NZ cyclone hits creative sector hard

It's been a gruelling seven days for Aotearoa New Zealand's creative community thanks to Cyclone Gabrielle.

Whether it’s due to meteorological or financial reasons, it’s been another gruelling seven days for Aotearoa New Zealand’s creative community.

Just as many were coming to grips with the shock of the shortest ever Arts Grant funding window, Cyclone Gabrielle turned from an ominous threat into a devastating reality for much of the North Island.

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