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Christchurch school team wins Best NZ Film award

Christchurch school team wins Best New Zealand Film award at Uni Shorts with A Perfect Child STRICTLY EMBAROGED UNTIL 6PM, THURSDAY NOVEMBER 23 AUCKLAND, Thursday November 23 – A Perfect Child ; a film by students at Christ’s College and St. Margaret’s ...

Team Parker continues negotiations with Anthony Joshua camp

Update: Team Parker continues negotiations with Anthony Joshua camp WBO champion Joseph Parker’s promoters, Duco Events, have noted comments from WBA and IBF champion Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn that a 75-25 per cent split of revenue in ...

Client Liaison, Big Shaq, Tiga And More Round Off R&V

Client Liaison, Big Shaq, Tiga And More Round Off R&V 2017 Lineup The Rhythm and Vines Festival have pulled more treats out of the bag today, releasing Big Shaq, Client Liaison, Tiga and more, rounding out the bill that covers 26 international ...

Big hitters added to sold-out Bay Dreams line-up 2018

Summer’s most exciting music festival just got bigger - and better! Today sees the final line-up announcement for Bay Dreams 2018 , with Big Shaq , SWIDT , Stickybuds , PhaseOne , Montell2099, Ruse and Lee Mvtthews all added to the bill. Promoters ...

Former refugee introduces Persian Calligraphy to New Zealand

'Listen to the reed and the tale it tells, how it sings of separation: Ever since they cut me from the reed bed, my wail has caused men and women to weep'


Womad New Zealand is breathing new life into a festival favourite with the support of a new programme partner.

Students’ plastic creations spread environmental awareness

Ara Institute of Canterbury Certificate in Creativity students are turning their art into environmental action.

Space for You and Your Baby joins Parenting Place

We are thrilled to announce that the work of Space NZ Trust , an organisation offering quality postnatal support, is being integrated into Parenting Place - thanks to the generosity of the NEXT and Tindall Foundations

Rugby League Women's World Cup Wrap

Australia will play Canada and New Zealand will meet England in the semi-finals of the Rugby League Women's World Cup at Southern Cross Group Stadium on Sunday, following the completion of the pool rounds.

Rugby League Women's World Cup Judiciary: Haupapa

Rugby League Women's World Cup Judiciary Please be advised that Canada Ravens player Janai Haupapa has pleaded guilty to a charge of Contrary Conduct: Grade B arising from an incident in the Rugby League Women's World Cup match against Australia Jillaroos ...

Former England International Joins Wellington Firebirds

The Wellington Firebirds’ squad for the upcoming Burger King Super Smash has been bolstered with the addition of former-England all-rounder, Samit Patel.

The D4 Announce Show at King's Arm and Other Dates


Kiwis to face England in three-match Series in 2018

England will host New Zealand in a three-match international Rugby League test series in the English autumn 2018. The opening game will take place at the KCOM Stadium in Hull on Saturday, October 27, then international Rugby League will return to Anfield ...

Rotary NZ World Community Service And Giving Tuesday

Rotary New Zealand World Community Service And Giving Tuesday Rotary New Zealand’s World Community Service is mindful of annual Giving Tuesday, this year 28 November 2017, another day when the public have an opportunity to make a donation to a charity. ...

Wellington Firebirds Make Two Changes for Top-of-Table Clash

With Tom Blundell and Hamish Bennett joining New Zealand A for their match against the West Indies, the Wellington Firebirds’ have made two changes for their match against Central Districts at Nelson’s Saxton Oval from Friday 24th to Monday 27th ...

Elvis Gospel Music, TOMORROW - Holy Trinity Cathedral

In 1977 while on retreat in Hawaii, USA, Elvis Presley dreamed of rebranding his image and revitalising his concert routine. He would scale back the lush orchestras, the chorus of singers, the Vegas glitz and glamour and refocus on the music that ...

