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Magic aplenty in Cinderella – The Pantomime - 139 | Regional News

Magic aplenty in Cinderella – The Pantomime

Playing Dame Fairy Godmother Rosie Bubble, Gavin Rutherford chats about this year’s joyful panto.

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PlayShop brings Christmas cheek and charm to BATS - 139 | Regional News

PlayShop brings Christmas cheek and charm to BATS

Meet the Turducken fa-la-la-la family with improv troupe PlayShop this silly season.

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Melanie Bracewell hosts a rowdy night of comedy - 139 | Regional News

Melanie Bracewell hosts a rowdy night of comedy

Comedian Melanie Bracewell is pumped to be taking the stage for Saturday Laughs at the Garrison, “the hottest ticket in Featherston”.

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Raybon Kan and Raybon will touch this in latest show - 138 | Regional News

Raybon Kan and Raybon will touch this in latest show

Raybon Kan first dipped his toes into stand-up in the 90s and has remained at the forefront of the New Zealand comedy scene ever since. 

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Full steam ahead for railway show - 137 | Regional News

Full steam ahead for railway show

Kiwi musician Anthonie Tonnon will take audiences on a journey through New Zealand’s on-again off-again love affair with its passenger railway system in Rail Land.

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Tim Burton films go from screen to stage in Halloween drag show - 136 | Regional News

Tim Burton films go from screen to stage in Halloween drag show

From Sweeney Todd to A Corpse Bride, this show will deliver all the iconic moments from Tim Burton’s celebrated canon this Halloween season.

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Sisters share six decades of stories  - 135 | Regional News

Sisters share six decades of stories

Sarah and Catherine Delahunty will bring six decades of sisterhood to the BATS Theatre stage this October.

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Music

Psychedelic fuzz duo tours new tunes  - 138 | Regional News

Psychedelic fuzz duo tours new tunes

Earth Tongue says audiences should be ready to mosh.

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Something good will come our way  - 137 | Regional News

Something good will come our way

New Zealand music icon Bic Runga will perform six special concerts across the North Island this spring.

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Reb Fountain to tour new album - 136 | Regional News

Reb Fountain to tour new album

Award-winning singer-songwriter Reb Fountain released her new self-titled album while New Zealand was in the thick of COVID-19.

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JessB releases confident collection of high-class hip-hop - 135 | Regional News

JessB releases confident collection of high-class hip-hop

Auckland-based rapper JessB will launch her new mixtape 3 Nights in Amsterdam across Aotearoa this October. Recorded with local producers in the capital of the Netherlands, she calls the six-track work “a very high-energy project.”

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Movies

Icon of New Zealand cinema passes - 139 | Regional News

Icon of New Zealand cinema passes

Bill Gosden ONZM, former director of the New Zealand International Film Festival, dies at 66.  

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Kiwi comedy tackles motherhood on the big screen - 137 | Regional News

Kiwi comedy tackles motherhood on the big screen

To grow a baby, one must first grow up. But that’s no fun, right? So believes Zoe, played by Rose Matafeo in the latest Kiwi comedy Baby Done.

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One terrifying film festival  - 136 | Regional News

One terrifying film festival

10 films will see their New Zealand cinema premieres at this year’s Terror-Fi Film Festival.

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A Halloween classic in a spooky setting  - 136 | Regional News

A Halloween classic in a spooky setting

F.W. Murnau’s 1922 silent classic Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horrors will send shivers down your spine when night falls on the 31st of October.

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New short film encourages connection  - 135 | Regional News

New short film encourages connection

What would happen if a hopeful eight-year-old encountered someone who had let go of hope altogether? Screenwriter and director Hannah Marshall addresses this very question in Frankie Jean & The Morning Star, a short film premiering at the Show Me Shorts Film Festival.

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Art

Eroding coastline captured on canvas - 139 | Regional News

Eroding coastline captured on canvas

Artist Neil Frazer depicts the ever-changing Tongapōrutu coastline in his latest exhibition.

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Street art: Mind the Balance - 138 | Regional News

Street art: Mind the Balance

We chat to artist Elise Grangier about her Newtown mural, a collaborative project with James Mitchell.  

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Exhibition asks us to embrace discomfort   - 138 | Regional News

Exhibition asks us to embrace discomfort 

Optimism and its afterlives, a new joint exhibition running at Enjoy Contemporary Art Space until the 5th of December, asks us to bask in the disarray of key transitional moments. 

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Artist pleas for change  - 137 | Regional News

Artist pleas for change

For John Walsh, the artist behind Uawa Tolaga Bay, this one’s personal.

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Street art: Porirua 50th Anniversary - 137 | Regional News

Street art: Porirua 50th Anniversary

We chat to street artists Chloē Reweti and Ruth ‘Gorse’ Robertson-Taylor about their Cobham Court mural.

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Street art: A Tribute to Rita Angus - 136 | Regional News

Street art: A Tribute to Rita Angus

We chat to street artist Askew One about his Willis Street mural.

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A landmark art series returns - 135 | Regional News

A landmark art series returns

The Death and Resurrection of Luigi Spinelli was a landmark series for Piera McArthur ONZM. The 15 paintings, which she began in 1980, tell the Italian legend of a man killed by a bull and the sorrow and enlightenment that followed for his widow.

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Street art: Tane Te Ohanga – The Bird Sanctuary  - 135 | Regional News

Street art: Tane Te Ohanga – The Bird Sanctuary

We chat to street artist Poi ‘TECHS’ Ngawati about his iconic mural in Tawa.

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Events

The finest in jazz  - 138 | Regional News

The finest in jazz

Over 100 gigs will take place throughout the city’s streets, cafés, bars, and music venues.  

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Personalities

Murray Cammick talks music, photography, and his industry-defining magazine - 139 | Regional News

Murray Cammick talks music, photography, and his industry-defining magazine

From launching Rip It Up magazine and Wildside Records to his street photography, Murray Cammick ONZM created spaces for Kiwi musicians to thrive.

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Giselle Clarkson on illustrating the new Egg & Spoon cookbook - 138 | Regional News

Giselle Clarkson on illustrating the new Egg & Spoon cookbook

Wellington-based illustrator Giselle Clarkson is known New Zealand over – sometimes as “the biscuit girl”, she laughs.

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Pax Assadi talks comedy, COVID, and challenging the status quo - 137 | Regional News

Pax Assadi talks comedy, COVID, and challenging the status quo

Pax Assadi has been bringing audiences joy since he set out into the world of stand-up in 2012.

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Actor, dancer, drummer celebrated at Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards  - 136 | Regional News

Actor, dancer, drummer celebrated at Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards

Duncan Armstrong says he is “proud and grateful” to have won this year’s Arts Access PAK’n SAVE Artistic Achievement Award.

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Burlesque dancer seeks surgery for rare syndrome - 135 | Regional News

Burlesque dancer seeks surgery for rare syndrome

Jayne, also known as Courtney L’amour, describes burlesque as “a sparkly, fabulous artform all about body positivity, creativity, and confidence.” In June 2018, Jayne’s world changed when she felt an intense pain in the side of her ribs during a workout. 

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