Auckland Live Digital Stage

14 Jan - 31 Dec

Auckland Live Digital Stage

Free

Aotea Square

Visual Arts

This winter, the Auckland Live Digital Stage offers a visually delightful escape via the worlds of music, action, visual arts, and quintessential Kiwi experiences  - all offering views of life and leisure that entertain, inform and inspire.

Travel the vast overland route from Auckland to the deep south, on a gentle journey mapped out by Go South, NZ’s first slow TV series, and found in the Digital Stage’s New Zealand Aotearoa programme.

With no music or narration, Go South is hypnotic, addictive and meditative. Steeped in an intentionally immersive soundscape and beauty shots of Aotearoa’s iconic landscapes and horizons, this unique screen experience will have you riveted.

Go South is made with the support of NZ On Air and Prime, with content provided by Greenstone TV.

If thrills and spills are more your thing, cold climate action is showcased in the Winter Experience Hūtoke line-up of extreme activity, provided by Urban Screen Productions.

A highlight of the The Visual Art Kōpuratanga programme, Media Projects’ series of West Auckland landscapes and natural elements will take your breath away and remind us how lucky we are to call Aotearoa home.

Scroll down for the full Digital Stage Winter Programme details.

Happy viewing!

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK?

Monday 19 August: 12pm - 8pm

  • 1200-1315: Visual Art 6 | 5
  • 1315-1500: Winter Experience 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
  • 1500-1600: Music 2 | 7
  • 1600-1800: New Zealand Experience 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
  • 1800-1830: New Generation 5
  • 1830-1930: Visual Art 2 | 3
  • 1930-2000: Music 6

Tuesday 20 August: 12pm -8pm

  • 1200-1300: Winter Experience 1 | 2
  • 1300-1430: New Zealand Experience 4 | 6 | 7
  • 1430-1500: Music 6
  • 1500-1545: New Generation 3 | 4
  • 1545-1700: Visual Art 6 | 2 | 3
  • 1700-1800: Winter Experience 1 | 4
  • 1800-1845: Music 5 | 7
  • 1845-2000: Visual Art 6 | 5

Wednesday 21 August: 12pm - 8pm

  • 1200-1315: Visual Art 6 | 5
  • 1315-1500: Winter Experience 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
  • 1500-1600: Music 2 | 7
  • 1600-1800: New Zealand Experience 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
  • 1800-1830: New Generation 5
  • 1830-1930: Visual Art 2 | 3
  • 1930-2000: Music 6

Thursday 22 August: 12pm - 8pm

  • 1200-1300: Winter Experience 1 | 2
  • 1300-1430: New Zealand Experience 4 | 6 | 7
  • 1430-1500: Music 6
  • 1500-1545: New Generation 3 | 4
  • 1545-1700: Visual Art 6 | 2 | 3
  • 1700-1800: Winter Experience 1 | 4
  • 1800-1845: Music 5 | 7
  • 1845-2000: Visual Art 6 | 5

Friday 23 August: 12pm - 8pm

  • 1200-1315: Visual Art 6 | 5
  • 1315-1500: Winter Experience 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
  • 1500-1600: Music 2 | 7
  • 1600-1800: New Zealand Experience 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
  • 1800-1830: New Generation 5
  • 1830-1930: Visual Art 2 | 3
  • 1930-2000: Music 6

Saturday 24 August: 12pm - 8pm

  • 1200-1300: Winter Experience 1 | 2
  • 1300-1430: New Zealand Experience 4 | 6 | 7
  • 1430-1500: Music 6
  • 1500-1545: New Generation 3 | 4
  • 1545-1700: Visual Art 6 | 2 | 3
  • 1700-1800: Winter Experience 1 | 4
  • 1800-1845: Music 5 | 7
  • 1845-2000: Visual Art 6 | 5

Sunday 25 August: 12pm - 8pm

  • 1200-1315: Visual Art 6 | 5
  • 1315-1500: Winter Experience 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
  • 1500-1600: Music 2 | 7
  • 1600-1800: New Zealand Experience 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
  • 1800-1830: New Generation 5
  • 1830-1930: Visual Art 2 | 3
  • 1930-2000: Music 6

WHAT'S ON NEXT WEEK?

