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Festival stallholder applications closing soon

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- Stall applications are set to close for two of Auckland’s world-renowned cultural events.

- The Auckland Lantern Festival runs Thursday, 14-Sunday, 17 February at the Auckland Domain (the deadline for stall applications is 26 October).

Introducing Hurricane Shayn Wills

Since his first performances at Auckland's Poles Apart blues and folk club in the mid to late eighties to his support gigs for Albert King, Junior Wells, Canned Heat and John Hammond Jr and his legendary residency at Auckland's Java Jive with his band The Swamp Diggers throughout 90's to his clas

Southern DHB celebrates national poetry day with meal tray poems

It’s National Poetry Day tomorrow and Southern DHB has teamed up with ‘Poems in the Waiting Room’ to celebrate.

Finalists announced for SOUNZ and Screen Awards

Some of New Zealand’s best songwriters and composers have been shortlisted for three prestigious awards to be presented at the 2018 APRA Silver Scroll Awards.

Theatre award for a haunting Canterbury tale

A touching letter and a ghostly encounter in a historic Christchurch homestead sparked the idea for a play exploring the dilemmas of migrant life by Ukraine-born Master of Creative Writing student Nataliya Oryshchuk.

Kiwi towns prepare to welcome All Blacks

The All Blacks are coming to town - and excitement is building right across the country in preparation for the ever-popular All Blacks To The Nation visits on Sunday 2 September.

New Zealand artists to feature in major UK exhibitions

Ten of Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading contemporary visual artists will have their work featured in the United Kingdom’s first major exhibition of Māori and Pacific culture next month.

Nitro Circus to return to NZ with it's all next next level tour

Nitro Circus has raised the bar by creating an action-packed all-new tour that is too big to fit indoors. The Nitro Circus crew will charge into New Zealand with jaw-dropping new ramps, unbelievable new tricks and ridiculous stunts.

Nelson Rockshop Bandquest 2018

Young and talented rockers are ready to take the stage in towns from Auckland to Dunedin - a record 215 young school bands are lined up for this year’s Rockshop Bandquest, the nationwide music contest for intermediate and primary students.

Exhibition celebrates our wonderful wahine

A celebration of the contribution prominent women have made to Porirua during the last two centuries is the focus of a new exhibition coming to Pātaka.