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Murderous mayhem  - 222 | Regional News

Murderous mayhem

On a dark and stormy night, something is afoot in the town of Ravenswood Bluff. Solve the mystery before the town devolves into madness with a round of the bluffing game Blood on the Clocktower on the 29th of June at Thistle Hall.

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A musical rite of passage - 221 | Regional News

A musical rite of passage

Come and cheer on the young musicians shredding it at the Smokefreerockquest Wellington Regional Final on the 8th of June at Sacred Heart College from 7pm.

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DIY supremacy - 220 | Regional News

DIY supremacy

Hold your breath and head to The Fringe Bar on the 1st of June to see who will be crowned the 10th Great DIY BurlesKiwi.

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Pearl in a Whirl - 219 | Regional News

Pearl in a Whirl

This Featherston Booktown, author Catherine Robertson and illustrator Fifi Colston will join forces to chat about Pearl in a Whirl, the true story of one fluffy cat’s wild, windy week during Cyclone Gabrielle.

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You have been warned - 216 | Regional News

You have been warned

Horror authors Michael Botur and Denver Grenell will present a spooky soirée of chilling tales and dark poetry in Featherston this month. Warning: there may be blood…

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Where sun, sea, and sound collides - 214 | Regional News

Where sun, sea, and sound collides

Come live it up with Breaking Beats at This Is Living, a new outdoor music festival in Petone featuring more than 25 artists and headlined by the best of the best.

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The Doctor is coming - 213 | Regional News

The Doctor is coming

It’s about to get timey-wimey, Wellington! Christopher Eccleston is landing in Pōneke on the 25th of February for The Lord of Time: A Doctor Who Event – get hyped for panels, stalls, and a whole host of Doctor Who actors and enthusiasts.  

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Earth’s Mightiest Exhibition - 211 | Regional News

Earth’s Mightiest Exhibition

Superheroes and villains have descended on Pōneke! From artefacts to art, interactive displays to memorabilia, get your Marvel fix at Tākina Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre before they blast off.

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Night-merry Christmas - 210 | Regional News

Night-merry Christmas

A bizarre bazaar overflowing with creepy cute creations of all shapes and sizes, find the perfect Christmas present for that spooky someone in your life.

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Leap fearlessly into the unknown - 205 | Regional News

Leap fearlessly into the unknown

Anything can and will happen this New Zealand Improv Festival, a glorious nine days filled with 35 workshops, 25 shows, and infinite possibilities.

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Descent to the Dungeon of Dankness  - 204 | Regional News

Descent to the Dungeon of Dankness

Hither to Garage Project Wild Workshop, weary adventurer, for an evening of celebration and specially crafted beer designed to accompany a one-shot roleplaying adventure called Descent to the Dungeon of Dankness.

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A beautiful blend  - 204 | Regional News

A beautiful blend

On the Saturday of Mental Health Awareness Week, Get Comfy 2023 presents a charity fundraising festival complete with bands, performances, speakers, stalls, activities, and mental health resources.

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Witty wanderings - 203 | Regional News

Witty wanderings

Embark on witty wonderings with some of Pōneke’s silver-tongued storytellers at This Could Be A Podcast: Stories Tall and True.

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Expect the unexpected - 201 | Regional News

Expect the unexpected

Come support Wellington’s freshest comedians as they compete in the Wellington RAW Comedy Quest Final for the title of Wellington champion and a spot in the national finals in Auckland.

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Footy fever - 200 | Regional News

Footy fever

The world’s biggest women’s sporting event is coming to the capital – celebrate football with the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™.

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The life of a legend - 199 | Regional News

The life of a legend

Everyone is invited to the public memorial in reverence and remembrance of the trailblazer, mover, and shaker Georgina Beyer.

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Fantastical, mystical, transformative - 197 | Regional News

Fantastical, mystical, transformative

Lōemis (pronounced lew-mis) celebrates the winter solstice with a vibrant array of shows, foodie events, art installations, fiery ceremonies, and more this June.

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Get inked and empowered  - 194 | Regional News

Get inked and empowered

Inked and Empowered is a tattoo flash day, art market, and variety show where all artists, performers, crew members, and vendors identify as female, nonbinary, trans, or gender queer. It’s a fun day out and fundraiser for a vital cause.

