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He Rā Maumahara: national commemoration recognises New Zealand Wars for the first time

2018 Mar 12

The inaugural national commemoration of the New Zealand Wars has been held in the Bay of Islands, attended by Crown/Māori Relations Minister Kelvin Davis, Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage1Minis…

Successful 7th Australian Kapahaka Competition

2018 Mar 11

Canberra was the host city to another successful ‘regional’ kapahaka competition for teams vying for the honour to represent Maori living in Australia at next years Te Matatini event to be held1…

Te Papa’s new art gallery a game changer for art in New Zealand

2018 Mar 09

Toi Art, New Zealand’s spectacular new art gallery, will be officially opened by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at Te Papa on Friday 16 March, 6.30pm. The new $8.4 million art gallery spans two …

International collaborations shown to benefit NZ Inc.

2018 Mar 08

Universities New Zealand has today released a new Deloitte Access Economics report that assesses the benefits of international collaboration between New Zealand and overseas universities. It finds1t…

Smart Alex - Creative writing competition for secondary school students

2018 Mar 08

Would your secondary students like to take part in an exciting writing competition and win great cash prizes? The Friends of the Turnbull Library (FoTL) have announced a creative writing1competiti…

Suffrage stories highlighted for 125 commemorations

2018 Mar 08

Today is International Women’s Day and this year we commemorate 125 years since women won the right to vote in Aotearoa. “Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage is commemorating Suff…

Yellow Is Forbidden to Premiere at New York's Tribeca Film Festival

2018 Mar 08

Yellow is Forbidden, directed by Pietra Brettkelly is to be the first New Zealand film to screen In Competition at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival.  The film’s world premiere will also feature…

Suffrage 125 at Te Papa

2018 Mar 07

International Women’s Day (8 March) marks the launch of the year-long Suffrage 125 commemorations. With the Electoral Act passed in 1893, 125 years ago, New Zealand became the first self-governing…

125 years of New Zealand women leading the way

2018 Mar 07

Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter has today launched a programme to celebrate the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage at an event hosted by the Governor-General Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy. “…

Writers & Readers brings words, images and action to Wellington

2018 Mar 07

New Zealand Festival’s Writers & Readers programme kicks off Thursday, 8 March, hosting around 90 events at venues along the Wellington Waterfront – with guest appearances as far away as1Wai…

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