* Australian Tennis Open
The first Grand Slam Tennis from Melbourne Park. Player information, draw and results. Last two weeks in January. From Tennis Australia
* The Big Day Out
Held annually in mid January in Auckland.
* Elite Cycling Nationals
National road cycling championships including time trials and road races.
* Golden Globe Awards
Annual awards of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). Held in mid January each year.
* Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias
Literary festival held in Cartagena, Colombia in late January each year.
* Heineken Open Tennis Championships Auckland
Held second week in January each year.
* Midem Cannes
Exhibition and event for music and technology professionals from over 90 different countries. Late January each year.
* Monte Carlo Rally
Famous international rally held annually mid to late January.
* New York Film Critics Circle Awards
Awards for excellence in United States and world cinema since 1935.
* New Zealand Sandcastle Competition Christchurch
Sandcastle building competition held on New Brighton Beach.
* Parachute Music Festival Mystery Creek, Hamilton
Christian Music festival held annually in late January.
* Port of Tauranga Half
Half ironman event held in Tauranga in early January each year.
* Screen Actors Guild Awards
Major American film awards. Prelude to Oscars. Held late January.
* Sculpture on the Gulf Waiheke Island.
New Zealand's premier sculpture award and outdoor public exhibition. Held every two years. The next exhibition is scheduled for 2015.
* Summertimes Christchurch
A festival of free outdoor entertainment which runs from December to March.
* Sundance Film Festival
Held each January, the festival is an internationally recognized showcase for new independent cinema. Includes prestigious Grand Jury Prize. Presented by the Sundance Institute
* Sydney Festival
Major cultural festival held for three weeks each January. Dance, theatre, music, visual arts, film.
* Tamworth Country Music Festival
Australia's premium country music festival. Held mid to late January each year.
* Volvo Round The World Ocean Race
The next race will take place from October 2014 to June 2015.
* Wanaka Challenge
Annual triathlon in Wanaka. Mid January.
* World Buskers Festival Christchurch
Ten day street and cabaret festival held in Christchurch annually.