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Payne Leaves It Late To Edge Frazer For Pole

Saturday, 30 January 2021, 2:05 pm | Toyota GAZOO Racing New Zealand

Matthew Payne – emerging as a favourite for the 2021 Castrol Toyota Racing Series – claimed an impressive pole position in a hotly contested qualifying session at the second round of the series on Hampton Downs national track this morning.   ... More >>

PRADA Cup Semi-final Day 1

Friday, 29 January 2021, 6:46 pm | PRADA Cup

Semi Final - Race 1 Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli beat New York American Magic Start: 1515 Port: USA Stbd: ITA Course: C Axis: 214 Length: 1.76nm Current: 0 knots Wind 21 knots / 225 degrees Winner: Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli – 2min 43sec As the start ... More >>

Postponement Of South Auckland Concert ‘Waitangi Ki Manukau’

Friday, 29 January 2021, 4:55 pm | Manukau Urban Maori Authority

After significant consultation with stakeholders, event partners Manukau Urban Māori Authority and Auckland Council have chosen to postpone Waitangi ki Manukau as a precautionary measure. The free community family day to be held on Saturday 6 February in Hayman ... More >>

Get Ready To Discover The Inner Drag Superstars Lurking

Friday, 29 January 2021, 11:04 am | Elephant Publicity

Get Ready To Discover The Inner Drag Superstars Lurking Within Chlöe Swarbrick, Kura Forrester, Aziz Al-sa'afin, And Scott Smart Proudly part of Auckland Live’s Auckland Pride Festival programme , the Dragon’s Diva Den team are ecstatic to ... More >>

Motofest Revving Up For Another Classic Weekend

Friday, 29 January 2021, 9:45 am | Bikesport NZ

MotoFest is just around the corner and, as final preparations are made, the revs are already starting to build ahead of what will no doubt be another classic weekend at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park. Ready to mark its fourth anniversary at the popular ... More >>

Save The Date 06/03/2021 “Bowlzilla Wellington – Infectious Fun”

Friday, 29 January 2021, 9:26 am | Bowlzilla

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Our Biggest Announcement Yet..... Sjana Elise. Ashy Bines. Ellice Whichello. Dan Conn.

Friday, 29 January 2021, 8:58 am | Live Fit

Despite Covid-19 putting a handbrake on international guests appearing in-person at LiveFit 2021, where there's a will, there's a way! "We're excited to be hosting a number of international guests at the LiveFit Festival 2021," says LiveFit ... More >>

Pōneke's Miles Calder Announces Debut Solo Album, Out March 5th, Shares New Single/Video

Friday, 29 January 2021, 7:58 am | The Label

“Miles Calder takes us back, back in time to days when rock sounded like everything and we didn’t get tongue tied by genre gyrations. It’s both familiar and timeless. Outstanding songs. Outstanding band.” - Radio 13 Pōneke-based singer-songwriter ... More >>

Come Aboard And Set Sail On A Journey Of A Lifetime

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 4:52 pm | Tempest Theatre Co

Up and coming playwright and actor Natania McLeod Roberts debuts her first work-in-development: A Study of Bad Accents, in the New Zealand Fringe Festival 2021. Naive but strong-willed Ari heads to Europe hoping to land her first stable gig in the super-yacht world. ... More >>

SkyCity Celebrates 25 Years Entertaining Auckland

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 2:32 pm | SKYCITY

On February 2nd 1996, SkyCity Auckland officially opened its doors to the public and to celebrate SkyCity will be hosting a free ‘90’s themed Federal Street Party this Friday 29 January 2021, with a stellar line up of Kiwi artists from the era. ... More >>

Kiwibank New Zealander Of The Year Awards ­– Ngā Tohu Pou Kōhure O Aotearoa Semi-Finalists Announced For Six Categories

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 12:42 pm | Kiwi Bank New Zealander of the Year Award

The New Zealander of the Year Awards Office is pleased to announce the semi-finalists in six categories for the 2021 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards ­­– Ngā Tohu Pou Kōhure o Aotearoa set to take place on 31 March 2021. The Kiwibank ... More >>

Recycled T-shirts Keep 5,000 Plastic Bottles From Landfill

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 12:38 pm | Sport Wellington

Merchandise for this year’s Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays will be made from recycled plastic bottles as part of Sport Wellington’s Sustainable Event Policy, announced in 2019, which pledges to make the iconic Wellington event waste and carbon-free ... More >>

