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Nominate your pick of NZ's finest writers

2017 Feb 22

New Zealanders are asked to nominate their pick of the country’s finest writers for the 2017 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement. Nominees should be writers who have made a significan…

2017 New Zealander of the Year announcement

2017 Feb 22

Filmmaker, actor, artist and champion of New Zealand culture, Taika Waititi has been named 2017 New Zealander of the Year. Waititi was unable to receive the award in person due to work commitments in …

Global arts and science unite in unique sponsorship

2017 Feb 22

Global arts and science unite in unique sponsorship for Lisa Reihana exhibition at Biennale Arte 2017 in Venice The world’s most eminent scientific academy is supporting New Zealand’s presentation…

Last chance to see Ngāti Toa Rangatira taonga

2017 Feb 21

Wellingtonians and visitors to the capital have just a few more weeks to explore the taonga of Ngāti Toa Rangatira through Te Papa’s Whiti Te Rā! The story of Ngāti Toa Rangatira Exhibition,1whic…

SMCO Composer Project selected works announced

2017 Feb 21

SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music, St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra (SMCO) and Composers Association of New Zealand (CANZ) are delighted to announce the works selected for the SMCO Composer Project1t…

Jennifer Ward-Lealand Leads Ensemble Cast in Feature Film

2017 Feb 20

First time feature film writer/director Dorthe Scheffmann begins shooting Vermilion in Ponsonby and Central Auckland today. Vermilion tells the story of a group of women who are close to each other1…

New Zealand contemporary jewellery to shine in Munich

2017 Feb 20

A large collection of New Zealand’s best contemporary jewellery will be on show during Munich’s internationally influential Jewellery Week, next month, with support from Creative New Zealand. Four…

Shortland Street musical strikes chord with Deaf community

2017 Feb 20

The opportunity to see a New Zealand Sign Language interpreted performance of Shortland Street – the Musical, on during the Auckland Arts Festival 2017, has struck a chord with Deaf and hard of hear…

New Zealand Bicycle Film Festival ready to roll - Wellington, 28 March to 8 April 2017

2017 Feb 17

A festival of films devoted to the bicycle and all who ride is gearing up to be the torque of Wellington from 28 March to 8 April 2017. From action and drama to stories of social and personal change, …

New Zealand’s First World War commemorations in Belgium

2017 Feb 17

The centenaries of the Battles of Messines and Passchendaele will be the focus for New Zealand’s international First World War commemorations in 2017. On 7–9 June 1917 the New Zealand Division too…

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