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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 ...

 

The Pink Floyd Experience

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Delivering a world class show for 22 years, The Pink Floyd Experience has become a household name in New Zealand and Australia, a breathtaking ...

 

Giselle

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The quintessential romantic ballet, Giselle first toured New Zealand to sell-out audiences in 2012, and has captivated audiences and critics the ...

 

Q&A: Lorna Coll - Volts

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What's Hot New Zealand talks new music and festivals with Lorna Coll, vocalist for Christchurch band Volts. You released your first single ...

 

Alien Weaponry and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra mega-gig coming to Hamilton and Christchurch

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Aotearoa stars Alien Weaponry, hailed as one of the most exciting young metal bands in the world, are getting together with NZSO for two special ...

 

Snowboxx Festival comes to Wanaka this September in collaboration with Rhythm & Alps

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The epic annual Snowboxx event held in Avoriaz, France and now R&A organiser Alex Turnbull is bringing it to Aotearoa. Shapeshifter, ...

 

Foiling catamarans, New Zealand SailGP team heading to Christchurch in 2022

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An A-list of some of the top names in world sailing will be flying across Whakaraupō Lyttelton Harbour in early 2022. ChristchurchNZ has ...

 

New Roger Hall comedy Winding Up coming to Christchurch

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Kiwi theatre is returning to the stage this February with a new comedy from beloved New Zealand playwright Sir Roger Hall. Kicking off at ...

 

Auckland's Summernova festival

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Hurl yourself into the speed, sunshine and spying antics of the 36th America’s Cup in Auckland with Summernova, an epic summer festival series ...

 

Get amongst the Bread & Circus Backyard Buskers Festival in Christchurch

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Bread & Circus World Backyard Buskers Festival kicks off this month in Christchurch, and ...

 

Shapeshifter tour New Zealand

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Rave and dance to drum and bass with these Kiwi legends who have made it big at festivals around the world. Shapeshifter are touring New ...

 

Q&A: Nomi Cohen

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For everyone who’s ever sat bored through the sports or ancient history part of a pub quiz, Nomi Cohen is bringing us a thigh-slapping, ...

 

Van Gogh's art is coming to New Zealand in a massive interactive event

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After wowing punters on Wellington’s waterfront in August 2020, the wildly popular Van Gogh Alive exhibition is returning to Wellington, Auckland ...

 

Q&A: Magician Jarred Fell

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Witty, naughty and razor-sharp, Jarred Fell is coming to Christchurch to premiere his new show, Again. He talks street magic and sleight of hand ...

 

Entertain me - Summer 2020/21

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We round up great films, reads, shows to bingewatch, new albums to treat your ears to and a couple of decent podcasts to ...

 

New Zealand Opera’s 2021 season announcement brings The Marriage of Figaro and more on the road

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Appropriately themed ‘navigating love’, NZ Opera’s 2021 season is set to make us fall in love with opera all over again with a variety of operas ...

 

Q&A: Daniel Weetman of The Black Seeds

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Reggae summertime legends The Black Seeds are playing Christchurch into the new year at Hagley Park on December 31. Singer and percussionist ...

 

Summer festivals around New Zealand

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We’re polishing up our dance moves and sharpening up our taste buds in preparation for an outrageous summer of festival fun. Check out our best ...

 

Auckland Arts Festival has unveiled its full programme and it is all-Kiwi awesome

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Packing over 70 shows into 18 days in March, the Auckland Arts Festival Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki is bringing a mixture of free and premium events ...

 

The Biggest Pub Gig in the World: Rock out with Th' Dudes

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Spark Arena will turn into a giant pub for one night of beer-spilling pub rock for the Biggest Pub Gig in the World, as five of New Zealand’s ...

 

New and classic ballets incoming in Royal New Zealand Ballet's 2021 season

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With The Sleeping Beauty arriving in Christchurch next week, we're amped on ballet and already looking forward to what next year will bring us. ...

 

Review: Synthony 2020

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It’s the biggest, most epic dance club you’ve ever been to, and more. A thrill of anticipation and excitement rippled through the packed floor ...

 

Kiwi Concert Party: Tim Finn, Bic Runga and the Topp Twins in one showstopping evening

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Bic Runga, Tim Finn and The Topp Twins will perform a two hour variety concert, together with the Hātea Kapa Haka group at Villa Maria, one of ...

 

Review: New Zealand Opera's The Human Voice

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It's a short, one-woman performance that packs a palette of emotions into a small space. What's Hot New Zealand reviews the Christchurch ...

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