Charting a course through Middle-earth can be nearly as taxing as surviving an international media tour for an end-of-year blockbuster.
Sol3 Mio are bringing their powerful operatic voices and irrepressible Samoan humour to Blenheim next year
Security guards will sport night vision goggles at a Nelson screening of The Hobbit to prevent video piracy.
Rhombohedrons have kept mathematicians and art historians pondering for centuries, says Blenheim printmaker Steve Austin.
A "cash and carry" concept will keep a new exhibition at the Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery looking fresh during the holiday season.
Five sisters have created their own dance act to get audiences warmed up for Cinderella on Saturday.
Kiwi woolshed concert crowds can be as attentive as audiences in more conventional performance venues.
The magical interpretation of Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book was another colourful, family-friendly show performed by the Marlborough Dance Centre.
Moveable boards and river silt pasted on paint give added energy to landscape paintings by Joanna Dudson-Scott.
In 2007, former Picton woman Renee Maurice was asked where she imagined herself in 10 years' time.
There's something about the Riwaka Hotel in summer that turns crowds extra-crazy, Shapeshifter's Nick Robinson says.
Notes from The Cave
Conquer the home town, then play music to the world.
Some of NZ's top brass musicians play in the Marlborough District Brass Band, but its other members are not easily "Upstaged".
Tim Bartlett slips into a familiar skin when he plays Dickie Hart in Roger Hall's comedy show You Gotta Be Joking!
Funerals aren't known to be very festive so Blenheim Musical Theatre might need some Irish luck to fill seats at its end-of-year show
Varied works by a large group of artists line the gallery walls for the Marlborough Art Society's new exhibition, Miscellany.
Marine art is a specialty of former art curator James Taylor, who is guest speaker for the year's final lecture hosted by the Marlborough Decorative and Fine Arts Society.
Like many buildings the handsome stone St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, has been shaken and stirred by earthquakes
Fifty years of drama at the Picton Little Theatre will be celebrated in July with an English comedy, Crystal Clear.
Women's Institute members shed more than their oven gloves when they become "calendar girls" at the Boathouse Theatre