Archive for the 'Entertainment' Category

BMNZ presents: NZ Premiere & young NZ star pianist

Press Release – Bach Musica

NZ Premiere & young NZ star pianist

Bach Musica NZ continues its 2018 concert series with two very distinct composers of the early 19th century in the grandiose setting and great acoustic of their musical residency at Auckland Town Hall on Sunday, 3 June at 5pm. Read more »

Auckland Art Fair to Open to a Packed Audience

Press Release – Auckland Art Fair

Auckland Art Fair to Open to a Packed Audience
Art Lovers And Collectors Descend on the Cloud From Wednesday, 23 May Read more »

Pop-up Globe set to conquer Sydney

Press Release – Pop Up Globe

New Zealand’s most successful theatrical export ever, Pop-up Globe, today announces it is off to conquer Sydney! Read more »

Actor breaks down labels in powerful solo show ‘Big J Stylez

Press Release – Auckland Live

Auckland Live presents
Big J Stylez
by Everybody Cool Lives Here

Fresh from an award-winning season at the NZ Fringe Festival, Read more »

More than 5000 young Kiwis discover their “inner awesome”

Press Release – Youthline

Youthline and Coca-Cola celebrate the first anniversary of a free programme helping Kiwi teens and young adults change their lives and communities
The world-first Youthline & Coca-Cola Good2Great programme has exceeded all expectations on its first anniversary, making this Youth Week (May 19-27) a double celebration. Read more »

International presence in Vulcans Women’s squad

Press Release – Auckland Rugby League

May 22, 2018

The Auckland Rugby League have named the Auckland Vulcans Women’s squad for the upcoming National Women’s Tournament at Cornwall Park, which kicks off onJune 2. Read more »

De Grandhomme moving to the Mount

Press Release – Auckland Cricket

Monday 21 May 2018

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Drunken Piano presents Courtney Barnett

Press Release – Drunken Piano

Sells out first Auckland concert, second show announced

Monday, May 21- Hot on the heels of the release of her sophomore album Tell Me How You Really Feel, Courtney Barnett announces a second all ages concert at Auckland’s Powerstation on Tuesday August 28. Read more »

The Gruffalo – film with live orchestra

Press Release – Auckland Philharmonia

Monday 21 May, 2018

The Gruffalo? with the APO?
What’s an Apo? Why, Didn’t You Know? Read more »

Smokefreerockquest 2018 Nelson final results

Press Release – Smokefreerockquest

Seven piece progressive-rock band The Recliners from Nayland College took first place at the Nelson Smokefreerockquest at the Theatre Royal on Friday night. Read more »

Smokefreerockquest Waikato heats on Sunday May 27

Press Release – Smokefreerockquest

Smokefreerockquest gets underway in Waikato next weekend.

For entrants in the nationwide high school music competition, finding a name is often first among their many challenges. Bring Me The Giant and Legal Issues feature among the bands to play off at the Clarence St Theatre on Sunday. (details below). Read more »

Northland Heats

Press Release – Smokefreerockquest

Smokefreerockquest gets underway in Northland next Saturday.

For entrants in the nationwide high school music competition, finding a name is often first among their many challenges. Pastie Boys and Soup of the Day feature among the bands to play off at the Forum North on Saturday (details below). Read more »

Manawatu solo-duo winners and band heats results

Press Release – Smokefreerockquest

Live music, original songs, selfies and first time nerves – it was all part of the mix at the Globe Theatre on Friday in this year’s Smokefreerockquest Manawatu heats. Read more »

Celebrating Cycling in Aotearoa

Press Release – MOTAT

Celebrating Cycling in Aotearoa – Changing Gear wins at Museums Aotearoa Awards

The most engaging, visionary, resourceful and innovative exhibitions, programmes and museum projects were celebrated Sunday night at a gala event for the Museums Aotearoa 2018 ServiceIQ New Zealand Museum Awards. Read more »

Puaki Tā moko exhibition opens at Te Kōngahu Museum Waitangi

Press Release – Great Things

Puaki Tā moko exhibition to debut at Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi Opens this Saturday

Puaki – to come forth, show itself, open out, emerge, reveal, to give testimony Read more »

Billy T and Fred Award winners for 2018 announced

Press Release – NZ International Comedy Festival

20 May 2018

Tonight, the NZ International Comedy Festival with Best Foods Mayo honoured the exceptional talent on show in the 2018 programme rewarding excellence with the New Zealand Comedy Trust awards: The FRED, for the best New Zealand Show in the Festival, and the Billy T Award. Read more »

Wellington Hip Hop takes top prizes at national competitions

Press Release – The Company NZ

Locking in world competition qualifying spots at NZ’s premier national hip hop event in Auckland, Wellington based dance studio The Company NZ (TCNZ) will send two crews to the World Hip Hop Dance Championship (WHHDC) in Phoenix, Arizona, in August 2018. Read more »

Thousands flock to country’s largest writers festival

Press Release – Auckland Writers Festival

Women and men of all ages and children young and old flocked to the Auckland Writers Festival this week, which broke its own record with more than 74,000 seats filled across six days of tremendous conversations, performances, speeches and stand-up and long signing queues stretched across the foyers in the Aotea Centre. Read more »

16 Sexy Singles Revealed for TVNZ’S Heartbreak Island

Press Release – TVNZ


Heartbreak Island makes its hotly anticipated debut on June 11 when a group of sexy singles take up residence on a tropical Fijian island in the hope of finding love. Read more »

Debut novelist wins inaugural Michael Gifkins Prize

Press Release – New Zealand Society of Authors

Twenty-five-year-old debut novelist
wins inaugural Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel
Ruby Porter is the winner of the 2018 Michael Gifkins Prize for her remarkable novel,Attraction. Porter receives a publishing contract with Text and a NZ$10,000 advanceagainst royalties. She accepted the award this afternoon (May 19) at the Michael Gifkins Prize party held during Auckland Writers Festival week. Read more »

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