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NZSO Takes Audiences On An Adventure In Star-studded 2024 Season

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 12:09 pm | NZSO

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra ’s 2024 season will excite and delight all New Zealanders with its variety of performances and a star-studded line-up of international artists. “We’ve called our 2024 season Mātātoa Intrepid Adventures because ... More >>

Talent Acquires Wellington Based Recruitment Agency People&Co

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 12:03 pm | Talent

Talent has announced it has acquired Wellington based recruitment agency, People&Co, effective immediately. The acquisition comes off the back of a highly successful financial year for Talent with the business cracking $100 million in gross margin ... More >>

2023 Storylines Notable Book Awards Announced

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 11:29 am | Storylines

Storylines Children’s Literature Trust Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki o Aotearoa is delighted to once again celebrate excellence in New Zealand publishing for children and young adults with the announcement of this year’s Storylines Notable Book Award ... More >>

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NZ MUSIC - Photos By CHRIS CUFFARO Features In Rolling Stone AUS/NZ

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 11:11 am | NZ Music

Agentx are excited to announce that thirteen pages of Kiwi music photography, by LA music photographer Chris Cuffaro, are featured in the current Sept/Nov 2023 Rolling Stone Magazine AUS/NZ . <img src="" ... More >>

Sheehan Back For Season Two

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 10:04 am | Toyota Racing

Queenstown’s Saxon Sheehan will start a second season in the Toyota 86 Championship and after a tough rookie year is aiming to make the top eight overall in 2023-2024. <img src="" ... More >>

Rodger Fox Big Band Misses Out On Creative NZ Assistance

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 9:37 am | Rodger Fox Big Band

An application by the Rodger Fox Big Band (RFBB) has been turned down by Creative NZ, meaning that unless the RFBB can raise $89,000 this month, they will not be able to accept an invitation to represent New Zealand at the 2024 Jazz Educational Network ... More >>

Play Is Everywhere, But It’s Under Threat! Let’s Change That With Play Week Aotearoa 2023!

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 9:25 am | Sport NZ

Play is all around us and Sport NZ is encouraging tamariki and their whānau to find ways to play anywhere and everywhere to celebrate Play Week Aotearoa 2023. Play Week runs from 6 – 12 November and aims to highlight the value of play and the ... More >>

Mandatory Artist Creation Fee Announced As Part Of In-depth NZ On Air Music Review

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 9:10 am | NZ On Air

NZ On Air is refining its music funding approach to ensure homegrown musicians will receive an Artist Creation Fee on top of each New Music funding grant to create their music. The change comes after a newly released and in-depth review of NZ On Air's ... More >>

Manawatu Show Shears Bounces Back After Three-year Recess

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 9:45 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The Manawatu and West Coast A and P Show’s shearing and woolhandling championships are back with organisers hoping for a full field of entries in Feilding on Saturday after three years in recess. The championships fell victim to Covid restrictions ... More >>

Fecury heading back to NZ for second Castrol Toyota FR Oceania campaign

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 7:28 pm | Toyota New Zealand

Rising Brazilian star Lucas Fecury has been confirmed as the first driver for the 2024 Castrol Toyota Formula Regional Oceania Championship. Fecury competed in the 2023 New Zealand-based championship, learning the circuits and the FT-60 car with ... More >>

Gates Set To Open At Country’s Biggest Outdoor Art Event

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 6:40 pm | NZ Sculpture OnShore

The country’s largest outdoor art event – NZ Sculpture OnShore – opens on 4 November offering visitors a record number of more than 130 spectacular works held at the stunning clifftop park of Operetu Fort Takapuna in Devonport, Auckland. Returning ... More >>

Welcoming The World Of Choirs: NZ’s World Choir Games 2024 Early Entries Exceed Expectations

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 2:44 pm | The World Choir Games

Over 130 choirs from around the world have already registered for Aotearoa New Zealand’s major international music event of 2024, the World Choir Games (WCG), taking place in Tāmaki Makaurau in July next year, with organisers expecting this number to at ... More >>

Registrations Now Open For The Z Manu World Champs!

