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Virtual Worldcon Kicks Off

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 12:38 pm | CoNZealand

CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention, kicked off today as the first ever virtual Worldcon. At the opening ceremony, New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, welcomed the participants: "I'm sorry I couldn't welcome you here in ... More >>

L.A.B Announce Christchurch & Wellington Headline Shows

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 9:23 am | LOOPnews

Loop are excited to announce two massive headline shows for L.A.B to close off 2020. Their final NZ headline performances for the year will hit Christchurch’s Horncastle Arena on Saturday 31 October, and Wellington’s Waitangi Park on Saturday 5 December. More >>

Sixteen Māori Playwrights Strut Their Stuff For Kōanga

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 8:30 am | Koanga Festival

2019 Kōanga Festival whānau Te Pou Theatre presents KŌANGA FESTIVAL 1 – 6 September From September 1-6, more stories and storytellers than ever will come together at Te Pou - Auckland’s Māori Home of Theatre - for a jam packed week to celebrate ... More >>

Did You See What Kidscreen Said About Jasper?

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 6:35 am | Laura J. Wellington

Ameba opens its Imagination The Jasper's Giant Imagination books are making their way to the screen for the first time to tackle preschoolers’ biggest issues, says Ameba's Tony Havelka. By Ryan Tuchow July 23, 2020 Kids streaming service Ameba TV ... More >>

Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition Opens This Weekend At Otago Museum

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 6:05 am | Otago Museum

The Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition is ready to open again at Otago Museum. The result of close to 1900 entries to the Otago Wildlife Photography Competition (OWPC), shortlisted entrants and winners are all being exhibited in the Museum’s ... More >>

Preview | SAS College Rugby League – July 29-30 Round

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 5:59 am | Auckland Rugby League

Mt Albert Grammar School look to continue their unbeaten run when they host Southern Cross Campus in a crunch Premier clash this Wednesday in the latest round of SAS College Rugby League action. Both schools were winners the last time they took the ... More >>

NZ Inspired Children's Book Goes On Sale Worldwide

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 12:32 pm | PR Deadlines

A delightful children's book 'Isabella plays her cello', written and illustrated in New Zealand, has been launched for worldwide sale. Isabella is about the adventures of young girl who plays her cello, and a small mouse which enjoys her music. The ... More >>

NYE20 - The Other Side Announces The Final Line-up

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 9:35 am | Blackout Music Management

NYE20 - The Other Side are thrilled to announce the full line-up of top-tier New Zealand artists set to ring in 2021, in the beautiful Coromandel this summer. Joining headliners L.A.B and Shapeshifter over two celebratory nights, are some of the most ... More >>

Announcement Of The iD International Emerging Designer Awards

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 6:24 am | iD International Emerging Designer Awards

7PM – 9PM, Friday 7 August The Hub, Otago Polytechnic , Dunedin 32 finalists from 14 countries BACKGROUND For 15 years the annual iD International Emerging Designer Show has been held in Dunedin attracting young designers from throughout the world. ... More >>

Northern Mystics Defeated Splice Construction Magic 45 -39 In Auckland

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 6:12 am | ANZ Premiership

Slowly but surely, the Northern Mystics overcame a spirited challenge from the Splice Construction Magic to secure a 45-39 victory and reclaim second spot on the ANZ Premiership ladder. In the final match of round 7 - the last full round at the Auckland Netball ... More >>

Jeremy Wells And Paul Williams Take To The Thrones In Taskmaster NZ

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 6:09 am | TVNZ

Seven Sharp’s Jeremy Wells will reign supreme as he takes to the throne as the all-powerful “Taskmaster” in TVNZ 2’s highly anticipated Taskmaster New Zealand . With comedian Paul Williams by his side as his loyal assistant, the duo will test ... More >>

NZSO Celebrates Return To National Tours With Special Ticket Price

Monday, 27 July 2020, 1:53 pm | NZSO

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra has released a special ticket deal to celebrate its return to touring the country from August. Tickets in the stalls to the NZSO’s Spirit concerts in Wellington and Auckland on 6 and 7 August will cost $30, with ... More >>

