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NZ Musician Honours Dame Vera’s Legacy In Music And Words

Saturday, 9 October 2021, 5:26 pm | XTRA

In April 2015, Vicki Lee performed a community concert at the Palmerston North Globe Theatre to commemorate 100 years since Gallipoli. Choosing the music of Dame Vera Lynn was appropriate and timely – the songs are synonymous with WW2 and they resonate ... More >>

Paddon Locked In For 2021 Otago Rally

Saturday, 13 March 2021, 5:16 pm | XTRA

Hayden Paddon. The Winmax Brakes Otago NZRC Rally has received its highest profile entry so far, with Hayden Paddon confirming his entry for 2021. Paddon, a multiple New Zealand Rally Champion and the winner of the 2016 Rally of Argentina, will drive ... More >>

Labour Selects Nursing Leader For East Coast Bays

Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 8:33 am | XTRA

Monina Hernandez Monina Hernandez has been selected to contest East Coast Bays for the Labour Party in the 2020 general election. “I am an infection control nurse specialist and have been an advocate for the general public and health workers during ... More >>

Why Waikato DHB Voted against 'Break Even' Budget

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 3:54 pm | XTRA

Yesterday (Wednesday 27th September), the Waikato DHB voted to approve a' break even' budget for the 2017-18 year, by 10 votes to 1. More >>

Munro Heads For Uncharted Territory

Wednesday, 30 January 2013, 10:03 am | XTRA

MEDIA RELEASE 29 JANUARY 2013 Munro Heads For Uncharted Territory Young Christchurch driver James Munro heads into uncharted territory this weekend when he contests Round 3 of the New Zealand Formula Ford Championship at Hampton Downs in the Waikato. Munro, ... More >>

Leitch Overcomes Difficulties To Stay In Touch

Monday, 14 January 2013, 10:08 am | XTRA

MEDIA RELEASE 13 JANUARY 2013 Leitch Overcomes Difficulties To Stay In Touch Damon Leitch is eighth in the ultra-competitive Toyota Racing Series after the first round at Teretonga Park in Invercargill this weekend. Qualifying proved costly for the ... More >>

Brendon Leitch Takes First Championship Win And Shares Lead

Monday, 14 January 2013, 10:06 am | XTRA

MEDIA RELEASE 13 JANUARY 2013 Brendon Leitch Takes First Championship Win And Shares Lead The opening round of the 2013 Formula Ford Championship has produced a great result for Invercargill driver Brendon Leitch. Despite problems in qualifying on ... More >>

Brilliant Debut By Munro

Monday, 14 January 2013, 9:55 am | XTRA

MEDIA RELEASE 13 JANUARY 2013 Brilliant Debut By Munro Fifteen-year-old Christchurch driver James Munro made a spectacular entry into the New Zealand Formula Ford Championship at Teretonga Park in Invercargill this weekend. The championship rookie, the least ... More >>

Munro Well Placed For Step Up

Friday, 11 January 2013, 4:48 pm | XTRA

MEDIA RELEASE 11 JANUARY 2013 Munro Well Placed For Step Up Christchurch teenager James Munro is well placed for his New Zealand Formula Ford Championship debut after testing today at Teretonga Park in Invercargill. Munro was second fastest in the ... More >>

Secret Sounds Presents The Smashing Pumpkins

Thursday, 19 July 2012, 3:39 pm | XTRA

Secret Sounds are thrilled to announce that Die! Die! Die! will join THE SMASHING PUMPKINS for their Auckland show at Vector Arena on Saturday 4th August . More >>

Even More Tape! The Boy With Tape On His Face

Friday, 4 May 2012, 4:32 pm | XTRA

May 4 2012 Photo attached Even MORE TAPE! The Boy With Tape On His Face adds an EXTRA SHOW in Wellington - Big demand for this NZ International Comedy Festival star show More >>

Foreign Charter Vessels Must Go

Monday, 4 April 2011, 10:24 am | XTRA

Kiwi Party leader Larry Baldock congratulates Sunday Star Times reporter Michael Field for putting the spotlight on the appalling practices carried out by charter vessels in the NZ fishing industry. More >>

Aotearoa Maori Women To Defend Roma 7’s Title

Wednesday, 16 March 2011, 4:49 pm | XTRA

After taking on and beating Europe’s best teams in Rome in 2010, the Aotearoa Maori Women’s 7’s Team has been invited to return in 2011 as the top seed and, major drawcard for the Roma Seven 2011. More >>

Carey Marx – Scoundrel

Tuesday, 15 March 2011, 11:14 am | XTRA

Crowd Favourite Returns with an account of lying too well (Auckland Apr 30-May 7. Wellington May 9-14) More >>

The Boy With Tape On His Face

Tuesday, 15 March 2011, 10:13 am | XTRA

Without a word our new comedy hero makes a triumphant return to the NZ International Comedy Festival, with shows in Wellington (May 2-7) and Auckland (May 10-14). More >>

McVean Europe Bound

Thursday, 24 February 2011, 11:30 am | XTRA

Top New Zealand showjumper Katie McVean heads to Europe this weekend with her horse Dunstan Delphi in her bid to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics. More >>

Halliday 14th After Dramatic Dubai 24 Hour Race

Monday, 17 January 2011, 9:58 am | XTRA

New Zealand racing driver Matt Halliday finished his debut 24 hour sports car race in 14th place after a drama filled event in which his team worked hard to overcome several setbacks in Dubai. The Californian based Kiwi driver shared his RMS Team ... More >>

Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band Announce One Auckland

Thursday, 13 January 2011, 10:02 am | XTRA

This summer Te Wero Island at Auckland's Viaduct Harbour will become a tropical oasis when Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band extend the Auckland Seafood Festival with one very special performance on Saturday 29th January. More >>

New Film Shooting in Auckland

Friday, 13 November 2009, 5:01 pm | XTRA

New Zealand feature film HOPES & DREAMS, now shooting in Howick, Auckland, has four award-winning actors in lead roles. Australian William McInnes (Unfinished Sky, Look Both Ways, Seachange) joins Robyn Malcolm (Outrageous Fortune, Boogeyman), Joel Tobeck ... More >>

A new picture book to inspire sick children

Tuesday, 25 August 2009, 3:18 pm | XTRA

A picture book telling the story of a Christchurch boy’s fight for life has been written to inspire other sick children. In 2006 Jaxon Skews’ parents Aaron and Michelle found him grey and struggling for breath. He was flown to Starship Hospital ... More >>





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