New technology brings old stories to life

Posted Sunday 11 Feb 2018

The cultural history of Auckland's Bastion Point (Takaparawhau) just got even more interesting and engaging. Local iwi Ng?ti Wh?tua ?r?kei have partnered with creative agency M Theory to launch an augmented reality (AR) tour app that brings the area's M?ori stories to life - all through a mobile device. Created by M Theory, whose director is Sam Ramlu, the app is designed to be a walking tour through which visitors can learn about the iwi's connection to Auckland, what the natural environment has to offer, and the cultural and historical significance of the site for M?ori people.

Watch the Auckland Virtual Tours trailer >>

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Seed grant applications open and online

Posted Sunday 11 Feb 2018

Writers, get your drafts ready! Round one of the Seed and Seed Advanced grants, 2018 is open.

You've got until midday on Friday 6 April to get your applications in! The NZ Writers Guild is accepting online applications only for Seed and Seed Advanced. These New Zealand Film Commission funded grants provide unencumbered development funding specifically for writers only.

Click here >> for further info, downloadable guides for both Seed and Seed Advanced and to apply online.

2018 Dates

Round One
Opens Friday 02 Feb 2018
Closes Friday 06 April 2018 (midday)?

Round Two
Opens Friday 06 July 2018
Closes Friday 07 September 2018 (midday)