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Jon Bennett returns to NZ with trilogy of shows.

Australian award-winning storyteller Jon Bennett returns to New Zealand shores this April with a string of dates showcasing his breadth of shows. Bennett is a world renowned comedic storyteller and 6 X JUST FOR LAUGHS AWARD nominee. Jon’s comedy ...

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Author Finds A Counter-Narrative Of Equality In Adam And Eve Story.

Bruce Feiler speaks about his new book, "The First Love Story," and how the story of Adam and Eve is still important to relationships between men and women today.

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Abbey Musical Theatre saw Palmerston North well-represented.

The district’s Abbey Musical Theatre represented the Palmerston North volunteer community in Rotorua Lakes this weekend.

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Going Out with the Tide.

This April, City Gallery Wellington presents an exhibition of work by New Zealand’s most celebrated artist, Colin McCahon . On Going Out with the Tide explores McCahon’s evolving engagement with Māori subjects and themes in his works from ...

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Rodger Fox FunkBone Experience CD release Tour.

Rodger Fox has been New Zealand’s most prominent jazz big band leader for more than four decades but, during that time, he has also performed in many of New Zealand’s leading rock and jazz-rock groups. Starting with New Zealand’s answer to international ...

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'Wait Till You See Me Dance' Is A Marvelous Waltz Of Misdirection.

Deb Olin Unferth's story collection delights in going in unexpected directions, and her sensitively-drawn characters feel the full, real, often contradictory and uneasy layering of human emotion.

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Neil Degrasse Tyson: a Cosmic Perspective.

' The most dangerous people in a free society are those who don’t know… It’s okay to not know. But if you don’t know, but think you do know … that is dangerous. Those are the signs of the end of an informed democracy.'

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Int'l artists converge in Wanaka for Festival of Colour.

One of New Zealand’s most anticipated arts festivals, the Southern Lakes Festival of Colour, kicks off in Wanaka next week. Launching on Monday 3 April with bonfires, storytelling and song on Wanaka’s lakefront, the seventh biennial festival presents ...

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Bluff Oyster & Food Festival sold out.

The sold out signs are up for the 2017 Bluff Oyster & Food Festival on Saturday 20 May!

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Sky Extends Sport Offering with Sky Sport Highlights App.

SKY has extended its sport offering with the brand new SKY Sport Highlights app, bringing kiwi sports fans closer than ever before to the sports they love.

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Champion rower brings love of books to Kaikoura.

Mahe Drysdale is best known for his exploits on the water but today he visits children at Kaikoura Primary School and Hapuku School to boost morale, encourage reading and gift brand new books.

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CubaDupa Presents at National Community Awards

While most of Wellington was busy revelling in music and street theatre performances on Cuba Street this weekend, one of the CubaDupa’s founding members took the time out to share the festival’s story at the Trustpower National Community Awards, ...

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Waipu Cove to host national IRB champs

Waipu Cove will host some of the best Inflatable Rescue Boat racers in the country this weekend for Surf Life Saving’s last major event of the sport season.

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DJ Shadow: The Mountain Will Fall

TUESDAY MARCH 28, 2017 – Displaying formidable mixing and scratching skills and mixing tunes old and new, DJ Shadow will bring his This Mountain Will Fall tour to New Zealand this May for one show only at Auckland’s Powerstation on Friday June ...

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Three Dominates Friday Night with Fourth Consecutive Win

Three is dominating Friday night with its fourth consecutive win, with The Graham Norton Show, 7 Days, Fail Army and Newshub Late all winning the key 25-54 demographic, as well as 18-49, 18-39 and Household Shoppers with Kids.

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Firebirds named for Final Round of the Plunket Shield

The Wellington Firebirds team to play Canterbury at Christchurch’s Hagley Oval from Wednesday 29th March to Saturday 1st April has been named. The side for the final match of the season is the same one which played Northern Districts at Mt Maunganui.

