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RNZ launches new podcast series The Service

A new five-part RNZ podcast series, The Service, launched today, reveals that New Zealand’s security intelligence agency, the SIS, carried out multiple clandestine raids, breaking into foreign embassies in Wellington in the latter part of the 1980s, in breach of the Vienna convention.

Announcing 2020’s Best Jazz Artist and Best Jazz Composition winners

Today we celebrate the winners of the Recorded Music NZ Te Kaipuoro Tautito Toa | Best Jazz Artist and the APRA Best Jazz Composition.

Jason Marks releases single 'Chicken Pickin'

Jason Mark hails from Jarvis Bay, South Coast of NSW where he currently lives with his wife Jan. He regularly performs as a soloist and with other artists around the South Coast of NSW and at Music Festivals. Jason's loves to perform live.

NZSO to perform Beethoven's famous Fifth live from Wellington

NZSO to perform Beethoven’s famous Fifth live from Wellington New Zealanders can enjoy two free live-streamed performances by their national orchestra this month, beginning with Beethoven’s beloved Fifth Symphony.

Matariki shines bright at Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom - council

Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom is open again for visitors. And the first thing people will see when they walk into the gallery is a stunning image of the Matariki star cluster - part of a deep space photo exhibition.

Artist Aanounced for Hawke’s Bays iconic wine event

Organisers of New Zealand’s oldest and most prestigious wine auction continue planning this year’s iconic wine event. In it’s 29th year the Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction is able to persist due to the generosity of Hawke’s Bay winemakers and commercial partners.

Production resumes on NZ feature film Poppy - NZ Film Commission

New Zealand feature film Poppy resumed production on Friday 29 May after responding to the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown announcement on March 23. At the time, the film was three hours into the final week of shooting.

Matiu Walters shares Six60 business playbook

New Zealand Music Month may be over but for Kiwi musicians, the challenges of running the business side of their music careers continue.

Suite of new exhibitions reopens Adam Art Gallery after lockdown

A contemporary of composer John Cage and artist Joseph Beuys in the 1960s and 70s Fluxus movement features in a suite of new exhibitions to mark the reopening of Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington’s Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi.

Music industry welcomes government support in the wake of COVID-19

The New Zealand music industry today welcomed the government’s announcement of a package of measures to support the arts and culture sector back to recovery following the impact of COVID-19.