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Better mental health support wanted after teenager’s death at music festival

Report from LDR
Hauora Tairāwhiti leaders want better mental health support at Rhythm and Vines after the death of a Wellington teenager who went missing from the festival. Read more »

Dallas Tamaira’s new soulful single ‘Spider’

Media release – The Label

Lockdown single one, ‘No Flowers’, marked Dallas Tamaira’s (Fat Freddy’s Drop) rebirth as a solo artist with its release in the second half of 2020 . Read more »

Comedy that challenges stereotypes

Report from Mary Argue
Roll On the Floor Laughing or roll on the floor crying – it was a decision James Nicolle and Kitty Fitton faced when diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s. They have chosen to laugh and as a result of their diagnosis they are finding their way in the comedy world, using humour to raise awareness and defy stereotypes of the condition. Read more »

Money available for events with a Kāpiti flavour

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
The Major Events Fund, a key action of the Kāpiti Coast District Council’s Economic Development Strategy, is now open for applications. The contestable fund supports major events that bring economic benefits to the district by attracting visitors and supporting the local economy. Read more »

World’s biggest music festival: CubaDupa claims 120,000 on its first day

Photo: Oliver Crawford

News from CubaDupa
CubaDupa, New Zealand’s most diverse and creative street festival, has delivered the world’s biggest live, in-person music and arts festival after Covid 19 lockdowns affected the global festival circuit. Early indications estimate over 120,000 people were in attendance on Saturday, with final weekend figures to come. Read more »

Crowds, bands, dancing, costumes – CubaDupa delivers


Dancers perform for the Cuba Dupa crowd on Ghuznee Street on Saturday. Picture: Nichola Scarlett.

Report by Nichola Scarlett
After two years of false starts, Cuba Dupa 2021 delivered with a bang, as an estimated 120,000 people flocked to the central city on Saturday. Read more »

Crowds welcome back CubaDupa street festival

CubaDupa2021 The Air Between US. Photo by Oliver Crawford

News from CubaDupa
CubaDupa, New Zealand’s most diverse and creative street festival, has made a triumphant return to the streets of Wellington after two challenging years of pivots and cancellations. Read more »

Georgia Lines and LAIIKA starting tour at Meow

Press Release – NicNak Media

One of the most mesmerising new voices in New Zealand music Georgia Lines is teaming up with rising pop duo LAIIKA for a double-headlining tour. Read more »

Whitireia and WelTec students win awards at Fringe Festival

Press Release – New Zealand Fringe Festival
Another successful Fringe Festival has been and gone in the capital city and Whitireia and WelTec students played a big part in its success. Read more »

Plenty to do at Easter

by Helen Schaufeld
Although summer may be coming to an end, we still have Easter to look forward to – a long weekend with art and food festivals galore and plenty of other events. Here are some Easter activities to choose from. Read more »

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