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Townshend Latest To Confirm Second Season In Toyota 86 Championship

Sunday, 12 November 2023, 6:04 pm | Toyota New Zealand

Harry Townshend is back for a second shot at the Toyota 86 Championship. Picture Bruce Jenkins. Harry Townshend is the latest to confirm his participation in what is shaping up to be a highly competitive 2023-2024 Toyota 86 Championship. The 20 ... More >>

F5000 season opening race starts in style at Manfeild

Saturday, 11 November 2023, 8:00 pm | New Zealand Formula 5000 Association

It was a fighting finish at today’s opening race of the SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival series, with the Talon MR1A of Grant Martin taking the chequered flag 0.6sec ahead of the Lola T332 of Kevin Ingram. The afternoon six-lap race opens ... More >>

History Spurned: Everhardus Koster & The Arrival Of Abel Tasman In NZ

Saturday, 11 November 2023, 10:49 am | Mark Stocker

The exceptional genre painting of ‘The Arrival of Abel Tasman in New Zealand’ by Everhardus Koster cannot find a buyer. As Dr. Mark Stocker explains, this is not because of any aesthetic defects, but because of its subject matter and the fate ... More >>

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New Zealand season next for Michael Shin

Friday, 10 November 2023, 7:50 pm | TOYOTA GAZOO Racing New Zealand

South Korean Michael Shin is the latest international to confirm a season in New Zealand’s 2024 Castrol Toyota Formula Regional Oceania Championship. Nineteen year old Shin will join M2 Competition for the season down under, which begins in January ... More >>

Joe Daymond: See You Soon Tour - Catch Him Before He's Gone

Friday, 10 November 2023, 6:50 pm | West Park

New Zealand's young beloved comedian, Joe Daymond, announces his final nationwide tour to finish out 2023 before bidding adieu to his home country in early 2024. The "See You Soon Tour" promises an unforgettable comedy experience, showcasing ... More >>

Foresters Back The Call Of The Blue Duck

Friday, 10 November 2023, 3:54 pm | NZ Forest Owners' Association

The Forest Owners Association (FOA) is promoting New Zealand’s endemic whio - the blue duck - for Bird of the Century. Entries for Forest & Bird’s national bird competition close this Sunday. FOA chief executive, Dr Elizabeth Heeg, says ... More >>

Isuzu Utes New Zealand Announces Sponsorship Of 8 Hour Woman's Shearing World Record Attempt.

Friday, 10 November 2023, 3:30 pm | Isuzu

Isuzu Utes New Zealand is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Isuzu Utes 8 Hour Woman's Shearing World Record. The event will take place just out of Gore on December 15, with Isuzu Utes being the naming sponsor. The record-breaking attempt ... More >>

Veteran Singer Eddie Low Embarks On NZ Highwaymen Tour Following Recent Surgery

Friday, 10 November 2023, 2:56 pm | Aly Cook

On Thursday 9 November, legendary singer Eddie Low kicked off a four-show extion tour in Kerikeri as part of the NZ Highwaymen, despite having his entire stomach removed a little over a month ago. The 80-year-old underwent a six-hour surgery on ... More >>

2023 NZ Event Awards Winners Thrive In The Face Of Adversity

Friday, 10 November 2023, 11:57 am | New Zealand Events Association Inc

Last night’s New Zealand Events Association’s (NZEA) annual Event Awards were joyously and deservedly celebrated at a Gala Dinner in Ōtautahi Christchurch. Elaine Linnell, NZEA’s General Manager, said it was gratifying to see over 350 people ... More >>

Author Highlights Plastics’ Impact On Tiny Crab

Friday, 10 November 2023, 10:01 am | Relish Communications

<img src="" width="720" height="718"> Wellington children’s book author and zookeeper Danni Rae highlights the hazards of plastic pollution on the ... More >>

Moana Auckland, New Zealand’s Ocean Festival Launches

Friday, 10 November 2023, 9:56 am | Auckland Unlimited

Aucklanders and visitors are in for a festival like no other when the inaugural Moana Auckland, New Zealand’s Ocean Festival, launches in February next year. In a first for the region, the 30-day festival from 24 February – 24 March will celebrate ... More >>

Monumental Ancestor: Wētā Workshop Unveils New Zealand's Largest Masterpiece.