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 12:44 pm | Z Manu World Champs

Excitement is building across New Zealand as registrations open today for the inaugural Z Manu World Champs, set to take place this summer in Aotearoa! This unique event promises to be a thrilling celebration of the iconic Kiwi pastime – the Manu, a ... More >>

Spark Encourages Aotearoa To Give A Gift That Unleashes Potential This Christmas

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 11:44 am | Spark

This Christmas Spark is inspiring Aotearoa to give a gift that shines a light on their talent with the help of technology, by ‘giving a gift that unleashes theirs.’ Handpicked to lead this initiative in Spark’s Christmas campaign is Reuben Moffett, ... More >>

World-renowned Couture Designer Guo Pei To Feature At Auckland Art Gallery This Summer

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 11:42 am | Auckland Art Gallery

Guo Pei , Collection: Legend of the Dragon , Autumn/Winter 2012. © Guo Pei. Photograph by LIAN Xu, courtesy of LIAN Xu. A highly anticipated international exhibition profiling the work of couture designer Guo Pei opens next month at Auckland Art Gallery Toi ... More >>

Gates Set To Open At Country’s Biggest Outdoor Art Event

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 11:29 am | Sculpture Onshore

The country’s largest outdoor art event – NZ Sculpture OnShore – opens on 4 November offering visitors a record number of more than 130 spectacular works held at the stunning clifftop park of Operetu Fort Takapuna in Devonport, Auckland. Returning ... More >>

NZ Post Releases Final The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy Stamp And Coin Collection

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 9:59 am | NZ Post

NZ Post is proud to release special edition stamps, coins and limited-edition prints to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King . <img src="" ... More >>

NZSC Super 8 Seven’s Tournament In Rotorua – On Māori Active

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 8:15 pm | Whakaata Maori

Watch all the action from the NZ Secondary Schools’ Super 8 Sevens Tournament on MĀORI ACTIVE this weekend, from 10.00 AM on 4th November & 10.15 AM on 5th November. All games will be livestreamed to MĀORI ACTIVE the YouTube channel ... More >>

Kiwis Fielding Same Line-up For Final

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 8:12 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

Auckland, New Zealand, October 31, 2023 – For the third week running the New Zealand Kiwis will have the same side when they face the Kangaroos in Saturday’s Pacific Championships final at FMG Stadium in Hamilton (5.00pm kick-off).The competition ... More >>

American Eagles Coming To Warbirds Over Wanaka

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 5:51 pm | Warbirds Over Wanaka

American Eagles Group. The International debut of the ‘American Eagles’ jet aerobatic display team has been confirmed for next Easter’s Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow. The team is made up of four top US aerobatic pilots, including ex-USAF ‘Thunderbird’ ... More >>

RNZAF Band Set To Take Flight In Annual Wellington Concert

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 3:31 pm | RNZAF

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Band’s annual Wellington concert will be a celebration of local talent playing big band hits against the backdrop of Armistice Day. The 65-strong band’s ‘Air Force in Concert’ will be held at the Michael ... More >>

New Podcast Attempts To Solve Historic “low Stakes Mystery”

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 2:03 pm | Prank of the Year

  A new local podcast series dives into the curious case of how one of Aotearoa’s biggest companies was tricked into making a public mockery of themselves. Launched today, Prank of the Year tells the barely remembered story of how an innocent-looking ... More >>

New Podcast Brings To Life The Story Of Compelling Leader Te Rauparaha

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 1:09 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Nearly 175 years after his death, Te Rauparaha remains an intriguing character. He’s been immortalised in fiction, poetry, film, waiata and haka, and has his name on the side of an arena. A new 5-part podcast series Te Rauparaha: Kei Wareware tells ... More >>

Introducing Bernadette Chrismas: Auckland's Premier Tattoo Artist Redefining Realism Tattoos.

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 11:42 am | Bernadette Chrismas

Bernadette Chrismas, known affectionately as Bernie, is making waves in the world of tattoo artistry. With an unyielding passion for capturing intricate details, Bernie has emerged as Auckland's up-and-coming tattoo artist, specialising in realism and ... More >>

Re-writing The Farcical Regency Comedy With A Queer Twist

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 11:08 am | Inconceivable Productions

“It is common knowledge among the ton that those invited to summer at the country estate of Hausdown will encounter a season of honeyed hospitality, diverting company, and queer delights. Siblings and hosts, Lord Edwin Hausdown and Lady Louisa Hausdown ... More >>

