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Reaching Whānau On Air And On The Ground During The Pandemic

Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 11:05 am | Te Puni Kokiri

Atiawa Toa FM staff never doubted their radio station should stay on air to support their communities through COVID-19 when the nation went into lockdown. The iwi station is a part of Te Rūnanganui o Te Āti Awa ki te Upoko o Te Ika a Maui which received ... More >>

New Zealand Fashion Revolution Week 20-26th April

Monday, 20 April 2020, 7:05 pm | New Zealand Fashion Revolution

Fashion Revolution is a global activism movement that stemmed from the Rana Plaza garment factory disaster in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which killed 1,138, and injured over 2,500 people in 2013. While this was caused by myriad factors, one of the main issues ... More >>

A New Free-to-download Picture Book About COVID-19 For Children

Monday, 20 April 2020, 6:30 pm | Phoebe Morris

Super Felix is a new digital picture book from award-winning illustrator, Phoebe Morris, designed to help families talk to their children about the COVID-19 pandemic, and what they can do to help keep themselves and others safe. Created by Morris during ... More >>

Superstar tenor Simon O’Neill joins NZSO for 22 April livest

Monday, 20 April 2020, 12:26 pm | NZSO

Internationally renowned Kiwi tenor Simon O’Neill will perform with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra for its next at-home livestream performance at 7.30pm on 22 April. More >>

Getting The Message Across, The Simple Kiwi Way

Monday, 20 April 2020, 9:09 am | Changemakers Refugee Forum

How do you get the key messages of Covid19 and the lockdown across to our diverse communities, in particular for those who struggle with English? Ron Beernink revived his drawing skills to create simple cartoons to initially target these messages at ... More >>

Turnbull Memoir Intellectual Property Right Breach

Sunday, 19 April 2020, 4:59 pm | Hardie Grant Books

On Saturday, 18 April, evening Hardie Grant was made aware that a pirated copy of Malcolm Turnbull’s highly anticipated autobiography, A Bigger Picture , was being circulated to government employees. Hardie Grant CEO Sandy Grant said, ‘What drew ... More >>

NZ Music Month 2020 Encourages Kiwis To Support Aotearoa’s Music Industry

Sunday, 19 April 2020, 7:59 am | 818 Entertainment

NZ Music Month kicks off on Friday, May 1st and the theme for this year is simple: Support local. Stream local. Follow local. Buy local. This May marks the twentieth NZ Music Month, and while a big month of live events and retrospection was planned, ... More >>

FMC Opposes Huka Falls Zipline

Saturday, 18 April 2020, 7:05 am | Federated Mountain Clubs

Huka Falls from the Lookout. Photo: Danilo Hegg In March 2020, the Department of Conservation publicly notified an application by Sky Play Adventures Limited to build a five-stage zipline at Huka Falls, Taupo. This is the second application for a zipline ... More >>

FMC Executive 2020-21: Jan Finlayson President For Second Year Running

Saturday, 18 April 2020, 7:02 am | Federated Mountain Clubs

FMC Leadership 2020-21: President Jan Finlayson (left) and Vice-President Neil Silverwood (right) Nominations for the FMC Executive 2020-21 closed on 7 April. Since the number of nominations does not exceed the number of available positions, this year no election ... More >>

Air New Zealand Inflight Quiz Now On Instagram

Friday, 17 April 2020, 4:00 pm | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand’s popular domestic inflight quiz is now available for trivia buffs to test their knowledge via the airline’s Instagram page. From today, those keen for some lockdown amusement can head to Stories on the Air New Zealand Instagram ... More >>

The World Of Dance In Your Living Room

Friday, 17 April 2020, 3:08 pm | Youthdance

Lalal Simpson Teaching at IDD YouthDance Education Trust (YET) are excited to announce that Wellington’s International Dance Day (IDD) celebrations will be coming straight to your home. On Sunday 26 April the public in their bubbles are invited to celebrate ... More >>

Creative New Zealand Calls On Aotearoa – Share Your Thanks For Ngā Toi (the Arts)

