Arts & Culture

 

Getting up: Street art in Christchurch

Culture

The depictions on Christchurch’s exterior walls are a massive part of the city’s post-quake identity. What's Hot New Zealand talks to a few of ...

 

Q&A: George Shaw

Culture - People

What has Oi YOU! been up to in the last few years? We organised Rise in 2014 and Spectrum in 2015 and 2016. They were absolutely huge festivals, ...

 

Entertain me - Summer 2020/21

Culture - What's On

We round up great films, reads, shows to bingewatch, new albums to treat your ears to and a couple of decent podcasts to ...

 

New Zealand Opera’s 2021 season announcement brings The Marriage of Figaro and more on the road

Culture - What's On

Appropriately themed ‘navigating love’, NZ Opera’s 2021 season is set to make us fall in love with opera all over again with a variety of operas ...

 

Celebrating 150 years of Canterbury Museum: House of taonga

Culture

Canterbury Museum’s doors first opened on October 1, 1870, and over the past 150 years its collection has swelled from 25,000 items to more than ...

 

Auckland Arts Festival has unveiled its full programme and it is all-Kiwi awesome

Culture - What's On

Packing over 70 shows into 18 days in March, the Auckland Arts Festival Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki is bringing a mixture of free and premium events ...

 

All the winners from the 2020 Aotearoa Music Awards

Culture

Benee and The Beths were the big winners on Sunday night, between them taking home the top prizes for Single of the Year, Best Solo Artist, ...

 

New and classic ballets incoming in Royal New Zealand Ballet's 2021 season

Culture - What's On

With The Sleeping Beauty arriving in Christchurch next week, we're amped on ballet and already looking forward to what next year will bring us. ...

 

Review: Synthony 2020

Culture - What's On

It’s the biggest, most epic dance club you’ve ever been to, and more. A thrill of anticipation and excitement rippled through the packed floor ...

 

Kiwi Concert Party: Tim Finn, Bic Runga and the Topp Twins in one showstopping evening

Culture - What's On

Bic Runga, Tim Finn and The Topp Twins will perform a two hour variety concert, together with the Hātea Kapa Haka group at Villa Maria, one of ...

 

Review: New Zealand Opera's The Human Voice

Culture - What's On

It's a short, one-woman performance that packs a palette of emotions into a small space. What's Hot New Zealand reviews the Christchurch ...

 

Q&A: Artist Heather Straka on women in power

Culture - People

Heather Straka’s art series Dissected Parlour is not in a gallery, but rather on the walls at Mod’s Hair in Merivale, Christchurch. She talks to ...

 

SIX60 announce nationwide Saturdays 2021 tour

Culture - What's On

Start laying down your 2021 plans Kiwi music lovers, SIX60 have added a six-show Aotearoa-wide tour to the upcoming banging summer of Kiwi ...

 

Q&A: Amanda Atlas from The Human Voice

Culture - People

Kiwi soprano Amanda Atlas sung her way around the world before settling back in New Zealand. She talks about her upcoming performance of NZ ...

 

Art in the open: SCAPE Public Art Spring Season begins

Culture

SCAPE Public Art is adorning Christchurch’s city centre with thought-provoking pieces under this year’s theme Secrets and Lies. Get ready to ...

 

Q&A: Joel Shadbolt talks L.A.B.'s rise to fame

Culture - People

Listen-Able Band? Legs And Butts? Joel Shadbolt from chart-topping Kiwi band L.A.B challenged us to come with an acronym. Like A Boss? It’s ...

 

Q&A: Thomas de Mallet Burgess on the future of New Zealand opera

Culture - People

New Zealand Opera’s general director Thomas de Mallet Burgess waxes lyrical on his upcoming productions The Human Voice and Eight Songs for a ...

 

Q&A: Donna Jefferis on creating incredible costumes for Royal New Zealand Ballet

Culture

Royal New Zealand Ballet's end of year performance of The Sleeping Beauty is approaching, and RNZB head of costume Donna Jefferis has been busy ...

 

Acclaimed Beethoven concert coming to a living room near you

Culture - What's On

Whether you like to spend your Friday night with a glass of wine on the couch or soaking in some culture, on Friday 14 August you can combine ...

 

Backyard Buskers Festival coming to Christchurch

Culture

Bread and Circus – World Buskers Festival is back! It's coming to Christchurch in January 2021, and will be a special home-grown edition, ...

 

Kiwi legends Split Enz top the charts in 2020

Culture

Talk about a comeback! The remastered anniversary edition of Split Enz’s legendary album TRUE COLOURS has reached the #1 position on the ...

 

Women take the lead this year in ballet

Culture - What's On

This Royal New Zealand Ballet season represents a new era in dance, with the powerful programme’s full repertoire choreographed by women. The ...

 

Q&A: Aro’s Emily and Charles

Culture - People

Husband and wife musical duo Aro’s upcoming bilingual EP He Manu Anō celebrates tales and melodies of Aotearoa’s native birds. Emily and Charles ...

 

Q&A: Flox AKA Hayley King

Culture - People

Flox, AKA Hayley King is one of New Zealand’s coolest contemporary artists and we’re seeing her distinctive spraycan handywork all over the ...

 

RNZB: Venus Rising

Culture - See & Do

The Royal New Zealand Ballet continues to deliver beauty and grace across the stage for 2020. This season represents a new era in dance – the ...

 

Your 2020 Matariki events

Culture - What's On

Matariki is rising next month, with the star cluster appearing in our skies from July 13 and bringing with it the Māori New Year. The Matariki ...

 

New Zealand International Film Festival is coming to a home (or venue) near you

Culture - What's On

As 2020 got off to a rocky start, NZIFF decided to stream its films for viewers to watch when and where they want. You can also catch selected ...

 

The show must go on: New Zealand Opera is back

Culture

You can stop holding your breath, the opera is back! New Zealand is leading the way with the imminent return of live opera performances. New ...

 

Q&A: musician Jed Parsons

Culture

What's Hot New Zealand talks to Kiwi singer songwriter Jed Parsons. You learned the guitar and drums from your brothers. What else do you think ...

 

Q&A: Sēmisi Fetokai Potauaine

Culture

What's Hot New Zealand spent five minutes with Sēmisi Fetokai Potauaine, whose 16-metre tall sculpture VAKA ‘A HINA, will take up residence in ...

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