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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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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 ...

 

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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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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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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 ...

 

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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 ...

 

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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 ...

 

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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 ...

 

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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 ...

 

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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 ...

 

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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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Q&A: Artist Janna van Hasselt

Christchurch artist Janna van Hasselt tells What's Hot New Zealand about dreaming big, and drawing inspiration from a preschooler’s ...

 

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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 ...

 

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Q&A: Drag diva Buckwheat

Drag diva Buckwheat is a joyous, welcoming presence who makes a splash at any occasion. What's Hot New Zealand met the man behind the makeup, ...

 

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Best of the North Island: Culture

With historic and modern culture aplenty, hit up these top North Island cultural attractions, featuring art; film; architecture; and historic ...

 

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Top 20 things to do in Rotorua

Experience the healing properties of slipping into a mineral hot spring, get your pulse racing with one of Rotorua’s famous adventure ...

 

NZ Info | Destinations | South Island | Culture | See & Do | Travel Guides

South Island best of: Culture

Te Waipounamu’s thriving arts communities, Māori cultural experiences and colonial architecture form a rich tapestry. Dip your toe in some local ...

 

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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 ...

 

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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 ...

 

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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. ...

 

Culture

Q&A: Ladyhawke

She’s got new singles on the airwaves and a new album on the shelves. Ladyhawke is back and she’s talking to What's Hot New Zealand about ...

 

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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 ...

 

Culture | People

Q&A: Barbara George, Court Theatre Chief Executive

Barbara George is captain at the helm of The Court Theatre in Christchurch, steering this great theatrical ship through three years’ worth of ...

 

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The Court Theatre: Creating theatre in the heart of Christchurch

A 21st Century home for New Zealand’s largest producing theatre company. The Court Theatre is officially moving back to Chistchurch's central ...

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