Comics and graphic novels
Comics became popular in New Zealand in the 1940s, but sparked a moral panic and government censorship in the mid-1950s. In the 2000s...
New cultural exchange opportunity for Māori artists in Canada
A new initiative from Creative New Zealand will give contemporary Māori dancers and writers a chance to develop their arts practice at one of the world’s largest arts and creativity incubators in Banff, Canada. Applications are now open.
2014 Writers Week presents two experts on ‘the war to end all wars’
As part of a year of commemorations of the outbreak of World War I, the New Zealand Festival is pleased to host two of the finest military historians during Writers Week, 7-12 March.
New Home for NZ's Oldest Films
The New Zealand Film Archive and Archives New Zealand officially opened NZ’s first specialised nitrate film vault last Friday. The new 100 square metre vault will store nitrocellulose film there under optimum preservation conditions.
RNZB Artistic Director to leave after three outstanding years
After three outstanding years as Artistic Director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Ethan Stiefel has decided not to extend his contract with the national ballet company, in order to pursue new opportunities in his homeland, USA.
International Women's Day 08 March
Visit NZHistory.net's website to view a digitised version of the main suffrage petition submitted to Parliament on 28 July 1893. It contains the names and addresses of about 24,000 women aged 21 years or older.
Arts Access Aotearoa's Big 'A' awards
It’s that time of the year again … time to start thinking about the people and places you would like to nominate in the six award categories of Arts Access Aotearoa’s 2014 Awards. You can now download an information sheet and nomination forms from their website.
Experience La Dolce Vita – ‘The Good Life’ – with the NZSO in March
The NZSO opens its 2014 Season with a concert of festive Italian celebrations in La Dolce Vita. NZSO Music Director Pietari Inkinen will return to delight audiences in this Wellington-only concert that features symphonic tone poems by Ottorino Respighi and the premiere of a new commission from Gareth Farr.
Welcome to the NZ Festival
The New Zealand Festival welcomes all explorers and dreamers for 24 spectacular days in Wellington. Check out the array of amazing events on offer.
Creating culture, preserving heritage
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