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National Commemoration of the Vietnam War

2017 Aug 16

Vietnam Veterans’ Day will be commemorated on Friday at the National War Memorial, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Chief Executive Paul James said. “Sometimes referred to as the1…

Engaging young voters online

2017 Aug 16

An interactive online tool that boosted youth voting turnout at the 2014 election is back. Massey University’s Design+Democracy Project designed On the Fence to encourage young New Zealanders to vot…

Suite of new SCAPE public artworks and events expected to draw crowds into Christchurch

2017 Aug 16

New Zealand’s premier annual public art event, the SCAPE Public Art Season 2017, will run for six weeks from October 7 – November 18, launching new artworks and showcasing the extensive current ca…

Last chance to see Te Papa’s Golden Days exhibition

2017 Aug 15

Te Papa’s cinematic Golden Days exhibition is closing on 31 August, after almost 20 years on the floor of the national museum. A replacement for Golden Days will be part of Te Papa’s overall exhib…

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…

Three Pacific teams join Mahuki innovation hub at Te Papa

2017 Aug 15

Three Pacific businesses have joined the Mahuki Innovation Hub at Te Papa, supported by the Pacific Business Trust. Mahuki is an in-residence programme that runs for four months each year in Te Papa's…

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…

Government funding for Auckland's St James Theatre

2017 Aug 11

Auckland’s historic St James Theatre is receiving $1.5 million in government backing from the Heritage EQUIP fund for privately-owned, earthquake prone buildings. Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister…

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…

Antarctic Heritage Trust conservators found a 100 year old fruit cake among the artefacts from Cape Adare.

2017 Aug 10

Made by Huntley & Palmers, the fruit cake is still wrapped in paper and encased in the remains of a tin-plated iron alloy tin. The cake probably dates to the Cape Adare-based Northern Party of1…

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