Arts and Culture

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The soap box derby is an event that's been dominated by one local family for nearly 20 years.

Thousands celebrate 30 years of the Hawke's Bay art deco festival

The soap box derby is an event that's been dominated by one local family for nearly 20 years.

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The city's signature architecture style came about as the city rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake.

Napier's Art Deco Festival celebrates 30 years

The city’s signature architectural style came about as the city rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake.

Te Papa celebrates its 20th birthday today

The Museum of New Zealand has had almost 30 million visitors since it opened on February 14, 1998.

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The Ministry has allocated nearly $300,000 to provide support for regional and national children’s performance.

Education Minister pledges new opportunities for young performers after Stage Challenge shut down

Nearly $300,000 has been pledged for regional and national children's performance.

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Groff's love of musical theatre has brought him from the bright lights of Broadway to New Zealand.

Aspiring Kiwi singers, dancers 'just as talented' as American counterparts says Glee star

Broadway and Glee star Jonathan Groff says the world stage is within their reach.

English window cleaner helps save vandalised Banksy artwork

The artwork had only just appeared on a raised bridge in Hull, but with 48 hours it was attacked.

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A large collection by one the world's most enigmatic modern day artists is now on show in Auckland.

Auckland exhibition of British street artist Bansky extended after high demand

If can't get to it during the day you can see the Art of Banksy during the night.

The prestigious travel guide has named Christchurch as one of the world's street art capitals.

Christchurch street art tour gaining popularity as artists transform empty spaces

"People were striking out and making creative interventions."

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This year's festival is underway, but unless ticket sales pick up it could be its last.

World Buskers Festival holds its hat out in Christchurch as losses threaten final curtain

Unless ticket sales pick up this 25th year for the festival could also be its last.

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A large collection by one the world's most enigmatic modern day artists is now on show in Auckland.

Is the mysterious graffiti artist Banksy in town for his Auckland exhibit?

A large collection by one the world's most enigmatic modern day artists is now on show in Auckland.

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Joy Cowley has been given the country's top honour, the Order of New Zealand.

After 41 children's books Joy Cowley awarded New Zealand's highest honour

A self-confessed "bad reader", Cowley's relationship with reading was transformed around age eight when she read her first book all the way through.

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It's hoped the festival will change people's perceptions of street art.

Christchurch youth inspired by world-class street artists during Street Prints Otautahi

It's hoped the festival will change people's perceptions of street art.

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Migrant and refugee kids from Mixit, a community project using the arts to support migrant youth, tell their stories.

In their own words: What it's like growing up as a refugee or migrant kid in New Zealand

From language barriers to cultural identity, navigating life as a teenage refugee in New Zealand can be complicated.

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The artworks were sent to New Zealand by an old Italian family who wanted to recognise the role the Maori battalion played in saving them.

Maori Battalion veteran visits artwork sent from Italy recognising WWII sacrifice

Maori Battalion was stationed in Italy during WWII, and a local art patron is saying thanks.

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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.

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.

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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