Arts and Culture

Maya Soetoro-Ng says building peace is important for communities and comes from knowing our stories.

In Wellington, Barack Obama’s sister discusses the importance of peace builders

Maya Soetoro-Ng visited Te Papa and last night spoke on a youth panel.

SeoulL,  South Korea  - October 15, 2017:Many peoples are watching B-boy break dances in Itaewon Global Village Festival 2017, Seoul.

Breakdancing one of four new medal events proposed for 2024 Olympics

Climbing, surfing and skateboarding were also proposed for the Paris games.

Karl Lagerfeld's cat set to inherit fortune

The style icon had very specific plans for what should happen after his passing.

Danielle Cormack has appeared on Shortland Street and Wentworth.

After invite to London Fashion Week, Waikato designer stymied by dress delivery snafu

Alecia Kana is hoping a good-hearted fellow Kiwi will step forward to bring the dresses.

Kalyn Ponga during the Indigenous All Stars v Maori All Stars at AAMI Park, Melbourne, Australia. 15 February 2019. Copyright photo: Brendon Ratnayake /

NRL slammed for butchering Māori names during All-Star clash

"The pronunciation was horrible and really disrespected the beauty of their names,"

The fashion world along with celebrities have shared tributes on social media.

Karl Lagerfeld, 'creative genious' behind Chanel fashion label dies, aged 85

The German-born designer was remembered as "a giant among men" by those within the industry.

I am Rachel Chu takes the film's "generic Hollywood story" and weaves in personal experiences with culture and identity.

Kiwi-Asian friends rework Crazy Rich Asians to better reflect personal, cultural experiences

Ravi Gurunathan wasn't convinced by the blockbuster movie, so he created a stage show spin-off.

A Nelson artist has upset members of Ngāti Tama kit e Waipounamu with her depiction of Huria Mātenga.

Whānau horrified after revered ancestor depicted bare-breasted and with nipple rings in painting

Artist Nikki Romney has apologised but said it was intended as a "tribute" to a strong woman from Nelson's history.

From jandals to aroha - a survival kit for Te Matatini, the country's largest kapa haka festival

Te Matatini's biggest fans give their top tips on how to prepare for the festival as it kicks off in Wellington this week.

The new edition will feature the world's largest intact moa egg.

Exclusive look at Te Papa's new nature zone featuring 700-year-old moa egg

After nearly one year of construction, it's been revealed the area will be called Te Taiao Nature.

The block party kicked off in 2009 by a small group of friends and has grown ever since.

Thousands hit Rio’s streets for massive Superhero-themed party

The block party kicked off in 2009 by a small group of friends and has grown ever since.

Harry Potter inspired Quidditch tournament in Christchurch gets underway

The sport combines rugby, dodgeball and tag and has attracted 20,000 players from more than 30 countries since 2014.

A band of cyclists have set off on an emotional ride to promote the popular kapa haka performer’s health campaign.

Even in death, kapa haka star's ‘Smear Your Mea’ campaign making a difference

Launched before Talei Morrison lost her battle with cervical cancer last year, it has become one of the most successful Māori health campaigns ever.

A painting by 11-year-old Leon Fenemor of helicopters fighting the Nelson fire.

Family of 11-year-old who created beautiful Nelson fire painting amazed at reaction

Multiple offers have been made to buy the painting - but they're not selling.

It’s been forced to withdraw a black jumper which covers the bottom half of the face and has a cut out mouth with large red lips.

Gucci boss breaks silence over sweater compared to blackface

The black sweater with a pull-up neck featured a cutout surrounded by cartoonish red lips.

Their show KOOZA, is opening at Alexandra Park on February 15.

Cirque du Soleil's famous blue and yellow top sets up camp in Auckland

It group's show KOOZA, opens at Alexandra Park on February 15.

Brian Tamaki says, “I believe it can make a big difference on the reoffending numbers of Māori”.

Hundreds of Destiny Church members march in protest at Waitangi

The protest is in support of Brian Tamaki’s Man Up programme.

The installation is part of the capital’s Chinese New Year celebrations.

Ancient Chinese Terracotta Warriors set to light up Wellington waterfront

Chinese New Year, on February 5, will be the official opening of the exhibition.

Never-seen-before work of deceased 'Catcher in the Rye' author to be published

J.D Salinger's son, Matt Salinger, says his father continued to write decades after he stopped publishing books.

Chris Oh was judged Most Dazzling Performer at the Las Vegas Burlesque Hall of Fame.

Chris Oh! - the Kiwi burlesque performer whose discovery of dance helped save his life

Making waves overseas, he'll headline this month's Splore Festival.

Ovation ad in Napier Art Deco Festival flyer.

Art Deco Festival to amend programmes after using 'lambscape' of Te Mata Peak that offended local iwi

The Ovation ad has been used in hundreds of programmes disturbed for the iconic Napier event.

The artwork was uplifted from outside Auckland’s Gow Langsford Gallery on Christmas Day.

Men charged with $55k Christmas Day gnome heist from Auckland art gallery

A 46-year-old man and a 55-year-old man are accused of theft for the brazen gnome-napping.

The piece stands at 33 metres high.

Massive new Invercargill mural believed to be largest in New Zealand

The mural is of Danny Owen's best friend's daughter, Mia.

A programme called Broadway Dreams is importing some of New York's greatest talents to pass on their knowledge in NZ.

Kiwis given a shot at making their Broadway theatre dreams come true

A programme called Broadway Dreams is bringing some of New York’s greatest talents to Auckland.

The artwork was uplifted from outside Auckland’s Gow Langsford Gallery on Christmas Day.

Art heist: $55K gnome statue nabbed from Auckland gallery found abandoned outside op-shop

CCTV footage showed the brazen thieves, who wore high-visibility clothing, in the early hours of Christmas morning.

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