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Far North Queensland songwriter Maggie Slater emerges as storyteller to watch

Far North Queensland singer-songwriter Maggie Slater’s debut EP, In Bloom, showcases not only an artist on the rise, but one in full control and confidence of her craft.

New Zealand Aotearoa music icons and pioneers honoured

Two of New Zealand Aotearoa’s musical pioneers, Pixie Wiliams and Ruru Karaitiana, are being honoured at a special commemoration event at the National Library of New Zealand in Wellington on Thursday 26 June.

Actor, singer and radio star join Treasure Island line-up

Sam Wallace, Karl Burnett and Moses Mackay were announced as the three new contestants heading to Fiji for Celebrity Treasure Island on The Hits’ breakfast show this morning.

Massey and TVNZ team up again to foster homegrown voices

Massey University’s School of Music and Creative Media Production is expanding industry partnerships for its 2019 Bachelor of Creative Media Production (CMP) programme, after a successful pilot with TVNZ.

Maori tradition explored through new exhibition

An original exhibition exploring the traditional terms for Māori hair through dramatic portraits and written works, and created almost entirely in Porirua, is on now at Pātaka Art + Museum.

A weatherman, Bachelorette and rugby star heading to Fiji

Matty McLean, Lily McManus and Zac Guildford have been announced as the first three contestants heading to Fiji for TVNZ 2’s rebooted Celebrity Treasure Island.

Music, arts and more at Pātaka for Matariki 2019

Pātaka Art + Museum will reverberate to the sights and sounds of Matariki in June and July as a host of art, music and community events are held to celebrate this landmark time of year.

New singles 'Kanikani' and 'Makereti' from Huia

Kanikani - dance… a celebration song about lovers, ahi (fire) and gatherings, now and throughout history. Humanity loves gathering around the element of fire, under the stars, sharing songs and stories, and this is the essence of this waiata.

Celebrating Women Exhibition at Otago University

‘As a class, women seem always to have been too busy to say much about themselves. And sometimes it has seemed that the more worthwhile their deeds the less they said about them. Few women have had Boswells, though many should have’.

Kate Campbell Hurd-Mead, 1937

Auckland's largest light festival to 'brighten up winter nights'

Auckland’s new inner-city light festival, TÅ«rama, announces a vibrant line-up of visual artists, music and performance. As night falls, Auckland’s largest ever light extravaganza will turn Albert Park into a winter wonderland from 26-28 July.