Arts & Culture

 

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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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

Culture | What's On

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 | Culture

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 ...

 

People | Culture

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 ...

 

Culture | People

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

People | Culture

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, ...

 

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

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 ...

 

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

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 ...

 

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

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 ...

 

Culture | What's On | Word on the street

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

Culture | People | What's On

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 ...

 

Culture | See & Do | What's On

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 ...

 

See & Do | Culture | South Island | Destinations

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

What's On | People | Culture

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. ...

 

Destinations | South Island | Culture | Word on the street

Christchurch is about to get an architecturally designed new art home, Ravenscar House Museum

Ravenscar House Museum, Christchurch's stylish new home for a wonderful collection that celebrates New Zealand art and artists, opens to the ...

 

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 ...

 

People | Culture

Q&A: Dillastrate's Tim Driver

Ōtautahi ‘neosoul pop’ duo Dillastrate have been taking over stages around the country. What's Hot New Zealand talks touring, new tracks and tea ...

 

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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 ...

 

What's On | People | Culture

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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