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The lives of European teens - 170 | Regional News

The lives of European teens

Show Me Shorts will present a series of European short films catered toward Kiwi teenagers in the hope they will be able to enjoy, connect, and better understand the lives of teens on the other side of the globe.

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Storytelling with food  - 170 | Regional News

Storytelling with food

Lucy Corry is a writer, editor, mother, cook, and published author whose cookbook, Homecooked: Seasonal Recipes for Everyday, has just won the NZ Booklovers Award for Best Lifestyle Book 2022.

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An intimate evening of stories and laughter - 170 | Regional News

An intimate evening of stories and laughter

Ōtautahi-based singer-songwriter Lee Martin has just unveiled her new album Gypsy Soul, which she’ll perform at Meow on the 1st of May.

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Chefs of Wellington: Lucas Tock - 170 | Regional News

Chefs of Wellington: Lucas Tock

Alessia Belsito-Riera chats to 1154 Pastaria’s head chef Lucas Tock.

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Festivals are back Wellington!   - 170 | Regional News

Festivals are back Wellington!

With no more limits on both indoor and outdoor capacities, Wellington’s first major festival, Eat Drink Play, is shaping up to be a massive three-week event full of shows, music, dance, good food, and more.

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Ko wai a Māpihi? This is not Water?  - 170 | Regional News

Ko wai a Māpihi? This is not Water?

Artists Cae Te Wheoro Heke and Nick Denton have created a vibrant and fascinating exhibition that sheds light on an ancient Wellington stream, one that has been both hidden and forgotten by many over time.

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