‘Stuck’ Americana star to help raise funds for young talent

Monday, 27 July 2020, 1:38 pm | Turn Up the Music

Originally from Gore, Jackie Bristow began her musical career singing in her local choir and at Gore’s Golden Guitar awards. She now lives and works in Nashville, USA and has a string of critically-acclaimed albums to her name. More >>

A fresh look at Llew Summers’ legacy

Monday, 27 July 2020, 9:47 am | Canterbury University Press

In the introduction to this warm and informative book about the life and the practice of Christchurch’s beloved sculptor Llew Summers, published by Canterbury University Press, author John Newton urges us to reconsider the artist’s legacy - and to let ... More >>

Bach Musica NZ Return to the Stage with Mozart's Requiem

Monday, 27 July 2020, 9:12 am | Bach Musica

Well known for stunning performances of ‘ music that touches the soul ’ the beloved Bach Musica NZ returns post lockdown with an ensemble of over eighty classical artists filling the stage of the Auckland Town Hall on September 20. The music programmed ... More >>

Art And Wine Fair ‘Inspires’ Support For Marlborough Talent

Monday, 27 July 2020, 8:16 am | The Marlborough Art And Wine Fair

The Wine Station. Marlborough artists, Gerard Verkaaik, Glen Waters, Jacqueline Hocquard, Kevin Judd and Sudhir Duppati will begin their exhibition together in Blenheim today at The Wine Station. The five talented locals are the third set of artists ... More >>

Kiwi Singer-songwriter Bares All And Inspires In Feel-good Debut EP, 'Brave'

Monday, 27 July 2020, 7:50 am | Ant Utama

Cologne-based Kiwi artist Ant Utama knows how to pick you up after a bad day. The five feel-good tracks on ‘Brave’ are the perfect formula to brighten anyone’s mood. Much of the singer-songwriter’s EP is a reflection on his experiences relocating ... More >>

Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel Defeated Northern Mystics 47-41 In Auckland

Sunday, 26 July 2020, 8:43 pm | ANZ Premiership

Image copyright Michael Bradley Photography The resilience of the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel shone through when they upset the Northern Mystics 47-41 at the Auckland Netball Centre on Sunday. Injury-ravaged after losing two shooters to major injury, ... More >>

Match Reports | Rd 5 Farrelly Photos Women's Competitions

Sunday, 26 July 2020, 8:41 pm | Auckland Rugby League

Match reports from round five of the Farrelly Photos Women's Premiership and Championship competitions, played July 24-26. Rd 5 Farrelly Photos Women’s Premiership (first division) Mt Albert 0 Richmond 30 Rowena Meleisea and Kiwi Ferns fullback Apii Nicholls ... More >>

The Good Oil Tactix Defeated Robinhood Northern Stars 47-40 In Auckland

Sunday, 26 July 2020, 7:01 pm | ANZ Premiership

Image copyright Michael Bradley Photography Spearheaded by a flawless shooting display from Ellie Bird and making their move at the right time of the season, The Good Oil Tactix delivered a well-crafted 47-40 win over the Robinhood Northern Stars on Sunday. ... More >>

Twice A Finalist — Queenstown-based Author Mary Jane Walker's Travel Books Find International Favour

Sunday, 26 July 2020, 5:53 pm | Mary Jane Walker

Mary Jane Walker is pleased to announce that her book Iran: Make Love not War has come in as a finalist in travel at the National Indie Excellence Awards 2020, an American competition for independently published authors. Iran: Make Love not War ... More >>

Voices Of Women In Time For Suffrage Day 2020

Sunday, 26 July 2020, 4:35 pm | PACT NZ

As we approach Suffrage Day on 19 September, aligning this year with NZ’s General Election, it is timely that composer Janet Jennings has released an album of new music celebrating exactly this. Voices of Women features leading NZ female musicians, ... More >>

Men’s Premiership Match Reports – July 25

Saturday, 25 July 2020, 11:08 pm | Auckland Rugby League

Rd 6 SAS Fox Memorial Premiership (first division) Northcote 32 Glenora 26 Late tries to Morgan Timoti-Cook and former Kiwi international Kevin Locke ensured Northcote remain undefeated through the opening six games of 2020, after coming out on top ... More >>

