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Mel Parsons carries on - 161 | Regional News

Mel Parsons carries on

After COVID delays, award-winning singer-songwriter Mel Parsons is finally setting out on her Carry On Single Release Tour.

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Big feels from big feelers - 161 | Regional News

Big feels from big feelers

Songwriters Finn Johansson and Emily Fairlight will share the stage at two/fiftyseven on Willis Street on the 4th of December for an evening of white-hot emotion.

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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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A pivotal period for New Zealand - 161 | Regional News

A pivotal period for New Zealand

Face Time: Portraits from the 1980s, opening soon at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, reflects on the historical, social, economic, and political shifts we saw throughout the 80s.

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Aotearoa at the movies: Snakeskin  - 161 | Regional News

Aotearoa at the movies: Snakeskin

Writer-director Gillian Ashurst tells us about the real experiences that inspired her psychedelic road-trip movie Snakeskin.

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Secret paintings revealed - 161 | Regional News

Secret paintings revealed

A highly anticipated exhibition by revolutionary Swedish artist Hilma af Klint will open soon at City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi.

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