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Journey through Italy with the Cinema Italiano Festival

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 ...

 

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

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

 

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Drax Project and Mitch James to tour New Zealand

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 ...

 

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

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

 

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

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 ...

 

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

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 ...

 

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

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

 

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

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 ...

 

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Open Christchurch - one weekend of architecture

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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Ralph Hotere: Ātete (to resist)

Ralph Hotere was a prolific figure in New Zealand art through the late 20th Century, charting his journeys around Aotearoa and the world and ...

 

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Christchurch Art Show

At Christchurch’s largest art show you can view and buy original artworks from established and emergent New Zealand artists. Thousands of high ...

 

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Q&A: Estère

In a spare moment on her new album tour, Estère took a moment to talk psychology and inspiration with What's Hot New Zealand. Your new album ...

 

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Bravo Amici

The world’s first opera band, Amici Forever, was founded by New Zealand tenor Geoff Sewell, and he now brings his group of international West ...

 

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The Veils Nux Vomica tour

Hailing from Auckland's Devonport, these indie rockers released their second album, Nux Vomica, in 2006, marking a darker, heavier and more ...

 

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The Pink Floyd Experience

Delivering a world class show for 22 years, The Pink Floyd Experience has become a household name in New Zealand and Australia, a breathtaking ...

 

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Giselle

The quintessential romantic ballet, Giselle first toured New Zealand to sell-out audiences in 2012, and has captivated audiences and critics the ...

 

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Q&A: Lorna Coll - Volts

What's Hot New Zealand talks new music and festivals with Lorna Coll, vocalist for Christchurch band Volts. You released your first single ...

 

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Alien Weaponry and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra mega-gig coming to Hamilton and Christchurch

Aotearoa stars Alien Weaponry, hailed as one of the most exciting young metal bands in the world, are getting together with NZSO for two special ...

 

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Snowboxx Festival comes to Wanaka this September in collaboration with Rhythm & Alps

The epic annual Snowboxx event held in Avoriaz, France and now R&A organiser Alex Turnbull is bringing it to Aotearoa. Shapeshifter, ...

 

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Foiling catamarans, New Zealand SailGP team heading to Christchurch in 2022

An A-list of some of the top names in world sailing will be flying across Whakaraupō Lyttelton Harbour in early 2022. ChristchurchNZ has ...

 

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New Roger Hall comedy Winding Up coming to Christchurch

Kiwi theatre is returning to the stage this February with a new comedy from beloved New Zealand playwright Sir Roger Hall. Kicking off at ...

 

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Auckland's Summernova festival

Hurl yourself into the speed, sunshine and spying antics of the 36th America’s Cup in Auckland with Summernova, an epic summer festival series ...

 

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Get amongst the Bread & Circus Backyard Buskers Festival in Christchurch

Bread & Circus World Backyard Buskers Festival kicks off this month in Christchurch, and ...

 

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Shapeshifter tour New Zealand

Rave and dance to drum and bass with these Kiwi legends who have made it big at festivals around the world. Shapeshifter are touring New ...

 

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Q&A: Nomi Cohen

For everyone who’s ever sat bored through the sports or ancient history part of a pub quiz, Nomi Cohen is bringing us a thigh-slapping, ...

 

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Van Gogh's art is coming to New Zealand in a massive interactive event

After wowing punters on Wellington’s waterfront in August 2020, the wildly popular Van Gogh Alive exhibition is returning to Wellington, Auckland ...

 

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Q&A: Magician Jarred Fell

Witty, naughty and razor-sharp, Jarred Fell is coming to Christchurch to premiere his new show, Again. He talks street magic and sleight of hand ...

 

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Entertain me - Summer 2020/21

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

 

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

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 ...

 

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Q&A: Daniel Weetman of The Black Seeds

Reggae summertime legends The Black Seeds are playing Christchurch into the new year at Hagley Park on December 31. Singer and percussionist ...

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