Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Would you like to WIN a New Zealand art book?

Got some space on your bookshelf?

Promoting Prosperity, by Peter Alsop and Gary Stewart, is jam-packed with over 750 artworks and a range of insightful essays by respected commentators such as Dick Frizzell and Richard Wolfe.

Our city is competing in the Gigatown competition to gain access to affordable ultra-fast broadband speeds of one gigabit per second and we need your help. We’d love to have your support so we’re offering you a chance to WIN this beautiful book which showcases New Zealand’s early advertising art.

How do you enter the prize draw?

• Email us at with “Win Art Book” in the subject line bymidnight Thursday 11 September (or click the enter button at the bottom of this e-mail for a shortcut)
• We’ll sign you up to earn points for Porirua’s Gigatown bid – and you will be asked to verify your sign-up in a follow-up email from Gigatown. We ask you to select Porirua as the town you support. Once you’ve completed this step you’re in the draw.

What’s Gigatown?
Porirua City is in a race against the clock to reach the Gigatown competition finals by midday onFriday 12 September.

The winning town will have access to some of the fastest Internet in the Southern Hemisphere at a discounted price for three years, and will also receive a $200,000 entrepreneur and innovation fund.

We’re currently sitting in 6th place, and we need to be in the top 5 to make it into the finals. You can help get us there by signing up as a supporter – which earns points for our bid!
If Porirua wins Gigatown, the benefits will extend to the whole of the Wellington region. We will have the ability to attract more technology companies, accelerate the growth of businesses based here, and provide high tech jobs and careers for our young people. Our regional economy will receive a boost, and we'll be a big step closer to becoming a digital innovation hub for New Zealand.

For more information about the Gigatown competition, visit

Here’s a link to a short message from our Giga Mayor Nick Leggett aka Giga Nick


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Joseph Cederwall Review: NZSO Plays Zappa

The first of the NZSO’s Shed Series concerts at the more informal and intimate space of Wellington's Shed 6 last Friday night featured music composed by, or with a connection to Frank Zappa. Zappa, a psychedelic rock legend, activist and popular culture figure and all round colourful character, was an excellent choice for the concert’s theme of innovation. More>>

Let The Games Begin: PM Sends Best Wishes To Athletes

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has sent her warm wishes to the New Zealand athletes preparing for the opening of the Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast... More>>


Scoop Review of Books: Martin Edmonds' The Expatriates

This book is an extension of, and tribute to, the life’s work of James McNeish. Without sacrificing any degree of authorial independence, the result is gracefully written, handsomely produced, and likely to propagate many further works of its kind. More>>

Max Rashbrooke Review: The King's Singers and Voices New Zealand

To be good at one thing is impressive; to be so versatile across a range of genres is truly exceptional. More>>

Joe Cederwall Review: WOMAD 2018 - Harmony of Difference (part 1)

A friend described WOMAD as his “favourite white middle class celebration of diversity.” There is certainly an echo of truth to this as the crowd is still largely white and middle class, but this WOMAD for me represented that a better world is possible ... More>>

Harmony of Difference (part 2)

Top international world music artists seldom make it down to this neck of the woods, so for those of us into this sort of thing WOMAD is certainly a welcome addition to the cultural calendar. Now it is a case of waiting and looking forward to seeing what they manage to conjure up for next year. More>>

Howard Davis Review: A Bigger Splash - Te Papa Celebrates Twenty Years

Considering the available resources, this is a decidedly hit-and-miss affair, mainly due to some highly questionable curatorial decisions. In their overweening wish to "push boundaries," Charlotte Davy and Megan Tamati-Quennell have made a number of serious miscalculations by ignoring a basic rule - keep it simple. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland