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Street closure brings Christmas cheer to the city

For the first time Auckland Council, along with Auckland Transport, will close High Street to cars to support Heart of the City’s Late Night Christmas event on 20 December. The event will bring Christmas fun and entertainment to Auckland’s central city.

International photo exhibition open at Waikato Museum

A selection of the most significant images to appear in National Geographic magazine are now on display at Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato.

New Zealand Youth Choir bring global reputation to Whangarei

Soprano Rhiannon Cooper is excited to return home to Whangarei with the prestigious New Zealand Youth Choir. Rhiannon joined the national choir in 2017, her first since her time with local group OperaNorth.

'Breathtaking' Terracotta Warriors opens tomorrow at Te Papa

Following an incredible 200 strong karakia and pōwhiri, Te Papa’s landmark Terracotta Warriors exhibition will officially open to the public tomorrow Saturday 15 December.

More NZSO Shed Series concerts and new Baroque Series in 2019

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will tour a new baroque music series in 2019 and expand its innovative Shed Series concerts in Wellington.

Titahi Bay Library finds a new home

Titahi Bay Library is moving - but not far.

The library, which has been housed in the same building in the Whitehouse Road shops since 2000, will be moving to the nearby Plunket building.

NPDC's TSB Festival of Lights brighter with new lights and live music

NPDC’s TSB Festival of Lights will shine even brighter this season with 10 brand new light installations and family fun and live music till midnight on New Year’s Eve.

Nga Hau Ngakau exhibition opens at Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom

A touring exhibition of luminous paintings, intricately carved taonga pūoro and beautiful music opens at Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom in Foxton on Friday 21 December.

Christmas comes early with birth of red panda at Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo is celebrating the birth of a Nepalese red panda cub, describing its delivery, a little earlier than anticipated, as "a precious early Christmas present".

'Merry Krautmas from Moniker'

Sometimes the wonkiest ideas have the best results. And so it came to pass with Merry Krautmas, the Christmas-cum-Krautrock album you had no idea you needed. But boy oh boy do you need it.