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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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Whakanuia: Ten Things to Celebrate in New Zealand Theatre in 2018
Knockouts
Whakanuia: Best Aotearoa Reads 2018
The NZIFF in Brief: Through Europe, and Beyond
Read Time: 10 mins
Eleanor Woodhouse reviews NZIFF highlights from both...
Screen
The NZIFF in Brief: Through Europe, and Beyond
By Eleanor Woodhouse
The Difficult Business of Being Human: A Review of Lucky Punch
Read Time: 4 mins
Tim Upperton reviews Simone Kaho's collection Lucky...
Literature
The Difficult Business of Being Human: A Review of Lucky Punch
By Tim Upperton
Review: Toni Erdmann
Read Time: 9 mins
An exquisite and gleefully modern German ‘reunification...
Screen
Review: Toni Erdmann
By Jacob Powell
Review: No Post on Sunday
Read Time: 6 mins
Adam Goodall reviews the latest collaboration between...
Theatre
Review: No Post on Sunday
By Adam Goodall
Loose Canons: Nisha Madhan
Read Time: 11 mins
Nisha Madhan is the artistic director of The Town...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Nisha Madhan
By Nisha Madhan
Review: Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2017
Read Time: 6 mins
Consisting of seven short films from Māori and Pasifika...
Screen
Review: Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2017
By Jacob Powell
Empowering Bright-eyes: A Review of #keeponkimiora
Read Time: 7 mins
What happens when you give the community a camera?...
Art
Empowering Bright-eyes: A Review of #keeponkimiora
By Lana Lopesi
Originally Sung: New Zealand Writers on Lyricism
Read Time: 18 mins
In a three-part series, New Zealand writers tell us...
Literature
Originally Sung: New Zealand Writers on Lyricism
By Pantograph Punch