Archive for the 'Entertainment' Category

Heartbreak Leads To Top Award For Playwright

Press Release – Playmarket

PLAYMARKET is pleased to announce the ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD winner for 2020 is Jess Sayer for her play This Particular Room. The Adam NZ Play Award recognises and celebrates the best in new unproduced writing for the theatre. Read more »

Premier 2nd Competition To Carry The Name Of Auckland Legend

Press Release – Auckland Rugby League

The Auckland Rugby League Premier 2nd competition will have a new name from this season onwards, becoming the Ray Cranch Cup in honour of the organisation’s oldest living Life Member. Read more »

The NZ Mountain Film And Book Festival Still On!

Press Release – NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival

The 18th NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival is scheduled to run in a reduced capacity in Wanaka from 26 June to 28, followed by the popular National Tour. The festival director, Mark Sedon, has had to create adapted options for the festival format and platform for 2020. Read more »

Grace Kelly Releases Debut EP ‘Before.’

Press Release – Blackout Music Management

Young Auckland singer-songwriter Grace Kelly officially makes her mark with the release today of her debut EP before.’, delivering five catchy, upbeat tunes of feel-good country songs and heart-felt ballads. Read more »

MusicHelps Responds To COVID-19 With Extension Of Their Services

Press Release – MusicHelps

Kiwi music industry charity MusicHelps have extended their services to the broader arts community, in response to industry-wide need for support due to the unprecedented impact that COVID-19 has had on the performing arts. Read more »

New Zealand Fashion Week 2020 – Postponement

Press Release – NZ Fashion Week

2020 promised to be the most exciting year for NZFW and the New Zealand Fashion industry – with incredible plans in place to celebrate 20 years of the event. Read more »

Statement Regarding The Cancellation Of Emirates Acws Portsmouth Event

Press Release – Emirates Team New Zealand

It is with great regret that the America’s Cup Defender, Emirates Team New Zealand, and local organising authority ORIGIN Sports Group announce the unavoidable cancellation of Emirates ACWS Portsmouth, which was scheduled to take place between June 4-7. Read more »

Paradice Ice Skating Closing Until Further Notice

Press Release – Paradice Ice Skating

In light of the public health threat posed by Covid-19 Corona Virus, and as part of having a duty of care to our staff, our customers and our wider community, Paradice Ice Skating will be CLOSING until further notice. This includes Paradice Ice Skating Avondale and Paradice Ice Skating Botany, Putters Paradice Mini Golf, Breakout Auckland escape rooms and Paradice Laser Tag. Read more »

EOTC, Outdoor Education And School Camps – COVID-19 Advice

Press Release – Recreation Aotearoa

Outdoor providers and schools are monitoring daily updates to advice and conditions. At this time of unrest, we want to extend our allegiance to all our communities. Read more »

Temporary Closure To The Public – Auckland War Memorial Museum

Press Release – Auckland War Memorial Museum

Mayor Phil Goff today announced the temporary closure of libraries and a number of cultural institutions across the city. Read more »

Greedy Cat By Joy Cowley Will Continue Auckland Tour Under The Guidance Of The Ministry Of Health

Press Release – Tim Bray Productions

Following the Monday 16th March announcement by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, we have taken immediate steps to safeguard the health of all of our audiences and staff. Read more »

Neighbours Day Aotearoa: You Are Not Alone

Press Release – Elephant Publicity

In response to the developing implications of COVID-19, Neighbours Day Aotearoa accepts that group gatherings and events are not an option for many communities. Read more »

All Shearing Competitions Cancelled

Press Release – Shearing Sports New Zealand

The New Zealand Shearing Sports season is over with the cancellation of nine competitions which were scheduled for the next three weeks. Read more »

2020 ARL Competitions Update Relating To COVID-19

Press Release – Auckland Rugby League

Following a ruling from the New Zealand Rugby League today suspending all community rugby league until May 2, the Auckland Rugby League have announced the suspension of all competitions up until that date. Read more »

Atarau Event At Maungauika / North Head, Devonport Cancelled

Press Release – Tupuna Maunga Authority

Atarau, a two-day art, light and sound event scheduled for this weekend 21-22 March at Maungauika / North Head in Devonport has been cancelled. Read more »

Shearing Competitions Hit By COVID-19 Crisis

Press Release – Shearing Sports New Zealand

Most of the remaining shearing sports competitions this season seem likely to be cancelled as the nation steps-up preventing the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. Read more »

Mike King Gumboot Friday Tractor Trek Halted

Press Release – Mike King

Public safety comes first with mental health advocate Mike King stopping the nation-wide Tractor Trek in New Plymouth due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
A fleet of 20 tractors was driving from Bluff to Cape Reinga to help raise awareness of youth mental health ahead of Gumboot Friday, the national fundraising day on April 3rd. Read more »

NZSO Suspends Concerts Due To COVID-19 Restrictions

Press Release – NZSO

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra has suspended all concert and associated activity until May.

This follows the Government’s directive today banning public events or mass gatherings of more than 500 people. Read more »

Connolly Wraps Up Title With Two Races To Spare

Press Release – Bikesport NZ

MARCH 16, 2020: The only pressure on Bay of Plenty’s Brodie Connolly at the weekend was that which he applied to himself. Read more »

The subtle ways Spotify tells us what to listen to

Press Release – University of Auckland

Music streaming platforms such as Spotify, Pandora and Apple Music offer instant access to more music that, a few years ago, we wouldn’t have thought possible, but researchers have revealed the subtle ways such platforms influence and even control what we listen to. Read more »

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