Lovers And Lonely Hearts Take Centre Stage With Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Play

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 12:36 pm | The Meteor

The highs and lows of the season of love and loss are set to be captured in an exciting original comedy, written and performed by local creatives this Valentine’s day… <img src="" ... More >>

New 2degrees Sponsorship Is No Joke

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 12:17 pm | 2 Degrees Mobile

Telco on the hunt for office joker in ‘2degrees Great NZ Office Comedy Clash’ 2degrees has teamed up with the country’s largest improvised comedy theatre company – Covert Theatre – to find New Zealand’s funniest office as part of a new sponsorship ... More >>

TRS Focus Switches To Talent Development Under Unique TGRNZ Structure

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 11:59 am | Toyota Racing

  After the drama and excitement of the Grand Prix weekend and the one-off appearances by the sport’s domestic superstars, it’s the young guns who will now become the focus of attention as the Castrol Toyota Racing Series heads into ... More >>

Dance Your Way Through Latin America At The Party Of The Summer!

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 11:07 am | Auckland Live

Auckland Live + Big Song n Dance presents AUCKLAND LATIN FIESTA as part of Auckland Live Summer in the Square. The rich and lively culture of Latin America will set Aotea Square ablaze with exciting sounds, tastes, and experiences at the Auckland ... More >>

Woolhandling Opportunity Galore At Taihape Show

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 7:51 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Woolhandling competition will take on extra importance at the Taihape A and P Show on Saturday because of the shortage of opportunities in a season hit by the uncertainty of the Covid-19 crisis. Part of the show’s shearing sports, the annual start of ... More >>

Elite Training For Golden Shears Hopefuls

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 7:48 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Some of New Zealand’s top shearers and woolhandlers will be heading back to school as private wool industry trainer Elite puts even the best through a time-honoured tradition of big-time prep-work ahead of this year’s Golden Shears. The high-performance ... More >>

Youth, Diversity And Vitality Reflected In Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Longlist

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 7:39 am | Ockham Book Awards

Books that explore issues of identity, domestic life, war, food, our natural world and our people are among the 40 works of poetry, prose and non-fiction longlisted for the 2021 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards announced today. The works, selected ... More >>

Marcus Armstrong Makes F1 Test Debut At Fiorano For Scuderia Ferrari

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 5:18 pm | Armstrong's

Marcus F1 Test Marcus Armstrong became the second-ever New Zealander to drive a Ferrari F1 car, following on from Chris Amon who raced for the marque in the late 1960s. Father Rick Armstrong is the owner and director of Armstrong’s, the national ... More >>

Hit French Crime Drama BALTHAZAR Premieres In NZ Monday, February 1st, On Acorn TV

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 4:48 pm | Acorn TV

One of the 10 highest-rated dramas in France in 2018 – four of its episodes were seen by at least six million viewers each on TF1 – BALTHAZAR series 1 will stream in New Zealand, on Acorn TV on Monday, February 1, in a binge premiere of all six ... More >>

Spoked Cycle Tour - Three Greytown Men Take On The Ride Of Their Life

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 4:34 pm | Spoked Cycle Team

Spoked - The Tour Aotearoa Starting on the 1st of Feb 2021, three guys from Greytown in the Wairarapa will be riding the ‘Tour Aotearoa’ (TA), a 3000km mountain bike route from Cape Reinga to Bluff over 26 days (plus some probably) ... that means ... More >>

WarnerMedia Acquires New Zealand Film There Is No I In Threesome As HBO Max Original

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 4:13 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

HBO Max debuted the trailer and key art today for the new Max Original documentary There is No I in Threesome. The film begins streaming in the US ahead of Valentine’s Day on 11 February and will have its world premiere this weekend at the WarnerMedia ... More >>

Sportspeoples' Reactions To Covid-19 Restrictions, Has In Many Cases Been Regrettable

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 4:11 pm | Glenn Turner

By former NZ cricket coach and captain Glenn Turner. Sportspeoples' reactions to the covid-19 restrictions, has in many cases been regrettable. Governments the world over are doing everything possible to have some top-level sport played to occupy ... More >>

Wellington Photographer’s Debut Exhibition At Zealandia, “Wings: Rood Pictures Of Birds”

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 3:01 pm | Danny Rood

A new photography exhibition of native birds opens at Wellington’s Zealandia sanctuary on 3 February, giving visitors a chance to see some of the world’s rarest species through the lens of local photographer Danny Rood. “Wings: Rood pictures of birds” ... More >>