Monday 26 August: 9am - 9pm

Tuesday 27 August: 9am - 9pm

Wednesday 28 August: 9am - 9pm

Thursday 29 August: 9am - 9pm

Friday 30 August: 9am - 9pm

Saturday 31 August: 9am - 9pm

Sunday 1 September: 9am - 9pm

WHAT'S COMING UP?

Monday 2 September: 12pm - 8pm

  • 1200-1300: Winter Experience 1 | 2
  • 1300-1430: New Zealand Experience 4 | 6 | 7
  • 1430-1500: Music 6
  • 1500-1545: New Generation 3 | 4
  • 1545-1700: Visual Art 6 | 2 | 3
  • 1700-1800: Winter Experience 1 | 4
  • 1800-1845: Music 5 | 7
  • 1845-2000: Visual Art 6 | 5

Tuesday 3 September: 12pm - 8pm

  • 1200-1315: Visual Art 6 | 5
  • 1315-1500: Winter Experience 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
  • 1500-1600: Music 2 | 7
  • 1600-1800: New Zealand Experience 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
  • 1800-1830: New Generation 5
  • 1830-1930: Visual Art 2 | 3
  • 1930-2000: Music  6

Wednesday 4 September: 12pm - 8pm

  • 1200-1300: Winter Experience 1 | 2
  • 1300-1430: New Zealand Experience 4 | 6 | 7
  • 1430-1500: Music 6
  • 1500-1545: New Generation 3 | 4
  • 1545-1700: Visual Art 6 | 2 | 3
  • 1700-1800: Winter Experience 1 | 4
  • 1800-1845: Music 5 | 7
  • 1845-2000: Visual Art 6 | 5

Thursday 5 September: 12pm - 8pm

  • 1200-1315: Visual Art 6 | 5
  • 1315-1500: Winter Experience 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
  • 1500-1600: Music 2 | 7
  • 1600-1800: New Zealand Experience 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
  • 1800-1830: New Generation 5
  • 1830-1930: Visual Art 2 | 3
  • 1930-2000: Music  6

Friday 6 September: 12pm - 8pm

  • 1200-1300: Winter Experience 1 | 2
  • 1300-1430: New Zealand Experience 4 | 6 | 7
  • 1430-1500: Music 6
  • 1500-1545: New Generation 3 | 4
  • 1545-1700: Visual Art 6 | 2 | 3
  • 1700-1800: Winter Experience 1 | 4
  • 1800-1845: Music 5 | 7
  • 1845-2000: Visual Art 6 | 5

Saturday 7 September: 12pm - 8pm

  • 1200-1315: Visual Art 6 | 5
  • 1315-1500: Winter Experience 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
  • 1500-1600: Music 2 | 7
  • 1600-1800: New Zealand Experience 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
  • 1800-1830: New Generation 5
  • 1830-1930: Visual Art 2 | 3
  • 1930-2000: Music  6

Sunday 8 September: 12pm - 8pm

  • 1200-1300: Winter Experience 1 | 2
  • 1300-1430: New Zealand Experience 4 | 6 | 7
  • 1430-1500: Music 6
  • 1500-1545: New Generation 3 | 4
  • 1545-1700: Visual Art 6 | 2 | 3
  • 1700-1800: Winter Experience 1 | 4
  • 1800-1845: Music 5 | 7
  • 1845-2000: Visual Art 6 | 5

PROGRAMME DETAILS

Māori Language Week | Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

PART 1

Join the Auckland Zoo team and practise your Te Reo Māori

Content provided by Auckland Zoo

  • Wāhi tamariki | Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori with Hōhepa | Auckland Zoo
  • Papa Tākaro | Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori with Hōhepa | Auckland Zoo
  • Moutere Rāhui | Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori with Hōhepa | Auckland Zoo
  • Waitangi | Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori with Hōhepa | Auckland Zoo
  • Tāmaki Makaurau | Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori with Hōhepa | Auckland Zoo
  • Pōhutukawa | Rātū Māori with Hōhepa | Auckland Zoo
  • Tama-nui-te-rā | Rātū Māori with Hōhepa | Auckland Zoo
  • Ua | Rātū Māori with Hōhepa | Auckland Zoo
  • Takutai | Rātū Māori with Hōhepa | Auckland Zoo
  • The Forest | Rātū Māori with Hōhepa | Auckland Zoo

 

PART 2

Kapa haka and waiata are at the heart of Māori culture. Let's celebrate Māori Language Week  with words and performances.

