Auckland Arts Festival/Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki (AAF) 2021 kicks off in a fortnight, offering a jampacked programme for you and your whānau to enjoy.
Happening between 4 and 21 March, AAF 2021 features a 100% Aotearoa selection of more than 70 multi-art shows and events at theatres, galleries and unique indoor and outdoor venues across Tāmaki Makaurau.
Paying homage to the overarching 2021 theme of Aroha, shows on offer include everything from dance to theatre, live music to comedy, visual and digital art, talks and debate, community participation projects and more.
Among those tipped to be crowd pleasers this year are Che-Fu and the Krates at Auckland Town Hall for the 20-year anniversary of their album Navigator.
The APO will perform the soundtrack to E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial while the film screens at Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre at Aotea Centre and Michael Hurst will appear in a version of Jack and the Beanstalk playing the role of Jack's mum.
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These girls left a flyer in my letterbox.
I decided to try them out.
They left my house with dirty bathrooms, no dusting or polishing, and charged me $50.00 per hour per girl, just to top it off they use your equipment and cleaning products and broke my brand new Dyson V11 vacuum cleaner, and skipped off without confessing to the damage.
I hope they have public liability insurance because they will need to pay for the damage.
This Sunday marks the 106-year anniversary of the first landing of New Zealand and Australian soldiers at Anzac Cove on the Gallipoli Peninsula.
For many of the 16000 soldiers, April 25, 1915 marked their first day of combat.
And by that night, 2000 had been killed or maimed.
We remember our Auckland veterans and fallen soldiers with their letters to friends and loved ones back home.
Here is a letter from Michael Menzies, a prisoner of war in Japan, to his friend Norm Ryder:
Still existing and anticipating a speedy reunion.
Appreciate your kind thoughts and wishes.
I often have the Queen St blues and a perpetual Waitemata thirst and occasionally a nicotine fit.
Received three of your letters and am anxiously
awaiting for more.
Your Affectionate Pal