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The 2020 Arts Foundation Icon Award Whakamana Hiranga Recipients Announced

Saturday, 4 July 2020, 4:56 pm | The Arts Foundation

The Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi announce the 2020 Arts Foundation Icon Award Whakamana Hiranga recipients. Three exceptional artists join a living circle of twenty of New Zealand’s most significant artists for their extraordinary lifetime achievements ... More >>

From Grant Dalton

Friday, 3 July 2020, 4:20 pm | Emirates Team New Zealand

This week has seen a highly orchestrated attack on our integrity and credibility by people with questionable motives. We want to reassure all of our supporters, our sponsors, and partners that there has been no misappropriation of public money, and ... More >>

Young Artist Creates Auckland’s Most Instagrammable Wall

Friday, 3 July 2020, 4:13 pm | The Corner Creative Space

Papakura has a brand-new art attraction in their town centre, with the addition of an interactive mural titled ‘Insta-Active’. The mural features five different scenes individually designed to make the perfect photo backdrop for Instagram users.  ... More >>

Cook’s Cold Wind Sends Chills

Friday, 3 July 2020, 3:59 pm | Aly Cook

Official Music Video Aly Cook presents ‘Cold Wind’, the 4th single released from her critically acclaimed album ‘ Caught in the Middle ’. The album was declared #1 airplay hit by Australian community radio and appeared ... More >>

Tree Planting Events An Answer To Loneliness And Improving Our Fresh Water

Friday, 3 July 2020, 3:27 pm | Sustainable Coastlines

Charity Sustainable Coastlines has just kicked off its winter tree planting tour, providing critical support for freshwater quality while helping to solve some of the loneliness and isolation brought to light by the Covid lock-down. The recent ... More >>

New Zealand Racing Calendar Confirmed

Friday, 3 July 2020, 1:23 pm | Racing Industry Traning Agency

More than 1,000 race meetings at 51 venues throughout New Zealand were confirmed today by the Dates Committee of the Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) for the forthcoming racing year. The racing calendar, which covers the period from 1 ... More >>

Climbing Out Of Covid

Friday, 3 July 2020, 9:37 am | NZ Alpine Club

Members of the Dynomites rock climbing club and climbing enthusiasts from around Wellington had their first taste of competition recently, during the country's first climbing event since Covid-19 lockdown measures eased. Possibly a first for Australasia ... More >>

Ollie Pringle And Ross Ter Braak Awarded Final Two ACES Contracts

Friday, 3 July 2020, 9:22 am | Auckland Cricket

Newcomers Ollie Pringle and Ross ter Braak have been offered the final two Auckland ACES contracts for 2020/21. The pair join William O'Donnell as ACES contracted for the first time. The initial round of 14 players were announced on 15 June and the ... More >>

Football Industry Will Bounce Back Stronger From COVID-19, Says LaLiga’s MENA Head

Friday, 3 July 2020, 6:43 am | Dubai Sports Council

Representatives from Spanish clubs, among 169 people who took part in the webinar that discussed 'Football Clubs Strategy for Recovery Post COVID-19'. Maite Ventura, LaLiga’s Managing Director for the Middle East and North Africa, is confident football ... More >>

Napier-based Artist Wins $5,000 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award

Friday, 3 July 2020, 6:19 am | Hamilton City Council

Asaki Kajima with her winning work. Napier-based artist Asaki Kajima has won the $5,000 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award for 2020 with a Dali-inspired sculptural artwork entitled Space Cow. In announcing the award at Hamilton’s ArtsPost tonight, ... More >>

Cockerton & Hills Share Wins At Latest Kiwi Kartsport Sim Series Round

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 6:28 pm | KartSport New Zealand

Auckland driver Taylor Cockerton won the first race at the opening round of the new Tasman Karts-sponsored SIMSpeedTV-hosted KartSport New Zealand iKartSport Racing ‘Virtual Club Day’ at a virtual Philip Island in Australia on Tuesday evening ... More >>

Folk Pop Duo 'Looking For Alaska' Releases Their New Single, ‘Fall Into You’

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 4:04 pm | Looking For Alaska

