Resources – Cultural Icons


Alex Taylor

Alex is a composer, musician and poet, having just completed his Honours in music at Auckland University under John Elmsly and Eve de Castro-Robinson. It is his piece 'Noughts and Crosses' (performed by Somi Kim on piano) you can hear at the beginning of several of the first Cultural Icons audio programmes.
Find out more about Alex at

Alexander Turnbull Library

The role of the Alexander Turnbull Library is to collect, preserve and make accessible words, pictures and sounds that tell us about the history and cultures of the people of New Zealand and the Pacific.

Art New Zealand

Essential reading and reference for those interested in New Zealand art.

ArtNews NZ

Art News New Zealand is published on paper four times a year and is sold through book and magazine shops and galleries nationwide.

Auckland City Libraries

Vast online catalogue available.

Blackbox Productions

The informal Cultural Icons video interviews [sound and image] are captured by Mairi Gunn.
Email: blackbox(at)

Creative People’s Centre

On the CPC website you will find articles focusing on arts related topics; information about the latest CPC events plus legal factsheets which provide a detailed insight into specific legal issues encountered in the creative industries.

Depot Sound

Depot Sound's Mark Howden is the sound engineer for the audio recordings of Cultural Icon programmes.

Hocken Collection - University of Otago

Hocken Collection - University of Otago The Hocken collects widely in relation to the history and culture of New Zealand, the Pacific and Antarctica, with a special emphasis on the Otago and Southland regions of New Zealand. The collections include books, ephemera, posters, newspapers, journals, music, maps, archives, manuscripts, photographs, paintings, drawings and film. In date, they range from the seventeenth century to the present day.

Lost Property

Lost Property is a rediscovery of unique New Zealand houses, stories and pieces of history. Research our architectural history. Read about 'at risk' iconic houses.


Experience a selection of pictures, sounds and objects from New Zealand’s archives, galleries, libraries and museums.

New Zealand Book Council

Information and news on writers, authors, and publishers. Also contains events, organization listings, tourism and courses.

New Zealand Electronic Text Centre

Open digital library of New Zealand and Pacific Island documentary heritage material as well as new born-digital work and research from Victoria University.

NZ History Online

New Zealand history website produced by professional historians for a general audience.

NZ Museums

A site for you to explore New Zealand museums, art galleries, cultural organisations and their collections.

NZ on Screen

Online showcase of New Zealand television, film and music video

Te Ara

Te Ara Encylopedia of New Zealand.