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New chair for New Zealand Symphony Orchestra board

2019 May 22

Musician and internationally experienced board director Laurence Kubiak has been appointed as the new chair of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Board, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and1Heri…

Creative New Zealand and National Arts Council Singapore sign new agreement

2019 May 20

A new agreement between the arts councils of New Zealand and Singapore, signed last week, will see wider interaction between the arts sectors of the two countries, and build long-term networks and1r…

NZSO to present a dazzling night of superb baroque music

2019 May 16

One of the most haunting works ever written by the popular composer Antonio Vivaldi will be performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington next month, directed1…

Focus on four well-beings recognises importance of arts and culture to communities

2019 May 15

Creative New Zealand welcomes the return of a formal well-being focus for local government, through the Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill which became law this week. The new law…

'Urgently Relevant’ Novel Wins Country’s Richest Literary Award

2019 May 14

Dame Fiona Kidman has won this year’s $53,000 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize at the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards for her novel, This Mortal Boy, a work described by the judges as ‘moving,1memo…

Pacific Toa category announced for Arts Pasifika Awards 2019

2019 May 14

Creative New Zealand is offering a new Pacific Toa Award to support Pasifika artists with the lived experience of disability, as part of this year’s Arts Pasifika Awards. Nominations for the 2019 …

Government mourns the loss of Ta Hekenukumai Busby

2019 May 11

Ko te marae e tau nei kua tarehua E mihi ana ki te whenua E tangi ana ki te tangata He tai! He tai!He tai papaki ki waho o Rehua He tai mihinga tangata He tai1mate …

Rotuman Language Week 2019 & inaugural Rotuma Pasifika Festival - 12 to 19 May 2019

2019 May 10

The Rotuman Community of Aotearoa/New Zealand is excited to announce the Rotuman Language Week, and the first-ever Rotuma Pasifika Festival - with most activities held next week at the Western1Spri…

New Zealand’s pavilion opens in Venice with Dane Mitchell’s ‘Post hoc’

2019 May 09

New Zealand’s pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia featuring Dane Mitchell’s Post hoc, was officially opened in Venice this morning (NZ time). At the1he…

Royal New Zealand Ballet younger sister to shine in Europe

2019 May 08

Arabella Moore than just a pretty face Twelve weeks and counting for Tauranga’s Arabella Moore’s journey to London to accept the summer ballet scholarship to the exclusive Rambert1School. Tr…

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