The speed and stamina of racing cyclists has steadily increased since the first cycles appeared in New Zealand in the 1860s...
Flags to fly at half-mast Monday 4 August
At the request of the Prime Minister, the Right Honourable John Key, the New Zealand Flag is to be half-masted on all Government and public buildings on Monday 4 August 2014, to mark the beginning of the centenary of the First World War for New Zealand.
Seeking more nominations for Arts Pasifika Awards 2014
Creative NZ is seeking further nominations in two categories for their 2014 Arts Pasifika Awards, which celebrate excellence and innovation in Pacific arts in New Zealand. Nominations close on Monday 11 August 2014.
Arts Access Awards celebrate artistic contributions
A “clever and quirky artist”, a former comedian committed to social change, an innovative art space engaging with its local community, two festivals and prison arts leaders were recognised at the Arts Access Awards 2014 presented at Parliament this week.
Everything we loved
The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC), New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) and Kiwi production company Four Knights Film have worked together for the simultaneous launch of New Zealand feature film Everything We Loved in cinemas, on airlines and on video-on-demand.
NZSO presents Shakespeare in Music
With this in mind, and marking his 450th birthday, the NZSO celebrates musical works that have been inspired by Shakespeare’s genius. Korngold’s Much Ado About Nothing Suite is a perfect demonstration of the lush melodies that made him such a popular film composer.
Experience New Zealand in Edinburgh
More than 200 New Zealand artists will take part in the world’s most acclaimed arts festivals in Edinburgh this August. Visit Creative New Zealand's http://nzatedinburgh.com/ for all of the details.
Fast, flirty, and fresh – a ballet sampler from the RNZB
Book now for the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s last season under Ethan Stiefel’s artistic direction, Allegro: Five Short Ballets is a powerhouse of extraordinary and diverse ballets from some of the world’s leading choreographers.
Ideas to remember
The Canterbury Earthquake Memorial will be a unique and lasting tribute to the tragic events that have so dramatically reshaped the Canterbury region and people. This is your opportunity to create a place to remember.
Creating culture, preserving heritage
Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage works to enrich the lives of all New Zealanders by supporting our dynamic culture and preserving our heritage.
We support many of New Zealand’s arts, media, heritage and sports organisations; advise government on cultural matters and provide research and resources for everyone to access. The organisations we fund deliver a wide range of cultural experiences for all to enjoy.