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Simon Devitt Prize for Photography awarded to University of Auckland student

Angela Yuyi Hu, a third year Bachelor of Fine Arts student at the University of Auckland, been awarded the 2019 Simon Devitt Prize for Photography.

How one kiwi charity is using humour to address intolerance

"Comedy" and "refugees" are not two words you often read side-by-side. But one innovative New Zealand charity is combining the two in the hopes that laughter can help kiwis tackle some uncomfortable issues.

Louis Theroux Without Limits show coming to NZ

For the first time ever, and for one show only, BBC film maker, immersive journalist and social commentator Louis Theroux will visit Auckland in January 2020 with a brand new live show - Louis Theroux Without Limits.

Māori contribution to First World War revealed in new book

The important and poignant story of the Māori contribution to the First World War is told for the first time in the book Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori in the First World War, Neill Atkinson Chief Historian Manatū Taonga said today.

Flaxmere chess: 'It's fun and it trains your brain'

Yes, chess is good for strategic thinking and improves concentration and problem-solving skills, but it should also be fun, says Vickey Diedericks.

She is setting up a Flaxmere chess club and is calling all comers.

'INSTINCT' by REI music video out now

‘Instinct’ is a Hip Hop/Trap track with Drake or Post Malone vibes, mixed with Rei’s unique Kiwi and indigenous twist.

Clicquot in the Snow returns to Queenstown in 2019 with a twist

Adding lustre to ski towns around the globe since its inception in Aspen in 2007, Clicquot in the Snow is set to return to Queenstown this August, transforming the adventure capital of the world into a Clicquot-inspired alpine utopia.

International artists join line-up for Ramp Festival launch

Four international artists will join an inspiring line-up of creatives at the four-day Ramp Festival of music, media, arts and design next month at Wintec in Hamilton.

Composer-in-Residence announced

New Zealand composer Salina Fisher will be the Creative New Zealand Composer-in-Residence for 2019 at Victoria University of Wellington’s New Zealand School of Music-Te KōkÄ«.

NZSO National Youth Orchestra celebrates 60 years of music making

The NZSO National Youth Orchestra celebrates its milestone 60th anniversary in July with special collaborative concerts with the New Zealand Youth Choir.