Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Website promotes NZ culture

A new website www.nzlive.com aims to make New Zealand’s cultural offerings and taonga more accessible.

It will be an invaluable reference for tourism operators and for visitors wanting to get to the heart of the New Zealand experience.

Called nzlive.com, it includes an events guide with more than 1000 entries (which can be searched by region and type of event) and a directory of more than 200 cultural organisations, as well as links to related websites. It also includes news, feature articles and ways to personalise your experience of the website.

The website features the arts, museums, historic places, festivals, public gardens, New Zealand movies, music, sports and recreation. It runs the gamut from Hotere to hip hop, Len Lye to Larnach Castle, the Walters Art Prize to prize-winning graffi ti artists.

Planning a visit to Denniston, the old mining town on the West Coast?

nzlive.com will link you to the Department of Conservation website which describes Denniston and its environs, refer you to two recent best-selling novels set in Denniston, introduce you to original music composed about the town, and give you access to a fi lm clip of the Denniston Incline in action.

Browse the website and prepare to be surprised by the depth and range of New Zealand’s cultural life.

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