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New Zealand’s oldest war memorial to be refurbished

2017 Jun 12

Work has begun on refurbishment of New Zealand’s oldest war memorial, the Weeping Woman, located in Moutoa Gardens, Whanganui. It is expected to be completed by the end of the month. New1Zealand’…

Rongowhakaata welcomed as Te Papa iwi in residence

2017 Jun 12

Gisborne iwi Rongowhakaata was welcomed onto Rongomaraeroa marae yesterday. Representatives of the iwi travelled from Gisborne, following a consignment of over one hundred of the taonga which will be1…

Exhibition marks anniversary of art space

2017 Jun 08

An exhibition showcasing the work of Room 5 artists will open on Monday 12 June, coinciding with the second anniversary of the art studio based at the Phillipstown Community Hub in Christchurch. Room …

Your Weekly ‘Back-Pocket’ Guide - Rugby 2017 Festival events 9-18 June

2017 Jun 08

The DHL NZ Lions Series 2017 heads south for the Canterbury Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday 10 June and the against the Otago Highlanders on Tuesday 13 June, then the Māori All Blacks match in …

Take a virtual tour of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

2017 Jun 08

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says anyone who has not yet visited the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial can now do so online with Google Street1View. “Seei…

$4m grant to Hawke's Bay Opera House

2017 Jun 08

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says Hawke’s Bay Opera House in Hastings will receive $4 million in funding for seismic strengthening from the Regional Culture and Heritage1Fund. …

RNZB appoints new Artistic Director

2017 Jun 07

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has appointed Patricia Barker, a former prima ballerina and current Artistic Director of Grand Rapids Ballet in Michigan, USA, as the RNZB’s new Artistic1Director. Imag…

National commemoration to mark Messines centenary

2017 Jun 06

A national commemoration to mark the heavy price paid by New Zealand troops at Messines a hundred years ago will be streamed online tomorrow so all Kiwis can pay their respects to the 700 who died in1…

STROMA ensemble to meet masters of taonga puoro in unique collaboration for Matariki

2017 Jun 06

The renaissance of taonga puoro — traditional Māori musical instruments — continues to build, with a major collaboration between leading chamber ensemble STROMA and two of Aotearoa’s top1perfor…

All-star headliners for Queens Wharf Auckland Fanzone as Auckland set to welcome the British & Irish Lions

2017 Jun 06

As Eden Park prepares for the Blues to take on the British & Irish Lions, an all-star line-up of New Zealand musicians has been confirmed as the centrepiece of the Queens Wharf Auckland Fanzone,1r…

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