NZ Festival 2014 line-up
NZ Festival 2014 line-up

A big bang, dancing Daleks, a soul singer beloved by rappers, a True Blood star in a one-man play, an Australian circus…

Concert review: Hohepa, Wellington Opera House
Concert review: Hohepa, Wellington Opera House

Jenny McLeod's Hohepa , premiered at the 2012 International Arts Festival, was an act of faith for all concerned. This…

Rock meets dance in Arts Festival highlight (+video)
Rock meets dance in Arts Festival highlight (+video)

Modern rock music isn't something you'd expect to find influencing contemporary dance. But with loud guitars, pounding…

Wellington comes alive for Arts Festival (+videos)
Wellington comes alive for Arts Festival (+videos)

Reporter Chris Schulz heads to Wellington as the New Zealand International Arts Festival kicks into top gear.

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Concert review: Death Cab For Cutie, Wellington Town Hall (+photos)

Concert review: Death Cab For Cutie, Wellington Town Hall (+photos)

Girls, if you're looking for a rock star to take home to meet your mum, you could do a lot worse than Ben Gibbard. With his buttoned-up checked shirt, short-cropped mop of hair and goofy dancing, the endearingly eccentric…

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Theatre review: Michael James Manaia, Downstage Theatre

Theatre review: Michael James Manaia, Downstage Theatre

For most of us, trying to remember your lines for the occasional wedding speech or work announcement is nerve-wracking stuff. In Michael James Manaia , actor Te Kohe Tuhaka performs for two hours. On his own. And sometimes…

'We'll play as long as we can' - Death Cab For Cutie promise epic NZ show

'We'll play as long as we can' - Death Cab For Cutie promise epic NZ show

They've released seven albums in 15 years, but Death Cab For Cutie have never performed in New Zealand. Until now. The Washington-based four-piece are set to play at Wellington's Town Hall on Wednesday night as part of…

Concert review: Bon Iver, Wellington Town Hall

Concert review: Bon Iver, Wellington Town Hall

Beardy folky hipster, Kanye West's favourite sidekick, alt-rock's best falsetto or reclusive log cabin fan. Who, exactly, is Justin Vernon? It doesn't matter, because you won't properly understand the Wisconsin singer…

Arts Festival: Five must-see events (+video)

Arts Festival: Five must-see events (+video)

From folksy hipsters to cult indie bands, crazy circus freaks, martial arts dance troups and mohawked accordionists, there's something to please everyone one at the New Zealand International Arts Festival. The event, which…

Arts Festival: Kimmo rocks the accordian (+video)

Arts Festival: Kimmo rocks the accordian (+video)

With his mowhawk and beard, Kimmo Pohjonen looks like a rock star - but the Finnish artist doesn't play guitar, bass or drums. He's a master of the accordian. Pohjonen, due in Wellington soon for two performances as part…

Win a Wild at Heart weekend for two with the NZ International Arts Festival

Win a Wild at Heart weekend for two with the NZ International Arts Festival

Sorry this competition has now closed. Tell us the wildest thing you've done and be in to win a Wild at Heart weekend for two. Explore the NZ International Arts Festival in style in Wellington this year for the closing…

Bon Iver: Beyond the log cabin

Bon Iver: Beyond the log cabin

After his acclaimed debut, rustic singer-songwriter Bon Iver - aka Justin Vernon - is widening his musical horizons. He talks to Scott Kara.

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