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Jim Cooper installation opens at Otago Museum

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 1:21 pm | Otago Museum

Otago Museum has started the year with an appreciation for the arts, and internationally recognised artists are now on display and free to the public. More >>

Archivist in NZ to help with preserving email challenges

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 12:52 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Peter Chan, one of the world’s leading digital archivists, is in the country to give New Zealand’s experts an insight into the future of email archiving. More >>

Mercury Bay Art Escape

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 12:29 pm | Art Escape

The Mercury Bay Art Escape is now in its thirteenth year . The festival of art showcases artists throughout the Mercury Bay and Coromandel over the 10 days from March 6th through to March 15th offer something for everyone. More >>

Too cold in winter and too warm in summer - Stats

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 10:48 am | Statistics New Zealand

Data from the 2018 General Social Survey (GSS) shows a third of New Zealand homes are too cold in winter, and over a third are too warm in summer, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Popular summer game bird hunting season begins this weekend

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 9:41 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

The North Canterbury summer paradise shelduck hunting season starts this Saturday 1st February and runs for the next six weeks until Sunday 15th March. More >>

Tour announced for adaptation of Janet Frame's iconic novel

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 9:01 am | Red Leap Theatre

Beloved New Zealand author Janet Frame’s landmark novel is brought to life on stage by the iconic theatre company Red Leap. Filled with fierce heart and visual splendour, Red Leap’s Owls Do Cry made its world premiere in Frame’s childhood hometown ... More >>

Shepherds Reign and Alien Weaponry

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 2:47 pm | Elephant Publicity

Shepherds Reign consists of Filivaa James (vocals, keys), Oliver Leupolu (guitar, production), Shaymen Rameka (drums), Gideon Voon (guitars), and Joseph Oti George (bass). With Pacific, Māori, and Asian heritage, the band were all raised in South ... More >>

Finalists announced for 2020 Adam Portraiture Award

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 12:44 pm | New Zealand Portrait Gallery

Portraits featuring real hair, cats and LGBTQ pride are just some of the interesting works shortlisted in the prestigious 2020 Adam Portraiture Award. More >>

Consultation on Māori Media Music Strategy begins

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 12:06 pm | Te Mangai Paho

Starting in Ngāmotu (New Plymouth) tomorrow, Te Māngai Pāho begins consultation on the development of its National Māori Music Strategy. More >>

Trans-Tasman Clash Added Spice to Woodville MX

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 11:40 am | Bikesport NZ

JANUARY 28, 2020: The 49th annual New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix at Woodville had extra spice this year with Trans-Tasman rivalry adding some "nice niggle". More >>

Touring Opportunities for Aotearoa's Finest

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 11:17 am | Elephant Publicity

This March, Auckland will be bursting with creative energy as leading artists, producers, festivals, touring agencies and venues from New Zealand and abroad come together to create opportunities for Kiwi work to tour. This, the 21st year of the esteemed ... More >>

Vodafone sponsors the 2020 High School League

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 10:49 am | Vodafone

Vodafone New Zealand has signed on as the headline sponsor for LetsPlay.Live’s High School League 2020 More >>

Male and female indigenous talent reach new levels

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 9:10 am | New Zealand Film Commission

The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) / Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga would like to congratulate Taika Waititi (Te Whanau a Apanui) and Chelsea Winstanley (Ngāti Ranginui ) on becoming the first indigenous producers to be nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award and ... More >>

Accept the ‘Tuia Challenge’ this Waitangi Day

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 8:35 am | Tuia 250

All New Zealanders are invited to accept the ‘Tuia Challenge’ this Waitangi Day 2020, say Tuia 250 Co-Chairs Dame Jenny Shipley and Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr. While the Tuia 250 Voyage is complete, the challenge it posed continues. More >>

Finalists for 2020 New Zealander of the Year

Monday, 27 January 2020, 2:36 pm | New Zealander Of The Year Awards

The New Zealander of the Year Awards Office is pleased to announce the three finalists being considered for the 2020 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year award. More >>

New Zealanders smash fundraising target for bushfire relief

Monday, 27 January 2020, 1:42 pm | Emily Writes

A fundraising target of $5,000 has been smashed by New Zealanders wanting to support Australians as they face devastating bushfires. More >>