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Laser Kiwi - NZ Comedy Festival

A show full of great ideas that didn’t quite make it - like the laser kiwi flag.

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Coffee and art, the perfect partners

Coffee and art go hand-in-hand at Circa Café in the Christchurch suburb of St Albans, where regular exhibitions feature work by artists from The White Room creative space.

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Rotorua Chef Inspires on Her Way to Hawke's Bay Marathon

Rotorua Chef Liesel Hedderwick is taking on her biggest challenge at the Air New Zealand Hawke’s Bay Marathon on May 13, and after being the subject of taunts about her size and then left broken hearted and angry on the back of a relationship break ...

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Stop slugs in their slime

Cut the top off an empty fizzy drink bottle, leaving approximately 10cm of plastic from the lid.

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Karters get familiar with track before Sprint Nationals

Karters from all over New Zealand made the most of the KartSport Southland club's annual Spirit Of A Nation meeting at the Invercargill Oil Shop Raceway at Pit Road, Sandy Point, Invercargill over the weekend.

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This is not a stand up show, this is actual proper nonsense!

Don’t come along to this show expecting a Ben Hurley stand up show with his classic observations and jokes, this is a punk-rock-stand-up-comedy musical spectacular.

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Create colour with cineraria

It’s easy to think that impending winter means no more colour in the garden. But it doesn’t need to be this way. There are plenty of annuals which love cooler, shadier conditions and will provide the colour your garden misses over winter.

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Aces head to Napier with plenty to play for

The Auckland Aces welcome back the experience of Donovan Grobbelaar and youthful exuberance of Aniket Parikh as two changes to the side heading to Napier for the final Plunket Shield fixture of the season against Central Districts.

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Career ending tumour for Female Pioneer

A sad day in New Zealand Boxing as 'The Samoan Sniper' Kirsty Lupeamanu announces her retirement due to a Pituitary Gland Tumour.

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BATS Theatre Show - The Improv Mob

Brace yourself for Wellington’s newest, youngest, freshest improvisors, the Improv Mob! These guys are so fresh, they’re still in their packages with the price tag, but you won’t want to miss them!

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Young Guns Looking at Big Race Days in New Plymouth

Tayler Reid, Dan Hoy and Liam Ward are amongst the dozen Kiwis lining up this coming weekend at New Zealand’s only ITU World Cup Triathlon, the Quality Hotel Plymouth International World Cup, and for both it is a race with a bigger goal in mind.

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Wellington woman long term supporter of Sarjeant Gallery

Wellington businesswoman Anne Pattillo is often asked what motivates her generous support of an ambitious multi-million dollar project to re-develop an historic art gallery in Whanganui where she has no obvious links.

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Official Result: WBOP Magic 67 def Northern Stars 47

The WBOP Magic have continued their steamrolling start to the ANZ Premiership season, seeing off the Northern Stars, 67-47, in the final game of Round 1 in Hamilton.

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Why matter still matters for digital-age workers

The world of work and the experiences people have at work have changed radically as digital tools and online ways of working have become more prevalent.

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Broccoli, broccoli and more broccoli

Only just under two months until winter is officially here. Which means if you haven’t got your winter vegetables in the ground yet, you need to get moving. Plant them while the soil is still warm and they’ll get the kick start they need. Plant them ...

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BIG BLUES Horn Drivin’

Big Blues is a new blues band on the scene featuring some well establish and recognised performers alongside some new artists.

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Yamaha Men Denied at Final Hurdle

Those words probably spring to mind for Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team boss Josh Coppins after two of his riders finished runners-up in two separate classes as the 2017 New Zealand Motocross Championships wrapped up at the fourth and final round ...

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Catlins Brewery among craft breweries attending Hop’n’Vine

Catlins Brewery will be among a strong stable of breweries showcasing their craft beers and ciders to more than 600 people at the Hop’n’Vine festival at SIT Zero Fees Velodrome in Invercargill on Saturday. .

