A Waikato student's short film about sadness and loneliness felt by youth will be screened at the upcoming Uni Shorts International Short Film Festival.
Entry to the 2013 National Contemporary Art Award is on hold until a sponsor is confirmed.
World of WearableArt founder Dame Suzie Moncrieff on making bold fashion choices.
REVIEW: Richard LaGravenese is no slouch as a screenwriter.
Bilbo left but now he's coming back again with Martin Freeman confirming he's heading to NZ to film more of the trilogy.
As Hamilton's arts scene abuzz with what's next for Passing Red and the Wintec wall there are those arguing: why do anything?
Few have left such a lasting cultural and artistic legacy to the city than Ida Carey.
When hundreds of Waikato schoolgirls revealed they were "desperately seeking" Romeo, a dozen young men were ready to sweep them off their feet.
OPINION: We may not all be card carrying members of the city's literati but we love, celebrate and support this place in all its colours and idiosyncrasies, writes Denise Irvine.
Do you know these young men from Tūrangawaewae Marae who greeted Queen Margrethe in 1987?
They started out as a love-'em-or-hate-'em band, but as time goes on and their successes build, more and more people are jumping on the Six60 bandwagon and those boys are driving it straight to the top.
Your guide to what's happening this week.
'Love or hate it, it's doing what art should.'
OPINION: Whatever the future of Passing Red, the most important thing is that it has a future, says Creative Waikato's Sarah Nathan.
New Zealand has lost one of its great artists, but Ralph Hotere's name is legend that will live on in the Waikato.
It's been said before, but all cliches aside, Mihirangi is one of a kind.
Woody Allen fans can be broadly divided into those who appreciate the prolific film-maker's acting as well as his writing and directing and those who would rather he stay behind the camera.
Siena Yates profiles a musician who is unprepared for fame.
It flies pretty low under the radar, despite being held at one of the most beautiful beaches in the region and at New Year it will mark 20 years of "conscious celebrations".
In writing up a 'ten best' list or otherwise considering the superior films seen in any calendar year there's always a problem with New Zealand's slightly delayed distribution system.
This is an ideal package for your Christmas function, with something for everyone to enjoy.
Kiwi songstress Kimbra has again won Best Female Artist at Australia's top music awards.
Awards for Richard O'Brien and deputy mayor
What do Riff Raff and Hamilton's deputy mayor have in common?
Two picked to go to London
After dropping drama for the "more academic" subject of biology this year, a Hamilton high school student is amazed to be among an elite few selected to study at London's Globe Theatre.
Check out what's on during this weekend.
REVIEWED BY ANGELA CUMING - © Fairfax NZ NewsSomething very special is happening in Hamilton's theatre scene.
Hip-hop emerged as a rebellion against disco, but De La Soul's DJ Maseo tells Tracey Cooper, it wasn't all bad.
Dragon have created some of the most memorable songs in New Zealand music history and they will be playing them all on their latest tour.
Some things, quite simply, make a great life even better.
Congratulations to the University of Waikato music programme, because it has grown into a full conservatorium of music.
Germans are crazy about all things Kiwi
Waikato University humanities lecturer Norman Franke reports on New Zealand's role at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
The Datsuns release their fifth album tomorrow, 10 years after being hailed as the saviours of rock 'n' roll. Tracey Cooper talks to drummer Ben Cole.
First it was the Pavlova, then it was Russell Crowe and now it's Doctor Who
With a trick as dastardly as any the evil Daleks can muster, Australian Doctor Who fans are trying to stop the Tardis materialising in New Zealand and have the show filmed in Australia instead.
Hamilton pop darling Kimbra leads the chase for this year's Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards as a finalist in six categories.
This year's winner of Concerto Competition, Andrew Leathwick, gave an assured, riveting performance of the virtuosic Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No 3 in C.
Your weekly guide to what's on in Hamilton this week.
A cross between the old 1980s comedy Weird Science and the more recent post modern drama Stranger Than Fiction.
The Mary Poppins stage show has broken all sorts of records in Australia and is set to do the same when it opens in Auckland next month.
Read Sacred Heart Girls College student Emily Hunter's award-winning story Of Dust.
'An embarrassment of riches'
Nelson band New Vinyl has won the the Smokefreerockquest national final.
Your weekly guide to gigs happening in the Waikato.
He hardly remembers living in Hamilton but we'll still claim Allan Chisholm as one of our own.
Seems like just a year ago the Fringe Festival was knocking on our doors and dragging us out to see all manner of weird and wonderful performances around this fair city.
"It's visually quite mad"
After spending the last year disassembling and rebuilding his robotic band, Greg Locke is back with The Trons who are sporting new arms, instruments and a supercharged control system.
This Hamilton Civic Choir concert included St Paul's Collegiate Big Band and Tizane McEvoy; a previous winner of the Choir's Associate Artist Award.
Your weekly guide to what's happening in the Waikato.
Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Andersons's latest feature, opened at Lido Cinema around the midpoint of Hamilton's International Film Festival.
You can tell a band is really rock 'n' roll when their latest CD arrives in a brown paper bag with a leopard skin print g-string tucked in beside it.
There isn't much Nick Wilkinson hasn't done in Hamilton theatre.
Tenor Amitai Pati is joining up with his brother Pene and Moses Mackay for a fundraising concert at Waikato University on Monday night.
Hamilton's own wearable arts fashion show, ReStyle, is on at the Founders Theatre on Saturday.