‘Fall Into You’ is a sweet and sultry indie/folk/pop song , with some Angus and Julia Stone, She + Him vibes, but with unmistakable musicianship skills of Amy Maynard (Ngāti Porou) and Aaron Gott. This is the first single from the album ‘Light ... More >>

Huge Shifts In The Ways Children Access Media – New Research From NZ On Air And BSA

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 1:57 pm | NZ On Air

New Zealand’s children are increasingly consuming stories, songs and games on international media and platforms, missing out on local content and potentially impacting on their sense of identity and belonging. The Children’s Media Use Study 2020, ... More >>

Feedback Sought On Sex And Gender Identity Review

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 1:43 pm | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealanders are being asked for their views on how sex and gender should be thought about and measured to reflect our diverse society, Stats NZ said today. Public consultation for the review of the statistical standards for sex and gender identity will begin ... More >>

Warbirds Over Wanaka - Barnstorming Rides Day - 2.7.20

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 11:06 am | Warbirds Over Wanaka

Two warbird aircraft owners are determined to do their bit to ensure the southern hemisphere's largest warbird Airshow returns to Wanaka in two years’ time. Nelson-based Bill Reid and Graeme Frew from Blenheim are bringing their aircraft to Wanaka in ... More >>

Screen Sector Recovery Package Announced

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 6:40 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) welcomes the Screen Sector Recovery Package announced today by Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Carmel Sepuloni The package managed by the NZFC totals $15.4m of capacity funding and production support. The ... More >>

The PGA Of NZ Chooses North Shore Golf Club For Its New Headquarters

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 3:59 pm | North Shore Golf Club

From 1 August 2020, the PGA (Professional Golfers' Association) of NZ will be based at North Shore Golf Club (NSGC). This move from Remuera Golf Club, which has been the PGA's home since 2018, is largely due to the organisation's growth and need for ... More >>

Enter The Orbit Of Our Moon At Canterbury Museum

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 2:40 pm | Canterbury Museum

An out-of-this-world exhibition about the moon is landing at Canterbury Museum this weekend. On tour from Nelson Provincial Museum, Our Moon: Then, Now and Beyond explores the past, present and future of our nearest celestial body. It’s a hands-on exhibition ... More >>

DOC Announces Tahr Cull At Eleventh Hour

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 2:02 pm | Game Animal Council

The Game Animal Council is extremely disappointed at DOC’s failure to carry out meaningful consultation with the hunting sector when it comes to managing tahr. “We, along with other members of the Tahr Plan Implementation Liaison Group, received ... More >>

Emirates Team New Zealand Responds To Allegations In The Mbie And Council Letter Of June 22

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 1:16 pm | Emirates Team New Zealand

Whomever has leaked to the NZ Herald the MBIE and Auckland Council letter to ETNZ and ACE has conveniently not provided the reply provided by ETNZ and ACE last week. ETNZ and ACE categorically deny any wrongdoing and consider that they have already ... More >>

Breaking My Back Was Only A Hurdle, Not A Road Block - Chelsea Herbert

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 1:07 pm | Toyota Racing

  New Zealand racing driver Chelsea Herbert has been putting the last few months to good use and is now '95%' healed after her Castrol TRS crash at Teretonga Park back in January.   The popular racer (21) is now itching to get back ... More >>

Auckland To South East Asia – No Passport Required!

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 12:58 pm | Auckland Zoo

Kiwis can now embark on the first leg of an amazing wildlife experience through South East Asia with the opening of a new primate habitat for orangutans and siamangs at Auckland Zoo today – no passport required! The new high canopy habitat completes ... More >>

Mary Poppins, The Broadway Musical, Returns To Auckland This October

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 7:40 am | The Amici Trust

Opens 2 October for strictly limited season. Pre-sales start today via Ticketmaster. All remaining tickets on sale next week. It’s the spoonful of sugar we all need right now! MARY POPPINS, the much-loved Broadway musical, is returning to Auckland ... More >>

Defiant Arrives In Auckland

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 5:09 pm | American Magic

DEFIANT, the first AC75 racing yacht built for New York Yacht Club American Magic, Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, has arrived in New Zealand. The AC75 was shipped through the Gulf of Mexico, transited the Panama Canal and then crossed the ... More >>

