Culture | What's On

Shocks and giggles in Court season

Jane Austen, Billy T James, teen angst and political drama are all part of the compelling collection of plays that will take to the boards ...

 

See & Do | What's On

Loving those speeding cats

Thrills, spills and speed – what’s not to like! Fan Village tickets for the NZ Sail Grand Prix on Whakaraupō, Lyttelton Harbour in March 2023 ...

 

What's On | Culture

Review: Call of the Huia by New Zealand Opera

What's Hot New Zealand went along to the first performance of the national tour of Call of the Huia, an exploration of lost Aotearoa art ...

 

Culture | What's On | Word on the street

Elton John announces return to New Zealand for Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour

We've been waiting (im)patiently since the Rocket Man's last New Zealand shows were cut short at the beginning of 2020, and now our patience has ...

 

Word on the street | See & Do | Culture

Aotearoa metalheads Alien Weaponry join the bill for Guns N' Roses' New Zealand tour

As we gear up to welcome Guns N' Roses back to New Zealand this December, we're stoked with the great news that local legends Alien Weaponry are ...

 

What's On | People

Q&A: Indie-folk singer-songwriter Mel Parsons

Award-winning Kiwi musician Mel Parsons is treating our ears to a brand-new album, Slow Burn, and is hitting the road for a nationwide ...

 

NZ Info | What's On

Matariki: How to find the star cluster in the winter sky

This Friday is the first time we will celebrate the rise of Matariki as a nation with a public holiday. If you ask us, it's a perfect time to ...

 

What's On | People | Culture

Q&A: Barnaby Weir, lead singer of The Black Seeds

We've been eagerly anticipating the release of The Black Seeds' new album, and now it's out the band are hitting the road with a good ...

 

Word on the street | Food & Drink

The Great Toastie Takeover 2022: Finalists announced

There's a scent in the air... the sweet scent of toasted cheese on bread. That's right, it's Toastie Takeover time again, and the 13 national ...

 

Word on the street | What's On

Lineup announced for Auckland Writers Festival

This August, Kiwis will be treated to a marquee line-up of the world’s best and brightest writers and thinkers, as they ...

 

What's On | Culture

Wellington indie rocker Wiri Donna drops EP and hits the road

Wellington musician Bianca Bailey AKA Wiri Donna’s new record is out, and she heading out for a nationwide tour. The six-track EP Being Alone ...

 

Stay | South Island | Destinations

Review: The Rees Hotel Queenstown

After a long week of making my greatest attempt at work-life-mum balance, a weekend away from it all is the perfect, luxurious southern ...

 

Shopping | See & Do

The Devál's in the details: A visit to Wānaka's premium fashion boutique

2022 is a year of expansion at Devál Boutique. What's Hot New Zealand gets acquainted with the iconic Wānaka store and finds out what’s coming ...

 

Culture | People

Singer-songwriter Sam Heselwood's new single has just dropped

Emerging Ōtautahi singer-songwriter Sam Heselwood hit No. 4 on the charts with his single ‘18’, and now he’s following it up with his latest ...

 

Shopping | People

Working Style's creative director Karl Clausen on how to dress for 'business casual'

As we awake again from our Covid slumber and ready ourselves to return to workplaces, many men will again face the elephant in the room: ...

 

People | Shopping

Stylist Lou Heller tells us how we can take charge of our own style

You’re the best person to take charge of your own style. A good stylist is just here to support you on your journey of change. We don’t really ...

 

What's On | People | Culture

Fur Patrol's Julia Deans talks PET and touring, 21 years on

Fur Patrol’s 20th anniversary tour has become a 21st party tour, and the band are pulling out all the hits. What's Hot New Zealand catches up ...

 

What's On | People | Culture

Emma Dilemma on her new pop-rock album, Spit

Emma Dilemma talks to What's Hot New Zealand about her new solo career, the significance of vinyl, and filming nude on trampolines. We’re ...

 

Word on the street | See & Do | Food & Drink | South Island | Destinations

Christchurch's Hi-Fi listening bar Monarch, and its parent King of Snake

Monarch is a sensory experience that feels like it belongs in New York, Tokyo, or London. Something special for the audiophiles among us who ...

 

Word on the street | People | Food & Drink

Want a little NFT with your gin? The new Kiwi gin that's doing things differently - on the blockchain

Luke Dawkins and Blue Hamel are bringing gin into the 21st Century with their new physical and digital NFT project. What's Hot New Zealand hits ...

 

Word on the street | See & Do

Here's who won big at the 2022 New Zealand Commercial Project Awards

Christchurch art museum Ravenscar House took the top gong, with incredible projects from round New Zealand ranking on the awards table. The ...

 

What's On | Culture

Royal New Zealand Ballet's Cinderella rebels against 21st Century materialism

A dream team of Royal New Zealand Ballet creators has come together to add something spectacular to a new telling of the Cinderella ...

 

What's On | See & Do | Culture

Exhibition of Māori moving image artworks on now at Christchurch Art Gallery

Get a unique experience of Māori visual art at Christchurch Art Gallery Puna o Waiwhetū this winter, with a new exhibition showcasing a range of ...

 

Culture

Q&A: Resin artist Ann Ciciani

Ann Ciciani tells us a little bit about art, resin, her dog, and getting ready for the Christcurch Art Show. Tell us a bit about you – who is ...

 

Culture

Q&A: Industrial artist Duncan Nash

Duncan Nash takes a break from working with his tin sculptures to tell us about his life, and preparing for The Christchurch Art Show. Tell us ...

 

Culture | What's On

World of WearableArt is back for 2022, and tickets are on sale now

The visual spectacular stage production is bringing the magic back to Wellington this September. It was a gutting year for World of WearableArt ...

 

Word on the street | Stay | North Island

Bamboo bikes spring up at Auckland hotel

One of Auckland's newest hotels, voco Auckland City Centre, yesterday upped its eco-friendly game by launching a fleet of bamboo bikes for ...

 

Word on the street | Culture

Your NZ Music Month 2022 playlist, sorted

What started out as a way to get more homegrown tunes on the radio all the way back in the year 2000 is now a fully-fledged, 31-day celebration ...

 

People | Shopping

Q&A: Superette’s Rickie Dee and James Rigden

Rickie Dee and James Rigden started contemporary fashion boutique Superette when they were 21. Two decades later, they've accumulated a fair ...

 

People | Culture

Q&A: Artist Bruce Mortimer

From his studio in Wellington, Bruce Mortimer produces excellent artworks in many different styles, from fine art photography to expressionistic ...

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