NZSO presents a pop and rock-influenced masterpiece

Monday, 27 January 2020, 12:35 pm | NZ Symphony Orchestra

For its first 2020 concert the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra performs a work inspired by pop and minimalist rock from lauded American composer John Adams this Friday, 31 January. More >>

Momentum starts to build for Honda's Wyatt Chase

Monday, 27 January 2020, 11:32 am | Bikesport NZ

JANUARY 27, 2020: If it's true that you're only as good as your last race, then Bay of Plenty's Wyatt Chase in very good indeed. The 20-year-old from Taupo made his mark on the weekend’s 59th annual Honda-sponsored New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix ... More >>

Motocross at Woodville of the Highest Quality

Monday, 27 January 2020, 10:34 am | Bikesport NZ

JANUARY 27, 2020: The racing was intense at the weekend’s 59th annual New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix at Woodville. More >>

KTM'S Harwood Wins Woodville Motocross Grand Prix

Monday, 27 January 2020, 10:14 am | Bikesport NZ

JANUARY 27, 2020: It was close to a perfect performance from Auckland's Hamish Harwood at the weekend as he won New Zealand's most prestigious motocross crown. More >>

ZEALANDIA a Finalist in 2020 Community of the Year

Monday, 27 January 2020, 10:10 am | Zealandia

ZEALANDIA is honoured to be one of the finalists in the Mitre 10 Community of the Year category in the New Zealander of the Year Awards 2020. More >>

Silver Ferns win inaugural Vitality Netball Nations Cup

Monday, 27 January 2020, 8:32 am | Netball New Zealand

The world champion Silver Ferns added another trophy to their cabinet after taking out the inaugural Vitality Netball Nations Cup with a hard-fought 67-55 win over Jamaica in the final in London. More >>

First Tui of the new decade recognises Mel Parsons

Monday, 27 January 2020, 8:29 am | Auckland Folk Festival

In a night of firsts, Mel Parsons won both her first Tui and the first Tui of the decade at the Auckland Folk Festival this evening. More >>

Three races, three different winners at opening Series Round

Monday, 27 January 2020, 8:26 am | Historic Touring Car Association

Ford Mondeo Super Tourer driver Scott O’Donnell made it three different winners from the three Archibald’s Historic Touring Car races at the opening round of the 2020 New Zealand series at the big Trust Aoraki Thunder Down Under motor racing meeting ... More >>

NZ Victory at Gorgeous Gisborne Champs

Monday, 27 January 2020, 8:23 am | Equestrian Sports New Zealand

The Kiwis ruled in the Trans-Tasman Young Rider Test and Hawke’s Bay riders dominated Grand Prix classes at the Larsen Sawmilling Jumping and Show Hunter Championships in Gisborne today. More >>

Robotham back on top after trio of Teretonga thrillers

Monday, 27 January 2020, 8:13 am | Toyota Racing

Three superb races were the highlight of the third weekend of racing in the Best Bars Toyota 86 Championship and it was Australian ace Jaylyn Robotham who emerged from the intense heat and action at Teretonga Park to claim two wins from three, ... More >>

Liam puts the awesome back in Lawson after stellar feature

Monday, 27 January 2020, 8:12 am | Toyota Racing

New Zealand's Liam Lawson completed a solid weekend that hadn't got off to the greatest of starts with a lights-to-flag victory in the feature race at the second round of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series at Teretonga Park on Sunday. More >>

Rookie Denner turns heads with debut Castrol TRS win

Sunday, 26 January 2020, 3:05 pm | Toyota New Zealand

Seventeen year old French racer and former karting champion Emilien Denner showed the motorsport world he means business with victory in only his fifth motor race in a classy international field at Teretonga. More >>

SIX60 Saturdays

Sunday, 26 January 2020, 12:17 pm | Eccles Entertainment


Silver Ferns Defeat South Africa

Sunday, 26 January 2020, 12:15 pm | Netball NZ

The Silver Ferns were given a testing workout ahead of tomorrow’s final after repelling a spirited South Africa 48-41 in the Vitality Netball Nations Cup in London. More >>

Potts Classic 100m Finals

Sunday, 26 January 2020, 12:09 pm | Athletics New Zealand

Edward Osei-Nketia crossed second in the men’s 100m final at the Potts Classic in Hastings this evening. Despite a strong start Eddie crossed in 10.41 behind Hamish Gill of Auckland who held on to finish first in 10.40, just .01 of a second ahead. ... More >>

