Vista Foundation 48Hours special announcement for Auckland teams

Posted Thursday 04 Mar 2021

The team at 48Hours is offering a one-time only postponement shoot weekend to teams registered in the Auckland region if they can't shoot during Level 3.

The 2021 Vista Foundation 48Hours was always going to operate regardless of alert level and so the March 5th - 7th shoot weekend is still going ahead as planned. However, Auckland teams can choose which weekend they would like to participate in, either the 5th - 7th March with the rest of the country or the postponement shoot weekend 12 - 14th March.

There will be a new set of genres (maybe harder) and required elements for the postponement weekend.

Contact the 48Hours Auckland City Manager, AJ Murtagh ( before 5 pm Thursday, 4 March to have your registration moved to the postponement weekend. You can only change once!

There will only be one postponement - if Auckland is still at level 3 on March 12th - 14th then teams will need to compete with the level 3 limitations. Teams are encouraged to use the additional week to prepare for this possibility.

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Are the arts essential? Enjoy the debate on stage!

Are the arts essential? Enjoy the debate on stage!

Posted Thursday 04 Mar 2021

The competition will be heated. Who will crack under the pressure? And more importantly, who will emerge victorious? Tanea Heke, Director of Toi Whakaari, will moderate two lively teams as they debate the proposition that the arts are essential to help us survive and thrive in Aotearoa: Are The Arts Essential?

This is a unique opportunity to see Kura Forrester, Madeleine Chapman, Toby Manhire, James Nokise, Alice Canton and Tainui Tukiwaho bring their combined wit, charm, and intelligence to an exploration of the value of the arts in our day-to-day lives.

The show is part of the Auckland Arts Festival's Civic Club programme, a special collection of events which sees the audience seated on stage at The Civic.

Tuesday 16 March, 7.30pm, at The Civic Club.

Click here for tickets

Illustration by Sam Orchard