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New Poet Laureate announced

Friday, 23 August 2019, 9:45 am | National Library Of New Zealand

The National Library of New Zealand is delighted to announce that David Eggleton of Dunedin is the New Zealand Poet Laureate for 2019 – 2021. More >>

The Lilburn Lecture 2017: The Twin Passions of Charles Royal

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 11:49 am | National Library Of New Zealand

Acclaimed musician and composer Charles Royal (Marutūahu, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngā Puhi) will give the annual Lilburn Lecture for 2017 at the National Library of New Zealand on 2 November. More >>

Inaugural Curatorial Lectures

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 4:35 pm | National Library Of New Zealand

The expertise of curators, librarians and specialists lies at the heart of any great research library. Recently four new curators joined the Alexander Turnbull Library. During February we introduce them to you in a series of inaugural public lectures. ... More >>

National Library 50th Anniversary Show and Tell

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 2:22 pm | National Library Of New Zealand

The National Library is hosting a special day of ‘show-and-tell on the 28th of November to celebrate its 50th birthday. More >>

Help digitise New Zealand’s news history

Friday, 24 April 2015, 4:26 pm | National Library Of New Zealand

The National Library is inviting groups and individuals from throughout New Zealand to apply to have their historic newspapers digitised and made available online on the Papers Past website ( www.paperspast.natlib.govt.nz ) through the 2015 edition ... More >>

Notes from the Front

Monday, 18 August 2014, 10:41 am | National Library Of New Zealand

The premiere of a World War 1 song cycle by Ross Harris and New Zealand’s Poet Laureate, Vincent O’Sullivan will be performed at Wellington’s historic Old St Paul’s this month as part of the National Library’s Poet Laureate Programme. More >>

Poet Laureate To Be Honoured

Monday, 10 March 2014, 9:56 am | National Library Of New Zealand

Vincent O’Sullivan, the New Zealand Poet Laureate will be officially honoured at Poets’ Night Out, at the Havelock North Function Centre, 7.30pm on Saturday 5 April. More >>

Borderland: The world of James Cowan

Tuesday, 18 February 2014, 2:27 pm | National Library Of New Zealand

A new exhibition in the Turnbull Gallery showcases newly acquired papers and photos from the writer whose work inspired Geoff Murphy's acclaimed 1983 film, Utu. James Cowan (1870-1943) grew up on a farm in the Waikato, on land confiscated from Māori ... More >>

Historian Beaglehole’s letters now available

Thursday, 7 November 2013, 3:58 pm | National Library Of New Zealand

A wonderful insight into New Zealand’s cultural life in the middle decades of last century is revealed in Professor John Cawte Beaglehole’s letters now available at the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington. More >>

Fairytale facts

Monday, 21 October 2013, 3:33 pm | National Library Of New Zealand

The story "Fairytale sex off the shelves" in the Sunday Star Times and Stuff (20 October 2013) is incorrect in saying that the graphic novel Lost Girls was 'pulled from the National Library Catalogue'. The story has now been corrected online. More >>

Making New Zealand home - National Library of NZ

Monday, 7 October 2013, 12:17 pm | National Library Of New Zealand

The challenges and opportunities of starting life in a new land are the focus of a discussion at the National Library this week. More >>

New Laureate announced on Poetry Day

Friday, 16 August 2013, 10:02 am | National Library Of New Zealand

New Laureate announced on Poetry Day Vincent O’Sullivan is New Zealand’s new Poet Laureate. “The Poet Laureate Advisory Group received some excellent nominations but was unanimous in its choice of Vincent to succeed Ian Wedde for the two-year ... More >>

A Fresh Look At Women In Aotearoa New Zealand

Tuesday, 18 June 2013, 11:32 am | National Library Of New Zealand

Thirteen chiefly women signed the Treaty of Waitangi, and this little known fact is the starting point for a new public programme at the National Library which considers where women stand now, how they got here, and how they see themselves in 2013. More >>

Nominations called for Poet Laureate

Monday, 17 June 2013, 2:20 pm | National Library Of New Zealand

The National Library of New Zealand is inviting nominations for the next New Zealand Poet Laureate. More >>

Snapshot of Heartland NZ On Papers Past

Monday, 10 June 2013, 12:24 pm | National Library Of New Zealand

From colonial Lyttleton to pre-Second World War Upper Hutt, the latest additions to the Papers Past website offer a fascinating cross-section of life in 19th and 20th century New Zealand outside the main centres. More >>

More musical tales of resistance and rebellion

Thursday, 6 June 2013, 11:12 am | National Library Of New Zealand

Activists recount their personal experiences of the role of music in New Zealand protest movements, in the latest event around the Revolting! The Sound of Proest in Aotearoa exhibition at the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington this Friday. More >>

Songs of Protest At the Turnbull

Tuesday, 28 May 2013, 9:43 am | National Library Of New Zealand

New Zealand’s rich history of protest music is featured in an exhibition designed to be seen and heard, at the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington. More >>

Revolting music at the National Library

Tuesday, 14 May 2013, 9:44 am | National Library Of New Zealand

The music of protest – with a distinctly punk flavour – gets dissected by a panel of experts at the National Library in Molesworth Street this Friday (17 May), followed by live music. More >>

Real story behind Hollywood’s Argo donation to library

Thursday, 4 April 2013, 10:09 am | National Library Of New Zealand

A document throwing light on the dramatic, real-life story of how New Zealand diplomats helped save the American hostages featured in Oscar-winning Hollywood movie Argo has been donated to the Alexander Turnbull Library. More >>

World-class venue for photographic conservators

Tuesday, 12 February 2013, 12:25 pm | National Library Of New Zealand

The choice of Wellington as the venue for a conference of the world’s experts in photographic conservation is a compliment to the state-of-the-art facilities developed at the newly-revamped National Library, says National Librarian, Bill Macnaught. More >>

 

 

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