Friday, 10 November 2023, 9:27 am | Weta Workshop

Descendants of the Poutini Ngāi Tahu Warrior Chief, Tūhuru, have travelled to Wētā Workshop in Wellington to bless the first-ever hyper-realistic representation of their ancestor, as part of the eagerly awaited tourism experience, the Pounamu ... More >>

Evergreen Garth Targets Rotorua Marathon Success

Friday, 10 November 2023, 9:22 am | Athletics New Zealand

Octogenarian Garth Barfoot may have missed out on completing the New York City Marathon last weekend, but he has quickly put the disappointment behind him to target completing the 60th anniversary edition of the Rotorua Marathon next May. <img src="" ... More >>

BAM2023: Bachelor Of Arts And Media Ākonga Exhibition

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 7:00 pm | Te Pukenga

Twenty-five courses, ninety-six weeks of study, then BAM: the end-of-year exhibition by NMIT Te Pūkenga Bachelor of Arts and Media students. Level 7 Studio and Critical Studies Coordinator, Mark Baskett, says BAM2023 marks the final footsteps along a ... More >>

League Legend Johnathan Thurston Revealed As Ace Up Team Cricket’s Sleeve For Hot Spring Spas T20 Black Clash

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 6:53 pm | T20 Black Clash

Queensland sporting great to bring champion mentality to Daniel Vettori’s T20 Black Clash line-up for Hot Springs Spas T20 Black Clash in association with Wolfbrook. If Johnathan Thurston can swing a cricket ball anywhere near as prodigiously and ... More >>

Veteran NZ Film & Television Producer Robin ScholesTo Be Honoured As 2023 SPADA / The Data Book Industry Champion

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 5:32 pm | SPADA

( 9 November 2023 - Auckland )  SPADA, New Zealand’s screen producers’ guild, today announces veteran screen producer Robin Scholes as recipient of 2023’s SPADA / The Data Book Industry Champion Award. Recipients of the Industry Champion ... More >>

Finalists Announced For 2023 Māori Sports Awards

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 2:34 pm | Maori Sports Awards

A world-class field of athletes, administrators, coaches and teams will vie for top honours at the 2023 Māori Sports Awards later this month (November). For the first time in its 33-year history, the national awards organiser – Te Tohu Taakaro ... More >>

Registration Now Open For Kiwis To Join The Largest Running Event In The World

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 11:57 am | Wings for Life World Run

Join the hundreds of thousands globally who will share their joy and achievement in the Wings for Life World Run 2024. People of all fitness levels can sign up – and no matter where in the world they participate, they’ll be heading toward a ... More >>

Aotearoa NZ Festival Of The Arts Full Programme Announcement

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 11:26 am | New Zealand Festival of the Arts

Dive into the extraordinary at the 2024 Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts (23 February to 17 March) - full programme just announced featuring acclaimed international artists, world premieres and trailblazing contemporary arts experiences. Creative ... More >>

Bakkerus Spreads Wings With Season In Toyota 86 Championship

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 11:04 am | Toyota New Zealand

Formula Ford class winner Hayden Bakkerus is making the switch to the Toyota 86 Championship for the forthcoming season as he aims to open up motorsport career opportunities outside of single seaters. <img src="" ... More >>

The Boys Season Four Reveals First Look Of Butcher (Karl Urban) And Homelander (Anthony Starr) In Teaser Art

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 10:33 am | Prime TV

<img src="" width="720" height="451"> Oi, lads, did you miss us? Prime Video has released first-look teaser art of Billy Butcher, portrayed by Karl Urban, ... More >>

Comedy Legend Jerry Seinfeld Returns To New Zealand For Two Arena Shows

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 9:54 am | TEG Dainty

Paul Dainty for TEG DAINTY announced today that legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld will return to New Zealand with a new show in June 2024. The tour will travel to Auckland and Christchurch with tickets going on sale on Friday 17 November at 12 ... More >>

Four Lotto Players Share $1 Million

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 9:21 am | Lotto New Zealand

Four lucky Lotto players from Dargaville, Auckland, and Waipawa will be dreaming big after each winning $250,000 with Lotto First Division in tonight’s live Lotto draw. The winning tickets were sold at the following stores: Store   Location ... More >>

Reggae Artist Luke Whaanga Releases First Studio Album “Home"

Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 7:22 pm | Jean Swainson Foundation

Luke Whaanga releases his first studio album “Home” which showcases his range and powerhouse voice. Luke’s recent heart surgery has led to new reflections, including “that this is only the beginning. As long as my hearts got a beat – so will I”. ... More >>

