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Government recognises David McPhail's contribution to NZ comedy and television

Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni today pays tribute to David Alexander McPhail (11 April 1945 - 14 May 2021) - New Zealand comedian, actor, producer and writer.

'Inspiring new audiences' in climate change installation

A designer, photographer and video artist at the Wellington School of Design, Mr O’Hara’s Master’s thesis inspired the creation of Where Memories Sleep, an immersive cine-dance production that explores the effects of climate change in Antarctica and is now showing at Porirua’s Pātaka A

Christchurch welcomes an international feature film

Ōtautahi Christchurch’s new motorways could double as American roads in a production being filmed in the city in June.

Auckland and Northland get 'sensational' NZSO concerts in June

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra brings its hit concerts The Soldier’s Tale and Town and Country to Auckland and Northland in June, along with special daytime events as part of the Orchestra’s Setting Up Camp series.

Artists through Marti Friedlander's lens

Vintage photographs by celebrated artist Marti Friedlander will be on display at a new Waikato Museum exhibition set to open on 14 May.

The exhibition is toured by New Zealand Portrait Gallery and has been curated by Friedlander’s friend and former lecturer Dr Leonard Bell.

New wave of NZ Filmmakers receive international recognition

Six New Zealand screenwriters have had their scripts selected as part of the Black List New Zealand Project (BLNZP), a partnership between internationally acclaimed the Black List and the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC).

Native instruments meet traditional Pacific voyaging

In an ambitious undertaking, Māori music collective ‘IA’ have teamed up with Te Toki Waka Hourua to create a live music film which is a first of its kind.

Tonight on Terei Tonight - on Maori Television

Kiwi funny man Rhys Darby and actress Miriama McDowell - an ‘Intimacy Coordinator’ in the film and television world - share the couch with Pio Terei and Nicola ‘Nix’ Adams on PIO TEREI TONIGHT - screening on Māori Television tonight, Wednesday 12 May 2021, at 8.30 PM.

Inaugural festival celebrating Christchurch kicks off this weekend - Te Putahi

A chance to visit with Mayor Lianne Dalziel in Christchurch’s civic heart at Te Hononga Christchurch Civic Buildings (a superb example of adaptive reuse) and a free architectural historian’s tour of Mona Vale are just two examples of how the public can celebrate our city’s rich architectura

Eke Tahi takes off on Great Olympic Skate Roadshow

Aotearoa has spoken. Eke Tahi, meaning ‘Ride as One’, is the name of The New Zealand Olympic Committee’s giant 12-metre-long, 800kg skateboard. The name was announced yesterday at Kaikohe West School as Eke Tahi kicked off its epic 41-day Great Olympic Skate Roadshow.