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Terribly Funny  - 186 | Regional News

Terribly Funny

We talked to Jimmy Carr about his prolific career in comedy and what Wellingtonians can expect when he brings his new show Terribly Funny to our shores in January.

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Milking the joke - 186 | Regional News

Milking the joke

The latest iteration of MILK arrives with a festive twist: A Milkmas Carol. Don’t miss this bonkers improvised Christmas extravaganza.

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From Wellington to Berlin - 186 | Regional News

From Wellington to Berlin

We chat with Matthew Di Leva, who has autism and ADHD and has been selected to represent New Zealand in athletics at the 2023 Berlin Special Olympics.

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Lawrence Arabia on dancing to dissonance - 186 | Regional News

Lawrence Arabia on dancing to dissonance

Christchurch singer-songwriter and composer Lawrence Arabia brings a new track and old favourites to San Fran this summer.

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Myth, magic, and makeup - 186 | Regional News

Myth, magic, and makeup

Megan Dunn explores everything to do with mermaids in her exhibition The Mermaid Chronicles, on at Te Pātaka Toi Adam Art Gallery.

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Continually choosing hope - 186 | Regional News

Continually choosing hope

The Weather Machine will perform Applecore, an album about choosing hope in the face of grief, for their Welly fans off the back of a US tour.

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