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Sculpture a solstice sacrifice in Wellington

A Balinese inspired harpy demon will be burned on Wellington’s Wairepo Lagoon this evening to celebrate the Winter Solstice. NICHOLAS HENDRICKS reports.

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WATCH: Sculpture fills Wellington City Gallery with sound

Classical pianist Maria Mo plays Michael Parekowhai’s piano as part of This is New Zealand exhibition displayed at Wellington City Gallery. LEAH TEBBUT reports.

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WATCH: Wellington becoming city of long white clouds

Wellington’s emergent vaping culture may have been fuelled by the city’s fondness for food and drink.

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Black Grace dancers try out Te Auaha – and scout talent

Neil Ieremia’s newest work will be shown in Porirua before touring the world. JAYDEN TAMARUA reports.

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Students balance violence, sex, Arabian culture

Creative scenes challenge students in the upcoming performance of The Arabian Nights. Leah Tebbutt reports

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Kia ora! Kia ora! Mahna! Mahna! – The Muppets take Wellington

Muppet mania marches on Wellington. BONNIE MOSEN reports.

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Schools team together on the Battalion

Jim Moriarty directs the first production combining St Oran’s and St Patricks College Silverstream. ZAC GRAHAM reports.

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Jazz musician Mark Wilson turns 50 in his beloved Queenstown

Blind Queenstown musician reflects on life, love, and music at 50 with BONNIE MOSEN

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PHOTO ESSAY: Wellington’s most popular market still booming

Wellington Harbourside market continues to draw in large crowds. SAMUEL ROBINSON took a look.

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Henson Retrospectacle stars to spend time with capital creative students

A select number of creative tertiary students from Wellington will be putting on makeup and lighting up the lights for the inaugural New Zealand Institute of Applied Creativity Te Auaha Talks. SARAH McMULLAN reports.

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WATCH: Radio students promote Te Auaha opening with show

ELI HILL reports on a class tasked with producing a show for the opening of their new campus in the heart of Wellington

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NZ’s cultural capital debate has winner at CubaDupa: Wellington

With Auckland hitting back at the claim Wellington City Council in its latest long term draft that “Wellington is known as the culture capital of New Zealand”, the debate is not going away. So SAM ROBINSON asks the experts.

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Steampunk Aucklanders join CubaDupa party

CubaDupa has attracted festival-goers from around the country, including the Waugh family. Zac Graham reports on the start of day one in Wellington.

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Te Auaha make-up artistry team create nymph and troll

CubaDupa crowds pouring through Te Auaha got a glimpse into the creative world of make-up artistry

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Mayor gets all dressed up for the CubaDupa 2018 party

Justin Lester dressed up to promote CubaDupa thanks to make-up artistry tutors from Te Auaha

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WATCH: Creative hub lives up to its name for circus students

Circus is one of several degree programmes at Te Auaha as Sarah McMullan reports.

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WATCH: Te Auaha opens its doors

The brand new Te Auaha Institute of Creativity officially opened on Monday night as BLAIR MOCKETT reports

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LISTEN: Confronting exhibition puts sexuality in your face

No Apologies is an art fundraiser which organisers are hoping will challenge the way you think. AIMEE EASTWOOD reports.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Wellington hosts Diwali Festival of the Lights

Traditional Indian festival lights up Wellington waterfront. THOMAS CROSKERY captures the event in photos.

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Young people getting into art buying – given they can’t afford houses

The digital age is bring art collectors and artists together more easily.

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Cultural divide in Aotearoa inspires thought-provoking art

Cultural divide in Aotearoa inspires thought-provoking art. ISOBELLE TOLLEMACHE reports.

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Wellington band finishes tour in hometown

Wellington band New Age Leper finished their North Island tour with a final show in their hometown, Wellington, on Saturday. AIMEE EASTWOOD spoke to frontman Bjorn Christenson

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Waiting for Winston: A political playlist to soothe your nerves

To help ease the nerves, yet prepare you for the “big moment”, SARAH MCMULLAN has created this playlist

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WATCH: Lighting up Te Auaha

The lights are on at Wellington’s new creative institute. BRONTE WILSON reports on the celebration for the building which will host Whitireia and Weltec students from 2018.