Gisborne’s Chris Dawson Makes Debut As Black Fins Captain

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 10:41 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Gisborne may be in a rush to see in a new day - the first place in New Zealand to see the sun - but it’s renowned for its laid-back vibe. Its resident and one of the country’s top surf lifesaving athletes, Chris Dawson, is no different. Gizzy, ... More >>

Nathan Stratford On Target For 20th National Shearing Circuit Final

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 10:31 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Two-times national shearing circuit champion Nathan Stratford has set sail for a possible 20th final in the annual all-breeds championship with maximum points in the first two rounds of the 2023-2024 PGG Wrightson/Vetmed series. The Southland ... More >>

Brandon De La Cruz AnnouncesLive Dates In Support Of 2023 Album Two Kilos Of Blue

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 10:30 am | Good Luck Mansion

Kirikiriroa-based Portland, Oregon ex-pat Brandon De La Cruz has announced three live dates in support of his fourth album, Two Kilos Of Blue . The artist will perform in Kirikiriroa | Hamilton, Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland and Te Whanganui-a-Tara | ... More >>

Simpson Set To Add Spice To Masters Class

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 10:13 am | Toyota Racing

Auckland’s Noel Simpson will put years of Targa rally and Porsche circuit racing experience to good use when he steps aboard his TR86 racer for a campaign in the Toyota 86 Championship class this coming season. <img src="" ... More >>

Creative New Zealand Chief Executive Stephen Wainwright To Depart From The Role

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 10:06 am | Creative New Zealand

After more than three decades’ service with Creative New Zealand, Stephen Wainwright is to step down from his role as Chief Executive in mid-2024. Stephen has served as Chief Executive since August 2006, having first joined Creative New Zealand in ... More >>

Hang Gliders And Paragliders Celebrate 50 Years Of Free Flying In Aotearoa New Zealand

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 9:55 am | NZ Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Hang gliders and paragliders across the country are celebrating half a century of free flight in Aotearoa New Zealand. The New Zealand Hang Gliding More >>

Grayson Gilmour shares new single 'Here We Are' ahead of album release this Friday

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 9:15 am | The Label

Wellington/Pōneke multi-instrumentalist Grayson Gilmour has shared his latest single and video ‘ Here We Are, ’ before the release of his album Holding Patterns this Friday via Flying Nun Records . The album marks Gilmour's first full-length release ... More >>

Toi MAHARA Now Open

Monday, 30 October 2023, 5:51 pm | Kapiti Coast District Council

Mayor Janet Holborow cuts the ribbon. The new Kāpiti Coast District Gallery, Toi MAHARA opened last weekend amid celebrations held for founders, donors, artists and the Kāpiti community. Mayor Janet Holborow is thrilled with new gallery and the ... More >>

Play It Strange To Celebrate 20 Years Of Songwriting

Monday, 30 October 2023, 3:41 pm | Play It Strange Trust

The Play It Strange Trust will celebrate 20 years of transforming lives through creativity in song writing and performance with a concert “Twenty Strange Years”. The evening will feature ten performances by secondary school students, and special ... More >>

Take A Walk Through Parliament’s History And Learn About Key Moments And Milestones

Monday, 30 October 2023, 3:38 pm | Parliamentary Service

If the walls of the Parliamentary precinct could talk, they would provide an endless stream of New Zealand political history dating back over 150 years. While the prospect of talking walls is an implausible fantasy, the extensive Parliamentary Collection ... More >>

New Zealand Ice Cream & Gelato Week: Scoop And Celebrate Local From Sunday 5 November 2023

Monday, 30 October 2023, 3:21 pm | NZ Ice Cream and Gelato Awards

From Sunday 5 November NZ Ice Cream & Gelato Week will churn up happiness for ice cream and gelato enthusiasts across Aotearoa with special offers, tastings, competitions and two new Scoop Stores opening during festivities. This week-long ... More >>

Call Yourself A Kiwi? Vote KIWI For Bird Of The Century

Monday, 30 October 2023, 2:42 pm | Save the Kiwi

New Zealand charity committed to saving the kiwi, Save the Kiwi, is calling for all New Zealanders to back our national bird in this year’s Bird of the Century campaign. Save the Kiwi executive director Michelle Impey says the winner should ... More >>

