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Vision Connecting communities creatively.
Ko te Pūtaketanga Te huihuinga mai i ngā hapori wairua auaha.

Mission One voice to educate, support and advocate; enriching all aspects of theatre in our community.
Ko te huarahi Kia kotahi ai te whakaaro hei whakaora ai te iwi whare-tapere

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News & Views...

Spotlight December 2016

In this month's Spotlight

  • From the President's Point of View
  • MTNZ Office Closure Info and 2017 Calendar
  • Christmas Greetings from our sponsors
  • 57th National Conference, AGM and Volunteer Training Weekend info
  • The MTNZ Annual Awards - Merit, Patron, Programme - all you need to know
  • Zone Two new with Ngaire Holmes - Thames announce Beauty and the Beast
  • Zone Three news - Sharron Pardoe
  • Farewell to the wonderful Colin Denby
  • St Mark's and Ngati Toa School making a Junior Theatre splash and jungle
  • Choreographed needed for Hairspray JR.
  • CCMT announce their 2017 Emerging Talent School
  • Associate members Auckland Theatre Company - Billy Elliot extends season
  • Invercargill MT stage Wizard of Oz and farewell Miles Hewton
  • Musical Theatre Oamaru seeking expressions of interest for a director for Mamma Mia
  • News from Selecon, The Light Site and Showtechnix
  • News from the copyright holders featuring this month - Hal Leonard and Origin Theatrical, Devon Williamson and David Spicer

Download the December Spotlight here.

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Conference 2017 Registrations Now Open

Registrations are now open for the 57th National Conference and Volunteer Training Weekend. Click here for registration packs and info or to register online.

Early bird rego fee of $250 ends 31 December. We look forward to seeing you in New Plymouth 24 - 25 March 2017...

Our 2017 Conference Page will contain the latest Conference info and links so check there for up to date information.


Spotlight October 2016

In this month's Spotlight

  • From the President's Point of View
  • Registrations now open for the 57th National Conference - New Plymouth March 2017
  • iTICKET goes country
  • Zone Two Meeting report
  • Wardrobe Manager Vacancy - Hamilton Operatic
  • Evita, Rocky and Aladdin for Zone Two
  • Zone Three news - Sharron Pardoe
  • Awards for Abbey Musical Theatre
  • New education members Arts a Go Go
  • Combined South Island meeting - report and photos
  • What's been happening in Zone One with Pauline Vella
  • Auckland Live Present Priscilla Queen of the Desert
  • Associate members Auckland Theatre Company - Billy Elliot
  • In the Heights - Manukau Performing Arts
  • Tadpole Theatre Company present The Pink Hammer
  • Grease and Anything Goes for Zone Five
  • Worksafe NZ update on managing work risks (thanks Steve Lloyd)
  • Operatunity pay tribute to one of the most influential classical singers of the modern era: The Great Mario Lanza
  • News from Selecon, The Light Site and Showtechnix
  • News from the copyright holders featuring this month - Hal Leonard and Origin Theatrical, Devon Williamson and David Spicer

Download the October Spotlight here. The next edition of Spotlight will be the Christmas edition 1 December.