V Is For Victor – Matariki Music Performance

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 4:25 pm | The Incubator Creative Hub

Having overcome an event that literally changed his life in 2018 performer Mana has found his feet again or more so risen from the ashes like the Phoenix.  He has found his wings again and has relearned to fly -This is the evolution.  ... More >>

NZSO To Play And Livestream Two Special Concerts In July

Monday, 29 June 2020, 5:24 pm | NZSO

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is to stage two special Beethoven and Bach concerts in Wellington next month and livestream each performance Pastoral – Pianist Diedre Irons Credit: Debbie Rawson Pastoral on 8 July will showcase two of Beethoven’s ... More >>

Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award Winner To Be Announced This Week

Monday, 29 June 2020, 4:40 pm | Hamilton City Council

The 2020 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award, worth $5,000, will be presented on Thursday night (2 July) by this year’s judge, New Zealand sculptor James Wright, at ArtsPost in Hamilton. Twenty-eight finalist works started arriving into ArtsPost’s ... More >>

NASDA’s Latest Play Finds Hope In Adversity

Monday, 29 June 2020, 4:21 pm | Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd

Growing up in post-war Amsterdam, Thomas develops a colourful imagination to escape within his own mind from an abusive and strictly religious home, in which his father doesn’t appreciate Thomas’s fanciful tales of things that no-one else can see. ... More >>

Kiwis Too Strong In Trans Tasman Ironman’s Virtual Racing Pro Challenge

Monday, 29 June 2020, 2:58 pm | Ironman Group

New Zealand’s Teresa Adam and Mike Phillips have continued their dominance over the Aussies with strong wins in the second Trans-Tasman IRONMAN VR Pro Challenge. More >>

NZ Mountain Film And Book Festival An Online Success

Monday, 29 June 2020, 2:31 pm | NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival

The NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival enjoyed many sold-out live shows this past weekend; however, its largest venue, the online cinema, is still screening the films nationally. The festival is on sale from 26 June to 5 July online with until July ... More >>

UC Sponsors Young New Zealander Of The Year Award

Monday, 29 June 2020, 10:10 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury (UC) Young New Zealander of the Year Award Te Mātātahi o te Tau recognises a young person brimming with the potential to produce a bright future for Aotearoa, striving across the last year to improve not only themselves ... More >>

Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel Defeated Robinhood Northern Stars 49-47 In Auckland

Sunday, 28 June 2020, 7:17 pm | ANZ Premiership

After a quick turnaround, Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel held their nerve to post a hard-fought 49-47 win over a tenacious Robinhood Northern Stars at the Auckland Netball Centre on Sunday. In unfamiliar territory at the bottom of the table, the ... More >>

Match Reports | Rd 1 Farrelly Photos Women's Competitions

Sunday, 28 June 2020, 6:56 pm | Auckland Rugby League

Match reports from round one of the Farrelly Photos Women's Premiership and Championship competitions, played on June 28. Rd 1 Farrelly Photos Women’s Premiership (first division) Manurewa 48 Mt Albert 0 Ricshay Lemanu scored four tries, and veteran rake ... More >>

Two WKN World Titles On The Line At Born To Fight 8 In Auckland, NZ

Sunday, 28 June 2020, 12:37 pm | World Kickboxing Network

World Championship returns to New Zealand with “Born to Fight 8” scheduled for October 3 at YMCA in Auckland. The VIP event, presented by the leading promoter in the country, Vahid Unesi, follows a historic World Cup held in November 2019. Born ... More >>

Northern Mystics Defeated Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel 46-42 In Auckland

Sunday, 28 June 2020, 12:24 pm | Netball NZ

The Northern Mystics retained their winning streak with a 46-42 win after holding off a fast-finishing Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel at the Auckland Netball Centre on Saturday. Trailing by eight at three-quarter time, the Steel produced an exciting ... More >>

Men’s Premiership Match Reports – June 27

Saturday, 27 June 2020, 6:10 pm | Auckland Rugby League

Rd 2 SAS Fox Memorial Premiership (first division) Mt Albert 32 Bay Roskill 18 A big second half effort saw Mt Albert overcome a gritty Bay Roskill side and retain control of the Roope Rooster challenge trophy in the process. Wing Nehumi Teu grabbed ... More >>

