Entertainment

Hands-on Maclary figures finished

hairy maclary

Foundryman Jonathan Campbell didn't know Hairy Maclary existed until he had kids.

Jazzing it up at the Proms

Andre Paris

Saxophonist Andre Paris has just returned a tour with Roger Fox for the Air Force Proms concert.

Taita talent makes mark

Taita mural

TAREN STEVENS - Hutt News

Taita College teacher Alice Wilson wanted to do something to improve the school's image.

Dancing to the top

Charlotte Wright

Charlotte Wright's has performance at an international Irish dance competition means her future is looking very bright.

Nothing like a good laugh

Vaughan King

The Hutt Valley needs more laughs, a new resident comedian says.

Pheasants inspire East and West art

Pheasant art

MARY NICHOLS - Hutt News

An exhibition that combines the contrasting styles of Chinese brush painting with western acrylic and stained glass- inspired art opens at the Odlin Gallery next week.

Five blowing into town

Category 5

Hutt News

Category Five, a wind ensemble that takes its name from the meteorological scale for hurricanes, blows into town this weekend.

From mischief to sell-out art

Jordyn Smith photo

Transferring talents from mischief to art has resulted in a sell-out exhibition for a Naenae alternative school.

A day of poetry for the people

Graham Wolf

Graham Wolf says poetry is an expression of the soul, just like music, and should be fostered in everyday life.

Play illustrates price of life

Price

Material success has its cost, and so does every other aspiration in life.

College play honours 28th Maori Battalion

28th battalion

Sacred Heart College drama teacher Jack Boyle says audiences were moved and delighted by performances of The Battalion this week.

Young director delights in debut show

teen drama

A musical by one of the city’s youngest directors, Acacia O’Connor, is about to hit the stage.

Dowse book one of four finalists

Dowse book

KAROLINE TUCKEY - Hutt News

An art book produced by a partnership including the Dowse has been shortlisted for the New Zealand Post Book Awards.

Quake jitters hit Lighthouse film fest ticket sales

lighthouse cinema petone

Hutt News

The New Zealand International Film Festival has screenings in the Hutt Valley for the first time, and it's an event Light House Petone owner Simon Werry wants to grow.

From scientist to count

gypsy baron

David Skinner is having a lot of fun playing a count in the Wellington Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Society's latest production.

First shot at a short film

Chelsie Preston-Crayford

Chelsie Preston Crayford imposed the discipline of a very tight deadline on herself for her first short film, Right Here, Right Now.

A win without meat

cobar

Outlook fine:  Cobar Restaurant's Davey Howarth won the dinner/fine dining section of the 2013 NZ Vegetarian Dish Challenge.Spectacular: Davey Howarth's winning vege combo.

Good buy, pork pie!

NICHOLAS BOYACK - Hutt News

There has been a taste of Cambodia lately at the Petone Workings Men's Club.

Making light of images

Hutt News

Nature highlights: Jonas Henehan hopes a darkened exhibition space, with his photographs placed against light boxes, will make the colours in his landscape and macro (close up) images pop.

Designer cuts loose in swashbuckling opera

HUTCorsarostrap

SIMON EDWARDS - Hutt News

An opera with pirates, sultans and harems, sounds like a dream job for a costume designer, but budget constraints bring a dose of reality.

Taste of Italy, with side of history

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SIMON EDWARDS - Hutt News

Michele Elenio says you know you're at an Italian dinner table when, as you finish the meal, a hot topic of discussion is what should be on the menu the next night.

Students enlist for The Battalion

SIMON EDWARDS - Hutt News

A group of 40 teenagers are gaining insights into the world of professional theatre, and also the sacrifices made by World War II soldiers not much older than themselves.

Sweetness tastes Pacifica success

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SIMON EDWARDS - Hutt News

A Taita College band that formed only this year and didn't even have a name until the MC gave them one has ended up winning Wellington's Pacifica Beats vocals award.

What's On in the Hutt - July 9-16

Hutt News

TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS

Making a hotel the stage

Footnote dance

Lower Hutt dancer Olivia McGregor will be one of five taking Kiwi greats to a hotel as part of new Wellington show. 

