Writers Festival: Peter Alsop's infectious enthusiasm
Writers Festival: Peter Alsop's infectious enthusiasm

Day two of the Auckland Writers Festival opened at the Auckland Art Gallery with collector Peter Alsop's infectious enthusiasm…

Aussies discuss their backyard
Aussies discuss their backyard

Three Australians – cartoonist Michael Leunig, writer John Marsden and artist Rod Moss – chewed over the question of whether…

Writers Festival: Packed session for McCall Smith
Writers Festival: Packed session for McCall Smith

What a treat to see Scottish writer Alexander McCall Smith in his packed-out Saturday session.

Writers Festival: Explorer seeks excitement
Writers Festival: Explorer seeks excitement

Perky Cambridge-based explorer and historian Huw Lewis-Jones blew some much-needed levity into the day.

Auckland Writers & Readers Festival

Writers Festival: Small details reveal bigger picture for Dutch historian
Writers Festival: Small details reveal bigger picture for Dutch historian

Dutch historian Frank Dikotter, based in Hong Kong, has spent year immersed in the horrors to be found…

Audience left star-struck

Eleanor Catton correctly picked John Campbell's star sign backstage before stepping out in front of a record-breaking crowd…

'It's pretty scandalous'

The Government is "extremely aware'' of the full extent of drone attacks by the United States, it has been claimed.

Writers Festival: Book club

Five of our most acclaimed writers tell us about the books that changed their lives.

Thinking outside the book
Thinking outside the book

Danielle Wright talks to the talented folk behind the brand new Family Day at the Auckland Writers Festival…

Writers festival: What Irvine Welsh's mother thinks of his latest novel

If writers are rock stars, "this man beside me is Johnny Rotten", said Noelle McCarthy by way of sassy introduction of Irvine…

Writers Festival: Shocked visitor offers city tips

When one of the audience asked British architecture critic Jonathan Glancey what he thought of Auckland's Unitary Plan…

Thrill for Kiwi writer

Writer Elizabeth Knox was yesterday awarded a $100,000 grant to write a memoir based on her experiences of violent death…

Broadcaster boxing well above her weight

Writer Sandi Toksvig says that full-body exercise has helped to turn her life around.

My holidays: Inua Ellams
My holidays: Inua Ellams

The poet, playwright and performer shares his travel memories.

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Theatre

Sexy circus heads to NZ
Sexy circus heads to NZ

A new circus with characters including the 'Half Naked Asian Dude Wearing Pigtails from Japan' will begin touring New Zealand…

Classical review: The Medium, Opera Factory
Theatre review: Belleville, Herald Theatre
Preview: The Sound of Music
Janet McAllister: Let down by 'lazy stereotypes'
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Arts & Literature

Demons and dragons clinch art award
Demons and dragons clinch art award

A painting of the coastline around Otago Harbour populated by macabre medieval demons and dragons has won the Paramount…

Intrigue in the suburbs
Mystery artist finally acknowledged
Kiwi's 3D-printed nose earns top award
Kiwis pop up on skateboard art
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Arts

Review: The Illusionists 2.0
Review: The Illusionists 2.0

Along with the gasps of amazement, a perfectly staged illusion makes us question the evidence of our senses. Such scepticism…

Southern exposure at Museum
Banksy artwork saves poor youth group
Duchess' Simpsons makeover
Burning Man festival delayed by severe rain
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