Content provided by Auckland Council and Takitini Productions

  • Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland Council
  • Nau mau, Haere mai | Takitini Productions
  • Kia ora ra | Takitini Productions
  • Tika tonu / Huakina | Takitini Productions
  • E nga iwi e | Takitini Productions
  • Toro mai tō ringa | Takitini Productions
  • Auē te aroha | Takitini Productions
  • Ko ahau | Takitini Productions
  • Karangatia Ra | Takitini Productions
  • Tenei matou | Takitini Productions
  • Tōia mai and Utaina | Takitini Productions
  • Tōia mai te waka nei | Takitini Productions
  • Te whare e tu nei | Takitini Productions
  • Karanga Aotearoa | Takitini Productions
  • Kua mutu ra | Takitini Productions

Music | Takitaki

PART 2 

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra performs Brahms' Symphony No.2, composed in the summer of 1877, while Brahms holidayed on the shores of a beautiful Austrian lake.

Content provided by Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

  • Brahms - Symphony No.2 | JX Live, Radio NZ Concert | Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

 


PART 4

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra performs Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, based on One Thousand and One Nights tales.
Content provided by Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

  • Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade | RNZ Concert / JX Live | Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

 

PART 5

The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra performs Mozart's Symphony No.41, the longest and last symphony the classical composer ever wrote. 

Content provided by Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

  • Mozart - Symphony No.41, 'Jupiter' | RNZ Concert / JX Live | Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

 

PART 6

The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra performs Strauss' Horn Concerto No.1, one of the nineteenth century’s most frequently performed horn concertos. 

Content provided by Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

  • R. Strauss - Horn Concerto No.1 | RNZ Concert / JX Live | Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

 

PART 7

The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky's Marche Slave, celebrating Russian intervention in the Serbian-Turkish Wars of the 1870s.

Content provided by Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

  • Tchaikovsky - Marche Slave | RNZ Concert / JX Live | Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

New Generation | Kōhungahunga

PART 3

Students of Auckland University of Technology tell stories of the here, the now, and the many tomorrows. 

Content provided by AUTV

  • On-Line | Daniel Thomson | AUTV
  • Steam Rival | Lucius Koh | AUTV
  • 2040 | James Letele | AUTV
  • Teardrops | Lucy Wong-Kamm | AUTV
  • Inside World/Outside World | Amy Matthews | AUTV
  • Me.Him.Her | Wei Kit Yoon | AUTV
  • Unmasked | Chloe Biano | AUTV
  • The Sound You All Make | Jasmine Ng | AUTV

 

PART 4

Students of Auckland’s Media Design School show the way forward with fascinating takes on the real and digital worlds we inhabit. 

Content provided by Media Design School

  • Student Showcase | Adam Shrosbree, Aneesha Baidwan' Billy Lewis, Cameron Bates, Chanelle Higgins, Ching Chow, Daniel Lutterman, Dylan Mckissock, Erica Bisset, Guang Yuli, Huey Min Pon, Inez Essex, Jack Whitehead, Jamie Boyo, Joshua Schultz, Judd Surtida, Juvensco, Kaitln Hindson, Maise Macdonald, Matt Uy, Nicholas Bassett, Olivia Lloyd, Paige Hickling, Patrica Marie Calinga, Rodney Goosen, Ryan Ganley, Sherylene Chan, Te wihoko Te Rangihirawea, Tess Saxby, Till Dittmers, Tyson Dvorak, Vania Chandrawidjaja, William Kusuma | Media Design School

 

PART 5

University of Auckland students use dance and movement to share their stories and identities. 

