Category Archives: Festival recommendations

The nationwide buzz

By Guest Insider – Eric Dorfman I suspect, like a good many New Zealanders, as Rugby World Cup 2011 approached I became thoroughly immersed in making my own preparations. Depending on how you look at it, I was lucky enough … Continue reading

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The Earthquake in Chile – in Christchurch

By Insider – Jock Phillips For the third time in three days I have just had an interesting theatrical experience which was not in a theatre – ‘The Complete History of World Rugby (Abridged)‘ was on a footie field; ‘Having … Continue reading

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Laughing through it all

By Insider – Jock Phillips It is strangely revealing that of all the Fanzones and REAL New Zealand Festival offerings that I have visited over the past month, only in Christchurch, city of quakes, city without Rugby World Cup 2011 … Continue reading

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Queens Wharf for the kids – from the kids

Guest Insider – Maya Hi, it’s Maya here again. I went down to Queens Wharf again today during the school holidays and it was still awesome, because there are lots of new things to do. I was there while the … 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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New Zealand and the world – in pictures

By Insider – Jock Phillips The first thing you see as you enter the re-opened Auckland Art Gallery, its opening timed for the cup, are huge exuberantly coloured inflatable flowers which hang from the exquisite laminated kauri roof.  ‘Flower chandelier’ is … 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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Beyond shark and tatties

By Insider – Jock Phillips It did not start well – my first visit to Queen’s wharf, Fanzone on Auckland’s waterfront.  I had arranged to meet someone there at 11.30 am when it apparently opened – except that it didn’t. … 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 Simone

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 Simone’s picks with an … Continue reading

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