Te Auaha creative hub’s new director Victoria Spackman ONZM got a taste of her new job on the weekend when students performed at CubaDupa. Spackman is recognised as one of New Zealand’s most influential business women. She speaks to SHAR DAVIS.
Professional performers and Whitireia students take opera to the streets this weekend for CupaDupa 2017
MISHAP among an evening of emerging talent at Wellington Festival
WATCH: Jade Winton-Lowe gets tasting notes for the Garage Project beer brewed for the occasion.
Ruaumoko mural by artist Taupuruariki Brightwell transforms Bond Street.
The noise has already begun about CubaDupa this weekend. La Cymbalobylette by French group Dynamogene showcased their mobile and musical street theatre show on Thursday.
Drag queen LaQuisha St Redfern read stories to Wellington’s children at part of Pride 2017.
Comedians and other artists challenge 250th anniversary of Cook’s landing in 2019
Fringe artists say they’re thankful for the platform that the popular New Zealand Fringe festival offers.
More than 50 1932 classic Deuce cars rolled into Martinborough Square
Associate Prof. Leon Gurevitch from Victoria University is in Los Angeles providing a rolling taste of US election day with MARGOT NEAS.
Want to play politics? Video game reviewer DAN MAGEEAN and fellow journalism student BLAIR MOCKETT delved into election gaming.
Wellington artist’s less than traditional style encourages local youth art appreciation.
A form of poetry relatively unknown in New Zealand attracted a sell-out crowd in Wellington last weekend.
Whitireia Journalism and Broadcasting will be part of the new Te Auaha centre of applied creativity in the heart of Wellington. JOANNA PIATEK’s images capture the future.
Victoria University graduates paraded thought the city during graduation week two weeks ago.
The Mother Of Coffee cafe which opened early 2016 is proving to be popular with the residents of Newtown.
Gino Acevedo, Te Auaha ambassador and Weta Digital creative director, with student Orama Fisher made up for the launch. Image, Joanna Piatek; Video, James Lobban
Marking clients with custom tattoo art is all part of a day’s work for Katy Hayward in a studio which is also an art gallery. JADE WINTON-LOWE reports.
Indie rockers say they are now writing the kind of music that they set out to.
Wellingtonians give their opinion on the Airwheel seen out and about in Wellington.
Sam Dollimore puts herself in the spotlight with a body of work that took more than 200 hours.
Le ART, from left Anastasia Sirila, Tiresa Fomai, Rosetta lopa were buzzing among the young bands sharing a stage with professionals at Creekfest. KEANU HEAD reports.
Boulevard of Dreams a promenade performance through the streets of Wellington during Cuba Dupa.
Alpha Art Studio enables people with an intellectual disability to be active and valued. ANDREW JOHNSEN reports.
Porirua Strong Pacific Families celebrate 10 years by putting on a cultural exhibition and film night. TYRAN HEAD reports.
Creative New Zealand and Porirua City Council pitching in to help community tell its stories.
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt has been retold with a kiwi twist with the help from Petone artist, Patrick McDonald.
Sir Edmund Hillary’s world first climb to the top of Mount Everest has been retold in a children’s book.
Actor, director and producer Nathaniel Lees wants to keep Wellington as the country’s creative hub. DOMINIC GODFREY reports.
A broken saxophone didn’t stop a young musician from winning the Alex Lindsay music award.
For the first time in 27 years Whitireia Music School is doing a country gig and it’s part of a class assessment.
THE man who lit up Wellington’s 150th birthday is excited about the creative possibilities of the new polytechnic arts and performance centre on Cuba Street. Construction has just began following a ceremony led by Te Ati Awa iwi in late August. EMMA MOODY reports.
TE HUIA MOKE visits a community based cafe situated in Dixon Street, central Wellington, to capture the culture in pictures.
Pūpūkahi I Ke Alo O Nā Pua were hosted at Maraeroa Marae in Porirua and performed at Te Papa.
Best Journalist goes to Francesca Jago pictured with TV1 reporter Jehan Casinader.
