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Top 5 finalists announced for 2019 APRA Silver Scroll Awards

Five remarkable songs have made the shortlist for the 2019 APRA Silver Scroll Award, recognising excellence in songwriting.

- Happy Unhappy, written by Elizabeth Stokes and performed by The Beths, published by Gaga Music on behalf of Carpark Publishing Tracks

Auckland honours Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

One of the world’s greatest sopranos is being celebrated in a grand theatre tradition, with a permanent tribute to be unveiled at Auckland’s Aotea Centre on 20 November.

Dancers express more than words in 'Body Language'

Words have the power to name, to define, to embolden, to challenge. Body Language (Te Auaha, 29-31 August 2019) is a one-hour showcase of original choreography that pairs the essential power of language with the captivating physical expression of dance.

A 1950's Japanese masterpiece

Tokyo Story will be shown on the Massey University's Auckland campus next month - the last in the monthly Japanese film series for 2019. 1953 Shochiku Co. Ltd.

Vodafone supports Mini Robot Rumble

New Zealand’s Mini Robot Rumble, running for its third year, is set to bring robotics to life in smashing fashion for a new generation of Kiwi kids.

Quasi has landed on Wellington rooftop

This morning, Ronnie van Hout’s Quasi was installed on the roof of City Gallery Wellington with the help of Wellington Helicopters Limited. The five-metre hybrid face-hand will be perched atop the Gallery for up to three years.

SoFA goes dark for Hinatore exhibition

Student Series II HÄ«nātore, showing until 6 September at University of Canterbury’s SoFA Gallery, asks viewers to consider the way light transforms a space, along with their own sensory experience.

Entries open for annual Scarecrow Festival

It’s time to get creative! Entries are now open for the Scarecrow Festival held at Hamilton Gardens.

The annual event is hosted by the Friends of Hamilton Gardens and will be held on Sunday 3 November.

How technology is changing the music

The technological changes affecting most aspects of our lives typically generate as much concern as enthusiasm, so what about the music?

'NZ's greatest reggae musicians at the Big Apple'

Discover Waitomo is about to kick things up a notch by bringing Aotearoa’s biggest reggae names, House of Shem, and Jamey Ferguson, formerly of Katachafire to the Waitomo Homestead this October.