• CLNZ NZSA Research Grants 2023 OPEN

    Applications open for cash grants to support NZ writers Applications are now open for the CLNZ | NZSA Research Grants to help you research for your fiction or non-fiction writing project. Kua tuwhera ināianei ngā tono mō ngā Karāti Rangahau o te CLNZ | NZSA hei āwhina atu māu e rangahau tō hinonga, tō kōrero paki, […]

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  • Pacific Language Weeks for 2023

    The dates for the 2023 Pacific Language Weeks series have been announced. Last year, the overarching theme for the series was sustainability, which aligned with the Ministry for Pacific Peoples’ Pacific Languages Strategy and fed into the UNESCO Decade of Indigenous Languages to sustain and revitalise heritage languages. The theme of sustainability has resonated strongly with our Pacific communities, who have […]

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  • Pasifika Festival Feb 2023 The Coalition for Books

    The Coalition for Books had its first stand at the Pasifika Festival this weekend and has produced its third catalogue for Pasifika Books. Download the new Pasifika catalogue Feb 2023 HERE Thanks to Dorothy Butler Bookshop for all their organisation and support.  

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  • Applications now open for 2023 Te Ao o Te Pukeko Residency!

    NZ Pacific Studio Re-opens After a hiatus due to the pandemic, our international arts residency programme re-opens with two residency opportunities for Tangata Whenua and Writers. Posted: Monday 23 January 2023 Applications now open for 2023 Te Ao o Te Pukeko Residency! Open to creative people from Aotearoa, this two-week residency is offered between the 13th […]

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  • Appointment of new Tautai Director, Aanoalii Rowena Fuluifaga

    Tautai and the Tautai Board are pleased to announce the appointment of new Tautai Director, Aanoalii Rowena Fuluifaga. Aanoalii brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in Pacific-design, pedagogy and education, as well as a long and dedicated history of working collaboratively with Pacific communities. Aanoalii is a mother, an art lover, an academic and […]

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  • Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency 2023

    We are inviting applications for the Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency.   One award valued at NZ$33,300 is granted each year to an established New Zealand writer of Pacific heritage to carry out work on a creative writing project exploring Pacific identity, culture or history at the Center for Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa […]

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  • Announcing the launch of Elixir & Star Press

    Tēnā koutou katoa, introducing Elixir & Star Press ~ a small, independent publisher based in Te Wai Pounamu, created in memory of Reuben Winter, and as a dedicated creative space to explore grief in Aotearoa New Zealand.   This year ESP* will be open for submissions, from New Zealand based creatives, during April and May, […]

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  • Playful and powerful collection wins the 2022 Biggs Family Prize in Poetry

    15 December 2022 An engaging and generous collection of poems about Sāmoan family and community has won the International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) 2022 Biggs Family Prize in Poetry. Author Nafanua Purcell Kersel (Faleālupo, Malaelā, Mosula, Tuaefu) is a poet of the Sāmoan diaspora with a degree in social anthropology. She wrote the winning […]

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  • The recipients of the 2022 Contestable Fund Grants – $73,000 granted

    CLNZ is excited to announce the successful recipients in this year’s round of Contestable Fund Grants. Applications were invited for projects that had clearly defined and measurable outcomes that align with the Cultural Fund’s objectives. There were a total of 38 applications received, covering a wide range of topics and subjects, with funding contributions made […]

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  • The Pacific Languages Strategy 2022-2032

    Tālofa, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Kia orana, Talofa lava, Mālō e lelei, Ni Sa Bula Vinaka, Noa’ia, Mauri, Tēnā koutou katoa and greetings to you all! When Pacific languages are heard, spoken and celebrated, Pacific communities thrive and when our Pacific communities thrive, Aotearoa is a better place for all of us. Use of Pacific languages is […]

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  • The Sunday Star-Times Short Story Awards are now open

    2022 Sunday Star Times Short Story competition – terms and conditions  Sep 25 2022 STUFF Entries for the 2022 Sunday Star-Times short story competition are open. Now in their 39th year, the awards are among New Zealand’s most prestigious and established writing prizes. The competition has helped the careers of many well-known writers including Eleanor Catton, Sarah Laing, […]

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  • Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa are to host the 2022 Pacific Arts Summit on 11 – 13 October at Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington

    Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa are to host the 2022 Pacific Arts Summit on 11 – 13 October at Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington Creative New Zealand brings together Pasifika artists, practitioners and organisations to talanoa about the future of Pacific arts. Creative New Zealand is inviting creatives of Pacific heritage to register their in-person attendance […]

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