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Put your game face on - 184 | Regional News

Put your game face on

Kiwi alt-rock band Villainy will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the album that launched their career, Mode. Set. Clear., with their Wellington fans at San Fran this November.

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Swim for the stars  - 184 | Regional News

Swim for the stars

Olympic swimmer and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Lewis Clareburt chats about his swimming career, achievements, and his role inspiring the next generation in the third instalment of our Wellington sportspeople series.

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A feast for art-lovers - 184 | Regional News

A feast for art-lovers

New Zealand’s national watercolour exhibition and the Wellington Potters’ Association’s major exhibition combine to present over 300 artworks by renowned Kiwi artists.

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A new dimension  - 184 | Regional News

A new dimension

Local award-winning artist and designer Tim Christie talks about his unique creative style as he prepares to exhibit at Wellesley College’s major exhibition ARTBOURNE 2022.

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Smoke and shadows, tours and trickery - 184 | Regional News

Smoke and shadows, tours and trickery

Trick of the Light celebrates their 10th birthday this November. We caught up with playwright Ralph McCubbin Howell, the co-founder of the theatre company, to look back on the last decade and look forward to the next. 

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A game of cat and mouse - 184 | Regional News

A game of cat and mouse

Releasing nationwide on the 10th of November, David Farrier finds himself in a tension-filled game of cat and mouse with a mysterious stranger in his new documentary Mister Organ.

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