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

Come along to our Public History talk on Wed 05 April

Come to our next monthly talk presented by the Ministry and the National Library of NZ on Wed 05 April at 12.15pm. In this talk Ben Schrader offers some reflections on the writing of his recent book 'The Big Smoke: NZ Cities, 1840-1920'. This is a free public event but please RSVP to with Big Smoke in the subject line.

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.

Arts Access Awards 2017: nominations call

Nominations to this year’s Arts Access Awards, presented annually by Arts Access Aotearoa, close on Monday 3 April 2017.

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