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TVNZ supports NZ Music Month

Monday, 11 May 2020, 11:08 am | TVNZ

With venues closed and gigs postponed temporarily, TVNZ aims to bring a bit of NZ Music Month into living rooms around the country over the coming weeks. With established and emerging musicians featuring across TVNZ channels and platforms, this month promises ... More >>

Audio Described Aotearoa goes online

Monday, 11 May 2020, 10:12 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

Royal New Zealand Ballet’s announcement in April that it would livestream videos of previous productions, making them available to a global online audience, was seen by Audio Described Aotearoa as an opportunity to include blind patrons in the audience. More >>

NZSO To Stream Performances Of Music Giants Bach And Beethoven

Monday, 11 May 2020, 9:32 am | NZSO

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra continues its weekly free streamed performances this week with works by classical music giants Bach and Beethoven. Sei Solo 3 on 13 May features NZSO Violist Nicholas Hancox performing two movements from Johann ... More >>

Kiwis Again Dominate Ironman Vr6 As Phillips Pips Currie In Thriller

Monday, 11 May 2020, 9:16 am | IRONMAN

Kiwi IRONMAN athletes Mike Phillips and Braden Currie dismissed the Australian challenge in the latest IRONMAN virtual challenge this morning, with Phillips taking out a thrilling IRONMAN VR6 race on the virtual Indian Wells bike course, edging a fast ... More >>

Front Yard Theatre for Isolated People of Tāmaki Makaurau

Monday, 11 May 2020, 8:39 am | Te Pou Theatre

Te Pou Theatre has found a creative new way to bring live performance to the most vulnerable in our communities – particularly our elders, koroua and kuia. Curating two travelling performance groups to take uplifting 10 minute music and storytelling ... More >>

Kiwis Dominate Ironman VR6 Challenge On Indian Wells Bike Course

Sunday, 10 May 2020, 5:29 pm | Ironman Oceania

ADAM TOO STRONG IN IRONMAN VR6 OCEANIA CHALLENGE Nutri-Grain IRONMAN New Zealand champion Teresa Adam has taken out IRONMAN VR6, winning the latest virtual challenge race by almost two minutes from fellow Kiwi Hannah Wells, with Radka Kahlefeldt (CZE/AUS) ... More >>

Three-day Turnaround Sufficient For Soccer Players In Post-pandemic Fixture Squeeze

Sunday, 10 May 2020, 5:16 pm | Australian Catholic University

A three-day turnaround is sufficient for soccer players to rebound as football administrators around the globe race to compress fixtures to complete seasons disrupted by coronavirus. A new Australian Catholic University study, published in Science and Medicine in ... More >>

Announcing The Finalists For 2020 Best Country Music Artist And Song

Saturday, 9 May 2020, 5:12 pm | Recorded Music NZ

Celebrating Aotearoa’s outstanding country musicians Today, Recorded Music NZ and APRA are proud to recognise the outstanding contributions to New Zealand’s country music scene from the past year. The finalists for Recorded Music NZ Te Kaipuoro ... More >>

Local History Celebrated With New Mural In Mt Cook

Saturday, 9 May 2020, 4:52 pm | Wellington City Council

Work will start on a new Sheyne Tuffery mural on the retaining wall of Wallace Street this Monday – supporting local art and a range of small businesses, celebrating the area’s natural heritage and adding more vibrancy to the community. Mount Cook ... More >>

The Rotuman Community Celebrates Their 3rd Rotuman Language Week from 10-17 May

Saturday, 9 May 2020, 4:41 pm | Auckland Rotuman Fellowship Group

Next week Rotuman people from all over the world celebrate the Rotuman Language Week 2020. This Kiwi-led initiative was started in 2018 by the Auckland Rotuman Fellowship Group Incorporated (ARFGI) , and has now grown to include many groups throughout ... More >>

An Important Mother's Day Message From ActionStation

Saturday, 9 May 2020, 6:43 am | Closing The Gap

Kia ora koutou On behalf of ActionStation, Closing the Gap wishes to share this important Mother's day message with our supporters. This Mothers’ Day we want to give our love and thanks to every mum in Aotearoa. For loving us no matter who we ... More >>

