Archive for the 'Entertainment' Category

THE DARKNESS Easter Is Cancelled Australian and NZ Tour

Press Release – SBM Presents

The Darkness will be spreading their Easter Is Cancelled message across the land with an Australian and New Zealand headline tour in Read more »

Girls Rock! Aotearoa Returns to Tāmaki Makaurau

Press Release – Girls Rock Camp

18 September 2019

Girls Rock! Aotearoa Returns to Tāmaki Makaurau for a Third Year

Girls Rock! Tāmaki Makaurau has been helping young women, transgender and gender-non-conforming youth form bands, build instrumental skills, and write original songs since 2018, and now the 2020 programme is set to be bigger than ever. Read more »

BatFirst to give bats to 5,000 kids from low decile schools

Press Release – Auckland Cricket

Wednesday 18 September 2019
Starting 14 October, Auckland Cricket’s new initiative BatFirst will aim to put a bat and a ball in the hands of every Year 3 child attending a decile five or lower School in Auckland. Read more »

Laneway Festival Auckland 2020 Line-Up

Press Release – Laneway Festival

The most exciting rock band on the planet. A pop artist who is as successful as she is boundary-pushing. Read more »

New Zealand is location for series based on LOTR

Press Release – Amazon Studios

Amazon Studios Announces New Zealand as Location for Its Upcoming Series Based on the Lord of the Rings

New Zealand – Sept. 18, 2019 – Amazon Studios announced today that its series based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s iconic fantasy novels The Lord of the Rings will shoot in New Zealand. Pre-production has started, and production on the series will begin in Auckland in the coming months. Read more »

Incredible line-up for Good vibes Summer Festival

Press Release – Good Vibes

Good vibes Summer Festival brings the heat this festive season with incredible line-up

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Tour Announce: Lauren Daigle

Press Release – Live Nation

Tour Announce: Lauren Daigle – the Grammy Award-Winning Musician Will Make Her New Zealand Debut in 2020

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British R&B superstar Ella Mai announces 2020 Auckland show

Press Release – NicNak Media

Chart-topping, Grammy-winning R&B artist Ella Mai will top off a phenomenal year and kick off 2020 in style with an Auckland show. Read more »

International Fixtures confirmed for NZ 16s & 18s Residents

Press Release – New Zealand Rugby League

New Zealand Rugby League is pleased to announce a series of international fixtures that will see our brightest future league talent on display from up and down the country. Read more »

Finalists announced for NZ Music Teacher of the Year Tui

Press Release – Recorded Music NZ

Today, Recorded Music New Zealand announces the three finalists for the second annual Music Teacher of the Year | Kaiārahi Puoro o te Tau Tui, with each being recognised for their incredible impact on their students and the local community. Read more »

Nourishing the art of empathy

Press Release – Art For Change

A determined group of Auckland artists is gathering artwork to raise funds for a unique anti-bullying programme run in schools throughout New Zealand. Read more »

Elle Macpherson Launches Inaugural NZ Fashion Week Gala

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Media Release

Elle Macpherson Launches Inaugural New Zealand Fashion Week Gala Read more »

Summer F.A.W.C! 2019 line-up revealed

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Tourism

16 September 2019

The keenly anticipated programme for Summer F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic has launched this week, featuring 75+ delectable events spanning ten action-packed days in Hawke’s Bay from 1–10 November. Read more »

LÉON – Swedish Soul-Pop Singer Announces Debut NZ Tour

Press Release – Live Nation Entertainment

The Swedish Soul-Pop Singer Announces Debut New Zealand Tour
2019 You And I Tour – Part II

AUCKLAND, NZ (Sep 16, 2019) – Swedish soul-pop singer, LÉON has today announced her New Zealand debut with a show at Auckland’s The Tuning Fork this November. Read more »

Cultural intelligence think tank on sport well received

Press Release – Aktive – Auckland Sport and Recreation

More than 70 sport and recreation leaders recently attended the inaugural Tāmaki Makaurau: today and tomorrow – leading diversity and inclusion in sport event, co-hosted by Aktive, AUT Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ) and the Superdiversity Institute for Law, Policy and Business (Superdiversity Institute) at Te Mahurehure Cultural Marae. Read more »

Results: 2019 New Zealand Road Race Championships

Press Release – Athletics New Zealand

Results: 2019 New Zealand Road Race Championships

A typical Auckland day greeted over 370 competitors for the 2019 New Zealand Road Race Championships at Bruce Pulman Park, with scattered showers giving way to bright sunshine throughout the day. Read more »

One in four Kiwis driving less – AA Insurance

Press Release – AA Insurance

One in four Kiwis driving less – AA Insurance

The future of transport in New Zealand?

Auckland, 16 September 2019 – One quarter of Kiwis have cut back on the throttle and are driving less than they did a year ago, according to a new AA Insurance survey. Read more »

Bayer Food Focus Project to explore Kiwi eating behaviours

Press Release – Bayer NZ

Bayer Food Focus Project to explore eating behaviours of Kiwis

• Bayer is partnering with NZNF and key nutrition experts to deliver a Food Focus Project Read more »

Mary Poppins Returns to Auckland

Press Release – Skip

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Dancing in the street, on the beach, in refugee camps

Press Release – University of Auckland


A feature-length documentary film produced by Associate Professor Nicholas Rowe of the Dance Studies programme, Dancing7Cities, reclaims our right to dance, wherever we want. Read more »

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