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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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Make Me Laugh
Theatre
Whakanuia: Ten Things to Celebrate in New Zealand Theatre in 2018
Knockouts
Whakanuia: Best Aotearoa Reads 2018
WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE
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Photos, highlights and a full recording of the panel...
News
WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE
By Pantograph Punch
WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE: The Panelists, and Those Who Have Gone
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We ask our friends what drove or pulled them offshore...
News
WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE: The Panelists, and Those Who Have Gone
By Pantograph Punch
Internet Histories | 26 November
Read Time: 16 mins
Ice truck killers, social media insurgency, the best...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 26 November
By Pantograph Punch
WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE: Pantograph Punch Edition
Read Time: 5 mins
In anticipation of WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE, The Pantograph...
News
WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE: Pantograph Punch Edition
By Pantograph Punch
Chop/Stick: Michelle Ang and Jo Holsted in Conversation
Read Time: 26 mins
Rosabel Tan talks to Michelle Ang and Jo Holsted about...
Theatre
Chop/Stick: Michelle Ang and Jo Holsted in Conversation
By Rosabel Tan
Internet Histories | 12 November
Read Time: 13 mins
The tactics of fiction, the US elections: schadenfreude...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 12 November
By Pantograph Punch
The Basic Work of Writing: An Interview with Nicky Hager
Read Time: 21 mins
Matt Harnett talks to Nicky Hager on mass media, democracy...
Society
The Basic Work of Writing: An Interview with Nicky Hager
By Matt Harnett
Swearing, Suicide and Silence: When ‘Bully’ Came To New Zealand
Read Time: 28 mins
Bullying is a big issue in NZ - or at least, we talk...
Screen
Swearing, Suicide and Silence: When ‘Bully’ Came To New Zealand
By Joe Nunweek