Struggles of refugee in children’s book

  Refugees are vulnerable. Unlike immigrants they are “forcibly displaced” to another country, says Millard Rashidi, A Year 13 student at Ormiston Senior College. Millard arrived...

Howick College regional winners

The Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand (SGCNZ) University of Otago Sheilah Winn Festival, Regional Competition Auckland South and East, was hosted by Botany Downs...

Back to the golden era of musicals

Hardly had the co-founders of Operatunity Daytime Concerts, Susan Boland and John Cameron returned after escorting musical tours in Russia, Germany, Prague and Netherlands,...

The best of burlesque

A peek through the theatre doors of Uxbridge Arts and Culture on August 11 will unveil Enchante Cabaret--an ode to classic burlesque with award-winning...

Parris: it’s our time to shine

Be Fearless, says the internationally renowned choreographer, dancer, director and businesswoman Parris Goebel who was the recipient of  the inaugural Pacific Business Trust Legacy...

Art award for ecology

  It’s the only contemporary art prize in New Zealand with ecology at its core. Each year, the Estuary Art and Ecology Prize brings together artworks by...

Lynch bringing show to town

  New Zealand pop Royalty Suzanne Lynch joins Operatunity for Shake, Rattle & Roll! is coming to Botany. Since gracing our stages and screens as part...

Guardian of arts

Catching up with the effervescent Nansi Thompson – gallery coordinator at the Franklin Arts Centre, proved no mean task last year. But when HELEN...


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