News and blog posts
Pacific Dance Choreographic Lab 201812 Nov 2018
Pacific Dance NZ announces the choreographers in the Pacific Dance Choreographic Lab 2018.
New Zealand to mark Armistice centenary – 11 November 20187 Nov 2018
New Zealanders everywhere are invited on Sunday 11 November to commemorate 100 years since the signing of the Armistice that ended the First World War in 1918. The Government’s official programme of public events will take place in Wellington, with commemorative activities held by many...
Black Grace presents THE GUERRILLA COLLECTION Curated by Neil Ieremia31 Oct 2018
ASB Waterfront Theatre in Auckland comes alive with Pacific art this weekend with the inaugural FREE arts festival : The Guerrilla Collection.
Te Waka Toi Awards to celebrate excellence and achievement in Māori art31 Oct 2018
Some of the most talented exponents of Ngā Toi Māori will be recognised and celebrated at the 2018 Te Waka Toi Awards for excellence and achievement in Māori art at Te Papa on November 17.
Visiting Tuvalu artists to showcase skills and knowledge31 Oct 2018
Four master artists from Tuvalu will share their skills and knowledge with the public at an open day at the Pacifica Arts Centre in Auckland on Saturday 17 November.
Arts Pasifika Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in Pacific Arts24 Oct 2018
Some of New Zealand’s most talented Pasifika artists were tonight recognised for their outstanding contributions at the 2018 Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards.
Love your Brain, Read Books this NZ Bookshop Day24 Oct 2018
There are over 60 bookshops all over New Zealand celebrating the fifth nationwide NZ Bookshop Day on Saturday 27 October with displays and events, including treasure hunts, brain painting and much, much more. See the full nationwide calendar of events Booksellers NZ CEO Lincoln Gould says,...
Massey announces new Pasifika scholarship for 201915 Oct 2018
Massey University’s School of Music and Creative Media Production has announced a new Pasifika scholarship for study in 2019.
New Zealand writers to showcase Māori and Pacific literature in the United Kingdom15 Oct 2018
Five of New Zealand’s leading Māori and Pasifika writers will be showcasing their work in the United Kingdom next month (November) alongside the high profile Oceania art exhibition in London.
Michael King Writers Centre 2019 Residency Recipients Announced10 Oct 2018
From a history of the Listener to a series of inter-linked short stories exploring the Māori diaspora, the participants in the 2019 MKWC residency programme cover an exciting, varied and eclectic range of topics.
2018 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement: winners announced8 Oct 2018
Feminist and working-class stories, poetry as song, and a deeper understanding of New Zealand art – these are just some of the frontiers explored by this year’s winners of the Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement.
Podcast reveals drama of writing lives – NZSA Oral History Podcast launch8 Oct 2018
They sound like stories from the pages of an espionage thriller: Governments threatening freedom of speech, meetings in exotic European cities with exiled authors, battles with institutions who determined livelihoods and spats about the best way to face these challenges. It’s not the plot of a...