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B***s: Whitcoulls' Top 100 Includes More Self-Help

One of the surprise new entrants is American blogger and author Mark Manson, whose phenomenal bestseller The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*** was a hit with Kiwi readers, storming straight into the number four spot. More>>

Commonwealth Games Disappointment: Netball NZ Announces Review Findings

“We will work to ensure that there is a strong and experienced coaching team in place, who will drive a culture of performance and accountability at the highest level...” More>>

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Shakespeare's Brother: Pop-Up Globe's All-Male Cast 'Seems Bizarre'

The company announced its November shows, which include men-only performances of Richard III and The Taming of the Shrew, would highlight the abuse of power in a number of Shakespeare's plays. More>>

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APRA Silver Scroll Awards: 2018 Top 20 Announced

Widely considered the most prestigious accolade in New Zealand music, the APRA Silver Scroll Award recognises outstanding achievement in the craft of songwriting, and the responsibility now falls to APRA’s almost 10,000 New Zealand members to choose the best song of 2018. More>>

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Right Whale In The Wrong Place: Wellington Fireworks Postponed To Protect Whale
The Matariki Sky Show has been postponed till next weekend – Saturday 14 July primarily due to the presence of the southern right whale in Wellington Harbour. More>>

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11/11: Armistice Day Centenary Commemorations
A series of public events will be held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington, in addition to a series of activities designed to support communities across New Zealand to engage in the commemorations. More>>


David Byrne Announces American Utopia New Zealand Tour

The NYC-based artist will perform songs from his acclaimed new album American Utopia as well as classics from his solo career and his days with Talking Heads. A 12-piece band will join Byrne on stage for an Annie-B Parson choreographed concert that he has called “the most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows that were filmed for Stop Making Sense.” More>>

Wellington.Scoop: After 20 Years, New And Stronger Ferns Installed Above Civic Square
At long last Ferns is being re-installed in Civic Square, almost exactly three years after the original was deemed to be unsafe and taken down, leaving a hole in the heart of Wellington. More>>

Joseph Cederwall Review: Don't Date Androids - Bladerunner Meets Tinder At BATS
It is perhaps unsurprising that we appear to have developed a collective fascination with androids and AI lifeforms in popular culture fiction, given the current rapid and unregulated trajectory of technology such as AI in the real world ... More>>

Scoop Review: L’elisir D’amore - An Intoxicating Elixir
Donizetti’s opera is a comedy classic... And it’s had a delightfully well-judged updating in this New Zealand Opera production, based on a recent Ocker remodelling. More>>

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Kiingi Tuheitia: The Passing Of The Hon Koro Wetere
Hearing of Mr Wētere’s passing, King Tuheitia expressed his sorrow, sending his condolences to Mr Wētere’s whanau and to the people of Ngāti Maniapoto for their loss. More>>

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Jazz Festival Review: Christian McBride’s New Jawn
As he explained, a ‘jawn’ is simply slang from his hometown of Philadelphia for ‘thing’ or ‘project’, as in “Christian McBride has got a ‘New Jawn’ going on.” He sure does, and it is hot. More>>

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Matariki: Wellington Starts Celebrations With ReCut 5
ReCut 5 opens the calendar of Matariki ki Poneke events with this free event for the whole family to enjoy – and the estimated 15,000 out-of-towners expected to visit the capital for Saturday’s All Blacks versus France rugby test. More>>

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Whenua: Bastion Point Celebrated And Remembered
40 years ago the eviction of protesters from Bastion Point or Takaparawhau in Auckland triggered the beginning of the new era in land rights, says the Minister of Māori Development the Hon Nanaia Mahuta. More>>

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Ockhams: Pip Adam Wins Premier Book Award
A novel which judges say ‘will bring readers back from the dead’ has won the 2018 $50,000 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize in the country’s premier book awards. More>>

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Voyager Award Winner: “Sempy’s Xmas”
Congratulations to Kent Blechynden, who won a Voyager Media Award for this photo essay, published on Scoop in December.
Michael “Semp” Semple is an old school punk rocker from New Plymouth who is on the methadone programme... On Christmas day he thought he would be alone but two of his mates, “Mikey” and “Stacey”, turned up for some banter. More>>

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Auckland & Christchurch: Bob Dylan Returns To NZ
The cross-generational icon will take in Auckland’s Spark Arena on Sunday 26th August and Christchurch’s Horncastle Arena on Tuesday 28th August. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Who Killed Jane?
This is an important book. Why? Because any publication that soberly and sensibly attempts to cast light on an unsolved murder is important, for the very real reasons that not only do the bereaved require and deserve a sense of closure, but that the murderer or murderers may be closer to being confirmed, arrested, tried. More>>

