Scoop NZ: Culture (105)

Royal New Zealand Ballet’s first audio description

Royal New Zealand Ballet’s first audio description Royal New Zealand Ballet will present its first audio described performances for blind and low vision patrons in Auckland with the ballet Romeo and Juliet , which opens in Wellington on 16 August ...

Silver Ferns prepare to depart for Netball Quad Series

Silver Ferns prepare to depart for Netball Quad Series Media Update Friday 18 August, 2017 The Silver Ferns will depart for Brisbane, Australia, next Wednesday 23 August ahead of their opening match of the Netball Quad Series against South Africa’s ...

It’s tee time at Eden Park!

Eden Park will convert its hallowed turf into a unique nine-hole golf course for five memorable days this November.

Tri-Nation Co-lab takes place in Edinburgh

Performing artists from New Zealand, Hong Kong and Scotland will come together at the Edinburgh art festivals in August for a new programme that incentivises fresh ways of working with international peers to create new work.

Q Theatre Unveils Venue-Wide Bi-Lingual Signage

Auckland’s Q Theatre has joined the growing movement of organisations recognising the importance of te reo Māori by unveiling a venue-wide suite of bi-lingual signage.

Pacific Sporting Partnership: significant positive impact

Netball New Zealand chief executive Jennie Wyllie believes a new Netball initiative under a sporting partnership that promotes healthy lifestyles and encourages children in the Pacific to play sports will have a significant positive impact moving forward.

TIA Partners with Local WeChat Service Provider PayPlus

A new marketing partnership between Tourism Industry Aotearoa and PayPlus NZ will give New Zealand tourism operators direct access to the huge Chinese visitor market through WeChat, a powerful social media mobile app.

Countdown on for NZ’s biggest Special Olympics event

Athletes with intellectual disabilities from around the country are ramping up their training regimes, with just 100 days to go until their pinnacle sporting event in November.

Global hat collection set to fund ocean litter cleanups

Te Anau bus driver Bruce Fraser hopes his huge collection of beachcombed hats can find new forever homes.

New Zealand's Campaign Back on Track

Takapuna-based rider Hamish Harwood , stepping into the breach for Team New Zealand. Photo by Andy McGechan, Photo Credit Andy McGechan

Let’s Fill This City with Art!

Let’s Fill This City with Art! ARTWEEK AUCKLAND 2017 ACROSS AUCKLAND 7 – 15 OCTOBER

WBOP Magic Finalise Roster for 2018

WBOP Magic have confirmed their roster for the 2018 ANZ Premiership with the announcement of seven more players. Returning to the WBOP Magic for 2018 are Ariana Cable-Dixon, Amorangi Malesala, Sydney Fraser and South African import player Lenize Potgieter. ...

The Axe Attack reaches Unprecedented Milestone

The Axe Attack reaches Unprecedented Milestone 18 August 2017 – Today marks the 30th anniversary of New Zealand's longest running specialist music show.

The World Humanitarian Day to remember 82 aid workers killed

New Zealand’s community of disaster relief workers are marking World Humanitarian Day – and remembering the 82 aid workers who have died so far in 2017.

GirlGuiding New Zealand boosting body confidence

Kiwi girls will improve their body confidence and their self-esteem when GirlGuiding New Zealand rolls out phase two of its one-of-a-kind Free Being Me programme.

Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund Applications Open

Applications for funding for events in 2018 that commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi open on Monday 21 August.

Wellington Firebirds Name 2017-18 captains

With the Burger King Super Smash schedule announced last week, the Wellington Firebirds continue their preparations for the 2017-18 season with the announcement of their captains for each domestic campaign.

Ngāi Tahu artists occupy CoCA for major new exhibition

Ngāi Tahu contemporary artists will occupy Toi Moroki Centre of Contemporary Art for Paemanu: Ka Nohoaka Toi Ngāi Tahu Artists in Residence , a major new exhibition by the Paemanu Ngāi Tahu Contemporary Visual ...

The Others Way: Tiny Ruins, Grays Gilmour, Dual & More

Excitement is brewing in Auckland, as come September 1 , The Others Way is back for 2017. For the third year running, Auckland’s K’Rd is set to transform into a pumping haven of the freshest local indie, electronica, pop and so much more…

Stanaway Confident Experience Will Lead to Supercar Success

Richie Stanaway is turning his focus to carving out a career in Supercars, making his maiden solo start in the sports feeder Super2 Series this weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Start Planning for Seaweek 2018

The New Zealand Association for Environmental Education is delighted to announce the dates and theme for its flagship event Seaweek for 2018.

Yell & Scream, but Keep it Clean

Yell and scream but keep it clean supported by Burger King and Canterbury Rugby Union

St Paul's College Win Third-Straight Title

St Paul's College have claimed a third-straight SAS College Rugby League Premiership title, downing traditional foes Kelston Boys' High School 16-4 at Mt Smart Stadium #2 on Wednesday night.

Cassandra English's Redhead Triplets Photo Goes Viral

One of New Zealand’s leading newborn photographers has captured a sibling bond which has started to go viral around the world.

Dope Use Warrants Both Criminal & Health Approach

Family First NZ says that Ministry of Justice statistics debunk concerns expressed by Labour leader Jacinda Ardern, and claims by supporters of marijuana, that hundreds of people are being locked up for petty drug offences each year, and that the current ...

