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Summer festivals around New Zealand

We’re polishing up our dance moves and sharpening up our taste buds in preparation for an outrageous summer of festival fun. Check out our best ...

 

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

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 ...

 

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The Biggest Pub Gig in the World: Rock out with Th' Dudes

Spark Arena will turn into a giant pub for one night of beer-spilling pub rock for the Biggest Pub Gig in the World, as five of New Zealand’s ...

 

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

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. ...

 

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Review: Synthony 2020

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 ...

 

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

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 ...

 

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Review: New Zealand Opera's The Human Voice

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 ...

 

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Q&A: Adam Hattaway on singing about crying

Kiwi band Adam Hattaway and the Haunters – comprised of Adam Hattaway, Elmore Jones, Liam Quinn and Ryan Fisherman – are travelling the country ...

 

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Old-skool legends Zed to headline South Island Wine and Food Festival

This year's South Island Wine and Food Festival music lineup features great throwback Kiwi bands December's bringing us summer vibes and ...

 

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SIX60 announce nationwide Saturdays 2021 tour

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 ...

 

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Q&A: Best Dressed judge Lou Heller

Lou Heller is a stylist, personal shopper, and a judge at the upcoming IRT NZ Trotting Cup Day at Addington Raceway in Christchurch. She's ...

 

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Gear up for Addington Cup Week 2020

Whip out your fanciest gladrags, don your sleekest suits, and head to Christchurch for Addington Cup Week 2020. It’s the fashion, entertainment ...

 

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Celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori around Aotearoa (and online)

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week has been celebrated in New Zealand since 1975. It aims to promote and encourage the use of te reo ...

 

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Just say the word

New Zealand books, stories and writers will get their time in the sun this spring, with WORD Christchurch, the South Island’s biggest literary ...

 

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Gindulgence 2021

New Zealand’s largest celebration of all things gin is coming back for 2021. Get into the summer spirit with the most refreshing of beverages ...

 

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Bic Runga announces North Island tour

Internationally heralded and locally-loved pop songstress Bic Runga is ready to celebrate both the warming weather and the freedom to perform ...

 

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Acclaimed Beethoven concert coming to a living room near you

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 ...

 

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100% homegrown acts announced for Rhythm & Alps 2020

The four stages at the South Island’s biggest New Year music festival will be showing off the best of Kiwi musicians, from the freshest talent to ...

 

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James Smith is not your life coach

Loud, crass and with a no-holds-barred attitude, personal trainer and fitness guru James Smith is heading to New Zealand in 2021 to change your ...

 

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Orchestral-electro spectacular Synthony announces NZ tour

Throw your arms (and conducting batons) in the air and get ready to dance, because Synthony is returning with a killer Kiwi lineup and a New ...

 

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Women take the lead this year in ballet

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

 

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Fat Freddy’s Drop live & online

The group behind smooth Kiwi singalong anthems ‘Fish in the Sea’ and ‘Wandering Eye’ have just announced two live shows and free limited-time ...

 

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Dave Dobbyn at The Cauldron, Spark Arena

He’s an undeniable Kiwi music legend – Dave Dobbyn has been gracing our ears now for four decades and he’s hitting the stage in September to ...

 

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Your 2020 Matariki events

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 ...

 

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

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 ...

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