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Extraordinary oboist to premiere spellbinding new music with NZSO

2019 Nov 12

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra’s final Shed Series concert for 2019 features the world premiere of three haunting works composed and performed by acclaimed American oboist Russel Walder. …

Moving ceremony at Waitangi carries message of thanks and healing

2019 Nov 10

A gunshot that rang out a quarter of a Century ago has been remembered on Te Tii Beach (Waitangi), but this time in a spirit of gratitude and healing. “Two hundred and fifty years ago, my1ancest…

Welcome for Tuia 250 flotilla at Waitangi

2019 Nov 08

The Tuia 250 flotilla crews, trainees and dignitaries were welcomed at Te Tii Marae in Waitangi today as the vessels sailed into Pēwhairangi Bay of Islands.   Local waka taua went out to meet1…

New Zealand marks 100 years since first Armistice Day on Monday

2019 Nov 07

Armistice Day will be commemorated with a national ceremony at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington on Monday 11 November at 11am. Members of the public are welcome to attend.  “Thi…

Pacific voyaging prowess honoured at historic early arrival site

2019 Nov 07

As the Tuia 250 Voyage flotilla enters the Bay of Islands today it will pause and acknowledge Mangahawea Bay where compelling evidence of the immense voyaging reach and prowess of Māori and Pacific…

1918 Influenza Pandemic Memorial Plaque unveiled today

2019 Nov 06

A memorial plaque remembering the estimated 9000 New Zealanders who died in the 1918 global influenza pandemic was unveiled today in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Bernadette Cavanagh Chief Exe…

Te Papa exhibits painting of peaceful encounter from Cook’s second voyage

2019 Nov 01

The oldest European painting of Aotearoa New Zealand in Te Papa’s collection will go in display in Toi Art, Te Papa’s art gallery, as part of Tamatea: He Tūtakinga Tuku Iho | Legacies of1Encou…

NZSO excels in 2020 with Grammy winners, YouTube star, te reo Beethoven

2019 Nov 01

A multi-Grammy Award winner, a virtuoso YouTube sensation and an internationally acclaimed young Kiwi conductor feature in the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra’s all-star 2020 concert1line-up. …

City of Sails welcomes Tuia 250 flotilla

2019 Oct 24

A big weekend of festivities is planned for the Tuia 250 ki Tāmaki Makaurau events as the Tuia 250 Voyage flotilla arrives in Auckland. “Everyone is invited to the Tuia 250 events at and1aro…

13 new entries added to the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography

2019 Oct 21

Most New Zealanders who lived through the 1970s and 1980s will remember the phrases ‘the money or the bag?’ and ‘an orchestrated litany of lies’. Quizmaster Selwyn Toogood and Justice Peter …

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