Sarjeant Gallery Wins Award for Digital Portal

Sarjeant Gallery wins the Digital Exhibition or Collection Award at the National Digital Forum 2017 Awards Ceremony for their Explore Their Collection Portal

Aces hungry for three in a row

The Auckland Aces are back home on Eden Park’s Outer Oval this Friday as they take on Canterbury in Round Four of the Plunket Shield.

Charitable Trust's Strategic Funding Impacts Local Charities

Most charitable trusts are known for donating large sums of money, but one in particular is showing that smaller amounts over a longer period of time can make an even bigger impact.

'The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Invent It'

Thursday 23 November. Silo Theatre 2018: 'the Best Way to Predict the Future is to Invent It' – Alan Kay

Rainbow’s End Teams with Rugby Star to Inspire Kiwi Kids

Rainbow’s End has teamed up with the inspiring All Black, Ofa Tu’ungafasi, and two promising New Zealand athletes; BMX rider Maynard Peel and Paralympian, Tupou Neiufi, to encourage Kiwi kids to do their best.

Hawkeswood Chases the Ultimate Prize at Rally New Zealand

Andrew Hawkeswood heads to the final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, Rally New Zealand, chasing the ultimate prize in New Zealand rallying, the title of national rally champion.

Launch of Thriller Novel 'Silent Fear' Augurs Well for Movie

This month’s successful launch of the crime-thriller Silent Fear , co-authored by New Zealand father-and-son writing team Lance and James Morcan, is considered a good omen for the planned feature film. The novel has ...

Ross Kemp – Extreme Tales: Live on Stage

In a global first, documentary maker, author and actor Ross Kemp will reveal the truth about how the extreme world works live on stage, delivering remarkable insights into the 73 documentaries that he has made with his team across the world in the ...

New U-13s tournament kicks off

Ten Under-13s football teams will run onto the pitch this Sunday for the first time as part of the NZ Communities Football Cup .

Jack Charles v the Crown

Australian legend Uncle Jack Charles started life as a member of the Stolen Generation. He once said, 'Plucked from my mother’s breast, I grew up absolutely ignorant of my Aboriginal heritage.'

Virtuoso Jazz Trumpeter Chris Botti plays Auckland

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23 - The world’s biggest selling jazz instrumentalist, CHRIS BOTTI , will make his debut visit to New Zealand in 2018, performing at the Bruce Mason Centre on Wednesday, February 21.

TVNZ Renews FIA Formula E Championship Deal

TVNZ is bringing sports fans the world’s first fully-electric single-seater racing series, the FIA Formula E Championship, again for the 2017/18 season.

Tickets Selling Well for Next Years Bluff Oyster Festival

Fifty percent of the tickets for next year’s Bluff Oyster & Food Festival, scheduled to take place in Bluff on Saturday 26 May 2018, have been sold and event organisers are expecting a surge of sales over the next few weeks as traditionally ...

Kiwis To Face England in 3-Match Rugby League Series in 2018

England will host New Zealand in a three-match international Rugby League test series in the English autumn 2018. The opening game will take place at the KCOM Stadium in Hull on Saturday, October 27, then international Rugby League will return to Anfield ...

Rugby League Women's World Cup Match Review Round 3

Please be advised that the Rugby League Women's World Cup Match Review Committee has issued the following charge from Round 3 pool matches today at Southern Cross Group Stadium:

Celebrate Us! – Free Concert, Christchurch, 2 December

Celebrate Us! is a free high quality concert presented by CCS Disability Action Southern Region and Play It Strange. The concert will be held on Saturday 2 December 2017 in celebration of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities. ...

SIX60 and Nico & Vinz Auckland Concert Sold Out

Thursday, November 23 2017- With just a handful of dates to go on the European leg of The New Waves World Tour , SIX60 , Nico & Vinz & Kings are thrilled to announce that their 13th January concert at Villa Maria Estate Winery in Auckland ...

