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Royal New Zealand Ballet's Cinderella rebels against 21st Century materialism

A dream team of Royal New Zealand Ballet creators has come together to add something spectacular to a new telling of the Cinderella ...

 

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Exhibition of Māori moving image artworks on now at Christchurch Art Gallery

Get a unique experience of Māori visual art at Christchurch Art Gallery Puna o Waiwhetū this winter, with a new exhibition showcasing a range of ...

 

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World of WearableArt is back for 2022, and tickets are on sale now

The visual spectacular stage production is bringing the magic back to Wellington this September. It was a gutting year for World of WearableArt ...

 

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See design on the big screen at the Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival

Gape in wonder at marvels of modern architecture and be engrossed in tales of design innovation at the Resene Architecture & Design Film ...

 

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The best international acts coming to New Zealand in 2022/23

It’s happening, Aotearoa: Our drawbridge is coming down, and eagerly waiting on the other side are some incredible artists ready to make all our ...

 

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Ripe festival to host a virtual wine tasting event

Ripe: The Wānaka Wine & Food Festival is delivering good news to wine lovers everywhere – we can still take part in ...

 

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Living the dream: alt-J are coming to Auckland in 2022

Gig announcement! UK alt-rock band alt-J will headline a massive show at Spark Arena in September. The welcome tour announcement comes ahead of ...

 

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Christchurch's Bread & Circus - World Buskers Festival confirms dates for April

Warm up your applauding hands and prepare to be amazed, because Bread & Circus – World Buskers Festival is back on Christchurch's event ...

 

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

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 ...

 

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Q&A: Clap Clap Riot guitarist Dave Rowlands

Clap Clap Riot have been rocking the Kiwi music scene for more than ten years, and their new album is looking to be hotter than ever. What's Hot ...

 

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5 minutes with artist Heather Straka

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

 

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A bit of everything, please: Upcoming shows at Christchurch's The Court Theatre

The Court Theatre’s 2022 season has got something for theatre lovers, culture vultures, belly-laughers and audiences of all descriptions. With ...

 

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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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The Feelers to headline South Island Wine & Food Festival

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 ...

 

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

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

 

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

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 ...

 

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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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Lorde to headline Electric Avenue Music Festival 2022

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 ...

 

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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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