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Poppy in cinemas from 27 May

Lead actors Libby Hunsdale - featured on recent Sunday programme with Miriama Kamo - and Ari Boyland who returned from Australia to play his role, will attend the premiere at the Roxy Cinema in Wellington alongside their co-cast Seb Hunter and Kali Kopae and the film’s production team.

Auditions open for nation's favourite Christmas party

Looking for New Zealand’s brightest new stars to perform at the nation’s favourite Christmas party.

Acorn TV seaside murder mystery Whitstable Pearl docks May 24

Starring Kerry Godliman (Ricky Gervais’ After Life) as the titular Pearl Nolan, the new six-part British detective drama Whitstable Pearl will make its exclusive worldwide debut on Monday, May 24, 2021 on Acorn TV, AMC Networks’ acclaimed streaming service specialising in British and Internat

Nix ticket challenge between Wellington and Auckland

The off-field shenanigans are in full flight ahead of Wellington Phoenix’ return to New Zealand - and it’s turned into a classic Wellington v Auckland battle.

Announcing the 2021 finalists for Best Country Artist and Song

Today, Recorded Music New Zealand and APRA AMCOS NZ are proud to recognise the outstanding contributions to the Aotearoa country music scene from the past year.

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.