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Andy Anderson Joins Fundraiser for Bush Fire Victims

Friday, 24 January 2020, 10:25 am | Inspire

Veteran New Zealand actor and singer, Andy Anderson, joins a list of Manawatu’s top artists who are giving their time free to raise funds for the victims of Australia’s tragic bush fires. More >>

Swan Lake Masterpiece to Tour New Zealand

Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 2:35 pm | Inspire

The most beloved classical ballet of all time, Swan Lake, is returning to New Zealand for a 14-venue tour. The Imperial Russian Ballet’s season of the Tchaikovsky masterpiece opens at the Bruce Mason Theatre this Thursday, October 31 at 7.30pm. More >>

Glenn Walters Reinvents Ray Charles

Monday, 27 May 2019, 12:43 pm | Inspire

Glenn Walters, a San Francisco based singer, continues the legend of Ray Charles. He’s just recorded an album which includes the enduring songs Busted and Georgia On My Mind. Glenn, together with top artists, Gregg Bissonette (Ringo Starr’s drummer), ... More >>

Ringo Starr’s Drummer in Stellar Line-up

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 11:17 am | Inspire

One of the great drummers of the world will fly to Auckland after playing for the most well-known drummer on the planet. More >>

Charlie Parker’s Iconic Recordings Burst on to the Stage

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 10:29 am | Inspire

Jazz and classical worlds are finding common ground in a unique North Island tour inspired by jazz legend, Rodger Fox. More >>

Drummer's Drummer to tour next month

Monday, 24 September 2018, 11:09 am | Inspire

If you ever want to record a great album, then invite Steve Gadd to provide the groove. Steve is known in musicians’ circles as “the drummer’s drummer” and has a global reputation of enhancing any band he plays with. Steve is regarded by many ... More >>

All-Time Great Jazz Guitarist Here This Month

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 12:28 pm | Inspire

A musician named as one of “the greatest guitarists of the 20th century” will showcase his talent in Auckland this month. Robben Ford, who features in Musician magazine’s list of all-time greats, will kick off his New Zealand tour in May and ... More >>

Legendary All Black captain killed in action 100 years ago

Wednesday, 4 October 2017, 8:12 am | Inspire

Dave, who captained the “Original” All Backs on their triumphant tour of England and Europe in 1905-06, was well over enlistment age when he signed up to fight in the First World War. More >>

Local Man Inspires World War One Street Name Recognition

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 2:23 pm | Inspire

A campaign that’s lasted nearly a year for a Palmerston North man reached its conclusion on November 11. More >>

Residue is the Salvation of the Soil

Monday, 13 July 2015, 2:51 pm | Inspire

International soil scientist, John Baker, is appalled every time a farmer burns the stubble or crop residues on top of the ground in preparation for sowing another crop. Dr Baker says from a soil health point of view, burning is “the stupidest ... More >>

Games Icon Wants 2026 Event in Christchurch

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 9:51 am | Inspire

Games Icon Wants 2026 Event in Christchurch September 2, 2014 The opportunity to host another Commonwealth Games should be a key component of the rebuild of Christchurch. A Games icon and former Vice President of the New Zealand Olympic Committee, Bruce ... More >>