“New Zealand needs to be a premium destination,” says the Marlborough operator.
Tauranga’s waterfront is awash with lights and colour as part of a new art and sculpture installation in the city centre.
Up to $300,000 for the Creative and Cultural Events Incubator investment fund will support events that highlight New Zealand’s diverse culture and build national pride.
Historic battle site Te Pakanga o Ōhaeawai near Kaikohe in Northland has opened to the public after a $1.79m restoration project.
Māori cultural performances are back at Auckland War Memorial Museum after being suspended due to Covid.
The projects include a digital storytelling app for the Russell Museum, e-commerce functionality for local art galleries, and a 3D virtual exhibition for the Tairawhiti Arts Festival.
Te Papa has spent $627,000 on the acquisition of two paintings by New Zealand artists from the Bank of New Zealand’s art collection.
Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi is opening its upstairs exhibitions gallery for a look inside the history of building and maintenance works at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds since 1934.
Whanganui Regional Museum is partnering with the Blumhardt Foundation in an effort to support public art galleries and museums in their acquisition of work by contemporary New Zealand craft practitioners.
A new kiosk and etching in Tauranga’s Wharf Street Upgrade in Te Papa will showcase the history of the city as part of an interactive audio and video experience.
A plan to transform a Tauranga reserve into a cultural and historic centre would provide a visitor experience around Māori life, including the 1864 battle of Gate Pā Pukehinahina.
The Cultural Sector Regeneration Fund is designed to support strategic, sector-led initiatives that will have lasting benefits for arts, culture, and heritage.
Sections of Tauranga’s Mt Maunganui Mauao will be closed to the public next week as works get underway to place new wayfinding signage and cultural touchpoints across the mountain.
Wellington City Council says its city promotions and business support costs the capital’s residents $35.3m every year, with arts and cultural activities costing an additional $24.5m.
With a focus on having a laugh, a new venture aims to leave guests smiling.
Edgewater Hotel at Wānaka is weaving te reo Māori into guest bathroom amenities to include more heritage and culture into its visitor experience.
The new public holiday is an opportunity for Māori operators to tell their stories to the world.
The Waitangi National Trust Board has been granted $3m to keep its grounds open to the public.
Budget 2022 has allocated more than $185m to support the country’s cultural sector.
A Tauranga reserve commemorating the 1864 Battle of Re Ranga is being upgraded to create a place of remembrance and storytelling.
The government’s Arts and Culture Covid Recovery Programme has paid out more than $20m to arts and culture events that were cancelled or suffered a loss of income due to Covid.
The government has invested $2.97m into a complete rebuild of the Waikato Rangiriri Pa Trenches complex.
A Māori kūwaha carving created within Te Puia’s New Zealand’s Māori Arts and Crafts Institute now sits within Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay.
Kapa haka festival Te Matatini is celebrating 50 years of the best of Māori performing arts and kaihaka.
Twenty-seven arts, culture and heritage projects across the Taranaki, Bay of Plenty and Manawatū regions will benefit from the latest round of Te Urungi: Innovating Aotearoa culture sector funding, says Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Carmel Sepuloni.
The region can become a major showcase for NZ culture, says Northland Inc’s Tania Burt.
The Whale Tales 2022 public art trail has launched in Auckland both in public spaces and as a virtual, interactive trail.
The $33.2m Hundertwasser Art Centre and Wairau Māori Art Gallery opened doors in Whangarei on Sunday.
New Zealand’s longest operating provincial movie theatre until its closure in 2012 is getting a chance at resurrection.
The new Northland attraction will still open this weekend despite the Omicron wave.
The Aotearoa Art Fair at The Cloud in Auckland has been moved to a new date, 16-20 November 2022.
The 2022 Pasifika Festival scheduled for Auckland at Western Springs Park on 18-20 March has been cancelled.
Costumes from The Lord of the Rings film trilogies will be displayed across Wellington as the franchise celebrates its 20-year anniversary.
The government will provide more support for events through expanding the amount of money and eligibility timeframes for key funding schemes.
Construction has started on a new $290m archive repository in Wellington expected to attract educational visits from those seeking to connect with New Zealand stories and heritage.
Learning lessons from last year, organisers are creating a range of new events that can be held at the red traffic light setting.
The Whale Tales 2022 public art trail will launch in Auckland next week, partly to publicise endangered Bryde’s whales in the Hauraki Gulf.
A new sculpture commissioned by WellingtonNZ for the waterfront will pose a new photo opportunity to attract visitors to the city.
The Coastal Arts Trail has teamed up with Quirky Campers NZ to launch a new art-immersive campervan.
Visits to The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa reached 894,292 in the year to June 2021, down 18.7% from 1.1 million in the previous 12 months.
Waitangi Treaty Grounds occupies a unique space in the nation’s psyche and its profile as a tourism destination is slowly changing.
Auckland Museum, The Hotel Britomart, Gisborne Airport and Christchurch Town Hall are among winners at this year’s annual New Zealand Architecture Awards.
More attractions require visitors and staff be fully vaccinated against Covid.
With the international market drying up, tourism and event company MDA Experiences decided to go back to it roots as a community driven operator.
Auckland Museum will join other attractions and open if the city moves to Covid-19 alert level 3 step 2.
Te Pae convention centre in Christchurch is installing a major piece of artwork ahead of an expected opening before Christmas.
New Zealand Fashion Week in Auckland will be held from 7 – 13 February 2022 following an earlier postponement due to Covid.
A complete moa skeleton in an unfamiliar pose is now on display at the Kauaeranga Visitor Centre in the Coromandel.
An open-air opera event will be held on the Auckland waterfront on 11 – 14 February 2022.
Auckland Museum is asking for feedback on its Draft Annual Plan for the fiscal year to end-June 2023.