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Preview: Kia Mau Festival

The fourth Kia Mau Festival is on from 1-16 June 2018. A contemporary Indigenous theatre and dance experience, the festival celebrates Māori, Pasifika, First Nations artists and their...

Preview: Welcome to the Murder House

Indian Ink Theatre Company present their latest show written by Jacob Rajan and Justin Lewis  and commissioned by American theatre company South Coast Repertory Theatre. Welcome to the Murder...

Review: Romeo and Juliet at Victoria University

Victoria University’s Romeo and Juliet is an utter triumph of stagecraft. The mood within Studio 77, the campus’ main blackbox theatre, seems fittingly Shakespearean as thunder rolls overhead...

Preview: I am not Margaret Mahy

Witch, jungle child, bewildered student, detective, librarian, shark: iconic writer Margaret Mahy defied the norm at every turn, embodying aspects of her characters in the many lives she lived....

Review: The Big Show

The Big Show is a 100-minute extravaganza with three UK comedians who you may or may not have heard of. (The comedy world is big, okay?) Despite my utter obliviousness to whom two out of three...

Review: Andrew Maxwell – Showtime

Andrew Maxwell is baffled by New Zealand. And fair enough too. As he so lovingly puts it, our news cycle is a mad mess of fallen trees and cats on buses. We spend far too much time caring about...

Review: Problems

Boris and Stephan are guarding their Great Leader as he takes his customary mid-morning nap. He’s overslept and is due at a briefing. Should they wake him up? The Great Leader’s Wife says...

Review: Uther Dean – My Fat/Sad

Guest review by Emma Maguire Uther Dean is sad and he wants you to know it. My Fat/Sad is a comedy and a tragedy, a balance between joy and seriousness, and a show with more of a duality to it...

Review: Wilson Dixon’s What a Country

Guest review by Emma Maguire When I glance around the theatre before What a Country and notice that I’m definitely the youngest person in the audience I realise that I might be slightly out...

Join Us Live On #twnz18 Techweek TV

Over on our podcast, Access Granted NZ, we are joining up with the fine folks at Techweek and streaming live on Facebook at all the headline events around the country. We’ll be live between...

Review: Still life with chickens

Woman holding a a black chicken. They both look towards the camera.Mama is at home with a bedridden Papa, ticking through life with constant rounds of washing, gardening, and meal making. Her family doesn’t visit as often as she’d like so she spends a lot...

Preview: My fat/sad

My Accomplice present Uther Dean in My fat/sad as part of the 2018 New Zealand International Comedy Festival. A 2017 Raw Comedy Quest national finalist, critically acclaimed playwright, and...

Pig & Pinot – we’re as happy as pigs in mud

media lunchAs you’re no doubt aware from watching Shortland Street, it’s duck-hunting season. Usually this means that Cloudy Bay would be doing duck & pinot noir pairings around the country, but this year...

Review: You do you babes – Donna Brookbanks

Guest review by Emma Maguire We are welcomed into the BATS Studio by a woman dressed in a black cloak. Illuminated by the light of flickering (electric) candles, we’re baptised by water...

A Concrete Legacy

Many of you will know that most of the Karori Teachers’ College campus, designed by the late Bill Toomath, is threatened with demolition by its new owners, Ryman Healthcare. I don’t know...

Preview: Still life with chickens

Woman holding a a black chicken. They both look towards the camera.Still Life with Chickens is coming to Wellington this month after seasons in Auckland and Palmerston North. A simple story about an older woman discovering a naughty chicken invading her garden...

What Is A "Hackathon"?

It’s a great question, especially when the word itself starts off with those first 4 letters, “hack” - ALERT ALERT!I have privileged to host a large number of hackathons in my time, with many...

Toi Art at Te Papa – a first floor glimpse

Stepping into te Papa’s new Gallery space Toi Art be prepared for something a little different from your standard gallery experience. Toi Art is a gallery space 20 years in the making, it...

Not A Drop To Drink

The environment and human development seem to be increasingly at odds. Having recently moved to a drought prone province, the state of the local rivers and reservoirs is never far from our...

Not A Drop To Drink

The environment and human development seem to be increasingly at odds. Having recently moved to a drought prone province, the state of the local rivers and reservoirs is never far from our...

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