Kiwi screen women recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Posted Wednesday 12 Jun 2019

A round of applause please, for two hardworking women recently honoured for their services to the screen and theatre industries. For her services to film, screenwriter and film producer Fran Walsh has been made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen's Birthday Honours; and TV's favourite Westie Robyn Malcolm has been made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to New Zealand television and theatre. Walsh told the New Zealand Herald that the fact she's been a working mother for the past 24 years made her even more grateful to receive the honour.
"It's just something that women take for granted - that they have two jobs, and they have to do them both well - which is almost impossible," she said. "Working women, working mothers - it's a harder road."

 

 

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NZDC presents Matariki for Tamariki

Posted Wednesday 12 Jun 2019

The New Zealand Dance Company (NZDC), co-founded by our own Shona McCullagh, presents the premiere season of Matariki for Tamariki by accomplished New Zealand dancer and choreographer Sean MacDonald (Ng?ti Kahungunu, Ng?ti Raukawa, Ng?i Tahu), as part of Auckland's Matariki Festival. Discover a world where a band of players, a group of friends and a wh?nau travel throughout Aotearoa and its landscape of lush ngahere (forests), mighty maunga (mountains), and majestic moana (oceans), encountering the flora and fauna through seasonal changes. The journey begins and ends through the setting and rising of the Matariki whet? (star) constellation.

Click here to watch the promo video

Where:
Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna, Auckland
When: Friday 12 July 2019 at noon | Saturday 13 July 2019 at 11am & 3pm
*Affiliated Youth Winter School from 8 - 12 July

Where:
M?ngere Arts Centre, Mangere, Auckland
When: Friday, 19th July 2019 at noon
Saturday, 20 July 2019 at 3pm & 6.30pm


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