Arts and Culture

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The Kakano Youth Arts Collective in West Auckland has transformed Nathan Cole’s life, and he’s now staring in a gallery exhibition.

From the back-streets to the art gallery canvas: How an Auckland art collective is changing young lives

Nathan Cole credits the Kakano Youth Arts Collective for turning his life around.

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Jacinda Ardern makes more than one appearance in the selection of top photos.

Watch: The top shots in Getty Images Year in Focus photo collection

Jacinda Ardern, Lorde, the America's Cup and the Lions Tour all feature.

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The organisation is backing the controversial artistic director, despite 10 dancers heading out the door.

'People are leaving because of her' - claims staff at Royal NZ Ballet are unhappy with new US artistic director

American Patricia Barker started in June this year, and 10 dancers won't be returning in 2018.

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From mafia men to petty criminals, Australia's biggest city has always had its seedy side.

Exhibition gives rare insight into historic Sydney's criminal underworld

Australia's biggest city has always had its seedy side.

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The creations are the work of master brick-man Ryan McNaught.

Wonders of the World recreated in Lego for new Te Papa exhibition

The exhibition features 50 different landmarks from the Great Pyramid and the Taj Mahal to the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

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Maori folklore and te reo has been woven into this version of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

'It adds something new' - Shakespeare comedy gets a Maori face-lift at Auckland's Pop-up Globe

Maori folklore and te reo has been woven into this version of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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1 News got a sneak preview into the exhibition before its public opening on Friday.

Video: First close up look at World of Wearable Arts 2017 exhibition

1 NEWS got a sneak preview into the exhibition before its public opening on Friday.

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It's unclear whether the listing is genuine, following the infamous heist earlier this year.

Bold to advertise stolen Lindauer says PM

Jacinda Ardern seems sceptical about the authenticity of the painting purportedly up for sale on the dark web.

Check out the amazing new graffiti mural in the basement of Parliament House

Urban artist Chimp was happy at the amount of artistic freedom he was given for the project.

China's terracotta army is coming to Te Papa.

Te Papa could host China's famous terracotta army in 2018

The museum hopes to draw in over 100,000 visitors.

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Thousands attended the opening of the new museum and community centre in Foxton.

New museum celebrates Maori and Dutch heritage

Thousands attended the opening of the new museum and community centre in Foxton.

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An undisclosed buyer bought the painting entitled Salvatore Mundi.

Leonardo da Vinci painting sells for record price of $656 million

The painting - Salvator Mundi - is one of fewer than 20 by Leonardo known to exist.

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A group is planning the fate of nearly 300,000 clothing items that belonged to the late Eden Hore.

What to do with an Otago wool farmer's $40,000 fashion garment collection from the 1970's?

Eden Hore left behind over 250 high fashion garments when he died four decades ago.

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Chaz Harris' book Maiden Voyage tells the story of the love between two young female characters.

New children's book putting the spotlight on same-sex female relationships

Chaz Harris' book Maiden Voyage tells the story of the love between two young female characters.

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Seven Sharp's Lucas De Jong checked out if there's a Kiwi alternative to the Halloween staple.

Halloween could be more costly tomorrow with price of pumpkins unusually expensive

Seven Sharp's Lucas De Jong checked out if there's a Kiwi alternative to the Halloween staple.

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The art installations have been placed at seven notable site, including on Dunkirk beach.

Iconic World War I poem re-created through poppies across Britain and France

The art installations have been placed at seven notable site, including on Dunkirk beach.

Watch: Breathtaking kapa haka performance on famous Santa Monica Pier celebrates opening of Maori exhibition

The colourful performance marked the opening of the Tuku Iho Living Legacy exhibition at Venice Beach.

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Australia correspondent Kimberlee Downs travelled to the Tjapukai Aboriginal Park to meet Bryce Madgwick.

'He's a good lad' – Kiwi running Australian Indigenous tourism park in far north Queensland

Kimberlee Downs travelled to the Tjapukai Aboriginal Park to meet Bryce Madgwick.

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The 1866 killing of five men near Nelson continues to fascinate locals.

Watch: A true 'whodunnit story' murder mystery right here in NZ brought to the stage

The 1866 killing of five men near Nelson continues to fascinate locals.

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At 28-years-old, Kiwi author Jessica Pawley's first novel "Airborne" is generating a lot of interest overseas.

Kiwi author with millions of online readers garnering attention from international TV producers

At 28-years-old, Jessica Pawley's first novel "Airborne" is generating a lot of interest.

Watch: Renowned British novelist didn't believe he'd won Nobel Prize until BBC called to confirm

Kazuo Ishiguro, writer of The Remains of the Day, was in disbelief that he'd actually won.

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Eight Prima Volta students will be displaying their operatic talent in the upcoming Hawke's Bay Arts Festival.

Young homeless man given the chance to strive through opera

The 19-year-old from Hawke's Bay will take to the stage in the region's art festival.

'I am a different shade of brown' - Auckland school poet destroys Maori stereotypes in astounding verse viewed a million times

"This brown skin means theft – not true," uttered Dilworth's Jai Selkirik, in spellbinding address.

Wellington's Te Papa ranked one of top 25 museums in the world

Te Papa was ranked the 19th best museum globally by users of travel website TripAdvisor.

Te Papa makes it onto TripAdvisor's top 25 museums in the world list

TripAdvisor, one of the world's leading travel sites, announced the list as part of its annual Travellers' Choice Awards this week.

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Sharaddha and Wongi are helping Christchurch take shape.

'Give a distraction away from the destruction' - street artists gather to decorate Christchurch's rebuild

Budding street artists are assembling to colour Christchurch's blank concrete canvas.

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Gottfried Lindauer works comprise first major exhibition of Maori portraits in US

Thirty-one Maori portraits will hang in San Francisco’s de Young Museum until April.

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The annual fashion spectacular got off to a stunning start in Auckland last night.

Check out Zambesi's show from the opening night of New Zealand Fashion Week

The annual fashion spectacular got off to a stunning start in Auckland last night.

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