Halloween Launch For New Northland Horror Book

Monday, 30 October 2023, 12:40 pm | KiwiWords

A new collection of highbrow horror launches in Whangārei on Halloween with an evening of storytelling at The Butter Factory pub. The book, Bloodalcohol , is written by award-winning Northland writer Michael Botur. The book is a collection of ten ... More >>

Otago Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga Ākonga Food Event Celebrates Student ‘lifecycle’

Monday, 30 October 2023, 12:08 pm | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga ākonga are busy preparing an immersive food experience celebrating the unique and diverse stages of a student’s "lifecycle". The first and second-year Bachelor of Culinary Arts ākonga have organised "Tātou ... More >>

First Open Win For Hawke's Bay Woolhandler

Monday, 30 October 2023, 11:32 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Napier woolhandler Jasmin Tipoki still finds it difficult to believe she’s cracked an Open competition win. But she has, claiming the red ribbon on Saturday at what might have been called her home competition the Wairarapa A and P Show at Clareville ... More >>

Southland Wins Ashburton Shears Shield Defence

Sunday, 29 October 2023, 7:57 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

A Southland shearing team, of which the four members all work for the same Gore contractor, has successfully defended the Colin King Shield in the first challenge of the new season. The relay took place on Saturday at the Ashburton A and P Show, ... More >>

French Teenage Super-talent Set To Excite Fans At ASB Classic

Sunday, 29 October 2023, 7:00 am | ASB Tennis Centre

The hottest teen in men’s world tennis, Frenchman Arthur Fils, is heading to New Zealand for January’s ASB Classic. The 19-year-old, now risen to 38 in the world on the ATP rankings, is the highest ranked teenager and currently ranked fifth in ... More >>

Keri Hulme’s Legacy Honoured In New Award For Māori Writers At The 2023 Pikihuia Awards

Sunday, 29 October 2023, 6:59 am | Maori Literature Trust

Poet essa may ranapiri took out the Keri Hulme Award at the Pikihuia Awards held in Wellington last night. This was the first time the award has been offered. It results from Keri Hulme’s wish to support Maori writers by setting up a fund from ... More >>

essa may ranapiri Wins The 2023 Keri Hulme Award

Sunday, 29 October 2023, 6:58 am | Te Herenga Waka University Press

Congratulations to essa may ranapiri (Ngaati Raukawa, Highgate, Na Guinnich) who has won the inaugural Keri Hulme Award at The 2023 Pikihuia Awards for Māori writers. The award is worth $5000 and recognises a mid-career writer who represents the value ... More >>

Crankworx Rotorua Is Set To Launch The 2024 World Tour In March: Celebrating A Decade Of Mountain Bike Excellence

Saturday, 28 October 2023, 6:19 am | Crankworx Rotorua

Set amongst the breath-taking landscapes and hero dirt of New Zealand, Crankworx Rotorua is launching the 2024 Crankworx World Tour this coming March 16-24. The tenth edition of Crankworx Rotorua is set to feature an impressive line-up of international ... More >>

Champions Emerge At 2023 North & South Island Karting Championships

Friday, 27 October 2023, 4:34 pm | KartSport New Zealand

At the bottom of each island, the nation’s top karting talent made the trek to KartSport Wellington and KartSport Southland for the North & South Island Karting Championships respectively. Held on Labour Weekend annually, the two events ... More >>

Champions Emerge At 2023 North & South Island Karting Championships

Friday, 27 October 2023, 4:34 pm | KartSport New Zealand

At the bottom of each island, the nation’s top karting talent made the trek to KartSport Wellington and KartSport Southland for the North & South Island Karting Championships respectively. Held on Labour Weekend annually, the two events ... More >>

100th First-class Match For Central Stags Captain Greg Hay

Friday, 27 October 2023, 2:03 pm | Central Districts Cricket Association

Central Stags captain Greg Hay will lead an unchanged squad onto his home ground in Nelson when he plays his 100th first-class match from this Saturday morning.    Hay is poised to become one of the few Stags representatives to have played ... More >>

Bewley Pushing For Big Second Season In Toyota 86 Championship

Friday, 27 October 2023, 12:12 pm | Toyota Racing

Havelock North’s rising motorsport star Tom Bewley has confirmed his plans for the forthcoming season and he’s back for a second tilt at the most fiercely fought circuit racing championship in New Zealand. Tom Bewley is one to watch for the forthcoming ... More >>

