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Celebrating the resilient heritage of a city

2010 Oct 26

“Beca Heritage Week celebrates heritage as a vital component of the city’s unique identity and this year it will be a chance to rally together in support of heritage recovery. It will also be a…

Canterbury heritage is on the mend

2010 Oct 26

An exceptional pool of expertise is available as heritage recovery gets underway in Christchurch. Heritage and character buildings contribute significantly to the identity and character of the City1…

High demand for New Zealand Festival fund

2010 Oct 22

The Minister of Internal Affairs Nathan Guy has welcomed the strong interest shown in the NZ 2011 Festival Lottery Fund, with 482 applications received totalling $70 million. "This shows the l…

Speed dating turns words around

2010 Oct 20

Fifty talented intermediate school students will learn from six leading writers at the New Zealand Book Council’s Speed Date an Author event in Auckland on Friday 22 October. Aucklandwriters1Pau…

Brian Brake opens at Te Papa

2010 Oct 19

Brian Brake was born in New Zealand in 1927. He began learning his craft in camera clubs as a teenager in the South Island, then at a portrait studio and later as a cameraman at the National Film Un…

Toi Māori waka finds home in the Netherlands

2010 Oct 19

Hundreds of locals turned out to see the event which saw the arrival of the waka, Te Hono ki Aotearoa, by canal. Toi Māori Aotearoa (New Zealand’s national organisation for Māori art and1artis…

Samoan Feature Film First

2010 Oct 11

Written and directed by Tauti Tusi Tamasese, The Orator (O Le Tulafale) a new feature film will be a first inasmuch as it will be entirely shot in Samoa, in the Samoan language, with a Samoan cast1a…

Costume Jewellery Rules Ceramics

2010 Oct 11

Masterton ceramicist, Kirsty Gardiner rarely wears the flamboyant jewellery left to her by her mother, but its use in her work, Secrets Ajar, has just earned her New Zealand’s top ceramic art1priz…

A horse walks into a bar

2010 Oct 06

A Horse Walks into a Bar is an exhibition of moving images from the Film Archive’s collections placed alongside new work by local Wellington artists. The exhibition asks: what is humour? And how1d…

Philanthropy in New Zealand: the 2010 Walters Prize

2010 Oct 01

The Walters Prize was established in 2002 to honour the life of artist Gordon Walters, and was founded by benefactors and principal donors Erika and Robin Congreve and Dame Jenny Gibbs to make1conte…

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