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You have just 48 hours… - 180 | Regional News

You have just 48 hours…

The Vista Foundation 48Hours Wellington City Finals is an exciting showcase of the crème de la crème of films made during this popular guerrilla filmmaking competition.

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Step back, see it all with The Beths - 180 | Regional News

Step back, see it all with The Beths

The Beths release their third album Expert In A Dying Field, a collision of power-pop and skuzz housing 12 guitar-laden jewels.

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I’m going to be an All Black - 180 | Regional News

I’m going to be an All Black

Retired All Black wing Cory Jane talks about his rugby career, highlights, and achievements, as well as his coaching role at the Hurricanes in the second instalment of our Wellington sportspeople series.

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A comedy charcuterie board  - 180 | Regional News

A comedy charcuterie board

Hayley Sproull describes the Best Foods Comedy Gala as a comedy charcuterie board. “If you don't like the pickles, don’t worry there’s plenty of salami. I like to think of myself as the quince paste.”

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Feathers in Frame - 180 | Regional News

Feathers in Frame

Feathers in Frame displays over 50 photos taken of birds in their natural habitats by experienced Kiwi photographer Bruce Jenkins.

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Comedy and community - 180 | Regional News

Comedy and community

Lesa MacLeod-Whiting is a comedian, improviser, mum, and semi-professional-amateur-dance-enthusiast who co-runs Shut Up & Dance by day and slays on the stand-up stage by night.

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