Transforming Primary Industries: Fieldays Innovation Award Entries Open Now

Friday, 27 October 2023, 11:55 am | National Fieldays

From shed-based creations that have impacted thousands, to industry-transforming primary-sector innovations, the Fieldays Innovations Awards have a rich tradition of recognising ingenuity and innovation and continue to serve as a powerful catalyst ... More >>

Shield Challenge At Ashburton Show

Friday, 27 October 2023, 11:40 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

A challenge for South Island shearing trophy the Colin King Shield will be held at the Ashburton A and P Show Shears on Saturday. The trophy is held by Southland, and competition organisers say a challenge has been lodged by the South Island shearing ... More >>

UK Comedian Bill Bailey Adds Second Toitoi Show

Friday, 27 October 2023, 11:19 am | Toitoi - Hawkes Bay Arts And Events Centre

British comedian Bill Bailey returns to Aotearoa-New Zealand next week, but before he lands on our fair shores for the second time since the pandemic, he’s adding a second Hastings show to his already packed national tour schedule. More >>

Fridayz Live: Set Times & Venue Maps Revealed

Friday, 27 October 2023, 11:14 am | Joint Press Release

MG Live, Frontier Touring, Illusive Presents, ZM & Flava are pumped to reveal all show’s set times and venue maps for Fridayz Live 2023 - the hottest event in the Southern Hemisphere! Kicking off in two weeks, the countdown is on! Hitting Melbourne, ... More >>

Development Season Of A Brand New Kiwi Musical Comes To Hannah Playhouse This November

Friday, 27 October 2023, 10:52 am | Hannah Playhouse

HOUSE ON FIRE - A Musical For Our Age Book by Mike Hudson Composed by Marshall Smith Directed by Margaret-Mary Hollins Hannah Playhouse November 10 -26, Tues -Sat 7.30pm Sun 4pm Tickets available at iTicket   River is on a collision course with ... More >>

Bird Of The Century Voting Opens Next Week

Friday, 27 October 2023, 10:16 am | Forest And Bird

Prepare for ruffled feathers! New Zealanders will head to the polls next week for the most anticipated election of the year. <img src="" width="720" height="450"> Top, left to right: Huia by ... More >>

Dame Valerie Adams Elected As World Athletics Athletes’ Commission Chair

Friday, 27 October 2023, 7:03 am | Athletics New Zealand

New Zealand athletics icon Dame Valerie Adams has been elected as World Athletics Athletes’ Commission chair following the first meeting of its membership this week. The double Olympic shot put gold medallist and eight time world champion (four outdoors ... More >>

Awe-inspiring Te Mana Kuratahi Will Win Hearts And Minds

Friday, 27 October 2023, 6:34 am | Ngati Rarua

Local iwi Ngāti Rārua is encouraging everyone in the region to take time to enjoy Te Mana Kuratahi – the two-yearly national primary schools kapa haka competition. Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rārua board chair Olivia Hall said the festival was a must-see. ... More >>

City Slickers Go Bush: Haututū Hunters – On Whakaata Māori

Friday, 27 October 2023, 6:24 am | Whakaata Maori

They say you can take the boy out of the country, but what happens when you take four ‘city slickers’ back to the whenua and ask them to hunt for their kai? Funded by NZ On Air, HAUTUTŪ HUNTERS is a six-part series premiering on Tuesday 7 November ... More >>

Reawakened Tradition Wins People’s Choice Award

Thursday, 26 October 2023, 5:53 pm | Hamilton City Council

'Kai Paraoa’ hiapo artwork by Cora-Allan, winner of Campbell Smith Memorial People's Choice Award for the National Contemporary Art Award 2023. Artwork made using traditional Niuean techniques and materials has won the prestigious Campbell Smith Memorial People's ... More >>

A Cochlear Implant Can Be About So Much More Than Hearing

Thursday, 26 October 2023, 11:51 am | Loud Shirt Day

Loud Shirt Day encourages New Zealanders to commit fashion crimes, donate to the NZ cochlear implant programmes, and give the gift of sound Cochlear implants provide children and adults who are hard of hearing with access to sound, but receiving an ... More >>



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