Festivals

Five summer events still going ahead at Red

Events can still go ahead with My Vaccine Pass requirements and a 100 person limit.

No wage subsidy for artists during red: 'Frightening and stressful'

Now that Aotearoa is in the Red traffic light setting, the arts industry has come to a grinding halt with events of more than 100 people…

Drum and Bass festival-goers asked to monitor for Covid-19 symptoms

The Ministry of Health revised its public health warning for festival-goers on Sunday.

Festivals, concerts and gigs: What’s on in NZ this summer

While your dreams of sun-soaked moshing at R&V may be ruined because of Covid-19, that doesn't mean there aren't other places to have a good time…

Festival drug-checking services will now receive government funding

Drug-checking services at summer festivals will receive government funding for the first time.

Back at Polyfest after two years

"Coming here now, we see everybody out here, celebrating, in different costumes and designs"

40 percent of MDMA in NZ this summer was actually cathinones

Drug checking organisation Know Your Stuff has found nearly 40% of MDMA was actually eutylone.

Drug checking will be made legal in NZ in time for festivals this summer

Drug checking allows people to safely find out what's really in their pills.

Why people are taking the 'date rape' drug

With rising hospitalisations from liquid ecstasy experts say drug checking at festivals is needed.

What I learned when I crashed three different Lunar New Year celebrations

“A lot of people actually don’t know how to make dumplings,” says Helen Yeung, founder of Migrant Zine Collective, at a dumpling party. She's referring to…

How fireworks are helping decolonise Wellington

This past Sunday, Wellington held its second annual Matariki Sky Show – a fireworks display that is just one event in the dozens organised as part…

The Auckland City Scoundrels

The Auckland Scoundrels love to bring a little fun to your festival, and anywhere else you might be in Tāmaki Makaurau. The infectious brass band collective…

The Queen of Trash Palace

You'd be forgiven for being too busy dancing to question where all your rubbish goes to at a festival. Join us as we get the royal…

Festival of Light

A kaleidoscope of colour lights up New Plymouth at the annual TSB Festival of Lights! Illuminate your mind with these glowing art installations in the heart…

Saving the world one toothbrush at a time

Sophie began WYMO (Wash Your Mouth Out) to help combat some of the immense plastic waste we leave around, especially at temporary events like festivals.

Drug Testing at Festivals - do you know what you're taking?

"1 in 4 samples is not as presumed." Drug testing at festivals could stop you from making a deadly mistake.

Vintage Fashion

The Very Vintage Day Out is an event where lovers of all things vintage get together. We went and had a nosey to see what all…

IntRe:pid - The world's largest and oldest food fight

New Year's Re:solution #4: see some more of the world 🍅 🌏 🍅