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Christchurch singer Mousey on new music, girl power and water buffalos

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She’s for all the girl power things, water buffalos are her personal heroes, and her music career’s taking off at speed. What's Hot New Zealand ...

 

Q&A: Innovative eco designer Anthea Madill

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Reusable water balloons and iconic huia feather earrings made from recycled plastic – Anthea Madill is bringing wicked planet-friendly products ...

 

Q&A: Clap Clap Riot guitarist Dave Rowlands

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Clap Clap Riot are heading around the country on a tour in February, and guitarist Dave Rowlands tells What's Hot New Zealand that it's going to ...

 

5 minutes with artist Heather Straka

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Heather Straka is tickled by the irony of being isolated in Auckland and unable to attend her own Isolation Hotel exhibition in Christchurch. ...

 

Q&A: Barbara George, Court Theatre Chief Executive

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Barbara George is captain at the helm of The Court Theatre in Christchurch, steering this great theatrical ship through three years’ worth of ...

 

Hollie Smith on her new album, heading out on tour, and awesome collaborations

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She’s putting out her first new album in five years, Coming Out of the Dark, and heading around New Zealand on a tour to celebrate. ...

 

Q&A: Dillastrate's Tim Driver

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Ōtautahi ‘neosoul pop’ duo Dillastrate have been taking over stages around the country. What's Hot New Zealand talks touring, new tracks and tea ...

 

Q&A: China Gonzalez

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What's Hot New Zealand took a moment to chat with Mexican-Kiwi comedian China Gonzalez about her upcoming show, Better Than Tacos. Your show ...

 

Twelfth Night: Q&A with actor Will Alexander

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Will Alexander plays Duke Orsino in Top Dog Theatre's production of Twelfth Night. He chats to What's Hot New Zealand about the Bard, big ...

 

Whiskey us away: Kiwi Spirits Distillery founder Terry Knight on a uniquely Kiwi whiskey

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The Kiwi Spirit Distillery is distilling spirits made with Kiwi spirit. What's Hot New Zealand talks to Kiwi Spirit’s founder and head distiller ...

 

Q&A: Kiwi soul musician Louis Baker on his new album

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With his new EP out and doing the rounds, soul crooner Louis Baker took a moment to chat with What's Hot New Zealand about BBQ, crowd ...

 

Figaro's feminists: Q&A with scenographer Tracy Grant Lord

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The Marriage of Figaro's scenographer, Tracy Grant Lord, tells What's Hot New Zealand a bit about the aesthetic of this production, and how the ...

 

Figaro's feminists: Q&A with director Lindy Hume

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What's Hot New Zealand caught up with director Lindy Hume to talk about and love, the revolution, and the NZ Opera season of The Marriage of ...

 

Figaro's feminists: Q&A with assistant director Eleanor Bishop

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Eleanor Bishop is the assistant director of the New Zealand Opera production of The Marriage of Figaro. It's a radical tale with strong feminist ...

 

Figaro's feminists: Q&A with conductor Zoe Zeniodi

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Conducting the New Zealand Opera production of The Marriage of Figaro is Zoe Zeniodi, 'ingenious Greek maestro' and lifelong lover of La ...

 

Master of puppets: Meet Sarah Burren, the maker of The Glow Show

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The Glow Show artistic director Sarah Burren talks to What's Hot New Zealand about the value of teamwork, and keeping the attention of ...

 

Pegasus Bay celebrates its 30th vintage of excellent wine

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Pegasus Bay Winery, one of the original and definitive Canterbury wineries, released its first wines in 1991. But its story starts in the 1970s ...

 

5 minutes with Bernice Olderwagen

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What's Hot New Zealand chats to New Zealand’s top Dermapen therapist Bernice Olderwagen about her award-winning treatment, the importance of ...

 

Q&A: Paul The Kid

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After nearly three years in London, reggae/ska artiste Paul The Kid is back home in Auckland and dropping some mighty fine summer tunes. What's ...

 

Belle – Back to the Beans

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Coffee has taken Bink Bowler from barista to managing director and back again, as he steps away from management to once again do what he loves – ...

 

Q&A: Tanya Goodin - Unplug & play

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Tanya Goodin founded one of the earliest digital marketing agencies, and was search engine optimising three years before Google ...

 

Infinite Definite's journey after the Christchurch earthquakes

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From High Street, to destruction, to Re:START and back, Infinite Definite is a classic story of a business in the Christchurch CBD, earthquakes ...

 

Q&A: Liam Bowden of Deadly Ponies

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You know a Deadly Ponies bag as soon as you see it. What’s Hot New Zealand talks to designer Liam Bowden about what inspires him, and about his ...

 

Q&A: Dcypher

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A mainstay of the DTR street art crew, Dcypher cut his teeth in Canterbury before spending a decade in Los Angeles working as a freelance artist ...

 

Filmmaker Gerard Smyth on When a City Rises and the rebuild of Christchurch

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Gerard Smyth has become a chronicler of the earthquake recovery, recording hundreds of hours of historical footage and releasing two ...

 

Anthony Wright: Museums, masterpieces & matagouri

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Anthony Wright and his partner Selene Manning recently completed the stunning home-cum-art collection Wrightmann House. All the interior walls of ...

 

Q&A: Wongi 'Freak' Wilson

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Wongi Wilson is a street artist with a reputation for high-quality, large-scale works in prominent positions around Christchurch. What motivates ...

 

Q&A: Joel Hart

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Joel is a Christchurch graphic designer and urban artist with a proclivity for creating art around the themes of beauty and decay. What are the ...

 

Lou Heller's fashion trends for 2021

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Fashion stylist, writer and educator Lou Heller reflects on the trends of 2020 and predicts what’s going to be hot in 2021. The trends to watch ...

 

Q&A: Jacob Root

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A relative newcomer to the Christchurch street art scene, Jacob Root uses stencils, screens, acrylic and aerosols to create works scaling from ...

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