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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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Shorts from every corner  - 157 | Regional News

Shorts from every corner

75 of the best short films from around the globe will screen during the 2021 Show Me Shorts Film Festival this October, including 14 making their world premiere.

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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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Young filmmakers find their footing  - 157 | Regional News

Young filmmakers find their footing

Six short films by emerging Kiwi filmmakers have premiered online as part of the fifth Someday Stories series.

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Min Kim and her friends - 157 | Regional News

Min Kim and her friends

Christchurch-based artist and gallery owner Min Kim presents a new exhibition of watercolours and oil paintings at the Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery.

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Forget your problems with Tidal Rave - 157 | Regional News

Forget your problems with Tidal Rave

Tidal Rave toured their new sophomore album for just one weekend before lockdown struck. Now, they’re back in Pōneke to play Albumette and help you shake off your worries for a while.

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