Manatū Taonga has established three new funds to support the arts, culture and heritage sector across the board.

Overall, this funding will support the sector through retaining and creating jobs, increasing earning potential, developing sector knowledge and skills, and promoting new collaboration and public engagement with arts and culture, as well as increasing the wellbeing of New Zealanders.

Posted: Thursday August 6, 2020

ILFU launches worldwide story contest

The ILFU (International Literature Festival Utrecht) is launching a worldwide storytelling contest.

Posted: Wednesday August 5, 2020

NZSA announces 2020 President of Honour - Paula Morris

The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa announces that writer, academic and literary sector stalwart Paula Morris is the NZSA 2020-2021 President of Honour.

Posted: Wednesday August 5, 2020

New role to champion reading for children

A new role of New Zealand Reading Ambassador for children and young people is being established, Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern and Minister for Internal Affairs and for Children, Tracey Martin announced today.

Posted: Wednesday August 5, 2020

Local Authors to Inspire Children via Workshop Tour

Dunedin primary school children will have the opportunity to be inspired by two of Dunedin’s most engaging children’s writer-illustrators this week, thanks to a free workshop tour offered by Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature.

Posted: Wednesday August 5, 2020

Dunedin literary app bilingual

A literary app that links New Zealand writers and their stories to specific Dunedin places has doubled in size and gone bilingual.

Posted: Tuesday August 4, 2020

A love letter to the mighty Mataura River

Dougal Rillstone's new book, Upstream in the Mataura details his 70-year fascination for the Mataura River from his childhood in Gore through until the present day.

Posted: Tuesday August 4, 2020

Creative New Zealand opens first of its funding opportunities under 12-month investment plan

Today, Monday 3 August, Creative New Zealand opens the first opportunities in its 12-month investment plan, announced in July and following the completion of its first phase COVID-19 emergency response.

Posted: Monday August 3, 2020

Applications open for Te Papa Tupu 2020

Te Papa Tupu is a unique opportunity for Māori writers to build their confidence in a programme developed by the Māori Literature Trust and organised by Huia Publishers.

Posted: Monday August 3, 2020


Submissions are open for the second round of the Doc Edge and Rei Foundation Film Fund.

Posted: Monday August 3, 2020

Rebirth of programme aims to grow next generation of literary critics

A programme dedicated to literary reviews for and by young people has been adopted by Read NZ Te Pou Muramura (formerly NZ Book Council).

Posted: Sunday August 2, 2020

Poetry Shelf interviews Kay McKenzie Cooke

Posted: Wednesday July 29, 2020

Artist Kerry Mackay's Autumn Lamb

Posted: Thursday July 23, 2020

New Writers at Ōtepoti Theatre Lab

Posted: Wednesday July 22, 2020

Community of writers to host retreat

They all live on the same street, drawing inspiration daily from the Hawkdun Range standing guard at the end of the road.

Posted: Tuesday July 21, 2020

Poetry Shelf poets on their own poems: David Eggleton reads and responds to ‘Heraldry’

David Eggleton reads ‘Heraldry’ from Time of the Icebergs (Otago University Press 2011). This poetry performance video was recorded live by musician and film-maker Richard C. Wallis on July 10, 2020 in Waikouaiti, Otago.

Posted: Tuesday July 21, 2020

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