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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
Fences
Read Time: 5 mins
David Fane on when the fences went up.
Theatre
Fences
By David Fane
The Lives Of Others: Serial, There and Here
Read Time: 23 mins
Saziah Bashir and Diane White on Serial
Society
The Lives Of Others: Serial, There and Here
By Saziah Bashir & Diane White
Ten Picks for Auckland Fringe 2015
Read Time: 7 mins
Joseph Harper and Sam Brooks give their top picks...
Theatre
Ten Picks for Auckland Fringe 2015
By Pantograph Punch
A Space Between Street Corners And Symphonies
Read Time: 14 mins
Kirsti Whalen runs away to join the circus.
Theatre
A Space Between Street Corners And Symphonies
By Kirsti Whalen
Summer Reading: Our Favourites from 2014
Read Time: 13 mins
Our writers' favourites from 2014
Internet Histories
Summer Reading: Our Favourites from 2014
By Pantograph Punch
Our Top Reads of 2014
Read Time: 15 mins
Our team's picks for our best features of 2014.
News
Our Top Reads of 2014
By Pantograph Punch
Ten Plays We Loved in 2014: Auckland Edition
Read Time: 7 mins
Rosabel Tan and Joseph Harper on the plays that shaped...
Theatre
Ten Plays We Loved in 2014: Auckland Edition
By Pantograph Punch
The most life (and death) affirming talent contest in the world
Read Time: 4 mins
Heart attacks, heartbreak, loss and beautiful voices...
Music
The most life (and death) affirming talent contest in the world
By Hayden Donnell