Category Archives: Dance

The party’s over

By Insider – Jock Phillips Almost everyone was dressed up – French supporters with tricolour wigs, rooster hats, and red, white and blue drapes; Kiwis almost all in black, with silver hats, fern antlers, and enveloped in New Zealand flags. … Continue reading

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Arohanui, The Greatest Love

By Insider – Suzanne Peri-Chapman I’ve just been to the World Premiere of Arohanui, The Greatest Love, in Wellington. Not to be missed – it has a short season in Wellington, then it moves on to Auckland. As a genre, … Continue reading

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Who is this festival for?

By Insider – Jock Phillips The REAL New Zealand Festival is buzzing from one end of the country to another, but if anywhere is its centre, then that place must be Auckland’s Queens Wharf.  Over the past 24 hours I … Continue reading

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Something unique on every street

By Insider – Jock Phillips Every city hosting a World Cup game has done it differently.  Yesterday was Hamilton’s turn. The strategy in many places has been to concentrate the fun around one spot – the waterfronts in New Plymouth … Continue reading

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Rangatira for a day

By Insider – Jock Phillips The taiaha whistled a few centimetres before my nose. The warrior, with tattooed face and thighs, pranced menacingly before me, chanting all the time, before grimacing fiercely in my face.  Three times it happened, my … Continue reading

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Powerful, tragic, magnificent

By Insider – Jock Phillips I had not intended to write this post.  I had done my piece for the day and now was the time to relax.  So I had a quick bite at ‘Angie’s kitchen’, just as Mum … Continue reading

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Festival recommendations from Joanna

We’ve asked each of our fabulous Festival team to select their top ten events – the things they’d most want to recommend to their friends, family or any visitors they might meet along the way. Here’s Joanna’s picks: Top 10 … Continue reading

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Queens Wharf for kids

By Guest Insider – Maya Hi! My name is Maya. I’m 11 years old and I’ve been to Queens Wharf quite a few times and I love it there. The first thing I got to do was look at New … Continue reading

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Festival recommendations from Miett

We’ve asked each of our fabulous Festival team to name their top ten events – the things they’d most want to recommend to their friends, family or any visitors they might meet along the way. The first top ten is … Continue reading

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From the Director: Inside the REAL New Zealand Festival

By Briony Ellis, REAL New Zealand Festival Director For the next six weeks of Rugby World Cup 2011, from 9 September to 24 October, New Zealand presents the REAL New Zealand Festival.  It’s the biggest celebration of our country ever … Continue reading

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