Category Archives: Insider – Suzanne Peri-Chapman

One Point

By Insider – Suzanne Peri-Chapman I was in the Eden Park stadium on the final night of the Tournament. Not only in the stadium, but, as part of my duties, in the players tunnel area during the last quarter of … Continue reading

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Hard on the Heels

By Insider – Suzanne Peri-Chapman Hard on the Heels, Peter Bush, Capturing the All Blacks Closing on October 30, this photography exhibition at the Museum of Wellington City and Sea is well worth a look (the exhibition is also on … Continue reading

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Everyone’s an expert now

By Insider – Suzanne Peri-Chapman There’s a new Rugby World Cup phenomenon around, and no it isn’t how far the French managed to get. This phenomenon is  a sort of confessional appearing in workplaces around the country…the conversation generally runs … Continue reading

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Brahmissimo

By Insider – Suzanne Peri-Chapman I was sitting in the concert hall tonight, thinking “My life is being enriched, right now”. I was attending the first of four concerts by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, called Brahmissimo, a complete Brahms … Continue reading

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Martinborough Unmasked

By Insider – Suzanne Peri-Chapman Excellent idea, this unmasking of Martinborough. For those of you who don’t know where, or what, Martinborough is..click here. For those who do – it’s that little piece of paradise, just out of Wellington, with … Continue reading

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Maori Art Market

By Insider – Suzanne Peri-Chapman  The Maori Art Market is on from the 6-9 of October, in Porirua, just a short drive north of Wellington. It features over 200 Maori visual artists, and the works are of a consistently high … 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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Steampunk in Oamaru

By Insider – Suzanne Peri-Chapman I guess we have to start this blog with a definition of Steampunk…tomorrow as it used to be. From http://www.tor.com/blogs/2009/10/steampunk-101 What is steampunk?
In three short words, steampunk is Victorian science fiction. Here “Victorian” is not meant … Continue reading

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Indulgent Weekend

By Insider – Suzanne Peri-Chapman No, I didn’t spend the weekend in a luxury spa resort. I went to the inaugural Indulge Marlborough event in Blenheim, followed the next morning by the Kaikoura SeaFest.

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Oceania, Part Two

By Insider – Suzanne Peri-Chapman Oceania: 2 exhibitions; 25,000 islands Location: Wellington, at Te Papa Tongarewa (Museum of New Zealand) and at City Gallery Wellington, until 6 November. (Images from Oceania website) Oceania is two exhibitions, one called Early Encounters, at Te Papa, and the other … Continue reading

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