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Chopper’s had enough - 153 | Regional News

Chopper’s had enough

After a long wait, Heath Franklin’s Chopper will finally bring The Silencer, his latest stand-up show, to Wellington on the 10th of July.

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Stripping nakedness to the bone - 153 | Regional News

Stripping nakedness to the bone

Hannah Tasker-Poland’s multidisciplinary performance work-cum-cabaret The Most Naked explores cultural mores around nudity, strip tease, and the flashing of skin.

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A legend returns - 153 | Regional News

A legend returns

Jimmy Barnes is coming back! The legendary solo artist and Cold Chisel lead vocalist comes to our shores with his new album Flesh and Blood and his eight-piece band, made up mostly of his family.

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The beauty of Japanese dolls - 153 | Regional News

The beauty of Japanese dolls

An exhibition of 67 unique Japanese dolls – ningyō – is on now at the Massey University College of Creative Arts campus.

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Emerging Māori artists shine - 153 | Regional News

Emerging Māori artists shine

An exhibition will showcase the finalists for this year’s Kiingi Tuheitia Portraiture Award at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata until the 15th of August.

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Kiwi music legends celebrate a classic - 153 | Regional News

Kiwi music legends celebrate a classic

Shihad’s Jon Toogood, Phoenix Foundation’s Luke Buda, Laughton Kora, and more will come together to perform Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

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