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Opening announced for Te Papa’s ground-breaking nature zone

2019 Feb 18

The biggest change to Te Papa since the museum opened will be unveiled to the public on 11 May 2019. Te Taiao Nature, Te Papa’s brand new $12 million nature zone, is a bold and immersive journey…

Six designs submitted for National Erebus Memorial

2019 Feb 15

Concept designs for a new National Erebus Memorial have now been submitted to Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage, says Ministry for Culture and Heritage chief executive Bernadette1Ca…

Better regional assistance for earthquake-prone heritage buildings

2019 Feb 12

Owners of heritage buildings in regional areas are set to benefit from changes to Heritage EQUIP, the national earthquake upgrade incentive programme, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and1Herita…

Meet the 2019 Inspiring Explorers

2019 Feb 12

It is with much excitement that we can now announce the team that will be heading to the Antarctic Peninsula next month on our 2019 Inspiring Explorers' Expedition with Olympic kayaker Mike Dawson! …

Art and history to collide on Te Papa forecourt

2019 Feb 05

Brightly-coloured lanterns in the shape of China’s famous Terracotta Warriors will soon stand guard outside New Zealand’s national museum Te Papa. The internationally renowned Lanterns of the1…

Flying the National Māori Flag on Waitangi Day

2019 Feb 05

Wednesday 6 February 2019 marks the 179th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi / Te Tiriti o Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document. Waitangi Day is an appropriate time to fly…

NZSO joins global project to sing Beethoven’s Ode to Joy in te reo Māori

2019 Feb 01

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is to be part of a unique international project celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday next year, which will include school and youth choirs performing the1compo…

Nationwide events to commemorate Waitangi Day 2019

2019 Feb 01

Events on marae and lake fronts, in community centres, local museums and town squares are being held throughout the country to commemorate Waitangi Day 2019, Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Cu…

Ka hao te rangatahi - fantastic Māori and Pasifika youth leadership opportunity

2019 Jan 30

A small delegation of Māori and Pasifika youth ambassadors will be selected by Creative New Zealand to attend the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture (FestPAC) in Hawai’i in June 2020. He…

Tickets being snapped up for Te Matatini

2019 Jan 29

Wellingtonians are urged to secure their tickets to New Zealand’s premier Māori performing arts event, Te Matatini ki te Ao, being held at Westpac Stadium from February 21. Hosted in a differen…

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