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News and events from our sectors and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

First Encounters 250 commemoration launched

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced a national commemoration to mark the 250th anniversary of the first encounters between Māori and Europeans. In October 2019, First Encounters 250 will commemorate the early meeting of Māori and Europeans during James Cook’s 1769 voyage to New Zealand.

New Zealand’s First World War commemorations in Belgium

The centenaries of the Battles of Messines and Passchendaele will be the focus for New Zealand’s international First World War commemorations in 2017

70 years of music with the NZSO in 2017

Our 2017 Season offers more exceptional performances from your national orchestra, more Masterworks from our acclaimed Music Director Edo de Waart.

Recovering from the quake? Eric’s here to help

A one-stop shop called Eric (Earthquake Recovery Information Centre) is now open on the Ground Floor of Wellington's former Public Trust building.

Māori Television to deliver most extensive Te Matatini coverage yet

Māori TVl be showcasing Aotearoa’s most prestigious Māori performing arts event, commencing broadcast from Thurs 23rd Feb to Sun 26th Feb.