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Chefs of Wellington: Nathan Auld - 179 | Regional News

Chefs of Wellington: Nathan Auld

Alessia Belsito-Riera chats to Nathan Auld, the head chef of Burmese restaurant Mabel’s on Tory Street.

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Busy on Wednesday?  - 179 | Regional News

Busy on Wednesday?

Comedian Ryan McGhee is launching his brand-new weekly comedy show, The Comedy Attic, the first professional midweek comedy gig in the capital.

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Let the light in  - 179 | Regional News

Let the light in

Displaying 12 bright works depicting her relationship with the sun, Ruby Wilkinson combines her talents and passions in her new exhibition Sun Room.

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I’m just Stevie - 179 | Regional News

I’m just Stevie

We caught up with well-known Wellington performer Stevie Hancox-Monk to talk about fundraising for top surgery, the waitlist for which is up to 20 years long, and what role the arts have played in their journey so far.

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Jenny Mitchell on the ups and downs of life - 179 | Regional News

Jenny Mitchell on the ups and downs of life

Jenny Mitchell’s new album Tug of War documents the award-winning singer-songwriter’s mission to be more grateful for all the ups and downs of life.

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Escape into another world - 179 | Regional News

Escape into another world

United by a deep passion for chamber music and musical connection, Ghost Trio are excited to play St Andrew’s on The Terrace during the venue’s popular Lunchtime Concert Series.

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