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Rip It Up and Start Again

2019 May 16

The news that the first 101 issues of the New Zealand music magazine Rip It Up are now available online is very exciting, says Chris Bourke, the content director of, the “noisy …

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…

Tuia 250 Voyage Flotilla announced

2019 May 14

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Chief Executive Bernadette Cavanagh announced today the core vessels that will take part in the Tuia - Encounters 250 national1commemoration. Im…

Five stories of voyage navigate our past

2019 May 14

Five thought-provoking new projects exploring stories of voyage are among the latest Factual projects to win NZ On Air funding. NZ On Air received 11 applications in its May funding round in respo…

Filmmakers announced for Ngā Pouwhenua Joint Indigenous Initiative

2019 May 14

The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) and Screen Australia are pleased to announce the eight indigenous teams from New Zealand and Australia who will work on a joint anthology feature, entitled1Ng…

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 …

'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…

New Zealand Country of Focus at Sydney Film Festival

2019 May 13

The programme for the 66th Sydney Film Festival has been released with New Zealand featuring prominently as the Festival's country of focus with eight feature films and six shorts selected this1year…

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 …

Minister to attend G7 Tech for Humanity meeting on cyber collaboration visit to Europe

2019 May 10

Hon Kris Faafoi will attend the “Tech for Humanity” meeting of G7 Digital Ministers in Paris next week, and has added a further number of cyber engagements to planned travel to support the1Gover…

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