In the spirit of the street, Cuba crowds flocked in the rain to Wellington’s new festival. NEWSWIRE TEAM captures the vibe.
Seventeen Miramar Peninsula artists opened their studios for the annual Artists in Action event.
FRANCESCA JAGO is not taken with the latest of the edition of Liam Neeson’s efforts.
Leading NZ filmmaker Sima Urale talks to HAYLEY GASTMEIER about her work and inspiring a new generation.
Craig Smith and his wife Margaret Amor take singalong tour around the country.
Māori of all ages, backgrounds, shapes and sizes come to Wellington to study the art of performance. MATTHEW LAU reports.
FRANCESCA JAGO meets Māori students in Hawaii learning more about themselves and their culture than they did growing up in NZ.
Jane Kellahan preparing for trip to London Biennale in January.
Trailblazers of traditional craft and cultural art from NZ, Hawaii and Canada are celebrated in Toi Maori.
Performers chosen to end Nan-Ying Cultural Festival opening ceremony.
The gig by Wellington-based soul singer Bella Kalolo and music students is captured on video.
FINN RAINGER talks to Bert van Dijk about his performance workshop next month and his vision for the future.
Nan Ying Folk Festival is the destination next week for the annual Whitireia Performing Arts Wananga. In the final stages of preparations, the degree students visited Karori West Normal School and wowed hundreds of students. MATTHEW LAU, who will be reporting on the tour, was at Karori.
The merged national media archive’s first Curator-at-Large talks with YC LEE about his love of sound and vision.
Concert showcases a couple of rare violins.
Wearable art awards showcase college talent.
It’s not only the CBD dining out on Wellington on a Plate – go foraging in Karori.
After a four decade hiatus, award winning photographer Peter Peryer returns to The Dowse .
Kelburn Normal School is teaming up with Victoria University to stage the children’s opera Brundibar.
Wellington cinema managers not worried about a rise in online piracy.
Paul Lincoln may be living in New Zealand, but he is committed to preserving iconic Solomons sound.
MATTHEW LAU goes backstage to meet the cast of the show and tell their stories in words and photo essay.
NewsWire reporter MATTHEW LAU spent the day behind the scenes of Wellington Musical Theatre’s production of Grease.
WATCH: An $80 million investment is planned for a creative Cuba St campus for Whitireia and WelTech polytechs. Newswire team reports.
A Cuba St building will be the first major programme related project for Wellington’s Whitireia and WelTec polytechs, which are governed by the same council. NEWSWIRE TEAM reports on the launch.
Stylist and motivator Lisa O’Neill talks about how kiwi women need to love their bodies more.
Young artists are challenging studios using little more than the internet and a laptop. LIAM MACANDREW meets two of them.
Turning 60 was the catalyst behind Jenny O’Connor’s new book ‘Visible’. A record of 60 women at 60.
Wellingtonians brought their rugs, bean bags and picnics to Waitangi Park for a movie under the stars.
Hutt City Council and Hutt Rotary Club combine resources to put on an outdoor sculpture show.
The ‘Inside Out’ project has gone from Ecuador to Nepal, Mexico, Palestine and now Wellington.
Thousands of Wellingtonians squeeze into Kilbirnie for a day in the sun
One hour, two shows, four actors and many laughs as performing arts student take to BATS.
OREN OAARIKI and LAUREN MANN talk to Wellington musician Louis Baker about his upcoming self titled EP.
Porirua’s annual Creekfest health festival brought 25,000 people together.
Stickybuds entertained crowds at Wellington’s Tugboat, and having experienced him live once before, OREN OAARIKI went along for more.
A Wellington illustrator, animator and designer organises meet ups for local artists to network.
In a roundup of Laneways in Auckland, LIAM MACANDREW features six of the more prominent acts, and photos
Locals and visitors have written their personal stories for Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui exhibition.
On February 21 hundreds of performers fill Civic Square for a massive party and everyone is welcome.
Khan will have to deal with female Star Trek leads and picnic baskets in the park.