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Capital to welcome star cast to Jazz Festival in June

From guitar great Bill Frisell to space-jazz pioneers The Comet is Coming, the Wellington Jazz Festival returns with a stellar cast of international musicians, 7 - 11 June.

Urgent call for 28th Māori Battalion photos

The author of a book that will capture the battle experience of the 28th Maori Battalion’s B-Company is calling for family descendants and relatives to help locate up to 400 photos of the 900 men who made up the company.

Battle of Passchendaele competition launched

10 senior students will get the opportunity to join the 100th anniversary commemorations of the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium later this year, as part of a competition for schools & kura.

Matariki Rising celebrations for the whole whānau

Whānau, kai, storytelling and learning will feature in Matariki Rising, a 10-day festival which kicks off with an iconic public event on the waterfront and culminates in the popular Kaumātua Kapa Haka performance.

Iconic New Zealand music line-up to bolster DHL New Zealand Lions Series entertainment

A host of acclaimed Kiwi entertainers will provide pre-match and half-time entertainment to remember at the 10-match DHL New Zealand Lions Series this June and July. Included in the line-up are Kings, Hollie Smith, Tiki Taane, Maala and the return of ZED for their first appearance since 2011.