Category Archives: Go There (Or Not)

Royals of Kihikihi

On Tuesday a third play opened, Royals of Kihikihi. Two plays in one night is sort of doable. Three, not so much. So I pulled in my friend Sigourney Taylor. Fall in love with her words, then go see the … Continue reading

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…Him

The point of a newspaper would seem to be in the name. ‘News’ paper. Which, the 5 year old I once was would firmly tell you is boring, an older me might have learnt the word tedious and a naive … Continue reading

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Wild Bees

New Zealand can be a confused place. We’re proud because of our background of hard working men, we’re proud because we were the first country to give women the vote, we’re proud because we stood up to America over the … Continue reading

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Wheels of Experience

When I was a child there seemed to be a persistent idea that New Zealand had no history, no stories worth telling. Sure, I learnt about Kate Sheppard, Sir Edmund Hillary and The Treaty of Waitangi (never Te Tiriti note) … Continue reading

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Earnest

Oscar Wilde has always delighted me. When I was very small my grandmother would read to me The Happy Prince and Selfish Giant. His words quickly became integral to the history of my love affair with literature. Yet, I didn’t think … Continue reading

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Wine Lips

There were three careers I was actively discouraged from following as a child. Theatre, Advertising and Law. With my Mother working in theatre we knew far too many struggling for their art. Meanwhile my Father worked in advertising and his whole … Continue reading

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Terror Highway

A couple of weeks ago an invitation to the opening night of Dynamotion’s Terror Highway popped into my inbox. ‘New Zealand’s foremost colour-coordinated comedy-dance troupe conclude their blood-soaked Terror Trilogy on the road to hell. In a town so small where … Continue reading

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