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Society & Culture > Art

New Zealand artists, sculptors, carvers, jewellers and fashion designers have developed an international reputation, both for the quality of their work and for their use of the countries raw materials.

  • The traditional Maori skills of bone and greenstone (Jade) carving, weaving and performance art remain strong.
  • The Paua shell has become a distinctive feature of New Zealand artwork.
  • The country has 400 museums and art galleries, with one of the biggest projects in the world, the 'Te Papa' museum in Wellington.
  • The New Zealander, Kiri Te Kanawa is one of the world's leading sopranos.
  • New Zealand has two orchestras, a national ballet company and a number of professional theatres.
  • Music is a big part of the lives of every New Zealander, from live bands in the bars to world-renowned artistes like Neil Finn and Tim Finn.
  • Reading is still listed as a favorite pastime, and the society has provided great inspiration for artists and writers.
  • In the last 6 years New Zealand has won 44 Oscars at the Academy Awards. World Famous movies were filmed right here in New Zealand; The Piano, Whalerider, Vertical Limit, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, King Kong, The Worlds Fastest Indian, Riverqueen, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, plus many more projects in the pipeline.

    Bollywood has discovered this part of the world also and is now producing a large amount of Indian films in the South Island.
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