ASB Polyfest Back In 2021

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 12:26 pm | ASB Polyfest

The ASB Polyfest, Auckland Secondary Schools Maori & Pacific Islands Cultural Festival, is back in 2021. The iconic festival will celebrate its 45th anniversary this year, after this milestone was put on hold last year due to the initial COVID-19 ... More >>

Seen It All Before? 100% Pure New Zealand And Tom Sainsbury On A Mission To Tackle Copy-Cat Travel Photos

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 6:01 am | 100 Percent Pure New Zealand

26 January 2020, Auckland: 100% Pure New Zealand has launched a new social advocacy campaign to encourage Kiwis to do – and share – something new while travelling around New Zealand this summer. In the campaign, comedian Tom Sainsbury leads a fictional ... More >>

Eglantyne Human Rights Pioneer In Auckland’s Summer At Q Festival

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, 4:42 pm | Eglantyne The Show

EGLANTYNE is an inspiring solo play about Eglantyne Jebb, the visionary, passionate, human rights pioneer, humanitarian, social reformer and founder of Save the Children. Eglantyne is one of the most influential women of the 20th century, yet one of the ... More >>

Ria Hall Announces Spark Session

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, 4:26 pm | Loop Media Ltd

Loop are excited to announce Ria Hall will be performing an intimate Spark Session this February, live from Massey University’s College of Creative Arts. This special Spark Session will give Spark customers an exclusive opportunity to catch one of ... More >>

Auckland Squads Named For National U20 Campaign

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, 1:36 pm | Auckland Rugby League

Fifteen different clubs are set to be represented across the two Auckland sides taking part in the inaugural National U20s competition. The two 30-man squads, dubbed Auckland Blue and Auckland White, have been named following last Saturday's trial ... More >>

Good Actor Challenges Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Acting Battle

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, 12:32 pm | New Zealand Fringe Festival

The New Zealand Fringe Festival is on the horizon and one of the institution’s most seasoned performers is spoiling for a battle… an acting battle! Tickets are on sale now for three events in this year’s Pōneke Festival by Tāmaki Makaurau-based ... More >>

Lawson To Make Special Guest Driving Appearance At Big Auckland Kart Meeting This Weekend

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, 10:21 am | KartSport New Zealand

The KartSport Auckland club has been welcoming the country’s top kart racers to its annual City of Sails’ two-day challenge meeting over the Auckland Anniversary long weekend at the end of January for close on 50 years now. This weekend, at the ... More >>

Golden Sixty Overcomes Adversity For 12th Straight Win

Monday, 25 January 2021, 4:16 pm | NZ Bloodstock

Golden Sixty claims G1 HKJC Stewards' Cup The pin-up horse for New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale has delivered yet again, with Golden Sixty (Medaglia d’Oro) overcoming plenty of adversity to extend his winning streak in Sunday’s HK$12m Group One Stewards’ ... More >>

Christchurch Duo Terrible Sons Share Beautifully Sombre Video For New Single 'What A Friend'

Monday, 25 January 2021, 8:16 am | The Label

Listen Here Christchurch husband-and-wife duo Terrible Sons share a beautifully sombre video for new single ' What a Friend ' off their new EP Mass , out February 12th. ‘What a Friend’ follows and paints a deep welling sadness, but then, like ... More >>

Amazing Winning Sequence Continues For Young Masterton Shearer

Monday, 25 January 2021, 8:05 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Adam Gordon, of Masterton, at Levin on Sunday, with win No 8 in nine finals this season. Photo / Supplied Young Masterton shearer Adam Gordon continued one of the most promising starts to a shearing sports career when he won the Intermediate final ... More >>

Bird Soars To Victory At National Champs

Monday, 25 January 2021, 6:49 am | Equestrian Sports New Zealand

Kim Bird figures she has never been in a more intense competition than this afternoon when she held her nerve to win the Tavendale and Partners New Zealand National Premier Horse Championship at McLean’s Island in Christchurch. Kim and her 11-year-old ... More >>

Spellbinding Drive From The Pit Lane Wins The GP For Van Gisbergen

Monday, 25 January 2021, 6:43 am | Toyota GAZOO Racing New Zealand

Shane van Gisbergen started from pit lane but won the NZ GP In extraordinary times, an extraordinary driver produced an extraordinary drive to win the 66th New Zealand Grand Prix and put his name alongside the sport's greatest drivers. Unstoppable. ... More >>