The Good Oil Tactix Defeated Splice Construction Magic 45-36 In Auckland

Saturday, 27 June 2020, 1:25 pm | Netball NZ

After a tight opening, The Good Oil Tactix produced a storming second half to open Round 3 with a convincing 45-36 win over Splice Construction Magic at the Auckland Netball Centre on Friday. Playing their third game in seven days and overcoming a ... More >>

2020 ANZ Premiership | Round 3 Media Preview

Friday, 26 June 2020, 5:33 pm | ANZ Premiership

2020 ANZ PREMIERSHIP - ROUND 3 MEDIA INFO Read more in our full Round 3 preview  The Good Oil Tactix v Splice Construction Magic When: 7pm, Friday 26 June Where: Auckland Netball Centre Broadcast: Live on Sky Sport and Sky Sport Now (NZ), ... More >>

Jazz Award Winner Mentors Next Generation Of Musicians

Friday, 26 June 2020, 4:57 pm | MAINZ

A birthday present received on his fourteenth birthday helped propel award-winning jazz guitarist Dixon Nacey into a lifelong passion for music, performing and teaching. Along the way Nacey has been mentored by some remarkable, giving teachers and musicians, ... More >>

Human Rights Commission Welcomes NZ Hosting FIFA Women's World Cup 2023

Friday, 26 June 2020, 4:49 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Co-hosting the FIFA Women World Cup 2023 in New Zealand is a fantastic opportunity to deliver an exceptional sporting event that embodies inclusion, respect, equality and fairness, and promotes human rights, says the Human Rights Commission. “We ... More >>

Unitec Celebrates More Film Success At Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival

Friday, 26 June 2020, 3:59 pm | Unitec Institute of Technology

Unitec Institute of Technology is celebrating yet another one of its student films being selected to screen at New Zealand’s premier film festival. Unitec’s Childhood Room was one of 12 locally made films shortlisted for the Best Short Award at next ... More >>

Fun Factor Returns For Rejuvenated Pulse Defender

Friday, 26 June 2020, 2:57 pm | Netball Central

Injury-free and the fittest she’s ever been have gone hand-in-hand with a fresh start for long-limbed defender Kelly Jury as she settles into a new netball life with Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse. Hampered by major shoulder injury, requiring a ... More >>

2023 FIFA Women's World Cup: Statement

Friday, 26 June 2020, 1:29 pm | Women in Sport

"To win the bid to bring the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup to New Zealand and Australia bid is immense. Over one billion viewers watched the last World Cup in France. More >>

Motocross Scene Starting To Heat Up Again

Friday, 26 June 2020, 12:42 pm | Bikesport NZ

JUNE 26, 2020: It will now go from a famine to a feast for the New Zealand motorcycling community after news this week that multiple major national events will be resurrected. Restrictions are slowly easing nationwide, following a difficult 10-week period of ... More >>

RESET 2020 : A Festival For Aotearoa This November

Friday, 26 June 2020, 11:54 am | Taranaki Arts Festival

November will see Taranaki rebooted and revived when the Taranaki Arts Festival (TAFT) presents RESET 2020, as part of a commitment to presenting the arts in Taranaki, and for the people of New Zealand. RESET 2020 will be a lively cross-generational ... More >>

Industry Guidelines For Intimacy On Stage And For Screen To Be Launched Tonight

Friday, 26 June 2020, 11:09 am | Equity New Zealand

This evening, the performers union, Equity New Zealand, formally launches the Intimacy Guidelines for Stage and Screen in New Zealand to their peers from across the industry. Equity President and New Zealander of the Year 2020, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, together ... More >>

Urban Art & Sharp Corporation Create Digital Art Gallery In The Foyer Of Wellington Railway Station

Friday, 26 June 2020, 9:28 am | Urban Art Foundation

The Urban Art Foundation in association with Sharp New Zealand has opened a new three-screen digital art gallery in the foyer of the Wellington Railway Station. This is the second major transport hub showing Urban Art exhibitions, with Wellington ... More >>

