we’re obsessed with this artist who won’t tell us who he is…

By Madeline Saxton-Beer

  It’s funny how, when you stumble across an artist who doesn’t want their identity made known, the infatuation comes hard and fast. Much...

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fancy winning all-inclusive vip tickets to the polo?

By Deborah Raj

  With the promise of thundering hooves and thrilling thwacks at this year's Land Rover NZ Polo Open, we daresay few things can compete...

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your month-long french film fix has arrived

By Francesca Rudkin

Calling all Francophiles — this month Rialto World is screening a diverse collection of French films on Monday evenings, including the award-winning Dheepan....

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cock-a-doodle-do something charitable this year of the rooster

By Deborah Raj

To celebrate the Lunar New Year of the Rooster, from 28th of January till the 12th of February, over 35 life-sized cockerels will...

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auckland’s favourite sculpture trail is back and better than ever

While there’s no shortage of outdoor past times during the balmy summer months of January and February, it's rather magical when activities that...

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the million dollar party you don’t want to miss

With the festive season having come and gone in a champagne-fuelled whirlwind, those in the know have had a taste of what the races...

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the art we’re loving right now

By Harriet Johnstone

  Like a scene from a Wes Anderson film, 'The Lonely Houses' series by Venezuelan artist/scientist Sejkko (real name Manuel Pita) is a playful...

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this playlist will see you through summer

Making his debut at last year’s St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Hawke’s Bay-based DJ Baynk is currently touring the USA, but not without giving...

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have you seen tinder’s 37 new gender options?

By Harriet Johnstone

  Regardless of what your birth certificate states, gender is not necessarily determined on day dot. With the conversation on identity growing and the...

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the latest documentary on our must-watch list

  In a modern telling of a classic tale, this striking documentary explores the story of a young woman carving herself a place in...

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how to make jandals your summer conversation starter

Flips flops, jandals, thongs — whatever you call them, you're bound to encounter a vast number of individuals sporting them this summer. Here's how to...

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the record-setting film you need to see while it’s still in cinemas

By Madeline Saxton-Beer

  Following their widely celebrated on-screen chemistry in the 2011 comedy-drama Crazy, Stupid, Love, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone have reunited in the musical...

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how to decompress after the christmas feast

By Harriet Johnstone

  With the season of fine wine, food and frivolity upon us, it’s inevitable that over the Christmas period we’re going to overeat. Regardless...

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have you heard of this much-debated boundary-pushing revenge movie?

From the director who gave us Basic Instinct comes a daring tale about a woman who refuses to play the victim. Garnering two Golden Globe...

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the books we’re taking to the beach this summer

By Madeline Saxton-Beer

  With the dog days ahead of us, it pays to have a good book or two on hand. Behold a worthy round- up...

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swan lake: a perfomance by the st petersburg ballet theatre

After a 15-year hiatus from our shores, the revered St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre is returning to Auckland's ASB Theatre at the Aotea Centre...

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the perfect gift for someone who has everything

By Madeline Saxton-Beer

  Dare we say jigsaw puzzles are having a resurgence, but we can't help but imagine these lofty art puzzles will go down a...

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want to work with us?

We're looking for a senior graphic designer for a short term maternity cover (starting mid March 2017). If you have a great eye...

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the most notable installations you missed at art basel 2016

By Madeline Saxton-Beer

  Following our round-up of Design Miami last week, we thought it pertinent to similarly note the most outlandish art pieces and installations to have graced...

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this is definitely the most family-friendly opening of the year

By Madeline Saxton-Beer

If someone was to draw a Venn diagram to illustrate the common ground of 'fine-dining' and 'family dining', the overlapping area certainly wouldn't be...

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