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Suite of new SCAPE public artworks and events expected to draw crowds into Christchurch

2017 Aug 16

New Zealand’s premier annual public art event, the SCAPE Public Art Season 2017, will run for six weeks from October 7 – November 18, launching new artworks and showcasing the extensive current ca…

Last chance to see Te Papa’s Golden Days exhibition

2017 Aug 15

Te Papa’s cinematic Golden Days exhibition is closing on 31 August, after almost 20 years on the floor of the national museum. A replacement for Golden Days will be part of Te Papa’s overall exhib…

Arts can help meet challenges in health and social services

2017 Aug 15

Research conducted in the UK provides evidence that participating in the arts improves quality of life, aids recovery from illness and saves money across the health and social services, says Richard1B…

Three Pacific teams join Mahuki innovation hub at Te Papa

2017 Aug 15

Three Pacific businesses have joined the Mahuki Innovation Hub at Te Papa, supported by the Pacific Business Trust. Mahuki is an in-residence programme that runs for four months each year in Te Papa's…

Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award winner announced

2017 Aug 14

Arts, Culture and Heritage Maggie Barry has announced David Elliot’s book ‘Snark’ as this year’s winner of the New Zealand Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award. Cover of David Elliot's Snark1…

Government funding for Auckland's St James Theatre

2017 Aug 11

Auckland’s historic St James Theatre is receiving $1.5 million in government backing from the Heritage EQUIP fund for privately-owned, earthquake prone buildings. Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister…

New website for SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music

2017 Aug 11

SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music is proud to announce their redeveloped and new look website, SOUNZ Online, is now ready to use at the familiar address www.sounz.org.nz. SOUNZ Online hosts a unique1…

Antarctic Heritage Trust conservators found a 100 year old fruit cake among the artefacts from Cape Adare.

2017 Aug 10

Made by Huntley & Palmers, the fruit cake is still wrapped in paper and encased in the remains of a tin-plated iron alloy tin. The cake probably dates to the Cape Adare-based Northern Party of1…

'Warm Resound' - free National War Memorial concert

2017 Aug 08

Join us on Sunday 20 August 2017 for a free concert at the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park's Hall of Memories. Image of the bugle is courtesy of the Wellington Brass Quad. The Wellington Brass Qu…

World Masters Games brings in $63 million

2017 Aug 08

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcome new data that shows that the World Masters Games was a major success. “New Zealand is gaining a…

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