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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 >>

Writers Week: expert in how money makes the world go round

Monday, 3 March 2014, 1:42 pm | New Zealand Festival

Decoding terrorist money laundering is all in a day’s work for best-selling Italian author economist Loretta Napoleoni, and the New Zealand Festival is delighted to host this "economic provocateur" (Time) during Writers Week, 7-12 March 2014. More >>

Writers Week welcomes candid friend of Christianity

Monday, 3 March 2014, 10:43 am | New Zealand Festival

"I was brought up in the presence of the Bible, and I remember with affection what it was like to hold a dogmatic position on the statements of Christian belief. I would now describe myself as a candid friend of Christianity." - Diarmaid ... More >>

Writers Week presents experts on "the war to end all wars"

Monday, 3 March 2014, 10:30 am | New Zealand Festival

As part of a year of commemorations of the outbreak of World War I, the New Zealand Festival is pleased to host two of the finest military historians during Writers Week, 7-12 March. More >>

Hot little Jazz Festival to warm up cool capital every year

Monday, 3 February 2014, 1:46 pm | New Zealand Festival

Wellington City Council and the Wellington Jazz Festival have announced that the popular music festival has secured funding to take the four-day event annual for the next three years. The 2014 Wellington Jazz Festival on Cuba will take place from ... More >>

2014 NZ Festival Writers Week Asks the Big Questions

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 2:58 pm | New Zealand Festival

From New Zealand’s own Man Booker Prize-winner Eleanor Catton to a cast of international authors, 130 of the world’s finest writers and thinkers will converge on Wellington to take part in the biennial New Zealand Festival Writers Week from 7-12 March 2014. More >>

Audience members become the players

Wednesday, 15 January 2014, 5:22 pm | New Zealand Festival

“. . . a deliberate slap in the face to the flashmob phenomena . . . it reshapes the cultural landscape.” - The Londonist More >>

Lexus Song Quest Winner Tops the Charts

Monday, 23 December 2013, 11:47 am | New Zealand Festival

Young opera star Amitai Pati has gone from winning the prestigious 2012 Lexus Song Quest, to hitting the Number 1 spot with New Zealand’s best-selling album of 2013, O Sol3 Mio as part of operatic trio Sol3 Mio , which features his brother Pene Pati ... More >>

Fancy yourself as the Face of the New Zealand Festival?

Thursday, 19 December 2013, 3:17 pm | New Zealand Festival

The New Zealand Festival, in association with TV3, has just launched their search for ‘ The Face of Festival TV’ . More >>

New Zealand Fesival Releases Extra Tickets

Tuesday, 19 November 2013, 9:55 am | New Zealand Festival

“It is hard to do justice to the dark poetic brilliance of The Tiger Lillies, so the best thing I can advise is that you go and see them yourselves” The Scotsman More >>

2014 New Zealand Festival Launched

Thursday, 24 October 2013, 8:56 am | New Zealand Festival

The biennial New Zealand Festival has launched its 2014 line-up – announcing a programme that promises 24 days and nights of the best art, performance and literature from around the world. More >>

Festival to host Booker prize winner Eleanor Catton

Wednesday, 16 October 2013, 6:11 pm | New Zealand Festival

The New Zealand Festival is delighted to announce that Eleanor Catton, today named the youngest ever winner of the Man Booker Prize for her outstanding novel, The Luminaries , will participate in Writers Week in Wellington in March 2014. More >>

Power Plant to bring Botanic Garden into full bloom

Wednesday, 25 September 2013, 4:22 pm | New Zealand Festival

The New Zealand Festival, in partnership with Contact Energy, is delighted to announce that the world famous light and sound experience Power Plant will transform the Wellington Botanic Garden for two weeks in early 2014. More >>

Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular to land in Wellington

Monday, 26 August 2013, 4:10 pm | New Zealand Festival

Wellington will be invaded by Daleks, Cybermen and a host of other Doctor Who monsters in February next year, as the BBC’s smash hit Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular takes the stage at the 2014 New Zealand Festival. More >>

Kiwi stars Drum Up Support for NZ Festival Spectacular

Tuesday, 20 August 2013, 3:50 pm | New Zealand Festival

It’s not every day you see Academy Award-winner Bret McKenzie and Boy director Taika Waititi drumming up a storm in Cuba Mall. But that’s what happened when the stars came out to play with a bunch of talented young percussionists from Wellington ... More >>

Festival Closes With A Bang .. & A Bit Of A Boogie

Wednesday, 17 March 2004, 5:31 pm | New Zealand Festival

Wellington masters of rhythm and soul Fat Freddy's Drop and sexy Singaporean songstress Jacintha head a line-up of fine artists appearing at this Saturday's Toyota Festival Picnic for the final weekend of the New Zealand International Arts Festival. More >>

Festival News - Important Corrections

Thursday, 11 March 2004, 11:42 am | New Zealand Festival

It appears that the editor of Festival News is suffering an acute case of Festival Madness. More >>

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