Crux Local Democracy Project Launch

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In a world first, Southern Lakes community news website Crux is joining forces with a global pioneer in digital democracy – Ethelo. The Local Democrac …

Lawrence Arabia’s Singles Club (QUEENSTOWN)

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Festival of Colour Arts Festival, which this year gains a presence in Queenstown at Sherwood, presents Lawrence Arabia’s Singles Club. New Zealand’s ” …

Estère (QUEENSTOWN)

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Estere is coming to Sherwood, as part of the Festival of Colour Arts Festival, which this year gains a presence in Queenstown at Sherwood. “The voice …

One Piece at a Time – Finn Andrews (QUEENSTOWN)

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Festival of Colour, which gains a Queenstown arm at Sherwood this year, is proud to present Finn Andrews, with full band and strings, and support from …

Achieving peak performance into the 2020s

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We are living in interesting times. The demands and pressures on each of us are increasing as a result of ubiquitous connectivity and fast-paced infor …

Street Theatre

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9.30am: 3 Speed Crunch Box – extraordinary Aussie acrobats bring their circus skills to this performance out in front of Big Fig. 10am & 11am: Liv …

Tree Dancer

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Chloe Loftus dances at night up in the branches of a tree. Come see this enchanting outdoor performance by New Zealand’s arboreal aerialist as the spo …

Schoolfest

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We’re going back to school! The Festival of Colour Schoolfest programme offers free and low-cost events for primary, intermediate and secondary school …

Live Art In The Palace

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Join two celebrated New Zealand artists for an evening of “performance art”. Dick Frizzell and Richard Adams will paint to a backdrop of live jazz pla …

Peace-Keeper, Peace-Maker

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Major General Dave Gawn served two years as Head of Mission to the UN Truce Supervision Organization; since 1948, the organisation has worked between …

Moving To A Low Carbon Economy

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Yes, we are already feeling the effects of climate change. Yes, we need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and shift to a low carbon economy. But …

Failing Public Health

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New Zealand appears to be slipping towards third world status when it comes to public health. The contamination of drinking water in Havelock North in …

First Encounters/Te Ha: Setting Patterns For Our Nation

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Maori living on the East Coast of New Zealand have enduring memories, handed down through generations, of the first encounters with Captain Cook 250 y …

Water Crisis

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We’ve got a freshwater crisis on our hands. It appears we can’t have it all – clean water, high volume dairy farming, the 100% Pure brand that drives …

The New Zealand Dance Company – Kiss The Sky

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The New Zealand Dance Company (NZDC) forges its national and international reputation for powerful contemporary dance with its tour of Kiss The Sky, i …

The Royal New Zealand Ballet

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Watch dancers from your national ballet company in a superb programme of contemporary works, including two that were commissioned to celebrate the 125 …

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

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Our New Zealand Symphony Orchestra performs two world-class concerts for the Festival of Colour:

Jordi Savall

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For one rapturous performance only, baroque music superstar Jordi Savall brings to Wanaka the gorgeous music of late 17th century France.

Wai Water Wanaka

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We’ve got a freshwater crisis on our hands. Water in the 21st century is still seen as a bringer of life and an ancestral voice, but it’s also a conte …

Central To The Soul

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A Bill Morris picture of Central Otago today, through the eyes of touring artists and residents.

Songs of Travel

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New Zealand baritone Julien Van Mellaerts is the only person to have ever won first prize in both the Kathleen Ferrier Awards and the Wigmore Hall Koh …

Lou’ana

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Roll up for an evening of free-spirited music with jazz, soul and funk vocalist Lou’ana and her band.

The Locals

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Growing up in Wanaka, these three artists all began their musical journeys as teenagers working with our lake, our mountains and our community as thei …

Estere

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She has opened for the likes of Grace Jones, John Cale and Erykah Badu. Her Electric Blue Witch-Hop electronic music has thick bass atop weighty drums …

Lawrence Arabia’s Singles Club

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Singer of songs, teller of tall tales, beloved entertainer par excellence – Lawrence Arabia, every bit as good as he ought to be.

One Piece At A Time

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“This record has taken me somewhere else. That’s kind of the spooky element of making albums: you think you’re making them but really they’re making a …

Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra

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From ballads and singalongs to high-energy dance parties, Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra have spent years telling their stories with guitars and violin …

The Maori Sidesteps

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Get ready for a night of hilarity as The Maori Sidesteps turn some of your favourite songs on their head in a mix of satirical skits and crooning good …

Bjork: All Is Full Of Love

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Blackbird Ensemble, New Zealand’s most inventive and theatrical chamber orchestra, presents an awe-inspiring homage to the inimitable Icelandic pop ar …

JFDR

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Singer-songwriter Jófríður Ákadóttir is the talented Icelander who emerged in 2017 as a solo artist with her project JFDR. She’s been name-checked by …

Permission to Speak

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It’s time to give a new generation permission to speak. High school students from around the country have spoken their truths on topics such as body i …

Wild Dogs Under My Skirt

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Vivid, passionate and compelling, Wild Dogs Under My Skirt is also alive with humour and sheer energy. The raw and lyrical performance poetry challeng …

The Road That Wasn’t There

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This is a story about a girl who followed a map off the edge of the world. In New Zealand there are some 56,000 kilometres of paper roads – streets an …

My Best Dead Friend

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This is a story about my best friends. Ok, no, this is actually mostly a story about me. December, 1998. Dunedin. High summer in a town where there is …

Bruce

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Created by Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd and Tim Watts Performed by Daniel Buckle and Nick Pages-Oliver Produced by The Last Great Hunt A lo-fi puppetry spectacul …

Still Life With Chickens

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Some friendships are just clucking surprising! When Mama discovers a mischievous chicken invading her flourishing veggie garden, her first instinct is …

Rooman

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ROOMAN is a heart-warming, heart-breaking, visual-musical extravaganza by Fleur Elise Noble. Back in 2011, we presented sell-out performances of Fleur …

Nadia Reid

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Auckland-born, Dunedin-raised, she has won global success. 2017 saw her tour through Australasia, Europe, and the US including festivals like Green Ma …