Temporary Relief For Sport And Recreation Puts Spotlight On Unsustainable Funding Model

Saturday, 9 May 2020, 6:37 am | Hapai Te Hauora

A $25 million relief package has been created by Sport NZ to provide much needed relief for sports and recreation. The package is targeted primarily towards community and regional recreation and sporting bodies who are struggling to stay afloat in ... More >>

National Contemporary Art Award cancelled for 2020

Friday, 8 May 2020, 3:23 pm | Hamilton City Council

Waikato Museum has cancelled the 21st running of the National Contemporary Art Award, one of New Zealand’s leading art competitions offering among the richest rewards for individual artworks each year. More >>

CLNZ/NZSA Research Grants 2020:Four Cash Grants To Support NZ Writers

Friday, 8 May 2020, 3:09 pm | NZ Society of Authors

Receive a $5,000 grant to help you research your latest fiction or non-fiction writing project. All New Zealand writers welcome to apply from today! In support of New Zealand writers who wish to undertake research for a fiction or non-fiction writing project, ... More >>

New Zealand Implements Screen Sector Health And Safety Protocols

Friday, 8 May 2020, 12:41 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

The New Zealand Screen industry’s COVID-19 Health and Safety Standard and Protocols were endorsed on 7 May by New Zealand Government agency WorkSafe, laying the way clear for local production to re-start in New Zealand. Funded by the New Zealand ... More >>

Good News For Festival Goers – The Show Must Go On

Friday, 8 May 2020, 9:36 am | NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival

Like every good adventure, plans change. The NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival is forging ahead to run the popular annual live festival in both Wanaka and Queenstown in late June. The charitable trust’s goal is to deliver the best event possible, ... More >>

Leitch & Frazer Share Race Wins At Latest Kartsport NZ ‘Virtual Club Day’

Friday, 8 May 2020, 9:07 am | KartSport

Successful KartSport New Zealand graduates Brendon Leitch from Invercargill and Billy Frazer from Auckland won a race apiece at the latest round of the Giltrap Group/Carter’s Tyre Service-backed, iRacing platform-based ‘Virtual Club Race’ series held on More >>

NZ Music T-shirt Day Set To Round Out NZ Music Month

Friday, 8 May 2020, 8:22 am | 818 Entertainment

NZ Music T-Shirt Day is a nationwide celebration of the music of Aotearoa and the power music has to make a positive difference in our lives. Raising funds for MusicHelpsLive, an appeal launched by the MusicHelps charity to directly help those working in the ... More >>

Third Title In Non-fiction Series Recounts New Zealand’s Two Great Commodity Rushes

Friday, 8 May 2020, 8:18 am | Oratia Books

Colonising New Zealand was as much a scramble for wealth as an imperial venture. The rush to exploit the country’s gold and kauri is a story of innovation and determination, as well as greed and thuggery. Released this week, Rush to Riches: Kauri and Gold ... More >>

One Million People View Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra Livestreams

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 4:21 pm | Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

Over one million people from across the world have viewed Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s (APO) recent livestream series. The APO Encore Livestreams take place every Thursday evening at 8pm (NZST). While the orchestra has been livestreaming ... More >>

ANZ Premiership Able to Resume under Covid-19 Alert Level 2

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 2:26 pm | Netball New Zealand

Netball New Zealand has welcomed the Government’s latest announcement that professional netball and rugby will be able to resume under COVID-19 Alert Level 2. More >>

Study to explore the impact of Covid-19 lockdown on children

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 12:46 pm | University of Auckland

The country’s largest longitudinal study is about to launch a new research project to discover how the Covid-19 lockdown has affected children in Aotearoa New Zealand. More >>

UC student beats communication barriers with filmmaking

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 10:48 am | University of Canterbury

A still from Ricky Townsend’s TRUTH.exe which won Best Student Film at the 2020 Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival. More >>

Three’s the Block NZ Postponed to 2021

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 10:07 am | Mediaworks

MediaWorks has made the difficult decision to postpone hit show The Block NZ until 2021. More >>

Recreation Industry welcomes Relief Package

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 9:20 am | Recreation Aotearoa

