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NZ a nation of narks with the humble ‘sickie’

Press Release – Hotels.com

NZ a nation of narks with the humble ‘sickie’

Hotels.com™ survey lifts the lid on Kiwis’ unofficial leave Read more »

Victory Eludes TFM Despite Another Pole Position

Press Release – Trass Family Motorsport

Victory Eludes TFM Despite Another Pole Position at Phillip Island

Auckland, New Zealand, 25th May 2015 – Trass Family Motorsport, New Zealand’s Ferrari racing team, scored their second successive Australian GT pole position at the Phillip Island 101 yesterday, and went on to dominate the first three-quarters of the race before a late safety car intervention. Read more »

Biggest ‘transformational’ year for Alexandra Park ever

Press Release – GBSA

Biggest ‘transformational’ year for Alexandra Park ever, says chairman

The business and property model that served Alexandra Park for 125 years has been completely turned on its head in recent months, in what have been described as the biggest changes to the home of Auckland harness racing since racing began there in 1890. Read more »

SMOKEFREEROCKQUEST 2015 – East Coast final results

Press Release – Smokefreerockquest

SMOKEFREEROCKQUEST 2015 – East Coast final results

Adding a female vocalist and enrolling for music at Gisborne Girls High are the extras that veteran Smokefreerockquest winners, formerly The Crayz, now 5XL, are hoping will get them to the national final this year. Read more »

SMOKEFREEROCKQUEST 2015- Nelson final results

Press Release – Smokefreerockquest

SMOKEFREEROCKQUEST 2015- Nelson final results

There were tears of joy from Tetra when they were crowned this year’s Nelson winners of Smokefreerockquest, held at the Theatre Royal on Friday night. Read more »

SMOKEFREEROCKQUEST 2015- Hawkes Bay regional final results

Press Release – Smokefreerockquest

SMOKEFREEROCKQUEST 2015- Hawkes Bay regional final results

All girl rock band Regal in Black had the ‘stand out factor’ that took the honours at this year’s Hawkes Bay Smokefreerockquest final at the Napier Municipal Theatre on Saturday. Read more »

Smokefreerockquest – Northland heats results.

Press Release – Smokefreerockquest

Smokefreerockquest – Northland heats results.

Northland’s teen musicians conquered their nerves and played their songs at the local Smokefreerockquest heats, held on Saturday at Forum North, where the top 12 bands and solo-duos in were selected to go through to the regional final (time and place below). Read more »

Smokefreerockquest – West Auckland heats results.

Press Release – Smokefreerockquest

Smokefreerockquest – West Auckland heats results.

West Auckland’s teen musicians conquered their nerves and played their songs at the local Smokefreerockquest heats, held on Green Bay High School, where the top 12 bands in were selected to go through to the regional final (time and place below). Read more »

Smokefreerockquest – Timaru heats results.

Press Release – Smokefreerockquest

Smokefreerockquest – Timaru heats results.

Timaru’s teen musicians conquered their nerves and played their songs at the local Smokefreerockquest heats, held on Timaru Boys’ High School, where the top 12 bands and solo-duos in were selected to go through to the regional final (time and place below). Read more »

Comedian Russell Brand Announces New Zealand Show

Press Release – Blackout Music Management

Superstar Comedian Russell Brand Announces New Zealand Show!

25th May, 2015

ADRIAN BOHM IN ASSOCIATION WITH PHIL MCINTYRE PRESENT Read more »

Video footage: Hemi “the Heat” Ahio [vs] Junior Iakopo

Press Release – VS Live

Video footage:  Hemi “the Heat” Ahio [vs] Junior Iakopo

Hemi Ahio won by unimounous points decision against dangerous veteran, Junior Iakopo at West Auckland’s Trust’s Arena last night.  Read more »

The Countdown is on for Fun, Fashion and Inspiration

Press Release – EveryWoman

The Countdown is on for Fun, Fashion and Inspiration at the Inaugural EveryWoman Expo, Auckland

It is the women’s time to shine at the EveryWoman Expo, kicking off at the ASB Showgrounds, Auckland on Queen’s Birthday Weekend, May 30 to June 1. Read more »

World Vision says thanks to 2015 40 Hour Famine participants

Press Release – World Vision New Zealand

World Vision says thanks to 2015 40 Hour Famine participants
The 2015 40 Hour Famine finished at midday today, putting an end to rumbling tummies and a host of other challenges the event’s 123,000 participants chose to undertake. Read more »

SmokeFree RockQuest 2015 – Nelson final results

Press Release – Smokefreerockquest

SmokeFree RockQuest 2015 – Nelson final results

There were tears of joy from Tetra when they were crowned this year’s Nelson winners of Smokefreerockquest, held at the Theatre Royal on Friday night. Read more »

Mucus Kids spit out their debut EP on May 29

Press Release – Powertool Records

Mucus Kids spit out their debut EP on May 29

Mucus Kids is a sewerpunk ménage a trois made up of Loz L’estranja (human sounds), Madison Von Uber Rothschild (bass) and Sebasschin Cumball (hitting), born and bred in the gutters of West Auckland. Read more »

Book award is an acknowledgement of Māori history

Press Release – University of Auckland

Book award is an acknowledgement of Māori history

A book co-authored by the University of Auckland’s Dr Aroha Harris has won the Royal Society of New Zealand 2015 Science Book Prize. Read more »

Photo Laundry Returns For Auckland Festival of Photography

Press Release – Auckland Festival of Photography

Photo Laundry Returns For Auckland Festival of Photography

A world renowned photography event returns to Auckland in June as part of the Auckland Festival of Photography. Read more »

New Zealand Singer Wins Major International Scholarship

Press Release – Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation

New Zealand Singer Wins Major International Scholarship

New Zealand Bass-Baritone James Ioelu is the inaugural winner of the Victoria League Scholarship in Singing which carries 12-months accommodation at the Victoria League’s London base. Read more »

Meat Worker Warren Parry Headlines Darts Stellar Lineup

Press Release – SKYCITY Super League Darts

Meat Worker Warren Parry Headlines Stellar Lineup for Skycity Super League Darts
Fresh from his defeat of the world number one in Sydney last year, Warren Parry returns to the oche to take on New Zealand’s best dart players at the SKYCITY in July. Read more »

Hong Kong Ink – Tattoo Culture and Identity

Press Release – Massey University

Hong Kong Ink – Tattoo Culture and Identity

By Helen Mitchell

This photographic survey charts how tattooing in Hong Kong has shifted from subculture to popular culture. Read more »

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