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The Court Theatre: Creating theatre in the heart of Christchurch

A 21st Century home for New Zealand’s largest producing theatre company. The Court Theatre is officially moving back to Chistchurch's central ...

 

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RNZB's A Midsummer Night's Dream is coming to a living room near you

The Royal New Zealand Ballet production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, which was unfortunately cancelled in all locations but Wellington due to ...

 

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Royal New Zealand Ballet's Venus Rising returns for 2022

The Royal New Zealand Ballet's 2022 season will open with Venus Rising - a spectacular programme of three female-choreographed ballets that was ...

 

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

She’s putting out her first new album in five years, Coming in From the Dark, featuring some awesome collaborations and some raw feelings. ...

 

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Christchurch is about to get an architecturally designed new art home, Ravenscar House Museum

Ravenscar House Museum, Christchurch's stylish new home for a wonderful collection that celebrates New Zealand art and artists, opens to the ...

 

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Royal New Zealand Ballet brings a sweeping 2022 season to the stage

The Royal New Zealand Ballet 2022 season comprises two glorious 'story ballets’ and two dazzling programmes of shorter works. Ballets and ...

 

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Q&A: Dillastrate's Tim Driver

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

 

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RNZB’s The Firebird is now streaming to your living room

If you missed out on seeing The Firebird with Paquita in person, there’s a way to catch the action from the comfort of your own home. It’s no ...

 

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Q&A: China Gonzalez

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 ...

 

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New Zealand Fashion Week 2021: Bonus Miromoda show added to the lineup

New Zealand Fashion Week is gearing up for an unforgettable event in August, and there will now be two appearances of the popular Miromoda ...

 

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Top ten most bingeworthy TV series in July 2021

Looking for a new show to hook you in and have you cancelling your plans? Look no further – we’ve rounded up our picks of the top ten bingeable ...

 

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Twelfth Night: Q&A with actor Will Alexander

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 ...

 

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From the ashes: RNZB's The Firebird with Paquita

Like a mighty phoenix rising into the sky, RNZB’s next ballet will erupt in glory on stage in the latter half of 2021. Royal New Zealand Ballet ...

 

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

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 ...

 

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Grit in your pointes - Choreographer Loughlan Prior on RNZB's The Firebird with Paquita

What's Hot New Zealand talks dystopian future, dramatic backdrops and modern ballet with The Firebird choreographer Loughlan Prior. “This ...

 

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

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 ...

 

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

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 ...

 

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

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 ...

 

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

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

 

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Journey through Italy with the Cinema Italiano Festival

What's Hot New Zealand and the Cinema Italiano Festival take you on a journey through Italy in film. We begin our trip on the far northwest, at ...

 

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Drax Project and Mitch James to tour New Zealand

All our pop dreams are coming true this winter as the sonic sounds of Drax Project head our way, along with Mitch James and special guest ...

 

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Kiwi pop star Benee announces tour of New Zealand's smaller towns

Benee fans rejoice - the pop sensation will be embarking on a regional tour of Aotearoa this August, covering the smaller cities that usually ...

 

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Christchurch's shiny new convention centre is getting a shiny new piece of public art

The stunning white ngutu (ceremonial entranceway), will welcome visitors to Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre, and be the location of formal ...

 

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Don't miss NZ Opera's Semele in an exclusive big screen showing

New Zealand Opera has gone full multimedia with this cinematic treat! It's Semele on the big screen, it's showing just three special fundraising ...

 

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Open Christchurch - one weekend of architecture

Open Christchurch is a revolutionary architecture festival, geared around giving people access to the buildings of Ōtautahi. What's Hot New ...

 

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Ralph Hotere: Ātete (to resist)

Ralph Hotere was a prolific figure in New Zealand art through the late 20th Century, charting his journeys around Aotearoa and the world and ...

 

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Christchurch Art Show

At Christchurch’s largest art show you can view and buy original artworks from established and emergent New Zealand artists. Thousands of high ...

 

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Q&A: Estère

In a spare moment on her new album tour, Estère took a moment to talk psychology and inspiration with What's Hot New Zealand. Your new album ...

 

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Bravo Amici

The world’s first opera band, Amici Forever, was founded by New Zealand tenor Geoff Sewell, and he now brings his group of international West ...

 

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The Veils Nux Vomica tour

Hailing from Auckland's Devonport, these indie rockers released their second album, Nux Vomica, in 2006, marking a darker, heavier and more ...

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