The Kiwi acre (or 15,000): Central Christchurch's massive back yard

Word on the street

What's Hot New Zealand takes a look over the fence at the best back yard in town. As far as back yards go, this one’s pretty sweet. It’s got a ...

 

Futurescape: Some wild predictions for the future of central Christchurch

Word on the street

What does the Christchurch CBD look like in the future? What's Hot New Zealand hazards some uneducated guesses. The vibe tour The central city ...

 

Twelfth Night: Q&A with actor Will Alexander

Culture - People

Will Alexander is playing Duke Orsino in the upcoming Top Dog Theatre production of Twelfth Night. He chats to What's Hot New Zealand about the ...

 

Whiskey us away: Kiwi Spirits Distillery founder Terry Knight on a uniquely Kiwi whiskey

Food & Drink - People

The Kiwi Spirit Distillery is distilling spirits made with Kiwi spirit. What's Hot New Zealand talks to Kiwi Spirit’s founder and head distiller ...

 

From the ashes: RNZB's The Firebird with Paquita

Culture - What's On

Like a mighty phoenix rising into the sky, RNZB’s next ballet will erupt in glory on stage this August. Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) is ...

 

Q&A: Kiwi soul musician Louis Baker on his upcoming New Zealand tour

Culture - People - What's On

Ahead of his upcoming July 2021 tour, soul crooner Louis Baker took a moment to chat with What's Hot New Zealand about BBQ, crowd singalongs, ...

 

Grit in your pointes - Choreographer Loughlan Prior on RNZB's The Firebird with Paquita

Culture - What's On

What's Hot New Zealand talks dystopian future, dramatic backdrops and modern ballet with The Firebird choreographer Loughlan Prior. “This ...

 

GIMME: Delivering the goods

Food & Drink - Word on the street

Christchurch startup GIMME is taking on the big shots of the online food ordering world. Co-founder Abhay Pratap delivers the low-down. Big ...

 

Figaro's feminists: Q&A with scenographer Tracy Grant Lord

Culture - People - What's On

The Marriage of Figaro's scenographer, Tracy Grant Lord, tells What's Hot New Zealand a bit about the aesthetic of this production, and how the ...

 

Figaro's feminists: Q&A with director Lindy Hume

Culture - People - What's On

What's Hot New Zealand caught up with director Lindy Hume to talk about and love, the revolution, and the upcoming season of The Marriage of ...

 

Figaro's feminists: Q&A with assistant director Eleanor Bishop

Culture - People - What's On

Eleanor Bishop is the assistant director of the upcoming New Zealand Opera production of The Marriage of Figaro. It's a radical tale with strong ...

 

Figaro's feminists: Q&A with conductor Zoe Zeniodi

Culture - People - What's On

Conducting the upcoming New Zealand Opera production of The Marriage of Figaro is Zoe Zeniodi, 'ingenious Greek maestro' and lifelong lover of ...

 

Journey through Italy with the Cinema Italiano Festival

Culture - What's On

What's Hot New Zealand and the Cinema Italiano Festival take you on a journey through Italy in film. We begin our trip on the far northwest, at ...

 

Master of puppets: Meet Sarah Burren, the maker of The Glow Show

People - What's On

The Glow Show artistic director Sarah Burren talks to What's Hot New Zealand about the value of teamwork, and keeping the attention of ...

 

Drax Project and Mitch James to tour New Zealand

Culture - What's On

All our pop dreams are coming true this winter as the sonic sounds of Drax Project head our way, along with Mitch James and special guest ...

 

Jimmy Barnes' 'Flesh and Blood' tour coming to New Zealand

What's On

Legendary Aussie pub-rocker Jimmy Barnes is taking advantage of the open borders to launch a New Zealand tour, kicking off at Christchurch Town ...

 

Master of Wine Emma Jenkins talks about her upcoming appearance at Winetopia

Food & Drink - What's On

Master of Wine Emma Jenkins is presenting at Winetopia this winter, and she sat down with What's Hot New Zealand to talk grapes, wine regions ...

 

Master of Wine Bob Campbell on his favourite drops and upcoming wine festival Winetopia

Food & Drink - What's On

Before sharing his expertise at Winetopia in July, Master of Wine Bob Campbell sat down with What's Hot New Zealand to talk favourite fizz, top ...

 

Kiwi pop star Benee announces tour of New Zealand's smaller towns

Culture - What's On - Word on the street

Benee fans rejoice - the pop sensation will be embarking on a regional tour of Aotearoa this August, covering the smaller cities that usually ...

 

Hunting the best toastie in New Zealand: The Great NZ Toastie Takeover

Food & Drink

The Great NZ Toastie Takeover judges are deliberating on which cafés, restaurants, bars and eateries are behind Aoteatora's best toasties. In ...

 

Pegasus Bay celebrates its 30th vintage of excellent wine

Food & Drink - People - Word on the street

Pegasus Bay Winery, one of the original and definitive Canterbury wineries, released its first wines in 1991. But its story starts in the 1970s ...

 

The perfect summer destination: Whitianga & The Coromandel

Destinations - North Island - See & Do

If you’ve never spent a summer holiday in one of the North Island’s favourite getaway spots, what are you waiting for? With a history as a ...

 

New Zealand restaurant highlights

Food & Drink

Our national restaurant scene has come leaps and bounds in recent decades, finally doing justice to the fact that some of the best food in the ...

 

New Zealand's Top 5 Bars

Food & Drink - See & Do

There’s not much better than a killer drink and a bangin' venue to drink it in, and we’re pretty spoilt for choice around New Zealand’s main ...

 

Where to find New Zealand's best filming locations

See & Do

New Zealand’s most beautiful scenery has always been the backdrop to native Kiwi cinema, but our down under, all-locations-covered wonderland is ...

 

Christchurch City's best cycleways

See & Do

Christchurch boasts 60 kilometres of cycleways and shared trails, meaning there’s a path to explore from most parts of this humming city. If you ...

 

Christchurch's shiny new convention centre is getting a shiny new piece of public art

Culture - Word on the street

The stunning white ngutu (ceremonial entranceway), will welcome visitors to Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre, and be the location of formal ...

 

Hey Australia, the travel bubble is coming and you’d better book in now

NZ Info - See & Do

If there’s one thing we learned in New Zealand in the last year, it’s that the good tourism stuff sells out fast. Last year, with international ...

 

Don't miss NZ Opera's Semele in an exclusive big screen showing

Culture - What's On

New Zealand Opera has gone full multimedia with this cinematic treat! It's Semele on the big screen, it's showing just three special fundraising ...

 

Open Christchurch - one weekend of architecture

Culture - What's On

Open Christchurch is a revolutionary architecture festival, geared around giving people access to the buildings of Ōtautahi. What's Hot New ...

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