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Romeo and Juliet – Royal New Zealand Ballet’s biggest production of the year

Newly choreographed, this three-act ballet by Francesco Ventriglia, with set and costume design by three-time Oscar-winning designer James Acheson (Dangerous Liaisons, The Last Emperor, Restoration) has its world premiere in Wellington on 16 August.

Urgent call for 28th Māori Battalion photos

The author of a book that will capture the battle experience of the 28th Maori Battalion’s B-Company is calling for family descendants and relatives to help locate up to 400 photos of the 900 men who made up the company.

100-plus NZ films available on demand

Minister Maggie Barry has congratulated the NZFC for its video-on-demand platform, NZ Film On Demand, which has just passed a milestone 100 titles.

Oral History Awards Tell Our Stories

Sporting traditions, Māori history, the experiences of children & women with a disability are just some of the stories that will be made more accessible due to this year’s NZ Oral History Award recipients.

100 days to Rugby League World Cup 2017

Sport & Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says the next major event on NZ’s sporting calendar is the Rugby League World Cup 2017.