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Chefs of Wellington: Gabriele Cagnetta - 176 | Regional News

Chefs of Wellington: Gabriele Cagnetta

Alessia Belsito-Riera chats to Gabriele Cagnetta, the head chef of Mediterranean Foods Trattoria & Deli in Newtown.

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Cuba gets classical - 176 | Regional News

Cuba gets classical

It’s time to experience classical music with a twist thanks to Classical on Cuba, a vibrant weekend festival that includes 100 shows, over 40 music groups, and 19 Cuba Street venues.

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Forcing people to laugh since ages ago - 176 | Regional News

Forcing people to laugh since ages ago

Multi-award-winning writer, MC, and comedian Nick Rado is looking forward to drinking his co-stars’ beers backstage in the next instalment of the popular Saturday Laughs series.

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Deluxe done DIY - 176 | Regional News

Deluxe done DIY

High-energy pop band Hans Pucket heads to San Fran to gear up for their new record, which has more technicolour production involved – a deluxe high-budget sound done DIY.

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Wellington’s new team - 176 | Regional News

Wellington’s new team

Tokomanawa Queens are joining the proud list of sports clubs who represent the capital, all while bringing some world-class basketball to crowds around Aotearoa.

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More than meets the eye  - 176 | Regional News

More than meets the eye

Jack Trolove’s newest exhibition, Thresholding, will show his large paintings with the gallery lights turned off, offering the visitors a whole new experience.  

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