Friday, 17 April 2020, 1:14 pm | Creative New Zealand

Creative New Zealand today, 17 April, launched a national advocacy campaign to highlight and celebrate that right now, in bubbles nationwide, the arts are making COVID-19 lockdown a better place to be. Ngā toi (the arts) are crucial for New Zealanders’ ... More >>

'Wicked Man' By Lost Tribe Aotearoa

Friday, 17 April 2020, 1:06 pm | Integrity Promotions

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 >>

CACO Ft. SAM V 'She Don't Want'

Friday, 17 April 2020, 1:01 pm | Integrity Promotion

‘She Don’t Want’ is an RnB track with a sultry Latin sway, slick production and may cause your hips to move involuntarily. Stream ‘She Don’t Want’ HERE // Purchase ‘She Don’t Want’ HERE Libyan-born Auckland based creative, CACO ... More >>

Well-known gallery director to judge Contemporary Art Award

Friday, 17 April 2020, 10:10 am | Hamilton City Council

One of Aotearoa’s most highly-regarded art professionals will judge the 2020 National Contemporary Art Award. More >>

Alien Weaponry Announce European Tour Cancellation COVID-19

Friday, 17 April 2020, 9:41 am | Hammerhead

Alien Weaponry, one of New Zealand's most prolific touring acts, has just announced the cancellation of its European and UK tour this coming season, citing travel restrictions and festival cancellations resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic. Due to kick off ... More >>

PAPERCITY Deliver Self-directed Video For New Single, FEEL

Friday, 17 April 2020, 8:49 am | Eleventy 12

Hard-edged, Kiwi pop trio PAPERCITY follow the release of their hot new single Feel with a slick new video , directed by vocalist and guitarist, Alex Hargreaves. Bottling the intensity of the single, and it’s triumphant message to hold tight through ... More >>

Th’ Dudes - Th’ Bliss Tour: New Dates Announced

Friday, 17 April 2020, 6:25 am | Great Things

Th’ Dudes. Picture credit: Murray Cammick Iconic Kiwi band Th’ Dudes announce new dates for Th’ Bliss Tour , with the nine-date tour now scheduled to kick off in Wellington on 13 November. The newest inductees to the New Zealand Music Hall ... More >>

National Reach For ARL Online Courses

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 4:25 pm | Auckland Rugby League

The benefits of the Auckland Rugby League's new online learning platform are being felt well outside of the region's boundaries, with both Rugby League Northland and Southern Zone Rugby League sharing the library of courses and workshops with their ... More >>

Join The NZSO For Mass Performance Of Pokarekare Ana On 18 April

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 3:51 pm | NZSO

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, in partnership with composer Ngatai Huata and the Tomoana whānau, invite everyone in Aotearoa to join together in performing from their homes the well-loved waiata Pokarekare Ana on Saturday, 18 April at 3pm. More ... More >>

Home-Made Poetry Project

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 11:50 am | Tauranga Arts Festival

Tauranga Arts Festival has added Home-made Poetry to its web-based ‘arts at home’ line-up with locals or past guests of the festival being filmed reading work by New Zealand poets. Former Poet Laureates Brian Turner and Elizabeth Smither have poems ... More >>

OOh! Brings ‘isolation Art’ To The Streets In Country’s Largest Art Exhibition

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 11:47 am | oOh Media

oOh!media is bringing the biggest public art exhibition the country has even seen to neighbourhoods around New Zealand, displaying ‘isolation’ works from local artists as part of a campaign with the Urban Art Foundation. The exhibition, “In ... More >>

Laughter After Lockdown: Fundraiser To Support NZ’s Comedy Industry Goes Live

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 11:32 am | Elephant Publicity

The New Zealand Comedy Trust have launched a double-pronged fundraising initiative to help support Aotearoa’s comedy community, responding to the critical need for financial assistance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In March, the New Zealand ... More >>

Sport And Recreation Trainees Keeping Their Brains Busy And Skills Sharp

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 10:33 am | Skills Active

Skills Active Aotearoa has published the first of its specialised information sheets with tasks and exercises that industry trainees can work on during the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. “Sport and recreation are central to Kiwi life, and always will be,” ... More >>

