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A new generation of theatremakers is turning to stand-up to tell its stories - and breaking down the walls between New Zealand's theatre and comedy communities in the process. Annabella Gamboni talks to some of the stars of this new comedy order about the artistic and financial reasons behind this sea change.

There’s a lot of snobbery around New Zealand stand-up comedy. I’m not just talking about...

Theatre

2018 has been a rough year for New Zealand theatre in many ways but there was still so much to celebrate. Theatre Editor Adam Goodall (from Wellington), Kate Prior (from Auckland), Erin Harrington (from Christchurch) and Emily Duncan (from Dunedin) talk about the shows that excited them, provoked them and made them love 2018 despite its challenges.

In May, Dunedin’s Fortune Theatre closed its doors...

Knockouts

Literature Editor Hannah Newport-Watson and recent contributing writers from the Pantograph Punch’s books section share their favourite Aotearoa books of the year.

There are more books in the world than there were a year ago. The reading pile beside the bed grows ever taller. Christmas means different things to different people – to me, it means I can finally lie down in the shade and read for hours on...

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Theatre
Make Me Laugh
Theatre
Whakanuia: Ten Things to Celebrate in New Zealand Theatre in 2018
Knockouts
Whakanuia: Best Aotearoa Reads 2018
Review: Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography
Read Time: 4 mins
Joseph Harper on the empty emotional pornography of...
Theatre
Review: Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography
By Joseph Harper
So You Want to Rebrand New Zealand...
Read Time: 5 mins
Ad man Jono Aidney brings his experience to bear on...
Society
So You Want to Rebrand New Zealand...
By Jono Aidney
Give and Take: Imogen Taylor's 'Glory Hole' and Political Camp
Read Time: 14 mins
Owen Connors picks at the roots of Imogen Taylor's...
Art
Give and Take: Imogen Taylor's 'Glory Hole' and Political Camp
By Owen Connors
Wicked Ihimaera and the Speech We Love to Hate
Read Time: 14 mins
Witi Ihimaera talks about his speech at the Dunedin...
Literature
Wicked Ihimaera and the Speech We Love to Hate
By Kirsti Whalen
Review: The Conch Trumpet
Read Time: 7 mins
Adam Stewart reviews David Eggleton's melodious but...
Literature
Review: The Conch Trumpet
By Adam Stewart
This Could Be It
Read Time: 18 mins
Max Harris thought his spidery limbs, flat feet and...
Society
This Could Be It
By Max Harris
The Call is Coming From Inside the House
Read Time: 10 mins
What's up with all the childhood reboots?
Screen
The Call is Coming From Inside the House
By Matt Harnett
I'm Feeling Lucky: The Forum
Read Time: 13 mins
Sam Brooks on the SimRTK forums
Internet Histories
I'm Feeling Lucky: The Forum
By Sam Brooks