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Is ‘Great Resignation’ coming for Aotearoa’s creative sector?

Should the creative industries be worried about a mass exodus after COVID? The Big Idea explores the situation in NZ.


The Royal New Zealand Ballet at 60

This detailed account of the company’s history and major personalities is marvellously researched and beautifully presented.


NZ artist designing tomb with 18,000 Anzac biscuits

New Zealand artist Kingsley Baird is using 18,000 Anzac biscuits to build a tomb depicting World War I soldiers.


More Kiwi art offerings heading to Australia

A joint initiative between Arts Projects Australia and Creative New Zealand hopes to increase the opportunities for Australians to see…


New Zealand honours Hotere

Hundreds have gathered to honour the life and work of New Zealand artist Ralph Hotere, who passed away in Dunedin…


Deaf community welcomed to WOMAD festival

New Zealand’s WOMAD festival is increasing its accessibility by providing sign language interpreters for the deaf at its upcoming events.


Lucy Lawless sentenced over oil protest

‘Xena’ actress Lucy Lawless has been sentenced over her involvement in a protest to stop Shell from drilling for oil…


Auckland Arts Festival unveils program highlights

The Auckland Arts Festival kicks off in just over a month with a spectacular array of theatre, music, dance and…


NZ dance to get a lift from Berlin-based choreographer

A new show by Footnote Dance with New Zealand choreographer Lisa Densem and music by Andrew Thomas released as part…


Busker-led revival for Christchurch

The return of the popular World Buskers Festival to central Christchurch is a major stepping stone for a city still…