Comedy Fest: A Tasty Programme
2018 NZ INTERNATIONAL 26 APRIL – 20 MAY This April and May the 2018 NZ International Comedy Festival with Best Foods Mayo, hits Auckland and Wellington with one of the tastiest comedy line-ups of its 26-year-old history!... More>>

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Max Rashbrooke Review: Ravishing Berlioz And Ravel
In this engaging, French-inflected performance, full of strengths, perhaps the standout was the mezzo soprano Sasha Cooke. Wellington has been visited by a few high profile singers recently, notably Anne Sofie von Otter, but few have impressed me as much ... More>>

Yadana Saw Review: The Jim Henson Retrospectacle Live In Concert
As band leader, MC, stand-up comedian and presenter, hometown hero Bret McKenzie was definitely a hit in the Jim Henson Retrospectacle tribute concert. More>>

Kiwi Up For Prestigious UK Fine Art Prize
London-based 30-year-old New Zealand artist Luke Willis Thompson has been shortlisted for one of the world's most prestigious annual art prizes - The 2018 Turner Prize More>>

Binoy Kampmark: Incremental Destruction - The Death Of Stalin
The literature on his blood-soaked rule has reached Babel Tower proportions. Joseph Stalin, who presided over a state transformed and tormented, has been a difficult subject to portray. His period of rule, its cruelty stupendous and murderous, has ... More>>

Joseph Cederwall Review: NZSO Plays Zappa
The first of the NZSO’s Shed Series concerts at the more informal and intimate space of Wellington's Shed 6 last Friday night featured music composed by, or with a connection to Frank Zappa. Zappa, a psychedelic rock legend, activist and popular culture figure and all round colourful character, was an excellent choice for the concert’s theme of innovation. More>>

Joseph Cederwall Review: WOMAD 2018 - Harmony of Difference (part 1)
A friend described WOMAD as his “favourite white middle class celebration of diversity.” There is certainly an echo of truth to this as the crowd is still largely white and middle class, but this WOMAD for me represented that a better world is possible ... More>>

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Scoop Review Of Books: Women Vote!
The Women’s Suffrage Petition, Te Petihana Whakamana Pōti Wahine 1893: The introduction is followed by potted biographies of 161 of the 24,000 signatories, drawn from throughout the country, roughly in proportion to the number of women there who signed the petition. More>>

'The Dalberton Library': Rare 15th Century Books Donated To National Library
The 20 books, printed between 1472 and 1512, include works on theology, Latin classical texts, the lives of saints and astrology. More>>

Max Rashbrooke Review: On Bach Remastered
New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge commissioned short pieces by New Zealand composers to respond to each of the movements of Bach's Partita No. 3 in A minor, then played them in an alternating fashion. And the performance, after an instructive, clear and unaffected introduction by the pianist, was overall a delight. More>>

Joe Cederwall Review: The Sun Also Rises - Passion And Tension In Europe
Aficion is Spanish for passion - and it was passion that carried the Elevator Repair Service’s verbatim theatrical staging of Hemmingway’s classic novel in “The Select (The Sun Also Rises)” in the New Zealand Festival... More>>

2nd-24th March, Mostly: NZ Fringe Festival 2018... It's ALIVE!
To celebrate NZ Fringe Festival 2018 launching on Friday 2nd March. The Fringe team have put together a Opening Gala full of some of the festivals most amusing, confusing, eclectic and energetic entertainers. On Thursday 1st of March from 8pm at the San Fran, Cuba St. More>>

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Ethnomusicology: Cumbia – Ageless Queen Of Latin Music
Cumbia has travelled across time and space popping up time and time again with apparent ease amongst receptive audiences of dancers across the Latin world. This article is an exploration of what cumbia is, where it came from and why it has endured so pervasively as a musical culture More>>

Howard Davis Review: Sally Potter's The Party
Sally Potter remains one of Britain’s most determined independent film-makers, deliberately resisting the lure of mainstream attention in order to work entirely on her own terms. The Party is an undeniably engaging and droll divertissement from an independent filmmaker who has mastered her art without ever compromising it. More>>

Winter Games: NZ's Second Ever Winter Olympic Medal
Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson congratulates snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott on winning the bronze medal in the Women’s Big Air at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea today. More>>

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