Archive for the 'Entertainment' Category

Sriwhana Spong Selected For DRAF Performance Commission

Press Release – Michael Lett


Sriwhana Spong, Tasseography of a Rat’s Nest, DAAD event at Hamburger Bahnhof, 2015. Photo: Krzysztof Zielinski

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The New Zealand Dance Company Appoints World Class New Leadership Team

Press Release – New Zealand Dance Company

The Board of the New Zealand Dance Advancement Trust today announced the appointment of former Nederlands Dans Theater chief executive Janine Dijkmeijer as The New Zealand Dance Company’s (NZDC) Executive Director; and renowned dance artists and directors Victoria (Tor) Colombus and James O’Hara, as Co-Artistic Directors. Read more »

The New Zealand Dance Company Appoints World Class New Leadership Team

Press Release – New Zealand Dance Company

The Board of the New Zealand Dance Advancement Trust today announced the appointment of former Nederlands Dans Theater chief executive Janine Dijkmeijer as The New Zealand Dance Company’s (NZDC) Executive Director; and renowned dance artists and directors Victoria (Tor) Colombus and James O’Hara, as Co-Artistic Directors. Read more »

Ben Hurley’s Straight-out-of-lockdown Tour

Press Release – Notorious Entertainment

Bringing NZ’s live entertainment venues back!

Ben Hurley has teamed up with the Save Our Venues campaign and announced a tour covering many of the smaller around the country. With many venues doing it tough throughout the lockdown, Ben figured that comedy is the perfect way for venues to operate in a level two scenario. Read more »

Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum Is Open And Welcoming Visitors This Long Weekend

Press Release – Auckland War Memorial Museum

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira reopened its doors to the public on Monday 25 May.

In the first three days of reopening, a steady stream of visitors came to the Museum, showing similar numbers for the same time last year for visitors from Auckland (excluding school visits).

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Kellogg’s ANZ Announces New Partnership With Eat My Lunch To Combat Food Insecurity In New Zealand

Press Release – Kellogg ANZ

Today, on World Hunger Day, Kellogg’s ANZ has announced its support of New Zealand based social business, Eat My Lunch who has provided over 1.5million lunches to kids in need in just 5 years. Read more »

CMC Markets And Variety Mark 14 Years Of Partnership With Gold Heart Scholarship Recipient

Press Release – CMC Markets

CMC Markets and Variety mark 14 years of partnership with announcement of 2020 Gold Heart Scholarship recipients Read more »

Profits From Signed Rugby Ball Go To Amazing Teenage Golfer

Press Release – Make Lemonade

A rugby ball signed by All Blacks and other stars sold at auction last night for $724 which will go towards a teenage seven-handicap golfer who is preparing for the 2023 Special Olympics in Berlin. Read more »

NZ Creative Youth Take Care Of Their Own Destiny

Press Release – Youth Arts New Zealand

Youth Arts NZ launch a Boosted campaign to assist young creatives

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Urban Art’s City of Sculpture exhibition goes live

Press Release – Urban Art Foundation

News Release 27 May 2020
Urban Art Foundation’s City of Sculpture exhibition goes live

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Te Aihe Returns

Press Release – Emirates Team New Zealand

It is not so much a triumphant homecoming from Europe for the Emirates Team New Zealand AC75 ‘Te Aihe’- rather a low key but very welcome return in the dark hours of Tuesday morning having been in a state of transit since leaving the teams viaduct base on Sunday February 2nd. Read more »

Twenty-one Millionaires In Twenty-one Weeks

Press Release – Lotto New Zealand

For twenty-one Lotto NZ players, 2020 is shaping up to be their luckiest year ever.

So far this year, there have been 16 overnight millionaires with Lotto and Strike and five multi-millionaires with Powerball. Read more »

NZSA / Auckland Museum Research Grant + Residency – Recipient Announced

Press Release – the New Zealand Society of Authors

The New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) and Auckland War Memorial Museum are delighted to announce the recipient of the NZSA Auckland Museum Research + Residency Grant.
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Ardern and Goff praise Auckland Festival of Photgraphy

Press Release – Auckland Festival of Photography



In a message to launch the Auckland Festival of Photography, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern praises organisers for going to huge lengths to ensure 2020’s festival was accessible to audiences, describing it as “a really significant feat”. Read more »

New Zealand Premier League Tennis Competition To Launch

Press Release – Tennis New Zealand

Tennis New Zealand & Lavie Tennis Academy are excited to announce the launch of New Zealand Premier League tennis.

Commencing 3 June, the Premier League will be the first professional tennis competition in the Southern Hemisphere since the shutdown of sport due to COVID-19. Several seasoned ATP tour pros are lined up to compete alongside the best up and coming talent in NZ. Read more »

NZSA /Auckland Museum Research Grant + Residency

Press Release – NS Society Of Authors

NZSA / Auckland Museum Research Grant + Residency – Recipient Announced


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Leap Into The Unknown As Pulse Prepare To Re-launch Their Season

Press Release – Netball Central

Fitness, flexibility and recovery are the staple requirements for defending champions Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse after the revised draw for the 2020 ANZ Premiership netball league was released today. Read more »

Revised 2020 ANZ Premiership Schedule Announced

Press Release – Netball NZ

Four weeks out from the opening whistle, the revised 2020 ANZ Premiership schedule has been announced.

New Zealand’s elite netballers will battle it out throughout an action-packed 10-week season with matches played every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, all broadcast live on Sky Sport 3. Read more »

Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tāmaki Reopens 13 June: Nau Mai, Haere Mai!

Press Release – Auckland Art Gallery

‘Auckland Art Gallery is all about connecting art with people and we are incredibly excited to be welcoming visitors back from 13 June,’ says Auckland Art Gallery Director Kirsten Paisley. ‘We can’t wait to share our building full of engaging art experiences with everyone – from first-time visitors to repeat visitors – again soon.’ Read more »

Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum Welcomes Visitors Back From Monday 25 May

Press Release – Auckland War Memorial Museum

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira opens its doors to the public at 10am on Monday 25 May.

Visiting the Museum will be a slightly different experience as we work to keep visitors safe while they explore our galleries and taonga. Read more »

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