Ministry for Culture and Heritage: Featured Content http://www.mch.govt.nz Featured content from the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. en <![CDATA[Viticulture]]> Fri, 29 May 2015 07:00:21 GMT

The first vineyard was planted in New Zealand in the early 1800s – today, rows of grapevines spread across former farmland...

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<![CDATA[New Zealand Poet Laureate Award]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 13:37:29 GMT

The National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa is seeking nominations for the New Zealand Poet Laureate Award. Nominees must have made an outstanding contribution to New Zealand poetry, and be an accomplished and highly regarded poet.

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<![CDATA[Explore New Zealand's music]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 13:37:19 GMT

AllTracks.co.nz - Regularly updated selections of great music from New Zealand available as live embedded playlists on YouTube Spotify and Soundcloud. Curated by artists and industry experts who know and love their genre.

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<![CDATA[Support the RNZB's London campaign]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 13:36:52 GMT

The Royal New Zealand Ballet are taking two brand-new Anzac-inspired works to one of the most celebrated dance centres in the world, London. Kiwi stories, Kiwi choreographers, and our national ballet company. Be a part of one of the most significant tours that the RNZB has ever staged. Help us take NZ art to the world.

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<![CDATA[Seeking nominations for Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards 2015]]> Wed, 06 May 2015 13:01:47 GMT http://www.mch.govt.nz/news-events/news/seeking-nominations-creative-new-zealand-arts-pasifika-awards-2015

Nominations for the Creative NZ Arts Pasifika Awards 2015 are now open! The annual awards celebrate the richness and diversity of high-quality Pacific art in this country, acknowledging emerging and established artists across all artforms.

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<![CDATA[NZ's Pavilion at the Venice Biennale]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 08:38:28 GMT

New Zealand’s pavilion for the 2015 Venice Biennale featuring artist Simon Denny’s much anticipated exhibition Secret Power has opened with the Wall Street Journal describing it as one of three "Standout Exhibits at the Venice Biennale."

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<![CDATA[NZ Opera’s Cinderella story is more than a fairytale ]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 14:56:18 GMT http://www.mch.govt.nz/news-events/news/nz-opera%E2%80%99s-cinderella-story-more-fairytale

"Hold your head up and you’ll go far” sings Lady Gaga in Born This Way. That is the theme of the new NZ Opera production of Rossini’s Cinderella story.

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<![CDATA[The Royal New Zealand Ballet remembers WW1 with four dance works]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 13:34:14 GMT http://www.mch.govt.nz/news-events/news/royal-new-zealand-ballet-remembers-ww1-four-dance-works

The RNZB is honoured to present Salute, four dance works to mark the centenary of World War 1. Following the world premiere in Wellington, the company will tour to six venues around New Zealand.

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<![CDATA[More Women to be Featured at NZ Portrait Gallery]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 08:38:52 GMT http://www.mch.govt.nz/news-events/news/more-women-be-featured-nz-portrait-gallery

People want to see the faces of more women featured in the national collection held by the New Zealand Portrait Gallery. That has become clear from a Who’s Missing? popular vote to name New Zealanders whose pictures should be included on the walls of the gallery on Wellington’s waterfront.

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