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Young, gifted and Bach: two special concerts for Wellington in February

2018 Jan 15

Wellington will host special performances over two nights in February with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra celebrating some of Bach’s best-loved works, followed by a summer concert by the NZSO1…

Wellington's newest construction business commits to shaping a creative capital

2018 Jan 10

New Zealand Festival and Southbase Construction today announced a new partnership, as the company comes on board to invest in one of the 2018 Festival’s flagship projects, A Waka Odyssey. Founde…

Prime Minister congratulates Honours recipients

2017 Dec 30

Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Jacinda Ardern today congratulated the 179 New Zealanders named on the 2018 New Year’s Honours List.  “Although this list was compi…

PAO PAO PAO 2018 Brings best of Māori Music to the Capital

2017 Dec 21

The Pūatatangi Committee of Toi Māori Aotearoa is thrilled to announce the first instalment of stellar performers to play Pao Pao Pao in 2018. The musical showcase, now in its 17th year, will be…

Kiwi Music Scholarships awarded to outstanding young performers

2017 Dec 21

Five talented young performers have been awarded Kiwi Music Scholarships to continue their musical development. They are pianist Bradley Wood, timpanist/ percussionist Sam Rich, baritone Benson1Wi…

Significant pou unveiled as Te Puia l NZMACI site

2017 Dec 20

Weighing more than 2300kg each and standing up to 7m tall, three significant pou whakairo (carved panels) have been installed at the entrance of the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute’s1…

Season's Greetings from the Ministry

2017 Dec 20

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage closes on Friday 22 December 2017 at 3pm and will reopen on Monday 08 January 2018. Looking for something unique to send to a friend or lov…

Berlin Writer’s Resident to explore hidden family past

2017 Dec 18

family mystery involving a secret marriage during the rise of Nazi Germany is being investigated by Vivienne Plumb, recipient of the Creative New Zealand Berlin Writer’s Residency for 2017/18. T…

New arts fund to give creative community a helping hand

2017 Dec 05

Dame Bronwen Holdsworth, a long-time supporter of the arts, has helped establish an Arts Fund at The Sunrise Foundation. Dame Bronwen, a musician herself, believes vibrancy and diversity of the arts1i…

Auckland Live launches first Accessibility Virtual Tour of a NZ venue

2017 Dec 04

The first Accessibility Virtual Tour (AVT) of a New Zealand venue has been launched to assist disabled and mobility-impaired concertgoers at the Auckland Town Hall. Auckland Live has launched the1…

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