Recreation Aotearoa has welcomed the $25 million relief package from Sport NZ to provide financial support for organisations in the play, active recreation and sport sector. "Today’s announcement is a welcome one for the New Zealand recreation ... More >>

Scotty And Stacey Morrison Kick Off Search To Find NZ’s National Treasures

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 6:44 am | TVNZ

Te Karere presenter, Scotty Morrison and his wife, The Hits Drive Show’s Stacey Morrison, are to present TVNZ 1’s National Treasures , in which they will lead a search to find Aotearoa’s most treasured items. National Treasures will explore ... More >>

Bateman Books To Launch New Nz Adult Fiction List With Fiona Sussman’s Third Novel

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 7:03 pm | High Spot Literary

High Spot Literary is excited to announce that Bateman Books has acquired world rights for Addressed to Greta, the third novel by award-winning New Zealand author, Fiona Sussman. The deal, signed on April 30 amidst the chaos of Covid-19, was brokered ... More >>

Digital APRC Launches This Weekend

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 6:26 pm | Asia Pacific Rally Championship

Rally fans will get to both contest and follow this weekend’s 8-10 May 2020 launch of the Digital Asia Pacific Rally Competition from the safety of their home.  An interim fill for what would have been the second round of the FIA Asia Pacific ... More >>

Live Show To Address New Zealanders’ Money Worries

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 4:32 pm | Commission for Financial Capability

Sorted and TVNZ have teamed up to produce a live programme to address New Zealanders’ money worries arising from the effects of COVID-19. Called My Money: What Now? the one-off show is designed as a unique broadcast learning experience based on Sorted’s ... More >>

Be Part Of Tussock Country – Trustees Wanted

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 1:24 pm | Tussock Country Music Festival

Want to be an integral part of the excitement of Tussock Country NZ’s Country Music Festival 2021? The New Zealand Country Music Festival Trust wants additional trustees with proven governance experience to join its Board of Trustees. “These ... More >>

Silver Fern Farmers help ‘Meat the Need’ across New Zealand

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 11:11 am | Silver Fern Farms

Silver Fern Farms is delighted to have the opportunity as founding sponsor of new charity, Meat the Need, to enable its farmers across New Zealand to donate meat locally to those who need it most, especially at this challenging time. Following the pilot ... More >>

Top NZ Artists Headline ZM’s Float At Home

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 8:30 pm | NZME.

This Saturday SIX60, Mitch James and Drax Project will perform direct into the homes of thousands of Kiwis in their togs for ZM’s “Float at Home” Music Festival. Previous ZM Float Music Festivals have seen Kiwi music fans flock-to and float-around ... More >>

11th Annual Taite Music Prize 2020 Winners Announced

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 8:28 pm | Taite Music Prize

The winner of the Taite Music Prize 2020 is Troy Kingi for his deep-roots/reggae album  Troy Kingi & the Upperclass - Holy Colony Burning Acres Auckland Live Best Independent Debut is awarded to Dunedin-based songwriter Millie Lovelock ... More >>

Call Out For 100 Covid-19 Objects From Tāmaki Makaurau

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 1:12 pm | Auckland Museum

Auckland Museum is calling out for Covid-19 objects from the public to help tell the story of this pandemic and lockdown for future generations. The Museum’s Curator of History Lucy Mackintosh and Curator of Manuscripts Nina Finigan say one of Auckland ... More >>

Music, Wherever You Are

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 1:07 pm | Lewis Eady

New Zealand's leading music school, Lewis Eady, provides individual and group lessons in instrumental music to 1,300 students across Auckland and Wellington. Lewis Eady’s Live Online Music Lessons enable students to continue making music from the safety ... More >>

Book A Date With Top Writers Online

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 9:08 am | University of Auckland

Fans of the Auckland Writers Festival can still hear many of its big, international and local names in a new 2020 Winter Online Series, hosted by the University of Auckland’s Paula Morris. Associate Professor Morris from the Faculty of Arts will be interviewing ... More >>

NZ Music Month Weekly Update

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 8:37 am | 818 Entertainment

NZ Music Month launched on Friday with a host of celebrations, new releases and events taking place around Aotearoa. With loads more in the calendar in the coming weeks, and new activity being firmed-up daily, here’s the first weekly newsletter ... More >>