Personal trainer shares her fitness journey

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 8:44 am | Skills Active

Shanae Yates found her spark a few years ago when she discovered a love of exercise, and now she is putting her talents to good use as a personal trainer at Blenheim’s Stadium 2000 gym. More >>

NZSO Online Performances Continue Until Live Concerts Resume

Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 1:45 pm | NZSO

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra continues to expand its popular livestream performances and on-demand digital content while it cannot perform live concerts during the COVID-19 restrictions. Tonight the Orchestra and Project Partner RNZ Concert’s free weekly ... More >>

Amateur Sport Association Calls For Clear Guidelines On When It Will Be “O.K. To Play”

Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 11:51 am | New Zealand Amateur Sport Association

When will we be able to say, “it’s O.K. to play?” Defining what a “safe” environment is for community sport will be top-of-mind for parents, spouses and partners of sportspeople, and for sportspeople themselves, once the community sport ban is ... More >>

Vodafone Warriors And Best Foods Offer Digital Hangouts

Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 11:45 am | Best Foods

New Zealand’s Covid-19 lock-down has spoiled the plans of countless Kiwis who spend their Saturdays playing rugby league – or at the very least watching it on the couch – until now. That’s because the Vodafone Warriors have teamed up with ... More >>

Dean Parker Obituary

Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 10:36 am | Playmarket

The death yesterday (14 April 2020) of Dean Parker, one of New Zealand’s most successful screenwriters and playwrights, was announced by Murray Lynch, Director of Playmarket, the playwright’s agent. More >>

Let’s Go Camping New Zealand! April 18th Is National Staycation Day

Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 9:00 am | Caravanz and Classics

Join the fun and go on holiday in your own backyard for #StaycationDay. Every year, April and the Easter Holidays are the perfect time to hitch up your caravan, pack your tent or roll out your motorhome to hit the road for an outdoor adventure. The ... More >>

How Art Is Saving Our Lives During Covid-19

Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 7:03 am | Thread MB

Just as science is saving our physical lives during this Covid-19 pandemic, ART (in all forms of the word) is saving our mental-emotional ones for many. Our creativity is keeping the house-bound sane as we struggle with isolation, detachment, and the ... More >>

Hospital Rich With Inspiration

Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 4:22 pm | Northland District Health Board

After delaying putting pen to paper for almost all his life, Northland DHB nurse, Jason Drake, has published his first book which he plans to offer as a free download to those looking for a good thriller/murder mystery to distract them from COVID-19. ... More >>

$700,000 Funding Boost For Creatives In Lockdown Brings Fresh Content To NZ Audiences

Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 4:09 pm | NZ On Air

Nine creative teams have been given the green light to create fresh new content to entertain New Zealand audiences, at a time when the local production sector has come to a grinding halt. On 1 April NZ On Air released a ‘Rapid Response’ RFP ... More >>

Teaming up to feed a Kiwi icon

Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 3:37 pm | Fisheries New Zealand

Fisheries New Zealand is teaming up with Sealord and the Wildlife Hospital Trust to get fish to hungry hoiho (yellow-eyed penguins) during the Alert Level 4 restrictions. More >>

Creative New Zealand Opens First Phase Funding For COVID-19-impacted Arts Sector

Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 1:54 pm | Creative New Zealand

Today, Tuesday 14 April, Creative New Zealand has opened its first phase Emergency Response Package, a $16 million investment to be distributed to the arts sector through to 30 June 2020 (the end of Creative New Zealand’s financial year). A second phase, ... More >>

Stand at Dawn Allows New Zealanders to Remember ANZAC Day

Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 9:22 am | Returned Services Association

The Royal New Zealand Returned Services Association (RNZRSA) announced today that it will, in conjunction with the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), commemorate ANZAC Day services on 25 April with a 6.00AM virtual Dawn Service. More >>

NZ Vegetarian Society offers activities for kids in lockdown

Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 8:59 am | NZ Vegetarian Society

