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1200 collection items in Te Papa’s new nature space

Report from RNZ
Te Papa has today unveiled details of its new nature zone, the biggest change to the museum since it opened 21 years ago. Read more »

Te Matatini championships to showcase NZ

Press Release – Maori Television
Māori Television is to exclusively provide all the action, live from the national kapa haka championships, Te Matatini Ki Te Ao 2019. Read more »

Coastella Community Schools music initiative, again

Press Release – Coastella
Giving back to the Kapiti Coast and having strong community engagement has always been a huge focus of The Coastella Music Festival, and things are no different in 2019 Read more »

Pātaka to beat to the sound of Hawaiian Hula dancing

Press Release – Pataka
Porirua will come alive with the sights, sounds and rhythms of the Pacific next weekend, when a traditional Hawaiian dance group strut their stuff at Pātaka Gallery + Museum. Read more »

New Repertory season includes ‘Royal Hunt of The Sun’

Press Release – Wellington Repertory Theatre

Wellington Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce an exciting line-up of four plays covering a wide range of genres – including comedy, drama, and musicals – that promise to entertain, enlighten, and amuse. Read more »

Sex, death and psychics at the Fringe

Press Release – A Mulled Whine
collection of Aotearoa’s most breathtaking theatremakers have created an opulent portrayal of the brutal and benign.

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Facebook apologises to Wellington drag king for removing event listings


Report from RNZ
Facebook says the deletion of more than 100 events posted by a Wellington drag king and events organiser Hugo Grrrl was the result of “an error”. Read more »

Holy Serpent and Earth Tongue at Valhalla

Press Release – Bored Sound
Following a successful co-headlining Australian Tour in 2018, both bands split paths to cover the globe individually with Holy Serpent continuing to support/tour with some of the the biggest names in the genre and continue to refine their approach to riff worship. Read more »

Big Country at San Fran in October

Press Release – Metropolis Touring
Legendary Scottish indie rockers Big Country return down under to Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of their classic album Steeltown. As an added Bonus they will play an Encore of Greatest Hits (In A Big Country, Fields of Fire, Chance, Look Away, Wonderland and more) Read more »

Who is he?


A researcher into the history of visits to New Zealand by Russian ballet companies has been unable to identify the boy in this Wellington photo from 1939. Read more »

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