Monday, 4 May 2020, 5:04 pm | Doc Edge Festival

Just another day on the job for wildlife photographer, Amos Nachoum, Picture of His Life, Doc Edge Festival 2020. Photo Credit @JebCorliss. The Documentary New Zealand Trust presents THE DOCUMENTARY EDGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2020 (DOC EDGE) Doc ... More >>

Superb Singers Join NZSO For Online Performance On 8 May

Monday, 4 May 2020, 4:05 pm | New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Ariana Tikao and Bianca Andrew Two exceptional vocalists will perform with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra online this Friday, 8 May, in celebration of New Zealand Music Month. Singer, composer and musician Ariana Tikao and New Zealand mezzo-soprano ... More >>

Parents Centre Calls For Mother’s Day Connection In Big Coffee Group Catchup

Monday, 4 May 2020, 3:14 pm | Parents Centre

At 11am this Mother’s Day, Parents Centre and Vivace Espresso are calling on families of all ages and stages around New Zealand to check in with their original coffee group and show support for their village by catching up online in The Big Coffee ... More >>

The gift of a story for Kiwi Firefighters and their families

Monday, 4 May 2020, 9:33 am | Feel Brave Books

The New Zealand Firefighters Welfare Society (NZFFWS), with support from Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) are showing their appreciation and support of Kiwi firefighters on International Firefighters Day this year by way of the commissioning of a special ... More >>

Replay GIRL POWER Women's Kickboxing Tournament, Sunday May 3

Sunday, 3 May 2020, 4:04 pm | World Kickboxing Network

GIRL POWER debuted on November 14, 2014 in Liepaja, Latvia, featuring a one-night women's kickboxing tournament. The full event replay is scheduled for Sunday, May 3 on FIGHTMAG YouTube channel . GIRL POWER athlete roster featured competitors representing ... More >>

Roberts Resigns As Historic Commission Chairman

Sunday, 3 May 2020, 11:39 am | Tony Roberts

Tony Roberts, Chairman of the Historic Commission, today resigned from MSNZ citing disappointment and dissatisfaction with the direction Motorsport management was taking. Roberts said that the Historic Commission had questioned the process by which Motorsport ... More >>

COVID–19 Stress Relief : 1 Hr Radio Special To Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of The Beatles' Let It Be

Saturday, 2 May 2020, 7:44 pm | AB Soundbites

New Zealand radio is providing some relief from all the stress during the crazy COVID–19 lockdown period, with some great feature programmes being heard on various local independent stations. This week back on 8th May 1970 was the release date of More >>

Visual Art Showcase To Celebrate Young Artists Of East Auckland

Saturday, 2 May 2020, 5:43 pm | Howick Youth Council

The Howick Youth Council's East Auckland Visual Arts Showcase will once again showcase the best of visual art produced by young people living in East Auckland. We want to give young artists in our community the opportunity to show off their work — ... More >>

Chronicle Your Lockdown Life With The Govett-Brewster’s Film Project

Saturday, 2 May 2020, 10:56 am | Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

Budding movie-makers can chronicle their life under lockdown for Once in a Lifetime – The Bubble Project, a new community film project launched by Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Starting on Monday (4 May), film-makers of all ages have 10 days to ... More >>

Lost Tribe Aotearoa - Debut Self Titled Album - Out Now

Saturday, 2 May 2020, 6:31 am | Integrity Promotion

Lost Tribe Aotearoa is a Raglan based group of talented musos, hailing from all over the Pacific. With most of them being of Tūwharetoa descent and one from Aitutaki, these ancestral vibes shoot clearly through their music. What makes LTA fresh on ... More >>

Finalists Announced For 2020 NZ Children’s Music Awards

Saturday, 2 May 2020, 6:21 am | Maiden New Zealand

A tiny pony with a lofty goal, shuffling worms underground and Te Reo Māori are all thoroughly explored by this year’s finalists for the 2020 Children’s Music Awards – an annual presentation celebrating music written for kids. The Children’s ... More >>