Collins Makes Every Move A Winning One In Taupo Historic Grand Prix Race

Sunday, 24 January 2021, 7:15 pm | New Zealand Formula 5000 Association

Copyright: Geoff Ridder Category young gun Michael Collins (Leda GM1) made every move a winning one in the feature Taupo Historic Grand Prix trophy race at the second round of the 2020/21 SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival motor racing series ... More >>

Van Gisbergen Again In Action-packed Race 2

Sunday, 24 January 2021, 4:35 pm | Toyota GAZOO Racing New Zealand

Shane van Gisbergen made it two from two at Hampton Downs Picture Bruce Jenkins Shane van Gisbergen continued his 100% record at the New Zealand Grand Prix meeting with victory in the second race of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series. It was no easy ... More >>

Pyper Claims Third Tapawera Shears Title

Sunday, 24 January 2021, 4:31 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Reuben King, a mechanical engineering graduate from the central North Island but who shears in North Canterbury. On Saturday, at Tapawera, south of Nelson, he won his fifth Junior shearing title this summer. Photo / Supplied A field of 12 Open-class ... More >>

Rookie Ngatoa Stuns With Grand Prix Pole Position

Sunday, 24 January 2021, 2:20 pm | Toyota GAZOO Racing New Zealand

A sensational New Zealand Grand Prix qualifying session saw rookie Kaleb Ngatoa master wet conditions to steal pole position. A star is born – Kaleb Ngatoa will start the 66th NZGP from pole position. Picture Bruce Jenkins The final moments of ... More >>

SIX60 Play Record Breaking Hastings Show!

Sunday, 24 January 2021, 6:53 am | Six60

SIX60 SIX60 SATURDAYS 2021 arrived into Hastings tonight for the biggest show the town has ever seen. 22,000 devoted SIX60 fans jammed into Tomoana Showgrounds to witness New Zealand’s biggest band play an energetic and hit filled two-hour set. ... More >>

Stand-out Performances And Enthralling Battles Mark Potts Classic

Sunday, 24 January 2021, 6:40 am | Athletics New Zealand

A resident record, some blistering sprint performances, top quality throws and an enthralling battle for the New Zealand 3000m Championship men’s title provided the highlights of an pulsating day of action at the Potts Classic in Hastings. In ... More >>

INEOS TEAM UK Win RR3 Race 2 Against Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli

Sunday, 24 January 2021, 6:37 am | PRADA Cup

23rd January 2021 RR3 - Race 2 Start: 1720 Port: ITA Stbd: GBR Course: C Axis: 227 Length: 1.9nm Current: 0.2 knots @ 316 Wind: 18-22 knots / 240 degrees Winner: INEOS TEAM UK +33 seconds If the tension surrounding this Italian/British shoot out for ... More >>

Van Gisbergen Storms To Race 1 Win At Hampton Downs

Sunday, 24 January 2021, 6:25 am | Toyota Racing New Zealand

Shane van Gisbergen wowed an impressive Saturday crowd at Hampton Downs in the first race of the 66th New Zealand Grand Prix weekend, passing Chris van der Drift to take the lead and the win. Chris van der Drift leads away as winner Shane van Gisbergen ... More >>

32nd Te Wānanga O Aotearoa Waka Ama Sprint Nationals

Sunday, 24 January 2021, 6:20 am | Waka Ama NZ

Today we had an entire day of finals, the energy was high, and the paddlers were on form with both turns and straight races – there was something for everyone. Pure OCC, of Rotorua retained their 1500m title from last year in the open men’s ... More >>

Collins Made To Work For First F5000 Win At Taupo This Weekend

Saturday, 23 January 2021, 6:41 pm | NZ Formula 5000 Assn

Defending series title-holder Michael Collins (Leda LT27/GM1) might have qualified on pole and gone on to lead the first SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series race of the weekend at the second round at the big Taupo Historic GP meeting ... More >>

Summer Concert Tour 2021 Kicks Off In Queenstown

Saturday, 23 January 2021, 5:10 pm | Greenstone Entertainment

Hello Sailor. Queenstown was the place to be for the 11th running of the Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert, the first of three shows in the annual Summer Concert Tour, this year starring an all kiwi line up of Gin Wigmore, Dragon, The Jordan Luck ... More >>

