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First World War battlefield mystery finally solved

2017 Oct 20

The story so far: In the last days of World War One, the New Zealand Division was involved in the dramatic liberation of the French town Le Quesnoy, which had been in German hands since the beginning1…

From Swan Lake to Star Wars : 2018 New Zealand Festival line-up revealed

2017 Oct 18

New Zealand Festival Artistic Director Shelagh Magadza has announced the New Zealand Festival’s programme, which takes place in Wellington over three weeks from 23 February – 18 March 2018. New Ze…

2017 New Zealand Arts Awards Recipients Announced

2017 Oct 18

Eleven extraordinary New Zealand artists have been chosen as the 2017 recipients of the coveted Laureate and New Generation Awards, Marti Friedlander Photographic Award, Mallinson Rendel Illustrators …

Broadcasting Standards Authority and Sean Plunket

2017 Oct 13

Statement from Sean Plunket In the interests of the smooth running of the Broadcasting Standards Authority I have chosen to resign my position as a member of the BSA Board. I wish the Board well in1it…

NZFC Announces Annabelle Sheehan as CEO

2017 Oct 12

Kerry Prendergast, New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) Chair, is pleased to announce Annabelle Sheehan as the next Chief Executive of the NZFC. Sheehan replaces Dave Gibson, who will depart the role in…

Fashion activists, rule-breaking jewellery, and a kaleidoscope of colour

2017 Oct 12

Fierce Pacific fashion, jewellery made out of skateboards and cellphones, a flood of colour, and a place to stand - Te Papa has revealed four exhibitions to feature in its new art gallery, Toi Art,1op…

Dazzling pianist serves up Rachmaninov in her NZSO debut

2017 Oct 12

One of the world’s best pianists will perform for the first time with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra this month. Korean-born  Joyce Yang, praised by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times,1Washi…

New Zealand soldier hopes to return WWI German wallet

2017 Oct 07

It’s just an empty wallet, but for Private Hayden Cullen, of Cambridge, no price could be put on reuniting it with the family of the German officer who saved his great grandfather’s life in the1Fi…

Memorial Cinema for NZFC

2017 Oct 06

On Tuesday 10 October the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) will officially open the Hayward Cinema. Photo of cinema pioneers Ramai and Rudall Hayward is courtesy of the New Zealand Film Commission.…

Centenary services in Belgium commemorate Battle of Broodseinde

2017 Oct 05

Two New Zealand services in Belgium have paid tribute to the men who lost their lives 100 years ago in the First World War Battle of Broodseinde. On 4 October, 1917, the New Zealand Division took part…

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