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Sir Richard Taylor Support for Femme Natale @ Edinburgh Fringe 2023

FEMME NATALE – THE NZ Comedy Sketch Show on Parenthood gets supported by LOTR Oscar Winner Sir Richard Taylor

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August 8th, 2023 at 9:32 am

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Jackie Chan zooming in to the grand opening of We Are One

We Are One’ is an awe-inspiring collection of over forty sculptures and paintings constructed of stainless steel and resin and inspired by Aotearoa New Zealand’s culture, mountains, rivers, and glaciers. Held over Matariki weekend, ‘We Are One’ is dedicated to Aotearoa and its people.

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June 2nd, 2022 at 9:45 am

Regions & Categories: Arts,Auckland,Cultural

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Herstory Inaugural Conference Launching in Las Vegas, USA

Global Curator/founder based in Wellington, New Zealand, Getrude Matshe-Kanicki has started a social revolution for female speakers. She is set to host Herstory Women’s Global Empowerment Conference in Las Vegas, USA.

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July 17th, 2019 at 6:13 pm

Regions & Categories: Cultural,New Zealand

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Kilbirnie Mosque Open Day

As part of Islam Awareness Week, the Kilbirnie Mosque is opening its doors and its cupboards to Wellingtonians, come along Saturday 12 September 2015 from 10am to 3pm, 7-11 Queens Drive, Kilbirnie, Wellington.

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August 19th, 2015 at 3:02 pm

Regions & Categories: Cultural,New Zealand,Religious,Wellington

Bhartiya Samaj Celebrates 65th Anniversary of Indian Independence

Bhartiya Samaj Charitable Trust is celebrating the 66th India’s Independence Day on Sunday 12th of August 2012 at ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, Auckland.

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July 26th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Regions & Categories: Auckland,Cultural,Events,India,New Zealand

Indian Community and Sports Awards (ICSA) announced

SPROUT will host the inaugural Indian Sports & Community Awards ceremony on 26th May 2012 at the brand new 4 star Sudima Hotel near Auckland International Airport.

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January 31st, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Regions & Categories: Awards,Cultural,New Zealand,Sport

Steampunk Convention

On Saturday, February 11th, will be a big event to:
• To promote the steampunk movement and culture to the existing steampunk community, so they can have resources to be more involved; and to the general public to find out what the steampunk movement is about.
• To contribute to and consolidate the activities of other individuals and groups throughout New Zealand, to promote and strengthen the movement throughout the country.

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December 2nd, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Regions & Categories: Auckland,Cultural,New Zealand

NZSO Chief Executive Awarded for Contribution to Polish Culture

Peter Walls, Chief Executiive of NZSO will be presented with the Silver Medal for Merit to Culture Gloria Artis of the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage tonight. Mr Walls has been strongly involved in promoting the music of Poland’s greatest composers, particularly in the context of last year’s celebrations of Chopin Year in New Zealand.

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November 22nd, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Regions & Categories: Cultural,Music,New Zealand,Wellington

Taupo Museum Setting New Boundaries

Taupo Museum is setting some new boundaries with two impressive exhibitions. The exhibitions involve fine art shows from Tuwharetoa artists, specialist artists talks and installations: Nga Hauwahine e Whitu (our seven sisters) and Nga Mata Kaka (beacons of light). The two shows feature some of the highest achievers in contemporary Maori art.

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June 2nd, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Regions & Categories: Arts,Cultural,New Zealand,Taupo

Wellington Matariki Celebrations

The appearance of the star cluster Matariki (Pleiades) is the signal for the Maori New Year to begin. Carter Observatory is celebrating Matariki with activities throughout June.

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June 1st, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Regions & Categories: Cultural,Events,Family,New Zealand,Wellington

Art Residency Opportunity in Beijing for Wellington Visual Artist

The Wellington Asia Residency Exchange (WARE), an arts exchange programme run by Wellington City Council and Asia New Zealand Foundation, is now accepting applications for this year’s round.

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May 13th, 2011 at 8:17 am

Regions & Categories: Arts,Cultural,New Zealand


Business Opportunities in China Workshop

Enterprise Lake Taupō, Taupō District Council and Occam Consulting are providing the opportunity for local companies interested in doing business with the Chinese, to attend a workshop to get ideas on how to create business opportunities in this swiftly developing country.

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January 31st, 2011 at 11:54 am

Great Lake Taupo Cultural Festival for Food and Wine Lovers

The Great Lake Taupō Cultural Festival; a two-day multi-cultural event at the Unison Amphitheatre this Waitangi weekend, will be a haven of delicious ethnic foods and locally produced wines according to organisers.

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January 31st, 2011 at 7:51 am

Scottish Festival at Dunedin Libraries

The Dunedin Public Libraries are getting into full swing for the Scottish Festival. The Library festivities start at midnight on Saturday 20 November, when the online entry form for the 2011 Robert Burns Poetry Competition goes live for the first time.

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November 18th, 2010 at 8:30 am

Settling In Meeting for Migrants in Dunedin

Fifty people, representing 25 of Dunedin’s ethnic communities in Dunedin, attended the first meeting of ‘Settling In’ facilitators, an unprecedented level of interest in the programme from migrant communities nationally.

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November 3rd, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Japan Festival of Wellington 2010

The second Japan Festival of Wellington is being held at the Town Hall on Sunday, 5th September 2010. Come and enjoy an afternoon of Japanese entertainers, food, crafts, and culture. The Festival will include a traditional Chin Don-Ya busking group from Osaka, karate and judo demonstrations, a tea ceremony performance, Taiko drumming, folk dancers, a Japanese anime film and even a children’s choir.

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August 28th, 2010 at 6:17 pm

Pacific Economic Development Agency Funding in Budget

Operating funding has been provided for the Pacific Economic Development Agency in Budget 2010.

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May 23rd, 2010 at 8:22 pm

Regions & Categories: Cultural,Government,New Zealand

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Safety in the City promoted to International Students

International student safety DVD, Safety in the City has been launched.

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May 7th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

South Asia Trade Potential

An Asia New Zealand Foundation reports claims ‘enormous’ potential for trade between New Zealand and South Asia.

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April 20th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

Shanghai World Expo Delegation

The Principal of Tauranga Boys College will join a regional delegation attending the Shanghai World Expo in July 2010.

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April 18th, 2010 at 9:48 am