Arts and Culture

Newly-discovered Goldie painting fetches $384,000 at Auckland auction

The portrait of Ahinata Te Rangituatini, also known as Kapi Kapi, was painted in 1918.


'My name is Victoria, and this is my book' - seven-year-old receiving palliative care ticks goal off wish list with Hilary Barry

The book Victoria Vysotskaya wrote and illustrated was delivered as Seven Sharp visited her.

Armed with nothing but a camera Mike Muller has nerves of steel.

Watch: Meet the underwater photographer who dives with sharks – cage free

Mike Muller is visiting New Zealand and spoke with TVNZ1's Breakfast.

Sophie Siers, a farmer from Hawke’s Bay, has got attention the world over.

'Dear Donald Trump' - Kiwi author's children's book about a boy planning a wall in his bedroom goes global

Donald Trump's Mexico border wall policy gave Sophie Siers the idea of story about a boy having to share a room with his brother.

'Extra special' Goldie up for auction for first time

The painting had hung as an unknown artwork for 100 years before being recognised.

Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story wins children's book award

Christchurch-based writer and illustrator Gavin Bishop took out the award with his non-fiction work.

Model Zombie Boy, famous for his role in Lady Gaga music video, dies aged 32

The US popstar says news of his death was "beyond devastating".

Sir Peter Jackson's war museum to close as lease deal fails

The World War One exhibition in Wellington will close in December.

New Zealand detainees are often kept for months before being deported back to New Zealand.

Kiwis in Australian detention express frustrations via art at Melbourne event

The live installation is the brainchild of NZ artist Cushla Donaldson.

TVNZ 1 Breakfast viewers were given a special treat from Auckland’s Manurewa High School this morning.

Manurewa all-star dancer busts out brilliant dance moves for Breakfast show

Arvic Gonzales, from he Rewa All Stars dance crew showed off his mad skills.

Two terracotta warriors in the archeological site near Xi'an, Shanxi province, China.

China's famous Terracotta Warriors to go on display at Te Papa this year

Eight of the 2300-year-old terracotta warriors will be included in the show.

Wellington is still a big player in the industry but Auckland’s also seeing more screen time.

'Wellywood' thriving as film permits increase

Auckland is also gaining momentum for production of big and small screen items.

The 58-second shows are part of the company’s attempt to brighten the days of motorists.

Watch: Theatre company cures Mexico traffic blues with ballet

The 58-second shows are part of a theatre company's attempt to brighten the days of motorists.

If you think you've got what it takes to strut your stuff at the world's most famous cabaret now's your chance.

Choreographers from the Moulin Rouge holding NZ auditions for the first time - 'It will change their life'

If you think you've got what it takes to strut your stuff at the world's most famous cabaret now's your chance.

Rows of red seats in a cinema theater.

Auckland Music Theatre confirms alleged serious incident at bar forced show's cancellation

It's believed one cast member has alleged serious sexual assault.

Experts have written to Jacinda Ardern concerned with the museum’s capacity to care for its collections.

Damaging mould found on world class whale bone collection stored at Te Papa

The museum is now investigating how over 400 bones became mouldy – that's more than 20 per cent of the collection.

It's coming back with four productions at a new home at Ellerslie Racecourse with some new features.

Auckland Pop Up Globe backtracks on men-only casts after backlash

Performers and others had slammed the company for using #metoo and #timesup in its marketing campaigns.

'He's one of our local superheroes!' Fans gush over Steven Adams' comic at San Diego Comic Con

Kiwi Legend has gone down a treat at the huge entertainment convention.

Tyron Southward has mastered the art of taxidermy

Cool or creepy? Everything you never knew about bringing the dead back to life through art

After 25 years, Tyron Southward reckons he's mastered the art of taxidermy.

Richard Turipa started doing art class at the city mission, and discovered a hidden talent.

Meet the Auckland man who went from living on the streets to selling art in London

Richard Turipa started taking art classes at the Auckland City Mission - and discovered he had a talent.

Discussion around the statue of Papatūānuku – the Earth Mother – are at early stages, but are already proving controversial.

Iwi puts the brakes on statue idea for Auckland's Bastion Point, calling it 'an idea in its infancy'

Ngāti Whātua Orākei Trust Deputy Chair Ngarimu Blair sad the concept animation for the statue is only a concept, and further discussion is needed.

Wellington, New Zealand - March 1, 2017: Sculpture displayed in front of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington, New Zealand capital city on a sunny day.

Jobs on the line at Te Papa, document leak reveals

About 50 jobs are affected, and 20 to 25 jobs could be lost.

Hundreds of Thai artists paint giant mural commemorating cave rescue

The painting, done on a 13×3 metre-canvas, will be displayed at a future cave museum.

Seven Sharp helps one Lego super-fan transport his exhibit to the Christchurch Brick Show.

Watch: 'I think it becomes an obsession ' – Kiwi Legomaniacs gather in Christchurch for show

Seven Sharp helps one Lego super-fan transport his exhibit to the Christchurch Brick Show.

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