RNZB's A Midsummer Night's Dream is coming to a living room near you

Culture - What's On - Word on the street

The Royal New Zealand Ballet production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, which was unfortunately cancelled in all locations but Wellington due to ...

 

Royal New Zealand Ballet's Venus Rising returns for 2022

Culture - What's On - Word on the street

The Royal New Zealand Ballet's 2022 season will open with Venus Rising - a spectacular programme of three female-choreographed ballets that was ...

 

Hollie Smith on her new album, heading out on tour, and awesome collaborations

Culture - People - What's On

She’s putting out her first new album in five years, Coming Out of the Dark, and heading around New Zealand on a tour to celebrate. ...

 

Diving in New Zealand

See & Do

In Aotearoa, we have access to amazing wrecks, reefs and underwater caves to explore – some of the best diving experiences in the world ...

 

Kiwi musicians: 'We can reunite with #vaxforlive'

Word on the street

Kiwi artists are uniting to get back to the stage this summer, and they need all of our help to do it. So let's band together and get vaccinated ...

 

The Feelers to headline South Island Wine & Food Festival

Food & Drink - What's On

The South Island Wine & Food Festival is back in Christchurch this December, with a lineup of Kiwi artists that will be as much of a treat ...

 

Christchurch is about to get an architecturally designed new art home, Ravenscar House Museum

Destinations - South Island - Culture - Word on the street

Ravenscar House Museum, Christchurch's stylish new home for a wonderful collection that celebrates New Zealand art and artists, opens to the ...

 

Royal New Zealand Ballet brings a sweeping 2022 season to the stage

Culture - What's On

The Royal New Zealand Ballet 2022 season comprises two glorious 'story ballets’ and two dazzling programmes of shorter works. Ballets and ...

 

The Catlins & Clutha

NZ Info - Destinations - South Island - Travel Guides

To the east of Invercargill on the southeastern coast of the lower South Island you can find the spellbinding ...

 

Q&A: Dillastrate's Tim Driver

Culture - People

Ōtautahi ‘neosoul pop’ duo Dillastrate have been taking over stages around the country. What's Hot New Zealand talks touring, new tracks and tea ...

 

RNZB’s The Firebird is now streaming to your living room

Culture - What's On - Word on the street

If you missed out on seeing The Firebird with Paquita in person, there’s a way to catch the action from the comfort of your own home. It’s no ...

 

Q&A: China Gonzalez

Culture - People - What's On

What's Hot New Zealand took a moment to chat with Mexican-Kiwi comedian China Gonzalez about her upcoming show, Better Than Tacos. Your show ...

 

We’re 25 years old!

Word on the street

Our website has been around since the stone age of the internet – 1996! This month is our 25th birthday and we’re looking back on quarter of a ...

 

Christchurch and Northland on TIME Magazine's top 100 world's greatest places

Destinations - North Island - South Island - Word on the street

It's official: Christchurch and Northland are two of the greatest places in the world according to TIME Magazine. The magazine’s annual travel ...

 

New Zealand Fashion Week 2021: Bonus Miromoda show added to the lineup

Culture - Shopping - Word on the street

New Zealand Fashion Week is gearing up for an unforgettable event in August, and there will now be two appearances of the popular Miromoda ...

 

Christchurch's Bread & Circus - World Buskers Festival dates announced for 2022

Destinations - South Island - See & Do - What's On - Word on the street

The world-famous world buskers festival is returning to infuse the streets of Christchurch with laughs, creativity and belief-defying acts this ...

 

L.A.B's summer 2022 tour coming to Auckland, Christchurch and New Plymouth

Destinations - North Island - South Island - What's On

It wouldn't be summer without an L.A.B tour, and this one is no different. The legends are hitting the road, and they're bringing some pretty ...

 

Top 20 things to do in Queenstown this winter

NZ Info - Destinations - South Island - See & Do - Travel Guides

Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s most popular destinations for a reason – this stunningly scenic South Island town is overflowing with ...

 

Top 5 free kid-friendly things to do in Wellington

NZ Info - Destinations - North Island - See & Do - Travel Guides

New Zealand’s capital has got it going on – you’ll never be short of cool things to do in Wellington, whether it’s soaking up the culture, ...

 

Best free things to do with the kids in Auckland

NZ Info - Destinations - North Island - See & Do - Travel Guides

Looking for some kid-friendly activities around Auckland? There are plenty of things to explore in New Zealand’s largest city, and we’ve rounded ...

 

Top 5 free kid-friendly activities in Dunedin

NZ Info - Destinations - South Island - See & Do - Travel Guides

If you’ve got a pack to entertain, you’ve come to the right place. Dunedin, the ‘Edinburgh of the south’ is bursting with interesting and unique ...

 

Christchurch wildlife park helping to save the rhinos

Destinations - South Island - See & Do - Word on the street

Christchurch’s Orana Park is stepping up to help save rhinos from extinction, beginning construction on a new White Rhino Conservation Centre ...

 

Top 5 free things to do with the kids in Christchurch

NZ Info - Destinations - South Island - See & Do

Looking for some budget-friendly things to do with the kids? We’ve got some great ideas for free family activities around Christchurch – plus a ...

 

Top ten most bingeworthy TV series in July 2021

Culture - What's On - Word on the street

Looking for a new show to hook you in and have you cancelling your plans? Look no further – we’ve rounded up our picks of the top ten bingeable ...

 

The 10 best fashion podcasts to check out in 2021

Shopping - See & Do - Word on the street

Fashion is a massive topic and a huge part of our world, and there’s just so much to know about it. Luckily What's Hot New Zealand has the ...

 

What's in a vegan butter chicken? Well, not butter, or chicken...

Food & Drink

Vegans rejoice, another epic plant-based meal is joining the lineup at Coriander's Ethnic Indian Restaurant in Christchurch. Yes, it's true, ...

 

Skiing and snowboarding in New Zealand

See & Do - Travel Guides

Looking for the inside scoop/latest slope action on New Zealand ski fields? What’s Hot New Zealand has your ultimate guide to snowsports in New ...

 

Skiing by region

See & Do - Travel Guides

With over 20 ski areas across the North and South Islands, local skiers and snowboarders are spoilt for choice. A small population ensures ...

 

Ski & Snowboard Gear Guide

See & Do

Choosing the right gear is not just about deciding whether you’re a skier or snowboarder! Picking the right equipment starts with basic clothing ...

 

Heli ski New Zealand

See & Do

This is the ultimate way to ski or board New Zealand. Get airlifted deep into the backcountry with a small group of fellow thrill-seekers to ...

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