• Vera Ellen our Inaugural Singer Songwriter in Residence
    NZ Pacific Studio has selected Flying Nun artist Vera Ellen as our inaugural Singer-Songwriter in Residence for 2023.
    Posted: Friday 11 August 2023
  • Film Fundraiser, 20 Aug, at Regent 3 Cinemas, Masterton
    RADICAL film benefit for NZ Pacific Studio as part of the NZ International Film Festival. Radical won the Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival!!
    The film stars Eugenio Derbez (CODA) as a Mexican teacher who thinks outside the box. Sunday, 20 August, 3pm - with snacks from 2.30. Tickets $20 from Regent 3 Cinemas from 3 August.
    Film in Spanish, with English subtitles.
    Posted: Monday 31 July 2023
  • Nau mai, haere mai! All welcome to our July AGM
    New Zealand Pacific Studio will be holding our AGM on Tuesday the 25th of July, at 6:00pm.

    This year’s AGM is being kindly hosted at the Kahungunu ki Wairarapa office, Whakaoriori (Masterton). If you plan to attend, please let us know by the 20th of July by emailing us at
    Posted: Saturday 1 July 2023
  • Shortlist announced for 2023 Singer-Songwriter Residency
    Kia ora. NZ Pacific Studio is pleased to announce the shortlist:
    -Maggie Cocco (USA/NZ)
    -Vera Ellen (NZ)
    -Callum Lee (NZ)
    -Courtney Naera (NZ)
    Thank you to each and every person who applied for this award. We have felt honoured to review the applications from around Aotearoa and the world and are thrilled by the quality and diversity of the musicianship. We will be announcing the winner soon!
    (Pictured is the cottage in Greytown where the resident will be based in August)
    Posted: Wednesday 14 June 2023
  • Applications are open for our 2023 Singer-Songwriter Residency
    New Zealand Pacific Studio invites applications for this 2-week residency in the last two weeks of August 2023. This residency includes complimentary accommodation in Greytown, Wairarapa, a studio space to write and practice in, a modest stipend, an opportunity to give two public (yet intimate) performances, and participating in a collaborative songwriting workshop with local musicians.
    Here's what applicants need to know:
    Posted: Wednesday 3 May 2023
  • Natasha Lampard awarded 2023 Te Ao o Te Pūkeko Residency
    NZ Pacific Studio has awarded Natasha Lampard (Whakatōhea, Ngāpuhi, Pākehā) the 2023 Te Ao Te O Pūkeko Residency.

    Natasha co-founded Webstock and Lil Regie, created Extraordinary Tales of Strength & Daring, and was named ‘Inspire Wellington Ambassador’ by the mayor for services to Pōneke. She holds an M.A. in Creative Writing.

    During her residency in April in West Taratahi, Wairarapa, she will work on her manuscript on motherhood and language/identity, and will engage with Hurunui-O-Rangi Marae.

    “To have not only a room of one’s own in which to write, but the very special privilege of time in which to do it: what an extraordinary thing,” said Natasha. “Massive mihi to the donors for the invaluable support and recognition of the expansive power of stories and art.”

    Sponsors Gaye Sutton and Michael Woodcock: “We really enjoyed reading Natasha’s project proposal and are looking forward to meeting her in person.“

    NZ Pacific Studio is grateful to the Trust House Foundation for their support.
    Posted: Saturday 25 March 2023
  • Juliette MacIver awarded 2023 R.A.K. Mason Writer's Residency
    NZ Pacific Studio has awarded Juliette MacIver the 2023 R.A.K. Mason Writer’s Residency.

    The author of 20 picture books and a featured writer at the 2023 Auckland Writers Festival, Juliette MacIver won the 2022 Global Children’s Entertainment Awards - Picture Book of the Year with The Grizzled Grist Does Not Exist.

    The selection committee saw Juliette as keen to delve into new writing genres, which embodies the spirit of R.A.K. Mason - during the residency, Juliette will shift to writing for older children (aged 9-13), working on a seven-book series set on seven islands.

    For community engagement, Juliette will lead a storytelling with young children (10am), and a workshop for teens and adults (11.30am), through Wairarapa Library Service, Wairarapa Word, and Almo’s Books, at Greytown Library, 23 May.

    The R.A.K. Mason Residency has been supported by generous (and anonymous!) members of the Wairarapa community since 2014. NZ Pacific Studio is also grateful to the Trust House Foundation for their support.
    Posted: Saturday 25 March 2023
  • 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.

