A Palmerston North boy has taken a 100 word homework assignment and turned it into a novel, with plans for a trilogy.
Nelson Shanks, a painter renowned for his portraits of prominent figures ranging from presidents to a pope to royalty, has died.
As a hyperactive teenager Tom Thum started putting his restless energy into beat boxing.
Christchurch's new bus interchange filled with movement, sound and mischief as part of art festival.
A new show will reveal the secret works of the Little Yellow Digger illustrator Alan Gilderdale.
A rock musical opening in Christchurch explores the life of Christchurch suffragette Kate Sheppard.
Q&A with Glenn Colquhoun, the rural GP and poet
Hamilton could lay claim to being New Zealand's most robot-friendly city.
The Royal New Zealand Ballet is touring its brand new production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Creators of one of last year's NZ Festival highlights return with a bird show for Otari-Wilton's Bush.
Gary McCormick and Tim Shadbolt are heading off on a national tour to tell some yarns.
Scribe and his family boldly shine light on darkness and tell their family story in The White Guitar.
A four-year-old's look through the Architects of Air's Exxopolis, a giant inflatable experience heading for Christchurch and Auckland
National Poetry Day will be marked in Palmerston North with a series of events.
Material from his mum's op shop made its way into Josh Morgan's illustrations for an award-winning children's book.
New Zealand's female comic community is growing and three artists are helping the profile.
A group of Feilding students were determined to put on a play and after a year they are getting it on the stage.
Where do you go to feel inspired?
Woodville fabric artist Ron Te Kawa's first book is commissioned by Palmerston North's Te Manawa.
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The largest ever exhibition of Fiona Pardington’s work is on show in Wellington.
Recently discovered masterpiece holds clue to portrait's 'disappearing' expression, say researchers.
There is nothing quite like a performer who challenges Kiwis' stoic prudishness.
Artist with strong Christchurch roots features in New Zealand International Film Festival documentary.
Julie McGowan was inspired by some tough experiences while in the Philippines for her exhibition, Presence.
The son of Ahmed Zaoui has found peace in New Zealand.
In a terrifying insight into the mind of Australia's former King of Spin, Shane Warne's ultimate fantasy has been revealed in a painting.
Designer Simon Rycroft is turning sound into light and light into art at the 2015 Lux Light Festival in Wellington.
Welsh playwright Buddug James Jon discovered the meaning of home only by leaving it.
Al Murray brings his archetype British character, the Pub Landlord, to NZ - but says he's got universal appeal