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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
An Interview with Martin Edmond
Read Time: 56 mins
Following his essay on exploring Martin Edmond's work...
Literature
An Interview with Martin Edmond
By Simon Comber
Thwarted Futurism, Internet Parties and the Wake
Read Time: 13 mins
Following the Internet Party's political obliteration...
Society
Thwarted Futurism, Internet Parties and the Wake
By Joe Nunweek
Review: Don Giovanni
Read Time: 6 mins
New Zealand Opera’s latest production of Mozart’s...
Theatre
Review: Don Giovanni
By Edward Dever
A Form Of Optimism: Australian Critic of the Year James Ley
Read Time: 15 mins
Critics were never quite adored, but they once commanded...
Literature
A Form Of Optimism: Australian Critic of the Year James Ley
By Joe Nunweek
Being Gracious in Defeat
Read Time: 5 mins
On the 20th September, voters in the New Zealand General...
Society
Being Gracious in Defeat
By Hayden Eastmond-Mein
Review: Wild Bees
Read Time: 10 mins
Wild Bees takes us into a 1990s boardroom where union...
Theatre
Review: Wild Bees
By Pantograph Punch
IH: Election Roundup Edition
Read Time: 9 mins
In the first of our new-look Internet Histories, Matt...
Internet Histories
IH: Election Roundup Edition
By Matt Harnett
If there’s one great height
Read Time: 8 mins
Keir Leslie explores what it means to watch Scottish...
Society
If there’s one great height
By Keir Leslie