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Big names lined up for NPDC's TSB Festival of Lights - Council

Big-name headline artists are set to make this summer’s entertainment programme at NPDC’s TSB Festival of Lights the best yet - and punters can see them all for free!

Mana Moana public art experience to be projected on Wellington waterfront

A ground-breaking art installation curated by two artists and Massey staff members Rachael Rakena and Mike Bridgman, Mana Moana, is back on the water in Wellington this week with a spectacular showcase of contemporary art.

An album release against all odds: meet The Dense

DUNEDIN, 2020- After four years of gigs, geographical separation, and a nationwide lockdown, The Dense is finally set to release their debut, self titled album on November 27th. The album was recorded in Dunedin and features eleven original alternative rock tracks.

Women's innovative music-making in the 19th century home

Small-scale ‘take-home’ versions of Beethoven, Mozart and other European public music of the nineteenth century reveal a lot about the social lives of women - that, for instance, at-home music-making was not just a way to have fun, but also a chance for education, canon formation and social-n

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki presents landmark exhibition

In the largest exhibition ever presented by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art offers insights into the development of Māori art from the 1950s to the present day.

Christmas party goes live on radio to raise funds for Youthline

Coca-Cola New Zealand is bringing its annual Christmas musical extravaganza to The Breeze in New Zealand’s first ever fully live radio show to help raise much needed funds for Youthline.

NZSO opens its doors with a day of free events in Wellington

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to conduct musicians, you’ll have the opportunity to pick up a baton and have a go in a day of free events by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in Wellington on Friday.

'Fantastical fable Peer Gynt showcases joy and talent of graduating actors'

The third-year students of Whitireia Community Polytechnic’s acting course are exceptionally excited for their upcoming production. Peer Gynt (BATS Theatre, 17-21 November) marks the group’s first - and only - publicly performed show for 2020.

Kiwi author to direct film based on his novel Anno 2020

New Zealand filmmaker and novelist James Morcan today announced he will be directing and starring in a movie adaptation of his new release novel Anno 2020. The film will also be Morcan’s directorial debut.

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra 2021 season announced

With the rest of the world teetering on the edge of lockdown or hamstrung by social distancing the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) has defiantly announced its 2021 season.