ... More >>

Bird Of The Century Winner Announced: Pūteketeke Pandemonium Prevails

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 9:03 am | Forest And Bird

<img src="" width="720" height="655"> Pūteketeke, credit: Leanne Buchan The pūteketeke Australasian crested grebe has won Bird of the Century 2023. ... More >>

Sweeping Stories Of The Sea And Personal Growth From Those Who Have Sailed The Iconic Spirit Of Adventure

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 5:22 pm | Oratia Media

‘All a trainee needed to feel — could not help feeling — was that their feet were on the decks of something pretty big, and change was happening all around them just by the motion that happened when the wind blew.’ In A Spirit Companion, distinguished ... More >>

Tom Jones To Headline Harvest Moon Concert In Napier With Gin Wigmore And The Magnificent 7

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 4:38 pm | 818 Entertainment

TOM JONES - the Welsh music legend whose iconic career has spanned more than six decades is bringing his powerful and soulful voice to headline a NZ exclusive performance at HARVEST MOON, held at MCLEAN PARK, NAPIER on SATURDAY, APRIL 6 2024. Joining Tom ... More >>

SENZ's Summer Of Cricket Set Ablaze With World Cup Finals Broadcast

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 4:36 pm | SENZ

Sports Entertainment Network's (SENZ) summer of cricket ignites with the announcement that every exhilarating moment of the 2023 ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Semi-Finals and Finals will be broadcast across the entire SENZ network and streamed via the ... More >>

New Zealand Joins 2024 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Calendar

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 4:31 pm | Porsche GT3

New Zealand joins 2024 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Calendar - Carrera Cup to race internationally in 2024 as Taupo joins the calendar - Builds on strong legacy of New Zealanders in Porsche competition - Strong Kiwi contingent expected to be competing ... More >>

Light A Candle To Help Lifeline Save Lives

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 3:53 pm | LifeLine

Lifeline is calling upon the public to support its call centre this Christmas through the simple act of buying a luxury candle from Luxe Creations. <img src="" width="590" height="720"> The company has created a special ... More >>

Waikato-tainui Artist Theia Announced As New Mātairangi Mahi Toi: Artist In Residence At Massey University

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 3:05 pm | Massey University

Award-winning singer and songwriter Theia ((Waikato-Tainui, Ngāti Tīpa) has been announced as the next Mātairangi Mahi Toi – Artist In Residence at Massey University in Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington). <img src="" ... More >>

Napier To Host Opening Round Of 2024 World Triathlon Cup

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 3:02 pm | World Triathlon

Napier has been unveiled as the new home of New Zealand’s popular stop on the World Triathlon Cup circuit and doubled down by also agreeing to host the Oceania Standard Distance Championships later this summer. The picturesque Hawke’s Bay ... More >>

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­The New Zealand Dance Company Announces New Chair

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 2:49 pm | New Zealand Dance Company

The New Zealand Dance Company (NZDC) is very pleased to announce the appointment of Brendan Meek as the new Chair of the Board of the New Zealand Dance Advancement Trust. "We are delighted to have Brendan assume the role of Chair of the Board," ... More >>

A Milestone For Biodiversity – Pāmu Celebrates 10,000 Hectares Permanently Protected With QEII National Trust

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 2:34 pm | Pamu

A milestone for biodiversity – Pāmu celebrates 10,000 hectares permanently protected with QEII National Trust Pāmu is celebrating a significant milestone in its programme of on-farm biodiversity protection and restoration, with over 10,000 hectares of ... More >>

Special Match As Greg Hay Joins An Exclusive Club

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 1:15 pm | Central Districts Cricket Association

Central Stags captain Greg Hay is poised to become just the second player to play 100 first-class matches for his side. Tomorrow at Napier’s McLean Park, Hay is set to follow in the footsteps of the only other Central Stags representative to ... More >>

New Zealand Republic Welcomes Paddy Gower Documentary

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 12:43 pm | New Zealand Republic

“New Zealanders need to believe in ourselves and paddle our own waka. We can still be proud of our history, but our future is as a republic” - Paddy Gower “New Zealand Republic, Kia Mana Motuhake a Aoteaora, welcomes Paddy Gower’s documentary ... More >>

One Of NZs Best Collections Of Classic Kiwi Surfboards & Memorabilia For Sale

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 11:10 am | Grant Dyson

One of New Zealand’s finest collections of classic Kiwi surfboards and surfing memorabilia – held in a private collection – is being offered for sale. The collection, stored in a hangar at Tauranga Airport, centres on more than 130 surfboards, both ... More >>

BAM 2023: Award Winners Announced

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 11:05 am | Te Pukenga

A series of five, wearable contemporary jewellery pieces by Eva Vogt Kerer was awarded the Jens Hansen Gold and Silversmith Excellence Award at the opening of BAM2023- the end-of-year exhibition by NMIT Te Pūkenga Bachelor of Arts and Media ākonga ... More >>

Competitive Flame Still Burning Strong In John Penny

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 10:27 am | Toyota Racing

Reigning Masters champion and overall race winner John Penny will be back on the grid for the biggest ever Toyota 86 Championship and is aiming – as always – for race wins. Penny (55) is one of the most experienced racers in New Zealand and ... More >>

Parents Doubt Their Parenting Skills – ‘but They’re Doing A Great Job’, Says Nib Parenting Expert

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 9:51 am | nib NZ

Just under half of parents surveyed by nib are concerned about their own parenting skills, and even more are concerned about the amount of time they have to spend with their kids. The good news is that parents can give themselves a break. More >>

NZ Post Celebrating 25 Years Of Write To Santa

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 8:49 am | NZ Post

<img src="" width="720" height="294"> For 25 years NZ Post has been proud to offer the magical connection of Writing to Santa – with responses this ... More >>