    We invite sponsors for additional residencies, and we invite members for the 2023 year.
    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 and the 30th of April. An amazing opportunity, though applications are closing on the 31st of January 2023 so make sure you jump in quickly and check it out. For more details on this residency and how to apply, please go to:
    Posted: Tuesday 10 January 2023
  • Applications open for NZ Pacific Studio 2023 RAK Mason Writer's Residency
    Open to writers in Aotearoa and abroad.
    The 3-week residency is offered in May 2023.
    Application deadline: 31 January 2023.
    Many thanks to our kind - and anonymous - donor for supporting this opportunity.
    For more information:
    Posted: Monday 9 January 2023
  • Thank You, Cross Creek Blues Club!
    We are incredibly appreciative of the Cross Creek Blues Club's generous donation of $1,500 to our music fellowship fund. We are sad to say farewell to your wonderful club which supported and encouraged live music in the Wairarapa for many years, and we intend to continue the success you had dating back to the late 1990’s. 
    Posted: Monday 2 January 2023
  • New Board Members Announced
    NZ Pacific Studio turns 20 years old and announces new Board
    Posted: Sunday 22 August 2021
  • NZ Pacific Studio will hold its AGM
    on Monday 26 July, 7pm
    at REAP Wairarapa, 340 Queen St, Masterton
    All welcome

    Confirmation of Minutes of previous AGM
    Matters arising
    Chairman’s Report for 2020
    Confirmation of Chairs report
    Financial Review for 2020
    Confirmation of 2020 Financial Review
    Appointment of Auditor for 2021
    Board resignations
    Nominations of new Board members
    Nomination of Office Bearers
    Any other business
    Posted: Wednesday 7 July 2021
  • Artist's ANZAC Flags to fly at Bridge, Pukāha & across 6 Towns
    NZ Pacific Studio and the Friends of ANZAC Bridge present this beautiful community arts initiative led by portrait artist Esther Bunning, our 2020/2021 ANZAC Bridge Fellow and NZ Photographer of the Year.
    Posted: Monday 19 April 2021
  • ALLSORTS - 2020/2021 Music Fellowship
    NZ Pacific Studio & Wairarapa Community Orchestra
    welcome you to ALLSORTS -- music for everyone!!
    Posted: Tuesday 30 March 2021
  • 2020 RAK Mason Fellowship - open for applications
    RAK MASON FELLOWSHIP (since 2014)
    Open to fiction writers and poets based in Aotearoa New Zealand only.
    Application deadline: 1 August 2020
    Residency period: 3 weeks (not between 15 Dec - 15 Jan)
    With thanks to generous sponsors from the Wairarapa community,  the Fellow will live in a self-contained rural cottage hosted by people with an interest in supporting the arts.
    The purpose of this RAK Mason Fellowship is to support writers by giving them time and space to focus on their project, and to honour one of New Zealand’s foremost writers, RAK Mason (1905-1971), with his intense energy, commitment to literature, and his interest in the ways different literary forms inform each other.
    Applicants can be at any stage in their creative ‘careers.’
    For more information, visit our website:
    Posted: Monday 8 June 2020
  • Music Fellowship - Application deadline 1 August 2020
    New Zealand Pacific Studio Artist Residency Programme invites applications from creative practitioners working in music for the Music Fellowship in Wairarapa, New Zealand.
    Open to NZ-based artists only.
    Emerging and established practitioners are welcomed to apply.
    The three-week opportunity must be taken up before 30 Nov 2020.
    Supported by Carterton Creative Communities Scheme and Cross Creek Blues Club.
    Application deadline: 1 August 2020, midnight, NZ time.
    For details:
    Posted: Monday 1 June 2020
  • NZ Pacific Studio is accepting NO APPLICATIONS for residencies, until further notice.

    Our first consideration is the health and welfare of our resident artists, hosts, and the local Wairarapa community, and we also want to continue to offer quality experiences for all involved. As a registered charity in New Zealand, we are following the Ministry of Health - Manatū Hauora guidelines on the novel coronavirus relating to travel and self-isolation, as well as public programming.

    NZ Pacific Studio believes in the power of art and creativity in our lives, especially during times of difficulty, and we invite you to stay in touch with us via our website and Facebook page.
    As always, we thank you for your understanding and support, and we offer you and your family good wishes.
    Posted: Friday 20 March 2020
  • Kerri McGill - 2020 Masterton District Fellow
    An artist from Massachusetts, USA, Kerri McGill is NZ Pacific Studio’s 2020 Masterton District Fellow, thanks to support from the Masterton District Council.
    Posted: Sunday 1 March 2020
  • Esther Bunning awarded 2020 ANZAC Bridge Fellowship
    NZ Pacific Studio and Friends of ANZAC Memorial Bridge are delighted to announce the NZPS 2020 ANZAC Bridge Fellow - Esther Bunning from Greytown, NZ. We very much look forward to working with Esther and seeing her project come to life. Here is a little introduction to Esther's creative practice and her ANZAC Bridge Project.
    Posted: Wednesday 5 February 2020
  • Two Artists in the News
    Dani Henke (USA/NZ) and Renate Hahn (Germany) were both featured in the local newspaper, Wairarapa Times Age, on 28/1/2020.

    Dani Henke (USA/NZ), Masterton District Fellow
    Many thanks to Masterton District Council and Masterton District Library.

    Renate Hahn (Germany), Artist-in-residence
    Many thanks to Wairarapa Archive.
    Posted: Friday 31 January 2020

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