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Celebrate good times - 197 | Regional News

Celebrate good times

Iconic Kiwi trio the BeatGirls are throwing a big 25th birthday bash this month – and you’re invited!

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Hip-hop whakapapa - 197 | Regional News

Hip-hop whakapapa

A detective story set in Aotearoa’s capital that follows the mystery of a series of arsons also celebrates New Zealand’s hip-hop culture this Kia Mau Festival.

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Fantastical, mystical, transformative - 197 | Regional News

Fantastical, mystical, transformative

Lōemis (pronounced lew-mis) celebrates the winter solstice with a vibrant array of shows, foodie events, art installations, fiery ceremonies, and more this June.

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Of monsters and men - 197 | Regional News

Of monsters and men

A new creature feature called The Tank has joined the ranks of New Zealand’s filmmaking legacy. We caught up with writer, director, and producer Scott Walker to hear what he had to say about making a horror film in the middle of the pandemic completely.

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Riding on Park Rd - 197 | Regional News

Riding on Park Rd

Tāmaki Makaurau indie-rockers Park Rd will play their first Wellington headline gig for 2023 to celebrate their new single Ride.

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What is a legacy? - 197 | Regional News

What is a legacy?

A group of five filmmakers, both national and international, explore the meaning of legacy at Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi.

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