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Trailer Released For New Heartfelt Comedy ‘Baby Done’ Starring Rose Matafeo And Matthew Lewis

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 8:15 am | 818 Entertainment

The trailer for local comedy film Baby Done has today been unveiled ahead of its nationwide general release in October. From the production house behind Kiwi box office hits The Breaker Upperers and Hunt for the Wilderpeople , Baby Done stars ... More >>

Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Cori Gonzalez-macuer And Louis Mendiola Behind New Comedy Series Ass

Monday, 8 June 2020, 7:47 am | 818 Entertainment

A brand-new comedy series, reuniting three of the stars from What We Do In The Shadows , has been optioned by local production house Augusto. From co-creators Cori Gonzalez-Macuer and Louis Mendiola, the series will be directed by comedy genius Jemaine Clement ... More >>

NZ Music Month 2020 Weekly Newsletter

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 8:28 am | 818 Entertainment

Welcome to the second official week of NZ Music Month! It's been amazing to see the support and aroha from businesses, organisations and the public, and we can't wait to share what's coming up! We showcase some of the great activities happening ... More >>

NZ Music T-shirt Day Set To Round Out NZ Music Month

Friday, 8 May 2020, 8:22 am | 818 Entertainment

NZ Music T-Shirt Day is a nationwide celebration of the music of Aotearoa and the power music has to make a positive difference in our lives. Raising funds for MusicHelpsLive, an appeal launched by the MusicHelps charity to directly help those working in the ... More >>

NZ Music Month Weekly Update

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 8:37 am | 818 Entertainment

NZ Music Month launched on Friday with a host of celebrations, new releases and events taking place around Aotearoa. With loads more in the calendar in the coming weeks, and new activity being firmed-up daily, here’s the first weekly newsletter ... More >>

Augusto Partner With Nano Girl To Bring ‘Breaking It Down’ Science Lessons To Kiwi Kids Homes

Friday, 1 May 2020, 8:04 am | 818 Entertainment

Augusto has partnered with ’Nanogirl’, Dr Michelle Dickinson on a fast turnaround informative and engaging home learning series ‘Breaking it Down’ airing now across TV, Digital and On Demand. Developed in line with the New Zealand national curriculum, ... More >>

NZ Music Month’s 20th Anniversary Kicks Off

Friday, 1 May 2020, 7:03 am | 818 Entertainment

Today marks the first day of Aotearoa’s iconic month-long NZ Music Month celebrations. Now in its twentieth year, the month of May is brimming with fantastic new releases from artists across Aotearoa, alongside innovative online events, promotions and More >>

NZ Music Month 2020 Encourages Kiwis To Support Aotearoa’s Music Industry

Sunday, 19 April 2020, 7:59 am | 818 Entertainment

NZ Music Month kicks off on Friday, May 1st and the theme for this year is simple: Support local. Stream local. Follow local. Buy local. This May marks the twentieth NZ Music Month, and while a big month of live events and retrospection was planned, ... More >>

New Streaming Service 'Academy On Demand' To Deliver Arthouse, Foreign, Classic Film To NZ Audiences

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 8:25 am | 818 Entertainment

Academy Cinemas have announced the launch of a new streaming service, Academy OnDemand to continue bringing the best independent, foreign and classic titles to Kiwi audiences in a time Kiwis need it the most. Planning for Academy OnDemand has been underway ... More >>

Miss Conception Films Launch Short Film Competition For Kiwi Kids And Teens During Lockdown

Monday, 6 April 2020, 9:01 am | 818 Entertainment

A short film competition to inspire creativity in Kiwi children and teens during lockdown has today been announced by Miss Conception Films. The project is supported by several well-known Kiwi filmmakers and industry experts, including Madeleine Sami ... More >>

RNZ To Launch Dynamic Web Series And Podcast 'The Citizen's Handbook' Featuring Top Kiwi Comedians

Friday, 3 April 2020, 9:21 am | 818 Entertainment

RNZ have today announced a brand-new web series and podcast titled The Citizen’s Handbook . The ten-part comedy and civics class from the creators of popular satire White Man Behind a Desk will launch on Thursday 16th April. All episodes will be ... More >>

'Six' The Musical to premiere in Wellington in July 2020

Monday, 10 February 2020, 9:17 am | 818 Entertainment

The producers of the Australian Production of the acclaimed West End hit musical SIX are thrilled to announce that the Australian tour will now include New Zealand and play a strictly limited exclusive New Zealand season in Wellington at the Opera ... More >>

THE PRESETS to Headline 'The Drop Festival'

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 2:56 pm | 818 Entertainment

SATURDAY 21ST MARCH, ASB TENNIS CENTRE, PARNELL, AUCKLAND Sign up for pre-sale access at thedroplive.com More >>

Trailer for 'Guns Akimbo' starring Daniel Radcliffe released

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 9:46 am | 818 Entertainment

The trailer for Guns Akimbo has dropped today, starring Daniel Radcliffe ( Harry Potter ) and Samara Weaving ( Ready or Not ). The action-comedy feature film, written and directed by New Zealand filmmaker Jason Lei Howden ( Deathgasm ) received its ... More >>

Trailer drops for NZ action-comedy The Legend of Baron To'a

Monday, 16 December 2019, 9:07 am | 818 Entertainment

Monday 16th December: The official trailer for Aotearoa’s brand-new action-comedy ' The Legend of Baron To’a’ has today been released ahead of its nationwide theatrical release on 20th February 2020. The film features an all-star Pacific and Māori cast, ... More >>

Basement Jaxx launch Soiree shows in Auckland & Christchurch

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 9:43 am | 818 Entertainment

Endeavour Live is proud to present SOIREE - an inner city gathering in the hearts of Christchurch and Auckland, hosted by iconic electronic music powerhouse duo Basement Jaxx . More >>

Greg Murphy joins raft of kiwi celebs to race for charity

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 8:55 am | 818 Entertainment

Six of New Zealand’s most daring celebs will take to the track this Saturday at the Monster Energy S-X Open Auckland for their chance to take out the title and raise much needed funds for their local charities. Motor Racing Legend Greg Murphy, Sky ... More >>

Levi Sherwood to retire from competition after S-X Open

Friday, 25 October 2019, 9:06 am | 818 Entertainment

New Zealand’s greatest two-wheel competitor Levi Sherwood has today announced that he will retire from Freestyle Motocross competition in-front of a huge home crowd at this year’s Monster Energy S-X Open Auckland at Mt Smart Stadium on November ... More >>

Iconic Mini British Film Festival Debuts in New Zealand

Monday, 7 October 2019, 9:17 am | 818 Entertainment

The British Film Festival is set to launch in New Zealand for the very first time with a standout selection of prestige film and English box office hits from 30th October – 13th November. Presented by Monterey Cinemas in association with MINI ... More >>

NZ International Fraud Film Festival Announces Line-up

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 9:17 am | 818 Entertainment

Tuesday 10th September: The third NZ International Fraud Film Festival 2019 is set to touch down in Auckland this November with a line-up of films that will expose the underbelly of fraud and its impact globally and locally. More >>