The NZ Vegetarian Society has produced a range of activities that Kiwi kids can do while they are in lockdown, including a competition where students can win great prizes! More >>

Ko Tā Whakaata Māori He Whakapāho Kaupapa Ako Reo Māori

Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 8:40 am | Maori Television

E whakahīhī nei a Whakaata Māori e mahi ngātahi nei me Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga ki te tuku i a “Mauri Reo, Mauri Ora”, hei tautoko i ngā putanga ako tawhiti mō ngā tamariki me ngā rangatahi. More >>

New Podcast Launches To Support NZ Small Businesses During Covid-19 Lockdown

Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 7:53 am | Pep Talk

When the country went into lockdown just two weeks ago, Grace Kreft thought her dreams of starting a business podcast would need to be put on pause. Pep Talk, recorded remotely with guests in their own lockdown 'bubbles', aims to celebrate and support ... More >>

Free Online Tour Of Aubrey Beardsley At Tate Britain

Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 7:22 am | Show on Show

Installation of Aubrey Beardsley at Tate Britain Photo by Tate Photography Aubrey Beardsley, Caprice c.1894. Available to view on Tate's website and Youtube channel from today, Monday 13 April, a new online tour through Tate Britain’s Aubrey Beardsley ... More >>

NIGHTWISH New Album HUMAN. :II: NATURE. Out Now + Release Lyric Videos For All Songs On The Album

Monday, 13 April 2020, 4:11 pm | Nuclear Blast

Finnish sextet NIGHTWISH have released their long-awaited ninth record HUMAN. :II: NATURE. , a double album containing 9 tracks on the main CD and one long track, divided into eight chapters on CD 2. To celebrate this occasion, they also reveal a new lyric ... More >>

Unlikely Hit Perfect For The Times?

Monday, 13 April 2020, 11:10 am | Real Deal Productions

A home recorded up-beat bluesy song featuring honkytonk piano, and New Orleans-style brass, with an hilarious video, homemade during New Zealand’s Covid-19 lockdown, is threatening to become an unlikely lockdown hit. In just over six days the video ... More >>

All Blacks Captain Showing Artistic Style In Pandemic Lockdown

Sunday, 12 April 2020, 3:37 pm | Make Lemonade

The coronavirus pandemic lockdown has prompted All Blacks rugby captain Kieran Read to stick a few fridge magnets around a sketch from one of his first overseas tours, in 2006. Read has posted the French streetscape 2006 sketch on Instagram, from when ... More >>

Replay Muay Thai Event 'NEMESIS XI: Toby Smith Vs Johane Beausejour'

Sunday, 12 April 2020, 6:41 am | World Kickboxing Network

NEMESIS XI took place at Kingsway Indoor Stadium in Perth, WA in May 2016. The world-class Muay Thai promotion was headlined by the WKN Intercontinental bout – Australia vs France, following a series of National and State championship matchups. The event ... More >>

New Campaign Celebrates Kiwi Men And What They Read

Sunday, 12 April 2020, 6:23 am | New Zealand Society of Authors

A new online campaign launching on April 12 will focus on New Zealand men and their reading habits. Blokes vs Books is a joint initiative between Read NZ Te Pou Muramura (formerly the Book Council) and the NZ Society of Authors. The campaign will consist ... More >>

Dinyar Irani: Bringing Table Tennis To The Masses From His Lounge At Home

Saturday, 11 April 2020, 6:00 pm | Auckland Table Tennis Association

Dinyar Irani – Auckland Table Tennis Association Development Coach – is releasing a series of You Tube videos entitled the ATTA Stay Home Table Tennis Challenge . The Challenge is a novel initiative to engage with the community and encourage physical ... More >>

Harry Potter Casts A Spell Over The Capital’s E-readers

Saturday, 11 April 2020, 1:05 pm | Wellington City Council

The magic of words continue to delight the capital even while Wellington City Libraries (WCL) branches are closed – with Harry Potter still proving popular with kids of all ages! The use of the Libraries' online resources is still increasing every day, ... More >>

