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Ahi Ka reaches for the stars in Matariki celebrations

The Wellington Waterfront will be set alight Friday 21 June with ahi (fire), kai (food), and entertainment from over 30 musical groups, artists and performers for Ahi Kā - a celebration of Matariki, the Māori New Year.

Student finds his tribes in hip hop and helping profession

Thomas Read (centre) and the Tribesmen Dance Crew at the Hip Hop International competition in Auckland earlier this year.

Renowned Scottish pianist Steven Osborne tours with NZSO in July

Acclaimed Scottish pianist Steven Osborne will tour with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in July in concerts featuring the world premiere of a new work by Kiwi composer Michael Norris.

Hamilton City Libraries invited to exhibit at Fieldays

Hamilton City Libraries’ reputation for engaging young people in digital technologies has earnt the service a spot at this year’s Fieldays.

The Libraries team was invited to bring its mobile makerspace programme, The LAB, to be part of the Fieldays Careers and Education Hub.

Blessing of the Fleet scheduled for Saturday in Nelson

Nelson’s annual Blessing of the Fishing Fleet is scheduled for Saturday June 22 at 12.30pm on Wakefield Quay.

This is the 19th year the blessing has been held, and organiser Seafarers’ Memorial Trust spokesman Mike Smith says the event is unique in New Zealand.

The Thing album wins a Tui jazz award

GRG67, a jazz ensemble that emerged out of a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) research topic, was awarded best jazz album of the year at the Vodaphone Tui Awards, announced in Wellington, 9 June.

Dunedin School of Art Tautai Artist in Residence explores legacy of Pacific slave trade

Otago Polytechnic Dunedin School of Art 2019 Tautai Artist in Residence Jasmine Togo-Brisby this week celebrated the opening of an exhibition that examines the legacy of the Pacific slave trade.

Waikato Matariki Festival’s tenth birthday sparks major collaboration

The annual Matariki Ki Waikato festival turns ten this year generating major collaboration among more than twenty groups and organisations.

The Matariki festival runs through June and July to celebrate the Māori New Year, heralded by the rising star-cluster known as Matariki.

Gallagher Chiefs set to embark on Fieldays

Fieldays 2019 is set to kick off on Wednesday 12 June. Chiefs Rugby Club will be welcomed as one of 1,068 exhibitors taking part in the agricultural event of the year.

Stagecraft Theatre announces production of See How They Run

Stagecraft Theatre is very excited to bring its production of Philip King’s classic British farce See How They Run to the stage of the Gryphon Theatre in Wellington from the 26th June to the 6th of July.