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Ports of Auckland Round the Bays back for 2019

Dust off your sneakers and get ready to race - New Zealand’s largest fun run and walk, Ports of Auckland Round the Bays, is back for 2019.

CubaDupa’s street performers will animate the precinct

The Cuba Street precinct soon will be invigorated with the pulse of music and dancing in the streets en masse.

Performers at CubaDupa, Australasia’s largest free multi-arts festival, will be using the street as their stage - encouraging audience participation.

Contemporary Asian arts projects get funding boost

Six arts projects which will challenge New Zealanders’ perceptions of Asian cultures have been awarded grants by the Asia New Zealand Foundation.

Sundance Institute's Merata Mita Fellowship awarded to NZ filmmakers

The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) congratulates Ainsley Gardiner and Briar Grace-Smith on receiving the 2019 Sundance Institute Merata Mita Fellowship announced at the Sundance Film Festival today.

Craft'd Wine and Spirits Festival celebrates NZ's independent spirit this July

This July the inaugural Craft’d Wine + Spirits Festival will arrive in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter, with more than 40 small producers showcasing their tipples at a new kind of festival to grace the City of Sails.

Selwyn libraries introduce extended hours and increased staffing

Selwyn libraries introduce extended opening hours from this Friday, 1 February 2019.

The new hours, which were announced last August, have come about in response to customer feedback and a recent trial of extended Saturday opening hours.

NZSO’s big summer tour brings great music to nine centres in February

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra celebrates summer with performances of four uplifting and unforgettable classical works for its biggest tour in 2019.

Classical Journey, in association with Ryman Healthcare, will be performed in nine centres from Kerikeri to Blenheim in February.

Summer Concert Tour wraps up in Whitianga

Today’s Whitianga Summer Concert wrapped up this year’s Summer Concert Tour when 12,000 concert goers added to yesterday’s sold out Taupo and last weekend’s Queenstown crowds, taking in the warm and mainly overcast conditions in the beautiful Coromandel.

Alt-country goes country at Neudorf

It promises to be a mellow evening under the oak trees at Neudorf Vineyards on Friday 8 February when alt-country favourite Marlon Williams double bills with Kiwi music veteran Don McGlashan in the last vineyard concert of the summer.

Thousands flock to the waterfront to explore SeePort Festival

Over 11,000 people visited Ports of Auckland on day one - ahead of an outdoor concert and fireworks display set to draw even larger crowds, on day two.

Over 11,000 paid a visit to the Ports of Auckland today for their annual open weekend, SeePort, with two more days to go.