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Spotlight on Māori Culture in Los Angeles

2017 Oct 03

Californians are set to come face-to-face with Māori culture this month, with kapa haka performers taking over the Santa Monica Pier, the film industry getting an intimate look at tā moko and a1chan…

Passchendaele remembered here and overseas

2017 Oct 03

Commemorations to mark one of New Zealand’s darkest days will be held in New Zealand and Belgium this month to remember the Battle of Passchendaele. Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry1…

Showcase New Zealand’s History And Culture to the World

2017 Oct 03

The Waitangi Treaty Grounds in the Bay of Islands will be digitally mapped by a renowned high tech United States organisation specialising in the preservation of sites of significance globally thanks1…

The wonders of the world in LEGO® bricks at Te Papa

2017 Oct 02

Let’s go Build - A festival of LEGO activities for all ages opens at Te Papa from 9 December – 11 February. One of only fourteen LEGO Certified Professionals globally, Ryan McNaught (aka Brickman)…

Magnificent Flying Machines

2017 Oct 02

Step on board Antarctic aircraft before they head south for the season! We’re opening up the tarmac to celebrate the beginning of the summer season in Antarctica. Last year, about three thousand1peo…

Bullet strike on bugle saves three generations of musicians

2017 Oct 02

New Zealand Army Band musician Corporal Chris Foster will be the first to say that if it wasn’t for his great-grandfather’s bugle, he wouldn’t be playing in the band. In fact, he wouldn’t even…

NZ On Air Funded Factual Content to Reach New Audiences

2017 Oct 02

NZ On Air funded factual content to reach new audiences on new platforms A wider than ever range of factual content for diverse audiences has been supported in the latest NZ On Air funding1decisions. …

New book presents snapshots of NZ's rich history

2017 Oct 01

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s online historical treasures feature in a newly released book, Today in New Zealand History, which presents a day-by-day calendar of events from New…

Gisborne iwi Rongowhakaata’s exhibition opened today at Te Papa with 600 strong pōwhiri

2017 Sep 29

Te Papa’s eighth iwi exhibition, Ko Rongowhakaata: The Story of Light and Shadow opened today following an early morning karakia (blessing), and a pōwhiri (ceremony) which attracted over 600 guests…

One Thousand Ropes Submitted to Oscars

2017 Sep 29

Tusi Tamsese’s One Thousand Ropes is New Zealand’s submission for the best foreign language category of the 90th Academy Awards. Image from One Thousand Ropes is courtesy of the NZ Film1Commissio…

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