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'Kiwi music dominates the 2020 Official NZ Music Charts'

For the first time since 2004, when Brooke Fraser and Ben Lummis took out top album and top single respectively, Kiwi music has taken out both the top spots on the End of Year Official NZ Music Charts.

NZSO National Youth Orchestra to perform fiery finale

The NZSO National Youth Orchestra will present beloved classics by Russian greats Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev, uplifting, dance-inspired music from Mexico and two mesmerising New Zealand works, in Wellington on 12 December.

Porirua Little Theatre celebrates 70 years

Porirua Little Theatre has packed plenty into its 70-year existence - famous faces, friendships, dozens of shows, and the need for a new home.

'CubaDupa returns to the streets for 2021, with its most ambitious programme ever'

Wellington’s Cuba Street Precinct is set to come alive as CubaDupa, New Zealand's most diverse and creative street festival, confirms plans for a full street festival on the weekend of March 27-28, 2021

Lighting technician wins Skills Active Apprentice of the Year

Lucas Tofani Souza loves to make people smile through the magic of entertainment and events.

Lucas, who works as a lighting technician for ETS/Hang-Up Entertainment in Christchurch, has just been named Skills Active Aotearoa Apprentice of the Year.

'Yuki Kihara's Exquisite Samoan Kimono at Pataka this Summer'

Samoan-Japanese artist explores Asia-Pacific connections

Fun, laughter and excitement planned for a 'Secret Undies Cover Agent' - Council

Fun, laughter and excitement planned for a ‘Secret Undies Cover Agent’ Children’s author Dereley Barry didn’t expect the print-run of her first ever self-illustrated book to sell out in a flash. But within only one month, she had to order more books with the printers.

New release from Adam James 'Love We Lost'

In an industry quick to categorise, Adam James stands out as a recording artist with a vast musical talent. Merging his indigenous identity, country roots and blues fervour he has created a sound that is undeniably Adam James.

Maori Language Awards 2020 shared by more than 1 million

Every person who took part in this year’s historic Māori Language Moment is a joint winner of the Supreme 2020 Māori Language Award.

Stellar line-up of singers join celebrated Kiwi conductor for NZSO’s Messiah

Acclaimed New Zealand conductor Gemma New will lead the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra for its annual not-to-be-missed performance of Handel’s masterwork Messiah in Wellington.