Tennis Sweethearts Vie for ASB Crown

Tennis Sweethearts Vie for ASB Crown Double Australian Open Champion, Victoria Azarenka will make her return to full time tennis via the ASB Classic in January. The former number one has been granted a wildcard for the women’s event adding another touch ...

Maajid Nawaz, Ali Rizvi & Yasmine Mohammed in NZ this March

Friday 9th March | New Zealand Festival, Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington Saturday 10th March | AUT City Campus, Auckland

Kiwi Blogger Dips Her Toe in Volunteer Tourism

21st November 2017 – Kiwi not for profit, Go Kiwi Go is at the forefront of the new volunteer holiday trend, including gap years, and mid-career breaks. Go Kiwi Go recently sent Blogger at Large, Megan Singleton, to Nepal to experience volunteer ...

‘Fanga Dan' fired up for Summer Bash

Daniel ‘Fanga Dan’ Woolhouse is confident his new RTR Ford Mustang, the result of a collaboration with US drifting star Vaughn Gittin Jr., will be ready for Mad Mike’s Summer Bash on December 9.

Paul McCartney One on One Tour Kicks off in Just Ten Days

The countdown is on, with Paul McCartney ’s first tour of down under since 1993 set to kick off in just ten days!

Late Change to Sweet Lou Drivers Challenge Line Up

Canterbury reinsman Tim Williams has been drafted into the North Of The Waitaki team for the Sweet Lou Drivers Challenge at Ascot Park Raceway in Invercargill on Friday.

Documentary premiere celebrates NZ’s electricity pioneers

From the Southern Hemisphere’s first hydroelectric power station to electric postie wagons, New Zealanders have made some big contributions to electric innovation over the past century and more.

Lest We Forget The Other: Chinese & Indian Experience in WW1

Please find details below for this Friday evening’s official launch of this combined exhibition between the Indian and Chinese communities.

New daily children’s TV show

NZ On Air has today announced funding for a new multi-platform daily children’s TV show, Fanimals , which centres around kids and their pets.

Holder & Marston Keen to Finish Holden Rally Season Strongly

Penny Homes Holden Rally Team drivers David Holder and Josh Marston head into this weekend’s two-day Rally New Zealand feeling good about their preparation and a recent positive test with the team’s two Holden Barina AP4+ cars. With 2017 having ...

Young People Learning How to Box & Have Respectful Relations

This unusual but effective combination is happening at the Billy Graham Youth Foundation, who have just been accredited by White Ribbon, the annual campaign to prevent men’s violence against women.

ChildFund Wishes Kiwis an Egg-Cellent Christmas

• ChildFund New Zealand is celebrating with Karla Goodwin of Bluebells Cakery to highlight the gift of chickens and their eggs, and encourage Kiwis to continue their generosity this Christmas

Kiwi Men Lose Confidence in Their Parking Ability

Kiwi Men Lose Confidence in Their Parking Ability, Yet Still Rank Themselves Better Drivers than Their Partners – AA Insurance Survey

Blind Boy Paxton Opens for Kitty, Daisy & Lewis in Auckland

US bluesman Blind Boy Paxton will open for Kitty Daisy & Lewis in Auckland onFebruary 11 at the Powerstation. The sibling act from the UK will are touring New Zealand in February with shows at Black Barn in Hawkes Bay on February 9 , San Fran in Wellington ...

Sir Roger Bhatnagar Collection Donated to Auckland Cricket

Sir Roger Bhatnagar’s impressive collection of memories and momentoes has been donated to Auckland Cricket and will be showcased permanently in The Bert Sutcliffe Lounge on Eden Park’s outer oval.

Empowering more girls to be active

Women's motocross star Courtney Duncan has put her support behind HERA - Everyday Goddess, which empowers 10-18 year old girls to be active.

Critical essays shine light on Len Lye in new book

As artist Len Lye’s legend grows both internationally and domestically, a new book of critical essays shines light on the life, career and art of the outstanding New Zealand-born artist.