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One month to vote for National Contemporary Art Award’s People’s Choice

With voting about to close in local body elections, Waikato Museum is renewing a call for visitors to cast a vote for the most popular artwork in the National Contemporary Art Award exhibition.

Best in Kiwi literary talent awarded with inaugural Sargeson Prize

Celebrating New Zealand literary talent, the inaugural Sargeson Prize was awarded last night - the country’s richest short story prize - with Wellingtonian Sam Keenan taking out $5000 and first place in the Open Division for her story ‘Better Graces’.

Mosquito to be at Warbirds Over Wanaka 2020

Warbirds Over Wanaka has announced a Mosquito fighter bomber will be displaying at next Easter’s international airshow.

While it’s a 1/5th model of the real thing, the owners of the Mosquito are promising to put on an impressive display, including a bombing run.

New central Wellington library offers Aotearoa collection

Wellingtonians have today gained a second central city library service, this time with a focus on Aotearoa, with the opening of a new cooperative space in the National Library.

Artist Brent Harris treats Christchurch to first solo exhibition

Celebrated artist Brent Harris will exhibit at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū in November.

His first Christchurch exhibition, Towards the Swamp, is a collection of paintings and works on paper, including never-before-seen works gifted to the Gallery in 2018.

Dazzling Violinist Amalia Hall takes centre stage in upcoming Barber Concerto

Orchestra Wellington’s concertmaster Amalia Hall is performing Samuel Barber's beautiful violin concerto, while music director Marc Taddei leads the orchestra through Aaron Copland's mighty Third Symphony.

Honest Liars comedy improv show coming to Bay of Plenty

Clever, quick-witted, and charming. Dumb, silly, and potentially offensive. Both statements equally define an Honest Liars Improv Show, coming to The Litt Theatre in Te Puke 9th November, shares traits with TV favourite Who’s Line is it Anyway?

Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement: winners announced

An illustrated memoir for children, a novel which inspired a screen adaption starring Keisha Castle-Hughes, and translations of Romanian and Medieval Latin poetry are among the multitude of extraordinary achievements of this year’s winners of the Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achieveme

Buckets of fun planned for Cuba Mall 50th birthday - council

Next week sees the start of celebrations for Cuba Mall’s golden anniversary, and 50 years of the iconic Bucket Fountain splashing unwitting bystanders - and everyone’s invited.

Tamaki Herenga Waka Festival to return in January 2020

The story of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and the waka that sailed here will take centre stage next January when the region celebrates its Māori heritage through the Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival.