Scoop NZ: Culture (107)

Thousands of Kiwis to Take Part in World Green Building Week

World Green Building Week kicks off on Monday, and the New Zealand Green Building Council have organised a host of events across the country to celebrate.

Nextstage Theatre Presents 'Desperate HuttWives'

Set in Upper Hutt, this brand-new comedy. Written by local playwright, Louise Proudfoot throws us through a ranch slider and into a dizzying romp of neighborhood BBQs, extra marital affairs and unhealthy doses of Detonating Gonad-itis.

Fast & Furious Racing to debut at Hampton Downs 500

Motorsport’s version of Rugby Sevens and Twenty20 Cricket is set to be launched at the Laser Plumbing & Electrical Hampton Downs 500 on October 28-29.

Claudia Jowitt + Ruth Thomas-Edmond

Greetings , please join us to celebrate the opening of this exhibition with Ruth and Claudia

Can Anyone Beat Superkart King Ryan Urban on Sunday?

That's the question being asked in the lead-up to the 2017 KartSport New Zealand SuperKart Championship and Grand Prix meeting at Hampton Downs this weekend.

LEGACY - By Earthfeather

Earthfeather, a New Zealand music artist releases her first single and Music Video ‘Legacy’. Mentored by Maisey Rika, Rob Ruha, Troy Kingi, Laughton Kora and Tama Waipara. Earthfeather is a unique talent and on 20th September the release of ‘Legacy’ ...

MetService News Release

In addition to the election on this weekend, we see the arrival of daylight saving and the spring time equinox. For those voting on Saturday, expect largely settled conditions, with a brief ridge bringing fine weather for most of the country. 'The ...

Rhydian Thomas reading Milk Island aloud on election day

Lawrence & Gibson author Rhydian Thomas will be reading his entire debut novel, Milk Island , aloud at the Adam Art Gallery in Wellington and online via livestream on Election Day 2017.

Boutique Chamber Music Festival Returns to Mt Eden

The Mt Eden Chamber Music Festival was launched last year and is back for an encore performance following the standing ovations last time!

‘Irresistible bait’ of $10k dangled in front of anglers

Somewhere…in one of the Rotorua lakes, there’s a ‘golden trout’ worth $10,000 to a lucky angler.

NZBS Team Takes Most Ever Wins at Christchurch 48HOURS

You have just 48 hours to make a short film. What do you need to achieve this?

Top International Filmmakers And Screen Industry Shakers

Join Stellar Line-Up For The Big Screen Symposium 2017 21 September, 2017 -- Luke Davies , the BAFTA-winning screenwriter of LION , David Mich˘d , acclaimed writer/director of the Oscar«-winning feature ANIMAL KINGDOM , Midge Sanford , pioneering producer ...

Diana Anaid Joins Adam Ant on New Zealand Dates

Australian singer/songwriter Diana Anaid has been announced today as the support for 80s icon Adam Ant for his forthcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand. Best known for her 90s indie pop anthem ‘I Go Off’ , Anaid had one of the decade’s ...

The Future of Cricket in Wellington

Last night at a presentation to clubs, schools, and other key stakeholders, Cricket Wellington unveiled ambitious plans for New Zealand’s summer game within the Wellington region.

Artweek Auckland

TE URU - WAITAKERE CONTEMPORARY GALLERY - A Memoir for Falling Light a new commission from filmmaker Robert George.

NZBS team takes most ever wins at Christchurch 48HOURS

You have just 48 hours to make a short film. What do you need to achieve this?

Feist Plays Auckland’s Powerstation on 25 November

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 – Four-time Grammy nominee Feist will make her long-awaited New Zealand headlining debut, with one show only at Auckland’s Powerstation on Saturday, November 25. Touring in support of her fourth full-length album Pleasure ...

Terry O’Connor Removed as Referee for WBO Heavyweight Fight

Vindication for Duco boss David Higgins who claims victory after angry outburst at London Press Conference yesterday

Old Mout UK hatches a plan to save kiwi

Kiwis for kiwi has joined forces with Old Mout Cider UK, to generate support for kiwi conservation.

Long Drive International To Hit Auckland Early November

Another great event has been named on the Auckland sports calendar as the dates along with the venue for the New Zealand Long Drive Golf International have been confirmed.

BLACKCAPS match to move from McLean Park

Wednesday 20 September 2017 - Auckland’s prolonged wet weather – and the inability to grow specialised grass in persistent rain – has led to delays in laying new turf at McLean Park.

Impressive Senior Debut for O'meara-Hunt in Oz

Teenage Wellington karter Rianna O'Meara-Hunt confirmed her potential as one of Australasia's best up-and-coming talents with an impressive debut in the Senior ranks at the final round of Australia's Rotax Pro Tour series at Wodonga in Victoria over the weekend.

NZ Teen in Global Competition to Create Super Happiness

A global challenge with big prizes and massive opportunities has a single Kiwi as one of its 15 finalists announced this week.

Barfoot & Thompson continue to support Netball Coaches

Barfoot & Thompson have thrown their support behind Netball coaches in New Zealand, extending their partnership with the National Coach Development Programme.

The Play That Goes Wrong -- opens next week

If you're fed up with politics, grab a group of friends and come to see the hysterically funny THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG.

