News and blog posts
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.
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.
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.
NZ Publishers gear up for the world’s largest book fair8 Oct 2018
New Zealand publishers are gearing up for the most important book event of the year, the Frankfurt Book Fair.
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...
Arts Pasifika Awards to celebrate excellence and innovation in Pacific Arts5 Oct 2018
In less than one month some of New Zealand’s most talented Pasifika artists will be celebrated for their outstanding contributions to the richness and diversity of Pacific Arts.
Ministry seeks views on companion card for carers of disabled3 Oct 2018
The Ministry of Culture and Heritage wants to improve access to events for the disabled and is considering the introduction of a companion card scheme to help achieve this in New Zealand.
Master artists from Tuvalu to visit in November3 Oct 2018
Four master artists from Tuvalu will visit New Zealand in mid-November as part of Creative New Zealand’s Pacific Heritage Exchange Programme.
NZ artists leave Edinburgh with accolades and awards3 Oct 2018
New Zealand performers supported to attend the Edinburgh Fringe 2018 by Creative New Zealand left with an impressive clutch of awards, glowing reviews and memories of packed houses.
Ngā Taonga launches fifth annual Siapo Cinema: Oceania Film Festival 20182 Oct 2018
The fifth annual Siapo Cinema: Oceania Film Festival returns to Ngā Taonga Sound Vision from 12-20 October 2018.