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Come along to our Public History talk on Wed 05 April

2017 Mar 14

You are invited to this the first of the free public history talks presented by the Ministry of Culture and Heritage and the National Library of New Zealand. The monthly talks are at lunchtime 12.15pm…

Capital to welcome star cast to Jazz Festival in June

2017 Mar 09

From guitar great Bill Frisell to space-jazz pioneers The Comet is Coming, the Wellington Jazz Festival returns with a stellar cast of international musicians, 7 - 11 June.  Image of the Wellington …

Auckland Arts Festival opens tomorrow

2017 Mar 07

Arts-lovers, take your marks… The annual Auckland Arts Festival (AAF) kicks off tomorrow, Wednesday 8 March. For the next 19 days, the AAF will once again envelop the city in vibrant music, dance, t…

Literary Heavyweights Vie for Top Writing Honours

2017 Mar 07

Four of the country’s most respected novelists are in the running for New Zealand’s richest fiction writing prize with today’s announcement of the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards shortlist. …

New Zealand Festival congratulates former Executive Director on New Zealander of Year (Senior) Award

2017 Feb 23

New Zealand’s largest international arts festival, the New Zealand Festival, congratulates its former Executive Director Sue Paterson ONZM on winning the Metlifecare Senior New Zealander of the Year…

Manatū Taonga standing alongside Te Matatini

2017 Feb 23

Kapa haka is a powerful and positive expression of who we are as New Zealanders and we proudly support the biennial Te Matatini Festival being held this year in Hastings, Manatū Taonga Ministry for1C…

Global arts and science unite in unique sponsorship

2017 Feb 22

Global arts and science unite in unique sponsorship for Lisa Reihana exhibition at Biennale Arte 2017 in Venice The world’s most eminent scientific academy is supporting New Zealand’s presentation…

Nominate your pick of NZ's finest writers

2017 Feb 22

New Zealanders are asked to nominate their pick of the country’s finest writers for the 2017 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement. Nominees should be writers who have made a significan…

SMCO Composer Project selected works announced

2017 Feb 21

SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music, St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra (SMCO) and Composers Association of New Zealand (CANZ) are delighted to announce the works selected for the SMCO Composer Project1t…

Shortland Street musical strikes chord with Deaf community

2017 Feb 20

The opportunity to see a New Zealand Sign Language interpreted performance of Shortland Street – the Musical, on during the Auckland Arts Festival 2017, has struck a chord with Deaf and hard of hear…

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