Victory By A Shear's Breadth At Central Hawke's Bay Shears

Monday, 13 November 2023, 5:50 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Young Masterton shearer David Gordon scored his biggest Open final win when he beat former World and multiple Golden Shears Open champion John Kirkpatrick at the Central Hawke’s Bay A and P Show in Waipukurau on Saturday. It came the hard way, with ... More >>

Celebrating Excellence in Wellington Theatre: The 2023 Wellington Theatre Awards - Ngā Whakarākei O Whātaitai

Monday, 13 November 2023, 5:45 pm | Wellington Theatre Awards

The Wellington Theatre Awards - Ngā Whakarākei O Whātaitai - shines a spotlight on the brilliant actors, designers, writers, composers, technicians, directors and all those who contribute to the thriving live theatre scene here in Te Whanganui-a-Tara. ... More >>

Warriors Sign Three-year Deal To Play In Christchurch

Monday, 13 November 2023, 5:36 pm | One New Zealand Warriors

Auckland, New Zealand, November 10, 2023 – A three-year deal announced today will see the One New Zealand Warriors taking an NRL home game to Christchurch for each of the next three seasons. On the back of their landmark 2023 campaign, the One New ... More >>

UBX Teams Up With Gumboot Friday To Support Youth Mental Health In New Zealand

Monday, 13 November 2023, 2:19 pm | UBX

UBX, the global boxing and strength fitness franchise, proudly joined forces with New Zealand charity, Gumboot Friday on Friday 3rd of November, to support the mental health of young Kiwis. An event held at the brand’s Mount Eden gym in Auckland ... More >>

Te Hau Kōmaru National Waka Hourua Festival Heads To South Island

Monday, 13 November 2023, 1:20 pm | Maia Studio

Waka hourua will head to Kaiteretere harbour in April next year as part of a festival to protect the continued legacy of kaupapa waka in Aotearoa and reconnect local iwi with waka hourua. The bi-annual Te Hau Kōmaru National Waka Hourua festival will ... More >>

New Book In NZ Series Explores The History Of Our Diverse Migrant Nation, From The First Settlers To The Latest Arrivals

Monday, 13 November 2023, 12:32 pm | Oratia Books

Despite all New Zealanders being either migrants or descendants of migrants, until now there has been no single book on the topic. New Zealand Migration fills that gap for general readers, while also aligning with the new history curriculum. In ... More >>

Boon Sculpture Trail To Transform City Into An Artscape Next Summer

Monday, 13 November 2023, 12:13 pm | Boon Arts

Boon is bringing an exciting new arts experience to Kirikiriroa in 2024. From 3rd February to 31st March, 23 sculptures will form a trail through the centre of Hamilton City, transforming the city into an artscape. But who is Boon and where did such ... More >>

Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki Auckland Arts Festival 2024 Programme Announced

Monday, 13 November 2023, 11:22 am | Auckland Arts Festival

Auckland’s annual celebration of the arts returns to the heart of Tāmaki Makaurau this summer as Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki Auckland Arts Festival springs back to life from 7 to 24 March 2024. More than 60 events comprising over 200 individual, unforgettable ... More >>

Aussie Star Buckley Confirmed For Toyota 86 Championship

Monday, 13 November 2023, 10:51 am | Toyota Racing

Gold Coast racer Alice Buckley is a notable addition to a mouth-watering Toyota 86 Championship field <img src="" width="720" height="345"> Alice Buckley is a notable addition ... More >>

Fishers, Divers, And Boaties Encouraged To Share Protected Species Sightings This Summer

Monday, 13 November 2023, 9:52 am | Department of Conservation

As summer approaches, the Department of Conservation (DOC) is calling on fishers and divers to be citizen scientists and share what they see on the water. Clinton Duffy, DOC Marine Technical Advisor, says recreational fishers and others out on ... More >>

Australia Win 2023 Fast5 Netball World Series Title

Monday, 13 November 2023, 12:26 am | Netball New Zealand

12 November, 2023 Australia made it back-to-back titles after delivering a clinical 35-23 win over New Zealand to clinch the 2023 FAST5 Netball World Series in Christchurch on Sunday. Comprising six teams and 18 games over two days, a tournament full of ... More >>

Unitec Dance presents SHOWCASE 2023 - 16-19 November

Monday, 13 November 2023, 12:24 am | Unitec Creative Industries

Book now for SHOWCASE 2023 to enjoy new works by guest choreographers Jessie McCall and Kasina Campbell & Abbie Rogers of Atamira Dance Company. We are thrilled to announce a change of venue this year! Join us in the heart of West Auckland at ... More >>

Banks the victor following bruising F5000 racing at Manfeild

Monday, 13 November 2023, 12:21 am | New Zealand Formula 5000 Association

Sunday’s two races for the SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival series was far from plain sailing for the 10-strong field – except for Auckland’s David Banks, taking a win and a second. The first of four rounds on the 2023-2024 calendar, ... More >>

Great Turn-out For Opening Round Of XC Nationals

Monday, 13 November 2023, 12:16 am | Bikesport NZ

NOVEMBER 13, 2023: The 2023 New Zealand Cross-country Championships got underway in the Bay of Plenty at the weekend with a large number of motorcycle riders making the most of their trip to the region. Warm weather greeted the more than 75 elite ... More >>

Time Is Of The Essence For ICSOs

Monday, 13 November 2023, 12:08 am | New Zealand Amateur Sport Association

There’s only 28 months for incorporated community sport organisations (ICSOs) to re-register under the Incorporated Societies Act 2022, or otherwise face involuntary dissolution at the dispassionate hand of the Registrar of Incorporated Societies. ... More >>



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