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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 ...

 

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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 ...

 

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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 ...

 

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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 ...

 

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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 ...

 

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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 ...

 

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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 ...

 

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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 ...

 

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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 ...

 

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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 ...

 

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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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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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 | What's On | Culture

See design on the big screen at the Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival

Gape in wonder at marvels of modern architecture and be engrossed in tales of design innovation at the Resene Architecture & Design Film ...

 

Word on the street | What's On | Culture

The best international acts coming to New Zealand in 2022/23

It’s happening, Aotearoa: Our drawbridge is coming down, and eagerly waiting on the other side are some incredible artists ready to make all our ...

 

Word on the street | What's On | Food & Drink

Ripe festival to host a virtual wine tasting event

Ripe: The Wānaka Wine & Food Festival is delivering good news to wine lovers everywhere – we can still take part in ...

 

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Living the dream: alt-J are coming to Auckland in 2022

Gig announcement! UK alt-rock band alt-J will headline a massive show at Spark Arena in September. The welcome tour announcement comes ahead of ...

 

What's On | Culture

Christchurch's Bread & Circus - World Buskers Festival confirms dates for April

Warm up your applauding hands and prepare to be amazed, because Bread & Circus – World Buskers Festival is back on Christchurch's event ...

 

What's On | People | Culture

Christchurch singer Mousey on new music, girl power and water buffalos

She’s for all the girl power things, water buffalos are her personal heroes, and her music career’s taking off at speed. What's Hot New Zealand ...

 

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Q&A: Clap Clap Riot guitarist Dave Rowlands

Clap Clap Riot have been rocking the Kiwi music scene for more than ten years, and their new album is looking to be hotter than ever. What's Hot ...

 

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5 minutes with artist Heather Straka

Heather Straka is tickled by the irony of being isolated in Auckland and unable to attend her own Isolation Hotel exhibition in Christchurch. ...

 

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A bit of everything, please: Upcoming shows at Christchurch's The Court Theatre

The Court Theatre’s 2022 season has got something for theatre lovers, culture vultures, belly-laughers and audiences of all descriptions. With ...

 

Word on the street | What's On | Culture

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

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

 

Culture | What's On | Word on the street

Royal New Zealand Ballet's Venus Rising returns for 2022

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

 

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

She’s putting out her first new album in five years, Coming in From the Dark, featuring some awesome collaborations and some raw feelings. ...

 

Food & Drink | What's On

The Feelers to headline South Island Wine & Food Festival

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 ...

 

What's On | Culture

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

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

 

Word on the street | What's On | Culture

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

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 ...

 

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Q&A: China Gonzalez

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 ...

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