Content provided by the University of Auckland

  • Laal | Allesha Wallabh | Dance Studies, Creative Arts and Industries, the University of Auckland
  • Te Whare Tangata | Chas Samoa and Ankaramy Fepulea'I | Dance Studies, Creative Arts and Industries, the University of Auckland
  • Drupe | Naki Taulaunga and Jireh Lalotoa-Peniata | Dance Studies, Creative Arts and Industries, the University of Auckland
  • Breathe | Kelsie Skelton | Dance Studies, Creative Arts and Industries, the University of Auckland
  • Plain Sight | Daniella Roth and Emily MacKenzie | Dance Studies, Creative Arts and Industries, the University of Auckland
  • Lunchtime | Ashlay Yang | Dance Studies, Creative Arts and Industries, the University of Auckland
  • Are you breathing | Emily MacKenzie | Dance Studies, Creative Arts and Industries, the University of Auckland
  • Infected | Madeline Naydor and Aimee Robinson | Dance Studies, Creative Arts and Industries, the University of Auckland
  • Time to make something | James Lobaton | Dance Studies, Creative Arts and Industries, the University of Auckland
  • District Rangipo | Harry Russon, Frogman, Leaping Tiger, Nayan Patel | Harry Russon

New Zealand Experience | Aotearoa

GO SOUTH - New Zealand's first slow TV programme.

The vast overland route from Auckland to the deep south is a part of New Zealand national identity, an iconic piece of Kiwiana. A journey where city and sprawl gently yields to rolling pastures, volcanic extremes, tranquil waterways, the rough Otago high country and the grandeur of the Southern Alps and Milford Sound. 

Around each bend, hidden stories and amazing views are revealed. It’s hypnotic, addictive and meditative. You can experience this country in a way you might never consider in your real life. 

With no score, no narration, an intentionally immersive soundscape, and beauty shots held far longer than expected, enjoy a selection of this unique screen experience.

Made with the support of NZ On Air and Prime | Content provided by Greenstone TV

  • PART 1: Kāpiti Coast
  • PART 2: Interislander 
  • PART 3: Picton to Coast 
  • PART 4: Waimakariri Gorge 
  • PART 5: Arthurs Pass
  • PART 6: Haast Pass
  • PART 7: Milford Sound 

New Zealand Stories | Kōrero

PART 5

Incorporating the visual beauty and symbolism of poi, a traditional Māori performance, discover the stories of inspiring wahine (women) who share hopes and dreams for their daughters.

Content provided by Through the Fire

  • Kura | Poi 360 | Through the Fire
  • Precious | Poi 360 | Through the Fire
  • Gabrielle | Poi 360 | Through the Fire
  • Tiare | Poi 360 | Through the Fire
  • Piata | Poi 360 | Through the Fire
  • Wikitoria | Poi 360 | Through the Fire
  • Anna | Poi 360 | Through the Fire

 

PART 5

Incorporating the visual beauty and symbolism of poi, a traditional Māori performance, discover the stories of inspiring wahine (women) who share hopes and dreams for their daughters.

Content provided by Through the Fire

  • Peata | Poi 360 | Through the Fire
  • Precious | Poi 360 | Through the Fire
  • Pimia | Poi 360 | Through the Fire

Visual Art | Kōpuratanga

PART 2

Guided meditations - self-care and environmental awareness in the 21st century

Content provided by Circuit

  • EVERY DAY FOR 30 YEARS, NANCY WOULD SIT OUT ON THE STREET CORNER AND WATCH THE SUNSET | Sam Hamilton | Circuit
  • A guide to effective implementation of self-service | Elisabeth Pointon | Circuit
  • Waitakere Drag | Mark Harvey | Circuit

 

PART 3

Go where the spirit takes you – from Aotearoa to Pacific Islands to the cover of Vogue Magazine; where do we belong and where could we go?

Content provided by Circuit

  • Lelia | Christopher Ulutupu, Kevin Cartwright, Heather Galbraith | Circuit
  • All the way to Te Rerenga Wairua | Ana Iti | Circuit

 

PART 5

Be inspired by the beauty of West Auckland's landscapes and natural elements.

