Source: Creative New Zealand – Press Release/Statement:

Headline: Creative New Zealand Review of Opera

Creative New Zealand is currently reviewing the way it supports opera in New Zealand and is seeking your help to identify its funding priorities and policies for opera for the next five years (2016-2020).

To help with our  consultation on opera, Creative New Zealand has published an Opera Discussion Paper and invites feedback on the questions raised in it by 5pm on Tuesday 17 March 2015.

How do I give my feedback?

1. You can give feedback through our online questionnaire

2. You can complete a hard copy questionnaire and email it to or send it in the mail to:

Creative New Zealand

Opera Review

PO Box 3806

Wellington 6140

Please be sure to get your submission to us by 17 March 2015.


Selwyn Manning, BCS (Hons.) MCS (Hons.) is an investigative political journalist with 23 years media experience. He specializes in reportage and analysis of socioeconomics, politics, foreign affairs, and security/intelligence issues. Selwyn has extensive experience as a commentator and has provided live political analysis to a wide range of television and radio organizations broadcasting in New Zealand, Australia and globally including the BBC (Five Live, London) and BBC (World Service). He is currently a correspondent to Australia's FiveAA radio, and is a regular live-on-air panelist on Radio New Zealand's The Panel with broadcaster Jim Mora.