Dame Valerie Adams Qualifies for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Sunday, 26 January 2020, 12:07 pm | Athletics New Zealand

In her first competition in 20 months, Dame Valerie Adams has thrown 18.65m in the women’s shot put at the Potts Classic in Hastings, bettering the Tokyo Olympic Games entry standard (18.50m) and the entry standard for the World Athletics Indoor ... More >>

Robotham shines in Teretonga win

Sunday, 26 January 2020, 11:52 am | Toyota New Zealand

Australian Jaylyn Robotham converted pole position to a win at Teretonga Park after an epic battle in the first race of the weekend for the Best Bars Toyota 86 Championship. More >>

Collet bounces back for Teretonga win

Sunday, 26 January 2020, 11:51 am | Toyota New Zealand

Brazil's Caio Collet won the best race of the Castrol Toyota Racing season so far, getting a well-deserved victory ahead of Grégoire Saucy and pole position holder Igor Fraga. More >>

Summer Concert Anniversary Tour Rocks Taupo

Sunday, 26 January 2020, 11:46 am | Greenstone Entertainment and Taupo Summer Concert

Summer Concert Anniversary Tour Rocks Taupo After an 18,000 strong sellout crowd in Queenstown last weekend, the annual Summer Concert Tour today moved onto its North Island leg with 15,000 fans descending on Taupo Amphitheatre for the sold out Taupo ... More >>

Macrons and Wikipedia

Sunday, 26 January 2020, 11:44 am | Axel Wilke

The use of macrons in New Zealand English is changing fast. Print and television media, local and central government, they have almost all adopted the macron to indicate long vowels in Māori. Macrons are important: a wētā is an insect, but weta is ... More >>

Law Society President to Feature in Movie

Friday, 24 January 2020, 3:48 pm | LawFuel - Law Society president Tiana Epati, LawFuel's Lawyer of the Year, is to feature in a new movie from the producer of "Jojo Rabbit", the Oscar-nominated Chelsea Winstanley. More >>

Have You Ever Been With An Asian Womxn?

Friday, 24 January 2020, 3:13 pm | Creative Creatures

Gemishka Chetty and Aiwa Pooamorn (Go Home Curry Muncha) are back for 2020 Auckland Fringe with their brand new devised show “Have You Ever Been With An Asian Womxn?” The show presents a satirical investigation into porn fetishes, unleashing a bold ... More >>

New Zealand, Its Allies and the Second World War

Friday, 24 January 2020, 3:06 pm | NZ Military Historical Committee

The North African campaign in the Second World War is set to be refought in a conference in Wellington in February. For the first time ever in New Zealand, a leading German historian, Dr Peter Lieb, will discuss the campaign from the perspective of the famed ... More >>

Honest Liars Improv Comedy coming to Jam Factory 9 Feb. 2020

Friday, 24 January 2020, 11:03 am | Honest Liars Improv

Where: The Jam Factory – Historic Village Price: $10 Tickets available at the door or online at More >>

USAF C-130J Super Hercules for Wanaka

Friday, 24 January 2020, 10:47 am | Warbirds Over Wanaka

New Zealanders will have their first chance to check out the RNZAF’s new transport aircraft when the United States Air Force brings a C-130J-30 Super Hercules to this Easter’s Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow. The aircraft coming to Wanaka ... More >>

Andy Anderson Joins Fundraiser for Bush Fire Victims

Friday, 24 January 2020, 10:25 am | Inspire

Veteran New Zealand actor and singer, Andy Anderson, joins a list of Manawatu’s top artists who are giving their time free to raise funds for the victims of Australia’s tragic bush fires. More >>

Great day for shearing, great day for women

Friday, 24 January 2020, 10:15 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

A four-stand women’s shearing record of 2066 lambs in nine hours yesterday has been lauded by one of the greatest of record-breakers as one of the great moments in shearing in New Zealand. More >>

Steady performances in steady breeze at Sailing Week

Friday, 24 January 2020, 8:24 am | Bay of Islands Sailing Week

The second day of CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week offered up “fantastic racing” for the boats on A and B Division, Tornado and Multihull courses today, according to Race Officer Megan Kensington. More >>

