- Te Ara entry on creative and intellectual life in New Zealand
- Find out about arts, literature and music events on Eventfinda.
Art and photography
- History of New Zealand painting - a introductory overview
- History of New Zealand photography - an overview, timeline and history of NZ photography in 20 photographs
- NZ First World War art - official and unofficial
- Colin McCahon database - A searchable database of 1600 McCahon paintings and drawings. includes essays on McCahon's life and work.
- Ngā Toi: Arts Te Papa contains information about this exhibition of New Zealand art at Te Papa.
- Art New Zealand journal for articles on New Zealand artists and exhibitions. You can access archived issues online.
- Auckland Art Gallery
- Christchurch Art Gallery
- City Gallery in Wellington
Music and broadcasting
- A history of the accordian in NZ hosted by the Texas Accordian Association. But wait there's more! Try here for another perspective provided by the NZ Accordian Association.
- Audio Culture - a fantastic resource for all things to do with New Zealand music
- Brief history of broadcasting in NZ. Provided by Barry Mishkind of the Broadcast Archive. Contains link to a history of Radio Hauraki.
- Radio Heritage Foundation - a registered non-profit charitable trust with a mandate to preserve, protect and promote radio heritage in New Zealand and around the Pacific region. Includes an on-line virtual archive, oral history program, radio documentary program [in partnership with RNZI], on-line exhibitions and much more.
- Archive of Maori and Pacific Music. Part of the University of Auckland's Anthropology Department. Houses the world's largest ethnographic sound collection relating to the Pacific. Its holdings include material from most Pacific Islands areas, and contain both commercial and field recordings of vocal and instrumental music, folk tales, oral history and interviews.
- History of New Zealand's National Anthems
- Discography of New Zealand popular music, 1960-1990
- New Zealand Music of the 60's, 70's and a bit of 80's
- 1966 Encyclopedia of New Zealand entry on the history of music in New Zealand
- 1966 Encyclopedia of New Zealand entry on the history of broadcasting in New Zealand
- 1966 Encyclopedia of New Zealand entry on Maori Music
- History of television in New Zealand on NZHistory
- Milestones a New Zealand timeline of communications and computing
- The history of recording in New Zealand
- The Basics of Music Law - a useful resource on the LegalMatch website
- A history of New Zealand Music Month on this site, featuring 31 reasons to love NZ music
- The Beatles in New Zealand
- A history of New Zealand rock music festivals, 1970-2010
- The History of Telecommunication - useful collection of timelines from Shoretel about various aspects of the evolution of telecommunication
- New Zealand Book Month - a history and 31 reasons to love New Zealand books and writing
- History of Print Culture in NZ - Book & Print in New Zealand : A Guide to Print Culture in Aotearoa from the NZETC website
- "'Colonial Like Ourselves': The American Influence on New Zealand Fiction, 1934-65". Article by Lawrence Jones, Department of English, University of Otago - originally published in Deep South.
- 1966 Encyclopedia of New Zealand entry on New Zealand literature
- Standing upright: New Zealand literature in the 1940s and 1950s
- A History of New Zealand Literature through selected online full-texts
- 1966 Encyclopedia of New Zealand entry on New Zealand literary periodicals
- 1966 Encyclopedia of New Zealand entry on New Zealand fiction
- 1966 Encyclopedia of New Zealand entry on New Zealand poetry
Theatre and film
- NZ On Screen - The best of New Zealand TV, film, and music videos.
- A history of Gilbert and Sullivan with particular reference to Australia and New Zealand - The main period covered is from 1860-1910 and in the section titled "Down Under in the 19th Century" there is an extensive history of theatre in this part of the world. There are many historic photographs and the original reviews to many of the operettas first performed out here. Site created by 'Mel'.
- 1966 Encyclopedia of New Zealand entry on the history of theatre in New Zealand.
- History of the Wanganui theatre - Overview of theatre and film history in New Zealand
- Ngā Taonga (formerly the Film Archive) - The collection of predominantly New Zealand film and video dates from 1895 to the present day.
- Archives New Zealand - YouTube profile
- Home of the Poi - Comprehensive information about Poi, staff and fire twirling, including animated lessons, discussion forums, building instructions and articles.