Content provided by Media Projects

  • Crossings | Martin Sercombe, Brigid Ursula Bisley | Media Projects
  • Breathe | Martin Sercombe, Monty Adkins | Media Projects
  • Tidelight | Martin Sercombe | Media Projects

 

PART 6

Dive into the pattern world of New Zealand VJs

Content provided by The Wanderer Productions

  • Urban Remix 2 | Mike Bridgman, Tom Ludvigson, Creature, Naomi Lamb | The Wanderer Productions

Winter Experience | Hūtoke

PART 1

There's no snow in Auckland but you can still enjoy the chill with a look at the worlds of ice skaters, skiers and other talents who play in colder climates.

Content provided by Urban Screen Productions

  • Skiing | Extreme sports - HD videos | UTV
  • Mandelrun | Julius Horsthuis | UTV
  • Break ton Neck | Alex Yde | UTV
  • 5 minute photo essay | Alisa Sparks | UTV
  • The Best of the Art of Flight | Patrick Auld | UTV
  • The Winter Surf | Monday Film | UTV
  • Carving the Mountains | sk8 Cinema | UTV
  • Jesper, Øystein & Oscar in Stubai | Jesper Tjäder | UTV
  • PARKOUR Luxembourg | Stephane Benini | UTV

 

PART 2

There's no snow in Auckland but you can still enjoy the chill with a look at the worlds of ice skaters, skiers and other talents who play in colder climates.

Content provided by Urban Screen Productions

  • Base Jumping at Deans Blue Hole | Bluenery Productions | UTV
  • 5 minute photo essay | Alisa Sparks | UTV
  • A love letter to Winter | The North Face | UTV
  • OVERWERK Winter Official Music Video | Overwerk | UTV
  • Ice Call: Backyards Project by Antoine Frioux | Drone Film Festival ANZ | UTV
  • Runner - Winter Paralympics | Aoife McArdle | UTV
  • The Art of Figure Skating | Crane TV | UTV
  • REJOICE - Sammy Carlson | Quicksilver | UTV
  • 5 minute photo essay | Alisa Sparks | UTV

 

PART 3

There's no snow in Auckland but you can still enjoy the chill with a look at the worlds of ice skaters, skiers and other talents who play in colder climates.

Content provided by Urban Screen Productions

  • Mckenna Peterson Montana | K2 Skis | UTV
  • People are Awesome - Winter Sports Edition | People are Awesome | UTV
  • 2016 NYDCFF Extreme Sports & Best In Show Winner Afterglow Lightsuit Segment By Sweetgrass Productions | NYCDFF | UTV
  • Winter Eisbach | Big Col | UTV
  • R3turn to Winter | Sherpas Cinema | UTV
  • Winter Feelings | Montaz-Rosset Studio | UTV
  • 5 minute photo essay | Alisa Sparks | UTV

 

PART 4

There's no snow in Auckland but you can still enjoy the chill with a look at the worlds of ice skaters, skiers and other talents who play in colder climates.

Content provided by Urban Screen Productions

  • Winter by Fergal Smith | Fergal Smith | UTV
  • Night Chase by Hadrien Picard - Best Special Effects - Drone Film Festival ANZ x SanDisk | Drone Film Festival ANZ | UTV
  • Øystein Bråten - WINTER 15 | Øystein Bråten | UTV
  • Winter Dolomites 4K Timelapse | Timestorm Films | UTV
  • Winter (2) | AmyrXA | UTV
  • Winter in Yosemite National Park | Henry Jun Wah Lee / Evosia | UTV
  • 5 Min Photo Essay | Alisa Sparks | UTV
  • Winter Night Longboard | Juan Rayos / sk8Cinema | UTV
  • Winters Edge | Bike Minimalism | UTV
  • Photek Pyramid - REDance | Jack Chute | UTV

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This is a free, non-ticketed event.

The Digital Stage is open every day.  Please check What's On Today for programme details and hours of operation*

* Hours of operation vary according to weather conditions and other relevant factors. 

Upcoming Performances

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Aotea Square