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Finding and forging his voice - 187 | Regional News

Finding and forging his voice

We caught up with highly acclaimed and accomplished writer Chris Tse, the New Zealand Poet Laureate for 2022-2024.

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Catch Camp Cope - 187 | Regional News

Catch Camp Cope

Australian alt-rock trio Camp Cope are coming to Wellington with their latest album Running with the Hurricane, an empowering embrace of new sonic and lyrical ground.

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Can fun save the world? - 187 | Regional News

Can fun save the world?

Fly to the future with The Birdmann and Egg in Birdhouse at Circa Theatre this summer.

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We’re all doomed - 187 | Regional News

We’re all doomed

UK comedy juggernaut Daniel Howell is bringing his brand-new live show We’re All Doomed to the Michael Fowler Centre on the 26th of January.

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Wormhole pottery - 187 | Regional News

Wormhole pottery

Antireality Perversion Void, a bizarre and confronting exhibition that draws on themes of science fiction, mythology, and the nature of reality, is on now at City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi.

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Recollect with Cowboy Junkies - 187 | Regional News

Recollect with Cowboy Junkies

For the first time in 20 years, and after COVID derailed their last scheduled tour, Canadian alt-country pioneers Cowboy Junkies will return to New Zealand this summer.

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