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Rum and skulduggery - 183 | Regional News

Rum and skulduggery

The Wellington Sea Shanty Society (WSSS) is back from exile with a new swag bag of secrets from the sea in the shape of their new EP Sea Shanties of the 70’s, 80’s & Today.

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My best film yet  - 183 | Regional News

My best film yet

Costa Botes’ gentle, yet eye-opening new documentary delves into the life of an offbeat cow whisperer as he tends to a herd in his own idiosyncratic way.

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A painting of a book unfolds - 183 | Regional News

A painting of a book unfolds

Red Leap Theatre is bringing Janet Frame’s landmark novel Owls Do Cry to the Circa Theatre stage from the 3rd to the 13th of November.

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Mixologists of Wellington: Jameskingi Campbell – Le Café Plum - 183 | Regional News

Mixologists of Wellington: Jameskingi Campbell – Le Café Plum

In our new Mixologists of Wellington series, we visit popular local establishments to find out about the craft of cocktails and the people who make them.

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Disconnecting worlds  - 183 | Regional News

Disconnecting worlds

Screaming Waterfall is a new exhibition that brings together artists whose practices are informed by the fraught and complex transformation of landscape.

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Old friends and sticky floors  - 183 | Regional News

Old friends and sticky floors

The Wellington Comedy Club makes its return to San Fran, presenting some of New Zealand’s favourite comics including Billy T Award-winner Ben Hurley.

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