The Ballad Of Backbone Joe reveals itself slowly with faux menace, guile and nod-nod, wink- wink moments.
Stones in Her Mouth is moving, anger-making, thought- provoking and stunningly beautiful to watch.
Australian trio The Suitcase Royale bring their crazy mix of music and slapstick to Wellington.
Hit British band Rudimental bring their full live show to Wellington tomorrow night. Tom Cardy reports.
Ann hunt reviews this brave take on gay sexuality at the NZ Festival.
Schubert's tricky Fifth performed with flair at New Zealand Festival.
He calls himself a 'veteran up-and-comer', but Liam Finn has shared stages with the world's best and is about to release his third solo album.
These five concerts are being conducted by two excellent New Zealand-based conductors.
Miss Bronte isn't part of the NZ Festival, but it could well be, with its outstanding performance and direction.
Spontaneous swing dancing in the streets summed up the spirit of Napier's Art Deco Weekend.
A menagerie of Dr Who villains paraded in Wellington yesterday ahead of an NZ Fest spectacular.
Playing Nicely is a clever, beautifully performed show that delivers far more than the "nice" implies.
Jackson Coe has gone from the heart of the Occupy Wall Street protests to a starring role in MacBeth.
Tracey Chatterton reviews the Mission Estate concert 2014.
Michelle Duff reviews the Homegrown music festival at the Wellington waterfront.
Ahead of US act Okkervil River's Wellington show tomorrow, frontman Will Sheff talks about why success hasn't gone to his head.
The vagaries of youth could be construed as a connecting theme of two shows currently on in Wellington.
Ronan Keating touched down in Hawke's Bay last night and made it clear he was a man on a mission.
The performers, two of whom at times overact in an old-fashioned Shakespearean style for little comic effect, never seem to find the right balance between the serious and the humorous.
Billy Ocean, who plays the Mission Estate Winery's concert on Saturday, talks about why music has always driven him.
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