ARL Media: Men's Premiership Previews - Rd 2

Friday, 26 June 2020, 9:00 am | Auckland Rugby League

Preview | Rd 2 SAS Fox Memorial Premiership A livestreamed match between Te Atatu and Mangere East headlines round two of the SAS Fox Memorial Premiership this Saturday at Jack Colvin Park. Te Atatu won convincingly over Papakura 42-16 last week, while ... More >>

NZ Pride Festivals Join Sensational International Line-up For Global Pride

Friday, 26 June 2020, 8:49 am | Elephant Publicity

Three Pride Festivals from around Aotearoa will celebrate with their international partners on Saturday 27 June as Auckland Pride , Wellington International Pride Parade , and Winter Pride Queenstown join Global Pride – an ambitious online event curated ... More >>

Roxy Cinema Launches OnDemand Movie Streaming Service

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 5:23 pm | The Roxy Cinema

Wellington’s beloved Roxy Cinema has launched its very own movie streaming service, containing their meticulously curated library of incredible films For those wanting something more thoughtful than the big-budget blockbuster, you are sure to find it ... More >>

Blincoe Comes Good To Claim Kiwi KartSport Sim Series’ Double

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 4:11 pm | KartSport New Zealand

Auckland karter Zach Blincoe won both races at the final round of the Liquidaction-sponsored SIMSpeedTV-hosted KartSport New Zealand iKartSport Racing ‘Virtual Club Day’ at a virtual Laguna Seca and Belle Isle circuits on Tuesday evening Teenage Auckland ... More >>

Auckland Cricket backs Clubs with Support Package

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 2:46 pm | Auckland Cricket

Auckland Cricket is committing $870,000 to support their 16 community cricket clubs via the Club Support Package for 2020/21. More >>

Three Artists Picked For Govett-Brewster Art Gallery ‘In Residence’ Programme

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 2:12 pm | New Plymouth District Council

Three artists have been picked from more than 160 applicants to be the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre’s 2020 Artists In Residence – and will work from their own residences! Sorawit Songsataya, Meg Porteous and Yona Lee will take up four-week ... More >>

Anton Killin named as Lilburn Research Fellow 2021

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 1:30 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Alexander Turnbull Library and the Lilburn Trust are delighted to announce that Dr Anton Killin has been awarded the prestigious Lilburn Research Fellowship for 2021. More >>

Community Netball Makes Digital History

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 12:18 pm | Sportsground

Hawke’s Bay, 25 June 2020 - For the first time in New Zealand, community netball games were scored digitally last weekend instead of using a pencil and score card. Hawke’s Bay Netball Centre and Invercargill Netball Centre were the first to adopt ... More >>

Waking Giants As Naming Rights Sponsor Of Run Auckland Event Series

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 11:40 am | Waking Giants

Run Auckland have named Waking Giants as the 2020 naming rights sponsor for its 5km, 10km and Half Marathon running events series. Although Covid-19 saw a delay in the start to the series, it is now up and operational with the first race having ... More >>

Missing Louise Henderson Artwork To Be Shown In Christchurch

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 10:54 am | Christchurch Art Gallery

A recently rediscovered painting by acclaimed New Zealand artist Dame Louise Henderson will be on display at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū next month as part of a wider exhibition of Henderson’s work. The missing artwork, April , will ... More >>

Annabel White Gets Behind Pink Ribbon Breakfast To Show Support For Breast Cancer Patients

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 9:51 am | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Next week is the launch of Pink Ribbon Breakfast month, where Kiwis across the country will come together to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. Beloved Kiwi food writer Annabel White has donated a favourite recipe to show her support ... More >>

Songs For Humanity

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 9:04 am | City Choir Dunedin

City Choir Dunedin is thrilled to return to the stage on 1 August after the Covid-19 lockdown. In a concert of beautiful music we remember those who have died and those whose lives have been seriously changed by the devastating effects of the global ... More >>

Auckland Art Gallery Announces 'Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art'

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 7:01 pm | Auckland Art Gallery

Game-changing exhibition of contemporary Māori art set to open Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art will be the largest exhibition in the 132-year history of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Lisa Reihana, Mahuika , 2001. Auckland Art Gallery ... More >>




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