New Campaign Promotes Kiwi Men As Readers

Saturday, 11 April 2020, 12:54 pm | New Zealand Society of Authors

A new online campaign launching on April 11 will focus on New Zealand men and their reading habits. In these days of staying home to stop the spread of Covid-19, there's never been a better time to crack open a good book, or listen to a story. Blokes ... More >>

New Campaign Promotes Kiwi Men As Readers

Saturday, 11 April 2020, 6:28 am | New Zealand Society of Authors

A new online campaign launching on April 11 will focus on New Zealand men and their reading habits. In these days of staying home to stop the spread of Covid-19, there's never been a better time to crack open a good book, or listen to a story. Blokes ... More >>

Aspiring Conversations: Wrapping Up And Looking Ahead

Friday, 10 April 2020, 4:41 pm | Aspiring Conversations

We love arts and ideas - thank you to everyone for supporting our festivals. We would love to be sending you a wrap up of the Aspiring Conversations festival today, but it was not to be. Instead we are looking to make the best of our present circumstances, ... More >>

Virus Lockdown Forces Early End To NZSBK Championship

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 3:49 pm | Bikesport NZ

It had been a case of "hurry up and wait" for the nation's elite motorcycle riders, but now the waiting is over for these athletes, their sponsors and fans. Three of five rounds of the 2020 New Zealand Superbike Championships (NZSBK) had ... More >>

Easter ISN’T cancelled

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 2:47 pm | Method

Easter is here and it’s safe to say that this year will be strikingly different from previous years - there won’t be any frolicking in the sea, extended family lunches or long weekend traffic as people escape to their bachs - we’re all staying More >>

Keep Recreation In Your Bubble This Long Weekend

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 2:24 pm | Recreation Aotearoa

Stay home this Easter and save lives. Recreation Aotearoa and fellow recreational and outdoor agencies would like to remind people to continue playing their part in flattening the curve by keeping their long weekend activities within their bubble. ... More >>

Bringing The Best Of MOTAT To Your Place

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 10:45 am | Museum of Transport and Technology

Auckland’s Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) has been agile in its response to the current COVID-19 climate by quickly transforming the way in which it engages with the wider public. Their new online offering delivers fresh and ... More >>

COVID-19: At Easter, Stay Out Of The Water, Off The Beaches And Stay Safe

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 9:59 am | Maritime New Zealand

With Easter approaching, the Safer Boating Forum is telling people that by staying home, we are all helping keep our family, friends and other people safe – and doing our bit to get our country through this really difficult time. Forum Chair and Maritime ... More >>

Darts’ Hamilton Return Delayed By 12 Months

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 9:24 am | Hamilton Darts Masters

The NZ Darts Masters is to be postponed for 12 months, with the world's top darts players now set to return to Hamilton’s Claudelands Arena in August 2021. The PDC's World Series of Darts - featuring the likes of world number one Michael van Gerwen, ... More >>

Papercity Return With Second Single, Feel

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 8:34 am | Eleventy 12

Up and coming, hard-edged pop trio PAPERCITY deliver another combustible cut with hot new single, Feel, which releases this Friday.  The follow up to debut track Plastic, which released in 2019, Feel packs a rock-infused punch. A call to ... More >>

Cycle Coach Stepping Up Her Social Media Game Through The Lockdown

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 8:17 am | Skills Active

During the Covid-19 level 4 restrictions, cycle coach and Skills Active assessor Janet Stark has been using social media to stay engaged with her followers, and keep them informed, entertained and inspired. Skills Active caught up with Janet to get ... More >>

'La Casa De Papel' Is The Number One Series In The World

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 7:41 am | Parrot Analytics

Netflix’s global hit series La Casa de Papel (also known as Money Heist) rolled out its highly anticipated fourth season on April 3 only to see it immediately soar to the number one most in-demand series in the world, according to global demand More >>

VUP Releases Free E-book To Entertain Readers

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 1:38 pm | Victoria University Press

Victoria University of Wellington Press has released a free e-book with fiction, poetry and non-fiction by 42 writers as an offering to readers during the state of emergency in New Zealand. The VUP publishers say in their brief foreword: ‘The ... More >>




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