They came, they tuned up and they played their hearts out. The top 12 bands from North Shore and from Auckland West were selected at heats on Saturday at the Bruce Mason Centre and now go on to the regional finals.
|First shows announced for Chch Arts Festival (24 May 2013)|
|Lights go on in Sydney (24 May 2013)|
|Wellsford kids win Mai FM talent quest to open for Blues (24 May 2013)|
Three Lotto players in Rotorua, Wellington and Motueka can beat the winter blues this weekend after each winning $333,333 with Lotto’s First Division.
The winning tickets were sold at Te Ngae Hardware and Lotto in Rotorua, MyLotto in Wellington and Paper Plus in Motueka.
|Burst of heavy rain for BoP (25 May 2013)|
|Passion for conservation sees return of Kiwi to Kaipara (25 May 2013)|
|Burst of heavy rain for Northland (25 May 2013)|
New Zealand First spokesperson for Pacific Island Affairs Asenati Lole-Taylor wants to acknowledge Pacific Language Weeks and their value of retaining cultural ties and traditions.
The weeks start with Samoa from 26 May - 1 June 2013.
|NZ First opposes commercial Marlin fishing (24 May 2013)|
|Parliament celebrates 50 years of African unity (24 May 2013)|
|Minister encourages particpation in Samoan Language Week (24 May 2013)|
The winners of the 2013 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards take great pride in what they do and are focused on achieving best practice in all facets of dairy farming.
|Optimizer HQ exploring NZX listing (24 May 2013)|
|Unsolicited offer for Fletcher capital notes (24 May 2013)|
|Auditor-General will not inquire into Solid Energy (24 May 2013)|
England has won the toss and elected to bat first in the second Test against the BLACKCAPS at Headingley Carnegie in Leeds starting today.
|Jeremy Thrush called into All Blacks wider training group (25 May 2013)|
|Gerrard ruled out of Mystics clash (25 May 2013)|
|Van Gisbergen bags first SuperTourer pole position (25 May 2013)|
Villa Maria has pulled off the extraordinary, taking out Supreme Wine of the Show for the third consecutive year at the Gisborne Regional Wine Awards 2013.
|BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe announced (25 May 2013)|
|TripAdvisor names Southern Discoveries among world's best (24 May 2013)|
|Kawaroa Park gets new double slide (24 May 2013)|
Waikato Hospital cardiologist Dr Sanjeevan Pasupati and cardiothoracic surgeon Mr Adam El Gamel have successfully pioneered a technique to treat one of the most prevalent heart valve diseases in the Western World.
|Expansion of Intensive Wrap-Around Service welcomed (24 May 2013)|
|Messages on Northland DHB cars a hit with Minister (24 May 2013)|
|Listening 'first step to improving health system' (23 May 2013)|
New Zealand’s newest online pet retailer, Pet.co.nz is leading by example with the responsive design of its ecommerce site.
|Thousands take up free WIFI on offer in Rotorua CBD (22 May 2013)|
|$14.5m boost for online identity verification (22 May 2013)|
|Vodafone showcases 4G in Queenstown (22 May 2013)|
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