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Arts and Culture

New Zealand artThe traditional Maori culture, traditions, history, music and art can be enjoyed throughout New Zealand. The flamboyant performing arts are an interesting and more contemporary showing of the Maori culture.

As well as Maori culture, you can check out museums, theatre, music, dance and art galleries. New Zealand has a very vivacious and multicultural arts scene and these all form a lively part of New Zealand life.


Bay of Islands

Waitangi National Trust Treaty Grounds ..... Treaty House and National Reserve. New Zealand's most important historic site, where Maori and British signed the Treaty. Birth place of the nation.
Open 7 days 9am - 5pm
1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi


Auckland

Auckland Art Gallery ..... Public museum and art gallery displaying historical and contempary art.  
Open 7 days 10am - 5pm
Main Gallery: Kitchener & Wellesley St
New Gallery: Khartoum Pl & Lorne St 

Auckland War Memorial Museum ..... New Zealands first museum. Established in 1852. Auckland Museum is recognised as holding nationally and internationally significant collections. The Museum tells the story of New Zealand, its place in the Pacific and its people.


Wellington

Te Papa Museum of New Zealand ..... Te Papa is a very innovative and interactive museum where you can explore the stories of New Zealand and the people who live here.
Open everyday 10am - 6pm  Thursday 10am - 9pm
Cable Street on the Wellington waterfront


Christchurch

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu ..... Open in May 2003. The facility features two floors of exhibition space, educational activity areas, an auditorium, a café and bistro, two retail outlets, and a sculpture garden and underground parking. The Gallery is located in the heart of the City's cultural precinct, bounded by Worcester Boulevard, Gloucester and Montreal Streets. 
Open every day 10am-5pm
Wednesday open until 9pm

Arts Centre ..... The Arts Centre of Christchurch is a exciting venue for a huge range of New Zealand made arts and crafts, shopping, education and entertainment, with highlights including over 40 specialty shops, fine art exhibitions, world-class theatre, art house cinemas, bars , restaurants and cafes, a bustling weekend Art, Craft and Produce Market, and an array of festivals and special events throughout the year. This site was originally home to the University of Canterbury, these distinctive Gothic Revival buildings are today a maze of fun, wonder and delight.
Arts Centre Information open daily 9.30 -5pm, 7 days.
Free guided tours available between 10-3.30pm, 7 days.
Open everyday
2 Worcester Boulevard
Telephone 366-0989 


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