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ON satire with James Nokise – writer of NZ’s premier political comedy 2
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ON satire with James Nokise – writer of NZ’s premier political comedy

This week, the latest installment of New Zealand’s premier political satire Public Service Announcements (PSA) takes flight at Bats theatre. It’s an infamous work that is known to sell out due to its outrageous dialogue, plot-twists and hilarious caricatures.  ANNABEL WILSON catches up with the show’s writer, James Nokise to get the lowdown on this long-standing lambasting of the nation’s […]

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YAMI summit champiONing the future of Kiwi music 0
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YAMI summit champiONing the future of Kiwi music

It’s been a winning week for the staff at YAMI Sounz Summit, with all Junior and Youth places sold out, and a grant received from Otago Community Trust. Otago Community Trust has donated $4740.00 to assist with funding the workshops and evening public performances. “We’re beyond stoked”, says Assistant Director Martine Harding. “This can really help lift the event, along […]

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ONstage: Something interesting happens every 10 seconds with the Red Bastard 1
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ONstage: Something interesting happens every 10 seconds with the Red Bastard

Red Bastard is a dangerous seductive comedy monster. America’s number one bouffon spreads through the audience like a big red virus, challenging everyone to play along. Red Bastard is halfway through his kick-ass series of shows in the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, and warns spectators to be prepared for anything to happen when you go to see him. The brainchild of […]

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ONstage: EnsembleImpact’s Power Plays for the Young and Hungry 2
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ONstage: EnsembleImpact’s Power Plays for the Young and Hungry

ANNABEL WILSON reviews the new show from EnsembleImpact – extracts from five Arthur Meek  (Bruce Mason award for Playwriting) plays stitched together under the ensemble-focused direction of Leo Gene Peters(Best Director 2009, Chapman Tripp Awards). When I recall visiting ‘theatre in education’ troupes that came to my high school, I cringe a bit. Often these fully-funded touring shows were heavy-handed in their […]

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Five reasONs to see… stand-up comedian Alice Brine 0
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Five reasONs to see… stand-up comedian Alice Brine

Alice Brine does stand-up comedy. Her latest show Brinestorm has been filling theatres since the start of its New Zealand Comedy Festival season.  ANNABEL WILSON offers some thoughts on why Brine has been slaying the stand-up scene with her sell-out sets. Here are five reasons to see her show, pronto! 1. Because of her  daring, deadpan, machine-gun delivery. From the start, Brine explains that we’re stuck […]

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Thank F*** it’s Friday with David Farrier, ‘Tickled’ co-director + WIN tix to see the movie! 0
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Thank F*** it’s Friday with David Farrier, ‘Tickled’ co-director + WIN tix to see the movie!

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Aspiring ConversatiONs: Kate Camp on inspiration and the work of writing 0
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Aspiring ConversatiONs: Kate Camp on inspiration and the work of writing

Prolific poet, essayist and much-loved reviewer on RNZ, Kate Camp is described by the NZ Book Council as being “in the front rank of New Zealand poets”. This weekend, she joins Louise Wallace and Greg O’Brien at Aspiring Conversations to discuss the role of poetry in today’s whirling world. ANNABEL WILSON spoke to her to find out about her creative […]

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Aspiring ConversatiONs: Greg O’Brien on poetry, painting and the ultimate dinner party 0
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Aspiring ConversatiONs: Greg O’Brien on poetry, painting and the ultimate dinner party

This weekend, Aspiring Conversations brings a bevvy of ideas, music, talk, science and literature to Wanaka for a three day celebration of thinking and creativity. The bi-annual offshoot of Festival of Colour, the event is sure to raise questions – and some eyebrows – through robust debate and discussion. Societal concerns woven into the programme include climate change, identity, innovation, […]

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ON the road with… Tourettes: rapper poet wunderkind. 0
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ON the road with… Tourettes: rapper poet wunderkind.

Midway through his national tour with Will Wood, rapper poet wunderkind Dominic Hoey a.k.a Tourettes stopped in for a cerebral chat with ONmag. What’s it like being ON the road with Will Wood? It’s great. The shows are going really well and Will’s a great traveling companion. I don’t have my license so he does all the driving while we […]

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Thank F*** it’s Friday with Tyler Martens a.k.a Stickybuds 0
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Thank F*** it’s Friday with Tyler Martens a.k.a Stickybuds

Hailing from our favourite maple syrup producing, snow-twin country, Canada, Stickybuds himself is coming in hot to Wanaka soil to play alongside The Funk Hunters in the Lake Wanaka Centre…. TONIGHT. A teacher gone full monty international DJ, Tyler Martens is known for being a founding father of the Ghetto Funk genre, and for upping the level of bass savagery […]

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