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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...

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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
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part I
Read Time: 11 mins
In the first of this two-part series, Matt Harnett...
Society
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part I
By Matt Harnett
I Went And Saw All The Shihad Movie
Read Time: 11 mins
Neither a yawnorama concert DVD nor a brutal Metallica...
Music
I Went And Saw All The Shihad Movie
By Joe Nunweek
Does The Listener Even Know How to Use The Internet?
Read Time: 4 mins
In which Guy Somerset claims without irony that The...
Theatre
Does The Listener Even Know How to Use The Internet?
By Rosabel Tan
Tweets as Fiction: Black Box by Jennifer Egan
Read Time: 2 mins
Why Jennifer Egan is more exciting than Frowny Franzen...
Internet Histories
Tweets as Fiction: Black Box by Jennifer Egan
By Rosabel Tan
Eight days until I can just listen to The Boss again
Read Time: 3 mins
I spoke at a panel discussion on New Zealand Music...
Music
Eight days until I can just listen to The Boss again
By Joe Nunweek
'Alter Ego', by Robbie Cooper
Read Time: 3 mins
Robbie Cooper (b.1969) is a British artist working...
Internet Histories
'Alter Ego', by Robbie Cooper
By Joe Nunweek
Ten Short Stories I Enjoyed This Year
Read Time: 24 mins
Highlights from a year spent reading short stories...
Features
Ten Short Stories I Enjoyed This Year
By Rosabel Tan
No Future/No, Future (Part Two)
Read Time: 16 mins
The 2008 general election produced the lowest voter...
Features
No Future/No, Future (Part Two)
By Joe Nunweek