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Arts can help meet challenges in health and social services

2017 Aug 15

Research conducted in the UK provides evidence that participating in the arts improves quality of life, aids recovery from illness and saves money across the health and social services, says Richard1B…

Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award winner announced

2017 Aug 14

Arts, Culture and Heritage Maggie Barry has announced David Elliot’s book ‘Snark’ as this year’s winner of the New Zealand Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award. Cover of David Elliot's Snark1…

New website for SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music

2017 Aug 11

SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music is proud to announce their redeveloped and new look website, SOUNZ Online, is now ready to use at the familiar address www.sounz.org.nz. SOUNZ Online hosts a unique1…

PM's Awards for Literary Achievement: winners announced

2017 Aug 03

Creative New Zealand has announced the winners of the 2017 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement. They are internationally renowned Māori novelist Witi Ihimaera, literary historian and f…

Virtuoso violinist to play two dazzling back-to-back programmes with NZSO in August

2017 Jul 31

Karen Gomyo, one of the world’s most sought-after young violinists, returns in August to perform with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in two must-see programmes. Image of violinist Karen Gomyo1i…

Design worth over $10b to the New Zealand economy

2017 Jul 27

New research into the design industry’s contribution to the New Zealand economy has found it is worth more than $10 billion of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2016. If design were t…

New Major Events panel members to expand event acumen

2017 Jul 24

Newly appointed members to the Major Events Investment Panel will widen its breadth of knowledge, particularly in business and events, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges has1announced.   Th…

Funding for Blenheim’s ASB Theatre

2017 Jul 20

The ASB Theatre Complex in Blenheim will receive additional Government funding of $900,000, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced. “I am pleased to announce the Government1w…

$600k investment in international choral festival

2017 Jul 20

The 12th World Symposium on Choral Music will receive investment from the Major Events Development Fund of $600,000 when New Zealand hosts the festival in July 2020. The investment will support the Ne…

Rotorua cultural group on stage in Korea

2017 Jul 19

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry say two cultural exchanges between New Zealand and Korea this year will have cultural and economic benefits for both countries. “Rotorua’s Te Arawa…

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