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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. ...

 

The Feelers to headline South Island Wine & Food Festival

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The South Island Wine & Food Festival is back in Christchurch this December, with a lineup of Kiwi artists that will be as much of a treat ...

 

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

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

 

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

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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 ...

 

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 ...

 

Christchurch's Bread & Circus - World Buskers Festival dates announced for 2022

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The world-famous world buskers festival is returning to infuse the streets of Christchurch with laughs, creativity and belief-defying acts this ...

 

L.A.B's summer 2022 tour coming to Auckland, Christchurch and New Plymouth

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It wouldn't be summer without an L.A.B tour, and this one is no different. The legends are hitting the road, and they're bringing some pretty ...

 

Top ten most bingeworthy TV series in July 2021

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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 ...

 

Lorde to headline Electric Avenue Music Festival 2022

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Lorde is heading to Christchurch in February 2022 as one of the headline acts at Electric Avenue Music Festival. The global superstar is one of ...

 

From the ashes: RNZB's The Firebird with Paquita

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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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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

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

 

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 ...

 

Journey through Italy with the Cinema Italiano Festival

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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 ...

 

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 ...

 

Drax Project and Mitch James to tour New Zealand

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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 ...

 

Jimmy Barnes' 'Flesh and Blood' tour coming to New Zealand

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Legendary Aussie pub-rocker Jimmy Barnes is taking advantage of the open borders to launch a New Zealand tour, kicking off at Christchurch Town ...

 

Master of Wine Emma Jenkins talks about her upcoming appearance at Winetopia

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Master of Wine Emma Jenkins is presenting at Winetopia this winter, and she sat down with What's Hot New Zealand to talk grapes, wine regions ...

 

Master of Wine Bob Campbell on his favourite drops and upcoming wine festival Winetopia

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Before sharing his expertise at Winetopia in July, Master of Wine Bob Campbell sat down with What's Hot New Zealand to talk favourite fizz, top ...

 

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

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

 

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

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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 ...

 

Open Christchurch - one weekend of architecture

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

 

Ralph Hotere: Ātete (to resist)

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

 

Christchurch Art Show

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

 

Q&A: Estère

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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 ...

 

Bravo Amici

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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 ...

 

The Veils Nux Vomica tour

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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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