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Big yellow container showcases new creative educational institute

Te Auaha New Zealand Institute of Creativity building Dixon St being prepared to open in 2018

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WATCH: Students take Little Shop of Horrors to the stage

Musical Theatre students at Whitireia Polytechnic Performing Arts are gearing up for opening night.

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Can you guess what Nurses have in their pockets?

Win movie tickets, dinner for two and a book of poems with your best guess

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REVIEW: Five women figure out The First Time at Circa Theatre

Play a must-see for young New Zealanders for whom life continues to confuse

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WATCH: Te Papa’s Matariki celebrations light up winter.

The event saw music, the lighting of candles and a retelling of the Maori creation myth

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Wellington city’s brightest shine at awards

Wellington most influential citizens line up with their Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian Awards. AIMEE EASTWOOD talked to three of the recipients.

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Blues legend joins Whitireia music students for master class and gig

Chris Cain says musics students are pretty much the same the world over

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Eclectic combination of arts on stage in ‘Some Kind Of Love’

Wellington’s Gryphon Theatre hosts synthesis of sound, music, movement, poetry, theatre, drama

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WATCH: Wellington Access Radio gets new frequency

Wellington Access Radio Station Manager Kristen Paterson talks about the switch to FM frequency and what’s next for the station.

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WATCH: Wellington CBD lit up by Lux Light Festival

Wellington’s Lux Light Festival returned to the CBD this year. AIMEE EASTWOOD captures the dazzling artworks and performers.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Civic Square Sculptures Walk

Civic Square is a hub of sculptures and artwork. ANIL GANASON visually captures the Civil Square Sculpture walk.

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WW1 musical film experience comes to Wellington Museum

The Nudge are performing live before showing of film, music commemorating World War 1

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Female harmonies meet loud guitars on stage

Wellington band HEX who played CubaDupa, are making an album. AIMEE EASTWOOD talks with bass player Kiki Van Newtown.

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Te Auaha director gets first taste of student talent at CubaDupa

Te Auaha creative hub’s new director Victoria Spackman ONZM got a taste of her new job on the weekend at CubaDupa . She speaks to SHAR DAVIS.

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Renard the Fox wows CubaDupa

Professional performers and Whitireia students take opera to the streets this weekend for CupaDupa 2017

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Zeal showcasing up-and-coming talent during Cuba Dupa

MISHAP among an evening of emerging talent at Wellington Festival

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WATCH: Cuba Dupa gets its own beer for 2017 festival

WATCH: Jade Winton-Lowe gets tasting notes for the Garage Project beer brewed for the occasion.

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Japanese anime meets Maori myth in Wellington artist’s new mural

Ruaumoko mural by artist Taupuruariki Brightwell transforms Bond Street.

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CubaDupa artists ready to make a noise

The noise has already begun about CubaDupa this weekend. La Cymbalobylette by French group Dynamogene showcased their mobile and musical street theatre show on Thursday.

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Wellington Library storytime takes kids to drag queen’s Promised Land

Drag queen LaQuisha St Redfern read stories to Wellington’s children at part of Pride 2017.

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Hundreds of thousands to be spent celebrating NZ ‘discovery’ by Cook

Comedians and other artists challenge 250th anniversary of Cook’s landing in 2019

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Festival makes it easy for artists on the Fringe

Fringe artists say they’re thankful for the platform that the popular New Zealand Fringe festival offers.

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WATCH: Wellington Film Society moves into 71st year

Paramount Cinema in Wellington is dedicated to showing films outside mainstream. Abe Leach interviews President Chris Hormann.

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Deuce lovers roll into wine country for the weekend

More than 50 1932 classic Deuce cars rolled into Martinborough Square

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Our man on the ground in Los Angeles – Leon Gurevitch

Associate Prof. Leon Gurevitch from Victoria University is in Los Angeles providing a rolling taste of US election day with MARGOT NEAS.

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Playing the 2016 US Presidential election

Want to play politics? Video game reviewer DAN MAGEEAN and fellow journalism student BLAIR MOCKETT delved into election gaming.

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WATCH: Exhibition promises bright future for young artist

Wellington artist’s less than traditional style encourages local youth art appreciation.

