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Seeking 50 creatives for unique content sprint

Monday, 6 November 2017, 11:18 am | New Zealand Festival

Double Denim , in partnership with the New Zealand Festival, is inviting 50 creatives – writers, artists, website developers, videographers, musicians, sailors, storytellers, poets, VR producers, historians, dancers – to be a part of the spectacular 2018 ... More >>

2018 New Zealand Festival Line-up Revealed

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 7:56 pm | New Zealand Festival

From Swan Lake TO Star Wars : 2018 New Zealand Festival Line-up Revealed New Zealand Festival Artistic Director Shelagh Magadza has announced the New Zealand Festival’s programme, which takes place in Wellington over three weeks from 23 February – ... More >>

Spectacular opening for 2018 New Zealand Festival

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 7:42 pm | New Zealand Festival

“Waka carry stories, art, science, knowledge whakapapa and performance. When the waka arrives it seeks relationships, contact and togetherness.” - A Waka Odyssey Creative Team More >>

New Zealand Festival congratulates former Executive Director

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 12:22 pm | New Zealand Festival

New Zealand’s largest international arts festival, the New Zealand Festival, congratulates its former Executive Director Sue Paterson ONZM on winning the Metlifecare Senior New Zealander of the Year Award, announced at a ceremony in Auckland last night. More >>

New appointment: New Zealand Festival Writers Week Manager

Monday, 10 October 2016, 11:57 am | New Zealand Festival

The New Zealand Festival has appointed Mark Cubey as the New Zealand Festival Writers Week Manager. Supported by Lion Foundation and Victoria University of Wellington, the event is currently held biennially within the New Zealand Festival. More >>

New Zealand Festival continues to deliver dividends

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 10:52 am | New Zealand Festival

Economic analysts BERL estimate the New Zealand Festival generated an economic impact in excess of $100 million for the capital in early 2016. More >>

Poet Bob Orr honoured at Writers Week

Sunday, 13 March 2016, 5:33 pm | New Zealand Festival

Poet Bob Orr honoured at Writers Week Auckland poet Bob Orr was presented the Lauris Edmond Memorial Award for Poetry yesterday, a prize given biennially in recognition of a distinguished contribution to New Zealand poetry. The award, which is jointly ... More >>

Sorceress: From New Zealand Festival to Glastonbury

Friday, 11 March 2016, 11:24 am | New Zealand Festival

“Sorceress has a futuristically classic sound, with their distinctive blend of funky drum rhythms, soulful synthesizers and Fraser's sassy vocals” – Okayplayer One of New Zealand’s most widely respected soul and electronica bands, Sorceress, ... More >>

Everybody Dance Now!

Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 2:23 pm | New Zealand Festival

World-renowned dance spectacular to kick off New Zealand Festival in Civic Square on Friday New Zealand’s largest arts festival will start in spectacular style on Friday night, as the Kiwibank-partnered Le Grand Continental® showcases the skills ... More >>

NZ Festival announces distinguished Writers Week line-up

Friday, 29 January 2016, 10:02 am | New Zealand Festival

Some of the world’s most esteemed writers and thinkers will gather in Wellington across 8-13 March 2016 for the 30th anniversary of New Zealand Festival’s Writers Week. Launching the 2016 Writers Week at Wellington’s Unity Books on 28 January, ... More >>

Soul star D’Angelo confirmed for one-off show at NZ Festival

Tuesday, 8 December 2015, 12:12 pm | New Zealand Festival

The multimillion-selling Grammy award winner D’Angelo will perform a special one-off concert at the New Zealand Festival on 17 March. More >>

NZ Festival presents an evening with Richard Dawkins

Monday, 30 November 2015, 9:08 am | New Zealand Festival

30 November 2015 A Life in Science: New Zealand Festival presents an evening with Richard Dawkins Renowned scientist, vocal atheist, and controversial critic Richard Dawkins will speak about his life and work in Wellington on 4 March. In a special ... More >>

A kick up the arts! New Zealand Festival

Thursday, 22 October 2015, 9:23 am | New Zealand Festival

A kick up the arts! New Zealand Festival celebrates 30th anniversary and launches 2016 line-up Artistic Director Shelagh Magadza today announced the New Zealand Festival’s programme of events taking place in Wellington over three weeks from 26 February ... More >>

Dance enthusiasts sought for opening night spectacular

Monday, 14 September 2015, 1:28 pm | New Zealand Festival

The New Zealand Festival, in a new partnership with Kiwibank, is calling for hundreds of dancers to star in the Festival’s opening-night event, Le Grand Continental ® by Sylvain Émard Danse on 26 February 2016. Auditions will be held in Wellington ... More >>

New Zealand Festival-goers in for rare treat

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 10:04 am | New Zealand Festival

The New Zealand Festival’s Artistic Director Shelagh Magadza tonight confirmed the Festival will present a special season of performance and film, honouring the great artist Pina Bausch (1940-2009). The season is set to be staged as part of the ... More >>

World-class NZ Army Band confirmed for Tattoo in WLGTN

Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 5:34 pm | New Zealand Festival

World-class NZ Army Band confirmed for 2016 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Wellington   As the 66th Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo gets underway in Scotland, the New Zealand Festival has confirmed that the popular New Zealand Army Band will play a ... More >>

2014 New Zealand Festival a spectacular celebration

Monday, 17 March 2014, 10:12 am | New Zealand Festival

The New Zealand Festival welcomed the world to Wellington over 24 days (21 Feb – 16 Mar) of arts events across the city. More >>

2014 New Zealand Festival a spectacular celebration

Monday, 17 March 2014, 9:36 am | New Zealand Festival

2014 New Zealand Festival a spectacular celebration The New Zealand Festival welcomed the world to Wellington over 24 days (21 Feb – 16 Mar) of arts events across the city. Festival Executive Director Sue Paterson said, “It’s been a wonderful Festival ... More >>

Christchurch poet honoured at Writers Week

Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 4:31 pm | New Zealand Festival

Christchurch poet Michael Harlow was presented the Lauris Edmond Memorial Award for Poetry today, a prize given biennially in recognition of a distinguished contribution to New Zealand poetry. More >>

Free events, with Writers Week guests all around town

Monday, 3 March 2014, 2:48 pm | New Zealand Festival

Book fans will be spoilt for choice with free events this Writers Week, including the 2014 Janet Frame Memorial Lecture More >>

 

 

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