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A Top New App for Kids – “Pocket SpottyWot”

The WotWots has today released a top new app for kids, “Pocket SpottyWot”, a fun and interactive exploration experience suitable for iPhone and iPad use and is now available on iTunes globally,, for an affordable $0.99 USD.

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February 17th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Regions & Categories: Entertainment,Family,New Zealand,Technology

New iPhone game is released only in New Zealand

Tactical and fun turn based game, Gobang Social, has been released by Kwalee, to iPhone users exclusively in New Zealand. It is free to play.

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February 8th, 2012 at 8:42 am

Regions & Categories: Entertainment,New Zealand

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New Zealand Event Challenges Youth Drinking Culture Over New Years

With the New Year’s holiday period fast approaching, New Zealand’s young people are finalising plans for what they’ll be doing. While the traditional viewpoint is that this will be fuelled by alcohol and drugs, one large scale event, Primal Getaway, wants to challenge the youth concept that you can’t have a great time without alcohol & drugs.

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September 7th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

Regions & Categories: Auckland,Entertainment,New Zealand


The Gruffalo Coming to the North Island

The West End production of the monster hit children’s tale The Gruffalo returns to New Zealand’s North Island this August and September for an extensive 12 centre tour.

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July 7th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Regions & Categories: Entertainment,Events,Family,New Zealand

1814 Celebrate NZ Music Month

One of New Zealand’s best reggae bands, 1814, celebrates NZ Music Month as the main support act for One of the Worlds top reggae bands Third World!

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May 5th, 2011 at 8:32 am

Wellington ANZAC Day Concert

Relive the ’40s at our tribute concert to the servicemen and women of the First and Second World Wars – taking place on Anzac Day (Monday 25 April) at the Town Hall in Wellington.

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April 22nd, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Wellington Festival of Carnivale

The streets and venues of Wellington will be alive with a rich array of arts and entertainment during Rugby World Cup 2011 thanks to the Festival of Carnivale, launched this evening (Wednesday 13 April) by Wellington City Council.

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April 15th, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch Marks 20 years of Children’s Theatre for Tim Bray

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch runs at the Pumphouse Theatre, Takapuna from 11 – 30 April. The show marks 20 years of children’s theatre for revered children’s theatre company Tim Bray Productions.

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March 28th, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Flightless Birds – a new work from Catalyst Theatre Company

The boys are off on the trip of a life time to Europe – they just have to make it to the airport and then they’ll be away laughing. What could possibly go wrong?

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March 25th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Regions & Categories: Arts,Auckland,Entertainment,New Zealand

National Short Film Contest Gathers Momentum

The annual V48Hours Furious Filmmaking Contest returns for 2011 with registrations now open at

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March 4th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

Mangakino Experienced a Unique and Exciting Event in WAKEdUP

Mangakino experienced a unique and exciting event in WAKEdUP. 800 audience – intimate & with a positive feeling the crowd loved every aspect of the event except some trouble from a minority.

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February 22nd, 2011 at 8:35 am

Regions & Categories: Entertainment,Events,New Zealand,Taupo


WAKEdUP wakefest 2011 in Mangakino

WAKEdUP = wakefest 2011 / Mangakino : MUSIC | wake / skate / dirt / air | FESTIVAL / FRI 18 / SAT 19 FEB 2011. This week Mangakino in the Central North is about to experience a unique and exciting event in WAKEdUP = wakefest 2011. With the biggest acts in New Zealand Drum and Bass WAKEdUP can stand alone as a music festival. With the of Wakeboarding, Skateboarding, BMX Freestyle, MotoX and Skydiving the festival takes a new perspective of excitement and fun.

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February 14th, 2011 at 8:16 am

Regions & Categories: Entertainment,Events,New Zealand,Taupo


Great Lake Taupo Cultural Festival for Food and Wine Lovers

The Great Lake Taupō Cultural Festival; a two-day multi-cultural event at the Unison Amphitheatre this Waitangi weekend, will be a haven of delicious ethnic foods and locally produced wines according to organisers.

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January 31st, 2011 at 7:51 am

Bottle Lake Forest Orienteering Day in Christchurch

Orienteering Day in Bottle Lake Forest, Christchurch on Sunday 20 February 2011 has courses varying from beginners to adrenalin-pumping challenges. Starting time is between 10am and noon.

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January 21st, 2011 at 7:32 am

Free Gig at the Hamilton Band Rotunda

The Hamilton Live Music Trust and Hamilton City Live will be throwing a free gig at the Band Rotunda in Ferrybank Park at 2pm on Saturday 15th January 2011.

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January 12th, 2011 at 9:35 am

The Small Hours New Single THE PARTY Out at Radio Now!

‘The Party’ is the first single from four-piece British/American indie-rock outfit The Small Hours. The song, currently on NZ radio, features on The Small Hours’ new full-length record The Battle of Airstrip One, set for release 11 January 2011.

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December 22nd, 2010 at 7:34 am

Regions & Categories: Entertainment,Music,New Zealand


Taupo Spa Park BMX Dirt Track

A request for support from local BMX champion Jed Mildon, to look at building a new jump track at Spa Park, has received a very favourable response from Council. Jed Mildon, a local BMX champion is keen to get a BMX dirt track established to promote the sport to young people in the district.

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December 1st, 2010 at 6:23 am

Regions & Categories: Entertainment,Family,Local Government,Sport,Taupo

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Telecom Christmas Tree 2010

The hugely popular Telecom Tree will again bring some Christmas sparkle to Aucklanders, with opening night scheduled for the evening of Saturday 27 November. Telecom is encouraging visitors to the Telecom Tree to bring gifts for children who will go without this Christmas. The gifts will be distributed around the country by Women’s Refuge – the official charity of the Telecom Tree – for the children to open on Christmas Day.

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November 21st, 2010 at 10:51 am

More Garden Displays at Ellerslie 2011

Visitors to next year’s Ellerslie International Flower Show (EIFS) will be able to enjoy more gardens than have ever been on display before in Christchurch. Exhibition Manager Kate Hillier says there will be a record 45 gardens at next year’s Show – the biggest turnout since the Show moved to Christchurch. At this year’s EIFS, there were 34 gardens while in 2009, the first year the Show was in Christchurch, there were 26 gardens.

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November 21st, 2010 at 10:41 am

Showtime Mangere 2010

Mangere’s new arts centre is alive with performing arts this week, with workshops and performances throughout the week as part of Showtime Mangere.

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November 15th, 2010 at 6:46 am