Te Wānanga O Raukawa Pulse Defeated Robinhood Northern Stars 46-36 In Auckland

Saturday, 25 July 2020, 11:01 pm | ANZ Premiership

Image copyright Michael Bradley Photography Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse completed a hectic travel schedule in perfect style when executing a storming come-from-behind 46-36 win over Robinhood Northern Stars at the Auckland Netball centre on Saturday. ... More >>

Te Wānanga O Raukawa Pulse Defeated Splice Construction Magic 52-29 In Auckland

Saturday, 25 July 2020, 6:49 am | ANZ Premiership

Image copyright Michael Bradley Photography In masterful mode, Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse turned on a decisive showing to outclass Splice Construction Magic 52-29 on Friday. At opposite ends of the table, Magic, with just the one win were always going ... More >>

Alfa Matrix Releases DAF Tribute - First 2 Tracks Available Now!

Saturday, 25 July 2020, 6:44 am | Alfa Matrix

Robert Görl (drums & electronics) and Gabi Delgado-Lopez (lyrics & vocals) formed DAF (Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft) back in 1978. Their deep dark, stripped down, rhythmic intensive, repetitive minimal electronics would become ... More >>

Canterbury Museum Delighted With Public Feedback On Proposed Redevelopment Project

Friday, 24 July 2020, 3:22 pm | Canterbury Museum

Putting the blue whale skeleton back on display, improving visitor facilities, protecting the heritage buildings, and new prehistoric animal exhibits are just some of the ideas voiced by Cantabrians having their say on the proposed redevelopment of the ... More >>

Kiwi Film The Turn Of The Screw Sells Out At Shanghai International Film Festival In Under An Hour

Friday, 24 July 2020, 9:05 am | Alex Galvin

The Turn of the Screw , a film adaptation of the classic Henry James ghost story, adapted by and directed by Alex Galvin will have its World Premiere at the Shanghai International Film Festival this Saturday, followed by two further screenings. The ... More >>

MMF NZ Presents 'In Conversation With'

Friday, 24 July 2020, 8:28 am | MMF

The New Zealand Music Managers Forum, with support from Recorded Music NZ, APRA AMCOS NZ, NZ On Air and the Tauranga City Council Creative Communities Scheme, are proud to announce an extremely special seminar ‘In Conversation With’. Here, ... More >>

SHAPESHIFTER Sell Out Hawke's Bay - Announce Second Show And Supports For All Dates

Friday, 24 July 2020, 8:05 am | The Label


SCARS "Predatory" Promo Release August 7th, 2020

Friday, 24 July 2020, 6:58 am | Brutal Records

"SCARS" signs Global deal with Brutal Records and Announces first Lyric Music Video "Predatory" The new lyric music video entitled "Predatory" and edited on June 26 at Ms Motion Graphics under the direction by Marcelo Silva, ... More >>

Draconis "Anthems For An Eternal Battle" New Release July 31st, 2020

Friday, 24 July 2020, 6:55 am | Brutal Records

Brutal Records is proud to announce that the Argentina Death-legends DRACONIS "Anthems for an Eternal Battle" Preorder June 12, 2020 Release July 31, 2020 Formed from the raw swamp of subconscious emotions, desires and fears, Draconis strikes with ... More >>

NZOC: One Year To Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 5:47 pm | New Zealand Olympic Committee

Thank you for being a New Zealand Team Supporter. As you know, today is a significant day for us. We would have been in Tokyo, getting ready to march into the Opening Ceremony. But now, today marks one year to the Olympic Games and on 23 July 2021 ... More >>

Appointment Of Natasha Beckman As Director Of British Council New Zealand And The Pacific

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 3:04 pm | British Council

The British High Commission and The British Council are delighted to announce the appointment of Natasha Beckman as Director of British Council New Zealand and the Pacific. Natasha has held leadership positions across multiple industries and disciplines ... More >>

Naming Names - 'The Personal History of David Copperfield'

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 1:50 pm | Howard Davis

Fresh from staking his claim to unearthing a rich vein of humour in the historical horror of The Death of Stalin , Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Armando Iannucci has re-imagined Charles Dickens’ tribute to grit and perseverance through the comedic ... More >>

