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James Roque keeps knocking - 173 | Regional News

James Roque keeps knocking

James Roque – aka the Filipino stepson of New Zealand comedy – returns to our stages with Badong, a brand-new hour of laughs about growing up and finding joy in adulthood.

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Deceptive simplicity  - 173 | Regional News

Deceptive simplicity

Described as “a saxophonist and composer of rare excellence and mettle”, Lucien Johnson is currently touring the country with his talented jazz quartet. Audiences can expect to hear and see music that’s both terrific and out of the ordinary.

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Nordic cinema - 173 | Regional News

Nordic cinema

In what will be a fun and thought-provoking evening romp with a range of interesting stories and themes, Show Me Shorts is presenting a collection of short films from top Norwegian filmmakers in collaboration with Minimalen Short Film Festival in Trondheim, Norway.

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Unguarded moments - 173 | Regional News

Unguarded moments

Showing now at Envy6011, Total Control displays photographs taken by Adrienne Martyn, a Wellington-based artist whose works are held in major public collections throughout Aotearoa.

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The stars have aligned - 173 | Regional News

The stars have aligned

Kiwi music legends The Black Seeds are about to embark on their first national tour in five years in support of their first album since 2017, Love & Fire.

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Five people having a jam - 173 | Regional News

Five people having a jam

Fresh from a huge Aussie tour postponed not once, not twice, but five times, L.A.B is back in New Zealand to play TSB Arena on the first national Matariki public holiday.

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