New Zealand Arts Articles

The New Zealand articles section contains informative, interesting articles on NZ arts, business, education, family, lifestyle, motoring, sport, technology and travel.

Read a selection of articles on New Zealand arts and culture, featuring topics as diverse as antiques, books, photography, dance, theatre, music, body piercing and religion in New Zealand.

Christchurch Poets

Christchurch is known to be a centre of New Zealand arts but what is to be said about its poetry? Find out about the evolving Christchurch poetry scene and it’s interesting, innovative, artistic, edgy, out there, and occasionally odd poets.

Tips For Writing A Novel

Writing a novel is something many people wish they could do. However, most people who do try get bogged down and find it difficult to get beyond a few chapters. This guide is full of simple advice on helping you write your first novel.


Want to capture the essence of New Zealand in your own unique photograph or need a photograph for your marketing material? Start by checking out our guide to New Zealand photography, featuring information on professional photographers, recreational photography, photo sharing and commercial photography.


Finding a New Zealand entertainer for your corporate function, personal event or children’s party can be difficult. Make sure the gamble is worth it by following this guide to hiring New Zealand entertainers.

Notable New Zealand Authors

New Zealand is lucky to have a great selection of famous authors, with a distinct kiwi flavour and perspective. They have produced a wide range of classic novels, books and picture books.

Learn To Paint

Do you have the urge to create your own artworks? If you’ve always wanted to learnt to paint now is the time to give it a go. Read our top tips for getting started.


Enter the world of New Zealand movies with these masterpieces of film in New Zealand. Our top ten New Zealand films span fantasy, drama, biopic, Maori myth and comedy genres.


The world of New Zealand books is filled with surprises. Here are our top ten picks for New Zealand fiction. Read iconic works from New Zealand authors Keri Hulme, Alan Duff, Janet Frame, Elizabeth Knox and Catherine Chidgey.


The sounds of New Zealand music have captivated audiences for 30 years, from the early melodies of the Finn brothers to today’s stars of rock, pop, hip hop, electronica and indie music. Find out about New Zealand music festivals and music magazines, plus how our music fares in the big wide world.


For the beginner, New Zealand antique dealing and collecting can be daunting. Whether you are dabbling in collecting or considering a career as a professional antique dealer, delve into these frequently asked questions for tips and advice on buying and selling New Zealand antiques.