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The sweetest treat - 204 | Regional News

The sweetest treat

In its 70th anniversary year, the RNZB will raise the curtain on its acclaimed production of Hansel & Gretel at St James Theatre this October.

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Descent to the Dungeon of Dankness  - 204 | Regional News

Descent to the Dungeon of Dankness

Hither to Garage Project Wild Workshop, weary adventurer, for an evening of celebration and specially crafted beer designed to accompany a one-shot roleplaying adventure called Descent to the Dungeon of Dankness.

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A beautiful blend  - 204 | Regional News

A beautiful blend

On the Saturday of Mental Health Awareness Week, Get Comfy 2023 presents a charity fundraising festival complete with bands, performances, speakers, stalls, activities, and mental health resources.

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A ship full of fairy dust - 204 | Regional News

A ship full of fairy dust

The Pantoloons will bring a ship full of evil pirates, tantrummy fairies, lost kids, and one very hungry crocodile to kids across Greater Wellington these school holidays. Eyes up for our high-flying hero, Peter Pan!

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Down the rabbit hole - 204 | Regional News

Down the rabbit hole

An exhibition that examines the relationship between contemporary art and internet culture, Steamed Hams at Dowse Art Museum is a full-course meal.

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Golden threads of friendship - 204 | Regional News

Golden threads of friendship

Load up on the perfect porridge – not too hot, not too cold, just right – and head to KidzStuff Theatre for Children’s production of Goldilocks these school holidays!

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