Arts & Books Editor, NZ Herald
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The world's most 'inappropriate' musical is about to open in Auckland.
New Zealand's richest literary award donor reveals her identity to boost local book trade.
Want to support NZ art and literature? It's about to get easier to donate.
Why could an Auckland arts group become vital to youth as NZ's refugee quota increases?
LA's Skid Row is not a place you want to visit so why are kiwi theatre-goers going there?
Maungaturoto to Broadway - the remarkable success story of panelbeater's son Hayden Tee.
Janet Frame's literary masterpiece Owls Do Cry now a world-first stage production.
Former physiotherapist turned writer wins major New Zealand award.
Will there be a phantom at the opera? Not when it comes to young stars.
Opera star knows the real things that scare don't go bump in the night.
A decade away, Samoan playwright returns home to show us what she's learned.
It took 10 years for Kirsten Warner's debut novel to appear, a bigger fight was to come.
Is singing about life's big issues better than talking? Aucklanders urged to give it a go.
NZ's first locally written and produced Filipino play spotlights Pinoy experience.
We might be intrigued by the past - but do we really want to live there?
The fall-out could be unpredictable - play's moral-dilemma leaves audiences gasping.
It's not quite a tribute to Little Mix but celebrates the music, style and contradiction.
Art exhibitions usually open with wine and cheese, this one starts with a hikoi and hangi.
Tough as a musician's life may be, Priya Sami can't imagine doing anything else.
New play for New Zealand teens aimed at preventing sexual violence is a must see.
There's a stride in the humongous lad's step but where, exactly, is he headed?
Could the next best song Andrew Lloyd Webber hears be written by a Kiwi kid? Here's how.
The year's best books for New Zealand children and young adults named.
Playwright Roger Hall honoured for key role in the development of New Zealand drama.
The story of Banaba Island, told at the Pacific Dance Festival, is likely to shock
Sisters Amber and Anna Stevenson are among a group of kids making NZ theatre history.
Roald Dahl comes to Auckland in all-singing orchestral show with a touch of Bond.
Gallery exhibition tells of the random stopping in the streets of anyone with brown skin.
Potters Park to get one of the largest public artworks Auckland has seen.
Author Greg McGee on the necessary secrets that kept him awake at night.
Mandela My Life: The Official Exhibition opens in Auckland today.
Get ready Dunedin, Nelson, Christchurch, Wellington, Napier, Hamilton and New Plymouth.
Fancy a hot date with a book or movie? A new matchmaking site could be perfect for you.
"A Man of Good Hope" is musical theatre at its most relevant, writes Dionne Christian.
Hits host Stacey Morrison on what it means for Auckland Arts Fest to foster te reo Māori
And the finalists are - the short-list for the Ockham NZ Book Awards is announced.
How to make art from our earthquakes? UK duo set to show in Wellington this autumn.
Group will see whether actors can befriend people in the audience in just one hour.
Need to know: How to make the most of Waiheke Island's stunning Sculpture on the Gulf.
Dancer Ross McCormack looks at one of NZ's biggest steel sculptures and wants to move.