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Emma Louise’s journey of movement - 161 | Regional News

Emma Louise’s journey of movement

10 years ago, Emma Louise went to her first pole dance class. What began as a bit of a laugh turned not only into her passion, but a profession too.

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Street performers: Imogen Stone and Zane and Degge Jarvie - 160 | Regional News

Street performers: Imogen Stone and Zane and Degge Jarvie

We caught up with street performers Imogen Stone and Zane and Degge Jarvie, whose outdoor show Biggest Little Circus has seen them tour Aotearoa and even 13,000 kilometres through Canada.

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Music is how Hollie Smith breathes - 159 | Regional News

Music is how Hollie Smith breathes

Soul singer-songwriter Hollie Smith has three number one solo albums to her name and returns to cement her mark on New Zealand’s music landscape with her fourth, Coming In From The Dark.

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40 years of Flying Nun - 158 | Regional News

40 years of Flying Nun

We speak to Flying Nun Records founder Roger Shepherd about the label’s past, present, and future.

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Street performers: Matthias Goed - 158 | Regional News

Street performers: Matthias Goed

We catch up with Matthias Goed, who grew up in the circus with an elephant in the backyard and specialises in Rola-Bola – which he can balance on while juggling knives or fire!

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Street performers: Fraser Hooper - 157 | Regional News

Street performers: Fraser Hooper

We chat to award-winning clown Fraser Hooper about his decades-long successful career and famous boxing act.

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Bringing Māoriness to the world - 157 | Regional News

Bringing Māoriness to the world

Pre-lockdown, we sat down with actor, producer, director, and musician Jamie McCaskill to chat about his extensive stage and screen career over a cuppa.

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Literally living her dreams - 156 | Regional News

Literally living her dreams

From leaving the Jehovah’s Witnesses to travelling the world, Jillian Webster has found the life she was always searching for. The second book in her climate fiction trilogy, The Burn of a Thousand Suns, came out earlier this month.

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Thomasin McKenzie’s big year - 155 | Regional News

Thomasin McKenzie’s big year

We chat to the Jojo Rabbit star about her latest flick The Justice of Bunny King, collaborating with Taika Waititi and Edgar Wright, and her tendency towards darker characters.

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Street performers: Mr Fungus - 155 | Regional News

Street performers: Mr Fungus

We chat to iconic performer Mr Fungus, the goofy guy with glasses who’s been making an impression on Wellington since his career began in 1984.

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Music for people - 154 | Regional News

Music for people

New Zealand indie-pop superstar BENEE will hit all corners of Aotearoa this August, playing hits like Supalonely and Glitter alongside new tracks at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua on the 8th.

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A cornucopia of songs and stories - 152 | Regional News

A cornucopia of songs and stories

With nearly 400 songs to his name, Kiwi singer-songwriter Greg Johnson has been touring for over three decades and has a heck of a lot of stories to tell. Catch him and his new album, Tilt Your Interior, at Meow this July.  

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Tim Minchin brings BACK back - 151 | Regional News

Tim Minchin brings BACK back

We got the chance to chat to internationally renowned entertainer Tim Minchin ahead of his encore return of BACK, a concert tour spanning all four corners of his phenomenal career and eclectic repertoire.

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Jacob Rajan on puppetry and pathos - 150 | Regional News

Jacob Rajan on puppetry and pathos

With Indian Ink’s latest work Paradise or the Impermanence of Ice Cream on now, Regional News caught up with the theatre company’s co-founder, prolific actor and playwright Jacob Rajan, about the journey so far.

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Libby Hunsdale won’t take no for an answer  - 149 | Regional News

Libby Hunsdale won’t take no for an answer

Libby Hunsdale is a dancer, an Attitude Award winner, and now a leading lady. With the release of Poppy on the 27th of May, she will become the first lead actor playing a young woman with Down syndrome in a New Zealand feature. 

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Street performers: Kozo Kaos  - 149 | Regional News

Street performers: Kozo Kaos

We chat to street performer Kozo Kaos (Kozo Komatsubara), a juggler, magician, and circus stunt performer.

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Ben Elton catches up with change again - 148 | Regional News

Ben Elton catches up with change again

Ben Elton, co-writer of The Young Ones and Blackadder, is officially in New Zealand. Regional News got to chat to the British comedian, playwright, director, author, and (reluctant) actor not once but twice ahead of his stand-up show in Wellington.

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Joy Cowley’s second childhood - 147 | Regional News

Joy Cowley’s second childhood

One of New Zealand’s most successful and prolific children’s authors, Joy Cowley talks to Regional News about her remarkable life and work ahead of the Featherston Booktown Karukatea Festival.

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Street performers: Patrick Adderley  - 147 | Regional News

Street performers: Patrick Adderley

We chat to street performer Patrick Adderley, aka Circus Patrick, who can juggle, skate, and fit his body through a tennis racket… while riding a unicycle.

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Girl put your lashes on - 146 | Regional News

Girl put your lashes on

When business analyst and Made Marion Craft owner Maryanne Cathro puts her lashes on, she transforms into comic chanteuse Constance Craving.

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The two stellar careers of Boh Runga - 145 | Regional News

The two stellar careers of Boh Runga

Jewellery designer and stellar* frontwoman Boh Runga talks to Regional News ahead of the band’s performance at the new Wellington music festival Peachy Keen.

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Dave Batten headlines very special birthday gig  - 144 | Regional News

Dave Batten headlines very special birthday gig

The Humorous Arts Trust has invested thousands in a new portable ramp that has made the comedy scene more accessible for Dave Batten, who describes himself as more of a sit-down than a stand-up comedian.

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300 plays and counting  - 143 | Regional News

300 plays and counting

Murray Lynch ONZM chats to Regional News about nearly 50 years in the theatre industry.

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YelloHalo to donate 100% of profits to frontline ambulance officers - 142 | Regional News

YelloHalo to donate 100% of profits to frontline ambulance officers

YelloHalo CEO Graeme Blake talks about the first social enterprise broadband company in New Zealand.

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Anthony Field on 30 years of The Wiggles - 140 | Regional News

Anthony Field on 30 years of The Wiggles

The Wiggles are coming to Wellington! We looked back on 30 years of the world’s most popular children’s entertainment group with Anthony ahead of the We’re All Fruit Salad Tour.

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Jonathan Mosen wins the Impact Award - 140 | Regional News

Jonathan Mosen wins the Impact Award

Serial volunteer, mentor, and advocate in the disability community Jonathan Mosen MNZM has won the Impact Award at the 2020 Attitude Awards.

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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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