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    Summer's here and so is Shakespeare

    Summer's here and so is Shakespeare


    Palmerston North Summer Shakespeare actor and director Ralph Johnson says every production is different and next year's Antony and Cleopatra will be no...

    Palmerston North Summer Shakespeare actor and director Ralph Johnson says every production is different and next year's Antony and Cleopatra will be no exception.
    Marine engineer downs tools for brush and easel

    Marine engineer downs tools for brush and easel


    Alfred Memelink first picked up a paint brush more than 20 years ago to beat the long hours of down-time at sea. His works now hang alongside those of the best watercolourists in the...

    Alfred Memelink first picked up a paint brush more than 20 years ago to beat the long hours of down-time at sea. His works now hang alongside those of the best watercolourists in the country.
    New Zealand photographer Peter Peryer has died, aged 77

    New Zealand photographer Peter Peryer has died, aged 77


    Tributes have been paid to one of New Zealand's foremost photographers, Peter Peryer, who has died at the age of...

    Tributes have been paid to one of New Zealand's foremost photographers, Peter Peryer, who has died at the age of 77.
    Cringe factor theatre gold for Shortland Street musical

    Cringe factor theatre gold for Shortland Street musical


    REVIEW: For years, New Zealand has produced many classic theatre shows but we haven't yet cracked the musical theatre genre. We've been craving a quintessential Kiwi musical that can be performed over and over again and appeal to an overseas audience....

    REVIEW: For years, New Zealand has produced many classic theatre shows but we haven't yet cracked the musical theatre genre. We've been craving a quintessential Kiwi musical that can be performed over and over again and appeal to an overseas audience. Shortland Street: The Musical is that production. 
    Painting handed in to Dutch embassy in Romania possibly a stolen Picasso

    Painting handed in to Dutch embassy in Romania possibly a stolen Picasso


    Romanian prosecutors are investigating whether a painting by Pablo Picasso that was snatched from a museum in the Netherlands six years ago has turned up in...

    Romanian prosecutors are investigating whether a painting by Pablo Picasso that was snatched from a museum in the Netherlands six years ago has turned up in Romania.
    Obituary: Douglas Wright, a dreamer of dances

    Obituary: Douglas Wright, a dreamer of dances


    Douglas James Wright, dancer/choreographer; b October 14, 1956, Pukekohe; d November 14, 2018,...

    Douglas James Wright, dancer/choreographer; b October 14, 1956, Pukekohe; d November 14, 2018, Auckland
    Dominic 'Tourettes' Hoey - the poet who challenges everything

    Dominic 'Tourettes' Hoey - the poet who challenges everything


    When Dominic "Tourettes" Hoey appears at Womad in March, audiences could hear tales of love, politics and a toy...

    When Dominic "Tourettes" Hoey appears at Womad in March, audiences could hear tales of love, politics and a toy dog. 
    First-ever New Zealand Irish Festival celebrates culture and common bonds

    First-ever New Zealand Irish Festival celebrates culture and common bonds


    While around 600,000 New Zealanders claim Irish heritage, the organiser of the country's inaugural Irish Festival believes his countryman actually have the most in common with...

    While around 600,000 New Zealanders claim Irish heritage, the organiser of the country's inaugural Irish Festival believes his countryman actually have the most in common with Māori.
    Topp stuff on show at Waikato Museum this summer

    Topp stuff on show at Waikato Museum this summer


    Whether you consider them activist entertainers or entertaining activists, the Topp Twins are some of this country's best-known cultural entertainers and among the Waikato's most prominent...

    Whether you consider them activist entertainers or entertaining activists, the Topp Twins are some of this country's best-known cultural entertainers and among the Waikato's most prominent identities.
    A collective of women lay down a challenge

    A collective of women lay down a challenge


    The Women's Art Initiative makes its Te Manawa debut with an art exhibition that speaks strong words, Carly...

    The Women's Art Initiative makes its Te Manawa debut with an art exhibition that speaks strong words, Carly Thomas reports.