After starring in awards in 2012, the Wellington student band is well on the way to ticking all the boxes for success. RYAN ABRAHAM reports.
Many people have found that the way to Maori culture’s heart is through its song and dance. NATASHA THYNE reports.
Fine miniatures, from war era planes to fantasy sci-fi creatures, are favourites at a Kilbirnie shop, reports KAWE ROES.
As the Comedy Festival begins, teen comedian Kahui Beach talks about how he got a festival gig.
Kapiti Island’s native birds are streamed live on a Paekakariki community radio station.
Wellingtonian Hannah Shand takes the stage and third place with her Malysian collaborator.
Burlesque made a return to Cuba Street’s Fringe Bar, where exponents of the art entertained a packed bar.
Thousands turned out for the fun and entertainment at the Big Day Dowse in the Hutt Valley. EMILY LIPSYS checks out the action.
Hutt families enjoy old-fashioned entertainment: jugglers and high-wire with a twist of comedy.
MELISSA WASTNEY talks to Wellington writer Max Rashbrooke about New Zealand’s growing divide and what it means for us.
Busy musician Amiria Grenell will perform this year as one of the voices that make up Fly My Pretties.
Things Kiwi were given an acrobatic twist in one high-flying Fringe show.
Video games are being embraced as art, and people are welcome to see why at Te Papa.
Wellingtonians turned out in droves to enjoy Chinese New Year celebrations, which mixed the traditional with the modern.
The latest Fringe Festival installation is a constantly evolving mural that invites community participation.
Wellington locals break out their best moves at Cuban-style dance lessons on the waterfront on Valentine’s Day.
Another round of Wellington City Council funding is under way for public artists and performers.
The Ribble Street downhill kart race was a celebration of Kiwi ingenuity that finished off the annual Island Bay Festival. MEGAN SMYTH captured the competition on camera.
The public has an essential role to play when a pod of distressed whales is discovered in Civic Square.
Locals celebrate New Zealand’s national holiday with music and other events
Konstantin Dimopoulos’ latest sculpture inspired by Wairarapa wildlife.
Trademe listings to raise more money for beloved Wellington camera repair man
Courtney L’amour’s cancan troupe are stylish, feminine – and very fit. ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL reports on a popular dance class.
Artists donate work for auction to help raise funds for Wellington Rape Crisis.
Wellington’s top burlesque performers pay tribute to all things Middle Earth.
The director of NZ’s first DJ school is calling on more women to try their hand at turn-tabling.
Next year’s WOMAD has everything from Japanese banjo to Russian gypsy punk from Melbourne, reports ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL
Burlesque ladies channel elves, dwarves and wizards in Middle Earth tribute.
Too many donations to auction in one go this week to help “nice guy” Phil Jacobs.
4th Floor 2012 is a team effort by creative writing and publishing faculties at Whitireia Polytechnic.
Loughlan Prior cried when his dad took him to play footy, but his dancing lessons led to a career he loves, writes NATASHA THYNE.
Cuba Street, the destination for a smaller carnival proposal, this time, just one block of Cuba.
A Cuba street regular offers an alternative to Christmas shopping.
Wellington’s sole feminist magazine, Muse, is publishing its last issue after seven years.
ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL checked out burlesque show Nautical Naughties to find a host of talented young performers.
Age no barrier, and they get some of best teachers available to help them stay on their toes.
A Nepal Night festival is aimed at introducing Wellington to the best of Nepalese culture. SARAH MACKENZIE reports.
Nautical Naughties has it all without costing the earth or, in this case, the sea reports ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL.
Cossie Carnage in Upper Hutt the next event for ambitous wrestler
Youngest finalists in Lexus Song Quest in several years.
The disturbing, alluring, and occasionally blood-curdling were on show at Wellington’s Bodega Bar, reports VICTORIA COTTERELL.
Human FM’s collection has five years of Blah Blah Blah open mic shows, reports ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL
Creative writing course idea bears fruit years later for author.
Pirate patch and accordion set the scene at Kilbirnie Library
Old meets new in Oldlin Gallery at photographic art show.
Their relationships could once have landed them in jail – now their photographs hang in an art gallery, writes ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL.
Authors fans to gather in libraries around country on Saturday.
Unity Books celebrates National Poetry Day with readings.
Hairspray, which opens next week at the Opera House, stars 26 students from Whitireia, reports ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL.
Drama school builds children’s play on discarded boxes.
Sam Neho the Newtown busker just wants to see smiles, he tells REGAN ROBERTS.
Massi Alessandrini says having house music will keep clubbers at one gig, reports ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL.
Plenty of time for sex and Twilight stalkers when they get older.
Pollution story told by Wellington artist’s textile hangings.
Wellington burlesque artist is country’s first to use signing to help the deaf, reports ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL.
Hollywoodfun Downstairs do video, marketing themselves
Local dinner show send-off for community minded Fraser Ross.
Adams brings box of tricks to free all ages performance in Cuba St
City council finds the historic building an earthquake risk.
The threat of rain didn’t deter 60,000 people from attending the Newtown Festival. SARA GREIG (video) and CALLUM VALENTINE (story and photos) were there.
Expressions to hold first Wellington Regional Arts Review
Wellington band gets creative with more than music.
Shihad celebrate 20 years of hits with CD and tour.
Music festival celebrated art at its loudest, most raucous.
Wellington band takes political satire to new lengths
Thousands score free music when they check enrolment.
Third concert in Palmy draws 10 bands and masses of fans.
But must prove its financial sustainability.
New gallery advertises his skills as an animator.
Third Tankapooloza gig grows to 10 bands and two stages.
But fundraising deadlines may snag those who are not well-organised, reports SARAH DUNN
David Maclennan says other people who have written about the Wellington scene weren’t part of it, reports GRANT ELLEN.
James Molnar helps students keep their carving language alive in the wood they work with. SIENA YATES reports.
From male models in underwear to leather and spikes. ABBY BROWN reports on the Miromoda Maori Fashion Design show.
New exhibition opens at Katherine Mansfield House.
Newtown student gets break with Wellington Musical Theatre
Kiwi wins international award after NZ funding rejected.
ONE of metal music’s biggest champions is helping campaign for more recognition of the genre by industry. ABBY BROWN reports.
Whitireia graduate gets to make mark profiling local talent.
A new generation is celebrating Maori language and traditions.