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News and events from our sectors and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

An exhibition of firsts: Mataaho Collective’s monumental installation at Te Papa

A major new commission by acclaimed NZ artists Mataaho Collective opened at Te Papa alongside 5 of the collective’s existing artworks, which are shown together for the first time. The exhibition Te Puni Aroaro features 6 monumental and ground-breaking works, each made of industrial materials that reflect contemporary Māori experience.

Tohu Whenua: Discover The Places That Tell Our Stories

Discover the places that tell our stories. That’s what Tohu Whenua is encouraging New Zealanders to do.

Government announces refreshed Commemorations Programme 2023-2027

The programme of historical anniversaries to be acknowledged by the NZ Government over the next 5 years includes some of our nation’s most important events.

NZSO and New Zealand Opera to perform electrifying Bluebeard’s Castle

The NZSO and NZ Opera are partnering to perform a new interpretation of Béla Bartók’s operatic masterpiece Bluebeard’s Castle in Wellington & Christchurch in 2023.

New research confirms value of arts and culture more than dollars and tickets

A trans-Tasman research venture into the value of the arts and culture sector urges that people look beyond economic benefits and attendance figures.