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How For-Profit Colleges Sell 'Risky Education' To The Most Vulnerable

Tressie McMillan Cottom worked in enrollment at two for-profit colleges, but quit because she felt uncomfortable selling students an education they couldn't afford. Her new book is Lower Ed.

- NPR - US

Adele Tour has made Australasian concert history

MONDAY MARCH 27, 2017 – ADELE’s LIVE 2017 Tour has made Australasian concert history, playing to more than 700,000 fans across Australia and New Zealand and smashing peak attendance records at every tour venue the British superstar has performed at.

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Greenslade Ready to Go on the Attack

MARCH 28, 2017: Aucklander Sam Greenslade will be a man on a mission this weekend.

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'Novel Of The Century' Is A Lively Companion To 'Les Misérables'

David Bellos' new book is a comprehensive guide to Les Misérables, and a compelling story in its own right, packed with detail about the creation and publication of Victor Hugo's massive masterpiece.

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Timaru Bike Polo Steals the Show

Timaru Hardcourt Bike Polo brought their sport to Rotorua Lakes this weekend when they wowed the audience at the Trustpower National Community Awards with an invigorating presentation of their work given from atop their bikes.

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Retirement And Travel Are Intertwined

The current government might be trying to increase the age to receive superannuation in New Zealand, but retiring at any age should be about enjoying yourself and travelling is a big part of that!

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Novices and veterans take finish line at Oxfam Trailwalker

First-time Trailwalker team The Young and the Breathless became the first to cross the finish line at the 12th Oxfam Trailwalker charity event this weekend, completing the 100km course in 14 hours and 32 minutes.

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Andrew Keoghan reveals show lineups for upcoming NZ tour

Andrew Keoghan will be hitting the road this April on what has become a five-date tour of New Zealand and Australia. Today, Keoghan reveals an eclectic range of artists who will join him on these Australasian performances, including Flip Grater , Lisa ...

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Buller High School Bollywood Group Wins Whetū Mātaiata Award

Buller High School Bollywood Group, representing the Buller District, has been presented with the Whetū Mātaiata Award at the prestigious Trustpower National Community Awards.

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Kerry James Marshall: A Black Presence In The Art World Is 'Not Negotiable'

For decades, the 61-year-old artist has depicted black lives on canvas. He says inclusion in museums must not be contingent on "whether somebody likes you ... or somebody's being generous to you."

- NPR - US

Reminder: Daylight saving ends on Sunday

New Zealand Daylight Saving will end next Sunday, 2 April 2017, when 3.00am becomes 2.00am.

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Waiheke Jazz Festival 2017

The Supper Club show on Easter Saturday at Aperitivo Wine Bar has sold out BUT there's still lots of capacity at the Evening Concerts and at the Daytime Jazzabout – these are popular shows so best to buy now to avoid disappointment. The Good Friday Groove ...

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Review: The NZSO and Nature - By Max Rashbrooke

There was a great moment at the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's concert on Saturday night when the announcer suggested to the audience that they might want to take photos and share them on social media, and there was an audible roll of laughter in response. ...

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Environmental Film Festival May 1-31

The Environmental Film Festival Reel Earth is New Zealand’s only film festival to focus specifically on nature and the environment. Hosted in the magnificent Manawatū region, with a thriving riverside community, committed to sustainability and with ...

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Emma Donoghue Helps Kids Deal With Dementia In 'The Lotterys'

Emma Donoghue tackles a tough topic with light and humor in The Lotterys Plus One, her new kids' book about a boisterous blended family learning to accommodate a difficult grandfather with dementia.

- NPR - US

Craig Murray Wins Freeride World Qualifier in Austria

Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, Austria – New Zealand skiers were showcasing their talents on the international freeride circuit over the weekend with Craig Murray winning the Freeride World Qualifier tour event in Austria on Sunday, and ...

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