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Spectacular opening for 2018 New Zealand Festival

A mass assembly of waka hourua (twin-hulled ocean-going waka) from around the Pacific and Aotearoa will descend on Wellington Harbour at dusk on 23 February, opening New Zealand’s largest international arts Festival with an unprecedented spectacular work by A Waka Odyssey.

NZIER Report Demonstrates Strong Economic Contribution of the Screen Industry

NZ Film Commission's research shows key economic highlights which reinforce the screen industry’s value to the NZ economy.

Wellington City Archives and Excio Bring Heritage Photos into the 21st Century

Wellington City Archives has partnered with Excio to get hundreds of the city's heritage photographs of bygone eras seen by the public on a daily basis.

Te Pūtake o te Riri, He Rā Maumahara

This is to advise that the Te Pūtake o te Riri - Wars and Conflicts in New Zealand, He Rā Maumahara, will be held from Friday 9 to Sunday 11 March 2018, at Waitangi and Kororāreka/Russell in Te Tai Tokerau, Aotearoa.

Festival pulls out all the accessible stops

Auckland Arts Festival 2018 has “pulled out all the stops” by providing accessible services for 15 of its events in March and offering positive experiences for people with access needs.