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Aotearoa at the movies: Came a Hot Friday - 160 | Regional News

Aotearoa at the movies: Came a Hot Friday

Our series exploring iconic Kiwi films continues as we speak to writer-director Ian Mune about his 1985 comedy Came a Hot Friday.

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Green is the new black - 160 | Regional News

Green is the new black

In 1985, the world wakes to the discovery of the ozone hole over Antarctica… Lynda Chanwai-Earle’s eco-powered black comedy HOLE will have its world premiere at Circa Theatre this month.

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How Jake Baxendale prepares to improvise - 160 | Regional News

How Jake Baxendale prepares to improvise

Pōneke saxophonist Jake Baxendale will champion improvisation in Striking Moments, coming to the Lovebite stage on the 11th of November.

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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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New EP speaks of hope  - 160 | Regional News

New EP speaks of hope

Writer, musician, and photographer MaryJane Thomson’s forthcoming EP This Is How The Deaf Speak blends piano with spoken word to explore undiscovered frontiers and hope for a brighter day.

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Figures of the night  - 160 | Regional News

Figures of the night

Four artists with a similarly grungy aesthetic dissect club culture and pop culture in Nightcore, opening on the 12th of November at Envy6011.

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