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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
Spec-Fic Month: 'The National Conversation' by Victor Billot
Read Time: 5 mins
'The National Conversation' by Victor Billot
Literature
Spec-Fic Month: 'The National Conversation' by Victor Billot
By Victor Billot
We All Have A Story: A Review of Weave
Read Time: 6 mins
A veritable tapestry of New Zealand stories, Madeleine...
Theatre
We All Have A Story: A Review of Weave
By Madeleine De Young
Seduce This: A Review of 'The Maids'
Read Time: 7 mins
Shannon Friday gets lost in a rapid-fire adaptation...
Theatre
Seduce This: A Review of 'The Maids'
By Shannon Friday
Whakanuia: 6 Things Worth Celebrating in December 2017
Read Time: 4 mins
Our monthly list of awesome mahi to look forward to...
Knockouts
Whakanuia: 6 Things Worth Celebrating in December 2017
By Pantograph Punch
A Letter from Bombay, or Mumbai: On the Troubles of Renaming as a Decolonial Act
Read Time: 29 mins
What's in a name? The history of a place, its present...
Art
A Letter from Bombay, or Mumbai: On the Troubles of Renaming as a Decolonial Act
By Balamohan Shingade
Family Tatters: A Review of Loveless
Read Time: 5 mins
Without love to temper them, disappointment turns...
Screen
Family Tatters: A Review of Loveless
By Jacob Powell
Soothing Words and Bloody Deeds: On Animals and the Law
Read Time: 17 mins
Eloise Callister-Baker goes to a conference that challenges...
Society
Soothing Words and Bloody Deeds: On Animals and the Law
By Eloise Callister-Baker
Loose Canons: Rodney Bell
Read Time: 4 mins
Dancer Rodney Bell uncovers his inspirations.
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Rodney Bell
By Rodney Bell