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Experience the incredible   - 193 | Regional News

Experience the incredible

Brace yourself, Wellington: the Armageddon Expo is back and better than ever! New Zealand’s most exciting science fiction and fantasy fair will invade Sky Stadium on the 22nd and 23rd of April.

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Mr, Mrs, or Mx Right  - 192 | Regional News

Mr, Mrs, or Mx Right

Looking for that special someone? A new queer speed dating and drag show combo is coming to Wellington, courtesy of local drag icons Homer Neurotic and Selina Simone.

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Enough talk, let’s skate  - 182 | Regional News

Enough talk, let’s skate

Combining skating, art, and music, BOWLZILLA is an epic five-day event and the biggest gathering of skaters in New Zealand this year.

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For the love of beer - 182 | Regional News

For the love of beer

Funk on the Water is the city’s first dedicated sour beer festival! Locals can expect plenty of delicious brews and food along with live music and entertainment.

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A taste of arts and culture  - 181 | Regional News

A taste of arts and culture

The Festival of India invites you to enjoy traditional performances, music, and food during a fun weekend of arts and culture in Kapiti.

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Draw your sword! - 178 | Regional News

Draw your sword!

The Trans-Tasman Buhurt Cup is an epic medieval combat event that will see Australia and New Zealand’s national sides go head-to-head in full sets of armour with blunt weapons and shields.

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Wellington’s new team - 176 | Regional News

Wellington’s new team

Tokomanawa Queens are joining the proud list of sports clubs who represent the capital, all while bringing some world-class basketball to crowds around Aotearoa.

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Basketball wizardry comes to Welly - 175 | Regional News

Basketball wizardry comes to Welly

The Harlem Globetrotters journey to Wellington’s TSB Bank Arena with their gravity-defying, impossible shot-making shows that leave audiences in awe.

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Jokes, drinks, and bites  - 175 | Regional News

Jokes, drinks, and bites

Cocktails & Comedy is your chance to see award-winning Kiwi comedians perform live by the fireplace at The White Swan during Greytown’s Festival of Christmas.

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A celebrated history - 175 | Regional News

A celebrated history

St James Theatre has stood proudly on Courtenay Place for 110 years. Finally set to re-open, let’s take a look back at the long and celebrated history of this iconic venue.

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Bring on the next 100 years - 174 | Regional News

Bring on the next 100 years

After being closed for more than three years, Wellington is finally able to celebrate the official opening of St James Theatre.

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An expectation to win  - 174 | Regional News

An expectation to win

As the leader of the most successful professional basketball franchise in Aotearoa, Wellington Saints captain Kenneth Tuffin is helping his side play to their full potential. 

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Festivals are back Wellington!   - 170 | Regional News

Festivals are back Wellington!

With no more limits on both indoor and outdoor capacities, Wellington’s first major festival, Eat Drink Play, is shaping up to be a massive three-week event full of shows, music, dance, good food, and more.

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Fun, generous, and meaningful - 168 | Regional News

Fun, generous, and meaningful

Golf for a Cause is a local tournament making a difference for hundreds of families around New Zealand. Created by a young golfer, it is all about raising as much money for the Cancer Society as possible.

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Sporting significance - 167 | Regional News

Sporting significance

New Zealand hosting the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup is a significant moment for women’s sport in Aotearoa. Even if the White Ferns do not manage to lift the cup when all is said and done, the overwhelming benefits of hosting this competition will be seen for years to come.

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Terror around every corner - 155 | Regional News

Terror around every corner

Expect the unexpected this Friday the 13th with Race Through Hell, a haunted house extravaganza from Nightmares Containment.

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The vinyl revival continues - 151 | Regional News

The vinyl revival continues

Various Wellington record stores will celebrate Record Store Day in June and July with exclusive releases, instore performances, and specials.

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Classic cars take over Porirua - 146 | Regional News

Classic cars take over Porirua

If you’ve got a need for speed, Petrolheads at Porirua is the day out you need.

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Rainbow films take Space Place - 144 | Regional News

Rainbow films take Space Place

The observatory’s popular Sci-Fi Sundays series will run with an LGBTQIA+ theme throughout March.

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Eight culinary traditions of Chinese cuisine - 142 | Regional News

Eight culinary traditions of Chinese cuisine

Ahead of the Chinese New Year Festival on the 13th and 14th of February, Regional News looks into eight traditional Chinese cuisines.

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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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