Finalists Announced For 2020 NZ Children’s Music Awards

Saturday, 2 May 2020, 6:21 am | Maiden New Zealand

A tiny pony with a lofty goal, shuffling worms underground and Te Reo Māori are all thoroughly explored by this year’s finalists for the 2020 Children’s Music Awards – an annual presentation celebrating music written for kids. The Children’s ... More >>

You Gotta Know About The Latest Rodger Fox CD

Friday, 1 May 2020, 6:12 pm | Rodger Fox Big Band

When there’s nothing right with live jazz, there’s nothing wrong with listening to it. The Rodger Fox Big Band (RFBB) has just released its latest CD, You Gotta Know, based on a legendary recording session in New York earlier this year. The RFBB, ... More >>

A Face To The Future: Depot Artspace Perspective On The Creative Community Post Covid-19

Friday, 1 May 2020, 6:04 pm | Depot Artspace

Covid-19 required NZers to Lock down, leaving many community organisations and small businesses uncertain of, and in many instances fearful for their future. It has been reiterated by government and business leaders that there will be a ‘new normal’, ... More >>

Online Digital Māori Language Portal Launched

Friday, 1 May 2020, 5:42 pm | Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

Tomokanga Rauemi Reo Māori , is a new online digital Māori language portal which was developed out of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga's Te Whare Matihiko o Te Reo Māori Foundational Research Project led by Professor Tania Ka'ai, the late Professor John ... More >>

Mike Pero Confirms Ongoing Support For MotoFest And Southern Classic Motorcycle Events

Friday, 1 May 2020, 3:32 pm | Hampton Downs

Mike Pero has confirmed his company’s ongoing commitment to motorcycle racing in New Zealand with the announcement today that both the Southern Classic and Motofest will proceed under the Mike Pero brand and with its financial support. “At a time ... More >>

Horse Of The Year Show Board Takes The Reins Heralding New Era For The Event

Friday, 1 May 2020, 2:23 pm | NRM Horse of the Year Show

Australasia’s largest equestrian showpiece the Land Rover Horse of the Year Show is set to steer a new course under its own horse-power, following the announcement the event will be managed in-house in future. The decision comes as the Horse of ... More >>

Turnbull Library Makes Iconic Score Of Overture: Aotearoa Available Online

Friday, 1 May 2020, 1:21 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The original score of Douglas Lilburn’s Overture: Aotearoa has been digitised and is now available online, in celebration of its 80th anniversary and the twentieth year of New Zealand Music Month. “In recognition of these anniversaries and to ... More >>

Iain Murray Appointed As Regatta Director For The 36th America’s Cup Presented By Prada

Friday, 1 May 2020, 11:45 am | America's Cup

1st May 2020 It will be the third time for the renowned international yachtsman and regatta official to hold this prominent position. Renowned international yachtsman and regatta official Iain Murray will once again take the reins as the independent ... More >>

Auckland Festival Of Photography - (May 27-June 15) On Air And Online

Friday, 1 May 2020, 11:37 am | Auckland Festival of Photography

Auckland Festival of Photography (May 27-June 15) on air and online Exhibitions exploring the Unseen theme are part of this year’s Auckland Festival of Photography, which is more accessible than ever. Photography fans can view content at You Tube ... More >>

Jason Reeves, Toni Street And Sam Wallace Launch Coast’s New Feel Good Sound

Friday, 1 May 2020, 10:10 am | NZME.

Three of New Zealand’s most-loved broadcasters will launch Coast’s new feel good sound from Monday next week with an all new breakfast show. Jason Reeves, Toni Street and Sam Wallace have teamed up on Coast Breakfast with a fresh new format ... More >>

New Online Game Helps Kiwi Kids Learn Important Messages

Friday, 1 May 2020, 10:02 am | Earthquake Commission

A new online game developed by New Zealand disaster recovery agencies is the latest weapon in the war against COVID-19. What’s The Plan Stan? is a free online game developed to teach primary school children how to be prepared for emergencies, and ... More >>

New Safeguards Launch Today On Free-to-air Television

Friday, 1 May 2020, 9:04 am | Broadcasting Standards Authority

From today, Kiwi TV viewers will notice a change to the safeguards on their screens. The Broadcasting Standards Authority and free-to-air broadcasters have made important changes to timebands and classifications on free-to-air television, to help protect ... More >>




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