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What dreams may come - 194 | Regional News

What dreams may come

What does La Soupco mean? We don’t know, and neither does playwright and performer Abby Howells. What we do know is that you mustn’t miss this epic WWII romance written by an 11-year-old Abby.

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Meet Lynley Dodd and Friends  - 194 | Regional News

Meet Lynley Dodd and Friends

We had the pleasure of interviewing Dame Lynley Dodd, known the world over for her beloved series Hairy Maclary and Friends, about her illustrious career and upcoming appearance at Featherston Booktown.

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Get inked and empowered  - 194 | Regional News

Get inked and empowered

Inked and Empowered is a tattoo flash day, art market, and variety show where all artists, performers, crew members, and vendors identify as female, nonbinary, trans, or gender queer. It’s a fun day out and fundraiser for a vital cause.

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A pirate’s life for me - 194 | Regional News

A pirate’s life for me

Hoist the mainsail and scuttle the jib, Wellington Comic Opera is sailing through Wellington, Raumati, and Hutt Valley with their production of Pirates!

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I live here - 194 | Regional News

I live here

Pablos Art Studio artists in conjunction with Enjoy Gallery present sensitive and heartfelt perspectives on Te Whanganui-a-Tara’s housing situation.

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Starfish, meet rock - 194 | Regional News

Starfish, meet rock

Rockers Velvet Star, named after the starfish Petricia vernicina, will perform alongside Mokomoko and the Shwayliens and Search for Yeti at Moon on Sunday the 30th of April.

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