National Day of Silence Against Homophobia & Transphobia

Today thousands of students across New Zealand will take a vow of silence, to draw attention to the silence surrounding homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic bullying in their schools and communities.

Kevin Bridges adds second Auckland show

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Synthony - Sold Out

Tickets have sold out to the upcoming Synthony - A Generation of Dance Music being held at Auckland’s Town Hall on September 30. Presented by George FM, Synthony brings together a selection of New Zealand’s biggest DJs and the Auckland Symphony ...

Acclaimed American singer to deliver devil of a performance

American Eric Owens , one of the world’s greatest living bass-baritones, will perform with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra this month in two performances of Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust . Owens, named 2017 Vocalist of the Year by the ...

Kindy Sunflower Project back to spark passion for gardening

An amazing 11,612 kindy kids around New Zealand will be cultivating their gardening skills whilst competing with other kindergartens in their region to grow the tallest sunflower or widest sunflower head.

Pātaka Friends Art Awards Exhibition

The Pātaka Friends Art Awards is an annual exhibition that is made up of entries from artists working or studying in Porirua and produced in the 12 months leading up to the exhibition.

Lucy Rose Announced as Support For Ben Folds Tour

UK Singer-Songwriter Lucy Rose Announced as Support For Ben Folds Paper Aeroplane Request Tour

Asia Pacific Superyachts to showcase at Monaco Yacht Show

Phuket, Thailand…August 17, 2017— Asia Pacific Superyachts owner-agents are excited to return and share new information of stunning Asia Pacific regions at the ultimate luxury rendezvous for the international elite clientele, the Monaco Yacht Show to ...

NZ’s Vietnam War Veterans commemorate service

New Zealand’s Vietnam War veterans are commemorating the fallen, remembering the war and what came after, and catching up with old comrades this Friday, and through the weekend. New Zealand’s Vietnam Veterans’ Day will be held on Friday 18 August. ...

A Rose by any Other Name Would Smell as Sweet

'What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d, Retain that dear perfection which he owes Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name; And for that name, which is no ...

How to Pack a Kitchen on a Plane

Travelling to the National Final can be a logistical nightmare, with teams having to work out how to load half the schools home economics kitchen into crates and get them on a plane. I bet there will be a few tense moments waiting at the conveyer ...

Callum Paterson Still Favoured, Even on Unfamiliar Terrain

August 17, 2017: Waikato teenager Callum Paterson has never before raced at the sandy Taikorea Motorcycle Park facility, on the outskirts of Palmerston North, but that's no reason not to expect him to win there on Sunday.

Northern Stars Continue to Build

Thursday 17 August 2017 - The Northern Stars has re-signed dynamic defender Kayla Cullen for the ANZ Premiership while former Silver Ferns Paula Griffin and Ellen Halpenny are set to make a return to the elite league. They have also recruited young ...

Mix of Youth And Experience in Kiwi Rotax Grand Final Squad

There is a mix of youth and experience in the seven-strong Kiwi squad set to travel to Portugal later this year for the 18th annual Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals meeting at Portimao.

Angus And Julia Stone to Return to NZ

THURSDAY AUGUST 17, 2017 – Australian folk rock/indie duo ANGUS AND JULIA STONE will return to New Zealand this December bringing their Snow Tour to iconic venues in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

Wellington Independent Music Showcase at Bats Theatre

Originality, creativity and energy are not the only skills a musician needs to ply their trade; they must also always be on the hunt for new ways and places in which to present their music to varied audiences. Original songwriters, in particular, ...

Auckland's St James Theatre Restoration Gets $1.5m Grant

"Im thrilled that the restoration of the iconic St James Theatre in Auckland can continue moving forward with approval for an initial grant from the Ministry of Culture and Heritage through the Heritage EQUIP scheme". - Steve Bielby, ...

ANC Slopestyle Finals Promise a Good Showdown

ANC Slopestyle Finals Promise a Good Showdown After Skiers & Snowboarders Battle for Top Qualifying Spots.

Skyline Queenstown Fifty Years of Fun events

New Zealand’s most popular tourist attraction Skyline Queenstown is toasting its 50th anniversary with a month-long party. Fifty Years of Fun runs throughout November and visitors can view historic artefacts from the 1960s and learn about the captivating ...

TUKI Festival tickets on sale this week

Tickets for Wanaka’s TUKI Festival, the festival formerly known as Rippon, go on sale this Friday, August 18 .

Film Urges Kiwis to Stop Ignoring the Elephant in the Room

Tomorrow at 9.00am the it matters! campaign will release the first of two short films starring Neill Rea and Sia Trokenheim .

Release of Richard Bentley’s book 'Innovate!'

The growth of our technology-based exporters can be accelerated by making changes to the way our science and innovation system operates.

Skycity Breakers Host Melbourne

Following on from the confirmation of the NBL Blitz last week, the SKYCITY Breakers today announced the second stage of their pre-season schedule, with a series against star-studded Melbourne United to be played in Hawke’s Bay and New Plymouth in mid-September.

AirMiles delivers a win-win for gamers and game developers

AirMiles for gaming platform Uproar delivers a win-win for gamers and game developers and brands

Spring WFA Championship Kicks Off in P.B. Lawrence Stakes

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 - A star-studded field will clash in Saturday’s A$200,000 Group 2 Charge Of The Light Horse P.B. Lawrence Stakes , the first of four races in the 2017 New Zealand Bloodstock Caulfield Spring WFA Championship.