Arts & Culture

 

New Zealand Theatre

Culture

New Zealand has been on the professional theatre touring circuit since the 1860s. In the 1960s, Downstage Theatre in Wellington was established ...

 

Timeline of NZ History

Culture

1642 Abel Tasman anchors at Golden Bay. 1769 NZ is sighted by Captain James Cook aboard the Endeavour. 1840 The Treaty of Waitangi is signed. ...

 

New Zealand Music

Culture

New Zealand’s musical tradition dates back to the nation’s earliest settlement, and in recent times local artists have mixed popular ...

 

New Zealand Literature

Culture

New Zealand’s relative isolation means that although themes similar to those of other postcolonial nations have slipped in, there are features ...

 

On the Art Trail

Culture - See & Do

New Zealand is perhaps best known worldwide for its spectacular natural landscapes, but that doesn’t mean it’s a cultural wasteland! Far from ...

 

Stay Overnight at a Māori Village

Culture

New Zealand’s Tamaki Māori Village experience in Rotorua started with the proceeds of the sale of a Harley Davidson motorcycle and has since ...

 

New Zealand Cinema

Culture

New Zealand’s diverse and dramatic landscapes are a major drawcard for filmmakers, including the country's own Peter Jackson, who filmed both ...

 

New Zealand Arts & Crafts

Culture - See & Do

In the 20th Century, when realism and honesty about local life became key themes, artists like Rita Angus, Colin McCahon and Toss Woollaston ...

 

Exploring Central Otago

See & Do - Stay - Shopping - Food & Drink - Culture - South Island

Central Otago – affectionately known as ‘Central’ – is home to welcoming rural outposts where you can enjoy the famous southern hospitality in ...

 

Exploring Auckland

See & Do - Stay - Shopping - Food & Drink - Culture - North Island

Straddling two harbours and draped over 48 volcanic cones, Auckland occupies a stunning natural landscape. Known as the ‘City of Sails’, when ...

 

Kiwi Music Playlist

Culture

The perfect introduction to the sounds of Aotearoa/New Zealand, our playlist boasts over 10 hours of solid Kiwi tunes ranging from those that ...

 

Museum remembers speedway legend Ivan Mauger

See & Do - Culture

Canterbury Museum has a significant collection of motorbikes and memorabilia belonging to internationally renowned speedway champion and local ...

 

Māori pronunciation guide

Culture

Māori words can look like tongue-twisters to the uninitiated, but master a few simple rules and you’ll be fine. Note that Māori words do not ...

 

Experiencing the past

See & Do - Culture

Travel back in time and unearth ancient traditions and rich heritage on your journey through Aotearoa. Museums New Zealand’s museums exhibit an ...

 

Top 6 Māori cultural experiences

See & Do - Culture

Māori culture is unique to New Zealand and the cornerstone of the country's cultural make-up. It is far more than just a tourist atraction, and ...

 

Larger than Life

See & Do - Culture

If you like your art monumental, be sure to visit the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū and view Ron Mueck’s spectacular work chicken ...

 

Wall Stories

Culture - See & Do

Like your art on a grand scale? Christchurch’s inner city has become one of the world’s best canvases for street art, the legacy of several ...

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