University Of Canterbury Embraces Music For Gaming

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 10:52 am | University of Canterbury

Music for gaming has grown up and found its place in the world of music composition. Unlike music composed for film or theatre, music for gaming presents unique challenges, says University of Canterbury (UC) Music Lecturer Hamish Oliver. Oliver will share ... More >>

Auckland Lock In South Island Age-group Matches

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 9:50 am | Auckland Rugby League

The Auckland Rugby League will host the South Island U16 and U18 boys' teams this October, as the two districts continue the partnership they kicked off last season. The games are set down for Saturday, October 31, with the Auckland venue to be confirmed ... More >>

Northern Bass Celebrates 10 Years With Stacked Kiwi Line-Up*

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 8:12 am | Northern Bass

FUZEN & George FM Present Northern Bass Celebrates 10 Years With Stacked Kiwi Line-Up* (*and maybe some Aussies!) 8am, Thursday 23 July - Northern Bass is ready to celebrate summer and see off the chaos of 2020 with a special 10th anniversary ... More >>

‘The Civic Is Alive’ With ‘Sing-a-long-a Sound Of Music’ This August!

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 7:40 am | Auckland Live

Auckland’s iconic theatre, The Civic, will transport audiences into Fräulein Maria’s cinematic world of songbird nuns, Do-Re-Mi’s and the Austrian Alps on Saturday 29th August for the incredibly entertaining live movie musical experience ... More >>

COME TOGETHER: 3 Rock Concerts | 3 Epic Albums | Over 3 Months

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 7:31 am | Sandra Roberts


CoNZealand Programme Guide Now Available

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 6:39 am | CoNZealand

CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention July 29 - August 2, 2020 Contact: CoNZealand’s initial programme guide for the virtual Worldcon is now available to view on its programme partner site, Grenadine . CoNZealand Chairs ... More >>

Back On Vinyl After Three Decades, The Chills 'Submarine Bells' And 'Soft Bomb' Are Out Now

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 5:58 am | Fire Records

Newly reissued by Fire Records , these iconic early albums from The Chills catalogue have been remastered for a super sweet moment of ear candy, perfect for rediscovery. Back on vinyl for the first time is almost three decades, you can now get your hands ... More >>

Robert Lord Writers Cottage 2020 Residencies Announced

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 5:07 pm | Robert Lord Writers Cottage Trust

Current writer in residence Elena de Roo at the cottage window. Canterbury flash fiction writer Sandra Arnold and Wairarapa children’s writer Di Batchelor have been awarded residencies at Dunedin’s Robert Lord Writers Cottage, and applications ... More >>

When Stage And Screen Collide

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 2:47 pm | Auckland Theatre Company

Auckland Theatre Company’s innovative ATC Onstage|Onscreen brand presents its second online offering this August Following the success of Chekhov’s The Seagull - A new online version , which drew audiences of over 25,000 and critical acclaim ... More >>

Design A Shirt For Women In STEM

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 2:32 pm | Association for Women in the Sciences

The Association for Women in the Sciences want to promote women working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) with a line of awesome, beautiful and creative clothing. It’ll be available online, in a variety of sizes, colours and ... More >>

Te Papa’s Modern Living Exhibition Explores New Zealand’s Unique Design History

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 11:34 am | Te Papa

Te Papa’s Toi Art presents Modern Living: Design in 1950s New Zealand |Te Noho Hou: Te hoahoa i Aotearoa i ngā tau 1950. The exhibition opens to the public on Saturday 22 August and runs until May 2021. Modern Living focuses on a 1950s exhibition ... More >>

Virus Buster Run – Planet Chopper

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 10:34 am | Planet Chopper

Planet Chopper is a motorcycle tour business founded by father and son Mark and Ben Van Leewarden from New Zealand. The company operates in The United States, New Zealand and India. Their motorcycle fleets include custom motorcycles, Harley-Davidsons, ... More >>

Ameba TV Re-Imagines "Jasper's Giant Imagination"

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 6:00 am | Laura J. Wellington

Ameba TV is taking "Jasper's Giant Imagination" book series to video That's right. Rated five-stars on Amazon, Jasper and his friends will be entertaining kids in a whole new way. Created in the classroom by a preschool teacher and mother of ... More >>

