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Phoenix Rising: Keirunga Creative Hub

Arts Culture

Being involved in the arts is good for us – good for our mental health and emotional wellbeing, good for the economy, for children’s educational development, for community engagement. A win-win for everyone. The research, and our leaders, clearly say…

Kay Bazzard01 December 2019

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Digitising Hawke’s Bay History

Arts

“The Knowledge Bank is an ever-growing digital record of Hawke’s Bay and its people. Stories of the events, people, celebrations, tragedies and day-to-day life that helped form the culture and landscape of the Bay we know today are gathered here…

Kay Bazzard01 June 2019

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Behind the Scenes

Arts

While we are outside enjoying the sunshine, a whole chunk of the community is locked up in dark rooms in deep concentration. It’s over the summer months that Hawke’s Bay’s annual big musical theatre productions will be in development.  Festival…

Jess Soutar Barron01 February 2019

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Arts and Culture … Ever Aspiring!

Arts

In many ways, Hawke’s Bay has a booming arts and culture scene. There’s something on every night. Places to go. Things to see. Works created. Plans hatched. Creative types find our vistas, our climate, our urban/rural blend a fitting place…

Jess Soutar Barron01 October 2018

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The New Masters

Arts

EIT’s art and design division – ideaschool – has this year produced its first cohort of graduates from the newly established post-grad programme, the Masters of Professional Creative Practice / Te Hono ki Toi (Poutiriao). Raewyn Paterson, Susan Mabin, Pita…

Lizzie Russell24 December 2017

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The Play’s the Thing (or is it?)

Lifestyle Arts

As probably New Zealand’s best known playwright – and a part-time resident of the Bay – he has a point. There are of course many amateur groups in the region which produce remarkably good works, but the drawback for a professional…

Michal McKay03 April 2017

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The Great Collaborator

Lifestyle Arts

To drink coffee with sculptor Rick Terstappen is to hear stories. His art-packed cottage adjoining the workshop just outside Havelock North is a cosy space filled with stories – some tall, some true, and some so colourful and gorgeously mad…

Lizzie Russell03 April 2017

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Hangups

Arts

One night when I was 12 or so, I left my bed, unable to sleep, and walked into the living room. My parents were watching as a squad of men, heads encased in helmets and black visors savagely beat a…

Michael Hawksworth08 April 2015

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