Bonilla Heading To NZ To Begin 2024 Season

Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 7:14 pm | Toyota GAZOO Racing New Zealand

Castrol Toyota FR Oceania team Kiwi Motorsport has confirmed Texan Jake Bonilla as its first signing for the 2024 New Zealand-based championship. Jake Bonilla has impressed in junior formulae. Picture supplied. Twenty one year old Bonilla has undergone ... More >>

Auckland's First Hawaiian Dance Theatre Show

Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 6:56 pm | Hula Journey

Hawaiian hula has been performed widely across the world since the popularity of Elvis Presley movies in the 1960s. Since New Zealand’s first officially sanctioned Hawaiian hula school, Hālau Ka Waikahe Lani Mālie (Peacefully Heavenly Flowing ... More >>

MACKLEMORE (US) Announces Tour Of Australia And New Zealand For May 2024

Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 6:54 pm | Frontier Touring Company

Grammy award-winning US artist Macklemore announces 2024 tour of Australia and New Zealand Performing in Wellington, Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth next May Multi-platinum ARIA smash hits include ‘Can’t Hold Us’, ‘Thrift ... More >>

One Square Meal To Fuel The New Zealand Open Experience

Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 6:51 pm | NZ Open

The New Zealand Open presented by Sky Sport is excited to announce that Cookie Time Ltd will be the official snacking partner of the New Zealand Open for 2024. As a leading and innovative player in the food industry, One Square Meal (OSM) and the ... More >>

Don Binney - Flight Path Book Launch And Talk - Marlborough Art Gallery

Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 6:44 pm | Marlborough District Council

A free public art and book event celebrating the life and work of one of New Zealand’s iconic artists takes place at 2pm on Saturday 18 November in the Te Kahu o Waipuna atrium, 15 High Street, Blenheim. Marlborough Art Gallery and library is hosting ... More >>

Aotearoa Mental Health Film Festival - One Week To Go

Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 11:38 am | Aotearoa Mental Health Film Festival

A girl, a rugby loss and a chance encounter on a bridge – those are the makings of a powerful short film that features in the inaugural Aotearoa Mental Health Film Festival. Frankie Jean and the Morning Star is one of nine locally made short films ... More >>

World-leading Ecosanctuary Zealandia Takes Top Prize At NZ Tourism Awards

Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 11:28 am | Zealandia

Wellington’s ecosanctuary Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne has been named the top tourism operation in Aotearoa New Zealand as winner of the prestigious Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Award. <img src="" ... More >>

Neil Ieremia & Black Grace Present The Art Of Black Grace 2/5 This November

Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 10:31 am | Black Grace

The Art of Black Grace is a series of state-of-the-art, architectural, digital and immersive dance experiences suitable for the whole family, created in Aotearoa, by Black Grace Founder Neil Ieremia, ONZM. The Art of Black Grace 1/5 premiered in Auckland ... More >>

Rapidly Rising American Tennis Talent To Return To ASB Classic In Auckland

Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 9:03 am | ASB Classic

Bright young American star, Ben Shelton, given a wildcard entry to the ASB Classic this year in one of his first ATP tournaments outside USA, will return to Auckland in January having climbed inside the world’s top 20 players. The powerful left-hander ... More >>

Riders Braced For Start Of 2023 Cross-country Champs

Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 8:56 am | Bikesport NZ

NOVEMBER 8, 2023: The Kiwi dirt bike racing community is primed and ready for the delayed start to the 2023 edition of the New Zealand Cross-country Championships, with opening round set for the Bay of Plenty region this weekend. This year’s Whyteline ... More >>

Emirates Team New Zealand Hit The Hauraki Gulf Again

Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 8:55 am | Emirates Team New Zealand

Just two weeks after Emirates Team New Zealand wound up their last day sailiing Barcelona, they are back out on the water testing on their AC40 on the familiar waters of the Hauraki Gulf again. It has been a rapid turn around for the team to migrate ... More >>

Celebrated Junior Golf Fund Tees Off

Tuesday, 7 November 2023, 11:12 am | Hawke's Bay Foundation

A coveted junior golf scholarship set up by the late great Stuart Jones once dubbed “The Emperor” has been transferred to Hawke’s Bay Foundation to ensure it continues growing in perpetuity. The SG Jones Junior Fund was launched thirty years ago as ... More >>

Leach Hoping Winter Testing Pays Big Dividends

Tuesday, 7 November 2023, 10:44 am | Toyota New Zealand

A busy winter testing programme should push Tim Leach up the grid in his second season of the Toyota 86 Championship. <img src="" width="720" height="346"> Tim Leach returns for a second ... More >>

