Arts and Culture

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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.

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The painting titled Salvator Mundi was originally thought to be a copy, sold cheaply at an estate sale.

Watch: Fancy owning a Leonardo da Vinci? Final painting in private hands going to auction in New York

The depiction of Jesus, titled Salvator Mundi, will be offered at auction on November 15.

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Kazuo Ishiguro, writer of The Remains of the Day, was in disbelief that he would actually win the prestigious honour.

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.

Banksy is back with two new murals in London

An exhibition of Banksy's works opens next week at the Barbican Centre.

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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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The street mural of Victoria Cross recipient Moana Ngarim is generating a huge response from Ruatoria locals on the East Coast.

Aerosol artist Mr G creates tribute mural of Maori WWII hero

The street mural of Victoria Cross recipient Moana Ngarim is generating a huge response from Ruatoria locals.

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Joseph Skelton was dragged under a London bus, but is now a star of the stage.

Lead in Royal New Zealand Ballet's Romeo and Juliet has a 'metal rod in my foot'

Joseph Skelton was dragged under a London bus, but is now a star of the stage.

WW2 Veterans photographed by New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography

Do you know these men? Photography Institute asks for help identifying two WWII veterans

The pair were photographed in Auckland a few years ago as part of a WWII portrait project.

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A new project is designed to help save Kauri trees from the devastating dieback disease.

Colin McCahon fans get the chance to mix art and conservation

A new project is designed to help save Kauri trees from the devastating dieback disease.

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A Book Council survey found most NZ adults have read a book in the past year.

Kiwis love of reading books still strong despite other enticing distractions

But what concerns the Book Council is 12 per cent of Kiwis not reading at all.

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Waka carvers, tattoo artists and kapa haka performers took over one of the world's busiest museums, in Washington.

Watch: Maori artists take over Smithsonian in Washington

Waka carvers, tattoo artists and kapa haka performers took over one of the world's busiest museums, in Washington.

Artist Salvador Dali's body being exhumed to settle paternity claim

A tarot card reader, claims her mother had an affair with Dali.

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The classic children's book is delighting audiences as it is performed for the first time in New Zealand.

Puppeteers bring classic book The Very Hungry Caterpillar to the stage

It is delighting audiences as it is performed for the first time in New Zealand.

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France bestowed the Order of Arts and Letters to Ihimaera ahead of Bastille Day celebrations.

Acclaimed NZ author Witi Ihimaera awarded top French Order of Merit

The Whale Rider author is considered to be the first Maori author to have published novels and short stories.

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It's a livestream from the Fortune Theatre beaming into schools around Otago.

Queenstown school drama class connecting with professional theatre company through livestream

A new initiative means students can now watch professional theatre productions.

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The iconic Maori tune has recently been used as a rallying cry for the All Blacks during the Lions tour.

Watch: Daughter of Tutira Mai Nga Iwi composer says we've been singing the song wrong for over 50 years

The iconic Maori tune has recently been used as a rallying cry for the All Blacks during the Lions tour.

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Thousands converged in Ottawa to mark the national holiday a century and a half on from the confederation of the country.

Charles Camilla, U2 and Justin Trudeau celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary

Thousands converged in Ottawa to mark the national holiday a century and a half on from the confederation of the country.

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The construction is expected to be finished mid-next year but that doesn't mean there can't be a few sound tests already.

Watch: Guitars, vocals and hard hats! High school band rock out in unfinished Christchurch Town Hall

The building was badly damaged by a quake in 2011 but is on track to open next year.

Permanent site sought for 185 Chairs quake memorial art work in Christchurch

The art installation was first erected five years ago, and each chair represents one of the 185 victims of the February 22nd, 2011 earthquake.

Watch: Top Kiwi mural artist Mr G's life-size cow masterpiece painted at Fieldays to be auctioned off

The world famous artist also created a huge mural of Joseph Parker at the Hamilton event.

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The project has been granted $3.5 million from the Lotteries commission, pushing the total raised to $18.5 million.

Funding target reached for Hundertwasser art centre

A $3.5m grant from the Lotteries Commission has pushed the fund to $18.5m.

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Take a look at the Smithsonian exhibition showing off NASA's incredible photos of the universe, being loaned to a small Kiwi gallery.

'Technology has brought these images to life for us' - explore incredible universe through NASA photos

The Smithsonian exhibition being shown at an Upper Hutt Gallery will run until August.

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Bridget Riley, 86, has a unique style which means the buyer needs to have a special team to install her works.

Artist commands millions of dollars - for pictures she doesn't paint herself

Bridget Riley, 86, has a unique style which means the buyer needs to have a special team to install her works.

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