Nationwide Comedy Competition Comes to Otago

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 7:59 pm | Raw Comedy Quest

Dunedin Comedy and Remarkably Funny are teaming up to bring New Zealand's premier amateur comedy competition to Otago for the first time this February and March. "The Raw Comedy Quest has been running for over 20 years, and is now established as a ... More >>

Unique New Zealand Series the Dead Lands Launches

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 7:42 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

A ground-breaking New Zealand television series launches today, Thursday 23 January 2020 to what is being described as one of the largest ever international audiences for a New Zealand television production. More >>

Ōtautahi to host 2021 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Final

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 4:02 pm | Christchurch NZ

Ōtautahi Christchurch is set to host the final of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 – a massive coup for the city and the Canterbury region. More >>

Stardome gains long-term security

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 3:58 pm | Tupuna Maunga Authority

The Tūpuna Maunga Authority is pleased to confirm that the popular Stardome Observatory and Planetarium has been granted a long term lease at Auckland’s Maungakiekie / One Tree Hill through to 2034. Maungakiekie is one of the Tūpuna Maunga (ancestral ... More >>

Dunedin confirmed as Women’s Cricket World Cup Host City

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 2:56 pm | Enterprise Dunedin

(Dunedin, 23 January 2020) Dunedin has been named as one of six New Zealand host cities for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021, it was announced today. More >>

Host City Announcement, ICC Women's World Cup 2021

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 2:36 pm | Women in Sport

"It is outstanding to see such a geographical spread of cities and venues announced as hosting matches, making it a truly national sporting event for kiwis and showcasing our country to global TV audiences of 180m+." More >>

New Zealand’s National stadium to host ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 2:31 pm | Eden Park

After delivering several successful World Cup events, Eden Park is proud to be hosting the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup next year as part of its commitment to women in sport. More >>

Welcome to Seaweek

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 12:39 pm | Seaweek

Seaweek is happening from Saturday 29th February to Sunday 8th March 2020! The theme for Seaweek this year is: Connecting with our Seas, Ko au te moana, ko te moana ko au – I am the sea, the sea is me. More >>

Christchurch’s Bread & Circus Festival is Back

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 9:12 am | World Buskers Festival

Tomorrow the biggest and best street performance festival in the country opens its doors for the next three weeks across the city of Otautahi, Christchurch. More >>

Silver Ferns power past Jamaica in Birmingham

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 8:42 am | Netball New Zealand

The Silver Ferns recorded a second straight win on the back of a comprehensive 71-45 result over Jamaica in the Vitality Netball Nations Cup in Birmingham on Thursday. More >>

Experience the powerful intimacy of The Human Voice

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 11:15 pm | Barbara Paterson

A splintering relationship becomes high art in Francis Poulenc and Jean Cocteau’s lushly operatic one-act monodrama, The Human Voice (La voix humaine ). Tabitha Arthur directs soprano Barbara Paterson and pianist Gabriela Glapska in this deeply moving, ... More >>

Te Kāhu Revealed

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 4:49 pm | Emirates Team New Zealand

Emirates Team New Zealand revealed their new custom designed and built test boat Te Kāhu today in Auckland. More >>

THE PRESETS to Headline 'The Drop Festival'

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 2:56 pm | 818 Entertainment

SATURDAY 21ST MARCH, ASB TENNIS CENTRE, PARNELL, AUCKLAND Sign up for pre-sale access at More >>

International Comedy Magician in two fabulously funny shows

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 2:17 pm | Arts on Tour New Zealand

Cheeky, Quirky and Classy – Ultimate Family Friendly Show Brendan Dooley is fast becoming one of the world’s top young magicians, described by The Press as “…a new generation of talent already snapping the heels of established acts.” This ... More >>

Freeride World Tour riders to wear only Mons Royale

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 2:14 pm | Mons Royale

Mons Royale, New Zealand based designers of merino apparel from the mountains for the mountains, will be outfitting two of the top Freeride World Tour athletes this year. Mons Royale have teamed up with Ghosts, a newly formed outerwear brand based ... More >>

Unitec Hosts Polyfest Leaders’ Conference

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 2:11 pm | UNITEC

Auckland, 21 January 2020 -- Unitec Institute of Technology will kick off preparations for this year’s ASB Polyfest by hosting the Polyfest Leaders’ Conference at its Mt Albert campus this week. More >>




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