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Spotlight September 2016

In this month's Spotlight

  • From the President's Point of View
  • Combined South Island Meeting details 24 September, Christchurch
  • NextGen Boot Camp Dunedin - it's a wrap
  • Gold Partners and Corporate Members iTICKET attend the Zony's
  • Technical Qualifications Update with Dale Henderson
  • Welcome to the 60s - New Plymouth conference 2017
  • Zone Two news - Ngaire Holmes with Zony Awards Wrap Up
  • Centre Stage Taupo Workshops - all welcome
  • News from Rotorua, Whakatane and a sweet transvestite
  • Zone Three- Sharron checks out CATS, Upper Hutt, PLT and Urinetown
  • Sister Act is raising its voice all through Zone Three
  • Junior Theatre Project - Broadway Junior comes to Porirua
  • Theatre Hawkes Bay - Motel by April Phillips & Abbey have CATS for hire
  • Zone Four update from Ross Benbow and meeting report from Ashburton - yes you should come to Zone meetings
  • Show Marked 40 Years for Kirwee with 14 families involved in the one production
  • A sad farewell to Pilgrim Productions in Auckland
  • Peaches and Pickles Presents the first amateur production of Starlight Express
  • Zone Five - Invercargill farewell Mary, Alexandra welcome the Pirates, East Otago staging Anything Goes and Dunedin prepares to be spammed by Monty Python
  • New associate members - Innovation Brokers
  • NASDA Auditions - applications close 10 September
  • Entertainment Technology Updates and Info
  • Light Site - wireless comms system & pixel drape available for hire and Showtechnix offers
  • News from the copyright holders featuring this month - Hal Leonard and Origin Theatrical plus a reminder from Play Bureau reminding you of your obligations when performing theatre

Download the September Spotlight here.

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Spotlight August 2016

In this month's Spotlight

  • Greetings from President Lesley
  • Hello from Gold Partners and Corporate Members iTICKET
  • Technical Qualifications Update with Dale Henderson
  • Welcome to the 60s – New Plymouth conference 2017
  • Zone Two news – Ngaire Holmes with Zony Award Announcements
  • Statehighway 48 Launches into Hamilton
  • Sharron Pardoe checks out the opening night oSister Act in New Plymouth
  • Zone Four – meeting report from Ross Benbow
  • Halswell Drama Group present Nunsense and the Christchurch Evita cast announced
  • Curious Thinkers – free public workshop with Auckland Theatre Company
  • Bad Girls are coming to Howick
  • Zone Five Wrap Up with Helen Horsnell
  • The Knights are coming to Dunedin
  • Evita option with Origin Theatrical using the consortium set
  • Light Site – wireless comms system & pixel drape available for hire
  • Theatrelight Offer
  • News from the copyright holders including Christmas Carol from Dominie and Rock of Ages from Origin

Download the August Spotlight here.

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Spotlight July 2016

In this month's Spotlight

  • Greetings from President Lesley
  • NextGen Boot Camp Dunedin-19 August 2016 - all you need to know
  • Notices and updates - conference awards; OneMusic; Health and Safety
  • Welcome to the 60s - New Plymouth conference 2017
  • My Journey - Gwen Lyon
  • Zone Two news -Thames, Taupo, Rotorua, Gisborne, Steps Performing Arts
  • The Building Block Buddies and Magical Jukebox Show
  • Zone Three - Porirua, Upper Hutt, Sister Act - New Plymouth, Broadway Jnr, iTICKET
  • Zone Four- meeting agenda for 23 July, Timaru; Christchurch, Takaka, Country Players, new Society member NelsonTheatrix
  • Zone One report with Pauline Vella - Opera Factory, Whangarei
  • Never Audition Again - prepare to work not audition - workshop info
  • News from Zone Five - Mary Poppins opening in Invercargill, Balclutha is not just a small town - from gumboots to glitter; Grease the Arena Spectacular
  • Two new associate members - David Adkins and Christine Daverne
  • Billy Elliot the musical - Auckland Theatre Company have found their Billies
  • Evita option with Origin Theatrical using the consortium set
  • Light Site - wireless comms system & pixel drape available for hire
  • Kenderdine Electrical - Highlite range
  • ENTECH roadshow and Firework Professional training opportunity
  • Showtechnix - one complete source
  • News from the copyright holders including Jekyll and Hyde, Singing in the Rain from Hal Leonard; Christmas Carol from Dominie; Song Contest from David Spicer and Rock of Ages and Heathers from Origin

Download the July Spotlight here.

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Stage Whispers TV reports in on our annual conference

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July news from Zone Three...

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Zone Two Newsletter, May 2015

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