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Review: Singin’ In The Rain

Singin’ in the Rain , the wet and wonderful musical production all the way from London’s West End, officially opened at St. James Theatre in Wellington. More>>

Francis Cook: Gallipoli: The Scale Of Our War – First Look

Te Papa today allowed media access to their new exhibition Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War . The exhibition was curated with help from Weta Workshop to deliver an immersive, realistic and even disorienting experience. More>>

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Bats Theatre: Letters From The Front Brings ANZAC Letters Alive

Inspired by centenary commemorations, improv troupe Best on Tap is producing a show based on real-life letters sent to and from New Zealand soldiers in the First World War. More>>

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Publishing: Unity Books On Plan To Close Te Papa Press

Unity Books is alarmed that Te Papa is proposing to suspend publishing by Te Papa Press for 4 or 5 years. Te Papa Press has proven time and time again that it has both award and bestseller capability and fulfils its kaupapa. More>>

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Cinema: ‘The Desk’ Featuring Paul Henry To Have NZ Debut

The Documentary Edge Festival is thrilled to announce The Desk as a late entry to its 2015 Programme. The film, featuring local broadcaster Paul Henry, will have its international premiere on May 21 at 10pm at Q Theatre (book now at qtheatre.co.nz) with limited screenings also on offer in Wellington and Auckland. More>>

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Art: Considering Feminisms In Aotearoa New Zealand: Two Projects

Feminism is something that has changed our lives. Recently, the activist Marilyn Waring reviewed the impact of feminism in Aotearoa New Zealand and reminded us that just 40 years ago banks wouldn’t lend women money without the guarantee of a man, ... More>>

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Art: Disrupting The Narrative Exhibition Opens To Challenge War
“In the week of Anzac day 2015, the Art Not War collective opens Disrupting the narrative , an exhibition and public programme that challenges ideas about New Zealand in World War I,” said Art Not War collective member Ati Teepa. More>>

Flying Out: Flying Out To Open Record Store, On Record Store Day
Flying Out are pleased to announce the new Flying Out Music Record Store opening on Record Store Day, April 18 in Auckland. More>>

In The Wild: Landmark South-Island Tuatara Hatching
University of Otago researchers have found evidence of tuatara eggs hatching in a nest at Orokonui Ecosanctuary, the first indication of this happening anywhere in the wild in the South Island for several hundred years. More>>

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Werewolf: Edward Snowden, Art Object
Probably, the last thing on Snowden’s mind would have been that his actions might one day inspire some bright young thing to come along and treat his revelations as the basis for a semiological art work. More>>

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Werewolf: The Complicatist : Willie Nelson
For most people under 50, Nelson is known – if he’s known at all – as that old hippie guy with the headband, and the reedy tenor voice... That’s too bad. Because for the past 50 years, Willie Nelson has also been one of the most gifted songwriters in American music. More>>

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Werewolf: Finding Love In Hell
Will it really be 25 years in May since David Lynch’s Wild at Heart won big at Cannes, nabbing no less than the Palme d’Or? Amazing but true, and yet the film that was briefly Lynch’s most feted, now seems to be his most forgotten. More>>

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Tessa Nichol: Up Up & Away In The Wairarapa
It’s an overcast morning in the Wairarapa but the mood on the ground in Carterton’as Carrington Park is anything but grey. More than 20 hot air balloons are getting ready to take off into the cloudy sky to mark the start of this year’s Wairarapa Balloon Festival. More>>

Golden Shears: Scotsman Wins Golden Shears Open Final
A Scottish shearer who settled in New Zealand to farm in Taranaki has become the first shearer from overseas to win the Golden Shears Open Shearing Championship. More>>

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Shipped On A Bottle: Young Change-Makers Take To The Sea On Plastic Bottle Kayaks
With the aim of harnessing innovative design to construct kayaks solely from recycled materials, the “waste positive” project Plastic Bottle Kayak brings adventure into Kiwi classrooms. The call is out now for classrooms to send in messages and artwork to be inserted into the bottles. More>>

TV3 Video: Auckland Arts Festival Kicks Off
The Auckland Arts Festival kicks off March 4, with artists from New Zealand and all over the world on show. More>>

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Te Matatini: Minister Applauds National Kapa Haka Festival
Education Minister Hekia Parata wishes the best of luck to everyone involved in this week’s national kapa haka festival, Te Matatini, in Christchurch. “Te Matatini showcases the very best of Māori performing arts talent. It’s a celebration of identity, language and culture at the highest level and I’m looking forward to being amongst it,” says Ms Parata. More>>

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Kiwi Pride: Accolades For Film About Man Who Falls In Love With A Stick
A short animated film written and directed by New Zealand born Matthew Darragh has been selected for the Courts des îles, International Festival of Short Fiction Films. More>>

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Environment 'n' Conservation: Slash Meets Tāne The Tuatara
Rock and Roll superstar and former Guns 'n' Roses guitarist Slash visited Zealandia Ecosanctuary along with collaborating band Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. More>>

Canterbury Quakes: Feedback Sought On Short-Listed Memorial Designs
Six short-listed designs for the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial have been released for public input... The Memorial will honour the victims of Canterbury’s earthquakes and acknowledge the suffering of all those who lived through them as well as the heroism of those who participated in the rescue and recovery operations. More>>

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Celia Lashlie: Legacy Will Live On
Social justice advocate Celia Lashlie leaves a legacy that will continue to have a positive impact on the lives of New Zealanders for years to come, Labour Leader Andrew Little says. “Celia was a powerful voice for reason, sense and compassion. Her work, particularly with teenage boys, was ground-breaking." More>>

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Obituary: Sad Farewell To PPTA Activist Robin Duff
Duff has been a long-time fixture of the association... Most recently Duff has been working hard to support Canterbury teachers through the quakes that devastated the region. More>>

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