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Sumner School Year 4 student Jamie Evans has something to be proud of.

The eight-year old won the ‘Proud and Strong’ lyric writing completion, and New Zealand recording artist Annah Mac will perform her winning composition.

The lyric writing competition was open to all Christchurch primary students. It was part of the Weaving Hope Project, a collaboration between the Play It Strange Trust and Christchurch Methodist Mission.

The Warratahs celebrate 25 years with new best of, new EP and NZ Tour

The year 2012 marks the 25th anniversary of the iconic New Zealand outfit we know as The Warratahs.

In honour of this momentous occasion, The Warratahs are releasing a newly remastered 19-track album of their best, plus a 5 track E.P. of new songs together entitled The Warratahs 25 Year Collection. This E.P. includes their new single ‘Kupe’s Tears’ and accompanying the single is a new rustic, southern-style, black & white video directed by Wellington filmmaker, Brian Culy:


Mike Harding will be playing at the Christchurch Folk Music Club on 29th April at 7.30 pm.

Bring Change is holding a "peaceful revolution concert" in Christchurch on Saturday 28 April against controversial mining practices in Canterbury "to help raise awareness about two very serious issues that would affect us all if given the go-ahead," says spokeswoman Karen DeLatour. The group is opposed to fracking and deep sea drilling in Canterbury and says the oil industry practices have potentially catastrophic environmental impacts, including links to earthquakes and groundwater toxicity.


CHARTFEST Christchurch’s annual music industry event returns to the city for it’s fourth year this May.

Thursday, 3 May 2012 - 7:30am
Alt Country / Folk
Penny Lane holds Record Store Day in Christchurch

Record Store Day 2012 is happening this Saturday, it's the one day that independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in New Zealand and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances.

Saturday, 5 May 2012 - 9:00am
the Art's Foundation announces Boosted crowd funding

With the support of the Lion Foundation, the Arts Foundation is creating Boosted, a crowdfunding website that will create millions in new funding for the arts.

Check out for more details.

Crowdfunding is an international phenomenon. The basic premise is that a project (like editing a film, or recording an album) can be funded with the support of many small donations. In the United States, crowdfunding has raised over $80 million for creative projects in just two years.