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.
Newswire took to the streets to see what Wellington thinks of not refreshing Christmas decorations.
Wellington Zinefest 2013 showcased 50 DIY creatives on Saturday. OREN OAARIKI captured the activity on video.
Wheel Stylish puts models on bikes to show off clothes that can be worn while pedalling.
A New Zealander is astonished at having begun a trend that has international media seeking him out.
THE Blair Witch Project and TV2 programme 20/20 have inspired three Porirua students to create their own horror film. Budding Aotea College film-maker Corey Fuimaono was joined by classmates Shea McBride and Danny Bultitude to create The Botanical Hanging Tree. Fuimaono said the mockumentary film was based around a news show and two paranormal investigators. […]
Wellington City Council are looking to develop more apps for the city’s parks.
The Photo School is bringing student work to the city, including NZ Institute of Professional Photography award winning pieces. LIAM MACANDREW reports.
Pre-sale tickets are moving fast for Wellington region’s first drive-in movie cinema – and they only went on sale yesterday.
LAUREN MANN talks to one of the entrepreneurs behind the summer idea.
Australian music producer FLUME entertains thousands of fans at Trentham Racecourse.
The Newtown Community Centre has been encouraging people to come and learn new skills.
The inaugural Fijian Language Week was launched on Monday and aims to encourage Fijians living in New Zealand to reconnect with and celebrate their culture. CALLY MARTIN reports.
FRIENDS with breast cancer inspired World of WearableArt designer Fifi Colston to auction her piece Vena Immaculata at Roxy Cinema in Miramar. KHALID AHMED reports that the Breast Cancer Foundation will receive all proceeds.
Whitireia arts students get their hands on felt to stretch the definition of wool in Wellington show.
Whitireia Polytech’s creative writing programme celebrates its 20th birthday by launching new imprint.
Newlands College showcases its student film talent to crowd of 750 people.
Gamers flocked to stores to grab GTA 5, which hit New Zealand stores at midnight on Monday night.
Thomas Oliver, Lisa Tomlins and John O’Connor contribute to stars of future.
An exhibition is showing works on the environment and the bottom line. CAM MASSEY went for a look.
Miramar South and Strathmore schools are laid to rest as the final stage of the merger in Wellington’s eastern suburbs is completed. KHALID AHMED was at the event.
The Khandallah community held an event to celebrate its library’s diamond jubilee – and keeping the opening hours in a budget cut battle with council. YONG-CHOO LEE reports.
Magicians Angel Simal, Nopera Whitley and Chelfyn Baxter stage workshop in Newtown.
Biking around a continent is ‘not everyone’s cup of tea’, but this show offered the experience vicariously.
The brother of the first New Zealand Idol starred as Jesus alongside his other sibling in Rongotai show.
Chocoholics can make their own treats in the run-up to the Chocolate Festival, reports CHRIS WILLIAMS.
Test your knowledge at the quiz fundraiser for Newlands Scouts and help them get to Jamboree.
Victoria University expects its purchase of a record label to give students a richer arts experience. BETHANY PEARSON attends a celebration concert to hear about the deal.
Wellington musicians are flocking to raise money for Wellington Zoo’s animal hospital, reports LIAM MACANDREW.