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Courtney Johnston new Chief Executive of Te Papa

2019 Dec 13

Courtney Johnston has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Te Papa.  Ms Johnston will take up the role in December 2019. Since its founding, Te Papa has had a dual leadership model, and …

Sir Ed’s grandson opens Antarctic exhibition in Christchurch

2019 Dec 12

Two talented young explorers, who captured their passion for exploration through photography and a soundscape of Antarctica, are showcasing their works in a new exhibition. The exhibition by1Alexa…

Peter Biggs Appointed as Acting Chief Executive of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

2019 Dec 12

Laurie Kubiak, Chair of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, has announced the appointment of Peter Biggs as Acting Chief Executive. He takes over the reins from the long-serving Chief1Executive, C…

‘Once Were Warriors’ jacket helps show how Te Papa collects, and why

2019 Dec 12

A gang patch jacket from the 1994 film Once Were Warriors will feature in Kei te Kairauhī: 21 ngā Taonga | Curators’ Choice: 21 Things; a mini exhibition exploring how and why Te Papa curators c…

2019 annual history awards reveal New Zealand’s stories

2019 Dec 12

Three fascinating Māori history projects featuring in this year’s New Zealand History Research Trust Fund Awards will provide insight into Māori life and heritage, Manatū Taonga Ministry for1Cu…

Bellbird Wins at Macao International Film Festival

2019 Dec 11

Hamish Bennett, writer and director of New Zealand feature film, Bellbird, was the recipient of the Best Screenplay award at the Macao International Film Festival, last night. Currently in1theatri…

New Zealand Flag half-masting directive - 10 December 2019

2019 Dec 10

At the request of the Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern, the New Zealand Flag is to be flown at half-mast on all Government and public buildings with immediate effect as a mark of1…

Help required to complete D Company 28th Māori Battalion history

2019 Dec 09

The Kamupene D Rua Tekau Mā Waru (D Company 28th Māori Battalion) Trust and Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage are intensifying efforts to complete the D Company history book and1nee…

DFSNZ calls for strong stand on clean athletes

2019 Dec 06

Russian doping scandal: DFSNZ calls on Public Authorities and the Sports Movement to stand strong for clean athletes Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) Chief Executive Nick Paterson says: “The1…

Newer storytellers lead the dramatic line-up for 2020

2019 Dec 06

Three engrossing new series from talented newer storytellers are set to capture Aotearoa’s attention in 2020, after winning funding in NZ On Air’s final round of 2019. Two millennial sisters w…

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