Ryan Wood Takes Debut Win In Best Bars Toyota 86

Saturday, 23 January 2021, 4:33 pm | Toyota GAZOO Racing New Zealand

Ryan Wood takes a lead in the first Best Bars Toyota 86 race he maintained to the flag . Picture Bruce Jenkins. Ryan Wood took his first victory in the first race of the 2021 Best Bars Toyota 86 Championship after a faultless lights-to-flag victory ... More >>

Shane Sensational In Castrol TRS Qualifying

Saturday, 23 January 2021, 3:29 pm | Toyota Racing New Zealand

Shane van Gisbergen waited until the dying seconds of qualifying, but put in a sensational final effort to take fastest time in the opening qualifying session for the New Zealand Grand Prix weekend. Shane van Gisbergen put in a sensational final effort to top ... More >>

Kyle Smith & Teresa Adam Win 2021 Tauranga Half In Record Times

Saturday, 23 January 2021, 3:26 pm | Tauranga Half

Kelsi Paige Photography Today’s Tauranga Half produced two outstanding elite races, with Kyle Smith narrowly holding off Braden Currie in a dramatic finish to win the men’s race, while the women’s race saw Teresa Adam produce a world class performance, ... More >>

Records Smashed At The Tauranga Half With A Down To The Wire Finish For Currie And Smith

Saturday, 23 January 2021, 2:32 pm | Braden Currie

Photos - Roy Schott It came down to the wire at the Tauranga Half today, giving the crowds that lined the streets of Mount Maunganui plenty to cheer for. Braden Currie finishing his first race of 2021 within 10seconds of last year’s champion ... More >>

Van Der Drift Still Out Front But Payne Threatens In Third Practice

Friday, 22 January 2021, 6:29 pm | Toyota Racing New Zealand

Tasman Motorsports Group driver Chris van der Drift maintained his fast pace on the opening day of the 66th New Zealand Grand Prix, but was pushed hard in the 30 minute session by rookie Matthew Payne. Matthew Payne excelled with second fastest ... More >>

Immortal Wins: India Defeats Fortress Australia

Friday, 22 January 2021, 5:04 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It was never meant to be like this. After the Indian cricketing team met misery and disaster in the first test match at Adelaide, registering a paltry 36 in its second innings, little hope was had for the touring side. Australia threatened rout ... More >>

Van Der Drift Shows Early Form As Times Tumble At Hampton Downs

Friday, 22 January 2021, 4:12 pm | Toyota Racing

Multiple international champion and former Team New Zealand A1GP driver Chris van der Drift fired the opening shot in the first major practice session at the 66th New Zealand Grand Prix at Hampton Downs this afternoon.   He waited until ... More >>

Murphy Tops First Practice Session

Friday, 22 January 2021, 2:21 pm | Toyota Racing

Four time Bathurst champion and former New Zealand Grand Prix winner Greg Murphy got his GP weekend at Hampton Downs off to a solid start with the fastest time in his practice session this morning. Kiwi racing legend Greg Murphy got his Grand Prix ... More >>

The Best Place In Auckland To Enjoy Free Outdoor Films Alongside Food, Sun And A Cheeky Bevy

Friday, 22 January 2021, 1:38 pm | Auckland Live

Auckland Live continues the Kiwi summer tradition of outdoor family films with an incredible Summer in the Square line-up of blockbusters and classics screening from 24 Jan – 25 Feb on the giant digital screen in Aotea Square. <img src="" ... More >>

New Zealand Fringe Show Is Out Of This World!

Friday, 22 January 2021, 12:22 pm | New Zealand Fringe Festival

Celestial Nobodies is an exciting new educational polylogue that brings gravity to universal experiences through a lens of black comedy. Written by Evangelina Telfar, Celestial Nobodies is a journey around the universe to meet yourself at the other ... More >>

'Summer Feast! Ready To Kick Off In Marlborough

Friday, 22 January 2021, 12:00 pm | Feast Marlborough

‘Summer Feast’ is all about getting Marlborough!s food and beverage sector buzzing over the summer period and showcasing the great produce from the region. Feast Marlborough is actively working alongside venues, food producers, event organis- ers and others ... More >>

Blues Kick Off Season With Family-Friendly Blues Footy Fest

Friday, 22 January 2021, 11:37 am | Purple Sherbert

Following the Covid-19 related cancellation of the Blues sell-out clash against the Crusaders last August, a much-anticipated re-match will take centre stage at New Zealand’s first dedicated summer rugby festival, the Blues Footy Fest. More ... More >>



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