Send Christmas Cravings To Kiwis Overseas With NZ Post

Tuesday, 7 November 2023, 10:25 am | NZ Post

  NZ Post has polled Kiwis living overseas to find out what they are craving most from home this Christmas, with just a few weeks left to send parcels overseas in time for Christmas Day. The top 10 cravings from Kiwis overseas are: Whittaker’s ... More >>

2023 TV Personality Of The Year Finalists & TV Legend Named

Monday, 6 November 2023, 5:51 pm | New Zealand Television Awards

The New Zealand Television Awards is delighted to announce the 10 finalists in this year’s TV Personality of the Year category. The TV Personality of the Year award is the only publicly voted category within the New Zealand Television Awards. Previous ... More >>

Anglers Flock To The High Country For Opening Day

Monday, 6 November 2023, 3:35 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Hundreds of anglers flocked to the Canterbury High Country over the weekend to celebrate the opening of the high-country fishing season. Some spectacular fish were caught by anglers of all ages and entered in the annual Lake Coleridge Fishing Competition. ... More >>

Lotto NZ Looks Local With $376 Million Raised For Kiwi Communities

Monday, 6 November 2023, 11:32 am | lotto nz

Lotto NZ is today celebrating the more than $376 million in funding that Lotto NZ players have helped raise for local communities throughout Aotearoa in FY23. This result brings the total raised by Lotto NZ players over the past four decades to ... More >>

Take Part In The Ultimate Celebration Of Small Kiwi Charities With The Final Generosity Generator!

Monday, 6 November 2023, 10:26 am | The Funding Network

  The Funding Network New Zealand (TFN NZ) is urging New Zealanders to show their support for small Kiwi charities, through their final Generosity Generator nationwide crowdfunding event, now live on Givealittle . From 6th November to 17th ... More >>

National Wreath Laying Ceremony To Commemorate Armistice Day

Monday, 6 November 2023, 9:59 am | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

An Act of Remembrance to mark Armistice Day 2023 will be held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on Saturday 11 November at 11am. The wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior. "Each year on 11 November we ... More >>

Postponed: World Series Finale Event - Red Bull Cliff Diving Auckland

Monday, 6 November 2023, 8:57 am | Red Bull Cliff Diving

The globally renowned Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Final that was set to hit Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter on Sunday, 19 November 2023 has been rescheduled for Sunday, 28 January 2024 due to the Waitematā Harbour rāhui that ... More >>

NZSA Laura Solomon Cuba Press Prize 2024 Opens

Sunday, 5 November 2023, 2:52 pm | NZ Society of Authors

Award for fresh writing with a 'unique and original vision' The NZSA Laura Solomon Cuba Press Prize celebrates the life and work of the writer Laura Solomon. As set by Laura, the main criteria for the exciting prize is for new writing with a ‘unique ... More >>

All In The Family At Manawatu Show Shears

Sunday, 5 November 2023, 2:25 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Some sort of history was set when Masterton brother and sister Joseph Gordon and Cushla Abraham won the Open shearing and woolhandling finals respectively at the Manawatu and West Coast A and P Show in Feilding on Saturday. But there was even ... More >>

Kiwi Country Duo - Graceland Gun Club Release Debut Album And Single

Saturday, 4 November 2023, 3:06 pm | Key 2 Artist Promotions

Chuck Manhattan and Hank Montana are Graceland Gun Club. Hank Montana (Roy Snow) has had a long and illustrious career in theatre and film. You may know him from TV shows such as Shortland Street; Outrageous Fortune; Spartacus; The Shannara Chronicles; ... More >>

Nine Men, Three Teams And Another Win To Celebrate

Saturday, 4 November 2023, 2:26 pm | Bikesport NZ

NOVEMBER 4, 2023: The men from the ITools Racing Team know a thing or two about winning motorcycle races and this was further emphasised when they again dominated the recent Motul 6-Hour Endurance race at the Taupo International Motorsport Park. ... More >>

Gardner Takes Slim Lead Into Final Stage Of SBS Bank Tour Of Southland

Saturday, 4 November 2023, 2:23 pm | SBS Bank Tour of Southland

Aucklander Dan Gardner will carry a 15sec lead into the final stage of the 2023 SBS Bank Tour of Southland. Gardner (PRV-Pista Corsa) has finished eighth in the penultimate stage this morning, a 13km individual time trial based in Winton, with ... More >>

