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Spectacular opening for 2018 New Zealand Festival

A mass assembly of waka hourua (twin-hulled ocean-going waka) from around the Pacific and Aotearoa will descend on Wellington Harbour at dusk on 23 February, opening New Zealand’s largest international arts Festival with an unprecedented spectacular work by A Waka Odyssey.

Auckland is now a UNESCO Creative City of Music

Auckland is now officially a City of Music, joining the UNESCO Creative Cities Network , joining the 116 members from 54 countries.

RNZB Education at Arohata Prison

The RNZB’s Education team has begun a project with Corrections at Arohata Women’s Prison in Wellington as part of ongoing accessibility & inclusion initiatives.

NZIER Report Demonstrates Strong Economic Contribution of the Screen Industry

NZ Film Commission's research shows key economic highlights which reinforce the screen industry’s value to the NZ economy.

Wellington City Archives and Excio Bring Heritage Photos into the 21st Century

Wellington City Archives has partnered with Excio to get hundreds of the city's heritage photographs of bygone eras seen by the public on a daily basis.