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National Commemorative Programme to remember Passchendaele

2017 Sep 14

WW100 will mark the Battle of Passchendaele with a national commemorative programme held in Wellington on Thursday 12 October. The commemorative programme reflects on New Zealand’s involvement in…

$44,000 to help support school teens play sport

2017 Sep 14

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has awarded a number of grants to enable high school students around the country to play sport. “Participating in sport is a key part of a Kiwi1upbring…

Commemorations acknowledge New Zealand’s contribution in Second World War and South-East Asia

2017 Sep 13

Two significant commemorations, one marking the 75th anniversary of the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) involvement during the Second World War and the other New Zealand’s contribution to1milita…

Ballet in action through words

2017 Sep 13

Our thanks to Áine Kelly-Costello for the following story. “I know who I can take to the Romeo and Juliet ballet!” I exclaimed to myself, while flicking my braille display down the to-do list I1w…

Radio New Zealand board appointment

2017 Sep 13

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced the appointment of experienced Wellington businessman Mike (MOD) O’Donnell to the board of Radio New Zealand. He replaces Sheena1Hender…

Access radio gives voice to Otago communities

2017 Sep 12

Connor McMillan’s thumbs-up says it all. A big music fan, the Taieri College student is learning how to record his radio and podcast series, Connor's Hits, to air on Otago Access Radio OAR FM in1lat…

Dame Jenny Gibbs Named Commissioner for Biennale Arte 2019

2017 Sep 12

Dame Jenny Gibbs DNZM has been appointed Commissioner for New Zealand’s presentation at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia by the Arts Council. Arts Council Chair1Micha…

First artists announced for SCAPE Season 2017

2017 Sep 12

Christchurch-born artist Wayne Barrar and Auckland-based Anton Parsons are the first artists to be announced as part of Time in Space (territories and flow), the curated element of the SCAPE Public1Ar…

Auckland War Memorial Museum Puts WWII Records Online

2017 Sep 12

Auckland War Memorial Museum adds thousands of WWII records to Online Cenotaph More than 100,000 WWII Army records are being made freely available for the first time through Online Cenotaph. Auckland …

Funding for historic Christchurch pumphouse buildings

2017 Sep 12

Christchurch’s historic pumphouse complex of buildings has been awarded $200,000 to help with earthquake strengthening work. Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says the funding is part…

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