Story: Culture and recreation in the city

Auckland Writers and Readers Festival, 2009 (1st of 3)

Auckland Writers and Readers Festival, 2009

From the mid-1990s New Zealand cities were increasingly the home of cultural festivals, which became very important to the cities' economies and identities. Literary festivals emerged in many places, including  Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Nelson.

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Jock Phillips, 'Culture and recreation in the city - City culture and recreation since 1965', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 August 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 11 Mar 2010