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    New telling of an old story adds in laughs

    New telling of an old story adds in laughs


    A theatre company with a difference is coming to Palmerston North and it is turning the well-known story of Jekyll and Hyde on its...

    A theatre company with a difference is coming to Palmerston North and it is turning the well-known story of Jekyll and Hyde on its head.
    REVIEW: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra deliver 'special' performance

    REVIEW: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra deliver 'special' performance


    REVIEW: This was an extraordinary concert in many respects, not the least for Simon O'Neill's performance of Wagner's Wesendonck...

    REVIEW: This was an extraordinary concert in many respects, not the least for Simon O'Neill's performance of Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder.
    Ours: Treasures from Te Papa - the Topp Twins and the dolls

    Ours: Treasures from Te Papa - the Topp Twins and the dolls


    These miniature works of knitted art hail from Invercargill and might just be the ultimate Kiwiana tribute to two of New Zealand's most popular characters - Camp Mother and Camp Leader - the inspired creations of Lynda and Jools Topp; the Topp...

    These miniature works of knitted art hail from Invercargill and might just be the ultimate Kiwiana tribute to two of New Zealand's most popular characters - Camp Mother and Camp Leader - the inspired creations of Lynda and Jools Topp; the Topp Twins.
    These are the ten events you can’t miss this winter

    These are the ten events you can’t miss this winter


    From award-winning musicals and rock star magicians, to light-hearted operas and electric live gigs, Wellington has got the goods for a good time. Check out the capital's hottest upcoming events this...

    From award-winning musicals and rock star magicians, to light-hearted operas and electric live gigs, Wellington has got the goods for a good time. Check out the capital's hottest upcoming events this winter.
    New Nelson gallery to show works by 'artists of faith'

    New Nelson gallery to show works by 'artists of faith'


    A new Nelson gallery aims to become a hub where art and spirituality connect, showing works by "artists of...

    A new Nelson gallery aims to become a hub where art and spirituality connect, showing works by "artists of faith".
    Bringing a large life to the stage

    Bringing a large life to the stage


    Paraplegic dancer Rodney Bell is putting his life into his art form and it's a life that he says has been open, open minded and open to the elements when he was...

    Paraplegic dancer Rodney Bell is putting his life into his art form and it's a life that he says has been open, open minded and open to the elements when he was homeless.
    Lynda Hallinan: Winter exercise is reading books, just not x-rated

    Lynda Hallinan: Winter exercise is reading books, just not x-rated


    OPINION: In winter, I avoid all forms of fat-burning except that advocated by the 18th-century English essayist Joseph Addison: "Reading," he said, "is to the mind what exercise is to the...

    OPINION: In winter, I avoid all forms of fat-burning except that advocated by the 18th-century English essayist Joseph Addison: "Reading," he said, "is to the mind what exercise is to the body."
    Wanaka writer Annabel Wilson shortlisted for NZ Mountain Book Festival award

    Wanaka writer Annabel Wilson shortlisted for NZ Mountain Book Festival award


    Genre-busting Otago writer Annabel Wilson's new book, Aspiring Daybook, unveils the story of fictional character Elsie Winslow, first met by audiences of the 2017 Festival of Colour stage play, No Science to...

    Genre-busting Otago writer Annabel Wilson's new book, Aspiring Daybook, unveils the story of fictional character Elsie Winslow, first met by audiences of the 2017 Festival of Colour stage play, No Science to Goodbye.
    FibreOctave gears up for another wearable arts extravaganza

    FibreOctave gears up for another wearable arts extravaganza


    Feathers, toilet paper, wood and disposable gloves are just some of the materials to be featured in this year's FibreOctave Wearable Art and...

    Feathers, toilet paper, wood and disposable gloves are just some of the materials to be featured in this year's FibreOctave Wearable Art and Musical Extravaganza.
    Ten years of being in the frame

    Ten years of being in the frame


    Keith Stewart is celebrating 10 years of his framing business and in that time he has framed all sorts of things, including a mummified...

    Keith Stewart is celebrating 10 years of his framing business and in that time he has framed all sorts of things, including a mummified rat.
    Music review: A fine performance by Orchestra Wellington

    Music review: A fine performance by Orchestra Wellington


    Orchestra Wellington, conducted by Marc Taddei​ with Amalia​ Hall (violin)Music by Mozart, Bartok​ and Dvorak​ Michael Fowler Centre, June...

    Orchestra Wellington, conducted by Marc Taddei​ with Amalia​ Hall (violin)
    Music by Mozart, Bartok​ and Dvorak​
    Michael Fowler Centre, June 9
    Book review: White Houses by Amy Bloom

    Book review: White Houses by Amy Bloom


    Eleanor Roosevelt was the First Lady to the United States' 32nd and longest-serving president, Franklin Delano "FDR" Roosevelt, and the mother of their five...

    Eleanor Roosevelt was the First Lady to the United States' 32nd and longest-serving president, Franklin Delano "FDR" Roosevelt, and the mother of their five children.
    Book review: X and Why - The rules of Attraction: Why Gender Still Matters, by Tom Whipple

    Book review: X and Why - The rules of Attraction: Why Gender Still Matters, by Tom Whipple


    "It matters that women get pregnant and men don't… It matters that women can hide paternity. It matters that… when we are promiscuous the way that it manifests is different. It matters that even the way we are homosexual is different."...

    "It matters that women get pregnant and men don't… It matters that women can hide paternity. It matters that… when we are promiscuous the way that it manifests is different. It matters that even the way we are homosexual is different." And why these matter, to Tom Whipple at least, is unpacked in his very readable book, X and Why - The rules of attraction: why gender still matters.
    Auckland Art Fair has a friendly and inclusive vibe

    Auckland Art Fair has a friendly and inclusive vibe


    REVIEW: I have a fascination with the Auckland Art Fair that I don't seem able to shake. I don't think I've missed one...

    REVIEW: I have a fascination with the Auckland Art Fair that I don't seem able to shake. I don't think I've missed one yet.
    Striving for generation mojo

    Striving for generation mojo


     Mandi Lynn is calling for a stop to body shaming and she is joining forces with women from all over the country to create her film Finding Venus. Reporter Carly Thomas stepped into the...

     Mandi Lynn is calling for a stop to body shaming and she is joining forces with women from all over the country to create her film Finding Venus. Reporter Carly Thomas stepped into the circle. 
    The Questionnaire: Russell Ord

    The Questionnaire: Russell Ord


    From rugby league player and fireman to award winning Ocean & Lifestyle photographer, Australian Russell Ord found his passion through adventure and the discovery of the untouched, unseen...

    From rugby league player and fireman to award winning Ocean & Lifestyle photographer, Australian Russell Ord found his passion through adventure and the discovery of the untouched, unseen wilderness.