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Made in Wellington - New Zealand Festival 2019-20

Saturday, 2 March 2019, 3:08 pm | New Zealand Festival

Made in Wellington New Zealand Festival 2019-20 Wellington set to inspire new performance by acclaimed Irish company. New Zealand Festival’s inaugural artist in residency programme Made in Wellington , aims to harness the capital’s creative energy and ... More >>

2018 Lexus Song Quest – discovering NZ’s finest young voices

Friday, 11 May 2018, 1:01 pm | New Zealand Festival

Starting with a series of national auditions, the biennial Lexus Song Quest competition begins this week, taking dozens of talented young singers on a three-month journey to discover Aotearoa’s opera stars of the future. More >>

Thousands gather on Wellington’s Waterfront for Kupe

Saturday, 24 February 2018, 12:33 pm | New Zealand Festival

Tonight tens of thousands watched, captivated, as a majestic fleet of waka hourua (traditional double-hulled sailing canoes), met by waka ama and waka taua performed an opening spectacular on the waters of Te Whanganui-a-Tara/ Wellington Harbour, ... More >>

Well-known Wellingtonians to narrate Peter and the Wolf

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 7:46 pm | New Zealand Festival

Well-known Wellingtonians to narrate Peter and the Wolf for New Zealand Festival in March Follow Peter as he travels deep into the woods, vanquish your fear, but don’t look behind you ... From David Bowie to Dame Edna Everage, Sergei Prokofiev’s ... More >>

NZ Festival welcomes input from Deaf and disabled patrons

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 3:28 pm | New Zealand Festival

The 2018 New Zealand Festival on in Wellington from 23 February to 18 March will market music events with percussion or heavy bass to the Deaf community, thanks to feedback provided by its accessibility advisory panel. More >>

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 >>