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CHOP SHOP takes a side-step from stand-up - 162 | Regional News

CHOP SHOP takes a side-step from stand-up

Meet The Birdmann and Egg, internationally infamous comic legends whose latest offering, CHOP SHOP, opens at The Fringe Bar on the 12th of December.

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Mischievous Indigenous art  - 162 | Regional News

Mischievous Indigenous art

Mischief Makers, on now at Pātaka Art + Museum, showcases Māori and Moana artists who use humour to make a point.

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Street performers: Jarrod ‘Woody’ Wood  - 162 | Regional News

Street performers: Jarrod ‘Woody’ Wood

Do you know there is a magic tree that plays flute around the streets of Wellington? Ever wondered why? We met the man behind the tree, Jarrod ‘Woody’ Wood, to find out.

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Beautiful contradictions  - 162 | Regional News

Beautiful contradictions

Renowned Otago farmer Eden Hore spent years collecting couture gowns, which are displayed alongside stunning photographs in this new exhibition at The Dowse Art Museum.

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Shane Kidby is Walking With Wings - 162 | Regional News

Shane Kidby is Walking With Wings

Shane Kidby has started an epic mission: traversing Aotearoa’s 15,000-kilometre coastline to raise funds for cystic fibrosis and mental health.

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Attention all bass-lovers - 162 | Regional News

Attention all bass-lovers

Presented by Church of Bass NZ, The Day Before Next Year is Wellington’s biggest multizone New Year’s Eve rave.

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