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Leading historian Dr Monty Soutar receives Creative New Zealand Michael King Writer’s Fellowship to complete historical novel trilogy

2021 Mar 23

Creative New Zealand media release. Historian Dr Monty Soutar, ONZM (Ngati Porou, Ngati Awa, Ngai Tai ki Tamaki, Ngati Kahungunu) has been awarded the prestigious Creative New Zealand Michael King…

NZSO postpones six concerts due to Covid-19 restrictions

2021 Mar 01

NZSO media release. The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Te Tira Pūoro o Aotearoa has postponed the first leg of its South Island tour 4-7 March due to the change in Covid-19 alert levels. The pu…

$18 million for creative spaces to make arts more accessible

2021 Feb 24

Beehive media release. The Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni has today announced $18 million to support creative spaces. Creative spaces are places in the community where p…

BBC Radio 3 to broadcast NZSO concerts to UK listeners this week

2021 Feb 22

NZSO media release. BBC Radio 3, which has more than two million listeners, will broadcast six concerts by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra/Te Tira Pūoro o Aotearoa on its popular Afternoon1C…

New creative service aims to benefit 1,000 peoples’ careers

2021 Feb 21

Beehive media release. Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage and Social Development Hon Carmel Sepuloni today launched a new Creative Careers Service, which is expected to support up to 1,000 cr…

Auckland’s “100% Aotearoa” festival all about inclusion

2021 Feb 11

Arts Access Aotearoa media release. Auckland Arts Festival 2021 will see a “massive increase” in free events, supporting its access-for-all kaupapa, says Artistic Director Shona McCullagh. “…

Creative New Zealand Acknowledges Champion for the Arts, Bill Sheat

2021 Jan 22

Creative New Zealand Media Release It is with sadness that we acknowledge the recent passing of William (Bill) Sheat. It is fitting that the public service for Bill will be at the Embassy Theatre,…

NZSO launches innovative Festival series and more special events in 2021

2020 Dec 11

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will introduce an innovative Festival series and expand its popular and accessible Setting Up Camp tour to more communities in 2021. The multi-day Festival and S…

Te Awhi Rito NZ Reading Ambassador Nominations Open

2020 Dec 09

National Library of New Zealand media release. Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa National Library of New Zealand and our partners are calling for nominations for Te Awhi Rito New Zealand Reading1Amba…

Excellence celebrated in the 2020 Te Waka Toi Awards

2020 Nov 30

Creative New Zealand media release. The 34th Te Waka Toi Awards have recognised 13 outstanding Māori arts sector leaders and emerging artists across multiple artforms in this year’s signature a…

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