Archive for the 'Entertainment' Category

2019 NZ Comedy Guild Awards handed out

Press Release – New Zealand Comedy Guild

Rose Matafeo was the big winner at the annual NZ Comedy Guild Awards that took place on Tuesday (10 December). Comedians from all over the country gathered at The Classic in Auckland to celebrate a big year for the local industry, recogniSing huge successes overseas and burgeoning local scenes taking off around New Zealand. Read more »

Young guns going for gold at CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week

Press Release – Bay of Islands Sailing Week

Five youth sailors from Naval Point Yacht Club in Lyttelton have their sights set on victory at New Zealand’s biggest keelboat regatta in January 2020. Read more »

Auckland Cricket team up with Movember

Press Release – Auckland Cricket

Auckland Cricket team up with Movember
Tuesday 10 December, 2019

The moustaches may have gone, but the motivation remains. Read more »

Allen Stone Announces Two New Zealand Shows Next April

Press Release – Bluefest Touring

Returning this April in support of his new album, Building Balance

“This is ebullient R&B with a hippie soul that evokes the best of the new jack swing soundAll Music Read more »

Wins give talented Kiwi karter chance to compete in Italy

Press Release – KartSport New Zealand

Little did top Auckland karter Josh Richmond’s parents Nigel and Shelley realise what they were getting themselves into when – while on a family holiday on Australia’s Gold Coast – their then 11-year-old son had a go in a rental kart. Read more »

NZ orchestras appoint first Assistant Conductor in Residence

Press Release – Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) is delighted to announce the appointment of New Zealander Vincent Hardaker as the first ever Assistant Conductor in Residence for the group of professional orchestras of New Zealand. Read more »

These Boomers Are A-OK

Press Release – Auckland Theatre Company


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Magic, migrants, sex, activism and representation

Press Release – Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship

Writing about sex, human relationships and immigrant perspectives, poet Hera Lindsay Bird and fiction writer Michalia Arathimos have been awarded Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowships for 2020. Read more »

Whakatane’s Ree brothers put Honda out in front

Press Release – Bikesport NZ

DECEMBER 9, 2019: Bay of Plenty brothers Damon and Mitch Rees will be looking ahead with confidence to the rest of the summer and well into 2020 too after stunning performances at the first major bike event of the new season. Read more »

Signals 2019 Launched

Press Release – Michael King Writers’Centre

The Michael King Writers Centre launched the eighth issue of Signals, its literary journal for young writers, on Saturday 7 December at the National Library in Parnell. Read more »

Suzuki International Series opener had it all

Press Release – Bikesport NZ

DECEMBER 9, 2019: There simply aren’t enough superlatives to describe the depth of talent, wealth of excitement, level of energy or scale of entertainment on show at the opening round of the 2019 Suzuki International Series at Taupo at the weekend. Read more »

Boy & Bear to tour new album ‘Suck on Light’ in NZ in 2020

Press Release – Live Nation Entertainment

AUCKLAND, NZ (Dec 9, 2019) – Australian indie-folk band BOY & BEAR make their glorious and highly-anticipated return to New Zealand in support of their latest album, Suck on Light. Read more »

Kiwi kids called on to help find Santa’s missing list

Press Release – Spark

Hundreds of New Zealand families who called Spark’s Santaline since its launch on Sunday, December 1 have been met with a plea from a contrite elf asking for help to find Santa’s ‘Naughty and Nice’ list for New Zealand. Read more »

Canterbury Baseball to play host to Championships

Press Release – NZ Community Trust

A recent NZCT grant will help make Avonhead Park in Christchurch one of the best baseball diamonds in New Zealand.

The community funder has recently approved a grant of over $4,000 towards installing a soil conditioner to improve the diamond surface in time for the NZ Under 19 National Club Championships in March 2020. Read more »

Help required to complete D Company history

Press Release – Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The Kamupene D Rua Tekau Mā Waru (D Company 28th Māori Battalion) Trust and Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage are intensifying efforts to complete the D Company history book and need help. Read more »

Three Podiums from Three Starts for Tegan

Press Release – Equestrian Sports New Zealand

Three Podiums from Three Starts for Tegan
Tegan Fitzsimon and the delightful Windermere Cappuccino have notched another win in the POLi Payments World Cup (NZ) Series, this time at the Feilding IA&P Show at Manfeild. Read more »

Johnstone and Paget show their class

Press Release – Equestrian Sports New Zealand

Olympians Johnstone and Paget show their class at Puhinui International Three Day Event
Olympians Clarke Johnstone and Jock Paget showed their years of experience in securing the overnight lead in 3 of the 4 classes at the Puhinui International Three Day Event today. Read more »

Kiwi 49ers chasing medals on the final day

Press Release – Yachting New Zealand

Kiwi 49ers chasing medals on the final day of world championships

It’s taken all week for Peter Burling and Blair Tuke to get there but they find themselves exactly where they want to be heading into the final day of the Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships in Auckland. Read more »

Three Stocking Stuffers from Te Papa Press

Article – Howard Davis

Three Stocking Stuffers from Te Papa Press

“The garments themselves tell us what did occur, but to understand them we must learn their language as expressed through the minute details of technique.” – Te Rangi Hiroa.
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2019 Māori language champions

Press Release – Maori Language Commission

Rahera, Waihoroi Shortland and Hinewehi Mohi are 2019 Māori language champions

A couple who have dedicated their lives to the revitalisation of the Māori language and a music icon whose actions led to New Zealanders now singing the national anthem in te reo and English received top honours at the 16th Ngā Tohu Reo Māori, National Māori Language Awards in Auckland last night. Read more »

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