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New Zealand Women Directors in the Spotlight at 2019 Berlinale

2019 Jan 17

A record number of New Zealand women directors are among the filmmakers to have films selected for the 2019 Berlin Film Festival. In total there are ten New Zealand films in official selection with …

Two New Zealand Films to Premiere at SXSW

2019 Jan 17

Two New Zealand films have been announced to screen at the prestigious SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas in March.  The Chills: The Triumph & Tragedy of Martin Phillipps will have its world1premie…

WIDance looks towards 2019

2019 Jan 16

Inclusive circus, and performances for Matariki and the International Day of Persons with Disabilities are just three of the projects on the Wellington Integrated Dance 2019 calendar. WIDance has …

Shackleton’s 111-year-old beer barrel returns to Antarctica

2019 Jan 12

New Zealand’s Antarctic Heritage Trust has returned a carefully reconstructed beer barrel to the Antarctic hut that was home to Sir Ernest Shackleton’s historic ‘Nimrod’ expedition in 1908. …

Rich opportunity for Māori and Pasifika artists at Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture - Hawai’i 2020

2019 Jan 07

Creative New Zealand invites Māori and contemporary Pasifika artists to apply to represent Aotearoa at the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture in Hawai’i from 10-20 June 2020. Reflecting …

Contributions to sport honoured

2019 Jan 07

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson has congratulated all those sportspeople honoured in the New Year’s honours today. “All the recipients have made invaluable contributions to a1sec…

‘Breathtaking’ Terracotta Warriors opens at Te Papa

2018 Dec 19

The ancient terracotta warriors and a group of delegates from China’s ancient cultural capital Xi’an were welcomed by local iwi Ngāti Toa Rangatira and Te Ātiawa, and Te Papa’s iwi in1reside…

NZSO to offer more Shed Series concerts and new Baroque Series in 2019

2018 Dec 19

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will tour a new baroque music series in 2019 and expand its innovative Shed Series concerts in Wellington. NZSO Concertmaster Vesa-Matti Leppännen and NZSO A…

National Erebus Memorial designers shortlisted

2018 Dec 18

Six designers for the National Erebus Memorial have been selected to proceed to the next stage in which their design will be developed, announced Chair of the National Erebus Memorial Design Panel1P…

Raupapa Whakaari Funding: Drama to the world

2018 Dec 14

At the recent SPADA Conference, the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) and NZ On Air (NZOA) announced a joint venture to co-fund the development of high-end adult drama series that will appeal to1…

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