Coming Soon: An Evening With Amanda Palmer

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 5:41 am | Toitoi - Hawkes Bay Arts And Events Centre

As a community, we are acutely aware of the privilege Toitoi has in being open and hosting live audiences at a time when so many of our international peers are still in lockdown.  It is with this awareness in mind that we are delighted to ... More >>

Modified Beko Netball League Given Green Light For 2020

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 6:37 pm | Netball New Zealand

New Zealand’s next tier of netballers will get an opportunity to get back on court this year with a revamped Beko Netball League to be contested next month. Six teams will compete over three weekends in a full round robin starting on 29 August in a ... More >>

Comedy Improv Show At Jam Factory Tauranga

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 4:20 pm | Honest Liars Improv

Improvised Comedy with no script. Everything is made up on the spot. Suggestions from the audience inspire scenes for the show. Improv is spontaneous, entertaining, and fun. Anything can happen and often does. Clever, quick-witted, and charming. ... More >>

Age Concern New Zealand Welcomes New Look Board Via ZOOM.

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 3:51 pm | Age Concern

Age Concern New Zealand (ACNZ) successfully held their first virtual Annual General Meeting via Zoom on Wednesday 8 July 2020. Stephanie Clare, Chief Executive Age Concern New Zealand, said “Due to Covid-19 we had to move the AGM from our normal April ... More >>

Dame Malvina Major Foundation Awards Help Fund Return To Overseas Study For Auckland Pianists

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 2:32 pm | Dame Malvina Major Foundation

Two Auckland pianists about to return to overseas study have had a financial boost from the Dame Malvina Major Foundation in its latest round of Arts Excellence Awards for the Auckland/Waikato region. Pianist Delvan Lin and collaborative pianist Amy ... More >>

Kiwi Band White Chapel Jak Pays It Forward For Essential Workers

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 11:22 am | Compelling PR

Free tickets ensure “Return of the Jak” tour is a true post-lockdown party Crowd favourites White Chapel Jak are celebrating the return of live acts post-Covid lockdown, by giving away tickets to their Return to the Jak tour to essential workers. The ... More >>

Hats off to Hills Hats

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 11:15 am | Petone Settlers Museum

Petone Settlers Museum's new exhibition celebrates 145 years of Hills Hats Lemon squeezers, cheesecutters, pancakes and trilbies - discover a world of wonderful hats and hat-makers in Petone Settlers Museum's newest exhibition which celebrates 145 ... More >>

Native Tongue Welcomes Thornhill

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 11:08 am | Native Tongue

Native Tongue is proud to announce the signing of Melbourne heavy-hitters Thornhill . The five-piece have dominated on all fronts since the release of their debut album The Dark Pool in 2019. They've reached monumental streaming heights, sold out a national ... More >>

The Good Oil Tactix Defeated The Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel 48 - 35

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 5:47 am | ANZ Premiership

Image copyright Michael Bradley Photography Banishing the hurt of a narrow loss the previous night, The Good Oil Tactix racked up a relentless 48-35 victory over the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel, to convincingly end Round 6 of the ANZ Premiership. ... More >>

Plastic Wrap Removed From Gallery Roof

Monday, 20 July 2020, 4:51 pm | Hastings District Council

Work to remove the plastic wrap covering the Hastings City Art Gallery roof began today, another step in the project to replace the roof. A new roof is needed because the current cladding has reached the end of its serviceable life. The work includes ... More >>

Christchurch United Talent Obel-Hall Joins Danish Club

Monday, 20 July 2020, 4:27 pm | Lammers

Oscar Obel-Hall in action in the Mainland Premier League for Christchurch United earlier this season. Young Christchurch United prodigy Oscar Obel-Hall is flying to Denmark this week to join Superliga club Esbjerg fB and fulfil his dream of playing ... More >>

From Cowtown to Thriving City Suburb; Johnsonville

Monday, 20 July 2020, 4:10 pm | ICLOUD

The story of Johnsonville’s history – spanning dairy farms and horses to a bustling suburb on the fringe of New Zealand’s capital city - has been brought to life by local Roy Kellahan in his new autobiography. More >>