Production Set To Commence For New Kiwi Film The Rule Of Jenny Pen Starring John Lithgow, Geoffrey Rush & George Henare

Friday, 3 November 2023, 7:14 pm | Film Bay of Plenty

Shooting is set to commence in the Taupō region for a new local feature film The Rule of Jenny Pen starring Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe award winning actor John Lithgow (The Crown, Dexter, 3rd Rock from the Sun), Academy, Emmy and Tony award winning ... More >>

Reconnecting Aotearoa - A New Book On The Need To Address Social Isolation

Friday, 3 November 2023, 7:10 pm | Helen Clark Foundation

On Friday 3 November, former Prime Minister Helen Clark will launch Reconnecting Aotearoa - a new collection of essays on loneliness and social connection in New Zealand, published by Bridget Williams Books. Building on the Helen Clark Foundation’s ... More >>

New BWB Text On Loneliness And Social Isolation In Aotearoa

Friday, 3 November 2023, 7:03 pm | Bridget Williams Books

Social isolation and loneliness is an increasing global phenomenon. A new BWB Text examines this issue in Aotearoa, against the background of the Covid-19 pandemic. Reconnecting Aotearoa addresses the importance of nurturing and fortifying emotional ... More >>

Crosbie On The Grid For Castrol Toyota FR Oceania Championship

Friday, 3 November 2023, 7:01 pm | Toyota GAZOO Racing New Zealand

Up and coming Formula Ford champion Alex Crosbie is the first Kiwi confirmed for the 2024 Castrol Toyota Formula Regional Oceania Championship. Hot on the heels of 2019 champion Liam Lawson’s impressive debut run in Formula One, Crosbie is aiming ... More >>

FROM THE JAM Announce March 2024 Auckland Show

Friday, 3 November 2023, 5:48 pm | Nuclear Blast

FROM THE JAM announce their Final Tour of Australia dedicated to all the NZ fans of The Jam. For this finale they will perform a special set of The Jam’s Greatest Hits from their complete back-catalogue including – ‘Town Called Malice’, ‘Going ... More >>

Pioneering NZ Comedian Emma Lange Returns In AN ALMIGHTY YES

Friday, 3 November 2023, 1:43 pm | Joshua downs

AN ALMIGHTY YES features a roll-call of personas played by Emma, including Lycra-clad dancing sausages and Pentecostal Deaconess Fanny Bribery who exorcises beelzebub in her comfy brogues, all leading to a vigorous final ascent to heaven. It’s a ... More >>

Production Champion Denize One To Watch In Toyota 86 Championship

Friday, 3 November 2023, 10:03 am | Toyota Racing

Improved Production champion Ryan Denize could be one to watch this coming season as he steps up to a full campaign in the Toyota 86 Championship. <img src="" width="720" height="345"> Ryan Denize could be one to ... More >>

Handy Hints For Headstones At Te Waimate Show

Friday, 3 November 2023, 9:06 am | Heritage New Zealand

Are you feeling concerned at the state of a family member’s headstone – but aren’t too sure what to do about it? Help is at hand at this year’s Bay of Islands A&P Show (Te Waimate Showgrounds) on Saturday November 11. Staff from the ... More >>

Dan Gardner climbs to Bluff Hill stage win and lead in the SBS Bank Tour of Southland

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 5:53 pm | SBS Bank Tour of Southland

2/11/2023 - A second quality climbing performance in as many days has helped Dan Gardner into both a stage win and the tour lead on the 2023 SBS Bank Tour of Southland. The New Zealand-based Englishman, who finished third on yesterday’s Remarkables ... More >>

Nine For Niamh! Amazing Bowling Feat By Taranaki Schoolgirl Cricketer

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 4:55 pm | Central Districts Cricket Association

Schoolgirl bowler Niamh Moriarty has had a day she'll remember for the rest of her life after an incredible performance in the Kotahitanga Central Districts Girls Secondary League this morning in Palmerston North. Playing for the Sacred Heart Girls’ College ... More >>

Emirates Team New Zealand ‘Design Works’

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 4:52 pm | Emirates Team New Zealand

Emirates Team New Zealand Is Today Announcing The Launch Of The Design Works, An Offshoot That Will Focus On Bringing America’s Cup Technology To High-tech Commercial Projects. Emirates Team New Zealand has been at the leading edge of performance design ... More >>



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