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Te Papa exhibits painting of peaceful encounter from Cook’s second voyage

2019 Nov 01

The oldest European painting of Aotearoa New Zealand in Te Papa’s collection will go in display in Toi Art, Te Papa’s art gallery, as part of Tamatea: He Tūtakinga Tuku Iho | Legacies of1Encou…

NZSO excels in 2020 with Grammy winners, YouTube star, te reo Beethoven

2019 Nov 01

A multi-Grammy Award winner, a virtuoso YouTube sensation and an internationally acclaimed young Kiwi conductor feature in the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra’s all-star 2020 concert1line-up. …

City of Sails welcomes Tuia 250 flotilla

2019 Oct 24

A big weekend of festivities is planned for the Tuia 250 ki Tāmaki Makaurau events as the Tuia 250 Voyage flotilla arrives in Auckland. “Everyone is invited to the Tuia 250 events at and1aro…

13 new entries added to the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography

2019 Oct 21

Most New Zealanders who lived through the 1970s and 1980s will remember the phrases ‘the money or the bag?’ and ‘an orchestrated litany of lies’. Quizmaster Selwyn Toogood and Justice Peter …

Historic pōwhiri to take place at 1pm tomorrow, Friday 18

2019 Oct 17

There’s a unique historic significance to the pōwhiri that will take place at 1pm tomorrow, Friday 18 October, at Wharetāewa Pā in Te Whanganui-o-Hei / Mercury Bay. The pōwhiri, which will s…

Powerful photographs of Sāmoan tattooing on show at Te Papa

2019 Oct 16

An exhibition opening in Te Papa’s Toi Art in November gives an intimate insight into the unique cultural practice of Sāmoan tattooing. Tatau: Sāmoan Tattooing and Photography presents the1wor…

Tuia 250: Powhiri and potatoes play pivotal parts in birth of relationship

2019 Oct 15

An historic pōwhiri and the humble potato are both interwoven in the history of Ngāti Hei’s relationship with Europeans - and both will feature in stories and events as part of Tuia 2501comme…

New Zealand School of Dance Delivers a Thrilling Dance Programme for their 2019 Graduation Season

2019 Oct 15

The New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) 2019 Graduation Season promises outstanding performances of both classical and contemporary dance. Expect a showcase of powerful, timeless classics and strikin…

Historic film rescued from rusty tins showcased

2019 Oct 07

Never before seen film footage of the 1931 Napier earthquake is a highlight of a new exhibition opening on 11 October at the National Library in Wellington. Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, New Zeala…

HMB Endeavour replica arrives in NZ to join Tuia 250 Voyage

2019 Sep 27

Following the arrival of the double-hulled sailing canoe Fa’afaite from Tahiti on 13 September, the HMB Endeavour replica has completed its voyage from Australia to Tauranga, Aotearoa New Zealand.…

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