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Poetry slam sees people turned away from Wellington venue

A form of poetry relatively unknown in New Zealand attracted a sell-out crowd in Wellington last weekend.

Te Auaha new home for creative capital

Whitireia Journalism and Broadcasting will be part of the new Te Auaha centre of applied creativity in the heart of Wellington. JOANNA PIATEK’s images capture the future.

WATCH: Victoria university graduates strut their stuff

Victoria University graduates paraded thought the city during graduation week two weeks ago.

Ethiopian coffee and vegan food proves popular in Newtown

The Mother Of Coffee cafe which opened early 2016 is proving to be popular with the residents of Newtown.

WATCH: Te Auaha facts and figures

Gino Acevedo, Te Auaha ambassador and Weta Digital creative director, with student Orama Fisher made up for the launch. Image, Joanna Piatek; Video, James Lobban

PHOTO ESSAY: Day in life of tattoo artist

Marking clients with custom tattoo art is all part of a day’s work for Katy Hayward in a studio which is also an art gallery. JADE WINTON-LOWE reports.

The Moots collide with NZ Music Month on tour

Indie rockers say they are now writing the kind of music that they set out to.

WATCH: Air Wheel the latest gizmo to hit the streets

Wellingtonians give their opinion on the Airwheel seen out and about in Wellington.

Artist sets herself ‘a/part’ from the crowd with first solo show of her body

Sam Dollimore puts herself in the spotlight with a body of work that took more than 200 hours.

Local talent wows alongside NZ’s biggest stars

Le ART, from left Anastasia Sirila, Tiresa Fomai, Rosetta lopa were buzzing among the young bands sharing a stage with professionals at Creekfest. KEANU HEAD reports.

Promenade leads CubaDupa on a merry dance

Boulevard of Dreams a promenade performance through the streets of Wellington during Cuba Dupa.

WATCH: A special art gallery in Abel Smith St values citizens

Alpha Art Studio enables people with an intellectual disability to be active and valued. ANDREW JOHNSEN reports.

Celebrating 10 years with cultural awareness

Porirua Strong Pacific Families celebrate 10 years by putting on a cultural exhibition and film night. TYRAN HEAD reports.

Porirua People’s Library giving locals a voice in November

Creative New Zealand and Porirua City Council pitching in to help community tell its stories.

Classic children’s book retold with a kiwi twist

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt has been retold with a kiwi twist with the help from Petone artist, Patrick McDonald.

Sir Ed’s adventures bought back to life in children’s book

Sir Edmund Hillary’s world first climb to the top of Mount Everest has been retold in a children’s book.

Stemming Wellington’s creative flow to Auckland

Actor, director and producer Nathaniel Lees wants to keep Wellington as the country’s creative hub. DOMINIC GODFREY reports.

Young Saxophonist wins Alex Lindsay music Award

A broken saxophone didn’t stop a young musician from winning the Alex Lindsay music award.

Whitireia Gone Done country

For the first time in 27 years Whitireia Music School is doing a country gig and it’s part of a class assessment.

Creative leader predicts new campus centre will light up Wellington

THE man who lit up Wellington’s 150th birthday is excited about the creative possibilities of the new polytechnic arts and performance centre on Cuba Street. Construction has just began following a ceremony led by Te Ati Awa iwi in late August. EMMA MOODY reports.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Memphis Belle Cafe a capital coffee hot spot

TE HUIA MOKE visits a community based cafe situated in Dixon Street, central Wellington, to capture the culture in pictures.

Hawaiian group feel right at home in NZ

Pūpūkahi I Ke Alo O Nā Pua were hosted at Maraeroa Marae in Porirua and performed at Te Papa.

CubaDupa crowds dance in the rain

In the spirit of the street, Cuba crowds flocked in the rain to Wellington’s new festival. NEWSWIRE TEAM captures the vibe.

WATCH: Ceramic artist Nicola Dench opens doors to her studio

Seventeen Miramar Peninsula artists opened their studios for the annual Artists in Action event.

REVIEW: Taken 3 falls short of franchise success

FRANCESCA JAGO is not taken with the latest of the edition of Liam Neeson’s efforts.

From Pacific Island beginnings to movie screens

Leading NZ filmmaker Sima Urale talks to HAYLEY GASTMEIER about her work and inspiring a new generation.