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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…

Minister congratulates honours’ recipients

2017 Jun 05

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has congratulated the recipients of the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours announced today. “There are inspiring and committed people working hard every…

Alex Baumann to step down as CEO of High Performance Sport

2017 Jun 02

Alex Baumann today advised the Board of High Performance Sport NZ (HPSNZ) that he will step down from his role as Chief Executive in September. Mr Baumann was appointed to the role in February 2012 an…

Bold new media initiative for children announced

2017 Jun 02

Bold new media initiative for children announced Communications Minister Simon Bridges and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry have welcomed the announcement of a safe, interactive1ad-fre…

Ministers welcome Lions Series kick-off

2017 Jun 02

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges, Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry welcome the kick-off of the DHL NZ Lions Series 2017. T…

Talented young musicians awarded Patricia Pratt Scholarships

2017 May 31

Pianist Bradley Wood, percussionist Sam Rich and soprano Maddie Nonoa-Horsefield have been awarded 2017 Patricia Pratt Scholarships in Musical Performance enabling them to continue their postgraduate …

New Zealand Rugby welcomes British & Irish Lions for 10-match historic series

2017 May 31

They’re finally here. The British & Irish Lions touched down at Auckland International Airport today, where they were welcomed with a traditional powhiri, as they prepare to kick off their 10-ma…

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