Make a difference for dementia this September

Wellington, NZ - Thousands of Kiwis will take to the streets from 16-24 September to raise awareness for dementia. In Wellington, walkers will take to the tracks, as they take part in a Memory Walk at ZEALANDIA.

Joanna Margaret Paul at Auckland's Bowerbank Ninow Gallery

The work of Joanna Margaret Paul occupies a unique position in the canon of New Zealand art. The daughter of artistic and literary Hamilton publishers Janet and Blackwood Paul, her upbringing, as well as her art education under Colin McCahon, Greer Twiss ...

Korean celebrities visit Christchurch for reality tv show

20 September 2017 - Two well-known South Korean actors have hit Christchurch with their children to film a reality television show that will be broadcast to millions.

NZ Resident 18s to Face Taurahere in Auckland this Saturday

This Saturday at Bruce Pulman Park, New Zealand Resident 18s and Taurahere will face off at 2pm.

Switch Phones Off for a Better Break These School Holidays

These days we rely on our smart phones to keep us connected to the world, but research from Southern Cross Travel Insurance suggests the devices may be doing just the opposite.

Pahiatua Railcar Society Supreme Winner at Community Awards

Pahiatua Railcar Society have taken top honours at Tararua District’s biggest annual celebration of volunteers, the Trustpower Community Awards.

Best Ōra King Dish Awards Finalists Announced

Four New Zealand chefs at the forefront of New Zealand cuisine will travel to Japan this October to participate in the grand finale of the 2017 Ōra King Awards. Joining leading culinary professionals from around the world, they will embark upon a unique ...

The 2017 NZ Election Drinking Game

Magic Mustard is proud to present the unofficial drinking game of the 2017 New Zealand General Election.

Denver Dates Announced for First Global Glamping Summit

The first ever Global Glamping Summit will take place in Denver, Colorado, on the 24th and 25th of April, 2018.

Air Charter Service Crucial to 2018 World Cup Logistics

Leading aircraft charter specialist, Air Charter Service, says that aircraft charters will be an essential part of logistics for the FIFA World Cup in Russia next year.

Excitement Mounts for The Nations Trophy

The Nations Trophy is set to be the defining event of the Swan One Design Mediterranean racing season. Scheduled for 10 – 14 October, the competition is less than one month away. A formidable fleet of ClubSwan 50s, Swan 45s and ClubSwan 42s is ready ...

Reuben Stone new single shines Brighter Than The Sun

Kicking 2017 off with a bang, multi-instrumentalist and reggae king Reuben Stone spent the Australian summer touring with iconic english supergroup UB40. He quickly followed-up with back-to-back national runs with Tash Sultana and Pierce Brothers. ...

Four Year Strong Play Auckland's Kings Arms January 2018

Four Year Strong With special guests Knocked Loose - The Rise or Die Trying Tour - January 2018

Feature Length Documentary on The Chills Confirmed for 2019

Film chronicles band leader Martin Phillipps’ unyielding pursuit of music in the face of tenuous fame, depression and addiction Kickstarter campaign under way offering exclusive Phillipps artwork, limited edition music and memorabilia at

Sea Shepherd Offers $5000 Reward for NZ Sea Lion Killer

On Sunday the 17th September the Department of Conservation found a dead endangered male New Zealand Sea Lion . It had been shot on Tautuku Beach in the Catlins and was otherwise in healthy condition.

Electric Finish to Laser World Championships

The weather had the final say at the Laser world championships in Croatia overnight with racing cancelled due to thunder and lightning.

Tropfest 2018 to Focus on Diversity & Representation

The world’s largest short film festival, Tropfest Australia , is calling for entries, encouraging submissions from filmmakers that showcase Australia’s vibrancy and diversity.

Royal New Zealand Ballet’s 2018 line-up revealed

Royal New Zealand Ballet’s 2018 line-up revealed: Elegance, grace and strength Choreographic mastery, cinematic vision and New Zealand’s pioneering spirit define the national ballet company’s 65th anniversary year announced today. 2018 promises ...

Paul Whatuira International Rugby League Player

Come along and hear Paul share his true story. A journey from despair and drug addiction to awesome wellness.

Rob McLeod | Exhibition opening

An exhibition of paintings - opening with the artist: Wednesday 20 September, 5.30 - 7.00pm.

Andy And Nate Win the Block NZ 2017 And $131,000

Andy and Nate are the winners of The Block NZ 2017 , taking home a total of $131,000 after the highly anticipated auction held in central Auckland tonight, and televised LIVE on Three and ThreeNow.

News from the West Wind | September

A featherweight parcel arrives from the north. In it is the entire Bloem en Blad exhibition: green string, hatched eggs, seeds of the dandelion flower. This is a show about lightness in spring. Working with materials from Rotterdam, her new hometown, ...

Upcoming events in association with The Tomorrow People

Friday 22 September, 6pm Louise Clifton in conversation with Stephen Cleland about Shoe School Refreshments served

Penguins predict election outcome

It’s set to be a close race between the National Party and the Labour Party when Prime Minister Bill English and Jacinda Ardern go head-to-head in New Zealand’s general election on Saturday 23 September.

Upper Hutt shines spotlight on prisoners’ art

Upper Hutt shines spotlight on prisoners’ art An exhibition in Upper Hutt’s Expressions Whirinaki arts centre, opening on 29 September and on throughout October, is a chance for the public to purchase artwork by prisoners and support their journey ...