Provocative convict history comes alive

HUTTaitastrap

SIMON EDWARDS - Hutt News

A cracking good play at Taita College this week doubles as a big NCEA test for senior drama students.

Agatha Christie classic takes stage

Hutt News

In connection with a murder, the police are anxious to interview a man seen in the vicinity wearing a dark overcoat and light scarf and a soft felt hat, but don't worry, it is not a real crime, it is a stage play.

Barbershop future bright in Wellington

Hutt News

In 25 years of singing and directing choirs, Petone resident Antony Currington says he can't remember a time barbershop and chorus groups have been stronger.

WHAT'S ON

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Child's view of art

BY SIMON EDWARDS - Hutt News

Children have taken over the curating reins for a new exhibition at the Dowse.

Past and present

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BY LEE-ANNE EDWARDS - Hutt News

June Tilley has been painting and drawing for as long as she can remember.

WHAT'S ON

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UNTIL JULY 7

Power of Tu retained

BY SIMON EDWARDS - Hutt News

Could a play ever capture the power and emotion of Patricia Grace's award-winning novel Tu? The answer is yes, and the proof is on show for the next fortnight at Wellington's Circa Theatre.

Hutt restaurants in festival mode

Strap

BY LEE-ANNE EDWARDS - Hutt News

It's not open yet but Jackson St's latest dining choice, Taylor's On Jackson, will join the five other Hutt entrants in this year's Wellington On A Plate festival.

Revved up for raceway

BY LEE-ANNE EDWARDS - Hutt News

High adrenalin indoor go kart racing has returned to the Hutt with the opening of Revolution Raceway in Wingate.

Artist explores topics of earth, sky

BY SIMON EDWARDS - Hutt News

The Christchurch earthquakes denied Kiwis the first look at a major retrospective of more than six years' output of Shane Cotton's paintings, but now they hit the capital.

Living with gene risk highlighted by Jolie

BY LEE-ANNE EDWARDS - Hutt News

A national tendency to "get on with it" extends to women who find they have a very high risk of contracting breast and ovarian cancer.

FILM REVIEW: Dialogue lets down good sci-fi story

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BY KYLIE KLEIN-NIXON - Kapi-Mana News

REVIEW: It's exciting to see Will Smith, the undisputed king of sci-fi action movies, return to the multiplex with After Earth.

Film Review: The Great Gatsby a visual feast

great gatsby

REVIEW: When F Scott Fitzgerald created the ultimate social climber Jay Gatsby and his feckless love Daisy Buchanan in 1925, he captured the dark side of the American Dream.

Headed for Global Battle of the Bands

BY JIM CHIPP - Hutt News

Three former Tawa College mates with a common interest in rock'n'roll have made it to the Australasian final of the Global Battle of the Bands.

What's On

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UNTIL JULY 7

Step back in time at Vintage-Orama

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BY LEE-ANNE EDWARDS - Hutt News

Fans of all things retro will be spoilt for choice at Vintage- Orama, a vintage lifestyle expo in Wellington on Saturday.

Star performing at Matariki event

A "mini debate" between Ikaroa Rawhiti Maori electorate candidates from Labour, Greens and Mana is one of the features of Te Ra o Matariki Puanga.

Music to help keep a roof over orphans

Strap

BY LEE-ANNE EDWARDS - Hutt News

Outrageous rent increases and the fear of being evicted could soon be a thing of the past for a group of Nepalese orphans.

WHAT'S ON

What's On

UNTIL JUNE 15

Growing up in a Kiwi social borderland

Shopping

REVIEW: Shopping (R16) (98min)

Film review: Spring Breakers

Spring breakers

REVIEW: Spring Breakers shines a light on the hedonistic world of American college students, but is not what you would expect.

Indian dance deepens culture

Hutt News

The chance to perform with an acclaimed dance company has also allowed Hutt dancers to learn about their Indian culture.

WHAT'S ON

Hutt News

UNTIL JUNE 11

Film rolls on Betty's story

Strap

BY LEE-ANNE EDWARDS - Hutt News

She was a champion of Wainuiomata for the many years she lived there.
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